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Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.

Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Helping Military Vets With PTSD

Def Leppard Rick Allen
Scott Gries, Getty Images

29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But the musician has since rebounded from that setback, and he's hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.

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Win a Rush ’2112′ Deluxe Edition CD/DVD Set!

Rush Geddy Lee
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It's a great time to be a Rush fan. The band were just announced as inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they're also revisiting the classic album, '2112,' with an impressive deluxe reissue. It's the latter piece of news that has many fans salivating and Ultimate Classic Rock is proud the satiate your appetite by giving you the chance to win a deluxe edition '2112' CD/DVD set.

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Peter Frampton Announces ‘Guitar Circus’ Tour with B.B. King and Others

Peter Frampton-B.B. King
Bryan Bedder / Win McNamee, Getty Images

Peter Frampton loves guitar music, obviously, and he'll get a chance to explore his passion further during the 'Guitar Circus' tour he has planned for 2013. Billboard reports that the musician will welcome several guitar greats, including the legendary B.B. King, during the summer run.

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Phil Collins in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Phil Collins-Kiss-Ozzy Osbourne
Rockstar Games / Activision / EA

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, soldier Victor Vance returns home with a need to help his poor family get by, which leads him into a world of shady dealings, taking on odd jobs along the way. One of these jobs is to help music manager Barry Micelthwaite to get Phil Collins to his concert unharmed as Micelthwaite's mob debts put everyone in danger.

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Gene Simmons in Tony Hawk’s Underground

Phil Collins-Kiss-Ozzy Osbourne
Rockstar Games / Activision / EA

Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk has conquered the video game world over the years as easily as he navigates a drained swimming pool. Tony Hawk's Underground, released in 2003, was the fifth hit game the sporting icon had issued, and the soundtrack featured none other than Kiss.

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