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Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.

Friday the 13th: 13 Bad Luck Rockers

Ace Frehley, Brian Jones, Cliff Burton
Brad Barket / Keystone / Fin Costello, Getty Images

When it comes to ranking the unluckiest people in the world, rock stars on the whole fall somewhere between lottery winners and heirs to vast oil fortunes. Not many people have sympathy for famous musicians, who rake in buckets of money, tour the globe, bask in the adoration of fans and tend to have successful romantic lives -- all while never having to punch a clock at a nine-to-five job

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Top 10 Police Songs

The Police
Martyn Goddard, Getty Images

Fans looking for a handy compendium of the Police's top songs could do worse than picking up a copy of their 1986 compilation, 'Every Breath You Take: The Singles' -- in fact, a majority of the tracks on this Top 10 list appear on that album. But the British trio were more than just a collection of hi

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Tom Petty Doesn’t Want to Be a Human Jukebox

Samir Hussein, Getty Images
Samir Hussein, Getty Images

Tom Petty is scheduled to spend much of the next month on the road with the Heartbreakers, including a multi-night stand at the Henry Ford Theatre in Los Angeles and a high-profile appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. But fans familiar with Petty's regular set lists may not hear all the hits they're used to.

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Juliet Simms Caps Off ‘The Voice’ With Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Freebird’

Juliet Simms
NBC

It's one of the most requested closing numbers in the history of live popular music -- whether or not the band that's famous for playing it is actually onstage -- so it seemed totally appropriate for 'Free Bird' to close out the final performance of the final live episode of this season of 'The Voice.' Rocker Juliet Simms performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic like it's her own -- and it is. At this point, 'Free Bird' doesn't belong to Skynyrd anymore, it belongs to all of us.

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