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Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney Rocks Milwaukee’s Miller Park

Paul McCartney's performance of 'Hey Jude' at last summer's Olympics caused some people on social-networking sites to wonder if it was time for him to finally retire that chestnut. But his sold-out concert at Milwaukee's Miller Park on July 16 proved why he shouldn't: Nothing can unite a massive crowd like that famous coda.

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Pacific Rim Review
Warner Bros.

‘Pacific Rim’ Review

As basically a three-word genre mash-up -- monsters vs. robots -- the announcement that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures were making 'Pacific Rim' didn't really need to offer much more than just that siren-song simple idea. But it did, promising a big canvas for a big talent, the director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro isn't a household name -- unless you live in Austin -- but he's the outsized outsider genius behind movies like 'Hellboy' and 'Blade 2' as well as films like 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'The Devil's Backbone.' And while counting down to 'Pacific Rim,' I had the feeling that while it was nice to have someone spending $200 million to make what my inner 12-year-old would no doubt consider the perfect summer movie, my adult self couldn't help but be suspicious of anyone who'd spend that much money on a pre-teen's idea of the perfect summer movie.

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Dennis DeYoung

Dennis DeYoung Brings the Music of Styx to Nashville

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung brought his solo show titled 'The Music of Styx' to Nashville's historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday night (June 28). The show is billed as a Styx greatest hits show, and that's exactly what DeYoung delivered, turning back the clock for two hours of pure Stygian magic.

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World War Z Review

‘World War Z’ Review

The title is 'World War Z,' but I can think up two other letters: "O" and "K."

'World War Z' is okay because it zips along with the fury of a computer-generated cascade of fast zombies. 'World War Z' is okay because Brad Pitt is a great leading man, even if his character has no depth. 'World War Z' is okay because there is always a fatalistic draw to see our social order tumble and great cities reduced to cinders.

It is also, unfortunately, merely okay because there's nothing in this movie you haven't seen before.

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Robert Plant Bobby Gillespie
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Primal Scream (Feat. Robert Plant), ‘Elimination Blues’ – Song Review

It's not quite accurate to say Primal Scream use Robert Plant for backing vocals on 'Elimination Blues.' The Led Zeppelin lead singer is more of an instrument, used to sweeten an experimental blues song. It's a bold move to ignore the temptation to put Plant in a starring role. 

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Guns N' Roses - Axl Rose
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Guns N’ Roses Bring the Classics to Brooklyn

There was a lot of excitement leading up to Guns N' Roses' intimate performance at Brooklyn Bowl in North Williamsburg.

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Billy Idol
Mary Ouellette,

Billy Idol Rocks Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H.

‘Ready Steady Go’ served not only as the opening tune for Billy Idol as he dominated a steamy Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on June 2, but also the general vibe of the evening as the iconic rocker seamlessly coasted through the evening, making it look easy.

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Mike Wolfe
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Is The History Channel’s Show ‘American Pickers’ Fake?- This Author Thinks It’s Real

Is the History Channel's show 'American Pickers' fake? Do you think the show is just staged? I don't. I can get sucked into Mike and Frankie picking anything. I think the show is real and I want to prove one blogger wrong.

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Rod Stewart
Penny Lancaster

Rod Stewart, ‘Time’ – Album Review

Since 2002, Rod Stewart has released eight albums. Each and every one of them includes songs that were written before ‘Maggie May’ hit No. 1 in 1971. A lot of them, in fact, were written before the 68-year-old rock legend learned to walk. Five ‘Great American Songbook’ albums, a rock oldies collection, an R&B oldies collection and a Christmas album – that’s pretty much how Stewart has spent the past decade.

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Cheap Trick
Spencer Kaufman, Ultimate Classic Rock

Cheap Trick Rock New York City Gig to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of ‘At Budokan’

Cheap Trick took their arena-friendly sounds to an intimate setting in New York City on Sunday night (April 28) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the performances that were recorded for their landmark live album 'Cheap Trick at Budokan.'

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SnoBar Alcoholic Ice Cream Has a Full Cocktail in Every Serving

For anyone who has ever sat down to a hot fudge sundae and thought, "You know, this is really delicious, but I really wish it could get me drunk," we give you SnoBar, the new alcohol-infused ice cream and ice pops with a full shot in every serving.

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Heart, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ – Song Review

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart chose the iconic Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven' to play for the legends at the Kennedy Center Honors late last year. The performance stirred up emotions deep within Robert Plant and brought the entire audience to their feet. A well-rehearsed, talented gospel choir covers any flaws in the Hall of Fame nominees' performance.

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