Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
Glenn Frey’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against His Hospital and Doctor
Cindy Frey alleges that his doctor and hospital failed to properly diagnose and treat the issues that led to her husband's 2016 death.
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies
Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, has died in a London hotel.
Are Radiohead and Lana Del Rey Fighting Over a Hollies Song?
Radiohead claim that Lana Del Rey's "Get Free" borrows heavily from their "Creep," which itself was sued for ripping off the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe."
Chris Cornell Fans Asked Not to Film at His Grave
Ever since he was laid to rest last May, Chris Cornell fans have been making pilgrimages to the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles to visit his final resting place.
December’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed movie had hit yet another snag and more.
October’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
October was possibly the bleakest month for classic rock fans this year.
April’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
April 2017 saw a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possible split of Heart, Ted Nugent visiting the White House and more.
Are the Beatles Declining in Popularity?
According to Google Trends, fewer and fewer people are searching for the Beatles on Google and YouTube.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Recalls the Last Time He Saw Walter Becker
Donald Fagen flew to be at Walter Becker's bedside on a day off from touring as his Steely Dan partner was dying.
Gene Simmons Responds to Newly Filed Sexual Battery Lawsuit
Gene Simmons is denying a reporter's claims that he groped her and placed her hand on his knee during an interview.