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.
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.
Paul Stanley and Sammy Hagar Congratulate Hall of Fame Class While Criticizing Hall
The Hall of Famers offered their congratulations to the incoming Class of 2018, but echoed long-standing issues with the Hall's methods of determining who deserves to be enshrined.
Alice Cooper to Star in NBC’s Live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Musical
NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' with Alice Cooper as King Herod, on Easter Sunday 2018.
Listen to Paul McCartney’s Extremely Rare 1965 Christmas Record
An extremely rare record made by Paul McCartney for his bandmates during the holidays in 1965 has made its way online.
Eagles Add Dates to 2018 North American Tour
The Eagles revealed eight more dates to next year's tour.
Malcolm Young’s Final Years
How the AC/DC family dealt with Malcolm Young's numerous health problems - and a series of other upheavals - in the last few years of his life.
Malcolm Young of AC/DC Dies: Rockers React
The death of AC/DC's founder has caused many friends and admirers to share their grief on social media.