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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd to Embark on Farewell Tour
The Southern rock legends announced the first leg of the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.
Drummer Tris Imboden Quits Chicago
After 27 years, Tris Imboden has left Chicago, citing the band's busy touring schedule as the reason.
Eagles Settle Lawsuit With Real-Life ‘Hotel California’
The band had accused the Hotel California in Baja California Sur, Mexico, of trying to suggest that it was the inspiration for their hit song.
Car Once Owned by David Bowie Sells for $218,000
The final price was almost three times more than its estimated value.
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.
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.
Vincent Nguini, Guitarist for Paul Simon, Dies
Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini worked with Paul Simon for decades, beginning with 1991's 'The Rhythm of the Saints.'
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.
Who Is 2017’s Artist of the Year? UCR Fan Choice Awards
Vote for the act who made the biggest impact on classic rock in 2017 in the Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards.
Richie Sambora Will Perform With Bon Jovi at Rock Hall Ceremony
RIchie Sambora confirms that he will be onstage with Bon Jovi at next April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.
Chris Rea Collapses Onstage
Chris Rea, best known in the U.S. for his 1978 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," is reportedly in stable condition after collapsing in the middle of his concert.