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.
Ringo Starr Has Been Knighted
Ringo Starr is now officially Sir Richard Starkey.
Gary Burden, Album Cover Artist for Neil Young, the Doors + the Eagles, Dies
Gary Burden's album artwork helped define the images of the California singer-songwriter scene of the '70s.
Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Questions the Credibility of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest's guitarist said that Judas Priest and other metal bands deserve to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gibson’s Creditors Want Change in Leadership
As Gibson's deadlines to meet its financial obligations inch closer, the group that holds the bulk of the guitar company's debt has said it's willing to restructure its deal, but there's a condition.
Watch Billy Gibbons and John Fogerty Jam on Each Other’s Hits
To promote their Blues and Bayou tour, ZZ Top and John Fogerty have released a video of Billy Gibbons sitting in on Fogerty's rehearsal in March 2018.
Robert Plant Shares the Secret to His Long Career
With a new album out and a tour underway, Robert Plant is writing the latest chapter of a musical journey that began 50 years ago with Led Zeppelin.
Yes to Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals
Yes fans will gather together to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary next month, and among the goodies the group has planned for the convention will be 'Fly From Here - Return Trip.'
Some Critics Hated ‘Van Halen’ at First – Here’s Proof
These days, 'Van Halen' is celebrated as one of the greatest debut albums in history. That wasn't always the case.
Foghat Bassist Craig MacGregor Dies
Craig MacGregor, who joined Foghat as a bassist in 1975, has died at the age of 68.
Pat Torpey, Mr. Big Drummer, Dies
Pat Torpey was the founding drummer of Mr. Big, staying with them until 2014, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Poison Announce Summer Tour With Cheap Trick
For the second year in a row, the reunited original lineup of Poison will be out on the road in the summer. And they're bringing Cheap Trick along.
Car Playing David Bowie’s Music Will Be Shot Into Space
SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, will send the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first-ever proper flight, where it plans to release one of his Tesla Roadsters into space today.