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.
Joan Jett, Billy Idol and More to Honor Pete Townshend
The punks will meet the godfather on May 28 at the Best Buy Theater in New York.
Ann Wilson, Jack Bruce and Others Pay Tribute to the Beatles on New Album
The quieter side of the Beatles' catalog is getting the all-star tribute treatment.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rossington ‘At A Loss For Words’ After Bob Burns’ Death
The guitarist paid tribute to the late Bob Burns, with whom he founded Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Bob Burns, Original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies
Burns, who founded the band and drummed on their first two albums, was killed in a single-car crash.
Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’
Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.
Norman Greenbaum of ‘Spirit in the Sky’ Fame Critically Injured in Car Crash
The singer was a passenger in a car when it was hit by a motorcycle.
How the Yardbirds Ended Up Replacing Eric Clapton With Another Legend in Jeff Beck
On Eric Clapton’s suggestion, the Yardbirds initially approached a session guitarist they knew as a possible replacement. Jimmy Page instead suggested Jeff Beck.
Dee Snider: Twisted Sister Will Probably Continue for AJ Pero’s Family
Dee Snider said that continuing to perform will financially benefit the family of drummer AJ Pero, who died last week.
Def Leppard to Sail on the ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ Cruise
Def Leppard will take off on its own cruise in January 2016.
Twisted Sister Drummer AJ Pero Dies at 55
AJ Pero, the drummer for Twisted Sister, has died at the age of 55.
Brian Wilson Announces 2015 North American Tour
The man who practically defined the sound of summer for generations will be all over the place during 2015's warm months.
Chris Rainbow, Singer With Alan Parsons Project and Camel, Dies
Chris Rainbow, a singer whose credits include a string of hit albums with the Alan Parsons Project and a stint in Camel, has died.