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.
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.
Robin Zander Says Spilled Beer Helped Revive Cheap Trick, Discusses Bun E. Carlos Lawsuit
Sharing a round of drinks can often create the bonds of friendships needed to form a band (or, for that matter, lead to the arguments that break them up).
Mats Olausson, Former Yngwie Malmsteen Keyboardist, Dies
Mats Olausson was found dead in a Thai hotel room. He was 54.
Paul McCartney and Paul Simon Bookend ‘SNL 40′
McCartney performed "Maybe I'm Amazed" early in the night and Simon closed the show with "Still Crazy after All These Years."
Paul McCartney and Paul Simon Sing ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’ on ‘SNL 40’
Paul McCartney and Paul Simon helped open 'SNL 40' with a Beatles classic.