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.
Catalog Albums Outsell New Records Online for the First Time
It’s no secret that the sales of albums have seen a steep decline over the past decade.
Van Morrison and the Who to Headline 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts
The Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity founded by Roger Daltrey, has announced that its annual week of benefit concerts, which will be held on March 23-28 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Edgar Froese, Founder of Tangerine Dream, Dies
Edgar Froese, who was the only constant member of Tangerine Dream throughout their 48-year history, has died. He was 70.
UPDATED: Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick Announce Co-Headlining 2015 North American Tour
Two of the most-loved acts of the mid-to-late ‘70s will be hitting the stage together this summer.
E Street Band’s Roy Bittan Doesn’t Know Bruce Springsteen’s Future Plans
It seems that for the last few years, every January, we’ve been getting information on a new album and tour from Bruce Springsteen.
The Story of the Beatles’ Historic ‘Meet the Beatles!’ Album
The group's first album on Capitol Records was released on Jan. 20, 1964.
Mick Fleetwood’s Illness Forces Fleetwood Mac to Cut Show Short
A case of the stomach flu to the drummer caused the band to abandon their concert on Jan. 17.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’s Debut EP
As the Beatles were getting set to conquer America, the group that would be considered their most serious competition was just getting started.
That Time Paul McCartney Spent Nine Days in Jail
Paul McCartney was arrested for bringing marijuana into Japan on Jan. 16, 1980.
46 Years Ago: The Beatles Didn’t Sink Much Effort Into ‘Yellow Submarine’
The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design.
51 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Comes Into His Own With ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’
If Bob Dylan’s second album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ hadn’t done enough to earn him the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it.
Paul Simon Sued By Ex-Accountant – Who’s Currently in Jail for Stealing from Paul Simon
Paul Simon is being sued by his former accountant, who is currently in jail for stealing money from Paul Simon.