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.
Aretha Franklin Year by Year: 1961-2017 Photos
We've collected photos of Aretha Franklin from every year between 1961 and 2017.
Aretha Franklin Dies: Rockers React
See how the music world mourned the death of the Queen of Soul.
Lindsey Buckingham Announces First Post-Fleetwood Mac Tour
The singer and guitarist will play a bunch of shows at the same his former bandmates are on the road.
Listen to Toto’s ‘Africa’ Played on Mario Paint
Someone made a version of the ubiquitous song using the 1992 video game.
Mark David Chapman Almost Killed John Lennon Two Months Earlier
According to his wife, Mark David Chapman traveled to New York to kill John Lennon a few months before the fateful night of Dec. 8, 1980.
Dee Snider Sold His Publishing Rights to Pay Lower Taxes
Dee Snider said that he sold "a major part" of his Snidest Music three years ago in part because of the difference in how the money is taxed.
Rod Stewart Announces New Album, ‘Blood Red Roses’
His 30th album is on the way. First single is here now.
Queen Release Second ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer
Here's another look at the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.
Watch Tom Petty’s New ‘Keep a Little Soul’ Video
Lead single from late rocker's 'An American Treasure' box set is out now.
60-Song Tom Petty ‘American Treasure’ Box Set Announced
The just-announced Tom Petty 'American Treasure' box set will include previously unreleased live and studio material.
Dave Grohl Doesn’t Want to Replace Neil Peart in Rush
Dave Grohl's love of Rush doesn't mean that he's looking to join them any time soon.
Grateful Dead to Screen 1989 Concert in Theaters
The band's show from Philadelphia's JFK Stadium will be shown at the annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies" on Jerry Garcia's birthday.