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.
UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Gunshots Fired at SXSW, Suspect Arrested
Gunshots were fired into the air in Austin, Texas, during the final night of the annual SXSW conference.
Ace Frehley Isn’t Ruling Out a Return to Kiss
Ace Frehley spoke about Paul Stanley's guest vocal on his new album, and what that means for the possibility of Ace coming back to Kiss.
Two Injured, Iron Maiden’s Plane ‘Badly Damaged’ in Airport Accident
Two people have been injured when Iron Maiden's airplane, Ed Force One, collided with a ground tug at the airport in Santiago, Chile today.
Jimmy Page Says He Had Never Heard Spirit Song in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lawsuit
Jimmy Page defended himself against charges that he had stolen the introduction of 'Stairway to Heaven' from Spirit's "Taurus."
That Time Ozzy Osbourne Sorta Urinated on the Alamo
Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and ...
The Day the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks of being a Beatle that the group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Joe Perry Mocks Steven Tyler’s Country Album
Count Joe Perry among those who aren't thrilled with Steven Tyler's decision to record a solo country album
The Day George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
The Story of ‘Wings for Wheels,’ Bruce Springsteen’s Early Take on ‘Thunder Road’
It would soon become one of Bruce Springsteen's defining songs, but at the time, it didn’t even have its famous title.
57 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
The Day the Beatles Performed Live for the Last Time on a London Rooftop
"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."
How a School Shooting Inspired the Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should be remembered that he also was the frontman for the Boomtown Rats.