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.
20 Years Ago: Why Jason Newsted Suddenly Quit Metallica
He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident.
Neil Young Announces ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.
Neal Schon Says Journey Have ’21 Songs in the Works’ for New LP
Guitarist hopes to have first single out next month.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Robbie Robertson Lists ‘Sleek and Chic’ House for $4.2 Million
Price for mid-century Beverly Hills home has dropped $700,000 since July.
Watch the New Video for AC/DC’s ‘Realize’
New clip is for one of our favorite rock songs of 2020.
Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen Spoke After Eddie’s Death
Bassist briefly called up his ex-bandmate but also wanted to respect his privacy.
40 Rockers Who Have Sold Their Publishing Rights
Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
Poison singer lashes out against people using his name to take money from fans.
When ‘Jeopardy!”s Alex Trebek Dressed Up Like Kiss’ Gene Simmons
Host transformed into the Demon for Halloween 2018.
Hear David Bowie’s Newly Released Lennon and Dylan Covers
Versions of "Mother" and "Tryin' to Get to Heaven" were recorded in 1998.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.
Whitesnake Announce ‘The Blues Album’ Compilation
New collection features a guitar-based remix of "Give Me All Your Love."
Watch John Fogerty’s New ‘Weeping in the Promised Land’ Video
Song is a direct reaction to current events, including COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests.
Hear Guns N’ Roses’ First Performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’
Audio from Aug. 23, 1986, set at the Whisky a Go Go has surfaced.
Lindsey Buckingham Sells His Publishing Rights
Ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist is the latest classic rocker to offload his lucrative catalog.