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.
Nine Movies That Almost Starred the Beatles
The Beatles were pitched big-screen roles as cowboys, hobbits, the Three Musketeers, and as vultures in Disney's 'The Jungle Book.'
Woodstock 50 Has Been Canceled … Maybe
Official celebration for festival's golden anniversary reportedly scrapped after investors doubt it "can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock brand name."
Billy Idol and Bryan Adams Announce Co-Headlining Tour
The two '80s stars will play eight shows together in August.
Eric Clapton Announces Brief U.S. Tour
Guitar legend will play a few shows in run-up to Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Revisiting Queen’s First Show With Adam Lambert
Singer made concert debut with band at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.
Journey Announce Las Vegas Residency
Band will play nine dates at Caesars Palace in October.
Stevie Nicks Flu Forces Fleetwood Mac Tour Postponement
Band reschedules most of the remaining dates on current North American run.
ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
Band will spend two months playing dates across the U.S. in celebration of its golden anniversary.
Watch Def Leppard, Brian May + More Play ‘All the Young Dudes’ at Rock Hall Ceremony
Def Leppard closed out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a cover of Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes" featuring Ian Hunter and many of the evening's participants.
Rolling Stones Postpone 2019 Tour, Mick Jagger Needs ‘Medical Treatment’
Due to a medical issue with Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones have postponed the entirety of this spring's tour.