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.
25 Years Ago: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Says Goodbye
Bill Watterson ended his beloved comic strip about a six-year-old and his stuffed tiger/best friend after a decade in newspapers.
30 Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2021
These records are just the tip of the iceberg of what's in store next year.
The 20 Most Uplifting Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
Tales of how musicians persevered, and helped us persevere, dominate our list.
September 2020: AC/DC Make Awesome Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
June 2020 Recap: Rock Gets Political Over George Floyd and Trump
The intertwining of music and politics were the month's biggest stories.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
2020 Classic Rock Documentaries: The Year in Review
Bios, concerts and in-depth looks at the creative process highlight the year's best.
Eagles, Whitesnake Warn Fans About Social Media Scams
The rock stars warned that people are posing as them in an attempt to steal money.
Richie Sambora on Leaving Bon Jovi: ‘I’m Really Glad I Did It’
Guitarist says his family situation is in a much better place as a result of his decision to quit.
January 2020 Recap: Neil Peart Dies, Joey Kramer Sues Aerosmith
Artists going through health issues dominated headlines during the first month of turbulent year.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'
Foreigner Announces First Socially Distant Concerts for 2021
Shows will take place at outdoor venue built for events in COVID-19 era.
Hear Ringo Starr’s New Star-Studded ‘Here’s to the Nights’
Paul McCartney, Steve Lukather and Joe Walsh are among the many who contribute to track from new 'Zoom In' EP.
Paul McCartney Teases Documentary With Rick Rubin
The former Beatle releases a 96-second trailer for the black-and-white interview.
Neal Schon’s New ‘Universe’ Album Is Now Available
Journey guitarist officially confirmed his ninth solo record last week.