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.
Michael Stipe Was a ‘Taskmaster’ in Producing Fischerspooner’s Album
Casey Spooner described how Michael Stipe got the best possible performances out of him when producing Fischerspooner's 'SIR.'
Elton John to Collaborate With Beyonce on New ‘Lion King’ Song
Elton John is going to write a song for Beyonce to play over the end credits for the new version of 'The Lion King.'
Yes to Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals
Yes fans will gather together to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary next month, and among the goodies the group has planned for the convention will be 'Fly From Here - Return Trip.'
Mark E. Smith’s Cause of Death Revealed
The sisters of the Fall leader Mark E. Smith revealed the cause of his death in a statement.
Jack White Thinks Rock Is ‘About to Explode Again’
The lack of traditional guitar-based rock bands on this summer's upcoming festival circuit has been one of the season's main talking points. But Jack White isn't too worried about it.
Rob Halford Says Glenn Tipton’s ‘Role Is Going to Be Different’
Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Singer Rob Halford spoke of how the decision has weighed on the band.
2018 Summer Tour Guide
The summer of 2018 is shaping up to be a banner season to see rockers on tour.
Who Is Andy Sneap? A Look at Judas Priest’s New Guitarist
With the news that Andy Sneap will be playing guitar on Judas Priest's upcoming tour, we look into the career of the acclaimed metal producer.
Smashing Pumpkins Tease Major Announcement
We've known for a while that Smashing Pumpkins have been planning something big, and they're almost ready to tell the world about it.
Some Critics Hated ‘Van Halen’ at First – Here’s Proof
These days, 'Van Halen' is celebrated as one of the greatest debut albums in history. That wasn't always the case.
Watch Dan Auerbach Play ‘Shine on Me’ From ‘Austin City Limits': Exclusive Premiere
Dan Auerbach will make his solo debut on 'Austin City Limits' tomorrow (Feb. 10).
Pat Torpey, Mr. Big Drummer, Dies
Pat Torpey was the founding drummer of Mr. Big, staying with them until 2014, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.