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.
Vinnie Paul’s Tour Bus Is for Sale
A 23-year-old tour bus owned by Vinnie Paul can be all yours.
Chris Tsangarides, Famed Metal Producer, Dies
Chris Tsangarides, a producer who has worked with many hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, has died at the age of 61.
Rick Hall, Muscle Shoals Studio Owner, Dies
As the owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Rick Hall produced dozens of soul and country hits.
Chris Cornell Fans Asked Not to Film at His Grave
Ever since he was laid to rest last May, Chris Cornell fans have been making pilgrimages to the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles to visit his final resting place.
December’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed movie had hit yet another snag and more.
October’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
October was possibly the bleakest month for classic rock fans this year.
April’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
April 2017 saw a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possible split of Heart, Ted Nugent visiting the White House and more.
Former WIldhearts Bassist Scott Sorry Diagnosed With Brain Tumor
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to defray the medical costs for Scott Sorry, who played with the Wildhearts from 2007-12.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Recalls the Last Time He Saw Walter Becker
Donald Fagen flew to be at Walter Becker's bedside on a day off from touring as his Steely Dan partner was dying.
What Was 2017’s Best Archival Live Album / Video? UCR Fan Choice Awards
Nine releases from deep in an act's career are up for the UCR Fan Choice Award for Best Archival Live Album / Video released in 2017.
Kirk Hammett’s Mansion Is for Sale
Metallica's Kirk Hammett recently reduced the price of his San Francisco home by $3 million. Here's a peek inside.
Morrissey Clarifies Comments on Sexual Harassment
Morrissey has issued a statement to unambiguously clarify his remarks about sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey.