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.
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.
Chris Rea Collapses Onstage
Chris Rea, best known in the U.S. for his 1978 hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," is reportedly in stable condition after collapsing in the middle of his concert.
Sammy Hagar Announces Info for Third Season of ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’
Roger Daltrey, Rob Halford and Dave Grohl are among the guests who will converse and jam with Sammy Hagar on the third season of his television show.
What Was 2017’s Best New Live Album / Video? UCR Fan Choice Awards
Vote for your favorite live album or video from a recent tour that came out in 2017.
Alice Cooper to Star in NBC’s Live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Musical
NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' with Alice Cooper as King Herod, on Easter Sunday 2018.
Ousted Queen Movie Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexual Assault
A lawsuit alleges that Bryan Singer, who was fired this week from the Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' raped a 17-year-old boy in 2003.
Bob Seger Discusses His ‘Bad Year and a Half’
Bob Seger is about halfway through his recovery period from the back surgery that forced him to postpone most of his tour this past fall, and he's itching to get back out on the road.
Drummer Simon Phillips’ House Burns to the Ground in Thomas Fire
The home belonging to veteran drummer Simon Phillips burned to the ground in the wildfire that has swept Ventura County, Calif.
Listen to Paul McCartney’s Extremely Rare 1965 Christmas Record
An extremely rare record made by Paul McCartney for his bandmates during the holidays in 1965 has made its way online.