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.
Santana Announce New Album, ‘Africa Speaks’
Rick Rubin-produced LP was inspired by the continent's music.
Revisiting Queen’s First Show With Adam Lambert
Singer made concert debut with band at MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011.
The Story of Elton John’s Early Band Bluesology
Before going solo, singer cut his teeth in a soul group.
Sammy Hagar Recalls How Alice in Chains Made Him ‘Nervous’
Sammy Hagar invited Alice in Chains to open for Van Halen in 1991 out of fear that the coming grunge wave could end his career.
Journey Announce Las Vegas Residency
Band will play nine dates at Caesars Palace in October.
Listen to Mastodon’s Cover of ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Band recorded Led Zeppelin classic as tribute to late manager.
Members of Queen and Foo Fighters Finish Lost Dennis Wilson Track for Record Store Day
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Taylor Hawkins have added parts to a song that the late Beach Boys drummer recorded in 1977.
Watch Geddy Lee Sit In With the Claypool Lennon Delirium
Rush frontman jammed with Les Claypool and Sean Lennon on cover of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."
The Story of Elton John’s 1975 Suicide Attempt
Legend tried to kill himself in front of family and friends during high point of his fame.
Listen to Sammy Hagar’s New Song, ‘Can’t Hang’
Tune was inspired by John Bonham's drumming on "When the Levee Breaks."
Stevie Nicks Flu Forces Fleetwood Mac Tour Postponement
Band reschedules most of the remaining dates on current North American run.
Raconteurs Announce North American Tour
Band will promote 'Help Us Stranger' with three months' worth of dates later this year.