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.
The Day the Beatles Fired Pete Best
On Aug. 16, 1962, the Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, and replaced him with Ringo Starr.
The Day Pete Best Joined the Beatles
On Aug. 12, 1960, the eve of their first Hamburg residency, the Beatles hired Pete Best as their new drummer.
Revisiting Led Zeppelin’s Final U.K. Shows With John Bonham
Led Zeppelin's Aug. 4, 1979 concert at the Knebworth Festival would mark their final U.K. appearance with John Bonham.
Listen to Don Henley’s New Duet With Dolly Parton, ‘When I Stop Dreaming’
Don Henley has called upon Dolly Parton to help him out with a cover of the Louvin Brothers', 'When I Stop Dreaming.'
Bruce Springsteen Sends the Jon Stewart Era of ‘The Daily Show’ Off in Style
Bruce Springsteen served as the final guest of the Jon Stewart era of 'The Daily Show.'
David Gilmour Used a Prison Choir on ‘Rattle That Lock’
David Gilmour's new song, 'Rattle That Lock,' features background vocals by a choir comprised largely of prisoners.
Jimmy Page Describes the ‘Total Nightmare’ of Rehearsing Other Singers
Jimmy Page talks about why the plan to continue working with John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham after Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion broke down.
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal Reportedly Quits Guns N’ Roses
A source within Guns N' Roses said that Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has left the band after nine years.
Paul McCartney May Have Lost Dozens of Beatles Songs
Paul McCartney talked about how technology has made it much easier for him to remember musical ideas.
Watch David Gilmour’s New Video for ‘Rattle That Lock’
Two weeks after releasing "Rattle That Lock," the lead single from his upcoming album of the same name, David Gilmour has unveiled the video for the song.
Paul McCartney to Reissue ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’
On Oct. 2, Paul McCartney will reissue 'Tug of War' and 'Pipes of Peace.'