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.
Prince Called Up Journey’s Jonathan Cain to See if ‘Purple Rain’ Sounded Like ‘Faithfully’
Jonathan Cain recalled Prince playing him "Purple Rain" before the song was released.
Billy Gibbons Discusses Prince’s ‘Sensational’ Guitar Playing
The ZZ Top frontman recalls a lengthy conversation about guitar with Prince.
Metallica Honored by Mayor Upon Return to ’80s Home
Metallica stopped by their former home in El Cerrito, Calif., where they were honored by that city's mayor.
Guns N’ Roses Debut ‘Out Ta Get Me’ + ‘Used to Love Her’ at Last Coachella Show: Video, Ph…
We've got pictures and video from the second night of Guns N' Roses headlining slot at Coachella.
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton to Tour With Thin Lizzy
Aerosmith's bassist has signed on for a handful of dates this summer with the Irish rock legends.
How the Doobie Brothers Lost Their Comeback Momentum on ‘Brotherhood’
'Brotherhood' attempted to show the world that the Doobie Brothers were a contemporary band with more to offer than just nostalgia.
35 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Begins First Major European Tour
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Jimmie Van Zant, Cousin of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant, Dies at 59
Van Zant, who died of liver cancer on April 7, released three Southern rock albums in his lifetime.
Why Are Guns N’ Roses Calling It the ‘Not in This Lifetime…’ Tour?
Guns N' Roses have named their new tour after a quote by Axl Rose about the possibility of a reunion.
Rush Unveil Lyric Video for ‘2112: Overture’
In honor of the 40th anniversary of '2112,' Rush have created a video for the first part of the suite that opens the album.
AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ Used in Cancer Treatment
A team of researchers in Australia have found that playing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" during chemotherapy has improved the efficiency of the drug.
Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield to Play 2016 ‘Acoustic-4-A-Cure’ Concert
For the third year in a row, Sammy Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield will turn out and tune down for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.