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.
How a School Shooting Inspired the Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should be remembered that he also was the frontman for the Boomtown Rats.
Revisiting John Lennon’s Posthumous ‘Milk and Honey’
When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the middle of recording the follow-up to the recently released Double Fantasy.
The History of Bruce Springsteen’s Flawed ‘Working on a Dream’
After a decade that saw him reunite the E Street Band, release two strong albums of new material, an acclaimed folk music project and seemingly endless touring, Bruce Springsteen took a step backward with his next project.
Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Hits British Top 10
A week after the death of Lemmy Kilmister on Dec. 28, Motorhead's biggest hit, "Ace of Spades," is returning the to U.K. charts.
That Time John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Controversial ‘Two Virgins’ Album Was Seized by Polic…
On Jan. 2, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Two Virgins' was seized by police because of its controversial cover.
The Story of How the Beatles Tried to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots
As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dead: Rockers React
We see how many musicians who loved Lemmy respond to his death on Twitter.
Kobe Bryant Listened to Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ Every Day for Two Years
Basketball star Kobe Bryant said hearing Journey's anthem motivated him after a very tough loss.
Mysterious Guns N’ Roses Teaser Hits Movie Screens Nationwide
A cryptic teaser seen before 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is the latest tease that Guns N' Roses may be reuniting.
February 2015: Classic Rock Month in Review
February is the shortest month of the year, but we still had plenty of great to keep us occupied throughout this bitter winter.
Dee Snider May Stop Donald Trump From Using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’
Donald Trump's recent comments are causing Dee Snider to question whether he wants his biggest hit associated with Trump.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Become Store Owners
The Beatles opened their Apple Boutique on Dec. 7, 1967.