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.
Rock’s Most Politically Incorrect Songs
Standards change with the times, and what may have seemed like a good lyrical idea 30 or 40 years ago ends up afoul of contemporary standards.
Watch ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Play Guitar Solo From Neil Young’s ‘Cinnamon Girl’
'Weird Al' Yankovic made his guitar-playing debut by recreating Neil Young's famous one-note guitar solo from 'Cinnamon Girl.'
Ted Nugent Says Parkland Survivors ‘Have No Soul’
Ted Nugent defended the NRA and said that the students calling for tighter gun control legislation were "mushy-brained" and "committing spiritual suicide."
Paul McCartney to Reissue Four Catalog Titles
Two of Paul McCartney's most recent records, along with one of his most obscure efforts and a Wings compilation, will be included in his next batch of albums to be reissued.
Hey, Gene Simmons, About That Phone Call With ‘Kurt Cobain’
Producer Steve Albini claimed he once pretended to be Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain when talking on the phone with Gene Simmons.
David Bowie Statue Vandalized
The statue of David Bowie in the market square of Aylesbury, England, has been vandalized less than 48 hours after it was unveiled.
Yes Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour
Yes will commemorate the 50 years that have passed since their debut album with a special tour.
Here’s Why You Should Always Go to the Show
Don't wait until your favorite artist announces a retirement tour.
Slash Is Recording a New Solo Album
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are in the studio working on their third album.
Ringo Starr Has Been Knighted
Ringo Starr is now officially Sir Richard Starkey.
How Eddie Van Halen Influenced Jack White’s New Album
An interview with Eddie Van Halen helped change Jack White's mind about guitars.
Roger Daltrey Announces ‘As Long as I Have You’ Album
A week before Roger Daltrey begins a tour where he'll perform 'Tommy' with an orchestra, the Who singer will release 'As Long as I Have You.'