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 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
Bruce Springsteen took his tour in support of 'The River' to Europe with a concert in Hamburg, West Germany on April 7, 1981.
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.
When John Lennon and Yoko Ono Held a Bed-In for Peace
Most newlyweds like to spend their first few days as a couple in some exotic locale. Then again, most couples weren't John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Unreleased David Bowie Song From 1970, ‘To Be Love,’ Available for Download
A song David Bowie recorded in 1970 and never released has surfaced and can be downloaded.
The History of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Whiskey in the Jar’
Thin Lizzy’s 1972 recording of “Whiskey in the Jar” – a traditional Irish folk song that dates back to 1650 – was something of a lark.
That Time Joe Jackson Got Jazzy on ‘Body and Soul’
Joe Jackson released 'Body and Soul' on March 14, 1984.
The Day the Beatles Began Filming ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
The Beatles had barely any time to reflect on their history-making first journey to America before moving on to their next project.