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.
Judas Priest Announce Fall 2015 North American Tour
The metal legends will play 15 dates in October and November, including a stop at KnotFest.
DJ Ashba Quits Guns N’ Roses
After six years as a guitarist for Guns N' Roses, DJ Ashba has left the group.
How Talking Heads Avoided the Sophomore Jinx on ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’
Talking Heads managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx on their second album, 'More Songs About Buildings and Food.'
The Day Bruce Springsteen Launched the ‘Born to Run’ Tour
Bruce Springsteen began his 'Born to Run' tour in Providence,R.I., on July 20, 1975, a month before the album was even released.
Phil Rudd Faces a Year in Jail After Violating His Home Detention
Phil Rudd faces a year in jail after being charged with violating the terms of his home detention.
Rush Fan Bets $2112 and Wins ‘Jeopardy!’
A woman proudly displayed her Rush fandom on tonight's (July 16) episode of 'Jeopardy!'
Queen to Release ‘Studio Collection’ Vinyl Box
Queen will release a vinyl box set of all 15 of their studio albums on Sept. 25.
The Day Live Aid United the World
On July 13, 1985, Live Aid brought nearly every major figure in rock to London and Philadelphia to raise money for African famine relief.
UPDATED: Former Runaways Bassist Jackie Fuchs Says She Was Raped While Bandmates Watched
Jackie Fuchs said that she was sexually assaulted in a motel after a Runaways gig in full view of her bandmates, who strongly deny her story.
Could There Be More Grateful Dead Shows?
When the Grateful Dead announced their Fare Thee Well shows, they insisted that their July 5 concert would be their last ever. But if drummer Bill Kreutzmann had his way, they would do a few more.
Deen Castronovo’s Sexual Abuse Trial Date Set
Details of Castronovo's alleged sexual and physical abuse of a woman were revealed at his bail hearing.
The Day the Rolling Stones Scored Their First No. 1 Hit
It’s one of rock’s definitive songs, with a simple but snarling riff that serves as the benchmark for everything that's followed.