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.
Norman Greenbaum of ‘Spirit in the Sky’ Fame Critically Injured in Car Crash
The singer was a passenger in a car when it was hit by a motorcycle.
How the Yardbirds Ended Up Replacing Eric Clapton With Another Legend in Jeff Beck
On Eric Clapton’s suggestion, the Yardbirds initially approached a session guitarist they knew as a possible replacement. Jimmy Page instead suggested Jeff Beck.
Guitarist Jay Jay French: Twisted Sister Were Thinking About Quitting Before AJ Pero’s Dea…
Even though Dee Snider said that Twisted Sister would "probably continue" following last week's death of drummer AJ Pero, another member of the band is suggesting otherwise.
‘I Acted Like a Total A–hole’ – Scott Weiland Apologizes for Boston Meet-and-Greet Behavio…
The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer has apologized for making rude comments during a post-show meet-and-greet.
Dee Snider: Twisted Sister Will Probably Continue for AJ Pero’s Family
Dee Snider said that continuing to perform will financially benefit the family of drummer AJ Pero, who died last week.
Why Has Las Vegas Become a Home for Classic Rock?
For generations of music fans, Las Vegas has always been seen as the place where showbiz, the antithesis of rock, reigned supreme.
Def Leppard to Sail on the ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ Cruise
Def Leppard will take off on its own cruise in January 2016.
Twisted Sister Drummer AJ Pero Dies at 55
AJ Pero, the drummer for Twisted Sister, has died at the age of 55.
Led Zeppelin Release Song Listing for Concert Movie
On March 30, theaters across the U.S. will, for one night only, will screen a movie comprised of concert footage from throughout Led Zeppelin's career.
Listen to Previously Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Song, ‘Station Break’
On March 24, some of Jimi Hendrix's earliest recordings will be released as You Can’t Use My Name: Curtis Knight & the Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) - The RSVP/PPX Sessions.
Motley Crue-Themed Food Truck Explodes
The Motley Crews Heavy Metal Grill food truck exploded when parked in the Lakeville, MN home of its owners.
This Metallica + Hall & Oates Mash-Up Works WAY Better Than You Would Expect
Somebody made a mash-up of "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" and "Enter Sandman."