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 Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ Evolved From ‘Mexican Reggae’
Songs can go through all kinds of changes before arriving at the finished product – including the Eagles' signature hit.
Scorpions Launch ‘Rock N Roll Star’ Whisky
Scorpions have partnered with a Swedish distiller to create a whisky that honors the band's German heritage.
Michael Anthony Hasn’t Spoken to Van Halen About Reunion
Michael Anthony issued a statement in December 2018 about the rumors that he may be returning to Van Halen.
Tom Petty Was ‘Haunted’ by ‘Wildflowers,’ Says Rick Rubin
Rick Rubin gave a detailed interview about the sessions for Tom Petty's album 'Wildflowers.'
Why Paul Stanley Still Loves Being in Kiss
"When I'm onstage, does it look like I'm having the time of my life?" he asks. "I am!"
Paul McCartney Dreams About Reuniting the Beatles
Many people have fantasized about a Beatles reunion, including Paul McCartney.
How a Last-Minute Steve Perry Edit Changed ‘Lights’ Forever
The former Journey singer looked to his new hometown for inspiration.
Did Axl Rose Just Save the World With a New ‘Looney Tunes’ Song?
A cartoon version of Axl Rose singing a track called "Rock the Rock" appeared on Cartoon Network's 'New Looney Tunes.'
20 Times Rappers Sampled Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’
Those drums! That backstory! No wonder other artists love the song so much.
‘The Black Album’ Throughout History: Metallica, Spinal Tap and 30 More
Ever since the Beatles released the White Album, artists around the world have looked to the opposite end of the color spectrum to name their records.
Ace Frehley Says All Americans ‘Should Get Behind’ Donald Trump
The former Kiss guitarist believes everyone ought to support the president, regardless of party.
Nick Mason Calls the David Gilmour-Roger Waters Feud ‘Silly’
Pink Floyd's drummer hopes they can patch things up before it is too late.