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.
Billy Gibbons Cancels Last Date of Australian Tour, Cites Promoter Misrepresentation
An "Up Close and Personal" series of dates with Billy Gibbons has been cut short.
Are Radiohead and Lana Del Rey Fighting Over a Hollies Song?
Radiohead claim that Lana Del Rey's "Get Free" borrows heavily from their "Creep," which itself was sued for ripping off the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe."
Chris Tsangarides, Famed Metal Producer, Dies
Chris Tsangarides, a producer who has worked with many hard rock and metal acts including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, has died at the age of 61.
Rick Hall, Muscle Shoals Studio Owner, Dies
As the owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Rick Hall produced dozens of soul and country hits.
Chris Cornell Fans Asked Not to Film at His Grave
Ever since he was laid to rest last May, Chris Cornell fans have been making pilgrimages to the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles to visit his final resting place.
December’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed movie had hit yet another snag and more.
October’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
October was possibly the bleakest month for classic rock fans this year.
Larry Harris of Casablanca Records Dies
Larry Harris was second-in-command to Neil Bogart at Casablanca, the original home of Kiss.
Jim Burns, Co-Creator of ‘MTV Unplugged,’ Dies
Jim Burns, who helped create MTV's 'Unplugged' series, died three days after being struck by a taxi in New York.
April’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
April 2017 saw a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possible split of Heart, Ted Nugent visiting the White House and more.