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.
Why the Who Struggled to Regroup on ‘Face Dances’
The Who hadn't been out of sight since Keith Moon's death. To the contrary, their profile had rarely been higher.
Top 12 George Martin Beatles Contributions
Of all the people who claimed to be the fifth member of the Beatles (and there were plenty), perhaps none earned that title as much as George Martin.
Examining George Martin’s Sweeping Impact on the Beatles
A look back at the life of Beatles producer George Martin.
Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Not-So-Silent History With Hearing Loss
Ultimate Classic Rock looks at how stars like Pete Townshend and Lars Ulrich have coped with hearing problems brought about by exposure to loud music.
‘Look Out, Kid': The History of Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’
Bob Dylan released the groundbreaking "Subterranean Homesick Blues" on March 8, 1965.
Graham Nash Says Crosby, Stills & Nash Are Done
Graham Nash says that he is tired of being treated badly by David Crosby.
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.
Jethro Tull to Release ‘Aqualung’ Box Set
A two-CD. two-DVD set commemorating Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung' will be released on April 22.
Roger Daltrey Records Pete Townshend’s ‘Let My Love Open the Door’ for Charity
The new version of Pete Townshend's biggest solo hit is being used in a campaign for Teen Cancer America, which Daltrey and Townshend founded.
The Story of the Beatles’ Closet-Cleaning ‘Hey Jude’ LP
As the Beatles were winding down their time together, there were still some songs that their U.S. label, Capitol, had never put on an album.
Whitesnake Announce 2016 Greatest Hits Tour
Whitesnake will tour the world beginning in June 2016.
Roger Daltrey Describes Struggle With Meningitis: ‘All I Could Do Was Lay There and Groan’
The singer talks about his bout with the disease as the Who prepare to resume their tour.