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.
40 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Exposes Himself to Kiss Fans
Sammy Hagar pulled a Jim Morrison when his opening slot at Kiss' 1977 Madison Square Garden concert didn't go well.
The Day the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks of being a Beatle that the group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
That Time Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Recorded Together
The two stars recorded a handful of songs in a Nashville studio on Feb. 17-18, 1969.
2016’s Biggest Rock News Stories
We chronicle the biggest rock news stories of 2016 in a continuously updated gallery.
The History of the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles.
David Bowie Gets Tributes From the Flaming Lips and Beck With Former Members of Nirvana
Several rockers honored the work of David Bowie at concerts this weekend.
Richie Sambora Says His Album With Orianthi Is ‘Sonny and Cher on Steroids’
Richie Sambora and Orianthi are almost finished with the album they are working on together.
Bob Dylan Is Recording Another Standards Album
Engineer Al Schmitt said Dylan is working on a follow-up to the Grammy-nominated 'Shadows in the Night.'
Rolling Stones Hire 24-Hour Armed Security After Worker Is Killed
The Rolling Stones have added extra security after a truck transporting money out of their concert was ambushed, leaving one man dead.
Elton John Says the Rolling Stones Are Not ‘Relevant’
The singer says the Rolling Stones should return to the blues and stop going for radio hits.
Eagles of Death Metal Play First Concert Since Paris Attacks
Three months to the day of the Paris terrorist attacks, the Eagles of Death Metal returned to the stage.
Watch AC/DC Play ‘Given the Dog a Bone’ for the First Time Since 1980
AC/DC have made a couple of changes to the setlist on their current string of dates, including dusting off 'Given the Dog a Bone.'