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.
Gary Loizzo, American Breed Singer and Engineer of Hit Records by Styx, Dies
Loizzo sang the hit "Bend Me, Shape Me" and worked with Styx for nearly 40 years.
David Bowie Gets First U.S. No. 1 Album of His Career With ‘Blackstar’
The last album David Bowie released in his lifetime has topped the album chart in the U.S.
15 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica
The bassist left Metallica when James Hetfield had issues with his side project, Echobrain.
Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off ‘The River’ Tour in Pittsburgh: Setlist, Videos
Bruce Springsteen played 'The River' in its entirety in Pittsburgh last night (Jan. 16).
Michael Anthony Shoots Down Van Halen Reunion Rumors
Van Halen's former bassist denied that either he and/or Sammy Hagar were returning to Van Halen.
David Bowie to Get Constellation Named After Him
Belgian astronomers have found a seven-star pattern that closely resembles David Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' lightning bolt.
The Story of Bruce Springsteen’s Debut Album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’
It would take a few years before anybody realized it, but a rock 'n' roll revolution was launched from an unlikely place on Jan. 5, 1973.
Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Hits British Top 10
A week after the death of Lemmy Kilmister on Dec. 28, Motorhead's biggest hit, "Ace of Spades," is returning the to U.K. charts.
The Day Keith Moon Accidentally Ran Over and Killed His Chauffeur
Keith Moon accidentally ran over his chauffeur on Jan. 4, 1970.
That Time John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Controversial ‘Two Virgins’ Album Was Seized by Polic…
On Jan. 2, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Two Virgins' was seized by police because of its controversial cover.
The Story of How the Beatles Tried to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots
As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dead: Rockers React
We see how many musicians who loved Lemmy respond to his death on Twitter.