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.
Delores Rhoads, Mother of Randy Rhoads, Dies
Delores Rhoads, whose son Randy played with Ozzy Osbourne, has passed away.
27 Confirmed Dead in Romanian Rock Club Explosion
An album release party by Goodbye to Gravity turned tragic when the club in which they were playing caught fire.
Listen to Another New Song From Jeff Lynne’s ELO, ‘One Step at a Time’
Jeff Lynne's ELO is streaming 'One Step at a Time,' the latest song from their upcoming album.
Why Bruce Springsteen Looked Inward on ‘Tunnel of Love’
Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel of Love' surprised his fanbase when it was released on Oct. 9, 1987.
Keith Richards Probably Cracked a Rib Onstage During the Last Rolling Stones Tour
Given the number of times Keith Richards almost died, a possibly cracked rib isn't the worst thing that's ever happened to him.
Rush Release Track Listing and Trailer for ‘R40 Live’
On Nov. 20, Rush will release R40 Live, an audio and video document of their most recent tour.
David Lee Roth Thanks Eddie Van Halen, Mocks Other Rockers Onstage
As Van Halen closed out their summer tour, David Lee Roth showed a rare public display of affection for Eddie Van Halen.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First Single, ‘Love Me Do’
The Beatles released their first single, 'Love Me Do,' in the U.K. on October 5, 1962.
Watch Steven Tyler and Taylor Swift Sing ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’
Steven Tyler joined Taylor Swift during her concert in Nashville for Aerosmith's only No. 1 hit.
Listen to Pope Francis’ Prog-Rock Song, ‘Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward’
On Nov. 27, Pope Francis will release an album of his speeches set to music.
33 Years Ago: Billy Joel Channels the Beatles on ‘The Nylon Curtain’
Billy Joel released 'The Nylon Curtain' on Sept. 23, 1982.
45 Years Ago: David Bowie Launches His U.S. ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Tour
On Sept. 22, 1972, David Bowie brought Ziggy Stardust to the Cleveland Music Hall on the opening night of the U.S. leg of his tour.