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.
The Day Live Aid United the World
On July 13, 1985, Live Aid brought nearly every major figure in rock to London and Philadelphia to raise money for African famine relief.
UPDATED: Former Runaways Bassist Jackie Fuchs Says She Was Raped While Bandmates Watched
Jackie Fuchs said that she was sexually assaulted in a motel after a Runaways gig in full view of her bandmates, who strongly deny her story.
Could There Be More Grateful Dead Shows?
When the Grateful Dead announced their Fare Thee Well shows, they insisted that their July 5 concert would be their last ever. But if drummer Bill Kreutzmann had his way, they would do a few more.
Deen Castronovo’s Sexual Abuse Trial Date Set
Details of Castronovo's alleged sexual and physical abuse of a woman were revealed at his bail hearing.
The Day the Rolling Stones Scored Their First No. 1 Hit
It’s one of rock’s definitive songs, with a simple but snarling riff that serves as the benchmark for everything that's followed.
41 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Launch Their ‘Doom Tour’
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young began their ill-fated 'Doom Tour' on July 9, 1974.
Peter Gabriel Working on New Album
Peter Gabriel has been uploading pictures from the studio to his Facebook page.
2009’s ‘Balloon Boy’ Now in Metal Band With Brothers
Falcon Henne, whose family once temporarily convinced the media that he was trapped in a helium balloon, has formed a metal band with his brothers.
Watch Steven Tyler Leave the Arena for the Woods in ‘Love Is Your Name’ Video
Steven Tyler has released the video for 'Love Is Your Name,' the first single from his upcoming solo album.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Hard Day’s Night’ Premiere
The world premiere of the Beatles' first movie, 'A Hard Day's Night,' was held in London on July 6, 1964.
Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ Helps Homeless Musician Get a Second Chance
A video of a homeless man playing Styx's 'Come Sail Away' has gained national attention.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: ‘The Inside of My Head Has Been Cooked’
Bruce Dickinson discussed his recovery from head and neck cancer.