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.
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.
Freddie Mercury Mocks Kanye West’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ In New Video
A new video intersperses Kanye West's performance of the Queen classic with Freddie Mercury laughing.
Slash Is Tired of Being Asked About a Guns N’ Roses Reunion
Even though he hasn't been a member of Guns N’ Roses for 20 years, Slash is still regularly asked about the possibility of a reunion with his old band.
Grateful Dead to Release ‘Fare Thee Well’ Concerts on CD and DVD
The Grateful Dead have announced plans to sell audio and video of their final concerts.
Queen Announce ‘Bohemian Lager’ Beer
Queen are now the latest rockers to get involved in the beer business.
Motorhead Announce 2015 North American Tour
Motorhead will embark on a five-week tour of North America in the late summer.
Vivian Campbell’s Cancer Returns Again
The Hodgkin's lymphoma that Vivian Campbell has been battling for two years has returned, and he will be sidelined for an unknown period of time.
Foo Fighters Cancel Shows Due to Dave Grohl’s Broken Leg
Foo Fighters' concerts at the Pinkpop Festival and St. Gallen, Switzerland have been canceled due to Dave Grohl's broken leg.
Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage, Breaks Leg… Still Finishes the Show!
Dave Grohl broke his leg during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden - and came back to finish the show anyway.
How Bruce Springsteen Angered the New York Police Department
A new song by Bruce Springsteen caused the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association to call for a boycott of his concerts.