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.
Tony Iommi Addresses New Health Rumors
The guitarist issued a statement denying that his lymphoma had returned.
Johnny Solinger Quits Skid Row, Tony Harnell Takes Over
Skid Row is in the market for a new lead singer.
Kiss’ and Vince Neil’s Arena Football Teams Set to Battle This Weekend
The quest for rock supremacy is often fought in arenas, but on April 11, that battle will also include wearing helmets and shoulder pads.
The Day Alice in Chain’s Layne Staley Died
Layne Staley, lead singer of Alice in Chains, died of a drug overdose on April 5, 2002.
Slayer Frontman Tom Araya’s Mother Dies
Tina Araya, the mother of Slayer lead singer Tom Araya, has died.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rossington ‘At A Loss For Words’ After Bob Burns’ Death
The guitarist paid tribute to the late Bob Burns, with whom he founded Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Bob Burns, Original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies
Burns, who founded the band and drummed on their first two albums, was killed in a single-car crash.
The Day the Beatles Held the Top 5 Positions on Billboard’s Hot 100
On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Day Phil Spector Finished Work on the Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’
These sessions ended the Beatles' time as a recording entity until the 'Anthology' project in the mid-'90s.
Preston Ritter, Electric Prunes Drummer, Dies at 65
Preston Ritter, who drummed on the Electric Prunes' hits "I Had to Much to Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me to the World on Time," died yesterday.
Watch Vince Neil Sing the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Outlaws’ First-Ever Game
The Las Vegas Outlaws kicked off their inaugural season in the Arena Football League last night.
Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’
Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.