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.
B.B. King Is Receiving Hospice Care
B.B. King has told his fans that he is receiving hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.
Lemmy Is ‘Feeling Much Better’ After Latest Health Scare
Motorhead fans who may have been worried that the cancellation of the band's appearance this past weekend at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paolo spelled a return to Lemmy Kilmister’s recent health woes can breathe easier.
How John Lennon and Paul McCartney Almost Reunited on ‘Saturday Night Live’
It was meant as a joke, but it turned into, arguably, the greatest missed opportunity in rock history.
Joan Jett, Billy Idol and More to Honor Pete Townshend
The punks will meet the godfather on May 28 at the Best Buy Theater in New York.
Ann Wilson, Jack Bruce and Others Pay Tribute to the Beatles on New Album
The quieter side of the Beatles' catalog is getting the all-star tribute treatment.
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.