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 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.
April 2015 New Music Releases
The list of April 2015 New Music Releases is a bit longer than a typical month. But then again, not every month has Record Store Day, which happens on April 18.
Robert Plant Appears to Be Working With DJ Diplo
Robert Plant's perpetual musical restlessness is one of the reasons why his solo career has been so fascinating, particularly in recent years.
Listen to Sammy Hagar and the Circle Perform ‘Poundcake': Exclusive Premiere
On May 19, Sammy Hagar will release At Your Service, a live album culled from dates of his 2014 tour with his new band the Circle.
Norman Greenbaum of ‘Spirit in the Sky’ Fame Critically Injured in Car Crash
The singer was a passenger in a car when it was hit by a motorcycle.
How the Yardbirds Ended Up Replacing Eric Clapton With Another Legend in Jeff Beck
On Eric Clapton’s suggestion, the Yardbirds initially approached a session guitarist they knew as a possible replacement. Jimmy Page instead suggested Jeff Beck.
Guitarist Jay Jay French: Twisted Sister Were Thinking About Quitting Before AJ Pero’s Dea…
Even though Dee Snider said that Twisted Sister would "probably continue" following last week's death of drummer AJ Pero, another member of the band is suggesting otherwise.
‘I Acted Like a Total A–hole’ – Scott Weiland Apologizes for Boston Meet-and-Greet Behavio…
The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer has apologized for making rude comments during a post-show meet-and-greet.