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.
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.
Dee Snider: Twisted Sister Will Probably Continue for AJ Pero’s Family
Dee Snider said that continuing to perform will financially benefit the family of drummer AJ Pero, who died last week.
Why Has Las Vegas Become a Home for Classic Rock?
For generations of music fans, Las Vegas has always been seen as the place where showbiz, the antithesis of rock, reigned supreme.
Def Leppard to Sail on the ‘Hysteria on the High Seas’ Cruise
Def Leppard will take off on its own cruise in January 2016.