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.
When Eddie Murphy Got Into James Brown’s Hot Tub
What happens when one of the funniest men in the world became the Hardest Working Man in Show Business?
Sammy Hagar Plays New Song on Dan Rather’s ‘The Big Interview’
The singer debuted a song, written after a spell of family therapy, on the upcoming episode of Dan Rather's 'The Big Interview.'
When Ozzy Osbourne Sorta Urinated on the Alamo
You're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city. You feel the call of nature and ...
Phil Collins Says He Is Not Close to Coming Back
Despite officially out of retirement for a few years, Phil Collins says he hasn't yet written a new song.
Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Announces First Show Since 2008
The band Tom Petty was in before forming the Heartbreakers are booked to play the Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.
When the Rolling Stones Played for 1.5 Million Fans
Contrary to the band's claims, it wasn't the biggest rock concert ever.
The Day the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks of being a Beatle that the group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
That Time Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Recorded Together
The two stars recorded a handful of songs in a Nashville studio on Feb. 17-18, 1969.
2016’s Biggest Rock News Stories
We chronicle the biggest rock news stories of 2016 in a continuously updated gallery.
The History of the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles.
David Bowie Gets Tributes From the Flaming Lips and Beck With Former Members of Nirvana
Several rockers honored the work of David Bowie at concerts this weekend.
Bob Dylan Is Recording Another Standards Album
Engineer Al Schmitt said Dylan is working on a follow-up to the Grammy-nominated 'Shadows in the Night.'