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.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
2020 Classic Rock Documentaries: The Year in Review
Bios, concerts and in-depth looks at the creative process highlight the year's best.
David Crosby Admits His Eddie Van Halen Tweet Was ‘Not Cool’
Rock legend says he forgot the guitarist died earlier in the week.
Helen Reddy, ‘I Am Woman’ Singer, Dies at 78
Vocalist, actor and feminist icon had been diagnosed with dementia in 2015.
Bill Murray’s Lawyer Responds to the Doobie Brothers
Lawyer for the actor's golf clothing company continued the light-hearted tone found in the band's cease-and-desist letter.
Watch Queen and Adam Lambert Perform ‘The Show Must Go On’
'Live Around the World' track comes from 2018 show in London.
Listen to Prince’s ‘Cosmic Day’ From ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Box Set
Camille takes center stage on a psychedelic outtake from 1986.
Watch Bono and the Edge Perform ‘Stairway to Heaven’
U2 members played the Led Zeppelin classic as a tribute to their road crew.
Paul McCartney’s ‘Hey Jude’ Notes Sell for $910K at Auction
A piece of paper with some lyrics in the author's handwriting sold for more than five times the estimated value.
‘Animal House,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Get New Funko Pop! Figures
Classic '70s and '80s movies will be celebrated with a new line.
Santana to Release ‘In Search of Mona Lisa’ EP
Two songs were inspired by a trip Carlos Santana took to Paris.
David Lee Roth Hints That Van Halen’s Return Is ‘Around the Corner’
David Lee Roth spoke about the probability of Van Halen performing again in the summer of 2019.