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.
December’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed movie had hit yet another snag and more.
Larry Harris of Casablanca Records Dies
Larry Harris was second-in-command to Neil Bogart at Casablanca, the original home of Kiss.
Jim Burns, Co-Creator of ‘MTV Unplugged,’ Dies
Jim Burns, who helped create MTV's 'Unplugged' series, died three days after being struck by a taxi in New York.
Former WIldhearts Bassist Scott Sorry Diagnosed With Brain Tumor
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to defray the medical costs for Scott Sorry, who played with the Wildhearts from 2007-12.
Are the Beatles Declining in Popularity?
According to Google Trends, fewer and fewer people are searching for the Beatles on Google and YouTube.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Recalls the Last Time He Saw Walter Becker
Donald Fagen flew to be at Walter Becker's bedside on a day off from touring as his Steely Dan partner was dying.
Gene Simmons Responds to Newly Filed Sexual Battery Lawsuit
Gene Simmons is denying a reporter's claims that he groped her and placed her hand on his knee during an interview.
Vincent Nguini, Guitarist for Paul Simon, Dies
Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini worked with Paul Simon for decades, beginning with 1991's 'The Rhythm of the Saints.'
Paul Stanley and Sammy Hagar Congratulate Hall of Fame Class While Criticizing Hall
The Hall of Famers offered their congratulations to the incoming Class of 2018, but echoed long-standing issues with the Hall's methods of determining who deserves to be enshrined.
Who Is 2017’s Artist of the Year? UCR Fan Choice Awards
Vote for the act who made the biggest impact on classic rock in 2017 in the Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards.