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.
Drummer Simon Phillips’ House Burns to the Ground in Thomas Fire
The home belonging to veteran drummer Simon Phillips burned to the ground in the wildfire that has swept Ventura County, Calif.
Listen to Paul McCartney’s Extremely Rare 1965 Christmas Record
An extremely rare record made by Paul McCartney for his bandmates during the holidays in 1965 has made its way online.
Alex Lifeson to Guest on New Fu Manchu Album
Fu Manchu are calling it the heaviest track they've ever recorded.
Eagles Add Dates to 2018 North American Tour
The Eagles revealed eight more dates to next year's tour.
Listen to Link Wray’s Previously Unreleased ‘Son of Rumble’
Link Wray, whose instrumental hit "Rumble" practically invented the power chord, is one of the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2018.
Listen to Mudcrutch’s Tom Leadon’s Tribute to Tom Petty, ‘My Best Old Friend’
Tom Leadon, who played with Tom Petty in the Gainesville, Fla., band Mudcrutch, has written a song for his old friend.
Watch a Concert Marriage Proposal Go Horribly Wrong
A man popped the question onstage at a Front Bottoms concert, but it didn't go as well as he had hoped.
Malcolm Young’s Final Years
How the AC/DC family dealt with Malcolm Young's numerous health problems - and a series of other upheavals - in the last few years of his life.
David Cassidy Reportedly in a Coma
The teen idol of the early '70s is reportedly suffering from organ failure.
Malcolm Young of AC/DC Dies: Rockers React
The death of AC/DC's founder has caused many friends and admirers to share their grief on social media.