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.
John Lennon’s ‘Best Friend,’ Pete Shotton, Dies at 75
Pete Shotton played a role in two major Beatles songs.
Scorpions and Megadeth Announce 2017 ‘Crazy World’ North American Tour
Scorpions and Megadeth will be playing a month's worth of arena shows across North America this fall.
Ted Nugent Announces ‘Rockin America Again’ Summer 2017 U.S. Tour
Ted Nugent is calling a five-week summer stretch across the U.S. the 'Rockin America Again' tour.
Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Visits Lemmy Statue
Seven months after it was unveiled at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee visited the statue of his deceased bandmate, Lemmy.
Spirit Lawyer Files Appeal in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
The lawyer for the estate of Spirit's Randy California has appealed last year's verdict that Led Zeppelin did not rip off "Taurus" for "Stairway to Heaven."
Jimmy Page to Release Chris Farlowe Demos He Produced in 1961
A set of demos for Chris Farlowe that marked Jimmy Page's first production credit will be released April 30.
Jimi Hendrix Estate Sues Hendrix’s Brother for Copyright Infringement
Once again, members of Jimi Hendrix's family find themselves on opposite sides of a fight for the rights to his name.
Classic East and West: Everything We Know (and Don’t Know) So Far
We've compiled everything we know, and don't know, about the Classic West and East festivals featuring the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and more.
Quiet Riot to Re-Record Upcoming ‘Road Rage’ Album With New Singer James Durbin
Quiet Riot's upcoming album 'Road Rage' will be delayed as they re-record it with new singer James Durbin, who joined last week.
New David Bowie Live Album and Rare EP Slated for Record Store Day
A concert from 1974 and songs from an extremely rare 1971 EP comprise David Bowie's contributions to Record Store Day in 2017.