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.
ZZ Top Call Former Manager/Producer Bill Ham Their ‘Fourth Member’
All three members of ZZ Top spoke at length about the man Frank Beard referred to as their "father figure."
Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Partial Injunction Against Makers of Purple Haze Liqueur
The makers of a Jimi Hendrix-branded alcoholic beverage must change their packaging and promotional materials.
Rainbow Adds Two Deep Purple Classics to Set
Ritchie Blackmore reached deeper into his past for the final night of his 2016 return to rock.
Watch Billy Joel Sit in With His Own Tribute Band
Joel played three songs, two of which were covers, with Big Shot in Huntington, N.Y., last night (June 24).
Paul Stanley Doesn’t Think Bruce Springsteen Ripped Off Kiss’ ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
In discussing the "Stairway to Heaven" trial, Paul Stanley referenced similarities between a Bruce Springsteen song and one of Kiss' biggest hits.
Artimus Pyle Is Making a Movie About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Cleopatra Films is producing a film about the Southern rockers co-written by the band's founding drummer, Artimus Pyle.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Announce Reissue Campaign
The progressive rock giants are reissuing all of their albums between 2016 and 2017.
Sixx:A.M. and Disturbed Cover Motley Crue at Hellfest
Nikki Sixx and co. sat in with Disturbed on "Shout at the Devil."
ZZ Top to Release ‘Greatest Hits Live’
'Greatest Hits Live' contains 15 songs recorded on three continents.
Watch Ritchie Blackmore’s Return to Rock: Setlist + Video
After nearly two decades of playing Renaissance music, Ritchie Blackmore made his long-awaited return to rock with a new lineup of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.