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.
Rock’s Most Politically Incorrect Songs
Standards change with the times, and what may have seemed like a good lyrical idea 30 or 40 years ago ends up afoul of contemporary standards.
Yes Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour
Yes will commemorate the 50 years that have passed since their debut album with a special tour.
Here’s Why You Should Always Go to the Show
Don't wait until your favorite artist announces a retirement tour.
Five Years Ago: Depeche Mode Moves Forward by Looking Back on ‘Delta Machine’
On 'Delta Machine,' Depeche Mode mixed blues and electronica in a way that felt like 1990's 'Violator.'
Rockers React to the ‘March for Our Lives’
Paul McCartney, Paul Stanley and Ted Nugent were among the musicians who offered their thoughts on the march for stronger gun control laws.
Elton John Year by Year: Photos 1968-2018
Here's 50 years' worth of Elton John photos, featuring some of his most outrageous outfits.
Slash Is Recording a New Solo Album
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are in the studio working on their third album.
Glenn Tipton Joins Judas Priest Onstage
For the first time since Parkinson's disease forced him off the road, Glenn Tipton has performed with Judas Priest.
Guns N’ Roses and Beach Boys Songs Were Played at Charles Manson’s Funeral
Charles Manson was cremated on March 17, 2018, and funeral guests listened to versions of his songs recorded by Guns N' Roses and the Beach Boys.
David Coverdale Hints at ‘Coverdale/Page’ Box Set
'Coverdale/Page,' the 1993 album that brought together Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page with Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, could be getting a box set at some point in the future.