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.
Lawsuit in Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray’s Death Settled
Nearly eight years after Paul Gray died of a drug overdose, the civil suit filed by his widow against his doctor has been settled.
Aerosmith, Steve Miller Band and Sting to Play 2018 Jazz Fest
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has released its lineup for this year's installment.
Two More Actors From Motley Crue’s ‘The Dirt’ Film Revealed
Iwan Rheon and Daniel Webber are in negotiations to play Mick Mars and Vince Neil in the film version of Motley Crue's 'The Dirt.'
Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Will Not Include D’arcy Wretzky
Original bassist D'arcy Wretzky says she will not be a part of the Smashing Pumpkins' reunion tour.
Slayer Announce Final World Tour
After more than 35 years, Slayer are prepared to give up the road.
Jim Rodford, Argent and Kinks Bassist, Dies
Jim Rodford formed Argent with his cousin, Rod Argent, and later played with the Kinks and the Zombies.
Drummer Tris Imboden Quits Chicago
After 27 years, Tris Imboden has left Chicago, citing the band's busy touring schedule as the reason.
Are Pearl Jam Touring Baseball Stadiums This Summer?
Pearl Jam's website accidentally leaked dates in for a month of shows at major league baseball stadiums this summer.
Erasure Announce New Album, ‘World Beyond,’ and North American Tour
'World Beyond' is an orchestral re-working of 2017's 'World Be Gone' with the Brussels-based classical ensemble Echo Collective.
Inquest Into Dolores O’Riordan’s Death Opened
An autopsy has concluded that Dolores O'Riordan did not die of natural causes, and an inquest into her death has been ordered.