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.
Underrated Bruce Springsteen: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
You won't find any fist-raising, arena-ready rock anthems here.
How a Comic Book Idea Led to Kiss’ ‘Dressed to Kill’ Cover Photo
Concept envisioned the band as superheroes sent to "save the world with rock 'n' roll."
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.
How Metallica Finally Entered the Video Age With ‘One’
At that point, they'd already released four albums.
Neil Young Announces ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Watch the New Video for AC/DC’s ‘Realize’
New clip is for one of our favorite rock songs of 2020.
Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen Spoke After Eddie’s Death
Bassist briefly called up his ex-bandmate but also wanted to respect his privacy.
Rockers Who Have Sold Their Publishing Rights
Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Struggled to Record ‘Refugee’
Hit single required 70 takes, with one band member fired and rehired and its cowriter leaving town for two days.