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.
Hear Metallica Mashed Up With Huey Lewis and the News
"Hip to Be the Sandman" combines hits by the disparate Bay Area acts.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Robbie Robertson Lists ‘Sleek and Chic’ House for $4.2 Million
Price for mid-century Beverly Hills home has dropped $700,000 since July.
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.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
Poison singer lashes out against people using his name to take money from fans.
Whitesnake Announce ‘The Blues Album’ Compilation
New collection features a guitar-based remix of "Give Me All Your Love."
Watch John Fogerty’s New ‘Weeping in the Promised Land’ Video
Song is a direct reaction to current events, including COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests.
Hear Guns N’ Roses’ First Performance of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’
Audio from Aug. 23, 1986, set at the Whisky a Go Go has surfaced.
Jimmy Page Year-by-Year: Photos 1963-2020
Photos cover Page's years with Led Zeppelin, the Firm and beyond.
November 2020 Recap: Wolfgang Debuts and Rock Hall Copes With COVID
Single "Distance" was an emotional tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen.
In Memoriam: 2020 Deaths
A look at the music, movies and cultural figures who've died.