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.
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.
Alto Reed, Longtime Bob Seger Saxophonist, Dies at 72
Their musical association pre-dated the Silver Bullet Band.
The 20 Most Uplifting Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
Tales of how musicians persevered, and helped us persevere, dominate our list.
September 2020: AC/DC Make Awesome Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
Kiss Detail Safety Measures En Route to New Year’s Eve PPV Show
Kiss used to wear masks through airports to keep their identities secret. Now it's a precaution.
June 2020 Recap: Rock Gets Political Over George Floyd and Trump
The intertwining of music and politics were the month's biggest stories.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
Eagles, Whitesnake Warn Fans About Social Media Scams
The rock stars warned that people are posing as them in an attempt to steal money.
Richie Sambora on Leaving Bon Jovi: ‘I’m Really Glad I Did It’
Guitarist says his family situation is in a much better place as a result of his decision to quit.
January 2020 Recap: Neil Peart Dies, Joey Kramer Sues Aerosmith
Artists going through health issues dominated headlines during the first month of turbulent year.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'