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.
Michael Anthony ‘Never Resolved’ Issues With Eddie Van Halen
Bassist expressed that he hadn't spoken to his former bandmate for many years.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.
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.
In Memoriam: 2020 Deaths
A look at the music, movies and cultural figures who've died.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
2020 Classic Rock Documentaries: The Year in Review
Bios, concerts and in-depth looks at the creative process highlight the year's best.
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.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'
Watch Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Cover the Velvet Underground
The duo closed out the Hanukkah Sessions with their interpretation of Lou Reed's "Rock and Roll."
Hear Foo Fighters’ Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’
Version of 1958 holiday classic was recorded for a Prime Video concert.
Watch AC/DC’s New ‘Demon Fire’ Video
Parts of the clip surfaced in a teaser the day before Halloween.