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.
Rare Janis Joplin Tracks Featured on ‘Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills’
Thirty rare tracks from the sessions for the band's major-label debut collected on upcoming album.
Bob Seger Announces ‘Travelin’ Man’ Farewell Tour
Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will turn the page one last time with a tour that kicks off in the fall.
Rock’s Greatest Afros
In celebration of World Afro Day, we're taking a look at some of the rock stars who have sported the look over the years.
Tom Petty Camp Plotting ‘Wildflowers’ Box, ’97 Fillmore Live Set
Mike Campbell talked about the possibility of more archival releases from late band leader.
Listen to Joan Jett’s New Song ‘Fresh Start’
Track comes from the upcoming 'Bad Reputation' documentary.
Slash Admits Guns N’ Roses’ Songs Are ‘Sort of Sexist’
Slash defended charges of sexism against the band's early songs, saying they weren't "malicious."
R.E.M. to Release ‘At the BBC’ Box Set
Sessions recorded between 1984 and 2008 collected on eight CDs and one DVD.
Watch Fleetwood Mac Debut New Lineup on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
Mike Campbell and Neil Finn make their first public appearance with the band.
Listen to Steven Tyler and Nuno Bettencourt Cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar’
Aerosmith's singer and Extreme's guitarist covered the classic for an album that pays tribute to FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Watches: A Complete Guide
For those of you who like to wear your love of rock 'n' roll on your sleeve.
Billy Joel Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Welcomes Bryan Adams
Singer performed "Respect" and welcomed a guest to his Madison Square Garden show last night.
John Lennon’s Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole Again
For the 10th time, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the 1980 killing of John Lennon.