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 Wolfgang Van Halen’s Debut Mammoth WVH Single, ‘Distance’
First song from long-awaited album pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen.
Van Halen Album History: The Stories Behind All 12 Records
A handy guide to the dozen LPs released by the hard-rock heroes.
Hear AC/DC’s New Single, ‘Realize’
Second single from 'Power Up' comes a couple days before the album's release.
How Janis Joplin Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘The Waiting’
He got the chorus from a line by the late singer. Then came the hardest part.
Why Tom Petty Let Don Henley Record ‘The Boys of Summer’
Mike Campbell reveals why his late bandmate rejected the demo, which led to the ex-Eagle's solo classic.
Metallica and Mariah Carey Get Mashed Up for Christmas Season
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - together at last!
Watch David Lee Roth Invade a College Football Game in 1986
The former Van Halen singer showed up during the halftime show as the marching band played "Yankee Rose."
Keith Richards Says BLM Protests Are ‘About Bloody Time’
Rolling Stones guitarist says African American musicians were "the reason I'm here."
17 Untrue Rock Urban Legends, Myths and Curses
Is Elvis Presley alive? Did Paul McCartney die in a car crash? A look at how these tales and others became so infamous.
Sammy Hagar Reveals More Details of Eddie Van Halen Reunion Call
Singer said his ex-bandmate had practically been waiting for him to call in the last few months of the guitarist's life.
Tommy Lee Year by Year: Photos 1981-2020
A look at the Motley Crue drummer through dozens of pictures.
David Crosby Admits His Eddie Van Halen Tweet Was ‘Not Cool’
Rock legend says he forgot the guitarist died earlier in the week.