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.
Robert Plant Shares the Secret to His Long Career
With a new album out and a tour underway, Robert Plant is writing the latest chapter of a musical journey that began 50 years ago with Led Zeppelin.
Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’
The Smashing Pumpkins are going back on the road this summer.
Win Tickets to See Journey and Def Leppard in Concert
Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with Live Nation to give out two tickets to this year's huge Journey/Def Leppard co-headlining tour.
Yes to Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals
Yes fans will gather together to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary next month, and among the goodies the group has planned for the convention will be 'Fly From Here - Return Trip.'
Jack White Thinks Rock Is ‘About to Explode Again’
The lack of traditional guitar-based rock bands on this summer's upcoming festival circuit has been one of the season's main talking points. But Jack White isn't too worried about it.
Rob Halford Says Glenn Tipton’s ‘Role Is Going to Be Different’
Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Singer Rob Halford spoke of how the decision has weighed on the band.
Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton Announce 2018 North American Tour
The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton are going back out on the road.
Some Critics Hated ‘Van Halen’ at First – Here’s Proof
These days, 'Van Halen' is celebrated as one of the greatest debut albums in history. That wasn't always the case.
Neal Schon Goes Deep Into His Past at Solo Benefit Show: Set List + Video
A benefit for victims of last year's North Bay fires gave Neal Schon a chance to play an evening's worth of Journey deep cuts.
Listen to Kirk Hammett Play on Michael Schenker’s ‘Heart and Soul’
Michael Schenker and Kirk Hammett trade solos on a track from Schenker's new album, 'Resurrection.'
Pat Torpey, Mr. Big Drummer, Dies
Pat Torpey was the founding drummer of Mr. Big, staying with them until 2014, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Paul Stanley Says Kiss Could Go on Without Him
As a handful of classic rockers are about to start their final tours, it's perfectly normal that others are thinking about calling time on their careers.