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.
Win a Pair of Tickets to See Def Leppard
Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with Def Leppard and Live Nation to give one lucky fan a pair of tickets to see Def Leppard this spring.
Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini Working on New Ratt Music
Only a few months into their reunion, Stephen Pearcy said that he and guitarist Warren DeMartini have created some demos.
Paul McCartney, Paul Rodgers, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett & Billy Joel Make Special New Year’s…
A handful of classic rockers welcomed in 2017 in style.
Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese Questions Band’s Integrity Over Hall of Fame Excl…
Pearl Jam's second drummer questioned how the band could accept the "injustice" of his exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2017 New Music Releases
We look at all the new albums that are on tap for 2017.
Eddie Vedder Gives $10,000 to Struggling Family at Christmas
After reading a story about a family facing eviction, Eddie Vedder was one of many who stepped forward to help.
ELO’S Bev Bevan Is Hoping to Reunite With Jeff Lynne at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
ELO's founding drummer wants to make peace with the group's founder when the group is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tom Petty Says His Next Tour May Be the ‘Last Big One’
Tom Petty says the Heartbreakers may slow down after next year's 40th anniversary tour ends.
Mick Jagger and Bono to Participate in Documentary About Prince
'Prince: R U Listening?' is expected to be released in the spring of 2017.
Tom Morello Praises Fidel Castro
The guitarist said that the deceased Cuban president was a champion of the poor.
Axl Rose Tells Donald Trump to ‘Stop Whining’
Axl Rose suggested that President-elect Donald Trump get on with the business of running the country instead of tweeting about 'Hamilton.'
Billie Joe Armstrong Gives Full Support to Anti-Donald Trump Protests
Green Day's singer said that he feels like the “country is being set on fire,”