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.
Listen to Mudcrutch’s Tom Leadon’s Tribute to Tom Petty, ‘My Best Old Friend’
Tom Leadon, who played with Tom Petty in the Gainesville, Fla., band Mudcrutch, has written a song for his old friend.
Watch a Concert Marriage Proposal Go Horribly Wrong
A man popped the question onstage at a Front Bottoms concert, but it didn't go as well as he had hoped.
Heroin Overdose Suspected in Death of Faith No More’s Chuck Mosley
Cleveland police reportedly discovered "two syringes, a baggie and a spoon with residue" near Chuck Mosley's body.
Billy Gibbons Joins Guns N’ Roses at Houston Show
ZZ Top's frontman sat in with Guns N' Roses for "Patience" at the Toyota Center.
Pentti ‘Whitey’ Glan, Drummer for Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, Dies
Session drummer Pentti Glan played on Lou Reed's 'Rock and Roll Animal' and Alice Cooper's 'Welcome to My Nightmare.'
How Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ Wound Up in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Taika Waititi said that Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" helped him get the job directing 'Thor: Ragnarok.'
Dave Mustaine Has Lyme Disease
Dave Mustaine revealed that a bite from a tick gave him Lyme disease.
Watch the Pretenders Perform ‘Middle of the Road’ on ‘Austin City Limits': Exclusive Premi…
The Pretenders will make their debut on PBS' long-running 'Austin City Limits' TV show this weekend.
Foo Fighters’ CalJam Not Dampened by Security Concerns
The Foo Fighters’ CalJam 17 festival went off this weekend with no serious issues reported, amid heightened security in the aftermath of last weekend’s Las Vegas shootings.
Black Sabbath Announce Release Date for ‘The End’ Concert Video
The audio and video of Black Sabbath's last-ever concerts will be released as 'The End.'
Bob Seger Announces New Album, ‘I Knew You When,’ Releases Single to Radio
The news coincides perfectly with Bob Seger's sold-out concert Saturday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside his native Detroit.
Kid Rock Defends Himself Against Charges of Racism
With civil rights groups planning to protest his Detroit concerts this week, Kid Rock has taken exception to being called a racist.