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.
20 Years Ago: Metallica Unveil New Look in ‘Until It Sleeps’ Video
Metallica showed to the world that they had cut off their hair when the video for "Until It Sleeps" premiered on May 23, 1996.
Alice Cooper Says Prince Kept Trying to Steal Orianthi From Him
According to Cooper, Prince wanted Cooper's guitarist for one of his own projects.
Guns N’ Roses Debut ‘Out Ta Get Me’ + ‘Used to Love Her’ at Last Coachella Show: Video, Ph…
We've got pictures and video from the second night of Guns N' Roses headlining slot at Coachella.
Queen’s Brian May Calls Sacha Baron Cohen an ‘Arse’
The Queen guitarist called out Cohen for telling "untruths" about their fallout over the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Def Leppard’s Collen, Campbell Announce Tours With Side Projects Delta Deep and Last In Li…
Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell will both do small tours with their respective side projects, Delta Deep and Last in Line.
The Day the Beatles Began Filming ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
The Beatles had barely any time to reflect on their history-making first journey to America before moving on to their next project.
That Time Ozzy Osbourne Sorta Urinated on the Alamo
Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and ...
Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Announces First Show Since 2008
The band Tom Petty was in before forming the Heartbreakers are booked to play the Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.
Revisiting the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles.
When the Beatles Played Their First U.S. Concert
On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their U.S. concert debut.
2016 Grammys: What to Watch and Who to Root For
We've sorted through this year's list of nominees to bring you UCR's Guide to the 2016 Grammys.
Revisiting Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in …
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.