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.
That Time Neil Young Left the Middle of the Road for ‘On the Beach’
Neil Young's "Ditch Trilogy" continued with the release of 'On the Beach' on July 19, 1974.
41 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Launch Their ‘Doom Tour’
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young began their ill-fated 'Doom Tour' on July 9, 1974.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Hard Day’s Night’ Premiere
The world premiere of the Beatles' first movie, 'A Hard Day's Night,' was held in London on July 6, 1964.
Freddie Mercury Mocks Kanye West’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ In New Video
A new video intersperses Kanye West's performance of the Queen classic with Freddie Mercury laughing.
Bruce Springsteen’s Transformation: The History of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’
Few could have predicted Bruce Springsteen's metamorphosis when ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ was released on June 4, 1984.
Bill Ward Says Ozzy Osbourne’s Fans ‘F—ing Hate Me’
For all the public squabbling between Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward over the past few years, the former Black Sabbath drummer maintains that he holds no grudges toward anybody.
Ann Wilson, Jack Bruce and Others Pay Tribute to the Beatles on New Album
The quieter side of the Beatles' catalog is getting the all-star tribute treatment.
Tony Iommi Addresses New Health Rumors
The guitarist issued a statement denying that his lymphoma had returned.
Watch Vince Neil Sing the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Outlaws’ First-Ever Game
The Las Vegas Outlaws kicked off their inaugural season in the Arena Football League last night.
Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’
Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.
Dee Snider: Twisted Sister Will Probably Continue for AJ Pero’s Family
Dee Snider said that continuing to perform will financially benefit the family of drummer AJ Pero, who died last week.
David Gilmour Announces 2015 European Tour
David Gilmour may not have been too interested in doing much to promote Pink Floyd’s The Endless River, but his upcoming solo album will get him on the road.