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.
Pearl Jam Looking to Throw Out Politicians Aligned With Gun Lobby
Pearl Jam has endorsed the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's #ThrowThemOut campaign to elect politicians who don't receive money from the gun lobby.
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The Smashing Pumpkins are going back on the road this summer.
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Smashing Pumpkins Tease Major Announcement
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Metallica Shut Out of 2018 Grammys
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Billy Corgan Received Treatment for an Undisclosed Medical Condition
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Are Pearl Jam Touring Baseball Stadiums This Summer?
Pearl Jam's website accidentally leaked dates in for a month of shows at major league baseball stadiums this summer.
Inquest Into Dolores O’Riordan’s Death Opened
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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies
Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, has died in a London hotel.
Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Slams Donald Trump for Calling Haiti a ‘S—hole’
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Vinnie Paul’s Tour Bus Is for Sale
A 23-year-old tour bus owned by Vinnie Paul can be all yours.