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.
Eagles of Death Metal to Tour North America With Mastodon
The Eagles of Death Metal will spend five weeks touring North America opening up for Mastodon.
Charles Manson Hospitalized
Charles Manson is believed to be seriously ill.
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.
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.
Alec Baldwin Offers to Sing AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ at Donald Trump’s Inauguration
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The Black Keys’ Entire Catalog Is Now on Spotify
After holding out for five years, the Black Keys are allowing all of their music to be streamed on Spotify.
David Bowie Was Considered for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
The trilogy's casting director confirms the rumor that David Bowie was approached about playing Gandalf, but he never actually auditioned.
‘Rockline’ Host Bob Coburn Dies After Cancer Battle
Bob Coburn, the influential DJ and longtime host of the syndicated radio program Rockline, has died after a battle with lung cancer.
First Photo and Unusual Name of Mick Jagger’s Eighth Child Revealed
One of Jagger's daughters posted a picture of the newborn boy on Instagram and revealed his name.
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Trent Reznor Was ‘Uncomfortable’ Singing a ‘Love Song for the Planet’
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