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.
Watch the New Video for AC/DC’s ‘Realize’
New clip is for one of our favorite rock songs of 2020.
40 Rockers Who Have Sold Their Publishing Rights
Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.
25 Years Ago: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Says Goodbye
Bill Watterson ended his beloved comic strip about a six-year-old and his stuffed tiger/best friend after a decade in newspapers.
November 2020 Recap: Wolfgang Debuts and Rock Hall Copes With COVID
Single "Distance" was an emotional tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen.
Alto Reed, Longtime Bob Seger Saxophonist, Dies at 72
Their musical association pre-dated the Silver Bullet Band.
The 20 Most Uplifting Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
Tales of how musicians persevered, and helped us persevere, dominate our list.
September 2020: AC/DC Make Awesome Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
Kiss Detail Safety Measures En Route to New Year’s Eve PPV Show
Kiss used to wear masks through airports to keep their identities secret. Now it's a precaution.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
January 2020 Recap: Neil Peart Dies, Joey Kramer Sues Aerosmith
Artists going through health issues dominated headlines during the first month of turbulent year.