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.
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.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'
How Gene Simmons Recorded His 1978 Solo Album: Book Excerpt
Kiss bassist conducted sessions in England, New York and Los Angeles, bringing in Joe Perry and Rick Nielsen.
Hear Foo Fighters’ Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’
Version of 1958 holiday classic was recorded for a Prime Video concert.
Richard Corben, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Cover Artist, Dies
Illustrator had a lengthy career in comics, including 'Heavy Metal' magazine.
Watch AC/DC’s New ‘Demon Fire’ Video
Parts of the clip surfaced in a teaser the day before Halloween.
How Sammy Hagar Regrouped Onstage After Eddie Van Halen’s Death
"We had work to do, and that was carry on the music."
The Amazing Story Behind ‘Dazed and Confused”s Most Famous Line
Matthew McConaughey's classic line about high school girls was made under extraordinary circumstances for the actor.
Hear Wolfgang Van Halen’s Debut Mammoth WVH Single, ‘Distance’
First song from long-awaited album pays tribute to Eddie Van Halen.
Metallica and Mariah Carey Get Mashed Up for Christmas Season
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - together at last!
Watch David Lee Roth Invade a College Football Game in 1986
The former Van Halen singer showed up during the halftime show as the marching band played "Yankee Rose."