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.
How Eddie Van Halen Influenced Jack White’s New Album
An interview with Eddie Van Halen helped change Jack White's mind about guitars.
Alice Cooper Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour
Alice Cooper begins another month's worth of shows across North America in August 2018.
Pearl Jam Release New Song, ‘Can’t Deny Me,’ to Fan Club
Pearl Jam gave members of their Ten Club a surprise in the form of a new song called "Can't Deny Me."
Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner Questions the Credibility of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Judas Priest's guitarist said that Judas Priest and other metal bands deserve to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gary Burden, Album Cover Artist for Neil Young, the Doors + the Eagles, Dies
Gary Burden's album artwork helped define the images of the California singer-songwriter scene of the '70s.
Gibson’s Creditors Want Change in Leadership
As Gibson's deadlines to meet its financial obligations inch closer, the group that holds the bulk of the guitar company's debt has said it's willing to restructure its deal, but there's a condition.
Listen to Rainbow’s First Original Song Since 1995, ‘Waiting for a Sign’
In advance of the April 6 arrival of 'Memories in Rock II,' Ritchie Blackmore has released a new Rainbow song, "Waiting for a Sign."
Watch Judas Priest’s New Video for ‘Spectre’
Judas Priest's new album, 'Firepower,' hits record stores, digital music sites and streaming services today, and they're celebrating with a new video for the latest single.
The Story of the Pink Floyd-‘Wizard of Oz’ Mashup, ‘The Dark Side of the Rainbow’
One of the strangest convergences of two pieces of classic art in pop culture history is the notion that the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' serves as sort of a video companion to 'The Dark Side of the Moon.'
Tommy Lee Claims Pamela Anderson ‘Poisoned’ Their Sons Against Him
Tommy Lee denied that alcohol played a role in the altercation with his son, and said that his ex-wife Pamela Anderson has turned their sons against him.
Rod Stewart Has Finished a New Album Called ‘Blood Red Roses’
Rod Stewart's follow-up to 2015's 'Another Country' will be called 'Blood Red Roses,' as he revealed in an interview.
Cranberries Plan to Release Final Sessions With Dolores O’Riordan
Shortly after the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in January, the surviving members of the band said that they had been working on their eighth album.