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 Van Halen’s ‘Balance’ Album Art Foreshadowed the Band’s Split
Composite shot was designed to reflect "the duality of the human psyche."
Watch Dramatic New ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Trailer
Fourth installment of the MonsterVerse features two giant legends.
15 Movies That Could Have Starred John Belushi
Star made seven films in his life, but there could have been a lot more.
James Bond Villains: Where Are They Now?
A look at the men and women who've tried to kill 007 throughout the franchise's history.
Hear Ann Wilson’s New Single, ‘Tender Heart’
Heart singer says new solo song "came out of a personal struggle but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning."
Genesis Share Preview of 2021 Reunion Tour Stage Show
Band gives taste of road production while announcing new U.K. and Ireland dates.
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.
How Metallica Finally Entered the Video Age With ‘One’
Band was on its fourth album before agreeing to make a video for song about a soldier who'd lost his limbs and most of his sense.
How Def Leppard Ran From Cliches on ‘Pyromania’ Cover Art
Managers were tired of seeing "half-naked women riding motorbikes and fire-breathing monsters" on hard-rock album covers.
Watch a Parrot Sing Along With Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and More
Clips of Tico joining in while his owner plays classic rock on guitar have gone viral.
Pearl Jam Send ‘Threatening Legal Letters’ to Tribute Band
Similarly named London-based Pearl Jamm have been around since 2016.
Michael Anthony Remembers Eddie Van Halen as a ‘Humble Guy’
Former bandmate said that fame never went to the guitarist's head.