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.
Billy Joel Announces 2017 Stadium Dates
Once again, Billy Joel will play baseball stadiums at select dates in the spring and summer.
David Byrne Says a Talking Heads Reunion Would Be ‘Steps Backwards’
Once again, David Byrne has shot down the idea of a Talking Heads reunion.
Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar to Headline 2017 Coachella
The lineup for the 2017 Coachella Festival has been released.
Charles Manson Hospitalized
Charles Manson is believed to be seriously ill.
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Patti Smith to Appear in Terrence Malick’s Film, ‘Song to Song’
A new movie about the Austin music scene features cameos from several alternative and indie rockers.
David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Is Top-Selling U.K. Vinyl in 2016
Sales of David Bowie's final album and catalog led to a 25-year high for vinyl sales in Britain.
Watch Michael Stipe Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Patti Smith
The former R.E.M. frontman celebrated his hero's 70th birthday onstage with her in Chicago.
Paul McCartney, Paul Rodgers, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett & Billy Joel Make Special New Year’s…
A handful of classic rockers welcomed in 2017 in style.
Watch Video From Live’s Surprise New Year’s Eve 2016 Reunion Concert
Ed Kowalczyk performed with Live for the first time since 2009 on New Year's Eve.
Ray Davies to Be Knighted
The Kinks' frontman was named on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honours List.
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.
UPDATE: CeeLo Green’s Exploding Cell Phone Video Was Staged, Not Real
A video seeming to show a cell phone exploding in the face of CeeLo Green turned out to be just a publicity stunt.