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.
Eddie Money Dies at 70
He went from New York City police officer to one of the most reliable hitmakers of the late '70s and '80s.
50 Years Ago: How a Gun Injury Led to Mick Jagger Writing ‘Brown Sugar’
An accident suffered while Mick Jagger was filming 'Ned Kelly' resulted in one of the Rolling Stones' most famous songs.
Car Playing David Bowie’s Music Will Be Shot Into Space
SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk, will send the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first-ever proper flight, where it plans to release one of his Tesla Roadsters into space today.
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies
Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, has died in a London hotel.
More Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S. to Play SXSW
Three more bands are being prevented from entering the U.S. to play SXSW, with two being expressly denied due to their Muslim faith.
Sting’s New York Concert Taking Place Despite Snowstorm, Fans Furious
Fans are accusing Sting of being greedy because he refused to cancel his concert in New York on the day of a snowstorm.
Cure to Reportedly Release ‘Greatest Hits’ and ‘Acoustic Hits’ on Record Store Day
There's a rumor that the Cure are going to release vinyl picture discs of their 2001 CD compilation and its bonus disc.
Pearl Jam Issues Statement on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Controversy
Pearl Jam has invited all of their former drummers to join them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Classic East and West: Everything We Know (and Don’t Know) So Far
We've compiled everything we know, and don't know, about the Classic West and East festivals featuring the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and more.
Hall & Oates to Celebrate ‘Everything Philly’ With HoagieNation Festival
Hall & Oates will honor their hometown on May 27 with an all-day festival featuring music and food from Philadelphia.
U2 to Release 30th Anniversary Editions of ‘The Joshua Tree’
U2 will release Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions of their 1987 blockbuster in honor of the record's 30th anniversary.
New David Bowie Live Album and Rare EP Slated for Record Store Day
A concert from 1974 and songs from an extremely rare 1971 EP comprise David Bowie's contributions to Record Store Day in 2017.