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.
In Memoriam: 2020 Deaths
A look at the music, movies and cultural figures who've died.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
How Sammy Hagar Regrouped Onstage After Eddie Van Halen’s Death
"We had work to do, and that was carry on the music."
Graphic Novel Based on Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Cover Announced
Comic tells story of what happened before the priest got thrown into the ocean.
Little Richard Dies: Rockers React
Read what stars, including Jimmy Page and Brian Wilson, had to say about the death of the rock legend.
New Concert Suggests How Post-COVID-19 Seating Charts Might Work
A theater in Arkansas is establishing "fan pods" for an upcoming show by Travis McCready of country-rock group Bishop Gunn.
The Bands Who Are Refusing to Let Coronavirus Stop Their Tours
Reverend Horton Heat and the Exploited are not letting a global pandemic stop them from rocking.
Iron Maiden to Release Two New ‘Trooper’ Beers
Fear of the Dark stout and an IPA are the latest brews in the partnership with Robinsons Brewery.
Doobie Brothers, NIN, T-Rex and Depeche Mode Inducted Into Rock Hall
Class of 2020 includes acts who made their fame in the '70s, '80s and '90s.
Greta Thunberg, Sebastian Bach Answer Meat Loaf’s Climate Comment
Former Skid Row singer and 17-year-old climate-change activist chime in on "brainwash" comment.
Slayer Announce Last Dates of Farewell Tour
Band's November shows will be its final ones.
Ozzy Osbourne Wants One Last Black Sabbath Show With Bill Ward
After years of mudslinging, Ozzy Osbourne has expressed regret that Bill Ward wasn't on Black Sabbath's last tour.