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.
Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton Announce 2018 North American Tour
The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton are going back out on the road.
Some Critics Hated ‘Van Halen’ at First – Here’s Proof
These days, 'Van Halen' is celebrated as one of the greatest debut albums in history. That wasn't always the case.
Listen to Kirk Hammett Play on Michael Schenker’s ‘Heart and Soul’
Michael Schenker and Kirk Hammett trade solos on a track from Schenker's new album, 'Resurrection.'
Paul Stanley Says Kiss Could Go on Without Him
As a handful of classic rockers are about to start their final tours, it's perfectly normal that others are thinking about calling time on their careers.
Quincy Jones Says the Beatles Were ‘No-Playing Motherf—ers’
Legendary producer Quincy Jones said the Beatles were "the worst musicians in the world."
Poison Announce Summer Tour With Cheap Trick
For the second year in a row, the reunited original lineup of Poison will be out on the road in the summer. And they're bringing Cheap Trick along.
Paul Simon Announces ‘Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour’
Paul Simon revealed dates for his last-ever tour of North America and Europe, which will take place in the spring and summer of 2018.
Daryl Hall Says the Press Were ‘F—ing A–holes’ to Hall & Oates
Daryl Hall remembers how the writers who inducted Hall & Oates into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were the same ones who hated them back in the day.
Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson Announce ‘Stars Align’ Tour
Another major package tour will be hitting the road this summer.
Paul Simon Announces ‘The Farewell Performance’
Paul Simon will close out London's British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 festival on July 15, in what's being billed as his "Farewell Performance."