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.
Meet the Man With More Than 2,600 Copies of the Beatles’ White Album
An artist has been collecting copies of the 1968 record but prefers when they're not in mint condition.
Mick Mars Year by Year: Photos 1982-2019
A pictorial look at the life of the Motley Crue guitarist.
Van Halen Album History: The Stories Behind All 12 Records
A handy guide to the dozen LPs released by the hard-rock heroes.
How Janis Joplin Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘The Waiting’
Songwriter first got the chorus from a line by the late singer. Then came the hardest part.
Why Tom Petty Let Don Henley Record ‘The Boys of Summer’
Mike Campbell reveals why his late bandmate rejected the demo, which led to the ex-Eagle's solo classic.
Brian May Says He’s ‘Grateful to Be Alive’ After Health Scares
Queen guitarist says stomach hemorrhage was more dangerous than the heart attack.
Paul McCartney Announces ‘McCartney III’ Album
The former Beatle played all the instruments on upcoming record.
The Stories Behind All 84 Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums
All the official collections of studio outtakes, live records and compilations since the guitar legend's 1970 death.
Sammy Hagar Reveals More Details of Eddie Van Halen Reunion Call
Singer said his ex-bandmate had practically been waiting for him to call in the last few months of the guitarist's life.
David Crosby Admits His Eddie Van Halen Tweet Was ‘Not Cool’
Rock legend says he forgot the guitarist died earlier in the week.