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.
How Writing ‘Black Sabbath’ Defined a Band and Its Sound
Earth was one of many local groups playing blues rock. Then they wrote the track that changed everything.
Watch Mike Portnoy Pay Tribute to Neil Peart on a Toy Drum Kit
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UPDATED: Don Dokken’s ‘Hands Are Dead’ After Spine Surgery
Singer says his "guitar-playing days are ... over" after operation.
Bon Jovi Wants Fans to Sing New Track ‘Limitless’
Band has created a contest that allows people to record their own melodies of upcoming single.
Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Sanctuary’ Is for Sale for $1.65 Million
Folk singer's Florida house offers panoramic views of the Indian River.
Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson Denies ‘Absurd’ Jimmy Page Insult
Guitarist says he didn't refuse the Led Zeppelin legend's offer to collaborate.
How Axl Rose Was Animated for His ‘New Looney Tunes’ Episode
Artist for the show takes viewers through the process from rough draft to animation.
Billy Sheehan Was Offered the Van Halen Job Three Times
Bassist had previously disclosed two instances when they asked him to join.
Psychedelic Poster Artist Wes Wilson Dies at 82
Posters for bands like Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead helped define the visuals of the San Francisco scene.
Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It, Black’ Covered in New Super Bowl Ad
Missy Elliott and H.E.R. unveil new take on the 1966 classic for Pepsi Zero Sugar.