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.
45 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Wows Humble Pie in Opening Slot
On July 11, 1971, Humble Pie had difficulty following their opening act, the Bruce Springsteen Band.
Now It’s Richie Sambora’s Turn to Sing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ at a Wedding
Only a few days after footage of Jon Bon Jovi singing "Livin' on a Prayer" at a wedding became a viral sensation, his former partner is seen doing the same.
The Story of U2’s Polarizing ‘Zooropa’
U2 quickly followed up 'Achtung, Baby' with 'Zooropa' on July 5, 1993.
Daryl Hall’s Restaurant Catches Fire
Early this morning (July 4), a two-alarm fire struck Daryl's House, the Pawling, N.Y., restaurant and music club owned by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates.
45 Years Ago: Queen Play Their First Show With Classic Lineup
Queen solidified their lineup when John Deacon made his debut with the group on July 2, 1971.
Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s First Guitar Player, Dies
The guitarist who was present at the birth of rock n' roll has died.
ZZ Top Call Former Manager/Producer Bill Ham Their ‘Fourth Member’
All three members of ZZ Top spoke at length about the man Frank Beard referred to as their "father figure."
Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Partial Injunction Against Makers of Purple Haze Liqueur
The makers of a Jimi Hendrix-branded alcoholic beverage must change their packaging and promotional materials.
Watch Billy Joel Sit in With His Own Tribute Band
Joel played three songs, two of which were covers, with Big Shot in Huntington, N.Y., last night (June 24).
UPDATED With 450 Eligible Shows: Ticketmaster Issues Vouchers to Free Concerts in Lawsuit …
Ticketmaster are finally paying off the settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2003.
ZZ Top to Release ‘Greatest Hits Live’
'Greatest Hits Live' contains 15 songs recorded on three continents.
Attorney Plays ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ From ‘Mary Poppins’ in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trial
Spirit's attorney questioned Jimmy Page over the influence of a song from 'Mary Poppins' on "Stairway to Heaven."