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.
Ray Davies to Be Knighted
The Kinks' frontman was named on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honours List.
Allan Williams, the Beatles’ First Manager, Dies
Williams managed the band from 1960-1 and was responsible for sending them to Hamburg.
David Bowie Was Considered for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
The trilogy's casting director confirms the rumor that David Bowie was approached about playing Gandalf, but he never actually auditioned.
Journey Wins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote
Journey and four other rock bands will be on the fan's ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
First Photo and Unusual Name of Mick Jagger’s Eighth Child Revealed
One of Jagger's daughters posted a picture of the newborn boy on Instagram and revealed his name.
The History of Country-Rock: The ‘50s and ‘60s
Ultimate Classic Rock looks at how rock and country music mixed together in the '50s and '60s.
Elton John Denies Retirement Rumors
Elton John has refuted a British tabloid report saying that he was going to hang it up when he turns 70 next year.
One Year Later: Scott Weiland Remembered by Stone Temple Pilots
The surviving members of Stone Temple Pilots wrote a message to their former lead singer on the first anniversary of his death.
Mick Jagger and Bono to Participate in Documentary About Prince
'Prince: R U Listening?' is expected to be released in the spring of 2017.
Listen to the Rolling Stones’ ‘Ride ‘Em on Down’
The Rolling Stones have given us a third taste of their upcoming 'Blue & Lonesome' record.
David Bowie Was Planning to Write Another Album
Despite his terminal illness, David Bowie was thinking about a new project beyond 'Blackstar.'
Guns N’ Roses Tease 2017 North American Tour
A TV commercial says that Guns N' Roses are coming back to North America next year.