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.
Kid Rock’s Boyhood ‘Paradise’ Can Be Yours for $600,000
The 22-room house in Bruce Township, Mich., where Kid Rock grew up has hit the market.
Lou Gramm Would Like to Finish ‘Rough Ideas’ With Mick Jones
Singer hopes upcoming Foreigner reunion shows lead to completing old song ideas with guitarist.
Geddy Lee to Release Book About History of the Bass Guitar
The Rush frontman profiles 250 instruments and talks to some famous players.
Lynyrd Skynyrd to Release ‘Live in Atlantic City’
Audio and video sets capture a guest-packed 2006 concert.
55 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s First Band, the Roosters, Breaks Up
Back then, the future Yardbirds legend was still far from polished.
Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba Arrested for DUI
He was pulled over by police in his hometown after failing to stop for a stop sign. Things then got worse.
Dee Snider Sold His Publishing Rights to Pay Lower Taxes
Dee Snider said that he sold "a major part" of his Snidest Music three years ago in part because of the difference in how the money is taxed.
Metallica’s Weird Lou Reed Experiment: Rock’s Epic Fails
A new video explores how Metallica ended up in a strange collaboration with Lou Reed on 'Lulu.'
Toto Has Covered Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’
Toto has paid back Weezer for covering "Africa" by putting their own spin on the alternative band's 2001 hit.
New Book Explores Making of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Album
Compiled by Yoko Ono, 'Imagine John Yoko' takes in-depth look at creation of classic LP.
How Styx Expanded ‘The Mission’ Into New Sonic Territory: Exclusive
Tommy Shaw, producer Will Evankovich and engineer Jim Scott discuss the recording of Styx's album 'The Mission.'
Is Toto Going to Cover Weezer Now?
A pair of Los Angeles DJs are trying to get Toto to record a Weezer song. And Steve Lukather was intrigued.