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.
The History of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Whiskey in the Jar’
Thin Lizzy’s 1972 recording of “Whiskey in the Jar” – a traditional Irish folk song that dates back to 1650 – was something of a lark.
Phil Collins Returns to the Stage After Six-Year Absence
Phil Collins performed seven songs at a benefit concert in Miami last night (March 11).
Keith Emerson Dies: Rockers React
Read what friends and admirers like Paul Stanley, Rick Wakeman and Geezer Butler had to say about the late Keith Emerson.
Top 12 George Martin Beatles Contributions
Of all the people who claimed to be the fifth member of the Beatles (and there were plenty), perhaps none earned that title as much as George Martin.
Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Not-So-Silent History With Hearing Loss
Ultimate Classic Rock looks at how stars like Pete Townshend and Lars Ulrich have coped with hearing problems brought about by exposure to loud music.
The Day the Beatles Began Filming ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
The Beatles had barely any time to reflect on their history-making first journey to America before moving on to their next project.
Roger Daltrey Describes Struggle With Meningitis: ‘All I Could Do Was Lay There and Groan’
The singer talks about his bout with the disease as the Who prepare to resume their tour.
Whitesnake Announce 2016 Greatest Hits Tour
Whitesnake will tour the world beginning in June 2016.
Phil Collins Announces Comeback Concert
Phil Collins will perform a billed concert for the first time since 2010 at a benefit for his Little Dreams Foundation.
Steely Dan Announce 2016 U.S. Tour
The band will go out on the road beginning in April, with Steve Winwood opening up many of the dates.
Phil Collins Says He Is Not Close to Coming Back
Despite officially out of retirement for a few years, Phil Collins says he hasn't yet written a new song.
Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Announces First Show Since 2008
The band Tom Petty was in before forming the Heartbreakers are booked to play the Summer Camp Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.