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.
Metallica to Perform at 2015 X Games
The X Games are celebrating their 20th anniversary with some very special guests: Metallica.
Yes to Release ‘Like It Is’ Concert DVD
On July 10, Yes will release Like It Is -- Yes at the Mesa Arts Center, a two-CD/DVD collection that was recorded on their most recent U.S. tour.
Bill Ward Says Ozzy Osbourne’s Fans ‘F—ing Hate Me’
For all the public squabbling between Ozzy Osbourne and Bill Ward over the past few years, the former Black Sabbath drummer maintains that he holds no grudges toward anybody.
Paul McCartney Played a Graduation Party With a Local Band
Paul McCartney has performed in stadiums and arenas all over the world.
Lemmy Is ‘Feeling Much Better’ After Latest Health Scare
Motorhead fans who may have been worried that the cancellation of the band's appearance this past weekend at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Sao Paolo spelled a return to Lemmy Kilmister’s recent health woes can breathe easier.
Ann Wilson, Jack Bruce and Others Pay Tribute to the Beatles on New Album
The quieter side of the Beatles' catalog is getting the all-star tribute treatment.
Johnny Solinger Quits Skid Row, Tony Harnell Takes Over
Skid Row is in the market for a new lead singer.
Tony Iommi Addresses New Health Rumors
The guitarist issued a statement denying that his lymphoma had returned.
Bob Burns, Original Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dies
Burns, who founded the band and drummed on their first two albums, was killed in a single-car crash.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rossington ‘At A Loss For Words’ After Bob Burns’ Death
The guitarist paid tribute to the late Bob Burns, with whom he founded Lynyrd Skynyrd.
April 2015 New Music Releases
The list of April 2015 New Music Releases is a bit longer than a typical month. But then again, not every month has Record Store Day, which happens on April 18.
Listen to Sammy Hagar and the Circle Perform ‘Poundcake': Exclusive Premiere
On May 19, Sammy Hagar will release At Your Service, a live album culled from dates of his 2014 tour with his new band the Circle.