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.
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Heart singer says new solo song "came out of a personal struggle but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning."
Five Years Ago: Prince Plays the First Show of His Final Tour
Two solo shows at Paisley Park took place nearly a month before his last-ever tour started.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Struggled to Record ‘Refugee’
Hit single required 70 takes, with one band member fired and rehired and its cowriter leaving town for two days.
25 Years Ago: ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Says Goodbye
Bill Watterson ended his beloved comic strip about a six-year-old and his stuffed tiger/best friend after a decade in newspapers.
Alto Reed, Longtime Bob Seger Saxophonist, Dies at 72
Their musical association pre-dated the Silver Bullet Band.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'
Bob Dylan Reportedly Turned Down $400M Before Selling Publishing
Deal may have been worth more than originally estimated.
The Last Time John Lennon Saw His Beatles Bandmates
The Fab Four never reunited, but they'd rebuilt their friendships by the time of his death.
Win a Dire Straits Vinyl Box Set
All six of the band's albums have been combined into an eight-LP collection.
Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Tour Bus Is Going Up for Auction
Coach was custom-built and designed with the star in mind, with purple accents throughout.
Why Tom Petty Let Don Henley Record ‘The Boys of Summer’
Mike Campbell reveals why his late bandmate rejected the demo, which led to the ex-Eagle's solo classic.