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 the James Bond Theme
One of the most famous pieces of music in movie history started out as a song from a shelved musical.
How Bruce Springsteen Came of Age on ‘Blinded by the Light’
He later said the confusing lyrics were autobiographical.
Wolfgang Van Halen Reveals Track Listing for Mammoth WVH Debut
Album will contain 14 songs, including the single "Distance" and another called "Mammoth."
Prince Albums and Singles Celebrating Big Anniversaries in 2021
We're looking at the Prince songs, records and shows that are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.
‘Wayne’s World’ Rebooted for Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad Tease
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey recreate their famous characters for a new commercial.
Phil Collins Sells ‘Stunning’ $40 Million Miami Beach Estate
House made headlines last October when singer's ex-wife and her new husband refused to leave.
Hear Ann Wilson’s New Single, ‘Tender Heart’
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.