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.
Jimmy Bain Dies: Rockers React
Many members of the metal and rock community have expressed their grief at the loss of ex-Dio and Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain.
Jimmy Bain, Dio and Rainbow Bassist, Dies at 68
Bain played with Dio throughout the '80s and was part of Last in Line.
Don McLean Makes Statement on Domestic Violence Arrest: ‘I Am Not a Villain’
Don McLean has issued his first words about his arrest on Jan. 18 as his wife is granted an order of protection against him.
Glenn Frey Dead at Age 67
The Eagles guitarist has died at the age of 67.
15 Years Ago: Jason Newsted Quits Metallica
The bassist left Metallica when James Hetfield had issues with his side project, Echobrain.
The Story of Bruce Springsteen’s Debut Album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’
It would take a few years before anybody realized it, but a rock 'n' roll revolution was launched from an unlikely place on Jan. 5, 1973.
Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Hits British Top 10
A week after the death of Lemmy Kilmister on Dec. 28, Motorhead's biggest hit, "Ace of Spades," is returning the to U.K. charts.
The Day Keith Moon Accidentally Ran Over and Killed His Chauffeur
Keith Moon accidentally ran over his chauffeur on Jan. 4, 1970.
The Story of How the Beatles Tried to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots
As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.
Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Dead: Rockers React
We see how many musicians who loved Lemmy respond to his death on Twitter.