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 Story of ‘Wings for Wheels,’ Bruce Springsteen’s Early Take on ‘Thunder Road’
It would soon become one of Bruce Springsteen's defining songs, but at the time, it didn’t even have its famous title.
Revisiting Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in …
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
Lita Ford Gets a Job as a Music Teacher in Indeed Commercial
A new commercial for a jobs website stars Lita Ford as a music teacher.
Paul Simon Writes Theme Song for Louis C.K.’s New Series, ‘Horace and Pete’
A new TV show from comedian Louis C.K. has a theme song composed by Paul Simon.
Update: Reports of a New Bad Company Album Shot Down
If the rumors are true, it would be their first album with Paul Rodgers since 1982.
The Day the Beatles Performed Live for the Last Time on a London Rooftop
"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."
Phil Collins Explains Why He Didn’t Work With Adele on Her New Album
Phil Collins tells his side of why their collaboration never got off the ground.
How a School Shooting Inspired the Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should be remembered that he also was the frontman for the Boomtown Rats.
Revisiting John Lennon’s Posthumous ‘Milk and Honey’
When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the middle of recording the follow-up to the recently released Double Fantasy.
The History of Bruce Springsteen’s Flawed ‘Working on a Dream’
After a decade that saw him reunite the E Street Band, release two strong albums of new material, an acclaimed folk music project and seemingly endless touring, Bruce Springsteen took a step backward with his next project.