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.
Steven Tyler to Appear on ‘Nashville’ TV Show
Steven Tyler hinted that he will sing with Hayden Panettiere on an upcoming episode of 'Nashville.'
The Day the Beatles Fired Pete Best
On Aug. 16, 1962, the Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, and replaced him with Ringo Starr.
The Day Pete Best Joined the Beatles
On Aug. 12, 1960, the eve of their first Hamburg residency, the Beatles hired Pete Best as their new drummer.
Revisiting Led Zeppelin’s Final U.K. Shows With John Bonham
Led Zeppelin's Aug. 4, 1979 concert at the Knebworth Festival would mark their final U.K. appearance with John Bonham.
Listen to Don Henley’s New Duet With Dolly Parton, ‘When I Stop Dreaming’
Don Henley has called upon Dolly Parton to help him out with a cover of the Louvin Brothers', 'When I Stop Dreaming.'
Bruce Springsteen Sends the Jon Stewart Era of ‘The Daily Show’ Off in Style
Bruce Springsteen served as the final guest of the Jon Stewart era of 'The Daily Show.'
David Gilmour Used a Prison Choir on ‘Rattle That Lock’
David Gilmour's new song, 'Rattle That Lock,' features background vocals by a choir comprised largely of prisoners.
Jimmy Page Describes the ‘Total Nightmare’ of Rehearsing Other Singers
Jimmy Page talks about why the plan to continue working with John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham after Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion broke down.
The Day the Beatles Played Their Final Cavern Show
Few clubs are as associated with one band's rise to stardom as Liverpool's Cavern Club is with the Beatles. On Aug. 3, 1963, they played the tiny basement club on Mathew Street for the 292nd and final time.