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.
Watch Paul McCartney Sit In With the Killers on New Year’s Eve
What’s better than a private New Year’s Eve concert by the Killers on a Caribbean island? Having Paul McCartney show up. You can watch the legend sit in with the Las Vegas-based rockers on the Beatles' classic “Helter Skelter” abo…
Bob Dylan’s Twitter Account Hacked, Reports Fake Death of Britney Spears
The Twitter accounts of Bob Dylan and Sony Music Global were hacked, announcing the fake news that Britney Spears had died.
Paul McCartney Remembers George Michael’s ‘Sweet Soul Music’
Paul McCartney paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.
5 Artists Snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame This Year
This morning, it was announced that Pearl Jam was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While we’re thrilled for them, we can’t help but feel bad for five other acts that didn’t make the cut: Depeche Mode, Jane’s Addiction, MC5, Kr…
Pearl Jam Voted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pearl Jam was among the list of inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
UPDATE: CeeLo Green’s Exploding Cell Phone Video Was Staged, Not Real
A video seeming to show a cell phone exploding in the face of CeeLo Green turned out to be just a publicity stunt.
David Bowie Was Considered for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
The trilogy's casting director confirms the rumor that David Bowie was approached about playing Gandalf, but he never actually auditioned.
Journey Wins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote
Journey and four other rock bands will be on the fan's ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
First Photo and Unusual Name of Mick Jagger’s Eighth Child Revealed
One of Jagger's daughters posted a picture of the newborn boy on Instagram and revealed his name.
The History of Country-Rock: The ‘50s and ‘60s
Ultimate Classic Rock looks at how rock and country music mixed together in the '50s and '60s.