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.
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.
Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ First TV Appearance on Alan Thicke’s ‘Thicke of the Night…
The late Alan Thicke gave the then-unknown Red Hot Chili Peppers their first nationally televised performance.
Tom Petty Says His Next Tour May Be the ‘Last Big One’
Tom Petty says the Heartbreakers may slow down after next year's 40th anniversary tour ends.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Wants to Get Into a Twitter War With Donald Trump
Kirk Hammett is concerned that the policies of future President Donald Trump will negatively impact the environment.