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 Day the Beatles Recorded (Most of) the ‘Please Please Me’ Album
The notion of artists taking their time has become so ingrained that it's hard to believe musicians used to bang out killer albums in a hurry.
David Lee Roth Returns With New ‘Roth Show’
The Van Halen singer talks about Los Angeles car culture as only he can on his new website.
60 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
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.
Listen to Santana’s New Single, ‘Anywhere You Want to Go,’ Featuring Journey’s Neal Schon
The first single from 'Santana IV,' "Anywhere You Want to Go," has been released.
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.
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.