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.
Lynyrd Skynyrd to Embark on Farewell Tour
The Southern rock legends announced the first leg of the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.
Two More Actors From Motley Crue’s ‘The Dirt’ Film Revealed
Iwan Rheon and Daniel Webber are in negotiations to play Mick Mars and Vince Neil in the film version of Motley Crue's 'The Dirt.'
Slayer Announce Final World Tour
After more than 35 years, Slayer are prepared to give up the road.
Joe Perry Debuts New Album, ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto,’ in Concert: Videos, Set List + Photo…
Joe Perry premiered 'Sweetzerland Manifesto' with a guest star-filled show at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Jan. 16.
Glenn Frey’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against His Hospital and Doctor
Cindy Frey alleges that his doctor and hospital failed to properly diagnose and treat the issues that led to her husband's 2016 death.
Billy Gibbons Cancels Last Date of Australian Tour, Cites Promoter Misrepresentation
An "Up Close and Personal" series of dates with Billy Gibbons has been cut short.
December’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We closed out 2017 by learning who was going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also that the making of a long-delayed movie had hit yet another snag and more.
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Recalls the Last Time He Saw Walter Becker
Donald Fagen flew to be at Walter Becker's bedside on a day off from touring as his Steely Dan partner was dying.
Gene Simmons Responds to Newly Filed Sexual Battery Lawsuit
Gene Simmons is denying a reporter's claims that he groped her and placed her hand on his knee during an interview.
Paul Stanley and Sammy Hagar Congratulate Hall of Fame Class While Criticizing Hall
The Hall of Famers offered their congratulations to the incoming Class of 2018, but echoed long-standing issues with the Hall's methods of determining who deserves to be enshrined.