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.
Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s First Guitar Player, Dies
The guitarist who was present at the birth of rock n' roll has died.
35 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Swings Back to the ‘40s on ‘Jumpin’ Jive’
In June 1981, Joe Jackson put aside New Wave and recorded an album of Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway covers.
Watch Billy Joel Sit in With His Own Tribute Band
Joel played three songs, two of which were covers, with Big Shot in Huntington, N.Y., last night (June 24).
ZZ Top Call Former Manager/Producer Bill Ham Their ‘Fourth Member’
All three members of ZZ Top spoke at length about the man Frank Beard referred to as their "father figure."
Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Partial Injunction Against Makers of Purple Haze Liqueur
The makers of a Jimi Hendrix-branded alcoholic beverage must change their packaging and promotional materials.
Paul Stanley Doesn’t Think Bruce Springsteen Ripped Off Kiss’ ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
In discussing the "Stairway to Heaven" trial, Paul Stanley referenced similarities between a Bruce Springsteen song and one of Kiss' biggest hits.
Artimus Pyle Is Making a Movie About Lynyrd Skynyrd
Cleopatra Films is producing a film about the Southern rockers co-written by the band's founding drummer, Artimus Pyle.
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: ‘Prince Kind of Saved My Life’
The Radiohead guitarist described how Prince opened up his ears and mind in 1987..
UPDATED With 450 Eligible Shows: Ticketmaster Issues Vouchers to Free Concerts in Lawsuit …
Ticketmaster are finally paying off the settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2003.
ZZ Top to Release ‘Greatest Hits Live’
'Greatest Hits Live' contains 15 songs recorded on three continents.
Guns N’ Roses Name Chris Stapleton, Skrillex + More as Opening Acts
Guns N' Roses have named four acts to open for them across seven nights on their upcoming tour.
How Elton John Wound Up on the New Red Hot Chili Peppers Album
The band talks about why they asked Elton John to play on "Sick Love," from their upcoming album, 'The Getaway.'