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.
Did Bruce Springsteen Tip Off His Infidelity in ‘One Step Up’?
Emotional 1987 song may have touched on his own personal turmoil at the time.
Phil Collins Sells ‘Stunning’ $40 Million Miami Beach Estate
House made headlines last October when singer's ex-wife and her new husband refused to leave.
How a Comic Book Idea Led to Kiss’ ‘Dressed to Kill’ Cover Photo
Concept envisioned the band as superheroes sent to "save the world with rock 'n' roll."
Genesis Share Preview of 2021 Reunion Tour Stage Show
Band gives taste of road production while announcing new U.K. and Ireland dates.
Hear Ann Wilson’s New Single, ‘Tender Heart’
Heart singer says new solo song "came out of a personal struggle but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning."
How Metallica Finally Entered the Video Age With ‘One’
Band was on its fourth album before agreeing to make a video for song about a soldier who'd lost his limbs and most of his sense.
How Def Leppard Ran From Cliches on ‘Pyromania’ Cover Art
Managers were tired of seeing "half-naked women riding motorbikes and fire-breathing monsters" on hard-rock album covers.
Watch a Parrot Sing Along With Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and More
Clips of Tico joining in while his owner plays classic rock on guitar have gone viral.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Neil Young Announces ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.
Watch the New Video for AC/DC’s ‘Realize’
New clip is for one of our favorite rock songs of 2020.
40 Rockers Who Have Sold Their Publishing Rights
Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
Poison singer lashes out against people using his name to take money from fans.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Struggled to Record ‘Refugee’
Hit single required 70 takes, with one band member fired and rehired and its cowriter leaving town for two days.
When ‘Jeopardy!”s Alex Trebek Dressed Up Like Kiss’ Gene Simmons
Host transformed into the Demon for Halloween 2018.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.