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.
Alternative Rock’s 13 Unluckiest Musicians
We look at a baker's dozen of musicians whose careers were affected by bad luck.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to Release Career-Spanning ‘Squeeze Box’
All of "Weird Al" Yankovic's studio albums will be released in an accordion-shaped box set.
’Singles’ Soundtrack Featuring Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Paul Westerberg to Get 25th Anni…
The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's 1992 movie is being reissued with an extra disc of demos and other songs.
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Patti Smith to Appear in Terrence Malick’s Film, ‘Song to Song’
A new movie about the Austin music scene features cameos from several alternative and indie rockers.
Paul McCartney, Paul Rodgers, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett & Billy Joel Make Special New Year’s…
A handful of classic rockers welcomed in 2017 in style.
Ray Davies to Be Knighted
The Kinks' frontman was named on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honours List.
Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese Questions Band’s Integrity Over Hall of Fame Excl…
Pearl Jam's second drummer questioned how the band could accept the "injustice" of his exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Bob Dylan’s Twitter Account Hacked, Reports Fake Death of Britney Spears
The Twitter accounts of Bob Dylan and Sony Music Global were hacked, announcing the fake news that Britney Spears had died.
Paul McCartney Remembers George Michael’s ‘Sweet Soul Music’
Paul McCartney paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day.
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo Dies
The guitarist from British rock legends Status Quo has died at the age of 68.