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.
Spirit Lawyer Files Appeal in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
The lawyer for the estate of Spirit's Randy California has appealed last year's verdict that Led Zeppelin did not rip off "Taurus" for "Stairway to Heaven."
Jimmy Page to Release Chris Farlowe Demos He Produced in 1961
A set of demos for Chris Farlowe that marked Jimmy Page's first production credit will be released April 30.
Jimi Hendrix Estate Sues Hendrix’s Brother for Copyright Infringement
Once again, members of Jimi Hendrix's family find themselves on opposite sides of a fight for the rights to his name.
Classic East and West: Everything We Know (and Don’t Know) So Far
We've compiled everything we know, and don't know, about the Classic West and East festivals featuring the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and more.
New David Bowie Live Album and Rare EP Slated for Record Store Day
A concert from 1974 and songs from an extremely rare 1971 EP comprise David Bowie's contributions to Record Store Day in 2017.
Gerald Scarfe’s Paintings From Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Are For Sale
11 pieces of art that Gerald Scarfe made for various adaptations of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' are being sold.
Billy Joel Welcomes John Mellencamp, Young Rascals Mini-Reunion at Madison Square Garden
Billy Joel got some help from John Mellencamp and two members of the Young Rascals during his March 2017 concert at Madison Square Garden.
Watch Gene Simmons Debut His New Solo Live Band
In preparation for his first Comic Con solo show in two weeks, Gene Simmons played a private corporate event.
Watch the Rehearsal of Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Grammy Performance With Working Mics
Metallica has released a video of what their Grammys duet with Lady Gaga should have sounded like.
Listen to a 70-Minute Remix of Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Break
Someone has taken Phil Collins' drum fill, tripled it and played it on top of itself at different speeds.
Quiet Riot Reportedly Replace Singer Seann Nicols With ‘American Idol’ Star James Durbin
After five months on the job, singer Seann Nicols has parted ways with Quiet Riot.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Dance With His Daughter at Concert
Jon Bon Jovi brought out his daughter Stephanie to dance with him during a song he wrote about her, "I Got the Girl."