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.
30 Years Ago: Meat Loaf Goes ‘Back Into Hell’ and Scores a Hit
He'd recorded three albums on three different labels between 1983-86, and they all flopped.
When the Beatles Wrote a Song for the Rolling Stones
They put a tougher R&B beat behind the song and Brian Jones contributed its distinctive slide guitar.
When the Rolling Stones’ ‘Star Star’ Was Banned by the BBC
Title was changed at the behest of Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun.
55 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Briefly Quits the Beatles
First signs they were coming apart happened during sessions for the White Album.
The Story of Elton John’s 1975 Suicide Attempt
Legend tried to kill himself in front of family and friends during high point of his fame.
Meet the Man With More Than 3,200 Copies of the Beatles’ White Album
An artist has been collecting copies of the 1968 record but prefers when they're not in mint condition.
How Bruce Springsteen Came of Age on ‘Blinded by the Light’
He later said the confusing lyrics were autobiographical.
Queen Discover Tape of One of Their First Concerts
Brian May has discovered a cassette of an early gig from London's Imperial College.
Hollies’ ‘Long Cool Woman’ Stars in Jimmy John’s Super Bowl Ad
Rockabilly-infused single helps bring down the "King of Cold Cuts" in commercial for the big game.
Watch the New ‘Wayne’s World’ Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprise their 'Saturday Night Live' characters — with a little help from rapper Cardi B.
Queen Helps Matthew McConaughey Break Free in New Super Bowl Ad
Doritos uses "I Want to Break Free" in a commercial where the actor has become two-dimensional.
‘Wayne’s World’ Rebooted for Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad Tease
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey recreate their famous characters for a new commercial.
Jon Bon Jovi Thought ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Was Just ‘Okay’
Richie Sambora told his partner he was an "idiot" for not recognizing the song's potential.
Animals Guitarist Hilton Valentine Dies
The guitarist powered "House of the Rising Sun" and many other hits.
Peter Frampton Covers George Harrison, David Bowie on New Album
'Frampton Forgets the Words' contains instrumental versions of 10 of the guitarist's favorite songs.
Underrated Bruce Springsteen: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
You won't find any fist-raising, arena-ready rock anthems here.
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.
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."
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.