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.
Prince and Madonna Hook Up for a ‘Love Song': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The friendship between Prince and Madonna went south shortly after they co-wrote "Love Song."
Prince and George Clinton Team Up for ‘We Can Funk': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"We Can Funk," from 1990's 'Graffiti Bridge,' gave Prince an opportunity to work with one of his idols, George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Acrobat Falls to Death Prior to Green Day’s Performance at Spanish Festival
Green Day and the organizers of the Mad Cool Festival have been criticized for continuing after an acrobat fell to his death.
Prince Shreds Through Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
A relentless beat, guitar histrionics and a falsetto voice singing about wanting sex. Sound familiar?
Prince Honors His Dad With ‘Father’s Song': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The main melody for the 'Purple Rain' outtake "Father's Song" was written by John Nelson, Prince's father.
How Prince Redefined Joan Osbourne’s ‘One of Us': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
A year after Joan Osbourne had a hit with "One of Us," Prince recorded his own version, but made a slight, but important, change to the lyric.
Prince Takes Us All on a Bluesy ‘Ride': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
As he did on 1998's "The Ride," Prince often used the blues as an excuse to show off on guitar.
U2 Add More North American Dates to 2017 ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour
When first announced, U2's tour honoring the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree was surprisingly light on Midwest dates. Now, they've rectified that by revealing another month's worth of shows that largely focus on that region of the U...
Prince Shows Compassion for All in ‘Animal Kingdom’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince espoused a vegan philosophy in a 1998 song he wrote for PETA, "Animal Kingdom."
Prince Lays Out His Worldview on ‘D.M.S.R.': 365 Prince Songs In a Year
"D.M.S.R.," which stands for "Dance Music Sex Romance," was an eight-minute groove from '1999.'