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.
U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree': The Story Behind Every Song
We've compiled links to all of our stories about the 10 songs on U2's 1987 landmark album, 'The Joshua Tree.'
Band Playing SXSW Deported for Illegal Immigration
Soviet Soviet, an Italian band playing this year's SXSW, has been deported due to claims that they were trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
Hall & Oates to Celebrate ‘Everything Philly’ With HoagieNation Festival
Hall & Oates will honor their hometown on May 27 with an all-day festival featuring music and food from Philadelphia.
U2 to Release 30th Anniversary Editions of ‘The Joshua Tree’
U2 will release Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions of their 1987 blockbuster in honor of the record's 30th anniversary.
Grace Slick Chastised by Reverend for Pro-LGBTQ Stance: ‘All Sin Carries a Death Sentence’
Rev. Franklin Graham took exception to Grace Slick donating money from licensing one of her songs to a pro-LGBTQ organization.
Two Unreleased Beck Songs Surface Online
Two tracks Beck recorded in 2011 for a movie have been leaked on the internet.
HBO to Broadcast ‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’ Documentary
'David Bowie: The Last Five Years,' a documentary that premiered on the BBC last month, will be broadcast in the U.S. by HBO.
David Bowie Wins Five Grammys
'Blackstar' won three album awards and the title track won another two.
Watch Blondie Perform ‘One Way or Another’ on PBS’ ‘Soundstage': Exclusive Premiere
Diffuser is pleased to premiere Blondie performing "One Way or Another" on PBS' 'Soundstage.'
‘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.