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.
‘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.
Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar to Headline 2017 Coachella
The lineup for the 2017 Coachella Festival has been released.
UPDATE: CeeLo Green’s Exploding Cell Phone Video Was Staged, Not Real
A video seeming to show a cell phone exploding in the face of CeeLo Green turned out to be just a publicity stunt.
David Bowie Was Considered for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
The trilogy's casting director confirms the rumor that David Bowie was approached about playing Gandalf, but he never actually auditioned.
Nine People Killed in Fire in Oakland Electronic Music Show
A deadly fire swept through an Oakland warehouse during a show by electronic music artist Golden Donna.
David Bowie’s 70th Birthday to Be Celebrated With Benefit Concert
Friends and colleagues of David Bowie will come together on Jan. 8, 2017 to pay tribute to him.
Billie Joe Armstrong Hopes ‘Something Drastic’ Will Happen to Donald Trump
Green Day's singer has stepped up his verbal attacks on the president-elect.
Watch R.E.M.’s Unboxing Video for ‘Out of TIme’ Deluxe Edition
Check out the contents of the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time.'
Sting’s Been Stung
As it turns out, Sting keeps bees and one once got the best of him.
Pete Burns, Singer of Dead or Alive, Dies
As the lead singer of Dead or Alive, Pete Burns had major U.S. hits with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and "Brand New Lover."