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 Called Up Journey’s Jonathan Cain to See if ‘Purple Rain’ Sounded Like ‘Faithfully’
Jonathan Cain recalled Prince playing him "Purple Rain" before the song was released.
Joe Perry Says Aerosmith Hasn’t Decided to Say Goodbye in 2017
Joe Perry downplayed talk that Aerosmith would be calling it quits next year.
Revisiting Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Live in New York City’
Bruce Springsteen's official document of his reunion tour with the E Street Band had great music, but had one fatal flaw.
Unreleased David Bowie Song From 1970, ‘To Be Love,’ Available for Download
A song David Bowie recorded in 1970 and never released has surfaced and can be downloaded.
The Day Alice Cooper Married Sheryl Goddard
Alice Cooper married one of his dancers, Sheryl Goddard, in Acapulco, Mexico on March 20, 1976.
Sacha Baron Cohen Expands on Reasons for Leaving Freddie Mercury Biopic
The actor goes into more details on the creative differences that caused him to quit the movie about the late Queen singer a few years ago.
Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Announces First Show Since 2008
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Phil Collins Says He Is Not Close to Coming Back
Despite officially out of retirement for a few years, Phil Collins says he hasn't yet written a new song.
Carlos Santana Wanted to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show
In an open letter, Carlos Santana chided the NFL for not booking San Francisco-based musicians to play the Super Bowl halftime show.
David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ Featured in Audi Super Bowl Ad
A retired astronaut relives his glory days with the help of an Audi R8 and David Bowie's "Starman."
Ozzy Osbourne Will Be ‘Ready to Rock’ With Black Sabbath on Saturday, Says Sharon Osbourne
After a week off the road, Ozzy Osbourne is healthy again, says Sharon Osbourne
Mick Jagger Girlfriend L’Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, died of an apparent suicide.