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.
Paul Simon Announces ‘The Farewell Performance’
Paul Simon will close out London's British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 festival on July 15, in what's being billed as his "Farewell Performance."
Foo Fighters Win Grammy for ‘Run’
"Run," the lead single from Foo Fighters' 'Concrete & Gold,' took home the 2018 Grammy for Best Rock Song. The night featured many wins by alternative and indie acts.
Fleetwood Mac Receive 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Award: Video, Photos + Set List
A former president and a new generation of musicians paid tribute to Fleetwood Mac, who also performed, at the annual MusiCares Person of the Year Award gala.
Stevie Nicks Says She Will ‘Never Get Over’ Tom Petty’s Death
Stevie Nicks remembered her dear friend Tom Petty while receiving the MusiCares Person of the Year Award.
Neil Young to Release Archival ‘Roxy – Tonight’s the Night Live’
Neil Young is prepping the release of concerts he performed in 1973, shortly after recording the bulk of the material that wound up on 'Tonight's the Night.'
Donald Trump’s First Year: How Rockers Have Reacted
A look back at what musicians have said about Donald Trump, one year into his presidency.
Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Will Not Include D’arcy Wretzky
Original bassist D'arcy Wretzky says she will not be a part of the Smashing Pumpkins' reunion tour.
Jim Rodford, Argent and Kinks Bassist, Dies
Jim Rodford formed Argent with his cousin, Rod Argent, and later played with the Kinks and the Zombies.
The Decemberists, Eels and Yo La Tengo Announce New Albums and Tours
As bands are lining up their spring and summer tour plans, the first few weeks of 2018 have seen a slew of announcements regarding new albums.
Eagles Settle Lawsuit With Real-Life ‘Hotel California’
The band had accused the Hotel California in Baja California Sur, Mexico, of trying to suggest that it was the inspiration for their hit song.
Glenn Frey’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against His Hospital and Doctor
Cindy Frey alleges that his doctor and hospital failed to properly diagnose and treat the issues that led to her husband's 2016 death.
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies
Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, has died in a London hotel.