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.
Queen to Release ‘Studio Collection’ Vinyl Box
Queen will release a vinyl box set of all 15 of their studio albums on Sept. 25.
40 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Seals Legacy on ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ Tour
Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his fourth album began in Buffalo on May 23, 1978.
When John Lennon and Paul McCartney Appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ to Promote Apple
After their trip to Rishikesh, India failed to provide the spiritual enlightenment they sought, the Beatles turned in the opposite direction – towards business matters.
Guitarist Jay Jay French: Twisted Sister Were Thinking About Quitting Before AJ Pero’s Dea…
Even though Dee Snider said that Twisted Sister would "probably continue" following last week's death of drummer AJ Pero, another member of the band is suggesting otherwise.
How AC/DC Recorded ‘Highway To Hell’ – Exclusive Book Excerpt
In an exclusive excerpt from Jesse Fink's 'The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC,' we learn how AC/DC created the legendary 'Highway to Hell.'
Mick Jagger Girlfriend L’Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide
L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, died of an apparent suicide.
Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton Pulls Out of Australian Tour Due to Illness
Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith has been forced to leave the band's current tour due to illness. The bassist has returned to the U.S. to recover.
Win a Trip for Two to Meet Alice in Chains on the Uproar Festival Tour
With Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction as headliners, the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour promises to be one of the hardest-rocking shows of the summer. Ultimate Classic Rock is teaming up with Alice in Chains and our sister sites Loudwire and Diffuser.fm to offer a flyaway trip f…
Metallica Promising ‘Different Sounds’ on Next Album
Metallica aren't sure when their next album will be out, but James Hetfield can promise that it will be a diverse collection of songs. In a new interview, the singer suggests that, true to form, fans can expect the unexpected when they finally get around to creating the follow-up to 2008's…
Black Sabbath Announce Release Date for ’13’
After much speculation, Black Sabbath have finally announced the release date for '13,' their new album. Today (March 13, fittingly), the band said that the record will come out in a variety of formats on June 11 in the U.S. and June 10 for the rest of the world.
Billy Joel Sings ‘New York State of Mind’ with Fan
Although has sworn off the idea of doing another full-scale rock tour, Billy Joel still does his acclaimed 'An Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music' series at colleges. At a recent event, a fan wound up playing one of Joel's signature songs with the legendary mus…
Metallica Announces Lineup for 2013 Orion Music + More Festival
Metallica has announced the lineup for the second annual Orion Music + More Festival, which will take place June 8-9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. The metal legends, in addition to Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, the Deftones and Bassnectar will headline the event.