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.
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.
Pete Townshend Curses Out Fan At Concert
The grandparents aren't alright. Throughout his career, Pete Townshend's famously profane mouth has often caused his admirers to smile, shake their heads and say, "That's just Pete being Pete." But now, it seems to have gotten him in trouble with a fan and his daught…
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ House For Sale
The Long Branch, N.J. house where Bruce Springsteen wrote his 1975 breakthrough album 'Born to Run' is on the market. The asking price for the two-bedroom house, which went on the market last week, is $349,900.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Hungry Heart’ Covered By Divine Fits
It's been a busy past few days for lovers of Bruce Springsteen's skill as a songwriter. On Friday (Feb. 8), a wide variety of artists paid tribute to the Boss at the MusiCares 2013 Person of the Year award. Now, indie group Divine Fits has tackled 'Hungry Heart.'
Bruce Springsteen Recalls Life on the Campaign Trail
Tonight (Feb. 8), Bruce Springsteen will receive the MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year award for his history of philanthropic and political works. In a new interview, Springsteen discuss his longtime commitment to activism, and how it has influenced his own work.
Tom Morello to Replace Steven Van Zandt on Bruce Springsteen’s Australia Tour
This summer it was suggested that Bruce Springsteen may have to be without Steven Van Zandt for dates in 2013 due to the guitarist's previous acting commitments. Today, Springsteen announced that Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine will take over for Van Zandt when Springsteen tours Austral…
Alice Cooper: ‘Rock And Roll is Keeping Us Young’
Despite having been on the road for 45 of his 64 years, Alice Cooper still feels like a kid. In a new video interview, he talks about how performing is always the cure for what ails him.