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.
2021 Super Bowl Classic Rock Commercials
Songs by the Beatles, Bill Withers and Lou Reed will be heard during the big game.
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.
How Metallica Finally Entered the Video Age With ‘One’
Band was on its fourth album before agreeing to make a video for song about a soldier who'd lost his limbs and most of his sense.
Watch a Parrot Sing Along With Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and More
Clips of Tico joining in while his owner plays classic rock on guitar have gone viral.
Hear Metallica Mashed Up With Huey Lewis and the News
"Hip to Be the Sandman" combines hits by the disparate Bay Area acts.
Pearl Jam Send ‘Threatening Legal Letters’ to Tribute Band
Similarly named London-based Pearl Jamm have been around since 2016.
20 Years Ago: Why Jason Newsted Suddenly Quit Metallica
He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
Poison singer lashes out against people using his name to take money from fans.
November 2020 Recap: Wolfgang Debuts and Rock Hall Copes With COVID
Single "Distance" was an emotional tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen.
June 2020 Recap: Rock Gets Political Over George Floyd and Trump
The intertwining of music and politics were the month's biggest stories.