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.
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.
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.
15 Movies That Could Have Starred John Belushi
Star made seven films in his life, but there could have been a lot more.
How Def Leppard Ran From Cliches on ‘Pyromania’ Cover Art
Managers were tired of seeing "half-naked women riding motorbikes and fire-breathing monsters" on hard-rock album covers.
Hear Ann Wilson’s New Single, ‘Tender Heart’
Heart singer says new solo song "came out of a personal struggle but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning."
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.
Pearl Jam Send ‘Threatening Legal Letters’ to Tribute Band
Similarly named London-based Pearl Jamm have been around since 2016.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Neal Schon Says Journey Have ’21 Songs in the Works’ for New LP
Guitarist hopes to have first single out next month.
Neil Young Announces ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.