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.
Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen Spoke After Eddie’s Death
Bassist briefly called up his ex-bandmate but also wanted to respect his privacy.
The 20 Most Uplifting Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
Tales of how musicians persevered, and helped us persevere, dominate our list.
September 2020: AC/DC Make Awesome Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
May 2020: Rock Fights COVID-19 With Benefits and Lockdown Songs
The impact that the coronavirus would have on the music industry continued to dominate headlines.
What Happened When Eddie Van Halen and Brian May Traded Guitars
The duo swapped instruments during the making of May's 'Star Fleet Project.'
Why Rock’s Biggest Stars Are Selling Away Their Publishing Rights
Bob Dylan, David Crosby and Stevie Nicks are among the latest who are cashing in.
David Lee Roth Reveals Origins of Eddie Van Halen Tribute Song
Singer was inspired to write "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill" after walking past a bar.
Wolfgang Van Halen Criticizes ‘S—ty’ Sale of His Dad’s Guitars
Eddie Van Halen's son accused an auction house of profiting off his father's death.
Watch Metallica’s New Cover of Alice In Chains’ ‘Would?’
Performance was part of an all-star livestreamed event honoring the Seattle band.
The Amazing Story Behind ‘Dazed and Confused”s Most Famous Line
Matthew McConaughey's classic line about high school girls was made under extraordinary circumstances for the actor.
Hear AC/DC’s New Single, ‘Realize’
Second single from 'Power Up' comes a couple days before the album's release.