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.
James Bond Villains: Where Are They Now?
A look at the men and women who've tried to kill 007 throughout the franchise's history.
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.
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.
Neil Young Announces ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Release
Performance with Crazy Horse features live premiere of several 'Ragged Glory' songs.
Paul Stanley Announces Soul Station Album, ‘Now and Then’
Record by 10-piece band includes nine covers of classic R&B songs and five originals.
Robbie Robertson Lists ‘Sleek and Chic’ House for $4.2 Million
Price for mid-century Beverly Hills home has dropped $700,000 since July.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
Poison singer lashes out against people using his name to take money from fans.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.
Whitesnake Announce ‘The Blues Album’ Compilation
New collection features a guitar-based remix of "Give Me All Your Love."
Alto Reed, Longtime Bob Seger Saxophonist, Dies at 72
Their musical association pre-dated the Silver Bullet Band.
Kiss Detail Safety Measures En Route to New Year’s Eve PPV Show
Kiss used to wear masks through airports to keep their identities secret. Now it's a precaution.
June 2020 Recap: Rock Gets Political Over George Floyd and Trump
The intertwining of music and politics were the month's biggest stories.