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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Anthony Remembers Eddie Van Halen as a ‘Humble Guy’
Former bandmate said that fame never went to the guitarist's head.
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.
Neal Schon Says Journey Have ’21 Songs in the Works’ for New LP
Guitarist hopes to have first single out next month.