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.
The Who to Release 1968 Fillmore East Concert
An oft-bootlegged concert from the Who is getting its first official release.
Pearl Jam Looking to Throw Out Politicians Aligned With Gun Lobby
Pearl Jam has endorsed the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's #ThrowThemOut campaign to elect politicians who don't receive money from the gun lobby.
How Marillion Crafted ‘Brave’ – ‘Essential Modern Progressive Rock Albums’ Excerpt
A new book is looking to change the perception that progressive rock went dormant after its '70s heyday.
Robert Plant Shares the Secret to His Long Career
With a new album out and a tour underway, Robert Plant is writing the latest chapter of a musical journey that began 50 years ago with Led Zeppelin.
Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’
The Smashing Pumpkins are going back on the road this summer.
Elton John to Collaborate With Beyonce on New ‘Lion King’ Song
Elton John is going to write a song for Beyonce to play over the end credits for the new version of 'The Lion King.'
Win Tickets to See Journey and Def Leppard in Concert
Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with Live Nation to give out two tickets to this year's huge Journey/Def Leppard co-headlining tour.
Yes to Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals
Yes fans will gather together to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary next month, and among the goodies the group has planned for the convention will be 'Fly From Here - Return Trip.'
Jimmy Page Says a New Led Zeppelin Live Album Is in the Works
Jimmy Page said more recordings of Led Zeppelin in concert are on the way.
Jack White Thinks Rock Is ‘About to Explode Again’
The lack of traditional guitar-based rock bands on this summer's upcoming festival circuit has been one of the season's main talking points. But Jack White isn't too worried about it.