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 Eagles Fought Off Punk, Disco and Fatigue on ‘The Long Run’
At the time, the band were the last people to question if others had longevity in them.
55 Years Ago: A Self-Titled LP Signals Beginning of Beatles’ End
That name may have signified a unified front, but the songs told a different story.
Why Metallica Struggled to Move on With Jason Newsted
With their career at a crucial stage, the band wasn't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton.
Four Not-So-Fab ‘I Quit’ Stories: How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles
All four Beatles left the band at some point in the last 18 months of their existence.
When Eddie Murphy Got Into James Brown’s Hot Tub
What happens when one of the funniest men in the world became the Hardest Working Man in Show Business?
60 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete Their Second Album
They overdubbed a tambourine, but nobody knows who actually played the part.
Ron Wood Year by Year: 1967-2023 Photos
A look at the life of the Rolling Stones guitarist.
Mick Jagger Year by Year: Photos 1962-2023
More than six decades of photos of the Rolling Stones singer, including many with his famous bandmates and friends.
13 Awesome Rock Comebacks
They defied the odds by coming back into the spotlight after a career drought.
30 Years Ago: Meat Loaf Goes ‘Back Into Hell’ and Scores a Hit
He'd recorded three albums on three different labels between 1983-86, and they all flopped.