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 Prince Became a ‘Super Hero': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince gave "Super Hero" to Earth, Wind & Fire, and he also starred as a superhero in a pair of comic books.
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.
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.'
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.
Peter Buck Forms New Group With Joseph Arthur Called Arthur Buck
The two friends ran into each other in Mexico and quickly banged out an album's worth of material.
Michael Stipe Was a ‘Taskmaster’ in Producing Fischerspooner’s Album
Casey Spooner described how Michael Stipe got the best possible performances out of him when producing Fischerspooner's 'SIR.'
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.'