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 History of the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles.
The Story of the Beatles’ First U.S. Concert
On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their U.S. concert debut in Washington, D.C.
Dan Hicks of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks Dies at 74
Dan Hicks, who helped keep the traditions of rock's roots in country, bluegrass and swing alive with his band the Hot Licks, has died at the age of 74.
The Day George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ Featured in Audi Super Bowl Ad
A retired astronaut relives his glory days with the help of an Audi R8 and David Bowie's "Starman."
Maurice White, Co-Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies
The drummer and primary songwriter of the popular '70s band has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
The Story of Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed i…
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
Listen to Santana’s New Single, ‘Anywhere You Want to Go,’ Featuring Journey’s Neal Schon
The first single from 'Santana IV,' "Anywhere You Want to Go," has been released.
The Day the Beatles Performed Live for the Last Time on a London Rooftop
"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."
UPDATE: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Thrilled by Recreation of ‘Tres Hombres’ Photo: ‘I Stand in…
An Austin-based BBQ chef has re-made the meal featured in ZZ Top's famous album.