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.
Listen to Another New Song From Jeff Lynne’s ELO, ‘One Step at a Time’
Jeff Lynne's ELO is streaming 'One Step at a Time,' the latest song from their upcoming album.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First Single, ‘Love Me Do’
The Beatles released their first single, 'Love Me Do,' in the U.K. on October 5, 1962.
Watch Steven Tyler and Taylor Swift Sing ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’
Steven Tyler joined Taylor Swift during her concert in Nashville for Aerosmith's only No. 1 hit.
How Bruce Springsteen Finally Became a Star With ‘Born to Run’
After two flops, Bruce Springsteen hit the big time when 'Born to Run' was released on Aug. 25, 1975.
The Day Pete Best Joined the Beatles
On Aug. 12, 1960, the eve of their first Hamburg residency, the Beatles hired Pete Best as their new drummer.
Revisiting Led Zeppelin’s Final U.K. Shows With John Bonham
Led Zeppelin's Aug. 4, 1979 concert at the Knebworth Festival would mark their final U.K. appearance with John Bonham.
Paul McCartney May Have Lost Dozens of Beatles Songs
Paul McCartney talked about how technology has made it much easier for him to remember musical ideas.
13 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Reunites the E Street Band for ‘The Rising’
Bruce Springsteen released 'The Rising,' a commentary on the attacks of 9/11, on July 30, 2002.
Queen to Release ‘Studio Collection’ Vinyl Box
Queen will release a vinyl box set of all 15 of their studio albums on Sept. 25.
The Day Live Aid United the World
On July 13, 1985, Live Aid brought nearly every major figure in rock to London and Philadelphia to raise money for African famine relief.