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 Blues Brothers’ at 40: A Briefcase Full of Wild Movie Facts
As wild and sprawling as 'The Blues Brothers' is, the story of the creation of the movie might be even crazier.
What Songs Has Fleetwood Mac Played the Most in Concert?
Tracks from their classic lineup get performed the most, regardless of who's in or out of the band.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard Postpone 2020 Summer ‘Stadium Tour’
Reunited band's first tour in five years will be rescheduled.
Watch Bruce Springsteen Play Empty Fenway With Dropkick Murphys
The singer appeared on the centerfield scoreboard and performed two songs with Irish folk-punk band.
Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ Began With Random Noises
A bit of goofing around in the studio between Joe Elliott and Mutt Lange led to the T. Rex-influenced smash hit.
How Rush’s Geddy Lee Learned to Re-Love ‘Jacob’s Ladder’
Singer explained how they "lost interest" in the 'Permanent Waves' cut but still brought it back for the R40 tour.
The Rock History of the Number Nine
What better way to celebrate the ninth anniversary of UCR?
Watch Jerry Stiller in Rush’s Tour Videos
The late comic actor appeared in clips used during the 'R30' and 'Snakes & Arrows' shows.
17 Hilarious Real-Life Rock Star ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories
The 1984 mockumentary about a band's struggles on the road hit home for many musicians.
Stevie Nicks Is Planning a Big Project Based on ‘Rhiannon’
Singer hopes to use self-quarantine period to work on something about the Welsh witch that inspired her Fleetwood Mac hit.