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.
Mark E. Smith’s Cause of Death Revealed
The sisters of the Fall leader Mark E. Smith revealed the cause of his death in a statement.
John L. Nelson Gets His Closeup: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
'Don't Play With Love,' an album comprised of songs written by Prince's dad will be released in March 2018.
Depeche Mode Announce 2018 North American Tour
Depeche Mode have extended last year's Global 'Spirit' Tour into 2018, with nine more shows in North America.
Ndugu Chancler, ‘Billie Jean’ Drummer, Dies
In addition to playing on Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' Ndugu Chancler had a lengthy career as a jazz and R&B drummer and a jazz instructor.
Prince Re-Records His Past for ‘Purple Medley': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince gave his back catalog the Stars on 45 treatment, delivering new versions of classics for the "Purple Medley."
Foo Fighters Win Grammy for ‘Run’
"Run," the lead single from Foo Fighters' 'Concrete & Gold,' took home the 2018 Grammy for Best Rock Song. The night featured many wins by alternative and indie acts.
The Decemberists, Eels and Yo La Tengo Announce New Albums and Tours
As bands are lining up their spring and summer tour plans, the first few weeks of 2018 have seen a slew of announcements regarding new albums.
Erasure Announce New Album, ‘World Beyond,’ and North American Tour
'World Beyond' is an orchestral re-working of 2017's 'World Be Gone' with the Brussels-based classical ensemble Echo Collective.
Prince Mocks His Own Fame in ‘Movie Star': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Recorded two years after 'Purple Rain' made him huge, "Movie Star" finds Prince mocking his own adjustment to fame.
MGMT Announce Tour, Release Date and Track Listing for ‘Little Dark Age’
MGMT have given us details of their next record, 'Little Dark Age,' as well as dates for a North American tour.