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.
Aerosmith’s ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ Was Inspired by Vince Neil
Co-writer Desmond Child spoke about how the Motley Crue singer inspired Aerosmith's comeback hit.
Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Will Remain Private
An appellate court has ruled against a journalist in his attempt to see photos from the 1994 death scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
The Struts Work Hard to Give Their Fans a ‘Big Smile’
The Struts have been getting greater exposure in the U.S. as the opening act on the Foo Fighters' tour.
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.
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.
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.
Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine + Depeche Mode Shut Out of Rock Hall Class of 2018
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 has been announced and Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine and other alternative bands didn't make the cut.
Jack White Hints at New Album With Teaser Video
Jack White has been talking about his follow-up to 2014's 'Lazaretto' for much of the year, and we think he's almost ready to unleash it.
Psychedelic Furs’ ‘Love My Way’ Surges After Appearing in ‘Call Me by Your Name’
Psychedelic Furs' first U.S. hit has had its biggest week ever on streaming services after placement in a critically acclaimed film.
Stone Temple Pilots Announce 2018 U.S. Tour
Stone Temple Pilots revealed dates for a U.S. tour to take place in the spring of 2018.