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.
How a Comic Book Idea Led to Kiss’ ‘Dressed to Kill’ Cover Photo
Concept envisioned the band as superheroes sent to "save the world with rock 'n' roll."
15 Movies That Could Have Starred John Belushi
Star made seven films in his life, but there could have been a lot more.
Why Pink Floyd Needed Three Tries to Shoot the ‘Animals’ Cover
One day the pig wouldn't fly. Then it flew way too far.
How Metallica Finally Entered the Video Age With ‘One’
Band was on its fourth album before agreeing to make a video for song about a soldier who'd lost his limbs and most of his sense.
How Def Leppard Ran From Cliches on ‘Pyromania’ Cover Art
Managers were tired of seeing "half-naked women riding motorbikes and fire-breathing monsters" on hard-rock album covers.
Watch a Parrot Sing Along With Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and More
Clips of Tico joining in while his owner plays classic rock on guitar have gone viral.
20 Years Ago: Why Jason Newsted Suddenly Quit Metallica
He joined the group after original bassist Cliff Burton died in a tour bus accident.
Michael Anthony Remembers Eddie Van Halen as a ‘Humble Guy’
Former bandmate said that fame never went to the guitarist's head.
Paul Stanley Announces Soul Station Album, ‘Now and Then’
Record by 10-piece band includes nine covers of classic R&B songs and five originals.
Why Paul Stanley Was Locked Up at Kiss’ ‘Hotter Than Hell’ Shoot
Guitarist had to be escorted out of an orgy by Gene Simmons.
Neal Schon Says Journey Have ’21 Songs in the Works’ for New LP
Guitarist hopes to have first single out next month.
Robbie Robertson Lists ‘Sleek and Chic’ House for $4.2 Million
Price for mid-century Beverly Hills home has dropped $700,000 since July.