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 History of the James Bond Theme
One of the most famous pieces of music in movie history started out as a song from a shelved musical.
Queen Discover Tape of One of Their First Concerts
Brian May has discovered a cassette of an early gig from London's Imperial College.
Hollies’ ‘Long Cool Woman’ Stars in Jimmy John’s Super Bowl Ad
Rockabilly-infused single helps bring down the "King of Cold Cuts" in commercial for the big game.
Watch the New ‘Wayne’s World’ Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprise their 'Saturday Night Live' characters — with a little help from rapper Cardi B.
Queen Helps Matthew McConaughey Break Free in New Super Bowl Ad
Doritos uses "I Want to Break Free" in a commercial where the actor has become two-dimensional.
Jon Bon Jovi Thought ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Was Just ‘Okay’
Richie Sambora told his partner he was an "idiot" for not recognizing the song's potential.
Animals Guitarist Hilton Valentine Dies
The guitarist powered "House of the Rising Sun" and many other hits.
2021 Super Bowl Classic Rock Commercials
Songs by the Beatles, Bill Withers and Lou Reed will be heard during the big game.
Phil Collins Sells ‘Stunning’ $40 Million Miami Beach Estate
House made headlines last October when singer's ex-wife and her new husband refused to leave.
Beatles’ ‘Hello, Goodbye’ Covered in Super Bowl Commercial
Ad for marketplace app uses a cover of the group's 1967 single.
‘Lean on Me’ Helps Budweiser Promote COVID Efforts
Beer brand is forgoing a Super Bowl ad to raise awareness of coronavirus vaccines with the help of Bill Withers' classic song.
New Super Bowl Commercial Takes a Walk on Lou Reed’s ‘Wild Side’
Herbie Flowers' famous bass line is featured in a Michelob Ultra ad.