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.
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Tales of how musicians persevered, and helped us persevere, dominate our list.
September 2020: AC/DC Make Awesome Return and Fleetwood Mac Go Viral
In the midst of a pandemic, 'Power Up' was the best news we could possibly get.
The 10 Funniest Rock ‘n’ Roll Stories of 2020
It didn't seem like there was much to laugh about this year, but thankfully we found these stories.
Richie Sambora on Leaving Bon Jovi: ‘I’m Really Glad I Did It’
Guitarist says his family situation is in a much better place as a result of his decision to quit.
How Van Halen Tightened Up Their Act for ‘Live Without a Net’
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21 Major Albums That Turn 40 This Month
The month was a microcosm for the state of rock.
35 Years Ago: The Worst Season of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Begins
Lorne Michaels was brought back to restore the show to its former glory, but he still had a long way to go.
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies
Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish alternative rock band the Cranberries, has died in a London hotel.
Richie Sambora Will Perform With Bon Jovi at Rock Hall Ceremony
RIchie Sambora confirms that he will be onstage with Bon Jovi at next April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.