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.
Prince Can’t Wait Until ‘Wednesday’
Prince wrote "Wednesday" as an opportunity for Jill Jones to shine in 'Purple Rain,' but it wound up on the cutting room floor.
Tupac Signs With Death Row From Prison: Sept. 16 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur joined up with Death Row, Usher had his breakthrough, Jay-Z previewed 'In My Lifetime, Vol. 1' and Mariah Carey showed off a different side of her.
Mary J. Blige Gets Her First Top 10 Hit: August 25 in Hip-Hop History
On August 25 in hip-hop history, Mary J. Blige put out her first Top 10 single, while 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' dropped, Bobby Brown gave us the long-awaited follow-up to 'Don't Be Cruel' and Black Star's only album was released.
Usher Has Sold the ‘Mezmerizing’ Mansion He Bought From L.A. Reid for $1.5 Million
Usher first saw L.A. Reid's house in 1991 and bought it seven years later. Now he's sold it for $1.5 million.
July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
July 9 is an important day in throwback Hip-hop and R&B history for Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Prince and many others.
Joe Jackson Laid to Rest in Private Funeral, Janet Reportedly Attends
The Jackson family patriarch was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the same cemetery as his son, Michael.
Prince Year by Year: 1977-2016 Photographs
We've got photos of Prince from every year of his legendary career.
UPDATED: Seal Is No Longer Being Investigated for Sexual Battery
Actress Tracey Birdsall has filed charges after an incident where Seal allegedly kissed and groped her.
2018 Summer Music Festival Guide
Diffuser presents our guide to the 2018 festival season.
New Prince Documentary to Focus on His Last Year
'Prince's Last Year' follows the star around on his Piano and a Microphone dates, the only solo tour he ever played.
Sinead O’Connor Describes Her Mother as Having ‘The Smell of Evil’ on ‘Dr. Phil’
Sinead O'Connor discussed her mother's abuse and her recent suicide attempts on the premiere of the 16th season of 'Dr. Phil.'
Sinead O’Connor to Talk About Her Struggle With Mental Illness on ‘Dr. Phil’
Sinead O'Connor will go into detail about the physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a child on next week's season premiere of 'Dr. Phil.'