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.
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.'
Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell Hospitalized for Heart Condition, Band Cancels Shows
Smash Mouth canceled two concerts as their lead singer was undergoing treatment for cardiomyopathy.
U2 Release Teaser of New Song, ‘The Blackout,’ With Album News on the Way
U2 are planning a big announcement regarding 'Songs of Experience.'
Watch Coldplay Debut a Brand New Song to Help Houston’s Hurricane Recovery
Coldplay gave a one-off performance of a song called "Houston" to show solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
U2 Add More North American Dates to 2017 ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour
When first announced, U2's tour honoring the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree was surprisingly light on Midwest dates. Now, they've rectified that by revealing another month's worth of shows that largely focus on that region of the U...