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.
When the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks that the Beatles had to get used to was rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
That Time Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Recorded Together
The two stars recorded a handful of songs in a Nashville studio on Feb. 17-18, 1969.
2016 Grammys: What to Watch and Who to Root For
We've sorted through this year's list of nominees to bring you UCR's Guide to the 2016 Grammys.
60 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
Revisiting Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in …
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
Listen to Santana’s New Single, ‘Anywhere You Want to Go,’ Featuring Journey’s Neal Schon
The first single from 'Santana IV,' "Anywhere You Want to Go," has been released.
Don McLean Makes Statement on Domestic Violence Arrest: ‘I Am Not a Villain’
Don McLean has issued his first words about his arrest on Jan. 18 as his wife is granted an order of protection against him.
Bruce Springsteen Takes Chicago to ‘The River’: Concert Review
A review of Bruce Springsteen's performance of 'The River' at Chicago's United Center.
Glenn Frey Dead at Age 67
The Eagles guitarist has died at the age of 67.
That Time John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Controversial ‘Two Virgins’ Album Was Seized by Polic…
On Jan. 2, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Two Virgins' was seized by police because of its controversial cover.
Mysterious Guns N’ Roses Teaser Hits Movie Screens Nationwide
A cryptic teaser seen before 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is the latest tease that Guns N' Roses may be reuniting.
February 2015: Classic Rock Month in Review
February is the shortest month of the year, but we still had plenty of great to keep us occupied throughout this bitter winter.