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.
Steven Tyler Records New Song With Psy
Steven Tyler has often shown a willingness to work with other musicians, from Aerosmith's groundbreaking remake of 'Walk This Way' with Run-D.M.C. to 'Can't Stop Lovin' You,' last year's duet with country star Carrie Underwood. Now, it's been revealed tha…
Watch a Seven-Year Old Boy Play Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Back in April, we found this video of a seven-year old girl playing 'Sweet Child O' Mine' that left Slash "speechless." Now, we have a new video of a boy of the same age playing Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven.'
20 Beatles Songs Beatboxed in New One Minute Mash-Up Video
How many Beatles songs can be mashed-up in a one-minute span? That's the question posed by musician Chad Neidt in a new video that features him and a beatboxing friend running through the group's catalog at breakneck speed.
49 Years Ago: The Beatles Land in America
In October 1963, the word "Beatlemania" was coined in Britain to describe the reactions of screaming young girls every time they heard the Beatles' music, either in performance or on the radio. On Feb. 7, 1964, the U.S. got its first proper taste of Beatlemania, as the group a…
Sting Announces 2013 ‘Back To Bass’ Tour
There's no orchestra this time, and nary a lute to be found. For the third consecutive year -- possibly a record for him -- Sting has realized that he's at his best when fronting a rock band. The singer announced dates for the 2013 version of the Back to Bass tour he's been on since 2…
Ozzy Osbourne Injured in House Fire
A fire at Ozzy Osbourne's Beverly Hills house early this morning (Jan. 17) caused him to require medical treatment. His wife and manager Sharon told the story on her show, 'The Talk,' while also revealing that he had an undisclosed procedure performed on his hand on Wednesday. Neither…
Joe Walsh Visits Wounded Troops – Pic of the Week
Although he may claim to be an ordinary average guy and an analog man in a digital world, the truth is that Joe Walsh has a heart of gold. The Eagles and James Gang guitarist recently took time out from his busy schedule to visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he sang, signed autographs and …
100 Copies of Bob Dylan Outtakes Record Released to Circumvent Copyright Laws
A set of 86 Bob Dylan outtakes from 1962 was discovered on shelves in European record stores last year. But while albums of unreleased Dylan are nothing new -- 1969's 'The Great White Wonder' is considered to be the start of the bootleg industry -- this is actually an official release…
Rolling Stones, Beatles Promotions Man Pete Bennett Dies
Pete Bennett, a legendary figure known as the "World's No. 1 Promotions Man," has died. he was found dead of a heart attack in his home in New York. He had claimed to be 67, but stories over the years often listed his real age as up to 10 years older.
Eric Clapton 2013 Tour Dates Announced
It's not even December, but already Eric Clapton is looking ahead to 2013. Today (Nov. 19) the legendary guitarist announced a U.S. tour comprising mostly of dates in the South and Southwest. A full list of 2013 tour dates is listed below.
New Version of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ Recorded for NFL 2012/2013 Season
Football may be a distinctly American sport, but it's about to get a bit of a classic British feel. A mash-up that incorporates Queen's 'We Will Rock You' will be used as part of CBS' coverage of the NFL.
Hurricane Sandy Damages Rock And Roll Hall of Fame
We've all been glued to our television sets with great concern as we watch the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The massive size of the "superstorm" has caused its effects to be felt beyond the East Coast and as far west as Cleveland, where the Rock and Ro…