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.
The History of the James Bond Theme
One of the most famous pieces of music in movie history started out as a song from a shelved musical.
Jon Bon Jovi Thought ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Was Just ‘Okay’
Richie Sambora told his partner he was an "idiot" for not recognizing the song's potential.
2021 Super Bowl Classic Rock Commercials
Songs by the Beatles, Bill Withers and Lou Reed will be heard during the big game.
New Super Bowl Commercial Takes a Walk on Lou Reed’s ‘Wild Side’
Herbie Flowers' famous bass line is featured in a Michelob Ultra ad.
Phil Collins Sells ‘Stunning’ $40 Million Miami Beach Estate
House made headlines last October when singer's ex-wife and her new husband refused to leave.
Beatles’ ‘Hello, Goodbye’ Covered in Super Bowl Commercial
Ad for marketplace app uses a cover of the group's 1967 single.
James Bond Villains: Where Are They Now?
A look at the men and women who've tried to kill 007 throughout the franchise's history.
When ‘Jeopardy!”s Alex Trebek Dressed Up Like Kiss’ Gene Simmons
Host transformed into the Demon for Halloween 2018.
In Memoriam: 2020 Deaths
A look at the music, movies and cultural figures who've died.
2020 Classic Rock Documentaries: The Year in Review
Bios, concerts and in-depth looks at the creative process highlight the year's best.