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.
Ozzy Osbourne Year by Year Photos: 1969-2023
Revisit his incredible career with more than 60 shots.
How Eagles Fought Off Punk, Disco and Fatigue on ‘The Long Run’
At the time, the band were the last people to question if others had longevity in them.
55 Years Ago: A Self-Titled LP Signals Beginning of Beatles’ End
That name may have signified a unified front, but the songs told a different story.
Why Metallica Struggled to Move on With Jason Newsted
With their career at a crucial stage, the band wasn't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton.
Four Not-So-Fab ‘I Quit’ Stories: How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles
All four Beatles left the band at some point in the last 18 months of their existence.
60 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete Their Second Album
They overdubbed a tambourine, but nobody knows who actually played the part.
Ron Wood Year by Year: 1967-2023 Photos
A look at the life of the Rolling Stones guitarist.
Mick Jagger Year by Year: Photos 1962-2023
More than six decades of photos of the Rolling Stones singer, including many with his famous bandmates and friends.
When the Rolling Stones’ ‘Star Star’ Was Banned by the BBC
Title was changed at the behest of Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun.
When the Beatles Wrote a Song for the Rolling Stones
They put a tougher R&B beat behind the song and Brian Jones contributed its distinctive slide guitar.
25 Years Ago: Aerosmith Finally Scores Their First No. 1 Single
The irony is, they didn't write the song.
55 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Briefly Quits the Beatles
First signs they were coming apart happened during sessions for the White Album.