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.
Sharon Jones Dies: Musicians React
Many friends and admirers of Sharon Jones paid tribute to her via social media.
Listen to Elton John Sing on A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Solid Wall of Sound’
A Tribe Called Quest built a song around an Elton John sample, and invited him to sing on it.
Pete Burns, Singer of Dead or Alive, Dies
As the lead singer of Dead or Alive, Pete Burns had major U.S. hits with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" and "Brand New Lover."
Sinead O’Connor Has Been in Rehab
Sinead O'Connor has sought out treatment for her longtime marijuana habit.
Don Buchla, Builder of Synthesizers, Dies
Buchla spent 40 years building electronic music instruments.
David Bowie’s Grandson is Named After Him
Stenton David Jones was born to David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, and his wife, on July 10.
Lewie Steinberg, Original Bassist for Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Dies
The man who played bass on Booker T. & the M.G.'s soul classic, "Green Onions," has died.
Billy Joel Says Donald Trump’s Campaign Is ‘Very Entertaining’
Billy Joel sort-of weighed in on Donald Trump's presidential campaign this weekend.
Carlos Santana Wanted to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show
In an open letter, Carlos Santana chided the NFL for not booking San Francisco-based musicians to play the Super Bowl halftime show.
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.