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.
Depeche Mode Announce 2017 North American Tour
Depeche Mode will tour the U.S. and Canada for two months after the release of theit new album, 'Spirit.'
David Bowie Was Considered for Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
The trilogy's casting director confirms the rumor that David Bowie was approached about playing Gandalf, but he never actually auditioned.
Elton John Denies Retirement Rumors
Elton John has refuted a British tabloid report saying that he was going to hang it up when he turns 70 next year.
Nine People Killed in Fire in Oakland Electronic Music Show
A deadly fire swept through an Oakland warehouse during a show by electronic music artist Golden Donna.
Mick Jagger and Bono to Participate in Documentary About Prince
'Prince: R U Listening?' is expected to be released in the spring of 2017.
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.