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.
Paul McCartney Writing Stage Musical Version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
Frank Capra's holiday classic is being adapted for the stage, with a score composed by Paul McCartney.
55 Years Ago: Beatles Begin Experimenting on ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Soundtrack to group's first movie showcased how quickly John Lennon and Paul McCartney were growing as songwriters.
50 Wildly Diverse Covers of the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’
Versions of Paul McCartney's standard range from country and metal, to reggae and classical, to bluegrass and barbershop quartet.
25 Years Ago: Johnny Carson Makes His Final TV Appearance
Legend surprised viewers on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' two years after his farewell.
Brian Wilson and Zombies Announce ‘Something Great From ’68’ Tour
Beach Boys' 1968 'Friends' album will be spotlighted, with new Hall of Famers as opening act.
Billy Joel Says He’s Not ‘Interesting Enough’ for a Biopic
Singer-songwriter believes his backstory doesn't have the juicy bits necessary to make it to the big screen.
Nine Movies That Almost Starred the Beatles
The Beatles were pitched big-screen roles as cowboys, hobbits, the Three Musketeers, and as vultures in Disney's 'The Jungle Book.'
Joe Flannery, the ‘Secret Beatle,’ Dies
A childhood friend of Brian Epstein, Joe Flannery served as the Beatles' booking manager in the early '60s.
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Hologram Tour Announced
The Rock 'n' Roll Dream tour will feature live instrumentation and backup singers performing under Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly vocal tracks.
’69 Vets Highlight Confirmed Woodstock 50 Lineup
Santana, John Fogerty and David Crosby, all of whom played the original Woodstock, will perform at this summer's 50th anniversary event.
Live Tracks Spice Up New Rolling Stones ‘Honk’ Compilation
Album covers post-'Sticky Fingers' period, with some tracks recorded during recent tours.
Meet Taron Egerton, ‘Rocketman”s Elton John
Actor who stars in upcoming movie has had a brief but acclaimed acting career in Britain.