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.
Queen Helps Matthew McConaughey Break Free in New Super Bowl Ad
Doritos uses "I Want to Break Free" in a commercial where the actor has become two-dimensional.
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.
Underrated Bruce Springsteen: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
You won't find any fist-raising, arena-ready rock anthems here.
2021 Super Bowl Classic Rock Commercials
Songs by the Beatles, Bill Withers and Lou Reed will be heard during the big game.
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.
Watch a Parrot Sing Along With Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and More
Clips of Tico joining in while his owner plays classic rock on guitar have gone viral.
Rockers Who Have Sold Their Publishing Rights
Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Struggled to Record ‘Refugee’
Hit single required 70 takes, with one band member fired and rehired and its cowriter leaving town for two days.
When ‘Jeopardy!”s Alex Trebek Dressed Up Like Kiss’ Gene Simmons
Host transformed into the Demon for Halloween 2018.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.