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.
David Bowie to Get Constellation Named After Him
Belgian astronomers have found a seven-star pattern that closely resembles David Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane' lightning bolt.
The Cult Release Video for ‘Hinterland’ From Upcoming Album ‘Hidden City’
The Cult's third single from their new album has been released.
Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Hits British Top 10
A week after the death of Lemmy Kilmister on Dec. 28, Motorhead's biggest hit, "Ace of Spades," is returning the to U.K. charts.
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Morrissey After Show Cancellation
Yesterday (Feb. 26), we learned Morrissey had canceled his spot on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' because the presence of the cast of the A&E reality show 'Duck Dynasty' conflicted with his vegetarian and animal-rights views. In response, Kimmel teamed with his guests to …
Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ Reaches 10 Million Sales Milestone
'Ten,' the debut album from Pearl Jam, has reached sales of more than 10 million copies. Only 21 other albums have sold more copies since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan became the music industry standard for tracking point-of-sale purchases.
Black Keys Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuits
The Black Keys have settled their copyright infringement lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot. BBC News is reporting that all parties have settled out of court, with the group reaching an agreement with Pizza Hut Monday (Nov. 26) and Home Depot earlier this month. Terms of the settlements were …
Dave Grohl Says Queens of the Stone Age Are ‘The Baddest Band in the World’
It's only been a few weeks since Dave Grohl began his second stint as drummer with Queens of the Stone Age, but he's already laying down some serious smack. In a new interview, he heaped praise upon his current (and past) musical partners.
Courtney Love Authorizes Kurt Cobain Documentary
While rumors regarding a Broadway musical based on Kurt Cobain's early years appear to have been untrue, Courtney Love seems to be going forward with another project to honor her late husband. Apparently, she has given the go-ahead for a documentary with an expected release date of 2014.
How to Destroy Angels, ‘Keep it Together’ – New Video
How to Destroy Angels, a side project of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, has released a video for 'Keep it Together,' which finds the musicians performing the song in the studio. The song will appear on the band's second EP 'An Omen,' which will be released Nov. 13. A …
Trent Reznor ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ Theme Song Getting Commercial Release
The theme song Trent Reznor wrote for the upcoming 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' video game will be commercially released on Nov. 13, the same day the game hits stores.
Kurt Cobain Asked J Mascis to Join Nirvana – Twice
J Mascis, the frontman and only constant member of alternative heroes Dinosaur Jr., was almost a member of Nirvana. In a new interview, Mascis confirms long-believed rumors that Kurt Cobain asked him to be the band's second guitarist after a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J, in the summer…
Green Day to Release ‘Oh Love’ and Older Hits for ‘Rock Band’
The Gaming Vault is reporting that 'Oh Love,' the first single from Green Day's upcoming album ’¡Uno!,’ will be available for download for the games 'Rock Band 3' and 'Rock Band Blitz' on Sept. 25, the same day ¡Uno!&apos…