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.
Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks Lead 2019 Hall of Fame Nominees
Both earned their first-ever nominations, although Stevie Nicks was inducted in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
Jon Bon Jovi Announces Two ‘Runaway to Paradise’ Cruises for 2019
Next year, Bon Jovi fans will have two opportunities to sail away with its frontman.
Russell Simmons Is Born: Oct. 4 in Hip-Hop History
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Tupac’s Estate Wins Back Unreleased Music
A lawsuit filed by Afeni Shakur over royalties and ownership of unreleased recordings by Tupac has been settled.
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The 2013 Houston Texans were primed for a serious run at the Super Bowl. Then Vanilla Ice played their halftime show.
‘Eminem Was Never Homophobic': How Elton John Helped Rap’s Biggest Star
Elton John has long-defended Eminem against charges of homophobia, and also helped him get off drugs.
Beastie Boys Revive Their Website
With a huge new book on the way, the Beastie Boys have brought back their website.
60 Hip-Hop ‘Firsts': Rap’s Must-Know Milestones
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