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.
When ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood’ Premiered on ‘Saturday Night Live’
Eddie Murphy transported children's television to the ghetto.
Why Eddie Murphy Stayed Away From ‘Saturday Night Live’ for So Long
Star didn't appear on the show that made him famous for 31 years.
Chuck Berry Documentary to Premiere in Nashville
Jon Brewer's movie features interviews with Paul McCartney, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
35 Years Ago: Even Eddie Murphy Realizes ‘Best Defense’ ‘Sucked Real Bad’
Star was written into movie as afterthought, and he publicly trashed it shortly after film disappeared from theaters.
Why Did Prince’s ‘The Cross’ Become ‘The Christ?’
Prince changed some lyrics after converting to the Jehovah's Witness faith, including a 'Sign O' the Times' track.
Tupac Bailed Out of Jail: October 11 in Hip- Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur got his freedom and Warren G put out In the Mid-Nite Hour.
Russell Simmons Is Born: Oct. 4 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Russell Simmons celebrates his birthday, while albums by Paris, Ultramagnetic MCs and Lucas were released.
Suge Knight’s Son Believes Tupac Is Alive and in Malaysia
Suge J. Knight is the latest to offer a theory that Tupac Shakur didn't die in 1996.
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.
The Best Release Date Ever? September 29 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in 1998, seminal albums from OutKast, Black Star, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian and Jay-Z all hit stores at the same time.