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.
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Framed Kanye West Tweets Are Now a Thing You Can Buy
A website is selling printouts of some of Kanye West's greatest moments on Twitter.
Joe Jackson Laid to Rest in Private Funeral, Janet Reportedly Attends
The Jackson family patriarch was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the same cemetery as his son, Michael.
‘A Nation of Millions’ Keeps Growing: 24 Wild and Diverse Covers of Songs From Public Enem…
We've found 24 extremely diverse and creative covers of songs from Public Enemy's 1988 classic 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.'
Prince Year by Year: 1977-2016 Photographs
We've got photos of Prince from every year of his legendary career.
Who Is Dee Dee Warwick?
Overshadowed by her sister Dionne, Dee Dee Warwick still had a distinguished solo career in the '60s and '70s.