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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Bassist briefly called up his ex-bandmate but also wanted to respect his privacy.
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Trend of offloading lucrative revenue stream has its origins in 2006.
Bret Michaels Warns Against ‘Scumbags’ Scamming Fans
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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
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Lindsey Buckingham Sells His Publishing Rights
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Artists going through health issues dominated headlines during the first month of turbulent year.
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