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.
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.
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.
Listen to Toto’s ‘Africa’ Played on Mario Paint
Someone made a version of the ubiquitous song using the 1992 video game.
Kid Rock’s Boyhood ‘Paradise’ Can Be Yours for $600,000
The 22-room house in Bruce Township, Mich., where Kid Rock grew up has hit the market.
How Prince Made Up With the Time on ‘Jerk Out': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"Jerk Out" was the hit single from the Time's 1990 reunion album 'Pandemonium.'
Why Nile Rodgers Won’t Release His Tribute Song to Prince: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Chic's upcoming album originally had a song about Prince on it, but Nile Rodgers removed it.
Prince Has ‘Adonis & Bathsheba’ Waltz Through a Garden Quickie: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
In Prince's sex-obsessed universe, even two historical characters from different religious traditions were capable of getting it on with each other.
Did Prince Really Sleep With His ‘Sister?': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
In "Sister," Prince claimed he got his sexual education from a sister who was 16 years his senior.
Prince’s First Concert Made Him ‘So Blue': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
An acoustic ballad from his debut album, "So Blue" was performed at Prince's first-ever performance and, reportedly, never again.
Renato Neto Helps Prince Go ‘West': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
2003's 'N.E.W.S.' was a continuation of Prince's re-exploration of jazz, which coincided with the arrival of keyboardist Renato Neto in the NPG.