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.
Tommy Lee Accuses Rapper Travis Scott of Ripping Off His Drum Coaster
Drummer claims rapper's stage prop looks too much like his 360 and Cruecifly stunts.
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.
A Tribe Called Quest Shares Their First Masterpiece: Sept. 24 in Hip-Hop History
September 24 saw A Tribe Called Quest release their first masterpiece, James Brown take some cops for a dangerous ride and a Cosby Kid head off to college.
Prince’s ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983′: A Guide to Every Track
We take a look inside all the songs found on Prince's 'Piano & a Microphone 1983.'
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On Sept. 2 in hip-hop history, murder was the case for Snoop Dogg and Kanye West spoke out against the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.
60 Hip-Hop ‘Firsts': Rap’s Must-Know Milestones
We look at some of the most important "firsts" in hip-hop, from its origins to the present day.
Usher Has Sold the ‘Mezmerizing’ Mansion He Bought From L.A. Reid for $1.5 Million
Usher first saw L.A. Reid's house in 1991 and bought it seven years later. Now he's sold it for $1.5 million.
Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams Arrested After Shoving Bandmate During Concert
The lead singer of Color Me Badd shoved Mark Calderon during a concert on Saturday, July 21.
July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
July 9 is an important day in throwback Hip-hop and R&B history for Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Prince and many others.
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.
Post Malone Breaks Beatles Record for Most Top 20 Hits at Once
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Live Nation to Eliminate Plastic Straws at Outdoor Venues
If you're attending a concert at an amphitheater owned by Live Nation this summer, you may notice a slight change if you order a beverage.