Matt Wardlaw is the new media editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. You'll also find Matt on the radio hosting UCR's weekend show on Saturdays and Sundays. He loves vinyl and believes that the compact disc is still a worthy format. Right now, he's probably reading some liner notes.
Why ‘The Last Waltz’ Was ‘One of the Great Moments in Rock’
Former Bill Graham associate tells UCR what it was like working at the legendary concert.
Historical Tape of the Police’s First U.S. Show to Be Released
"I've heard it, and it's very raw," guitarist Andy Summers says. "We're just pounding away."
Alice Cooper Says ‘We Told Kiss Where to Buy Their Makeup’
Shock-rocker points out he was theatrical and having hit records "before anybody else."
Why Alice in Chains Initially Bombed Opening for Van Halen: Exclusive Interview
"You're f---in' crazy," Sammy Hagar told the Seattle group.
See How Legendary Musicians’ Deaths Were Announced
Learn how Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain, the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and others were memorialized by the media.
Foghat’s Roger Earl Still Not Over ‘Deafening’ Led Zeppelin Shows: Exclusive Interview
Drummer also recalls the "awful mess" Kiss made onstage in 1974.
Heart’s Ann Wilson on ‘Bulls—’ Record Deals for Grunge Bands
"It never was [called grunge] in Seattle. They hated that term."
Todd Rundgren on Rock Hall: ‘I Have Offered to do Something Live’
Rocker reveals to UCR the idea he's proposed to the Hall.
Night Ranger Rock Past Pandemic, ‘Lame’ Zoom Calls With New Album
"I think this album has a better groove than some of our other records," bassist and vocalist Jack Blades says.
Mammoth WVH Get Hot in Cleveland: Photos, Videos, Set List
Headlining set included the live premiere of three songs.
Why the Black Crowes Are ‘Having Fun Playing’ Again: Exclusive Interview
Chris and Rich Robinson discuss early influences and detail plans for new music.
Alex Lifeson’s Early Guitars: ‘We Didn’t Have a Lot of Money’
Rush guitarist looks back at some of his favorite instruments.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
The Night Steven Seagal Opened for Sammy Hagar
Martial-arts movie star made $1,000 for a one-off appearance in Phoenix.
Micky Dolenz Recalls the Monkees’ ‘Weird’ Tour With Jimi Hendrix
He thought "theatrical" nature of psychedelic band would be a good match.
Alex Lifeson Says There’s No Urgency for New Music With Geddy Lee
"He's my absolute best friend and always was. That's not going to change."