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.
Kiss to Release Rare 1984 Mark St. John Show as Next Live Album
Set includes the only known soundboard recording to feature the guitarist.
Journey Ignores Drama at 2023 Tour Opener
Despite weeks of trading barbs and legal filings, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain shared the stage in Durant, Okla.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About David Crosby
There is plenty more to learn about the voice from Crosby Stills and Nash and the Byrds.
25 Albums Turning 25 in 2023
The year's highlights brought major change for some groups.
30 Albums Turning 30 in 2023
Classic rock continued to strike back against grunge.
35 Albums Turning 35 in 2023
Old-guard legends, hot new talents and one supergroup to rule them all.
40 Albums Turning 40 in 2023
MTV continued to help artists rise to new levels of fame during the year.
50 Albums Turning 50 in 2023
The year brought a mix of debut efforts, career highlights and fantastic musical journeys.
Top 10 Journey Breakup Songs
They've gotten very good at saying musical goodbyes.
Paul Stanley Has a Message for His Critics
"The people who tell you that you need an education to have an opinion, are on salary to make you believe that," the legendary Kiss vocalist tells UCR.
The 10 Best Quotes From the Rock Hall 2022 Ceremony
Some of the most entertaining moments of the night happened between the songs.
Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde Join Foo Fighters at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert
All-star lineup performed two Beatles classics during Foos' closing set.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Join Dave Grohl at Taylor Hawkins Tribute
The Rush legends paired with Dave Grohl for a memorable celebration of their longtime friend, while also paying tribute to their own Neil Peart.
How Cheap Trick Explored New Sounds With ‘I Want You to Want Me’
Excerpt from new book shares how producer Tom Werman "made a heavy band sound wimpy."
Metallica Celebrates Over 40 Years of History With Pittsburgh Show
Heavy metal legends wrap up their 2022 touring season with powerful set.
How ‘Walk This Way’ Opened the Door for Aerosmith’s Next Chapter
"We literally broke down walls with that," says guitarist.