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.
29 Bands That Have Been Together for More Than 40 Years
Through lineup changes and the occasional lull, these groups found a way to stay together.
The Meaning Behind Cure Frontman Robert Smith’s Concert T-Shirts
His 2023 wardrobe has featured Nirvana, 'The Shining,' Spinal Tap, Thin Lizzy and others.
How Yes’ ‘90125’ Became the Password in a New Time-Traveling Book
Owners of a lonely heart don't have to rely on a souped-up DeLorean anymore.
How Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ Tour Changed Everything
"We were shocked at the success of it," says guitarist Phil Collen.
The Police’s ‘Synchronicity': 40 Facts You May Not Know
How fist fights, roadies, James Bond, classical music and Beatles producer George Martin helped to create one of the biggest albums of the '80s.
40 Awesome Police ‘Synchronicity’ Collectibles
You bought the album, but did you get a t-shirt?
Rick Springfield Shares Two Songs Ahead of New ‘Automatic’ Album
He says this new music is reminiscent of '80s albums like 'Working Class Dog' and 'Tao.'
How Extreme Finally Moved Past the Stigma of ‘More Than Words’
Over time, singer Gary Cherone says, "All of the trends fall by the wayside."
Why Black Sabbath Decided Not to Record a Blues Album
Geezer Butler also discusses unreleased music and time spent with Eddie Van Halen and Jack Bruce.
Why Geezer Butler No Longer Talks to Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath bassist also recalls the band classic that came out of a 45-minute jam session.
10 Songs Peter Gabriel Hasn’t Played on His 2023 Tour
Some of the vocalist's most popular solo songs are absent from his current tour.
How Def Leppard Avoided Making ‘Pyromania II’ With ‘Hysteria’
Joe Elliott says the band has "always been aware when something’s outstanding and when something’s just OK."
How Duran Duran Uses Challenging Rarities to Keep Shows Fresh
"It stops us from getting lazy and languid," explains bassist John Taylor.
Rock’s 23 Longest-Lasting Current Lineups
It's not easy to keep a band together.
How Ray and Dave Davies Survived Their Kinks Journey
Guitarist says he and his brother "talk about music very minimally" these days.
How Jethro Tull’s Flute Became a ‘Heavy Metal Instrument’
Their controversial 1989 Grammy win over Metallica spawned a humorous response.