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.
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."
Alex Lifeson Preps New Song With Tom Morello and Kirk Hammett
"We just had such a riot."
Why the Who’s Drummer Invited Fans to Moon Him
Keith Moon's only solo album was celebrated with a lewd promotion.
Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘It’s an Honor’ to Open for Guns N’ Roses
Mammoth WVH mastermind recalls hearing 'Appetite for Destruction' for the first time.
The Real Reason Wolfgang Van Halen Replaced Michael Anthony
“At that point, I just wanted to keep my dad alive."
How the California Desert Shaped Billy Gibbons’ ‘Hardware’ Album
ZZ Top legend channels the spirits of Cream, Gram Parsons and Jim Morrison on new solo record.
Night Ranger Announce New Album With First Single, ‘Breakout’
Band had to record separately due to pandemic.