Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others. Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
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.
Foreigner ‘Feel the Enthusiasm’ at First Post-COVID Performance: Exclusive Interview
Bassist Jeff Pilson discussed the possibility of new music after the band performed socially distanced concert.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Paul Stanley on Soul Station: ‘I Don’t Stay In Any Lane’
In an exclusive interview with UCR, the Kiss frontman details his voyage into the world of soul.
How Steve Perry Is Gearing Up for the ‘Next Phase': Interview
Ex-Journey singer is back in a bunker-like studio at work on the follow up to 'Traces.'
Steve Perry Admits Van Halen ‘Cleaned Our Clocks’ on Journey Tour: Exclusive Interview
Mutual admiration led to an invite to collaborate after the departure of David Lee Roth.
The Roundhouse’s Special Meaning for Pink Floyd and Nick Mason: Exclusive Interview
Saucerful of Secrets have just released a new live project filled with pre-'Dark Side of the Moon' rarities.
Guitarist Damon Johnson Plans ‘Massive’ Thin Lizzy Tribute
Virtual concert with Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner takes place on Friday.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Dee Snider Picks His Favorite Live Albums
AC/DC, Kiss and UFO are among the Twisted Sister frontman's go-to concert LPs.
Hall and Oates Are Seven Songs Into a New Album
Daryl Hall says he and John Oates are collaborating with Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jett Rebel.