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.
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.
Nick Mason Celebrates Pink Floyd’s Early Years With New Film: Exclusive Interview
Saucerful of Secrets presents a "deep cuts" kind of show that fans often wish for, and yet rarely get.