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.
Alex Lifeson Has Recorded 10 Songs for New ‘Envy of None’ Project
Andy Curran of the Canadian hard-rock band Coney Hatch reveals plans for forthcoming music.
The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Favorite Mammoth WVH Song
The proud father loved Wolfgang's debut LP, but one track in particular stood out.
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.
Foreigner Add New Member Following Thom Gimbel’s Departure
Train guitarist Luis Carlos Maldonado is latest addition to the long-running group.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Announce Rescheduled ‘Hella Mega’ Tour Dates
Shows were postponed due to COVID, but bands will finally hit the road this summer.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
How Eels Helped Steve Perry Find ‘Emotional Honesty’ in His Music
Singer explains how performing with the alternative band influenced his new material.
Why Dee Snider Finally Recorded His Big Hit Christmas Song: Exclusive Interview
There was a time when releasing a holiday tune was an idea this heavy-metal guy couldn’t necessarily get behind.
Don Dokken Moves Forward by Looking Back: Interview
“I didn’t have any desire to just keep writing ‘Breakin’ the Chains.'"
How Linda Ronstadt Broke Out With a Rejected Monkees Classic: Exclusive Interview
The band didn't start out recording their own material, but it wasn't because they didn't have any.