Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
The Story of ZZ Top’s MTV Makeover, ‘Eliminator’
Very few classic rockers went through a transformation as jarring, or as triumphant, as ZZ Top did in March 1983 with the release of Eliminator.
The Story of Van Halen’s Debut Album
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.
Top 10 Alice Cooper Songs
The original Alice Cooper band -- a quintet led by Detroit native Vincent Furnier, who took the group's name as his own -- lasted a little more than five years.
Watch Steve Tyler’s Skittles Super Bowl Commercial
As the big game day approaches (five days away!), more and more of the year's Super Bowl commercials are showing up early.
Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed Quit Dead Daisies to Focus on ‘Momentous Project’
Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed, two members of the Dead Daisies who also happen to be members of Guns N' Roses, have quit the Daisies to focus on a "momentous project in 2016."
The Story of Def Leppard’s Breakthrough Album, ‘Pyromania’
Def Leppard's multi-platinum breakthrough album 'Pyromania' was released on Jan. 20, 1983.
The Story of Slash and Duff McKagan’s Last Classic-Era Guns N’ Roses Show
When Slash and Duff McKagan walked offstage, they had no idea it would be their last gig with the classic-era lineup of the band.
Scott Weiland’s Bassist Arrested for Cocaine Possession
The bass player in Scott Weiland's band, Tommy Black, has been arrested for possession of cocaine.
Watch David Bowie’s Video for His New Song ‘Blackstar’
David Bowie will release his 25th album, ★ (which is pronounced Blackstar), on Jan. 8, the day he turns 69.
Rage Against the Machine Knew About Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Back in 1999
Rage Against the Machine were many things, but apparently they were also able to predict the future.
Guns N’ Roses’ Bass Player: ‘I Really Have No Idea What’s Going On’
Confused about what's going on with Guns N' Roses these days? Join the party.
Watch Iron Maiden’s New Video for ‘Speed of Light’
Iron Maiden have unveiled the first song from their upcoming double album, The Book of Souls.