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.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
How Stone Temple Pilots Became ’90s Rock Giants
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo recalls of early days, "We just played like it was going to be our last day alive."
Zakk Wylde ‘Wasn’t Paying Attention’ to Grunge Revolution
Guitarist talked to UCR about Black Sabbath's influence on grunge and the impact of Guns N' Roses' debut album.
Tears for Fears Announce 2022 U.S. Tour
They're returning to America for the first time since 2019.
Historical Tape of the Police’s First U.S. Show to Be Released
"I've heard it, and it's very raw," guitarist Andy Summers says. "We're just pounding away."
Why Triumph Used to Be Confused With Rush: Exclusive Interview
Bassist Mike Levine was known to quip, "Yeah, I'm Geddy. I’m just having a bad day."
John Illsley Says Dire Straits’ 2018 Rock Hall Induction Was Odd
"It became sort of a political football. I didn’t really want to kick it around too much."
How Metallica Became the Biggest Band in the World: Exclusive Interview
Megaforce Records' Jon Zazula says he was determined to put out a debut album that was "better than their unbelievable demo."
How David Crosby’s First Solo Album Saved His Life
Being in the studio with friends was the only place where he'd "not be so sad that I wanted to die."
Zakk Wylde: Ozzy Osbourne Was ‘Ultimate’ Match With Randy Rhoads
Guitarist looks back at legendary predecessor.
Alice Cooper Says ‘We Told Kiss Where to Buy Their Makeup’
Shock-rocker points out he was theatrical and having hit records "before anybody else."
Why Chicago’s ‘Carnegie Hall’ Album Had ‘Thousands of Problems’
Newly remixed box set presents all eight concerts from the Carnegie run for the first time.