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.
Ted Nugent: Unreleased Damn Yankees Album Had ‘Great Moments’
Guitarist tells UCR that someday "we'll be all dead" and someone will "resurrect" the tapes and produce them properly.
Scorpions Producer Reveals Five Facts About New Album
"It was clear that they were going to make a rockin' album. No whistling, no CIA involvement."
Tears for Fears Announce 2022 U.S. Tour
They're returning to America for the first time since 2019.
Watch Carmine Appice’s ‘Mystified’ Video Featuring Tommy Thayer
Kiss guitarist calls it an "honor" to play with legendary drummer.
Why Metallica’s Music Still Inspires Devil Horns 40 Years Later
Fans talk about why the band's "brutal beat" still matters in exclusive book excerpt.
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."
Stone Temple Pilots Brothers Had ‘Loud’ Fun With Chris Robinson
Band members "wrote a bunch of songs" for a planned supergroup that didn't happen.
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.
See How Legendary Musicians’ Deaths Were Announced
Learn how Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain, the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and others were memorialized by the media.
How Lack of Time Helped Judas Priest Find Their ‘Point of Entry’
Rob Halford recalls how the '80s were an "extraordinary" time for heavy metal.