Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others. Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
Why ZZ Top Went Behind Their Producer’s Back to Finish ‘Afterburner’
Album continued their new multi-platinum streak, despite the fact that it wasn't as critically well received.
Rob Halford Says Rock Hall Is Ready for a ‘Blast of Metal’
Judas Priest singer dishes on all things Hall of Fame in new and exclusive interview.
Drummer Steve Gorman Looks Back at Black Crowes’ Legacy: Interview
Former band member talks about his favorite group album, the record they shelved and why he's not mad anymore.
Drummer Steve Gorman Won’t Be Part of Black Crowes Reunion
As 30th anniversary of debut approaches, and rumors heat up, at least one member won't be around for celebrations.
George Thorogood Remembers Playing 50 States in 50 Days: Exclusive Interview
Guitarist recalls his ambitious 1981 tour and how he made it big playing blues.
In His Mind, George Thorogood’s Already in the Rock Hall of Fame
The respect of his peers and adulation from the crowd means more to the blues guitarist than induction.
Dusty Hill Remembers Causing Trouble on ‘Back to the Future III’ Set: Exclusive Interview
Dusty Hill recalls the night when ZZ Top shot their cameo in 'Back to the Future III.'
Why Dusty Hill Can’t Watch ‘This Is Spinal Tap’
Experiences with elaborate stage productions means bassist can't enjoy the great '80s comedy.
How Director Sam Dunn Unlocked the Mystery of ZZ Top: Exclusive Interview
Nationwide screenings of 'ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' are being held this month in conjunction with the group's 50th anniversary tour.
ZZ Top Wrote ‘Tush’ While ‘Farting Around’ at Soundcheck
Dusty Hill talks about the creation of band's first Top 40 hit.
Chris Robinson Eyes Return to Solo Work After Short Break: Exclusive Interview
The former Black Crowes frontman tells us he's already made some progress on a handful of songs.
Why Chris Robinson Stays Focused on Moving Forward: Exclusive Interview
The former Black Crowes frontman discusses the importance of keeping his eyes – and his current band – fixed on the future.