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.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Conquers America
Pianist Mike Garson had just joined the band, "and all of a sudden, there's thousands of people storming the stage."
How Twisted Sister Fought Back With ‘Under the Blade’
“We were turned down more times than a bedsheet,” guitarist Jay Jay French said.
The Judas Priest Album That Shocked Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens
He's back with second Held Hostage album 25 years after replacing Rob Halford.
How Pink Floyd Faced Down Challenges on ‘Animals’: Exclusive Interview
"It deserves a rethink," Nick Mason says. "It's no one's real fault."
How Joe Walsh and the James Gang Reunited: Exclusive Interview
Band founder Jim Fox says he doesn't think this will be the last ride.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Long, Hard Road to ‘Patient Number 9′
He's been in a "terrible f---ing state" in recent years but remains grateful to complete latest album.
Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde Join Foo Fighters at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert
All-star lineup performed two Beatles classics during Foos' closing set.
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Join Dave Grohl at Taylor Hawkins Tribute
The Rush legends paired with Dave Grohl for a memorable celebration of their longtime friend, while also paying tribute to their own Neil Peart.
The Pretenders Joined by Dave Grohl at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show
Pretenders members honor late Foo Fighters drummer in London.
How Taylor Hawkins Ended Up Playing on Richard Marx’s New Song
Late Foo Fighters drummer's performance on "Shame On You" left him with an "incredible memory."
How Cheap Trick Explored New Sounds With ‘I Want You to Want Me’
Excerpt from new book shares how producer Tom Werman "made a heavy band sound wimpy."
How Toto’s David Paich Returned to Making Music
He also shares stories about working with Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald and more.