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.
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.
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."
Izzy Stradlin Has ‘Tons’ of Unreleased Music
Guitarist Rick Richards tells UCR, "There’s so much Izzy material that’s never seen the light of day that needs to."
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."
Listen to Joe Grushecky and Bruce Springsteen Cover Chuck Berry
Singer-songwriter says he found a "new lease on life" thanks to collaboration with the Boss.
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 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."
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 Alice in Chains Initially Bombed Opening for Van Halen: Exclusive Interview
"You're f---in' crazy," Sammy Hagar told the Seattle group.
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.