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.
The History of REO Speedwagon’s Blockbuster ‘Hi Infidelity’
When REO Speedwagon started work on the album that would become 'Hi Infidelity,' they had no idea that they were on the edge of monster commercial success.
Bruce Dickinson Recalls Iron Maiden’s Early Onstage Battles
As Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson details in his new book, the band was up against the wall when it started work on what would become their third album.
Hear Kansas’ New Live Version of ‘Dust in the Wind': Premiere
After spending more than a year touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Leftoverture,' Kansas will commemorate the experience with the release of 'Leftoverture Live & Beyond,'
David Coverdale Says ‘I Thought I Was Done’ Before Whitesnake’s Breakthrough: Exclusive In…
At first glance, it’s the incredible commercial success of Whitesnake's self-titled album from 1987 that sticks out.
Vivian Campbell Reveals the ‘Upside of Music Piracy’ for Def Leppard: Exclusive Interview
It’s now been 25 years since guitarist Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Returns Following Heart Surgery: Exclusive Interview and Video
Now nearly 35 years into their career, Night Ranger have been on a creative run with their past three albums, including their latest, Don’t Let Up, which was released earlier this year.
Styx Return to the Past and Look to the Future With New Album: Exclusive Interview
When you lay your hands on The Mission, the first studio album from Styx in 14 years, you’ll hear something that’s a bit rare these days.
Great White Come Full Circle With New Album: Exclusive Interview
It was a chance encounter on a boat that brought the members of Great White back in contact with producer Michael Wagener.
Listen to Mr. Big’s New Song, ‘1992’: Exclusive Premiere
As Mr. Big approach their 30th anniversary, the band is taking the opportunity to look back.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Recalls ‘Letting Off Steam’ With His Guitar: Exclusive Interview
Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience promises four days of “guitar magic.” Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen will be there this year.
Deep Purple’s Ian Paice Says There’s ‘No Logic to Anything That Goes on in Our Business': …
Ian Paice reflects on Deep Purple's new album, legacy and the record business.
Night Ranger’s Jack Blades Talks New Music: ‘We Can Do Whatever We Want’
'Don't Let Up' is the 12th studio project from Night Ranger, and one that’s appropriately named.