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.
How Roger Waters Built His ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Tour
It's another dizzying multimedia experience, as technology finally catches up with his ideas.
How Def Leppard Were Inspired by Their ’70s Idols for New LP
Guitarist Phil Collen says 'Diamond Star Halos' includes "a lot of David Bowie, T. Rex, Mott the Hoople and Queen references."
How Stray Cats Became Rockabilly Royalty: Exclusive Interview
They were playing pick up gigs in the U.K. when something incredible happened.
How Kirk Hammett Revisited His Shredder Roots With New Solo LP
Metallica guitarist says he had "no real limitations" working on new horror-inspired songs.
Beth Hart: ‘The Crunge’ Is the Most Difficult Led Zeppelin Song
"These guys were on some form of acid," says blues-rock singer.
That Time Alex Lifeson Played Trumpet With Primus
Les Claypool shares choice moment from 1992 tour when his band opened for Rush.
Mike Campbell Confirms Tom Petty Fillmore Performances Box Set
"It was one of the greatest parts of our career," guitarist tells UCR.
40 Years Ago: How Huey Lewis Found Success With ‘Picture This’
Self-produced sophomore LP also featured contributions from Mutt Lange and Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott.
Sammy Hagar’s Rarest Songs: Playlist
Hear 13 of Red Rocker's hard-to-find B-sides, bonus tracks and soundtrack contributions.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
How Metallica Became the Biggest Band in the World: Exclusive Interview
Megaforce Records' Jon Zazula says he was determined to put out a debut album that was "better than their unbelievable demo."
Metallica’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Moment at Wembley Stadium
Guitarist Kirk Hammett was afraid he was going to "screw it up" during the band's big moment.