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.
Hear New Song From Late REO Speedwagon Guitarist Gary Richrath
Previously unreleased performances will be part of upcoming Richrath Project 3:13 LP.
When Grand Funk Lived With Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa: Exclusive Interview
Drummer Don Brewer discusses a pair of very offbeat roommates from the '70s.
Grand Funk’s Classic Album Covers: Nudity, Cavemen and Coffins
Their discography is filled with plenty of unforgettable moments – both musically and on front of the LPs.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
The Night Steven Seagal Opened for Sammy Hagar
Martial-arts movie star made $1,000 for a one-off appearance in Phoenix.
Pearl Jam Guitarist Says Stevie Ray Vaughan Changed His Life
Mike McCready was about to quit music before bluesman changed his mind.
REO Speedwagon Hit ‘Reset Button’ With First Post-COVID Concert
Band also paid tribute to late guitarist Gary Richrath.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
Hear Metal Artists Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ for Charity
Mark Menghi gathers some friends for a new take on old classic.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Heart Plan New Music for 2020
With everybody on speaking terms again, band looks forward to to new year.