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.
Heart’s Ann Wilson on ‘Bulls—’ Record Deals for Grunge Bands
"It never was [called grunge] in Seattle. They hated that term."
Waddy Wachtel Looks Back on ‘Magical’ Work With Rolling Stones
Guitarist also remembers the time he heard that "f---in' sound" from Ringo Starr.
Wolfgang Van Halen on Being the ‘Jesters’ for Guns N’ Roses
"You’re doing your best to try to entertain people who otherwise don’t really give a s--t about you," frontman tells UCR.
Watch Don Henley and James Taylor Sidemen Step Out on Their Own
Session vets going under the name the Immediate Family advance debut album with exclusive premiere of new song.
Why Bill Graham Fought a ‘Complete A–hole’ for Night Ranger
Concert promoter quickly took care of a situation when the band opened for Judas Priest.
How Metallica Changed the World With Their Most Polarizing Album
"You don't have more than one album like that," Lars Ulrich says in exclusive excerpt from new book.
Guns N’ Roses, Mammoth WVH Kick Off Summer Tour: Videos, Set List
Hard rock legends play their first post-COVID concert in 17 months.
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.
Kiss and Cinderella Keyboardist Gary Corbett Dies
Touring musician also worked with Ian Hunter and Cyndi Lauper.
Micky Dolenz Recalls the Monkees’ ‘Weird’ Tour With Jimi Hendrix
He thought "theatrical" nature of psychedelic band would be a good match.
Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘It’s an Honor’ to Open for Guns N’ Roses
Mammoth WVH mastermind recalls hearing 'Appetite for Destruction' for the first time.
How the California Desert Shaped Billy Gibbons’ ‘Hardware’ Album
ZZ Top legend channels the spirits of Cream, Gram Parsons and Jim Morrison on new solo record.