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.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
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."
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."
Why Todd Rundgren Is No Longer Playing Certain Cities
Veteran musician says climate change will continue to make touring more difficult.
Why Richard Marx Didn’t Keep Vixen’s ‘Edge of a Broken Heart’
Power ballad co-written with Fee Waybill of the Tubes hit No. 26 in 1988.
How Freddie Mercury Helped Brian May Start His Solo Career
Queen singer told guitarist, "You've got to take care of yourself."
Brian May Shares Memories About GNR and Eddie Van Halen: Interview
Queen guitarist recalls time spent with Axl Rose, Cozy Powell and others.
Richard Marx’s ‘Holy S—!’ Moments With Eagles: Exclusive Interview
He toiled for years in search of his first recording contract, carrying around a demo tape that had two future hit singles.
Why the Black Crowes Are ‘Having Fun Playing’ Again: Exclusive Interview
Chris and Rich Robinson discuss early influences and detail plans for new music.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
How the Monkees Regrouped Again for a Final Goodbye: Exclusive Interview
Playing songs Michael Nesmith wrote inspired bandmate Micky Dolenz to complete long-imagined tribute project.
Rejuvenated Sammy Hagar Now in the ‘Middle of a Writing Spree’
Ex-Van Halen frontman hopes to record with Dave Cobb, who's produced music for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, among others.