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.
Foreigner ‘Feel the Enthusiasm’ at First Post-COVID Performance: Exclusive Interview
Bassist Jeff Pilson discussed the possibility of new music after the band performed socially distanced concert.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Paul Stanley on Soul Station: ‘I Don’t Stay In Any Lane’
In an exclusive interview with UCR, the Kiss frontman details his voyage into the world of soul.
How Eels Helped Steve Perry Find ‘Emotional Honesty’ in His Music
Singer explains how performing with the alternative band influenced his new material.
Why Dee Snider Finally Recorded His Big Hit Christmas Song: Exclusive Interview
There was a time when releasing a holiday tune was an idea this heavy-metal guy couldn’t necessarily get behind.
How Steve Perry Is Gearing Up for the ‘Next Phase': Interview
Ex-Journey singer is back in a bunker-like studio at work on the follow up to 'Traces.'
Steve Perry Admits Van Halen ‘Cleaned Our Clocks’ on Journey Tour: Exclusive Interview
Mutual admiration led to an invite to collaborate after the departure of David Lee Roth.
Former Mick Jagger Guitarist Jimmy Rip Returns With New Music
An exclusive interview with the artist whose career spans almost four decades.
Guitarist Damon Johnson Plans ‘Massive’ Thin Lizzy Tribute
Virtual concert with Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner takes place on Friday.
How Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp Ended Up Doing Pink Floyd Songs: Exclusive Interview
Nick Mason discusses their earliest jams together in Saucerful of Secrets band and the prospect of a new studio album.
Why Dee Snider Had ‘Trepidation’ in Twisted Sister’s Early Days: Exclusive Interview
Rocker discusses his early career, the camaraderie of metal fans and his new live album in exclusive conversation with UCR.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.