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.
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.
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.