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.
Extreme Announces New Album, ‘Six’
Band's sixth LP was inspired by Eddie Van Halen.
Paul Stanley Has a Message for His Critics
"The people who tell you that you need an education to have an opinion, are on salary to make you believe that," the legendary Kiss vocalist tells UCR.
Fast Cars and Fine Wine: How Sammy Hagar Bonded With Pink Floyd
They met while recording 'I Never Said Goodbye' and 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.'
35 Years Ago: Why Foreigner Went Soft With ‘Inside Information’
Album further drove a wedge between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm.
45 Farewell Tours: When Rock Stars Said Goodbye
They said it was the end, but it wasn't really.
How Creedence Clearwater Revival Took Over the World
They'd already played for more than a million people in 1970 before a sold-out Royal Albert Hall show.
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Details New ‘Bummed Out’ Concept Album
Guitarist explains how pandemic shaped his latest songs.
Why Yes Is Finally Playing ‘Close to the Edge’ Correctly
"I always thought it sounded lousy, but I got used to it," says guitarist Steve Howe.
How Don Was Learned an Important Lesson From Roy Orbison
"If you’ve got to grease up girls to get a hit record, maybe something’s wrong."
R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ Reissue Sparks Memories for Peter Buck
Reissue of debut EP has him thinking about beginnings – and endings.