Corey Irwin is a writer and editor for Ultimate Classic Rock. He’s spent more than 15 years working in radio, including stints in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to UCR, he has written for Diffuser, Ultimate Prince and Music Connection Magazine
Grammy Awards Postponed for Second Year Due to Omicron
The Recording Academy and CBS have pushed back the awards show once again.
December 2021 Recap: Michael Nesmith Dies, Chicago Member Quits
Steve Perry's future performance plans and Neil Young's reason for leaving two successful groups were among the month's other headlines.
The Future Is Now: 10 Movies Based in 2022
Featuring aliens, werewolves, murderous gangs and a mysterious new food called Soylent Green.
David Lee Roth’s First Two Farewell Shows Canceled
Performances had been planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
John Madden, Former NFL Coach and TV Broadcaster, Dead at 85
Football icon also lent his name and voice to the hugely popular 'Madden NFL' video game franchise.
Ozzy Osbourne Announces ‘Cryptobatz’ NFT Collection
Iconic rocker admits he's "been trying to get in on the NFT action for a while."
May 2021 Recap: David Ellefson Scandal, Rock Hall Inductees
Month also saw many artists return to touring.
April 2021 Recap: Journey Reach Settlement, Jim Steinman Dies
Month also included anti-vaxxer Ted Nugent catching COVID and reactions to the George Floyd murder trial.
Robin Le Mesurier, Former Guitarist for Rod Stewart, Dead at 68
He played on Stewart's albums throughout the '80s and '90s, and also worked alongside Ronnie Wood.
Why Simon Wright ‘Needed to Get Away’ From AC/DC
Drummer departed the group in 1989 and soon joined forces with Ronnie James Dio.
10 Biggest Rock Feuds of 2021
New arguments fostered, old rivalries renewed, bandmates ending up in court - this past year really had it all.
One in Five Concert Ticket Buyers Reportedly No-Show
Covid continues to impact the live music industry.