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.
Joe Satriani: Chickenfoot Is a ‘Band of Separate People’
In an exclusive interview with UCR, guitarist admits he's surprised the band survived and finished its first album.
Why Kevin Cronin Can’t Wait to Tour With Former ‘Rivals’ Styx
REO Speedwagon frontman also says he'd love to make another album with his band.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
How Stone Temple Pilots Became ’90s Rock Giants
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo recalls of early days, "We just played like it was going to be our last day alive."
Ted Nugent: Unreleased Damn Yankees Album Had ‘Great Moments’
Guitarist tells UCR that someday "we'll be all dead" and someone will "resurrect" the tapes and produce them properly.
Scorpions Producer Reveals Five Facts About New Album
"It was clear that they were going to make a rockin' album. No whistling, no CIA involvement."
Why ‘The Last Waltz’ Was ‘One of the Great Moments in Rock’
Former Bill Graham associate tells UCR what it was like working at the legendary concert.
Why Metallica’s Music Still Inspires Devil Horns 40 Years Later
Fans talk about why the band's "brutal beat" still matters in exclusive book excerpt.
Izzy Stradlin Has ‘Tons’ of Unreleased Music
Guitarist Rick Richards tells UCR, "There’s so much Izzy material that’s never seen the light of day that needs to."
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."
How Metallica Became the Biggest Band in the World: Exclusive Interview
Megaforce Records' Jon Zazula says he was determined to put out a debut album that was "better than their unbelievable demo."
Zakk Wylde: Ozzy Osbourne Was ‘Ultimate’ Match With Randy Rhoads
Guitarist looks back at legendary predecessor.