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.
See How Legendary Musicians’ Deaths Were Announced
Learn how Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain, the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and others were memorialized by the media.
Why Lou Gramm Is Touring Again: Exclusive Interview
Former Foreigner singer "missed" performing and is also working on new music
Queen’s Roger Taylor Says Band Has ‘Big Tour’ Plans for 2022
Drummer says the "mothership" is ready for the road.
Heart’s Ann Wilson Has ‘10 Songs Ready’ for Her Next Solo Album
New album will feature material recorded in Muscle Shoals as well as collaborations with Vince Gill and Gov't Mule.
Heart’s Ann Wilson on ‘Bulls—’ Record Deals for Grunge Bands
"It never was [called grunge] in Seattle. They hated that term."
Triumph Hopes to Mount a ‘Mixed Reality’ Concert Tour: Exclusive Interview
"It's not something I can promise," drummer and vocalist Gil Moore tells UCR, "but something I hope for fans down the road."
Rob Halford: ‘I’ve Morphed Into the Gandalf of Heavy Metal’
Judas Priest singer talks about his epic lockdown beard and more in new interview.
Rob Halford Is Ready for COVID Touring: ‘We Have to Battle On’
Singer also discusses whether the pandemic will figure into songwriting for the band's upcoming album.
How Jack Blades’ Nightmare Scenario With Ozzy Osbourne Came True
Their song "Whole World's Fallin' Down" was a B-side for the first single from 1995's 'Ozzmosis.'
Dee Snider: ‘I Was An A–hole Too': Exclusive Interview
"I made people miserable," the former Twisted Sister frontman says. "I got worse and worse."
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Shoot Their ‘Live Without a Net’ Video
Band revealed "great chemistry" while battling technical issues during 1986 concerts recorded for home-video release.
Sammy Hagar Says ‘A Few Jams’ Remain in the Van Halen Vault
“There were two songs that we actually finished,” the singer admits to UCR, adding that Eddie Van Halen left behind a million "jams and pieces."