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.
Why Dee Snider Had ‘Trepidation’ in Twisted Sister’s Early Days: Exclusive Interview
Rocker discusses his early career, the camaraderie of metal fans and his new live album in exclusive conversation with UCR.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Heart Plan New Music for 2020
With everybody on speaking terms again, band looks forward to to new year.
Listen to Jesse Dayton’s Cover of AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie': Exclusive Premiere
Americana singer-songwriter gives band's ode to big-boned woman a workout.
25 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Finds a Kindred Spirit With Chris Cornell
The late Soundgarden frontman collaborated on two songs from 1994's 'The Last Temptation.'
Listen to Cheap Trick’s Cover of Nilsson’s ‘Ambush': Premiere
Song comes from upcoming tribute LP to late, great singer-songwriter.
Kansas Announce Special New York Show, Plan New Music
Band will play its two most popular albums at the Beacon in December.
Why Dennis DeYoung’s Next Album Will Finally Sound More Like Styx: Exclusive Interview
A just-released collaboration with Survivor alum Jim Peterik provides a preview of new music to come.
Nils Lofgren on New Neil Young and Lou Reed Collaborations: Exclusive Interview
A new solo tour is also on his calendar.
Joe Satriani Talks Jimi Hendrix Influence and Legacy: Exclusive Interview
Guitarist reflects on original guitar hero's inspiration over the years.
Listen to New Song by Joe Satriani’s ’80s Band Squares: Exclusive Premiere
Guitarist looks back at old band with new LP.
Lou Gramm Looks Back on His Early Days With Foreigner: Exclusive Interview
Former singer recalls early tour with band.