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.
The History of REO Speedwagon’s ‘Hi Infidelity': Interview
When REO Speedwagon started work on the album that would become 'Hi Infidelity,' they had no idea that they were on the edge of monster commercial success.
Jesse James Dupree on Malcolm Young: ‘A Force to Reckon With’
Jackyl singer Jesse James Dupree is among many in the rock world mourning the loss of AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young.
AC/DC’s Cheap Trick Connection: Malcolm Young Was the ‘Main Man’
Some of the memories are funny, while others are outrageous, but all of them point to the deep connection shared by AC/DC and Cheap Trick.
Toto Preview New Music From ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ Set
After revealing their initial 40th anniversary plans earlier this year, Toto have announced details regarding their new compilation, '40 Trips Around the Sun.'
The History of Loverboy’s First Album: Exclusive Interview
There are pivotal moments in the history of every band that go on to help define what they become and the eventual success (or failure) that follows.
Spock’s Beard Bring ‘Snow’ to Life: Video Premiere and Interview
Spock’s Beard reconvened in the summer of 2016 to perform the 'Snow' album live in its entirety for the first time ever.
Kansas Look to the Future: Exclusive Interview
When Kansas hit the road in the fall of 2016 for a series of shows featuring a full-album performance of their classic 'Leftoverture' album, it was a carrot to get people in the door.
Bruce Dickinson Recalls Iron Maiden’s Early Onstage Battles
As Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson details in his new book, the band was up against the wall when it started work on what would become their third album.
Listen to Supersonic Blues Machine’s ‘Hard Times': Premiere
Supersonic Blues Machine aren't about to let summer come to an end.
Concert Promoter Mike Belkin Dishes on the Doors: ‘Where’s Jim?’
Born in the back room of his family’s business, Mike Belkin and his brother Jules started to put together the first pieces of their future concert promotions empire in the mid '60s.