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Matt Wardlaw

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.

Heart’s Ann Wilson On Their ‘Fanatic’ Live Show, Led Zeppelin + New Music

Annie Zaleski, Ultimate Classic Rock
Annie Zaleski, Ultimate Classic Rock

Last year was certainly great for Heart. The band found themselves enjoying a well-deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the latest accolade in a series of awards and honors for the Seattle-based group in recent years (they also received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame). For as much recognition as they’ve gotten, they probably deserved double the amount in the decades that led up to their current resurgence of popularity. Nevertheless, they’re certainly getting their just due now.

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Exclusive: Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers On The ‘Royal’ Experience Of Making His New Album

Jim McGuire, 429 Records
Jim McGuire, 429 Records

Longtime Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers has been called ‘The Voice’ and for good reason -- his vocals are so smooth and eternally ageless that it seems like there isn’t a good song he can’t wrap his voice around with ease.

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Exclusive: Klaus Meine On The New Scorpions ‘MTV Unplugged’ Release + The 30th Anniversary Of ‘Love At First Sting’

Torsten Hilse
Torsten Hilse

It’s 8:00AM as we connect with Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine to chat about their new ‘MTV Unplugged’ release. But Meine is already way ahead of us at that point, because he’s at home in Germany where it is 2:00PM and he’s settled in for a full slate of interviews that day. He’s wide awake and it’s hard not to get sucked in by the audible enthusiasm in his voice that comes across the phone line.

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