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.
Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom Keeps It ‘Rockabilly Confidential’
Drummer discusses encounters with Lemmy Kilmister, Axl Rose, George Harrison and others.
How Kirk Hammett Revisited His Shredder Roots With New Solo LP
Metallica guitarist says he had "no real limitations" working on new horror-inspired songs.
The Story Behind George Thorogood’s Slow-Developing ‘Bad to the Bone’
David Geffen's surprise endorsement convinced him to finally put stand-out original on a record.
Why Mark Tremonti Recorded A Frank Sinatra Album For Charity
Former Creed guitarist's passion for the crooner goes way back.
How Desmond Child Helped Aerosmith ‘Break out of Their Mold’
Songwriter and producer also tells UCR how the arrival of Nirvana was like a "nuclear bomb."
New Rock Hall Exhibit Traces History of Beatles ‘Get Back’ Period
Immersive experience carries fans from early rehearsals to recording and eventually, to their swan-song concert.
Rick Springfield, Men at Work, John Waite Announce 2022 Tour
The run celebrates 40th anniversary of 'Working Class Dog.'
Alex Lifeson Had ‘No Rules’ With New Envy of None Album
Rush legend says he enjoyed being more than just "the guitarist" on latest recordings.
Beth Hart: ‘The Crunge’ Is the Most Difficult Led Zeppelin Song
"These guys were on some form of acid," says blues-rock singer.
Why Judas Priest Touring With One Guitar Would Have Been ‘Wrong’
Co-founding guitarist Glenn Tipton discusses the plan, which was quickly reversed in January.