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.
Night Ranger Announce New Album With First Single, ‘Breakout’
Band had to record separately due to pandemic.
Foreigner ‘Feel the Enthusiasm’ at First Post-COVID Performance: Exclusive Interview
Bassist Jeff Pilson discussed the possibility of new music after the band performed socially distanced concert.
Foreigner Add New Member Following Thom Gimbel’s Departure
Train guitarist Luis Carlos Maldonado is latest addition to the long-running group.
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy Announce Rescheduled ‘Hella Mega’ Tour Dates
Shows were postponed due to COVID, but bands will finally hit the road this summer.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Ann Wilson Revisits First, Pre-Heart Recordings With New Reissue
The Daybreaks' late-'60s songs will surface on a 10" vinyl LP this summer.
Paul Stanley on Soul Station: ‘I Don’t Stay In Any Lane’
In an exclusive interview with UCR, the Kiss frontman details his voyage into the world of soul.
How Eels Helped Steve Perry Find ‘Emotional Honesty’ in His Music
Singer explains how performing with the alternative band influenced his new material.