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.
Sammy Hagar Brings Crazy Times to Detroit: Photos
High energy night featured the live debut of the title track from the Circle's upcoming LP.
Metallica Celebrates Over 40 Years of History With Pittsburgh Show
Heavy metal legends wrap up their 2022 touring season with powerful set.
How Harry Shearer Found the Voice of ‘The Simpsons” Mr. Burns
"It's fun doing a character that's pure evil," the actor tells UCR.
Zakk Wylde ‘Wasn’t Paying Attention’ to Grunge Revolution
Guitarist talked to UCR about Black Sabbath's influence on grunge and the impact of Guns N' Roses' debut album.
How Metallica Became the Biggest Band in the World: Exclusive Interview
Megaforce Records' Jon Zazula says he was determined to put out a debut album that was "better than their unbelievable demo."
Rob Halford: ‘I’ve Morphed Into the Gandalf of Heavy Metal’
Judas Priest singer talks about his epic lockdown beard and more in new interview.
Wolfgang Van Halen on COVID Touring, Being an ‘Antisocial Dork’
Mammoth WVH main man also discusses his current favorite video game and a treasured classic instrument from Eddie Van Halen's arsenal.
Black Crowes Satisfy ‘Twice as Hard’ During Ohio Return
Revitalized band comes back strong with retrospective set.
Guns N’ Roses, Mammoth WVH Kick Off Summer Tour: Videos, Set List
Hard rock legends play their first post-COVID concert in 17 months.
Kiss and Cinderella Keyboardist Gary Corbett Dies
Touring musician also worked with Ian Hunter and Cyndi Lauper.
Why Dee Snider Finally Recorded His Big Hit Christmas Song: Exclusive Interview
There was a time when releasing a holiday tune was an idea this heavy-metal guy couldn’t necessarily get behind.
Why Steve Perry Circled Back Around to ‘Traces': Exclusive Interview
Along the way, he added new instrumentation and, in some cases, tweaks to recorded elements from the original sessions.