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.
John Lodge’s ‘Incredible Journey’ With Moody Blues in Five Songs
Bassist shares stories behind classic tracks from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group.
How Stone Temple Pilots Became ’90s Rock Giants
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo recalls of early days, "We just played like it was going to be our last day alive."
Ted Nugent: Unreleased Damn Yankees Album Had ‘Great Moments’
Guitarist tells UCR that someday "we'll be all dead" and someone will "resurrect" the tapes and produce them properly.
Scorpions Producer Reveals Five Facts About New Album
"It was clear that they were going to make a rockin' album. No whistling, no CIA involvement."
Did Andy Summers Almost Join the Rolling Stones?: Exclusive Interview
He was allegedly on the short list to replace Mick Taylor in 1974.
Why ‘The Last Waltz’ Was ‘One of the Great Moments in Rock’
Former Bill Graham associate tells UCR what it was like working at the legendary concert.
Tears for Fears Announce 2022 U.S. Tour
They're returning to America for the first time since 2019.
Historical Tape of the Police’s First U.S. Show to Be Released
"I've heard it, and it's very raw," guitarist Andy Summers says. "We're just pounding away."
Izzy Stradlin Has ‘Tons’ of Unreleased Music
Guitarist Rick Richards tells UCR, "There’s so much Izzy material that’s never seen the light of day that needs to."
Why Triumph Used to Be Confused With Rush: Exclusive Interview
Bassist Mike Levine was known to quip, "Yeah, I'm Geddy. I’m just having a bad day."