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.
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.
How Steve Perry Is Gearing Up for the ‘Next Phase': Interview
Ex-Journey singer is back in a bunker-like studio at work on the follow up to 'Traces.'
How Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp Ended Up Doing Pink Floyd Songs: Exclusive Interview
Nick Mason discusses their earliest jams together in Saucerful of Secrets band and the prospect of a new studio album.
Why Dee Snider Had ‘Trepidation’ in Twisted Sister’s Early Days: Exclusive Interview
Rocker discusses his early career, the camaraderie of metal fans and his new live album in exclusive conversation with UCR.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Dee Snider Picks His Favorite Live Albums
AC/DC, Kiss and UFO are among the Twisted Sister frontman's go-to concert LPs.
How Linda Ronstadt Broke Out With a Rejected Monkees Classic: Exclusive Interview
The band didn't start out recording their own material, but it wasn't because they didn't have any.
Why Nelson Changed Their Name to Power Tool for ‘Bill and Ted’
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson recall how the future chart-toppers came up with a fake moniker so their song could appear in hit movie.
Michael McDonald Shares New Music and Is Prepping More: Interview
Singer unveils cover of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" as summer tour plans with Doobie Brothers are put on hold.
Michael McDonald Explains Ted Templeman’s ‘Melting Pot’ Approach
Doobie Brothers singer discusses producer's work method in exclusive interview.