Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com and Diffuser.fm. He is determined to raise his children in a world without competitive singing television shows.
Water or Urine? Kiss’ Gene Simmons Explains Onstage ‘Peeing’ Video
Gene Simmons has taken to Twitter to offer an explanation for a YouTube video that appears to show him urinating on stage right in the middle of a Kiss concert.
Kiss, Def Leppard Kick Off Summer Tour With Some Set List Surprises
Kiss and Def Leppard kicked off their 40-date summer tour last night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both groups, particularly Kiss, had some setlist surprises in store for the crowd.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Chides Judas Priest for Using Teleprompters
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson publicly wonders exactly why Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford needs a teleprompter to remember the words to 'Breaking the Law.'
New Music Releases – July 2014
A list of the classic rock albums coming out in July of 2014.
Win a Led Zeppelin ‘Father’s Day’ Prize Pack Featuring a Pro-Ject Debut III Turntable
Win an awesome Led Zeppelin prize pack, featuring the deluxe vinyl editions of their first three albums, and a turntable, for your father. Or for yourself.
The Allman Brothers Close Out Mountain Jam 2014 in High Style
The Allman Brothers Band's excellent festival-closing set at Mountain Jam X has got to make fans wonder why they group is breaking up.
Watch Bob Weir Join the Avett Brothers at Mountain Jam
Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir joined one of today's most popular groups, the Avett Brothers, on stage this weekend at the 10th annual Mountain Jam festival.
Sammy Hagar Vs. The Ramones – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One
Sammy Hagar battles the Ramones for a spot in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
Win All Three Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Edition Box Sets
One lucky Ultimate Classic Rock reader is going to take home the Super Deluxe Box Set editions of 'Led Zeppelin,' 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III.'
Eric Singer Accuses Peter Criss and Ace Frehley of Kiss Hypocrisy
Kiss drummer Eric Singer points out that both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss played alongside replacement members wearing original makeup during their careers.
Ace Frehley Releases New ‘Gimme a Feelin” Single
Frehley is on familiar sonic ground on his new single, 'Gimme a Feelin'.'
Phil Collins Vs. Steve Perry – Clash of the Titans
Two '80s superstars made surprising on-stage comebacks this past week. But who did it better?