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.
Watch Billy Joel’s ‘Authentic Rock and Roll F— Up’ – and Absolutely Perfect Response
Billy Joel messed up the words to one of his songs in concert. Which as he points out, is something only bands truly playing live can do.
Kiss-Masked Vandals Damage 25 Cars in Late-Night Crime Spree
Four men dressed in Kiss masks vandalized over two dozen cars at a New Jersey auto body shop on Saturday night, causing approximately $400,000 in damage.
Did Led Zeppelin Just Reveal Their New Box Sets’ Cover Art?
In typically mysterious fashion, Led Zeppelin seems to have revealed the trippy new cover art for their three planned 2014 box sets.
UPDATE: Two Dead, 23 Injured as Police-Chased Car Hits SXSW Music Festival Crowd
Two people are dead and 23 injured after a car reportedly smashed through a crowd of people outside a music venue at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas early this morning.
Wearing Kiss Makeup Causes High School Seniors to be Sent Home on ‘Celebrity Day’
Four Kiss fans in Montgomery, New York say they were sent home from their high school's 'Senior Celebrity Day' yesterday for donning makeup and dressing up as the Demon, Space Ace, Starchild and Catman.
Nature Calls Ted Nugent at a Bad Time – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories
We were pretty confident Ted Nugent would have a good real-life 'Spinal Tap' story for us, and sure enough, the Motor City Madman came through with a very personal story about being called out to stage at a very unfortunate time.
Metal Singer Tim Lambesis Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Charges
In chilling music news from outside the world of classic rock, Tim Lambesis, singer for the popular metal band As I Lay Dying, pleaded guilty today to solicitation of murder for his role in a plot to kill his estranged wife, Meggan Lambesis.
New Music Releases – March 2014
The New Music Releases roster for March 2014 isn't the longest list you'll ever read, but it makes up for that brevity with some serious star power courtesy of Elton John, the Who and Rod Stewart.
Hear Dean Ween & Friends Cover Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’ in Full
Former Ween guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, fulfilled a long-held wish by finally performing Pink Floyd's epic 'Echoes' in its entirety during a concert on Friday night.
Peter Criss on Kiss Hall of Fame Exclusion: ‘This is Disgraceful’
Founding Kiss drummer Peter Criss says that he was "denied" a chance to perform alongside his former bandmates at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in a move he calls "disgraceful."
Kiss Won’t Perform ‘In Any Line-Up’ At Hall of Fame Induction
A day after former guitarist Ace Frehley revealed that the original lineup of Kiss would not be performing together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, it has been announced that there won't be any version of the group playing at the event.
Ace Frehley Says Original Kiss Lineup Won’t Reunite at Hall of Fame Ceremony
Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has revealed that he and original drummer Peter Criss will not be joining their former bandmates on stage during April's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.