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.
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."
Dee Snider: ‘I Was An A–hole Too': Exclusive Interview
"I made people miserable," the former Twisted Sister frontman says. "I got worse and worse."
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.
Sammy Hagar Says ‘A Few Jams’ Remain in the Van Halen Vault
“There were two songs that we actually finished,” the singer admits to UCR, adding that Eddie Van Halen left behind a million "jams and pieces."
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Hilariously Launch New Rush-Themed Ale
They're collaborating with Toronto-based Henderson Brewing.
Brian May Shares Memories About GNR and Eddie Van Halen: Interview
Queen guitarist recalls time spent with Axl Rose, Cozy Powell and others.
Joe Perry Revisits His Guitar Roots: Exclusive Interview
Aerosmith vet discusses abiding passion for Jimmy Page, Van Halen and Link Wray, among others.
Hear New Song From Late REO Speedwagon Guitarist Gary Richrath
Previously unreleased performances will be part of upcoming Richrath Project 3:13 LP.
Grand Funk’s Classic Album Covers: Nudity, Cavemen and Coffins
Their discography is filled with plenty of unforgettable moments – both musically and on front of the LPs.
Alex Lifeson’s Early Guitars: ‘We Didn’t Have a Lot of Money’
Rush guitarist looks back at some of his favorite instruments.
Sammy Hagar’s Vegas Plans: ‘I Really Want to Blow People’s Minds’
Red Rocker would love to jam with Keith Richards and says the door is always open for David Lee Roth.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."