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.
Duran Duran Announces New Album, ‘Danse Macabre’
LP includes three new originals plus covers of songs by the Rolling Stones, Talking Heads and others.
Alex Lifeson Turns 70: Looking Back at His Milestone Birthdays
The Rush guitarist has enjoyed a lengthy career driven by humor, determination and friendship.
How 27 Classic Rock Artists Feel About Backing Tracks
Members of Kiss, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and more share their thoughts.
35 Years Ago: How the Retooled Bad Company Survived a ‘Dangerous Age’
"It was time to get a little bit more aggressive," according to singer Brian Howe.
The Summer of 1983’s 20 Biggest Hits
The Police, Eurythmics, Def Leppard and David Bowie helped create a red-hot soundtrack.
Night Ranger Announces New Symphonic Live Album
Band is joined by more than 80 youth orchestra players on upcoming release.
Hear Alice Cooper’s Raucous New Single ‘Welcome to the Show’
It's the third song released from his upcoming album, 'Road.'
Extreme and Living Colour Launch Joint Tour: Video and Set Lists
Both bands delivered hit-heavy sets.
How Wolfgang Van Halen Made a Huge Shift With ‘Mammoth II’
"I came into this one with a lot more confidence," says Mammoth WVH leader.
The Stories Behind 10 Rare Songs by Stevie Nicks
These key deep cuts find a home on her new 'Complete Studio Albums and Rarities' set.
How Twisted Sister Ended Up in ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’
Dee Snider credits the late Paul Reubens with giving him "the bug" to make movies.
Why ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Will Never Retire
He says Keith Richards gave him new perspective.