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.
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Details New ‘Bummed Out’ Concept Album
Guitarist explains how pandemic shaped his latest songs.
Why Yes Is Finally Playing ‘Close to the Edge’ Correctly
"I always thought it sounded lousy, but I got used to it," says guitarist Steve Howe.
How Don Was Learned an Important Lesson From Roy Orbison
"If you’ve got to grease up girls to get a hit record, maybe something’s wrong."
R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ Reissue Sparks Memories for Peter Buck
Reissue of debut EP has him thinking about beginnings – and endings.
How Scorpions Found New Energy With Mikkey Dee
Former Motorhead drummer is a "great part" of the band now, says Rudolf Schenker.
How Richard Marx Returned to Rock With His New Album
He also delves into previous collaborations with Billy Joel and Tommy Lee in new interview.
Why Sammy Hagar Isn’t Playing Guitar on His New Album
Producer Dave Cobb had specific thoughts about what he didn't want on 'Crazy Times.'
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Conquers America
Pianist Mike Garson had just joined the band, "and all of a sudden, there's thousands of people storming the stage."
How Twisted Sister Fought Back With ‘Under the Blade’
“We were turned down more times than a bedsheet,” guitarist Jay Jay French said.
How Pink Floyd Faced Down Challenges on ‘Animals’: Exclusive Interview
"It deserves a rethink," Nick Mason says. "It's no one's real fault."