Michael Gallucci is the managing editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
50 Years Ago: ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’ Goes Underground
Surreal sequel added psychic mutants and another lost astronaut to the mix.
Top 15 Giant-Monster Movies
From oversized animals to huge insects to a massive, people-eating blob, a look at the best films starring big-ass creatures.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Long and Winding Road’ Serves as Band’s Requiem
Band's final single arrived three days after the release of last album.
When ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Bridged Giant-Monster History
Two movie titans squared off in 1962 movie, paving path for rebooted franchise.
40 Years Ago: Blondie Hit No. 1 With ‘Call Me’
Band hooks up with disco maestro Giorgio Moroder and makes the biggest song of its career.
40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Goes Totally Solo for ‘Coming Up’
Studio version was released as a single, but a live version on the B-side reached No. 1.
Top 10 John Prine Songs
Singing mailman was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, and carved out a musical legacy that's influenced generations.
30 Years Ago: Depeche Mode Finally Break Through With ‘Violator’
With its seventh album, British synth-pop band cracks Top 10 and becomes global phenomenon.
George Harrison Woodland Walk Memorial Coming to Liverpool
Plans to honor the late Beatle announced on his 77th birthday.
35 Years Ago: Tears for Fears Hit the Big Time With ‘Songs From the Big Chair’
The synth-pop duo's first LP was ignored in the U.S., but two years later they had a No. 1 album and single.