Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others. Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
Stryper Bridge the Past and Present on ‘God Damn Evil’
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet talks about the band's new album, 'God Damn Evil,' in an exclusive interview.
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We spoke with Robin Zander about the night Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Walmart is refusing to stock the new Stryper album, 'God Damn Evil,' citing "concerns over the album title." Frontman Michael Sweet says that's just fine.
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Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Gets Back to Music: Exclusive Interview
After more than two years off of the road, former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is looking forward to a busy schedule in 2018.
The History of REO Speedwagon’s ‘Hi Infidelity': Interview
When REO Speedwagon started work on the album that would become 'Hi Infidelity,' they had no idea that they were on the edge of monster commercial success.
AC/DC’s Cheap Trick Connection: Malcolm Young Was the ‘Main Man’
Some of the memories are funny, while others are outrageous, but all of them point to the deep connection shared by AC/DC and Cheap Trick.
Kansas Look to the Future: Exclusive Interview
When Kansas hit the road in the fall of 2016 for a series of shows featuring a full-album performance of their classic 'Leftoverture' album, it was a carrot to get people in the door.