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.
Joe Satriani: New LP Inspired by Urge to Do ‘Something Different’
As guitarist Joe Satriani launches into the beginning of another new year, it’s no surprise to find him already juggling a large load of projects and commitments.
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.
Hear Kansas’ New Live Version of ‘Dust in the Wind': Premiere
After spending more than a year touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Leftoverture,' Kansas will commemorate the experience with the release of 'Leftoverture Live & Beyond,'
Tommy Shaw Shares the Secrets Behind Styx’s New ‘Mission': Exclusive Interview
Styx fans got a somewhat unexpected surprise when the band announced the upcoming release of a new studio album, The Mission.
40 Years Ago: Kansas Carry On in a Big Way With ‘Leftoverture’
The a capella vocal opening of “Carry On Wayward Son” was a moment that signified the floodgates of success were about to open wide for Kansas.
Meat Loaf On His New Album + Possible Retirement: ‘I Can’t Keep Touring’
'Braver Than We Are' finds Meat Loaf reunited with his longtime collaborator Jim Steinman, who wrote all 10 tracks on the album.
Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams Confirms New Album Plans: Exclusive Interview
Kansas have weathered a number of changes throughout their 42-year history.