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.
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 Cheap Trick Explored New Sounds With ‘I Want You to Want Me’
Excerpt from new book shares how producer Tom Werman "made a heavy band sound wimpy."
Sammy Hagar Brings Crazy Times to Detroit: Photos
High energy night featured the live debut of the title track from the Circle's upcoming LP.
Sammy Hagar Says He Wrote a Song With Eddie Van Halen in a Dream
He intends to share composing credit with his former bandmate.
Metallica Celebrates Over 40 Years of History With Pittsburgh Show
Heavy metal legends wrap up their 2022 touring season with powerful set.
How Roger Waters Built His ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Tour
It's another dizzying multimedia experience, as technology finally catches up with his ideas.
Why Roger Waters Isn’t Afraid to Get Political With His Concerts
His guitarist also explains how daunting it is to take on Pink Floyd's classic songs.
Joe Perry Promises Some ‘Surprises’ With Upcoming Solo Shows
Aerosmith guitarist will reunite the Joe Perry Project for a trio of U.S. shows featuring Extreme's Gary Cherone on vocals.
How the Doobie Brothers Met the Rolling Stones
With a name like theirs, Patrick Simmons tells UCR, "Everybody was always looking for the weed."