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.
How REO Speedwagon Wrote ‘Ridin’ the Storm Out’
Keyboardist Neal Doughty also shares stories about other classic songs.
How Ted Nugent Wrote ‘Detroit Muscle’: Exclusive Interview
"I couldn't be more proud of this record."
The Story Behind George Thorogood’s Slow-Developing ‘Bad to the Bone’
David Geffen's surprise endorsement convinced him to finally put stand-out original on a record.
How Desmond Child Helped Aerosmith ‘Break out of Their Mold’
Songwriter and producer also tells UCR how the arrival of Nirvana was like a "nuclear bomb."
New Rock Hall Exhibit Traces History of Beatles ‘Get Back’ Period
Immersive experience carries fans from early rehearsals to recording and eventually, to their swan-song concert.
Kiss’ Cold Gin Pays Tribute to the Band’s Early Roots: Interview
The developers assure us that just like the original lyrics said, "It will always win."
Iron Maiden’s Rarest Songs: Playlist
There are some "Killers" that didn't make the albums.
Mike Campbell Confirms Tom Petty Fillmore Performances Box Set
"It was one of the greatest parts of our career," guitarist tells UCR.
Why Charlie Watts Wasn’t on Mick Jagger’s ‘Wandering Spirit': Exclusive Interview
Discarded early version of solo LP featuring Rolling Stones drummer described as "blindingly great."
The Steely Dan Song Steve Gadd Didn’t Remember Playing On
To be fair, the drum legend was pretty busy in the '70s.