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.
Watch Donnie Vie Become Batman in ‘Party Time': Premiere
Clip features the original Batmobile and a guest appearance by former bandmate Chip Z'Nuff.
Alice Cooper Says ‘We Told Kiss Where to Buy Their Makeup’
Shock-rocker points out he was theatrical and having hit records "before anybody else."
Why Chicago’s ‘Carnegie Hall’ Album Had ‘Thousands of Problems’
Newly remixed box set presents all eight concerts from the Carnegie run for the first time.
Gov’t Mule Recorded Two New Albums During the Pandemic: Exclusive Interview
Band will also celebrate 50th anniversary of 'Live at Fillmore East' with special Halloween performance.
Why Alice in Chains Initially Bombed Opening for Van Halen: Exclusive Interview
"You're f---in' crazy," Sammy Hagar told the Seattle group.
See How Legendary Musicians’ Deaths Were Announced
Learn how Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain, the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and others were memorialized by the media.
How Lack of Time Helped Judas Priest Find Their ‘Point of Entry’
Rob Halford recalls how the '80s were an "extraordinary" time for heavy metal.
Why Lou Gramm Is Touring Again: Exclusive Interview
Former Foreigner singer "missed" performing and is also working on new music
Metallica’s Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Moment at Wembley Stadium
Guitarist Kirk Hammett was afraid he was going to "screw it up" during the band's big moment.
Tesla at 40: ‘It’s Been a Bumpy Road’
Guitarist Frank Hannon says "it sounded like a science fiction movie" to imagine the band would still be active in 2021.
Why Lou Gramm’s Shadow King Collapsed After Only One Concert
Vocalist believes people conspired behind the scenes to sabotage the band.
How Kurt Cobain Grew Into a ‘Real-Life Musical Genius': Exclusive Interview
"There's no telling what he would have done," Nirvana's former manager says, "but I'm so glad he did what he did."