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.
Rejuvenated Sammy Hagar Now in the ‘Middle of a Writing Spree’
Ex-Van Halen frontman hopes to record with Dave Cobb, who's produced music for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, among others.
Grand Funk Railroad Feed Off Crowd’s Energy At First Concert Back
Don Brewer and Bruce Kulick discuss going back on tour.
REO Speedwagon Hit ‘Reset Button’ With First Post-COVID Concert
Band also paid tribute to late guitarist Gary Richrath.
Alex Lifeson Says Another Tour Probably Isn’t ‘in My Cards’
Initially, he felt Rush were wrapping up things prematurely when they came off the road in 2015.
Alex Lifeson Says ‘There’s No Way Rush Will Ever Exist Again’
Band won't continue because Neil Peart "is not here to be a part of it."
Alex Lifeson Preps New Song With Tom Morello and Kirk Hammett
"We just had such a riot."
K.K. Downing: Rob Halford Should Have Given Judas Priest Solo Songs
Guitarist says his former bandmate kept "some pretty good songs" for his own albums.
Alex Lifeson Has Recorded 10 Songs for New ‘Envy of None’ Project
Andy Curran of the Canadian hard-rock band Coney Hatch reveals plans for forthcoming music.
Styx ‘Make Some Noise’ With First Post-COVID Concerts
New album added "extra effervescence" to band's return to live music.
Styx’s ‘Crash of the Crown’ Could Have Been a Double Album
Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw discusses band's new album in exclusive interview with UCR.
The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Favorite Mammoth WVH Song
The proud father loved Wolfgang's debut LP, but one track in particular stood out.
How Wolfgang Van Halen Forged His Own Path on ‘Mammoth WVH': Exclusive Interview
His goal was to produce music that "doesn't sound like I'm ripping off my family lineage."