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 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 Says He Wrote a Song With Eddie Van Halen in a Dream
He intends to share composing credit with his former bandmate.
What George Thorogood Found Impressive About Sammy Hagar
"Sammy has come a long way with his wardrobe," he jokes.
Journey’s ‘Raised on Radio’ Was Almost Called ‘Freedom’
"Steve Perry did not want that," Neal Schon tells UCR.
Hear the Fixx’s New Song ‘Woman of Flesh and Blood': Premiere
Guitarist Jamie West-Oram sings lead on track, which previews upcoming album and summer tour.
Ted Nugent: Unreleased Damn Yankees Album Had ‘Great Moments’
Guitarist tells UCR that someday "we'll be all dead" and someone will "resurrect" the tapes and produce them properly.
Why Metallica’s Music Still Inspires Devil Horns 40 Years Later
Fans talk about why the band's "brutal beat" still matters in exclusive book excerpt.
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.
Todd Rundgren on Rock Hall: ‘I Have Offered to do Something Live’
Rocker reveals to UCR the idea he's proposed to the Hall.