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.
Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo One Year Later: ‘I’m So Grateful I Woke Up’ – Exclu…
Ultimate Classic Rock spoke with the former Journey drummer on the anniversary of his sobriety.
Train’s Pat Monahan Talks About Performing ‘Led Zeppelin II’ at Mountain Jam: Exclusive In…
As Train’s debut at this year’s Mountain Jam in June draws closer, singer Pat Monahan is looking forward to finally sharing a bit of time with Warren Haynes.
Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers Talks About the Band’s Journey, New Music and More: Exclusive I…
Bad Company just released Live in Concert 1977 & 1979, their first-ever official live album featuring the original lineup.
Chicago’s Robert Lamm Talks About Rock Hall, Peter Cetera and More: Exclusive Interview
Chicago will finally take a well-deserved spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8.
How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Never Happened
Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968 as the first group on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.
Dee Snider Takes Sides in Van Halen Feud: ‘Eddie’s Out of His Mind’
Dee Snider has never been shy about commenting on the state of rock, and the things rockers do. This time, he's taking aim at Van Halen.
Tommy Shaw Talks About Styx Touring With Def Leppard, Writing New Music + More: Exclusive …
The two bands sealed a bond when they previously toured together in 2007 and, as Tommy Shaw tells Ultimate Classic Rock during a rare interview, he can’t wait to do it again.
Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams Confirms New Album Plans: Exclusive Interview
Kansas have weathered a number of changes throughout their 42-year history.
Whitesnake’s David Coverdale: ‘This Could Be a Farewell to the Big Rock Stuff’
David Coverdale is revisiting his time with Deep Purple on the upcoming Whitesnake release, The Purple Album, which is due in stores May 19. In a press release about the record, Coverdale summarized the experience, saying that, “Even though we’re playing songs I recorded…
Sammy Hagar on His New Acoustic Album and Revisiting Classics – Exclusive Interview
Sammy Hagar has been all about spontaneity over the past few years.
Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s Classic Years: ‘We Could Have Done More’ – Exclusive Interview
Throughout the history of Aerosmith, vocalist Steven Tyler has often been the outspoken member of the group.
Gary Cherone’s Hurtsmile Return With ‘Rock N’ Roll Cliche’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone is back with his band Hurtsmile, and Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to present the exclusive premiere of ‘Rock N’ Roll Cliche,’ the first single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Retrogrenade,’ which will be released on Oct. 7 o…