Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
1976’s Best Rock Albums
Even though punk was right around the corner, classic sounds still dominated the year.
The Story of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.
Top 10 George Harrison Songs
There's a lot to celebrate about the most neglected Beatle, George Harrison.
The Who Albums Ranked Worst to Best
With all of the compilations the Who have released over the years, it's easy to forget that their studio output boils down to a mere 11 albums.
The Story of Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ the Beginning of the End
When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.
Top 10 J. Geils Band Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the much-loved bar band.
Ian Gillan Comments on Deep Purple’s Decision to Perform With Current Lineup at Rock Hall …
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan has issued a statement regarding the band's decision to perform with only the current lineup when it's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April .
Eric Clapton to Release New Album, ‘I Still Do,’ With ‘Slowhand’ Producer Glyn Johns
Eric Clapton will release his 23rd album, I Still Do, on May 20.
The Story of Yes’ Breakthrough Moment on ‘The Yes Album’
They released two studio projects before 'The Yes Album' came out in February 1971. As far as most rock 'n' roll fans are concerned, however, Yes started right here.
Paul McCartney Not Allowed Into Grammy After-Party
His group apparently tried two separate times to get into the event, which was being held at the Argyle club in Hollywood.
The Story of the Rolling Stones’ First Essential U.S. LP, ‘The Rolling Stones Now!’
Even more so than the Beatles' early catalog, the Rolling Stones' first few albums looked quite different by the time they made it to U.S. fans.
The Story of Van Halen’s Debut Album
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.