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.
Foreigner’s Mick Jones on ‘Head Games’ + New Music – Exclusive Interview
On the afternoon that we spoke with Mick Jones, he was phoning us from a somewhat unusual location -- a table at Starbucks where he stopped in with his assistant in the midst of a busy day of appointments.
Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones Explain How Van Halen’s ‘5150’ Tapes Were Almost Destroyed
Sammy Hagar confirms a story Mick Jones told us about engineer Donn Landee during the recording of Van Halen's '5150.'
Elvis Costello’s Solo Tour Delivers Many Happy Surprises
We review Elvis Costello's recent tour stop in Cleveland.
Gregg Allman on the Allman Brothers Band’s First Two Albums and His Favorite Songwriters
Gregg Allman speaks to us about the Allman Brothers Band's first two albums, their history at the Beacon and his favorite songwriters.
Michael Anthony On the ‘History Of Rock’ With Sammy Hagar, Hot Sauce + His Legendary Jack …
We spoke with the bass player about his upcoming tour with Sammy Hagar, '5150,' hot sauce and his Jack Daniel's bass.
Michael Sweet Of Stryper, ‘Heart Of Gold’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
This track comes off of Sweet's new solo album 'I'm Not Your Suicide,' set for release today.
Exclusive: Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer On The Band’s Legacy + Their Plans To ‘Let Rock Rule’ T…
We spoke with the Aerosmith drummer about their legacy and their upcoming tour with Slash.
Night Ranger’s ‘Sister Christian’ To Be Featured On ‘Parks And Recreation’
Night Ranger won't be singing their signature hit on the season finale of the popular television show, however. Instead, members of the indie band Yo La Tengo will be performing as ‘Bobby Knight Ranger.’
Exclusive: Drummer Kenny Aronoff On Playing With Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr: ‘It Was I…
As we head towards the midpoint of only the second month of 2014, it’s already been a busy year for Kenny Aronoff. The legendary drummer is probably best known for his career-defining work behind the kit for John Mellencamp in the ‘80s and ‘90s, which was followed by a similarly lengthy stint as the…
REO Speedwagon Reunite With Former Guitarist at Benefit Concert
As it turns out, Wednesday’s Rock to the Rescue benefit concert at Bloomington, Ill.'s U.S. Cellular Coliseum was aptly named. Although organizers won’t have a final tally until early next week, they already know that they raised more than $300,000, with addition…
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen on Manraze Project: ‘There’s No Restrictions and It’s Wonderful’
Def Leppard's Phil Collen on Manraze Project: 'There's No Restrictions and It's Wonderful'
Jeff Lynne: ‘I Haven’t Given Up the Idea of’ Touring
Jeff Lynne has contributed a wealth of important influence to the world of recording over the decades that he’s been engaged in making music. If the albums crafted with Electric Light Orchestra had been his sole contribution as an artist, it still would have been an impressive legacy…