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.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Release Last LP With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’
Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.
Neil Peart Publishing New Book About Rush’s Final Tour
Neil Peart will publish a book about Rush's R40 tour, rumored to be the band's last-ever one of this size, later this year.
Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce Tour
Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd – two artists known for their classic live albums in the '70s – are hitting the road together this summer.
Paul McCartney Announces New Tour
Paul McCartney will kick off his new tour next month, and he just announced the first seven dates.
Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty and More Classic Rockers Highlight Record Store Day 2016
Dozens of classic-rock releases are on tap this year for the annual Record Store Day, including albums and singles by Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Cheap Trick and David Bowie.
Randy Meisner on Psych Hold Following Wife’s Death
Randy Meisner has been place on a psych hold following his wife's death over the weekend.
30 Years Ago: The Beatles Collect Their Singles and More on ‘Past Masters’
EMI's decision to overhaul the Beatles catalog in 1987, spurred by the CD revolution, was a long time coming.
45 Years Ago: The Original Byrds Get Back Together for One More Album
By 1972 the Byrds had pretty much become a vehicle for Roger McGuinn’s solo recordings. The original quintet began falling apart in 1966, after Gene Clark, who penned most of the group’s original early songs, left.
How the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ Took on ‘Sgt. Pepper’
From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.
Guns N’ Roses Tap Alice in Chains for Opening Slot on Reunion Shows
Guns N' Roses have picked the opening band for their first two highly anticipated reunion shows next month.
1976’s Best Rock Albums
Even though punk was right around the corner, classic sounds still dominated the year.