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.
25 Albums Turning 25 in 2023
The year's highlights brought major change for some groups.
30 Albums Turning 30 in 2023
Classic rock continued to strike back against grunge.
35 Albums Turning 35 in 2023
Old-guard legends, hot new talents and one supergroup to rule them all.
40 Albums Turning 40 in 2023
MTV continued to help artists rise to new levels of fame during the year.
Top 10 Journey Breakup Songs
They've gotten very good at saying musical goodbyes.
Paul Stanley Has a Message for His Critics
"The people who tell you that you need an education to have an opinion, are on salary to make you believe that," the legendary Kiss vocalist tells UCR.
George Thorogood Announces 50th Anniversary Tour for 2023
Dates will include his first Canadian shows in three years.
Sammy Hagar Says He Wrote a Song With Eddie Van Halen in a Dream
He intends to share composing credit with his former bandmate.
How the Doobie Brothers Met the Rolling Stones
With a name like theirs, Patrick Simmons tells UCR, "Everybody was always looking for the weed."
Journey’s ‘Raised on Radio’ Was Almost Called ‘Freedom’
"Steve Perry did not want that," Neal Schon tells UCR.
Why Tears For Fears Struggled to Complete Their New Album: Exclusive Interview
Initial attempts weren't "particularly honest," Curt Smith says.
How Mike Campbell Created a ‘Gypsy Caravan’ for His Latest Video
Guitarist tells UCR about "hitchhiking" and hanging out with gypsies for his latest song with the Dirty Knobs.