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.
Top 10 J. Geils Band Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the much-loved bar band.
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.
How the Eagles Became the First Band to Go Platinum With ‘Their Greatest Hits’
The Eagles were big before they released 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)' in February 1976. But they got a whole lot bigger afterward.
That Time John Lennon Returned to His ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Roots
In a way, John Lennon's 'Rock 'N' Roll' album is the back-to-basics record the Beatles' 'Let It Be' was supposed to be.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ First Great 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.
Top 10 Ray Manzarek Doors Songs
The Doors weren't just Jim Morrison's sexy, sweaty swagger and occasionally mediocre poetry.
35 Years Ago: Rush Put the Focus on Songs and Make Their Leanest Album, ‘Moving Pictures’
In a way, Rush's career can be boiled down to this: everything before 'Moving Pictures,' and everything after 'Moving Pictures.'
10 Times the Grammys Got It Wrong
Forget, if you can, the fact that the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and the Who have never won a Grammy.
The Story of Van Halen’s Debut Album
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.
Watch a Bunch of Wiener Dogs Stampede to a Nilsson Classic in New Super Bowl Commercial
It's like they made this Super Bowl commercial just for us.
Top 10 Alice Cooper Songs
The original Alice Cooper band -- a quintet led by Detroit native Vincent Furnier, who took the group's name as his own -- lasted a little more than five years.
Watch Steve Tyler’s Skittles Super Bowl Commercial
As the big game day approaches (five days away!), more and more of the year's Super Bowl commercials are showing up early.