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.
How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Never Happened
Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968 as the first group on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.
Dee Snider Takes Sides in Van Halen Feud: ‘Eddie’s Out of His Mind’
Dee Snider has never been shy about commenting on the state of rock, and the things rockers do. This time, he's taking aim at Van Halen.
Tommy Shaw Talks About Styx Touring With Def Leppard, Writing New Music + More: Exclusive Interview
The two bands sealed a bond when they previously toured together in 2007 and, as Tommy Shaw tells Ultimate Classic Rock during a rare interview, he can’t wait to do it again.
Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams Confirms New Album Plans: Exclusive Interview
Kansas have weathered a number of changes throughout their 42-year history.
John Mayer Inducts Stevie Ray Vaughan Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Self-described "Stevie Ray Vaughan wannabe" John Mayer inducted the late guitar hero into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the organization's annual ceremony tonight in Cleveland.
Whitesnake’s David Coverdale: ‘This Could Be a Farewell to the Big Rock Stuff’
David Coverdale is revisiting his time with Deep Purple on the upcoming Whitesnake release, The Purple Album, which is due in stores May 19. In a press release about the record, Coverdale summarized the experience, saying that, "Even though we’re playing songs I recorded with Purple over 40 years ago, it has all the classic Whitesnake elements people who support us have come to expect. I thou
Watch Randy Bachman Play Some ‘Heavy Blues': Exclusive Video Premiere
Former Bachman-Turner Overdrive mastermind Randy Bachman will release his latest solo album, Heavy Blues, on April 15.
Sammy Hagar on His New Acoustic Album and Revisiting Classics – Exclusive Interview
Sammy Hagar has been all about spontaneity over the past few years.
Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s Classic Years: ‘We Could Have Done More’ – Exclusive Interview
Throughout the history of Aerosmith, vocalist Steven Tyler has often been the outspoken member of the group.
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.