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.
45 Albums Turning 45 in 2023
The year's highlights included one of classic rock's most important debuts.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Long, Hard Road to ‘Patient Number 9′
He's been in a "terrible f---ing state" in recent years but remains grateful to complete latest album.
Metallica Celebrates Over 40 Years of History With Pittsburgh Show
Heavy metal legends wrap up their 2022 touring season with powerful set.
How Harry Shearer Found the Voice of ‘The Simpsons” Mr. Burns
"It's fun doing a character that's pure evil," the actor tells UCR.
Iron Maiden’s Rarest Songs: Playlist
There are some "Killers" that didn't make the albums.
Primus Rehearsed Their ‘Asses Off’ for ‘A Tribute to Kings’ Tour
Les Claypool discusses his band's celebration of Rush during an exclusive conversation with UCR.
How Stone Temple Pilots Became ’90s Rock Giants
STP guitarist Dean DeLeo recalls of early days, "We just played like it was going to be our last day alive."
Why Alice in Chains Initially Bombed Opening for Van Halen: Exclusive Interview
"You're f---in' crazy," Sammy Hagar told the Seattle group.
Rob Halford Is Ready for COVID Touring: ‘We Have to Battle On’
Singer also discusses whether the pandemic will figure into songwriting for the band's upcoming album.
Wolfgang Van Halen on COVID Touring, Being an ‘Antisocial Dork’
Mammoth WVH main man also discusses his current favorite video game and a treasured classic instrument from Eddie Van Halen's arsenal.
How Metallica Changed the World With Their Most Polarizing Album
"You don't have more than one album like that," Lars Ulrich says in exclusive excerpt from new book.
Brian May Shares Memories About GNR and Eddie Van Halen: Interview
Queen guitarist recalls time spent with Axl Rose, Cozy Powell and others.