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.
Steve Vai: Eddie Van Halen’s Parts Were ‘Perfectly Orchestrated': Exclusive Interview
Guitarist's latest album 'Inviolate' arrives on Friday.
Why Metallica’s Music Still Inspires Devil Horns 40 Years Later
Fans talk about why the band's "brutal beat" still matters in exclusive book excerpt.
Historical Tape of the Police’s First U.S. Show to Be Released
"I've heard it, and it's very raw," guitarist Andy Summers says. "We're just pounding away."
How Metallica Became the Biggest Band in the World: Exclusive Interview
Megaforce Records' Jon Zazula says he was determined to put out a debut album that was "better than their unbelievable demo."
Alice Cooper Says ‘We Told Kiss Where to Buy Their Makeup’
Shock-rocker points out he was theatrical and having hit records "before anybody else."
How Lack of Time Helped Judas Priest Find Their ‘Point of Entry’
Rob Halford recalls how the '80s were an "extraordinary" time for heavy metal.
How Kurt Cobain Grew Into a ‘Real-Life Musical Genius': Exclusive Interview
"There's no telling what he would have done," Nirvana's former manager says, "but I'm so glad he did what he did."
Tesla’s Frank Hannon Says He ‘Waited Too Long to Get the Vaccine’
"This s--t ain't no joke," the guitarist says regarding COVID-19.
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 Being the ‘Jesters’ for Guns N’ Roses
"You’re doing your best to try to entertain people who otherwise don’t really give a s--t about you," frontman tells UCR.
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.
Mammoth WVH Get Hot in Cleveland: Photos, Videos, Set List
Headlining set included the live premiere of three songs.