Michael Gallucci is the managing 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, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites. @mgallucci
Muse, ‘Will of the People': Album Review
English band takes on the metaverse for ninth album.
Def Leppard, ‘Diamond Star Halos': Album Review
First album in seven years from glam-metal vets pulls thematic inspiration from their favorite artists.
The 10 Heaviest Led Zeppelin Songs
Music doesn't get much heavier, or better, than this.
Black Keys, ‘Dropout Boogie': Album Review
Following roots-nodding covers LP 'Delta Kream,' duo gets back to basics for 11th record.
Jack White, ‘Fear of the Dawn': Album Review
First of two 2022 albums marks return to guitar-hero territory after 2018's experimental 'Boarding House Reach.'
Ghost, ‘Impera': Album Review
Swedish pop-rockers get historical on ambitious fifth LP.
Ronnie Spector Dies at Age 78
Singer found fame as the voice on some of the '60s' greatest songs and as the original "bad girl of rock 'n' roll."
The Best Albums From Rock’s Coolest Bootleg Label
Authors of 'A Pig's Tale: The Underground Story of the Legendary Bootleg Label Trade Mark of Quality' pick their favorite records for UCR.
Metallica and Various Artists, ‘The Metallica Blacklist': Album Review
More than 50 artists take on rock legends' 1991 classic for occasionally wobbly, sometimes engaging tribute record.
Iron Maiden, ‘Senjutsu': Album Review
Band takes things to epic heights on 17th album.
When ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Bridged Giant-Monster History
Two movie titans squared off in 1962 movie, paving path for rebooted franchise.
Pearl Jam, ‘Gigaton': Album Review
Band moves into another decade on 11th LP, sounding as furious and introspective as ever.