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.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Conquers America
Pianist Mike Garson had just joined the band, "and all of a sudden, there's thousands of people storming the stage."
How Pink Floyd Faced Down Challenges on ‘Animals’: Exclusive Interview
"It deserves a rethink," Nick Mason says. "It's no one's real fault."
Roger Waters Rails Against Censorship as Tour Continues
"However much they cut up my interviews on CNN," the Pink Floyd legend told fans, "I will not sell out."
How ‘Walk This Way’ Opened the Door for Aerosmith’s Next Chapter
"We literally broke down walls with that," says guitarist.
Top 10 Songs Def Leppard Has Not Played on the 2022 Stadium Tour
With so many monster hits, it's not easy putting together a set list.
James Young Looks Back on 50 Years of Styx: Exclusive Interview
"Five decades of Styx and the world still exists," he tells UCR. "We didn’t kill it."
How the Doobie Brothers Met the Rolling Stones
With a name like theirs, Patrick Simmons tells UCR, "Everybody was always looking for the weed."
Damon Johnson: ‘Songwriting Has Begun’ on New Brother Cane Album
Frontman discusses what's in store for the reactivated '90s rockers in an exclusive conversation with UCR.
How Dave Stewart Discovered His Musical Path: Exclusive Interview
Eurythmics co-founder and producer took inspiration from a series of events.
How Journey’s Arnel Pineda Fixed His Vocal Woes
Singer is now "soaring every night" says drummer Deen Castronovo.