Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others. Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Ann Wilson Revisits First, Pre-Heart Recordings With New Reissue
The Daybreaks' late-'60s songs will surface on a 10" vinyl LP this summer.
How Steve Perry Finally Accepted His Aging Voice: Exclusive Interview
Ex-Journey singer is working to overcome a "love/hate relationship sometimes with my own vocal abilities or shortcomings."
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali Opens Up About His Cancer Diagnosis
We spoke with the drummer about his fight with pancreatic cancer.
Why ZZ Top Went Behind Their Producer’s Back to Finish ‘Afterburner’
Album continued their new multi-platinum streak, despite the fact that it wasn't as critically well received.
In His Mind, George Thorogood’s Already in the Rock Hall of Fame
The respect of his peers and adulation from the crowd means more to the blues guitarist than induction.
25 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Finds a Kindred Spirit With Chris Cornell
The late Soundgarden frontman collaborated on two songs from 1994's 'The Last Temptation.'
Alice Cooper Details Revamped Tour, Upcoming New Music: Exclusive Interview
The legendary shock-rocker's next run of solo dates are cleverly dubbed "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back."