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.
Kiss to Release Rare 1984 Mark St. John Show as Next Live Album
Set includes the only known soundboard recording to feature the guitarist.
Journey Ignores Drama at 2023 Tour Opener
Despite weeks of trading barbs and legal filings, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain shared the stage in Durant, Okla.
25 Albums Turning 25 in 2023
The year's highlights brought major change for some groups.
30 Albums Turning 30 in 2023
Classic rock continued to strike back against grunge.
35 Albums Turning 35 in 2023
Old-guard legends, hot new talents and one supergroup to rule them all.
40 Albums Turning 40 in 2023
MTV continued to help artists rise to new levels of fame during the year.
Top 10 Journey Breakup Songs
They've gotten very good at saying musical goodbyes.
Paul Stanley Has a Message for His Critics
"The people who tell you that you need an education to have an opinion, are on salary to make you believe that," the legendary Kiss vocalist tells UCR.
Stewart Copeland Picks the Sting Songs He Wishes He Played On
Drummer also discusses playing style and how the Police brought two favorite deep cuts to life.
45 Albums Turning 45 in 2023
The year's highlights included one of classic rock's most important debuts.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
Night Ranger Announce New Album With First Single, ‘Breakout’
Band had to record separately due to pandemic.
How Steve Perry Is Gearing Up for the ‘Next Phase': Interview
Ex-Journey singer is back in a bunker-like studio at work on the follow up to 'Traces.'
Rock Hall Celebrates Guitars and More in ‘Play It Loud’ Exhibit
A new display focuses on instruments that helped shape rock 'n' roll through the years.
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.
Doobie Brothers Plan Vegas Residency and New Music for 2020
Patrick Simmons runs down what band has in store for next year.