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."
Paul McCartney and Chrissie Hynde Join Foo Fighters at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert
All-star lineup performed two Beatles classics during Foos' closing set.
The Pretenders Joined by Dave Grohl at Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show
Pretenders members honor late Foo Fighters drummer in London.
How Cheap Trick Explored New Sounds With ‘I Want You to Want Me’
Excerpt from new book shares how producer Tom Werman "made a heavy band sound wimpy."
How Toto’s David Paich Returned to Making Music
He also shares stories about working with Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Michael McDonald and more.
How the Fixx Connected ‘Universal Truths’ With New Album
Singer Cy Curnin discusses 'Every Five Seconds' and shares stories of the band's early days.
Sammy Hagar Says He Wrote a Song With Eddie Van Halen in a Dream
He intends to share composing credit with his former bandmate.
How ‘Walk This Way’ Opened the Door for Aerosmith’s Next Chapter
"We literally broke down walls with that," says guitarist.
Doobie Brothers Celebrate 50 Years During Return to Ohio: Photos
Check out UCR's exclusive photos from the night.
Joe Perry Promises Some ‘Surprises’ With Upcoming Solo Shows
Aerosmith guitarist will reunite the Joe Perry Project for a trio of U.S. shows featuring Extreme's Gary Cherone on vocals.
Neal Schon Finds ‘Freedom’ at Last With New Journey Album
"I did a lot of playing and not much thinking" during free-flowing sessions, guitarist says.
Kenny Loggins Wonders Where Yacht Rock Came From
"We weren't trying to invent a new style of pop music," he tells UCR.