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.
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.
Kiss to Release Rare 1984 Mark St. John Show as Next Live Album
Set includes the only known soundboard recording to feature the guitarist.
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.
Listen to Unearthed Kevin DuBrow-Era Quiet Riot Song
Posthumous track also features his 'Metal Health'-era bandmates Frankie Banali and Rudy Sarzo.
35 Years Ago: Why Foreigner Went Soft With ‘Inside Information’
Album further drove a wedge between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm.
How Creedence Clearwater Revival Took Over the World
They'd already played for more than a million people in 1970 before a sold-out Royal Albert Hall show.
Why Yes Is Finally Playing ‘Close to the Edge’ Correctly
"I always thought it sounded lousy, but I got used to it," says guitarist Steve Howe.