Corey Irwin is a writer and editor for Ultimate Classic Rock. He’s spent more than 15 years working in radio, including stints in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to UCR, he has written for Diffuser, Ultimate Prince and Music Connection Magazine
Kiss Cancels Canadian Farewell Dates as Paul Stanley Recovers
Singer apologizes to fans as he battles a serious case of the flu.
What Geddy Lee Learned From Rush’s ‘Stupid Drug Experiences’
He dives into the band's "cocaine years" and the album they were "too stoned" to make.
Rolling Stones’ 2024 Tour Is Sponsored by AARP … Seriously
It's not a joke.
25 Greatest Duos in Rock History
These famous pairs span the gamut of popular music.
Paul McCartney Insisted Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Tour Again
“We all got plastered together, and he was very emphatic."
The Rolling Stones Are Teasing a 2024 Tour
Signs are popping up in cities across North America.
Ann Wilson Recalls Heart’s ‘Painful’ Tour With John Mellencamp
Acts were heading in two different directions when they hit the road together in 1982.
Joe Satriani: Playing Van Halen Songs Is ‘Really Frightening’
He'll be joining Sammy Hagar on a Van Halen-focused tour in 2024.
Sammy Hagar Invites David Lee Roth to Tour: ‘Come on Motherf—er’
For his upcoming Van Halen-focused trek, the Red Rocker has an open invitation to Alex Van Halen and Diamond Dave.
Why ‘All for Love’ Was a Logistical ‘Bloodbath’
The 1993 collaboration between Bryan Adams, Sting and Rod Stewart was a worldwide hit -- and a nightmare to make.
Andrew Dice Clay Recalls MTV Ban: ‘I Was the First One Canceled’
Producer Dick Clark had to be tackled to stop him from running onstage during Clay's notorious set at the 1989 VMAs.
Rick Allen Defends Def Leppard’s ‘Slang': ‘It’s a Great Record’
The polarizing 1996 album was criticized for straying from the band's previous sound.
Ace Frehley Was Loaded on Booze and Cocaine Making Kiss Movie
"I didn’t even know what was going on half the time."
Rick Allen Names the Song He Wants Back in Def Leppard’s Set List
Drummer also discusses revisiting material recorded prior to his life-changing car crash.
Here’s Why Jethro Tull Missed Their Grammy Win Over Metallica
It’s one of the most famous metal miscues in history – and Jethro Tull wasn’t even there to accept their award.
John Morris, Woodstock Organizer, Dead at 84
He spent decades as a rock concert promoter and served as head of production for the iconic 1969 festival.
Def Leppard Has Uncovered Unheard Songs From Debut Album
They previously believed the tapes had been destroyed.
Rick Allen Is Still Dealing With Trauma From Florida Attack
"When I hear footsteps behind me, I use shop windows like a rearview mirror."
Foo Fighters, Metallica and Springsteen Among Grammy Nominees
Rock was shut out of the major categories (again), but there are still plenty of familiar names elsewhere on the list.
Dee Snider: PMRC Wanted a ‘Moron’ Like Vince Neil to Testify
Twisted Sister frontman famously shocked politicians with his eloquence at the 1985 hearing.