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.
Why Black Sabbath Decided Not to Record a Blues Album
Geezer Butler also discusses unreleased music and time spent with Eddie Van Halen and Jack Bruce.
Why Geezer Butler No Longer Talks to Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath bassist also recalls the band classic that came out of a 45-minute jam session.
10 Songs Peter Gabriel Hasn’t Played on His 2023 Tour
Some of the vocalist's most popular solo songs are absent from his current tour.
How Def Leppard Avoided Making ‘Pyromania II’ With ‘Hysteria’
Joe Elliott says the band has "always been aware when something’s outstanding and when something’s just OK."
How Duran Duran Uses Challenging Rarities to Keep Shows Fresh
"It stops us from getting lazy and languid," explains bassist John Taylor.
Rock’s 23 Longest-Lasting Current Lineups
It's not easy to keep a band together.
How Ray and Dave Davies Survived Their Kinks Journey
Guitarist says he and his brother "talk about music very minimally" these days.
How Jethro Tull’s Flute Became a ‘Heavy Metal Instrument’
Their controversial 1989 Grammy win over Metallica spawned a humorous response.
How Living Colour Crafted the ‘Black Sgt. Pepper’ on ‘Time’s Up’
In an exclusive excerpt from a new book, the band discusses making the 1990 album.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Explains What Makes the Flute Rock
Their 23rd album 'Rokflote' arrives after a deep dive into his ancestry, Norse religions ... and Morrissey.
David Coverdale Is Planning a Special Deep Purple Celebration
"It's such a game-changing, life-changing thing," he reflects on his 1973 debut with legendary band.
Watch Stevie Nicks Sing ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ with 11 Different Artists
Those who have stepped in for Tom Petty include Billy Joel, Dave Grohl, Chrissie Hynde and Harry Styles.
Why Lynyrd Skynyrd Is Carrying on After Gary Rossington’s Death
"It's been the most difficult thing to get through," guitarist Rickey Medlocke tells UCR.
Why Tracii Guns Doesn’t ‘Give a S—‘ About Being a Guitar Hero
The guitarist also tells UCR what he learned from his early days in Guns N' Roses.
How Rick Springfield Secured His Future With ‘Living in Oz’
He says the LP helped determine whether he would "be here tomorrow or is this pretty much it?"
How Tracii Guns Played an L.A. Guns Concert From a Bathroom
"I'd rather be alive than give somebody $16 worth of Tracii Guns," the guitarist says.
Steve Lukather Announces New Album, ‘Bridges’
Toto guitarist previews upcoming solo LP with first single, "When I See You Again."
How Rick Springfield Found His Next Big Hit in a Public Restroom
He shares the origin of Top 10 single "Affair of the Heart."
David Coverdale Says ‘Coverdale-Page’ Box Set Is in Limbo
"It breaks my heart not to do it," says Whitesnake frontman.
David Coverdale Says Whitesnake Probably Won’t Be Back This Year
Frontman is still committed to the band's farewell tour plans.