Michael Gallucci is the managing editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites. @mgallucci
35 Years Ago: The Cure Reach Pop Heaven With ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’
Robert Smith aimed big on band's seventh album and was rewarded with a worldwide hit.
The 10 Heaviest Led Zeppelin Songs
Music doesn't get much heavier, or better, than this.
Clash, ‘Combat Rock / The People’s Hall': Album Review
Classic lineup's final LP from 1982 gets an extra disc of unreleased tracks and outtakes.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Unlimited Love': Album Review
Prodigal guitarist returns for band's 12th album, unsurprisingly evoking '90s nostalgia.
Reissue Roundup: Winter Sets From Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, More
Year is off to a slow start, but a handful of new archival sets make up for it.
Jethro Tull, ‘The Zealot Gene': Album Review
Ian Anderson resurrects band name for rousing return to flute-driven rock 'n' roll.
Ronnie Spector Dies at Age 78
Singer found fame as the voice on some of the '60s' greatest songs and as the original "bad girl of rock 'n' roll."
Top 15 Reissues of 2021
The year's best archival releases include deluxe box sets, expanded anniversary editions and long-lost recordings from the vault.
Reissue Roundup: Fall Sets From David Bowie, Billy Joel and More
Deluxe box sets, expanded classic LPs and other treasures highlight the latest batch of archival releases.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, ‘Barn': Album Review
Veteran singer-songwriter teams up with his best backing band for typically loose and spontaneous set.
Sting, ‘The Bridge': Album Review
Fifteenth solo album takes stock of modern problems – from pandemic to politics.
Yes, ‘The Quest': Album Review
Band's first album in seven years goes through some similar motions, with varying effect.
Metallica and Various Artists, ‘The Metallica Blacklist': Album Review
More than 50 artists take on rock legends' 1991 classic for occasionally wobbly, sometimes engaging tribute record.
How the Beatles Created Their Biggest Hit, ‘Hey Jude’
Single was also the longest to reach No. 1 at the time.
Top 10 Charlie Watts Rolling Stones Songs
The group never would have been crowned the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band without the drummer.
Top 10 Pre-Lindsey Buckingham-Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac Songs
The band released nine albums and a series of singles before the Americans joined and turned things around in 1975.
Reissue Roundup: Spring Sets From Fleetwood Mac, the Who and More
New archival releases include expanded versions of beloved albums, box-set collections and rarities-stuffed deluxe editions.
50 Years Ago: ‘Escape From the Planet of the Apes’ Explores New World
Third movie in series brings simian heroes to 1973 Earth, and begins completing saga's circle.
John Lennon, ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – The Ultimate Collection': Album Review
A half-century after its release, the best post-Beatles solo album remains a cathartic and invigorating listen.
Reissue Roundup: Winter Sets From Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan and More
A rundown of new box sets, deluxe editions and archival releases from the past few months.