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
Reissue Roundup: Winter Sets From Pink Floyd, Elton John and More
Box sets, expanded classic albums and previously unreleased recordings highlight the latest batch of archival recordings.
U2, ‘Songs of Surrender': Album Review
Band looks back at four decades of music with 40 re-recorded songs from its storied history.
25 Under the Radar Albums From 1973
Sure, you could listen to that classic LP again. Or you could give some of these records a spin.
45 Years Ago: Blondie Preps for Greatness on ‘Plastic Letters’
Band's second album arrived seven months before breakthrough 'Parallel Lines.'
55 Years Ago: ‘Planet of the Apes’ Reveals Its Stinking Paws
First 1968 film kicked off a franchise that's still going strong decades later.
Five Reasons Warren Zevon Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
After nearly three decades of eligibility, the late singer-songwriter earned his first nomination in 2023.
40 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Signals the Beginning of the End
Expectations were high when they stepped into a California studio to record a follow up to 1981's 'Escape.'
Bob Dylan: ‘Fragments: Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17′: Album Review
Comeback record gets dissected over five discs and 60 tracks, revealing birth of late-career masterpiece.
Warren Zevon Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A songwriter's songwriter covered by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Bob Dylan, he never lost his caustic wit, even when knocking on heaven's door.
Top 10 Jeff Beck Songs
He had a long, varied career playing the roles of sideman, band member and group leader.
Top 10 Songs of 1978
Bands were suddenly blending in disco bounce and punk fury. It wasn't always an easy mix, but they kept rock 'n' roll alive.
Iggy Pop, ‘Every Loser': Album Review
Punk godfather reclaims his crown, with a little help from some friends.
Beatles, ‘Revolver Special Edition (Super Deluxe)': Album Review
Band's most revolutionary work gets remixed and expanded for new box set.
How the Rolling Stones Survived the ’80s
By the time this decade was drawing to a close, they were barely left standing.
Ozzy Osbourne, ‘Patient Number 9′: Album Review
Solo LP 13 follows in the footsteps of 2020's star-packed, career-revitalizing 'Ordinary Man.'
Megadeth, ‘The Sick, the Dying … and the Dead!': Album Review
Metal band's 16th album, and first in six years, sticks close to the plot.
Top 10 Double Albums
Releasing a double album in the '60s and '70s was a rite of passage. But which one was best?
20 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Gets the Band Back Together on ‘The Rising’
The Boss' first album in 18 years with the E Street Band also surveyed hope and heartbreak in the aftermath of 9/11.
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.