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 K.K. Downing Always Wanted Judas Priest to Sound ‘Heavier’
Band's former guitarist favored the "darker" side of the band's songwriting and also wished for it to be "more meaningful."
Stewart Copeland Can’t Remember Playing Part of a Huge Police Hit
He recently returned to the original tapes for their Top 5 1981 smash 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.'
Why Richard Marx Didn’t Keep Vixen’s ‘Edge of a Broken Heart’
Power ballad co-written with Fee Waybill of the Tubes hit No. 26 in 1988.
Why K.K. Downing Is ‘Surprised’ by Judas Priest’s Recent Output
"We never had the luxury of doing two albums in 10 years when I was in the band," group's former guitarist says.
Wolfgang Van Halen on COVID Touring, Being an ‘Antisocial Dork’
Mammoth WVH main man also discusses his current favorite video game and a treasured classic instrument from Eddie Van Halen's arsenal.
Gene Simmons Says He’s ‘A Little Klutz’ When it Comes to Art
"I’m just some lucky putz off the streets of New York, who fooled around with life and succeeded," the Kiss legend tells UCR.
Night Ranger Rock Past Pandemic, ‘Lame’ Zoom Calls With New Album
"I think this album has a better groove than some of our other records," bassist and vocalist Jack Blades says.
How Freddie Mercury Helped Brian May Start His Solo Career
Queen singer told guitarist, "You've got to take care of yourself."
Are More Ronnie James Dio Books on the Way?
Wendy Dio discusses possibility of a lyric volume and second memoir.
Dee Snider Reveals Surprise COVID Diagnosis: Exclusive Interview
Former Twisted Sister frontman is uncertain about doing in-person events as new variant ramps up.