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.
Styx and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2022 Tour
Trek runs from May through August, with Loverboy as special guest.
Hear New Song From Late REO Speedwagon Guitarist Gary Richrath
Previously unreleased performances will be part of upcoming Richrath Project 3:13 LP.
Grand Funk’s Classic Album Covers: Nudity, Cavemen and Coffins
Their discography is filled with plenty of unforgettable moments – both musically and on front of the LPs.
Sammy Hagar’s Vegas Plans: ‘I Really Want to Blow People’s Minds’
Red Rocker would love to jam with Keith Richards and says the door is always open for David Lee Roth.
Alex Lifeson’s Early Guitars: ‘We Didn’t Have a Lot of Money’
Rush guitarist looks back at some of his favorite instruments.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
The Night Steven Seagal Opened for Sammy Hagar
Martial-arts movie star made $1,000 for a one-off appearance in Phoenix.
Why ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Will Be Van Halen’s Last Album: Exclusive Interview
Eddie Van Halen once suggested they had sketched out as many as 35 demos during the original sessions.
Pearl Jam Guitarist Says Stevie Ray Vaughan Changed His Life
Mike McCready was about to quit music before bluesman changed his mind.
Micky Dolenz Recalls the Monkees’ ‘Weird’ Tour With Jimi Hendrix
He thought "theatrical" nature of psychedelic band would be a good match.
Rejuvenated Sammy Hagar Now in the ‘Middle of a Writing Spree’
Ex-Van Halen frontman hopes to record with Dave Cobb, who's produced music for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, among others.
REO Speedwagon Hit ‘Reset Button’ With First Post-COVID Concert
Band also paid tribute to late guitarist Gary Richrath.