Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others. Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
Sammy Hagar on His New Acoustic Album and Revisiting Classics – Exclusive Interview
Sammy Hagar has been all about spontaneity over the past few years.
Joe Perry on Aerosmith’s Classic Years: ‘We Could Have Done More’ – Exclusive Interview
Throughout the history of Aerosmith, vocalist Steven Tyler has often been the outspoken member of the group.
Gary Cherone’s Hurtsmile Return With ‘Rock N’ Roll Cliche’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone is back with his band Hurtsmile, and Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to present the exclusive premiere of ‘Rock N’ Roll Cliche,’ the first single from the band’s upcoming album ‘Retrogrenade,’ which will be released on Oct. 7 o…
Foreigner’s Mick Jones on ‘Head Games’ + New Music – Exclusive Interview
On the afternoon that we spoke with Mick Jones, he was phoning us from a somewhat unusual location -- a table at Starbucks where he stopped in with his assistant in the midst of a busy day of appointments.
Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones Explain How Van Halen’s ‘5150’ Tapes Were Almost Destroyed
Sammy Hagar confirms a story Mick Jones told us about engineer Donn Landee during the recording of Van Halen's '5150.'
Elvis Costello’s Solo Tour Delivers Many Happy Surprises
We review Elvis Costello's recent tour stop in Cleveland.
Gregg Allman on the Allman Brothers Band’s First Two Albums and His Favorite Songwriters
Gregg Allman speaks to us about the Allman Brothers Band's first two albums, their history at the Beacon and his favorite songwriters.
Jaimoe Of The Allman Brothers Band On Their Upcoming Performance At Mountain Jam + Drummin…
We spoke with one of the Allman Brothers Band's drummers about their upcoming performance at Mountain Jam and his solo project.
Michael Anthony On the ‘History Of Rock’ With Sammy Hagar, Hot Sauce + His Legendary Jack …
We spoke with the bass player about his upcoming tour with Sammy Hagar, '5150,' hot sauce and his Jack Daniel's bass.
Michael Sweet Of Stryper, ‘Heart Of Gold’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
This track comes off of Sweet's new solo album 'I'm Not Your Suicide,' set for release today.