Michael Gallucci is the senior 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, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
How the Rolling Stones Inched Toward Greatness on ‘Out of Our Heads’
Up until the release of 'Out of Our Heads,' the Rolling Stones were primarily known as a group that reworked blues and R&B songs.
Drumstick Maker Everett ‘Vic’ Firth Dies at 85
Everett "Vic" Firth, whose namesake drumsticks are among the world's most popular, has died.
25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launch Their Ill-Fated Stadium Tour
Guns N' Roses were about a year and a half into their two-and-a-half-year Use Your Illusion tour when they hooked up with Metallica for a two-and-a-half-month run of North America in the summer of 1992.
Vince Neil’s Arena Football Team Taken Over by League
The Las Vegas Outlaws, the football team owned by Vince Neil, has been taken over by the Arena Football League.
60 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney
One of rock's most significant moments happened when the teenaged John Lennon met Paul McCartney on July 6, 1957.
42 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie retired the Ziggy Stardust persona on July 3, 1973.
The Story of the Band’s Debut Album, ‘Music From Big Pink’
In five seemingly short years, the Band went from backing a mostly obscure rockabilly singer to joining Bob Dylan on tour to becoming a super-popular group in its right.
How Bob Dylan and the Band’s ‘Basement Tapes’ Finally Saw Official Release
By the time it came out in June 1975, Bob Dylan and the Band's 'The Basement Tapes' was the most famous album never released.
Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death
Most of the time, famous musicians write about what they know: sex, drugs, girls.
Grateful Dead Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Even the Grateful Dead's most ardent supporters admit that making albums wasn't one the band's strengths.