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.
The Story of Elton John’s Concept Album About How Awesome He Is
Elton John's 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' dialed back the commercial aspirations of his previous LPs to focus on something more personal.
Listen to Pete Townshend’s New Song, ‘Guantanamo’
A new Pete Townshend compilation will include two new songs, including one called "Guantanamo" about the controversial military prison.
The History of Warren Zevon on ‘David Letterman’
Here's an in-depth look into the often amusing, ultimately emotional history of Warren Zevon on David Letterman's late-night TV shows.
Hear Steven Tyler’s New Song, ‘Love Is Your Name’
Steven Tyler will release his first country single, "Love Is Your Name," tomorrow – and the Aerosmith singer has a busy day in store.
How the Beatles’ Attempt to Get Back to Their Roots Devolved Into ‘Let It Be’
'Let It Be' was supposed to be the album that would bring the Beatles back together, but things didn’t work out that way.
How Bob Seger Steadied His Course on ‘Stranger in Town’
After eight albums and almost as many years kicking around just outside of mainstream success, Bob Seger finally had a hit record with 1976’s Night Moves.
The Story of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Second Album, ‘You’re Gonna Get It!’
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 'You’re Gonna Get It!' was released on May 2, 1978.
Duff McKagan Will Release an EP the Same Day His New Book Comes Out
Duff McKagan will release a three-song EP on the same day he publishes his new book, How to Be a Man.
Kingsmen Singer Jack Ely Dies at 71
Jack Ely, who sang the Kingsmen's garage-rock classic "Louie Louie," has died at the age of 71.
UPDATE – Joni Mitchell Is Reportedly Not in a Coma and Unresponsive
Joni Mitchell, who was rushed to a hospital a month ago, is reportedly in a coma and unresponsive.