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.
Styx’s ‘Crash of the Crown’ Could Have Been a Double Album
Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw discusses band's new album in exclusive interview with UCR.
How Wolfgang Van Halen Forged His Own Path on ‘Mammoth WVH': Exclusive Interview
His goal was to produce music that "doesn't sound like I'm ripping off my family lineage."
The Real Reason Wolfgang Van Halen Replaced Michael Anthony
“At that point, I just wanted to keep my dad alive."
Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Pays Tribute to Legends With Art Exhibit
Drummer shifted focus to painting during 2020 pandemic.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Why Steve Perry Circled Back Around to ‘Traces': Exclusive Interview
Along the way, he added new instrumentation and, in some cases, tweaks to recorded elements from the original sessions.
Hear Metal Artists Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ for Charity
Mark Menghi gathers some friends for a new take on old classic.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Why Dee Snider Had ‘Trepidation’ in Twisted Sister’s Early Days: Exclusive Interview
Rocker discusses his early career, the camaraderie of metal fans and his new live album in exclusive conversation with UCR.
INXS Revisit ‘The Biggest Pub Gig’ They Ever Played: Interview
Guitarist Tim Farriss recalls band's massive 1991 performance at Wembley Stadium in exclusive chat.
Dusty Hill Remembers Causing Trouble on ‘Back to the Future III’ Set: Exclusive Interview
Dusty Hill recalls the night when ZZ Top shot their cameo in 'Back to the Future III.'
How Director Sam Dunn Unlocked the Mystery of ZZ Top: Exclusive Interview
Nationwide screenings of 'ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' are being held this month in conjunction with the group's 50th anniversary tour.
James Gang’s Jimmy Fox Remembers Opening for Led Zeppelin on Day of Moon Landing
James Gang drummer recalls "overwhelming" experience on the same day Apollo 11 made history.
Watch Tesla’s New Video, ‘Taste Like': Exclusive Premiere
Song comes from their new album, which was produced by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.
Kansas Announce Special New York Show, Plan New Music
Band will play its two most popular albums at the Beacon in December.