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.
Concert Promoter Mike Belkin Dishes on the Doors: ‘Where’s Jim?’
Born in the back room of his family’s business, Mike Belkin and his brother Jules started to put together the first pieces of their future concert promotions empire in the mid '60s.
Hear Kansas’ New Live Version of ‘Dust in the Wind': Premiere
After spending more than a year touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Leftoverture,' Kansas will commemorate the experience with the release of 'Leftoverture Live & Beyond,'
John Oates on Jamming With Mick Jagger and Tina Turner, His New Book and More: Exclusive I…
When you spend 50 years doing anything, you’re almost guaranteed to walk away with a good story to tell. And that’s certainly the case with John Oates.
Heart’s Ann Wilson Talks About New Live Album, Plans for More Music and 40 Years of ‘Littl…
One of the most surprising things about Heart 's new live album is that, after more than four decades of being a band, it was their first time playing the historic Royal Albert Hall.
Thomas Dolby on Working With David Bowie, Eddie Van Halen, Def Leppard and Foreigner: Excl…
Thomas Dolby’s Twitter bio notes that he is a “recovering synth enthusiast.”
Styx’s Ricky Phillips Talks New Music, Touring and More: Exclusive Interview
Back in the day when Styx bassist Ricky Phillips was on the road, touring was a lot different compared to the technology-loaded perks that bands enjoy these days.
Cheap Trick Biography Getting Reissued
There’s no shortage of things to celebrate this year if you’re a Cheap Trick fan.
Chicago’s Robert Lamm Talks About Rock Hall, Peter Cetera and More: Exclusive Interview
Chicago will finally take a well-deserved spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8.
How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Never Happened
Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968 as the first group on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.
Dee Snider Takes Sides in Van Halen Feud: ‘Eddie’s Out of His Mind’
Dee Snider has never been shy about commenting on the state of rock, and the things rockers do. This time, he's taking aim at Van Halen.
Tommy Shaw Talks About Styx Touring With Def Leppard, Writing New Music + More: Exclusive …
The two bands sealed a bond when they previously toured together in 2007 and, as Tommy Shaw tells Ultimate Classic Rock during a rare interview, he can’t wait to do it again.
Kansas Guitarist Richard Williams Confirms New Album Plans: Exclusive Interview
Kansas have weathered a number of changes throughout their 42-year history.