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.
Neil Young Will Reportedly Release a Covers Album With Jack White
Neil Young has reportedly completed work on an upcoming album, which is nothing new for the prolific singer-songwriter. The big news here is that the record is supposedly an all-covers project with Jack White.
Yes Working on New Album
It looks like we may have a new Yes album before the end of the year.
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton Headline New Orleans Jazz Fest
Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eric Clapton are among the headliners for the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The annual music fest will take place over two three-day weekends from April 25 through May 4.
Artist of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
This is the big one: Artist of the Year. The names, of course, are all huge ones -- all giants in the classic-rock field. And each of them had a stellar year, rocking concert halls, releasing terrific records or just generally being awesome. But...
Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks Leaving Allman Brothers
Enjoy the guitar heroics while you can. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year.
Song of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The Song of the Year award typically is one of the toughest to choose, since the rock genre has always favored full albums over individual songs. And this year is no exception, with rock legends going up against a couple of younger artists in a field dominated by the many of the same acts who are up…
Beatles Reunion? Paul and Ringo May Perform Together on ‘Letterman’
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania hitting U.S. shores next month by performing together. Showbiz 411 reports that the two surviving Beatles could show up on David Letterman's late-night show during his network's week-long celebration of the Fa…
Best Live Album – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
Last year's best live albums were more than mere concert souvenirs. The greatest of them revealed glimpses of hardworking bands on the road, hammering out their familiar material in new and often exciting ways. Some of them expanded on classic live albums from back in the day, while others show…
Best Reissue or Archival Release – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The best reissues of 2013 offered fans different perspectives of some of rock's most classic albums. Some were expanded with alternate cuts and outtakes, some were laid out like history lessons with demos and live tracks and some were completely overhauled, stripping down old records to reveal …
Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’ – Album Review
'High Hopes' is Bruce Springsteen's most disjointed album, and purposely so. Pulled together from various outtakes, cover songs and re-recordings from the past two decades, Springsteen's 18th album is looser and less structurally sound than anything he's released since becoming a star in the mid '70…
Axl Rose ‘Best Tenant Ever,’ Says Apartment Owner
Apparently, Axl Rose's hotel-wrecking days are over. Or at least he hasn't smashed up any apartments he's rented lately.
Kinks Reunion Is ‘As Close As It’s Ever Been to Happening’
Back in September, guitarist Dave Davies said there was a "50-50" chance of the Kinks reuniting. Apparently, those numbers are getting better by the day.