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.
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.
Steve Winwood Leads Carlos Santana Tribute at Kennedy Center Honors
Steve Winwood led a percussion-stuffed musical tribute to Carlos Santana, who was one of five performers to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in 2013. The gala, which took place on Dec. 8, was televised on CBS last night.
Don Henley, Garth Brooks Perform Billy Joel Songs at Kennedy Center Honors
Don Henley and Garth Brooks were among the artists who helped pay tribute to Billy Joel, who was one of five performers to receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in 2013. The gala, which took place on Dec. 8, was televised on CBS last night.
Nikki Sixx Blasts ‘Duck Dynasty’’s Phil Robertson for Racist, Homophobic Quotes
Nikki Sixx took to his Twitter account overnight to blast ‘Duck Dynasty’’s Phil Robertson for the racist and homophobic quotes he made recently.
Slash Has a Bunch of Songs Ready for His Third Solo Album
Slash just revealed that he has a bunch of new songs ready for his next solo album. He shared the news today on Twitter.
Ozzy Osbourne Calls All Politicians Liars
Ozzy Osbourne has criticized modern-day politicians, citing their lack of responsibility, among other things, following Nelson Mandela's death two weeks ago.