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.
Cult Guitarist Says His Band Is Opening Guns N’ Roses’ Overseas Shows
The Cult's guitarist, Billy Duffy, revealed in a new interview that his band will be opening for Guns N' Roses when the reunited GNR play some overseas shows.
35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Get an MTV Makeover on ‘Eliminator’
Very few classic rockers went through a transformation as jarring, or as triumphant, as ZZ Top did in March 1983 with the release of Eliminator.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Release Last LP With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’
Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.
45 Years Ago: The Original Byrds Get Back Together for One More Album
By 1972 the Byrds had pretty much become a vehicle for Roger McGuinn’s solo recordings. The original quintet began falling apart in 1966, after Gene Clark, who penned most of the group’s original early songs, left.
How the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ Took on ‘Sgt. Pepper’
From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.
45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Go Supernova With ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.
35 Years Ago: Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers’ Signals the Beginning of the End
When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.
Top 10 J. Geils Band Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the much-loved bar band.
The Story of Van Halen’s Debut Album
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.
The Story of Slash and Duff McKagan’s Last Classic-Era Guns N’ Roses Show
When Slash and Duff McKagan walked offstage, they had no idea it would be their last gig with the classic-era lineup of the band.
UPDATE: Peter Cetera Will NOT Play With Chicago at Rock Hall Induction
Peter Cetera will reunite with his old bandmates when they're inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Scott Weiland’s Bassist Arrested for Cocaine Possession
The bass player in Scott Weiland's band, Tommy Black, has been arrested for possession of cocaine.