Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com and Diffuser.fm. He is determined to raise his children in a world without competitive singing television shows.
Motorhead Cancel Another Tour Due to Lemmy’s Health Issues
Motorhead have announced the cancellation of a European tour that was due to start Feb. 13 in Glasgow. This is just the latest in a series of setbacks caused by the well-documented health issues plaguing frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
Rush, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney Lead Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
With two weeks of voting down and three still to go, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath and Paul McCartney have taken early leads in various categories of the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
Former Toto Singer Dennis ‘Fergie’ Frederiksen Dies
Former Toto, Trillion and Le Roux singer Dennis 'Fergie' Frederiksen died today after a nearly four-year-long battle with cancer. Frederiksen sang on Toto's 1984 'Isolation' album, which featured the hit single 'Stranger in Town.'
New Music Releases – February 2014
For the year's shortest month, the new-music release list for February 2014 actually features a surprisingly respectable amount of audio and visual treats for classic-rock fans.
Bono Makes Out With Amy Poehler, U2 Wins Golden Globe Award
U2 won a trophy for Best Original Song last night at the Golden Globe Awards, but it's unlikely that's what lead singer Bono will remember when he looks back on the evening years later.
Christine McVie to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac
"This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac." That's the way drummer Mick Fleetwood broke some very good -- and not entirely unexpected -- news to a concert crowd in Hawaii last night.
Nastiest Rock Feuds
What's the recipe for some of history's nastiest rock feuds? Take talented, outspoken and occasionally emotionally sensitive artists, then pit them against each other -- in a competition that can't possibly be measured in any objective way -- for the hearts and wallets of the rec…
Don Everly on Phil Everly’s Death: ‘I Always Thought I’d Be the One to Go First’
Don Everly has issued his first comments following Friday night's death of his brother and musical partner Phil Everly -- and says he knew Phil was gone before anybody told him.
John Fogerty Responds to Death of Creedence Label Owner Saul Zaentz With Stinging Video
Saul Zaentz, the Fantasy Records label owner famous for suing Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty for self-plagiarism, has died at the age of 92. Fogerty's public response to this news makes it clear he has still not forgiven his former nemesis, even in death.
2014 New Music Releases
If this list of 2014 new-music releases is any indication, classic-rock fans are in for a very good year in terms of both new albums and reissues.
Gene Simmons Wages One-Man War on Twitter’s CAPS LOCK Rule
Nobody tells the God of Thunder how to type. Gene Simmons is confusing, angering and amusing his Twitter followers by brazenly defying social media convention and writing exclusively in capital letters. And to answer your first question, Yes, it is a slow news day.
Kiss Plot Major Vinyl Reissue Series
Kiss will re-issue nine of their old albums on vinyl in March of 2014, and also release their 1998 effort 'Psycho Circus' on the format for the very first time.