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.
Why Dee Snider Finally Recorded His Big Hit Christmas Song: Exclusive Interview
There was a time when releasing a holiday tune was an idea this heavy-metal guy couldn’t necessarily get behind.
Hear Metal Artists Cover Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon’ for Charity
Mark Menghi gathers some friends for a new take on old classic.
Why Dee Snider Had ‘Trepidation’ in Twisted Sister’s Early Days: Exclusive Interview
Rocker discusses his early career, the camaraderie of metal fans and his new live album in exclusive conversation with UCR.
Exploring the Touring History of Rush: Exclusive Interview
Skip Daly and Eric Hansen's 'Wandering the Face of the Earth' tackles the mammoth task of documenting close to five decades of road work.
Rob Halford Still Wants to Do a Blues Album: Exclusive Interview
Success of 'Celestial' holiday album with his family has caused him to revisit a "bucket list" project.
Rock Hall Celebrates Guitars and More in ‘Play It Loud’ Exhibit
A new display focuses on instruments that helped shape rock 'n' roll through the years.
Rob Halford Says Rock Hall Is Ready for a ‘Blast of Metal’
Judas Priest singer dishes on all things Hall of Fame in new and exclusive interview.
Drummer Steve Gorman Looks Back at Black Crowes’ Legacy: Interview
Former band member talks about his favorite group album, the record they shelved and why he's not mad anymore.
Rob Halford Preps Memoir for 2020 Release: Exclusive Interview
Judas Priest frontman looks to provide "full disclosure" in his look-back at life.
How Director Sam Dunn Unlocked the Mystery of ZZ Top: Exclusive Interview
Nationwide screenings of 'ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' are being held this month in conjunction with the group's 50th anniversary tour.
ZZ Top Wrote ‘Tush’ While ‘Farting Around’ at Soundcheck
Dusty Hill talks about the creation of band's first Top 40 hit.
Why Chris Robinson Stays Focused on Moving Forward: Exclusive Interview
The former Black Crowes frontman discusses the importance of keeping his eyes – and his current band – fixed on the future.