Matt Wardlaw is the new media editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. You'll also find Matt on the radio hosting UCR's weekend show on Saturdays and Sundays. He loves vinyl and believes that the compact disc is still a worthy format. Right now, he's probably reading some liner notes.
Rob Halford: ‘I’ve Morphed Into the Gandalf of Heavy Metal’
Judas Priest singer talks about his epic lockdown beard and more in new interview.
Why K.K. Downing Always Wanted Judas Priest to Sound ‘Heavier’
Band's former guitarist favored the "darker" side of the band's songwriting and also wished for it to be "more meaningful."
Rob Halford Is Ready for COVID Touring: ‘We Have to Battle On’
Singer also discusses whether the pandemic will figure into songwriting for the band's upcoming album.
How Jack Blades’ Nightmare Scenario With Ozzy Osbourne Came True
Their song "Whole World's Fallin' Down" was a B-side for the first single from 1995's 'Ozzmosis.'
Why K.K. Downing Is ‘Surprised’ by Judas Priest’s Recent Output
"We never had the luxury of doing two albums in 10 years when I was in the band," group's former guitarist says.
Dee Snider: ‘I Was An A–hole Too': Exclusive Interview
"I made people miserable," the former Twisted Sister frontman says. "I got worse and worse."
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Shoot Their ‘Live Without a Net’ Video
Band revealed "great chemistry" while battling technical issues during 1986 concerts recorded for home-video release.
Wolfgang Van Halen on Being the ‘Jesters’ for Guns N’ Roses
"You’re doing your best to try to entertain people who otherwise don’t really give a s--t about you," frontman tells UCR.
Wolfgang Van Halen on COVID Touring, Being an ‘Antisocial Dork’
Mammoth WVH main man also discusses his current favorite video game and a treasured classic instrument from Eddie Van Halen's arsenal.
Gene Simmons Says He’s ‘A Little Klutz’ When it Comes to Art
"I’m just some lucky putz off the streets of New York, who fooled around with life and succeeded," the Kiss legend tells UCR.
Sammy Hagar Says ‘A Few Jams’ Remain in the Van Halen Vault
“There were two songs that we actually finished,” the singer admits to UCR, adding that Eddie Van Halen left behind a million "jams and pieces."
Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Hilariously Launch New Rush-Themed Ale
They're collaborating with Toronto-based Henderson Brewing.