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.
How Wolfgang Van Halen Forged His Own Path on ‘Mammoth WVH': Exclusive Interview
His goal was to produce music that "doesn't sound like I'm ripping off my family lineage."
Why the Who’s Drummer Invited Fans to Moon Him
Keith Moon's only solo album was celebrated with a lewd promotion.
Wolfgang Van Halen: ‘It’s an Honor’ to Open for Guns N’ Roses
Mammoth WVH mastermind recalls hearing 'Appetite for Destruction' for the first time.
Mammoth WVH Have a ‘Bunch of Ideas’ Ready for a Second Album
Wolfgang Van Halen says he recorded about 25 songs for the first LP.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
Kansas Find New ‘Intensity’ During First Post-COVID Live Show
Band was unable to rehearse together before show, founding member tells UCR in new interview.
Steve Perry Admits Van Halen ‘Cleaned Our Clocks’ on Journey Tour: Exclusive Interview
Mutual admiration led to an invite to collaborate after the departure of David Lee Roth.
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.
How Nick Mason Brought Back a Lost Pink Floyd Song: Exclusive Interview
Syd Barrett's "Vegetable Man" sat unfinished and unreleased for decades.
Why Nelson Changed Their Name to Power Tool for ‘Bill and Ted’
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson recall how the future chart-toppers came up with a fake moniker so their song could appear in hit movie.
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.