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.
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.
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.
ZZ Top Wrote ‘Tush’ While ‘Farting Around’ at Soundcheck
Dusty Hill talks about the creation of band's first Top 40 hit.
Linda Ronstadt Admits She Wasn’t Ready for Early Stint With Neil Young: Exclusive Intervie…
She initially gained national exposure while singing backup on "Heart of Gold," the chart-topping single from 1972's 'Harvest.'
Def Leppard Announce New ‘Sin City’ Vegas Residency
Band returns to city for a dozen dates this year.
‘He Will Lie About Anything': Producer Joe Hardy’s Wild Ride With ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons
Collaborator talks about more than 30 years of work with the ZZ Top frontman in an exclusive interview.
Alice Cooper Reflects on Rock Hall Induction, Looks to Future: Exclusive Interview
Veteran rocker looks back on past achievements but isn't done yet.