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.
The Story Behind Eddie Van Halen’s Favorite Mammoth WVH Song
The proud father loved Wolfgang's debut LP, but one track in particular stood out.
Why the Who’s Drummer Invited Fans to Moon Him
Keith Moon's only solo album was celebrated with a lewd promotion.
Bruce Kulick Celebrates Late Brother With New Video Tribute
Video arrives a year after guitarist Bob's death.
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.
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.
Heart Plan New Music for 2020
With everybody on speaking terms again, band looks forward to to new year.
Why Dusty Hill Can’t Watch ‘This Is Spinal Tap’
Experiences with elaborate stage productions means bassist can't enjoy the great '80s comedy.
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.'
Watch Def Leppard’s New ‘We All Need Christmas’ Video
Joe Elliott says song is "cool, not overly sappy."
When Alice Cooper Promoted ‘Trash’ From a Garbage Truck
He came up with a unique way to promote his 1989 album, but the plan went awry in Texas.