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.
Eric Johnson Says He ‘Just Killed’ Himself Making Breakthrough LP
As Eric Johnson’s 1990 breakthrough album 'Ah Via Musicom' edges toward its 30th anniversary, the Austin guitarist is ready to pull back the curtain a bit.
Joe Satriani: New LP Inspired by Urge to Do ‘Something Different’
As guitarist Joe Satriani launches into the beginning of another new year, it’s no surprise to find him already juggling a large load of projects and commitments.
Former Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Gets Back to Music: Exclusive Interview
After more than two years off of the road, former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is looking forward to a busy schedule in 2018.
Listen to Joe Satriani’s ‘Headrush': Exclusive Premiere
Even though Joe Satriani had never worked with Glenn Hughes, they both knew it was only a matter of time before they got together.
Jesse James Dupree on Malcolm Young: ‘A Force to Reckon With’
Jackyl singer Jesse James Dupree is among many in the rock world mourning the loss of AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young.
AC/DC’s Cheap Trick Connection: Malcolm Young Was the ‘Main Man’
Some of the memories are funny, while others are outrageous, but all of them point to the deep connection shared by AC/DC and Cheap Trick.
Bruce Dickinson Recalls Iron Maiden’s Early Onstage Battles
As Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson details in his new book, the band was up against the wall when it started work on what would become their third album.
Chris Hillman Recalls Working With Tom Petty: ‘He Put His Heart and Soul Into It’
More than a half century after he made his first record as a member of the Byrds, singer-songwriter Chris Hillman figured that he might be done adding chapters to his impressive discography.
Carl Palmer Surveys Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Legacy: ‘This Music Is Here to Stay’
On the road this summer, drummer Carl Palmer had to figure out how to summarize Emerson, Lake & Palmer's career in a 30-minute set.
Vivian Campbell Reveals the ‘Upside of Music Piracy’ for Def Leppard: Exclusive Interview
It’s now been 25 years since guitarist Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard.
Night Ranger’s Kelly Keagy Returns Following Heart Surgery: Exclusive Interview and Video
Now nearly 35 years into their career, Night Ranger have been on a creative run with their past three albums, including their latest, Don’t Let Up, which was released earlier this year.
Steve Miller and Peter Frampton Celebrate Nearly 50 Years of Friendship at Mountain Jam
Steve Miller and Peter Frampton performed at Mountain Jam over the weekend.