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 History of REO Speedwagon’s ‘Hi Infidelity': Interview
When REO Speedwagon started work on the album that would become 'Hi Infidelity,' they had no idea that they were on the edge of monster commercial success.
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.
Why David Coverdale Couldn’t Wait to Remix ‘Whitesnake,’ and What’s Next: Exclusive Interv…
A 30th-anniversary box-set reissue of Whitesnake's 1987 self-titled breakthrough album gave David Coverdale plenty of opportunities to reflect.
David Coverdale Says ‘I Thought I Was Done’ Before Whitesnake’s Breakthrough: Exclusive In…
At first glance, it’s the incredible commercial success of Whitesnake's self-titled album from 1987 that sticks out.
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.
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Recalls the ‘Tremendous’ Period That Fueled ‘Turbo’
Turbo caused a lot of debate with Judas Priest fans when it was released.
Foreigner Plan ‘Real Celebration’ With 40th Anniversary Tour: Exclusive Interview
When Mick Jones looks back on the release of the first Foreigner album from 1977, it’s a period of time he remembers as one that left his head spinning.
Thomas Dolby on Working With David Bowie, Eddie Van Halen, Def Leppard and Foreigner: Excl…
Thomas Dolby’s Twitter bio notes that he is a “recovering synth enthusiast.”
40 Years Ago: Kansas Carry On in a Big Way With ‘Leftoverture’
The a capella vocal opening of “Carry On Wayward Son” was a moment that signified the floodgates of success were about to open wide for Kansas.
Kansas Find New Beginning With First Album in 16 Years: Exclusive Interview
Anybody who has seen a Kansas show in the past couple years has been witness to a renewed excitement and vigor within the group that shines through in its performances.