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.
Robin Zander Looks Back at Cheap Trick’s Rock Hall Induction: ‘I Was Nervous as Hell’
We spoke with Robin Zander about the night Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Michael McDonald Was ‘So Stoned’ While Watching ‘SCTV’ Sketch About Himself
News that Martin Scorsese will direct an upcoming Netflix reunion special about 'SCTV' is the perfect reason to revisit one of the most classic moments from the program.
Robin Zander Says a New Cheap Trick Album Is Coming This Year: Exclusive Interview
After going seven years without a new release, Cheap Trick put out three records in as many years. Singer Robin Zander says even more music is on the way.
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.