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.
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.
Kansas Look to the Future: Exclusive Interview
When Kansas hit the road in the fall of 2016 for a series of shows featuring a full-album performance of their classic 'Leftoverture' album, it was a carrot to get people in the door.
Concert Promoter Mike Belkin Dishes on the Doors: ‘Where’s Jim?’
Born in the back room of his family’s business, Mike Belkin and his brother Jules started to put together the first pieces of their future concert promotions empire in the mid '60s.
Hear Kansas’ New Live Version of ‘Dust in the Wind': Premiere
After spending more than a year touring to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'Leftoverture,' Kansas will commemorate the experience with the release of 'Leftoverture Live & Beyond,'
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.
Trevor Rabin Says New Music With Former Yes Bandmates ‘Just Taking a Long Time': Exclusive…
Progressive rock fans were happy to see the long-discussed reunion of former Yes members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin come together in 2016.
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.
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.