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.
Sammy Hagar’s Vegas Plans: ‘I Really Want to Blow People’s Minds’
Red Rocker would love to jam with Keith Richards and says the door is always open for David Lee Roth.
Was Sammy Hagar Really Invited to Join the Grateful Dead?
"Hey man, Sammy," band leader reportedly said, "I really dig your s---."
Why ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ Will Be Van Halen’s Last Album: Exclusive Interview
Eddie Van Halen once suggested they had sketched out as many as 35 demos during the original sessions.
Rejuvenated Sammy Hagar Now in the ‘Middle of a Writing Spree’
Ex-Van Halen frontman hopes to record with Dave Cobb, who's produced music for Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, among others.
Alex Lifeson Says Another Tour Probably Isn’t ‘in My Cards’
Initially, he felt Rush were wrapping up things prematurely when they came off the road in 2015.
REO Speedwagon Hit ‘Reset Button’ With First Post-COVID Concert
Band also paid tribute to late guitarist Gary Richrath.
Styx ‘Make Some Noise’ With First Post-COVID Concerts
New album added "extra effervescence" to band's return to live music.
Ozzy Osbourne Had First Dibs on Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe,’ but Passed
Song became a big hit after the Prince of Darkness' rejection.
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.
How Steve Perry Finally Accepted His Aging Voice: Exclusive Interview
Ex-Journey singer is working to overcome a "love/hate relationship sometimes with my own vocal abilities or shortcomings."
Steve Perry Admits Van Halen ‘Cleaned Our Clocks’ on Journey Tour: Exclusive Interview
Mutual admiration led to an invite to collaborate after the departure of David Lee Roth.
Former Mick Jagger Guitarist Jimmy Rip Returns With New Music
An exclusive interview with the artist whose career spans almost four decades.