Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com and Diffuser.fm. He is determined to raise his children in a world without competitive singing television shows.
35 Years Ago: How Iron Maiden Wrote ‘2 Minutes to Midnight’ in Just 20 Minutes
A quick burst of inspiration helped the band pen one of its most enduring songs in a hotel room.
AC/DC Magazine Ads Through the Years: 1975-2016
The band's not-so-secret marketing strategy: Put Angus Young front and center.
Gabrielle Crahan, Daughter of Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan, Dead at 22
Gabrielle Crahan, the youngest daughter of Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, has died of unknown causes at the age of 22.
The Best Song From Every Metallica Album
Choosing the top tracks by one of the most important bands in the history of heavy metal is a rather daunting task.
Rush to Release ‘A Farewell to Kings’ Graphic Novel
A 144-page graphic novel dedicated to the creation of band's 1977 album is due in September.
‘Holy S— This Is Heavy': When Motley Crue First Saw ‘The Dirt’
Director Jeff Tremaine was nervous about showing movie to the band, but viewing ended with hugs and misty eyes.
Motley Crue Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
The whole story, including three drummers who've filled in for injured Tommy Lee.
Motley Crue Cover Songs Ranked
Also included: a handful from the band members' various side projects.
Chris Cornell Tribute Concert: Live Updates, Videos and Photos
Live updates, videos and photos from I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell
The Best Song From Every Motley Crue Album
Motley Crue's uncanny knack for staying ahead of the pack helped them define '80s hard rock.
So the ‘Bumblebee’ Movie Is Basically an ’80s Rock Musical (Spoilers)
Thanks to Sammy Hagar, Simple Minds, the Smiths and others, the new 'Transformers' movie is pretty much an '80s rock musical in disguise.
The Best Song From Every Van Halen Album
We select the best song from each and every one of Van Halen's 12 studio albums.