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.
How Covering ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room’ Saved Motley Crue’s Asses
Band's Brownsville Station cover became its first Top 20 hit.
How an Unplanned Roger Ebert Review Launched John Prine’s Career
Film critic walked into a bar where the singer-songwriter was playing, and raved about it in the newspaper.
Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’ Appears in Saint Archer Super Bowl Ad
Axl Rose's whistling skills get a prime Super Bowl showcase
Alice Cooper, Tesla and Lita Ford Announce 2020 Summer Tour
Dates start in spring and run through summer.
John Frusciante Rejoins Red Hot Chili Peppers
The guitarist is returning for his third stint with the band.
Watch Slayer Play Last-Ever Live Song, Share Emotional Farewell
Metal legends offered one last "Angel of Death" before bidding a fond farewell to their fans.
Slayer’s Farewell Tour Hits Its Last City: Photos, Set List
The legendary metal band plays the penultimate show on their farewell tour.
How Skid Row Fought ‘Tooth and Nail’ Before Recording ‘I Remember You’
They almost didn't record the song that made them too popular to take out their own trash.
Tool Turn Almost Every Rock Show Cliche Upside Down: Live Photos
Band's set steers away from expectations - with one notable exception.
Hear Ozzy Osbourne Duet With Post Malone on ‘Take What You Want’
Rocker goes toe-to-toe with one of hip-hop's most popular stars on the genre-blending track.
Guns N’ Roses’ Biggest Movie and Soundtrack Moments
Band's music has been making movies more exciting, scary and even more humorous for more than three decades.
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.