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.
The Troubled History of Van Halen’s ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone
Van Halen's recording career hit its first major road bump with the release of 'III,' an album that debuted their third singer.
How Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Led to Van Halen’s Split
Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.
Dave Grohl Plays the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird,’ Pays Tribute to David Bowie at Oscars
Dave Grohl performed the Beatles' 1968 song "Blackbird" as tonight's Oscar ceremony In Memoriam segment paid tribute to David Bowie and other stars the film world lost in the past year.
Yoko Ono Hospitalized After Bout with Flu, Not Stroke
Yoko Ono was hospitalized in New York City with the flu; initial reports said she'd possibly suffered a stroke.
Lady Gaga Steers Her David Bowie Grammy Tribute Into Cruise Ship Hell
Lady Gaga's Grammy tribute to David Bowie COULD have worked...
Classic Rock Wins Four Awards, Loses 10 at the 2016 Grammys
Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and contributors to projects from Roger Waters and David Bowie took home classic rock's only awards at the 2016 Grammys.
Rock Star Vs. President Songs
10 classic rock songs about various Presidents of the United States of America.
Glenn Frey Dies: Rockers React
Fellow rock stars react to the death of Eagles star Glenn Frey.
Guns N’ Roses Reunion Rumors Reignited by Website Update
Guns N' Roses' official website has undergone a potentially prophetic – or possibly meaningless – update.
‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ Reunion Show – With David Lee Roth? – Cancelled Due to Overcrowding
Did a fire code violation just keep a whole lot of Los Angeles fans from witnessing a full-blown reunion of David Lee Roth's Eat 'Em and Smile band?
Brad Whitford Says Aerosmith Feel a ‘Little Bit Abandoned’ by Steven Tyler
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford says the group feels "a little bit abandoned" by Steven Tyler's decision to nix the band's planned 2016 North American tour.
How Playing ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Changed Paul Stanley’s Life Forever
He's best known for wearing face paint, leather and gems as the frontman for Kiss, but Paul Stanley spent a big chunk of 1999 wearing a different costume -- and singing a very different kind of music.