Corey Irwin is a writer and editor for Ultimate Classic Rock. He’s spent more than 15 years working in radio, including stints in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to UCR, he has written for Diffuser, Ultimate Prince and Music Connection Magazine
Andrew Dice Clay Recalls MTV Ban: ‘I Was the First One Canceled’
Producer Dick Clark had to be tackled to stop him from running onstage during Clay's notorious set at the 1989 VMAs.
Rick Allen Defends Def Leppard’s ‘Slang': ‘It’s a Great Record’
The polarizing 1996 album was criticized for straying from the band's previous sound.
Ace Frehley Was Loaded on Booze and Cocaine Making Kiss Movie
"I didn’t even know what was going on half the time."
Here’s Why Jethro Tull Missed Their Grammy Win Over Metallica
It’s one of the most famous metal miscues in history – and Jethro Tull wasn’t even there to accept their award.
John Morris, Woodstock Organizer, Dead at 84
He spent decades as a rock concert promoter and served as head of production for the iconic 1969 festival.
Def Leppard Has Uncovered Unheard Songs From Debut Album
They previously believed the tapes had been destroyed.
Rick Allen Is Still Dealing With Trauma From Florida Attack
"When I hear footsteps behind me, I use shop windows like a rearview mirror."
Foo Fighters, Metallica and Springsteen Among Grammy Nominees
Rock was shut out of the major categories (again), but there are still plenty of familiar names elsewhere on the list.
Why Billy Idol Enlisted a Drug Dealer to Torture His Record Label
It all goes back to 'Rebel Yell.'
Style Icons: Classic Rock’s 20 Most Fashionable Stars
Music made them famous, but their looks are also legendary.
Johnny Rotten in Devo? Richard Branson Tried to Make It Happen
The pitch happened in Jamaica, as "giant joints" were being passed around.
2024 Rock Hall Class: 5 Important Questions as We Look Ahead
Including predictions on who could get nominated, and how the Hall will respond following a year of controversy.