Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor-of-chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
35 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Who Are You’
The final album by the Who's original lineup was a product of its time. Released three years after its predecessor, 'The Who by Numbers' (which indeed sounded like the band on autopilot at times), 1978's 'Who Are You' had a lot to contend with, like punk rock, electroni…
Alice Cooper Announces Fall Tour Dates
Alice Cooper, who recently spent some time on the road with Marilyn Manson, has lined up a handful of new U.S. concert dates that will keep him busy from mid October through the beginning of November.
Jason Newsted Diagnosed With Walking Pneumonia
Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia, forcing his current band Newsted to pull out of this week's Gigantour dates. Newsted and group will miss Canadian tour dates.
Pearl Jam Announce New Album
Pearl Jam are full of big announcements this week. Just two days after revealing the details of their 2013 North American tour, the band just unveiled another surprise: They have a new album coming out on Oct. 15. You can see a brief, 40-second video trailer for it above.
Rolling Stones Recreating Famous Hyde Park Stage Set
The Rolling Stones will perform at London's Hyde Park tomorrow (July 6), and the band wants the stage, and its view from it, to look exactly like it did 44 years ago, when they famously played a free gig there.
Lemmy Addresses Health in Note to Fans
It's been a hectic couple of weeks for Lemmy Kilmister and the Motorhead crew. With various health scares -- ranging from the maybe-serious to the even-more-serious -- putting a stop to the band's summer touring schedule, and no real confirmation of what's really going on, fans have b…
Duff McKagan Says Someone Is Stalking His Wife or Daughter
It's usually the rock stars who are being stalked, not their family members. But someone is creeping around one of Duff McKagan's loved ones.
Joan Jett Sues Hot Topic Over Lingerie Line
Joan Jett is suing Hot Topic, the mall staple and retail chain that caters to kids with its rock music-inspired fashion, for copyright infringement. Apparently the store's new Blackheart lingerie line bears more than a passing resemblance to the name of Jett's old band, as well as her…
Aerosmith Live DVD Track Listing Revealed
'Rock for the Rising Sun,' the upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray from Aerosmith, will include many of the band's classic songs. The recently released track listing, which you can see below, reveals a set of 16 Aerosmith favorites. The DVD will also feature plenty of behind-the-scenes foot…
Jon Bon Jovi Says Justin Bieber Is an A–hole
Jon Bon Jovi called Justin Bieber an a--hole for showing up late to his shows. The Bon Jovi frontman told London's Evening Standard that the 19-year-old pop star is in danger of losing his fans with that attitude. “Every generation has guys that do that," Bon Jovi said.…
Pantera Frontman Explores Dark Side of AC/DC Lyrics
Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo recently gave AC/DC's lyrics to 'It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)' a whole new meaning. In a video titled 'Rock 'n' Roll Manifesto,' which you can watch above, Anselmo reads the words to the Austra…