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.
25 Years Ago: Matthew Sweet Makes a Modern Power Pop Classic With ‘Girlfriend’
Matthew Sweet had been kicking around for almost a decade before he finally got his break with 1991's 'Girlfriend.'
Robert Plant Joins Concerts for Refugees Tour
Robert Plant has joined the lineup for the Lampedusa tour, an 11-date benefit show for refugees.
45 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Release Their Second Live Album, ‘Skull and Roses’
Even back in 1971, barely five years after they formed, the Grateful Dead knew the power of their live shows.
Police Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Most artists resist labels. The Police were one of the few bands that distanced itself from them by making music that couldn't be classified.
It’s Official: Ringo Starr’s White Album Is Most Expensive Vinyl Ever
Ringo Starr made history when he auctioned off his rare personal copy of the Beatles' White Album, a U.K. pressing stamped No. 0000001.
That Time the Rolling Stones Plundered Their Vaults for ‘Tattoo You’
It's fitting that 'Tattoo You' was the last great Stones album, as its parts came from a past the band would soon leave behind.
Pink Floyd Vinyl Reissues Continue With Three Pre-‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Albums
Three more vinyl reissues from Pink Floyd's past will be released next month.
Mike Huckabee Owes Survivor $25,000 for Using ‘Eye of the Tiger’
Mike Huckabee agreed to a confidential settlement with Rude Music, which is owned by Frankie Sullivan, Survivor's guitarist and the co-writer of the band's No. 1 hit.
The Story of Rod Stewart’s Comeback With ‘A Night on the Town’
The years leading up to Rod Stewart's seventh album were a bit tough on one of rock's most magnetic singers.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Trial Continues Into Fourth Day
Led Zeppelin's plagiarism trial over the authorship of "Stairway to Heaven" moved into its fourth day on Friday.
How The Beach Boys Assembled Their Masterpiece, ‘Pet Sounds’
The story of 'Pet Sounds' is one of heartbreak, joy, madness, rock 'n' roll, the past, the future, the beginning of the end of the Beach Boys and so much more.
20 Years Ago: The Cure Get Weird With ‘Wild Mood Swings’
Following up their relatively mainstream 1992 album, 'Wish,' Robert Smith and the Cure returned in 1996 with an eclectic but uneven batch of sonic experiments.