Michael Gallucci is the managing 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, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites. @mgallucci
How Tears for Fears Hit the Big Time With ‘Songs From the Big Chair’
The synth-pop duo's first LP was ignored in the U.S., but two years later they had a No. 1 album and single.
How Funkadelic Freed Their Minds, and R&B Music, on Debut LP
George Clinton boots up the mothership for its first flight, igniting a movement in the process.
Wilco, ‘Ode to Joy': Album Review
Eleventh album by Jeff Tweedy and crew surveys the world around us, doesn't like what it sees.
Rolling Stones Announce ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th-Anniversary Edition
Box set celebrates golden anniversary with stereo and mono mixes, plus 7" single.
Bob Dylan, ‘The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings': Album Review
Fourteen discs and 148 songs document the legend's traveling carnival show.
Reissue Roundup: Spring Sets From Stevie Nicks, Rolling Stones and More
Look for box sets, career-spanning retrospectives, expanded versions of classic albums and even a couple of Record Store Day exclusives.
Mick Jagger to Undergo Heart Surgery
Rolling Stones singer is expected to make a full recovery and resume postponed tour following procedure.
Listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ ‘Gainesville’ From New Box
A third track from the upcoming 'An American Treasure' has been unveiled.
Pete Townshend Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Nothing by the Who. No tribute records to Meher Baba. But we do have concept albums, collaborations and some pretty cool solo records made between band LPs.
Grateful Dead’s ‘Anthem of the Sun’ Gets 50th Anniversary Reissue
This new edition includes both the rare 1968 mix of the album plus the more common 1971 version.
Dire Straits to Play Rock Hall Induction Without Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits will perform at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next week – but without frontman Mark Knopfler.
Jack White, ‘Boarding House Reach': Album Review
Ever since Jack White closed the book on the White Stripes at the top of the decade, he's taken his solo career into deeper and more expansive areas than he ever explored with his band.