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.
Top 20 Classic Rock Albums of 2016
It's been a pretty good year for classic rock, at least as far as music goes.
Former Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough Dies at 72
Henry McCullough, who played guitar on some of Wings' earliest records, has died.
Iggy Pop Tells Stooges Story in New Book
A new book about one of rock music's most influential bands will get a firsthand account of the action from the guy at the center of it all.
The Story of Thin Lizzy’s Biggest Hit, ‘Jailbreak’
It was make or break time for Thin Lizzy when they entered London's Ramport Studios in December 1975.
Bob Dylan’s Electric Move on ‘Bringing It All Back Home’
Bringing It All Back Home was a pivotal album for Bob Dylan.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First LP, ‘Please Please Me’
How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now debut album, Please Please Me?
How the Eagles Became the First Band to Go Platinum With ‘Their Greatest Hits’
The Eagles were big before they released 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)' in February 1976. But they got a whole lot bigger afterward.
35 Years Ago: Rush Put the Focus on Songs and Make Their Leanest Album, ‘Moving Pictures’
In a way, Rush's career can be boiled down to this: everything before 'Moving Pictures,' and everything after 'Moving Pictures.'
10 Times the Grammys Got It Wrong
Forget, if you can, the fact that the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and the Who have never won a Grammy.
40 Years Ago: Van Halen’s Debut Changes Rock History
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.