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.
How the Yardbirds Took a Creative Leap With ‘Roger the Engineer’
Like many artists who came of age in the early to mid-'60s, the Yardbirds went through some major creative changes in 1966.
Watch Jon Bon Jovi Sing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ With a Wedding Band
Boy, it's gotta suck being famous. Just look what a wedding band recently put Jon Bon Jovi through.
P-Funk Keyboardist Bernie Worrell Dies at 72
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell -- who's played with P-Funk, Talking Heads, Keith Richards and others during his long career -- has died.
Former Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough Dies at 72
Henry McCullough, who played guitar on some of Wings' earliest records, has died.
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.
Carlos Santana Wants Journey to Get Back Together With Steve Perry
Now that Carlos Santana has gotten his old band back together, he's trying to reunite another group's classic lineup.
25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Opens His Vaults for ‘The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3′
Bob Dylan's history with bootleggers is almost as long and as legendary as his career.
Paul McCartney to Star in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’
Filming on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' has already wrapped, but word is that the filmmakers reconvened to shoot a scene starring Paul McCartney.
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?
45 Years Ago: The Original Byrds Get Back Together for One More Album
By 1972 the Byrds had pretty much become a vehicle for Roger McGuinn’s solo recordings. The original quintet began falling apart in 1966, after Gene Clark, who penned most of the group’s original early songs, left.
How the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ Took on ‘Sgt. Pepper’
From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.
35 Years Ago: Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers’ Signals the Beginning of the End
When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.