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 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.
Top 10 Prince Rock Songs
Prince was a lot closer to rock 'n' roll than his history on the pop and R&B charts lets on
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.
The Story of the Beatles’ Debut Album, ‘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 Original Byrds Got 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.
The Story of the Mothers of Invention’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Baiting ‘We’re Only in It for the Mo…
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.
The Story of Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ 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.
Bill Ward Reportedly Declined to Perform at Black Sabbath’s Last Show
According to Black Sabbath, the band's estranged drummer Bill Ward was invited to perform at the group's final show on their The End tour, but he said no.
Glenn Frey Wasn’t Happy With Eagles Slam in ‘The Big Lebowski’
There's a great line in 'The Big Lebowski' where the otherwise chill main character says, "I hate the f–in' Eagles man."
Scott Weiland’s Bassist Arrested for Cocaine Possession
The bass player in Scott Weiland's band, Tommy Black, has been arrested for possession of cocaine.