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 Beatles Stepped Into the Next Phase of Their Career With ‘Help!’
'Rubber Soul' is often marked as the turning point in the Beatles' career. But the first steps toward their independence came a few months earlier on that album's predecessor, 'Help!'
Bob Dylan Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Not so surprisingly, Bob Dylan's recording career has lots of ups and downs. That's bound to happen when you stick around for more than 50 years and release three dozen albums during that time.
Drumstick Maker Everett ‘Vic’ Firth Dies at 85
Everett "Vic" Firth, whose namesake drumsticks are among the world's most popular, has died.
42 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie retired the Ziggy Stardust persona on July 3, 1973.
Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death
Most of the time, famous musicians write about what they know: sex, drugs, girls.
Beatles Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The Beatles released 13 albums during their seven-year recording career. We rank them.
Rolling Stones Planning New Album and Live DVD
As the Rolling Stones continue their Zip Code tour and prepare for the release of a deluxe reissue of their classic Sticky Fingers album next week, they're already making plans for what comes next.
The Story of Bob Dylan’s First Classic Album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’
Bob Dylan was already the darling of the modern folk movement when he released his second album on May 27, 1963.
Neil Young Previews New Anti-Starbucks Song
Neil Young has unveiled the first taste of his upcoming album, The Monsanto Years, and it's a take-down of coffee giant Starbucks.
44 Years Ago: Rod Stewart Becomes a Star With ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’
Rod Stewart was practically a rock 'n' roll veteran when he released his breakthrough album, 'Every Picture Tells a Story,' in May 1971.
Roger Daltrey Doesn’t Want Fans Smoking Pot at Who Concerts
Roger Daltrey threatened to stop a Who concert last night after he smelled pot smoke in the audience.
The Story of Elton John’s Concept Album About How Awesome He Is
Elton John's 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' dialed back the commercial aspirations of his previous LPs to focus on something more personal.