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Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry.  His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Popdose, Cleveland Scene and Blogcritics among others.  Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
Simon Townshend
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Simon Townshend Discusses ‘Looking Out, Looking in’ Solo Album + Touring With The Who

It's easy to say that guitarist Simon Townshend has spent his whole career making music in the shadows of his brother, Pete Townshend of the Who. Talking with Townshend though, it’s clear that having a famous brother hasn't hindered him one iota with what he’s sought to achieve through his own musical path of songwriting. Simon’s output has taken influence naturally from watching what Pete was doing with the Who, but also, like any other developing creative spirit, he took influence from the music which was all around him.

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Night Ranger, ‘(You Can Still) Rock In America’ (Live & Acoustic) – Video Premiere

Today, we're pleased to bring you the exclusive world premiere of a brand new and very unique live performance of Night Ranger’s classic anthem ‘(You Can Still) Rock In America.' It's taken from the band’s upcoming acoustic live CD and DVD, ‘24 Strings & A Drummer - Live & Acoustic,’ which will be released on Oct. 22.

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Norman Seeff via Heart
Norman Seeff via Heart

Heart’s Ann Wilson On ‘Fanatic’ Album: ‘The Harder That We Can Make This Stuff Rock, The Better I Like It’

It’s been a really good year to be a Heart fan, thanks to a trio of exciting releases. The band put out ‘Strange Euphoria’ in June, a career-spanning box set loaded with familiar tracks but also stacked deep with a number of previously unreleased rarities.

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Michael Caulfield, Getty Images

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Discusses ‘Kicking & Dreaming’ Their Way To Rock & Roll Success

In 1975, Heart opened the first of two shows for Rod Stewart in front of a sold-out crowd, which unbeknownst to Ann and Nancy Wilson, had rabidly been anticipating their arrival onstage, thanks to early airplay of their ‘Dreamboat Annie’ album that had been released in Canada earlier that year (prior to being released in the U.S. the following year). Only four days before that, they had been fired from a dispiriting club engagement and left wondering what their next move would be.

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Frontiers Records

Journey Guitarist Neal Schon Hopes for ‘Friendly’ Communication with Steve Perry

Nearly 15 years after Journey made ‘Trial By Fire,’ the 1996 studio album which came as a result of a short-lived reunion with original lead singer Steve Perry, it’s still a frequent question - will Perry ever come back?

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Bob Seger ‘Little Drummer Boy’ – Song Review

Bob Seger’s new  ‘Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets’ compilation is a heavy-hitting package that finally brings all the numerous hits from one of America’s favorite classic rock artists into the digital realm, with the songs being made available for the first time at iTunes, Amazon and other similar outlets.

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