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.
Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty and More Classic Rockers Highlight Record Store Day 2016
Dozens of classic-rock releases are on tap this year for the annual Record Store Day, including albums and singles by Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Cheap Trick and David Bowie.
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.
The Story of the Kinks’ Rush-Released Second Album, ‘Kinda Kinks’
It's important to remember that things moved a whole lot faster in the music biz back in the '60s.
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.
Guns N’ Roses Tap Alice in Chains for Opening Slot on Reunion Shows
Guns N' Roses have picked the opening band for their first two highly anticipated reunion shows next month.
1976’s Best Rock Albums
Even though punk was right around the corner, classic sounds still dominated the year.
45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Go Supernova With ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.
45 Years Ago: First Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Album, ‘The Cry of Love,’ Released
When Jimi Hendrix died on Sept. 18, 1970, he left tons of unfinished songs from the various sessions he had started, but never quite completed.
The Who Albums Ranked Worst to Best
With all of the compilations the Who have released over the years, it's easy to forget that their studio output boils down to a mere 11 albums.
Top 10 George Harrison Songs
There's a lot to celebrate about the most neglected Beatle, George Harrison.