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.
Song of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The Song of the Year award typically is one of the toughest to choose, since the rock genre has always favored full albums over individual songs. And this year is no exception, with rock legends going up against a couple of younger artists in a field dominated by the many of the same acts who are up…
Beatles Reunion? Paul and Ringo May Perform Together on ‘Letterman’
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania hitting U.S. shores next month by performing together. Showbiz 411 reports that the two surviving Beatles could show up on David Letterman's late-night show during his network's week-long celebration of the Fa…
Nelson Mandela Dies – Rockers React
Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mandela, who was South Africa’s first black president, was a symbol against racial oppression over the past few decades, and has been championed by various rock stars since the '80s.
Paul McCartney Reworks His Christmas Classic
Paul McCartney's busy week continues. First he showed up for a couple of impromptu performances. Then he made a new video with some famous friends. Oh, and he also released an album -- his best in 30 years.
Paul McCartney Played Four Songs in Times Square
It's another busy week for Paul McCartney. As the onetime Cute Beatle ramps up to the release of his new album -- um, 'New' -- next week, he's shown up online with a new song, at a high school with some instruments and earlier today in Times Square, where he performed four s…
12 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Releases His Final Album
On Aug. 26, 2003, Warren Zevon's final album, 'The Wind,' was released.
Paul Simon Box Collects All of His Albums
Paul Simon will release a box set, 'The Complete Albums Collection,' which gathers all of his solo albums in a hefty 15-disc package. The set will be released on Oct. 15, two days after the singer-songwriter celebrates his 72nd birthday.
35 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Who Are You’
The final album by the Who's original lineup was a product of its time. Released three years after its predecessor, 'The Who by Numbers' (which indeed sounded like the band on autopilot at times), 1978's 'Who Are You' had a lot to contend with, like punk rock, electroni…
The Rolling Stones Sue Clothing Company Over Mouth Logo
The Rolling Stones are suing a German clothing company over its use of the band's famous logo. According to NME, the manufacturer has appropriated the Stones' popular mouth logo on posters and other promotional items found in its stores.
Keith Richards Makes Best-Dressed List
Among familiar faces like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Tom Brady, you'll find an unlikely name on Vanity Fair's annual best-dressed list: Keith Richards. Yes, that Keith Richards.
Eagles Kick Off 2013 Tour With Classics and Rarities-Packed Set List
The Eagles kicked off their History of the Eagles tour over the weekend in Louisville, and the show's set list was packed with classics as well as a few deep album tracks.
Billy Joel Surprises High School With Two Songs
Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who ope…