Matthew Wilkening is the founding Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com and UltimatePrince.com.
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played journalist Lester Bangs in the acclaimed 2000 rock film 'Almost Famous,' was reportedly found dead today in his New York City apartment.
41 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, fewer than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y. According to bassist Gene Simmons, the group was paid $50 for performing two sets that evening.
New Music Releases – February 2014
For the year's shortest month, the new-music release list for February 2014 actually features a surprisingly respectable amount of audio and visual treats for classic-rock fans.
Album of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
The 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards kick off with one of the most important categories -- Album of the Year. There was a diverse field of legendary artists in 2013 who reached back to their golden eras or tried on new styles to create some of their most acclaimed efforts in years...
Gene Simmons Wages One-Man War on Twitter’s CAPS LOCK Rule
Nobody tells the God of Thunder how to type. Gene Simmons is confusing, angering and amusing his Twitter followers by brazenly defying social media convention and writing exclusively in capital letters. And to answer your first question, Yes, it is a slow news day.
‘Despicable Me’ Minions Perform a Kiss Classic – Video of the Week
The Kiss Army has just added some new Minions to its ranks. Two stars of the hit 'Despicable Me' movies can be seen singing the band's classic 'Rock and Roll All Nite' in an impressive and entertaining new fan-made video short.
Baby Tears Up as Mom Sings a Rod Stewart Classic – Video of the Week
A baby cries as its mother sings Rod Stewart's 'My Heart Can't Tell You No.'
Ted Nugent Cuts Hair, Eyes Presidential Run
"Bring a machete, and let's do this!" With those seven words to his wife's hairdresser, Ted Nugent removed himself from the ranks of longhaired rock stars last week. But is his sharp new look part of a plan to run for President of the United States of America?
Kiss Offer Tim Tebow Football Contract
Kiss are wasting no time making big moves as the owners of an Arena Football League team, offering recently released NFL quarterback Tim Tebow a three-year contract to play for the L.A. Kiss.
Cowboys, Wet T-Shirts & Trash Bags: A Tale of Three Bon Jovi ‘Slippery When Wet’ Album Cov…
'Slippery When Wet' made Bon Jovi international superstars, but not before they went through three wildly different concepts for the album artwork.
Kiss Now Have Their Own Pro Football Team
Kiss founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are now among the owners of a professional football team, which will be called the LA Kiss and will use the band's famous logo on their helmets. We can only imagine what the uniforms are going to look like.
Blue Oyster Cult Founder Allen Lanier Dead at 67
Founding Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier has died at the age of 67 after being hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to the band's official Facebook page. "DFTR sweet man," the post reads, in apparent reference to their hit …