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.
The Cure Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Gloomy, gothy, punky, poppy – this multidimensional band's albums are among the best of the era.
40 Best Punk Albums
It can be argued that punk rock started back in the '60s, when a bunch of kids holed up in their parents' garage and bashed out two chords on their guitars and shouted into a taped-together microphone.
5 Reasons Radiohead Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Radiohead made the short list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
Tom Petty Confirmed Dead: Daughter and Family Spokesman
Tom Petty died at age 66, following a day spent fighting to overcome an apparent heart attack.
How Van Halen’s Debut Changed Rock History
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.
Revisiting the Clash’s Masterpiece, ‘London Calling’
Even the Clash were tired of their reputation as a punk band by 1979.
Scott Weiland’s Bassist Arrested for Cocaine Possession
The bass player in Scott Weiland's band, Tommy Black, has been arrested for possession of cocaine.
Watch David Bowie’s Video for His New Song ‘Blackstar’
David Bowie will release his 25th album, ★ (which is pronounced Blackstar), on Jan. 8, the day he turns 69.
Rage Against the Machine Knew About Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Back in 1999
Rage Against the Machine were many things, but apparently they were also able to predict the future.
Drumstick Maker Everett ‘Vic’ Firth Dies at 85
Everett "Vic" Firth, whose namesake drumsticks are among the world's most popular, has died.
When Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launched Their Ill-Fated Tour
It was a match made in heaven ... or hell, right?
Famous Musicians Who Correctly Predicted Their Own Death
Most of the time, famous musicians write about what they know: sex, drugs, girls.