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 Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’ Expanded for 50th
One of rock's great debuts is getting an overhaul for its golden anniversary.
Pete Townshend Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Nothing by the Who. No tribute records to Meher Baba. But we do have concept albums, collaborations and some pretty cool solo records made between band LPs.
Styx Will Release Two New Albums This Summer
One is an update of their most recent studio LP, the other is a solo record from Tommy Shaw.
Rolling Stones Announce ‘From the Vault: No Security’ DVD
The Rolling Stones have announced a new entry in their 'From the Vault' series.
35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Get an MTV Makeover on ‘Eliminator’
Very few classic rockers went through a transformation as jarring, or as triumphant, as ZZ Top did in March 1983 with the release of Eliminator.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Release Their First LP, ‘Please Please Me’
How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now debut album, Please Please Me?
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Release Last LP With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’
Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.
30 Years Ago: The Beatles Collect Their Singles and More on ‘Past Masters’
EMI's decision to overhaul the Beatles catalog in 1987, spurred by the CD revolution, was a long time coming.
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.
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.