Corey Irwin is a writer and editor for Ultimate Classic Rock. He’s spent more than 15 years working in radio, including stints in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In addition to UCR, he has written for Diffuser, Ultimate Prince and Music Connection Magazine
30 Years Ago: ‘The Simpsons’ Airs Its First ‘Treehouse of Horror’
Halloween episode has since become an annual event for the long-running animated series.
25 Years Ago: Five Classic Artists Release Albums on the Same Day
Simultaneous releases from Ozzy Osbourne, Smashing Pumpkins, the Pretenders, Bob Seger and Anthrax captured the respective artists at very different points in their careers.
When Eddie Van Halen Invited Ozzy Osbourne to Sing in Van Halen
Van Halen's guitarist called late one night with an idea.
Gene Simmons Leaving Beverly Hills Due to ‘Unacceptable’ Taxes
After more than 35 years, the Kiss rocker is moving out of the famous Southern California neighborhood.
25 Years Ago: Blind Melon’s Shannon Hoon Dies of an Overdose
Singer emerged from nowhere to become a mainstream success, but he was never able to fully outrun his demons.
How a Rat Played a Role in Carlton Fisk’s Iconic 1975 Homer
Dramatic World Series home run also marked a turning point in baseball broadcasting.
Miley Cyrus Recording a Metallica Covers Album
Pop star cites the band as one of her many influences.
Former King Crimson Singer Gordon Haskell Dead at 74
Musician contributed vocals and bass on the band's 1970 LP 'Lizard.'
35 Years Ago: Nintendo Brings the NES to America
Distributors in the U.S. initially refused to carry the Japanese gaming system.
Why Jon Bon Jovi ‘Won’t Ever Go Back to the City of Buffalo’
Rockers’ doomed effort to purchase the city’s NFL franchise still hurts.