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.
Revisiting Pink Floyd’s 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.
When the Beatles Collected 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.
How the Original Byrds Got 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.
How Pink Floyd Went Supernova With ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.
How Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Signaled the Beginning of the End
When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.
Top 10 J. Geils Band Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the much-loved bar band.
How Van Halen’s Debut Changed Rock History
Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.
Revisiting the Doors’ Back-to-Basics ‘Morrison Hotel’
The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, 'The Soft Parade,' in mid 1969.
Revisiting Slash and Duff McKagan’s Last Classic-Era Guns N’ Roses Show
When Slash and Duff McKagan walked offstage, they had no idea it would be their last gig with the classic-era lineup of the band.