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.
1976’s Best Rock Albums
Even though punk was right around the corner, classic sounds still dominated the year.
35 Years Ago: Journey’s State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers’ Signals 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.
Paul Simon Announces Tour, New Album Also Reportedly on the Way
Paul Simon will kick off a two-month tour following his appearance at the Jazz Fest in New Orleans in late April.
Top 10 J. Geils Band Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the much-loved bar band.
The Story of Yes’ Breakthrough Moment on ‘The Yes Album’
They released two studio projects before 'The Yes Album' came out in February 1971. As far as most rock 'n' roll fans are concerned, however, Yes started right here.
Eric Clapton to Release New Album, ‘I Still Do,’ With ‘Slowhand’ Producer Glyn Johns
Eric Clapton will release his 23rd album, I Still Do, on May 20.
How the Eagles Became the First Band to Go Platinum With ‘Their Greatest Hits’
The Eagles were big before they released 'Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)' in February 1976. But they got a whole lot bigger afterward.
Top 10 Ray Manzarek Doors Songs
The Doors weren't just Jim Morrison's sexy, sweaty swagger and occasionally mediocre poetry.
10 Times the Grammys Got It Wrong
Forget, if you can, the fact that the Doors, Jimi Hendrix and the Who have never won a Grammy.
That Time Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead Released a Live Album Together
Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989.
Watch Steve Tyler’s Skittles Super Bowl Commercial
As the big game day approaches (five days away!), more and more of the year's Super Bowl commercials are showing up early.
Top 10 Jefferson Airplane Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the pioneering psychedelic rock band.