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.
How Billy Joel Finally Hit the Big Time With ‘The Stranger’
It's easy to forget, all these years later, that Billy Joel was pretty much a no-name struggling singer-songwriter when 'The Stranger' came out in September 1977.
Mick Jagger to Undergo Heart Surgery
Rolling Stones singer is expected to make a full recovery and resume postponed tour following procedure.
Reissue Roundup: Winter Sets From Def Leppard, Tom Petty and More
A rundown of some of the best archival releases of the past three months.
The Best Song From Every David Bowie Album
He tried on many personas over his long career, and tested out various styles. Which tracks are the most essential?
The Best Song From Every Fleetwood Mac Album
Many lineups, many members, many albums and many songs. These are the best of the band's long career.
Huey Lewis Opens Up About His Hearing Loss
Singer says he hasn't "given up” as he fights Meniere’s disease.
The Best Song From Every Bruce Springsteen Album
His songs are often inseparable from the LPs, so it wasn't easy singling out tracks.
The Cure Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Gloomy, gothy, punky, poppy – this multidimensional band's albums are among the best of the era.
R.E.M., ‘R.E.M. at the BBC': Album Review
Eight CDs, one DVD and a whole lotta R.E.M. from over the years.
Def Leppard and Stevie Nicks Lead Rock Hall Fan Vote
Two classic-rock vets lead the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's annual public vote a week after nominees were announced.