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
10 Best Australian Hard Rock Bands
The land down under can be tough to wrap your head around. It’s a continent, a country and an island. In terms of land mass, it’s close in size to the continental USA. Still, its population is less than that of Texas. The citizens drink big beers, use strange slang words, and eat something called Vegemite. But beyond the many stereotypes, Australia also has a thriving music scene.
10 Best Drinking Songs
Rock bands and liquor have historically gone hand in hand, so it’s no surprise to find a wide array of songs both inspired by and written about drinking. Whether it’s a party track designed to get fans raising their glasses, or a somewhat sobering look at the way alcohol can cause problems, many great songs would not exist without the muse of booze.
10 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Videos
Red Hot Chili Peppers have delivered some phenomenal music videos over their 30-year career. The band has pushed visual boundaries, enlisted award winning directors, and even allowed themselves to be animated all in the name of art. And though there are few continuous themes that run from video to video, one thing is evident when looking at their catalogue: this band sure loves being shirtless.
10 Best Nine Inch Nails Music Videos
Nine Inch Nails have always found ways to expertly mix visual mediums with their songs, so it’s no surprise that they have made some memorable music videos over the years.
Sick Puppies Bring High Octane Performance to Hollywood
Emerging from a flood of blinding light, Sick Puppies immediately launched into a high-octane set of pulsating hard rock songs. The trio, made up of singer/guitarist Shim Moore, bassist Emma Anzai, and drummer Mark Goodwin, clearly brought their A-game, as their forceful brand of music captured the Hollywood crowd.
Nirvana Fans Can Get Tattooed for ‘In Utero’ 20th Anniversary
Twenty years after their last studio album was released, Nirvana continue to leave a mark on their fans. Now, for a select few, that mark will become permanent.
Story of the Year Go Acoustic to Celebrate ‘Page Avenue’ 10 Year Anniversary
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its major label debut ‘Page Avenue,' Story of the Year are releasing a brand new acoustic version of the album titled ‘Ten Years and Counting.'
Former Nirvana Guitarist Pat Smear Would Like to Play Band’s Songs Again
It’s been 19 years since Kurt Cobain’s death, but now former guitarist Pat Smear believes that the surviving members of Nirvana should be able to play the band’s old songs.
Black Label Society Horse Around in New ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Video
Black Label Society have released the music video for their cover of the bluesy classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ Though the music stays true to the melancholy tone of the Bill Withers original, the video heads in the opposite direction.
Devin Townsend Unveils ‘Retinal Circus’ Release Details
Former Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend has revealed details of a CD/DVD release with his current band, The Devin Townsend Project.