Michael Gallucci is the managing 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, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites. @mgallucci
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The director, writer and actor made some all-time comedy classics. He also made some stinky duds. We line 'em all up.
The Cure Albums Ranked Worst to Best
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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.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Headed to Trial Again
A U.S. appeals court has ordered a new hearing on copyright issues with the band's best-known song.
Prince Exiles One of His Best Songs,’17 Days,’ to a B-Side: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's list of B-sides is long. His list of great B-sides is pretty long too.
Metallica Plan ‘Some Proper Penetration of America’ on New Tour
With a new album scheduled for release later this year, Metallica are now making plans for 2017.
AC/DC Fans Can Get a Refund for Axl Rose Show
Refunds are available for AC/DC fans who were expecting to see and hear the band's longtime singer Brian Johnson onstage with them in London but are getting Axl Rose instead.