Author: Matt Wardlaw

Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Of course you all have shoes older than that, but that's okay, Matt realizes that he's still a rookie. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Cleveland Scene, Blogcritics, Music's Bottom Line and Ultimate Classic Rock, among others. In addition to writing for Popdose, Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.
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Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Michael Sackler-Berner, “She Loves Love”

Popdose presents the exclusive video premiere of Michael Sackler-Berner's "She Loves Love,' produced by Marshall Crenshaw and Stewart...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Richard Marx On Breaking Rules + His New Album “Beautiful Goodbye”

Richard Marx joins us to talk about his new album Beautiful Goodbye, writing songs with Ringo Starr and why it's okay to break all of the...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Justin Currie On His New Album “Lower Reaches” + The Future Of Del Amitri

Justin Currie of Del Amitri joins us to talk about his new solo album Lower Reaches....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Matthew Sweet On His Old “Girlfriend,” New Music + Working With J.J. Abrams

Matthew Sweet stops by Popdose for yet another interview! This time, he's talking tour dates, new music + J.J. Abrams!...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Guitarist Marty Friedman: “I Knew If I Went To The Verge Of Killing Myself On This Record, That It Would Be Fantastic”

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman joins us to talk about his new solo album Inferno....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Exclusive: Extreme’s Gary Cherone Previews The New Hurtsmile Album “Retrogrenade”

Gary Cherone is perhaps best-known for being the longtime vocalist of the Boston-based rock band Extreme and after that, the guy who picked...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Stripped Down: A Conversation With Eric Martin Of Mr. Big

Eric Martin stops by the Popdose Lounge to talk about his acoustic tour, possible new music from Mr. Big & his memories of working with...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Night Ranger Celebrate 30 Years Of ‘Midnight Madness’ + Prepare To Release New Music

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger joins us for an exclusive interview to talk about the band's forthcoming new album and the 30th anniversary of...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Exclusive: Extreme’s Pat Badger Takes Us Inside The Studio With His New Project “Badger”

Extreme bassist Pat Badger joins us to discuss his current PledgeMusic campaign, Van Halen and jamming with Roger Daltrey....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Susanna Hoffs

Susanna Hoffs drops by the Popdose lounge to talk about the latest Under The Covers album, her ongoing collaboration with Matthew Sweet....

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The Popdose Interview: Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo

Jim Cuddy joins us to talk about the new Blue Rodeo album, In Our Nature....

Stryper -- image courtesy of Frontiers Records

Music, Popdose Interviews

Michael Sweet Of Stryper Talks About The Band’s New Album + Performing With Boston

Michael Sweet of Stryper talks about the band's new album, No More Hell Left To Pay in our exclusive interview....

Kenny Rogers -- image courtesy of Warner Brothers

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Kenny Rogers On His New Album And The George Jones Duet That Never Happened

Kenny Rogers talks to Popdose about his reunion with Dolly and a planned duet with George Jones that unfortunately didn't happen....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner On Making Music: The New Standards Will Become The Great Songs

After a long drought, Soul Asylum can't stop making new music and that's a really good thing. We spoke with Dave Pirner recently about the...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The debut album from The Rides is in stores this week. Kenny Wayne Shepherd tells us about his new band with Stephen Stills....

Blue Sky Riders --- from official Facebook page

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders, the Kent Stage, Kent, OH, 8/26/13

Kenny Loggins and the Blue Sky Riders returned to Cleveland. We were there....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Caitlin Crosby On The Keys To Giving And Making People Think With Her Music

Caitlin Crosby talks to Popdose about her new EP, Save That Pillow....

Contests

Popdose Giveaway: Win Tickets To See Peter Frampton In Cleveland

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton spent the past couple of years on the road celebrating the 35th anniversary of his world renowned...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Legendary Session Man Jim Horn On Working With John Denver And Getting Inside The “Genius” Of Brian Wilson

At 72 years of age, there’s not much that Jim Horn hasn’t done. While his name might not be immediately familiar, you’ve definitely...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Chasing Good Songs: Rick Springfield On His New Music & The 30th Anniversary Of “Living In Oz”

If Armageddon is indeed lurking anywhere around the corner, at least there will be a soundtrack thanks to Rick Springfield’s newest album...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks is a guy that you’re probably most familiar with because of his 15 year stint as the bandleader for Jay Leno and the...

Camper Van Beethoven - Jason Thrasher

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: David Lowery

Hearing the stories behind how the new Camper Van Beethoven album came together, we’re not surprised to find out that God is a CVB fan....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Tour Preview: A Look Inside “John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert”

It’s been more than 15 years now since singer/songwriter John Denver passed away tragically while flying his personal plane. Every...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Lisa Loeb

With the renewed popularity of female-fronted alternative rock, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert saw a window of opportunity to bring...

Blue Sky Riders

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr of Blue Sky Riders

The Blue Sky Riders might be the best band you've never heard of (featuring a few people you might be familiar with)....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Michael Gurley of Dada

You know that one song, but there's a lot more that you should also know about Dada....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jimi Jamison of Survivor

In more than four decades in the music business, Jimi Jamison has worn quite a few different hats. While perhaps best known for his work...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Debbie Gibson

If you want to feel inspired, spend a few minutes talking with Debbie Gibson. Certainly, you’re probably aware of the chart success that...

Television, TV on DVD

DVD Review: “Steve Martin: The Television Stuff”

The target audience for the new Steve Martin box set will remember a time when “on-demand” meant tuning into a television program at...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: All Good Music Festival Provides Plenty of Jams and Memorable Moments

If you’re ever looking for a place to let your freak flag fly high, the All Good Music Festival takes care of that and so much more. This...