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, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
Top 15 Giant-Monster Movies
From oversized animals to huge insects to a massive, people-eating blob, a look at the best films starring big-ass creatures.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Long and Winding Road’ Serves as Band’s Requiem
Band's final single arrived three days after the release of last album.
Frank Zappa’s ‘The Mothers 1970′ Collects Unreleased Tracks
Four-disc box will collect 70 songs for 50th anniversary of band lineup.
Grateful Dead Announce 50th-Anniversary ‘Workingman’s Dead’
They also released a live version of "Casey Jones" from Feb. 21, 1971, at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y.
When ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’ Bridged Giant-Monster History
Two movie titans squared off in 1962 movie, paving path for rebooted franchise.
40 Years Ago: Blondie Hit No. 1 With ‘Call Me’
Band hooks up with disco maestro Giorgio Moroder and makes the biggest song of its career.
40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Goes Totally Solo for ‘Coming Up’
Studio version was released as a single, but a live version on the B-side reached No. 1.
Top 10 John Prine Songs
Singing mailman was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, and carved out a musical legacy that's influenced generations.
30 Years Ago: David Bowie Remixes His Past on ‘Fame ’90’
Legend revised his first No. 1 single 15 years later for new tour and compilation.
Listen to Jackson Browne’s New Song, ‘A Little Soon to Say’
Track was written before coronavirus pandemic, but it sounds incredibly timely.
30 Years Ago: Depeche Mode Finally Break Through With ‘Violator’
With its seventh album, British synth-pop band cracks Top 10 and becomes global phenomenon.
Watch Big Star’s First-Ever Lyric Video: Exclusive Premiere
"The Ballad of El Goodo" comes from the band's classic 1972 debut LP, '#1 Record.'