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.
That Will Ferrell / Chad Smith Drum Contest Is Really Happening
Last week, actor Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith exchanged a couple jokey videos that acknowledged that, after years of speculation, they are indeed the same person. It all ended with Smith challenging Ferrell to a drum contest. “Drum battle, me and you," he …
Foo Fighters May Be Recording New Album With Steve Albini and Butch Vig
Rumors have been swirling for a few weeks now that Foo Fighters would be recording their new album in a bunch of different studios. Turns out that those rumors, or at least some of them, are most likely true.
‘Big Lebowski’ Rug Totally Ties the Room Together
Looking for the perfect gift for 'The Big Lebowski' fan in your life who already owns a lovingly ratty robe and a lifetime supply of White Russians? How about a rug featuring the smiling, blissed-out face of the Dude?
Walter White’s Facebook ‘Look Back’ Will Make You Miss ‘Breaking Bad’ Even More
It's been more than four months since 'Breaking Bad' ended, and we still feel a little empty when Sunday night rolls around. As much as we love 'The Walking Dead' and 'Game of Thrones,' we miss Walter White and his adventures in meth cooking.
‘Game of Thrones’ Preview Promises Another Wedding and Vicious Dragons
The new 14-minute video preview of 'Game of Thrones'' upcoming fourth season is so loaded with awesome, we're not even sure where to begin. And we're not even sure we can wait until April 6, when the season launches, to see how all this shakes out.
Jeff Tweedy Will Guest on ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Bring More Awesome to Pawnee
Like we need another reason to watch 'Parks and Recreation.' TV's best comedy ensemble is getting a temporary addition later this season, when Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy guests on the show.
Watch Arctic Monkeys Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
Arctic Monkeys were recently in New York, where they did the usual promotional rounds, including a stop last week on 'Late Night With David Letterman,' where they performed their current No. 1 alt-rock hit 'Do I Wanna Know?'
Conan O’Brien’s ‘Walking Dead’ Parody Is Way Funnier Than the Real Thing
Watching beloved characters, especially those who look like universal childhood icon Santa Claus, get their heads hacked off by a psychopathic one-eyed egotist isn't anyone's idea of funny, right? Unless you're a psychopathic egotist, it's hard to find much humor in a situat…
The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon Cover the Beatles on ‘Letterman’
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landing on U.S. soil for the first time. It's a pretty big deal, and an event that's being celebrated all over the place -- from magazine covers and online feature stories to record-store shelves and television.
Queens of the Stone Age Fan Jumps Onstage, Promptly Gets Booted Off by Josh Homme
An overeager Queens of the Stone Age fan jumped onstage during the band's performance in St. Petersburg, Fla., Tuesday night. It didn't go well.
Chad Smith Challenges Impersonator Will Ferrell to Drum Battle
Finally! After years of speculation, actor Will Ferrell has finally confirmed that he and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are indeed the same person. And now Smith has challenged the actor to a drum battle.
Foster the People Come of Age, Roll With the Punches in New Video
In their new video for 'Coming of Age,' Foster the People confront maturity with a series of scenes that may or may not bring back some painful and awkward high-school memories. There's even a sexy older woman whose mere presence makes a little kid's ice cream cone slip limp…