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
35 Years Ago: Nintendo Brings the NES to America
Distributors in the U.S. initially refused to carry the Japanese gaming system.
45 Years Ago: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Makes ‘Lackluster’ Debut
Show's first episode offered little hint that it would become one of the most successful programs in TV history.
Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65
Guitarist dies after "a long and arduous" battle with cancer.
How the Thrilla in Manila Changed Boxing and Broadcasting Forever
One of the sport's most epic bouts also marked a turning point in the way fans watch fights.
How Prince Defended Mariah Carey Against Meddling Label Bosses
Pop singer sheds light on her friendship with Prince in her new autobiography.
Why Earth Wind and Fire Chose ‘The 21st Night of September’
Say, do you remember?
50 Years Ago: ‘Monday Night Football”s Game-Changing Debut
The weekly NFL match-up dramatically altered the worlds of sports and pop culture.
35 Years Ago: ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Becomes Gaming’s Biggest Hit
When 'Super Mario Bros.' was released in 1985, it changed the course of video games forever.
Why the Temptations Nearly Didn’t Record ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’
Group initially rejected the classic song.
Why the Temptations Gave the No. 1 Hit ‘War’ to Edwin Starr
Starr's version became a powerful protest anthem, reaching No. 1 in Aug. 1970.