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
Listen to Early Version of Prince’s ‘Forever in My Life’
Previously unreleased track comes from the upcoming 'Sign O' the Times' expanded reissue.
How James Brown Delivered His ‘Rallying Cry,’ ‘Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)’
R&B legend's 1968 hit became an anthem of the civil-rights movement.
35 Years Ago: The Doomed ‘New Coke’ Experiment Comes to an End
Public outrage caused the brand to return to classic formula.
New Seasons of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Coming to Comedy Central
Series' return is part of a new deal with creator Mike Judge.
Prince’s Archivist Explains ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Box Set Choices
The decision making behind what did and didn't make the set has been revealed.
How a Studio Guest Inspired Marvin Gaye to ‘Get It On’
After meeting his future wife, the R&B singer's delivery took on a more seductive tone.
How Movie Industry Racism Almost Derailed ‘The Blues Brothers’
Some movie exhibitors apparently believed white audiences wouldn't be interested in watching the film.
50 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder’s Future Is ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’
The 1970 hit single marked a major career turning point for the artist.
When Marvin Gaye Turned Environmentalist With ‘Mercy Mercy Me’
Singer became one of the first R&B artists to address ecological issues.
40 Years Ago: Pac-Man Becomes Gaming’s Biggest Star
It all started with a slice of pizza.