With differences sorted, a new-look seven-piece Helloween followed a successful world tour with a fruitful trip to the studio. But will the love last?
Back To Live: Flaming Lips have always been a band with a knack for thinking outside the box, and their approach to surviving the pandemic was no different. Here, Wayne Coyne talks lockdown, live music and getting back to 'the new normal'
Although never rock A-listers, enduring Scots Nazareth have a recorded catalogue peppered with timeless bluesy rock gems. These are their best albums
He’s had the brush-off from Lemmy, a bollocking from Freddie Mercury, and Kurt Cobain was rude about him. He is Europe frontman Joey Tempest, and these are his stories
Dreamer, the piano pounder that “exploded” out of Roger Hodgson’s head made Supertramp stars and was a favourite that Princess Diana, Wills and Harry used to sing together
The bizarre Hocus Pocus by Dutch proggers Focus “came from nowhere, a piece of pure improvisation” and may be the only top 20 rock song to feature yodelling
A track-by-track guide to Iron Maiden's debut album. Released in 1980, it changed hard rock forever and helped kickstart the 80s
Despite being pilloried buy the press at the time, Asia's blend of polished melodies and progressive ideals reaped huge commercial rewards
Kiss legend Paul Stanley on his new soul album, deafness, feelings of inadequacy and loneliness, and Kiss playing Download 2022
The very best Rolling Stones tracks, as chosen by those best qualified to judge: their fellow musicians
The inside story of Big Big Train's 2009 album The Underfall Yard, their first with singer David Longdon and drummer Nick D'Virgilio
While the return of American band Touch will be a delight for AOR fans, it’s also likely to see the return of people re-telling a 40-year-old story that the band wish would just fly away
Status Quo's Francis Rossi joins us to talk us through what he learned in lockdown, what we can expect from his upcoming tour, and whether Taylor Swift might ever cover one of his songs
Former Black Stone Riders and Thin Lizzy guitarist Damon Johnson has finally found his niche. And it includes licking lots of stamps
After the massive success of Moving Pictures, Rush had the world at their feet. So the ever-contrary Canadians turned to new technology for 1982's Signals...
The gang’s back together: Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin reunite the dream team for LTE’s first new album of instrumental prog genius in 22 years.
Blue Oyster Cult frontman Eric Bloom picks his records, artists and gigs of lasting significance, and reveals why he won't have (Don't Fear) The Reaper played at his funeral
Interview: Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith and the Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen on how their Smith/Kotzen album was made
Melodic rockers Cats In Space embrace the 70s, are wary of the ‘business’, and reckon there are lots of potential fans out there
What’s it like being a member of Germany’s third most famous metal band? Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has the answers…
“We just wanted to play 20-minute long songs and smoke pot,” admits Francis Dunnery as he and John Beck recall the making of It Bites second album Once Around The World
My Book Of Answers finds former Uriah Heep keyboard player Ken Hensley signing off with well-meaning curiosity
Managed by gangsters and plagued by poor record deals, bad luck cursed the career of Stray, once peers to the likes of Judas Priest and UFO