Written as a statement about the demise of radio's sense of adventure, Rush's classic The Spirit Of Radio was a surprise hit. And it's "fun to play" says Alex Lifeson
Did grunge kill glam rock or rescue us from it? Either way, the new noise from Seattle was a revolutionary force. Here's ten of the best grunge albums
How No One Knows became Queens Of The Stone Age's signature tune - promoted by a pop-surrealist video
Tommy Bolin had the looks and the talent, but he also had a deadly drug addiction. We look at the tragic career of a doomed guitar great, through band mates, friends, and family
In this extract from Greg Prato's new book Avatar Of The Electric Guitar: The Genius Of Jimi Hendrix, we learn how Kirk Hammett's fixation with Purple Haze lead to a relationship with music that eventually gave us Metallica
In 1993, Blind Melon released a video that went on to be one of the year’s most aired on MTV and their debut album nearly topped the US chart, but just two years later it was all over
So why didn’t Bad Brains become the biggest rock outfit on the planet? Band members Dr. Know, Darryl Jenifer and Earl Hudson tell the story of the baddest band of them all
Original Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing looks back on the short-lived period when veteran acts like Kiss, Ozzy and Priest modified their metal for the mainstream
You know your writer’s block’s bad when you have to hole yourself up in a haunted castle to get inspiration. But that’s exactly what the metal icons did
They thought the 1970 Isle Of Wight festival was going to be several days of peace, love and music – just like Woodstock the previous year. They thought wrong
The Cars motored up the charts with a trailerfull of hits in the 70s and 80s before their engine fell out. Here's a look back at their albums, in chronological order
From Queen to The Stooges, these are the Sex Pistols guitarist and radio DJ's six-string stepping stones
Stooges guitarist James Williamson looks back at this proto-punk ass kicker that opened many a show circa ’73
In a new book about Yacht Rock, Ride Like The Wind hitmaker Christopher Cross reveals how he filled in for a sick Ritchie Blackmore at Deep Purple's first US show
Tom Keifer, singer and guitarist with rock legends Cinderella, picks 10 albums that shaped his life in rock...
Guitar legend, Tokyo resident and avowed Japanophile Marty Friedman reveals his pick for the 10 best Japanese rock bands...
As The Dead Daisies prepare to kick off their mammoth Live & Louder tour, frontman John Corabi fills us in on the records that made him the man he is today...
Sting’s “book of lyrics” was the starting point for many of The Police’s classic tracks – including this one, which gave them their first UK No.1 single and put them on the road to stardom