On the 30th anniversary of Metallica's Black Album, we go behind the story of the album's cover
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is a perfect album from start to finish, but that doesn't mean we can't rip it up and start again. So here it is, rearranged so it improves the longer you listen
How Iron Maiden forced BBC bosses to bend the rules in order to broadcast their performance of Running Free
The Fields of the Nephilim came riding out of Hitchin like desperados in a spaghetti western, and while infighting was their undoing, like the best cowboys, they never said die
How Guns N' Roses' anti-establishment stance is now establishment: create demand and fleece the punter for as much as you can
Take a bunch of ambitious lads from Yorkshire, add a brilliant producer, and you get the sort of alchemy that sells 10 million albums. Here's Pyromania, restructured to slowly improve as it plays
Can we make one of the biggest selling albums of all time better? Of course we can't. But we can rearrange it so it gets better as it plays
Bob Dylan has rightly been lauded for his contribution to literature, but what about those who lyrical skills are more rudimentary? Here are 10 serial offenders
With Ian Gillan and Roger Glover gone, Deep Purple ripped up the hard rock rulebook and produced one of the greatest albums of the 70s. Here it is, rearranged from worst to brilliant best
Black Sabbath's Paranoid was a full-stop to the Sixties and the start of something truly extraordinary. Nearly five decades later, its impact still resonates...
Seasick Steve has been exposed as a jobbing musician rather than a jumper of trains, but haven't musicians always played fast and loose with their stories?
One of the biggest selling hair metal compendiums in history, we've re-shaped Slippery When Wet so it gets better and better the longer you stick around...
10 songs America took to its collective heart and turned into mega-hits while the British weren't paying attention
Metallica's Masters Of Puppets was arguably the record that broke the band into the big time, but was every song on it a winner? We rank every track from worst to best...