In the early 80s, San Francisco became the epicenter of an extreme new scene. This is the story of the birth of thrash metal
The perfect soundtrack to limb-threatening aerial stunts, skate-punk was thrash metal’s snotty younger brother. Here's the story of what happened when punk and metal came face to face
As Sonic Temple reaches its 30th birthday, we speak to Billy Duffy about how The Cult created one of the greatest rock records ever made
They toured with Sabbath and laid the foundations for stoner rock. This is the chaotic tale of Sir Lord Baltimore
Was Woodstock really the peace and love apogee of the hippie dream? Sha Na Na – whose career stemmed from Woodstock – and festival organiser Joel Rosenman explain what really happened
In September 2008, Slipknot scored their first number one album in the US with All Hope Is Gone. We travelled to Des Moines to find a band standing on the edge of the abyss
Some of the freakiest, funkiest, sassiest tracks in history, guaranteed to improve any record collection
From commercial peak to critical reappraisal, it's been a helluva ride for two of rock's good guys, Hall & Oates
They took the best bits of 70s rock, refried it with stoner metal, doused it with a sour mash whiskey marinade and barbecued the lot. Them's good eatin'...
They're the missing link between the Manson and Partridge Families, punk rock brats turned power-pop kingpins and they're heading out on tour with Melvins in October. But who are Redd Kross?
How a straight blues outfit from the streets of Stafford became a globe-trotting rock band with high-maintenance habits, via a huge hit with a ‘warm, evergreen slice of pure pop genius’.
Depleted by deaths, disagreements and disinterest, Motown’s token rock band Rare Earth didn’t get an easy ride through the 70s. But what a ride it was
LSD, rehab, whiskey, fights. And in their spare time they invented heavy metal. Blue Cheer leaders Peterson, McDonald and Whaley tell their twisted tale
Which band stole all their equipment, lived in a remote mountain compound for half the 70s and were buddies with Bill Clinton? Just them good ol’ boys Black Oak Arkansas
A Billboard charting album, slots at Ozzfest, touring with Slayer and appearing on Late Night With Conan, so what's up with Lamb Of God?
With two Native American members and a reputation as one of Southern rock’s killer live acts, Blackfoot should have been huge…
Their name is 7Horse. Some call them the Two-Man Rolling Stones, and they make dangerous rock'n’roll for dangerous times
They were the pioneers of stoner rock, a supergroup who should have been super-massive. But somehow Captain Beyond managed to throw away all that promise…
California mega-festival Desert Trip takes place over two weekends in October, with a line-up featuring some of the biggest names in rock history... but not everyone's convinced by 'Oldchella’
In the mid-80s, as glam glittered, preened and prospered, AC/DC looked like a band out of time. Then along came horror writer Stephen King…
In the mid-90s, New York was a hotbed of freaks and weirdos. From Unsane to Prong, we look back at the metal scene that thrived in the city’s dark underbelly