Pink Floyd's Animals raged about sexual oppression and material greed, and the tour that followed almost broke the band
From underground clubs to sold-out stadiums, Pink Floyd's path through rock has been revolutionary and stunningly successful. Here are their 50 best songs
Pink Floyd may have hated the term ‘space rock’, but in 1988 their music was the chosen soundtrack for the crew of the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-7
Looking back at the making of one Pink Floyd's most overlooked but important releases, Atom Heart Mother
Peter Gabriel's exit could have finished Genesis. Instead Phil Collins stepped into the limelight and they delivered a prog classic in A Trick Of The Tail
He should have been one of rock and blues’ great guitar heroes. Instead, the light of Free and Back Street Crawler’s Paul Kossoff shone briefly – and burned out quickly
In 1967 The Who toured the USA for the first time. Cue thrills, spills, cops, smashed guitars, exploding toilets and the birth of the legend that is Keith Moon...
Fawned over and derided in equal measure, Steely Dan are a rock’n’roll group that aren’t really a group and don’t really like rock’n’roll, but have sold 50 million records to people who do...
The Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery talks soundtracks, photography, his relationship with Fish and keeping your sanity in the music business…
Often maligned and occasionally magnificent, sometimes supergroups make albums as good as the sum of their parts
Queen's fourth album was one of most expensive ever assembled, a labour of love that went on to sell over six million copies. That hasn't stopped us from rearranging it
Gallery: rare pictures of the great Freddie Mercury, a shameless peacock onstage, shy and insecure offstage
Part of Zeppelin's legacy has been Page's overhaul of outtakes and remastering of their catalogue, it's helped redefine their place in history, here he reflects on the final piece: Coda
The former Bon Jovi man on playing with them again, being a “blues geek” and having a studio… in his kitchen
Put Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in a room with a bunch of Moroccan musicians and what do you get? A glorious update of Led Zeppelin’s legacy, that’s what
It had a cow’s arse on the cover and a track sampling their roadie cooking bacon, but the wild genius of Pink Floyd’s psychedelic art rock made Atom Heart Mother their first No. 1
Former Bon Jovi string wrangler and high-flying solo act Richie Sambora picks five of the best guitar albums, and there's a strong blues vein pumping throughout...
Moving Pictures was the album that turned Rush from a cult prog/metal band into a world-class rock group. Here it is, rearranged from worst to first...
The Tubes shocked and rocked in equal measure – here the most theatrical band of the 80s talk about breaking boundaries, assless chaps, and balancing art with outrage
In November 1973, 19-year-old Who fan Scott Halpin travelled to see the band play at San Francisco's Cow Palace. He ended up on stage