With Pink Floyd out of ideas for the follow-up to the all-conquering The Dark Side Of The Moon, they delivered what would become one of their defining songs
In hock to the Mob, fuelled by booze and cocaine, and with a roster that ran from Kiss to Donna Summer, Casablanca Records was the embodiment of 70s record label excess
Put Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in a room with a bunch of Moroccan musicians and what do you get? A glorious, unledded update of Led Zeppelin’s legacy, that’s what
Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright made a surprise appearance with David Gilmour at a London Cinema in 2007. A year later, he was gone
Often maligned and occasionally magnificent, sometimes supergroups really do make albums as good as the sum of their parts - here are 10 of the best
Clocking in at just over two minutes, Stone Cold Crazy announced Queen to the world (in a town hall in 1970) but wasn’t recorded until their third album
After Syd Barrett left, Pink Floyd were on a constant search for a sound – their sound. Eventually, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason would find it
How Led Zeppelin borrowed Mick Jagger's house to make Houses Of The Holy, the album that would finally gain them respect from the critics... before it all went dark
In 1994 Pink Floyd released The Division Bell, their final album with Rick Wright. This is its story...
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…
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