It was the year Black Sabbath fired Ozzy, AC/DC were on a Highway To Hell and Judas Priest were Unleashed In The East. Oh, and some band called Motorhead gave us Overkill and Bomber
Just your everyday tale of the first (and probably last) anti-drug festival behind the Iron Curtain, with Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Cinderalla and Skid Row
1969’s Bath festival was the first of its kind. In 1970 it all went a bit wrong. Promoters Freddy and Wendy Bannister tell the tale.
Settle in for an epic tale in Rio De Janeiro as Iron Maiden, Ozzy and Queen and more play the first ever Rock In Rio festival - as MIck Wall tries to drink their rider
After their multi-million-selling album Permanent Vacation, it was time for Aerosmith to go one bigger. They stepped up to the plate, swung hard and hit a home run with Pump
Classic Rock talks to Jimi Hendrix's friends, admirers and other musicians about his life and importance
Without the man who raised pop lyrics to the level of poetry, we might still be waiting for the concept of album-oriented music – here we round up Bob Dylan's essential albums
Forget Stairway: here Robert Plant tells us why Physical Graffiti highlight Kashmir really marks Led Zeppelin's musical peak
It's 45 years on from their first album, and Queen's career was no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise... but they kept on fighting
Metallica's One single cemented their status as one of the greatest metal bands in the world – here's the story of how it came to life
Metallica's 1988 album was their step up to the big leagues. But things would never be the same again
At the start of 1987, Metallica were teetering on the edge of a crisis – until they knocked out a cheaply recorded EP of covers
Updated Before he was a fixture at royal weddings, master singer-songwriter-showman Elton John created some of the 70s’ most important and enduring albums.
They rocked hard on record, caused mayhem with Motörhead on the road, and cared about only one thing: the music. Here's Girlschool's 10 Best songs
They rocked hard on record, caused mayhem with Motörhead on the road, and cared about only one thing: the music. Welcome to the world of Girlschool
They had Eric Clapton. They had Jeff Beck. They had Jimmy Page. In the late 60s, no other band could get close to them. And without The Yardbirds, there would be no Led Zeppelin
Mick Wall's book Like A Bat Of Hell tells the story of Meat Loaf's extraordinary career, including the time he lost his voice and his life almost fell apart...
In 1976, Thin Lizzy were just another rock band. Then they released Jailbreak, and the boys weren’t so much back in town as running it. But after a disappointing follow-up, the pressure was on
With drug use rampant in the band, it’s no surprise that the 80s and 90s delivered Fleetwood Mac some dizzying highs and crashing comedowns
Mick Wall achieved worldwide notoriety via his namecheck in Guns N’ Roses’ legendary Get in The Ring, and years later people still ask him why
In August 1975, Led Zep were about to begin another huge US tour – then disaster struck. But out of the wreckage climbed Presence, and an album Jimmy Page rates as one of their best
In the autumn of 1977, it looked as if Queen’s reign might be over. Instead the band rose to the challenge, hit back with the globally successful News Of The World album and ruled once more
Disenchanted by the British post-punk scene from which they’d risen, The Cult reappeared in 1987 with straight-out rock album Electric – and sparked off a revolution in the process
1987 saw classic album releases from Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, U2, Whitesnake, Anthrax, Heart, Motley Crue, Marillion, The Replacements and more...