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
At the start of 1987, Metallica were teetering on the edge of a crisis – until they knocked out a cheaply recorded EP of covers
Elton John: So much more than just a showman, the master singer-songwriter 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
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...
When the reigning kings of rock holed up in the Welsh countryside to write a new album, no one expected the folky pastoral results. But it became one of the band's essential albums...
Houses Of The Holy was the sound of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game. Producer Eddie Kramer was at the helm, and these are his memories of those eight landmark songs
In late August 1966, The Doors entered the studio to record their debut album. Released five months later, it laid down a singular marker that still resonates today
Mad time changes, dark imagery and oblique lyrical references – but was it inspired by a bad drug trip?
Ex-GN'R guitarist (and founding member) Izzy Stradlin looks back on Axl as childhood friend turned egomaniac, how drugs turned his band into zombies and how and why he left it all behind...
One of the greatest live albums of the 1970s, Status Quo’s Live! is the sound of British boogie rock at its rawest and best. So why does Quo frontman Francis Rossi hate it so much?
Dio’s Holy Diver was the third classic heavy metal album Ronnie James Dio had been involved in. But it stirred up bad blood that would last until his death
Lemmy on his band's Number One album, recording anywhere but London and why it still stands up all these years later
In 1989, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were reeling from the death of their guitarist. But the album they were about to make would change everything
In 1977, AC/DC were on the rocks. The fans had deserted them, the media was crucifying them and even Bon Scott wasn’t safe from being fired. It was make or break time…