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
With Bon suddenly gone, few expected AC/DC to come back in such an explosive way with their next two albums.
Reeling from the death of their guitarist, it's make or break for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Luckily, they're about to make Mother’s Milk...
The multi-instrumentalist music lover on jazz, brother Johnny, growing up as an albino and the hit that made him famous.
Four decades after the death of AC/DC’s singer, we look at the greatest rock’n’roll frontman of them all
“We had the whole world in the palm of our hands in 1970. That’s what it felt like,” says Free drummer Simon Kirke. “And we let it blow away.”
By the end of 1969 The Doors were in disarray. But in the midst of the darkness, they dredged up a true return to form with their new album
Gary Moore was one of the greatest hard rock guitar heroes of the 1980s – and he hated it. Then he rediscovered the blues and found his true calling.
Through punk’s 70s heyday, metal’s 80s dominance, the grunge onslaught of the 90s and well into the new millennium, one musical force has remained true and untarnished. Its name is AC/DC.
Metallica biographer Mick Wall reveals the truth behind Metallica's most controversial, and least-loved, album.