Roxy's glam-era debut broke all the rules: no chorus, a fade intro and a stop-dead ending. So just what was Bryan Ferry's exercise in coolly-aloof style all about?
A hard-rock classic that provided the theme for London Weekend TV's current affairs show, it was based on a true story of cannibalism in the whaling industry.
Written by Keef as he brooded over Anita's dalliance with Mick, The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter represented something darker and more universal: rape, murder and the death of the 1960s spirit
As the 60s ended, session supremo Jimmy Page put together a band and a plan that would change rock forever - even if it did owe a whole lot to music's past
Slash on how he came up with the idea of making an album with some very good friends – both old and new.
A make-or-break album, Highway To Hell proved to be the fast-track to superstardom for AC/DC, but recording it pushed the band to their limits, as Classic Rock discovered in 2013
An outsider with no interest in rock’n’roll, believed in freedom but ran his band like a dictator, between 1966-1970 Zappa was promiscuous, controversial and, just maybe, a musical genius
One of the great live albums, Made In Japan happened during a turbulent time in Deep Purple's career, as the line-up Mk II was falling apart. This is the inside story of what really happened.
When AC/DC’s career stalled at the end of 76, they were “seriously fucking pissed off”. They responded in utterly explosive fashion...as Classic Rock chronicled in 2012
Randy Rhoads is acknowledged as one of the most important guitarists of all time. In 2012, Classic Rock talked to those who knew him best
Megadeth's Peace Sells... is a cast-iron classic three decades on. Hammer goes back in time get a startling vision of the man behind the madness and music...
How Def Leppard's initially under performing High 'N' Dry album launched them to super-stardom and changed the face of the band forever
In 2007, the “shattered” Led Zeppelin guitarist told Classic Rock how he'd learned to love music all over again.