In 1986, Metallica released the album that elevated them to metal’s A-list. This is the inside story of Master Of Puppets
Grunge pioneers Alice In Chains had a career marked by triumph and tragedy. These are the top 10 best songs to come out of it
Uncompromising, full of anger and forever engaged as much as they were enraged. Meet the band who caused anarchy in the USA and left an indelible mark on music: Rage Against The Machine
The story of how Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante made his remarkable recovery from the brink of tragedy
Fired from Metallica and seeking revenge, Dave Mustaine brought Megadeth screaming to life. Here, the band open up on their landmark debut and spending $4,000 on coke, heroin and hamburgers
Some of the Foo Fighters’ most interesting and invigorating work has been tucked away on their singles
By the mid-90’s, the look and feel of hip hop had totally infiltrated metal. Denim and leather faded out of fashion as the nu school took over
After groundbreaking albums with NIN, the reluctant icon found success as the go-to man for ‘edgy’ Hollywood soundtracks
The Red Rocker talks early self-belief, Montrose, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, solo success and being… er, a bit of a slut
With Asking Alexandria, singer Danny Worsnop took rock'n'roll to a life-threatening limit. Now sober and back with a country-rock confessional, he tells us about dark days and high times
We look back at Beano’s career, from life as a skint car roofer to stepping into the huge shoes of Bon Scott to what happens next
From Misfits to Diamond Head, Metallica have recorded some incredible covers. Here are their top 10 best cover songs
Interview: Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen on getting old, fat and lazy... and on the benefits of being double-jointed
Having enjoyed a rapid rise, The Answer suffered a downturn where even the band’s existence looked in jeopardy. But with new album, they feel the sun is shining on them again
In October 2000, as the nu metal revolution rolled ever onward, one band released an album that changed the game, and their lives, forever...
Confrontational, reactionary and visceral, Pearl Jam's second album was an angrier and bloody proposition than their first and, we argue, all the better for it...
A new singer, no songs, and even some onstage argy-bargy as Bruce Dickinson and Steve Harris vied for the spotlight: just how did Iron Maiden make Number Of The Beast?
At his best, David Lee Roth's solo work contained the three basic elements: flash bang and wallop. His videos were a feast for the senses too, here then is Diamond Dave at full tilt...
On May 2, 1991, a young band from Seattle walked in to Sound City studios in Los Angeles to begin work on their second album. Their label optimistically pressed up 46,251 copies...
No band in modern metal has come up with as many classic riffs as Metallica. And these are the very best from James Hetfield and co