Conceived as a stop-gap release, the second Guns N’ Roses album remains a remarkable one-off – in every sense.
The original members of Guns N' Roses will always be defined by the music they made with the band, but they’ve fired some other good shots too
There’s far more to the godfathers of melodic rock – and the man who almost single-handedly created their sound – than that song
East Coast brainiacs Donald Fagen and Walter Becker (Steely Dan) brought jazz smarts and lyrical sophistication to rock. But where to start?
While Freddie sang the hits – he was the lead singer, after all – both Roger Taylor and Brian May stepped up to the mic on a number of deep cuts from the band’s vast catalogue...
Rehashing a psychedelic tune from the days of Alice Cooper (the band), the man himself fashioned an OTT accompaniment to the 1972 presidential election
A dozen unsung classic tracks that show there's much more to Jimmy Page than Stairway To Heaven. Much, much more
The world domination of Guns N’ Roses began not in LA, but with three chaotic weeks in London in June 1987. They came, they drank, they fought, they conquered
In 1992, reeling from the death of their guitarist Steve Clark, Def Leppard were determined to keep the party going. The result was Adrenalize – hard rock’s last great blockbuster album
"Just out of this world" – that’s how his life in Queen is summed up by Brian May – or rather, Doctor Brian May, CBE, for whom 2017 has been another memorable year in a career of many
They might not be as big or as famous as some of their peers, but they have recorded some of heavy metal’s defining albums
Seven was the lucky number for the Chicagoan pomp masters, as their seventh album hit the shelves in 1977.
Thinker, theorist, introvert, well-travelled, well-read, “bleeding- heart libertarian”... there’s more to Rush drummer Neil Peart than just paradiddles, polyrhythms and labyrinthine lyrics
"Imagine me trying to play Run To The Hills at fucking seventy-three years old!" Nicko McBrain might not be ready to retire yet, but he knows he's not going to go on forever...
30 years on from the release of Appetite For Destruction, Paul Elliott – the only UK journalist at the album’s LA launch party – remembers the drugs, women and chaos surrounding GN'R.