Saxon were one of NWOBHM's spearheads, producing at least two genre-defining albums
AC/DC have ploughed the same glorious furrow for the best part of five decades, turning rock'n'roll cliche into art and producing some amazing albums along the way
Def Leppard have endured more heartbreak yet shifted albums than almost anyone. Here we rank those releases from worrying worst to brilliant best
How Guns N’ Roses made Welcome To The Jungle – the song that lit the fuse on the explosion that followed
The Brian Johnson era may have kicked off with the unsurpassable Back In Black, but there's plenty of other fodder in his canon
Lynyrd Skynyrd blended southern soul and hard rock to define southern rock better than anyone, and came up with a few classics along the way...
Throughout his career with Rainbow and beyond, Ritchie Blackmore helped define what it was to be a guitarist
Ronnie James Dio's albums with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio helped define what a hard rock singer can be
From the late 60s through to the late 80s, some of the greatest and most influential albums ever made were doubles
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