The cult Texan singer took the blues to strange new places. But he never had a chance to conquer his demons.
Veteran sideman guitarist and solo artist Nils Lofgren on back-flips, culinary skills, crying, sugar and more sugar
One of the most captivating voices of her generation, Sandy Denny passed away before she could realise her full potential
From folk roots to Stealers Wheel to solo success, Gerry Rafferty seemed to move through eras of popular music with ease. In truth, the star was struggling with fame – and his own demons
With his latest album A Deeper Understanding, Adam Granduciel has borrowed from some of the greats of the 80s and fashioned a record filled with bittersweet melodies and enveloping drama
Delivering a deafening but dextrous bass-in-your-face assault, John Entwistle was a key part of The Who’s sound – and also of their combustible chemistry. This is his story
Whether he was leading The Waterboys or going solo, this Scottish musician has always been unafraid to hold back, so now we have to ask: how prog is Mike Scott?
Guitarist with Springsteen’s E Street band, leader of his own band, label owner, actor (Silvio Dante in The Sopranos), radio host… And there’s a lot more to Steven Van Zandt than that
In an exclusive extract from his new autobiography, Mick Jones tells the story of how he went from Reading via France to the USA, where he put together a new band called Foreigner
Joshua James may have just produced a deeply personal record of devastating songs, but don’t count on him remaining a musician...
A musician best known for his work with Traffic, Chris Wood’s real gift was his ability to inspire and gild the work of other others - while he himself remains a mere footnote in rock history
As Deep Purple release new album Infinite, all five members look back over almost 50 years of golden days and glittering success, dark clouds and stormy relationships. Where next?
In 1977, when punk was washing away the old and bringing in the new, Jethro Tull released an album that could have come from the Middle Ages. Ian Anderson remembers making Songs From The Wood
After releasing an incredible debut in 2001 – an epic, apocalyptic, double concept album – disillusionment, drugs and death led to Lift To Experience splitting. Now the Texans are back
When Aerosmith split acrimoniously in 1979, 1985 comeback Done With Mirrors served as a crucial bridge between the wild 70s Aerosmith and the smooth-rock behemoth of the 80s and 90s
Burnt out by endlessly touring Bat Out Of Hell, the last thing Meat Loaf wanted to do was record a follow-up – so his second project with Jim Steinman nearly severed their connection forever
Blue Oyster Cult's wild tales of alien races and the Middle Ages helped make Imaginos one of the best albums of the 1980s
With the band’s line-up decimated, it’s stick, twist or bust time for Angus, the last man standing in rock’s Aussie rulers
Playing in both Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke is the very definition of a southern rocker. He looks back on an eventful life filled with triumphs and tragedies
As America mourned in the wake of 9/11's terrorist attacks, Bruce Springsteen made The Rising, an album that offered comfort and light in the cruellest, most impenetrable darkness
ZZ Top were a boogie-blues band barely known outside the US – until they recorded Eliminator, slammed into fifth gear and took over the world