Marianne Faithfull was on Mick Jagger’s arm, wished she'd yes to Jimi Hendrix, and scored heroin with Eric Clapton. These are her stories
New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain flashed a leg for John Lennon, nearly joined the Sex Pistols, and had a problem with Kiss. These are just a few of his stories
Todd Rundgren on his public bust-up with a Beatle, the "freaking circus" of the New York Dolls, and why he doesn't pay much attention to Bon Jovi
In 1982 a feature by a Classic Rock writer and photographer changed the life of a London schoolboy, leading ultimately to the creation of Anvil: The Story Of Anvil, one of the great rock movies
Jeff Beck almost recorded an album with Sly Stone, “pissed Eric Clapton off big time”, used to get mistaken for Mick Jagger, and that's not all
In the late 70s, Riot were the Great White Hopes of American rock. But that was before the public ignored them, their label disowned them, and their singer quit. And then things got really bad…
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took to the stage at London’s O2 Arena for one night only. Jimmy Page explains how they got there
Late Pretty Things frontman Phil May talks John Bonham, Iggy Pop, Nancy Spungen, Judy Garland, Rudolph Nureyev and more
Grand Funk Railroad sold out New York’s 50,000-seater Shea Stadium and headlined London’s Hyde Park. Blue-collar America adored their no-nonsense rock’n’roll music, but the band were despised by the critics
Between 1971 and 1974, Rory Gallagher made six incendiary albums that sealed his reputation as the People’s guitar hero. This is the story
Drugs don’t work? No one told Aerosmith, whose use of stimulants and undoubted talent helped them go stellar
Over 50 years ago, Arthur Brown burst on to the scene - and into flames - with Fire. Here he looks back over some of the people he met and worked with
Robin Trower talks about his lengthy career, from pop success with Procol Harum to Hendrix clone claims and solo success
With Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver the singer helped make some of the best hard rock albums of the early 21st century
Whether it’s thinking about changing their name to Stalingrad, titling their album Virgin Killer or filling their big hit with lots of whistling, there’s always a sting in the Scorpions' tale
Rehab, retribution and in-fighting. After an acclaimed multi-million selling debut, the wheels quickly started coming off for Velvet Revolver and their estranged and troubled singer...
He saw Iggy Pop's first show, he thinks The Grateful Dead were abysmal, and he used to hang out with Grand Funk Railroad. He's Meat Loaf
Church goer, golf addict, former alcoholic, Alice Cooper has been ploughing his gore-drenched heavyrock B-movie furrow for more than 40 years, and is still showing no sign of slowing down
Sneaking out to Texan blues joints, playing bum notes with Chuck Berry and carrying Jimmy Reed’s bottle – all part of ZZ Top’s musical schooling.
Deep Purple’s teenybopper rock irked critics and failed to conquer the charts. Then came the transformation: enter leonine singer Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Blackmore's screaming Strat...
“There’s people that love me and there’s people that probably think I’m a prick” - Scott Weiland, Classic Rock, 2008
Dio’s Sabbath story wasn’t over when he left after 1992’s Dehumanizer. He would return for one final hurrah...
It wasn’t all about dragon-slaying, you know. On tour, Dio’s humour always shone through, whether it involved wearing a gorilla mask or being mistaken for a Mafia hitman.
On May 14, Jack Bruce celebrates his 71st birthday. In this feature, from Classic Rock issue 120, he recalls meeting some all-time greats