Ups!de Down is a metal carpet ride from Electric Boys, sure, just not a funky one
Beyond Black Sabbath and Judas Priest: The extraordinary story of heavy metal's originators – Iron Butterfly, Leaf Hound, Bloodrock, JPT Scare Band, Bang and more
The 10 best bands (and more) from Detroit, a city with the purest of rock'n'roll coursing through its veins
Updated Alice Cooper invented everything cool in rock’n’roll, so it's appropriate that we examine the wild, weird, and often blood-soaked world of his albums, splayed out from worst to best
As a new comp proves that there was more to Britpop than Blur Vs Oasis, we explore a dizzy mess of near-misses and also-rans
John Kay tells the story of Steppenwolf: "We’re a hard rock band and we don’t take shit from anybody"
Everybody's got to start somewhere, and some of our very best bands started slowly. Here's 10 great bands whose debut albums weren't actually great
The classic T.Rex style and records are cloaked with glitter and stardust, and stand up with the very best rock’n’roll
From Dublin freakniks to international rockers, Thin Lizzy were the ultimate rock band for the people
From Queen to The Stooges, these are the Sex Pistols guitarist and radio DJ's six-string stepping stones
Updated In 2015, Mos Generator's Tony Reed put an astonishing collection of note-for-note cover versions of heavy rock classics online. Now they're finally out on vinyl and CD
Remembering that time Zodiac Mindwarp attempted to top an album that probably won't be topped for another thousand years, and failed...
When Vanilla Fudge split in 1969, Cactus emerged from the meltdown. When they weren’t in jail they were partying. When they weren’t naked they were taking drugs