The true story of the birth, rise and fall of hair metal, from the people who lived through it all
Before Eddie Van Halen became a musical Goliath and a template for other musicians, writer Steven Rosen interviewed their young guitarist
Back in 1975, Steven Rosen interviewed Arthur Lee about the early days of Love, working with Jimi Hendrix, weird encounters with the Grateful Dead, and the birth of the 60s dream
In 1977 Van Halen were just another struggling Sunset Strip band. Until they released their self-titled first record.
Led Zeppelin’s final tour of the US in 1977 should have been their most glorious. But it wasn’t. There was tension, unpleasantness and negativity, and that was just the start