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To celebrate that little ol’ band from Texas ZZ Top’s 50 years in rock’n’roll, we asked some top guitarists to pick their favourite ZZ songs
Mick Jagger is “a musical moron”. Hawkwind’s music “was fucking appalling”. And rock stars? “Fucking idiots, most of them.” How to win friends with the late, great Ginger Baker
Just as everything seemed to be going right for The Allman Brothers, drugs, deaths and disintegration shot their dream into oblivion
AC/DC became one of the biggest-selling bands of all time by never trying to fix what wasn’t broke in the first place. In 2003, we asked Malcolm and Angus Young how they did it
The guitars, amp and pedal you need to mount the tonal stairway to the ultimate early Led Zeppelin sound
New releases from Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Kris Barras Band, P.P. Arnold, Sunjay and Katie Brooks
1969’s Bath festival was the first of its kind. In 1970 it all went a bit wrong. Promoters Freddy and Wendy Bannister tell the tale.
One of them is a drumming great and a true legend, the other learned from him and became a great too. We put Cream legend Ginger Baker and former Scorpions man Herman Rarebell together
It’s four decades since the Stray Cats rebooted rockabilly with Runaway Boys. Now, Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom talk old times and fresh beginnings
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page talks about his new guitar - a comprehensive recreation of his fabled 1959 ‘Dragon’ Telecaster - and the road that led him to it.
Still a cult figure outside of the guitar world, Danny Gatton was the ‘player’s player’, a genius who mastered every genre he touched before tragically taking his own life
To this day, Whitesnake are still often tagged as an 80s band, but it all began with bluesy hard rock in the 70s. Then along came 1979’s game-changer, Lovehunter
This year, British blues icon John Mayall celebrates his 85th birthday with a UK tour. Here are the eight songs that got him started
Bones UK guitarist Carmen Vandenberg picks 10 songs by Jimi Hendrix: "He's truly timeless and listening to his work makes me speechless"
The Allmans. Bobby Bland. Elmore James. Everybody’s favourite husband-and-wife team flip through their record collection and dig out the platters that matter...