Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil reflects on Freddie Mercury & Co, from the new book Long Live Queen
Ever wonder what classic World Cup moments would look like on cup-winning album sleeves? Wonder no more…
The Editors of Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and Prog choose the stories they're most proud of publishing this year.
For World Guitar Day 2017, we asked you to vote for the greatest ever guitar riffs. Here then, are the 20 greatest riffs of all time: the stories behind them and how to play them…
From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group to jazz fusion and Stevie Wonder, guitar legend Jeff Beck looks back on his stellar career
Between 1971 and 1974, Rory Gallagher made six incendiary albums that sealed his reputation as the People’s guitar hero. This is the story
It started with a charity bike ride across Canada and the US and ended with tales of penis linking, poo buffets and anal love. That’s what happens when you hang out with Thunder and The Union
How Jimi Hendrix's second psychedelic masterpiece Axis: Bold As Love proved it wasn't just America’s west coast musicians who were inspired by acid
Just as everything seemed to be going right for The Allman Brothers, drugs, deaths and disintegration shot their dream into oblivion
A slew of acclaimed albums and hit singles, non-stop tours, a ruinous record deal and a singer who couldn't let go. What the hell happened to Creedence Clearwater Revival?
Just months before he died, blues icon Johnny Winter and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry met for the first time to talk hell-raising, music-making and the price of fame.
John Fogerty's classic rockabilly-tinged evocation of doom, inspired by an old film noir, is now itself a mainstay of movie soundtracks.
Late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts on the tragedy of Brian Jones, the glory of Led Zeppelin and the importance of a good tailor
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
Gaze with wonder as a juvenile audience copes with some of Led Zeppelin's biggest moments
A man with a huge beard and an equally voluminous sense of humour, Dusty Hill tells Classic Rock about shooting himself and what he'd like written on his tombstone
A 60s guitar prodigy who shaped Dylan’s sound and blew Clapton away, Bloomfield had the world at his feet. But he would never quite fulfil his promise.
The first single released after Brian Jones' death and the Rolling Stones' last UK No.1 hit, Honky Tonk Women was the song that ushered in the future for the band