Guns N' Roses man Slash plays great guitar, and he writes great songs. But what’s the real reason he's such an icon?
In July 1981, shortly after No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith topped the charts, Hammer’s Malcolm Dome met Lemmy to talk about Motorhead’s fast-rising fame. Unpublished until now, here is their conversation in full
The creators and advocates of LSD were an integral influence on the genre of psychedelia, but its history is bound up in espionage and government spooks as much as fun-lovin’ hippies
An excerpt from Paul Brannigan's new book Eruption: The Eddie Van Halen Story, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Phil Lynott and more
Often maligned and occasionally magnificent, sometimes supergroups really do make albums as good as the sum of their parts - here are 10 of the best
Highlights from the much vaunted New Wave Of Classic Rock have been collected together on a compilation album. But does the movement's inclusivity undermine its strengths?
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on mental illness, dairy produce, romance, the band’s new EP Butter Miracle, Suite One, and shaving off his dreads
With a riff claimed by both of the band’s guitarists and lyrics inspired by a summer romance, Blowin' Free became Wishbone Ash’s signature song and a rock classic
Behind the beard and sunglasses there’s a very different Billy Gibbons from the one most people think they know: art lover, musical explorer, slipper salesman and much more
The 10 best songs from Brian May, Queen's endlessly creative cloud-haired riff-master and space expert
Former Twisted Sister frontman and multi-faceted heavy metal renaissance man, Dee Snider selects eight songs that inspired his journey to the dark side
In the 1980s, Satanic Panic swept through America – and heavy metal got caught in the crosshairs. We go deep on the story behind the Parental Advisory label
From the Sisters Of Mercy to Ugly Kid Joe – via a superb new solo album – Chris Catalyst’s résumé is nothing if not long
In 1985 guitarists Steve Hackett and Steve Howe united in the supergroup GTR and hit the Top 20 in the US with When The Heart Rules The Mind
You ask the questions, Monster Magnet head honcho and stoner rock legend Dave Wyndorf answers them
Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones on the bad girl-critiquing AOR smash hit Cold As Ice, much loved by beer advertisers