Nomadic living, religious music, Taoist literature and a stint in Abbey Road are among the building blocks of All Them Witches’ kaleidoscopic new album Nothing As The Ideal
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Win! For those about to rock, here's your chance to win a Gibson SG guitar, signed by AC/DC's Angus Young himself
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Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on his new solo album, meeting Prince, loving electronic music, and rock becoming too safe
The Stooges' Search And Destroy started out with James Williamson “goofing around making machine-gun sounds”, its combination of pounding rhythm and aggressive guitar a template for punk.
Eight more reasons to leap out of bed, turn the stereo up to 14 and unleash your inner party
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From the decade that gave us Seasons In The Abyss and Divine Intervention, these are greatest Slayer songs of the 1990s
Halestorm leader Lzzy Hale picks her records, artists and gigs of lasting significance, and reveals the one Sabbath album she keeps going back to
From Mississippi roots to wilderness years and redemption, John Lee Hooker always played the blues his way. Here are the albums that go boom boom
Like Hendrix a decade earlier, Eddie Van Halen revolutionised the guitar. We salute the late, great six-string icon who changed rock’n’roll forever
New AC/DC album Power Up is on the way, and we've separated fact from fiction, rumour from reality, and charted how we got here
Metallica, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Kiss and more pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who died yesterday aged 65
AC/DC have released their first new music since Rock Or Bust. But is Shot In The Dark any good?
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Eddie Van Halen changed the way guitarists approached their craft more than any other musician since Jimi Hendrix. These are the crowning moments from the late king of shred