Mike Oldfield's eighth studio album, 1983's Crises, saw him riding a wave of new popularity in the 80s
Back To Live: Live music is almost here. In the meantime whet your appetite with the greatest live rock albums of all time, as voted for by you!
Back To Live: Following Download Pilot, we look at the ten things we missed the most about festivals – from daft costumes to surprise sets
Back To Live: Flaming Lips have always been a band with a knack for thinking outside the box, and their approach to surviving the pandemic was no different. Here, Wayne Coyne talks lockdown, live music and getting back to 'the new normal'
Exclusive: On a remote Scottish farm in 1971, Paul McCartney created Ram, an album that would save his soul - even if it meant severing ties with John Lennon
From Genesis to The Who, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris reveals the songs that shaped him
We celebrate the riotous festival that established Ozzy Osbourne as the Godfather of heavy metal and unleashed Slipknot upon the world
The Bobby Fuller Four looked set for greatness after I Fought The Law hit the US Top 10, but within six months Fuller was dead
Manics bassist Nicky Wire was so taken with A Farewell To Kings, the 1977 album Rush recorded in Wales, that he bought the desk they recorded it on
Although never rock A-listers, enduring Scots Nazareth have a recorded catalogue peppered with timeless bluesy rock gems. These are their best albums
Producer/engineer Eddie Kramer delights in the studio brilliance of Led Zeppelin – even though Robert Plant stole his girlfriend
He’s had the brush-off from Lemmy, a bollocking from Freddie Mercury, and Kurt Cobain was rude about him. He is Europe frontman Joey Tempest, and these are his stories
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott looks back at the making of the band's debut album, On Through The Night
Jimi Hendrix’s 1966 touchdown in London started a four-year revolution that tore up the rules of electric guitar playing and terrified the old guard. Over half-a-century after his sonic boom, those ripples can still be felt
Everything you need to know about Download festival 2022, including buying tickets and lineup announcements
Gothic rock grew like mould on the corpse of punk, and these are the best goth albums. Release the bats!
Updated! Here’s what happened as it happened at Download Pilot Festival – the return of bands, fans and some classic Download weather