Inspired by the story of Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Rock Star featured Hollywood A-listers and a stellar cast of supporting musicians. So why was it so crushingly banal?
Amid grunge’s unlikely superstars and hopeless f**k-ups, there were plenty of bands who deserved better than a lifetime of obscurity
Our tracks of the week: Eight new tunes carefully cultivated in the great rock'n'roll petri dish
Comedian and Prog Awards host Al Murray travelled to Rome to catch King Crimson live in Pompeii in 2018
There's no more meaningful way to rank the greatest rock bands of the 1970s than by their bushy embellishments
Plucked from obscurity at 22 to replace Mick Ronson as David Bowie’s sideman guitarist, Earl Slick ’s life was never going to be quite the same again. Nor was his lifestyle
It was meant to be as monumental as Woodstock, but 1972’s Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival went the other way: bands cancelling, out-of-control drug abuse, sanitation problems and death
After Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, the band responded with the then biggest-selling album of their career. When Steve Hackett left two years later, could they survive this second loss?
Former England footballer Stuart Pearce reveals how he scored with punk rock, The Stranglers, and... Rod Stewart?
Over 50 years Styx have cruised through heavenly highs and weathered hellish lows. With latest album Crash Of The Crown, they continue to enjoy their latest creative and popular high
After the album session from hell, Brighton alt.rockers Tigercub have earned their stripes on stunning new album As Blue As Indigo
Chris Tapp’s life has had more than its fair share of downs, and they run deep in the music of the Cold Stares
Half-black, half-white, part Catholic, part God-hater – Phil Lynott could write poetry one minute and knock you out cold the next
Scorpions' guitarist Rudolf Schenker tackles the band's back catalogue and pulls out his favourites
The 80s was the decade of brat packers, teen movies, and big films about fast cars and fighter pilots – all of which had killer soundtracks. We round up 10 of the best
Eight rockin' new single releases that deserve both your time and your undivided attention
Decades on from his death, Stevie Ray Vaughan is still being discovered by new generations. We pay tribute to this incredible bluesman, with a story from a writer he befriended and who reported his demise
Thirty years in, Pearl Jam’s story is one of destiny and integrity, and of having to suffer more than their fair share of tragedy