The epic story of Gary Moore’s journey from 80s hard rock hero to the man who ushered in the 90s blues revival
Paul Stanley, Joe Elliott, Lars Ulrich, Geddy Lee and more on their personal kings and queens of the microphone
Greta Van Fleet have emerged from the darkness and uncertainty of the last few years with Starcatcher, a retro-fuelled blast of cosmic light and love that feels like it’s one for the ages
These masterpieces by Megadeth, Judas Priest and Lamb Of God all put their greatest moments at the very start
A chance encounter with a fantasy novel inspired Stevie Nicks' witchy hit and helped to resurrect Fleetwood Mac
After a gap of 15 years Texan heavy prog rockers King's X delighted fans by signing with InsideOut Music and releasing new album Three Sides Of One
Everyone knows the anthems – but these are the songs that Maiden connoisseurs know rule
Roxy's glam-era debut broke all the rules: no chorus, a fade intro and a stop-dead ending. So just what was Bryan Ferry's exercise in coolly-aloof style all about?
Dumped by a girlfriend, Justin Hayward remembered a gift she had given him and started writing a song that became a multimillion-selling, era-defining classic – and earned him not a penny
Metallica frontman James Hetfield and late bassist Cliff Burton had some pretty passionate answers when an interviewer asked them about being called sellouts after Master Of Puppets
Kiss kept the kids happy with lunchboxes, but Blue Öyster Cult were the brooding kings of the teenage wasteland
"The Colonel had all the money, the big mansion, the cocaine, the champagne... and now he's King Of Cool Hill with Jane's Addiction playing his birthday party"
He's Pat Travers. He almost joined Thin Lizzy. He was loved by Dimebag Darrell. And if you don't know his music, these six songs are a good place to start
In 1989, David Bowie apparently decided to hit on Axl Rose's girlfriend Erin Everly during a Guns N' Roses video shoot. Unsurprisingly, trouble ensued
In the build-up to Nirvana's final UK show the band were unhappy and underprepared... and then Kurt Cobain was pushed onstage in a wheelchair
Back in issue 48, we polled readers and musicians on their favourite prog albums. This was John Wetton's
It's not on streaming platforms. It's never been reissued. The critics hated it. Is Summer In Paradise by The Beach Boys the worst album ever released by a major band?
The Rolling Stones Keith Richards once almost set the Playboy Mansion on fire while doing drugs in a bathroom
In their 25 years, by their own admission Skindred have “never been massively commercially successful or super-cool”. But with new album Smile they reckon it's time