The last album Roger Waters made with Pink Floyd was set against the backdrop of the Falklands Conflict, with the band's own break-up on the horizon
Hawkwind's single Urban Guerrilla was meant to propel them into the charts. Then the Angry Brigade showed up
Taking inspiration from Arthur Koestler’s Act Of Creation with themes of love, hope, regret and sorrow, The Beach Boys’ masterpiece confounded those expecting more songs about cars and girls
Roxy Music's debut album would set the blueprint for 70s glamour. This is the story of how it came about.
Sid Smith looks at the impact on progressive music of Keith Tippett, who died yesterday aged 72
They were called the "thinking man's metal band" and there was a lot more prog going on in Blue Öyster Cult than people realise
As Rush began their 30th anniversary tour in 2004, Classic Rock spoke to Neil Peart, who hadn’t done a major interview in a decade
When Marillion’s charismatic frontman Fish quit in 1988, many people expected the band to evaporate. But instead they delivered one of their finest records
Mike Oldfield looks back over his debut 1973 album and the massive impact Tubular Bells has had
Louder photographer Kevin Nixon on 10 things to remember to get the best black and white shots. Number 1? Don't shoot in black and white...
Black and white photography can lend drama and timelessness to your music photography. In the fifth round of our hunt to find the best new rock photographer of 2020, we want to see your B&W shots…
Keeping track of livestreams, empty hall gigs, good deeds and innovation as musicians come to terms with a new landscape
After the “soul crushing” slog of making Hemispheres album, the planets aligned for Rush. Permanent Waves found them at the top of their game and put them in a different league
The Moody Blues' astonishing journey from high living in the 60s, pioneering musical alchemy in the 70s to prog's elder statesmen of today