30 Years Ago: Van Halen Cook Up a Hit With ‘Poundcake’
First single from 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' arrived with some new six-string tricks up its sleeve.
Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks': A Track-by-Track Guide
Steven Tyler and company said they wanted "the hardest-rocking record imaginable." Here's how they got there.
Van Halen’s ‘Fair Warning': A Track-by-Track Guide
Band's 1981 album remains its darkest work, but it's also a fan favorite.
25 Years Ago: How ‘Humans Being’ Spelled Disaster for Van Halen and Sammy Hagar
Their initial 11-year association ended slowly, and then all at once.
Why Black Sabbath’s Dio Era Forced Tony Iommi to ‘Work Harder': Exclusive Interview
Guitarist delves deeply into a four-album collaboration that challenged and excited the band.
All the Call-Outs in Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Hit ‘Rocket’
All of the songs and artists referenced by Joe Elliott in the final single from the blockbuster album.
81 Essential Albums That Turn 40 in 2021: Class of 1981
From synths to New Wave, the year's evident musical shifts deeply impacted the future of rock 'n' roll.
40 Years Gone: What Led Zeppelin’s Stars Have Done Post-Breakup
Former bandmates have been prolific, with solo albums, tours, film projects and more.
Why It’s Been Over a Decade Since Freddy or Jason Killed Anybody
Legal problems and studio red tape have kept both the 'Friday the 13th' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' franchises from making new films.
10 Things We Learned From Producer Ted Templeman’s New Book
Boards veteran sheds light on his work with Van Halen, the Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith and others.