Why Guns N’ Roses Covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’
Band made song a live staple before recording studio version.
When Guns N’ Roses Took a Stance on the Still-Relevant ‘Civil War’
'Use Your Illusion II' opener remains an integral part of the band's live set, offering a resonant message.
Guns N’ Roses Rise to Axl Rose’s High Ambition on ‘November Rain’
Band chased singer's grandiose vision despite some personal ambivalence.
Why Guns N’ Roses Created Two Contrasting Version of ‘Don’t Cry’
It's the only song to appear on both 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'II.'
How Kool and the Gang Won Over Skeptical Van Halen Fans
"Hey, rock head, you better get up and get down on it, too."
Dusty Hill Never Made Any Apologies for ZZ Top’s ’80s-Era Update
"Some people were like, 'What are you doing? You're abandoning your roots, which was not true at all."
Paul Stanley Explains the Evolution of Kiss’ ‘Detroit Rock City’
Track "started off as just a song to sing the praises of this rock 'n' roll city" before gaining a deeper meaning.
40 Years Ago: How Van Halen’s ‘Unchained’ Used Two Secret Weapons
It may seem like one of the band's more straightforward songs, but the details make all the difference.
10 Facts About Tom Petty’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ Album
LP followed frontman's first solo project.
Paul Stanley Says ‘Kisstory’ Captures the ‘Human Side’ of Kiss: Exclusive Interview
He notes "chemistry and camaraderie" with Gene Simmons takes center stage in new band documentary.
When AC/DC Chronicled a Convict’s Escape With ‘Jailbreak’
Song was allegedly based on true stories of real-life escapees.