30 Years Ago: Metallica Wake the Mainstream With ‘Enter Sandman’
Song marked the first time James Hetfield was challenged on his lyrics.
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.
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.
48 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Take It to the Brink on Drug-Fueled ‘Vol. 4′
They almost called it 'Snowblind.'
33 Years Ago: Judas Priest Flash Metal Form on Experimental ‘Ram It Down’
Judas Priest made an effort to get back to metal basics on 'Ram It Down' without shaking off the synths.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Release Only Non-LP B-Side, ‘Crossing Over’
Flip side of "Can't Stop Lovin' You" remains band's only exclusive single track.
Watch Van Halen’s ‘Lost Weekend’ Mini-Documentary
Story of 1984 MTV contest is summed up in less than 15 minutes.
20 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Joins the Black Crowes for ‘Live at the Greek’
Historic collaboration between the two was documented and packaged in an innovative way.
30 Years Ago: Aerosmith Party On as Guests on ‘Wayne’s World’
Band appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' on Mike Myers' first episode as a full-time cast member.