10 Years Ago: How Adele Kept Van Halen From Reaching No. 1
A post-Grammys surge helped Adele's '21' block Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' from the top spot.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Me Wise Magic’ Amid Reunion Fail
Band reconnected with David Lee Roth for the single, but things did not sail along smoothly.
30 Years Ago: Soundgarden Give Hard Rock a Face-Lift on ‘Badmotorfinger’
Band's 1991 breakthrough LP linked Black Sabbath and the upcoming grunge revolution.
Slash’s ‘Coma’ Pushed Guns N’ Roses Into Complicated Territory
Izzy Stradlin and Gilby Clarke had trouble performing the song live.
30 Years Ago: Kiss Reimagine Argent for ‘Bill and Ted’ Sequel
Rewritten track was dubbed “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II.”
Five Years Ago: Metallica End a Long Drought With ‘Hardwired’
First single from band's 10th album marked return after long break.
Did Metallica Poach Parts of ‘Enter Sandman’ From Other Artists?
The iconic track bares a resemblance to at least two other songs.
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.