Texas' Best Rock
50 Years Ago: Dark, Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduces the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.
25 Years Ago: George Harrison Tours for the Last Time
George Harrison wasn’t fond of touring, and he had little reason to be enamored with it.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
45 Years Ago: Don McLean Mourns an Era on ‘American Pie’
Don McLean’s first album didn’t exactly set the world on fire.
35 Years Ago: U2 Rejoice on ‘October’
U2’s second album almost didn’t happen – for a couple of reasons. One of them was because U2 nearly broke up.
30 Bands That Replaced Their Lead Singers
We’re looking at alt. rock bands that have changed their frontmen (and women).
The Day U2 Began as Feedback
A band of Irish lads practiced for the first time on Sept. 25, 1976. They named themselves Feedback, although they'd later be known as U2.
The Story of the Rolling Stones’ Big, Bright American ‘Tattoo You’ Tour
The Rolling Stones' '81 tour found the band evolving. Gone were the dark days of ’70s, replaced by the bright colors and arena spectacle of the ’80s.
5 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Releases ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’
Three and a half decades after Alice Cooper went solo in style with Welcome to My Nightmare, the shock rocker returned to the realm of Steven, the underworld and bad dreams.
22 Best Rock Album Sequels
We explore rock’s most memorable second (and sometimes third and fourth) chapters.
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Telling Lies,’ First Downloadable Single in Music Hist…
David Bowie has been called a music pioneer, but he also was on the forefront of technology.
How Bob Dylan’s ‘Hard Rain’ With the Rolling Thunder Revue Went Wrong
If Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue is still remembered poorly, it's mostly because of the live album 'Hard Rain.'