Why Guns N’ Roses Covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’
Band made song a live staple before recording studio version.
When Sting and Phil Collins Went Solo at the Secret Policeman’s Ball
The 1981 charity shows marked significant steps in their respective careers.
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.
40 Years Ago: Bob Seger Takes a Victory Lap With ‘Nine Tonight’
Second live album spawned a Top 5 single.
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.
Top 10 Robby Steinhardt Kansas Songs
Rocker contributed to the group as a songwriter, singer and violinist.
Journey’s ‘Escape’ at 40: Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain Look Back
Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain look back on the creation of Journey's 1981 commercial breakthrough.
How ZZ Top Nailed the ‘Velcro Fly’ Dance ‘In an Hour’
Trio proved dance-floor skills in 1986 video.
10 Facts About Tom Petty’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ Album
LP followed frontman's first solo project.