35 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Strikes Back With ‘Constrictor’
Shock-rock legend mounted '80s comeback with ninth solo LP.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Van Halen’s ‘Fair Warning': A Track-by-Track Guide
Band's 1981 album remains its darkest work, but it's also a fan favorite.
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.
81 Essential Albums That Turn 40 in 2021: Class of 1981
From synths to New Wave, the year's evident musical shifts deeply impacted the future of rock 'n' roll.
37 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Bounces Back From Tragedy With ‘Bark at the Moon’
A turbulent two-month span led into a difficult recording session.
Why It’s Been Over a Decade Since Freddy or Jason Killed Anybody
Legal problems and studio red tape have kept both the 'Friday the 13th' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' franchises from making new films.