88 Facts About the Summer of 1988
A look back at the music, films, news, and pop culture that made the summer of 1988 a unique season in history.
35 Years Ago: Steve Winwood’s ‘Roll With It’ Returns to a Storied Past
Musician? Entertainer? Steve Winwood struck a balance on his only No. 1 album.
Gov’t Mule, ‘Peace … Like a River': Album Review
Warren Haynes and band return with Billy Gibbons, Billy Bob Thornton and more quality blues rock.
30 Years Ago: Neil Young Gets It Right the Second Time on ‘Unplugged’
He hated his first attempt. The next try was the charm.
Extreme, ‘Six': Album Review
First album in 15 years from Boston rockers makes up for lost time.
40 Years Ago: Elton John Roars Back With ‘Too Low for Zero’
First, he had to reconnect with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and his classic-era band.
50 Years Ago: Funkadelic Serves Up a Hot ‘Cosmic Slop’
George Clinton's band fit a broad vision into shorter songs, coming up with a classic.
Winger, ‘Seven': Album Review
Thirty-five years after debut, New York hard rockers, original lineup still intact, return with seventh LP.
12 Times Fans Hated Their Favorite Band’s Big Hits
Sometimes the artist you love is the one who disappoints you the most.
40 Years Ago: How Krokus’ Slow Climb Influenced ‘Headhunter’
Why they never achieved the multiplatinum heights of Scorpions or Quiet Riot is a mystery.
Why Heart’s ‘Magazine’ Was Originally Released Against Their Will
The band were later allowed to finish the record, but their label sent armed security guards to the studio.
40 Years Ago: The Tubes Clean Up Their ‘She’s a Beauty’ Video
They wanted a freak show, they wanted boobs. They got a sanitized carnival ride.