45 Years Ago: Kiss Graduate Boot Camp With ‘Shout It Out Loud’
Producer Bob Erzin used blackboards and a coach's whistle to get the band into studio shape.
A Firm Defense of the Firm’s Underrated LP ‘Mean Business’
Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers' second collaborative record is better than critics remember.
35 Years Ago: John Hughes’ ‘Pretty in Pink’ Explores Teen Romance
Every character in the writer's most mature teen romance has something in common: Nobody is getting the love they want, need and think they deserve.
40 Years Ago: Billy Idol Leaves Generation X For Solo Stardom
He took their manager, their producer and their final single, which he remixed into a U.S. dance hit.
Did Bruce Springsteen Tip Off His Infidelity in ‘One Step Up’?
Emotional 1987 song may have touched on his own personal turmoil at the time.
40 Years Ago: The Who Score a Final Hit With ‘You Better You Bet’
This was one of the few moments during the early '80s when Pete Townshend shared a truly great track with the band.
How AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’ Left Brian Johnson ‘Heartbroken’
Singer recalls former bandmate’s negative reaction to first listen.
When Michael McDonald Told the Doobie Brothers They Were Done
Singer recalls moment that led to 1982 split, and understands why he wasn’t part of reunion five years later.
Watch Peter Frampton Cover Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’ for New Album
Song will be released as part of guitarist's upcoming 'Frampton Forgets the Words' LP.