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.
35 Years Ago: ‘Dallas’ Brings Bobby Back from the Dead
Ratings fell when the popular character was killed off, so the prime-time soap opera invented a way to bring him back.
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.
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.
48 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Take It to the Brink on Drug-Fueled ‘Vol. 4′
They almost called it 'Snowblind.'
Aerosmith’s ‘Toys in the Attic': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at every song on the Boston band's breakthrough.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Release Only Non-LP B-Side, ‘Crossing Over’
Flip side of "Can't Stop Lovin' You" remains band's only exclusive single track.
Watch Van Halen’s ‘Lost Weekend’ Mini-Documentary
Story of 1984 MTV contest is summed up in less than 15 minutes.