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When the FCC Tried to Crack Down on Drug-Related Lyrics
They were convinced that a growing number of popular songs contained coded drug-related messages to kids.
How Slash’s First Solo Album Rekindled His Love of Music
'It's Five O'Clock Somewhere' reminded the Guns N' Roses guitarist how much fun it was to be in a band.
14 Secretly Cruel Soft Rock Love Songs
Don't be fooled by these songs. They sting.
30 Years Ago: Chris Farley Interviews Paul McCartney on ‘SNL’
He also performed three songs during the episode, including the Beatles' "Hey Jude."
5 Reasons Iron Maiden Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
They're not going to show up, but they deserve the accolade anyway.
40 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Signals the Beginning of the End
Expectations were high when they stepped into a California studio to record a follow up to 1981's 'Escape.'
Amazing Concert Ejections Caught on Video
Sometimes, they just have to be thrown out.
Top 10 David Crosby Songs
One of rock 'n' roll's most enigmatic figures first caught our attention as a member of the Byrds.
Broadcast Signal Intrusions: When TV or Radio Stations Get Hacked
It all started when Orson Welles' contrived 'War of the Worlds' news bulletin "interrupted" a broadcast.
Warren Zevon Albums Ranked Worst to Best
A songwriter's songwriter covered by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Bob Dylan, he never lost his caustic wit, even when knocking on heaven's door.
Genesis Announces Massive Box Set of BBC Recordings
Five-CD and three-LP collection spans sessions from 1970 to 1998.
Top 10 Jeff Beck Songs
He had a long, varied career playing the roles of sideman, band member and group leader.
Top 10 Songs of 1978
Bands were suddenly blending in disco bounce and punk fury. It wasn't always an easy mix, but they kept rock 'n' roll alive.
When Aerosmith’s Self-Titled Debut Arrived With a Whimper
"If the release of a record is the birth of a band, ours was a stillbirth," Joe Perry lamented.
50 Albums Turning 50 in 2023
The year brought a mix of debut efforts, career highlights and fantastic musical journeys.
In Memoriam: 2022 Deaths
A look at those we've lost.
Top 10 ’80s Christmas Movies
The era's holiday films were filled with the irony and cynicism that were trademarks of the decade.