10 Years Ago: Van Halen Reunite With David Lee Roth
It was an epic night for Van Halen fans who had been longing for the band's original singer to reaffirm his position at the mic.
10 Years Ago: Down Dig Deep Inside With ‘Down III: Over the Under’
By the time Down released their third album, the group had gone from superstar side-project to full-time focus for its members.
35 Years Ago: The Who Kick Off Their First Farewell Tour
A little more than three years after drummer Keith Moon died, the Who were feeling out of sorts with each other, musically and onstage.
30 Years Ago: Metallica Bounce Back from Tragedy With ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’
Metallica's 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' gave the band a chance to continue healing after the death of Cliff Burton, and a low-pressure way to begin recording with Jason Newsted.
Double the ‘Destruction': 13 Songs That Could Have Been on Guns N’ Roses’ Debut Album
Guns N’ Roses' Appetite for Destruction remains one of the greatest, game-changing rock albums in history.
40 Years Ago: AC/DC Play Their First U.S. Show
The Canadian band Moxy were set to make their first headlining appearance in the U.S. at a show in Austin. Their opening act traveled much farther.
Exploring the Multifaceted Insanity of ‘You’re Crazy': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite fo…
As the most popular band on the Sunset Strip in the mid-'80s, Guns N’ Roses were bound to draw their share of shady characters, hangers-on and other sorts of degenerates.
Izzy Stradlin Takes the Lead on ‘Think About You': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for De…
Of all the songs on Appetite for Destruction, “Think About You” is either the most underrated, the album's hidden gem or just a misplaced and mediocre break from greatness.
Axl Rose Lets Paranoia Run Wild on ‘Out Ta Get Me': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for D…
From the outset, “Out ta Get Me” was the quintessential Guns N’ Roses song.
Guns N’ Roses Destroy a Friend’s Country Song With ‘It’s So Easy': The Story Behind Every …
To follow the ultimate album opener “Welcome to the Jungle” on 'Appetite for Destruction,' Guns N’ Roses needed something heavy, bombastic and uncompromising.