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.
35 Years Ago: Van Halen Begrudgingly Return to the Road for the ‘Hide Your Sheep’ Tour
Van Halen planned to take a break in 1982 after years of nonstop touring, but a surprise hit single put them back on the road for the Hide Your Sheep tour.
35 Years Ago: Metallica Record Their Career-Making Demo ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’
Metallica were trying to find their identity, sound and even a stable lineup when they entered the studio to record the seven-song demo 'No Life ‘Til Leather.'
20 Years Ago: Motley Crue Bring Back Vince Neil for Confused ‘Generation Swine’
Motley Crue appeared to be indestructible going into the 90s.
Former Manager Noel E. Monk Uncovers the Truth Behind All Those Van Halen Rumors: Exclusiv…
Noel E. Monk talks about the release of his new book on Van Halen, 'Runnin’ with the Devil,' and the false rumors that keep cropping up about the band.
10 Crazy Tales From the New Van Halen Book ‘Runnin’ With the Devil’
The golden age of Van Halen with David Lee Roth at the helm has never really been dished on, unless you count the singer’s own somewhat scattershot 1997 autobiography, Crazy From the Heat.