Pop and R&B star Michael Jackson was looking to broaden his audience base when he invited Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen to play on a track from the album he was working on as a follow-up to his best-selling 1979 LP Off the Wall.
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young may be one of the unlikeliest guitar heroes in rock music, simply for the fact that he's not trying to be a guitar hero at all.
Styx's 'Kilroy Was Here' concept album was released on Feb. 28, 1983.
The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows.
The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.
Though they publicly celebrated a 50th anniversary in 2012, guitarist Keith Richards says the band members themselves count January of the next year as the Rolling Stones' real beginning.
The guitar legend was arrested on Jan. 4, 1968.
Kenney Jones was already highly regarded in the British rock scene by the end of 1978, when he got the unexpected opportunity of a lifetime.
Mick Taylor quit the Rolling Stones in December of 1974.
Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.