Tom Petty "pissed off" his band by making a solo record, but ultimately the project brought about positive creative and personal changes for everyone involved.
Like the Beatles, the band with which they’re inextricably linked, Badfinger included four men capable of writing and singing lead.
Being a member of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet has its advantages.
Pete Townshend started experimenting with a recording career outside the Who in the early '70s, but it would take him until 1980 to produce the album he'd later call his official solo debut.
The Doors released their last album with Jim Morrison, 'L.A. Woman,' on April 20, 1971.
The world would soon know them as members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, but in the fall of 1990, the Seattle musicians making up the collective known as Temple of the Dog were bound together by grief instead of stardom.
Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.
Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.
If you write a hit song, you're supposed to make a bunch of money, but as we all know by now, that isn't always the way it works.
The Doors did not have a bass player.