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40 Years Ago: Genesis Make a Transition With ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’

Atco
Atco

'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' is Genesis' best-known enigma, a project almost universally respected if seldom understood.

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Five Years Ago: Them Crooked Vultures Unite Three Rock Legends

Nasty Little Man
Nasty Little Man

Supergroups often turn out to be less than the sum of their parts, but when those parts are as incredible as Nirvana/Foo Fighters veteran Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and ex-Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones, the results are bound to rock.

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35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begins ’80s Transformation With ‘Deguello’

Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

'Deguello' was the last ZZ Top album of the '70s, and in more ways than one.

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30 Years Ago: Bryan Adams Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘Reckless’

Bryan Adams, 'Reckless'
A&M

To American listeners, Bryan Adams seemed to arrive out of the blue with 1983's 'Cuts Like a Knife' LP, but he'd actually been around for quite awhile.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Begins Ill-Fated 1974 North American Tour

YouTube.com
YouTube.com

In 1974, George Harrison was caught between his Beatles fame and the solo career he'd been working toward for years, caught between the rock and roll life and a growing spirituality, caught between marriage and a very public divorce -- and caught between finishing a new album and hitting the road for the first American solo jaunt by any of the former Fabs.

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35 Years Ago: Jefferson Starship Plugs In For ‘Freedom at Point Zero’

RCA Records
RCA Records

The twin departures of both Marty Balin and (briefly) Grace Slick gave Jefferson Starship an opportunity to update its sound in advance of new decade -- and the results on 'Freedom at Point Zero' offered a more straight-forward, more metallic approach.

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20 Years Ago: Tom Petty Practices Addition by Subtraction With ‘Wildflowers’

Wildflowers
Warner Bros.

Petty's second solo album was released on Nov. 1, 1994.

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25 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Final Studio Album, ‘Built to Last’

Grateful Dead Built to Last
Arista

When the Grateful Dead released ‘Built to Last’ on Oct. 31, 1989, hopes were high for a successful follow-up to their big hit, 1987's ‘In the Dark.’

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25 Years Ago: Joe Satriani Pushes the Boundaries of Expectations With ‘Flying in a Blue Dream’

Flying in a Blue Dream
Relavitivy

"Every record is a complete long shot. You just have to throw caution to the wind and try everything and then see what happens."

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35 Years Ago: Kenny Loggins Keeps the Fire Burning Bright

Kenny Loggins, 'Keep the Fire'
Columbia

Kenny Loggins wasted no time establishing himself as a solo act after Loggins & Messina disbanded.

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