Jeff Giles and Matt Wardlaw
35 Years Ago: George Thorogood Releases the Career-Defining ‘Bad to the Bone’
George Thorogood and the Destroyers seemed like unlikely candidates for a breakout hit in 1982.
That Time Foreigner Started Over With ‘Unusual Heat’
Foreigner ended the '80s as one of rock's most successful acts — and then they lost singer Lou Gramm to a solo career, forcing founder Mick Jones to start over for the band's seventh studio album.
How Doobie Brothers Redefined Their Sound on ‘Takin’ It to the Streets’
They stared down a crisis prior to the sessions for this sixth studio album, making a fateful personnel decision.
The Complete History of Damn Yankees
Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone, Ron Nevison and John Kalodner discuss their short-lived supergroup.
How Joe Walsh’s First Post-Eagles LP Picked Up Where He Left Off
After the Eagles dissolved in 1980, he quickly got to work on a new solo project.
Revisiting Tesla’s Breakthrough on ‘Five Man Acoustical Jam’
We spoke with Frank Hannon and Jeff Keith about the band's unlikely 1990 smash.
Why Sammy Hagar’s ‘Ten 13′ Was a ‘Cool Record’ From a ‘Bad Situation’
This marked his third solo release since leaving Van Halen in 1996.
25 Years Ago: Styx Mostly Reunite for ‘Edge of the Century’
After breaking up in the mid-'80s, Styx, without Tommy Shaw, got back together in October 1990 for 'Edge of the Century.'
James Gang Look Back on ‘Rides Again’ at 45: Exclusive Interview
On record, the James Gang excelled at wresting rock 'n' roll glory from the jaws of seemingly certain chaos.
30 Years Ago: Loverboy Release ‘Lovin’ Every Minute of It’
Loverboy perfected a multi-platinum formula with its first three albums, each of which cracked the Top 20 in the U.S. as well as the band's native Canada. With their fourth release, 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It, they changed things up.