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 ‘Takin’ It to the Streets’ Redefined the Doobie Brothers’ Sound
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.
When Styx Mostly Reunited for ‘Edge of the Century’
They'd ground to a bumpy halt after 1983's 'Kilroy Is Here.'
How James Gang Brought ‘Rides Again’ Out of Chaos
"That was it," producer Bill Szymczyk tells UCR. "That was the great James Gang album. Period."
The Difficult Triumphs of Loverboy’s ‘Lovin’ Every Minute of It’
They changed things up on this fourth studio project, but it wasn't easy – and tough times loomed ahead.