45 Years Ago: ‘Frampton’ Shows Peter Frampton the Way to Success
Guitarist's fourth solo album set the stage for one of the biggest-selling live discs of all time.
15 Years Ago: Billy Idol Raises ‘Devil’s Playground’ Comeback
Twelve years after his 'Cyberpunk' debacle, he staged a comeback with his emo-and-metal influenced 'Devil's Playground.'
55 Years Ago: ‘Die Die My Darling’ Inspires the Misfits and Metallica
A horror movie starring grande dame Tallulah Bankhead inspired the punk classic that helped revitalize the metal legends' career.
Black Sabbath’s Debut: A Track-by-Track Guide to Metal’s Birth
On its celebrated debut album, the band turned blues-based hard rock into a brand new genre.
How ‘Love Stinks’ Brought the J. Geils Band the Sweet Smell of Success
The title track from group's ninth album set the stage for platinum success with 'Freeze-Frame' in a couple years.
Joan Jett’s ‘The Hit List’ Turns 30: A Track-by-Track Guide
Jett's 1990 covers album paid tribute to the power of rock, but not every song hit the mark.
How Alice Cooper Almost Added a James Bond Theme Song to His Resume
'The Man With the Golden Gun' could have had the rocker. It got Lulu instead.
Why Does Spielberg’s ‘1941’ Work So Much Better 40 Years Later?
God bless this mess of a comedy.
Is ‘Never Let Me Down’ Really David Bowie’s Worst Album?
Many songs belie the record’s reputation as a slapdash collection of various sounds and visions from the past.
40 Years Ago: ‘Escape From Alcatraz’ Revitalizes Clint Eastwood’s Career
After a few lightweight efforts, Clint Eastwood regained his footing by reuniting with director Don Siegel for 'Escape From Alcatraz.'