50 Years Ago: The Monterey Pop Festival Changes Music Forever
While there's no denying the Woodstock festival's epochal place in the narrative of rock 'n' roll, the Monterey Pop Festival is the one that really altered the way pop culture worked from then on out.
45 Years Ago: Lou Reed Strikes Out on His Solo Debut
Lou Reed's solo debut found him recording some Velvet Underground leftovers with two members of Yes.
40 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Start to Split on ‘Works Volume 1′
Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Works Volume 1 represents the boldest move the band ever made and the beginning of its undoing.
Genesis Albums Ranked Worst to Best
There are few groups in the classic-rock canon with a more divisive discography than Genesis.
How 50 of Alternative Rock’s Biggest Bands Got Their Names
Find out what's behind the nomenclature for some of history's biggest alternative bands.
That Time the Doors Continued Without Jim Morrison on ‘Other Voices’
What’s a band to do when their singer dies?
How Styx Stepped Toward a Bright Future on ‘Crystal Ball’
Go ahead and get all the "Mr. Roboto" jokes out of your system, because Styx’s 'Crystal Ball' is no laughing matter.
How Emerson, Lake and Palmer Turned a Kooky Concept Into ‘Tarkus’
Emerson, Lake and Palmer released 'Tarkus' in June 1971.
Bob Seger Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Bob Seger sports one of the most mysterious catalogs of any major rock star, but have no fear we've sorted it all out for you.
The Story of Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ Swan Song, ‘All This Useless Beauty’
Elvis Costello's final album with the Attractions, 'All This Useless Beauty,' was released on May 13, 1996.
Purple Reign: The Revolutionary Spirit of Prince Transcends His Immense Musical Influence
A generational creative force and a seemingly ageless pop culture iconoclast, Prince seemed to be immortal. And, in a way, he actually is.
13 Bands With Key Members Snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Ultimate Classic Rock looks at people who should have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with their famous bands.