How the Monterey Pop Festival Changed Music Forever
Forget Woodstock. This is the festival that really altered the way pop culture worked.
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.
Why Emerson, Lake and Palmer Started to Split on ‘Works Volume 1′
This was both the boldest move the band ever made, and the beginning of their 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.
When 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 'Crystal Ball' is no laughing matter.
How Emerson, Lake and Palmer Turned a Kooky Concept Into ‘Tarkus’
Greg Lake was a hard sell on the seven-part title suite at first.
Bob Seger Albums Ranked Worst to Best
He boasts one of the most mysterious catalogs of any major rock star, but have no fear we've sorted it all out for you.
How Elvis Costello Said Goodbye to the Attractions on ‘All This Useless Beauty’
One of the most potent partnerships in rock history makes its last stand.
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.
Key Members Who’ve Been Snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
They all suffered a particularly cruel fate: Being left out.