From biting satire to loving homage, the best Frank Zappa songs prove exactly why he’s one of the few artists who truly deserves the epithet “genius”.
A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have gone down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
A Night At The Opera, as we all now know, is a masterpiece. Everything from its title (borrowed from The Marx Brothers 1935 movie) to the music, the album’s artwork and the...
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US music TV has caught the winds of change in pop and rock. We revisit some classic performances.
From hip 60s shows such as ‘Ready Steady Go!’ to the iconic ‘Top Of The Pops’ and anarchic mayhem of ‘The Tube’, UK music TV has a rich history.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
Queen were aware that topping the anthems on News Of The World would take some doing, so decided on a more eclectic approach. The result was the Jazz album.
While signed to Island Records, between 1969 and 1971, Mott The Hoople rode a mental train four albums that set them on the path to greatness.
Queen's sixth album, ‘News of the World’, was a return to their original 'rootsier' sound. The world was waiting and didn’t we just love the Queen’s Jubilee year of 1977.
Frank Zappa’s third album within the space of a year, ‘Chunga’s Revenge’ ranges from hard rock to doo-wop and the avant-garde, standing the test of time.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker, famed for his work with Cream, Blind Faith and Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died peacefully in his sleep.
Long before becoming multi-million-selling roots-rock giants, Creedence Clearwater Revival made started their recording career as cult outfit The Golliwogs.
With his award-winning The Shape Of Water score, Alexandre Desplat furthered a stunningly varied career as one of Hollywood’s most inventive composers.
With her debut album, ‘Ode To Billie Joe’, Bobbie Gentry knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts and made herself a household name.