From the rise of streaming to the breakdown of genre barriers, these are the 20 most unforgettable musical events of the 2010s.
After an acclaimed debut and a whirlwind year on the road, the four-piece are out to prove they’re more than a “one album and bye” band.
Straddling the line between 80s anthems and 90s hard rock, ‘Keep The Faith’ saw Bon Jovi rejuvenated, ready to dominate another decade.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
From the dawn of rock to the present day, the best power trios have stretched sonic boundaries far beyond the limitations of just three instruments.
With Elton John calling ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ “the best rock’n’roll I’ve heard in 20 f__g years!”, Greta Van Fleet are taking the world by storm.
Whether they’re unapologetic in their politics, deploying shredding solos or rolling with swagger, here are seven bands keeping rock alive.
With ‘Backspacer’, Pearl Jam produced one of the best late-era albums of any band’s career and proved they were still having fun.
With ‘New Jersey’, Bon Jovi proved that whether they were writing stadium anthems or power ballads, they could create hits with ease.
‘Mother’s Milk’ found Red Hot Chili Peppers overcoming a tragic setback to rebuild themselves – and their sound – with a pioneering funk-rap fusion album.
After flying solo on ‘Full Moon Fever’, Tom Petty reunited the Heartbreakers for ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ and propelled them back atop the rock zeitgeist.
Full of pop-rock anthems that were deceptively deep, ‘These Days’ found Bon Jovi soundtracking all joys and heartbreaks of growing up.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.
From the ashes of post-hardcore outfit At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta brought a punk spirit to prog on their sprawling debut album, ‘De-Loused In The Comatorium’.
Duff McKagan’s musical output extends far beyond playing bass for Guns N’ Roses. From his punk beginnings to solo excursions, we celebrate rock’s greatest Renaissance man.