From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
Frank Zappa’s groundbreaking solo album ‘Hot Rats’ is out now via Zappa Records and UMe as a newly expanded edition to mark its 50th anniversary.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
'Bluejeans & Moonbeams,' the album in Beefheart's catalogue with the Magic Band that’s generally thought to be their most commercial, was released on 29 November 1974.
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”.
Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ album found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.
After leaving the RHCP, John Frusciante used the intimacy of home recordings to explore his psyche on his album 'Niandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt'.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Moving away from his avant-garde work, the ‘Clear Spot’ album marked one of Captain Beefheart’s more successful forays into commercial waters.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
Released in 1980, ‘Doc At The Radar Station’ found him revitalised, influencing the new wave and releasing a work hailed as one of his finest.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.