Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Rockford, Illinois, quartet Cheap Trick have been there, done that and bought all the T-shirts during a formidable career which is now well into its fifth decade.
The trek is set to launch on 21 July in Cleveland, Ohio and end on 5 September in Chicago, Illinois.
The highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on 6 January 1958.
From Def Leppard to Chuck Berry, U2, Tom Petty, Weezer and Eric Clapton, the best Christmas rock songs are satisfyingly turkey-free.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
It's said that a gentleman never tells, but at this year's Ramblin' Man, the leading bands were keen to offer some insight to life on the road.
The Illinois rockers' next album is "90% complete" and they are also on tour with ZZ Top across the autumn.
On day two of Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019, we went backstage with headliners Black Stone Cherry and recorded an exclusive session with Allman Betts Band.
Going to Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019? These are the bands to watch, what days they’re playing, and what stages to find them on.
‘We’re All Alright!’ captured Cheap Trick on sparkling form, touting an enviably radio-friendly, age-defying record comparable with their finest albums.
Foreigner, Anathema, Beth Hart, The Darkness and Black Stone Cherry have already been confirmed to appear at this year's three-day bash.
The tour's 58 dates realised total ticket sales of $97.1 million.
Aged just 18, Emerick became the band’s main engineer and was behind the desk for 'Revolver', 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Abbey Road' and more.
'Gene Simmons', 'Paul Stanley', 'Ace Frehley' and 'Peter Criss' all enjoyed critical fanfare, chart success and platinum sales.