Death discs can be hard to defend, but for those with a robust sense of humour, they can also provide no end of toe-curling fun.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
Both 'Bat Out Of Hell: Back Into Hell' and 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' were platinum-selling smashes.
Todd's original 'Can We Still Be Friends' came out in 1978, and Palmer, charting at the time with his 'Double Fun' album, was listening.
The best Halloween songs are frightfully good, horribly catchy, and a right old monster mash-up of floor-filling classics. Look... if you dare...
Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
Produced in Minnesota by Steve Albini, the album helped change the course of 1990s rock.
The music of Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and No Doubt will feature in a Shakespeare-themed classic rock musical, Knights Of The Rose, in London in summer 2018.
Virgin Records began life as a very independent-minded label in the 1970s, one with a definite sound, releasing some of the best records of the decade.