Released at the start of the 80s, ‘Pyromania’ made global stars of Def Leppard, setting them on a path of total world domination throughout the decade.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
In the 80s, a daring batch of guitarists answered the call of rock fans tired of endless shredfests and hungry for something different.
Offering hints as to where Nirvana could have gone next, ‘MTV Unplugged In New York’ remains one of the greatest live albums of all time.
Capturing the delirious optimism of the era, ‘The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus’ remains one of the most ambitious extravaganzas in rock history.
Tapping into the psychedelic 60s, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ is probably the most unusual of The Rolling Stones’ albums.
Jagger's body of work in his own name is full of delights, detours and surprises.
With their twelfth album, ‘WHO’, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey created a wise, relevant record that would have startled their younger selves.
'Let It Bleed' has become a classic and is a testament to the art of the long-playing record.
Reflecting a world that 'seemed to be going to hell,' The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ found the band at the peak of their powers.
The Rolling Stones’ third US album in a year, ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s)’ was a mix of covers and originals, including unexpected treasures.
A dark song about a serial murderer, ‘Midnight Rambler’ was written while The Rolling Stones were on holiday in a beautiful town in Italy.
Interested in 'f---ing with some other stuff,' ‘Garage Inc’ found Metallica exploring their influences and offering an insight into their state of mind.
The album was hailed as his finest solo work, and as good as any Rolling Stones album since ‘Some Girls.‘
With the ‘Reload’ album, Metallica revealed that they existed in a genre of one, and had nothing whatsoever to prove to anyone else.