Proving that the prog/new wave divide wasn’t so vast as everyone thought, ‘Moving Pictures’ found Rush mastering both and reaping the rewards.
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.
Continuing Elton John’s unbeatable run in the 70s, the ‘Rock Of The Westies’ album found him scaling ever greater heights.
As charming as Freddie Mercury himself, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic leaves no doubt that Queen will always be the champions.
In his intimate, revealing book, Elton John pays homage to his musical influences, from The Band to Freddie Mercury and Ray Charles.
Reflecting a world that “seemed to be going to hell”, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ song found the band at the peak of their powers.
Full of “nihilism, sentimentality and epic hope”, ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ remains The Smashing Pumpkins’ most vital release.
The best guitar riffs in rock have become part of the cultural fabric, shaping the face of music and influencing wannabe axe legends down the generations.
There was no bigger rock band than Queen in the 70s. “Always wanting to do things bigger and better”, the group’s music dominated the decade.
Taking a step away from his work with Queen, Freddie Mercury’s solo album, ‘Mr Bad Guy’, found him exploring new avenues in his music.
Revealing hidden facets of his live and work, these surprising Freddie Mercury facts are laid bare in the singer’s own inimitable style.
Written during a tumultuous period, ‘Imagine’ is a stirring anthem that challenges listeners as much as it assuages them during times of need.
Painting Freddie Mercury’s ‘Mr Bad Guy’ was “an absolute honour” for visual artist Jack Coulter, whose synaesthesia helps shape his art.
In an audacious collaboration with soprano singer Montserrat Caballé, Freddie Mercury fulfilled a life-long ambition with the ‘Barcelona’ album.
John Lennon’s second solo album, ‘Imagine’, was his biggest post-Beatles hit, yet was typically uncompromising, influencing the generations that followed.
Diverse, heavy-hitting and truly fearless, the ‘Badmotorfinger’ album ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke worldwide.