Arguably The Beatles’ most visceral moment on record, ‘Helter Skelter’ grew from a bluesy jam into what’s been cited as the world’s first heavy metal song.
A classic back-to-basics rocker, ‘Back In The USSR’ incorporated Beach Boys harmonies and Chuck Berry riffs to become a scorching piece of rock’n’roll.
As dark and heavy as any song in The Beatles’ canon, ‘Yer Blues’ demanded an intensity to match – and found it in a cramped Abbey Road storage room.
At the time of ‘Appetite For Destruction’’s original release, Guns N’ Roses were interviewed about the making of the record. Here it is, in their own words…
The band remember the album that, for many disciples, remains their defining hour.
When singer Chris Cornell died, the rock world lost not only a charismatic frontman, but also one of its most transcendent voices.
The best female guitarists of all time prove that the guitar isn’t just for phallic fretwork and cock-rock grandstanding.
Fifty years after its release, The White Album remains a groundbreaking record, lauded my many Beatles fans – though dividing the opinions of some.
Proving there’s still life in the long-player, Def Leppard’s self-titled album was a “liberating and expressive” work that took the band to a new high.
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.
From the dawn of rock to the present day, the best power trios have stretched sonic boundaries far beyond the limitations of just three instruments.
Full of “nihilism, sentimentality and epic hope”, ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ remains The Smashing Pumpkins’ most vital release.
With Elton John calling ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’ “the best rock’n’roll I’ve heard in 20 f__g years!”, Greta Van Fleet are taking the world by storm.
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.
From floor-shaking stadium anthems to paeans to a lost past and roadmaps for a new life, here are 12 songs that glorify rock’n’roll.