In the spring of 1970, the band's fans got a taste of their in-concert sound on disc.
A deep dive into the singles and albums catalog of the bestselling Los Angeles rockers who were born to be wild.
Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Jack McDuff and many others recorded 'Hey Lawdy Mama' before Steppenwolf rocked it up.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
From heavy blues outings of the late 60s to pioneering anthems from the early 70s, we bring you just a few songs that inspired heavy metal.
Has there ever been a genre of music so attuned to font and logos?
More rock-leaning than the band's previous work, the album was their first to feature Nick St. Nicholas on bass.
Within nine months of Steppenwolf's debut album came 'The Second,' and this time it was gold in just four months.
Ten period quotes about, and by, a unique and much-loved rock'n'roll original.
Steppenwolf released their debut album in January 1968, but it didn't fully take off until 'Born To Be Wild' was featured in Easy Rider and made them stars.
The formidable Blue Cheer was the prototype metal band and one of the greatest power trios.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to Motörhead.
The band's 'Monster' LP brought them another gold disc and, on December 27, 1969, a new Hot 100 entry from it.
'For Ladies Only' was the title track single from the band's last new album before they split in 1972, ahead of a successful reunion.
Ken Burns’ compelling documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’ explores one of the darkest hours in US history and the music that came out of it.