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?
The formidable Blue Cheer could lay claim to being the prototype metal band and one of the greatest power trios.
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.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
The band's 'Monster' LP brought them another gold disc and, on 27 December 1969, a new Hot 100 entry from it.
He passed away at just 47, but the drumming of Steppenwolf's backbone left a permanent mark on rock fans from the late 1960s onwards.
'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.
Just nine months after Steppenwolf’s gold-selling, self-titled debut, the Los Angeles rockers were back on the US album chart.
The funk group's September 1974 chart entry debuted even higher than Hot 100 resident Elton John's 'The Bitch Is Back.'
'Born To Be Wild' was an anthem to rebellion, the ultimate biker song and an iconic rock original.
'Easy Rider' netted a best screenplay Oscar nomination for Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, and has since been listed on the American Film Institute’s ranking of the top 100 American films.