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Prince Harry likes thrash metal

by <b>Doug Moore</b><p><i>Prince Harry in martial regalia</i><p>It’s always a little weird to hear that the offspring of famous political figures listen to metal. Chiara …

Steve Tucker (Warfather, Morbid Angel) talks music, doomsday preparedness

By <b>Doug Moore</b><p><i>Steve Tucker(‘s finger)</i><p>You may remember that we debuted a song by <b>Warfather</b>, which features ex-<b>Morbid Angel</b> frontman Steve Tucker, a few …

10 of the be(a)st: Iron Maiden

1 Phantom of the Opera<p>Honed to furious perfection through years of slog on the London pub circuit, the songs on Iron Maiden's self-titled 1980 debut album ushered in a new and more pointedly aggressive era for heavy metal, with bassist and de facto leader Steve Harris's fearsome determination and …

Foo Fighters reportedly recording new album in 12 different cities around the world

Frontman Dave Grohl is reported to have disclosed plan to a fan in Chicago<p>Foo Fighters are reportedly recording their new album in 12 different …

Louie Louie: the ultimate rock rebel anthem

By late 1965, the career of the Kingsmen was fading fast. Their singles were flopping. Their most recent effort, a bit of nonsense called You Got The Gamma Goochee, had struggled to No 122 on the Billboard chart. And no wonder. It sounded like a relic from a bygone era next to the stuff people were …

Watch Documentaries on the Making of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd had to find its way again after founding singer Syd Barrett had a mental breakdown and left the band in 1968. The new group became …

Glastonbury Festival From Above

Had Led Zeppelin not performed at a 1970 outdoor festival in Bath, one of the world’s largest music festivals may never have existed. Inspired by the …

Festivals

Sex Pistols

Rock and roll was never the same after the Sex Pistols.<p>They ignited the punk-rock revolution in Britain, and the reverberations carried to all …

Talk Shows

The Clash Live in Tokyo, 1982: Watch the Complete Concert

In late January and early February of 1982 the Clash played eight shows in Japan. The band was embarking on a month-long tour of the Far East that, …

The Ramones in Their Heyday, Filmed “Live at CBGB,” 1977

Here's classic footage of the Ramones in their prime, performing at a club in 1977. The film's opening title says it was shot on June 10, 1977 at …

20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Sympathy For The Devil’

In 1968, Mick Jagger came out to his friends, parents and adoring public as an antichrist. He did it with style, declaring his Beelzebub a demon “<i>of</i> …

Kurt Cobain’s Isolated Vocal Track From ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ 1991

In 1991, Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i> album exploded into mainstream popular culture like--as one writer describes it-- "a grenade detonating in your car …

Watch Some of Nirvana's Final Los Angeles Concert

The director of '1991: The Year Punk Broke' recently posted footage of the gig<p>For the encore of their final Los Angeles concert, the members of …

Music

Jimmy Page, 13, Plays Guitar on BBC Talent Show (1957)

Let's rewind the video tape to 1957. A very young Jimmy Page appears on a BBC children's talent show to play some skiffle. Mixing together strands of …

Paul McCartney's "Loving" muse

<i>This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first American television appearance on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show."</i> …

The Beatles' record-breaking 1964 North American tour

All told, the first official tour of North America would have the group play a staggering 32 shows in 26 venues in 24 cities in just 33 days. In the …

The Beatles: Backstage at "The Ed Sullivan Show"

A Really Big Show<p>Credit: CBS Photo Archives<p>Paul McCartney and Ed Sullivan<p>Credit: CBS Photo Archives<p>Toast of the Town<p>Credit: CBS Photo …

Archives

Motown really had a hold on the Beatles

<i>This is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first American television appearance on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show."</i> …

Musicians Hall of Fame inducts 12 honorees, including Peter Frampton

The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal …

Eric Clapton’s Isolated Guitar Track From the Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (1968)

George Harrison of the Beatles was an accomplished guitar player with a distinctive soloing style. So you might think that with a song as personal …

How to Learn an Instrument in Your Sleep

All you need is a wristband.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill but have the memory and self-motivation of a permanently stoned goldfish, then you’ll have dreamt of some magic brain injection where guitar chords or French could just be needled into your cortex.<p>Well, that's never going to …

Previously unpublished photos: Nirvana's 1994 In Utero concert in Seattle

What to do when Nirvana are playing your venue, but Kurt Cobain's dead?

On 8 April 1994, I woke up with a minor hangover, but nothing too serious. Somewhat groggily I brushed my teeth, put the kettle on, and flicked on the morning news. Bang. There it was: the top story on every channel. "Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, has been found dead at his home of a gunshot …

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

Astronauts, Brazilian actors and more remake the Thin White Duke's greatest hits<p>On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music …

David Bowie

Jimi Hendrix Biopic Starring André 3000 Among SXSW 2014 Films

Festival will also premiere Swedish House Mafia and A$AP Rocky docs<p>Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last September, <i>All Is By My</i> …

André 3000