Why Guns N’ Roses Covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’
Band made song a live staple before recording studio version.
20 Years Ago: Wilco Self-Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’
After record company rejected LP, band put it out for free on its website. It quickly became a classic.
When Sting and Phil Collins Went Solo at the Secret Policeman’s Ball
The 1981 charity shows marked significant steps in their respective careers.
40 Years Ago: Bob Seger Takes a Victory Lap With ‘Nine Tonight’
Second live album spawned a Top 5 single.
How Kool and the Gang Won Over Skeptical Van Halen Fans
"Hey, rock head, you better get up and get down on it, too."
Aretha Franklin’s Most Memorable Rock Covers
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John and Simon & Garfunkel are just some of the artists covered by the Queen of Soul.
10 Classic Rock Acts That Benefited From MTV’s Launch
Some of music's biggest artists were smart to embrace the network when it began.
Pat Benatar’s ‘Precious Time’ Proved Third Time Was the Charm
Singer felt a well-earned confidence ahead of third LP, which came out in July 1981.
10 Facts About Tom Petty’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ Album
LP followed frontman's first solo project.
Bob Seger Calls Silver Bullet Bassist’s Lawsuit ‘Frivolous’
Recording royalties, as well as payments from three different tours, are at the core of the dispute.