10 Years Ago: How Adele Kept Van Halen From Reaching No. 1
A post-Grammys surge helped Adele's '21' block Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' from the top spot.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘Me Wise Magic’ Amid Reunion Fail
Band reconnected with David Lee Roth for the single, but things did not sail along smoothly.
41 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Passes Away
The thunderous backbone to Led Zeppelin’s sound went silent on Sept. 25, 1980.
30 Years Ago: Kiss Reimagine Argent for ‘Bill and Ted’ Sequel
Rewritten track was dubbed “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II.”
30 Years Ago: Van Halen Cook Up a Hit With ‘Poundcake’
First single from 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' arrived with some new six-string tricks up its sleeve.
35 Years Ago: ‘Dallas’ Brings Bobby Back from the Dead
Ratings fell when the popular character was killed off, so the prime-time soap opera invented a way to bring him back.
40 Years Ago: ‘Friday the 13th Part 2′ Makes Jason a Killer
Filmmakers had to find a new antagonist for the slasher sequel.
Van Halen’s ‘Fair Warning': A Track-by-Track Guide
Band's 1981 album remains its darkest work, but it's also a fan favorite.
All the Call-Outs in Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Hit ‘Rocket’
All of the songs and artists referenced by Joe Elliott in the final single from the blockbuster album.
81 Essential Albums That Turn 40 in 2021: Class of 1981
From synths to New Wave, the year's evident musical shifts deeply impacted the future of rock 'n' roll.