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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Release Most Diverse LP, ‘Houses of the Holy’
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant look back on Led Zeppelin's fifth and arguably most eclectic album, which was released on March 28, 1973.
That Time Robert Plant Got Horny and Loud on ‘Manic Nirvana’
After acknowledging and re-incorporating his Led Zeppelin past into his solo career for the first time with 1988's Now and Zen, Robert Plant really turned the "Hammer of the Gods" loose on his fifth studio album, 1990's perfectly titled Manic Nirvana.
The Troubled History of Van Halen’s ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone
Van Halen's recording career hit its first major road bump with the release of 'III,' an album that debuted their third singer.
Top 10 Green Songs
It may not be easy being green, but as this list of green songs demonstrates, it's simple enough to write about it.
How Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Led to Van Halen’s Split
Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.
Dave Grohl Plays the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird,’ Pays Tribute to David Bowie at Oscars
Dave Grohl performed the Beatles' 1968 song "Blackbird" as tonight's Oscar ceremony In Memoriam segment paid tribute to David Bowie and other stars the film world lost in the past year.
Rock Star Vs. President Songs
10 classic rock songs about various Presidents of the United States of America.
25 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Goes Solo Again on ‘Wandering Spirit’
It took him three tries, but on Feb. 8, 1993, Mick Jagger finally released a solo album Rolling Stones fans could fully get behind.
45 Years Ago: Kiss Play Their First Concert
On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.
Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Electrifies New ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer
It shouldn't still be this exciting to hear "Bohemian Rhapsody" used in a commercial..