Ultimate Classic Rock Staff
Former AC/DC Bassist Paul Matters Reportedly Dies
Short-tenured "pretty boy" gave up music soon after being fired by Bon Scott in 1975.
Our 25 Favorite Eddie Van Halen Stories
From inspirations to collaborations to that time a cop let him out of a speeding ticket just for being an awesome guitarist.
Why Don Henley Thinks Eagles’ ‘Desperado’ Vocal Wasn’t His Best
"That was not my best work, and I wish I had the chance to do it again," singer said in 2015.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Dies
His passing followed a difficult chapter in the guitarist's life and career.
Hear Bruce Springsteen’s New ‘Letter to You’ Single
His new album includes songs written specifically for the E Street Band.
Top 30 American Classic Rock Bands of the ’90s
Decade featured the arrival of grunge, while many '80s greats continued their success.
Birthday Buddies: Albums Released on the Same Day
None of these shared release dates were planned, but there sure are some cool coincidences here.
Were Genesis Better in the ’70s or ’80s? Roundtable
Our writers debate which decade produced the best studio material, whether Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins was the better frontman and if the prog-to-pop evolution was a satisfying arc.
Chrissie Hynde on How Bob Dylan’s New Songs Inspired Covers Series
Pretenders leader calls singer-songwriter's "I Contain Multitudes" "f---ing devastating."
‘70s Springsteen vs. ‘80s Springsteen: Which Is the Better Boss?
Our writers discuss two huge decades of one of rock's leading men.