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: Sylvester Stallone Mixes Cops and Horror in ‘Cobra’
His grizzled Los Angeles police officer is called upon to stop a band of murdering sadists.
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.
Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks': A Track-by-Track Guide
Steven Tyler and company said they wanted "the hardest-rocking record imaginable." Here's how they got there.
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.
25 Years Ago: How ‘Humans Being’ Spelled Disaster for Van Halen and Sammy Hagar
Their initial 11-year association ended slowly, and then all at once.
20 Years Ago: ‘Blow’ Joins a Long Line of Drug-Smuggling Classics
Like most stories involving illicit activities and drugs, it all goes bad in swift fashion.
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.
Why It’s Been Over a Decade Since Freddy or Jason Killed Anybody
Legal problems and studio red tape have kept both the 'Friday the 13th' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' franchises from making new films.
10 Things We Learned From Producer Ted Templeman’s New Book
Boards veteran sheds light on his work with Van Halen, the Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith and others.
Aerosmith’s ‘Toys in the Attic': A Track-by-Track Guide
A detailed look at every song on the Boston band's breakthrough.