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.
30 Years Ago: Soundgarden Give Hard Rock a Face-Lift on ‘Badmotorfinger’
Band's 1991 breakthrough LP linked Black Sabbath and the upcoming grunge revolution.
35 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Strikes Back With ‘Constrictor’
Shock-rock legend mounted '80s comeback with ninth solo LP.
Slash’s ‘Coma’ Pushed Guns N’ Roses Into Complicated Territory
Izzy Stradlin and Gilby Clarke had trouble performing the song live.
Did Clear Channel Really Ban Songs After 9/11?
Maybe the company never thought their memo would gain such wide traction, or maybe it never existed in the first place.
30 Years Ago: Kiss Reimagine Argent for ‘Bill and Ted’ Sequel
Rewritten track was dubbed “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You II.”
Five Years Ago: Metallica End a Long Drought With ‘Hardwired’
First single from band's 10th album marked return after long break.
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.
30 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Jams With Locals on Memorial Day Weekend
Former Led Zeppelin guitarist played with two Lake Tahoe bar bands while in the area working on 'Coverdale-Page' album.