It’s rare for a guitar player to popularize the use of a single effect. But Eddie Van Halen is one such guitarist capable of doing that. Here’s how his use of the flanger on “Unchained”
A to Z: Neil Young’s ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ is a Timeless Examination of the Downward Spiral of Addiction
Neil Young wanted to save Danny Whitten. The former Crazy Horse guitarist had fallen down the rabbit hole of addiction, and Neil knew no other way to express his concern and try to save him but to write a song. So he penned “Needle and the Damage Done” in the early 1970s, an achingly intimate and somber dirge on the dark world that drug & alcohol addiction occupies.
If “Morrison Hotel” was the Doors’ return to form, “L.A. Woman” was their triumph. Here’s how the album and its iconic title track made the Doors have fun again.
It’s widely known that members of Black Sabbath once got into some kind of fight with a group of Neo-Nazis, but somewhere along the way that tale became the basis for the band’s riff-tacular metal classic “Fairies Wear Boots”. NOT the case.
Did you know that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” is a cover? It’s OK if you didn’t. Their version of the song became more popular than the original ever did.
We lost former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott far too early. As we reflect on his life, we wonder what his legacy as a rock star is today (hint: it’s still a good one).
Watch as a young John Bonham (different John Bonham) rocks out to Led Zeppelin on ‘The Voice’ of Ireland.
AC/DC are still the biggest, loudest rock band on the planet, and they’re bringing the noise back to Foxboro. Click through for clips from the first time they played Gillette Stadium (hint: it’s epic).
Taking a style and the theme song from 80s hit sitcom, Growing Pains, #11 decided to have a little fun with his teammates and uploaded a parody sitcom open for the yet-to-be-released “Growing Pats.”
Bob Dylan, CSNY, and Tom Petty performed at Neil Young’s famous Bridge School Benefit concert on this day in 1988.