88 Facts About the Summer of 1988
A look back at the music, films, news, and pop culture that made the summer of 1988 a unique season in history.
Gov’t Mule, ‘Peace … Like a River': Album Review
Warren Haynes and band return with Billy Gibbons, Billy Bob Thornton and more quality blues rock.
Extreme, ‘Six': Album Review
First album in 15 years from Boston rockers makes up for lost time.
40 Years Ago: Elton John Roars Back With ‘Too Low for Zero’
First, he had to reconnect with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin and his classic-era band.
50 Years Ago: Funkadelic Serves Up a Hot ‘Cosmic Slop’
George Clinton's band fit a broad vision into shorter songs, coming up with a classic.
40 Years Ago: How Krokus’ Slow Climb Influenced ‘Headhunter’
Why they never achieved the multiplatinum heights of Scorpions or Quiet Riot is a mystery.
Why Heart’s ‘Magazine’ Was Originally Released Against Their Will
The band were later allowed to finish the record, but their label sent armed security guards to the studio.
40 Years Ago: The Tubes Clean Up Their ‘She’s a Beauty’ Video
They wanted a freak show, they wanted boobs. They got a sanitized carnival ride.
40 Years Ago: The Tubes Go ‘Outside Inside’ for Their Biggest LP
With David Foster producing, San Francisco art rockers created their biggest album and hit single, "She's a Beauty."
45 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Breaks Through With ‘Tuna Fish’
They'd established a fan base between coasts but had been largely ignored in hotspots like New York or Los Angeles.
50 Years Ago: Bob Seger Digs Deep on Underrated ‘Back in ’72’
How could something this awesome escape the attention of a wider audience? Because he hates it.
Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ at 40: The Story Behind Every Song
These tracks changed the game for hard rock in 1983.