30 Years Ago: The Cult Turn to Big Rock on ‘Electric’
For 1987's 'Electric,' the Cult turned to producer Rick Rubin, who toughened up the band's sound.
15 Years Ago: How Alice In Chains Carried on After Layne Staley’s Death
By the time Layne Staley‘s lifeless body was finally discovered in 2002, he’d been dead for days – and Alice in Chains were a barely functioning unit.
25 Years Ago: Rapper Ice-T Goes Metal and Courts Controversy With Body Count
Rapper Ice-T entered the world of trash-metal and became a national pariah with 1992's 'Body Count.'
35 Years Ago: Misfits Take Over Horror-Punk With Their Debut LP ‘Walk Among Us’
The Misfits tore through 13 songs in less than 25 minutes on their debut, 'Walk Among Us.'
20 Years Ago: Rollins Band Ends Their Classic Lineup With ‘Come In and Burn’
Henry Rollins' followed up the unexpected success of 'Weight' with 1997's 'Come In and Burn.'
25 Years Ago: Right Said Fred Try to Live Up to ‘I’m Too Sexy’ With Debut LP ‘Up’
The quality of Right Said Fred's 'Up' got lost in the backlash following the global success of "I'm Too Sexy."
20 Years Ago: Helmet Struggle to Keep It Together With ‘Aftertaste’
Helmet were reduced to a three-piece for 'Aftertaste,' whose 1997 release was delayed by a year.
25 Years Ago: Ride Continue to Define Shoegaze on ‘Going Blank Again’
Ride's second album, 'Going Blank Again,' expanded on the sound of their debut, 'Nowhere.'
When the ‘Opiate’ EP Gave the World a First Taste of Tool
The seven-song EP from the L.A.-based Tool showed that dark, heavy alternative rock didn't have to come from Seattle.
How U2 Embraced the Good and Bad of America on ‘The Joshua Tree’
At the height of the style-without-substance '80s, U2 took a look at America and came out with 'The Joshua Tree.'