Music

Proud to be Loud – The Making of Pantera’s Power Metal

If Pantera had their way their debut album would no doubt have been Cowboys from Hell. Their 1990 breakthrough first introduced...

Skeletons in the Closet – Alice Cooper’s Blackout Years

In February 1975 Alice Cooper released his first solo album, the appropriately-titled Welcome to My Nightmare. The record, which had followed...

Beat It! – The Rock Collaborations of Michael Jackson

‘I had been thinking I wanted to write the type of rock song that I would go out and buy,’ claimed...

Mick Mars – Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis

As they often insist on reminding us, it is a hard life being a rock star. The demands of the music business, coupled with...

Waiting for It to End – Eels and the Making of Souljacker

In early 1998 Bernard Temple was facing two charges of murder in the first degree in San Francisco when the jury issued a verdict...

Enjoy the Show – Alice Cooper and the Man Behind the Mask

The first half of the 1980s had not been kind to Alice Cooper. He had struggled through both alcohol abuse and a fledging music...

Everything Must Go – The Rebirth of the Manic Street Preachers

The British music scene in the mid-1990s was painted as something carefree, light-hearted and full of tongue-in-cheek patriotism, with the likes of Blur, Pulp...

Strange Days – The Doors on the Silver Screen

'I heard the first Doors album on acid in Vietnam,' confessed filmmaker Oliver Stone in an interview with Mother Jones Magazine in the spring...