Dusty Hill Never Made Any Apologies for ZZ Top’s ’80s-Era Update
"Some people were like, 'What are you doing? You're abandoning your roots, which was not true at all."
40 Years Ago: How Van Halen’s ‘Unchained’ Used Two Secret Weapons
It may seem like one of the band's more straightforward songs, but the details make all the difference.
How ZZ Top Nailed the ‘Velcro Fly’ Dance ‘In an Hour’
Trio proved dance-floor skills in 1986 video.
Pat Benatar’s ‘Precious Time’ Proved Third Time Was the Charm
Singer felt a well-earned confidence ahead of third LP, which came out in July 1981.
10 Facts About Tom Petty’s ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ Album
LP followed frontman's first solo project.
How Van Halen’s ‘When It’s Love’ Sparked ‘OU812′
Singer Sammy Hagar said he got "goosebumps" when he first heard the song.
Apple TV+’s ‘1971’ Looks at a Revolutionary Year in Music
The creative team behind new documentary series analyzes what made the era so inspirational.
John Lodge Says Moody Blues ‘Won’t Tour Again’
Singer-bassist shoots down a potential reunion trek during an exclusive conversation with UCR.
Underrated Cheap Trick: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
This band certainly knows what to do when the red light is on, as this deep dive into their catalog reveals.