Masters of the lighter-waving ballad, the band that music critics have loved to hate remain the undisputed kings of AOR.
With the likes of Marguerita Time and In The Army Now lurking, you need to tread carefully in even the mighty Quo’s catalogue.
A maverick whose music ranges from the sublime to the challenging, he’s been covered by Springsteen, the Eagles, Tim Buckley and Rod.
The witch-eyed inventor of glam, punk and shock rock who paved the way for every sleaze-rocker who’s slithered into view since.
Had this British hard rock institution not been dogged by unsettled line-ups and an appetite for drugs an’ booze, they coulda been huge.
Their ‘you couldn’t make it up’ story is a mini-soap opera, with a soundtrack that includes some of the best music of three decades.
He’s an underachiever and proud of it, man. The pick of Paul Westerberg – from The Replacements to his erratic solo career.
Free, Bad Company, Queen, solo artist: Paul Rodgers is well into his fourth decade as possibly the all-time great rock vocalist.
Waters: he still runs deep. A guide to the Pink Floyd frontman’s best work – with his original band and as a solo artist.
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