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'They revitalized us': Kiss' Paul Stanley on the impact of Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer

In the run up to releasing the new Kiss album Monster, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons oversaw the release of a massive retrospective book covering the band’s lengthy history — a process that led to some conversations about former members.

'You can never deny the immense talent': Steve Vai on first David Lee Roth band vs. Van Halen

When David Lee Roth left Van Halen the first time, he assembled a new set of sidemen who were arguably the musical equal of his former group. Just don’t ask guitarist Steve Vai to compare the two.

Paul Stanley works to recapture early Kiss music's glorious 'lack of restriction'

Paul Stanley has learned, over the years, much about the craft of songwriting. And he’s tried to forget most of it, in service of making better records for his fun-loving band Kiss.

Rare cuts from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple round out upcoming 2-disc WhoCares set

A special two-disc set of rarities has been built around last year’s two-song charity project by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan.

One Track Mind: Benedictum, “Bang” (2011)

Sometimes what you need is a good us-against-the-world song.

Baroness – Yellow and Green (2012)

Ambitious and sprawling, Baroness’ double album Yellow and Green is never pompous or packed. The record is one of their best, demonstrating an audacious step forward into the domain of creativity and damn good songwriting.

Something Else sneak peek: Down, "Witchtripper" (2012)

It’s been a long time coming, but on Thursday fans finally got a listen to some new studio work from Down.

One Track Mind: Motley Crue, “Sex” (2012)

According to Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue’s new single “Sex” sounds like the band’s debut album Too Fast for Love. Maybe Nikki has been around those loud amps too long and damaged his hearing beyond repair.

'Internet has changed everything': Eddie Van Halen addresses outcry over reworking old demos

Something of a firestorm broke out among some when David Lee Roth offhandedly confirmed that Van Halen had reworked some old songs for its then-still pending reunion project, A Different Kind of Truth.

One Track Mind: Sepultura, “Bullet the Blue Sky” (2003)

There are a couple of reasons I shouldn’t like this song. First, it’s a cover of my favorite U2 number, and while I’m not a huge U2 fan, covers of my favorite songs by other bands generally don’t work for me