Watch Poison ‘Rock Like a Rocker’ on public access TV in 1984
Pre-fame footage includes rare sighting of original guitarist Matt Smith
Alice Cooper's wild '80s albums are way better than you think
He may have been light years from “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” but the shock rocker's 1980s output still boasts some killer tunes – even the one about “Velveeta slapped on Wonder Bread”…
Hey, Lzzy Hale! Who are your 5 biggest ‘80s rock influences?
The Halestorm singer and guitarist on the artists that helped her to discover and embrace her ‘weirdness’
Hey, K.K. Downing! Tell us about your 11 greatest gigs with Judas Priest
The guitar legend picks his most unforgettable Priest shows, from the US Festival to Live Aid to the one where 'we got paid six pounds'
Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Poison and more invade the Sunset Strip for the first time
Photographer Don Adkins took the first-ever shots of some of L.A.'s most iconic bands. He tells Metal Edge the wild tales behind the incredible images
The 'Wild West' 1980s music scene, through the lens of ace photographer Kevin Estrada
From Hollywood clubs to the US Festival, Estrada captured the greatest bands of the era - Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden and more, in thrilling, edge-of-your-seat detail
Slash on his favorite Conspirators songs to play live, the L.A. band that should have been bigger, and that time he split his pants onstage
‘Essentially I was just wearing leggings on each leg and there was nothing in the middle,’ he says
Henry Rollins on his favorite hard-rock front man, new spoken-word tour and meeting W.A.S.P.
‘I remember how tall they all were,’ the punk icon says of Blackie & Co. ‘I have their first three albums’
Scotti Hill on auditioning for Skid Row, his first gig and shooting his first-ever music video
'We started partying and that's what you see,' he says of filming Youth Gone Wild. 'It’s us tying one on'
Hey, Jeff Schroeder from Smashing Pumpkins! Tell us your 5 favorite hair metal albums
He might play for one of alt-rock’s most iconic groups, but the Pumpkins guitarist has serious ‘80s glam pride
Sebastian Bach on the 3 lesser-known rockers you should be listening to right now
They may not be household names, but according to Baz these bands deliver the rock goods
Hey, Mark Tremonti! Tell us your 8 favorite ’80s hard rock and metal bands
From hair bands to heavy thrashers, the Alter Bridge axeman is a serious ‘80s music addict
Mötley Crüe storm the U.S. on the 'Shout at the Devil' tour
Onstage, backstage and on the town with Vince, Nikki, Tommy, Mick... and Ozzy!
Stephen Pearcy on busting out of Catholic School, meeting Van Halen and Ratt ‘n’ rollin’ through L.A.
“You would work your way down the block, from Gazzarri’s to the Whisky, and then you were off and running,” the Ratt front man says
Hey, John Petrucci! Talk to us about 6 great ‘80s guitar players
The Dream Theater guitar ace on the axe slingers he's ‘seriously, seriously into’
Nikki Sixx talks fighting, fire and Alvin and the Chipmunks
I feel pretty fortunate I got to be raised at a time where you could just be a little bit more of a troublemaker,’ the Mötley Crüe bassist and songwriter says
Judas Priest’s Rob Halford on (actually) breaking the law and how he became hell bent for leather
“I was out of my tree a lot,” the Metal God admits
Glam-metal glasnost: Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and more rock the Moscow Music Peace Festival in 1989
Onstage and backstage at the ‘Russian Woodstock’
Before the ‘Hurricane’: 8 Scorpions songs you might not know – but should
Scorpions are best known for hits like ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ and ‘Wind of Change.’ But as Rudolf Schenker points out, their ‘70s work deserves a listen as well