We welcomed back Fleetwood Mac in May, as they returned with their first new music in a decade. Chilled-out entertainer David Brent also told us about his next project: becoming a YouTube guitar teacher.
We said goodbye to The Doors' keyboard player Ray Manzarek and Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, while Commander Chris Hadfield became a global (and beyond) star when he played David Bowie's Space Oddity on the International Space Station.
Back on Earth, we came up with some out-of-this-world articles of our own - here are some of the most popular...
8 mastering myths debunked
We sort the gossip from the gold
14 famous Epiphone players
We celebrate 140 years of Epiphone
Reeves Gabrels picks 10 essential guitar albums
"Each record here opened up a door into a very large building of guitar playing for me"
In conversation: Chad Smith with Alex Lifeson
The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer chats with Rush's guitarist in a new podcast series