During the 2022 BRIT Awards red carpet, it was revealed that Ed Sheeran would open the show with ‘Bad Habits’, the hit single from his album Equals (=). The announcement came as no surprise, as starting Britain’s biggest music event of the year with the country’s biggest star performing oneRead More →

Queen guitarist Brian May praised one of rock’s pioneers The Beatles and admitted that they are the pinnacle of rock writing and music. Brian May is known for being the guitarist and keyboardist of his co-founded rock band Queen. The legendary musician’s huge impact on his band Queen made themRead More →

As we slowly recover from the Coronavirus hangover, life is getting more enjoyable day by day. Last year we saw a moderate return to normalcy, with concert halls reopening and music festivals dispersing. With Glastonbury returning this year, after a two-year hiatus, we can look forward to the triumphant returnRead More →

The 60s are often over-romanticized by those who remember and those who wish. While they may not have been flower heaven, some would suggest, however, the decade-long period produced undeniably superb music that still influences and sounds amazing today. It took many attributes to make them a top rock band.Read More →

Since its conception, Rock Music has undergone a number of facelifts and body retouching. But everything from the carefree ballad of rock n’ roll to the muddy oppression of doom metal shares a common ancestor: the blues. Evolution and divergence from this point of origin resulted in an ever-expanding genomeRead More →

Today in Old White Guy Opinions: Elvis Costello doesn’t care much about rock music these days. The 67-year-old pop rock legend – who has just released his 32nd studio album, The boy named if – said in a recent interview that he thinks modern rock has lost its spark. “IRead More →

Since the dawn of MTV in 1981, music videos have played an increasingly important role in the industry. Artists and record companies are, of course, always looking for new ways to market their work. For years, musicians have visually enriched their live shows with elaborate costumes, sets and designer lighting.Read More →

Metaphor, allegory, and ambiguous language are often used in music to disguise the true meaning of a song. The lyrics to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds went over the heads of many who were unfamiliar with LSD. Blondie’s One Way Or Another may sound like a romantic ballad, butRead More →

Emilie Weaving is not your usual Stem ambassador Lots of 10-year-old girls write letters to themselves. Few people say that when they are older they will be the team manager of Italian motorcycle rider Valentino Rossi. Almost 20 years later, mechanical engineer Emilie Weaving is stillRead More →

My As We See It column in the November 2021 issue of stereophilic was a sincere expression of regret over my inability to connect with current rock music. It ended with a request for recommendations. I have them. Moreover, most (but not quite) of those who answered found themselves inRead More →

Music photographer Mick Rock, who photographed David Bowie, Queen, Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop, has died aged 72. He was Bowie’s official photographer in the early 1970s, helping to make the singer’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, a chart sensation. Rock’s images have appeared on the album covers of Queen (QueenRead More →

Charmie Joy Pagulong – The Filipina Star November 14, 2021 | 00:00 Måneskin thinks rock music is coming back. “I think slowly, maybe it’s coming back. The fact that this kind of music is working really well again proves to people and bands that maybe they want to do it,Read More →

Rock and roll tends to take care of itself much more than the pop market. While most costumes tend to drop their big-name artists like flies, the likes of Radiohead and U2 wouldn’t be where they are today if they didn’t get it right on their upcoming tours. Again, thereRead More →

For every watered-down “rock” track that hit the charts over the past decade, there were still those working in the underground to keep the genre alive. Nevertheless, the genre still seems to be in danger. During the 2010s and particularly towards the end of the decade, rock tropes started toRead More →

Fathom Events and Greenwich Entertainment are proud to announce that “NEEDTOBREATHE: Into the Mystery” will premiere in theaters nationwide in a special one-night cinematic event on November 3. This intimate documentary chronicles the recording of GRAMMY®-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album while quarantined in a historic home-turned-recording-studio in faraway TennesseeRead More →

Nova Twins discussed the resurgence of rock and punk music at festivals this summer, saying rock “has its time again”. The duo were talking to NME for a new cover of Big Read after their sets at Reading & Leeds festivals last month, and discussed how rock and punk ‘deserve’Read More →

On International Literacy Day, it seems only fitting for a music platform to highlight songs inspired by great works of literature. With everything from Kate Bush The Wuthering Heights at Dire Straits’ Romeo and Juliet, the written word has been hugely influential to many artists. Iron Maiden performing in Croatia,Read More →

Black Music Month kicks off this month and includes reissues of classics from some of the world’s biggest artists, including Charles Mingus, Curtis Mayfield, Milt Jackson & Ray Charles, Zapp & Roger, The Drifters, The Time, and unreleased music by Miles Davis and Roberta Flack. Influential black artists have openedRead More →

In January 1989, the New Musical Express brought together three renowned songwriters at the Montague Arms pub in Peckham, south-east London. The magazine billed it as a “pop pinnacle” between the “ungodly trinity” of Nick Cave, Mark E Smith of The Fall and Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, who calledRead More →

This article originally appeared on VICE Romania. For young Romanians living under communism, the biggest night of the week was “Youth Thursday”. Organized by youth clubs in schools, universities and factories, the dance parties launched some of the biggest Romanian rock and jazz bands of the time. Unsurprisingly, the RomanianRead More →

Hipgnosis Songs Fund has entered into another significant catalog acquisition deal. The UK-listed company has bought a catalog from legendary record producer and mixer Bob Rock, acquiring 100% rock producer rights for Metallica. Metallic and Michael Buble call me irresponsible, Crazy love, Christmas and To be lovedwhich include a totalRead More →

Billboard – the media responsible for compiling US rankings – has just released a series of end-of-decade rankings. The Hot 100 isn’t too surprising considering we all know the decade’s most ubiquitous tracks, but BillboardThe 50 Best Rock Songs of the Decade paints a dire picture of rock music’s placeRead More →

In a brand new interview with the “Iron City Rocks” podcast, GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall lamented that the invention of digital audio tools provided artists with the tools to achieve perfection in recording, ultimately making much of today’s music too perfect at the expense of sentiment or content emotional.Read More →

During 2016 we also lost Eagles frontman Glenn Frey, Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, fifth Beatle George Martin, Earth, Wind & Fire genius Maurice White, prog rock maniac/E in ELP Keith Emerson, Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore, nightmare machine Alan Vega, King Crimson/L in ELP singer Greg Lake, true bizarre visionaryRead More →