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 →

Foo Fighters’ 90s classic “Everlong” reaches Billboarddebuted on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Hard Rock Songs charts, thanks to a viral live performance featuring 11-year-old guest drummer Nandi Bushell. “Everlong” drops to No. 19 on the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart dated SeptemberRead 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 →

Queen announced as 2019 mid-year rock chart leader, with biopic soundtrack Bohemian Rhapsody in the No. 1 position and their The biggest hits parcel at n°2. Nielsen Music figures for the period from January 4 to June 20, as reported by Billboardcredited the soundtrack with 705,000 equivalent album units andRead 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 →