Fact and fiction is blurred in a new graphic novel biography about Nick Cave. Called 'Mercy On Me' it's by renowned German cartoonist and graphic designer Reinhard Kleist.
Chrissie Hynde is back on tour with her band The Pretenders at the end of September. Formed back in 1978 off the back of the New Wave movement the rock and rollers had a gig at the Royal Albert Hall back in April, a one-off event where they ran through some favs from their back catalogue along with songs from their 12th studio album, 'Alone'—which was their first release in eight years and was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
New documentary 'Melody Makers' from Canadian filmmaker Leslie Ann Coles looks at the rock magazine's 1960s and 70s heyday, talking with its contributors and focusing on the work of its chief photographer Barrie Wentzell.
Kurt Cobain needs no introduction as a musician who, along with his hugely influential band Nirvana, turned grunge into a global phenomenon back in the 1990s. What you might not be so aware of about is that, along with leaving behind his musical legacy, he also left behind numerous artworks too.
In 1972 Pink Floyd recorded Live at Pompeii, their legendary concert performed in the Roman Amphitheatre at the historic site. Now 45 years later is the release of 'David Gilmour Live at Pompeii.'
Dr. Feelgood are to return to their old stomping ground this month. The band are heading back to Essex for a gig at Chelmsford. Although the current incarnation of the R&B pub rock group features none of the original members, they formed in 1971 in Canvey Island, Essex.
Next month sees the 50th anniversary reissue of the Rolling Stones psych record 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.' Along with that, album single "2000 Light Years From Home” has got an official lyric video.
The days of browsing records stores for the latest music are long gone. Which is what makes this video so interesting, which features Neil Young going record shopping in 1972, only to discover the record store selling bootleg Neil Young LPs.
A new Morrissey album is coming. The Manchester musician will release new LP ‘Low in High School’. It will be the singer’s 11th solo album and will be out on 17th November on BMG after signing a new record deal with the company. Along with the album he’ll also launch his own label in partnership with BMG, called Etienne Records.
Whether you came to Pink Floyd as a teenager in the 60, 70s, 80s, or 90s you’ll no doubt have a favourite album. Well, rock critic and journalist Bill Wyman has gone one better, he's ranked every single Pink Floyd song, all 165 of them, from worst to best.
Led Zeppelin are rightfully rock legends and one of the reasons for that is they had one of the greatest drummers in the world. In the video essay below by YouTube channel Polyphonic, they detail exactly what made Bonham, or Bonzo, so damn good.
When it comes to musical icons like Jimi Hendrix it can be difficult to separate the person from the all-consuming myth that has built up around them. But, along with his music and the stories about him, there also exists some more personal artefacts in the form of his letters.
Back in the 1950s it was rarer than it is even now for music stars to be known simply by one name. But one music legend who achieved it was the boy from Tulepo, Elvis Aaron Presley—or simply: Elvis. He is the King of Rock and Roll and this year is the 40th anniversary of his death at the tender age of 42.
Currently on show at London’s Jewish Museum is an exhibition dedicated to the late Amy Winehouse. The exhibition was initially held in 2013 before going on an international tour. It’s now back in London on the sixth anniversary of the singer’s tragic death.
50 years ago on the 5th August 1967 Pink Floyd released their debut album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'. It came out two years after the band formed and has gone on to become a classic of 1960s psychedelia.
The Newport Jazz Festival is renowned the world over and has become a must for jazz fans across the globe. Now in its 63rd year it all began back on 17th and 18th July in 1954, when the inaugural event took place. Back then it was known as the First American Jazz Festival and took place at the Newport Casino, Rhode Island.
Iggy Pop’s last album, 'Post Pop Depression', saw him collaborate with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Documentary 'American Valhalla' sheds some light on the creative processes that went into the album.
A mythic unreleased album of acoustic songs from Neil Young may finally be getting a release this summer or possibly early September. Titled 'Hitchhiker' it was recorded in 1976 and has grown to legendary status over the years.
A new documentary celebrates renowned rock photographer, and Rockarchive fellow, Mick Rock. Directed by Barnaby Clay it’s called 'Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock' and features a soundtrack by The Flaming Lips and Steven Drozd.
Legendary New York rock music venue, the 131-year-old Webster Hall is set to close. The announcement came on Facebook from director of operations Gerard McNamee. The venue had already been sold by the Ballinger family, who have owned it since 1989, to AEG and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE).
The Rolling Stones are reportedly working on a new studio album. According to the Mail Online both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have been at recording studios in London and New York. And their label Universal has renewed a contract for a new LP. Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts will also be involved.
Is the age of the great rock star over? It certainly seems that that way these days and it’s an idea explored by music writer David Hepworth in his book 'Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars'. In the book Hepworth looks at the lives of forty iconic rock stars from the years 1955 to 1995.
Celebrated photographer and Rockarchive founder, Jill Furmanovsky shares her images and thoughts from the latest Glastonbury festival
Marvel Comics are set to release five covers created in the style of classic rock albums, inspired by Nirvana, The Clash, Guns N' Roses, and Blondie.
A new album will put Johnny Cash’s poetry to the music of Chris Cornell, country musician Jamey Johnson and more. Titled 'Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music' the project is being led by Cash’s son, John Carter Cash.
Bowie will always live on through his music and cultural influence, and he’ll also live on in the form of three new blue plaques which were recently unveiled in the UK. The plaques went up as part of BBC Music Day. The three honouring Bowie went up in Maidstone, Hull, and Trident Studios in St Anne’s Court in Soho.
Festival season kicks off this weekend with the mother of them all, the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset which is five days of music, drinking, and hazy memories.
You know you’ve made it as a rock group when you get your own Monopoly game. Although, no one would doubt that Queen are one of the biggest bands in the world. But now the surviving members have been honored with their own version of the classic board game.
Even someone with just a passing interest in rock music knows that Jimi Hendrix is one of the most celebrated guitarists who ever lived. And in 1967 Hendrix gave a seminal performance at the legendary Monterey Pop Festival, which also saw performances by Janis Joplin, The Who, and the Grateful Dead.
Bob Dylan is the first ever musician to get the Nobel Prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Now, finally, you can hear him deliver his fascinating 2016 Nobel Lecture in this video.
Syd Barrett is one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. And, in the first few years of the band’s existence, he was one of the defining features of their sound and vision. His idiosyncratic lyrics came to define their early albums, and the new Pink Floyd exhibition at London’s V&A Their Mortal Remains, notes his input and honours his memory.
This year is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', which was released on 1 June 1967. An iconic album both in its music and its front cover by Peter Blake.
Mick Gold was seventeen when he heard 'Highway 61 Revisited' and was filled with a crazed ambition to photograph and write about rock music. Here Mick shares his recollections to accompany our fantastic collection of exclusive prints.
As live experiences go, Led Zeppelin are renowned for putting on a rock and roll performance for the ages. And no more so were they on the top of their live game then at their legendary five night residency which took place at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in May 1975.
For anyone who grew up with the music of Oasis soundtracking their lives, it may come as a surprise to learn that Noel Gallagher is turning 50. Sure, time waits for no one not even rock stars, but still it seems way too soon.
Bob Dylan recently revisited the UK for some live shows, the latest UK leg (he was last over in 2015) of his so-called Never Ending Tour which began back in 1988 and has seemingly yet to stop.