Jack White is working on what he describes as a “bizarre” new solo album which he aims to release early in 2018. It will follow on from the former White Stripes last solo work which was called Lazaretto and was out in 2014. White confirmed he had been working on a new record back in July when his record company Third Man Records posted two pictures to Twitter. One image was taken in Los Angeles and the other in New York with both captioned “Jack White recording songs for his third solo album.”
The old adage goes that if it’s too loud you’re too old. But, while many young people enjoy listening to raucous live music from a favoured band or blasting out a curated tracklist on headphones, there’s always been the concern that loud music leads to hearing loss. However, a recently published study suggests otherwise.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey is embarking on a mini tour in America, which kicks off in Clearwater, Florida. He also recently confirmed the release date of his long-awaited autobiography.
Bob Dylan has paid tribute to his friend and fellow Traveling Wilbury the late Tom Petty by covering the icon musician’s 1991 single “Learning To Fly”. Dylan played the track at a concert in Colorado as an encore on October 21, a day after what would have been Tom Petty’s 67th birthday.
Noel Gallagher and his band the High Flying Birds have released their new single “Holy Mountain” taken from their upcoming album 'Who Built the Moon?'. The song features Paul Weller on organ and is produced by David Holmes.
The Whites Stripes have reissued their first three albums, 'The White Stripes', 'De Stijl' and 'White Blood Cells', on cassette tape. It will be the first time they will appear on this retro music format, familiar to many who grew up in the 1980s.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will be a headline artist for the BST Festival in Hyde Park, London next year on July 6, 2018. The gig will be the first time that Waters has brought his ongoing 'Us + Them' tour to the UK. And will be his first performance in the UK since the release of his latest album 'Is This The Life We Really Want?'
The many iconic outfits worn by beloved musician Prince (aka Prince Rogers Nelson) are coming to London for the exhibition My Name is Prince. The show, which opens on 27 October at The O2, will be the first time garments like The Purple One’s ruffled white shirt and glossy purple coat will be leaving his private estate in Minnesota, known as Paisley Park, since his death on 21st April 2016.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers emerged from the Los Angeles 1980s punk scene. And, along with helping bring that sound into the mainstream, they also brought the funk too. And that came in the form of their bassist Flea. YouTuber Polyphonic takes an in-depth look at Flea’s career and his incredible talent as a bassist.
Liam Gallagher, former lead singer of Oasis, releases his much anticipated debut solo album 'As You Were'. The record has been met with praise from both the music critics and fans who have hailed it a "modern classic".
U2 are one of the biggest and most successful bands in the world, pulling in sellout crowds at stadiums and arenas across the globe. In fact they’re on the road at the moment with their Joshua Tree 2017 Tour, which commemorates 30 years since they released their classic album, 'The Joshua Tree.'
Michael Jackson’s influence on music is undisputed, but what about his impact on contemporary art? A major exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery next year, called 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall', will look at the King of Pop influence on contemporary art.
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.