Miles Davis's 1971 album A Tribute to Jack Johnson sits uneasily within both jazz and rock genres, but its indefinable nature should be celebrated.
Pinching musical phrases and stylistic approaches has always been a part of art making and can be a respectful exchange. But shallow, ill-informed appropriation only perpetuates tired stereotypes.
As guitarist in Australia's most successful band, Young provided the driving rhythm that underpinned AC/DC's heavy rock sound.
He was a true heart breaker.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Music tourism is becoming an increasingly big business. As you'd expect, Elvis is at the forefront of that industry.
The singer was not 'middle of the road'. He was a bridge across it.
The legendary 'Toilet Circuit' pubs and clubs that helped launch some of Britain's best bands are under threat.
Rock music against military conscription during 1980s South Africa resonated with wider fault lines in Afrikaner society - this as the apartheid regime's grip on power started to slip.
The airwaves were once dominated by rock gods delivering blistering guitar solos. Times have changed but a new crop of electric guitarists are strumming their way to glory.
Festival-goers are changing and their expectations of what makes a headline act are becoming more diverse.
All too often the women beside rock music's giants are not given credit for their influence.
In 2000, Berry's longtime piano player sued him, claiming he never got any credit for songs he had co-written. Even though the case was dismissed, a St. Louis lawyer decided to investigate further.
With stigma about mental illness still pervasive, The Boss' frank admission helps shatter some of the most common stereotypes about depression.
It is more than just his music that has made Bruce Springsteen one of the world's most influential rock stars. His progressive politics has made him the voice for many people around the world.