The Rolling Stones performing in Hamburg during the ‘No Filter’ European tour: the band’s legacy is entwined with the pioneers of black American music.
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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.
In this 2008 photo, Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs during a concert in Los Angeles. Noel is seen on the screen behind him. The brothers have a notoriously dysfunctional relationship. Could their father’s documented abuse of their mother explain the animosity?
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The famous feuding Gallagher brothers of the rock band Oasis illustrate what research shows: Kids who grow up in homes where there is domestic violence often grow up to have troubled relationships.
Was Elvis the 'king of cultural appropriation' or a tireless promoter of African-American music and culture?
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Trump's divisiveness has seen him run up against a wide array of musicians calling for a halt to his use of the pop and rock tunes.
The Beatles have released their early recordings in mono and the Rolling Stones are soon to follow suit. Fans think they sound better.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
After the likes of Joan Jett, Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry, why are women in rock still marginalised?
Why are women still marginalised in the rock industry? There are many reasons - from a male dominated music canon to belittling attitudes - but women are speaking up and lobbying for change.
This big budget series about the rock business failed to connect with its market.
Prince performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
For those on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Artists, their life expectancy is on par with the people of Chad, the nation with the lowest life expectancy in the world.
How Bowie sprinkled stardust on the work of generations of musicians.
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The icon has left so much of himself in popular culture, art and fashion.
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Bowie's fast-moving and ground-breaking ideas about sexuality and gender allowed millions of young people to come to terms with their sense of difference.
What’s in a name?
A federal court is considering whether the Asian-American rock band has a First Amendment right to the name, despite a law prohibiting disparaging trademarks.
Fans cheer on the heavy metal band Motörhead.
Parents and politicians once feared heavy metal music would inspire devil worship, reckless sex and rampant drug use. A new study investigates what became of young metal fans.
A Grateful Dead fan wears a shirt commemorating the band’s farewell tour.
In the internet era, musical artists freely distribute their songs and encourage fans to attend live shows. The Dead did this for 40 years.
Neil Young wrote Rockin’ in the Free World – but what world is Donald Trump in?
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The unauthorised use of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World at Donald Trump’s presidential campaign launch raises several questions – and gives us something beautiful to ponder.
When bands "return to their roots," is it a genuine search, or a way to court critics and sell records?
In ‘The Last Time,’ the band’s country, gospel and blues influences would be put on display.
The band's first US hit wasn't 'Satisfaction.' Released in March 1965, 'The Last Time' possessed stylistic flairs that would predict the band's future success.
The King in 1957.
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During the summer I visited the Louvre in Paris. I wanted to see the Mona Lisa but wasn’t quite prepared for the iconic power of the image. Standing in front of the picture reminded me of a rock concert…