Charlie Watts was the Rolling Stones’ drummer for almost six decades. A scholar of music – and a Stones fan – describes what he brought to the band.
Some covers are recorded as a nod to the legacy of the original, only to end up becoming the definitive version of the song.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band’s 1980 assertion that “rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution.” Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
Why shouldn’t the Stones keep touring in their 70s?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The icon has left so much of himself in popular culture, art and fashion.
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.
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.
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.
In the internet era, musical artists freely distribute their songs and encourage fans to attend live shows. The Dead did this for 40 years.