From songs on the Spanish revolution to others on American Imperialism, Strummer’s lyrics inspired a generation of music-lovers to action.
The sounds and attitude of punk were all about not conforming to the norm and rebelling against all that came before it.
Beyond just his music, Freddie Mercury’s performances, style, and fluidity influenced both his generation and those that followed.
Baby chasing the dollar on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind.
The album cover was inspired by Kurt Cobain’s fascination with underwater births.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy
A drummer with an ability to fluidly move between genres without being showy, Charlie Watts helped shape The Rolling Stones’ sound beyond rock.
Prince on stage at the 2007 Superbowl during his famous half-time performance.
Ahead of the release of the artist’s posthumous album, a sense of awe and mystery around his huge archive of unreleased music remains
Guitarist Angus Young in his iconic school uniform.
Released in 1980, AC/DC’s Back in Black established a sound and a way bands could be powerful brands that would reverberate through rock for years to come.
Artist’s rendition of NASA’s 2020 Mars rover collecting rocks with its robotic arm.
Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet’s geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
Don't Knock The Rock/YouTube/Screenshot
During a tour to Australia, Little Richard feared the nuclear apocalypse and – on stage – annonced he was giving up music.
Little Richard swung between flamboyant performances and religious fervour - but he always came back to music. With news of his death at 87, musicians paid tribute to his huge rock ‘n’ roll legacy.
The burnt ruins of the St. Mary Baptist Church, one of three that recently burned down in Louisiana.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
When three African American churches were burned down in southern Louisiana, the man accused was said to be linked to black metal, a subgenre of heavy metal with a history of violence.
Scott Walker, pop star and composer, taken in 1967.
PA/PA Wire/PA Images
Possessed of one of the most distinctive voices in pop music, Scott Walker’s avant-garde aesthetic and skill as a composer made him an enduring and influential artist over more than 40 years.
A year after Prince’s death, fans the world over are still coming to terms with the loss of an uncompromising musical and cultural visionary.
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.
Prince performing during his ‘Diamonds and Pearls Tour’ in London in 1992.
Superstar Prince’s impact went far beyond the realm of music. His relevance stretched beyond the concert hall into many lecture rooms.
Together again at last.
A songwriter whose path crossed twice with the infamous noughties band, now reformed, considers their pull.
Rock ‘n’ roll’s demise has been protracted and painful.
Rock ‘n’ roll is turning 60 … about now. The exact date depends on who is doing the reminiscing. But should this event be treated as a birthday celebration or a memorial? In films such as Torn Curtain…
Scientists have found a new type of rock form that consists of plastic waste and will one day act as evidence of human impact…
They aren’t just pretty birdies - superb fairy-wrens teach each other to identify and fend off parasitic species such as cuckoos.
Can superb fairy-wrens learn to respond to brood-parasitic cuckoos by simply watching other fairy-wrens react to a cuckoo? That’s the question posed in a new Biology Letters study by myself and Naomi Langmore…
Politicians should invoke the Boss at their peril.
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
Wayne Swan’s deeply felt and widely pilloried use of the music of Bruce Springsteen as some kind of political motivation begs some interesting questions. On the one hand it has those of us who remember…