From the Big Pink to the Waldorf Astoria: A Brief History of "The Weight"
Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "Like a Virgin"
From the Late Show to Lake Erie: Making Heavy Metal History with Metallica
Who's Next: 2012 inductee Glyn Johns Shares the Incredible Story of The Who's 1971 album
5 Songs That Define the Sounds of the 1990s
Paul Simon Looks Back at "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Where did Joe DiMaggio go? Paul Simon tells the story of "Mrs. Robinson"
A Visual History of the Everly Brothers
Donovan Pays Tribute to the Everly Brothers During Music Masters Week
Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "Fever"
Born on February 20, 1967, today would've been Kurt Cobain's 46th birthday. Emerging from the burgeoning grunge movement of the early 80s – an alternative sub genre that incorporated elements of indie, punk, hardcore and heavy metal – the ...Categories: Exhibit
In this post, Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger, who traveled to the UK to collect and research for a new 2-Tone Records exhibit, shares background on the label and its lasting impact on popular culture.
Between 1979 and 1986 ...Categories: Exhibit, Spotlight Exhibit
Over four decades, Motörhead frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has registered an immeasurable impact on music history. He remains the living embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle. Kilmister was born in England and got hooked on rock and ...Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Exclusive Interviews, Event
The work of visual artist, singer-songwriter, guitarist and Oklahoma-native JD McPherson channels his eclectic interests and creative gusto in a singular musical collage that takes a reverence for the past and wraps it in a decidedly forward-thinking motif. The ...Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Exclusive Interviews, Event
Born in Staten Island, David Johansen logged some of his earliest stage experiences while singing in rock and roll dance bands during his high school years, yet his first exposure to the music of Chuck Berry – the Rock Hall ...Categories: American Music Masters, Inductee, Exclusive Interviews, Event
Earlier this month, myself, the Grateful Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether (who contributed to the Rock Hall's Grateful Dead: the Long, Strange Trip exhibit and wrote about the Dead's "best performance") and nine other archivists from a wide ...Categories: Library and Archives
"Boy, am I honored to be mentioned in the same breath as the Talking Heads," noted 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis after taking the podium to induct the ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Rare Performances
Given the recent fervor over Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot's arrest and subsequent sentencing and incarceration after staging a performance art protest in a Russian Orthodox cathedral, the Rock Hall started thinking about how censorship has ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit