Keith Richards

Jerry Lee Lewis Still Going Strong At 82

The last two years have been hard ones for the music industry with the number of stars passing away looking like a who’s who of rock and roll history, from David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen to rock founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.<p>So, as a music fan, when we get the chance now to …

Jerry Lee Lewis

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for freelancers

We've rounded up the best Christmas gift ideas for freelancers. We've got gifts in four price ranges, from under £20/$25, right up to over £150/$125, …

Graphic Design

The 13 best rhythm guitarists of all time

As the world loses one of its greatest ever rhythm guitarists in AC/DC's Malcolm Young, we look at the best strummers ever - Joe Strummer …

Guitar

12 Audiobooks to Get You Through the Crazy Holiday Season

<i>Read by Jim Dale</i><p>If you haven’t experienced Jim Dale’s truly delightful narration of the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, this is the perfect time to check it out. Dale is one of best audiobook readers in the business, and <i>Harry Potter</i> might just be his masterpiece. More importantly, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding …

Culture

Why Iran’s Impact on Rock and Roll is Criminally Overlooked

Given the slew of vitriol that has often surrounded Iran in the mainstream Western media since the 1979 Revolution, it’s not a country you tend to …

For Men

Malcolm Young: 1953–2017

The riff-savvy heart and soul of AC/DC, dies at 64.

Guitar

Classic Gear: 1961 Silvertone 1423

Gibson and fender might have led the electric-guitar pack in the USA in the early ’60s for design virtue, quality, star power, and overall …

Guitar

Samantha Fish: From Cowtown to Coldwater

With custom T-style and hollowbody axes, this road warrior travels the byways of rock, country, and hard-core Mississippi hill country blues to make …

Guitar

Malcolm Young: AC/DC guitarist who helped define heavy rock's guitar sound

“Unassuming” is perhaps a curious description of someone who played countless stadium shows – noted for their larger than life props – and was a …

AC/DC

A World Famous Bartender Shares His Favorite Honolulu Drinking Spots

<i>You know how to EAT THIS CITY. With top chefs as tour guides, you’ve learned how to scout out hot spots for breakfast and brunch, where to go for a delicious date night, and how to feast like a local liege in the cities you love. But where do you wash it all down? Do you know how to find the best</i> …

The Rolling Stones

One for the road: Joe Bonamassa

<b>Blues-rock’s favourite son, Joe Bonamassa, talks about long-haul flights and why you should never run out of Diet coke…</b><p>What was your first gig and …

Guitar

Ubtech Lynx Review: An $800 Alexa Robot That Does Yoga

Domo arigato, Alexa. Amazon's voice assistant is now in dozens of devices, from thermostats andn alarm clocks to smartwatches, so why not a …

Consumer News

William Eggleston: ‘The music’s here then it’s gone – like a dream’

His intense colour photographs changed the way we see the world. Now, at 78, he has released his debut album, of synthesiser soundscapes. At home in Memphis, he discusses his extraordinary life and art<p>Darkness is falling outside the window of William Eggleston’s fifth-floor apartment in midtown …

Street Photography

AC/DC's Cheap Trick Connection: Malcolm Young Was the 'Main Man'

For Cheap Trick legend Bun E. Carlos, the late AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young ranks among the best of rock's best.<p>"All of us thought Malcolm …

AC/DC

The Rise and Fall of Rolling Stone

What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury<p>When I got to <i>Rolling Stone</i>, the party was over. I turned up just in time to see a cigarette floating in the last cocktail of the night. It was 1993, and I was in my mid-20s. I went on the road with the Rolling …

Hunter S. Thompson

Jo and Ronnie Wood are back on good terms with the rocker's ex even babysitting his kids - Mirror Online

Their marriage was marred by infidelity, drug addiction and heated rows.<p>But Ronnie Wood and ex Jo, 62, are now so close she has babysat for the …

The Rolling Stones

People Logo

1 of 8<p>From left: AC/DC bandmates Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams pose in September 2000 at the Rock Walk …

AC/DC

Greece: The best islands for . . .

There are 6000 Greek islands, some known more than others, writes Jane Jurgens. Art: Hydra As well as being one of the loveliest of the Greek …

New Zealand News

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

Considering the amount of booze and heroin that rushed through Eric Clapton’s veins back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, his survival is almost miraculous. Maybe not as astonishing as watching Keith Richards dodge the Grim Reaper, but close. Hence the fascination with watching this 2hr 15 min bio/doc about …

Guitar

Comic Legends: Was War Machine Inspired by a Rejected Punisher Story?

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the six hundred and fifty-fourth week where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true …

Comics

Album Review: Sharon Jones’ ‘Soul of a Woman’ and Mavis Staples’ ‘If All I Was Was Black’

On their simultaneously released new albums, the two singers both reestablish themselves as R&B royals, though the late Jones is consumed with the …

Michelle Obama

5 Legendary Questions With New Travel Channel Host Chris Jericho

If you listen to Chris Jericho’s <i>Talk Is Jericho</i> podcast, it’s not uncommon to hear the topics of Bigfoot or UFOs to come up in conversation. Growing …

Chris Jericho

Hear Keith Richards' Isolated Guitar from "Gimme Shelter"

Keith Richards is known for his blues-based, Chuck Berry-inspired playing style—which is why his playing on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is …

Guitar

The wide-eyed poster-girl for the swinging 60s

At the age of 16, Marianne Faithfull was spotted at a party and went on to record a single co-written by Mick Jagger. Arwa Haider discovers how the teenager became a muse for The Rolling Stones – before forging a career as one of Britain’s most enduring female singer-songwriters.<p>At the height of …

Culture

Confessions of a rock’n’roll biographer

For almost 40 years, Philip Norman has wrestled with icons, egos and artists (not to mention their widows) to reveal the untold tales of Britain's …

Buddy Holly

Expert Advice: 25 More Ways to Play (and Sound) Better Right Now

We figure that if you’re going to expand and maximize your talents, you might as well learn from the best.<p>So we offer these 25 tips from guitarists …

Guitar

The Sound of silence: Classic rock station The Sound FM 100.3 played its final songs and left the air on Thursday

When The Sound 100.3 FM goes off the air soon its DJs, many of them longtime presences on Southern California airwaves, will at least temporarily be …

Christine McVie

Liz Phair fulfills a dream with 2-book deal at Random House

Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author.<p>The rock star known for "Exile in Guyville" and other albums has a two-book deal with …

Business

The San Francisco Concerts and Shows Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

In San Francisco, the holiday season doesn’t bring snowfall or smoking chimneys, but we make our own traditions. Here are some of locals' favorite …

Travel

Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Stone: The True History of Jann Wenner

With his characteristic nod-and-a-wink, Shel Silverstein immortalized the magazine in whose pages every rock star wanted to be seen and that every …

Yoko Ono