Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco
Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll
The Genius of Michael Jackson
Essential Listening from the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees
Tragedy and Mystery on Tour with Deep Purple in 1975
30 Years Later: Metallica's "Master of Puppets" Still Badass
808: How a Hugely Flawed Piece of 80s Tech Forever Changed Music
Kurt Cobain Talks Guns, Religion, Fame in 1991 Interview
A Rare Moment with the Late Paul Kantner
Sam Cooke's magnum opus "A Change Is Gonna Come"
The Who continue to perform “My Generation” in their 2016 tour dates, even with that line about hoping to die before they get old. And with Mick Jagger becoming a great-grandfather in 2014, rock culture really is thumbing its nose ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Education, Event
The Rock Hall's award-winning education department debated, arm-wrestled and ultimately high-fived their way into answering one impossible question: what song is each 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's definitive track? A tall order, to be sure, but here ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Event, Hall of Fame
Metallica looking very metal in 1986 / photo by Ross Halfin / via metallica.com
As a child of the 80s, my first intro to Metallica came via MTV's Headbangers Ball, specifically the video for ...And Justice for All's epic ...Categories: Inductee, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Hall of Fame, Exclusive Interviews
When Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" dropped in 1982, it was nothing short of a revelation. In its cool grooves, the Bronx and Manhattan collided with a message for the citizens of One World. The lyrics were ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, History of Rock and Roll, Exclusive Interviews, Event
A fan has left a rose at the entrance of 2400 Fulton Street in San Francisco, where Jefferson Airplane once lived, in acknowledgment of Paul Kantner's death. / photo by Richie Unterberger
I felt like a part of my San ...Categories: Inductee, History of Rock and Roll, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, The Grateful Dead, Hall of Fame, Rare Performances
Without a doubt, Sam Cooke was one of the most influential performers in the history of American popular music. His work cut across the genres of gospel, R&B and pop, and Cooke is credited as being one of soul ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, History of Rock and Roll, Event
As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveils its new Beastie Boys collection, we sat down with Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger to find out why curating this exhibit was personal.
RRHOF: Do you remember the first ...Categories: Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews
Photo: Glenn Frey, ca. 1994, photographer unknown. From the Jeff Gold Collection at the Rock Hall's Library & Archives.
It's been a rough start to 2016 for rock fans mourning the loss of two Hall of Fame Inductees: David ...Categories: Inductee, History of Rock and Roll, History of the Blues, Rock's Greatest Guitar Players, Hall of Fame, Exclusive Interviews, Rare Performances