Painting Freddie Mercury’s ‘Mr Bad Guy’ was 'an absolute honor' for visual artist Jack Coulter, whose synesthesia helps shape his art.
The best country duets in history have captured magic between dynamic pairings such as Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.
A collection of 50s singles, ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’ brought all of Howlin’ Wolf’s best qualities together: “a tail dragon with a voice like an angel”.
Recorded while guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was leaving the band, ‘Made In Europe’ nevertheless reveals what a tight unit Deep Purple were.
As the latest guest curator of the Peaceful Music playlist, composer Luke Howard has picked music that “is accessible but also has a very strong musical backbone”.
Offering insight into the life of one of rock’s greatest singers, these Freddie Mercury quotes reveal the unflinchingly honest man behind the songs.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
Inspired by the life and work of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Béjart Ballet Lausanne’s ‘Ballet For Life’ remains an ode to performers who died too young.
They’d already written ‘We Are The Champions’, but Queen in the 80s were a truly unstoppable force that helped define the decade.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
Penning songs such as ‘Gimme Some Truth’, John Lennon radicalised his music and became one of the most politically engaged musicians in history.
With his trio The Blue Line, Robben Ford recorded an exquisitely played and impressively varied set of covers and originals in the 1995 LP ‘Handful Of Blues’.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.