Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and Whitney Houston are among this year’s inductees.
Ron Weisner says “everybody wanted to participate” when he floated the idea of the compilation.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
The clip is directed by Kevin Kerslake, who made era-defining videos in the 1990s for such artists as Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins.
Stars contributing to the film include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt and Jeff Lynne.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?
Passionate and highly personal accounts of extraordinary lives, the best music memoirs offer everything from creative insights to rock’n’roll excess.
In a few short years, Sam's songs and vocal technique influenced so many of the upcoming generation of stars.
It’s hard to remember a time when Bon Jovi weren’t yet world-beaters, but on 21 January 1984 they released their first, self-titled album.
Charles Edwin Hatcher on 21 January 1942 in Nashville. He's affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
“What I really want people to realise is that this group, The Band, was one of the most unique musical entities ever in the history of rock and roll.”
The winners will be revealed next month at the annual awards ceremony, which is due to take place at London’s The O2 on 18 February.
The best jukebox musicals changed the landscape of musical theatre by making the pop music stage show a box office sensation.
From the first talkie, theme songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness, as these 50 best film songs prove.