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By Associated Press
His representatives said in a statement Wednesday that Beck died Tuesday after "suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis. Beck influenced generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player's guitar player.
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
As co-founder of The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, Lou Reed helped change the direction of music. As a solo artist, he challenged convention and never stopped experimenting. And through a new exhibition about his creative life at the New…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman, Connie Kargbo
The untamable and often outrageous rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87.
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Robert Plant, former chest-baring frontman of Led Zeppelin, has enjoyed a prolific solo career, experimenting with a variety of musical styles and genres. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the rock legend to discuss his inspirations, whether Led Zeppelin will ever…
By PBS NewsHour
By Elizabeth Flock
Fats Domino, who recorded the beloved hits “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill,” and “Blue Monday," outsold every 1950s rock ‘n’ roll star except Elvis Presley.
Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker died Sunday at 67. He formed Steely Dan in 1971 and introduced a unique sound in rock, with hits such as “Do it Again” and “Reeling’ in the Years.” John Yang remembers the…
Singer/songwriter Billy Bragg gained fame as a punk rock and folk musician in the 1980s. Now nearing 60, he’s still singing songs of protest and passion, but also singing the gospel of skiffle, a folk and blues-inspired genre that helped…
Since the 1950s, when Berry first started producing his signature blend of music that combined a rhythm and blues beat with country twang, rockers have begged, borrowed and stolen from the legendary musician. Some have even been sued for allegedly…
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