Glam Rock


The Real-Life Legendary Stardust Cowboy Who Inspired David Bowie

Nearly 50 years ago, Bowie's Ziggy Stardust was inspired by a wonderful musician in Texas who sometimes (still) gets naked on stage.
Jeff Gage

Young Thug Is Glam Rock

Glam rock tended to get at sociopolitical issues in a circuitous way, rather than through overt, topical songwriting. Sound like anyone you know?
Paul Thompson
Under the Influence

How Glam Rock Got Us From David Bowie to Lil Uzi Vert

'Under the Influence: Glam Rock' is a documentary that explores how the genre's outlandish fantasy approach changed music forever, brought to you by Pandora Premium.
Noisey Staff

A New Documentary Explores the Work of Legendary Rock Photographer Mick Rock

Barnaby Clay on 'Shot! The Psycho-Spirtual Mantra of Rock,' his new film about the rock'n'roll photographer.
Nathaniel Ainley
Noisey Interviews

David Bowie Drummer Woody Woodmansey Breaks Down His New Memoir 'Spider From Mars'

We talked to Woodmansey about his new book and what it was like to rock with Bowie in the Ziggy Stardust era.
Seth M. Ferranti
Noisey 2016

2016 Was a Great Year for Rock That Made It Feel Like the 70s Again

Bands like Weyes Blood, Drugdealer, and The Lemon Twigs made albums that mined the past without pandering to nostalgia.
Cameron Cook

How Lady Gaga Became the First Digi-Glam Superstar

Read this remixed excerpt from Simon Reynolds's book 'Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy.'
Simon Reynolds
Throwback Thursday

The Glam Rock Anthem That Conquered Sports, And The Convicted Pedophile Behind It

Thirty-four years ago, Gary Glitter released "Rock and Roll Part II," the sine qua non of stadium jock jams. The silly song masked a dark secret.
Michael Weinreb

Photographer Mick Rock Looks Back at Ziggy Stardust's Takeover of the Universe

We talked about the life and legacy of David Bowie with the man who served as his personal photographer during his some of his most creative years.
Drew Millard
Remembering Things

Bootboy Glam and Football Chants: Proto-Oi! in the 1970s United Kingdom

Take a trip through the origins of oi.

Robin Black Went From Almost Dying at Glam-Rock to Cage Fighting

What happens when the thing you love almost kills you? You pick up a new, deadlier, hobby instead!
Graham Isador
The Blobby Boys & Friends

The Blobby Boys Meet Kiss

Until the remains of Alex Schubert's fishing boat are found, we are keeping the flame of hope alive by having guest artists fill in for him. This week the Blobby Boys get signed by Gene Simmons and it's the worst thing that ever happened to them.
Chuck Forsman