rock and roll

Fast Food

Farewell to Chicago's 'Rock N Roll McDonald's'

Like rock 'n' roll itself, the iconic restaurant has been demolished as part of a corporate push toward modernisation. We blame Maroon 5.
Myles Karp
1.31.18
Op-Eds

Little Richard’s Traumatic, Black, Queer Childhood Helped Mold Rock 'N' Roll

The musical legend continues to grapple with an identity that promoted freedom in rock music.
Myles E. Johnson
10.18.17
Photography

This Teen Took Candid Photos of the 70s' Biggest Rock Stars

Photographer Brad Elterman relives his glory days of shooting David Bowie, Joan Jett, Bob Dylan and KISS.
Clara Mokri
7.20.17
Future Days

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.
Drew Millard
3.27.17
In Memoriam

Remembering Chuck Berry and His Extremely Complicated Legacy

He was as much of an American icon as he was a black one, but his legacy has always been complicated.
Austin Bryant
3.23.17
Music

Chuck Berry, Rock and Roll Icon, Dead at 90

The man who many people attribute the creation of rock and roll to has died.
Mack Lamoureux
3.19.17
Please Kill Me

Partying with John Waters in 1970s Provincetown

This is the story of the summer photographer Nan Goldin and writer/actress Cookie Mueller spent with eccentrics like Philippe Marcade and John Waters.
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
11.27.16
Features

We Saw Skrillex Open for Guns N’ Roses and It Made Us Believe in America Again

What do Axl Rose and Sonny Moore have in common? We went to the band's Houston show to find out.
Andy O'Connor
8.11.16
Art

There's Nothing Weird About a Weird Al Marionette

Darren Moreash makes crafting rock'n'roll marionettes his artform.
Abby Ronner
8.11.15
Music

A New Exhibit Showcases the Rolling Stones’ Massive Personal Archive

It's "all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us," says Keith Richards.
Abby Ronner
7.29.15
Stuff

25 Things you Should Start Doing Now That You're 25

Here's how to grow up without being a dick about it.
VICE Staff
1.30.15
Music

Why Can't I Stop Laughing at This Lenny Kravitz Parody Video?

"Weird Al" Yankovic skipped parodying "Fly Away" back in 1998, so avid YouTuber Neil Cicierega has taken a stab it now. In 2014. It's mainly focused on Kravitz's obsession with dragonflies and Milky Way bars.
Mike Pearl
11.20.14
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