Glam Rock

Premieres

Welcome to Starcrawler's Glamrock Fantasy

The band—who've been endorsed by everyone from Ryan Adams to Elton John—premieres "I Love LA," a tribute to classic rock and donuts.
Eve Barlow
11.13.17
PROFILES

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
5.25.17
Op-Eds

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
5.23.17
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
5.22.17
filmmaking

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
4.6.17
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 Ferranti
1.3.17
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
12.30.16
Features

On Tour with Britain's Biggest Narcissist... Johnny Rocket!

We followed a ramshackle supergroup comprised of Fat White Family, Slow Club, and The ERC on a sniff and cider-fuelled tour across Northern England.
Daniel Dylan Wray
10.4.16
Music

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
10.1.16
Gaming

How Sonic the Hedgehog Kept Glam Rock Alive After Its Grungy Demise

SEGA's series turned to some of the Sunset Strip's finest to bring rock 'n' roll theatricality to its Dreamcast soundtracks.
Andy McDonald
6.23.16
Read

How Sonic the Hedgehog Kept Glam Rock Alive After Its Grungy Demise

SEGA's series turned to some of the Sunset Strip's finest to bring rock 'n' roll theatricality to its Dreamcast soundtracks.
Andy McDonald
6.23.16
Throwback Thursday

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
3.3.16
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