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
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
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

Blonde Elvis' New Track Is a Doo-Wop Psych Glam Concoction

"Oh Mary" is the type of song that I would like to dance to at prom in a 50s swing dress, while wearing lace frilled socks underneath some saddle shoes.
Kayla Monetta
My Favorite Soundtrack

My Favorite Soundtrack: 'Detroit Rock City'

We can all agree that Gene Simmons is an asshole but the soundtrack for 'Detroit Rock City' is a stone cold classic.
John Hill