“Float Around”: Photos From Nirvana’s Underwater “Nevermind” Shoot

The baby-floating-in-water cover for Nirvana’s Nevermind album is one of contemporary rock’s most iconic. It was shot by Austin-based photographer Kirk Weddle. Continue reading »

Famous Songs Hilariously Explained With Simple Comics

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Artist and cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson is drawing ironic parodies of popular songs, which range from innocent hits from the 50s to melancholic rock ballads of all time. These simple and unsophisticated illustrations might give a naive impression, but they are surprisingly accurate, snappy, sometimes rude and even vulgar. Continue reading »

Cock And Balls: A Photo Study Of Rock Gods’ Packages In Very Tight Trousers


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Rock Stars like to wear tight trousers. Why? As Paul Gallagher notes, when a BBC reporters asked the cool kids what most attracted them to the man holding the mic, they answered in one voice: the music. But Mrs. Iris Mountbatten revealed her son ‘Leggy’ was an avid admirer of the Rutles after seeing their tight trousers. Mum, on the other hand, appreciated Tom Jones and ‘Wendell’, the name of the singer’s penis. Iggy Pop writes sings about his concertinaed pal. Continue reading »

“Boyfriend Hug” Speakers Are The Perfect Way To Look Absolutely Normal In Public

What about when you want to feel safe and secure by being wrapped in fake-muscly arms when you’re on the go? You don’t want to look like some weirdo, dragging around a headless body-pillow with you while you’re out and about. Continue reading »

People Blend Themselves In With Vinyls


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Since retro is the new hot nowadays, vinyl is starting its great comeback. So if you are a vinyl junkie or your parents have a big collection of the greatest ’80s hits, this could be your next great opportunity. People across the Internet unleash their creativity by paying homage to vinyl cover art and bringing it to life in a new context. Following the trend, people are obscuring or augmenting their body parts with record sleeves causing an entertaining illusion captured on photos before digital collages were cool. Continue reading »

Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before

In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock ‘n’ roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the band before they became the icons of rock. Most of these images have never been published before, making this book a must-have for the Stones’ legion of fans. Continue reading »

That Time When Nirvana Dressed Up In Woman Clothes For Mademoiselle Magazine In 1993


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Under the headline: “Reaching Nirvana: The Grunge Gods Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side”, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic posed for these sexy fashionable photos in the November 1993 issue of Mademoiselle Magazine. Kurt Cobain wearing a Dries Van Noten sweater. Dave Grohl in a Todd Oldham sweater. Krist Novoselic in a Joan Vass sweater. All scarves (shown as skirts) by Gene Meyer. Continue reading »

Debbie Harry Photographed By Chris Stein For Punk Magazine Centerfold Shoot, 1976

A few decades ago, up-and-coming punk-pop star Debbie Harry had a photographer on hand to chronicle her every move – her friend, bandmate and lover Chris Stein. Continue reading »

Nothing To See Here, Just Some Photos Of Cats Wearing Metal Battle Vests

God bless cats. They’ve been providing the Internet with unwitting entertainment ever since there was an Internet. And God bless metal, because duh… heavy fucking metal. Continue reading »

Afro Hair On Album Covers

…and some white artists who imitated it! Continue reading »

Famous Music Hits Turned Into Vintage Ad Posters

David Redon wanted to take music hits and treat them like they were vintage ads, that the artist was the product and the title was the baseline. We can highlight the fact that David Redon adapted wonderfully every visual code of the first printed ads. Continue reading »

“Packed Music”: Artist Alessio Bichi Turns Album Covers Into Clever Brand Packaging

In his series ‘Packed Music’, Milan-based graphic designer Alessio Bichi creates a visual playlist of his all-time favorite bands. Going about the project by association, Bichi reworks iconic album covers into ordinary objects with the help of Photoshop, Illustrator and images pulled from Google. Continue reading »

Robot Street Musicians Perfectly Performing Daft Punk’s “Giorgio by Moroder” And “Get Lucky”

The video, shot by YouTube member Paul Moran who came across the spectacle while walking down Whyte Avenue, shows a group of robot musicians called N3K Trio playing the music of Daft Punk, complete with happy robot dancers. Continue reading »

These Retro 80s Album Covers Of Today’s Pop Stars Are Totally Radical

FULALEO is a graphic designer and illustrator originally from Colombia but currently based in Melbourne, Australia. In a series entitled The 2080s “Past is the Future” the artist designed a series of 80s retro LP covers, using contemporary pop stars. He even made up album names for each one! Continue reading »

Leper Messiah: Dig This New Sculpture Of Iggy Pop’s Most Iconic Pose

A new company called Wax Face Toys is launching with a remarkable figurine of Iggy Pop. Wax Face make licensed figures in resin and vinyl featuring cult heroes from the world of music and film. The Iggy figurine was sculpted in London by former Madame Tussauds artists and measures 15.7 inches (40 centimeters). Continue reading »

“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy.

These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. Continue reading »

Rare Photos Of Los Angeles Rock Bands, 1978-1989

Anthony Kiedis and Flea by James Ruebsamen – 1989

Thanks to the Los Angeles Public Library for sharing with us photos from the LA music scene 1978 to 1989. The collection features Black Flag, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Minutemen, the Go-Go’s, Van Halen, Motley Crüe, Jane’s Addiction and more. Continue reading »

Bon Jovi Really Loved Wearing Ridiculous Outfits In 1980s

Fashion changes over time. Today, a man wearing short-shorts is basically a punchline. But what if I told you there was a time when ridiculous outfits featured below were not only acceptable, but sexy? That time was the 1980’s… Continue reading »

Paul, Family And History Of Rock Music Through The Heartbreaking Photos Of Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney and his wife Linda (1941 – 1998) with their daughters Heather, Stella and Mary in Rye, East Sussex, 4th April 1976. Linda married Paul McCartney in 1969, and the two had three children: Mary Anna, Stella, and James. Linda was a member of Paul’s band, Wings, and she also wrote/recorded music independently (Seaside woman – Suzy and The Red Stripes). Continue reading »

Finally, It’s Here. A Collection Of 50 Outrageous Album Covers Ever. Certainly.

The word “outrageous” has many definitions, some positive and some negative. “Exceeding the limits of what is usual.” “Deficient in propriety or good taste.” “Something that doesn’t make any goddamn sense.” Alright, so we made up one of those, but you get the idea. So what makes a truly outrageous album cover? For our list, we simplified the criteria: It should be something that makes you scratch your head and say, “Huh?” Continue reading »

A Collection Of 75 Worst Album Covers Ever. Probably.

Maybe they were deluded by their own sense of grandeur or misguided by overly supportive parents, but one thing is for certain these are easily 75 of the worst album covers from all over the world. Continue reading »

Worst Christmas Album Covers Of All Time

Looking at these Christmas music album masterpieces only one question pops into mind: “What the hell were they thinking?!” Scroll down to see the ugliest, creepiest and weirdest Christmas album cover art ever. Continue reading »

What If People From Classical Paintings Attended A Music Festival


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According to an artist Márton Neményi: “My name is Márton Neményi, I’m a Hungary-based photojournalist who didn’t miss Europe’s Burning Man, the Sziget Festival, but according to my vision, this year the Hungarian party island needed a fine twist. Continue reading »

Here’s What’s Happening Outside Of Famous Music Album Covers

Russian artist Igor Lipchanskiy has created a hilarious series of photos that show what’s really happening outside of the frames of iconic album covers: Continue reading »