Avery Heeringa, Columbia College Chicago
The musician returns to their pop-rock roots for an introspective album that finds the artist taking control of their life.
Cassandra Jenkins, Temple University
The new single and its music video pay homage to Big Mama Thornton, who — unbeknownst to most — originally recorded ‘Hound Dog.’
Kylie Clifton, Loyola Marymount University
Once again, the rocker’s life story takes to the screen in a dazzling biopic trailer that comes up short in honestly addressing his darker side.
Aly Walters, Michigan State University
After a steady stream of movies depicting the rise of rock legends like Queen, Elton John and The Beatles, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will be the latest to receive the biopic treatment.
Jake Sanders, Rhodes College
Although he’s played a huge role in rock ‘n’ roll history for the past few decades, the rocker’s memoir shows that he’s just an ordinary guy.
Joy Young, Chapman University
In their new album, the band pushes against the boundaries of truth and emotion to craft nostalgic sounds for the modern listener.
Elizabeth Dewit, University of Pittsburgh
Although some people are claiming that the genre has reached its end, several others counter that it’s simply changing.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
The singer’s cover of Blondie’s hit song has the public wondering where she has been hiding her edge all her life. She’s always been a rockstar though, as seen by her deep history with the genre.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
Before Elvis ever took the stage, this woman was combining gospel, blues and jazz to pioneer the genre we all know today.
Bradford Smith, Louisiana State University
After two decades and traversing multiple genres, the rock duo has stayed loyal to the musical tradition that got them started.
Whether he’s playing drums in Dead Weather or fronting his own White Stripes, the storied musician retains his own undeniable sound.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
This indelible voice is going to rediscovered by a new generation.
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