Interested in reading up on LL Cool J or Ke$ha?
Want to listen to an audio interview with
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi or Ozzy Osbourne?
Curious to learn more about industrial music or Scandinavian pop?
How about an unpublished 2011 interview with the late
Worry not: the recently added database Rock’s Backpages has that and so much more!
With over 30,000 articles by music journalists collected over the last 50 years, Rock’s Backpages covers a spectrum of artists ranging from Aaliyah
to ZZ Top
. The site covers too many genres of music to list here, but to give you an idea you can browse Rock’s Backpages for genres including prog rock
to space rock
, Japanese pop
to trip hop;
yup, all these any more more genered are covered is this database.
Sure, this is a great site for finding articles for assignments, but it is also a wonderful place to browse and learn about new genres of music, classic to contemporary artists, and popular music from around the globe.
For off-campus access, just remember you’ll be asked to enter your UArts credentials.
If you have any questions or need assistance in using this new resource, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can always e-mail me, call me, or stop by the Music Library and I’ll be more than happy to help you.
Rock on, UArts!
Music Reference Librarian
The University of the Arts