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ROCK


Rock , rock and roll, rockabilly music has its roots in the 1940s and 1950s. Starting when the early rockers merged country and blues rock has spent most of its life spinning off new influences, styles and variations every few years. Check out our ever expanding collection and if you cannot see it - ask, we have access to some wonderful rock archives.

KISS <br>stylised Glam Rock band<br>Gene Simmons (bass, vocals) <br>live at Wembley Arena, London, UK <br>1999 <br>Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
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KISS
stylised Glam Rock band
Gene Simmons (bass, vocals)
live at Wembley Arena, London, UK
1999
Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
GREEN DAY <br>Californian Pop Punk band<br>Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals / guitar)<br>live at the O2 Arena, London, UK <br>2009 <br>Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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GREEN DAY
Californian Pop Punk band
Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals / guitar)
live at the O2 Arena, London, UK
2009
Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
BRIAN MAY <br>highly respected English guitarist of the band QUEEN<br>solo concert live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK<br>25 October 1998 <br>Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
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BRIAN MAY
highly respected English guitarist of the band QUEEN
solo concert live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
25 October 1998
Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL<br>the worlds most famous and longest running rock music festival<br>the audience await the next performance<br>at Pilton Farm, Somerset, UK<br>June 2009 <br>Credit : David J Colbran / ArenaPAL
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THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
the worlds most famous and longest running rock music festival
the audience await the next performance
at Pilton Farm, Somerset, UK
June 2009
Credit : David J Colbran / ArenaPAL
BON JOVI <br>American Stadium Rock band <br>Jon Bon Jovi (lead vocals)<br>The Crush Tour live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK<br>2000<br>Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
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BON JOVI
American Stadium Rock band
Jon Bon Jovi (lead vocals)
The Crush Tour live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK
2000
Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
SKUNK ANANSIE <br>Britrock band who rose to fame in the 1990s<br>Skin (vocals)<br>live at Finsbury Park 'Chaos in The Park', London, UK<br>July 1997<br>Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
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SKUNK ANANSIE
Britrock band who rose to fame in the 1990s
Skin (vocals)
live at Finsbury Park 'Chaos in The Park', London, UK
July 1997
Credit : Mel Longhurst / ArenaPAL
LINKIN PARK <br>American Nu-Metal, Hard-Rock band<br>Chester Bennington (vocals)<br>at the O2 Arena, London, UK<br>2008<br>Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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LINKIN PARK
American Nu-Metal, Hard-Rock band
Chester Bennington (vocals)
at the O2 Arena, London, UK
2008
Credit: Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
JOAN JETT<br>best know for the anthemic song &quotI Love Rock 'n' Roll"  and as a member of The Runaways<br>solo performance at the Brighton Centre, UK<br>2007<br>Credit : David Illman / ArenaPAL
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JOAN JETT
best know for the anthemic song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and as a member of The Runaways
solo performance at the Brighton Centre, UK
2007
Credit : David Illman / ArenaPAL
ELECTRIC GUITAR<br>made by Japanese manufacturer Ibanez<br>image taken in studio on white background<br>Credit : Edward Webb / ArenaPAL
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ELECTRIC GUITAR
made by Japanese manufacturer Ibanez
image taken in studio on white background
Credit : Edward Webb / ArenaPAL
ROCK MUSIC FANS<br>lively audience members give the 'devil salute' aka 'metal horns' or 'devil horns'<br>at the Astoria, London, UK<br>2007<br>Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
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ROCK MUSIC FANS
lively audience members give the 'devil salute' aka 'metal horns' or 'devil horns'
at the Astoria, London, UK
2007
Credit : Marilyn Kingwill / ArenaPAL
BOB DYLAN and JOAN BAEZ <br>American political folk rock singers of the 1960s Peace Movement<br>in London, UK<br>1965<br>Credit : Topfoto / ArenaPAL
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BOB DYLAN and JOAN BAEZ
American political folk rock singers of the 1960s Peace Movement
in London, UK
1965
Credit : Topfoto / ArenaPAL
THE SLITS <br>influential dub reggae post-punk, no-wave band<br>Ari Up (lead vocals and feminist icon)  b. 1962 - 2010<br>live in London, UK<br>1977<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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THE SLITS
influential dub reggae post-punk, no-wave band
Ari Up (lead vocals and feminist icon) b. 1962 - 2010
live in London, UK
1977
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
THE SEX PISTOLS<br>controversial initiators of the UK punk rock movement<br>Johnny Rotten (vocals) and Steve Jones (guitar)<br>live at the Notre Dame Hall, London, UK<br>15 November 1976<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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THE SEX PISTOLS
controversial initiators of the UK punk rock movement
Johnny Rotten (vocals) and Steve Jones (guitar)
live at the Notre Dame Hall, London, UK
15 November 1976
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
THE ROLLING STONES<br>iconic British rhythm and blues rock band<br>Mick Jagger (vocals)<br>The European Tour 1973<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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THE ROLLING STONES
iconic British rhythm and blues rock band
Mick Jagger (vocals)
The European Tour 1973
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
IGGY POP <br>lead singer of punk band The Stooges, on his first solo tour<br>The Idiot Tour at the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK<br>March 1977<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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IGGY POP
lead singer of punk band The Stooges, on his first solo tour
The Idiot Tour at the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK
March 1977
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
FREDDIE MERCURY<br>b.1946 - 1991, British lead vocalist of QUEEN<br>wrote many hit songs including &quotBohemian Rhapsody" and &quotWe Are the Champions"<br>1975 <br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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FREDDIE MERCURY
b.1946 - 1991, British lead vocalist of QUEEN
wrote many hit songs including "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions"
1975
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
THE JAM<br>English punk rock / mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s<br>Paul Weller (vocals/guitar) aka the &quotModfather"<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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THE JAM
English punk rock / mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s
Paul Weller (vocals/guitar) aka the "Modfather"
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
ALICE COOPER <br>hard rock singer and musician<br>aka &quotFather of Metal&quotand &quotFounder of Shock Rock" <br>live in concert on the Welcome To My Nightmare Tour 1990<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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ALICE COOPER
hard rock singer and musician
aka "Father of Metal"and "Founder of Shock Rock"
live in concert on the Welcome To My Nightmare Tour 1990
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
DAVID BOWIE<br>innovative British musician and actor<br>during the the Jean Genie era, 1972<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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DAVID BOWIE
innovative British musician and actor
during the the Jean Genie era, 1972
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
BLONDIE <br>American band who were pioneers of the early American and UK <br>punk rock and New Wave scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s<br>l-r Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Deborah 'Debbie' Harry and Chris Stein<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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BLONDIE
American band who were pioneers of the early American and UK
punk rock and New Wave scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s
l-r Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Deborah 'Debbie' Harry and Chris Stein
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
EFFECTS UNIT FOR AN ELECTRIC GUITAR<br>BOSS Pedal board BCB-60 including Metal Zone, Distortion<br>Overdrive, Super Shifter, Multi-effect and Wah Wah pedals<br>Credit: Jill Douglas / ArenaPAL
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EFFECTS UNIT FOR AN ELECTRIC GUITAR
BOSS Pedal board BCB-60 including Metal Zone, Distortion
Overdrive, Super Shifter, Multi-effect and Wah Wah pedals
Credit: Jill Douglas / ArenaPAL
FLEETWOOD MAC <br>British-American rock, pop and blues band<br>Say You Will Tour at Wembley Arena, London, UK<br>2005<br>Credit: Elaine Litbir / ArenaPAL
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FLEETWOOD MAC
British-American rock, pop and blues band
Say You Will Tour at Wembley Arena, London, UK
2005
Credit: Elaine Litbir / ArenaPAL
MUSE<br>English modern progressive rock band famed for their extravagant live performances<br>Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar)<br>live at the London Arena, UK<br>2001 <br>Credit: Nici Harper / ArenaPAL
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MUSE
English modern progressive rock band famed for their extravagant live performances
Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar)
live at the London Arena, UK
2001
Credit: Nici Harper / ArenaPAL
BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS<br>American seminal rock and roll, and rockabilly band<br>hit songs include &quotRock Around the Clock", and &quotShake, Rattle, and Roll"<br>live in London, UK<br>6 February 1957<br>Credit : ArenaPAL
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BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS
American seminal rock and roll, and rockabilly band
hit songs include "Rock Around the Clock", and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"
live in London, UK
6 February 1957
Credit : ArenaPAL
PATTI SMITH <br>aka &quotthe Godmother of Punk"<br>American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly <br>influential component of the New York City punk rock movement <br>live in concert circa 1970s<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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PATTI SMITH
aka "the Godmother of Punk"
American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly
influential component of the New York City punk rock movement
live in concert circa 1970s
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
THE BEATLES <br>l-r Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon (and Ringo Starr)<br>live at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK<br>20 February 1963<br>Credit : Michael Ward / ArenaPAL
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THE BEATLES
l-r Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon (and Ringo Starr)
live at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK
20 February 1963
Credit : Michael Ward / ArenaPAL
JIMI HENDRIX<br>b.1942 - 1970, was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter<br>He is widely considered the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music<br>1967<br>Credit : Jan Olofsson / ArenaPAL
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JIMI HENDRIX
b.1942 - 1970, was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter
He is widely considered the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music
1967
Credit : Jan Olofsson / ArenaPAL
ELVIS PRESLEY<br>b.1935 - 1977,  was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century<br>aka &quotthe King of Rock and Roll"<br>Credit : Ronald Grant Archive / ArenaPAL
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ELVIS PRESLEY
b.1935 - 1977, was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century
aka "the King of Rock and Roll"
Credit : Ronald Grant Archive / ArenaPAL
OASIS<br>Indie rock band from Manchester, UK<br>Liam Gallagher (vocalist)<br>Credit : James McCormick / ArenaPAL
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OASIS
Indie rock band from Manchester, UK
Liam Gallagher (vocalist)
Credit : James McCormick / ArenaPAL
NIRVANA<br>influential Grunge Rock band from Seattle<br>b.1967 - 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist<br>1992<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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NIRVANA
influential Grunge Rock band from Seattle
b.1967 - 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist
1992
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
U2<br>lead singer Bono on the band's Popmart Tour<br>live at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland<br>1997<br>Credit : Steve Gillett / ArenaPAL
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U2
lead singer Bono on the band's Popmart Tour
live at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland
1997
Credit : Steve Gillett / ArenaPAL
AEROSMITH<br>the best-selling American rock band of all time having enjoyed success throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s<br>Steven Tyler (lead singer) backstage<br>1974<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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AEROSMITH
the best-selling American rock band of all time having enjoyed success throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s
Steven Tyler (lead singer) backstage
1974
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
VAN MORRISON<br>Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician<br>best known for the songs &quotBrown Eyed Girl" and &quotGloria"<br>Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL
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VAN MORRISON
Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician
best known for the songs "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Gloria"
Credit : Ian Dickson / ArenaPAL