New Episode of Under the Influence Explores Glam Rock feat. Cherie Currie, Michael Stipe, Lil Uzi Vert, BØRNS, and more


In the newest episode of Under the Influence, sponsored by Pandora Premium, Noisey explores the roots and continuing influence of Glam Rock, tracing its history from Baudelaire through David Bowie all the way to Lil Uzi Vert

Starring: Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Steve Priest (The Sweet), Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun), Andrew W.K., Lil Uzi Vert, Paul Banks (Interpol), Deap Vally, HMLTD, BØRNS, and more!

Watch the episode exclusively on Noisey:

Brooklyn, NY (May 22, 2017) - Noisey, VICE's music channel, is proud to release the latest episode of Under the Influence, an original series sponsored by Pandora Premium that examines the world's most influential music scenes and the vast impact that they've had on culture. Brought to you by Pandora Premium, today's episode uncovers the origins and influence of glam rock.
Watch Under the Influence: Glam Rock exclusively on Noisey:
After Woodstock and before punk, glam rock reimagined the rock 'n' roll experience as outlandish fantasy. By becoming objects of art themselves, glam’s performers defined rock stardom as self-invention, stripping away common notions of identity, gender, and sexuality.

As David Bowie and the pillars of London Glam — The Sweet, Mott the Hoople, Slade, and T. Rex — dominated the pop charts, America’s glam movement manifested in the form of Iggy Pop, New York Dolls, and The Velvet Underground; giving birth to a durable rock 'n' roll aesthetic template to be embraced or rejected for decades to come.

Bringing together Glam Rock pioneers young and old, Noisey's Under the Influence traces this history, speaking with original glam rock icons like Steve Priest of The Sweet and Cherie Currie of The Runaways. The episode also speaks with the myriad of performers touched by glam rock, including Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Paul Banks of Interpol, Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun, Lil Uzi Vert, HMLTD, and more. 

Narrated by Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid, Transplants), Under The Influence shows how Glam Rock’s legacy helped give us disco, goth, hair metal, prince, KISS, REM, LGBT rights, platform boots, and a generation of young artists in the developing world reimagining life as art.
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