Music journalism online

Access the Rock's Backpages archive in a library or at home.

You will need your library membership number to access these resources from home. If you are not already a member you can apply to join the library.

Rock's Backpages

The ultimate archive of music journalism - more than 20,000 classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.

How to view this resource at home or in a library

  • Visit Rock's Backpages.
  • Click 'Sign in' at the top-right of the page (opens a pop-up sign in a window).
  • Enter your library membership number under 'Sign in - Library card'.