Rockin' Roads: Streets Named After Famous Musicians (Map)
Penny Lane. Thunder Road. Highway 61 Revisited. Plenty of roads, streets, boulevards and other locations have been immortalized in music, but what about the other way around? Join Billboard.com on an interactive rock'n'roll field trip around the world to see which musicians have streets named in their honor, uncovering the stories behind them along the way.
Some make perfect sense: You can find Run-DMC JMJ Way in Queens, Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, and Frank Sinatra Drive in his hometown of Hoboken. But discover how Dave Grohl turned up in an Ohio alleyway and why they're nuts about Frank Zappa in Berlin.
Click on the red microphone icons to read all about the streets and watch video clips from their commemoration ceremonies. Scroll down to Africa and Australia to see where Jay-Z and AC/DC have streets (respectively), and be sure to zoom way in on cities like NYC and Liverpool to discover a number of streets in close proximity.
Joey Ramone Place -- Manhattan, NYC
Duke Ellington Boulevard -- Manhattan, NYC
U2 Way -- Manhattan, NYC
Run DMC JMJ Way -- Hollis, Queens, NYC
Frank Sinatra Drive -- Hoboken, NJ
Sam Cooke Way -- Chicago, IL
Buddy Guy Way -- Chicago, IL
Elvis Presley Boulevard -- Memphis, TN
Tom Petty Road -- Dickson, TN
Dave Grohl Alley -- Warren, OH
Lady Antebellum Way -- Augusta, GA
Johnny Shines Street -- Holt, AL
Flaming Lips Alley -- Oklahoma City, OK
Bob Dylan Way -- Duluth, MN
Les Paul Parkway -- Waukesha, WI
Jimi Hendrix Way -- Bellingham, WA
Korn Row - Bakersfield, CA
Paul Anka Drive -- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
John Lennon Drive -- Liverpool, England
Paul McCartney Way -- Liverpool, England
Ringo Starr Drive -- Liverpool, England
George Harrison Way -- Liverpool, England
Frank Zappa Strasse -- Berlin, Germany
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter Road -- Kwara State, Nigeria
AC/DC Lane -- Melbourne, Australia
Text by Jillian Mapes, Jason Lipshutz, Chris Payne, Maria Sherman, RJ Cubarrubia.
Production by Jessica Letkemann, Jillian Mapes, Rachel Been.