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Rock Cellar Magazine | Olivia Harrison to Release ‘Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George,’ Dedicated to George Harrison
June 8, 2022
Olivia Harrison to Release ‘Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George,’ Dedicated to George Harrison

Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George is a new illustrated book of poetry from Olivia Harrison, set for publication on June 21 in honor of her late husband, George...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’
April 12, 2022
George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’

For the very first time, a member of the Beatles has linked up with a cannabis company for a product: It’s called “All Things Must Grass,” a collaboration with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming
February 25, 2022
Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 79th birthday — and while it’s been more than two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music lives on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” ft. Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Mark Hamill, “Weird Al” Yankovic & More
December 15, 2021
Watch a New Video for George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord,” ft. Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Mark Hamill, “Weird Al” Yankovic & More

The first-ever video for George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" is a star-studded, cameo-filled romp.

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001
November 29, 2021
George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001

Today, Nov. 29, 2021, marks 20 years since the passing of George Harrison. As is always the case every time this date comes around each year, Harrison‘s Beatles band mates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 6, 2021
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its legacy unrivaled, Harrison‘s fully realized...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 30, 2021
George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)” is a previously unreleased recording from the George Harrison vaults that is being made available today, July 30, ahead of the lavish 50th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 9, 2021
Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Cosmic Empire” is a previously unreleased song from George Harrison that was originally recorded during the lengthy album sessions for All Things Must Pass, which began in earnest just six...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order
June 10, 2021
George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)

Frampton Forgets the Words is the (amusingly titled) new album from Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band, in which the legendary guitarist pays tribute to some of his favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday
February 25, 2021
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran previously to commemorate prior birthdays of the late, great George Harrison. Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 78th birthday — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track
November 27, 2020
‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track

Today, Nov. 27, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, the seminal solo album from famed Beatles legend  George Harrison. His third solo album, the triple-LP was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let’s Discuss the George Harrison-Penned Beatles Classic ‘Taxman’ on April 15 — Normally Tax Day in the U.S. (Delayed Until 7/15 Due to COVID-19)
April 15, 2020
Let’s Discuss the George Harrison-Penned Beatles Classic ‘Taxman’ on April 15 — Normally Tax Day in the U.S. (Delayed Until 7/15 Due to COVID-19)

Today, April 15, would usually be the day millions of Americans file taxes. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into everything, however, and the U.S. Treasury and IRS granted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs
April 15, 2020
Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs

The #InnerLight2020 Challenge is an initiative launched in late March by the Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973. The “challenge,” as it is, is a global...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight Challenge Raising Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19
March 27, 2020
George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight Challenge Raising Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19

The Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973, has launched the Inner Light Challenge to raise $100,000 toward the benefit of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)
March 2, 2020
A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)

If you watch Antiques Roadshow, you know you’re going to bear witness to some incredible artifacts — maybe a Civil War-era piece of art worth thousands, maybe an ancient teddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday
February 25, 2020
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran in 2019 to commemorate the 76th birthday of George Harrison.  Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 77th birthday — and while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday
February 25, 2019
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 76th birthday — and while it’s nearly been two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison
February 13, 2017
Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention
July 22, 2016
George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention

Whenever a popular song is played over the speakers at a political event, it lends itself to the possibility of the artist speaking out against said use – which is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Who Is This Guy George Harrison?
August 23, 2011
Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2
June 8, 2011
The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2

George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” may have been one of the most successful songs of his post-Beatles career, but it wasn’t entirely his song. The chord progression, background vocals and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 20 Years of The ‘Concert for George’: Special Theatrical Screening Set for Nov. 29 (Details/Tickets)
November 21, 2022
20 Years of The ‘Concert for George’: Special Theatrical Screening Set for Nov. 29 (Details/Tickets)

A gathering of music legends shared the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, 2002, to celebrate the life, legacy and timeless musical contributions of George Harrison. Taking...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)

Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles
November 11, 2022
Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles

Many American bands were casualties of the British Invasion led by the Beatles in the mid-1960s. This wasn’t the case for the Young Rascals, who formed in Garfield, NJ, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Gorgeous New Video for The Beatles’ “I’m Only Sleeping”; ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set Out Now
November 3, 2022
Watch a Gorgeous New Video for The Beatles’ “I’m Only Sleeping”; ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set Out Now

One of the key tracks on an album full of incredible moments, “I’m Only Sleeping” is a highlight of Revolver, the Beatles‘ 1966 album that was just revisited for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles Revisit 1966’s ‘Revolver’ for Expanded Special Edition — Listen/Buy
October 28, 2022
Out Now: The Beatles Revisit 1966’s ‘Revolver’ for Expanded Special Edition — Listen/Buy

“There has to be a point behind doing something. There’s no point in just doing stuff for the sake of it, there has to be a number of things that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)
October 26, 2022
The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)

While The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper album has garnered reams of critical acclaim as a milestone in the group’s recording career, the album that preceded it, Revolver, is the groundbreaking album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Ohana Festival 2022 — Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Khruangbin, P!nk, St. Vincent & More
October 4, 2022
PHOTOS: Ohana Festival 2022 — Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Khruangbin, P!nk, St. Vincent & More

This past weekend, a mix of acts spanning generations and genres gathered at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. for the Ohana Festival, the yearly music festival curated and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)
October 3, 2022
Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)

Something rare happened when Pixies were making their eighth studio album Doggerel, which was released on Sept. 30. Joey Santiago finally snagged his first co-writing credits after 25-odd years as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond
September 14, 2022
“Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond

Dave Stewart could easily be considered the Zelig of modern day rock and roll.  He and his Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox came to the rescue when Tom Petty’s house was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday
June 18, 2022
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 80th … Back in 1967, the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022
May 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022

In a message shared to social media on Thursday, it was announced that Alan White, longtime drummer/songwriter of progressive rock icons Yes has passed away at the age of 72....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA
February 28, 2022
Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA

It was easy to feel overwhelmed by the level of talent assembled on stage at Friday night’s Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings concert at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace
February 22, 2022
Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace

Gary Brooker, co-founder, singer and composer of Procol Harum, has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer. Gary Brooker – 29 May 1945 – 19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”
February 14, 2022
This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”

It can be easy to get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, being distracted from what really matters. Valentine’s Day, which happens to be today, Feb. 14, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March
January 27, 2022
Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March

The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be is the name of an exciting new exhibit scheduled to open to the masses at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary
November 11, 2021
Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary

In 2020, the Tom Petty estate released the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set, bursting with loads of astonishing outtakes, Petty’s intimate home demos, plus live recordings and early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)
October 13, 2021
Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate run time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Billy Idol’s Gritty ‘The Roadside’ EP, Four New Songs with Steve Stevens and Producer Butch Walker
September 17, 2021
Out Now: Stream Billy Idol’s Gritty ‘The Roadside’ EP, Four New Songs with Steve Stevens and Producer Butch Walker

Legendary English rock icon Billy Idol returned recently with “Bitter Taste,” a reflective new song and music video expressing some raw emotions and dark energy — visually referencing Idol’s near-fatal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)
August 26, 2021
‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)

This Thanksgiving, the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson will make its debut on Disney+, after significant delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | August 2021 Issue
August 12, 2021
August 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our August 2021 features. Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview) David Crosby Q&A:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More
August 12, 2021
David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More

David Crosby, who turns 80 this month, is making the best music of his life right now. That’s right, the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday
June 18, 2021
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 79th … Back in 1967, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving
June 17, 2021
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set
May 26, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set

The entry period has now closed. Thank you.  In late April, a lavish John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection edition of Lennon’s classic 1970 solo debut was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Discusses His New Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Don’t Know Why” in New Video (Shared on Wonder’s Birthday)
May 13, 2021
Peter Frampton Discusses His New Cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Don’t Know Why” in New Video (Shared on Wonder’s Birthday)

One of the songs reimagined on Frampton Forgets the Words, the recent instrumental covers album from guitar legend Peter Frampton, is “I Don’t Know Why,” originally from Stevie Wonder’s 1968...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Director’s Cut of Prince’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Solo from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame Induction
May 3, 2021
Watch a Director’s Cut of Prince’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Solo from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame Induction

In 2004, Prince participated in an undeniably iconic musical moment at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when he appeared onstage alongside several of his fellow music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Shares ‘Isn’t it a Pity,’ from New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ LP Out 4/23
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Band Shares ‘Isn’t it a Pity,’ from New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ LP Out 4/23

On April 23, Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets the Words, a collection of instrumental covers of songs very near and dear to the heart...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Peter Frampton Salute His Old Friend David Bowie with New ‘Loving the Alien’ Cover
March 26, 2021
Watch Peter Frampton Salute His Old Friend David Bowie with New ‘Loving the Alien’ Cover

On April 23, The Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets The Words, an instrumental covers album that finds the guitar legend tackling songs originally made famous by a number of acts spanning styles and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Peter Frampton Band Cover Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon,’ from ‘Frampton Forgets The Words’ Out 4/23
February 26, 2021
Watch The Peter Frampton Band Cover Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon,’ from ‘Frampton Forgets The Words’ Out 4/23

On April 23, The Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets The Words, an instrumental covers album that finds the guitar legend tackling songs originally made famous by a number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Covers Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner,’ Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Out 4/23 (Preview)
January 29, 2021
Peter Frampton Covers Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner,’ Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Out 4/23 (Preview)

On April 23, Peter Frampton will add to his illustrious career with a new album titled Frampton Forgets the Words — a clever title for an album of instrumental covers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary
December 21, 2020
Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary

It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)
December 2, 2020
Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)

Sir Paul McCartney is preparing to release an anticipated new studio album, McCartney III, on Dec. 18. Its title follows in the footsteps of his the famed Beatles legend‘s previous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Renowned Music Photographer Alan Kozlowski: 1948-2020
September 17, 2020
Rest in Peace, Renowned Music Photographer Alan Kozlowski: 1948-2020

Alan Kozlowski, an acclaimed musician/photographer/cinematographer whose career spanned decades and earned him esteem throughout the artistic community, has passed away at the age of 72. His work adorns the walls...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’
September 1, 2020
Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’

Chris Carter is a noted radio personality and host of the long-running program Breakfast with The Beatles, in addition to an abundance of other projects and work over the years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Slate (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Rock Cellar Writer) Releases 43-Track ‘Lockdown Live’ Album, ft. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon Covers and More
August 14, 2020
Jeff Slate (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Rock Cellar Writer) Releases 43-Track ‘Lockdown Live’ Album, ft. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon Covers and More

Jeff Slate is a New York-based singer/songwriter with a prolific solo career — in addition to being a rock music journalist. He’s a regular contributor to Rock Cellar (if you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken
July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken

Fiona Adams, a photographer responsible for some of the most iconic photos taken of The Beatles over the years, has passed away at the age of 84. RIP, Fiona Adams,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Remember Famed Beatles Photographer Astrid Kirchherr on Social Media
May 21, 2020
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Remember Famed Beatles Photographer Astrid Kirchherr on Social Media

On May 15, news came through that Astrid Kirchherr, famed German photographer known for her legacy of work documenting the Beatles, had passed away at the age of 81 earlier...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Promises ‘A Big Surprise’ on the Beatles’ YouTube Page on 4/25 (Update: It’s a ‘Yellow Submarine’ Sing-A-Long Party on YouTube)
April 21, 2020
Ringo Starr Promises ‘A Big Surprise’ on the Beatles’ YouTube Page on 4/25 (Update: It’s a ‘Yellow Submarine’ Sing-A-Long Party on YouTube)

If you find yourself on the internet this coming Saturday morning (April 25), you might want to tune in to the official Beatles channel on YouTube. We’re not sure why,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2

Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim …  From new product innovations...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction
December 16, 2019
John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction

Sotheby’s recently ran a special auction for various items associated with the Beatles. The auction came to a close late last week, making some deep-pocketed fans of the Fab Four...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season

This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away
November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away

If you’ve seen a Beatles album cover in your life, you’ve likely been viewing the work of photographer Robert Freeman. Among his high-profile work, Freeman’s photography adorned several Beatles records,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians And Cats for National Cat Day! (Photos)
October 29, 2019
Musicians And Cats for National Cat Day! (Photos)

Today, Oct. 29, is officially National Cat Day. Hey, don’t ask us, we don’t make the rules. National Cat Day has its own website, even, which lays it out like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22
October 16, 2019
The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22

Since there simply is no such thing as “too much” Beatles memorabilia for the legendary group‘s swaths of fans around the world, another new can’t-miss set is scheduled for release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker

A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday
October 9, 2019
Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday

Today, October 9, is the date that John Lennon would have celebrated his 79th birthday, were he still alive. Happy Birthday, John. pic.twitter.com/TFWZXAyTiq — The Beatles (@thebeatles) October 9, 2019...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame
October 4, 2019
Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame

Congratulations to drummer Steve Ferrone, known globally as the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who was inducted into the Music Walk of Fame in his hometown of Brighton,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)
September 27, 2019
Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)

50 years ago this week — yesterday, Sept. 26 to be precise — was the date the Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The legendary album would be the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’
September 26, 2019
Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’

Today, Sept. 26, is the precise 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles‘ Abbey Road was released in 1969 in the UK. And, with a special edition reissue of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sheryl Crow’s ‘Threads,’ an LP of Duets with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, St. Vincent, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash and More (Listen)
August 30, 2019
Out Now: Sheryl Crow’s ‘Threads,’ an LP of Duets with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, St. Vincent, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash and More (Listen)

When Sheryl Crow set out to record her new album, Threads, she had one thing in mind: going out with a bang. The iconic singer/songwriter had aims for this to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)

Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World
May 13, 2019
Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World

“I love this place and it means a lot to me, because when I was young, before I wanted to be a lumberjack, I really, really wanted to be an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart
April 17, 2019
This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart

The week of April 11 – 17, 1971 was a busy one for the Beatles — even though the band had split up. During that week, each former Beatle had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild
February 12, 2019
A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild

The Beatles. You know them. We all know them. The world knows them. Right? The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison is among the most...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)
November 6, 2018
Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Previously Unheard 'Pac-Man,' a Parody of the Beatles' 'Taxman'
February 17, 2017
Listen to 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Previously Unheard 'Pac-Man,' a Parody of the Beatles' 'Taxman'

Over the decades, “Weird Al” Yankovic has etched his place in music and pop culture history with now-classic comedy albums featuring inventive parodies and inspired original compositions. Next November, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Don Was on the Rolling Stones' Future: 'The Rock Cellar Conversations' Podcast Premiere
January 12, 2017
Producer Don Was on the Rolling Stones' Future: 'The Rock Cellar Conversations' Podcast Premiere

“There was no vision for this album,” says producer Don Was of The Rolling Stones’ new CD, Blue & Lonesome. “We were making an album of new songs, and sometimes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar to Premiere New Podcast Series; First Up, Rolling Stones Producer Don Was
January 10, 2017
Rock Cellar to Premiere New Podcast Series; First Up, Rolling Stones Producer Don Was

The Rolling Stones are “not done making records,” producer Don Was tells KCSN Los Angeles DJ Jim Nelson in the first installment of The Rock Cellar Conversations, our new podcast...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Leon Russell: 1942-2016
November 13, 2016
Rest in Peace, Leon Russell: 1942-2016

Acclaimed and revered singer/songwriter/session musician Leon Russell has died at the age of 74, it was announced on his Facebook page Sunday morning. His wife reported that Russell passed in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)
July 29, 2016
Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Guest post by Peter Palmiere ———————————– All you need is Love rang true Thursday night, July 14 at the Mirage hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, as Cirque du Soleil celebrated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge
July 8, 2016
The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Delta Lady: A Memoir is the apt title of Lafayette, Tennessee-born singer Rita Coolidge‘s new autobiography. That classic Leon Russell-penned track and his signature A Song For You were inspired by Coolidge...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Survival Songs
August 5, 2015
Top 11 Survival Songs

“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)
April 2, 2013
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)

Rock Cellar Magazine catches up with Justin Hayward to discuss The Moody Blues, songwriting, the band’s performance at the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, meditation, drugs, and his brand new record - Spirits of the Western Sky.

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 4, 2013
February Album Reviews

Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Beatles Stories" Movie:  Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky

Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
June 19, 2012
Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan is BACK!
April 16, 2012
Donovan is BACK!

Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?
June 3, 2011
Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?

When George Harrison took the stand in a New York City courtroom in January 1976 to defend himself against charges that he had stolen a good portion of The Chiffons’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday
July 7, 2022
Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music — names like Neil Peart of Rush and Stewart Copeland of The Police to name just two — the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh
April 1, 2022
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh

There’s a certain comfort to the Red Hot Chili Peppers sounding like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which they do throughout Unlimited Love, a sprawling new album released this week...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death
December 8, 2020
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death

Today, Dec. 8, marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic day John Lennon was killed outside the Dakota building in his beloved New York City. It’s a time for reflection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)

Today, Oct. 9, is the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles legend John Lennon. ‘It’s Johnny’s Birthday’. Remembering @johnlennon on his 80th Birthday. Click here – https://t.co/FJUaSsNR5k – to listen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday

Note: This piece originally ran in 2019, in honor of the 79th birthday of Ringo Starr. For his 80th on July 7, 2020, be sure to watch Ringo’s Big Birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday
June 18, 2020
A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday

This piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 78th … Back in 1967, the Beatles wondered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020
March 11, 2020
‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020

Exciting news in the world of the Beatles came down on Wednesday: Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s new documentary film, The Beatles: Get Back, will officially be released in theaters on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer
July 11, 2019
Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police to name a few, Ringo Starr’s exceptional work as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

After decades of impeccable songwriting skills and amassing an almost mythical status as a premier musician and inspiration to millions, Bob Dylan was recognized on Thursday with one of the most prestigious...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...