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Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021
August 12, 2021
Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021

Mike Finnigan, an acclaimed studio/touring musician known for his work with the Hammond B3 organ and for recording stints with acts including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and many others, passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Renowned Jazz Drummer/Music Educator Joe Porcaro: 1930-2020
July 7, 2020
Rest in Peace, Renowned Jazz Drummer/Music Educator Joe Porcaro: 1930-2020

Joe Porcaro, a world-famous jazz drummer with an incredible resume of career accomplishments, has passed away at the age of 90. The news was announced early Tuesday morning by his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
August 12, 2022
Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

Daryl Hall on the term “Blue-Eyed Soul”: “I f****** hate it; it’s a racist term… if you’re a white guy and you’re singing or playing in a black idiom, it’s...

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 | 4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’
April 12, 2021
4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’

On Saturday, April 17, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy camp and New York-based classic rock station Q104.3 will present Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber and Denny Seiwell,...

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 | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression
July 21, 2020
Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression

Today, July 21, would have been the 69th birthday of Robin Williams. The legendary actor/comedian known for razor-sharp wit, an endlessly irreverent standup comedy style and a warm demeanor passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing
May 6, 2020
Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing

The time couldn’t be any better for the return of a song as powerful and anthemic as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” the classic Beatles track that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

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 | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

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 | Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4
November 8, 2016
Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4

Attention Southern California! On Sunday, December 4, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation will team up for another all-star fundraising holiday concert benefiting the Los Angeles Fire Department’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims
October 28, 2016
Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew was the strongest...

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: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Issues Heartfelt Statement About Passing of Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough
June 14, 2016
Paul McCartney Issues Heartfelt Statement About Passing of Wings Guitarist Henry McCullough

Henry McCullough, an Irish musician/guitarist who was a member of the band Wings in the early 1970s, passed away at the age of 72 on Tuesday. McCullough worked on Wings’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

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 | 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 | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....