Topic: Polls/Quizzes

RockCellar Magazine
September 5, 2011
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Diana Vickers – Ripped Off Riffs #8

2008 X Factor contestant and semi-finalist Diana Vickers caused a stir with her smash hit single My Wicked Heart, released in 2010. The chorus finds the snarling Brit completely borrowing...

RockCellar Magazine
September 1, 2011
Guess The Artist #2

Rules of the Game: Click this sound file and see if you can guess which famous artist recorded this obscure song. Honor System: It is considered tacky to try and...

RockCellar Magazine
August 30, 2011
The Kinks vs. Green Day – Ripped Off Riffs #7

Green Day hasn’t ever been considered the most “original” of bands…they’ve already appeared in our Ripped-Off Riffs category, for example. The title track to the band’s 2000 album, Warning, features...

RockCellar Magazine
August 15, 2011
Stevie Wonder vs. Oasis – Ripped Off Riffs #5

Britpop brats Oasis scored an international smash hit with their album (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory in 1995, but it could have been an ugly mess. Right before its release,...

RockCellar Magazine
August 3, 2011
John Hiatt vs. John Hiatt? – Ripped Off Riffs #4

A first for “Ripped Off Riffs” category: An artist is accused of ripping himself off? John Hiatt just released his brand new album Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns with a...

RockCellar Magazine
July 13, 2011
Killing Joke vs. Nirvana – Ripped Off Riffs #3

One of Nirvana’s huge hits from Nevermind, Come As You Are features a down-tuned riff that bears a heavy resemblance to Killing Joke’s song Eighties. Killing Joke never did the...

RockCellar Magazine
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...