98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

The NAMM Show brings together musicians and industry insiders from throughout the musical spectrum. For a weekend in Southern California, the entire music business comes together to celebrate music — and learn about the latest and greatest products from top manufactures. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with musicians there for the fun. […]

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Over the past few years, it’s been nearly impossible to peruse social media without coming across one of Anthony Vincent’s YouTube videos — you probably know him by the name of his video series, Ten Second Songs. In each clip, Vincent delights the viewer with a variety of different musical styles, all singing parts of […]

Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band Kittie. Having recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band, the members of Kittie are finishing up work on a documentary film, Origins/Evolutions, chronicling their […]

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge departed from the three-minute single in 1967 with their debut album Vanilla Fudge. The New York-area band – drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, guitarist Vinny Martell and organist Mark Stein – released the groundbreaking LP with extended versions of “Ticket to Ride,” “She’s Not There,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ […]

Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

By Marvin Matthews Senior Writer, Mountain City Rock Montreal’s Online Rock Station http://www.mountaincityrock.com/ The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album ‘Hotel California’ to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. “On a dark, desert highway…” I’m quite certain that if you recited those five words to anyone, […]

The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his producer, dance and soundtrack legend David Holmes, for the remarkable left turn that his new album, Who Built The Moon?, marks for the […]

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

With her new album Somebody’s Child, British singer/songwriter Judith Owen delivers an exceptional album conjuring the confessional Laurel Canyon music of yesterday — think Carole King, Judee Sill, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell — while infusing the artist’s own distinctive flair with sophisticated musical textures and hard-hitting lyrics. The album, which features seasoned accompaniment in the […]

In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season.  So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters‘ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.” Bing […]