Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Core member of the Monkees. Country-rock maverick. Music Video pioneer. Entrepreneur. Texas-born singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Nesmith has worn many hats throughout his career, wool or otherwise. Infinite Tuesday, Nesmith’s new autobiography, unravels in its own typically idiosyncratic style, pivotal moments in his life unreeling like random snapshots in the artist’s head and imagination. A deep thinker, Nesmith lends […]

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

According to Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions of a “magpie” refers to one who collects indiscriminately. In the case of The Magpie Salute, a new 10-piece outfit drawing together three key members of The Black Crowes—Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien—the groups collects its source material from a myriad of influences to create an expansive […]

Inspiring Elvis Presley’s Sideburns, Conquering Las Vegas and Decades of Success: Engelbert Humperdinck Q&A

Inspiring Elvis Presley’s Sideburns, Conquering Las Vegas and Decades of Success: Engelbert Humperdinck Q&A

Given today’s accelerated 15 minutes of fame life span where artists enjoy momentary heights of lightning in a bottle success before being whisked out the door to oblivion and future answers for “Where Are They Now” trivia questions, those who have endured decade after decade are a rarified group indeed. Engelbert Humperdinck is one of […]

Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

50 years ago (today, in fact), Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play with the release of the Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Through the ensuing decades, music critics and fans around the globe have routinely cited the record rock’s most seminal and groundbreaking long-player. In celebration of the 50th anniversary […]

John Oates Q&A: Songwriting, Hall and Oates and His New Memoir, ‘Change of Seasons’ (Q&A)

John Oates Q&A: Songwriting, Hall and Oates and His New Memoir, ‘Change of Seasons’ (Q&A)

As one half of music’s most successful duos of all-time, John Oates has experienced his fair share of extraordinary milestones in his illustrious career. His new autobiography, Change of Seasons, co-penned with noted music scribe (and Rock Cellar contributor), Chris Epting, is a fascinating chronicle of Oates’ five decade musical journey. (Be sure to enter […]

Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Exploding onto the music scene with a ferocious sound blending primal riffs with a melodic smartness thanks to massive radio hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Animal,” “Love Bites”, Def Leppard etched their permanent mark on hard rock music. Masters in the recording studio, Def Leppard also continue to be […]

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

You can’t fake passion, and well…heart. You either have it or you don’t. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, unquestionably has “it.” Blessed with a multi-octave range, Ann is one of rock’s most powerful and extraordinary vocalists. Over the past four decades, she’s harnessed pure emotive passion on record and on concert stages, forging an […]

Steve Hackett on Genesis, the Beatles, ‘The Night Siren’ and Music’s Ability to Inspire Change

Steve Hackett on Genesis, the Beatles, ‘The Night Siren’ and Music’s Ability to Inspire Change

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett returns with a new studio album, The Night Siren, on March 24. Joining forces with a multi-cultural assemblage of musicians from around the globe, the album’s theme is timelier than ever given the political/cultural upheaval in America and around the world. “This latest waxing represents a bird’s eye view of […]

Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

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 is puzzled why Wright’s label, A&M Records, buried such a strong commercial release which had sat in the archives for more than four decades. Consummate musicianship […]