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Judy Collins: On ‘Everybody Knows,’ Working With Stephen Stills and Music’s Ability to Empower (The Interview)
Soon after their fiery two-year relationship ended, Stephen Stills wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” about Judy Collins. The iconic multi-part track opened Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1969 debut album. Collins and Stills remained friends over the decades, but only recorded together sporadically. That all changed earlier this year, as Stills and Collins combined some of […]
The passing of country legend Glen Campbell earlier this year elicited warm tributes and outpourings of love and memories from those he impacted. Below, enjoy an archival interview with him, as conducted by Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp a few years back, as our own tribute to the iconic Campbell. ——————————- Music fans first met Glen Campbell […]
Henry Rollins, Don Was and Ron McMaster on the Sound of Vinyl and the vinyl experience.
Street Musician Chelsea Williams Has a New LP, a U.S. Tour and a Video With Maroon 5, but Still Loves L.A.’s ‘Dancing Drunks and Babies’ (Q&A)
Chelsea Williams knows how to work a crowd. Williams honed her craft as a singer-songwriter busking around Los Angeles for the past decade, a regular at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Playing acoustic guitar, Williams performs a mix of Americana and indie-folk tunes as she competes with breakdancers, drummers, magicians and clowns for attention – […]
On Feb. 2, 2018, AWOLNATION will release its third full-length album, Here Come the Runts. A few weeks ago, the record was previewed with its lead single, “Passion”: And now the band — fronted by principal songwriter/vocalist Aaron Bruno, formerly of Home Town Hero and Under the Influence of Giants — premiered another song, “Seven […]
Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career
Kasabian is practically a household name among alternative rock fans in Britain. Hailing from Leicester (located just outside Birmingham), the band’s 2004 self-titled debut record sold more than a million copies at home and spawned four top 20 singles. Since then, each successive studio release has entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. The four-piece […]
Out front and solo, the former Oasis frontman finds his way “We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and roll band he fronted. “Maybe we needed a timeout. I thought, by […]
Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen
In 2003, the songs “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” and “Rollover DJ” were everywhere. Consisting of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums, respectively, Jet were a breath of fresh air. After a few, interminable years of droning, shoegazing rock from the likes […]
Note: “A previous edit of this article referred to The Lemon Twigs’ as ‘The Twigs’ on two occasions, but has since been edited to avoid any confusion with The Twigs.” Upon hearing The Lemon Twigs‘ spectacular debut album, Do Hollywood, the band — brothers and creative wunderkinds, Brian and Michael D’Addario, bassist Megan Zeankowski and keyboardist […]