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Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the jams in a local club, witnessing unforgettable live concerts is one of the great joys in life. Given the strict guidelines imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s looking very likely that a return to live performances is not happening anytime soon. To help satiate your jones for live music, we queried a myriad of famous musicians to share their favorite live concerts or live bands. Below, enjoy the first installment…

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This past Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions in association with the Get Together Foundation and City Council member John Lee, presented ALL TOGETHER NOW! – an online concert event for the city of Los Angeles’ Coronavirus Relief Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-star telethon was streamed live via the Rock Cellar Facebook page, ABC7.com, AllTogetherNowLA.org and AlertTheGlobe.com, and ran for more than nine hours. By the time it was all said and done, more than $110,000 was raised throughout the live stream, and donations are still coming in. If you would like to contribute, text the word TOGETHER…

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John Fogerty and his kids, a.k.a. the Fogerty Factory, took part in NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, the new series of at-home performances that sprang up out of the coronavirus pandemic, with a short performance showing up online on Friday. Under normal, non-COVID-19 circumstances, we’d nearly be finished with the first full month of the Major League Baseball season. There are no games yet in 2020, of course, due to the pandemic — but it feels somewhat comforting anyway to watch Fogerty play that oh-so-familiar guitar lead in “Centerfield,” which begins the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qW2139LKN0 In addition to…

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Among the many elements of ‘normal life’ that have been upended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is the live music industry. Concerts, which we all definitely took for granted prior to mandated shutdowns and the temporary shuttering of live music venues around the world, do not exist right now outside the digital realm of social media and YouTube. Also absent during this time are sporting events, gatherings with family and friends or working in an office setting, among many other activities that we just figured would always be around until the threat of COVID-19 threw everything into chaos.…

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The current reality facing many people the world over right now is one of anxiety and confusion, set in place by the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on our daily way of life. Dolly Parton gets this — she’s familiar with the concept of a 9-to-5 job, after all — and she’s here to help. On Thursday, the country music legend uploaded a poem she put together that captures the zeitgeist of this unique societal moment quite well, beginning with the line: “This too shall pass, as all things will. If the virus don’t kill us, the stayin’ home will!”…

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The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million streaming platforms, innumerable movies and TV shows at our fingertips (not to mention some top-quality music-related films streamable right now) … but it’s in this context that we here at Rock Cellar would like to encourage you to dive through our archives of RockCellarTV for some great, one-on-one music interviews with some true legends. RockCellarTV was introduced a few years ago as an effort to allow larger-than-life music icons to…

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Update: In addition to the music documentaries + films highlighted below, there are a number of innovative livestream concert events popping up every few minutes, it seems, in response to the coronavirus pandemic …  The world’s attention surrounds the coronavirus pandemic. Tours are canceled, supermarkets are packed (and, likely, ransacked), tensions are high, and … couches are filled. We’re being told to stay home if necessary and possible, self-isolating to prevent risk of spreading or contracting the virus, which means it’s time to load up on snacks and watch TV. There are a number of noteworthy music films and documentaries…

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This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the man’s impeccable legacy of timeless music. Soul. It’s elusive. It’s intangible. It’s a hugely desired commodity. It’s what separates the men from the boys. It’s magic. And you either have it or you don’t. One man who personifies the essence of soul is the legendary Bill Withers, who will (finally) be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Revered in music circles as one of the…

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We’re seeing all kinds of creativity lately, with nearly all of us stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing, shelter-in-place or safe-at-home ordinances enacted by state governments. Over the weekend, the Instagram page for the band America shared this video first circulated by some fans, who felt a creative spark while listening to “A Horse With No Name.” It’s really best you just watch this without any more introduction: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-C2RLBhZec/ That’s pretty inspired stuff! While on the topic of America, why not spend a few minutes of your day watching our RockCellarTV interview…

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Our Top 11 Survival Songs first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves so as to mitigate risk of spreading the virus has us all in need of some motivational songs. Just be sure to maintain that social distance, you know? Maybe sing the Police’s classic “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” as a way of conveying the message.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM So without further ado …  “See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of…

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