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 get up close and personal, discussing whatever they want — for however long they want, resulting in some candid conversations about hits, successful albums and music legacies … as well as misses, scandals and anything else they were comfortable discussing.
Some of these chats took place at Rock Cellar HQ in California, while others were filmed on-location at venues (like the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, in the case of our chat with John Oates) as the artists prepared for a gig. They’re all up on our YouTube channel, or you can peruse the list below for quick access.
With that introduction out of the way, here’s an easy access point to some of our best RockCellarTV conversations — click here for the full list, and happy viewing!
In late 2017, we were invited to Las Vegas to chat with members of Ringo’s All-Starr Band before the ensemble took the stage for another crowd-pleasing show. This unprecedented access to a real, live Beatle was a thrill, and led to discussions of the early days of the Fab Four, the impact music has had on Ringo throughout his life and more:
Steve Lukather (Toto)
The Vegas trip proved a fertile arena for RockCellarTV highlights, as Todd Rundgren — also a member of the All-Starr Band — stepped up as well, devoting nearly 30 minutes of his day for a five-part chat:
As a bonus for Toddheads, Rundgren and his Utopia band mates also were the focus of a lengthy video chat in July 2018:
In June 2018, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes was kind enough to meet with interviewer Ken Sharp in Los Angeles for a discussion of many things — her recent album, reconnecting musically with Stephen Stills and more.
Hall & Oates are responsible for some of the most timeless pop/rock in history — so where better to shoot an interview with Oates than the world famous Troubadour in West Hollywood, a venerable living history of rock and roll?
There’s also a short performance, to boot. Thanks, John!
They don’t come any nicer than Stewart Copeland, renowned drummer of the Police and accomplished composer. Copeland was cordial enough to invite us into his home studio in the Los Angeles area for a cozy conversation that conveys why he’s held in such high regard among his peers:
A beloved guitarist with a devoted global audience of fans, Steve Hackett first cut his teeth with Genesis before branching out into his own prolific solo career — and it was all up for discussion in 2018 when we caught up with him before a show in Southern California:
You know him for hits like “Jessie’s Girl,” but Rick Springfield is much more than a rocker with a few classic hits — and this nearly hour-long conversation dives deep, discussing a number of topics including mental health — a topic relevant to all of us.
A five-part interview with Mike Love concerns what you’d imagine it does: Extensive talk of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, growing up and being an integral part of one of the most important musical groups in history. It’s a good one.
Celebrated singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and his wound up being a seven-part chat about his enduring career.
This is just a collection of some of our RockCellarTV highlights — be sure to visit the full archive for hours of entertainment you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.