Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But are there other lesser-known sites that still hold some compelling Fab Four history? Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Here are a dozen of them. Toronto Rock and… Continue reading Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh is the rock ’n’ roll art director’s art director. In addition to the Beatles he has designed albums for the Rolling Stones, The Who, the… Continue reading Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Turn Me On #2: Kishi Bashi, Emitt Rhodes

In this edition of Turn Me On, RCM will focus on two artists whose music has found inspiration in the Fab Four.  One who continues to create new music and marry the uplifting vibe with modern beats, and another from the past with a similar sound who newer generations can discover. But the fact remains… Continue reading Turn Me On #2: Kishi Bashi, Emitt Rhodes

Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text.  Once in a while we like to talk to the people who make these pretty pictures. Rock Cellar Magazine roving reporter Ed Rampell caught up with celebrated photographer Albert Watson at his latest… Continue reading Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising number of them included 1966’s Revolver.  Link  HERE Well coincidentally (or not?), just this month a brand spankin’ new Beatles book hit the shelves and… Continue reading Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian Epstein, and Apple Records.  Some even feel his career should have been as big as theirs.  Christopher Huston is a Grammy-award-winning producer/engineer who has worked with… Continue reading The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)

They’re as important as our own children. Or more so. Rock musicians are no exception – some of the biggest names in music history owned canine companions, and were often photographed with them for magazine spreads, in candid photos or just for their private collections. Whether you’re a “dog person” or a “cat person”, there’s… Continue reading Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)

Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Henry ‘The Horse’ Smith admits that he sometimes gets annoyed with people asking Led Zeppelin questions. After all, the good-natured 64 year old roadie/road manager has a lot more on his decades-old resume than the consensus ‘greatest rock band on the planet’. Let’s face it, Aerosmith and The Yardbirds are not chopped liver. But, more… Continue reading Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style and you’ve got s-u-b-s-t-a-n-c-e up the wazoo. We’ve been celebrating and digging up every lone fact on the Beatles for over 5 decades. Just when… Continue reading Who Is This Guy George Harrison?