In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

In Appreciation of The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas,’ a Deserving Holiday Season Classic

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season.  So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters‘ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.” Bing […]

The Beatles’ ‘Christmas Records’ Vinyl Singles Box Set to Be Released Dec. 15

The Beatles’ ‘Christmas Records’ Vinyl Singles Box Set to Be Released Dec. 15

The Beatles vault will be opened once more for a special holiday-themed Christmas Records box set, due out Dec. 15. Featuring seven 7″ colored vinyl singles, the Christmas Records set is tailor-made for Fab Four collectors, and includes the following: 1963: “The Beatles’ Christmas Record” (one-sided, 5:00 TRT) Recorded: 17 October 1963 – Studio Two, […]

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

Cheap Trick’s First Holiday Album, ‘Christmas Christmas,’ Coming Out 10/20

These are almost impossibly busy times for Cheap Trick — the long-running power-pop heroes just released an acclaimed new album, We’re All Alright, and completed a lengthy summer tour alongside Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (click here for some great photos from a show). Somehow, despite that busy schedule, the band found time […]

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

Frank Sinatra ‘Ultimate Christmas’ 20-Song Collection Coming 10/6 — Just in Time for the Holidays

As the seasons change and summer turns into fall, that means one thing: Holiday albums are coming. That’s definitely the case now that Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises have put together a new release showcasing 20 holiday recordings from the legendary singer. Ultimate Christmas will be released on October 6. For three selections, Frank is […]

Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of ‘Sing’ Doing ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts

Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of ‘Sing’ Doing ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts

‘Tis the season for holiday magic, and it transpired on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night as Sir Paul McCartney joined Fallon, the Roots, and the cast of the new animated film Sing (including Scarlett Johannson, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane) for a spirited rendition of Macca’s classic “Wonderful Christmastime”: […]

Watch: Paul McCartney Joins Bruce Springsteen & the E. Street Band on ‘SNL’ for Some Holiday Fun

Watch: Paul McCartney Joins Bruce Springsteen & the E. Street Band on ‘SNL’ for Some Holiday Fun

Saturday Night Live had its annual holiday-themed episode this past weekend with co-hosts/alumni Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and musical guest Bruce Springsteen. The musical portion of the program was especially entertaining. First, Bruce and the E. Street Band performed a pair of songs off his new The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box […]

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to RCM/KCSN/Get Together Foundation’s All-Star Charity Christmas Gig @ CSU Northridge 12/13

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to RCM/KCSN/Get Together Foundation’s All-Star Charity Christmas Gig @ CSU Northridge 12/13

On Sunday, December 13 Rock Cellar Magazine, KCSN 88.5 FM and the Get Together Foundation will put on a charity fundraising concert with all proceeds benefiting the MusiCares Foundation. This is the follow-up gig to this past June’s sold-out fundraiser at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California. As for the new show: set to […]

Wonderful Wonderful: An Interview with Johnny Mathis

Wonderful Wonderful: An Interview with Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis is a singer’s singer, all style, grace and eloquence, just like the man himself. Since his emergence in the late ‘50s with his breakthrough album, Wonderful Wonderful, which positioned Mathis as the consummate stylist of lush, romantic ballads, the legendary singer’s smooth vocal prowess has graced countless of hit records over the past […]