Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. – Jon Stewart Feeling thankful about anything yet? Neither are we. Thanksgiving is approaching, and the day is supposed to be about gratitude but let’s face […]

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles, more commonly known as The White Album, is a sprawling and ambitious double-album that chronicles the acceleration of the the Beatles‘ creative powers. Hot on the heels […]

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge departed from the three-minute single in 1967 with their debut album Vanilla Fudge. The New York-area band – drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, guitarist Vinny Martell and organist Mark Stein – released the groundbreaking LP with extended versions of “Ticket to Ride,” “She’s Not There,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ […]

John Waite: Unplugged (Q&A)

John Waite: Unplugged (Q&A)

One would be hard-pressed to come up with a vocalist that sprung out of the ‘70s or ‘80s that is better than ever in 2017. John Waite is one of those rare artists possessing a voice of extraordinary power and emotion that, by some miraculous twist of fate and God-given gift, has somehow managed to […]

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar Magazine: What’s the back story behind the song “Happy Birthday Mike Love”? Mike Love: I was in India studying with the Maharishi and The Beatles were […]

Donovan to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Sunshine Superman’ with U.S. Tour

Donovan to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Sunshine Superman’ with U.S. Tour

Legendary singer/songwriter/former Rock Cellar interview subject Donovan has big plans this year, as he’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of his breakout single, Sunshine Superman, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1966. This fall, Donovan will embark on a North American tour in commemoration of the landmark single that helped launch his career, which landed […]

Top 11 Spooky Songs

Top 11 Spooky Songs

 “If it turns out that there is a God… the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” — Woody Allen The Beatles’ interest in Eastern Religion inspired a generation of musicians to tackle subjects like God, death, mysticism and the occult. Fans accustomed to songs about cars, girls and […]

Top 11 Flower Power Songs

Top 11 Flower Power Songs

“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power, the hippie movement of the ‘60s that incorporated psychedelic music, Day-Glo posters and mind-bending drugs. During the Summer of Love, shirts, dresses and VW Bugs were […]