Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Pearl Jam, ELO, Janet Jackson, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, the Cars and More

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Pearl Jam, ELO, Janet Jackson, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, the Cars and More

The official list of nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was announced on Tuesday morning, and this time around it’s an eclectic group of heavy-hitters spanning genres, decades and styles. Among those up for induction: Pearl Jam (first year of eligibility) Tupac Shakur (first year of eligibility) Depeche Mode Janet Jackson Electric […]

Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Hollywood Bowl: Recap (w/ Photos)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Hollywood Bowl: Recap (w/ Photos)

For three glorious nights, Jeff Lynne’s ELO taught a musical history lesson at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Each show was capped with a rousing bit of fireworks, and we’re not just talking about Lynne’s setlist. Tonight at @hollywoodbowl: #JeffLynnesELO! #ELO #HollywoodBowl #SoldOut @JeffLynnesELO pic.twitter.com/CGEzVR6y1b — Rock Cellar Magazine (@RockCellarMag) September 12, 2016 For decades, the […]

Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne’s Technicolor “everything but the kitchen sink production” shamefully didn’t garner the respect and accolades they deserved from a jaded press corps. But in 2016, ELO, once wrongly written off by critics, is […]

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Is the ‘album’ dead? If so, who killed it? Did it die of natural causes? Should we mourn its demise? I ask this question because, recently, I was with a young friend who loves music from the 60s and 70s. He was listening to The Beatles’ Abbey Road … on shuffle! I asked ‘why?’, he replied […]

‘Let It Be ‘Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg Talks ‘Beatles 1’

‘Let It Be ‘Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg Talks ‘Beatles 1’

Trendsetters in songwriting, recording, production, style and fashion, the Beatles set the bar in the field of 20th century popular culture. Back in 1966, they took one giant step that predated the MTV revolution by 15 years with the hallucinogenic-tinged surreal whimsy and wonder of Strawberry Fields Forever, perhaps the first conceptual music video ever. […]

Photos: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood

Photos: Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood

Musical mastermind Jeff Lynne recently returned with a new ELO album titled Alone in the Universe. In conjunction with the album’s release, Lynne performed two special concerts: one in Los Angeles and one in New York City. Rock Cellar Magazine collaborator/photographer Jill Jarrett was fortunate enough to be at the Hollywood show at the Fonda […]

New Music Friday: Hear Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s New LP ‘Alone in the Universe’, First in 14 Years

New Music Friday: Hear Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s New LP ‘Alone in the Universe’, First in 14 Years

After a 14-year wait, ELO has returned with a new album. Released under the name Jeff Lynne‘s ELO, Alone in the Universe was released globally today. It’s the first proper ELO album since 2001’s Zoom. Below, stream the 12-song album via Spotify. To celebrate the album’s release, Lynne and ELO announced two special North American […]

New Music Friday: Stream Bryan Adams’ New Jeff Lynne-Produced Album ‘Get Up’

New Music Friday: Stream Bryan Adams’ New Jeff Lynne-Produced Album ‘Get Up’

Enduring singer/songwriter Bryan Adams recently released his new studio album, Get Up, but it had its North American release today. Below, stream the record, which was produced by ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne: To support the record, Adams also recently announced tour dates! Check below for more. Related links: Bryan Adams: 2016 North American Tour Announced […]

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