Stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special’ — Out Now

Stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special’ — Out Now

Dec. 2 marks the 50th anniversary to the day that Elvis Presley‘s career-defining ’68 Comeback Special aired on NBC — and today, to mark the occasion just a couple days before the actual 50th anniversary, a special reissue of the live album was released. From the official news release announcing the special edition: Elvis Presley […]

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them, and many have been shot. The release of Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to revive and rev up the film genre of rock and roll biopics. By […]

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

This piece originally appeared in 2016, shortly after the passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey. Today, Frey would have turned 70 years old, so as a tribute we’ve re-run the piece.  My favorite band in the early 1970’s was the Raspberries. After their last album in 1974 and eventual breakup, I felt a musical void. […]

Glen Campbell’s Lost Album of Recordings for Elvis, ‘Sings for the King,’ Out 11/16 — Stream ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’

Glen Campbell’s Lost Album of Recordings for Elvis, ‘Sings for the King,’ Out 11/16 — Stream ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’

The passing of country icon Glen Campbell in 2017 was a sad day throughout music. His influence was far-reaching, as evidenced by the outpouring of love and tributes from family, friends and high-profile fans who shared their reflections about his timeless career. Thankfully, there’s still some more music in the vaults that has yet to […]

Robert Hilburn on His Book ‘Paul Simon: The Life,’ Celebrating the Legendary Singer/Songwriter

Robert Hilburn on His Book ‘Paul Simon: The Life,’ Celebrating the Legendary Singer/Songwriter

Esteemed music writer/New York Times Best-Selling author Robert Hilburn turns his critical eye to chronicling the life and legacy of Paul Simon, one of music’s most accomplished and artistically vibrant artists in his new book, Paul Simon: The Life. Enjoy a conversation with Hilburn about the book below. Rock Cellar: What made Paul Simon an attractive […]

Preview the New Elvis Presley Gospel LP ‘Where No One Stands Alone,’ Featuring a Duet with His Daughter, Lisa Marie Presley

Preview the New Elvis Presley Gospel LP ‘Where No One Stands Alone,’ Featuring a Duet with His Daughter, Lisa Marie Presley

Elvis Presley was intimately interested in — and inspired by — gospel music. It was a theme throughout the legendary singer’s career, and was a central driving force behind his personality. It’s a topic explored in great detail in Thom Zimny’s recent Elvis documentary, The Searcher (which he spoke with us about). This Friday, Aug. […]

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog of his late ‘60s/early ‘70s group, Free. The best singer in rock and roll, according to this rock scribe, Rodgers’ remarkable voice remains a marvel, […]

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