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, […]

Box Sets, Reissues and More: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Fans

Box Sets, Reissues and More: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Fans

For music fans, seeing their favorite artists release box sets and elaborate reissue packages of nostalgic albums is big deal. Recent news has seen announcements of new sets from the Beatles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, to name but a few… Whether you have a music aficionado on your Christmas shopping list or just want […]

An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

The passing of country legend Glen Campbell earlier this year elicited warm tributes and outpourings of love and memories from those he impacted. Below, enjoy an archival interview with him, as conducted by Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp a few years back, as our own tribute to the iconic Campbell. ——————————- Music fans first met Glen Campbell […]

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Every Day’s a Field Day: Marshall Crenshaw on New Vinyl Reissues, Songwriting (Q&A)

Every Day’s a Field Day: Marshall Crenshaw on New Vinyl Reissues, Songwriting (Q&A)

In 1982, the music world was introduced to Marshall Crenshaw, a singer/songwriter who crazy-glued the best of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, rockabilly, girl groups, Brill Building songwriting, Motown and R&B into a sparkling package. Since then, Marshall has commandeered a remarkably enduring career, issuing a string of timeless records teeming with his trademark sophisticated song […]

Top 11 Prison Songs

Top 11 Prison Songs

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. – W. C. Fields “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” was the title song of Elvis Presley‘s 1957 film about an innocent prisoner who later becomes a star. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller discussed writing “Jailhouse […]

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