Happy 68th Birthday to Peter Frampton!

Happy 68th Birthday to Peter Frampton!

It’s probably pretty great to sit back think, “Yeah, I released one of the most successful and acclaimed live albums ever.” That’s reality for Peter Frampton, whose 1976 opus Frampton Comes Alive! remains a pinnacle of live recordings to this day. He also celebrates his 68th birthday today, April 22, and for that he deserves […]

Randy Bachman Loves the Beatles (Q&A About His New George Harrison Tribute LP, ‘By George – By Bachman’)

Randy Bachman Loves the Beatles (Q&A About His New George Harrison Tribute LP, ‘By George – By Bachman’)

Randy Bachman’s status as a rock and roll pioneer and legend is rock solid. He was a founding member of the Guess Who in the 1960s and Bachman Turner Overdrive in the 1970s, with hits like “American Woman,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” “These Eyes” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” under his belt, and is […]

The ‘Concert for George’ Reissued in Deluxe Fashion to Commemorate George Harrison’s 75th Birthday (Listen)

The ‘Concert for George’ Reissued in Deluxe Fashion to Commemorate George Harrison’s 75th Birthday (Listen)

In November 2002, a number of music legends convened at the Royal Albert Hall for an unforgettable evening of music paying tribute to George Harrison, who had died the year before. The result was the Concert for George, a landmark live recording that holds up today as one of the finest ever, thanks in large […]

Randy Bachman’s George Harrison Tribute LP ‘By George – By Bachman’ Out 3/2; Stream ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Randy Bachman’s George Harrison Tribute LP ‘By George – By Bachman’ Out 3/2; Stream ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Among those who inspired young Randy Bachman to take up music, George Harrison ranks pretty high. Bachman, who of course starred in the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive en route to his spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, spoke with Rock Cellar in 2015 about the Beatles and how much their […]

The ‘Concert for George’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate George Harrison’s 75th Birthday on 2/25

The ‘Concert for George’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate George Harrison’s 75th Birthday on 2/25

The late George Harrison would be turning 75 years old on February 25, so what better way to honor his legacy than by revisiting the legendary 2002 Concert for George? The tribute event, which featured faithful homages from Harrison’s friends and colleagues including Eric Clapton, remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe […]

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

“Mony Mony” by Billy Idol “Mony Mony” was a 1968 hit for Tommy James and received renewed attention when Billy Idol recorded a version that reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart in 1981. In his autobiography Dancing With Myself, Idol explains the song’s attraction. “That song has always had special significance to me. I […]

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