Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday music. That’s a sentiment that Eric Clapton apparently holds, and on Oct. 12 the guitar legend will release Happy Xmas, his first album meant to encourage holiday cheer and his 24th LP overall. In addition to new recordings of classic and lesser-known Christmas songs, one original […]

Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Columbia Records complex in Century City is a beehive of activity. The building — made of chrome, polished wood and a thousand windows reflecting sunlight — is composed of offices, archive rooms, cubicles and conference suites. In every corner of the building secretaries, administrators, A&R staff, and promo and marketing people are running around […]

Peter Frampton to Reissue Grammy-Winning 2006 Album ‘Fingerprints’ with First Vinyl Release

Peter Frampton to Reissue Grammy-Winning 2006 Album ‘Fingerprints’ with First Vinyl Release

In 2006, Peter Frampton won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album with Fingerprints, and on January 26, 2018 the record will receive a full reissue in commemoration. Released via Frampton’s own imprint Phenix Photograph, Fingerprints will be made available for the first time on vinyl with this reissue. A truly diverse and eclectic […]

Out Now: ‘Rise,’ the Debut EP from Richie Sambora + Orianthi’s RSO (Listen)

Out Now: ‘Rise,’ the Debut EP from Richie Sambora + Orianthi’s RSO (Listen)

On Sept. 29, a 5-song EP was released by a new project featuring two celebrated six-string masters: Richie Sambora, longtime guitarist of Bon Jovi, and guitarist Orianthi. The genre-hopping project goes by the name RSO (blending their initials), and the EP is titled Rise. From the press release: RSO displays the undeniable chemistry that Sambora and […]

Joe Satriani Announces New Album ‘What Happens Next’ and G3 Tour with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

Joe Satriani Announces New Album ‘What Happens Next’ and G3 Tour with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani is back, and on January 12th he’ll release his 16th studio album, What Happens Next. It features collaborations with Satriani’s Chickenfoot pal and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith and bassist Glen Hughes from Deep Purple. From the press release, What Happens Next features songs that will, …literally vibrate the soul […]

Preview Jeff Beck’s Star-Studded ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ DVD/Blu-Ray Coming 10/6

Preview Jeff Beck’s Star-Studded ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ DVD/Blu-Ray Coming 10/6

Last year, guitar legend and Rock Cellar interview subject Jeff Beck commemorated the 50th year of his iconic career with a raucous, star-studded concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. And on October 6, a DVD/Blu-ray/CD set of the festivities will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The show featured special appearances by some […]

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” – Mark Twain “In the Presence of the Lord” by Blind Faith Eric Clapton wrote “In the Presence of the Lord” in 1969 while a member of Blind Faith. He asked keyboardist Steve Winwood to provide […]

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