Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

   “White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.” – Ma Rainey “Time Is on My Side” by Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones “Time Is on My Side” was written by Jerry Ragovoy for jazz trombonist Kai Winding in 1963. Winding’s version, essentially an instrumental, only included […]

Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton was inspired to write “The No No Song” the morning after a losing bout with booze and drugs. “I was afraid if I looked […]

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner found international fame as a founding member of Eagles. An immensely talented bass player and versatile singer/songwriter, Meisner delivered the band’s 1975 smash million seller, […]

Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its earthquakes, traffic, smog and pretentiousness, Los Angeles has inspired great tunes like those on our list of Top 11 L.A. Songs. Know any more? Take […]

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Forget today’s rock and roll hell-raisers, there was some real dastardly rock and roll debauchery happening in Hollywood in the mid ‘70s with a little-known bunch of music hooligans called “The Hollywood Vampires” who used Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill as their club house. This ad hoc assemblage included president Alice Cooper, Vice President Keith Moon, […]

‘Behind the Lens’: Music History Lessons with Henry Diltz and Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Richard Horowitz (Q&A)

‘Behind the Lens’: Music History Lessons with Henry Diltz and Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Richard Horowitz (Q&A)

Rock Cellar Magazine recently had the honor of attending the Behind the Lens presentation at the Largo at the Coronet in Hollywood on Thursday, September 10 (click here for remaining dates and ticket information). On-hand were revered rock photographer Henry Diltz and model/photographer Pattie Boyd. Both led slideshow presentations of their selected photographic works over […]

Watch Boy George, Jack Black and Robby Krieger Play the Doors’ ‘Hello I Love You’ on ‘Conan’

Watch Boy George, Jack Black and Robby Krieger Play the Doors’ ‘Hello I Love You’ on ‘Conan’

On Monday, a trio of notable entertainers gathered at Team Coco headquarters for a particularly special rendition of a classic rock anthem: the Doors‘ Hello I Love You. Boy George of Culture Club and comedian/actor Jack Black were featured guests on Conan that night, and after George’s interview segment he, along with Black and Robby […]

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