Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound of a pick sliding down a guitar string]. It is the most exclusive organization in the world—in the history of the world—and there is only […]

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

“Why are a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wiseguy’ opposites?” – George Carlin “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” was Dr. John‘s biggest hit, cracking the Top 10 in 1973. It was the first single from his In the Right Place LP. Dr. John described how the song was written in […]

Led Zeppelin Detail ‘The Song Remains the Same’ Deluxe Reissue, Out 9/7

Led Zeppelin Detail ‘The Song Remains the Same’ Deluxe Reissue, Out 9/7

In 2015, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page discussed the band’s then-upcoming reissue campaign for each of the timeless albums in their legendary career — and now that campaign has reached its end, in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary activities. After massive reissues of their early records, Led Zeppelin will reissue the soundtrack album for […]

Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked, “What is the worst interview you ever did?” It’s an interesting turn of phrase, because lurking behind the suggestive and intriguing façade of the query […]

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge departed from the three-minute single in 1967 with their debut album Vanilla Fudge. The New York-area band – drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, guitarist Vinny Martell and organist Mark Stein – released the groundbreaking LP with extended versions of “Ticket to Ride,” “She’s Not There,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ […]

Jimmy Page: ‘All Manner of Surprises’ Coming in 2018 for Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary

Jimmy Page: ‘All Manner of Surprises’ Coming in 2018 for Led Zeppelin’s 50th Anniversary

Next year will be a big one for Led Zeppelin. It’ll mark the 50th anniversary since the legendary band formed in 1968. An anniversary like that ostensibly means some special events, releases and/or festivities, and guitarist Jimmy Page (who spoke with Rock Cellar a few years back about the band’s reissue series) has stoked those […]

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