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 […]

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 […]

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” is not an egregious omission, but a conscious choice. You see, that song appeared on our Top 11 Geezer Songs list […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Hear a Previously Lost Led Zeppelin Song Called ‘Sunshine Woman’, From ‘BBC Sessions’ Reissue

Hear a Previously Lost Led Zeppelin Song Called ‘Sunshine Woman’, From ‘BBC Sessions’ Reissue

While the thought of any future activity from Led Zeppelin may be as mythical as the band’s lyrics themselves, a song previously left on the cutting-room floor has made its way online. Titled Sunshine Woman, the track will be included in an upcoming reissue of 1997’s the Complete BBC Sessions. According to the Wall Street Journal, the song […]

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