The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Gregg Allman’s final, twice Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood, says of the project. “It was definitely an emotional roller coaster, but the things I thought were going to be almost crippling emotionally turned out to actually be kind of comforting. […]

Top 11 Prison Songs

Top 11 Prison Songs

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. – W. C. Fields “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” was the title song of Elvis Presley‘s 1957 film about an innocent prisoner who later becomes a star. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller discussed writing “Jailhouse […]

Top 11 Gambling Songs

Top 11 Gambling Songs

“Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.” – George Raft Established rock acts today often appear at casinos, where musicians like Elton John, Kiss and Guns N’ Roses have played residencies. So enjoy our Top 11 Gambling Songs – but please, […]

Top 11 Fighting Songs

Top 11 Fighting Songs

 Rock ‘n’ roll is about attitude and rebellion. — Slash of Guns N’ Roses Rock music has always been about riots, rumbles and rebellion. Anti-war protests, police brutality, even a barroom brawl have been inspirations for our Top 11 Fighting Songs. Read on to see our favorites, then leave your own in the Comments section […]

Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England is asleep,” Noel Gallagher tells me during one of our two interviews during the promotion of his first solo album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, […]

Songs in the Key of Benmont: An Interview with Benmont Tench

Songs in the Key of Benmont: An Interview with Benmont Tench

A founding member of Tom Petty‘s Heartbreakers, keyboardist Benmont Tench finally steps to the plate to deliver his debut solo album, You Should Be So Lucky. Produced by legendary producer Glyn Johns (The Who/Led Zeppelin), the album is an intimate and captivating song cycle that draw on his gift for emotionally stark song craft imbued with expressive […]

Listen to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings’ ‘I’m Movin’ On’, from Cash’s Lost Album ‘Out Among the Stars’ (Audio)

Listen to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings’ ‘I’m Movin’ On’, from Cash’s Lost Album ‘Out Among the Stars’ (Audio)

As previously discussed, a lost Johnny Cash album titled Out Among the Stars will be released on March 25. On Monday, CMT Edge premiered one of the album’s selections, a duet from Cash and Waylon Jennings called I’m Movin’ On. The song, originally penned by Hank Snow, is one of a few duets with Cash […]