Interest: MTV


Rock Cellar Magazine
July 26, 2021
Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and scenes are burned in our memories, even years after the original event. Considering Woodstock ’99 calls to mind a few specific...


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond

Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 8, 2020
Tonight 9/8: Watch the Premiere of ‘Biography: I Want My MTV,’ a Documentary Look at MTV’s Groundbreaking Story

MTV. Music Television. At the time, it was revolutionary, unthinkable, groundbreaking — and though it doesn’t exist anymore in the way it did for decades, it remains a crucial part...


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 2, 2020
Netflix is Working on a Docu-Series About Woodstock ’99, One of the Most Notorious Music Events Ever Assembled

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and are burned in our memories, even years after the original event — and when considering Woodstock ’99, it calls to mind...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...


Rock Cellar Magazine
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...


Rock Cellar Magazine
July 1, 2020
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revived by Comedy Central for Two More Seasons, Spinoffs and More

Comedy Central dropped some rather big news on Wednesday: It’s bringing back Beavis and Butt-Head, the iconic cartoon series that became an integral part of 1990s culture after premiering on...


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 6, 2020
There’s a Treasure Trove of Vintage, Early 1980s-Era MTV Programming Available Online Right Now

August 1, 1981 was an important date in history. It was the day MTV made its debut, when the concept of something called “Music Television” sounded fresh, innovative and groundbreaking....


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987

For this month’s Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts his experience interviewing — and connecting with — George Lynch, then of Dokken, in 1987.  In the early 1980s, glam...


Rock Cellar Magazine
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...