Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

“I am the Batman. This is my city. At night it belongs to me.” “Batman” by Neal Hefti On first listen, the theme from the Batman TV show seems pretty simple: a jazzy score and the word “Batman” repeated 12 times. But composer Neal Hefti said in TV’s Biggest Hits that it was the hardest […]

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we did just that…enjoy our March cover story below. Rock Cellar Magazine: We caught your keynote address at the H.O.T. Zone event at the NAMM […]

Stewart Copeland Jams with Neil Peart, Danny Carey, ‘South Park’ Creator Matt Stone & More (Video)

Stewart Copeland Jams with Neil Peart, Danny Carey, ‘South Park’ Creator Matt Stone & More (Video)

Drummer Stewart Copeland keeps busy these days. In addition to speaking engagements at the NAMM Show and innovative, experimental tours with classical musicians, he also frequently hosts jam sessions with his musical pals at his Sacred Grove recording studio. His most recent jam – featuring Neil Peart of Rush, Danny Carey of Tool, South Park […]

Rush: R40 LIVE Tour 2015 Dates on Sale Friday 1/30

Rush: R40 LIVE Tour 2015 Dates on Sale Friday 1/30

Earlier this week, Canadian prog heroes Rush announced a huge U.S. tour for this summer. The R40 LIVE Tour will bring Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and recent RCM cover star Neil Peart to 34 cities in North America, where they’ll celebrate four decades in the music business. From their official site: After 40 years together and 20 […]

Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — drummers in rock history. But the stickman for genre-defining Canadian prog-rockers Rush does not carry himself like a rock star, nor does he define himself by the trappings of fame. Away from the stage, he prefers a life of quiet contemplation, […]

Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel

The new novel Clockwork Angels begins with the line: “The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life…and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough.” Those words ring loud and clear for two small-town boys who dared to dream big: renowned sci-fi novelist Kevin J. Anderson and legendary drummer Neil Peart, […]