Interest: New York City


Rock Cellar Magazine
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...


Rock Cellar Magazine
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 27, 2019
Watch the First-Ever Miles Davis Music Video, a Beautiful Animated Clip for ‘Moon Dreams,’ Influenced By Davis’ Sketches

Some music videos are simply more astounding than others — and the new clip for Miles Davis‘ “Moon Dreams” is unlike any you’ve seen before. The result of a collaboration...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 28, 2019
Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician

Writer/musician Jeff Slate remembers the late Jeff Buckley, whose landmark 1994 album Grace celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Jeff Buckley was something truly special. Like so many others have...


Rock Cellar Magazine
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...


Rock Cellar Magazine
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...


Rock Cellar Magazine
December 8, 2014
John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)

For all of the classic Christmas celebrations in New York City each year, for many music fans it’s also a sorrowful time as we recount the tragic death of John...


Rock Cellar Magazine
June 3, 2011
Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?

When George Harrison took the stand in a New York City courtroom in January 1976 to defend himself against charges that he had stolen a good portion of The Chiffons’...