An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

An Archival Conversation with the Late Glen Campbell

The passing of country legend Glen Campbell earlier this year elicited warm tributes and outpourings of love and memories from those he impacted. Below, enjoy an archival interview with him, as conducted by Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp a few years back, as our own tribute to the iconic Campbell. ——————————- Music fans first met Glen Campbell […]

Top 11 Rebel Songs

Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp James Dean was a rebel. Marlon Brando was a rebel. Johnny Yuma was a rebel. You’re not. But listening to some of […]

Peter Frampton: ‘Acoustic Classics’, George Harrison Sessions, Stolen Guitars and More (Q&A)

Peter Frampton: ‘Acoustic Classics’, George Harrison Sessions, Stolen Guitars and More (Q&A)

The music business is often a fickle and unforgiving beast, rewarding some with their “15 minutes” of fame before snatching it away. Peter Frampton had his “it” moment as an artist flying high on the unprecedented worldwide success of his 1976 album, Frampton Comes Alive, which rocketed his profile dramatically. Once playing small theaters, he […]

Top 11 Spooky Songs

Top 11 Spooky Songs

 “If it turns out that there is a God… the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” — Woody Allen The Beatles’ interest in Eastern Religion inspired a generation of musicians to tackle subjects like God, death, mysticism and the occult. Fans accustomed to songs about cars, girls and […]

Soundman: A Chat with Legendary Producer Glyn Johns

Soundman: A Chat with Legendary Producer Glyn Johns

In the glorious world of rock and roll, record producers are an invaluable commodity. They serve as the key conduit helping to nurture, shape, inspire, guide and ultimately capture the essence of an artist or group. For that same artist/group, coming to the sessions prepared with a bulletproof batch of divinely inspired and chart worthy […]

Money Talks! The Eddie Money Interview

Money Talks! The Eddie Money Interview

Most know Eddie Money from hits like Take Me Home Tonight and Think I’m in Love or that insane Two Tickets to Paradise ad for GEICO insurance, where customers are “happier than Eddie Money running a travel agency.” There’s a lot more to the Money Man’s story. The former police trainee left New York in […]

Alan White: Just Say YES (Interview)

Alan White: Just Say YES (Interview)

For more than 40 years, Yes have been leaders of the prog rock movement, their albums serving as models of mind-blowing musicianship and sharply constructed songcraft. And while their prog rock brothers Genesis and ELP no longer travel the rock and roll highway, Yes motor on with a terrific new CD, Heaven & Earth and […]

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Long before hip hop took name dropping to an insane level, rockers used music to honor those they admire. Often shout outs are a tribute to artists from the past; sometimes they acknowledge a contemporary’s work. Who would you add to our list of Top 11 Celebrity Name Checks? 11. Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow […]

Beyond the Beehive: An Interview with Ronnie Spector

Beyond the Beehive: An Interview with Ronnie Spector

From Be My Baby to Walking in the Rain, Ronnie Spector is the legendary voice behind those immortal hits produced by Phil Spector. Once married to Spector, Ronnie’s life was filled with triumph and tragedy, a career thwarted by the controlling machinations of her then husband. The ultimate survivor, Ronnie’s life is the center of […]