Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

   “White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.” – Ma Rainey “Time Is on My Side” by Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones “Time Is on My Side” was written by Jerry Ragovoy for jazz trombonist Kai Winding in 1963. Winding’s version, essentially an instrumental, only included […]

Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton was inspired to write “The No No Song” the morning after a losing bout with booze and drugs. “I was afraid if I looked […]

NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

This past weekend, music merchants, celebrities, musicians and industry insiders convened at the Anaheim Convnetion center in Southern California once again fro the 2016 NAMM Show. Rock Cellar Magazine was proud to be on-hand for the weekend’s festivities, which were pretty much non-stop from first thing Thursday morning all the way through Sunday afternoon. Below, peruse […]

Robby Krieger & Friends: Rocking Out for the Children of St. Jude – 2015 Fundraiser Recap (Photos)

Robby Krieger & Friends: Rocking Out for the Children of St. Jude – 2015 Fundraiser Recap (Photos)

The 8th Annual Medlock Krieger Celebrity Golf Invitational raised over half a million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on October 5, 2015. The event’s co-founders, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors and renowned sports artist Scott Medlock, hosted the event at Moorpark Country Club in Southern California. This year’s sponsors included Microsemi, Mercedes […]

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Forget today’s rock and roll hell-raisers, there was some real dastardly rock and roll debauchery happening in Hollywood in the mid ‘70s with a little-known bunch of music hooligans called “The Hollywood Vampires” who used Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill as their club house. This ad hoc assemblage included president Alice Cooper, Vice President Keith Moon, […]

Watch Boy George, Jack Black and Robby Krieger Play the Doors’ ‘Hello I Love You’ on ‘Conan’

Watch Boy George, Jack Black and Robby Krieger Play the Doors’ ‘Hello I Love You’ on ‘Conan’

On Monday, a trio of notable entertainers gathered at Team Coco headquarters for a particularly special rendition of a classic rock anthem: the Doors‘ Hello I Love You. Boy George of Culture Club and comedian/actor Jack Black were featured guests on Conan that night, and after George’s interview segment he, along with Black and Robby […]

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as Light my Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, and Love Her Madly, Krieger’s free-form jazz-flamenco inflected licks fueled the Dionysian darkness of the Doors’ musical milieu and helped transform the fledgling local […]