Interest: the byrds


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 20, 2020
The Long Ryders release “Down to the Well” single

In the late 1980s The Long Ryders were in the center of Los Angeles’ “Paisley Underground” scene – a 1960s-influenced jangle-rock era that included The Bangles, The Dream Syndicate, The...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 19, 2020
Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17

From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers and more, Chris Hillman has led a life and career of influence and prestige — and on Nov. 17, he’ll release his...


Rock Cellar Magazine
July 13, 2020
Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench

Note: This interview with Benmont Tench was conducted a few years back, well before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.  Walk into Benmont Tench’s home and you’ll immediately know you’ve entered...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 8, 2019
A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)

In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology, the Martin Scorsese-directed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Grammy-nominated Long Strange Trip, the rapturously engaging new documentary David Crosby: Remember My...


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...


Rock Cellar Magazine
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...


Rock Cellar Magazine
September 11, 2018
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger...


Rock Cellar Magazine
October 10, 2017
Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

“Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...