We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

A sample question from the TV show Jeopardy would read… “Two heartthrobs, two weirdos and a pulverizing sound mining Beatles-esque melodic magic affixed to Who/Yardbirds/Kinks muscle. The answer… “What is Cheap Trick?” Since storming the scene in the late ‘70s, Cheap Trick have weathered Mount Olympus commercial highs, devastating commercial misfortune, band lineup changes and […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

Inside the Beatles’ ‘LOVE’ 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Inside the Beatles’ ‘LOVE’ 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Guest post by Peter Palmiere ———————————– All you need is Love rang true Thursday night, July 14 at the Mirage hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, as Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 10th anniversary of the monumentally successful Beatles LOVE show. The performance, which still attracts record crowds, drew a very good response and a standing ovation from […]

Top 11 Songs About Food

Top 11 Songs About Food

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” — Jon Stewart What better way to celebrate our approaching national day of gluttony and over-indulgence than by listening to our Top 11 Food Songs? […]

Yoko Ono Writes a Letter to Her Critics

Yoko Ono Writes a Letter to Her Critics

At 82, Yoko Ono has experienced her share of criticism over the years. Lest you think she’s oblivious to it all, she penned an open letter on her Imagine Peace website earlier this week. Here it is, in all its glory: DON’T STOP ME! At my age I should be in a certain way. Please […]

John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)

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 Lennon on December 8, 1980. That said, this month we’d like to use the space to remember the artist and some of the more memorable […]

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper technique. But the real trick is developing your own voice on the instrument that sets you apart from the wannabes and copycats. Queen guitarist Brian […]

Julian Lennon Explains Why He Wasn’t at the Beatles’ ‘The Night That Changed America’ Special

Julian Lennon Explains Why He Wasn’t at the Beatles’ ‘The Night That Changed America’ Special

If you watched the CBS special The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to the Beatles on Sunday night, you may have noticed that Julian Lennon (a recent Rock Cellar Magazine interview subject) was not part of the festivities. Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison, Yoko Ono and others were all on-hand to witness the star-studded […]

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