J.J.Cale No Longer Livin' on Tulsa Time

"He was our guy," Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington told me about songwriter J.J.Cale in my December 2000 interview," kinda our 'go to' guy for songs back then." For over four decades Cale, the Tulsa-based songwriter who passed away overnight…

Mick Jagger Doing 70 in a 50 Zone

"You live long enough and you all will get there. If you're lucky, " chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when…

Ringo Starr Gives You a Tour of His New Grammy Museum Collection

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles just opened a new installation featuring Ringo Starr, and the lovable little guy with the big beat gives you a personal tour, thanks to Rock Cellar online magazine.

Rock's Picasso, Storm Thorgerson, Goes to the Great Gig in the Sky

We just received word that Storm Thorgerson, the most prolific, most influential rock graphic artist ever, has passed away at age 69. Most widely known for his work with the Hipgnosis team in England for the long series of Pink Floyd covers,…

Andy Johns, British Producer & Engineer,Passes Away at 61

It has been a week of great loss in the music world, with first the inestimable death of Phil Ramone last week & now the uber-engineer/producer Andy Johns. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, big brother producer Glyn Johns, and Andy's…
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt1

No one would be surprised to find that A&M Records, the most successful independent American label, headquartered in Hollywood no less, had the majority of their pop and jazz music successes come from U.S. recording artists, starting with…

Progressive Rock's 1972 Peak

For Christmas 1971, my 11 year old brother received a present from me of a record album. While on the surface this would appear not the least remarkable … except that it was Meddle   by Pink Floyd, containing the 18 minute long opus  “Echoes”.…

Watch the Trailer - Texxas Jam '78 Documentary (2012)

On July 4th weekend in 1978, almost 100,000 people crammed into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX on the hottest day of the decade to watch Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Journey, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Head East, & Frank Marino.…