L.A.-based film historian/critic Ed Rampell wrote “Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States” and co-authored “The Hawaii Movie and Television Book”. Rampell appears in the Jan. 9, 2016 episode of the Asylum Entertainment series “Demons in the City of Angels,” about blacklisted screenwriter Bobby Lees, that airs on the Reelz Network. Michael […]
Janis Joplin “is a groundbreaking female who was not afraid to break the rules. She paved a path for women to walk on and be who they are inside.” “She tried to transcend her pain into something beautiful, which is art.” – Amy Berg Janis Joplin was arguably the female voice of the sixties Rock […]
Montreux’s Mountain Studios: “Smoke on the Water” Perched beside exquisite Lake Geneva inside of Casino Barriere Montreux is Queen – The Studio Experience, an “Exhibition… Dedicated to the Immortal Spirit of Freddie Mercury.” How did this site happen to find a home, of all places, in a gambling salon located in the Swiss Riviera, at […]
Rock icon Leon Russell is back, starring in a new/old film, A Poem is a Naked Person. Russell may not be, as he puts it, “much of a historian,” but this legendary pianist, guitarist, songwriter, session and studio man, with his signature aviator glasses, top hat and cascading locks and beard, is very much part […]
Move over Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast for Psyche, the original storybook princess. She is a Greek mythological character whom Apuleius wrote about in the 2nd century BC in The Golden Ass (although Psyche’s sex appeal is renowned, this is not an anatomical reference but rather the only ancient Roman novel written […]
Paul Sorvino speaks with Rock Cellar Magazine about acting, politics, his career, and his hobbies (including sculpture).
In this candid conversation with Rock Cellar Magazine, the SNL alum opens up about his new lead role in How Sweet It Is, Saturday Night Live, mastering his impression of Frank Sinatra, and Brian DePalma.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba on Tour Life, Gn’R and his work with anti-bullying website Bullyville
“If you’re going to make sparks you better make sure they don’t burn the artist.” Last month, Rock Cellar Magazine unveiled Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Kosh, art director extraordinaire. In Part II, he goes deeper, recollecting stories about cultural icons and landmarks such as the Who, Linda Rondstadt, Hotel California, Jeff Lynne, […]
Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh is the rock ’n’ roll art director’s art director. In addition to the Beatles he has designed albums for the Rolling Stones, The Who, the […]