Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was rooted in something altogether different. Fleetwood Mac mark 1 drew from a heavy blues-rock sound that stood in diametric opposition to their reputation as traditional pop […]

Top 11 Nonsense Songs

Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly titles like In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo and Sookie Sookie, you’ve come to the right place. Nonsense songs Be-Bop-A-Lula and Bama Lama Bama Loo […]

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Anatomy of an Album (Or is it an Autopsy?)

Is the ‘album’ dead? If so, who killed it? Did it die of natural causes? Should we mourn its demise? I ask this question because, recently, I was with a young friend who loves music from the 60s and 70s. He was listening to The Beatles’ Abbey Road … on shuffle! I asked ‘why?’, he replied […]

Top 11 Long Songs

Top 11 Long Songs

Since the dawn of rock, hit singles have always been about three minutes in length. Radio stations, hoping to play as many songs as possible, routinely refused to play any record that approached four minutes or more. Artists and record companies, hungry for a hit single, went along with the unwritten rule. And fans, with […]

Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England is asleep,” Noel Gallagher tells me during one of our two interviews during the promotion of his first solo album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, […]