Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich and diverse songbook. Today, sadly, Linda can no longer sing, a result of the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Through the recent release of her first […]

Beachlife Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup: Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Bob Weir Headlining CA Fest in May 2019

Beachlife Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup: Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, Bob Weir Headlining CA Fest in May 2019

There’s announcing your first lineup, and then there’s announcing your first lineup in the way the Beachlife Festival did on Monday. Set for picturesque Redondo Beach, California on May 3-5, the fest is just teeming with talent spanning genres and decades, all in the name of what’s sure to be a great weekend on the […]

Top 11 Question Songs

Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by Chicago’s Robert Lamm, who shared vocals with Peter Cetera. The 1969 song was the first single released by Chicago, when it was still named Chicago […]

Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together Bonfiglio’s classic rock, Philly soul and power pop influences, presented through a musical lens that weaves in the groovy ambiance of Southern California, all of […]

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

Top 11 Songs About Opposites

“Why are a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wiseguy’ opposites?” – George Carlin “Right Place, Wrong Time” by Dr. John “Right Place, Wrong Time” was Dr. John‘s biggest hit, cracking the Top 10 in 1973. It was the first single from his In the Right Place LP. Dr. John described how the song was written in […]

Happy 76th Birthday to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

Happy 76th Birthday to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

Brian Wilson‘s accomplishments with the Beach Boys cannot be understated — they’re some of the most timeless and celebrated compositions ever written and recorded, their influence as far-reaching as any musical group in history. The Spirit of 76 – Happy Birthday Brian – We Love You! pic.twitter.com/lOCnREFODo — Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) June 20, 2018 Today, […]

Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’” by Crazy Elephant Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions were major players in bubblegum music. The pair teamed with […]

Out June 8: ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

Out June 8: ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

On June 9, a special new release pairing several classic Beach Boys songs with the pristine arrangements of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released. Titled, simply, The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this new studio compilation features the Beach Boys’ original vocal recordings with new symphonic touches recorded by the Orchestra at […]

Premium Content: An Hour with Mike Love of the Beach Boys for RockCellarTV

Premium Content: An Hour with Mike Love of the Beach Boys for RockCellarTV

Mike Love: you know the name, and you definitely know the music. The Beach Boys are an institution, with their rich catalog of hit songs and classic albums standing the test of time and influencing artists the world over. Love recently released Unleash the Love, a double-album of original material and re-imagined Beach Boys songs. […]

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