Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner found international fame as a founding member of Eagles. An immensely talented bass player and versatile singer/songwriter, Meisner delivered the band’s 1975 smash million seller, […]

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar Magazine: What’s the back story behind the song “Happy Birthday Mike Love”? Mike Love: I was in India studying with the Maharishi and The Beatles were […]

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 […]

Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Question, The Voice and others, that moniker is apt for this legendary artist — whose magnificent body of songs, jettisoning image and changing […]

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer seeking out new lands or a great warrior defeating his enemies in battles that were stacked against him. He was afraid of nothing, and though […]

Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack Since Elvis Presley burst on the scene, the recording industry has been built around the musical whims of teenagers. Because nothing fascinates teens more than […]

Top 11 Gambling Songs

Top 11 Gambling Songs

“Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.” – George Raft Established rock acts today often appear at casinos, where musicians like Elton John, Kiss and Guns N’ Roses have played residencies. So enjoy our Top 11 Gambling Songs – but please, […]

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

When you think about the greats in music, whether you’re name-checking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Who, Stevie Wonder or Bruce Springsteen, each of those seminal artists drew from a vast palette of influences and inspirations to help forge their own artistic vision. With his fiery work in KISS and as a solo artist, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley sandblasted the rock world with his aggressive melodic style of six-string work. On his new CD, Origins Vol. 1, he proudly wears his influences on his sleeve paying tribute to the artists that rocked his world with powerful interpretations of classic songs culled from the […]

Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a soft-spoken Irishman offstage who was nothing like the bigger-than-life persona his fans saw onstage. When you watched the diminutive musician from Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland […]