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Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Going Home,’ a Posthumous Song Brian Howe, as Premiered By the Family of the Former Bad Company Singer
June 29, 2020
Stream ‘Going Home,’ a Posthumous Song Brian Howe, as Premiered By the Family of the Former Bad Company Singer

In early May, Brian Howe died after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Florida. The former vocalist of Bad Company (from 1986 to 1994) was 66 years of age....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Former Bad Company Vocalist Brian Howe: 1953-2020
May 7, 2020
Rest in Peace, Former Bad Company Vocalist Brian Howe: 1953-2020

Brian Howe, former vocalist of Bad Company from 1986 until 1994, has passed away at the age of 66, it was reported by TMZ. Howe died Wednesday after suffering cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Ralphs of Bad Company Recovering After Suffering a Stroke
November 7, 2016
Mick Ralphs of Bad Company Recovering After Suffering a Stroke

On Friday, word broke from Bad Company that founding guitarist Mick Ralphs recently suffered a stroke: The family and representatives of our co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Mick Ralphs are sad...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
January 24, 2022
Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Hope you like your rock & roll loud, because that’s what you’re going to get this spring on the Bad Reputation Tour, a 24-city outing headlined by Kid Rock. Accompanying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Susanna Hoffs’ New Cover of Badfinger’s “Name of the Game,” Featuring Aimee Mann
October 18, 2021
Stream Susanna Hoffs’ New Cover of Badfinger’s “Name of the Game,” Featuring Aimee Mann

On Nov. 12, Susanna Hoffs will release a new covers album, Bright Lights — and as a preview of the new collection, the esteemed front woman of the Bangles debuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Playing Live Stream from the Troubadour 11/20, a Benefit for NIVA
November 10, 2020
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Playing Live Stream from the Troubadour 11/20, a Benefit for NIVA

On Nov. 20, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will release their awaited debut full-length album, Wreckless Abandon. The band was originally planning to release the record in March 2020. That,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Do the Paranoid Style,’ from Bad Religion’s New Album ‘Age of Unreason’
March 26, 2019
Hear ‘Do the Paranoid Style,’ from Bad Religion’s New Album ‘Age of Unreason’

Punk vets Bad Religion released another song from their forthcoming album, Age of Unreason, which will be released on May 3 via Epitaph Records, and “Do the Paranoid Style” finds...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Barry Goudreau’s Big ’70s Rock Sound Blasts Off on ‘The Road,’ His New Album with the Engine Room (Q&A)
June 30, 2021
Barry Goudreau’s Big ’70s Rock Sound Blasts Off on ‘The Road,’ His New Album with the Engine Room (Q&A)

In a departure from his blues rock-laden debut album with Engine Room, Barry Goudreau’s new record The Road, which was released in March, harkens back largely to the big, sweeping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 3/27 on CBS/CBSN: Watch ‘All Together Now – LA2,’ an All-Star Concert Event for COVID-19 Relief
March 23, 2021
Sat. 3/27 on CBS/CBSN: Watch ‘All Together Now – LA2,’ an All-Star Concert Event for COVID-19 Relief

This coming Saturday, March 27, Rock Cellar Productions, in association with the Get Together Foundation, will present All Together Now — LA2, a Concert Event for COVID-19 Relief. The show,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
September 15, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls meeting one of his heroes, Arthur Lee of Love, for a Rolling Stone interview in 1975 — and what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)
May 13, 2020
Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers recently took part in an all-star team-up borne out of COVID-19 isolation, contributing vocals to a cover of John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine.” Put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | April 2020 Issue
April 17, 2020
April 2020 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new April 2020 features: ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview) Dispatches from COVID-19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25
April 13, 2020
‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25

On Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions (in association with the Get Together Foundation) will put on the All Together Now!, an online concert event helping the city of Los...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery
August 13, 2019
Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd postponed some upcoming tour dates, it was announced on Tuesday in a press release posted by the band on social media. The classic rock legends are out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police
July 12, 2018
RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzz: Could the Eagles Reform with Glenn Frey's Son Deacon – and Maybe Jackson Browne?
September 28, 2016
Buzz: Could the Eagles Reform with Glenn Frey's Son Deacon – and Maybe Jackson Browne?

The internet has been buzzing lately thanks to a recent conversation Eagles legend Don Henley had with the Montreal Gazette about his solo album Cass County. In it, Henley offered up some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait

Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”
May 16, 2012
Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”

As the old proverb goes: “You may know a man by the company he keeps.” Though his name is synonymous with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, a consummate songwriter and performer,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer
March 19, 2012
Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

In the song Hard Lovin’ Woman, Juliette Lewis belts out: “You better look around and get a hold of yourself, woman, and embrace what you’ve become.” What Juliette Lewis has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’
August 12, 2022
David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’

Toto‘s string of hits reads like a soundtrack of the 1970s and ’80s: “Hold the Line,” “99,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa,” the No. 1 smash that has logged over one billion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now
August 4, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now

This past Friday, June 17,  Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff “Skunk” Baxter hit a career milestone by releasing his very first solo record, Speed of Heat. In commemoration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Kinks: 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody’s In Show-Biz – Everybody’s A Star’ 9/9
July 27, 2022
The Kinks: 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody’s In Show-Biz – Everybody’s A Star’ 9/9

On Sept. 9, The Kinks will revisit two classic albums for special 50th anniversary reissues: 1971’s Muswell Hillbillies, the English band‘s 10th album at the time, and the following year’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy

Nothing But the Blues, a documentary about Eric Clapton from filmmaker Scooter Weintraub and executive producer Martin Scorsese, only aired one time on PBS in 1995 — but today, June...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’
June 13, 2022
Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’

Anything, a new four-song EP from John Waite, demonstrates why he remains one of the most dynamic and authentic rock and roll singers of all time. With his stellar work...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate
May 13, 2022
Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate

There’s no question that Janelle Monáe is one of the most exciting and well-rounded artists to become part of the pop culture firmament over the past 15 years.  Monáe, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)
May 13, 2022
Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)

Train first came to prominence with the double-platinum single “Meet Virginia,” off its 1998 self-titled debut album. Since then, the affable pop/rock band led by singer/songwriter Pat Monahan has landed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BeachLife Festival (5/13-15) Live Stream; Watch Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, 311, Sheryl Crow, Black Pumas, Stone Temple Pilots & More
May 3, 2022
BeachLife Festival (5/13-15) Live Stream; Watch Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Steve Miller Band, 311, Sheryl Crow, Black Pumas, Stone Temple Pilots & More

Coming up on May 13-15, a number of musical acts spanning genres and eras will convene in picturesque Redondo Beach, California for the BeachLife Festival — and even if you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Palomino Festival 7/9: Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Orville Peck & More
March 31, 2022
Palomino Festival 7/9: Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Orville Peck & More

On Saturday, July 9, Goldenvoice will host its first Palomino Festival, a new one-day music event announced this week and featuring performances from the following: Kacey Musgraves Willie Nelson &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”
March 29, 2022
Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”

Rhythm Tribe is an Afro-Latin musical collective originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Guzman-Sanchez in 1989. The band, which also featured Thomas’s wife Marla brother (Paul) and a family...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)
February 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)

Today, Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional returned with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)
February 24, 2022
Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)

During the mid-1980s, Tears For Fears were ubiquitous on MTV and American radio with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.” The synth-pop duo from Bath, England dominated the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Announces ‘Sticks and Stones’ 20th Anniversary Tour ft. Four Year Strong and Be Well
February 15, 2022
New Found Glory Announces ‘Sticks and Stones’ 20th Anniversary Tour ft. Four Year Strong and Be Well

When Florida-based pop/punk band New Found Glory released their third full-length album, Sticks and Stones, in 2002, it was a massive boost to NFG’s popularity — and, likely, a significant...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’
February 10, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’

It has been more than 18 years since Jethro Tull released a new studio album. The wait ended January 28, 2022, with the release of The Zealot Gene. Songwriter, vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dashboard Confessional Shares “Burning Heart” from New Album; LA/NYC Record Release Shows Announced
January 28, 2022
Dashboard Confessional Shares “Burning Heart” from New Album; LA/NYC Record Release Shows Announced

On Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional will return with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has been previewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album
January 10, 2022
John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album

Singer, bassist and songwriter John Lodge has been a member of the Moody Blues since 1966, when the band – guitarist Justin Hayward, keyboardist Mike Pinder, drummer Graeme Edge and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BeachLife Festival 2022: Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, 311, Black Pumas, More (Info)
January 10, 2022
BeachLife Festival 2022: Steve Miller Band, Sheryl Crow, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, 311, Black Pumas, More (Info)

On May 13-15, 2022, a number of musical acts spanning genres and eras will convene in picturesque Redondo Beach, California for the BeachLife Festival — and this year’s event looks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Idol Dancing with His Granddaughter to “Jingle Bell Rock” is the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season
December 13, 2021
Billy Idol Dancing with His Granddaughter to “Jingle Bell Rock” is the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

This time of year, we look to social media to provide warmth and the spirit of the holiday season — and a must-follow on Instagram is the official account of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eric Clapton’s ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ Album (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: Eric Clapton’s ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ Album (Listen)

An … eventful past year or so continues for Eric Clapton, who drew attention/criticism for his involvement with Van Morrison in the singer/songwriter’s “anti-lockdown” songs and with his own outspoken comments regarding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Don Broco Unleashes ‘Amazing Things,’ Another Uniquely Unpredictable Sonic Experience (Listen)
October 22, 2021
Out Now: Don Broco Unleashes ‘Amazing Things,’ Another Uniquely Unpredictable Sonic Experience (Listen)

There is no musical act out there quite like Don Broco. Mashing styles together in a way that helps the group sound fiercely original, these guys really have set forth...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)
October 8, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)

When The Doors released their self-titled debut in 1967, it was a revelation. Vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger produced a unique mix...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions

Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton: ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ LP Coming 11/21 (Preview)
September 9, 2021
Eric Clapton: ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ LP Coming 11/21 (Preview)

It’s been an eventful past year or so for Eric Clapton, who has made headlines for his involvement with Van Morrison in the singer/songwriter’s “anti-lockdown” songs and with his own...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AEG Presents to Require Proof of Vaccination at All U.S. Events for Crew and Ticketholders
August 12, 2021
AEG Presents to Require Proof of Vaccination at All U.S. Events for Crew and Ticketholders

AEG Presents, one of the largest and most influential music companies in the United States, took a hardline stance regarding plans for its events as far as vaccination status is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Offspring Drummer Pete Parada Leaves Band, Cites His Unvaccinated Status as Reasoning Behind Split
August 4, 2021
The Offspring Drummer Pete Parada Leaves Band, Cites His Unvaccinated Status as Reasoning Behind Split

In a post on Instagram on Tuesday, drummer Pete Parada of Southern California punk veterans The Offspring revealed that he will not be accompanying the band on its upcoming tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 30, 2021
George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)” is a previously unreleased recording from the George Harrison vaults that is being made available today, July 30, ahead of the lavish 50th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)
June 25, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record will be revisited for a near-30th anniversary reissue on Aug....

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Micky Dolenz on ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith,’ the Monkees Farewell Tour & More
June 14, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Micky Dolenz on ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith,’ the Monkees Farewell Tour & More

Many younger fans forget– or don’t realize — that the Monkees did not start as a traditional band. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork were actors with comedic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
May 14, 2021
Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)

Join us for a conversation with Pete Townshend for a look at the story behind of The Who Sell Out, which was recently celebrated with a massive Super Deluxe edition....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles
May 14, 2021
Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

“I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of ‘Patch Adams’ again. The title of this movie should have been ‘Punch Adams!’ — Gene Siskel “Strange...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Japanese Breakfast Shares New Video for ‘Posing in Bondage,’ Announces Summer/Fall Tour Dates
April 8, 2021
Japanese Breakfast Shares New Video for ‘Posing in Bondage,’ Announces Summer/Fall Tour Dates

Japanese Breakfast, the indie/rock project helmed by singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner, will return in June with a new album titled Jubilee. It’ll be the third full-length from Zauner, and the follow-up to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)

The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rising Three-Piece Band Levara is Ready to Make a Splash with Debut Album
January 29, 2021
Turn Me On: Rising Three-Piece Band Levara is Ready to Make a Splash with Debut Album

Levara is a three-piece rock band with some serious rock and roll resumes. Guitarist Trev Lukather is the son of Steve Lukather of Toto fame, while drummer Josh Devine was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names
January 8, 2021
Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names

“Punctuation: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit.”  “Take Me Away” by Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is one of the first bands to use an umlaut,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More
December 16, 2020
This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More

This New Year’s Eve, how about a little blues/rock magic from a group of legends? Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will host his sixth annual all-star Jungle Show concert event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Stop-Motion Video for ‘Irish Girl,’ from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (LP Out This Friday 11/20)
November 16, 2020
Watch a New Stop-Motion Video for ‘Irish Girl,’ from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (LP Out This Friday 11/20)

This Friday, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will release Wreckless Abandon, their debut full-length album that’s been in the works for a while and saw its initial Spring 2020...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More
November 13, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More

“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.” Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer. Each month,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’
November 5, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve in terms of archival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’
October 29, 2020
Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’

Talk about picking a perfect time to release some disturbing music. 2020 has been a slog for all of us, to say the very least, and the year’s parade of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Share New Music Video for ‘F*** That Guy,’ Co-Written by Chris Stapleton
October 26, 2020
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Share New Music Video for ‘F*** That Guy,’ Co-Written by Chris Stapleton

The Dirty Knobs, the musical ensemble featuring Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers fame, shot a music video just last month for a song called “F*** That Guy,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4
October 22, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor
September 28, 2020
New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor

This Friday, Oct. 2 brings another batch of notable new music releases spanning genres and decades. It includes the first-ever live album from Queen + Adam Lambert, a new blues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs Share ‘Lockdown Part II’ Video; Debut Album Due Out 11/20
September 22, 2020
Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs Share ‘Lockdown Part II’ Video; Debut Album Due Out 11/20

2020 hasn’t gone as planned for anyone — that much is true, to say the least — and it’s definitely altered the plans of The Dirty Knobs, the band led...

Rock Cellar Magazine | William Shatner, Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night Cover the Blues Classic ‘The Thrill is Gone’ (Listen/Pre-Order)
August 27, 2020
William Shatner, Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night Cover the Blues Classic ‘The Thrill is Gone’ (Listen/Pre-Order)

How’s this for an unlikely collaboration? William Shatner, beloved actor from the Star Trek series and venerated pop culture icon, has a new album coming out in October via Cleopatra...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Biffy Clyro Bassist James Johnston on ‘A Celebration of Endings’ & Resuming Live Concerts: ‘As Soon As We’re Able to Figure It Out, We’ll Be Knocking Down the Door’
August 17, 2020
Biffy Clyro Bassist James Johnston on ‘A Celebration of Endings’ & Resuming Live Concerts: ‘As Soon As We’re Able to Figure It Out, We’ll Be Knocking Down the Door’

Biffy Clyro often enhances its hard-rock sound with orchestration. “Many of Horror,” a pop-leaning top 10 U.K. charter for the Scottish rock trio, was a prime example. The accompanying 2009...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there.  “Nuclear apocalypse – who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary and Prolific Italian Composer Ennio Morricone: 1928-2020
July 6, 2020
Rest in Peace, Legendary and Prolific Italian Composer Ennio Morricone: 1928-2020

The music of Ennio Morricone is undeniably iconic, his musical scores accompanying the various Spaghetti western films of Sergio Leone among many others. Late Sunday evening, word broke that the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)
June 10, 2020
Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)

Ronnie Wood is a certifiable rock legend. Keith Richards’ guitar foil in the Rolling Stones since the 1970s, Wood had already made his name as a member of not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19
April 9, 2020
New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her second full-length album, Punisher, via Dead Oceans. To say this album comes with much anticipation doesn’t do it justice; Bridgers’ 2017 full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)

This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)
March 12, 2020
Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)

It’s 2020, and rock and roll icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. A new solo album, Sinematic, acclaimed work on the Martin Scorcese’s mobster film The Irishman and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Oates Shares Recovery Photo After Gallbladder Surgery; Resumes Shows with Daryl Hall This Week
February 26, 2020
John Oates Shares Recovery Photo After Gallbladder Surgery; Resumes Shows with Daryl Hall This Week

Sometime last week, John Oates felt some discomfort under his rib cage … and it turned out be severe enough to send the musician to the hospital, where he underwent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2

Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim …  From new product innovations...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978
December 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Punk Rock + Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show Returning to Los Angeles 12/21
November 19, 2019
Punk Rock + Paintbrushes Holiday Art Show Returning to Los Angeles 12/21

On Dec. 21, the fourth annual Punk Rock + Paintbrushes holiday art show will return to Los Angeles, bringing together figures within the punk rock community as they bond over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker

A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future

Black Flag was one of the most important bands to come out of the L.A. punk scene of the early-1980s. The band pioneered hardcore, and eventually post-hardcore, under the guiding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)
September 13, 2019
Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

“(Joan) Jett is always the coolest person in the room, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like an outsider or misfit,” the rock and roll firebrand’s biography reads on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Thom Yorke’s Collaboration with Flea, ‘Daily Battles,’ from Edward Norton’s New Movie ‘Motherless Brooklyn’
August 21, 2019
Hear Thom Yorke’s Collaboration with Flea, ‘Daily Battles,’ from Edward Norton’s New Movie ‘Motherless Brooklyn’

Acclaimed, Oscar-winning actor Edward Norton will make his debut as a director when his film Motherless Brooklyn premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. For the film’s soundtrack,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names

This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names.  “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon
August 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon

For his latest Behind The Curtain entry, writer Steve rosen recounts a few run-ins with renowned guitarist Neal Schon, of Santana and Journey fame …  It is 1975 and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
July 9, 2019
Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy

At age 73, founding Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis will release a new album, The Road To Zion, on July 16. Moby Grape were one of the most groundbreaking and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile
June 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile

As a young, exuberant and adventurous rock writer back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I would fly anywhere to pursue a story. On this particular day it was a trip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)
June 13, 2019
Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)

Slash is probably the last of the guitar heroes of the Golden Age of rock and roll. Following in the footsteps of the rock gods who inspired him — Joe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: John Paul White’s Haunting and Melancholy New Album ‘The Hurting Kind’
April 12, 2019
Out Now: John Paul White’s Haunting and Melancholy New Album ‘The Hurting Kind’

John Paul White, longtime member of the band The Civil Wars, released a new solo album on Friday — and The Hurting Kind is a poignant, affecting set of songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
April 10, 2019
Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Some things are worth waiting for.  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” TV special was filmed in December of 1968, but was shelved for decades as folks assumed its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Spotlight: Wargirl, TV Coma and Sarah Potenza
March 13, 2019
New Music Spotlight: Wargirl, TV Coma and Sarah Potenza

In this piece, enjoy a look at some up-and-coming acts that caught Rock Cellar’s attention lately …  Wargirl – “Mess Around” Take a mix of 70’s funk music, reggae, post-punk,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)
March 13, 2019
Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)

73-year-old Bob Seger is in the middle of his farewell tour, signifying the finish of a spectacular performing career that has led him to the status he is today of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)
March 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)

Prologue: This is unlike any other story I’ve ever written here. Those of you who have followed my travails and triumphs here in our Behind the Curtain column — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrating 27 Years of ‘Nevermind’ with the Best & Worst Nirvana Covers
September 24, 2018
Celebrating 27 Years of ‘Nevermind’ with the Best & Worst Nirvana Covers

27 years ago today, Nirvana‘s landmark grunge album Nevermind was released. It’s somewhat interesting to point out that its challenging predecessor, 1993’s In Utero (which just celebrated its own 25th anniversary),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)

Alan Parsons made his initial mark in the music world by engineering or producing successful late 1960s and ‘70s releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Wings, Al...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)

“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)

John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later
December 29, 2017
Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album Hotel California to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. Click here to pick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview
May 10, 2017
Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman of The Kinks is in you. He’ll ask where you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Janis Joplin’
February 28, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Janis Joplin’

Janis Joplin was called “the greatest white urban blues and soul singer of her generation” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted her in 1995. Joplin’s powerful,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview
November 10, 2016
Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview

Timothy B. Schmit has been blessed with an extraordinary voice capable of profound expressiveness and he’s a damn fine bass player to boot, so it’s no wonder that the Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend
August 8, 2016
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Survival Songs
August 5, 2015
Top 11 Survival Songs

“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)

“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)
December 10, 2014
Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — drummers in rock history. But the stickman for genre-defining Canadian prog-rockers Rush does not carry himself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)
April 4, 2014
Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)

From his early days as a member of Metallica to his award-winning career as the front man and guitarist of the thrash/metal outfit Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has become something of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order
March 4, 2013
Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order delves into the inner workings of both bands, shenanigans with the Duke and Duchess of York, Hook’s recent split with his former New Order bandmates, and his take on Manchester bands The Stone Roses, The Smiths, and Oasis.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

Though her father remains the reigning king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley hasn’t forgotten her Southern folk roots. “Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder
December 3, 2012
"One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder

One Toke Over the Line by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide
November 2, 2012
Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide

New York City’s small neighborhood groceries of the 1950s, while run by friendly shopkeepers named “Pop,” were cramped affairs with wilted vegetables, bruised fruit and dusty, dented canned foods. Though...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Beatles Stories" Movie:  Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky

Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Football
October 1, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Football

Yes it’s that time of year again.  The beer.  The hot and greasy wings.  The hot and greasy tailgating.  And, oh yes, that little bit of pigskin insanity called football....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis:  In Total Control
October 1, 2012
Martha Davis: In Total Control

Martha Davis strutted in heels onto the early new-wave scene in the late 1970s as part of The Motels – an intelligent, moody, yet still-catchy pop band. With her dark brunette...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)
July 17, 2012
¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gives an interview detailing the band's 4-decade career, their current popularity, and working with that "f***ing idiot" Paul Simon.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)
July 17, 2012
Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)

In his new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, Jesse Ventura argues in favor of abolishing all political parties within what he calls a corrupt two-party system. From my perspective, I can’t advocate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood
May 16, 2012
11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

Farewell, Hollywood. Original, creative storylines, plots, and movie concepts have gone the way of the View-Master – replaced by flashy, style-over-substance monstrosities about CGI transforming-robot battles, cartoonish critters dancing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin
April 16, 2012
From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin

It’s an unsettling tale of terror and tormented humanity.  A small village has fallen under a vampire’s curse, and the boundaries between the real and unreal have blurred. Steven Severin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)
March 19, 2012
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)

Caroll Spinney may be the most unknown famous person in America… “It’s the Bird and Grouch who’s famous, not me,” says Spinney, the man who has spent the last 43...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…
March 19, 2012
Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…

In the liner notes to Daniel Lanois’ 2003 album Shine, the musician and producer writes: “What a privilege to be able to make music. And what an honor to have it received...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On
March 19, 2012
Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On

30 years after his death in a plane crash, guitarist Randy Rhoads continues to exert his influence on rock music. Ozzy Osbourne producer Kevin Churko reflects on the young rocker's legacy.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photographer Henry Diltz:  Rock’s Living History  (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Photographer Henry Diltz: Rock’s Living History (Interview)

Photographer (and musician) Henry Diltz has taken photographs of almost every notable rock musician and band from the 1960s and 70s. His iconic style practically defined the generation of classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS
January 20, 2012
Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the legendary trade show NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) — the meeting place for musical instrument retailers to view and purchase the latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | January Album Reviews
January 11, 2012
January Album Reviews

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Amy Winehouse Jane’s Addiction Jimmy Cliff Coldplay Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack) Their second collaboration with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been
November 3, 2011
Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Henry ‘The Horse’ Smith admits that he sometimes gets annoyed with people asking Led Zeppelin questions. After all, the good-natured 64 year old roadie/road manager has a lot more on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Too Much Art?
August 19, 2011
Too Much Art?

Today, it’s not only authors and philosophers who go through a process of self-examination as they do their jobs. Artists and musicians, too, often working in their claustrophobic vacuums of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There
June 27, 2011
Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There

This past weekend, thousands of mud-soaked concertgoers flocked to the town of Somerset, England for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. The fest featured a slew of international...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and...