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Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Hardware,’ a Rollicking New Album from ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons (Listen)
June 7, 2021
Out Now: ‘Hardware,’ a Rollicking New Album from ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons (Listen)

Take a desert trip with the one and only Billy F Gibbons, guitarist extraordinaire of the legendary Texas rock band ZZ Top. Hardware is the title of his latest solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More
November 30, 2020
Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More

Luke Spiller tapped into the zeitgeist of the current pandemic when he wrote “Strange Days” on tour last summer. During the title track to The Struts’ vivacious third album, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Bill Pitman, Revered Guitarist/Session Musician of The Wrecking Crew: 1920-2022
August 16, 2022
Rest in Peace, Bill Pitman, Revered Guitarist/Session Musician of The Wrecking Crew: 1920-2022

Bill Pitman, a revered guitarist/session musician whose career spanned decades and included work on some of the most impactful rock and roll recordings ever laid to tape, passed away recently...

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 | Ben Gibbard Takes Control of Vinyl Production in Death Cab for Cutie’s New Video for “Here to Forever”
July 13, 2022
Ben Gibbard Takes Control of Vinyl Production in Death Cab for Cutie’s New Video for “Here to Forever”

The new music video for “Here to Forever,” a song shared by Death Cab for Cutie this week, depicts band leader Gibbard taking control of the process of pressing his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for
July 12, 2022
This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for

Below, enjoy a recently recirculated video mashup featuring the Star Wars universe — both the original trilogy of films from 1977, 1980 and 1983 and the newer trilogy that began...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams Previews 25th Anniversary Album ‘XXV’ with New Versions of “Eternity/The Road to Mandalay”
July 8, 2022
Robbie Williams Previews 25th Anniversary Album ‘XXV’ with New Versions of “Eternity/The Road to Mandalay”

Global pop superstar Robbie Williams recently announced big plans to celebrate his 25th year as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV set for release on Sept. 9. On Friday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”
June 22, 2022
Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”

The past few weeks has seen something remarkable happen, all thanks to the Netflix series Stranger Things: Kate Bush has become a viral sensation. The placement of her 1985 single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams Celebrating 25 Years as a Solo Act with ‘XXV,’ Shares New Orchestra Version of “Angels”
June 13, 2022
Robbie Williams Celebrating 25 Years as a Solo Act with ‘XXV,’ Shares New Orchestra Version of “Angels”

Global pop superstar Robbie Williams has grand plans to celebrate his 25th year as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV, set for release on Sept. 9. Featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)
June 8, 2022
The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)

The Fixx tapped into American music listeners’ collective consciousness like few others during the second British music invasion of the early 1980s. “Stand or Fall” and “Red Skies,” the London...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended
May 10, 2022
Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco recently announced a new double-album, Cruel Country, which the celebrated indie band will release on May 27. Here’s “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Former Teen Idol & ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Star Bobby Rydell: 1942-2022
April 7, 2022
Rest in Peace, Former Teen Idol & ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Star Bobby Rydell: 1942-2022

On April 5, singer/actor Bobby Rydell passed away at the age of 79 following a battle with pneumonia. The estate of the former teen idol and Bye Bye Birdie star...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deryck Whibley of Sum 41: Band Working on Double LP ‘Heaven and Hell’ – 1/2 Pop-Punk, 1/2 Metal
March 23, 2022
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41: Band Working on Double LP ‘Heaven and Hell’ – 1/2 Pop-Punk, 1/2 Metal

As soon as the world was introduced to Sum 41, the Canadian pop/punk band made one thing clear: its roots were in heavy metal. “Fat Lip,” the band’s breakout 2001...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, Yoko Ono: ‘Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono’ Tribute Album from Ben Gibbard Out Now
February 18, 2022
Happy Birthday, Yoko Ono: ‘Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono’ Tribute Album from Ben Gibbard Out Now

Today, Feb. 18, Yoko Ono celebrates her 89th birthday — and a host of musical acts joined forces to celebrate her with a new tribute album. Conceived and curated by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mayer Announces Openers for ‘Sob Rock’ 2022 Tour, Backing Band (ft. Steve Ferrone, Pino Palladino & More)
February 1, 2022
John Mayer Announces Openers for ‘Sob Rock’ 2022 Tour, Backing Band (ft. Steve Ferrone, Pino Palladino & More)

Click here to read a recap of one of three shows John Mayer and his band delivered at the Forum in Los Angeles in March.  On Feb. 17, John Mayer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U.K. Bands Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power Linking Up for Spring 2022 Tour
January 17, 2022
U.K. Bands Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power Linking Up for Spring 2022 Tour

English pop-punk/rock band Boston Manor has announced a headlining tour of North America set to kick off in April. The tour news comes on the heels of an eventful 2021 that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christian Lee Hutson Shares “Rubberneckers,” ‘Quitters’ LP 4/1 (Produced by Phoebe Bridgers/Conor Oberst)
January 12, 2022
Christian Lee Hutson Shares “Rubberneckers,” ‘Quitters’ LP 4/1 (Produced by Phoebe Bridgers/Conor Oberst)

Christian Lee Hutson will release a new album titled Quitters on April 1 — and on Wednesday, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter debuted a compelling music video for a track called...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)
January 7, 2022
David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)

Producer Mark Plati and guitarist Earl Slick recall the making of an album unlike anything else in the vast catalog of David Bowie. For what would have been David Bowie’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record
December 16, 2021
‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record

Visionary. Truth teller. Influencer. Pioneer. Storyteller. There are countless superlatives to describe the iconic David Bowie, but even such lofty praise is perhaps insufficient to represent the critically acclaimed musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Green Day ‘BBC Sessions’ Live Album of Performances from 1994-2001 (Listen)
December 10, 2021
Out Now: Green Day ‘BBC Sessions’ Live Album of Performances from 1994-2001 (Listen)

BBC Sessions is a new live release from Green Day bringing together broadcast performances the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rock/punk outfit delivered from 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2001....

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory
November 17, 2021
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”
November 10, 2021
ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”

This winter, why not warm up for the holidays with a little style? Thanks to ZZ Top icon Billy F Gibbons, you can do precisely that with his new festive...

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 | Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022
October 4, 2021
Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022

English pop singer/global superstar Robbie Williams recently released newly remastered editions of his first two solo albums, Life Thru a Lens and I’ve Been Expecting You. While Williams didn’t catch...

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 | Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now
July 12, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now

On Oct. 12, Little, Brown & Company will publish Set the Night on Fire, the first official memoir from legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors. Given the scope of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Caribbean Songs
June 14, 2021
Top 11 Caribbean Songs

“The true Caribbean people … We are carnival people, we are vibrant people, not dead people. We like to be heard and we like to have fun.” —Viv Richards, cricketer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson Announce Rescheduled ‘Music Is Our Friend’ 2021 North American Tour with The Zappa Band
June 7, 2021
King Crimson Announce Rescheduled ‘Music Is Our Friend’ 2021 North American Tour with The Zappa Band

Get ready, because Robert Fripp and his legendary prog ensemble King Crimson is back in action — and will embark on a big North American run of tour dates beginning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)
June 2, 2021
Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)

The Wizard of Ozzy and Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Coldplay Plus a Cast of Thousands: Q&A with Rockfield’s Recording Engineer/Farmer Kingsley Ward Along with Yasgur’s farm, Rockfield...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kings of Leon Announce 26-Date Tour Supporting New LP ‘When You See Yourself’ (with Cold War Kids)
May 17, 2021
Kings of Leon Announce 26-Date Tour Supporting New LP ‘When You See Yourself’ (with Cold War Kids)

Back in early March, revered alt/rock band Kings of Leon returned with a new album, When You See Yourself — and beginning early August, KoL will retake the stage for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Primus Announces New 2021 Dates for ‘A Tribute to Kings’ Tour, a Salute to Rush (with Wolfmother/The Sword)
April 28, 2021
Primus Announces New 2021 Dates for ‘A Tribute to Kings’ Tour, a Salute to Rush (with Wolfmother/The Sword)

Back before the COVID-19 pandemic, Les Claypool and Primus had big plans to hit the road in a toast to Canadian prog-rock gods Rush with the “A Tribute to Kings”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond
April 23, 2021
Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond

Steve Cropper is a certifiable rock and roll legend. After cutting his teeth as part of the early-60s R&B band the Mar-Keys, Cropper found stardom as part of the backbone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)
January 22, 2021
The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)

Earlier this week, a simple image made its way onto the internet: United States Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting in folding chair at the Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C. …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign
January 20, 2021
Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign

Despite a largely publicized campaign to receive an 11th-hour pardon from Presidential Trump, Joe Exotic and his legal team found themselves frustrated when the outgoing president’s pardon list was made...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Barry Gibb’s ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1,’ a Lifelong Dream Realized (Listen/Buy)
January 8, 2021
Out Now: Barry Gibb’s ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1,’ a Lifelong Dream Realized (Listen/Buy)

Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 is a new album from the legendary Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, and it’s available now. A lifelong dream realized, Greenfields is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Barry Gibb Previews ‘Greenfields’ LP (Out 1/8) with Appearance on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ (Watch)
January 4, 2021
Barry Gibb Previews ‘Greenfields’ LP (Out 1/8) with Appearance on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ (Watch)

This coming Friday, January 8, the legendary  Barry Gibb will release Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, a collaborative album Gibb recorded with the assistance of super-producer Dave Cobb...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch Dec. 4-6: Lindsey Buckingham, CatSong Festival (Yusuf/Cat Stevens Virtual Event), Liam Gallagher, Darlene Love, More
December 4, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch Dec. 4-6: Lindsey Buckingham, CatSong Festival (Yusuf/Cat Stevens Virtual Event), Liam Gallagher, Darlene Love, More

This weekend, Dec. 4 – 6, brings with it more music live stream concerts that ought to be of interest to fans of multiple genres and eras, so with COVID-19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Sabbath Revisiting 1972’s ‘Vol. 4’ for Deluxe Reissue in February 2021
December 2, 2020
Black Sabbath Revisiting 1972’s ‘Vol. 4’ for Deluxe Reissue in February 2021

Vol. 4 was the fourth studio album from Black Sabbath released in 1972 — and was essentially the first Sabbath record self-produced by the band, as guitarist Tony Iommi was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Strokes Stage an Epic, Yet Futile, Baseball Battle Against Robots in ‘The Adults Are Talking’ Video
December 1, 2020
The Strokes Stage an Epic, Yet Futile, Baseball Battle Against Robots in ‘The Adults Are Talking’ Video

Robots pose a formidable threat to humans — at least that’s what science fiction and the Terminator films have shown us over the years. There are some who urge caution...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27
November 11, 2020
Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27

Chuck Berry may have passed away in 2017, but his spirit is very much still alive today. Such is the unassailable legacy he built as one of the absolute most...

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 | Barry Gibb: ‘Greenfields’ LP ft. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow & More Out 1/8, Shares ‘Words of a Fool’ ft. Jason Isbell
November 6, 2020
Barry Gibb: ‘Greenfields’ LP ft. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow & More Out 1/8, Shares ‘Words of a Fool’ ft. Jason Isbell

A lifelong dream will be realized in early 2021 when Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees releases Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, a collaborative album Gibb recorded with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020
September 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020

Late Friday evening, the family of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend and lead vocalist of the long-running reggae/ska group Toots and the Maytals, passed away Friday night at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Struts and Robbie Williams Premiere Video for Their Anthem ‘Strange Days,’ from the Struts’ New LP Out 10/16
September 9, 2020
The Struts and Robbie Williams Premiere Video for Their Anthem ‘Strange Days,’ from the Struts’ New LP Out 10/16

Last week, English pop/rock stars of different eras teamed up effectively when The Struts and Robbie Williams premiered their new collaborative single, “Strange Days” — an anthem for these, well,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Struts and Robbie Williams Capture the Mood of These Weird Times with ‘Strange Days’ (Listen)
September 2, 2020
The Struts and Robbie Williams Capture the Mood of These Weird Times with ‘Strange Days’ (Listen)

Like the title of the new single suggests, these truly are “Strange Days” — and the collaborative anthem from The Struts and Robbie Williams sums things up quite well. On...

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 | New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)
August 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)

Today, Friday, Aug. 14 brought with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of Black Sabbath ‘Paranoid’ Coming in October via Rhino Records
August 6, 2020
50th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of Black Sabbath ‘Paranoid’ Coming in October via Rhino Records

In September 1970, Black Sabbath unleashed Paranoid — the heavy metal gods‘ second album. It was a significant musical achievement, to say the least, and would go on to cement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Anniversary Edition 3-CD/Blu-Ray Set
August 4, 2020
GIVEAWAY: The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Anniversary Edition 3-CD/Blu-Ray Set

Note: The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thank you! The Beatles. The Fab Four. John, Paul, George and Ringo. They’re the upper echelon of “legendary” musical groups — in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘Kyoto’ on ‘Colbert’ Karaoke-Style, Complete with a Disco Ball, Bubbles, Flashy Lights and a Skeleton Costume
July 21, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘Kyoto’ on ‘Colbert’ Karaoke-Style, Complete with a Disco Ball, Bubbles, Flashy Lights and a Skeleton Costume

On Monday evening, Phoebe Bridgers performed an #AtHome rendition of “Kyoto,” one of the lead singles from the singer/songwriter‘s new album, Punisher, for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (Click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bush Streaming Full Production Arena Show Saturday 7/18 to Celebrate Release of New Album ‘The Kingdom’
July 14, 2020
Bush Streaming Full Production Arena Show Saturday 7/18 to Celebrate Release of New Album ‘The Kingdom’

Back in early March, Gavin Rossdale and alt/rock hitmakers Bush announced a new album, The Kingdom. The record is coming out this Friday, July 17, and was previewed with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mythbusters’ Co-Host and ‘White Rabbit Project’ Star Grant Imahara Dies at 49 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm
July 14, 2020
‘Mythbusters’ Co-Host and ‘White Rabbit Project’ Star Grant Imahara Dies at 49 After Suffering Brain Aneurysm

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer/roboticist and TV host known for stints on the program Mythbusters and the Netflix series White Rabbit Project, passed away suddenly due to complications from a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead Release 50th Anniversary Edition of Rootsy 1970 Album ‘Workingman’s Dead’ (Listen)
July 10, 2020
Grateful Dead Release 50th Anniversary Edition of Rootsy 1970 Album ‘Workingman’s Dead’ (Listen)

Originally released in 1970, Workingman’s Dead was the fourth studio album from the Grateful Dead — then a still-perfecting-its-craft psychedelic rock/jam band, which set forth with the studio sessions to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Sabbath: Zakk Wylde’s Sabbath Tribute Band Covering 1970’s ‘Black Sabbath’ LP – Preview with the Title Track
July 2, 2020
Zakk Sabbath: Zakk Wylde’s Sabbath Tribute Band Covering 1970’s ‘Black Sabbath’ LP – Preview with the Title Track

Guitarist Zakk Wylde has been a major player in the hard rock scene for decades, whether with Black Label Society or Ozzy Osbourne, with whom he contributed to five studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’
June 26, 2020
New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’

Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, has been steadily previewing his new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown, for a few months now. On Friday, Krieger premiered a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary ‘Workingman’s Dead’ Reissue Includes Limited Items Like a Hatchet(!), Pocketknife and Dog Jacket
May 6, 2020
Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary ‘Workingman’s Dead’ Reissue Includes Limited Items Like a Hatchet(!), Pocketknife and Dog Jacket

On July 10, the Grateful Dead will pay tribute to its landmark 1970 album Workingman’s Dead, the rootsy fourth studio release by Jerry Garcia and the band that flexed the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Rick Springfield from His Studio/Bunker in Southern California
April 17, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Rick Springfield from His Studio/Bunker in Southern California

For many of us, being self-quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re following strict heath guidelines and using the extra time to finish up long abandoned projects or simply taking stock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger Will Teach You How to Play the Guitar on ‘Roadhouse Blues’ and ‘Moonlight Drive’ in New #LearnToPlayTheDoors Videos –
April 14, 2020
Robby Krieger Will Teach You How to Play the Guitar on ‘Roadhouse Blues’ and ‘Moonlight Drive’ in New #LearnToPlayTheDoors Videos –

Over the past couple of weeks, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger has been keeping fans of the Doors entertained by soliciting suggestions for some guitar tutorials — and so far, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Launches Auction of Personal Items to Help Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Charity
April 6, 2020
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Launches Auction of Personal Items to Help Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Charity

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all, throwing a massive wrench of unpredictability into scheduled plans, including charitable events — but this past weekend, Black Sabbath guitar god Tony Iommi...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Explains Why ‘The Weight’ Feels Like ‘Good Medicine’ in the Age of Coronavirus
March 30, 2020
Robbie Robertson Explains Why ‘The Weight’ Feels Like ‘Good Medicine’ in the Age of Coronavirus

Back in September, a star-studded cover of “The Weight,” the iconic song made famous by the Band decades, ago, was released as part of the Playing for Change campaign, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Glen Campbell’s Recording of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ Inducted Into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
March 25, 2020
Glen Campbell’s Recording of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ Inducted Into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

“Wichita Lineman” is a classic, and the Jimmy Webb-penned song made famous by the late Glen Campbell received a very high honor this week when it was inducted into the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a ‘Now That’s What I Call Coronavirus!’ Meme Video Making the Rounds
March 20, 2020
There’s a ‘Now That’s What I Call Coronavirus!’ Meme Video Making the Rounds

With a sudden wealth of free time on all of our schedules right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent quarantine/shelter-in-place ordinances put in place in major...

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 | Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has driven everybody indoors — tours are canceled or postponed, businesses (temporarily) shuttered, bars/restaurants closed — so some musicians are taking it upon themselves to keep the...

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 | New from Bush: Stream ‘Flowers on a Grave’; New Album ‘The Kingdom’ + Tour with Breaking Benjamin Announced
March 3, 2020
New from Bush: Stream ‘Flowers on a Grave’; New Album ‘The Kingdom’ + Tour with Breaking Benjamin Announced

Gavin Rossdale and Bush are set for a busy 2020. On Tuesday, the long-running alt/rock band premiered a new song, the hard-edged “Flowers on a Grave”: “We are really proud...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Car Seat Headrest: Hear ‘Can’t Cool Me Down,’ from New Album ‘Making A Door Less Open’
February 26, 2020
Car Seat Headrest: Hear ‘Can’t Cool Me Down,’ from New Album ‘Making A Door Less Open’

Celebrated indie/rock band Car Seat Headrest announced a new studio album, Making A Door Less Open, which will be released via Matador Records on May 1 — but this one’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy a Photo of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Rehearsing Together
February 25, 2020
Enjoy a Photo of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Rehearsing Together

Some spectacles are almost too much to process. When groups of rock and roll legends gather together, for example, it can be an eye-popping scene — such as the Gibson...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Detail 2020 Tour with Gary Clark Jr., Jessy Wilson, Marcus King Band and Yola (on Select Dates)
February 24, 2020
The Black Keys Detail 2020 Tour with Gary Clark Jr., Jessy Wilson, Marcus King Band and Yola (on Select Dates)

The Black Keys are ready for another round of euphoric rock and roll celebrations, and on Monday guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney announced a 35-date North American summer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Primus to Toast Rush with ‘A Tribute to Kings’ 40+ Date Tour with Wolfmother, the Sword and Battles
February 18, 2020
Primus to Toast Rush with ‘A Tribute to Kings’ 40+ Date Tour with Wolfmother, the Sword and Battles

This summer, Les Claypool and Primus will head out on a 40+ date North American tour — but this won’t just be any tour. With a special emphasis on paying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore
February 11, 2020
Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore

Robby Kreiger and John Densmore of the Doors remember 1970, when the fabled Los Angeles band released Morrison Hotel, played some of its most incendiary shows and began one last,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Premieres New Video for ‘Once Were Brothers,’ Directed by Kevin Kerslake (Watch)
February 5, 2020
Robbie Robertson Premieres New Video for ‘Once Were Brothers,’ Directed by Kevin Kerslake (Watch)

It’s been more than two decades since Robbie Robertson released an official music video, but on Wednesday the legendary songwriter/guitarist known for his work with the Band premiered a clip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette
February 4, 2020
Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette

On Feb. 28, legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor will release a new collection titled American Standard. Announced in late January, the album (up for pre-order right now) is a collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish to Sing ‘No Time to Die’ Theme Song, Making Her the Youngest Artist to Record a James Bond Theme
January 14, 2020
Billie Eilish to Sing ‘No Time to Die’ Theme Song, Making Her the Youngest Artist to Record a James Bond Theme

The world belongs to Billie Eilish. The rest of us are just living in it. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter up for six GRAMMY Awards this year has officially announced that she,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Morrissey Premieres ‘Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?’ ft. Thelma Houston — from Moz’s New Album Out in March (Listen)
January 10, 2020
Morrissey Premieres ‘Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?’ ft. Thelma Houston — from Moz’s New Album Out in March (Listen)

Moz is back. On Friday, Morrissey premiered a new song, “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?” It’s from his upcoming album titled I Am Not A Dog On A Chain....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater
December 23, 2019
Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater

When we last heard from legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, he was pictured at an airport in Nashville with his pal Robert Plant — just another day for Iommi,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)
September 27, 2019
Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)

50 years ago this week — yesterday, Sept. 26 to be precise — was the date the Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The legendary album would be the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’
September 26, 2019
Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’

Today, Sept. 26, is the precise 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles‘ Abbey Road was released in 1969 in the UK. And, with a special edition reissue of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King’s 80th Birthday ‘Lucille’ Gibson ES-345 Guitar Sold at Auction for Nearly $300,000
September 23, 2019
B.B. King’s 80th Birthday ‘Lucille’ Gibson ES-345 Guitar Sold at Auction for Nearly $300,000

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King had a special relationship with his guitar — so much so that he called it Lucille. The instrument was a calling card of King’s, so...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the Beatles’ New ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Music Video, Launching 9/26 for the ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Set
September 23, 2019
Preview the Beatles’ New ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Music Video, Launching 9/26 for the ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Set

This is going to be a big week for the Beatles — as their legendary 1969 album Abbey Road will receive a lavish 50th anniversary re-release on Friday, Sept. 27....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Robbie Robertson’s New Film-Inspired Solo Record, ‘Sinematic,’ ft. Van Morrison and Glen Hansard
September 20, 2019
Stream Robbie Robertson’s New Film-Inspired Solo Record, ‘Sinematic,’ ft. Van Morrison and Glen Hansard

Inspired by “his decades of film work and a fascination with human nature’s darker corridors,” legendary guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson of the Band has released a new record today. Sinematic draws...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Playing for Change: Watch Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr and Musicians Around the World Team Up to Play ‘The Weight’
September 18, 2019
Playing for Change: Watch Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr and Musicians Around the World Team Up to Play ‘The Weight’

The Playing For Change initiative is designed to showcase the power of music to unite people of all backgrounds, origins and countries — in this case, literally. On Wednesday, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road, Out Nov. 22
September 18, 2019
‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road, Out Nov. 22

A big week of announcements for Rod Stewart grew even bigger on Wednesday, when the legendary singer announced a special album titled You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Robbie Robertson’s Autobiographical New Song ‘Dead End Kid,’ Featuring Glen Hansard
September 13, 2019
Listen to Robbie Robertson’s Autobiographical New Song ‘Dead End Kid,’ Featuring Glen Hansard

Robbie Robertson, revered guitarist/songwriter known for his work with the Band, has premiered another song off his upcoming solo record, Sinematic, which will be released next week, Sept. 20. Titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later

25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Premieres New John Lennon-Inspired Song ‘Let Love Reign,’ a Collaboration with Glen Hansard (Listen)
August 16, 2019
Robbie Robertson Premieres New John Lennon-Inspired Song ‘Let Love Reign,’ a Collaboration with Glen Hansard (Listen)

Robbie Robertson, known for his legacy of music with the Band and as a prolific solo artist, will release a new record on September 20 with a collection of film-inspired...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ is Getting a Lavish 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 9/27 (Full Details)
August 8, 2019
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ is Getting a Lavish 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 9/27 (Full Details)

On September 26, 1969, the Beatles released Abbey Road — and almost exactly 50 years to the day, the legendary album will be re-released in a variety of lavish formats...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson (The Band) Announces Film-Inspired ‘Sinematic’ Album — Listen to ‘I Hear You Paint Houses,’ ft. Van Morrison
July 25, 2019
Robbie Robertson (The Band) Announces Film-Inspired ‘Sinematic’ Album — Listen to ‘I Hear You Paint Houses,’ ft. Van Morrison

On September 20, legendary guitarist/songwriter/composer/author/jack-of-all-trades Robbie Robertson will release Sinematic, a new solo album inspired by “his decades of film work and a fascination with human nature’s darker corridors,” as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next
May 6, 2019
King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next

For a long time, the music of King Crimson didn’t exist on streaming platforms — but just as Robert Fripp and his colleagues in the legendary prog/rock ensemble prepare for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience
March 12, 2019
Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience

This past week, something rare happened: Robbie Williams performed in the United States. Williams, one of the world’s biggest and most successful pop stars for the past 20+ years, hadn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour
February 26, 2019
Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour

Twenty years is a long time for a band to be together — and Taking Back Sunday will celebrate 20 years in 2019, which will be an exciting year for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars
February 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars

In his latest Behind the Curtain entry, veteran rock music scribe Steve Rosen details run-ins with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars that didn’t quite go as planned … (Photo: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary
January 29, 2019
King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary

Toward the end of 2018, King Crimson announced plans for a big commemorative 50th anniversary tour that would span three continents — and the legendary prog ensemble announced its full...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs
June 14, 2018
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander
February 15, 2018
Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More
September 12, 2017
Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

“Welcome to Jamrock — the scene and the album — is what exposed me to a broader audience, for sure,” Damian Marley says when we meet on a New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview
February 10, 2017
Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

They’re songs that sound like they’ve been around forever, timeless musical screeds drawing from a deep well of country, R&B, folk, gospel, roots rock, Dixieland jazz, and Tin Pan Alley....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor
February 7, 2017
Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 'The Day of the Doors' Set for Jan. 4 in Los Angeles, Robby Krieger and John Densmore to Take Part
December 29, 2016
'The Day of the Doors' Set for Jan. 4 in Los Angeles, Robby Krieger and John Densmore to Take Part

On January 4, 1967, Jim Morrison and the Doors announced their arrival with their landmark self-titled debut album. With that classic LP about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the city...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Trending: Highly Suspect Making Noise with Sophomore LP 'The Boy Who Died Wolf'
November 29, 2016
Now Trending: Highly Suspect Making Noise with Sophomore LP 'The Boy Who Died Wolf'

Highly Suspect, a three-piece alt/rock band from Cape Cod, is rather quickly becoming a big deal in the rock scene. Their sophomore album, The Boy Who Died Wolf, was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Friday: Stream Kings of Leon's New Album, 'Walls'
October 14, 2016
New Music Friday: Stream Kings of Leon's New Album, 'Walls'

Alt/rock favorites Kings of Leon have returned. On Friday, the band released Walls, a new album and their eighth overall. Led by the engaging single “Waste a Moment,” Walls is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir Rod Stewart Received Knighthood by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday
October 11, 2016
Sir Rod Stewart Received Knighthood by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday

How’s your week going? Rod Stewart‘s is going pretty well, especially after he found himself in royal company at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday afternoon — as he was knighted by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Goes Back to His Roots with New Solo Single 'I Can't Stop Thinking About You' – Listen
August 31, 2016
Sting Goes Back to His Roots with New Solo Single 'I Can't Stop Thinking About You' – Listen

Sting will release his new solo album, 57th and 9th, on November 11. On Wednesday, the legendary front man of the Police released the LP’s lead single, a track called...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andrew W.K. Maps Out 50-State 'The Power of Partying' Speaking Tour
July 14, 2016
Andrew W.K. Maps Out 50-State 'The Power of Partying' Speaking Tour

Andrew W.K., hard rocker turned political party activist, will spread his positive thinking mindset with a new 50-state speaking tour. From the looks of it, the tour – dubbed the...

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 | Best New Music: Kaleo Unleash Bluesy, Rocking Debut LP 'A/B' – Listen
June 10, 2016
Best New Music: Kaleo Unleash Bluesy, Rocking Debut LP 'A/B' – Listen

Back in March, Rock Cellar contributor and 88.5 KCSN-FM DJ Jim Nelson shined his spotlight on Kaleo, a tremendously talented young band from Iceland. Today, the blues/indie band released A/B,...

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: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson
February 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was strange,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)
June 5, 2015
B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)

B.B. King is championed by pundits as the quintessential blues guitar player. Since his emergence in the Fifties, King, trusty black Gibson “Lucille” guitar in hand, wowed audiences with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
February 16, 2015
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)
February 6, 2015
Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” “Love Me...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Webb Live: ‘What Does A Woman See In A Man?’
October 26, 2011
Jimmy Webb Live: ‘What Does A Woman See In A Man?’

Rock Cellar Magazine was fortunate to have the “songwriter’s songwriter,” Jimmy Webb perform for us recently. Here is a video of What Does a Woman See in a Man?  The...

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 | Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson
April 26, 2019
Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson

On June 7, Peter Frampton’s Band will release a special covers record, All Blues, via UMe. The news was announced on Friday and came with the premiere of “I Just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California
March 1, 2019
Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California

Celebrating over five decades in music, Detroit rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Bob Seger, backed as always by his Silver Bullet Band, delivered a powerful 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 | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison
February 13, 2017
Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one...

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 | How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game
September 7, 2011
How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game

Drummer Jim McCarty may well be the luckiest musician on the planet. 

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s David Paich Goes Solo — Stream/Pick Up His First Solo Album, ‘Forgotten Toys,’ Available Now
August 19, 2022
Toto’s David Paich Goes Solo — Stream/Pick Up His First Solo Album, ‘Forgotten Toys,’ Available Now

It’s somewhat remarkable that over the years, David Paich of Toto had never released a proper solo album … until now. That’s right. Today, Aug. 19, 2022, the renowned keyboardist/songwriter/singer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rhett Miller Shares “Go Through You”; New Solo Album ‘The Misfit’ Out 9/16 (Pre-Order)
August 18, 2022
Rhett Miller Shares “Go Through You”; New Solo Album ‘The Misfit’ Out 9/16 (Pre-Order)

Outside of his work fronting the alt/country band Old 97’s, Rhett Miller has also maintained a steady solo career — and on Sept. 16, he will release his eighth record, The Misfit, on ATO...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview a New Ronnie James Dio Film, ‘Dio: Dreamers Never Die’: In Theaters 9/28
August 18, 2022
Preview a New Ronnie James Dio Film, ‘Dio: Dreamers Never Die’: In Theaters 9/28

Dio: Dreamers Never Die is an upcoming documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of late rock and roll/heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio. Fully authorized by the Dio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Debuts “Puzzle” ft. Adrian Belew; New Album ‘Space Force’ Out 10/14 (Pre-Order)
August 17, 2022
Todd Rundgren Debuts “Puzzle” ft. Adrian Belew; New Album ‘Space Force’ Out 10/14 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 14, Todd Rundgren will release Space Force, a new collaborative album that the prog/power-pop master has been working on for some time. Accompanying the news on Wednesday was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Goo Goo Dolls’ Inescapable 1998 Hit “Iris” Passes 1 Billion Spotify Streams; New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Out Now
August 16, 2022
Goo Goo Dolls’ Inescapable 1998 Hit “Iris” Passes 1 Billion Spotify Streams; New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Out Now

The Goo Goo Dolls are out on the road celebrating the release of their 13th album, Chaos in Bloom, this past Friday, Aug. 12 — but John Rzeznik and Robby...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lacuna Coil to Release ‘Comalies XX,’ 20th Anniversary Reimagining of 2002 Album; Shares “Tight Rope XX”
August 16, 2022
Lacuna Coil to Release ‘Comalies XX,’ 20th Anniversary Reimagining of 2002 Album; Shares “Tight Rope XX”

Italian hard rock/metal band Lacuna Coil will revisit its 2002 album, Comalies, for a special 20th anniversary revisiting on Oct. 14. For this new release, though, the band sought something...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Alt/Rock Hitmakers Collective Soul Return with New Album, ‘Vibrating’; On Tour with Switchfoot
August 15, 2022
Out Now: Alt/Rock Hitmakers Collective Soul Return with New Album, ‘Vibrating’; On Tour with Switchfoot

Vibrating is the title of the new album from Collective Soul, the 11th to date from the alt-rock/pop group that hit it big in the 1990s with a series of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Songs For While I’m Away’: Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham Talks New Doc and His Friendship with Phil Lynott
August 12, 2022
‘Songs For While I’m Away’: Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham Talks New Doc and His Friendship with Phil Lynott

As a member of ‘70s arena rock stars Thin Lizzy for nearly a decade, guitarist Scott Gorham served as the right-hand man to the band’s charismatic and talented front man,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’
August 12, 2022
A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’

Melding garage-punk, brawny rock and roll and alt-country since their formation in 1988, The Supersuckers have carved out a formidable career built on a catalog of killer records and exhaustive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
August 12, 2022
Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

Daryl Hall on the term “Blue-Eyed Soul”: “I f****** hate it; it’s a racist term… if you’re a white guy and you’re singing or playing in a black idiom, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Death Cab for Cutie Shares “Foxglove Through the Clearcut,” from New Album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ (Out 9/16)
August 12, 2022
Death Cab for Cutie Shares “Foxglove Through the Clearcut,” from New Album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ (Out 9/16)

Asphalt Meadows is the title of a new album from Death Cab for Cutie that the esteemed indie/rock band will release on Sept. 16. The 10th album from Ben Gibbard...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Chaos in Bloom,’ a New Album of Smart, Accomplished Pop/Rock Precision (Listen)
August 12, 2022
Out Now: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Chaos in Bloom,’ a New Album of Smart, Accomplished Pop/Rock Precision (Listen)

Chaos in Bloom is the title of the new album from multiplatinum band The Goo Goo Dolls released today, Aug. 12. Though a news release says the album wasn’t “necessarily”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo
August 10, 2022
Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo

Where was rock and roll born? DJ Alan Freed coined the term in Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Museum stands. Sun Records in Memphis, where Elvis Presley made his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie Previews ‘Against the Odds 1974-1982’ Box Set with Previously Unreleased 1978 Track “Mr. Sightseer”
August 9, 2022
Blondie Previews ‘Against the Odds 1974-1982’ Box Set with Previously Unreleased 1978 Track “Mr. Sightseer”

“Mr. Sightseer” is a home recording from Blondie, a previously unreleased track that is featured on the iconic NYC band‘s upcoming box set, Against The Odds 1974-1982. The song was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s First Public Performance Since 2019 — a Surprise Appearance with Tony Iommi
August 9, 2022
Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s First Public Performance Since 2019 — a Surprise Appearance with Tony Iommi

On Monday, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi surprised the world by appearing on stage in their hometown of Birmingham, England, to perform during the closing ceremonies of the 2022 Commonwealth...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More
August 3, 2022
‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More

This fall, an all-star assortment of musicians will gather once again for another edition of the Celebrating David Bowie tour. Featuring Todd Rundgren, former Bowie musical director Adrian Belew, Scrote,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Anthrax/Black Label Society/Hatebreed’s Heavy Metal Masterclass at the Hollywood Palladium
August 3, 2022
Recap: Anthrax/Black Label Society/Hatebreed’s Heavy Metal Masterclass at the Hollywood Palladium

This past Friday, July 29, Anthrax’s 40th anniversary tour rolled through the Hollywood Palladium, finding the thrash metal titans sharing the stage with co-headliners Black Label Society and special guest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Creedence Clearwater Revival to Revisit Lost 1970 Gig at the Royal Albert Hall as Live Album/Film
August 2, 2022
Creedence Clearwater Revival to Revisit Lost 1970 Gig at the Royal Albert Hall as Live Album/Film

Previously assumed lost to the sands of time, a near-mythical and long-rumored live recording of a 1970 performance from Creedence Clearwater Revival will finally be released on Sept. 16. Announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Annual ‘Dia De Los Deftones’ Festival Coming to San Diego Nov. 5 ft. Turnstile, Phantogram, More
August 2, 2022
Third Annual ‘Dia De Los Deftones’ Festival Coming to San Diego Nov. 5 ft. Turnstile, Phantogram, More

This coming Saturday, Nov. 5, long-running alt/metal band Deftones will host its third annual Dia De Los Deftones festival. Again taking place at Petco Park in San Diego (the home...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track
July 28, 2022
Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track

On Sept. 23, the next collection of music in the Joni Mitchell Archives series will be released when The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975) box set is made available by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Cult Sets North American Tour Dates Around 10/7 Release of ‘Under the Midnight Sun’
July 26, 2022
The Cult Sets North American Tour Dates Around 10/7 Release of ‘Under the Midnight Sun’

English rock mainstays The Cult recently announced a new album, Under the Midnight Sun, which the band will release on October 7. It was previewed with a stylish video for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soul Blind Distills ’90s Alt/Grunge Energy in New Song “Stuck in a Loop”; On Tour Now
July 26, 2022
Soul Blind Distills ’90s Alt/Grunge Energy in New Song “Stuck in a Loop”; On Tour Now

Listening to New York-based band Soul Blind, the ensemble’s affinity for what came before is striking. Thick, reverbed guitar riffs set to brooding melodies and vocals from lead singer Cen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers: ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second New Album of 2022, Coming 10/14
July 24, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers: ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second New Album of 2022, Coming 10/14

Back in early April, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with Unlimited Love — a sprawling artistic statement that marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band‘s first album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ZZ Top ‘Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,’ Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill” (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: ZZ Top ‘Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,’ Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill” (Listen)

Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas is a new album from Texas rock legends ZZ Top. Released today, July 22, it’s a collection of songs from throughout the groundbreaking band’s career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Goo Goo Dolls Preview New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ with “You Are the Answer” (Listen); On Tour Now
July 22, 2022
Goo Goo Dolls Preview New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ with “You Are the Answer” (Listen); On Tour Now

The Goo Goo Dolls are known just as much for peppy, guitar-forward pop/rock anthems as they are slower, more deliberate ballads — and thus far, the multiplatinum band has showed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Reunites with Tony Iommi for the Blistering “Degradation Rules” — from New LP ‘Patient Number 9’
July 22, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Reunites with Tony Iommi for the Blistering “Degradation Rules” — from New LP ‘Patient Number 9’

If you’re curious what a new song bringing together Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi might sound like in 2022, well, wonder no more. Titled “Degradation Rules,” the aggressive, powerful track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Transforms Cher’s “Believe” Into Dreamy Indie-Pop; Fall Tour Announced
July 20, 2022
Lucy Dacus Transforms Cher’s “Believe” Into Dreamy Indie-Pop; Fall Tour Announced

Cher’s “Believe” is an enduring classic, a global smash-hit first released in 1998 that powered its way around the world on the strength of its infectious melody and dance-pop composition....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Cult’s Ian Astbury Breaks Up a Fight Mid-Song: “Stop Crying. It’s a F****** Rock Show.”
July 20, 2022
The Cult’s Ian Astbury Breaks Up a Fight Mid-Song: “Stop Crying. It’s a F****** Rock Show.”

Let this be a lesson to everyone catching The Cult in concert: Do not mess with Ian Astbury. The English rock icons were playing a show Tuesday night in Washington,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limp Bizkit Cancels European Tour Due to Front Man Fred Durst’s ‘Personal Health Concerns’
July 19, 2022
Limp Bizkit Cancels European Tour Due to Front Man Fred Durst’s ‘Personal Health Concerns’

Limp Bizkit was set to head out on a European and U.K. tour this summer, supporting its late 2021 ‘comeback’ album Still Sucks as well as the band’s string of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pantera to Reform in 2023 with Remaining Members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown for ‘Reunion’ Tour
July 14, 2022
Pantera to Reform in 2023 with Remaining Members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown for ‘Reunion’ Tour

Pantera is a staple of heavy metal history, but the Texas-based band met an untimely end in 2004 when guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was shot and killed onstage during a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy
July 12, 2022
Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy

“Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.” — Conan O’Brien “This...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)
July 12, 2022
The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)

Landing on U.S shores in the mid ‘60s, The Zombies’ run on the charts was relatively short — and by the turn of the ‘60s they were long gone. Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)
July 12, 2022
Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)

On Aug. 19, revered indie/rock band The Mountain Goats will release a new record titled Bleed Out. Announced recently, the album is being billed as “a cinematic experience inspired by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rage Against the Machine Launches First Tour in 11 Years; Front Man Zack de la Rocha Injures Leg, Plays Through It
July 12, 2022
Rage Against the Machine Launches First Tour in 11 Years; Front Man Zack de la Rocha Injures Leg, Plays Through It

This past Saturday, July 9, Rage Against the Machine finally began its anticipated reunion tour, which was delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking the stage at Alpine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ’90s Hitmakers Collective Soul Release “All Our Pieces,” New Album ‘Vibrating’ Coming 8/12 (Pre-Order)
July 8, 2022
’90s Hitmakers Collective Soul Release “All Our Pieces,” New Album ‘Vibrating’ Coming 8/12 (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 12, Collective Soul will release a new record titled Vibrating — the 11th to date from the alt-rock/pop group, which hit it big in the 1990s with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor James Caan (‘The Godfather,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘Misery,’ More): 1940-2022
July 7, 2022
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor James Caan (‘The Godfather,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘Misery,’ More): 1940-2022

James Caan, a major Hollywood star whose career spanned decades and earned him nominations for four Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and an Oscar, has died at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julien Baker Shares “Guthrie”; ‘B-Sides’ EP Out 7/21 Ahead of Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen
July 7, 2022
Julien Baker Shares “Guthrie”; ‘B-Sides’ EP Out 7/21 Ahead of Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen

In early 2021, Julien Baker added to her acclaimed catalog of hushed and heartbreaking albums with Little Oblivions, her third to date and a collection of songs showcasing Baker’s knack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten Debuts Video for “Headspace,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’; Tour Starts 7/21
July 7, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Debuts Video for “Headspace,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’; Tour Starts 7/21

Released on May 6, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong is another strong entry to the catalog of Sharon Van Etten, the latest statement of creative purpose from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie Previews New Box Set with “I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer” — Early Demo of ‘Autoamerican’ Track “Go Through It”
July 7, 2022
Blondie Previews New Box Set with “I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer” — Early Demo of ‘Autoamerican’ Track “Go Through It”

Blondie recently announced a new box set, Against the Odds 1974-1982, the first-ever official box set collection from the legendary and groundbreaking New York band that has sold more than 40...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Crosby, Stills & Nash Music Returns to Spotify After Five-Month Absence in Support of Neil Young
July 5, 2022
Crosby, Stills & Nash Music Returns to Spotify After Five-Month Absence in Support of Neil Young

Back in late January, a very public spat between Neil Young and Spotify over the streaming platform’s promotion and distribution of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast led to Young removing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Spellbinding Performance of “When the Levee Breaks” at Glastonbury
June 29, 2022
Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Spellbinding Performance of “When the Levee Breaks” at Glastonbury

Robert Plant may be steadfast in his continued opposition to any further live performances with his remaining Led Zeppelin colleagues, but the legendary singer does still find the time to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour
June 28, 2022
Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour

Mötley Crüe recently began its delayed Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison — and just a few dates into it, drummer Tommy Lee had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: ZZ Top Revisits 1975’s “Heard it on the X” for New Album, ‘Raw,’ Coming 7/22
June 27, 2022
Listen: ZZ Top Revisits 1975’s “Heard it on the X” for New Album, ‘Raw,’ Coming 7/22

ZZ Top has been previewing a new record, Raw, in recent weeks with new recordings of songs from the Texas blues/rock trio‘s earlier days. The latest, “Heard it on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)
June 27, 2022
Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)

In the three months since the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, band leader Dave Grohl has understandably maintained a very low profile. Hawkins’ passing was sudden,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Debuts “Patient Number 9” ft. Jeff Beck; New LP ft. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton & More 9/9
June 24, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Debuts “Patient Number 9” ft. Jeff Beck; New LP ft. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton & More 9/9

The Prince of Darkness is back once again! On Friday, Ozzy Osbourne returned with a new song/music video, “Patient Number 9,” the title track from a forthcoming album set for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)
June 23, 2022
Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)

Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981, a previously unreleased live recording from Kris Kristofferson the iconic honky-tonk bar in Pasadena, Texas, will be released on Sept. 2....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jack White Adds Dates to ‘Supply Chain Issues’ Tour; ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ Album Out 7/22
June 21, 2022
Jack White Adds Dates to ‘Supply Chain Issues’ Tour; ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ Album Out 7/22

These are busy times for Jack White, who intended on precisely that when he announced he would be releasing two separate albums this year. The first, Fear of the Dawn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)
June 20, 2022
Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)

The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison finally launched this past Thursday, June 16 in Atlanta, after significant delays caused by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar
June 20, 2022
Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar

Today, June 20, legendary Beach Boys mastermind/musical legend Brian Wilson celebrates his 80th birthday. An icon of the utmost degree, Wilson has earned the respect, love and appreciation of countless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia

Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Postpone Remaining Dates of Summer Tour Due to COVID-19
June 13, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Postpone Remaining Dates of Summer Tour Due to COVID-19

Over the weekend, it was announced that Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band have postponed the remaining dates on their summer tour due to positive cases of COVID-19 — first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie: First Official Box Set, ‘Against The Odds 1974-1982,’ Coming 8/26 (Preview/Pre-Order)
June 9, 2022
Blondie: First Official Box Set, ‘Against The Odds 1974-1982,’ Coming 8/26 (Preview/Pre-Order)

Against the Odds 1974-1982 is the first official box set from Blondie, the legendary and groundbreaking New York band that has sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Due out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show
June 8, 2022
Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show

Photographer 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 album cover...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)
June 8, 2022
Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)

Originally recorded in a friend’s basement for $400, 1993’s World of Noise was the first release from Everclear, prior to its emergence in the mid-1990s as an alt/rock staple with era-defining radio hits like “Father...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”
June 7, 2022
Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”

Legendary band Chicago returned recently with “If This Is Goodbye,” a brand new song complementing the ensemble’s summer co-headlining tour with Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry
June 7, 2022
‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry

The Matches are a four-piece band out of Northern California that emerged in the early 2000s with an offbeat style of pop/punk that landed them a deal with Epitaph Records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Shares “Sidelines” Music Video, ft. Footage from Her ‘Reunion’ Tour
June 2, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Shares “Sidelines” Music Video, ft. Footage from Her ‘Reunion’ Tour

In mid-April, Phoebe Bridgers released “Sidelines,” a new song written for the Hulu series Conversations with Friends. The song arrived with significant anticipation, as it marked Bridgers’ first bit of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten Performs “Mistakes,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,’ on ‘Colbert’
May 23, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Performs “Mistakes,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,’ on ‘Colbert’

Sharon Van Etten released her new album, We’ve Been Going About It All Wrong, without a “lead single” or any pre-release tracks ahead of the album’s full arrival. That doesn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Revisits “Tube Snake Boogie” for New Recording Featured on Upcoming ‘Raw’ LP, Due 7/22
May 20, 2022
ZZ Top Revisits “Tube Snake Boogie” for New Recording Featured on Upcoming ‘Raw’ LP, Due 7/22

“Tube Snake Boogie” is the title of a new recording from Texas blues/rock legends ZZ Top. The band recently announced a new studio album, Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson
May 20, 2022
New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson

This summer’s co-headlining tour combining the talents of Chicago and Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin) is due to be a great time, entertaining...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)
May 20, 2022
Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)

Over the years, multiplatinum pop/rock band Train has dabbled in all sides of the pop realm — and the group’s latest album, AM Gold, fully goes in. Released today, May...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Cancels Sacramento and Las Vegas Concerts as Jeff Ament Tests Positive for COVID
May 18, 2022
Pearl Jam Cancels Sacramento and Las Vegas Concerts as Jeff Ament Tests Positive for COVID

Pearl Jam recently went back out on the road on a much-anticipated tour in support of 2020’s Gigaton. The tour was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ghost Announces North American Tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox; ‘Impera’ LP Out Now
May 17, 2022
Ghost Announces North American Tour with Mastodon and Spiritbox; ‘Impera’ LP Out Now

On March 11, Swedish hard-rock/metal/glam/pop group Ghost unleashed Impera, the latest chapter in the group’s endlessly compelling arc. The genre-defying record, which dabbles in glam as much it does gloom, continues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thrice Debuts New Song, “Dead Wake,” and “Scavengers (Acoustic),” Co-Headline Tour with Bayside in June
May 17, 2022
Thrice Debuts New Song, “Dead Wake,” and “Scavengers (Acoustic),” Co-Headline Tour with Bayside in June

Orange County, Calif.-based band Thrice added to its growing catalog of earnest and versatile music in September with Horizons/East, its 11th studio album to date. An emotive, stylistically diverse and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More
May 16, 2022
Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More

Debbie Harry of Blondie was absolutely thrilled to be onstage during this past Saturday, May 14’s sold-out Cruel World Festival in Southern California. “You have no idea how good it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins
May 13, 2022
Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins

This month, a new chapter in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s storied cultural history unfolded when the Bob Dylan Center opened in a 100-plus-year-old, 29,000 square foot former paper mill.  A boon for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Black Keys Go Back to the Basement for ‘Dropout Boogie,’ Blues/Rock Duo’s 11th LP (Listen)
May 13, 2022
Out Now: The Black Keys Go Back to the Basement for ‘Dropout Boogie,’ Blues/Rock Duo’s 11th LP (Listen)

Dropout Boogie is the 11th studio album from The Black Keys, released by guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney today, May 13. Over the years, the blues/rock duo has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)
May 9, 2022
Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)

There was a moment onstage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, May 7, when Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder found himself at a loss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sharon Van Etten Releases ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ LP; Hosting YouTube Live Stream
May 6, 2022
Out Now: Sharon Van Etten Releases ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ LP; Hosting YouTube Live Stream

Acclaimed indie singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned today, May 6, with We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, her sixth full-length album and the first since 2019’s Remind Me Tomorrow....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Arcade Fire Reignites the Flame with Earnest and Reflective New Album ‘WE’ (Listen)
May 6, 2022
Out Now: Arcade Fire Reignites the Flame with Earnest and Reflective New Album ‘WE’ (Listen)

It’s an age of doubt/And I doubt we’ll figure it out, whisper-sings Arcade Fire front man Win Butler on “Age of Anxiety I,” the opening track on the heralded indie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys to Live Stream Intimate Gig at the Troubadour 5/11 for ‘Dropout Boogie’ Launch Party; LP Out 5/13
May 5, 2022
Black Keys to Live Stream Intimate Gig at the Troubadour 5/11 for ‘Dropout Boogie’ Launch Party; LP Out 5/13

On May 13, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys will release a new record, Dropout Boogie. Two days before the album’s release, the blues/rock duo will hit...

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 | Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party
May 2, 2022
Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the HAIM sisters — Danielle, Alana and Este — developed the same dreams as millions of other aspiring rock stars: stardom, the type...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Virtual Duet with John Lennon for “I’ve Got a Feeling” at ‘Got Back’ U.S. Tour Launch
May 2, 2022
Watch Paul McCartney’s Virtual Duet with John Lennon for “I’ve Got a Feeling” at ‘Got Back’ U.S. Tour Launch

This past Thursday, Sir Paul McCartney began his anticipated Got Back U.S. tour with a show in Spokane, Wa., and the marathon set from Sir Paul and his esteemed backing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Shares “See You Soon,” New Full-Length Album ‘Beatopia’ Out 7/15 (On Tour Now)
April 27, 2022
beabadoobee Shares “See You Soon,” New Full-Length Album ‘Beatopia’ Out 7/15 (On Tour Now)

A few years into her career, beabadoobee (project name of singer/songwriter Bea Kristi) has carved a spot for herself in the indie-pop world thanks to her musical roots equally split...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys Debut “It Ain’t Over,” from New LP ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Tour Starts in July
April 27, 2022
Black Keys Debut “It Ain’t Over,” from New LP ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Tour Starts in July

On May 13, The Black Keys will return with Dropout Boogie, the 11th studio album from guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. “It Ain’t Over” was shared on Wednesday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns
April 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns

When Daniel Johns, longtime front man of the Australian alt/rock band Silverchair, re-emerged in late 2021 with word of a new solo record, he did so with a statement that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)
April 22, 2022
Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)

“This band was supposed to play basement shows and that’s it — so we have absolutely peaked,” remarked Stefan Babcock of the band Pup on stage at the Fonda Theatre...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Rocks a London Rooftop in Uplifting “Better Days” Video; ‘C’mon You Know’ LP Out 5/27
April 22, 2022
Liam Gallagher Rocks a London Rooftop in Uplifting “Better Days” Video; ‘C’mon You Know’ LP Out 5/27

The build-up to the May 27 release of C’mon You Know, the third solo album from longtime Oasis singer and Britpop icon Liam Gallagher, has emphasized this record’s difference from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jack White and His Band Play ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Song “What’s the Trick?” on ‘Colbert’; On Tour Now
April 21, 2022
Watch Jack White and His Band Play ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Song “What’s the Trick?” on ‘Colbert’; On Tour Now

For an artist with a surname such as his, Jack White is sure interested in color aesthetics — and right now, he’s all about the color blue. On Wednesday, White...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny
April 19, 2022
Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny

As we noted back in January, the Johnny Winter tribute album Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter is out now on Quarto Valley Records. 17 tracks featuring a star-studded array of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Japanese Breakfast Announces Additional North American Tour Dates Supporting ‘Jubilee’
April 18, 2022
Japanese Breakfast Announces Additional North American Tour Dates Supporting ‘Jubilee’

Fresh off the first of two can’t-miss performances at Coachella 2022, Japanese Breakfast has now added an extension of tour dates for the rest of the year, a continued promotion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana Shares “Yo Estaré” ft. Ally Brooke — Featured on Vinyl Edition of ‘Blessings and Miracles’
April 18, 2022
Carlos Santana Shares “Yo Estaré” ft. Ally Brooke — Featured on Vinyl Edition of ‘Blessings and Miracles’

“Yo Estaré” is a sweeping new song from Carlos Santana and special guest vocalist Ally Brooke. Shared to digital streaming platforms on Friday, the song is also featured on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)
April 15, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)

On Wednesday night in Phoenix, Phoebe Bridgers devoted one song in her set list to the debut of a brand new track, “Sidelines,” which also hit streaming platforms late Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mysterious Punk Duo Max Creeps ‘Reunites,’ Shares New Song/Video for “Burn It Down” & Album News
April 14, 2022
Mysterious Punk Duo Max Creeps ‘Reunites,’ Shares New Song/Video for “Burn It Down” & Album News

Earlier this week, the punk community was rattled with news that Max Creeps had broken up, a social media statement that elicited heartbreak from icons of the punk rock community...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Add 19 Dates to 2022 North American Tour
April 12, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Add 19 Dates to 2022 North American Tour

Ringo Starr already had big plans in place for this summer, taking his All-Starr Band back out on the road for another tour of classic songs and wonderful music memories...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)
April 11, 2022
Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)

Ann Wilson, who alongside her sister, Nancy Wilson, burst onto the scene with Heart and cast an unmatched legacy for decades, will release her latest solo album, Fierce Bliss, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jack White Celebrates New Album, Tour by Proposing to — and Marrying — Longtime Partner Olivia Jean Onstage
April 11, 2022
Jack White Celebrates New Album, Tour by Proposing to — and Marrying — Longtime Partner Olivia Jean Onstage

On Friday, Jack White returned with Fear of the Dawn, the prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist’s new solo album and one of two he has due out this year. Kicking off the corresponding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jack White Unleashes His Innovative, Offbeat Rock Fury on ‘Fear of the Dawn’ (Listen)
April 8, 2022
Out Now: Jack White Unleashes His Innovative, Offbeat Rock Fury on ‘Fear of the Dawn’ (Listen)

When Jack White revealed he had not one, but two new albums scheduled for release in 2022, the mind raced with ideas. Would the singer/songwriter/guitarist/label head/cultural icon be exorcising his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Adds More ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour Stops, Pushes Postponed Los Angeles Gigs to 2023
April 7, 2022
Coldplay Adds More ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour Stops, Pushes Postponed Los Angeles Gigs to 2023

Coldplay launched its Music of the Spheres world tour in mid-March, in support of its most recent album, which was released back in October and boasted a worldwide smash hit...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten: ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ Album Out 5/6 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour
April 6, 2022
Sharon Van Etten: ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ Album Out 5/6 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour

After sharing a few intriguing new songs in recent weeks, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has now revealed her master plan: Her sixth full-length album, We’ve Been Going About This All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everclear Announces 30th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests Fastball and The Nixons
April 4, 2022
Everclear Announces 30th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests Fastball and The Nixons

It’s been a long road for Art Alexakis and Everclear, and this summer the alt/rock band will embark on a special tour to commemorate its 30th anniversary, a tour that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: PUP’s New Album ‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND,’ the Soundtrack for Anxious Times
April 1, 2022
Out Now: PUP’s New Album ‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND,’ the Soundtrack for Anxious Times

Canadian punk/indie band PUP is pretty much the perfect band for the world right now. Post-pandemic  — well, are we actually post-pandemic, or are we still actually in a pandemic? That probably depends...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Weight Band (ft. Former Members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band) Releasing ‘Shines Like Gold’ LP 4/1
March 31, 2022
The Weight Band (ft. Former Members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band) Releasing ‘Shines Like Gold’ LP 4/1

The Weight Band, an ensemble featuring former members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band, will release a new record titled Shines Like Gold on Friday, April 1. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more
March 28, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more

Friday night’s devastating news that Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia at age 50 was met with unimaginable shock and grief from all corners of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)
March 28, 2022
Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)

The combination of English indie/rock trio Alt-J and Portland-by-way-of-Alaska alt/psychedelic/indie ensemble Portugal. the Man sounded like a solid pairing when the groups’ current tour was announced a few months back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Goes Back to its (Very) Early Days with “Brown Sugar,” First Song Shared from New ‘Raw’ Album Out 7/22
March 25, 2022
ZZ Top Goes Back to its (Very) Early Days with “Brown Sugar,” First Song Shared from New ‘Raw’ Album Out 7/22

Texas blues/rock legends ZZ Top recently announced a new studio album, Raw, which the group said is dedicated “in righteous memory of Dusty Hill,” the bassist who passed away in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Previews New Album ‘Beatopia’ (Out 7/15) with “Talk”; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts in April
March 23, 2022
beabadoobee Previews New Album ‘Beatopia’ (Out 7/15) with “Talk”; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts in April

beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, in October of 2020 to acclaim and enthusiasm that has only grown bigger in the time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aerosmith Returning to Las Vegas for ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Residency at Dolby Live: 24 Shows from June 17 – Dec. 11
March 23, 2022
Aerosmith Returning to Las Vegas for ‘Deuces Are Wild’ Residency at Dolby Live: 24 Shows from June 17 – Dec. 11

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Aerosmith will be getting “back in the saddle,” so to speak, in Las Vegas — returning to Sin City for a new residency at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”
March 22, 2022
PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”

When is a band more than a band? In the new music video for “Totally Fine,” Canadian punk/indie band PUP experiences it all. Specifically, the band takes a journey involving fame, fortune, headlines,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)
March 18, 2022
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)

After meeting on the set of a Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under acting fame, as well as starring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes
March 17, 2022
Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes

John Mayer is not the same as you remember him. The singer/songwriter/guitarist may still have the same enviable hairstyle and gentle croon that helped put him on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: 311 Lets Loose with Fans at 311 Day 2022 in Las Vegas, a Weekend of Mutual Enthusiasm (and 88 Songs!)
March 16, 2022
Recap: 311 Lets Loose with Fans at 311 Day 2022 in Las Vegas, a Weekend of Mutual Enthusiasm (and 88 Songs!)

“So let everybody gather, the more the better.” The line, delivered by singer Nick Hexum on 311‘s 1995 self-titled Blue album on the song “Hive,” sums up the aesthetic of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Coldplay’s Dystopian, Robot-Heavy New Video for “People of the Pride” (World Tour Starts This Month)
March 15, 2022
Watch Coldplay’s Dystopian, Robot-Heavy New Video for “People of the Pride” (World Tour Starts This Month)

The future depicted in the music video for “People of the Pride,” a new song from Coldplay, is cold, dystopian and littered with robots. Featured on the band’s latest album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jack White Announces Openers for ‘Supply Chain Issues’ Tour, ft. Afghan Whigs, The Kills, Larkin Poe and More
March 15, 2022
Jack White Announces Openers for ‘Supply Chain Issues’ Tour, ft. Afghan Whigs, The Kills, Larkin Poe and More

Rather than link up with one support act for his upcoming Supply Chain Issues tour, Jack White opted instead for a menagerie of intriguing acts from all corners of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview
March 14, 2022
Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview

In his classic hit, “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams sings of getting his first six string from the local five and dime store. Talk about an investment that has paid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Share “Wild Child,” New Album ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Announce 2022 Tour
March 10, 2022
The Black Keys Share “Wild Child,” New Album ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Announce 2022 Tour

Get ready for a lot more of The Black Keys later this year — as on May 13, the acclaimed Grammy-winning blues/rock duo featuring guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Chemical Romance Dates to North American Tour; Midtown to Support in a Few Markets
March 9, 2022
My Chemical Romance Dates to North American Tour; Midtown to Support in a Few Markets

If it feels like ages since My Chemical Romance originally announced its comeback … that’s because it has taken quite a while. After initially appearing in Los Angeles to play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America’s Gerry Beckley Readying Solo Album ‘Aurora,’ Due in June; Stream “Friends Are Hard to Find”
March 9, 2022
America’s Gerry Beckley Readying Solo Album ‘Aurora,’ Due in June; Stream “Friends Are Hard to Find”

On June 17, Gerry Beckley of the band America will release a new solo album titled Aurora. Announced this week, Aurora will be Beckley’s fourth album with Blue Élan Records,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top: New Album ‘Raw’ Coming 7/22, Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill”; Tour Dates
March 7, 2022
ZZ Top: New Album ‘Raw’ Coming 7/22, Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill”; Tour Dates

When ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in late July at the age of 72, the future of the Texas blues/rock icons was very much in question. However, Hill’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame
March 3, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame

In our inaugural One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, Walter Egan discusses his career and whether he considers himself a “one-hit wonder” on the strength of his classic 1978 hit,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video
March 1, 2022
PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video

Canadian punk/indie band PUP has been busy previewing a new album titled The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND, due on April 1. The latest song shared from the record arrived on Tuesday in the form...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten Shares New Video for “Used To It”; Tour with Julien Baker + Angel Olsen This Summer
March 1, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Shares New Video for “Used To It”; Tour with Julien Baker + Angel Olsen This Summer

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has now premiered two new songs so far this year, perhaps indicative of an impending new album release — which would be her first since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA
February 28, 2022
Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA

It was easy to feel overwhelmed by the level of talent assembled on stage at Friday night’s Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings concert at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition
February 25, 2022
Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition

It’s made apparent from the very beginning of Angel in Realtime, the new album from Australian indie/rock band Gang of Youths released today, Feb. 25, on the crushing opener “you...

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 | John Mayer Reschedules Some ‘Sob Rock’ Tour Dates Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Him and His Band
February 25, 2022
John Mayer Reschedules Some ‘Sob Rock’ Tour Dates Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests Among Him and His Band

After introducing his Sob Rock touring band at a SiriusXM/Pandora event in Hollywood earlier in the month, John Mayer began the anticipated tour with a few acclaimed shows — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy Heavy on the Gore (and Laughs) — In Theaters Now
February 25, 2022
Catch ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy Heavy on the Gore (and Laughs) — In Theaters Now

You may think to yourself, “wait, what? Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are starring in a horror film?” when confronted with the existence of Studio 666. But yes, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Ann Wilson Announces Additional 2022 Tour Dates with The Amazing Dawgs; ‘Fierce Bliss’ LP 4/29
February 24, 2022
Heart’s Ann Wilson Announces Additional 2022 Tour Dates with The Amazing Dawgs; ‘Fierce Bliss’ LP 4/29

On April 29, Ann Wilson of Heart will release a new solo record titled Fierce Bliss. Announced recently, the album features compelling artwork from Roger Dean (known for his various...

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 | Nancy Wilson Details Plans to Tour as ‘Nancy Wilson’s Heart,’ without Sister Ann Wilson
February 24, 2022
Nancy Wilson Details Plans to Tour as ‘Nancy Wilson’s Heart,’ without Sister Ann Wilson

Earlier this month, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson posted a message to social media about her touring plans as Nancy Wilson’s Heart, presenting a lineup of backing musicians that doesn’t include...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) Readying Solo Debut, Single “Poison Flowers” Coming 3/4
February 23, 2022
Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) Readying Solo Debut, Single “Poison Flowers” Coming 3/4

Tonight, Feb. 23, Billy Howerdel, a musician/multi-instrumentalist known for his work alongside Maynard James Keenan and his band mates in A Perfect Circle, will make his solo debut at an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace
February 22, 2022
Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace

Gary Brooker, co-founder, singer and composer of Procol Harum, has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer. Gary Brooker – 29 May 1945 – 19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party
February 21, 2022
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party

The vibe within the walls of the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 18 was perhaps best summed up by one enthusiastic fan, who during a break between songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #PlayingForChange: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Recreates “When the Levee Breaks” with Global Ensemble
February 21, 2022
#PlayingForChange: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Recreates “When the Levee Breaks” with Global Ensemble

An ensemble of 17 musicians from various countries around the world recently joined forces with Led Zeppelin bassist/multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones for a special recording of “When The Levee Breaks,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie
February 18, 2022
Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie

Leave it to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to bring back the concept of the “band movie.” Once a popular career move for acts like the Beatles and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Elvis,’ Baz Luhrmann’s New Elvis Presley Biopic in Theaters 6/24 — Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks
February 17, 2022
Preview ‘Elvis,’ Baz Luhrmann’s New Elvis Presley Biopic in Theaters 6/24 — Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks

Back in July of 2019, it was confirmed that actor Austin Butler (from Arrow and The Carrie Diaries and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, among other roles) had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More
February 16, 2022
Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More

Saturday, April 23 will mark the 15th annual Record Store Day, an event that began as a small niche appreciation of the vinyl record and has since morphed into an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Morning Jacket Announces U.S. Tour; New Self-Titled Album Out Now
February 15, 2022
My Morning Jacket Announces U.S. Tour; New Self-Titled Album Out Now

Later this year, My Morning Jacket will embark on a big U.S. headlining tour, the esteemed band announced on Tuesday. The news comes on the heels of the October release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It Looks Like Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Their Wives Enjoyed the Rams’ Win in Super Bowl LVI
February 14, 2022
It Looks Like Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Their Wives Enjoyed the Rams’ Win in Super Bowl LVI

The stars came out on Sunday for Super Bowl LVI at Los Angeles SoFi Stadium, the gorgeous new NFL stadium that plays home to both the Los Angeles Chargers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | William Ryan Key (Ex-Yellowcard) Dives All the Way in with New Experimental EP, ‘Everything Except Desire’ (Listen)
February 11, 2022
William Ryan Key (Ex-Yellowcard) Dives All the Way in with New Experimental EP, ‘Everything Except Desire’ (Listen)

“I was already waist-deep in the pool, I just decided to dive all the way in.” That’s a phrase singer/songwriter William Ryan Key used in discussing his new EP, Everything...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father
February 11, 2022
Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father

Today, Feb. 11, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder releases Earthling, a brand new studio album that is his third proper full-length solo record overall. His first since 2011’s Ukulele...

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 | Sharon Van Etten Takes Control in Her Workout Routine-Heavy Music Video for New Song “Porta”
February 8, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Takes Control in Her Workout Routine-Heavy Music Video for New Song “Porta”

“Porta” is the title of a new song/video from Sharon Van Etten, the singer/songwriter‘s first bit of new music since 2020. Its corresponding music video, which was premiered on Tuesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)
February 8, 2022
Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)

Heart icon Ann Wilson has kept quite busy in recent months with a series of solo releases, and it’s apparently all been building to the upcoming April 29 release of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC
February 8, 2022
2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC

The official list of 2022 Academy Award nominations was unveiled early Tuesday, ahead of the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Cinematic and Visually Compelling New Video for Coldplay + Selena Gomez’s “Let Somebody Go”
February 7, 2022
Watch the Cinematic and Visually Compelling New Video for Coldplay + Selena Gomez’s “Let Somebody Go”

Released on the band’s October 2021 album Music of the Spheres, “Let Somebody Go” finds Chris Martin and Coldplay teaming up with singer/actor Selena Gomez on a slow-burning song about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nine Inch Nails Announce Short U.S. Tour for 2022 Around Festival Dates at Shaky Knees & Primavera Sound
February 7, 2022
Nine Inch Nails Announce Short U.S. Tour for 2022 Around Festival Dates at Shaky Knees & Primavera Sound

Coming up this spring and fall, Nine Inch Nails will play a handful of U.S. tour dates, the Trent Reznor-led band announced on Monday. Support for the shows will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Set 2022 Tour (ft. Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Greg Bissonette, Edgar Winter)
February 7, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Set 2022 Tour (ft. Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Greg Bissonette, Edgar Winter)

Later this spring, Ringo Starr will hit the road once again with his esteemed All-Starr Band, and on Monday the Beatles legend unveiled an updated tour schedule and details regarding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’
February 4, 2022
Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’

In 2019, When Jimmer Podrasky started making new music with his Rave-Ups bandmates for the first time in decades, he remembered how good their three studio albums were and didn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’
February 3, 2022
Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’

The years keep flying by, but Korn just keeps on pumping out albums — and the band’s latest, Requiem, may very well be among its strongest. The 14th (!) album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours
February 2, 2022
Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours

The Smile at Magazine, London January 29 and 30, 2022 — reviewed by Emily Herring At the end of January, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood launched their new band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares New Song/Video for “Kissing Lessons,” a Song About Childhood Infatuation; Tour Starts Soon
February 2, 2022
Lucy Dacus Shares New Song/Video for “Kissing Lessons,” a Song About Childhood Infatuation; Tour Starts Soon

Released in June of 2021, Home Video was an especially personal album from singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus, a collection of songs reflecting on experiences from her childhood, hometown and upbringing. Kissing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received
February 1, 2022
Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received

Is Wet Leg a “polarizing” band? Judging by the wide-ranging sorts of comments the rising U.K. duo has earned on its various videos thus far, the answer may indeed be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Matthews Band Announces 2022 North American Summer Tour; Tickets On Sale 2/25
February 1, 2022
Dave Matthews Band Announces 2022 North American Summer Tour; Tickets On Sale 2/25

This summer will see Dave Matthews Band back out on the road for a lengthy North American run of tour dates, as the band revealed on Tuesday. The group’s most...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jay DeMarcus, Denny Laine and Jason Scheff: Beatles Tribute Tour Coming in March
January 31, 2022
Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jay DeMarcus, Denny Laine and Jason Scheff: Beatles Tribute Tour Coming in March

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute to The Beatles is the name of a new tour from an impressive ensemble featuring Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Badfinger featuring Joey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Halsey Preps Big Summer Tour Supporting 2021’s ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’
January 31, 2022
Halsey Preps Big Summer Tour Supporting 2021’s ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’

Back in August of 2021, Halsey released If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, her fourth studio album and a collaborative project with co-producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Reshuffles 2022 U.S. ‘Music of the Spheres’ Tour Dates, Some Gigs Postponed
January 28, 2022
Coldplay Reshuffles 2022 U.S. ‘Music of the Spheres’ Tour Dates, Some Gigs Postponed

Coldplay announced on Friday that “logistical issues” have forced some changes to the group’s planned U.S. tour dates. The statement: We’re very sorry to announce that due to logistical issues,...

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 | ‘Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono’ Coming 2/18; Hear Japanese Breakfast Cover “Nobody Sees Me Like You”
January 26, 2022
‘Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono’ Coming 2/18; Hear Japanese Breakfast Cover “Nobody Sees Me Like You”

On Feb. 18, a tribute album titled Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono will be released. Conceived and curated by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, the project features...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album
January 21, 2022
The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album

Later this year, indie/folk ensemble The Head and the Heart will embark on a sizable tour of big venues across North America, and the band has assembled a strong set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ghost Returns with Twisted, Dark New Song/Video “Call Me Little Sunshine,” ‘Impera’ Album Out 3/11
January 20, 2022
Ghost Returns with Twisted, Dark New Song/Video “Call Me Little Sunshine,” ‘Impera’ Album Out 3/11

Two-time Grammy-nominated Swedish hard rock/metal band Ghost dropped some big news on Thursday, and — no surprise, given the group’s overall vibe over the years — it’s heavy both with its guitars...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Details New Album ‘the Unraveling of Puptheband,’ Shares “Robot Writes a Love Song”
January 18, 2022
PUP Details New Album ‘the Unraveling of Puptheband,’ Shares “Robot Writes a Love Song”

Canadian punk/indie band PUP will release a new album titled The Unraveling of Puptheband on April 1. Recorded over the summer of 2021 in Connecticut at the “bat-filled mansion” of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Boy Named If,’ a New Album from Elvis Costello & the Imposters (Listen)
January 14, 2022
Out Now: ‘The Boy Named If,’ a New Album from Elvis Costello & the Imposters (Listen)

The Boy Named If is the 32nd full-length album in the incredible career of Elvis Costello. Released with his band the Imposters, the album officially arrived today, Jan. 14, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Through Time with Lucius’ New Video for “Next to Normal”; New Album ‘Second Nature’ Out 4/8
January 13, 2022
Take a Trip Through Time with Lucius’ New Video for “Next to Normal”; New Album ‘Second Nature’ Out 4/8

On April 8, indie/pop band Lucius will return with Second Nature, its third full-length studio album to date. The record was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile, and its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2022 Lineup Announced: Billie Eilish/Harry Styles/Kanye West to Headline
January 12, 2022
Coachella 2022 Lineup Announced: Billie Eilish/Harry Styles/Kanye West to Headline

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival unveiled its 2022 lineup on Wednesday for its planned return to the polo fields of Indio, Calif. in April. There hasn’t been a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo 2022 Lineup/Details Announced (ft. Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Much More)
January 11, 2022
Bonnaroo 2022 Lineup/Details Announced (ft. Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Much More)

After a COVID-19 mandated delay and a 2021 cancellation caused by rough weather, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is back with a new lineup and details for its 2022...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
January 10, 2022
Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music

In her exquisite new book Eye of the Music, The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett, New York to LA, 1969-1989, the eponymous shutterbug chronicles the music scene coast-to-coast for two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker & Angel Olsen to Head Out on ‘The Wild Hearts’ Co-Headlining Tour in Summer
January 10, 2022
Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker & Angel Olsen to Head Out on ‘The Wild Hearts’ Co-Headlining Tour in Summer

This summer, three pillars of of the indie singer/songwriter scene will join forces for co-headlining outing when Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker and Angel Olsen embark on The Wild Hearts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April
January 7, 2022
Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April

Due out on April 15, Brother Johnny is an all-star tribute album to the late Johnny Winter, compiled and spearheaded by his brother, Edgar Winter. The album will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy
January 5, 2022
Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy

It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to an incredible force in the music industry, Lisa Roy. “On Friday, December 31st, 2021, our world lost one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let’s Eat Grandma Celebrate Friendship with a Tennis Match and Fireworks in New “Happy New Year” Video
January 3, 2022
Let’s Eat Grandma Celebrate Friendship with a Tennis Match and Fireworks in New “Happy New Year” Video

English pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma unleashed a new video on Monday, the appropriately timed “Happy New Year.” A preview of the upcoming third full-length album from Rosa Walton and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)
December 30, 2021
New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)

As much as we’d all love to head to a packed-to-the-gills New Year’s Eve party this coming Friday night, Dec. 31, it’s probably not in our best interest, what with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021
December 29, 2021
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2022 (and hopefully a return to more of a “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered...

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 | Bruce Springsteen Sells Masters & Publishing Rights to Sony for $500M (Reports)
December 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen Sells Masters & Publishing Rights to Sony for $500M (Reports)

Bruce Springsteen is the latest music legend to ink a significant deal for his publishing/masters rights, with Billboard reporting a deal with Sony for an estimated $500M.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shinedown Announces Big 2022 Tour with The Petty Reckless and Diamante
December 13, 2021
Shinedown Announces Big 2022 Tour with The Petty Reckless and Diamante

Next year, hard rock vets Shinedown will head out on a big run of tour dates with special guest The Petty Reckless and Diamante, a 24-show itinerary hitting some pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)
December 10, 2021
Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)

Chris Hillman‘s autobiography, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, was one of the most celebrated music books of 2020. A recent audiobook version complements the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Band ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition ft. Bonus Material, Alternate Takes and More (Listen)
December 10, 2021
Out Now: The Band ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition ft. Bonus Material, Alternate Takes and More (Listen)

Originally released in 1971 as fourth studio album from The Band in four years, Cahoots came with anticipation — and Today, Dec. 10, the album has been revisited to commemorate its 50th anniversary....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Neil Young + Crazy Horse Go Back to the ‘Barn’ for Inspired New Album (Listen)
December 10, 2021
Out Now: Neil Young + Crazy Horse Go Back to the ‘Barn’ for Inspired New Album (Listen)

Barn is the title of a new album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse out today, Dec. 10. Drawing its name from the site of the legendary ensemble’s recording studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May

“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” —  Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Beach House: Chapter Two of Upcoming Double-Album ‘Once Twice Melody’ Out 2/18 (Listen)
December 8, 2021
New from Beach House: Chapter Two of Upcoming Double-Album ‘Once Twice Melody’ Out 2/18 (Listen)

Dream pop/indie duo Beach House will release a new double-album, Once Twice Melody, on Feb. 18 — and the two (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have now debuted a handful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)
December 8, 2021
The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)

The night of Dec. 8, 2004, was a tragic one for the hard rock/heavy metal community, as it was the night that iconic guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February
December 7, 2021
Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February

Originally released on Dec. 7, 1971, Wild Life was the debut studio album from Paul McCartney & Wings, as well as McCartney‘s third studio record after the dissolution of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Sheeran & Elton John Bring Tons of Holiday Cheer with New Charity Single/Video, “Merry Christmas”
December 6, 2021
Ed Sheeran & Elton John Bring Tons of Holiday Cheer with New Charity Single/Video, “Merry Christmas”

When two of the biggest singer/songwriters in the world team up, you know you’re in for a treat — and that’s exactly what you get with “Merry Christmas,” a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video
December 3, 2021
Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video

Today, Dec. 3, The Doors’ classic 1970 album L.A. Woman has been revisited for a lavish Deluxe Edition commemorating its 50th anniversary. Click here to pick up the 3-CD/1-LP set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)
November 30, 2021
Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)

“Christmas on the Row” is the title of a new song from T Bear, otherwise known as singer/songwriter/actor Richard T. Bear. The composition, a bluesy and heartfelt piano-driven number co-written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Debut #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Two: Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Watch)
November 29, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Debut #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Two: Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Watch)

After launching the 2021 installment of their #HanukkahSessions late Sunday evening to coincide with the first night of the holiday, Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin shared their second spirited cover...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 23, 2021
2022 Grammy Nominations Announced

On Tuesday, the official list of nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced via a live stream. An interesting note from Variety explained a key change instilled for this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Forget: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary Series Premieres on Disney Plus on Thanksgiving (How to Watch)
November 23, 2021
Don’t Forget: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary Series Premieres on Disney Plus on Thanksgiving (How to Watch)

At long last, it arrives this week. The Beatles: Get Back, the awaited documentary from famed director Peter Jackson. The six-hour(!) documentary will be presented in three two-hour episodes, splitting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Release ‘Raise the Roof’ LP; Live Stream Events Set for This Weekend
November 19, 2021
Out Now: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Release ‘Raise the Roof’ LP; Live Stream Events Set for This Weekend

When Robert Plant and Alison Krauss first teamed up for 2007’s Raising Sand, the album was a revelation, the two dynamic styles of the Led Zeppelin vocalist and bluegrass/country singer/songwriter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)

Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons
November 15, 2021
Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons

For years, the Vans Warped Tour entertained the youth of America with an annual summer gathering of the “underground” scene, a morning-to-night slate of entertainment featuring bands from across the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Alan Parsons ‘The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands’ Live Album (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: Alan Parsons ‘The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands’ Live Album (Listen)

Prog-rock master/studio legend Alan Parsons released a new live album and video release titled The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands, on Nov. 5. Parsons recently debuted a new music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Beatles Workshop “I’ve Got a Feeling” in a Clip from Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ Docu-Series
November 12, 2021
Watch the Beatles Workshop “I’ve Got a Feeling” in a Clip from Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ Docu-Series

We’re exactly two weeks away from the Disney+ premiere of The Beatles: Get Back, director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated documentary series that will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Graeme Edge, Drummer/Co-Founder of the Moody Blues: 1941-2021
November 11, 2021
Rest in Peace Graeme Edge, Drummer/Co-Founder of the Moody Blues: 1941-2021

Graeme Edge, drummer and co-founder of The Moody Blues, has passed away at the age of 80, it was confirmed by his family on Thursday. No cause of death was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert
November 10, 2021
The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert

Just as he did with earlier expansive multi-disc Beatles deluxe box sets chronicling Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road, Giles Martin once again lent his expertise overseeing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dashboard Confessional Shares “Here’s to Moving On,” from New LP ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ Out 2/25
November 9, 2021
Dashboard Confessional Shares “Here’s to Moving On,” from New LP ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ Out 2/25

On Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional will return with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The news was announced on Tuesday and came with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision
November 7, 2021
Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision

“Welcome to a dream come true, you crazy motherfuckers,” said Corey Taylor, lead singer of Iowa-based metal ensemble Slipknot after his band raged through “Unsainted” and “Disasterpiece” to begin Knotfest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embrace the Joys of Life with Jenny Lewis’ New Song “Puppy and a Truck” (and Follow Her Dog on Instagram)
November 4, 2021
Embrace the Joys of Life with Jenny Lewis’ New Song “Puppy and a Truck” (and Follow Her Dog on Instagram)

This week, singer/songwriter/celebrated indie queen Jenny Lewis shared a new song, “Puppy and a Truck,” a song she’s begun performing live while out on the road supporting pop star Harry...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Details January-February 2022 Tour Dates; ‘Detroit Stories’ Out Now
November 2, 2021
Alice Cooper Details January-February 2022 Tour Dates; ‘Detroit Stories’ Out Now

Released back in March, Detroit Stories scored Alice Cooper his highest-charting album since the 1980s — and in early 2022, the shock-rock icon and his backing band will support the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)
November 2, 2021
Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)

Buffalo, New York-based metal/hardcore veterans Every Time I Die have always used their music as a means of cathartic expression, vocalist Keith Buckley’s thoughtful and inventive lyrics pairing with the band’s endlessly aggressive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Set It Off Debuts Neon-Soaked Self-Actualization Anthem “Skeleton,” Announces 2022 Tour
November 1, 2021
Set It Off Debuts Neon-Soaked Self-Actualization Anthem “Skeleton,” Announces 2022 Tour

Dynamic pop/punk band Set It Off has amassed a strong following for its extremely high-energy live shows and irreverently unpredictable musical style — and on Monday, the band ushered in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains): Solo Album ‘Brighten’ Out Friday 10/29; Stream “Siren Song”
October 27, 2021
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains): Solo Album ‘Brighten’ Out Friday 10/29; Stream “Siren Song”

This Friday, Oct. 29, longtime Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell will return with Brighten, his first new solo album since 2002’s Degradation Trip. Cantrell has been previewing the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)

According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.”  That’s been his philosophy since his debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Would Be Glad to Exchange Stories with Fans, but No Autographs or Selfies, Please (“It Always Struck Me As a Bit Strange”)
October 26, 2021
Paul McCartney Would Be Glad to Exchange Stories with Fans, but No Autographs or Selfies, Please (“It Always Struck Me As a Bit Strange”)

If you should happen to find yourself in the presence of Sir Paul McCartney, feel free to engage the Beatles legend with pleasantries … but don’t expect an autograph or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band: ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/10; Stream “Life As a Carnival (2021 Mix)”
October 22, 2021
The Band: ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/10; Stream “Life As a Carnival (2021 Mix)”

Originally released in 1971 as fourth studio album from The Band in four years, Cahoots came with anticipation — and on Dec. 10 the album will be revisited to commemorate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Incubus to Mark 20th Anniversary of 2001’s ‘Morning View’ with Full-Album Performance Stream on 10/23
October 18, 2021
Incubus to Mark 20th Anniversary of 2001’s ‘Morning View’ with Full-Album Performance Stream on 10/23

Originally released on Oct. 23, 2001, Morning View marked a step up for Incubus. At the time, the Los Angeles-based alt/rock band was riding high from its third album, 1999’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two Previously Unreleased David Bowie Songs, “Karma Boy” and “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix)”
October 15, 2021
Hear Two Previously Unreleased David Bowie Songs, “Karma Boy” and “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix)”

On Friday, a pair of previously unreleased David Bowie recordings were released to preview some upcoming archival releases from the Bowie estate. Per a news release, “Karma Man” was initially...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Tom Morello’s ‘Life Raft’ of a New Album, the Collaborative and Experimental ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Listen)
October 15, 2021
Out Now: Tom Morello’s ‘Life Raft’ of a New Album, the Collaborative and Experimental ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Listen)

Tom Morello is esteemed the world over for his signature guitar sounds with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and a prolific solo career, which continued today, Oct. 15, with The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Coldplay Reaches Even Higher with Sprawling, Epic New Album ‘Music of the Spheres’
October 14, 2021
Out Now: Coldplay Reaches Even Higher with Sprawling, Epic New Album ‘Music of the Spheres’

When it comes to Coldplay, at this point in the group’s career you can expect some of the biggest, most sweeping musical compositions of the pop/rock realm — and Chris...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Announce 2022 World Tour Ahead of New Album ‘Music of the Spheres,’ Out 10/15
October 14, 2021
Coldplay Announce 2022 World Tour Ahead of New Album ‘Music of the Spheres,’ Out 10/15

Get ready for a lot of Coldplay in 2022. On Thursday, the band lifted the curtain on a massive world tour scheduled for the spring, attached to a promise to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)
October 12, 2021
Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)

As the years roll by, Tom Morello rages on — and this week, the guitarist/SiriusXM radio DJ/icon known for his musically rebellious body of work with Rage Against the Machine,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios
October 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios

“In the Police, in a trio situation—which I’ve come back to now—it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode
October 11, 2021
Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode

July 13, 1985 was a key date in the history of Queen, the date of the iconic Live Aid concert to raise awareness and money for a devastating famine in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Watch Singer/Songwriter Al Staehely’s “Feel the Heat” Video, from ‘Post Spirit 1974-1978 Vol. 1’ Album
October 8, 2021
Premiere: Watch Singer/Songwriter Al Staehely’s “Feel the Heat” Video, from ‘Post Spirit 1974-1978 Vol. 1’ Album

Al Staehely is a Texas-based singer/songwriter who was a member of the band Spirit from 1971 to 1973, contributing bass and lead vocals on the 1972 album Feedback. After his...

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 | Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History
October 6, 2021
Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History

ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is a new book published this week by Hachette Books that is billed in a news release as ” a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream The Doobie Brothers’ New Album ‘Liberté,’ Featuring 12 New Songs (Pre-Order on CD)
October 1, 2021
Out Now: Stream The Doobie Brothers’ New Album ‘Liberté,’ Featuring 12 New Songs (Pre-Order on CD)

Today, Oct. 1,  Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers  released a new album, Liberté. It features 12 new songs from Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Unearth “L.A. Woman [Part 2],” an Alternate Take from 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/3
October 1, 2021
The Doors Unearth “L.A. Woman [Part 2],” an Alternate Take from 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/3

On Dec. 3, The Doors will revisit 1971’s L.A. Woman for a special 50th anniversary reissue. As a preview of the collection, the classic band‘s vaults were opened on Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)
October 1, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)

Back in late May, comedian/musician Bo Burnham released a Netflix special — and Bo Burnham: Inside was an instant phenomenon, Burnham’s sharp wit and clever production enrapturing so many of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ghost Debuts “Hunter’s Moon” Video, Heavy on the Michael Myers Themes (from ‘Halloween Kills’)
September 30, 2021
Ghost Debuts “Hunter’s Moon” Video, Heavy on the Michael Myers Themes (from ‘Halloween Kills’)

Swedish hard rock/metal band Ghost returned this week with “Hunter’s Moon,” its first new music in two years and a selection from the soundtrack to the upcoming Halloween Kills movie,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’
September 30, 2021
Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’

Let this be a lesson to us all: Wild boars will do whatever they want whenever, wherever they so choose. In a series of Instagram stories posted on Wednesday, Colombian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Bonamassa Debuts “Time Clocks” Video; New Tour and Album Coming in October (Pre-Order)
September 29, 2021
Joe Bonamassa Debuts “Time Clocks” Video; New Tour and Album Coming in October (Pre-Order)

Tireless blues guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa has debuted “Time Clocks,” a new single from his upcoming album of the same name. The record is due out on Oct. 29. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album
September 29, 2021
Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album

The Doobie Brothers are in the midst of a victory lap right now. The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are out on the road commemorating their 50th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Japanese Breakfast Shares “Better The Mask” Clip from ‘Sable’ Video Game Soundtrack, Calls It ‘My Favorite Song I’ve Ever Written’
September 29, 2021
Japanese Breakfast Shares “Better The Mask” Clip from ‘Sable’ Video Game Soundtrack, Calls It ‘My Favorite Song I’ve Ever Written’

Sable, released last Friday, Sept. 24, is an experimental new soundtrack album from Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of singer/songwriter/bestselling author Michelle Zauner, to the video game of the same name. Among...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie: Unreleased ‘Toy’ Album to Be Included in New ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ Box Set Out 11/26
September 29, 2021
David Bowie: Unreleased ‘Toy’ Album to Be Included in New ‘Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)’ Box Set Out 11/26

Among David Bowie completists, Toy remains a near-mythical album, the as-of-yet officially unreleased collection of music recorded for a planned 2001 release. It previously only existed via unofficial, leaked means...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everclear and Wheatus (“Teenage Dirtbag”) Announce November West Coast Tour
September 27, 2021
Everclear and Wheatus (“Teenage Dirtbag”) Announce November West Coast Tour

This November, Everclear and Wheatus will head out on a handful of West Coast tour dates. These gigs will be a carryover of sorts to the Summerland tour, which recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Japanese Breakfast: ‘Sable’ Video Game Soundtrack Released; Big (Mostly Sold-Out) Tour On Now
September 27, 2021
Japanese Breakfast: ‘Sable’ Video Game Soundtrack Released; Big (Mostly Sold-Out) Tour On Now

It’s been a big year for Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of singer/songwriter/author Michelle Zauner — and this past Friday, Sept. 24, another of her musical projects made its debut....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello + Bring Me the Horizon: Stream “Let’s Get The Party Started,” from Morello’s New LP Out 10/15
September 23, 2021
Tom Morello + Bring Me the Horizon: Stream “Let’s Get The Party Started,” from Morello’s New LP Out 10/15

All-around rock and roll icon Tom Morello is preparing to release The Atlas Underground Fire, a new solo studio album, on Oct. 15. A collaborative project featuring a number of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tickets Onsale Now: ‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition,’ in Theaters One Night Only 11/4
September 21, 2021
Tickets Onsale Now: ‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition,’ in Theaters One Night Only 11/4

Today, Sept. 21, tickets officially went on sale for The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition, a theatrical screening of the classic (and updated) concert film, as put...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)
September 20, 2021
‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)

Oasis went from playing to a handful of fans on Tuesday nights in their hometown of Manchester in the early 1990s to 250,000+ at Knebworth Park in the summer of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: LA Rockers Dead Sara Roar Louder Than Ever with Explosive New Album ‘Ain’t It Tragic’ (Listen)
September 20, 2021
Out Now: LA Rockers Dead Sara Roar Louder Than Ever with Explosive New Album ‘Ain’t It Tragic’ (Listen)

Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara released a new studio album, Ain’t It Tragic, on Sept. 17 — and there’s a palpable fury behind the record’s 11 songs. As you might...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever
September 13, 2021
Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever

It’s hard to have expectations when it comes to Andrew W.K. — because the artist that exploded onto the scene in 2001 with I Get Wet (and the anthemic, objectively...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)

1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo
September 10, 2021
‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)
September 10, 2021
Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)

In many ways, Brinsley Schwarz were the UK’s version of the Band. The progenitors of “pub rock” across the pond, the band, which featured Nick Lowe on bass and vocals,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)
September 9, 2021
‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘L.A. Woman’ 12/3; Stream Original Demo of “Riders on the Storm”
September 1, 2021
The Doors: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘L.A. Woman’ 12/3; Stream Original Demo of “Riders on the Storm”

On Dec. 3, The Doors will commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1971’s L.A. Woman with a deluxe revisiting of the classic record. As officially detailed on Wednesday, the special reissue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dion Previews New Album with “I’ve Got To Get To You,” ft. Boz Scaggs and Joe & Mike Menza
August 31, 2021
Dion Previews New Album with “I’ve Got To Get To You,” ft. Boz Scaggs and Joe & Mike Menza

This fall, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion is set to release a new record. It will be the follow-up to his inspired 2020 collection Blues with Friends, an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Apologizes to David Lee Roth for Perceived Slight: “I Am Ashamed That I Hurt His Feelings”
August 25, 2021
Gene Simmons Apologizes to David Lee Roth for Perceived Slight: “I Am Ashamed That I Hurt His Feelings”

Gene Simmons is sorry — and he’d like David Lee Roth to know that. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone in which the KISS figurehead discussed his band’s late...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello Shares “Driving to Texas,” ft. Phantogram — New LP ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ 10/15
August 25, 2021
Tom Morello Shares “Driving to Texas,” ft. Phantogram — New LP ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ 10/15

After recently debuting a lively cover of the AC/DC classic “Highway to Hell” with pals Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello has followed it up with another new collaboration:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones: Legendary Drummer Passes Away at 80
August 24, 2021
Rest in Peace, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones: Legendary Drummer Passes Away at 80

Charlie Watts, longtime drummer of the Rolling Stones, has passed away at the age of 80. The news was shared by a spokesperson for the legendary drummer on Tuesday: “It...

Rock Cellar Magazine | These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2
August 23, 2021
These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2

Back in late February, Sir Paul McCartney announced a new book, The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, spanning his entire career. The book will be published on Nov. 2. Of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slipknot’s Corey Taylor “Out of the Woods” After Testing Positive for COVID-19, Urges Vaccinations
August 23, 2021
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor “Out of the Woods” After Testing Positive for COVID-19, Urges Vaccinations

Over the weekend, Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would be unable to make a planned visit at a pop culture convention...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Angsty, ‘Clueless’-Inspired Vibes are Strong in Olivia Rodrigo’s New Video for “Brutal”
August 23, 2021
The Angsty, ‘Clueless’-Inspired Vibes are Strong in Olivia Rodrigo’s New Video for “Brutal”

Breakout pop/rock superstar Olivia Rodrigo dropped a new music video for “Brutal” on Monday. The opening track on the 18-year-old singer/songwriter/Disney star’s debut full-length album, Sour, which was released on May,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory + Less Than Jake: ‘Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead’ 2021 Tour Dates Starting 8/31
August 19, 2021
New Found Glory + Less Than Jake: ‘Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead’ 2021 Tour Dates Starting 8/31

New Found Glory will embark on the Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour on Aug. 31, but the lineup has changed — Simple Plan, who was to co-headline with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Garbage: 20th Anniversary of ‘beautifulgarbage’ Coming 10/1; Preview with Unreleased Take of “Androgyny”
August 17, 2021
Garbage: 20th Anniversary of ‘beautifulgarbage’ Coming 10/1; Preview with Unreleased Take of “Androgyny”

On Oct. 1 — exactly 20 years since its original release in 2001 — Garbage will revisit its third full-length album beautifulgarbage. It’ll be the first release from the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)

As concert venues attempt to reopen, iconic vocalist Ann Wilson will begin an August solo tour armed with a new band and material produced during the pandemic. Fans will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Falsetto Songs
August 12, 2021
Top 11 Falsetto Songs

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs to utilize falsetto vocals.  “I like money. It’s fun to fold and stack and smell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More
August 12, 2021
David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More

David Crosby, who turns 80 this month, is making the best music of his life right now. That’s right, the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)...

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 | Out Now: Barbra Streisand ‘Release Me 2,’ ft. Unreleased Tracks from the Vault with Willie Nelson, Kermit the Frog and More
August 6, 2021
Out Now: Barbra Streisand ‘Release Me 2,’ ft. Unreleased Tracks from the Vault with Willie Nelson, Kermit the Frog and More

Release Me 2 is a new compilation album from the legendary Barbra Streisand, released today, Aug. 6. #ReleaseMe2 is finally here! Watch the "Be Aware" lyric video available now, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Share New 4-Song EP, Announce New Album ‘Liberté,’ Out 10/1 (Tour Starts 8/22)
August 6, 2021
The Doobie Brothers Share New 4-Song EP, Announce New Album ‘Liberté,’ Out 10/1 (Tour Starts 8/22)

On Oct. 1, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers will release a new album, Liberté.  The record was officially announced on Friday, and will be their 15th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 6, 2021
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its legacy unrivaled, Harrison‘s fully realized...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello ft. Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder: Stream Their New “Highway To Hell” Cover (Listen)
August 4, 2021
Tom Morello ft. Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder: Stream Their New “Highway To Hell” Cover (Listen)

Talk about an all-star tribute to an all-time classic: Tom Morello, guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave (and accomplished solo artist/activist) shared a lively cover of the AC/DC...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
August 2, 2021
PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Rock and roll photographer Jérôme Brunet, the focus of a recent Rock Cellar feature interview about his life and career behind the lens shooting legendary musical acts at concerts all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill
August 2, 2021
Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill

Last week’s unfortunate news of the passing of ZZ Top bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill was met with sadness from the rock and roll community, which mourned the loss of one-third of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Share New Live Video of “Takin’ It to the Streets,” 50th Anniversary Tour Starts 8/22
August 2, 2021
The Doobie Brothers Share New Live Video of “Takin’ It to the Streets,” 50th Anniversary Tour Starts 8/22

On Aug. 22, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers are scheduled to start their 50th anniversary tour, which was originally supposed to take place in 2020 prior...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27
August 2, 2021
Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27

Coming up on Aug. 27, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and Feel Flows...

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 | Elton John Condemns “HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Comments” Made by Rapper DaBaby at Rolling Loud Miami
July 28, 2021
Elton John Condemns “HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Comments” Made by Rapper DaBaby at Rolling Loud Miami

Last weekend, hip-hop star DaBaby drew headlines for all the wrong reasons with especially aggressive anti-gay sentiment expressed on stage during his performance at Rolling Loud Miami, a big music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29
July 28, 2021
Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29

One of the most immediate songs featured on Downhill from Everywhere, the great new album from iconic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, is the energetic “My Cleveland Heart,” and on Wednesday Browne...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Joey Jordison: Slipknot Founding Member/Longtime Drummer Dies at 46
July 27, 2021
Rest in Peace, Joey Jordison: Slipknot Founding Member/Longtime Drummer Dies at 46

Drummer Joey Jordison, one of the founding members of Iowa-based metal band Slipknot, has passed away at the age of 46, it was announced by his family in a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slipknot Knotfest Los Angeles 2021 Set for 11/5 with Bring Me The Horizon, Code Orange, Killswitch Engage, More
July 26, 2021
Slipknot Knotfest Los Angeles 2021 Set for 11/5 with Bring Me The Horizon, Code Orange, Killswitch Engage, More

Back at the start of June, Slipknot announced a new installment of the heavy metal ensemble’s Knotfest tour, which would take Corey Taylor and his masked cohorts on the road...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday
July 26, 2021
A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday

Note: This originally ran in 2020 in celebration of Mick Jagger and his 77th birthday, and has now been updated for 2021 and his 78th. In the history of music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Joy Formidable Previews New Album ‘Into the Blue’ with Engaging New Track “Interval”
July 23, 2021
The Joy Formidable Previews New Album ‘Into the Blue’ with Engaging New Track “Interval”

On Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable will release a new studio album, Into the Blue. It will be the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up to 2018’s AAARTH. At...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’
July 23, 2021
Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’

Cherished singer/songwriter Jackson Browne returned today, July 23, with Downhill from Everywhere, his first proper solo album since 2014’s Standing in the Breach. The time between album clearly inspired a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead ‘Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71, ’72, ’73’ Box Set Out 10/1; Stream “Sugaree” from the Fox Theatre ’71
July 21, 2021
Grateful Dead ‘Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71, ’72, ’73’ Box Set Out 10/1; Stream “Sugaree” from the Fox Theatre ’71

On Oct. 1, the endless Grateful Dead live vaults will open up once again for a new box set chronicling seven shows that showcased the strong bond between the jam...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1
July 21, 2021
Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1

On Oct. 1, Brandi Carlile will release a new album, In These Silent Days. It will be the seventh full-length album from the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog
July 20, 2021
The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog

In August 2020, The Killers returned with Imploding the Mirage, a new album from the Las Vegas band that showcased the group’s signature bombast and synth-heavy approach. Brandon Flowers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Go Disco: Stream ‘Hail Satin,’ the Band’s Bee Gees Covers EP (and B-Side of Live Tracks)
July 20, 2021
Foo Fighters Go Disco: Stream ‘Hail Satin,’ the Band’s Bee Gees Covers EP (and B-Side of Live Tracks)

Dave Grohl‘s falsetto may — no, it will — catch you off guard the first time you put on Hail Satin, the new EP of disco covers from the Foo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ Tribute Album 9/23: Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Kurt Vile, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen, More
July 14, 2021
New ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ Tribute Album 9/23: Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Kurt Vile, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen, More

Sept. 23 will see the release of I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, a star-studded compilation album honoring the legendary 1967 record. Officially detailed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)

Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound
July 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound

It is sad to report that Kansas founder and violinist Robby Steinhardt has passed away. Steinhardt was the original violinist and vocalist on “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Give the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” a Rock Makeover — Kinda (‘Dee Gees’ LP Out 7/17 for Record Store Day)
July 12, 2021
Foo Fighters Give the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” a Rock Makeover — Kinda (‘Dee Gees’ LP Out 7/17 for Record Store Day)

Recently, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters announced something that on the surface sounds quite intriguing: Hail Satin, A collection of Bee Gees covers released as The Dee Gees (Grohl’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 9, 2021
Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Cosmic Empire” is a previously unreleased song from George Harrison that was originally recorded during the lengthy album sessions for All Things Must Pass, which began in earnest just six...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’
June 30, 2021
Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’

Olivia Rodrigo is everywhere these days. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter/Disney star released her debut full-length album, Sour, back in May and has enjoyed groundbreaking acclaim the world over, led by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Modest Mouse Adds to its Established Indie Legacy with New Album ‘The Golden Casket’ (Listen)
June 25, 2021
Out Now: Modest Mouse Adds to its Established Indie Legacy with New Album ‘The Golden Casket’ (Listen)

The Golden Casket is the new studio album from Modest Mouse, the long-running indie/rock band‘s new album and first since 2015. At its essence is a core theme of ruminating...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”
June 25, 2021
Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”

With a lineup comprising singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles), Asia was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys: Stream “Susie Cincinnati,” from ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
June 25, 2021
Beach Boys: Stream “Susie Cincinnati,” from ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

On Aug. 27, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and Feel Flows –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13
June 24, 2021
Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13

On Aug. 13, Respect, the anticipated and COVID-delayed biopic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson will finally be released — and two weeks earlier, a career-spanning new box set championing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011
June 24, 2021
Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011

Can we get back to “The Way We Used To Be”? That’s at the core of a brand new song from Journey, previewed earlier this week on social media and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Set 2021-’22 West Coast Tour Dates in Celebration of Rock Hall Induction
June 22, 2021
The Go-Go’s Set 2021-’22 West Coast Tour Dates in Celebration of Rock Hall Induction

In commemoration of their (overdue) induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Go-Go’s have announced a string of West Coast tour dates for the tail end of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foreigner Launching 121-Date World Tour 6/24, Visiting 71 Cities in 42 U.S. States
June 18, 2021
Foreigner Launching 121-Date World Tour 6/24, Visiting 71 Cities in 42 U.S. States

Iconic rock band Foreigner will get back after it in a huge way on June 24 when the group launches a 121-date tour that will carry the band through 16...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Recorded an Album of Bee Gees Covers as ‘The Dee Gees’; ‘Hail Satin’ Out on Record Store Day 7/17
June 17, 2021
Foo Fighters Recorded an Album of Bee Gees Covers as ‘The Dee Gees’; ‘Hail Satin’ Out on Record Store Day 7/17

Coming up in July is the third “drop day” for Record Store Day 2021 — and the Foo Fighters have a wild new release to unleash to the masses. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andrew McMahon: ‘Three Pianos Tour’ On Sale Friday 6/18, Promising ‘Songs and Stories from a Life Set to Music’
June 16, 2021
Andrew McMahon: ‘Three Pianos Tour’ On Sale Friday 6/18, Promising ‘Songs and Stories from a Life Set to Music’

Over the years, signer/songwriter/storyteller Andrew McMahon has carved his own spot in the music scene, showcasing resilience and versatility throughout. From his early days in the pop-punk outfit Something Corporate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Irish Singer/Songwriter Davie Furey “Who Am I?” — New Album ‘Haunted Streets’ out in U.S. 7/9
June 15, 2021
Premiere: Irish Singer/Songwriter Davie Furey “Who Am I?” — New Album ‘Haunted Streets’ out in U.S. 7/9

Irish singer/songwriter Davie Furey has been enjoying rapturous acclaim for his new album, Haunted Streets, which was released earlier this year back home in Ireland and will be available in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Waters Denies ‘Huge’ Offer from Facebook, Blasts Mark Zuckerberg
June 15, 2021
Roger Waters Denies ‘Huge’ Offer from Facebook, Blasts Mark Zuckerberg

Headlines have been abundant early this week regarding comments levied by Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters toward Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, stemming from Waters’ colorful rejection of the company’s request...

Rock Cellar Magazine | June 2021 Issue
June 15, 2021
June 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our June 2021 features. Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)
June 14, 2021
Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)

Styx are rock and roll survivors. Celebrating over four decades of mighty musical service, overcoming personnel changes and the ever changing musical climate, the seasoned Midwest rockers remain committed to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

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 | Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
June 11, 2021
Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

A few weeks back, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne released a new single titled “My Cleveland Heart.” It’s a preview of his forthcoming studio album, Downhill from Everywhere, which will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order
June 10, 2021
George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Counting Crows Set ‘Butter Miracle’ Tour for Fall 2021, Playing New EP and More (Tix On Sale 6/11)
June 7, 2021
Counting Crows Set ‘Butter Miracle’ Tour for Fall 2021, Playing New EP and More (Tix On Sale 6/11)

On May 20, Counting Crows returned with Butter Miracle: Suite One, a four-song, 18-minute EP that was the result of front man/songwriter Adam Duritz’s inspired sessions in the English countryside....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 7/30: The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set (Stream the Unreleased “Big Sur”)
June 3, 2021
Coming 7/30: The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set (Stream the Unreleased “Big Sur”)

On July 30, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Your Attention Skyward with Styx in the Band’s Lyric Video for “Crash of the Crown,” from New LP Out 6/18
June 2, 2021
Turn Your Attention Skyward with Styx in the Band’s Lyric Video for “Crash of the Crown,” from New LP Out 6/18

On June 18, Styx will add to its robust catalog of music with a new studio album titled Crash of the Crown, the heralded band‘s 17th album to date. Having previously debuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Bowie ‘The Width of a Circle,’ Companion Piece to ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ 50th Anniversary Set
May 28, 2021
Out Now: David Bowie ‘The Width of a Circle,’ Companion Piece to ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ 50th Anniversary Set

Back in November 2020, the David Bowie vaults were opened once again with the release of Metrobolist, a 50th anniversary edition of The Man Who Sold the World, repackaged under the album’s original...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August
May 27, 2021
America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August

America co-founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are looking forward to getting back on the road beginning in August, resuming their 50th anniversary festivities that were interrupted back in March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty Returning to The Wynn in Las Vegas for Six-Gig ‘Travelin’ Band’ Residency in October 2021
May 25, 2021
John Fogerty Returning to The Wynn in Las Vegas for Six-Gig ‘Travelin’ Band’ Residency in October 2021

This fall, rock and roll icon John Fogerty will return to the Encore Theater at the Wynn in Las Vegas for a run of concerts dubbed the Travelin’ Band show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ann Wilson Revisits Pre-Heart Days with ‘The Daybreaks’ EP (Listen); 2021 Tour Dates
May 24, 2021
Out Now: Ann Wilson Revisits Pre-Heart Days with ‘The Daybreaks’ EP (Listen); 2021 Tour Dates

Prior to forming Heart with sister Nancy Wilson and setting in action a career that would make them legends, Ann Wilson fronted a band called “Daybreak” — and Wilson has revisited the tunes for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More

Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)
May 21, 2021
Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

“My Cleveland Heart” is the title of a new song from legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne — and its music video is a rather unexpected bit of irreverence and fun from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Counting Crows Release Four-Song, 18-Minute ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ EP (Listen)
May 20, 2021
Out Now: Counting Crows Release Four-Song, 18-Minute ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ EP (Listen)

In late April, Counting Crows premiered a new song, “Elevator Boots,” a preview of a new release from the group — but not a full album. Instead, Butter Miracle, Suite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Joy Formidable Releasing New Album ‘Into the Blue’ 8/20; Stream the Title Track and “Back to Nothing”
May 18, 2021
The Joy Formidable Releasing New Album ‘Into the Blue’ 8/20; Stream the Title Track and “Back to Nothing”

On Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable will release a new studio album, Into the Blue. It will be the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’
May 18, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’

“Daughter,” one of Pearl Jam‘s most well-known songs, was reimagined by Heart’s Nancy Wilson for the Netflix film I Am All Girls. On Tuesday, Wilson — who released her very...

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 | Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)
May 14, 2021
Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)

In any decade of the latter half of the last century, Fat Pop, Vol. 1, the new album from Paul Weller, would have racked up at least four or five...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident
May 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident

Steve Lukather is the guitarist extraordinaire of Toto, best known for the classic hits “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” With the band’s tour sidelined during the lockdown, Lukather has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond

Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More
May 13, 2021
Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More

On June 3, The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will present the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, and this year’s event will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Evanescence + Halestorm Teaming Up for U.S. Arena Tour in the Fall (Tix On Sale 5/14)
May 12, 2021
Evanescence + Halestorm Teaming Up for U.S. Arena Tour in the Fall (Tix On Sale 5/14)

Two of the most dynamic vocalists in hard rock music today — Amy Lee and Lizzy Hale — will share the stage this fall on an exciting U.S. arena tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)
May 11, 2021
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise will set sail in 2022 to mark its tenth anniversary, and the hard rock extravaganza will do so with a pretty stacked lineup of big...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Details New Vinyl Release of Pre-Heart Band The Daybreaks’ Original 1969 EP
May 10, 2021
Ann Wilson Details New Vinyl Release of Pre-Heart Band The Daybreaks’ Original 1969 EP

Prior to forming Heart with sister Nancy Wilson and setting in action a career that would make them legends, Ann Wilson fronted a band called “Daybreak” — and on Monday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “Live in 1975 — A Night at the Odeon” (Watch)
May 7, 2021
Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “Live in 1975 — A Night at the Odeon” (Watch)

Every Friday lately, Queen has been debuting a new episode of its ongoing YouTube series, The Greatest — archival videos championing important moments in the English rock group‘s vaunted history. Queen:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Styx: New Album ‘Crash of the Crown’ Out 6/18; Stream the Title Track
May 6, 2021
Styx: New Album ‘Crash of the Crown’ Out 6/18; Stream the Title Track

On June 18, Styx will add to its robust catalog of music with a new studio album titled Crash of the Crown. The long-running band‘s 17th album to date, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames
May 4, 2021
Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic paused everything in March 2020, Megadeth and Lamb of God had announced a huge co-headlining tour of North America for that following summer. The trek...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Counting Crows’ New Lyric Video for “Elevator Boots,” from ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ Out 5/21
April 30, 2021
Watch Counting Crows’ New Lyric Video for “Elevator Boots,” from ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ Out 5/21

Earlier this week, Counting Crows returned with “Elevator Boots,” the long running alt/rock band‘s first new music in seven years. The piano-driven song is a lyrical delight from front man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Performs on ‘Kimmel’; New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out Now (and No. 1 in the U.K.!)
April 30, 2021
Tom Jones Performs on ‘Kimmel’; New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out Now (and No. 1 in the U.K.!)

Legendary singer Tom Jones has officially released his new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance to him. The LP was released digitally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set
April 30, 2021
Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Counting Crows Return with “Elevator Boots,” New Four-Song Album Project ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ Out 5/21
April 27, 2021
Counting Crows Return with “Elevator Boots,” New Four-Song Album Project ‘Butter Miracle, Suite One’ Out 5/21

Butter Miracle, Suite One is the (intriguingly titled) new album from Counting Crows, a four-track project written by front man Adam Duritz while living in the United Kingdom throughout much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was Lennon‘s first musical release after the dissolution of the Beatles — and the 1970 opus has come to be considered among the strongest post-breakup releases...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23
April 20, 2021
Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23

This Friday, April 23, the John Lennon estate and Capitol/UMe will release John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection, a deluxe revisiting of Lennon‘s classic 1980 solo debut (and his first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Fresh Bear Tracks,’ the First New Album from T Bear (Richard T. Bear) in 25+ Years (Listen)
April 19, 2021
Out Now: ‘Fresh Bear Tracks,’ the First New Album from T Bear (Richard T. Bear) in 25+ Years (Listen)

Singer/songwriter/actor T Bear, otherwise known as Richard T. Bear, released Fresh Bear Tracks , his first studio album in more than 25 years, on April 16 via Quarto Valley Records....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)
April 19, 2021
Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)

Guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Poco Rusty Young was a valued friend of Rock Cellar for many years. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him often, and he was generous with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)
April 16, 2021
‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)

Since emerging from sun-soaked Orange County, Calif. in the mid-1980s and making the jump to a mainstream punk-rock institution with 1994’s Smash, The Offspring has always been a band unafraid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie: ‘The Width of a Circle,’ Companion Piece to ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ 50th Anniversary Set, Out 5/28 (Pre-Order)
April 14, 2021
David Bowie: ‘The Width of a Circle,’ Companion Piece to ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ 50th Anniversary Set, Out 5/28 (Pre-Order)

November 2020 saw the release of Metrobolist, a 50th anniversary edition of The Man Who Sold the World from David Bowie, repackaged under the album’s original intended title. Due out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)
April 14, 2021
‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. It sounds like a dream duo, and it is — and on Tuesday it was made reality with the premiere of “Eazy Sleazy,” a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
April 13, 2021
Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

Shortly before recording their anthemic “Give Peace a Chance” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their Bed-In for Peace, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a rehearsal of the composition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Previews New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ with ‘Pop Star’ Music Video (LP Out 4/23)
April 12, 2021
Tom Jones Previews New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ with ‘Pop Star’ Music Video (LP Out 4/23)

Legendary singer Tom Jones recently announced a new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance to him. The LP will be out on April 23. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, DMX: Hip-Hop Icon Dies at 50 After Being Placed on Life Support Due to ‘Catastropic Cardiac Arrest’
April 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, DMX: Hip-Hop Icon Dies at 50 After Being Placed on Life Support Due to ‘Catastropic Cardiac Arrest’

Earl Simmons, the acclaimed Grammy-nominated rapper known as DMX with a reputation for a particularly gritty and raspy vocal delivery hits such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Ruff...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)
April 9, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)

Queen recently launched a special archival YouTube series commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, and Queen — the Greatest promises a number of incredible trips through memory lane, so to speak, heralding the English rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Hollywood Bowl Announces a Mid-Summer Reopening After Canceling 2020 Season Due to COVID-19
April 9, 2021
The Hollywood Bowl Announces a Mid-Summer Reopening After Canceling 2020 Season Due to COVID-19

2020 was tough on music venues the world over, but light is appearing at the end of the tunnel regarding a proposed reopening plan — and on Friday, one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Power-Pop Legends Cheap Trick Return with Confident New Album ‘In Another World’ (Listen)
April 9, 2021
Out Now: Power-Pop Legends Cheap Trick Return with Confident New Album ‘In Another World’ (Listen)

Cheap Trick, the power-pop icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act with the respect of millions for decades’ worth of hard work, are back. In Another World is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center
April 8, 2021
Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center

“To those who have been given much, much is expected.” Jesus, Luke 12:48 In our celebrity-worshipping society, some public figures who have attained fame, wealth and power use their privileged position...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)
April 8, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Shares “Slidin’ (EOB Remix),” from ‘McCartney III Imagined’ Set Out 4/16
April 7, 2021
Paul McCartney Shares “Slidin’ (EOB Remix),” from ‘McCartney III Imagined’ Set Out 4/16

Sir Paul McCartney and his team have been busy previewing McCartney III Imagined, the upcoming star-studded revisiting of Macca’s excellent late-2020 solo effort, McCartney III. The latest song shared ahead...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sufjan Stevens Releasing Five-Volume ‘Convocations’ Album 5/6; Stream ‘Meditation V’
April 6, 2021
Sufjan Stevens Releasing Five-Volume ‘Convocations’ Album 5/6; Stream ‘Meditation V’

Prolific singer/songwriter  Sufjan Stevens may have just recently released The Ascension, a sprawling, 15-track album, in late September — but he already has another project in the works, and this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Offspring Busts Out a Horn Section to Lament that ‘We Never Have Sex Anymore’ (Listen)
April 2, 2021
The Offspring Busts Out a Horn Section to Lament that ‘We Never Have Sex Anymore’ (Listen)

Orange County alt/punk veterans The Offspring are pretty much known for two things — high-energy punk anthems with singalong choruses and lighter fare that can dabble in other genres and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled, Now Starts in July 2021
March 31, 2021
James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled, Now Starts in July 2021

In early 2020, legendary singer/songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne revealed plans for a U.S. tour together, but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The tour was thrown into jeopardy —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo 2021 Announced: Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey and More
March 31, 2021
Bonnaroo 2021 Announced: Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey and More

We are gradually progressing to a time in which music festival lineup announcements may come roaring back — and they’ve already begun, now that organizers of the Bonnaroo Music &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Joy Formidable Shares Resonant New Song/Video ‘Into the Blue,’ Band’s First New Music Since 2018
March 29, 2021
The Joy Formidable Shares Resonant New Song/Video ‘Into the Blue,’ Band’s First New Music Since 2018

Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned late last week with “Into the Blue,” a new song and music video that serves as the group’s first bit of new music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Malcolm Cecil, Pioneering Synth Musician and Stevie Wonder Producer: 1937-2021
March 29, 2021
Rest in Peace Malcolm Cecil, Pioneering Synth Musician and Stevie Wonder Producer: 1937-2021

Malcolm Cecil, a massively important figure in the history of synth and renowned music producer with an eye for innovation, has passed away at the age of 84 after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Attention: Mick Jagger Introduced the World to His New Friend, an Adorably Camera-Shy Black Cat Named Nero
March 24, 2021
Attention: Mick Jagger Introduced the World to His New Friend, an Adorably Camera-Shy Black Cat Named Nero

At 77 years old, Mick Jagger is many things: Front man of one of the most important musical groups to ever exist and an enduring icon of the utmost degree,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pink Floyd Art Print from Echo Print Gallery
March 23, 2021
(CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pink Floyd Art Print from Echo Print Gallery

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Echo Print Gallery has recently been rolling out a series of art prints paying homage to some seriously influential classic rock artists...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from T Bear (a.k.a. Richard T. Bear): Stream ‘Give It Up,’ ft. Stephen Stills and Walter Trout
March 19, 2021
New from T Bear (a.k.a. Richard T. Bear): Stream ‘Give It Up,’ ft. Stephen Stills and Walter Trout

Singer/songwriter/actor T Bear, otherwise known as Richard T. Bear, is readying his first new studio album in 30 years — as he’ll release Fresh Bear Tracks on April 16 via Quarto...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)
March 18, 2021
Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)

In 2003, a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sam Cooke was released — and with Cooke on folks’ minds lately thanks to Regina King’s acclaimed film One...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24
March 16, 2021
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
March 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl
March 11, 2021
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl

“Happy Endings” is the name of a new single from Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, who’s kept plenty busy over the past year or so with regular Twitch streaming events and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Singer Jose Figueroa Jr. Impress ‘The Voice’ Judges by Belting Billy Vera & The Beaters’ ‘At This Moment’
March 10, 2021
Watch Singer Jose Figueroa Jr. Impress ‘The Voice’ Judges by Belting Billy Vera & The Beaters’ ‘At This Moment’

“At This Moment,” the 1987 No. 1 hit made famous by Billy Vera & The Beaters, was recently brought back into the limelight thanks to a powerhouse performance from Florida-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This St. Patrick’s Day, Watch Flogging Molly Play a Live Stream Gig from Whelan’s Irish Pub in Dublin
March 10, 2021
This St. Patrick’s Day, Watch Flogging Molly Play a Live Stream Gig from Whelan’s Irish Pub in Dublin

Flogging Molly, the Irish/American seven-piece Celtic punk rabble-rousing ensemble, wanted to do something authentic for St. Patrick’s Day 2021 — so the band will be traveling to Dublin, Ireland, to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’
March 5, 2021
Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’

On Feb. 8, the world was hit with the sad news that Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes and an all-around music legend, had passed away at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary
March 4, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary

In December 1970, John Lennon released his first proper solo album after the dissolution of the Beatles — and on April 16, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band will be revisited to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
February 25, 2021
Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

The Best Is Yet to Come, the vibrant new album from Bonnie Tyler, is bolstered by dramatic, full-bodied vocals, synths, and some rock guitar solos. Those same elements helped propel...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dropkick Murphys Announce ‘Turn Up That Dial’ Album, Share ‘Middle Finger’; Free St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig 3/17
February 23, 2021
Dropkick Murphys Announce ‘Turn Up That Dial’ Album, Share ‘Middle Finger’; Free St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig 3/17

Boston punk rabble-rousers the Dropkick Murphys will release a new studio album, Turn Up That Dial, on April 30. It’ll be the band’s 10th studio album to date and the...

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 | New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015
February 17, 2021
New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015

Esteemed singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez (who rose to fame after covering The Knife’s “Heartbeats,” his version from 2003’s Veneer going on to be streamed more than a billion times and becoming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie James Dio: Late Metal Icon’s Posthumous Autobiography ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ Coming 7/27
February 16, 2021
Ronnie James Dio: Late Metal Icon’s Posthumous Autobiography ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ Coming 7/27

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography is the title of the long-anticipated autobiography from late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio, and it will arrive on July 27 via Permuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications
February 15, 2021
‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications

Renowned rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin is an icon among the scene, years of hard work and an incredible portfolio having established him as one of the foremost photographers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Rupert Neve, Audio Recording Innovator: 1926-2021
February 15, 2021
Rest in Peace Rupert Neve, Audio Recording Innovator: 1926-2021

Rupert Neve has passed away at the age of 94, it was announced via the official website of the revolutionary figure of the audio recording industry. His estate noted that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’
February 15, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, Ozzy Osbourne was dealing with some significant health concerns. Various issues had forced him to postpone or cancel tour dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Debuts Animated ‘I Won’t Dance’ Video ft. Diana Krall, from New ‘That’s Life’ Sinatra Tribute LP Out 2/26
February 12, 2021
Willie Nelson Debuts Animated ‘I Won’t Dance’ Video ft. Diana Krall, from New ‘That’s Life’ Sinatra Tribute LP Out 2/26

Feb. 26 will bring with it another new studio album from Willie Nelson — and this time, the inspiringly hard-working country legend will focus his attention again on Frank Sinatra. The album was announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 
February 11, 2021
Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 

Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist  Jorma Kaukonen on life during the pandemic, the greatest ’60s SF bands, and Ike Turner Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic may have slowed but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2/13: Food for Love Virtual Benefit Concert, ft. David Byrne, Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff, the Chicks, Kurt Vile and More
February 10, 2021
2/13: Food for Love Virtual Benefit Concert, ft. David Byrne, Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff, the Chicks, Kurt Vile and More

This coming Saturday, Feb. 13, a number of musical acts will participate in Food for Love, a virtual benefit concert with the stated goal of raising money to help the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Shares Video for ‘No Hole in My Head,’ a Malvina Reynolds Cover on Jones’s New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’
February 8, 2021
Tom Jones Shares Video for ‘No Hole in My Head,’ a Malvina Reynolds Cover on Jones’s New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’

Legendary singer Tom Jones recently announced a new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance. The LP will be out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band: Stream ‘The Weight’ from Royal Albert Hall 1971, from ‘Stage Fright’ 50th Anniversary Out 2/12
February 5, 2021
The Band: Stream ‘The Weight’ from Royal Albert Hall 1971, from ‘Stage Fright’ 50th Anniversary Out 2/12

Stage Fright, the third studio album from The Band released in 1970, will be revisited by Capitol/UMe on Feb. 12 to commemorate the record’s 50th anniversary. The expanded editions of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Covering Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Cat Stevens, More on New LP ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out 4/23
February 3, 2021
Tom Jones Covering Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Cat Stevens, More on New LP ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out 4/23

On April 23, legendary singer Tom Jones will add to his impeccable catalog of music with Surrounded By Time, a new studio album released via S-Curve Records. Officially announced in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’
February 1, 2021
Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’

The Foo Fighters warned you things would be different this time around. The overall vibe and structure of “Shame Shame,” the lead single from Dave Grohl & the gang‘s new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Weezer Cast the Guitars Aside — and Thrive — with the Intimate and Inspired ‘OK Human’ (Album Review)
January 28, 2021
Weezer Cast the Guitars Aside — and Thrive — with the Intimate and Inspired ‘OK Human’ (Album Review)

Rivers Cuomo and his pals in Weezer are back with a new album, but don’t hit play on OK Human expecting anything remotely close to “Hash Pipe,” “Pork and Beans,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Immediate Family’s Russ Kunkel + Leland Sklar Talk Shop in a Three-Part Interview Hosted by Don Lombardi of DrumChannel.com
January 19, 2021
Watch The Immediate Family’s Russ Kunkel + Leland Sklar Talk Shop in a Three-Part Interview Hosted by Don Lombardi of DrumChannel.com

Russ Kunkel and Leland Sklar, both of the rock and roll supergroup The Immediate Family, took part in a new, three-part video series that premiered on DrumChannel.com this week. Hosted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Shares New Video for ‘That’s Life,’ from His New Frank Sinatra Tribute Album Out 2/26 (Pre-Order)
January 15, 2021
Willie Nelson Shares New Video for ‘That’s Life,’ from His New Frank Sinatra Tribute Album Out 2/26 (Pre-Order)

Feb. 26 will bring with it another new studio album from Willie Nelson — and this time, the inspiringly hard-working country legend will focus his attention again on Frank Sinatra....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BMG Acquires Mick Fleetwood’s Recorded Music Rights — Over 300 Recordings, Including Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’
January 14, 2021
BMG Acquires Mick Fleetwood’s Recorded Music Rights — Over 300 Recordings, Including Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’

Mick Fleetwood is the latest music icon to strike a significant deal regarding his back catalog of music, as BMG announced on Thursday that it has acquired Fleetwood’s interests in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones
January 11, 2021
Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones

Danny Boyle, the acclaimed, Oscar-winning director of films including Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, has been announced as being attached to a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the...

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 | Earshot Returns with ‘Been a Long Time,’ an Energetic Rocker Recorded Remotely During Quarantine
January 4, 2021
Earshot Returns with ‘Been a Long Time,’ an Energetic Rocker Recorded Remotely During Quarantine

Earshot, a Los Angeles-based hard-rock band that enjoyed a burst of success in 2002 with its debut album Letting Go (“Get Away” was a hit on U.S. rock charts, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Photographer  (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

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 | The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Stage Fright’ Coming in 2021; Stream ‘The Shape I’m In (2020 Remix)’
December 21, 2020
The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Stage Fright’ Coming in 2021; Stream ‘The Shape I’m In (2020 Remix)’

Stage Fright, the third studio album from The Band released in 1970, will be revisited by Capitol/UMe on Feb. 12, 2021 to commemorate the record’s 50th anniversary. The record featured...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary
December 21, 2020
Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary

It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Paul McCartney Adds to His Legacy with Strong New Album ‘McCartney III’ (Listen/Buy)
December 17, 2020
Out Now: Paul McCartney Adds to His Legacy with Strong New Album ‘McCartney III’ (Listen/Buy)

Sir Paul McCartney chose the final weeks of 2020 to release his new album … and now, finally, McCartney III is here. The record, which follows in the footsteps of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory
December 17, 2020
Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory

We’re just one week away from Christmas — and, a few days after that, 2021. A new year is almost upon us, and this weekend will follow in the footsteps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | And Now, a Warm Season’s Greetings Video from Alan Parsons
December 17, 2020
And Now, a Warm Season’s Greetings Video from Alan Parsons

The legendary Alan Parsons sent out a personal message to his fans this week, via his Facebook page. In the clip, Parsons makes note of the difficulties of 2020 —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney III’ Album Out Friday 12/18; Six-Part Documentary with Rick Rubin Coming in 2021 (Preview)
December 16, 2020
Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney III’ Album Out Friday 12/18; Six-Part Documentary with Rick Rubin Coming in 2021 (Preview)

Sir Paul McCartney has been quite busy these past few months, that’s for sure. Macca is one of the many icons appearing on “Here’s to the Nights,” a new song...

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 | December 2020 Issue
December 14, 2020
December 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our December2020 features. Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall
December 14, 2020
Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall

This past weekend, a brand new documentary film telling the story of The Bee Gees premiered on HBO Max. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Goo Goo Dolls’ Holiday Blitz Continues with Elegant ‘Let It Snow’ Video (Augmented Reality Movie Musical Saturday 12/12)
December 10, 2020
The Goo Goo Dolls’ Holiday Blitz Continues with Elegant ‘Let It Snow’ Video (Augmented Reality Movie Musical Saturday 12/12)

The Goo Goo Dolls got a jumpstart on the holidays back in October when the band released its first-ever holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over, a collection blending classic holiday standards and original tracks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video
December 9, 2020
Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video

Back in early November, Suspect208, a band featuring the sons of hard rock royalty (The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: KISS’ NYE Pay-Per-View Show Will Break Records, Use ‘A Million Dollars’ Worth of Pyro’ & More
December 7, 2020
Paul Stanley: KISS’ NYE Pay-Per-View Show Will Break Records, Use ‘A Million Dollars’ Worth of Pyro’ & More

2020 has been tough — but Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the rest of KISS have a pretty powerful way of sending this past year to the figurative trash bin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monsters of Rock Cruise Shifts On Land for Operation Monster Beach 2021 with Alice Cooper, More (Full Details)
December 7, 2020
Monsters of Rock Cruise Shifts On Land for Operation Monster Beach 2021 with Alice Cooper, More (Full Details)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise is scheduled to take place in 2021 — but with a twist. For the tenth anniversary of the landmark music cruise, organizers have put together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Stand and Deliver,’ the Aggressive New Anti-Lockdown Song from Eric Clapton & Van Morrison
December 4, 2020
Hear ‘Stand and Deliver,’ the Aggressive New Anti-Lockdown Song from Eric Clapton & Van Morrison

Last week, music legends Eric Clapton and Van Morrison elicited strong reactions around the internet by announcing a new single, “Stand and Deliver,” a continuation of Van Morrison‘s recent string...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ann Wilson, Metallica, Billy Corgan and More Cover Alice in Chains for Museum of Pop Culture Award Ceremony
December 2, 2020
Watch Ann Wilson, Metallica, Billy Corgan and More Cover Alice in Chains for Museum of Pop Culture Award Ceremony

On Tuesday night, a number of rock and roll luminaries paid homage to Alice in Chains, the recipients of the Museum of Pop Culture’s Founders Award. The Seattle-based rock/grunge band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)
December 2, 2020
Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)

Sir Paul McCartney is preparing to release an anticipated new studio album, McCartney III, on Dec. 18. Its title follows in the footsteps of his the famed Beatles legend‘s previous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?
December 1, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get in the Holiday Spirit with Keith Richards’ New Video for His 1978 Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’
November 30, 2020
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Keith Richards’ New Video for His 1978 Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’

Back in 1978, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards dropped his very first bit of music under his own name, separate from the Stones: A special cover of “Run Rudolph Run,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton & Van Morrison Teaming Up on New Anti-Lockdown Song, ‘Stand and Deliver’ — Premiering 12/4
November 27, 2020
Eric Clapton & Van Morrison Teaming Up on New Anti-Lockdown Song, ‘Stand and Deliver’ — Premiering 12/4

Recent weeks have seen the premiere of a trio of aggressive and not-too-subtle “anti-lockdown” protest songs from Van Morrison, as the Irish songwriting legend has made no bones about his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Shares New Preview of ‘McCartney III’ Album, Due Out 12/18 (Pre-Order)
November 25, 2020
Paul McCartney Shares New Preview of ‘McCartney III’ Album, Due Out 12/18 (Pre-Order)

Sir Paul McCartney has pushed back the release date of his anticipated new album, McCartney III, which will now be released on Dec. 18 (instead of the week before). The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Argentinian Soccer Legend Diego Maradona: 1960-2020
November 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Argentinian Soccer Legend Diego Maradona: 1960-2020

Diego Maradona, one of the most legendary soccer players and a man whose incredible on-field exploits elevated his influence and legacy, has passed away at the age of 60, it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green’ in Theaters in March; Blu-ray/LP in April
November 24, 2020
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green’ in Theaters in March; Blu-ray/LP in April

On Feb. 25, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18
November 20, 2020
Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18

On Dec. 18, Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert will be reissued by George Thorogood & the Destroyers, bringing together 27 songs from the legendary band‘s iconic performance, 12...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greg Lake ‘Anthology’ CD/Vinyl Out 11/20; Watch a Restored ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ Video in 4K/HD
November 17, 2020
Greg Lake ‘Anthology’ CD/Vinyl Out 11/20; Watch a Restored ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ Video in 4K/HD

“I Believe in Father Christmas,” the 1975 single from Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson co-founder Greg Lake that was an international success, is an enduring classic — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Perry Revisiting 2018 Album with ‘Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)’ 12/4 (Preview)
November 16, 2020
Steve Perry Revisiting 2018 Album with ‘Traces (Alternate Versions & Sketches)’ 12/4 (Preview)

In the fall of 2018, legendary singer/songwriter Steve Perry released Traces, his first solo album in 25 years. The album was met with strong reception from the masses, especially fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’
November 13, 2020
Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’

Suspect208 is a brand new band with an eye-popping pedigree: The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Billie Eilish Raid an Abandoned Mall Food Court in Her New Video for ‘Therefore I Am’
November 12, 2020
Watch Billie Eilish Raid an Abandoned Mall Food Court in Her New Video for ‘Therefore I Am’

Billie Eilish shared a new song on Thursday, “Therefore I Am.” It’s the latest song shared from the indie/pop superstar who’s enjoyed a remarkable run of success the past couple of...

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 | Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
November 2, 2020
Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

In 1968, the Rolling Stones staged their legendary/infamous Rock and Roll Circus television special. Looking back, it was a remarkable snapshot of music from the time, and much more. From...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Sir Sean Connery, the First Actor to Bring James Bond to the Big Screen: 1930-2020
October 31, 2020
Rest in Peace Sir Sean Connery, the First Actor to Bring James Bond to the Big Screen: 1930-2020

On Saturday morning, the BBC sent along the unfortunate news that beloved Scottish actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. The BBC noted that Connery passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: T Bear (a.k.a Richard T. Bear) Returns with ‘River of Resurrection,’ ft. Edgar Winter on Sax
October 29, 2020
Premiere: T Bear (a.k.a Richard T. Bear) Returns with ‘River of Resurrection,’ ft. Edgar Winter on Sax

T Bear, otherwise known as Richard T. Bear, is a singer/songwriter/actor who is readying his first new studio album in 30 years — as he’ll release Fresh Bear Tracks in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?
October 27, 2020
Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all” — Joni Mitchell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton’s ‘Let It Rain’ in New Socially-Distant Team-Up
October 27, 2020
Watch the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton’s ‘Let It Rain’ in New Socially-Distant Team-Up

As they’ve done a few times over the past few months, The Doobie Brothers shared a new performance video — filmed remotely, of course — but this one’s extra special....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/23-10/25: Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash, Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, More
October 23, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/23-10/25: Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash, Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 10/28: Watch ‘A Very Brady Musical,’ a Virtual Benefit Reading ft. Music/Lyrics by Hope & Laurence Juber
October 22, 2020
10/28: Watch ‘A Very Brady Musical,’ a Virtual Benefit Reading ft. Music/Lyrics by Hope & Laurence Juber

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, don’t miss a special “virtual benefit reading” of A Very Brady Musical, a book from Lloyd J. Schwartz and Hope Juber, carried out by a host...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney: New Album ‘McCartney III’ Out 12/11, Watch an Album Trailer (Pre-Order)
October 21, 2020
Paul McCartney: New Album ‘McCartney III’ Out 12/11, Watch an Album Trailer (Pre-Order)

Sir Paul McCartney will add to his legacy of amazing music on Dec. 11 — and McCartney III will follow in the footsteps of 1970’s McCartney LP and 1980’s McCartney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Lee Lewis 85th Birthday Live Stream 10/27: Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, John Fogerty & More, Hosted by John Stamos
October 20, 2020
Jerry Lee Lewis 85th Birthday Live Stream 10/27: Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, John Fogerty & More, Hosted by John Stamos

Sept. 29 marked the 85th birthday of rock and roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis, and on Oct. 27 a host of fellow legends will team up for a special live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More
October 20, 2020
Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More

Today, Oct. 20, would have been the 70th birthday of Tom Petty. Today would have been Tom Petty's 70th birthday. Photographer 📷Robert Sebree captured Petty in images for decades, including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica Makes for a Perfectly Sinister Halloween Light Display (Watch)
October 20, 2020
‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica Makes for a Perfectly Sinister Halloween Light Display (Watch)

In addition to being arguably the thrash/metal band‘s best-known song off 1991’s self-titled Black Album, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica concerns itself with nightmares, frightening apparitions and an overall sense of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘The Final Note,’ Featuring the Last Live Recordings of Duane Allman (Listen)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘The Final Note,’ Featuring the Last Live Recordings of Duane Allman (Listen)

When guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 29, 1971, it marked a tragic turn of events for the Allman Brothers Band. The sudden loss of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know
October 14, 2020
‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the second album from Oasis released to the masses in 1995, celebrated its 25th anniversary in early October. After bursting onto the British music scene...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ Benefiting the U.K. Charity Help Musicians (ft. Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman & More)
October 13, 2020
Watch a Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ Benefiting the U.K. Charity Help Musicians (ft. Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman & More)

Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman and a host of other music legends recently contributed to a new all-star charity rendition of the Ben E. King classic “Stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks.  The clock...

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 | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Tears for Fears’ Detailed ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Out Now: Tears for Fears’ Detailed ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue (Listen/Buy)

1989’s The Seeds of Love was a key release for Tears for Fears. The band‘s third album and the anticipated follow-up to Songs from the Big Chair, the group’s massively successful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Out Now: The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Listen/Buy)

Morrison Hotel is the 1970 album from The Doors, a major moment in the Los Angeles band‘s career and an enduring classic that elevated the group’s mystique and aura. Today,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)

Today, Oct. 9, is the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles legend John Lennon. ‘It’s Johnny’s Birthday’. Remembering @johnlennon on his 80th Birthday. Click here – https://t.co/FJUaSsNR5k – to listen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Shares ‘Show Them the Way,’ Featuring Dave Grohl and Dave Stewart (and a Cameron Crowe-Directed Video)
October 9, 2020
Stevie Nicks Shares ‘Show Them the Way,’ Featuring Dave Grohl and Dave Stewart (and a Cameron Crowe-Directed Video)

Stevie Nicks has premiered a new song titled “Show Them the Way,” the legendary singer/songwriter‘s first solo single in six years. In fashion befitting a song from an icon as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Empire State Building to Shine Blue Thursday Into Friday for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday (Watch a Live Stream)
October 8, 2020
Empire State Building to Shine Blue Thursday Into Friday for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday (Watch a Live Stream)

Friday marks the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles icon John Lennon — and has grand plans to honor him accordingly. The Empire State Building will be illuminated in blue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish: ‘Where Do We Go?’ Live Stream Performance 10/24, Portion of Proceeds Benefiting Crew Nation
October 8, 2020
Billie Eilish: ‘Where Do We Go?’ Live Stream Performance 10/24, Portion of Proceeds Benefiting Crew Nation

On Oct. 24, singer/songwriter/phenomenon Billie Eilish will play a special live stream concert event titled “Where Do We Go”? BILLIE EILISH – “WHERE DO WE GO?” THE LIVESTREAMOctober 24, 2020Tickets...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More
October 7, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More

Tuesday’s sad news of the passing of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen hit the music community as hard as could be expected, given the legacy of EVH’s work, the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Face-Masked Jeff Tweedy Sing with Other Famous People’s Mouths in His New ‘Gwendolyn’ Video
October 6, 2020
Watch a Face-Masked Jeff Tweedy Sing with Other Famous People’s Mouths in His New ‘Gwendolyn’ Video

On Oct. 23, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco will release a new solo album, Love is the King. It’s the culmination of writing the celebrated indie rock singer/songwriter has carried out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?
October 6, 2020
The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More
October 5, 2020
New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More

This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza
October 4, 2020
Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza

If you think of Corey Taylor as “the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour,” that’s true — but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Taylor is a rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Big News: Mick Fleetwood Recreated the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video
October 4, 2020
Big News: Mick Fleetwood Recreated the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video

It’s been a little over a week since a video of a man drinking cranberry juice, skateboarding and listening to the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” went viral … and Mick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Billie Eilish’s New ‘No Time to Die’ Video, the Theme for the New James Bond Film Due in November
October 1, 2020
Watch Billie Eilish’s New ‘No Time to Die’ Video, the Theme for the New James Bond Film Due in November

Next month, No Time to Die — the newest James Bond film, expected to be the final with Daniel Craig in the starring role — will be released. Its theme...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9
October 1, 2020
Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9

On Oct. 9, Linkin Park will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory with a special reissue — and on Thursday, the band shared a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drive-By Truckers Share ‘The New OK,’ from New Album Out 10/2 (Listen)
September 30, 2020
Drive-By Truckers Share ‘The New OK,’ from New Album Out 10/2 (Listen)

Alt/country band Drive-By Truckers are releasing a new album titled The New OK this Friday, Oct. 2 — and it’s very much a reaction to the tumult of 2020, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Country Musician/Elvis Presley Songwriter Mac Davis: 1942-2020
September 30, 2020
Rest in Peace, Country Musician/Elvis Presley Songwriter Mac Davis: 1942-2020

Mac Davis, an esteemed country musician/songwriter who penned Elvis Presley‘s “In the Ghetto” in addition to his own solo hits including “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” and “Stop and...

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 | Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16
September 28, 2020
Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16

On Oct. 16, acclaimed and buzzworthy 20-year-old indie-rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) will release her debut full-length album, Fake It Flowers. (Click here to pre-order Fake It Flowers from our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Blissful, Skateboarding Man Singing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is Here to Bring Some Magic to Your 2020
September 28, 2020
A Blissful, Skateboarding Man Singing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is Here to Bring Some Magic to Your 2020

**Important Update: Mick Fleetwood has recreated this Fleetwood Mac viral video a little over a week after it made the rounds. Amazing!** These are tough times for everyone, the circumstances...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Cold,’ from New Solo Album ‘Starting Over’ Out 11/13 (Listen/Pre-Order)
September 25, 2020
Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Cold,’ from New Solo Album ‘Starting Over’ Out 11/13 (Listen/Pre-Order)

Acclaimed country/roots singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton will release a new solo album, Starting Over, on Nov. 13. It will be his fourth full-length album and was completed in February, shortly before...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’
September 24, 2020
Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’

I have no patience now for expectation, screams vocalist Chino Moreno toward the end of “This Link is Dead,” a track toward the end of the new Deftones album Ohms....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Survey: One-Third of British Musicians Say They Might Quit Due to COVID-19 Hardships & Uncertainty
September 24, 2020
Survey: One-Third of British Musicians Say They Might Quit Due to COVID-19 Hardships & Uncertainty

This week brought with it a concerning study from the U.K. concerning the future of musicians and the music industry as a whole, which has been devastated (like so many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More
September 23, 2020
Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More

Dark Side of The Moon is the album that ushered Pink Floyd into superstardom in America and their early work, with songs recorded by the first incarnation of the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lost
September 23, 2020
Lost

"Lost" is the first self-produced EP from Kyle Jordan. Lost is an incredibly special album because of the story behind it. After graduating college in Boston in 2019, Kyle noticed that he was at a crossroads. As he had dreamed of becoming a musician, he faced the choice that every musician must face at one point: do I settle for a desk job and make music into a hobby or do I take a leap of faith and risk it all to make music into my career. Kyle decided the latter taking the next year and a half to master the art of music production and songwriting. At the end of that long year, Kyle had released the "Lost" EP, a fresh, new sound that was emblematic of his personal music taste and style.

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Adopt-A-Dot’ on Deftones’ New Album & Help Raise Money for U.C. Davis’ Children’s Hospital & Crew Nation
September 22, 2020
‘Adopt-A-Dot’ on Deftones’ New Album & Help Raise Money for U.C. Davis’ Children’s Hospital & Crew Nation

This Friday, Sept. 25, Deftones will return with their anticipated new studio album, Ohms. The record features attention-grabbing artwork: See all of those little dots that make up the visual?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’
September 22, 2020
John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’

Last month, Mark David Chapman — the man who murdered John Lennon in December 1980 — was denied parole for the eleventh time since his incarceration, and recent reports featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pablo Cruise’s Video for ‘Breathe’ (First New Original Song Since 1983) is a Virtual Hug for Everybody Right Now
September 21, 2020
Pablo Cruise’s Video for ‘Breathe’ (First New Original Song Since 1983) is a Virtual Hug for Everybody Right Now

In early September, Pablo Cruise returned with its first new song since 1983 — and “Breathe” is very much a call to action for these troubling times, an urging to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Starting Over’ Music Video from New Album Out 11/13 (Pre-Order)
September 21, 2020
Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Starting Over’ Music Video from New Album Out 11/13 (Pre-Order)

On Nov. 13, acclaimed and award-winning country singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton will release a new solo album, Starting Over. The record was announced earlier this month. (Click here to pre-order Starting Over on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ with a Digital Reissue and ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ Documentary
September 18, 2020
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ with a Digital Reissue and ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ Documentary

Blizzard of Ozz is the debut solo album from Ozzy Osbourne, released in September 1980, after the singer had parted ways with Black Sabbath the year before — and to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Mind Games (Ultimate Mix),’ a Preview of the John Lennon ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
September 18, 2020
Stream ‘Mind Games (Ultimate Mix),’ a Preview of the John Lennon ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, the 80th birthday of Beatles legend and cultural icon John Lennon will be celebrated in grand fashion with John Lennon Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes., a massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More
September 17, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Question Marks
September 15, 2020
Question Marks

Élena’s “Question Marks” is a collection of fresh, original compositions that mix her diverse musical influences, from Jazz to Pop to Latin, with a hint of Folk. Her superb stylized vocals are the perfect compliment to the sweet and tender ballads, playful upbeat songs and lyrical story lines. The album features musicians such as Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Robben Ford), Brian Allen (Jamey Johnson, Sara Bareilles) Giulio Carmassi (Pat Metheny, Will Lee), Paulie Cerra (Lionel Richie, Joe Bonamassa).

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 | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Eddie Vedder: Hear ‘Cartography,’ an Instrumental Single with a Powerful Remix Music Video
September 14, 2020
New from Eddie Vedder: Hear ‘Cartography,’ an Instrumental Single with a Powerful Remix Music Video

Pearl Jam band leader Eddie Vedder shared a new song on Monday — and “Cartography” is a moving instrumental composition. The track also has a b-side remix from Nick Zimmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears Preview ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue with ‘Woman in Chains’ Live Performance (Listen/Pre-Order)
September 11, 2020
Tears for Fears Preview ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue with ‘Woman in Chains’ Live Performance (Listen/Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, Tears for Fears will release a special reissue of 1989’s The Seeds of Love, the band‘s third album and the anticipated follow-up to Songs from the Big...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’
September 11, 2020
Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dire Straits ‘The Studio Albums 1978-1991’ CD, Vinyl Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
September 8, 2020
Dire Straits ‘The Studio Albums 1978-1991’ CD, Vinyl Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

The music of Dire Straits is timeless, as far as “classic rock” is concerned — and the band‘s six-album catalog released between 1978 and 1991 will be reissued on Oct....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’
September 4, 2020
Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’

On Aug. 7, Deep Purple roared back with a Whoosh! — that’s the title of the dynamic hard-rock band‘s new album — and it’s a typically grandiose and attention-grabbing affair....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12
September 3, 2020
The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Stream ‘Breathe,’ a New Feel-Good Single from Pablo Cruise – the Band’s First Studio Single Since 1983
September 2, 2020
Premiere: Stream ‘Breathe,’ a New Feel-Good Single from Pablo Cruise – the Band’s First Studio Single Since 1983

It can be tough, especially lately, to get caught up in all the mess, the frenzy, the furor of 2020 and all of its problems — but it’s helpful to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lamb of God Hosting Live Stream Gigs Playing New Album and ‘Ashes of the Wake’ 9/18 and 9/25 (Details/Ticket Info)
September 1, 2020
Lamb of God Hosting Live Stream Gigs Playing New Album and ‘Ashes of the Wake’ 9/18 and 9/25 (Details/Ticket Info)

Under normal circumstances, groove metal masters Lamb of God would have spent much of the latter portion of 2020 on the road. The band released a new self-titled album in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir Paul McCartney, Lifelong Fan of Using Wordplay and Liverpool Slang in His Music Over the Years
August 31, 2020
Sir Paul McCartney, Lifelong Fan of Using Wordplay and Liverpool Slang in His Music Over the Years

When you’ve released as much music over the decades as Sir Paul McCartney, you’re bound to inject a bit of creative license when it comes to lyrical content. Paul and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Starting Over,’ the Title Track from His New Album Out 11/13 (Stream/Pre-Order)
August 27, 2020
Chris Stapleton Shares ‘Starting Over,’ the Title Track from His New Album Out 11/13 (Stream/Pre-Order)

Starting Over is the title of the new album from Chris Stapleton, the acclaimed singer/songwriter whose career spans styles, genres and eras — all rooted in country/rock. The album will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John Stresses the Need to Save Independent Music Venues like the Troubadour, a Crucial Stop in His Career
August 27, 2020
Elton John Stresses the Need to Save Independent Music Venues like the Troubadour, a Crucial Stop in His Career

Earlier this week saw the 50th anniversary of the day a young, hungry musician named Elton John took the stage at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. for what would...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series
August 27, 2020
Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)
August 27, 2020
Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)

For many American rock fans following 80’s and 90’s rock music, Katrina Leskanich is mostly known as the lead singer in the pop rock group Katrina & The Waves, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Video Vault
August 27, 2020
Rock Cellar Video Vault

Rock Cellar Video Vault Home Performances Daryl’s House Mike’s Picks Latest Music Videos Indie Artist Spotlight All Together Now LA – Telethon Performance Highlights Jeff Bridges – What A Little...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Ultimate Mixes Box Set Out 10/9 to Commemorate Lennon’s 80th Birthday; Stream ‘Instant Karma!’
August 26, 2020
John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Ultimate Mixes Box Set Out 10/9 to Commemorate Lennon’s 80th Birthday; Stream ‘Instant Karma!’

This coming Oct. 9 is the date that John Lennon would have turned 80 years of age — and Capitol/UMe has a grand new box set in the works to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 
August 25, 2020
Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 

Record Store Day is, like many beloved pastimes of music lovers, experiencing a weird year. Usually, the country-spanning celebration of independent music shops is held on a given day each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Shares ‘Save Live Music’ Essay, Urging Fellow Artists to ‘Come Forward, Stand Up, Fight the Pseudo-Science and Speak Up’
August 25, 2020
Van Morrison Shares ‘Save Live Music’ Essay, Urging Fellow Artists to ‘Come Forward, Stand Up, Fight the Pseudo-Science and Speak Up’

Everybody wants life to return to “normal” — or whatever “normal” is allowed once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides enough to allow the resumption of our usual way of life —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, The Doors will release a lavish 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Morrison Hotel, the famed Los Angeles band‘s unforgettable 1970 album. (Click here to pre-order The Doors’ Morrison...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Break for a Few Minutes to Enjoy Tame Impala’s New Three-Song NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
August 24, 2020
Take a Break for a Few Minutes to Enjoy Tame Impala’s New Three-Song NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Slow Rush was released by Kevin Parker, kingpin/band leader of Tame Impala, back in February and still holds up as one of the strongest releases of this strange year....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., More) Dies at 68 After Cancer Battle
August 21, 2020
Drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., More) Dies at 68 After Cancer Battle

Drummer Frankie Banali, best known for his work with Quiet Riot over the years, has passed away at the age of 68 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube
August 21, 2020
The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube

Two weeks ago, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)
August 21, 2020
The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)

In 1970, The Doors released Morrison Hotel, the Los Angeles band‘s fifth studio album and a major moment in the group’s career. Its recording process only took a few weeks,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist  Spotlight: Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Franklin
August 19, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Franklin

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the program,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era
August 18, 2020
Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Allman Brothers Band: ‘The Final Note’ Live Album Featuring Duane Allman’s Last Performance Out 10/16
August 17, 2020
The Allman Brothers Band: ‘The Final Note’ Live Album Featuring Duane Allman’s Last Performance Out 10/16

Duane Allman, guitarist and founder of The Allman Brothers Band, saw his burgeoning career and young life cut short when he died in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 29, 1971....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance
August 17, 2020
51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance

It was 51 years ago today, Aug. 17, that The Who took the stage at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 for what amounted to a legendary performance. Originally scheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’
August 13, 2020
Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’

Oct. 24, 2000 was an important day in music: It’s the date Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, the rap/rock band‘s attention-grabbing debut album. (Click here to pre-order Linkin Park’s Hybrid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti from ‘The Sopranos’) Released an Interesting, Genre-Defying New Album with His Band, Zopa (Listen)
August 11, 2020
Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti from ‘The Sopranos’) Released an Interesting, Genre-Defying New Album with His Band, Zopa (Listen)

The legacy of The Sopranos lies in the powerhouse acting performances delivered by the HBO series’ principal cast members. The series, an engaging and thoughtful mafia story that unfolds in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pop & Tacos
August 7, 2020
Pop & Tacos

Pop & Tacos hold a familiar retro sound-perhaps it’s a missing tape reel found in a vault circa 1978 paying homage to bands like ABBA, Pink Floyd and 10cc, yet undeniably unique while Little Days beckons the listener to simply dive in and enjoy the ride. Guest appearances by Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Ferrone and Mike Campbell (The Heartbreakers)

Rock Cellar Magazine | These YouTube Twins Listened to Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time and Their Minds Were Blown
August 7, 2020
These YouTube Twins Listened to Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time and Their Minds Were Blown

Meet Tim and Fred Williams, a pair of twins with a YouTube account that has become something of a phenomenon for the duo’s “First Time Hearing” series — in which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 7, 2020
Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Deep Purple –– their name is synonymous with epic, grandiose compositions of heavy, dynamic rock mastery — and today, the band is back with a new album. (Click here to...

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 | Out Now: Trey Anastasio (Phish) Releases ‘Lonely Trip’ LP Written/Record in Lockdown
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Trey Anastasio (Phish) Releases ‘Lonely Trip’ LP Written/Record in Lockdown

Trey Anastasio has been on quite a Lonely Trip lately, and on Friday, July 31, the jam band guitarist/icon known as the front man and co-founder of Phish will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 7/31-8/2: Elton John, Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, ‘Mavis 80’, Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core,’ The Go-Go’s Showtime Documentary
July 31, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 7/31-8/2: Elton John, Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, ‘Mavis 80’, Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core,’ The Go-Go’s Showtime Documentary

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)
July 31, 2020
Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)

Robert Plant is a singular vocalist, the type whose voice inspires awe and wonder at just how he’s able to sing like that. It was his calling card for years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism?  Or Malicious Mayhem?
July 30, 2020
The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism? Or Malicious Mayhem?

A Note from Rock Cellar Magazine:  Rock Cellar has always been about bringing you the latest news and information that’s going on in the world (and not just the rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lolla2020: Watch the Official Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, Featuring 150+ Performances/Appearances — Streaming on YouTube 7/30 – 8/2
July 29, 2020
Lolla2020: Watch the Official Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, Featuring 150+ Performances/Appearances — Streaming on YouTube 7/30 – 8/2

In non-pandemic circumstances, the Lollapalooza Music and Arts Festival would be taking place this weekend. Instead, the mega-fest announced a significant “virtual event” in its place — one calling on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings
July 27, 2020
Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings

On Oct. 2, Robert Plant will release Digging Deep: Subterranea, a new 2-CD anthology featuring material from throughout his lasting career as one of rock and roll’s most versatile vocalists....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020
July 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020

it’s nearly impossible to think of “classic television” without calling to mind Regis Philbin. On Saturday, it was announced that the legendary television host and personality has passed away at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green: 1946-2020
July 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green: 1946-2020

Peter Green, acclaimed musician, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac and an integral part of the band’s early era, has passed away at the age of 73. The BBC published a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon
July 23, 2020
Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon

Legendary Irish guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, is the subject of Blues, a deluxe 3-CD set exploring his immersion in that time honored musical idiom. The compilation was released in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Jagger Says New Rolling Stones Material ‘Sounds Pretty Good to Me’ — But Don’t Expect it Soon
July 23, 2020
Mick Jagger Says New Rolling Stones Material ‘Sounds Pretty Good to Me’ — But Don’t Expect it Soon

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Rolling Stones. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic ruining the band’s touring plans, which forced the postponement of the band’s No Filter tour dates,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)
July 22, 2020
Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)

Dave Grohl has something to say — and it all has to do with his dual role as a father of school-age children and the son of a teacher (to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC Shares Archival ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ Video from the 1981 ‘Back in Black’ Tour; LP’s 40th Anniversary Coming 7/25
July 21, 2020
AC/DC Shares Archival ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ Video from the 1981 ‘Back in Black’ Tour; LP’s 40th Anniversary Coming 7/25

40 years ago this week, AC/DC dropped Back in Black — the Australian band‘s first with new singer Brian Johnson and seventh overall. You know the record, as it’s an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seether Premieres ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ an Aggressive New Song from Upcoming Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’
July 17, 2020
Seether Premieres ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ an Aggressive New Song from Upcoming Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’

On Friday, Seether released a new song, the second from the South African hard rock band‘s new album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, which will be out on Aug. 28....

Rock Cellar Magazine | July 2020 Issue
July 13, 2020
July 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our new July 2020 features. Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview) Waxing Poetic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27
July 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27

Benjamin Keough, the 27-year-old son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died of a suspected suicide, it was reported by TMZ on Sunday. Per TMZ‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7
July 10, 2020
New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7

Deep Purple is nearing the release date of its new and 21st studio album, Whoosh!, which was delayed a bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now has a scheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)
July 10, 2020
Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)

On Sunset, the new album from Paul Weller, was just released on July 3, but the U.K. music legend says he’s already deep into the making of its follow-up when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Renowned Jazz Drummer/Music Educator Joe Porcaro: 1930-2020
July 7, 2020
Rest in Peace, Renowned Jazz Drummer/Music Educator Joe Porcaro: 1930-2020

Joe Porcaro, a world-famous jazz drummer with an incredible resume of career accomplishments, has passed away at the age of 90. The news was announced early Tuesday morning by his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)
July 6, 2020
Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)

Iconic country singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83, it was confirmed on Monday by the Country Music Hall of Famer’s family. The full statement, announcing that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Update: The Vanilla Ice Concert in Austin, Texas on 7/3 is Cancelled, ‘I Didn’t Know the Numbers Were So Crazy!’
July 2, 2020
Update: The Vanilla Ice Concert in Austin, Texas on 7/3 is Cancelled, ‘I Didn’t Know the Numbers Were So Crazy!’

Vanilla Ice was set to play a concert on Friday, July 3 in Austin, Texas, despite skyrocketing coronavirus cases across the state and intense scrutiny from all corners, but the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Earns a New Fan in New Video for the Catchy ‘Stay Awhile,’ from ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’
July 2, 2020
New Found Glory Earns a New Fan in New Video for the Catchy ‘Stay Awhile,’ from ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’

When New Found Glory is at its best, the pop-punk vets blend machine-gun guitar riffs with instantly memorable choruses — that’s at the core of what’s helped the Florida-based band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vanilla Ice: ‘I Take Everything Serious with the Coronavirus,’ Promises Social Distancing, Masks at 7/3 Gig in Texas (UPDATE: Show Cancelled)
July 2, 2020
Vanilla Ice: ‘I Take Everything Serious with the Coronavirus,’ Promises Social Distancing, Masks at 7/3 Gig in Texas (UPDATE: Show Cancelled)

UPDATE 7/2: Vanilla Ice has cancelled his scheduled performance on Friday, announcing the news to his fans in a message on Instsagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJeT73pZJV/ ———————————– Original post: This Friday night, July...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Rebroadcast of ‘The Brothers: 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band’ Concert This Weekend 7/3-7/5
July 1, 2020
Watch a Rebroadcast of ‘The Brothers: 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band’ Concert This Weekend 7/3-7/5

Back on March 10, surviving members of The Allman Brothers Band convened at Madison Square Garden for a special concert event commemorating the legendary band‘s 50th anniversary and legacy. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HAIM Shines Brighter Than Ever with the Resonant ‘Women in Music Pt. III’ — The Indie/Pop Album of the Summer (Listen)
June 26, 2020
HAIM Shines Brighter Than Ever with the Resonant ‘Women in Music Pt. III’ — The Indie/Pop Album of the Summer (Listen)

Los Angeles-based indie/rock trio Haim have a special bond — after all, they’re sisters — and the confidence inspired by that bond has led the way for Este, Danielle and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive,’ the New Mixtape from The Streets (U.K. Rapper/Producer Mike Skinner) Out 7/10
June 23, 2020
Preview ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive,’ the New Mixtape from The Streets (U.K. Rapper/Producer Mike Skinner) Out 7/10

Back in 2002, the buzz surrounding Mike Skinner and his project The Streets was inescapable. The English rapper/producer’s debut studio album, Original Pirate Material, was a singular work with irreverent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | No Link Between Penny Lane and Slave Trader James Penny, Announces International Slavery Museum After ‘Comprehensive Research’
June 22, 2020
No Link Between Penny Lane and Slave Trader James Penny, Announces International Slavery Museum After ‘Comprehensive Research’

Last week, international debate was sparked by the suggestion that Penny Lane, the Liverpool landmark made famous by the classic Beatles song, was named after 18th century slave merchant James...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl
June 21, 2020
In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl

It’s been a while since Dave Grohl added to his Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, with a detailed story from his life. Some of his previous entries have retold amazing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Premieres Video for ‘We Are the Cowboys,’ Directed By Son Micah Nelson, Just in Time for Father’s Day
June 19, 2020
Willie Nelson Premieres Video for ‘We Are the Cowboys,’ Directed By Son Micah Nelson, Just in Time for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Willie Nelson chose the perfect time to premiere a new music video for a song titled “We Are the Cowboys.” The clip was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)
June 18, 2020
New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)

Ten albums in, Florida-based pop/punk veterans New Found Glory know what they’re doing. We’re roughly two decades removed from the peak of Warped Tour culture and teens making the yearly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rescheduled 2021 Dates for the Stadium Tour with Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Announced
June 18, 2020
Rescheduled 2021 Dates for the Stadium Tour with Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Announced

This summer’s planned Stadium Tour, a mega-ticket featuring iconic rock bands Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, was going to be epic — but fans will have to wait one more...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blown Away By These Music Students’ Rendition of ‘I’m Still Standing,’ Elton John Invited Them to Be His Guests on Tour
June 17, 2020
Blown Away By These Music Students’ Rendition of ‘I’m Still Standing,’ Elton John Invited Them to Be His Guests on Tour

In late March, students from the Telford Priory School in Shropshire, England, uploaded a video of themselves performing the Elton John classic “I’m Still Standing.” As this came about during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs
June 16, 2020
David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs

David Lee Roth was supposed to be out on tour supporting KISS on its End of the Road tour this year, but then the COVID-19 pandemic came along and ended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Doobie Brothers Play a Lively ‘Listen to the Music’ from Isolation (for Feeding America)
June 11, 2020
Watch the Doobie Brothers Play a Lively ‘Listen to the Music’ from Isolation (for Feeding America)

The Doobie Brothers may have had to postpone their anticipated 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their Rock and Roll...

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 | Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’
June 10, 2020
Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’

Television has been a common reference point in the career of Dramarama.  During some mid-Eighties tours, the Wayne, New Jersey-bred band would adorn its stage with multiple TV sets. Johnny...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker Protested in Los Angeles Before Premiering a Cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’
June 9, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker Protested in Los Angeles Before Premiering a Cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’

The protesting taking place in the United States (and abroad) stemming from the May 25 police killing of George Floyd has inspired feverish reactions from all sides, corners and angles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More
June 8, 2020
6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More

This upcoming Thursday, June 11, will see the streaming premiere of Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine, a star-filled salute to the country/folk icon who passed away in early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’
June 8, 2020
Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

The ubiquity of social media over the past decade-plus has led to one inescapable truth: Everybody can express themselves no matter what, all the time. This includes musicians like guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS Postpones European Leg of ‘End of the Road’ Tour Due to COVID-19 Concerns
June 5, 2020
KISS Postpones European Leg of ‘End of the Road’ Tour Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Bands and artists shelving tour plans for the foreseeable future as a result of the chaos created by the COVID-19 pandemic is all the rage these days, unfortunately, and Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tool Cancels Previously Postponed Tour Dates Due to Uncertainty Surrounding the Return of Live Music
June 4, 2020
Tool Cancels Previously Postponed Tour Dates Due to Uncertainty Surrounding the Return of Live Music

Like many bands on the touring circuit, Maynard James Keenan and his colleagues in Tool found themselves thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic — at least in terms of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #TheShowMustBePaused: Music Industry Joins Forces for #BlackoutTuesday in Memory of George Floyd
June 2, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused: Music Industry Joins Forces for #BlackoutTuesday in Memory of George Floyd

The past few days have seen powerful and, at times, frightening images of protest and civil unrest stemming from the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago Postpones Summer Tour to 2021 Due to COVID-19, but Rick Springfield is Unable to Join New Tour
May 29, 2020
Chicago Postpones Summer Tour to 2021 Due to COVID-19, but Rick Springfield is Unable to Join New Tour

This summer was supposed to bring with it a crowd-pleasing tour involving Chicago and Rick Springfield, but the tour has been postponed due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Postpones First-Ever North American Stadium Tour to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 27, 2020
Rammstein Postpones First-Ever North American Stadium Tour to 2021 Due to COVID-19

German industrial metal icons Rammstein were supposed to head out on an anticipated North American stadium tour this fall — but on Wednesday, the tour was officially postponed due to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Cancels 2020 Season for First Time in 90 Years Due to COVID-19
May 27, 2020
The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Cancels 2020 Season for First Time in 90 Years Due to COVID-19

A rough summer in Los Angeles just got even quieter. Two weeks ago saw the legendary Hollywood Bowl officially cancel its entire 2020 season of live performances as a result...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Doobie Brothers Officially Reschedule 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 26, 2020
Doobie Brothers Officially Reschedule 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 Due to COVID-19

On Tuesday, The Doobie Brothers announced that their anticipated 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald has been officially postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the news,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video
May 25, 2020
Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video

Earlier this month, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May suffered a “small” heart attack, as he explained in a Instagram post early Monday morning. As he detailed, the heart attack took...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)
May 21, 2020
Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 20, 2020
James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled to 2021 Due to COVID-19

Legendary singer/songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne were supposed to begin a special tour this month, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the pair to reschedule the outing until 2021....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020
May 15, 2020
Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020

Phil May, vocalist of the English band The Pretty Things, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications after emergency hip surgery, it was announced on Friday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Fire
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright  Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Cancel European Tour Due to COVID-19 Concerns
May 11, 2020
Guns N’ Roses Cancel European Tour Due to COVID-19 Concerns

To the surprise of nobody given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guns N’ Roses will not be partaking in their previously scheduled European tour for the coming weeks. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Premieres ‘The Wall Will Fall,’ a Fundraising Song for Feeding America ft. Vance DeGeneres, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Members of Loverboy, KISS and More (Listen)
May 8, 2020
Rick Springfield Premieres ‘The Wall Will Fall,’ a Fundraising Song for Feeding America ft. Vance DeGeneres, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Members of Loverboy, KISS and More (Listen)

Recently, Rock Cellar caught up with Rick Springfield from his home in Southern California, where the iconic rocker was keeping busy while under coronavirus pandemic-mandated quarantine. Among the activities he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation to Phase In Drive-In Concerts and Live Broadcasts Without Crowds Due to COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Live Nation to Phase In Drive-In Concerts and Live Broadcasts Without Crowds Due to COVID-19

Among the many industries hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic is the live music business. Just this week, independent venues in the U.S. formed a coalition in hopes of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Muse’s Matt Bellamy Premieres ‘Tomorrow’s World,’ a Bit of Hope Spawned By the Dystopia of COVID-19 Isolation
May 8, 2020
Muse’s Matt Bellamy Premieres ‘Tomorrow’s World,’ a Bit of Hope Spawned By the Dystopia of COVID-19 Isolation

Muse hit it big for a variety of reasons, but the English rock band’s marriage of grandiose, slightly prog-oriented music with vocalist Matt Bellamy and his powerful singing style were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Toast to ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles, Released 50 Years Ago Today
May 8, 2020
A Toast to ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles, Released 50 Years Ago Today

Let It Be. The twelfth and final studio album from the Beatles, released after the Fab Four had gone their separate ways, debuted 50 years ago today, on May 8,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Animated Weezer Play ‘The Simpsons’ Theme Ahead of a Guest Appearance This Sunday 5/10
May 7, 2020
Watch Animated Weezer Play ‘The Simpsons’ Theme Ahead of a Guest Appearance This Sunday 5/10

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown the world into chaos, but The Simpsons continues churning forward nonetheless — and this Sunday’s episode will feature Weezer, making an appearance on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Oyster Cult Took a Break from Recording to Lay Down a Performance of ‘Lockdown Godzilla’ While Stuck at Home
May 6, 2020
Blue Oyster Cult Took a Break from Recording to Lay Down a Performance of ‘Lockdown Godzilla’ While Stuck at Home

The members of Blue Oyster Cult recently shot a video together. OK, maybe it wasn’t “together” in the literal sense due to social distancing rules and the coronavirus pandemic, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Deep Purple: From Epic Guitars to a Spoken-Word Warning from Ian Gillan, ‘Man Alive’ is a Proggy Adventure (Listen)
May 1, 2020
New from Deep Purple: From Epic Guitars to a Spoken-Word Warning from Ian Gillan, ‘Man Alive’ is a Proggy Adventure (Listen)

Deep Purple may have postponed the release of its new studio album Whoosh! to August 7 due to the COVID_19 pandemic, but the prog-rock band has been steadily releasing new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Hands Together,’ We Can Overcome COVID-19 (Stream the Catchy New Song from Singer/Songwriter Rob Bonfiglio)
April 30, 2020
‘Hands Together,’ We Can Overcome COVID-19 (Stream the Catchy New Song from Singer/Songwriter Rob Bonfiglio)

In early March, singer/songwriter Rob Bonfiglio was approached by Kevin Wachs, CEO of Earthly Body (and president/publisher of RockCellarMagazine.com), with the idea of writing a song for their Hemp Seed Hand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling
April 30, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling

On May 4, the new mobile streaming platform Quibi will premiere a new Reno 911! revival series, bringing Thomas Lennon’s Deputy Dangle and the misfit police force back to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day
April 29, 2020
Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day

Were it not for COVID-19 and the global pandemic that is still keeping the ‘Pause’ button hit on pretty much everything these days, there is no Major League Baseball happening...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Read Dave Grohl’s Wistful Story of a Surreal Email Exchange with David Bowie (and Bowie Telling Him to “F*** Off”)
April 29, 2020
Read Dave Grohl’s Wistful Story of a Surreal Email Exchange with David Bowie (and Bowie Telling Him to “F*** Off”)

Ever since launching his new Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, Dave Grohl has not disappointed. Each entry has been packed with humor and candidness — both calling cards of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters: 25th Anniversary ‘D.C. Jam’ with Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, The Go-Go’s and More Canceled Due to COVID-19
April 27, 2020
Foo Fighters: 25th Anniversary ‘D.C. Jam’ with Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, The Go-Go’s and More Canceled Due to COVID-19

UPDATE, 4/27: The Foo Fighters have canceled D.C. Jam due to COVID-19 concerns. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_fL69LpAIW/ When the Foo Fighters want to throw a party, they throw a party. And this July...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief
April 17, 2020
Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief

Tomorrow, April 18, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization in association with Lady Gaga will present One World: Together At Home, a streaming concert event raising funds for the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview This Saturday’s Dead & Company Stream with a Cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’ — Streaming 4/18 for COVID-19 Relief
April 16, 2020
Preview This Saturday’s Dead & Company Stream with a Cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’ — Streaming 4/18 for COVID-19 Relief

This Saturday, Dead & Company will continue their One More Saturday Night live stream series with a gig from Alpine Valley in 2018. The latest edition of the jam band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time
April 15, 2020
Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time

“Jessie’s Girl.” It’s a classic, a calling card of Rick Springfield and his enduring career of rock/pop hits — so what better song to try and teach the masses during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases

“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)
April 14, 2020
‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)

I Only Have Ears For You: Doo-Wop Doc Streetlight Harmonies Does Deep Doo Run Run on Beloved Musical Genre This reviewer would be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from the Pretenders: Stream the R&B-Styled ‘You Can’t Hurt a Fool’
April 14, 2020
New from the Pretenders: Stream the R&B-Styled ‘You Can’t Hurt a Fool’

On July 17, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders will release their new studio album Hate for Sale, and on Tuesday the band premiered another song from the record. Title “You...

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 | Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More
April 13, 2020
Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

The past few days have seen several musicians/artists pay their respects to John Prine, the late country/folk icon who passed away last week due to complications from the coronavirus. Bonnie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Strokes Return with a Bang in First New Album in Seven Years — Stream ‘The New Abnormal’
April 10, 2020
The Strokes Return with a Bang in First New Album in Seven Years — Stream ‘The New Abnormal’

The Strokes could have postponed the release of their new album, The New Abnormal, due to the coronavirus pandemic — but the NYC indie/rock icons didn’t. Instead, they forged ahead,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy this Incredible Live-Action ‘The Simpsons’ Remake Borne Out of Social Isolation and Leftover Halloween Costumes
April 9, 2020
Enjoy this Incredible Live-Action ‘The Simpsons’ Remake Borne Out of Social Isolation and Leftover Halloween Costumes

With nearly the entire world pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all faced with uncharted territory, a major upheaval to our ordinary way of life. We’re also confronted with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020

Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Hal Willner, Longtime Saturday Night Live ‘Sketch Music Guy’ and Acclaimed Music Producer
April 7, 2020
Rest in Peace Hal Willner, Longtime Saturday Night Live ‘Sketch Music Guy’ and Acclaimed Music Producer

The Twitter page belonging to Hal Willner, who for decades served a key role in the music department of Saturday Night Live, refers to Willner as “so-called Music Producer &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Pushes Back Release Date of New Album ‘Whoosh!’ to 8/7
April 3, 2020
Deep Purple Pushes Back Release Date of New Album ‘Whoosh!’ to 8/7

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its hold on society and the music business, Deep Purple has decided to postpone the release of its upcoming 21st studio album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Releases New EP Under ‘Trickfinger’ Alias (Listen)
April 2, 2020
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Releases New EP Under ‘Trickfinger’ Alias (Listen)

If there’s one thing you know about John Frusciante, it’s that he’s a gifted guitarist and a beloved member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years. He’s also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watching Folks Play The ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Solo By Slamming Kitchen Cabinets is a Supremely Satisfying Experience
April 1, 2020
Watching Folks Play The ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Solo By Slamming Kitchen Cabinets is a Supremely Satisfying Experience

What can you do inside? Millions of people the world over are faced with that question right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. You could stream movies and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who
April 1, 2020
Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who

It hasn’t been a long time since The Who released new music — the legendary rock band‘s 2019 album, WHO, was released in December and capped off a triumphant Moving...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce Rescheduled ‘Van Tour’ Originally Set for April/May
March 31, 2020
Foo Fighters Announce Rescheduled ‘Van Tour’ Originally Set for April/May

The Foo Fighters had to postpone their scheduled 25th anniversary ‘Van Tour’ due to the coronavirus pandemic — and on Tuesday, Dave Grohl & the crew announced a bunch of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era
March 31, 2020
Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era

In 1985, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen headed to Sunset Boulevard to interview Tom Petty. Southern Accents, Petty’s sixth album with the Heartbreakers, had recently been released and Petty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘One More Minute’ is the Perfect Social Distancing Anthem, As He Demonstrated on ‘The Tonight Show’
March 31, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘One More Minute’ is the Perfect Social Distancing Anthem, As He Demonstrated on ‘The Tonight Show’

If you aren’t well-versed in the entire catalog of “Weird Al” Yankovic, you’re missing out on some real, hardcore entertainment. His classic albums find the musician/comedian trying all sorts of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Launches @DavesTrueStories Instagram with a Tale of ‘Suburban Annihilation’ via Fireworks, Building a Basement Studio and His ‘Cat Lady Mom’
March 26, 2020
Dave Grohl Launches @DavesTrueStories Instagram with a Tale of ‘Suburban Annihilation’ via Fireworks, Building a Basement Studio and His ‘Cat Lady Mom’

If you know anything about Dave Grohl, it’s that the man just has to be busy. He usually keeps the Foo Fighters on the road throughout the year, every year,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)

John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Playing ‘Classical Gas’ on the Roof is the Catharsis We Need In These Confusing Times
March 25, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Playing ‘Classical Gas’ on the Roof is the Catharsis We Need In These Confusing Times

Nobody knows what exactly to do right now — the coronavirus pandemic has most of us stuck at home, either working remotely or wondering what’s next. Enter “Weird Al” Yankovic,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Hate for Sale,’ a Punky, Jagged New Song from The Pretenders Inspired by the Damned
March 24, 2020
Stream ‘Hate for Sale,’ a Punky, Jagged New Song from The Pretenders Inspired by the Damned

On Tuesday, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders roared back with the title track to their new album, Hate for Sale. A punky little anthem with jagged riffs and boundless energy,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Launching #MetallicaMondays Streaming Concert Series with Slane Castle Gig Tonight 3/23
March 23, 2020
Metallica Launching #MetallicaMondays Streaming Concert Series with Slane Castle Gig Tonight 3/23

Monday brought with it two key announcements in the world of Metallica. First, the band sent out a heartfelt message to fans via social media regarding the coronavirus pandemic and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3
March 23, 2020
Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3

The legendary Willie Nelson was supposed to add to his boundless repertoire of music on April 24 — just in time for his 87th birthday five days later — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Deep Purple’s New Video for Anthemic New Single ‘Throw My Bones,’ a ‘Call to Observe the Planet and Take Action’
March 20, 2020
Watch Deep Purple’s New Video for Anthemic New Single ‘Throw My Bones,’ a ‘Call to Observe the Planet and Take Action’

Deep Purple roared back on Friday by premiering a new song, “Throw My Bones,” the first preview of the band’s 21st studio album, Whoosh!, which is set for release on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Your Weekend Social Distancing Home Viewing: Dead & Company’s Free #CouchTour Livestream, via Nugs.tv and Facebook
March 19, 2020
Your Weekend Social Distancing Home Viewing: Dead & Company’s Free #CouchTour Livestream, via Nugs.tv and Facebook

Right now, with our everyday way of life turned on its head as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, is the perfect time to hang out at home and refrain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Luck Reunion ‘‘Til Further Notice’ Livestream Concert Event Tonight 3/19, ft. Willie Nelson, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kurt Vile, Lucinda Williams and More
March 19, 2020
Luck Reunion ‘‘Til Further Notice’ Livestream Concert Event Tonight 3/19, ft. Willie Nelson, Jewel, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kurt Vile, Lucinda Williams and More

As the coronavirus pandemic inspires more and more innovation and creativity, musicians and artists have been putting together some methods of keeping music alive — and tonight, March 19, Willie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen Puts ‘London Calling: Live at Hyde Park’ 2009 Concert on YouTube and AppleMusic for Coronavirus Quarantine Viewing
March 18, 2020
Bruce Springsteen Puts ‘London Calling: Live at Hyde Park’ 2009 Concert on YouTube and AppleMusic for Coronavirus Quarantine Viewing

London Calling: Live at Hyde Park is a powerhouse 2009 concert from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band — and now, joining the growing list of musicians and entertainers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST
March 18, 2020
Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST

With the coronavirus pandemic driving everybody indoors as the world comes to grips with its new reality and strives towards a return to normalcy, Rolling Stone has launched a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Postpone U.S. ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Rolling Stones Postpone U.S. ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise anymore to see an anticipated tour postponed or canceled as a result of global concern over the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s still...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Willie Nelson: Stream ‘Our Song,’ Written by Chris Stapleton
March 17, 2020
New from Willie Nelson: Stream ‘Our Song,’ Written by Chris Stapleton

The incomparable Willie Nelson will add to his legacy of music with a new record when he releases First Rose of Spring, his 70th(!) album, on April 24. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay’s Chris Martin Livestreamed an Intimate Performance on Instagram Because of the Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Coldplay’s Chris Martin Livestreamed an Intimate Performance on Instagram Because of the Coronavirus

Being stuck inside is no fun. We’re being told to socially distance ourselves from loved ones and friends as the planet comes to grips with the realities of the coronavirus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from the Pretenders: Hear ‘The Buzz,’ from New Album ‘Hate for Sale’
March 17, 2020
New from the Pretenders: Hear ‘The Buzz,’ from New Album ‘Hate for Sale’

Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders dropped some news on Tuesday: They have a new record, Hate for Sale, due out on May 1. In addition to announcing the record, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lamb of God Premiere ‘Memento Mori’ Video, Urging Us All to Take a Breath from All the Madness
March 17, 2020
Lamb of God Premiere ‘Memento Mori’ Video, Urging Us All to Take a Breath from All the Madness

Lamb of God will release a new, self-titled album on May 8 — the first record from the “groove metal” masters since 2015. The band’s music and creative vision are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Killers: Stream ‘Caution,’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’
March 12, 2020
New from The Killers: Stream ‘Caution,’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’

Las Vegas rockers The Killers are back — and on Thursday the celebrated band premiered a new song, “Caution”: The track is taken from the band’s new album, Imploding the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
March 11, 2020
Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)

“It’s about playing from your heart,” Carlos Santana says about why he believes his music, and remarkable guitar playing, has stood the test of time. “It’s about being gut-bucket honest....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Watches Highlights of His Life and Times in New ‘Ordinary Man’ Music Video
March 10, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Watches Highlights of His Life and Times in New ‘Ordinary Man’ Music Video

Ordinary Man, the triumphant new album from Ozzy Osbourne released last month to massive success around the world, is a powerhouse of a record, the first from the iconic vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Blue Oyster Cult’s New ’40th Anniversary — Agents of Fortune — Live 2016′ Album
March 6, 2020
Out Now: Stream Blue Oyster Cult’s New ’40th Anniversary — Agents of Fortune — Live 2016′ Album

Angels of Fortune, originally released in 1976, is one of the most enduring records in the career of Blue Oyster Cult, buoyed by the success of the track “(Don’t Fear)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995
March 6, 2020
Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995

2020 is a huge year for the Foo Fighters, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the band‘s self-titled debut record. And while that record was nearly a Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Releasing 50th Anniversary Edition of 1970 ‘McCartney’ LP for Record Store Day
March 5, 2020
Paul McCartney Releasing 50th Anniversary Edition of 1970 ‘McCartney’ LP for Record Store Day

In April 1970, Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut solo record, which would grow to become a much-celebrated addition to his catalog, and spark the solo career that the legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ross Valory (Bass) and Steve Smith (Drums) Fired by Journey Over ‘Attempted Corporate Coup d’état’
March 4, 2020
Ross Valory (Bass) and Steve Smith (Drums) Fired by Journey Over ‘Attempted Corporate Coup d’état’

There’s turmoil within Journey once again, as this week it came to light that bassist Ross Valory and drummer Steve Smith have been ousted by the band. Citing legal documents...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kansas Announces New Album ‘The Absence of Presence,’ Due Out This Summer
March 3, 2020
Kansas Announces New Album ‘The Absence of Presence,’ Due Out This Summer

Prog-rock icons Kansas are gearing up for a summer spent alongside Foreigner and Europe on the Jukebox Heroes tour, and the band will have some new material to present on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘American Standard,’ the New Album from James Taylor
February 28, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘American Standard,’ the New Album from James Taylor

Today, legendary songwriter/singer James Taylor releases American Standard, a new collection of songs incorporating re-imagined versions of some influential songs throughout history, hand-picked by Taylor for the project. Pick up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October
February 26, 2020
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October

Last night, Feb. 25, a dizzying array of music legends gathered at the London Palladium to pay tribute to the early material of Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Family of Neil Peart Planning ‘A Night For Neil — The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration 2020’ Concert Event in May
February 24, 2020
Family of Neil Peart Planning ‘A Night For Neil — The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration 2020’ Concert Event in May

Meridian Centre, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada will be the location of a special concert event paying tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who passed away in January after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Covering Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, More on New Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ — His 70th Record (!)
February 21, 2020
Willie Nelson Covering Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, More on New Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ — His 70th Record (!)

Willie Nelson just keeps truckin’ — and on April 24, the 86-year-old legend will release his 70th studio album. Yes, that’s right, seventieth. First Rose of Spring was announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Best Coast Tries to Make Sense of Life’s Ups and Downs with New LP ‘Always Tomorrow’ (Listen)
February 21, 2020
Out Now: Best Coast Tries to Make Sense of Life’s Ups and Downs with New LP ‘Always Tomorrow’ (Listen)

It’s been a rough couple of years for Bethany Cosentino, guitarist/vocalist of Los Angeles indie/rock band Best Coast. When the band’s new album, Always Tomorrow, was initially announced, it came...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976
February 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976

There was a movie released in the summer of 2019 titled Yesterday, depicting a world in which the Beatles never existed.  Pretty difficult to ponder, right? Well, try and picture...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top
February 13, 2020
Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top

2020 is set to be a massive year for Def Leppard. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band is set to embark on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Next Big Thing Submit Application
February 12, 2020
The Next Big Thing Submit Application

ROCK CELLAR’S THE NEXT BIG THING ARTIST SUBMISSIONS COMPETITION POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 — STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS Apply Rules & Regulations FAQs Do you think you have what...

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 | Megadeth and Lamb of God Teaming Up Mammoth Metal Tour This Summer
February 10, 2020
Megadeth and Lamb of God Teaming Up Mammoth Metal Tour This Summer

A bone-rattling, skull-crushing summer tour was announced on Monday: Megadeth and Lamb of God will join forces for a co-headlining outing, presented by Live Nation. Trivium and In Flames will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit’s New Song ‘Be Afraid’ is a Call to Action for Artists and Creators (Listen)
February 10, 2020
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit’s New Song ‘Be Afraid’ is a Call to Action for Artists and Creators (Listen)

On Monday, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit announced a new album, Reunions. Scheduled for release on May 15, it’ll be the sixth album from the ensemble and first since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Music of the Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish, Elton John, Eminem, Cynthia Erivo Entertain the Masses
February 9, 2020
The Music of the Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish, Elton John, Eminem, Cynthia Erivo Entertain the Masses

The 92nd Academy Awards took place Sunday in Hollywood, and it was another night of glitz and glamor for the movie business as the Oscars aired on ABC. It was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Tapped as Special Guests for Select Dates of Guns N’ Roses’ 2020 Tour
February 6, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Tapped as Special Guests for Select Dates of Guns N’ Roses’ 2020 Tour

Guns N’ Roses recently announced plans for a series of stadium concerts in 2020, as their ongoing reunion festivities continue into the new decade. On Thursday, it was announced that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)
February 6, 2020
Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)

On “The Grouch,” the third track on 1997’s Nimrod, Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong laments, “I was a young boy that had big plans/Now I’m just another shitty old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs
February 5, 2020
Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs

On Feb. 21, Los Angeles-based indie/rock band Best Coast will release a new album titled Always Tomorrow. The two-piece, made up of guitarist/vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno, have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Make an Effort to Catch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu on the Road in 2020 (New Dates)
February 5, 2020
Make an Effort to Catch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu on the Road in 2020 (New Dates)

Watching a set from Mongolian folk/metal band The Hu is unlike any other you’ve seen — and if you haven’t yet experienced the group live, you’ll have another opportunity in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour
February 3, 2020
Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour

Over the weekend, the first tour date of KISS‘ ongoing End of the World farewell tour featuring iconic Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth took place in Manchester, New Hampshire....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Releasing ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Box Set (with Unreleased Material) in March Ahead of This Summer’s ‘Stadium Tour’
January 31, 2020
Def Leppard Releasing ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Box Set (with Unreleased Material) in March Ahead of This Summer’s ‘Stadium Tour’

2020 is poised to be another gigantic year for Def Leppard, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band will head out on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories
January 31, 2020
You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories

On the surface, the new music video from Kevin Parker and Tame Impala for “Lost in Yesterday” depicts a wedding scene. Cake, dancing, smiles, you know the drill. Simple enough,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GRAMMY Awards Highlights: Tool Dedicates Win to Neil Peart, Other Key Wins and Moments from 2020 Awards Ceremony
January 27, 2020
GRAMMY Awards Highlights: Tool Dedicates Win to Neil Peart, Other Key Wins and Moments from 2020 Awards Ceremony

On Sunday night, the GRAMMY Awards took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The night was conducted under a heavy weight, given the shocking death of Lakers star Kobe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne
January 23, 2020
James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne

Iconic singer/songwriter James Taylor is truly an American icon, and he’ll return on February 28 with a new album titled American Standard. Announced on Thursday, the news came with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nickelback Details ‘All the Right Reasons’ Summer Tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown and Switchfoot
January 21, 2020
Nickelback Details ‘All the Right Reasons’ Summer Tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown and Switchfoot

When you talk about Nickelback, you’re talking about a bona fide rock and roll institution. Yes, it may be “uncool” according to some to swear allegiance to the Canadian band...

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 | Watch Don Felder and Slash Team Up on ‘Hotel California’ at Gibson Guitars’ NAMM Show Party
January 16, 2020
Watch Don Felder and Slash Team Up on ‘Hotel California’ at Gibson Guitars’ NAMM Show Party

It’s NAMM Show week in Southern California, which means some of the biggest stars in music are in proximity to the convention center halls in Anaheim — and on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Foreigner, Kansas and Europe on the ‘Juke Box Heroes’ 2020 Tour … but Watch the Amusing Tour Announcement Video First
January 14, 2020
Catch Foreigner, Kansas and Europe on the ‘Juke Box Heroes’ 2020 Tour … but Watch the Amusing Tour Announcement Video First

This summer, three influential and long-lasting bands will convene for a big tour when Foreigner, Kansas and special guests Europe embark on the Juke Box Heroes tour. Announced this week,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)
January 14, 2020
Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’
January 14, 2020
Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’

Noel Gallagher is one of the best interviews in rock and roll. In the countless times we’ve met up since he left Oasis, he’s never been less than willing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)
January 13, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)

On Monday, the official 92nd Academy Awards nominations were announced, ahead of the Oscars ceremony which will air on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC. Leading the pack in terms of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart, Dead at 67 After a Battle with Brain Cancer
January 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart, Dead at 67 After a Battle with Brain Cancer

Tremendously sad news came down on Friday, as Neil Peart — iconic and massively influential drummer known for his work with Canadian prog-rock band Rush over the years — has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dimebash 2020: More Details Revealed for Star-Studded Tribute to Dimebag Darrell at OC Observatory 1/16
January 10, 2020
Dimebash 2020: More Details Revealed for Star-Studded Tribute to Dimebag Darrell at OC Observatory 1/16

Next Thursday, January 16 — right as the NAMM Show begins —  big names from the heavy metal community will come together at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zac Brown Band Announces 2020 ‘Roar with the Lions’ Tour, Promising a ‘Genre-Crossing’ Musical Experience
January 9, 2020
Zac Brown Band Announces 2020 ‘Roar with the Lions’ Tour, Promising a ‘Genre-Crossing’ Musical Experience

The Zac Brown Band has grown beyond its distinct “country music” designation over the years, earning acclaim for its ability to attract an audience from multiple genres and fandoms. You...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Funky Trip with Tame Impala’s New Song ‘Lost in Yesterday’
January 8, 2020
Take a Funky Trip with Tame Impala’s New Song ‘Lost in Yesterday’

We’re nearing the anticipated release of The Slow Rush, the new album from Tame Impala — and band leader/lead creative force Kevin Parker has been previewing the record in recent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Previously Unheard Version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ for Bowie’s 73rd Birthday
January 8, 2020
Hear a Previously Unheard Version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ for Bowie’s 73rd Birthday

Today, January 8, marks the 73rd birthday of David Bowie, and while the iconic singer/songwriter/innovator may be gone, his legacy remains as strong as ever in his absence. Via Rolling Stone,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BottleRock Napa Valley 2020: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks Top Stacked Lineup (Details)
January 6, 2020
BottleRock Napa Valley 2020: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks Top Stacked Lineup (Details)

BottleRock Napa Valley unveiled its 2020 lineup and plans on Monday, and the festival boasts a deep array of acts spanning genres, generations and styles. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6—JSlCzJ/ Set for Memorial Day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining
January 2, 2020
Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining

Well, it’s here: The official lineup and details for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival‘s 2020 edition, which will take place at the polo fields in Indio, California on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Frank Zappa ‘The Hot Rats Sessions,’ Commemorating 50 Years of Zappa’s 1969 Album (Listen)
December 20, 2019
Out Now: Frank Zappa ‘The Hot Rats Sessions,’ Commemorating 50 Years of Zappa’s 1969 Album (Listen)

In 1969, Frank Zappa added to his developing legacy with Hot Rats, his second solo album (after 1968’s Lumpy Gravy project) and first recording project after the Mothers of Invention...

Rock Cellar Magazine | More Shows Added to The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
December 18, 2019
More Shows Added to The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Hope you wanted more of The Stadium Tour, the huge tour packing Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts among tens of thousands of screaming fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Reveal Plans for ‘Day of the Doors’ Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 4
December 16, 2019
The Doors Reveal Plans for ‘Day of the Doors’ Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 4

January 4 holds a special significance within Los Angeles, as it’s officially the Day of the Doors. So named back in late 2016, the Day of the Doors was initially...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season

This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

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 | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’
December 12, 2019
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’

A new indie trio has been formed, and it demands your attention. The group, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum — yes, that’s their name for this project — includes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Netflix Adapting Paul McCartney’s Children’s Book ‘High in the Clouds’ Into an Animated Feature (Produced By and Featuring Music from McCartney)
December 10, 2019
Netflix Adapting Paul McCartney’s Children’s Book ‘High in the Clouds’ Into an Animated Feature (Produced By and Featuring Music from McCartney)

Sir Paul McCartney has worn many hats over the years, and an exciting new project with Netflix has aims to adapt his 2005 children’s book High in the Clouds into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | After Ozzy Osbourne Pledged a $25,000 Reward for Information Regarding Stolen Randy Rhoads Gear, the Items Surfaced in a North Hollywood Dumpster
December 9, 2019
After Ozzy Osbourne Pledged a $25,000 Reward for Information Regarding Stolen Randy Rhoads Gear, the Items Surfaced in a North Hollywood Dumpster

On Thanksgiving night, a guitar previously belonging to phenomenally gifted guitarist Randy Rhoads was stolen from the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, California — and Ozzy Osbourne wants...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)
December 6, 2019
The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)

WHO, the brand new album from The Who, is available now — and it begins with lyrics that set the tone rather well, featuring the defiance and confidence that has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Definitive ‘Vegetarian Christmas’ Anthem is Finally Here Thanks to Young UK Band FEET and its Warm New Music Video
December 5, 2019
The Definitive ‘Vegetarian Christmas’ Anthem is Finally Here Thanks to Young UK Band FEET and its Warm New Music Video

Meet FEET. The young UK band knows the plight of the vegetarian come the holiday season. Everybody’s talking about chicken/turkey/ham dinners and lavish meat-heavy platters that will be served around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Radiohead Guitarist Ed O’Brien Premieres Nine-Minute Solo Song, ‘Brasil,’ and Short Film; Debut Album Out Early 2020
December 5, 2019
Radiohead Guitarist Ed O’Brien Premieres Nine-Minute Solo Song, ‘Brasil,’ and Short Film; Debut Album Out Early 2020

The members of Radiohead have dabbled in projects outside their “day job” for a while. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood has done extensive work scoring films, while vocalist Thom Yorke has released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple: New Album Finished, U.K. Tour with Blue Öyster Cult Set for 2020
December 4, 2019
Deep Purple: New Album Finished, U.K. Tour with Blue Öyster Cult Set for 2020

Big news from iconic English rock band Deep Purple, as the group has completed work on a new album. The update was provided via the band’s social media channels earlier...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020
December 4, 2019
The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020

If you’ve been on the fence about catching The Who and its Moving On! orchestral tour — let this be a warning that you do NOT want to miss out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Warm Up with Eric Clapton’s New Animated Video for ‘Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday,’ from His 2018 ‘Happy Xmas’ LP
December 3, 2019
Warm Up with Eric Clapton’s New Animated Video for ‘Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday,’ from His 2018 ‘Happy Xmas’ LP

Last winter, Eric Clapton released his very first holiday album. Happy Xmas, released via Surfdog Records, is a collection of standards and original compositions from the guitar legend, making up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago and Rick Springfield are Touring Amphitheaters Together in Summer 2020 (Details/Dates)
December 2, 2019
Chicago and Rick Springfield are Touring Amphitheaters Together in Summer 2020 (Details/Dates)

Classic rock fans, this one’s definitely for you. This summer, Chicago and Rick Springfield will embark on a big amphitheater tour together, playing all the hits and iconic songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alanis Morissette Announces ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Tour with Garbage and Liz Phair; Reveals New Album Plans and New Single
December 2, 2019
Alanis Morissette Announces ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Tour with Garbage and Liz Phair; Reveals New Album Plans and New Single

Happy Monday, Alanis Morissette fans! The esteemed singer/songwriter/actress/activist revealed a ton of big news to kick off the week. First up, a new studio album titled Such Pretty Forks in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Add 23 More Shows to 50th Anniversary Tour in 2020
November 25, 2019
The Doobie Brothers Add 23 More Shows to 50th Anniversary Tour in 2020

Last week, the Doobie Brothers announced plans for a huge 2020. Not only is the legendary band up for potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)

“The End” is one of the most haunting songs ever recorded, as Jim Morrison and The Doors really tapped into something intense for the song, which closed the band’s legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’
November 22, 2019
Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’

Beck Hansen is an innovator, an envelope-pusher, a shape-shifting musical chameleon who’s worn many different hats throughout his groundbreaking career. So it’s no surprise that his new album, Hyperspace, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Out Now: ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (Listen)

You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Ochestra is a special release from the iconic artist, and it’s available now. The collection brings together some of Sir...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 20, 2019
2020 Grammy Nominations Announced

The time has come, once again, to spark up feverish online debate. Who got snubbed? Which artists are on the cusp of superstardom? The official list of nominees for the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Play ‘Go’ and ‘Lo/Hi’ on ‘Kimmel’
November 19, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Play ‘Go’ and ‘Lo/Hi’ on ‘Kimmel’

The Black Keys are out on the road promoting their new album, Let’s Rock, which was released in late June and harkens back to the duo’s bluesy rock roots with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee) Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
November 19, 2019
The Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee) Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

For the first time in 25 years, the Doobie Brothers — specifically, the lineup including Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Patt Simmons and John McFee — will join forces for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)
November 15, 2019
Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)

Esteemed guitarist Timothy B. Schmit, known for his work with such iconic acts as Eagles and Poco among others (not to mention a robust solo career) has returned with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Formed a Band with Big Bird and Elmo to Make Friends All Across America on ‘Sesame Street’ — Watch
November 13, 2019
Dave Grohl Formed a Band with Big Bird and Elmo to Make Friends All Across America on ‘Sesame Street’ — Watch

No matter your opinion on the Foo Fighters, you can’t deny the tireless work ethic of Dave Grohl. Ever since forming the band in the wake of Nirvana‘s end in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25
November 11, 2019
Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25

The music of Fleetwood Mac is among the most cherished of all time, but before the band broke through with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, it was an entirely different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus
November 11, 2019
Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus

Legendary rockabilly icon Brian Setzer has embarked on the ‘Christmas Rocks! tour each winter for 15 years, but on Monday the 60-year-old announced that this year’s tour has been canceled....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Some Madonna Fans Are Trying to Sue Her for Starting Her ‘Madame X’ Tour Concerts Hours Late
November 11, 2019
Some Madonna Fans Are Trying to Sue Her for Starting Her ‘Madame X’ Tour Concerts Hours Late

Madonna has long had a reputation for … being a unique spirit when it comes to live performing. That is, it’s not uncommon for the legendary pop singer to make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Captivating Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu is Going to Take Over the World, One Epic YouTube Video at a Time
November 6, 2019
Captivating Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu is Going to Take Over the World, One Epic YouTube Video at a Time

Have you heard about The Hu? No, not the classic English rock band out on a triumphant 50th anniversary tour with a new album out soon. This article is about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tame Impala: 2020 Tour Dates Announced Supporting New Album ‘The Slow Rush’
November 1, 2019
Tame Impala: 2020 Tour Dates Announced Supporting New Album ‘The Slow Rush’

Earlier this week, Kevin Parker, mastermind behind the monumentally successful and acclaimed indie/psychedelic-rock band Tame Impala announced an anticipated new album, The Slow Rush. It’ll be released on Valentine’s Day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey and the Pretenders Heading Out on a Big Tour in 2020 — Full Details/Dates
October 31, 2019
Journey and the Pretenders Heading Out on a Big Tour in 2020 — Full Details/Dates

Heads up for 2020, classic rock fans: A big tour is headed your way. On Thursday, Journey and the Pretenders announced an outing together that will find the two bands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tame Impala: Stream ‘It Might Be Time,’ from New Album ‘The Slow Rush’ Out on Valentine’s Day 2020
October 28, 2019
Tame Impala: Stream ‘It Might Be Time,’ from New Album ‘The Slow Rush’ Out on Valentine’s Day 2020

Well, now we know what the mysterious website and video was all about last week: Celebrated indie/psychedelic band Tame Impala (helmed by mastermind Kevin Parker) will release its long awaited...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)
October 25, 2019
The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)

Some concerts stand out from others. The Who at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night is one of those. Having never seen the band live, despite seeing plenty of other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ from the Band’s ‘Brown Album’ 50th Anniversary Set Out Nov. 15
October 18, 2019
Hear ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ from the Band’s ‘Brown Album’ 50th Anniversary Set Out Nov. 15

On Nov. 15, the Brown Album — otherwise known as the self-titled second album from the Band, will be reissued to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Featuring remastered tunes and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22
October 16, 2019
The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22

Since there simply is no such thing as “too much” Beatles memorabilia for the legendary group‘s swaths of fans around the world, another new can’t-miss set is scheduled for release...

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 | Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album
October 10, 2019
Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album

Duane Betts has a lot to live up to. So it’s no surprise that the son of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts, who was named for one of...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police
October 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police

When Andy Summers plays guitar, you imagine his fingers dancing on the fretboard in some mad choreography of echoes, reverbs, jazzy little ghost notes and hypnotic arpeggiated chords. Spinning, jumping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller
October 10, 2019
Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller

Over the course of thirteen years and five studio albums, the kaleidoscopic jam band Howlin Rain has ingeniously explored the ever-evolving relationship between avant-garde psychedelia and blues-based southern rock. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bored Stiff’ but ‘Not Dying’ Ozzy Osbourne Begrudgingly Announces Postponement of European Tour Dates
October 9, 2019
‘Bored Stiff’ but ‘Not Dying’ Ozzy Osbourne Begrudgingly Announces Postponement of European Tour Dates

You have to hand it to Ozzy Osbourne, who, in the face of a number of obnoxious debilitating injuries and medical scares over the past year or so, retains his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday
October 9, 2019
Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday

Today, October 9, is the date that John Lennon would have celebrated his 79th birthday, were he still alive. Happy Birthday, John. pic.twitter.com/TFWZXAyTiq — The Beatles (@thebeatles) October 9, 2019...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Who’s New Song ‘All This Music Must Fade’
October 3, 2019
Stream the Who’s New Song ‘All This Music Must Fade’

The Who returned on Thursday with another new song from its forthcoming album, Who, which will be released on Nov. 22. Featuring a strong vocal performance from Roger Daltrey, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth
October 1, 2019
It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth

Fans holding out hope for further activity or live performances from Van Halen may have had those wishes dashed this week, at least according to someone with a unique point...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Clark Jr. Lights Up a Crisp Fall Evening at the Hollywood Bowl (Review)
September 30, 2019
Gary Clark Jr. Lights Up a Crisp Fall Evening at the Hollywood Bowl (Review)

Gary Clark Jr. is the type of live performer who, after absolutely ripping through a vicious guitar solo spanning a few minutes in the middle of a song, leaves the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Edition of the Band’s 1969 Self-Titled ‘Brown’ Album Coming in November
September 27, 2019
50th Anniversary Edition of the Band’s 1969 Self-Titled ‘Brown’ Album Coming in November

Sept. 22, 1969 was the date that the Band released its self-titled second record, which would go on to be referred to as The Brown Album, occupying a key space...

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 | Harry Nilsson’s Never-Released Album ‘Losst and Founnd’ Will Finally Be Released After All on Nov. 22
September 26, 2019
Harry Nilsson’s Never-Released Album ‘Losst and Founnd’ Will Finally Be Released After All on Nov. 22

Harry Nilsson is one of those artists struck down entirely too early. When he passed away at just 52 in 1994 of a heart attack, it prematurely brought an end...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)
September 20, 2019
Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)

When Liam Gallagher shouts “Brace yourself, world, it’s about to blow your mind” on “Shockwave,” the opening track to his new solo album Why Me? Why Not., which was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens
September 19, 2019
Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens

As it turns out, we should have all been listening to Blink-182‘s claims of alien existence — stemming in large part from guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge — all along. Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cold Re-Emerges with a New Album, ‘The Things We Can’t Stop,’ and a Haunting Video for ‘Without You’
September 18, 2019
Cold Re-Emerges with a New Album, ‘The Things We Can’t Stop,’ and a Haunting Video for ‘Without You’

In 2000, amid all the angst of the “nu-metal” movement led by Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Korn and the like, a band called Cold hit it big with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis
September 17, 2019
Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis

Music can heal. That’s the story and the line rolled out by innumerable songwriters and artists over the years. The medium allows for the expression of thoughts, sentiments and emotions...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album
September 16, 2019
The Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album

On Sept. 6, The Highwomen released their anticipated full-length album. The country/indie supergroup featuring Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires has amassed a ton of buzz in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Details New Album, Premieres Charged New Single ‘Ball and Chain’ — Listen
September 13, 2019
The Who Details New Album, Premieres Charged New Single ‘Ball and Chain’ — Listen

On Friday, The Who officially announced a new album — and the simply-titled Who will be released on Nov. 22 by the legendary band. Pre-order the new studio album WHO...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
September 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Saxophonist, singer, songwriter, flutist and bandleader Karl Denson has just completed his third tour with The Rolling Stones, whose touring lineup he joined in 2015, filling the shoes left by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music

Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas
September 10, 2019
Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas

Las Vegas residencies seem to be the rage these days for “legacy” acts capable of packing as many fans into the confines of a venue on or near the Vegas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue
September 6, 2019
From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue

For many aspiring songwriters/musicians, the idea of going into a professional recording studio to work on their songs might seem far-fetched, cost-prohibitive and an implausible dream. Certainly, there are hurdles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New David Bowie Box Set ‘Conversation Piece’ Features a New Mix of the ‘Space Oddity’ Album
September 5, 2019
The New David Bowie Box Set ‘Conversation Piece’ Features a New Mix of the ‘Space Oddity’ Album

It can seem overwhelming to be a dedicated collector of music box sets — and a rather expensive hobby, frankly — but it’s a hobby tons of music fans have....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with ‘311 Day’ Shows at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas (March 11-13, 2020)
September 4, 2019
311 to Celebrate 30th Anniversary with ‘311 Day’ Shows at the Park Theatre in Las Vegas (March 11-13, 2020)

Long-running alt/rock veterans 311 have earned the reputation as one of the hardest-working bands around, and 2020 marks the group’s 30th anniversary. That means one thing: It’s time to celebrate,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden
September 3, 2019
Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden

“Next year, hopefully,” guitarist Pete Townshend said on stage at Madison Square Garden this past weekend as The Who‘s Moving On! tour stop, “the songs that we release in November...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician
August 28, 2019
Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician

Writer/musician Jeff Slate remembers the late Jeff Buckley, whose landmark 1994 album Grace celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Jeff Buckley was something truly special. Like so many others have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour
August 22, 2019
Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour

The Who are preparing to launch the next leg of their ongoing Moving On! tour, which will find Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band bringing their legendary music to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Premieres ‘One of Us,’ Another Song from His New Solo Album Coming Soon
August 16, 2019
Liam Gallagher Premieres ‘One of Us,’ Another Song from His New Solo Album Coming Soon

It’s tough to keep up with Liam Gallagher and his brother and ex-Oasis band mate Noel Gallagher. Both have been releasing new music recently, as both have new records coming...

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 | Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)
August 13, 2019
Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)

Lukas Nelson’s 2018 was the sort of year that most musician’s can only dream of, and 2019 is shaping up to be even better for the front man of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well
August 9, 2019
Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well

When you first hear it, the pairing sounds odd. Blink-182, the veteran alt/punk band known for sophomoric humor and their late ’90s-early 2000s brand of catchy pop/punk and iconic rapper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett
August 7, 2019
Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher Readying ‘This Is The Place EP’ for 9/27 Release; Premieres Funky Title Track
August 6, 2019
Noel Gallagher Readying ‘This Is The Place EP’ for 9/27 Release; Premieres Funky Title Track

The funky bass groove that opens “This Is The Place,” the new single released by longtime Oasis songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher, might throw fans a bit off guard on first listen....

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 | Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day

In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’
August 1, 2019
Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’

On Friday, the Bird and the Bee — the indie/pop duo featuring multi-instrumentalist/mega-producer Greg Kurstin and Inara George — will release Interpreting the Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?
July 31, 2019
Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?

Egypt Station, released by Sir Paul McCartney in 2018, became his first No. 1 record to top the Billboard albums chart in 36 years when it was released — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | William DuVall (Alice in Chains) Releasing All-Acoustic Debut Solo Album in October
July 23, 2019
William DuVall (Alice in Chains) Releasing All-Acoustic Debut Solo Album in October

You may know William DuVall as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Alice in Chains, a role he’s held since taking over for the departed Layne Staley in 2006 —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Four Classic Reissued Paul McCartney Live Albums Available Now (Listen)
July 12, 2019
Four Classic Reissued Paul McCartney Live Albums Available Now (Listen)

Today, July 12, Sir Paul McCartney released four reissued live albums from his heralded solo career, spanning decades and a number of projects he’s been associated with, whether the Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Roar Back with New Album, the Perfectly Titled ‘Let’s Rock’ (Listen)
June 28, 2019
The Black Keys Roar Back with New Album, the Perfectly Titled ‘Let’s Rock’ (Listen)

The title of the Black Keys‘ new studio album, Let’s Rock, is pretty much perfect — it’s simple, to the point, suggests that rocking will commence upon listening. (Click here...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Tour of Manchester in Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for ‘The River,’ from His New Album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
June 27, 2019
Take a Tour of Manchester in Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for ‘The River,’ from His New Album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’

Liam Gallagher hails from Manchester. Did you know that? You probably did. It’s an inescapable part of his whole existence, really — from a snarling, trenchcoated youth fronting Oasis in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Asteroid Has Been Named After Brian Eno
June 26, 2019
An Asteroid Has Been Named After Brian Eno

Visionary musician/artist/producer Brian Eno has done a lot over the course of his groundbreaking career, and now he has been bestowed a great honor with his own asteroid. Earlier this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New, Expanded ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set is a Toast to a Legend
June 25, 2019
The New, Expanded ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set is a Toast to a Legend

On Friday, June 21, the expanded four-disc box set Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017] was released — paying homage to the late, great country music and pop culture icon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Freddie Mercury’s Powerful Vocals Shin on a Previously Unheard Track ‘Time Waits For No One’
June 20, 2019
Hear Freddie Mercury’s Powerful Vocals Shin on a Previously Unheard Track ‘Time Waits For No One’

Here’s a treat. In 1986, Freddie Mercury recorded a song titled “Time Waits For No One” as part of the soundtrack/concept album inspired by Time, the musical put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Hold Steady Premiere ‘Denver Haircut,’ New Album ‘Thrashing Through the Passion’ Coming 8/16
June 19, 2019
The Hold Steady Premiere ‘Denver Haircut,’ New Album ‘Thrashing Through the Passion’ Coming 8/16

On August 16, the Hold Steady will return with a new studio album titled Thrashing Through the Passion — marking the beloved Brooklyn indie/rock band’s first proper studio album since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart Announce Second Leg of ‘Love Alive’ Tour with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
June 17, 2019
Heart Announce Second Leg of ‘Love Alive’ Tour with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

With Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart set to start a big summer tour alongside special guests Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and more, the classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August
June 14, 2019
Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August

Southern California-based rock/reggae/hip-hop band Dirty Heads will release their seventh full-length album, Super Moon, on August 9. The band announced the record on Friday and premiered its title track —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)
June 14, 2019
Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)

Chris Shiflett is known as the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, which he has been since joining Dave Grohl’s band prior to their 2012 album One By One. But if...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire
June 12, 2019
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire

A recent New York Times story detailing the extensive damage caused by the Universal fire in 2008, which struck at Universal Studios Hollywood and resulted in the loss of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity
June 10, 2019
David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity

This month, famed auction house Christie’s will auction more than 120 of rock and roll legend David Gilmour’s guitars. The David Gilmour Guitar Collection represents a remarkable, hand-picked group of instruments...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird’ But True: James Holzhauer Lost On ‘Jeopardy!’ Just in Time for the 35th Anniversary of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘I Lost On Jeopardy’
June 5, 2019
‘Weird’ But True: James Holzhauer Lost On ‘Jeopardy!’ Just in Time for the 35th Anniversary of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘I Lost On Jeopardy’

This one’s too “weird” for words, but here goes. On Monday night, James Holzhauer’s marathon run as a Jeopardy! contestant came to an end. He’d won 32 games and netted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Announces November 2019 Tour Dates, Hollywood Vampires Album Coming 6/21
June 4, 2019
Alice Cooper Announces November 2019 Tour Dates, Hollywood Vampires Album Coming 6/21

With the short run of Hollywood Vampires shows in the rear-view mirror, Alice Cooper will be setting his sights on a big co-headlining summer tour with Halestorm, which will kick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21
June 3, 2019
Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21

There’s no reason Willie Nelson *needs* to release any more albums. He’s a living legend of the highest esteem, and he’s released so many records over the years it’d take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for ‘Broken and Bruised’ from Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Franky Perez, Matt Sorum and Steve Stevens)
May 31, 2019
Watch a New Video for ‘Broken and Bruised’ from Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Franky Perez, Matt Sorum and Steve Stevens)

Deadland Ritual is a new hard rock supergroup with a serious pedigree: Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen
May 31, 2019
Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen

All Blues, the new album from Peter Frampton Band tackling the classic blues/rock songbook, will be released on June 7 — so it’s just a week away. Pre-order a copy of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen Says There Will Be A New E Street Band Album and Tour in 2020
May 28, 2019
Bruce Springsteen Says There Will Be A New E Street Band Album and Tour in 2020

Bruce Springsteen is just weeks away from the release of his new solo album, Western Stars, which will be out on June 14 — but the Boss is already thinking...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Keith Richards/Rolling Stones Photography Exhibit ‘Keith, Unfiltered’ Running in LA/Maui/NYC Through 6/22
May 23, 2019
New Keith Richards/Rolling Stones Photography Exhibit ‘Keith, Unfiltered’ Running in LA/Maui/NYC Through 6/22

A new photography exhibit showcasing the irreplaceable Keith Richards will be making its debut at Morrison Hotel Gallery locations — in Los Angeles, New York City and Maui — on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein’s First New Album in a Decade is Sinister, Dynamic and Loud as Hell — As Expected (Album Review)
May 16, 2019
Rammstein’s First New Album in a Decade is Sinister, Dynamic and Loud as Hell — As Expected (Album Review)

Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since German hard rock/industrial band Rammstein released a new album. Today, the band’s self-titled seventh album (which could very well be their final...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced
May 16, 2019
Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced

On February 17, 2013, revered Seattle grunge/alternative band Soundgarden capped off its tour in support of the album King Animal at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the concert was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video
May 16, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video

The Black Keys will release a new album on June 28 — and so far, Let’s Rock (pre-order here) has been previewed with some slick, high-energy blues/rock songs from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slipknot Premiere Dark New Video for ‘Unsainted’ and Creepy New Masks — ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ LP Out 8/9
May 16, 2019
Slipknot Premiere Dark New Video for ‘Unsainted’ and Creepy New Masks — ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ LP Out 8/9

Masked, jump-suited metal ensemble Slipknot debuted two new things on Thursday: The music video for the new single, “Unsainted” and as some brand new masks. It’s all part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September
May 15, 2019
Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September

Sammy Hagar is throwing a party — and Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show is precisely what its name suggests: A boisterous blend of rock and roll,...

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 | Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World
May 13, 2019
Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World

“I love this place and it means a lot to me, because when I was young, before I wanted to be a lumberjack, I really, really wanted to be an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to See Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World This Summer
May 10, 2019
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to See Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World This Summer

This summer will be filled with singalongs on the Summer Gods tour — which will find Third Eye Blind joining forces with Jimmy Eat World and openers Ra Ra Riot...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)
May 9, 2019
Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)

In 2019,  Uriah Heep is celebrating a major milestone, their 50th year as a band. Through innumerable personnel changes, Uriah Heep have managed to thrive, both as force in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’
May 9, 2019
Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’

The Who is out on the Moving On! tour, finding Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band accompanied by a full orchestra. There will be two North American legs for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio
May 6, 2019
Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

In his latest Behind the Curtain column, Steve Rosen recalls making a return visit to chat with Ritchie Blackmore — and his new vocalist, a very pleasant and chatty man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)

Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 3, 2019
ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rabble-rousing Texas rockers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019, and this week the trio announced a special 50-track compilation due out on August 17. Titled Goin’ 50,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip with the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Album ‘These Times’
May 3, 2019
Out Now: Take a Trip with the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Album ‘These Times’

Paisley Underground legends the Dream Syndicate returned on Friday with These Times, a new album and their second since reuniting in 2012 nearly three decades since their formation. Pick up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’
May 3, 2019
HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’

California indie/rock band HUNNY have released details along with the lead single to their debut full length album, Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes., expected July 19 via Epitaph Records. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spotlight: LA-Based Alt/Punk Band Mermaed is Ready for Big Things
May 2, 2019
Spotlight: LA-Based Alt/Punk Band Mermaed is Ready for Big Things

What started off as Arielle Ackford and Jacob Evergreen posting covers of their favorite bands on YouTube has now evolved into alternative punk rock band, Mermaed. Making their arrival into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21
May 1, 2019
Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21

The life and career of beloved country music icon Glen Campbell spanned generations and influenced countless musicians who would follow in his wake, and on June 21 Capitol/UMe will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood Painted Some Picasso-Era Abstract Art of the Rolling Stones, and You Can Buy It
April 29, 2019
Ronnie Wood Painted Some Picasso-Era Abstract Art of the Rolling Stones, and You Can Buy It

In addition to being a longtime member of the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood also dabbles in art — and he recently merged the two hobbies with a series of abstract,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates
April 29, 2019
The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who will head out on the Moving On! tour on May 7, bringing a full symphony orchestra with them each night. Joining Daltrey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Announces Rescheduled Slate of UK/European Shows in 2020
April 29, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne Announces Rescheduled Slate of UK/European Shows in 2020

It’s been a rough few months for Ozzy Osbourne, who was to head out around the world as part of his ongoing No More Tours 2 farewell tour. A bout...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28
April 25, 2019
New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28

Everything about the Black Keys screams “straightforward” — they’re a two-piece blues/rock duo with a loud, robust sound, after all, so it makes perfect sense that their new album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Re-Releasing 2017’s ‘Egypt Station’ in an Expanded ‘Explorer’s Edition’ on May 17
April 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Re-Releasing 2017’s ‘Egypt Station’ in an Expanded ‘Explorer’s Edition’ on May 17

Paul McCartney is proud of his 2018 album Egypt Station (and the Beatles legend should be proud of it, considering it debuted at the top of the music charts) —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wander the Streets of Madeira, Portugal in The Dream Syndicate’s New Video for ‘The Way In’
April 16, 2019
Wander the Streets of Madeira, Portugal in The Dream Syndicate’s New Video for ‘The Way In’

There’s a certain wandering element in The Dream Syndicate‘s new music video for “The Way In,” which is by design: in the clip, somebody walks the streets of Madeira, Portugal,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)
April 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)

And now, the sequel to Part 1 of Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain story of his trip to Kathmandu for the Waterbone music project … Prologue: So, if you tuned...

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 | Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career
April 10, 2019
Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career

“Prince had this conversation with Mo Ostin, the head of Warner Brothers Records, on the phone,” Michael Bland, who was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation, and who has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening
April 8, 2019
ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening

Texas three-piece rock and roll outfit ZZ Top emerged from Houston in 1969 — making 2019 the band’s 50th anniversary. This fall, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Career-Spanning Rory Gallagher ‘BLUES’ Collection Coming May 31
April 4, 2019
Career-Spanning Rory Gallagher ‘BLUES’ Collection Coming May 31

Irish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rory Gallagher can be best considered “underrated” — as his was a career of virtuosity, depth and musical character that was tragically cut short when he died at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz
April 1, 2019
Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz

Today, April 1, 2019, is the 35th anniversary of the day legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye passed away, and the eve of what would have been his 80th birthday. To...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly ‘Rock N’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour Announced
March 27, 2019
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly ‘Rock N’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour Announced

What have we said about hologram tours? Ready or not, they’re coming — and with Frank Zappa and Ronny James Dio hologram outing scheduled for later this year, a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019
March 25, 2019
Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019

On Monday morning, the music community woke up to the sad news that innovative musician Scott Walker passed away over the weekend at the age of 76. It is with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’
March 22, 2019
Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’

In addition to being the lead guitarist of Foo Fighters and committing to the heavy workload that job requires, Chris Shiflett is an accomplished solo artist. His new solo album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Forever Came Calling Launching First Acoustic Tour 3/29 in Fullerton, CA
March 21, 2019
Forever Came Calling Launching First Acoustic Tour 3/29 in Fullerton, CA

The 1990s are making a comeback once again, in the form of a tour — as Forever Came Calling recently announced an acoustic spring tour inspired by MTV’s Unplugged and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘The Mighty,’ the Upcoming Tenth Studio LP from O.A.R. Out 3/29
March 20, 2019
Preview ‘The Mighty,’ the Upcoming Tenth Studio LP from O.A.R. Out 3/29

On March 29, O.A.R. will add to its vast catalog of music with a new record titled The Mighty. The Maryland-based band has amassed a global audience over the course...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’
March 19, 2019
Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’

On May 3, the Dream Syndicate will release a new album titled These Times, the follow-up to 2017’s How Did I Find Myself Here? and just the second album since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys Announce 31-Date Fall U.S. Tour with Special Guests Modest Mouse and More
March 14, 2019
Black Keys Announce 31-Date Fall U.S. Tour with Special Guests Modest Mouse and More

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys returned recently with “Lo/Fi,” the blues/rock duo‘s first bit of new music since their 2014 album Turn Blue. On Thursday, the...

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 | Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019
March 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019

Photo: Facebook.com/HalBlaine On Monday, Hal Blaine — legendary drummer whose work as part of the Wrecking Crew made him an icon, his resume unparalleled — passed away at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

“You know, I do speak the Queens’ English. It’s just the wrong Queens, that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Cyndi Lauper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI to Tour Together This Summer
March 4, 2019
Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI to Tour Together This Summer

In what’s surely one of the most unusual and unexpected tour combinations in recent memory, the Smashing Pumpkins will head out on another big tour this summer alongside Noel Gallagher‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Roger Daltrey of The Who!
March 1, 2019
Happy 75th Birthday to Roger Daltrey of The Who!

2019 is a big year for The Who — the legendary rock band will head out on a special 29-city North American tour backed by a symphony orchestra. But it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn and Alice in Chains: Co-Headlining Summer Tour with Underoath, Ho99o9 and Fever 333 Announced
February 25, 2019
Korn and Alice in Chains: Co-Headlining Summer Tour with Underoath, Ho99o9 and Fever 333 Announced

A doozy of a hard-rock summer tour was announced on Monday: Korn and Alice in Chains will embark on a big outing together this summer, traveling all around the United...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Queen + Adam Lambert’s Powerful Opening Performance at the Oscars
February 25, 2019
Watch Queen + Adam Lambert’s Powerful Opening Performance at the Oscars

Queen was everywhere on Sunday night at the Academy Awards — but hours before Rami Malek took home the coveted Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)
February 22, 2019
Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)

Badflower is here. On Friday, the Los Angeles-based four-piece released its debut album, OK, I’m Sick, via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, after a few months of anticipation and promotion (and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nikki Sixx Accuses KISS of Copying Motley Crue’s Grand Finale in Concert
February 18, 2019
Nikki Sixx Accuses KISS of Copying Motley Crue’s Grand Finale in Concert

Strap in, because this one involves some big-time rock star beef. On Sunday, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx ripped KISS, and it all has to do with the grand finale...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oakland’s SWMRS Make the Bay Area Proud with Urgent New Album ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (New Music Friday)
February 15, 2019
Oakland’s SWMRS Make the Bay Area Proud with Urgent New Album ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (New Music Friday)

Berkeley’s On Fire, the new album from Oakland’s SWMRS, was released on Friday — and it’s the sort of record that will stick with you long after its 10-song, 33-minute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California
February 13, 2019
Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California

On March 20, late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington would have turned 43 years old. In his honor, Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington: A Photo Exhibit will be held...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts
February 5, 2019
Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts

Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. To celebrate Marley’s influence, enjoy a chat with Don Letts …  Don Letts is a Grammy-winning filmmaker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)
January 14, 2019
Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)

Todd Rundgren (Photo: Jean Lannen) Todd Rundgren’s long awaited autobiography The Individualist bears a title apt for a musical iconoclast who has steered his 50 year career with stubborn independence and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs
December 12, 2018
Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019
November 12, 2018
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019

This past spring, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and his impeccable (and underrated) backing band went out on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, a trek across North America catering to only the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

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 | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)
November 6, 2018
Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
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...

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 | Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis
October 11, 2018
Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis

It is 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, a morning which can best be described as a “proper” English morning.  You must go to England to really experience a proper English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos
October 8, 2018
Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos

To witness Cal Jam 18 in San Bernardino, Calif., was to experience rock and roll in its purest state in 2018. The Foo Fighters gathered their friends and colleagues at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
September 11, 2018
Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience

Detroit’s legendary MC5 were probably the first punk rock band — but try to tell the band’s guitarist, Wayne Kramer, that. “I get that. I get the value of that....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

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 | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Judith Owen
August 28, 2018
Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Judith Owen is equally influenced by the great American songbook, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement, and a cornucopia of diverse jazz ideas that the Welsh pianist encounters while living in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs
August 19, 2018
Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979

Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...

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 | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)
March 23, 2018
The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)

Photo: Dennis Manuel “Some people may not realize it but the Rascals were the first rock band in the world … in the center of the universe, New Jersey, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...

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 | Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles
February 16, 2018
Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles

For a special Behind the Curtain, RockCellarMagazine.com publisher and Get Together Foundation founder Kevin Wachs details his experience going homeless for a night in Los Angeles as part of a ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

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 | Top 11 Glam Rock Songs
January 12, 2018
Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The NY Times’ Report of the Pentagon’s Secret UFO Research Has Close Ties to Tom Delonge (of Blink-182) — Yes, Really
December 18, 2017
The NY Times’ Report of the Pentagon’s Secret UFO Research Has Close Ties to Tom Delonge (of Blink-182) — Yes, Really

Strap in, this one’s a bit…odd. Over the weekend, a report from the New York Times shed light on a previously secret research project put on by the Pentagon from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion
August 15, 2017
Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion

Incubus have come a long way from their roots in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando Valley was where the alt/rock group formed in the mid-1990s,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

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 | From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man
July 13, 2017
From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Stacy Jones make music, whether you know it or not. Over the years, he’s been a drummer, lead singer, guitarist, producer and Music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

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 | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview
March 13, 2017
Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Exploding onto the music scene with a ferocious sound blending primal riffs with a melodic smartness thanks to massive radio hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar On...

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,...