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Rock Cellar Magazine | Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday
July 7, 2022
Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music — names like Neil Peart of Rush and Stewart Copeland of The Police to name just two — the...

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 | Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming
February 25, 2022
Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 79th birthday — and while it’s been more than two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music lives on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”
February 14, 2022
This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”

It can be easy to get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, being distracted from what really matters. Valentine’s Day, which happens to be today, Feb. 14, is...

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 | Stream: The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert Audio Released to Help Commemorate 53rd Anniversary of Classic Performance
January 28, 2022
Stream: The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert Audio Released to Help Commemorate 53rd Anniversary of Classic Performance

This coming Sunday, Jan. 30, marks the 53rd anniversary of The Beatles‘ rooftop performance atop Apple Corps HQ in London. For the first time, isolated audio recordings from the rooftop...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March
January 27, 2022
Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March

The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be is the name of an exciting new exhibit scheduled to open to the masses at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement
January 5, 2022
Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement

Timed to coincide with the 53rd anniversary of the original amazing moment, The Beatles‘ rooftop concert will be screened in IMAX theaters around the world on Jan. 30. The news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amy Lee’s Powerhouse Vocals Lead Evanescence on a New Cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” (Listen)
December 17, 2021
Amy Lee’s Powerhouse Vocals Lead Evanescence on a New Cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” (Listen)

Evanescence shared a cover of the Beatles' "Across the Universe," which first appeared on the band's Deluxe Box Set edition of 'The Bitter Truth.'

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 | Hear Spoon’s New Rendition of the Beatles’ Yuletide Classic, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”
November 17, 2021
Hear Spoon’s New Rendition of the Beatles’ Yuletide Classic, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”

“Christmas Time (Is Here Again),” one of the few Beatles songs credited to all four members of the group, has been covered by celebrated indie band Spoon for a new...

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 | 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 | Hear Katy Perry Cover The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” for a New Holiday Season Gap Campaign
October 26, 2021
Hear Katy Perry Cover The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” for a New Holiday Season Gap Campaign

A glance at the calendar indicates that winter is rolling in soon — and with it, inevitably, will be holiday-themed commercials from major companies like the Gap, which has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition, Featuring Tons of Bonus Material (Listen/Pick Up a Copy)
October 14, 2021
Out Now: The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition, Featuring Tons of Bonus Material (Listen/Pick Up a Copy)

Today, a lavish Special Edition of Let It Be was released on multiple formats, timed to coincide with the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)
October 13, 2021
Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate run time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition with an Unboxing Video of the Massive Set Due 10/15 (Pre-Order)
September 21, 2021
Preview The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition with an Unboxing Video of the Massive Set Due 10/15 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 15, a lavish Special Edition of Let It Be will be released, a few weeks before the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson will make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)
August 26, 2021
‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)

This Thanksgiving, the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson will make its debut on Disney+, after significant delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A...

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 | Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)
July 30, 2021
Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 6, Cleopatra Records will release Legends Play the Beatles, a new compilation album bringing together reverent covers of Beatles classics from truly iconic singer/songwriters and musicians from over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Talk Beatles in the Trailer for Hulu’s ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ Docu-Series (Out 7/16)
July 8, 2021
Watch Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Talk Beatles in the Trailer for Hulu’s ‘McCartney 3,2,1’ Docu-Series (Out 7/16)

On July 16, Hulu will premiere its six-part documentary series, McCartney 3, 2, 1, which from all accounts looks pretty great. It features Sir Paul McCartney and renowned producer Rick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Tenacious D’s Zany Video for a Beatles Medley, “You Never Give Me Your Money/The End,” for Doctors Without Borders
July 1, 2021
Watch Tenacious D’s Zany Video for a Beatles Medley, “You Never Give Me Your Money/The End,” for Doctors Without Borders

For a few years, Tenacious D — the world’s most infamous rock and roll two-piece, led by Jack Black and Kyle Gass — have busted out a Beatles medley at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay to Cover the Beatles, Kinks, Glen Campbell, More on New LP ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
June 17, 2021
Colin Hay to Cover the Beatles, Kinks, Glen Campbell, More on New LP ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’

On Aug. 6, Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, will release a new album titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving
June 17, 2021
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a 4-Piece Beatles Canvas Wall Art Print
May 27, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a 4-Piece Beatles Canvas Wall Art Print

The entry period is now closed. Thank you. John. Paul. George. Ringo. The four famous Beatles are one-name icons so famous, their silhouettes are instantly recognizable. Their aesthetic lends itself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 27, 2021
Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar...

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 | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday
February 25, 2021
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran previously to commemorate prior birthdays of the late, great George Harrison. Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 78th birthday — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Announces ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs (Beatles, Wings, and Beyond)
February 24, 2021
Paul McCartney Announces ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs (Beatles, Wings, and Beyond)

Sir Paul McCartney is as much a wordsmith as he is a music legend, and the Beatles icon will release a special new book in November bringing together all of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beatles Animator Ron Campbell (Beatles Cartoon Series, ‘Yellow Submarine’) Dies at 81
January 27, 2021
Beatles Animator Ron Campbell (Beatles Cartoon Series, ‘Yellow Submarine’) Dies at 81

Ron Campbell, an illustrator whose career included significant contributions to various Beatles-related projects, has died at the age of 81, per reports early Wednesday. In addition to being an animator...

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 | Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More
January 20, 2021
Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More

Meet Tico. He’s a singing parrot. His owner, Frank Maglio, plays classic rock songs on acoustic guitar — quite well, we should point out — and Tico sings along. It’s...

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: Neal Schon (Journey) Covers Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, More on New Album ‘Universe’ (Listen)
December 15, 2020
Out Now: Neal Schon (Journey) Covers Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, More on New Album ‘Universe’ (Listen)

Journey founder Neal Schon recently returned with Universe, a new solo album from the acclaimed guitarist/composer featuring fifteen songs spanning “symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion,” per a news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Beatles Cordless Wood Wall Clock!
November 3, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Beatles Cordless Wood Wall Clock!

The entry period for this giveaway has closed. Thank you! It’s important to know what time it is — otherwise you run the risk of being late. In the spirit...

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 | Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now
September 18, 2020
Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now

The “Spaceman” is back — on Friday, Ace Frehley unleashed Origins. Vol. 2, a new collection of covers of some of his all-time favorite songs and artists. This is truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Announce ‘Get Back’ Book to Accompany New Peter Jackson-Directed Documentary in August 2021
September 16, 2020
The Beatles Announce ‘Get Back’ Book to Accompany New Peter Jackson-Directed Documentary in August 2021

Director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated feature-length documentary film, The Beatles: Get Back, is currently scheduled for release on Aug. 27, 2021 — and a companion book has now been announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Little Bowie, a Little Beatles and a Ton of Ambition: Declan McKenna Shines with New Album ‘Zeros’
September 9, 2020
A Little Bowie, a Little Beatles and a Ton of Ambition: Declan McKenna Shines with New Album ‘Zeros’

Declan McKenna is just 21 years old. It’s important to remember that when listening to his new album, Zeros, which was released on Sept. 8. A sprawling, heavily themed album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 9/5: Rock Cellar Presents ‘Labor Day Weekend Countdown: The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Free Live Stream Concert Hosted by Breakfast with the Beatles’ Chris Carter
September 4, 2020
Saturday 9/5: Rock Cellar Presents ‘Labor Day Weekend Countdown: The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Free Live Stream Concert Hosted by Breakfast with the Beatles’ Chris Carter

What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? No matter where you are, or what you’ll be up to the holiday weekend, here’s a great suggestion for some at-home musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’
September 4, 2020
What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’

It’s Labor Day weekend in the United States, which means one thing: An extra day to celebrate (safely, of course, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). One of the best options...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Reimagines  Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)
September 3, 2020
Ace Frehley Reimagines Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)

Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol. 2, re-imagining songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’
September 1, 2020
Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’

Chris Carter is a noted radio personality and host of the long-running program Breakfast with The Beatles, in addition to an abundance of other projects and work over the years...

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 | Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’
July 28, 2020
Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’

Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol....

Rock Cellar Magazine | What Are Your Top 5 Songs from The Beatles?
July 13, 2020
What Are Your Top 5 Songs from The Beatles?

(Update 7/30: Submissions for the Top 5 Songs from The Beatles are now closed. Thank you!) The Beatles. Their music is timeless, their influence far-reaching, extending into nearly every aspect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken
July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken

Fiona Adams, a photographer responsible for some of the most iconic photos taken of The Beatles over the years, has passed away at the age of 84. RIP, Fiona Adams,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday

Note: This piece originally ran in 2019, in honor of the 79th birthday of Ringo Starr. For his 80th on July 7, 2020, be sure to watch Ringo’s Big Birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Miley Cyrus Belt Out the Beatles’ ‘Help’ from an Empty Rose Bowl for ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’
June 29, 2020
Watch Miley Cyrus Belt Out the Beatles’ ‘Help’ from an Empty Rose Bowl for ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’

This past Saturday, a host of entertainers and musicians took part in Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, another online benefit concert raising much-needed fundraising help during the ongoing COVID-19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection
June 15, 2020
Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection

Penny Lane, a street in Liverpool, England that became a landmark once The Beatles used the street as the basis of a 1967 single, has found itself the subject of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Disney Postpones Release of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ to 2021
June 12, 2020
Disney Postpones Release of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ to 2021

This upcoming Sept. 4 was intended to see the release of The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated documentary from filmmaker Peter Jackson, but Disney announced on Friday (per the Wrap) that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention
May 28, 2020
Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention

As long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dictate our collective way of life, folks will find a way to remain entertained — and over the past few weeks, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)
May 22, 2020
Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)

The last time we heard from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Remember Famed Beatles Photographer Astrid Kirchherr on Social Media
May 21, 2020
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Remember Famed Beatles Photographer Astrid Kirchherr on Social Media

On May 15, news came through that Astrid Kirchherr, famed German photographer known for her legacy of work documenting the Beatles, had passed away at the age of 81 earlier...

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 | Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection
May 5, 2020
Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection

Next month, Julien’s Auctions will host a special new auction, and the Music Icons 2020 collection is among the most eye-popping you’ll ever hear about. Scheduled for June 19 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Join the Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine Sing-A-Long Watch Party’ this Saturday 4/25 on YouTube
April 22, 2020
Join the Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine Sing-A-Long Watch Party’ this Saturday 4/25 on YouTube

This is your chance to be an honorary member of the Beatles — kind of. On Saturday, April 25 (coming up in just three short days!), the official Beatles YouTube...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Promises ‘A Big Surprise’ on the Beatles’ YouTube Page on 4/25 (Update: It’s a ‘Yellow Submarine’ Sing-A-Long Party on YouTube)
April 21, 2020
Ringo Starr Promises ‘A Big Surprise’ on the Beatles’ YouTube Page on 4/25 (Update: It’s a ‘Yellow Submarine’ Sing-A-Long Party on YouTube)

If you find yourself on the internet this coming Saturday morning (April 25), you might want to tune in to the official Beatles channel on YouTube. We’re not sure why,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You’ll Think of Classics from Queen, the Beatles and Ramones Differently After Watching Them Performed by a Zen Buddhist Monk
April 16, 2020
You’ll Think of Classics from Queen, the Beatles and Ramones Differently After Watching Them Performed by a Zen Buddhist Monk

He’s referred to as ‘The chanting, rollerblading monk at the Met’ in a 2007 New York Times profile, and Kazutaka Yamada has a lot to offer in terms of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let’s Discuss the George Harrison-Penned Beatles Classic ‘Taxman’ on April 15 — Normally Tax Day in the U.S. (Delayed Until 7/15 Due to COVID-19)
April 15, 2020
Let’s Discuss the George Harrison-Penned Beatles Classic ‘Taxman’ on April 15 — Normally Tax Day in the U.S. (Delayed Until 7/15 Due to COVID-19)

Today, April 15, would usually be the day millions of Americans file taxes. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into everything, however, and the U.S. Treasury and IRS granted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Mustaine and His Daughter Electra Perform the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for the Alzheimer’s Association
March 26, 2020
Watch Dave Mustaine and His Daughter Electra Perform the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for the Alzheimer’s Association

The coronavirus pandemic is giving everybody plenty of time to hang out together and be creative — and Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine and his daughter, Electra Mustaine, spent some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Follow the Beatles’ Example for Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 16, 2020
Please Follow the Beatles’ Example for Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s on everybody’s mind right now, the news cycle twisting and turning and updating every few minutes: the coronavirus pandemic and, more directly, what we can all do to mitigate risk....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020
March 11, 2020
‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020

Exciting news in the world of the Beatles came down on Wednesday: Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s new documentary film, The Beatles: Get Back, will officially be released in theaters on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Renowned Guitarist Laurence Juber Announces New Beatles-Inspired Album, ‘The Fab 4th’
February 26, 2020
Renowned Guitarist Laurence Juber Announces New Beatles-Inspired Album, ‘The Fab 4th’

Laurence Juber is renowned in music circles for his time with Paul McCartney in Wings, as well as his impeccable work with an acoustic guitar — and the re-imagining he’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday
February 25, 2020
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran in 2019 to commemorate the 76th birthday of George Harrison.  Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 77th birthday — and while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat
February 17, 2020
James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat

James Taylor is in a reflective mood these days — and with his new album, American Standard, set for release on Feb. 28, the legendary singer/songwriter was the focus of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man,’ ft. Archival Tributes from Jimi Hendrix/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Linda Ronstadt and More, Set for PBS 2/29
February 4, 2020
‘Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man,’ ft. Archival Tributes from Jimi Hendrix/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Linda Ronstadt and More, Set for PBS 2/29

Charles Edward Anderson Berry. You might know him better as Chuck Berry, undeniable pioneer of what we now know as “rock and roll.” The man’s presence, music and legacy has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Original Drummer Pete Best Had the Perfect Answer to ‘Who Or What Got You Into the Beatles’?
January 31, 2020
Original Drummer Pete Best Had the Perfect Answer to ‘Who Or What Got You Into the Beatles’?

Pete Best is known the world over as the original drummer of the Beatles. He split from the group in 1962 after manager Brian Epstein sought a replacement behind the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)
December 20, 2019
Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)

Few musical acts have exploded in popularity as dramatically this past year or so as Billie Eilish, whose 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction
December 16, 2019
John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction

Sotheby’s recently ran a special auction for various items associated with the Beatles. The auction came to a close late last week, making some deep-pocketed fans of the Fab Four...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away
November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away

If you’ve seen a Beatles album cover in your life, you’ve likely been viewing the work of photographer Robert Freeman. Among his high-profile work, Freeman’s photography adorned several Beatles records,...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer
July 11, 2019
Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police to name a few, Ringo Starr’s exceptional work as a...

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 | Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)
June 19, 2019
Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)

We’re just over a week away from the premiere of Yesterday, the new Danny Boyle-directed movie that imagines a world where nobody remembers the music or influence of the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Special Beatles-Inspired Tour from Todd Rundgren, Joey Molland, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz and More Coming This Fall
June 10, 2019
Special Beatles-Inspired Tour from Todd Rundgren, Joey Molland, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz and More Coming This Fall

A dizzying list of iconic musicians will team up for a special Beatles-themed tour this fall when Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Chicago’s Jason Scheff and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Win Tickets: ‘The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ In Concert Plus the Best of 1966′ at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Sunday, June 2
May 29, 2019
Win Tickets: ‘The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ In Concert Plus the Best of 1966′ at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Sunday, June 2

Here’s a special opportunity for those in the Los Angeles area. This Sunday, a very special show will be put on at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. celebrating the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000
May 10, 2019
A Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000

The Beatles‘ ‘Butcher’ album, otherwise known as 1966’s Yesterday and Today, is among the most infamous albums ever released, thanks to its edgy and controversial artwork depicting John, Paul, George...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart
April 17, 2019
This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart

The week of April 11 – 17, 1971 was a busy one for the Beatles — even though the band had split up. During that week, each former Beatle had...

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 | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday
February 25, 2019
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 76th birthday — and while it’s nearly been two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild
February 12, 2019
A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild

The Beatles. You know them. We all know them. The world knows them. Right? The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison is among the most...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Listen to 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Previously Unheard 'Pac-Man,' a Parody of the Beatles' 'Taxman'
February 17, 2017
Listen to 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Previously Unheard 'Pac-Man,' a Parody of the Beatles' 'Taxman'

Over the decades, “Weird Al” Yankovic has etched his place in music and pop culture history with now-classic comedy albums featuring inventive parodies and inspired original compositions. Next November, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'
December 5, 2016
Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman will release a new album titled Piano Portraits on January 13. Wakeman, known for his many years in prog-rock masterminds Yes and as a prolific session musician/songwriter,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Covered the Beatles, the Band and More in First-Ever Live Set at Outside Lands (Watch)
August 8, 2016
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Covered the Beatles, the Band and More in First-Ever Live Set at Outside Lands (Watch)

This past weekend, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival took place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Rock Cellar Magazine wasn’t on-hand for this year’s festivities, but thankfully...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)
July 29, 2016
Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Guest post by Peter Palmiere ———————————– All you need is Love rang true Thursday night, July 14 at the Mirage hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, as Cirque du Soleil celebrated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beatles 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' to Be Released 9/9 with Unheard Recordings
July 21, 2016
Beatles 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' to Be Released 9/9 with Unheard Recordings

On September 9, The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl will be reissued in celebration of Ron Howard‘s officially-sanctioned new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ron Howard-Directed 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years' Documentary Announced, Watch Trailer
June 20, 2016
Ron Howard-Directed 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years' Documentary Announced, Watch Trailer

It was announced back in 2014 that Ron Howard was attached to a new documentary chronicling the Beatles‘ early-1960s era, and now that project has an official trailer and release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

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

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
June 19, 2012
Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 1965 Beatles Contract Takes Anti-Segregation Stance
September 22, 2011
1965 Beatles Contract Takes Anti-Segregation Stance

A contract for the Beatles’ 1965 concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco reveals that the band had put in an anti-segregation clause:  “Artists will not be required to...

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 | 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 | 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 | Paul McCartney Shares Story Behind ‘McCartney III’ Album; New ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set Out 8/5
August 4, 2022
Paul McCartney Shares Story Behind ‘McCartney III’ Album; New ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set Out 8/5

This Friday, Aug. 5, Sir Paul McCartney will release McCartney I II III, a special box set collection of three of his cherished solo albums — 1970’s McCartney, 1980’s McCartney II, and...

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 | Ringo Starr Previews New ‘EP3’ (Out 9/16) with the Joyous “World Go Round” — Listen
July 29, 2022
Ringo Starr Previews New ‘EP3’ (Out 9/16) with the Joyous “World Go Round” — Listen

Ringo Starr and several of his All-Starr friends are at it again — and on Sept. 16, the Beatles legend will release EP3, a new four-song collection that works as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond
July 12, 2022
Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond

Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” has always done everything big. Formed in 1967, Chicago celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, and on July 15 is releasing...

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 | Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller
July 6, 2022
Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller

Co-directors Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller have produced something singular in cinema and music history, a documentary that zooms in on one song — and, in doing so, also unfolds...

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 | Paul McCartney Revisiting Three Key Solo Albums with ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set 8/5 (Pre-Order)
June 24, 2022
Paul McCartney Revisiting Three Key Solo Albums with ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set 8/5 (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 5, Sir Paul McCartney will reopen his vaults once again for a special revisiting of three of his cherished solo albums — 1970’s McCartney, 1980’s McCartney II, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA
June 20, 2022
PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA

Prior to a pandemic-forced postponement, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire were bound for the road on a massive tour promising classic hits, memorable moments and many of the feel-good...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday
June 18, 2022
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 80th … Back in 1967, the Beatles...

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 | NAMM Show 2022 TEC Awards: Peter Asher Receives TEC Hall of Fame Award
June 13, 2022
NAMM Show 2022 TEC Awards: Peter Asher Receives TEC Hall of Fame Award

At the 2022 NAMM Show this past Saturday, June 4, legendary musical figure Peter Asher was honored as this year’s recipient of the heralded TEC Hall of Fame Award —...

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 | 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 | Olivia Harrison to Release ‘Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George,’ Dedicated to George Harrison
June 8, 2022
Olivia Harrison to Release ‘Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George,’ Dedicated to George Harrison

Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George is a new illustrated book of poetry from Olivia Harrison, set for publication on June 21 in honor of her late husband, George...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Liam Gallagher Brings the People Together with ‘C’mon You Know,’ His Most Realized Solo LP (Listen)
May 27, 2022
Out Now: Liam Gallagher Brings the People Together with ‘C’mon You Know,’ His Most Realized Solo LP (Listen)

Longtime Oasis singer, Britpop icon and all-around unforgettable cultural figure Liam Gallagher has released his third solo album, C’mon You Know. Along the way to the album’s launch, Gallagher and...

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 | May 2022 Issue
May 13, 2022
May 2022 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2022 features. Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)...

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 | 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 | 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 | George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’
April 12, 2022
George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’

For the very first time, a member of the Beatles has linked up with a cannabis company for a product: It’s called “All Things Must Grass,” a collaboration with the...

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 | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”
March 30, 2022
Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”

In the immediate aftermath of the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the musician’s fans, friends, musical colleagues and acquaintances quickly flooded social media with tributes, memories...

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 | Out Now: Colin Hay Lets the Positivity Shine on New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’; U.S. Tour on Now
March 18, 2022
Out Now: Colin Hay Lets the Positivity Shine on New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’; U.S. Tour on Now

Today, March 18, singer/songwriter/Men at Work band leader Colin Hay has returned with Now and the Evermore, an earnest new solo album he’d previewed in recent weeks with a few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay Shares “A Man Without a Name”; New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’ Out Friday 3/18
March 17, 2022
Colin Hay Shares “A Man Without a Name”; New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’ Out Friday 3/18

This Friday, March 18, Colin Hay will add to his solo catalog with a new record titled Now and the Evermore. The third and final track shared ahead of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Gets His Own Mural on the Wall of a Former Pub Near His Hometown in Liverpool
March 8, 2022
Ringo Starr Gets His Own Mural on the Wall of a Former Pub Near His Hometown in Liverpool

The Empress was a pub in Liverpool, England that was adjacent to the childhood home of Ringo Starr — and, thanks to local artist John Culshaw, a rather incredible mural...

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 | 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 | Paul McCartney Announces ‘Got Back’ 2022 U.S. Arena/Stadium Tour, Starting in Late April
February 18, 2022
Paul McCartney Announces ‘Got Back’ 2022 U.S. Arena/Stadium Tour, Starting in Late April

“I said at the end of the last tour that I’d see you next time. I said I was going to get back to you. Well, I got back!” This...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Talks New Book, ‘Get Back,’ the Gassiest Beatle, His Rams Fandom, “Octopus’ Garden” & More on ‘Kimmel’
February 18, 2022
Ringo Starr Talks New Book, ‘Get Back,’ the Gassiest Beatle, His Rams Fandom, “Octopus’ Garden” & More on ‘Kimmel’

Ringo Starr paid another visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night to discuss a number of relevant topics surrounding the Beatles legend these days. The conversation, which spans more...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smile Along with Colin Hay in His Upbeat New Video for “Love is Everywhere” (New Album Out 3/18)
February 17, 2022
Smile Along with Colin Hay in His Upbeat New Video for “Love is Everywhere” (New Album Out 3/18)

Colin Hay recently announced a new studio record, Now and the Evermore, which the longtime Men at Work singer/songwriter will release on March 18. On Thursday, Hay shared a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band  ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film
February 16, 2022
Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film

Feb. 25 will see the release of Studio 666, a new horror/comedy film from and starring the Foo Fighters. While little is publicly known about the film beyond a few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album
February 10, 2022
KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album

Bolstered by the success of their breakthrough 1975 album Alive!, as KISS moved forward, in order to retain their newly anointed status as rock gods their follow-up studio album had to...

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 | Colin Hay Shares “Now and the Evermore” (ft. Ringo Starr on Drums), from New Album Out 3/18
January 24, 2022
Colin Hay Shares “Now and the Evermore” (ft. Ringo Starr on Drums), from New Album Out 3/18

On March 18, Colin Hay will add to his robust catalog of releases with Now and the Evermore, a new album that the longtime Men at Work singer/songwriter previewed on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail
January 11, 2022
The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail

The Rolling Stones are rock and roll royalty — that much is undisputed — and now they’ll be given the ultimate treatment by the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail system: stamps!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ Ridiculous New Feature-Length Horror/Comedy in Theaters Feb. 25
January 11, 2022
Preview ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ Ridiculous New Feature-Length Horror/Comedy in Theaters Feb. 25

If you lock yourself in a scary haunted mansion to record an album, weird things happen. That’s the story behind Studio 666, the new feature-length horror/comedy film from and starring...

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 | 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 | Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Postpones 2022 North American Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Concerns
December 28, 2021
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Postpones 2022 North American Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, the all-star ensemble spearheaded by the legendary Pink Floyd drummer, has unfortunately postponed its planed 2022 North American tour dates. The news was announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Coffee-Table Book for Charity Available via Julien’s Auctions (Signed Copies $495)
December 21, 2021
Ringo Starr Details New Coffee-Table Book for Charity Available via Julien’s Auctions (Signed Copies $495)

'Fab Images and Memories In My Life with the Beatles From Across The Universe' is a new coffee table book from Ringo Starr.

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 | 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 | 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 | George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001
November 29, 2021
George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001

Today, Nov. 29, 2021, marks 20 years since the passing of George Harrison. As is always the case every time this date comes around each year, Harrison‘s Beatles band mates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now
November 23, 2021
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now

On Nov. 19, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a 50th anniversary Super Deluxe edition of his classic 1971 record, Teaser and the Firecat. It continues the retrospective release series from the cherished...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Hollies Set 60th Anniversary Tour Dates for 2022; First U.S. Tour in More Than 20 Years
November 19, 2021
The Hollies Set 60th Anniversary Tour Dates for 2022; First U.S. Tour in More Than 20 Years

In early 2022, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band The Hollies will embark on a very special 60th anniversary tour — the group’s first U.S. tour in more than...

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 | The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview
November 15, 2021
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview

Online rock and roll fan communities, get ready to argue: In a new interview with the Coda Collection, The Who front man Roger Daltrey is quoted as saying something pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | November 2021 Issue
November 12, 2021
November 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our November 2021 features. The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary
November 11, 2021
Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary

In 2020, the Tom Petty estate released the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set, bursting with loads of astonishing outtakes, Petty’s intimate home demos, plus live recordings and early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters to Star in ‘Studio 666’, a New ‘Full-Length Feature Horror Comedy Film,’ in February
November 8, 2021
Foo Fighters to Star in ‘Studio 666’, a New ‘Full-Length Feature Horror Comedy Film,’ in February

Medicine at Midnight, the most recent album from the Foo Fighters released in early February 2021, featured a recording process that front man Dave Grohl hinted was a bit eerie...

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 | Jeff Lynne’s ELO: ‘Wembley or Bust’ Book Available Now, Commemorating 50th Anniversary
November 3, 2021
Jeff Lynne’s ELO: ‘Wembley or Bust’ Book Available Now, Commemorating 50th Anniversary

In 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO took the stage at the iconic Wembley Stadium for a massive concert event in front of a capacity crowd of 60,000 fans — and Wembley...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career
November 2, 2021
Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career

Today, Nov. 2, an exhaustive collection from Sir Paul McCartney was released as The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, a new book featuring the words that went into 154 different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Highlights: Watch Taylor Swift Honor Carole King, Paul McCartney Induct Foo Fighters, Drew Barrymore Toast the Go-Go’s & More
November 1, 2021
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Highlights: Watch Taylor Swift Honor Carole King, Paul McCartney Induct Foo Fighters, Drew Barrymore Toast the Go-Go’s & More

This past Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2021 — well, most of them, anyway — gathered in Cleveland for the official induction ceremony. The...

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 | Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: 26-Date ‘Echoes’ Tour Starting Up in January 2022
October 26, 2021
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: 26-Date ‘Echoes’ Tour Starting Up in January 2022

In early 2022, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets — the avenue for the legendary drummer to tour the world playing classics from the early days of Pink Floyd to rapturous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ringo Starr’s Spirited New Video for “Rock Around the Clock,” from His New ‘Change the World’ EP
October 22, 2021
Watch Ringo Starr’s Spirited New Video for “Rock Around the Clock,” from His New ‘Change the World’ EP

Change the World, the entertaining new EP from Ringo Starr, was recorded remotely with the help of many of his A-list musical pals. The Beatles icon‘s new EP was released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall

For more than  50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands The...

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 | Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More
October 11, 2021
Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More

During a career spanning more than 40 years and 14 studio albums, Willie Nile has flown slightly under the radar, despite luminaries like Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Lou...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ringo Starr Put Kids in the Spotlight of His Inspirational New Video for “Let’s Change the World”
September 28, 2021
Watch Ringo Starr Put Kids in the Spotlight of His Inspirational New Video for “Let’s Change the World”

“Let’s change the world/A day at a time ’til we get it down,” sings Ringo Starr in the chorus of “Let’s Change the World,” the opening track from the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)
September 24, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)

Ringo Starr is nothing if not consistent — and today, Sept. 24, the famed Beatles drummer returns with Change the World, a new EP featuring four songs performed by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers’ Documentary Screening in Theaters 10/20
September 23, 2021
‘Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers’ Documentary Screening in Theaters 10/20

Oct. 20 will bring with it a treat for fans of the late, great Tom Petty. That night only (with select encore showings the following day), Tom Petty, Somewhere You...

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 | ‘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 | ‘The Lyrics: Paul McCartney in Conversation’ Event/Live Stream with Author Paul Muldoon Set for 11/5
September 15, 2021
‘The Lyrics: Paul McCartney in Conversation’ Event/Live Stream with Author Paul Muldoon Set for 11/5

Sir Paul McCartney is preparing for the Nov. 2 publishing of The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, a new book spanning his entire career. The week of its release, McCartney...

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 | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 NAMM Show 2022 Pushed Back, Now Scheduled for June 3-5 in Anaheim
September 8, 2021
The NAMM Show 2022 Pushed Back, Now Scheduled for June 3-5 in Anaheim

The NAMM Show, the “annual ‘family reunion’ of the global music, sound, and entertainment technology industry” which Rock Cellar usually participates in every year, has moved back its planned 2022...

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 | Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84
August 23, 2021
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84

Don Everly, one half of the esteemed and iconic Everly Brothers, passed away recently at the age of 84. News of his death was made public by Everly’s family over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Debuts the Uplifting “Change the World,” New EP 9/24 (New Track ft. Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams)
August 13, 2021
Ringo Starr Debuts the Uplifting “Change the World,” New EP 9/24 (New Track ft. Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams)

“Let’s change the world, a day at a time ’til we get it down,” sings the perennially upbeat Ringo Starr in “Change the World,” a new song shared late Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | August 2021 Issue
August 12, 2021
August 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our August 2021 features. Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview) David Crosby Q&A:...

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 | PREMIERE: Colin Hay ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ Acoustic Performance; New Covers LP Out Now
August 9, 2021
PREMIERE: Colin Hay ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ Acoustic Performance; New Covers LP Out Now

Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, released a new album titled I Just Don’t Know What...

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 | 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 | 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 | A Youthful, Digitally De-Aged Paul McCartney Dances Up a Storm in a New Video for ‘Find My Way’, ft. Beck (from ‘III Imagined’)
July 22, 2021
A Youthful, Digitally De-Aged Paul McCartney Dances Up a Storm in a New Video for ‘Find My Way’, ft. Beck (from ‘III Imagined’)

Sir Paul McCartney just celebrated his 79th birthday in June, but you wouldn’t know it from his new music video for “Find My Way,” a collaboration with Beck that kicks...

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 | 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 | Colin Hay to Launch Summer 2021 Tour in Connection with New Covers LP, ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
July 6, 2021
Colin Hay to Launch Summer 2021 Tour in Connection with New Covers LP, ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’

On Aug. 6, Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, will release a new album titled I Just Don’t Know...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures
July 2, 2021
Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures

Funko figures continue to be among the most highly sought collectibles in the memorabilia world today — and the company’s new Popapalooza line announce this week features a series of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Wants You to Help Spread Peace & Love for His 81st Birthday on July 7
June 28, 2021
Ringo Starr Wants You to Help Spread Peace & Love for His 81st Birthday on July 7

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney share more in common than simply being one-half of the most celebrated musical groups to ever exist: They’re also linked with birthdays, as Sir Paul’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America
June 22, 2021
Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America

The Queen of England doesn’t go around naming just anybody Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) — but that was a recent honor bestowed upon keyboard legend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday
June 18, 2021
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 79th … Back in 1967, 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 | 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 | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set
May 26, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set

The entry period has now closed. Thank you.  In late April, a lavish John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection edition of Lennon’s classic 1970 solo debut was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 50th Anniversary to ‘RAM’ from Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney (Limited Vinyl Out Now)
May 17, 2021
Happy 50th Anniversary to ‘RAM’ from Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney (Limited Vinyl Out Now)

50 years ago today, May 17, Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda McCartney, released RAM, their first and only album as a duo. #OnThisDay in 1971, Paul and Linda McCartney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2021 Issue
May 14, 2021
May 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2021 features. Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview) Paul...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Out Now: Ashe Releases Her Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn’ (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Out Now: Ashe Releases Her Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn’ (Listen)

Today, May 7, buzzworthy singer/songwriter Ashe releases her debut full-length record, Ashlyn. The overwhelming success of Ashe’s “Moral of the Story” (which, per a news release, has totaled 758 million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
May 5, 2021
New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

This Friday, May 7, singer/songwriter Ashe will release her awaited full-length debut album, Ashlyn. She has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few tracks, the latest being...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Announce The Monkees Farewell Tour Dates for Fall 2021 (Tix Onsale 5/7)
May 3, 2021
Michael Nesmith & Micky Dolenz Announce The Monkees Farewell Tour Dates for Fall 2021 (Tix Onsale 5/7)

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, the two remaining members of the Monkees, will now embark on a special Farewell Tour in Fall 2021. The news was reported by numerous outlets...

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 | 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 | Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)

The many accomplishments and leadership provided by Nancy Wilson were recognized by the Women’s International Music Network at January 2021’s SheRocks Awards, where the singer/songwriter known for her classic music...

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 | Out Now (Digitally): Paul McCartney ‘McCartney III Imagined’ ft. Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, Damon Albarn, More
April 15, 2021
Out Now (Digitally): Paul McCartney ‘McCartney III Imagined’ ft. Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, Damon Albarn, More

Originally released back in December, McCartney III, the new studio album from Sir Paul McCartney written and recorded entirely by the Beatles legend by himself during “rockdown” this past year was...

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 | 4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’
April 12, 2021
4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’

On Saturday, April 17, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy camp and New York-based classic rock station Q104.3 will present Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber and Denny Seiwell,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)
April 1, 2021
John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside his work with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Half-Speed Vinyl of Paul McCartney ‘Ram’ Coming 5/14 via UMe
March 31, 2021
50th Anniversary Half-Speed Vinyl of Paul McCartney ‘Ram’ Coming 5/14 via UMe

It can be a bit dizzying to keep up with all of the happenings surrounding Sir Paul McCartney these days. Back in December, the tireless former Beatle released McCartney III,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Beck and Paul McCartney on’Find My Way,’ from the New ‘McCartney III Imagined’ LP Out 4/16
March 25, 2021
Hear Beck and Paul McCartney on’Find My Way,’ from the New ‘McCartney III Imagined’ LP Out 4/16

McCartney III, the new studio album from Sir Paul McCartney written and recorded entirely by the Beatles legend by himself (during “rockdown” this past year of tumult) was an excellent addition to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr Has a Blast with New ‘Zoom In’ EP ft. Pals Paul McCartney, Finneas, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, Steve Lukather & More (Listen)
March 18, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr Has a Blast with New ‘Zoom In’ EP ft. Pals Paul McCartney, Finneas, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, Steve Lukather & More (Listen)

Zoom In is the title of the brand new EP from Ringo Starr out today, and it’s safe to say the Beatles legend made the most out its five new songs....

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 | John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 16, 2021
John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 12, 2021
John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

As detailed originally last week, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, the first proper studio album from John Lennon outside his work with the Beatles, will be revisited on April 16 as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs
March 11, 2021
Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” —Richard Thompson “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod...

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 | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney ‘McCartney III Imagined’ ft. Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, Damon Albarn, More Coming 4/16
March 11, 2021
Paul McCartney ‘McCartney III Imagined’ ft. Beck, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak, Josh Homme, Damon Albarn, More Coming 4/16

McCartney III, the new studio album from Sir Paul McCartney written and recorded entirely by the Beatles legend by himself (during “rockdown” this past year of tumult) was an excellent...

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 | Out Now: New Solo Albums from Both Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams of Toto (Listen)
February 26, 2021
Out Now: New Solo Albums from Both Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams of Toto (Listen)

Two distinguished members of the beloved band Toto. Two new solo albums. One release day. It was a coordinated effort from Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams to link each other’s...

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 | 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 | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021
February 1, 2021
Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021

Hilton Valentine, founding guitarist of legendary band The Animals, died on Friday at the age of 77, it was announced by his wife, Germaine Valentine. A lengthy message was shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Steve Lukather’s New Video for ‘I Found the Sun Again,’ Solo Album Out 2/26
January 27, 2021
Watch Steve Lukather’s New Video for ‘I Found the Sun Again,’ Solo Album Out 2/26

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams of Toto both have new solo albums coming on Feb. 26, 2021. Lukather recently premiered a video for “I Found the Sun Again,” one of the pre-release...

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 | Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’
January 18, 2021
Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’

On Sunday, news came through that legendary producer-turned-convicted-murder Phil Spector had passed away in prison at the age of 81. TMZ updated the story with a report that Spector had died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81
January 17, 2021
Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81

Phil Spector, whose “Wall of Sound” method in the studio made waves in the 1960s and forever changed the rock music was recorded, has died at age 81, per reports...

Rock Cellar Magazine | NAMM Believe in Music Week to Feature Educational Sessions with Rock Supergroup The Immediate Family
January 15, 2021
NAMM Believe in Music Week to Feature Educational Sessions with Rock Supergroup The Immediate Family

On Jan. 18-22, the 2021 NAMM Believe in Music Week will take place online. It’s the virtual edition of the annual Winter NAMM Show, the international music trade show that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt
December 29, 2020
Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt

It’s time for some #GoatSongs. That’s what actor/musician Kevin Bacon has been calling his ongoing series of social media clips in which he plays a few bars of a song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video
December 24, 2020
Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video

With 2020 just days away from coming to an end — finally — it’s time to look ahead to 2021. In a recent end-of-the-year recap video shared by Ringo Starr...

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 | Paul McCartney Shares Animated Video for ‘When Winter Comes,’ the Song that Effectively Began ‘McCartney III’
December 22, 2020
Paul McCartney Shares Animated Video for ‘When Winter Comes,’ the Song that Effectively Began ‘McCartney III’

McCartney III, the new studio album from Sir Paul McCartney that was written, recorded and produced entirely by the beloved Beatles legend, was released last Friday — the result of...

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 | Ringo Starr Shares New Video for ‘Here’s to the Nights,’ His Star-Filled New Song Written by Diane Warren
December 18, 2020
Ringo Starr Shares New Video for ‘Here’s to the Nights,’ His Star-Filled New Song Written by Diane Warren

Earlier this week, Ringo Starr shared a new song titled “Here’s to the Nights,” a new composition written by Diane Warren. Lyrically, the song is one of hope and uplift...

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 | 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 | Ringo Starr & a *Ton* of His Friends End 2020 with the Uplifting ‘Here’s to the Nights,’ Written by Diane Warren
December 16, 2020
Ringo Starr & a *Ton* of His Friends End 2020 with the Uplifting ‘Here’s to the Nights,’ Written by Diane Warren

Ringo Starr and a slew of his A-list music icon friends shared a new song on Wednesday, and “Here’s to the Nights” packs more stars into one four-minute song than...

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 | Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death
December 8, 2020
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death

Today, Dec. 8, marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic day John Lennon was killed outside the Dakota building in his beloved New York City. It’s a time for reflection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Lukather (Toto) Shares Funky New ‘Serpent Soul’ Video; New Solo Album Out 2/26
December 3, 2020
Steve Lukather (Toto) Shares Funky New ‘Serpent Soul’ Video; New Solo Album Out 2/26

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams of Toto both recently announced new solo albums, set for release on Feb. 26, 2021. As you might expect given the duality of their announcements,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Rapture’ Hits an English Cul-De-Sac in the Quirky New Video from English Indie/Pop Star Declan McKenna
December 2, 2020
The ‘Rapture’ Hits an English Cul-De-Sac in the Quirky New Video from English Indie/Pop Star Declan McKenna

Back in September, Declan McKenna released his second full-length album, Zeros. A sprawling, heavily themed album that brushes up against the influence of the Beatles, David Bowie and other legendary musical acts...

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 | ‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track
November 27, 2020
‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track

Today, Nov. 27, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, the seminal solo album from famed Beatles legend  George Harrison. His third solo album, the triple-LP was...

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 | 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 | Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Are Releasing Solo Albums on Feb. 26, 2021; Hosting Live Stream Gig 11/21
November 16, 2020
Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Are Releasing Solo Albums on Feb. 26, 2021; Hosting Live Stream Gig 11/21

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, longtime musical colleagues/band mates in Toto and close friends, will both release their own solo albums on Feb. 26, 2021 — and it should come...

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 | 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 | Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween
October 30, 2020
Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

It’s here once again — Halloween. While it’s an admittedly odd custom from a general standpoint, it’s one we love so dearly thanks to our collective crippling addiction to sugar,...

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 | 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 | Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23
October 21, 2020
Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23

This Friday, Oct. 23, Bruce Springsteen will release Letter to You, an anticipated new solo album that marks his first recorded output with the E Street Band since 2014’s High...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John Previews ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with the Bluesy ‘Here’s to the Next Time,’ a 1967 Demo (Pre-Order)
October 16, 2020
Elton John Previews ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with the Bluesy ‘Here’s to the Next Time,’ a 1967 Demo (Pre-Order)

Sir Elton John has shared another preview of Jewel Box, a new collection of archival material from as far back as 1965 and as recently as 2019. Billed as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | October 2020 Issue
October 14, 2020
October 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our October 2020 features. John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25:...

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 | Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children
October 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about — or dedicated to — children to be released over the years.  “Be...

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 | Watch Willie Nelson and His Sons Play John Lennon’s ‘Watching the Wheels’ for Lennon’s 80th Birthday
October 9, 2020
Watch Willie Nelson and His Sons Play John Lennon’s ‘Watching the Wheels’ for Lennon’s 80th Birthday

Today, Oct. 9 would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon — and while the former Beatle and prolific solo artist may be gone, his influence and legacy definitely...

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 | Available Now: ‘Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy,’ from Writer Ken Sharp
October 9, 2020
Available Now: ‘Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy,’ from Writer Ken Sharp

A long out-of-print book detailing the behind-the-scenes process of a crucial John Lennon album has been made available once again — just in time for the 80th birthday of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Elton John’s ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo,’ a Trippy Nod to the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Era of the 1960s
October 9, 2020
Preview Elton John’s ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo,’ a Trippy Nod to the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Era of the 1960s

On Nov. 13, Sir Elton John will release Jewel Box, a new collection of archival material from as far back as 1965 and as recently as 2019. Billed as a...

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 | 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 | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...

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 | (ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a John Lennon ‘GIMME SOME TRUTH’ Deluxe Box Set
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a John Lennon ‘GIMME SOME TRUTH’ Deluxe Box Set

Update: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Tom M. from California! On Oct. 9, the 80th birthday of Beatles legend and cultural icon John Lennon will be celebrated in grand fashion...

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 | 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 | New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac
September 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac

This upcoming Friday, Sept. 18 brings with it a handful of new music releases spanning multiple genres. Below is our curated list of Rock Cellar’s new music picks for Sept....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman

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 | 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 | 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 | The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)

Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...

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 | Mercury Messenger
August 24, 2020
Mercury Messenger

Mercury Messenger brings to mind guitar gods like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, but unlike other instrumental rock records it is also smooth and song based, giving you hints of Pink Floyd, Rush, Toto, Steely Dan and The Beatles. Quist has enlisted the help of Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, GTR, Fuel) and Ben Smith (Heart) on drums, as well as Ty Bailie (Katy Perry) on B3 organ, among other top LA sidemen to round out the record.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit
August 20, 2020
Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit

His voice is the stuff of legend, as the saying goes, Robert Plant’s otherworldly howl reaching unfathomable heights during the heyday of Led Zeppelin. Today, Aug. 20, Robert Plant celebrates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17
August 19, 2020
Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17

From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers and more, Chris Hillman has led a life and career of influence and prestige — and on Nov. 17, he’ll release his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Slate (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Rock Cellar Writer) Releases 43-Track ‘Lockdown Live’ Album, ft. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon Covers and More
August 14, 2020
Jeff Slate (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Rock Cellar Writer) Releases 43-Track ‘Lockdown Live’ Album, ft. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon Covers and More

Jeff Slate is a New York-based singer/songwriter with a prolific solo career — in addition to being a rock music journalist. He’s a regular contributor to Rock Cellar (if you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Streaming 2018 Safeco Field Gig 9/4-9/7 (ft. 30+ Songs, a White Stripes Cover, Brandi Carlile and More)
August 11, 2020
Pearl Jam Streaming 2018 Safeco Field Gig 9/4-9/7 (ft. 30+ Songs, a White Stripes Cover, Brandi Carlile and More)

In 2018, Pearl Jam staged The Home Shows, a pair of gigs in the alt/grunge band’s hometown of Seattle. Taking the stage at Safeco Field, the band roared through career-spanning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973
August 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his terrifying — and life-changing — experience interviewing Paul McCartney in 1973.  So, it’s July 1973 and I’ve...

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 | Indie/Pop Trio Wallows Hosting Four-Show ‘Virtual World Tour’ of Gigs at the Roxy Theatre — Featuring Unique Live Sets
August 6, 2020
Indie/Pop Trio Wallows Hosting Four-Show ‘Virtual World Tour’ of Gigs at the Roxy Theatre — Featuring Unique Live Sets

Three-piece Los Angeles indie/pop trio Wallows (featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Paul McCartney Releases Anticipated ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Available in a Variety of Formats (Listen/Stream)
July 30, 2020
Out Now: Paul McCartney Releases Anticipated ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Available in a Variety of Formats (Listen/Stream)

Sir Paul McCartney has spent much of the past few weeks readying the release of a lavish reissue of Flaming Pie, his 1997 solo album that incorporated recordings made by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Emitt Rhodes: 1950-2020
July 20, 2020
Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Emitt Rhodes: 1950-2020

Emitt Rhodes has passed away at the age of 70, it was announced on Sunday evening. A post on the singer/songwriter’s official Facebook page made it official. Chris Price, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Releases ‘Beautiful Night’ EP from Upcoming ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Recreating Original 1997 Maxi-Single (Listen)
July 17, 2020
Paul McCartney Releases ‘Beautiful Night’ EP from Upcoming ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Recreating Original 1997 Maxi-Single (Listen)

The new Flaming Pie reissue from Sir Paul McCartney is coming soon — on July 31, to be precise — and on Friday the man affectionately known as “Macca” released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench
July 13, 2020
Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench

Note: This interview with Benmont Tench was conducted a few years back, well before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.  Walk into Benmont Tench’s home and you’ll immediately know you’ve entered...

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 | Ringo Starr Turns 80: Watch ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast ft. Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl and More
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr Turns 80: Watch ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast ft. Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl and More

On July 7, Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday in a fashion befitting a Beatles legend. Ringo’s Big Birthday Show was announced last week, and promised to be something pretty...

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 | Ringo Starr: ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E. and More Announced for His 80th Birthday on 7/7
June 30, 2020
Ringo Starr: ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E. and More Announced for His 80th Birthday on 7/7

On July 7, Ringo Starr will hit a milestone when he turns 80 years old. In normal, non-pandemic circumstances, the Beatles legend celebrates with a huge party in Los Angeles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Premieres ‘The World Tonight’ EP, a Preview of New ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue (Listen)
June 26, 2020
Paul McCartney Premieres ‘The World Tonight’ EP, a Preview of New ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue (Listen)

On July 31, Sir Paul McCartney will release a special reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, the product of recording sessions in 1995 and 1997 and featuring some songs originally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising Indie Trio Wallows Keeping Busy with Stylish At-Home Acoustic Performances: Watch ‘OK’ and ‘Are You Bored Yet?’
June 24, 2020
Rising Indie Trio Wallows Keeping Busy with Stylish At-Home Acoustic Performances: Watch ‘OK’ and ‘Are You Bored Yet?’

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age) and Cole Preston, would probably be out on...

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 | Watch Paul McCartney Play Trumpet on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’ with Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dave Grohl and More, for the Preservation Hall Foundation
June 22, 2020
Watch Paul McCartney Play Trumpet on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’ with Elvis Costello, Irma Thomas, Dave Grohl and More, for the Preservation Hall Foundation

This past Saturday evening, the Preservation Hall Foundation staged a special live stream concert event, a fundraiser for musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — and the four-hour concert featured...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday
June 18, 2020
A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday

This piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 78th … Back in 1967, the Beatles wondered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Details Lavish Re-Release of ‘Flaming Pie,’ Out 7/31 in a Variety of Formats
June 12, 2020
Paul McCartney Details Lavish Re-Release of ‘Flaming Pie,’ Out 7/31 in a Variety of Formats

Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled plans for an elaborate reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, the product of recording sessions in 1995 and 1997 and featuring some songs originally...

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 | Taylor Swift Issues Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter: ‘Changes MUST Be Made’
June 10, 2020
Taylor Swift Issues Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter: ‘Changes MUST Be Made’

The Black Lives Matter movement and social protests over the past two weeks stemming from the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis has...

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 | 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 | Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’
June 5, 2020
Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’

On Friday, Sir Paul McCartney posted a lengthy message to his official website and social media pages regarding the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, the Black Lives...

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 | #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 | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bono Wrote  Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great
May 15, 2020
Bono Wrote Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great

Bono, the man known as Paul David Hewson in another life, celebrated his 60th birthday on May 10 — and boy, did the man known for bombast and passion with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played During Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Going Up for Auction for an Estimated $1 Million
May 12, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played During Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Going Up for Auction for an Estimated $1 Million

Julien’s Auctions recently announced an upcoming auction titled Music Icons, a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from a dizzying array of music legends past and present — and one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video
May 12, 2020
Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video

Bryan Adams was looking forward to a run of shows at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London beginning this week, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the Canadian pop/rocker‘s plans...

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 | 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 | Little Richard’s Passing Inspired Deeply Personal Reflections from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan
May 11, 2020
Little Richard’s Passing Inspired Deeply Personal Reflections from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan

When this past Saturday’s news of the death of Little Richard hit the internet, it inspired an outpouring of love from all corners of the music community — such was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Little Richard, Rock and Roll Pioneer: 1932-2020
May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace Little Richard, Rock and Roll Pioneer: 1932-2020

Little Richard, undeniably one of the most important figures in the history of rock and roll music, has died at the age of 87, it was reported by Rolling Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing
May 6, 2020
Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing

The time couldn’t be any better for the return of a song as powerful and anthemic as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” the classic Beatles track that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
April 20, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees

For Micky Dolenz, most of his life is spent out on the road, touring in celebration of his music with The Monkees or as a solo artist. But with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch ‘One World: Together At Home’ Clips from Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder and More
April 20, 2020
Watch ‘One World: Together At Home’ Clips from Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder and More

This past Saturday evening, entertainers from around the world joined forces — remotely, of course, in the age of social distancing — to pay tribute to first responders and those...

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 | 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 | Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs
April 15, 2020
Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs

The #InnerLight2020 Challenge is an initiative launched in late March by the Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973. The “challenge,” as it is, is a global...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney to Howard Stern Regarding Chinese Wet Markets: ‘Let’s Face It, It Is A Little Bit Medieval Eating Bats’
April 14, 2020
Paul McCartney to Howard Stern Regarding Chinese Wet Markets: ‘Let’s Face It, It Is A Little Bit Medieval Eating Bats’

In a new interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, Paul McCartney weighed in on the coronavirus pandemic … and he didn’t mince his words. The Beatles icon, a proud vegetarian...

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 | ‘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 | Artists Around the World Join Forces for EraseCOVID PSA Art Series Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
April 14, 2020
Artists Around the World Join Forces for EraseCOVID PSA Art Series Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

With live music paused around the world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it begged the question: What are the artists who design pieces like concert posters doing during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Someone Paid $910,000 at Auction for Paul McCartney’s Handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ Lyrics
April 13, 2020
Someone Paid $910,000 at Auction for Paul McCartney’s Handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ Lyrics

Over the weekend, Julien’s Auctions hosted a rather remarkable piece of Beatles memorabilia: lyrics to “Hey Jude,” handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney in the studio. The piece sold, naturally, for...

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 | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’
April 7, 2020
Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’

Eddie Kramer is a crucial figure in the history of classic rock music, and the recording engineer will reportedly be the focus of a new documentary film. As reported by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May This Photo of Mick Fleetwood Quoting ‘The Green Manalishi’ While Wearing a Scottish Kilt in a Foggy Croquet Field Bring You Peace
April 6, 2020
May This Photo of Mick Fleetwood Quoting ‘The Green Manalishi’ While Wearing a Scottish Kilt in a Foggy Croquet Field Bring You Peace

It’s a Monday during the coronavirus pandemic. These are confusing, unusual times, anxiety riding high as we all wonder what’s around the bend. Stuck at home, we’re trying to find...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 3, 2020
Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Update: In addition to the music documentaries + films highlighted below, there are a number of innovative livestream concert events popping up every few minutes, it seems, in response to...

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 | 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 | George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight Challenge Raising Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19
March 27, 2020
George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight Challenge Raising Funds for Those Affected by COVID-19

The Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973, has launched the Inner Light Challenge to raise $100,000 toward the benefit of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (As Shared by Mick Fleetwood) and Other Classic Album Covers Reimagined for Social Distancing
March 25, 2020
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ (As Shared by Mick Fleetwood) and Other Classic Album Covers Reimagined for Social Distancing

The current stipulations and guidelines in place regarding social distancing and the committed effort we must all make in order to beat the coronavirus pandemic have thrown a wrench into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stuck Indoors Due to Coronavirus, These America Fans Turned ‘A Horse With No Name’ Into a Funny Video
March 23, 2020
Stuck Indoors Due to Coronavirus, These America Fans Turned ‘A Horse With No Name’ Into a Funny Video

We’re seeing all kinds of creativity lately, with nearly all of us stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing, shelter-in-place or safe-at-home ordinances...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Diamond Changed ‘Sweet Caroline’ Into a Coronavirus Hand-Washing PSA (‘Hands … Washing Hands …’)
March 22, 2020
Neil Diamond Changed ‘Sweet Caroline’ Into a Coronavirus Hand-Washing PSA (‘Hands … Washing Hands …’)

“Sweet Caroline” is an undisputed classic. Its refrain is chanted at sporting events around the world, the Neil Diamond signature anthem having become an enduring part of the cultural experience....

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 | 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 | 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 | Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreated an Iconic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as a Coronavirus/Social Distancing PSA
March 19, 2020
Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreated an Iconic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as a Coronavirus/Social Distancing PSA

If you have a platform, use it for good. That’s what some cultural icons have been doing this week, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the limitations and restrictions...

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 | 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 | Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks
March 16, 2020
Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks

The world’s attention surrounds the coronavirus pandemic. Tours are canceled, supermarkets are packed (and, likely, ransacked), tensions are high, and … couches are filled. We’re being told to stay home if necessary...

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 | 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 | A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)
March 2, 2020
A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)

If you watch Antiques Roadshow, you know you’re going to bear witness to some incredible artifacts — maybe a Civil War-era piece of art worth thousands, maybe an ancient teddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
February 27, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

On May 22, “outlaw country” icon Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia. Announced on Thursday, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates, Revisiting Stops on 1995 Trek
February 18, 2020
Foo Fighters Announce 25th Anniversary Tour Dates, Revisiting Stops on 1995 Trek

We already know the Foo Fighters have big plans for 2020. After all, a band’s 25th anniversary is cause for celebration, and with a new album in the works, Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)
February 13, 2020
Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)

Recently, it was revealed that alt/pop phenom Billie Eilish and her producer/collaborator/brother Finneas O’Connell had been tasked with putting together the new James Bond theme song … and on Thursday...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Rest in Peace, English Songwriter/Comedian/Monty Python Collaborator Neil Innes: 1944 – 2019
December 30, 2019
Rest in Peace, English Songwriter/Comedian/Monty Python Collaborator Neil Innes: 1944 – 2019

Monday morning brought with it the sad news of the passing of Neil Innes, English writer/comedian/entertainer known for his bounty of collaborations with the comedy troupe Monty Python over the...

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 | January 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
January 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our January 2019 features: Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview) Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland...

Rock Cellar Magazine | April 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
April 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our April 2019 features: The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview) Inside the Rolling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | September 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
September 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our September 2019 features: Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview) The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films The Story...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Resistance is Futile: Mariah Carey’s 1994 Classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time
December 17, 2019
Resistance is Futile: Mariah Carey’s 1994 Classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time

Every winter, something crawls out of hiding and makes its presence felt — sure, the groundhog on Groundhog’s Day, but also the 1994 holiday song “All I Want for Christmas...

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 | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

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 | Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like
December 2, 2019
Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like

Do you know who Billie Eilish is? If you don’t, you must do a great job actively ignoring modern music, as the 17-year-old singer has been *everywhere* since the release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Paul McCartney: Stream ‘Egypt Station’ Outtakes ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In a Hurry’
November 21, 2019
New from Paul McCartney: Stream ‘Egypt Station’ Outtakes ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In a Hurry’

Sir Paul McCartney saved some material from the studio sessions that led to his smash-hit 2018 album, Egypt Station, and the man known around the world as Macca would like...

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 | 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 Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests
October 25, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests

He’s Ringo Starr — but on the off chance you didn’t know, he’d like to remind you. That’s why the record is titled What’s My Name, and it was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gregg Rolie: New Album ‘Sonic Ranch’ Out Now, Ringo-Inspired ‘What About Love’ Video Premiered, New Music in the Works
October 17, 2019
Gregg Rolie: New Album ‘Sonic Ranch’ Out Now, Ringo-Inspired ‘What About Love’ Video Premiered, New Music in the Works

Iconic singer/songwriter/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, a co-founding member of legendary acts including Santana and Journey, recently released a new solo album titled Sonic Ranch, his first album in 18 years. One...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25
October 14, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25

On Oct. 25, Ringo Starr will add to his legacy of music with a new album, What’s My Name. The album, previewed recently with its title track, now has a...

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 | 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 | Paul McCartney to Premiere Two Leftover ‘Egypt Station’ Session Tracks on Nov. 22
October 8, 2019
Paul McCartney to Premiere Two Leftover ‘Egypt Station’ Session Tracks on Nov. 22

Paul McCartney hit it big with his 2018 album Egypt Station — it was his first album to debut at the No. 1 spot in the United States since 1982’s...

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 | 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 | You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments
September 25, 2019
You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments

Among the versatile canon of the Beatles‘ catalog, “Yellow Submarine” is perhaps the song most suited for children — its sing-songy verse structure and inescapably catchy melodies making it stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More
September 24, 2019
Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More

Sir Paul McCartney does not do many interviews — the Beatles legend is rather selective with what he shares with the world. So when he goes on a television show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track

On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...

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 | 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 | 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 | ‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever
August 29, 2019
‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever

Full admission: 1995’s (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? was my introduction to Oasis — not their debut Definitely Maybe, released the year before. In ’94, I was just ten years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea to Release Memoir, ‘Acid for the Children,’ in November
August 14, 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea to Release Memoir, ‘Acid for the Children,’ in November

Scar Tissue, the 2004 memoir/autobiography from Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis, stands up as a captivating portrait of one of the foremost rock singers of the past 30...

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 | A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)
August 8, 2019
A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)

In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology, the Martin Scorsese-directed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Grammy-nominated Long Strange Trip, the rapturously engaging new documentary David Crosby: Remember My...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Says There Will Indeed Be a Box Set Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’
August 2, 2019
Ringo Starr Says There Will Indeed Be a Box Set Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’

Recent years have seen fancy and meticulously detailed reissues of classic Beatles albums like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the White Album, celebrations which may have sparked the...

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 | 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 | Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’
July 18, 2019
Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’

If you thought Sir Paul McCartney would be taking it easy after concluding his Freshen Up U.S. tour last weekend with an amazing show at Dodger Stadium that saw him...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Neil Young and Bob Dylan Share the Stage for the First Time Since 1994
July 15, 2019
Watch Neil Young and Bob Dylan Share the Stage for the First Time Since 1994

What was it about this past weekend that prompted living legends to get on stage together for some musical magic? In Los Angeles, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney staged another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium
July 15, 2019
Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium

You never know what you’re going to get at a Paul McCartney gig — wait, scratch that. You know you’re going to get an amazing, career-spanning set of Beatles classics,...

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 | Watch Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler Team Up on ‘Helter Skelter’ in Las Vegas
July 1, 2019
Watch Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler Team Up on ‘Helter Skelter’ in Las Vegas

As a concertgoer, is there anything more exciting than when a special guest shows up on stage for a surprise collaboration? It happened over the weekend in Las Vegas, where...

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 | Happy 77th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!
June 18, 2019
Happy 77th Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney!

This piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 77th … Back in 1967, the Beatles wondered...

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 | Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield
June 4, 2019
Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield

Whether you know it or not, you hear Curtis Mayfield’s influence every day. Sure, his grooves have been endlessly sampled, but the gorgeous soul music he created, especially after he...

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 | 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 | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin'”...

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 | 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 | The First Official Led Zeppelin Documentary is Coming to Commemorate the Band’s 50th Anniversary
May 8, 2019
The First Official Led Zeppelin Documentary is Coming to Commemorate the Band’s 50th Anniversary

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin‘s debut album, which would set in action the band‘s precipitous rise to the top of the music world and, eventually, plant their...

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 | Watch the Trailer for a New Film Called ‘Blinded By the Light,’ Inspired by the Music of Bruce Springsteen
May 3, 2019
Watch the Trailer for a New Film Called ‘Blinded By the Light,’ Inspired by the Music of Bruce Springsteen

On August 14, Warner Bros. will release a film titled Blinded By the Light –– and if you immediately thought of the Boss when you read that title, you’re on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rolling Stones ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ Hitting 4K Blu-Ray/CD/LP in Special Re-Release on June 7
May 1, 2019
The Rolling Stones ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ Hitting 4K Blu-Ray/CD/LP in Special Re-Release on June 7

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was the Stones‘ TV special that was filmed in 1968 and featured a quirky setup (literally a circus, with actual circus performers and...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Calpurnia (Ft. ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard) Premiere ‘Cell’ Music Video
March 7, 2019
Calpurnia (Ft. ‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard) Premiere ‘Cell’ Music Video

Calpurnia, a rising young indie/rock band featuring actor Finn Wolfhard of the Netflix series Stranger Things, took fans on a behind-the-scenes look at tour life in a new music video...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

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 | Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)
September 11, 2018
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger...

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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 | Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)

“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...

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 | The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman
February 4, 2018
The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Southern Blood, the twice Grammy-nominated final album from Gregg Allman, says of the project....

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 | Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr
October 31, 2017
Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr

As part of the official unveiling of RockCellarTV, we were fortunate enough to spend some exclusive, one-on-one time with Ringo Starr himself in Las Vegas, hours before he rocked another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview

“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...

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 | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
May 9, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of the most crucial songs about moms ever laid to tape …  A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
February 21, 2017
Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)

Sad news to pass along, as iconic and influential jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has died at the age of 73. Coryell, who played alongside and worked with Sonny Rollins,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photo: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr Were Spotted in the Studio Together
February 20, 2017
Photo: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr Were Spotted in the Studio Together

File this one under intriguing developments that could yield something exciting. Over the weekend, Ringo Starr shared the following image, which definitely, absolutely shows him in a studio setting with...

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 | 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 | Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'
February 3, 2017
Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'

One of the most beloved and well-known songs of the past 60 years or so is Don McLean‘s “American Pie,” a song that encapsulated life in America in 1971 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | L.A.'s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single 'My Reflection' — Listen
February 1, 2017
L.A.'s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single 'My Reflection' — Listen

Get ready for a big year from Los Angeles-based indie/rock band King Washington, longtime favorites of this website. The group, whose music calls to mind inspirations as eclectic as the Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Artist Recreated the Sgt. Pepper's Cover with the Cultural Icons Who Died in 2016
December 28, 2016
An Artist Recreated the Sgt. Pepper's Cover with the Cultural Icons Who Died in 2016

2016 has been tough year. We’ve lost cultural icons like David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Sharon Jones and Alan Rickman, just to name but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos
December 9, 2016
Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Discovered the #MannequinChallenge and Delivered His Own Version
November 10, 2016
Paul McCartney Discovered the #MannequinChallenge and Delivered His Own Version

For roughly the past week or so, something called the #MannequinChallenge has become somewhat of a viral sensation across social media circles. As its name might suggest, it’s a short...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)
October 14, 2016
Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)

Special, surprise gigs are fun — and they’re even better when they feature former Beatles. Sir Paul McCartney decided to play Pappy & Harriet’s, a tiny, Western-themed bar in Pioneertown,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A

For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence
October 7, 2016
Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson
October 7, 2016
Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs
October 4, 2016
Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs

  As I sit here listening to and writing about this intriguing new band from Long Island, New York, The Lemon Twigs, I’m not really sure how to describe what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exhaustively Detailed 'The Rolling Stones: All the Songs' Book Coming Out 10/25
September 26, 2016
Exhaustively Detailed 'The Rolling Stones: All the Songs' Book Coming Out 10/25

For more than five decades, the Rolling Stones have entertained a global audience with Mick Jagger‘s swagger, Keith Richards‘ eminent cool and a litany of undeniably classic songs. On October...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shane Alexander
August 29, 2016
Turn Me On: Shane Alexander

88.5 KCSN-FM’s Jim Nelson is back with another entry in our Turn Me On category, this time shining his light on Shane Alexander… “Do you think of me once in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Regina Spektor's New LP 'Remember Us to Life' with 'Bleeding Heart' and 'Small Bill$'
August 16, 2016
Preview Regina Spektor's New LP 'Remember Us to Life' with 'Bleeding Heart' and 'Small Bill$'

On September 30, eclectic singer/songwriter Regina Spektor will release Remember Us to Life, a new studio album. It’ll be her first since 2012’s What We Saw from the Cheap Seats,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...

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

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Shelters
August 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Shelters

Jim Nelson, KCSN 88.5 FM DJ and Rock Cellar Magazine scribe, is back with another band profile for Turn Me On…this time focusing on the Shelters!    Can you imagine?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention
July 22, 2016
George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention

Whenever a popular song is played over the speakers at a political event, it lends itself to the possibility of the artist speaking out against said use – which is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos
July 13, 2016
Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos

Rock Cellar Magazine was fortunate enough to attend Ringo Starr’s recent 76th birthday celebration at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Below, enjoy a recap of the festivities and some event photos...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge
July 8, 2016
The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Delta Lady: A Memoir is the apt title of Lafayette, Tennessee-born singer Rita Coolidge‘s new autobiography. That classic Leon Russell-penned track and his signature A Song For You were inspired by Coolidge...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy
July 8, 2016
Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Via such epic singles as Shapes Of Things, Heart Full of Soul, For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and others, The Yardbirds made their...

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

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
July 7, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Below, enjoy a review and selection of photos from Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’s recent gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – review by Peter Palmiere, and all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork
June 7, 2016
Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork

In commemoration of their 50th anniversary, The Monkees have pulled off the impossible with Good Times, the group‘s first new studio album in 20 years. The LP is truly a timeless...

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 | Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees
June 7, 2016
Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees

For self-respecting music fans, Andy Partridge is rightly revered as one of the most important songwriters in popular music based on his stellar work in XTC. But away from his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana – The Interview
March 8, 2016
Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
April 7, 2015
Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
October 3, 2013
A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)

Over delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and a lush orchestral score, Linda Ronstadt sings, “’cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think I’m gonna love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
July 12, 2013
Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn

In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies

Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)

Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heart of Ann Wilson
April 2, 2013
The Heart of Ann Wilson

With their chugging rhythms and soaring harmonies, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart topped ’70s and ’80s charts with hits like Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Alone, These Dreams, and What About Love, selling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)
April 2, 2013
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)

Rock Cellar Magazine catches up with Justin Hayward to discuss The Moody Blues, songwriting, the band’s performance at the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, meditation, drugs, and his brand new record - Spirits of the Western Sky.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)

In a rare interview, Wizard/Star Todd Rundgren talks about his new album "State," his upcoming tour, and some of the highlights of his celebrated musical life.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (Beat Box; 2007) The latest resurgence of New Wave has been years in the making, with largely underground acts like Glass Candy re-crafting the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On #2: Kishi Bashi, Emitt Rhodes
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #2: Kishi Bashi, Emitt Rhodes

In this edition of Turn Me On, RCM will focus on two artists whose music has found inspiration in the Fab Four.  One who continues to create new music and...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...

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

Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years
February 4, 2013
‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years

In the opening line of the song Africa by Toto, David Paich sings: “I hear the drums echoing tonight…” Those drums are still echoing loud and clear on this month’s 30th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)
February 4, 2013
A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

Michael Apted is a crossover film phenomenon… The U.K.-born filmmaker has directed extremely commercial Hollywood movies such as: The 1981 romantic comedy Continental Divide with John Belushi, the 1983 Soviet-set crime...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Novels
January 7, 2013
Top 11 Rock Novels

Rock novels are a blast to read for any serious music lover.  Just like you, rock novelists are tremendous music fans, and the novel form allows them to approach their...

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 | November/December Album Reviews
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews

November/December Album Reviews Rolling Stones GRRR! In addition to all his great singing and songwriting, showmanship, and jumpin’ jack flash, Mick Jagger was always a businessman. From his student days...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editor's Pick: Paul McCartney
November 15, 2012
Editor's Pick: Paul McCartney

 New CD $11.92  On Air- Live at the BBC, Volume 2 CD $19.95  Beatles Yellow Submarine Figures Pop Rocks Assortment $49.95  The Beatles T-shirt $20

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Revelations!  Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen
November 14, 2012
Rolling Stones Revelations! Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen

In an exclusive interview, documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen reveals 11 things you may not know about the Rolling Stones.

Rock Cellar Magazine | October/November Album Reviews
October 11, 2012
October/November Album Reviews

Mumford & Sons KISS Neil Young & Crazy Horse Gary Clark Jr. Muse Dinosaur Jr. Aimee Mann   Mumford & Sons Babel When U2 made the Rattle and Hum album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer
October 1, 2012
Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text.  Once in a while we like to talk...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)
August 14, 2012
Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)

RECAP: OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 2 & 3 (Text and photos by Adrian Garro/Rock Cellar Magazine) The final two days of the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock
June 19, 2012
Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock

The back pages of pop music history are littered with tales of one hit wonders. You know the equation:  A band comes out of nowhere, hits the top of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan is BACK!
April 16, 2012
Donovan is BACK!

Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston
March 19, 2012
The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)
March 19, 2012
Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)

They’re as important as our own children. Or more so. Rock musicians are no exception – some of the biggest names in music history owned canine companions, and were often...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?
February 16, 2012
Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?

There is a chance that by the time you read this interview with legendary producer/songwriter/filmmaker/actor Kim Fowley, Kim Fowley will be dead. But don’t take our word for it.  Ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)
January 12, 2012
Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)

Here are a handful of the most notable and infamous rock & roll landmarks in the history of the genre – whether they’re still standing, bulldozed, burnt to the ground,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Anne Does Jane
October 14, 2011
Anne Does Jane

Ann Archer Photo by Michael Devon Anne Archer, who played Michael Douglas’ wife in the 1987 hit Fatal Attraction and Harrison Ford’s wife in 1992’s Patriot Games and 1994’s Clear and Present Danger, is back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Decca Records Signs Paul McCartney, Just A Few Years Too Late
August 24, 2011
Decca Records Signs Paul McCartney, Just A Few Years Too Late

Almost 50 years since the company passed on signing a young band named The Beatles, Decca Records announced the signing of Paul McCartney to its roster. Sir Paul is teaming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Who Is This Guy George Harrison?
August 23, 2011
Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
July 20, 2011
Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap

Ever since Spinal Tap skewered classic rock bands with their excess, egos and miniature Stonehenge stage props back in 1984, many other fictional musicians and bands have popped up in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2
June 8, 2011
The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2

George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” may have been one of the most successful songs of his post-Beatles career, but it wasn’t entirely his song. The chord progression, background vocals and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?
June 3, 2011
Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?

When George Harrison took the stand in a New York City courtroom in January 1976 to defend himself against charges that he had stolen a good portion of The Chiffons’...