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Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck Announces U.S. Tour Starting 9/23; New Album with Johnny Depp, ’18,’ Available Now
August 15, 2022
Jeff Beck Announces U.S. Tour Starting 9/23; New Album with Johnny Depp, ’18,’ Available Now

Guitar icon Jeff Beck remains a busy man, and will launch a tour of the United States beginning on Sept. 23. The news was announced on Monday, and comes on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Spirited New Covers Record, ’18’ (Listen)
July 15, 2022
Out Now: Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Spirited New Covers Record, ’18’ (Listen)

The past few weeks have seen plenty of headlines involving Johnny Depp, for various reasons. Among those newsworthy topics is 18, a brand new studio album combining the talents of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser” in the ’90s: “I’m Actually Really Sad It Didn’t Happen”
June 30, 2022
Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser” in the ’90s: “I’m Actually Really Sad It Didn’t Happen”

First released in March of 1993, “Loser” would become a breakthrough sensation for Beck, who previously toiled as a struggling musician before the quirky track drew attention his way, eventually...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order
June 23, 2022
Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp recently announced a new collaborative album, 18, which the duo will release on July 15. After meeting in 2016, the pair apparently struck a chord...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carmine Appice Q&A:  Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’
June 13, 2022
Carmine Appice Q&A: Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’

Drummer Carmine Appice burst on the rock scene in 1967 when Vanilla Fudge, with singer-keyboardist Mark Stein, guitarist Vince Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, had a Top 10 hit with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”
June 9, 2022
Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”

Johnny Depp has certainly been in the news quite a bit lately — and the latest headline involving the actor pertains to his off-and-on musical career. On July 15, legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from America’s Gerry Beckley: Listen to Title Track of New Solo Album ‘Aurora’ Out 7/1
May 16, 2022
New from America’s Gerry Beckley: Listen to Title Track of New Solo Album ‘Aurora’ Out 7/1

On July 1, Gerry Beckley of the band America will release a new solo album titled Aurora. As a preview of the record, Beckley debuted the title track this past Friday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Peter Beckett of Player (1977’s No. 1 Hit “Baby Come Back”)
April 14, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Peter Beckett of Player (1977’s No. 1 Hit “Baby Come Back”)

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, vocalist/songwriter Peter Beckett of the band Player discusses “Baby Come Back,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after its release in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Willie Leacox: Longtime America Drummer Remembered by Gerry Beckley & Dewey Bunnell
February 3, 2022
Rest in Peace, Willie Leacox: Longtime America Drummer Remembered by Gerry Beckley & Dewey Bunnell

Willie Leacox, who served alongside Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell as the drummer of the band America from 1973 up until retiring in 2014, has died at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Tour Dates Announced, with Guests Beck, The Strokes, St. Vincent, Thundercat and More
October 7, 2021
Red Hot Chili Peppers 2022 Tour Dates Announced, with Guests Beck, The Strokes, St. Vincent, Thundercat and More

The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently announced a huge 2022 tour with an amusing news broadcast send-up — and now, finally, the dates for the outing have been officially revealed....

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 | America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August
May 27, 2021
America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August

America co-founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are looking forward to getting back on the road beginning in August, resuming their 50th anniversary festivities that were interrupted back in March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | America’s Gerry Beckley Shares ‘(I’m Your) Heart Slave’; ‘Keeping The Light On-The Best Of Gerry Beckley’ Out 3/26
February 26, 2021
America’s Gerry Beckley Shares ‘(I’m Your) Heart Slave’; ‘Keeping The Light On-The Best Of Gerry Beckley’ Out 3/26

On March 26, Gerry Beckley, the renowned singer/songwriter/co-founder of the band America, will release Keeping The Light On – The Best Of Gerry Beckley, a greatest hits package focusing on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996
December 14, 2020
Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996

Jason Becker, the musician/guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)
October 23, 2020
Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)

Renowned blues guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa returned on Friday with a new album — but Royal Tea isn’t just a collection of new music. Rather, it’s a musical love letter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gerry Beckley + Dewey Bunnell Share ‘Remembering,’ a New America Song;  ‘Half Century’ Box Set Out 8/28
August 25, 2020
Gerry Beckley + Dewey Bunnell Share ‘Remembering,’ a New America Song; ‘Half Century’ Box Set Out 8/28

Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell of the band America are celebrating their band’s 50th anniversary in style in 2020 — with a newly-recorded song and a massive box set, to be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20
August 19, 2020
Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20

Blues guitar trailblazer Joe Bonamassa will release Royal Tea, a brand new studio album that finds Bonamassa paying homage to his English blues/rock heroes. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker
July 22, 2020
Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker

Happy Birthday to an amazing talent and force in the music industry: Jason Becker (click here to browse his catalog of music via our Rock Cellar Store). Truthfully, I was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion (ft. Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and Many More)
June 5, 2020
Out Now: ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion (ft. Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and Many More)

Today, June 5, acclaimed singer/songwriter/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion returned with a new album, Blues with Friends. A star-studded, collaborative effort finding Dion joined by music pals including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Etheridge Issues Statement Regarding Death of Her 21-Year-Old Son, Beckett Cypher
May 13, 2020
Melissa Etheridge Issues Statement Regarding Death of Her 21-Year-Old Son, Beckett Cypher

On Wednesday afternoon, the sad news came through that Beckett Cypher, the 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge with her former partner Julie Cypher, had passed away. We’re sad to inform...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Three Songs from ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and More
May 13, 2020
Hear Three Songs from ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and More

Legendary singer Dion — who first made a name for himself decades ago with hits like “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” and has continued his career in the years since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Trippy New Video for Their Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’
May 12, 2020
Watch Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Trippy New Video for Their Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’

Recently, two icons joined forces when Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp premiered “Isolation,” their bluesy cover of the John Lennon classic from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP. The single now has a corresponding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Teaming Up on John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ is an Unexpected Treat
April 28, 2020
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Teaming Up on John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ is an Unexpected Treat

Recently, two icons teamed up when Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp dropped a surprise collaborative track, “Isolation” — a cover of the John Lennon classic from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tuesday 4/21: Watch ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ on CBS, ft. Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel and More
April 20, 2020
Tuesday 4/21: Watch ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ on CBS, ft. Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel and More

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, CBS will air Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Prince’s passing in 2016. Originally filmed on January...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Airing 4/21 on CBS (Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel More)
March 25, 2020
‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Airing 4/21 on CBS (Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel More)

Last year, a number of musical luminaries gathered around GRAMMY Weekend in Los Angeles to pay tribute to The Purple One, Prince — and on April 21, the star-studded performance...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More
January 9, 2020
‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More

With the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards taking place Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles, anybody who’s anybody in the music business will be in Southern California — and two days...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Play Nirvana Songs with Beck and St. Vincent
January 5, 2020
Watch Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Play Nirvana Songs with Beck and St. Vincent

Something very special took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night as part of the Heaven is Rock and Roll event, a celebration/concert honoring the Art of Elysium. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’
November 22, 2019
Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’

Beck Hansen is an innovator, an envelope-pusher, a shape-shifting musical chameleon who’s worn many different hats throughout his groundbreaking career. So it’s no surprise that his new album, Hyperspace, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck Previews New Album ‘Hyperspace’ with its Dreamy, Haunting Finale, ‘Everlasting Nothing’ (Listen)
November 15, 2019
Beck Previews New Album ‘Hyperspace’ with its Dreamy, Haunting Finale, ‘Everlasting Nothing’ (Listen)

Beck has been preparing everybody for his new album, Hyperspace, which will be released next week, on Nov. 22. He’s done so with a handful of songs that have worked...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck’s Atmospheric New Song ‘Dark Places’ is Made for Driving Around in the Middle of the Night — Listen
November 7, 2019
Beck’s Atmospheric New Song ‘Dark Places’ is Made for Driving Around in the Middle of the Night — Listen

On Nov. 22, seven-time Grammy Award winner Beck will add to his unpredictable and captivating catalog with a new album, Hyperspace, his first since 2017’s Colors. The latest song premiered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Writing of John Steinbeck Inspired Mumford & Sons’ New Song ‘Blind Leading the Blind’ (Listen)
October 23, 2019
The Writing of John Steinbeck Inspired Mumford & Sons’ New Song ‘Blind Leading the Blind’ (Listen)

Eighteen months is quite a bit of time to spend on crafting one song, but it’s the story behind “Blind Leading the Blind,” a new song from Mumford & Sons...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck: New Album ‘Hyperspace’ Out Nov. 22, Premieres ‘Uneventful Days’ and ‘Hyperlife’ (Listen)
October 17, 2019
Beck: New Album ‘Hyperspace’ Out Nov. 22, Premieres ‘Uneventful Days’ and ‘Hyperlife’ (Listen)

Genre-bending musical mastermind Beck will return on Nov. 22 with Hyperspace, his 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s Colors, which won the Best Alternative Music Album and Best...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck Premieres ‘Saw Lightning,’ a New Collaboration with Pharrell Williams — Listen
April 15, 2019
Beck Premieres ‘Saw Lightning,’ a New Collaboration with Pharrell Williams — Listen

Innovative singer/songwriter Beck is gearing up for a big summer. Not only is he heading out on a co-headlining tour with Cage the Elephant (dates and info here), but on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and More
March 28, 2019
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and More

On Thursday, Eric Clapton’s team unveiled the news regarding the fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival, curated by ol ‘Slowhand himself and featuring a dream team of iconic guitar legends. It’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cage the Elephant Premieres ‘Night Running’ Featuring Beck, from New Album ‘Social Cues’ — Listen
March 28, 2019
Cage the Elephant Premieres ‘Night Running’ Featuring Beck, from New Album ‘Social Cues’ — Listen

Cage The Elephant‘s new album, Social Cues, will be released on April 19 ahead of the band’s big co-headlining summer tour with alt/rock hero Beck — and on Thursday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cage the Elephant and Beck Are Going Out on a Co-Headlining Tour with Special Guests Spoon
February 11, 2019
Cage the Elephant and Beck Are Going Out on a Co-Headlining Tour with Special Guests Spoon

Two powerhouse alt/rock institutions, Cage the Elephant and Beck, will spend a portion of 2019 on the road together on a co-headlining tour announced on Monday. Along for the fun...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck's Surreal New Video for 'Wow' is As Visually Stirring As You'd Hope – Watch
September 13, 2016
Beck's Surreal New Video for 'Wow' is As Visually Stirring As You'd Hope – Watch

Beck is currently finishing up work on a new album, the follow-up to Morning Phase, his 2015 Album of the Year-winning record. In the past few months, he’s premiered two...

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 | Best New Music: Jeff Beck Returns with New Album 'Loud Hailer' – Listen
July 15, 2016
Best New Music: Jeff Beck Returns with New Album 'Loud Hailer' – Listen

Guitar god Jeff Beck has returned. On Friday, Beck released Loud Hailer, an album of new material featuring contributions from rhythm guitarist Carmen Vandenberg and vocalist Rosie Bones. As Beck...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: The Interview
July 8, 2016
Jeff Beck: The Interview

“I guess it’s my sense of inquisitiveness and maybe boredom, a mixture of the two. I always look for tomorrow in today. Whoever’s involved with my music at the time,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Jeff Beck: Stream 'Live in the Dark', Off New LP 'Loud Hailer'
June 23, 2016
New from Jeff Beck: Stream 'Live in the Dark', Off New LP 'Loud Hailer'

Guitar mastermind Jeff Beck will return on July 15 with a new album titled Loud Hailer, and on Thursday he premiered a sample of it in the form of a single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck Returns with Rhythmic New Song 'Wow' – New LP Due in October
June 2, 2016
Beck Returns with Rhythmic New Song 'Wow' – New LP Due in October

Beck is back. Below, stream the eclectic musician/songwriter’s new song, the appropriately titled Wow: It’s Beck’s second standalone single in the past year, coming after the infectious Dreams made its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House
September 4, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium
August 8, 2022
Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium

One of the most powerful attributes of music is its ability to bring together people of all demographics, backgrounds and ideologies. Over the course of the past few decades, few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Eddie Vedder Join The Strokes for “Juicebox” in Seattle (Opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers)
August 4, 2022
Watch Eddie Vedder Join The Strokes for “Juicebox” in Seattle (Opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers)

On Wednesday night, The Strokes performed at T-Mobile Park in Seattle as special guest support for the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ ongoing Unlimited Love world tour (the second is coming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Announces New Tour Dates; New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss’ Out Now
August 1, 2022
Ann Wilson Announces New Tour Dates; New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss’ Out Now

When we last heard from Ann Wilson, the singer/songwriter/Heart icon was basking in the glow of her new solo record, Fierce Bliss, which was released in late April. A collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring ‘Unlimited Love’ Tour Back Home to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles
August 1, 2022
PHOTOS: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring ‘Unlimited Love’ Tour Back Home to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles

It’s been a year of revived activity for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and on Sunday night the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers brought their celebratory Unlimited Love...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | June 2022 Issue
June 13, 2022
June 2022 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our June 2022 features. Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia  Randy Bachman & Tal...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20
May 6, 2022
New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. It’s a breezy, summer-ready collection of pop/rock gems that...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20
April 14, 2022
New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. As its title (and that artwork above) implies, AM...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wet Leg Riding High with Quirky, Engaging & Dynamic Debut Album (Listen)
April 11, 2022
Out Now: Wet Leg Riding High with Quirky, Engaging & Dynamic Debut Album (Listen)

The past year or so has seen U.K. indie/rock duo Wet Leg become a bit of a global phenomenon, the momentum of the band’s breakthrough single “Chaise Longue” more or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Land Second No. 1 Debut with ‘Unlimited Love’ Ahead of Summer Global Stadium Tour
April 11, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Land Second No. 1 Debut with ‘Unlimited Love’ Ahead of Summer Global Stadium Tour

For the second time in their illustrious career, the Red Hot Chili Peppers scored a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 thanks to the global success of Unlimited Love,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares “Ur Mum,” Releasing Anticipated Self-Titled Debut Album Friday 4/8
April 6, 2022
U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares “Ur Mum,” Releasing Anticipated Self-Titled Debut Album Friday 4/8

Buzzworthy U.K. indie/rock duo Wet Leg is on the precipice of a major breakout, coasting in recent months on the attention given to its single “Chaise Longue,” a relentlessly quirky...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More
April 4, 2022
Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More

On Friday night, Joni Mitchell was honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, the recipient of the heralded award at a reschedule gala even originally intended to take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh
April 1, 2022
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh

There’s a certain comfort to the Red Hot Chili Peppers sounding like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which they do throughout Unlimited Love, a sprawling new album released this week...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hear John Frusciante’s Guitar Shimmer on “Not The One,” ‘Unlimited Love’ LP Out 4/1
March 24, 2022
New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hear John Frusciante’s Guitar Shimmer on “Not The One,” ‘Unlimited Love’ LP Out 4/1

As promised by the band this week on social media, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have unleashed a new song, “Not the One,” the third preview of the Rock &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease “Not the One,” New Song Debuting 3/25; ‘Unlimited Love’ LP 4/1
March 23, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease “Not the One,” New Song Debuting 3/25; ‘Unlimited Love’ LP 4/1

On April 1, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will release Unlimited Love, an anticipated new album that finds guitarist John Frusciante back in the mix for the first time since...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dolly Parton Declines Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination: “I Don’t Feel That I Have Earned That Right”
March 14, 2022
Dolly Parton Declines Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination: “I Don’t Feel That I Have Earned That Right”

Dolly Parton has withdrawn her eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, the legendary country singer/songwriter/pop culture icon announced on Monday. After initially being part...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stream “Poster Child,” a Funky Jam with Anthony Kiedis Name-Dropping Ronald Reagan and Taco Bell
March 3, 2022
New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stream “Poster Child,” a Funky Jam with Anthony Kiedis Name-Dropping Ronald Reagan and Taco Bell

A calling card of the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years has been the (sometimes unintelligible) rap/spoken word vocals from Anthony Kiedis — and that’s very much on the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut “Black Summer”; New Album ‘Unlimited Love’ Out 4/1
February 3, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut “Black Summer”; New Album ‘Unlimited Love’ Out 4/1

Vocalist Anthony Kiedis repeatedly sings “I’ve been waiting” throughout “Black Summer,” the long-anticipated new song from the Red Hot Chili Peppers that debuted today — and that’s precisely what fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Nominees: Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Duran Duran, Judas Priest, New York Dolls, More
February 2, 2022
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Nominees: Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Duran Duran, Judas Priest, New York Dolls, More

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its official list of 2022 nominees on Wednesday morning, and consistent with the variety of acts the Hall has included in recent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease New Song on Social Media with a 20-Second John Frusciante Guitar Solo
February 2, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease New Song on Social Media with a 20-Second John Frusciante Guitar Solo

Update: The Red Hot Chili Peppers have premiered “Black Summer” and announced a new album — click here. It’s looking more likely than ever that a new single from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series
February 1, 2022
Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series

Long-running indie band Bright Eyes announced an extensive set of tour dates on Tuesday that will keep the Conor Oberst-led group quite busy for much of the rest of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease New Music on Social Media
January 28, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tease New Music on Social Media

Back in October, The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced some huge plans for 2022 in the form of a stadium tour with newly rejoined guitarist, John Frusciante, back in the...

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 | Rest in Peace, Versatile Bassist/Studio Legend Phil Chen: 1946-2021
December 15, 2021
Rest in Peace, Versatile Bassist/Studio Legend Phil Chen: 1946-2021

Phil Chen, a renowned bassist and studio legend revered in the music industry, has died at 75 after a fight with cancer.

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 | 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 | ‘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 | Eddie Vedder Channels Tom Petty on New Solo Song “Long Way,” a Preview of His New Solo LP ‘Earthling’
September 8, 2021
Eddie Vedder Channels Tom Petty on New Solo Song “Long Way,” a Preview of His New Solo LP ‘Earthling’

Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder announced a new solo album, Earthling, previewing the record with a heartfelt, road trip-ready anthem bursting with emotion and an almost Tom Petty &...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go ‘Inside Angel Dream’ with Behind-The-Scenes Videos from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers — 25th Anniversary Edition Out Now
July 6, 2021
Go ‘Inside Angel Dream’ with Behind-The-Scenes Videos from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers — 25th Anniversary Edition Out Now

Just last week, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers revisited Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”), one of Petty’s few soundtrack projects over the course of his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’
July 2, 2021
Out Now from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’

Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”),  originally released by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1996 as the companion album to the romantic comedy starring Jennifer...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More
June 29, 2021
Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More

On Saturday, July 10, a host of heavy metal icons spanning decades and generations will gather — virtually — for a tribute concert streaming event/fundraiser paying homage to the late,...

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 | 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 | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’ Coming 7/2 (Pre-Order)
June 10, 2021
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’ Coming 7/2 (Pre-Order)

Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”), originally released by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1996 as the companion album to the romantic comedy starring Jennifer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 3 Doors Down Details ‘The Better Life’ 20th Anniversary Tour for 2021, ft. Special Guest Seether
June 1, 2021
3 Doors Down Details ‘The Better Life’ 20th Anniversary Tour for 2021, ft. Special Guest Seether

Released in Feb. of 2000, The Better Life was the breakthrough debut album for 3 Doors Down, the Mississippi-based band that burst onto the scene in a big way thanks...

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 | Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”
May 7, 2021
Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”

Little Days, a duo based out of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles featuring Mini Diaz and Jorgen Carlsson (of Gov’t Mule), debuted a new single titled “Shine.” Shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)
April 19, 2021
Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)

Guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Poco Rusty Young was a valued friend of Rock Cellar for many years. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him often, and he was generous with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Paul McCartney Shares “Slidin’ (EOB Remix),” from ‘McCartney III Imagined’ Set Out 4/16
April 7, 2021
Paul McCartney Shares “Slidin’ (EOB Remix),” from ‘McCartney III Imagined’ Set Out 4/16

Sir Paul McCartney and his team have been busy previewing McCartney III Imagined, the upcoming star-studded revisiting of Macca’s excellent late-2020 solo effort, McCartney III. The latest song shared ahead...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 3/20: ‘All Together Now –LA2’ Online Charity Concert Event to Premiere The Tribe’s ‘Get Together’ Music Video Featuring Jesse Colin Young
March 18, 2021
Sat. 3/20: ‘All Together Now –LA2’ Online Charity Concert Event to Premiere The Tribe’s ‘Get Together’ Music Video Featuring Jesse Colin Young

This coming Saturday, March 20, a host of celebrities, musicians, entertainers, and more will join forces for All Together Now – LA2, a very special online all-star concert event and telethon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 3/20: Rock Cellar & the Get Together Foundation Present ‘All Together Now – LA2,’ an All-Star Benefit Streaming Concert Event for COVID-19 Relief
March 16, 2021
Sat. 3/20: Rock Cellar & the Get Together Foundation Present ‘All Together Now – LA2,’ an All-Star Benefit Streaming Concert Event for COVID-19 Relief

This coming Saturday, March 20, a host of celebrities, musicians, entertainers, and more will join forces for All Together Now – LA2, a very special online all-star concert event and...

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

Click the links below to enjoy our March 2021 features. Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview) Andra Day Q&A:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Hold Steady Returns with New Album ‘Open Door Policy,’ ‘The Weekender’ Live Stream Shows 3/5-6
February 19, 2021
Out Now: The Hold Steady Returns with New Album ‘Open Door Policy,’ ‘The Weekender’ Live Stream Shows 3/5-6

Open Door Policy is the eighth full-length album from adored Brooklyn indie/rock band The Hold Steady. The record was officially released on Friday. Fronted as always by Craig Finn, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’
February 12, 2021
Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’

Back in 2018, esteemed ZZ Top rocker Billy F Gibbons released a solo record, The Big Bad Blues, via Concord Records. A big, loud, boisterous blast of rock and roll,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day
January 20, 2021
Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day

After Wednesday’s Inauguration Day events for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a virtual parade across the United States was streamed on multiple platforms. This included a reunion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush

So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Hold Steady: Stream ‘Heavy Covenant,’ from New LP ‘Open Door Policy’ Out 2/19
January 8, 2021
New from The Hold Steady: Stream ‘Heavy Covenant,’ from New LP ‘Open Door Policy’ Out 2/19

In early December, esteemed Brooklyn indie/rock band The Hold Steady dropped a new song, “Family Farm,” a preview of the band’s upcoming album due out Feb. 19. Open Door Policy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers: 1942-2021
January 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers: 1942-2021

On Sunday, it was announced that  Gerry Marsden, the legendary front man of Gerry and the Pacemakers, has passed away at age 78 after a “short illness,” according to the...

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 | 12/18: Barenaked Ladies Hosting ‘A Very Virtual Christmas’ Live Stream Concert Event
December 16, 2020
12/18: Barenaked Ladies Hosting ‘A Very Virtual Christmas’ Live Stream Concert Event

This Friday, Dec. 18, long-running Canadian rock/pop band Barenaked Ladies will host a special holiday-themed A Very Virtual Christmas live stream event. The show will go live at 9 p.m....

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | November 2020 Issue
November 13, 2020
November 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our November 2020 features. Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview) Reappraising Paul Weller’s The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘America — Live at the London Palladium’ Concert Special to Stream Online Beginning Nov. 27
November 12, 2020
‘America — Live at the London Palladium’ Concert Special to Stream Online Beginning Nov. 27

In 2018, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and America took the stage at the London Palladium for a special concert event celebrating their decades-long career, and on Nov. 27 America–Live at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win the Ronnie Wood Documentary ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ on Blu-ray!
November 3, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win the Ronnie Wood Documentary ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ on Blu-ray!

The entry period for this giveaway has closed. Thank you! Ronnie Wood has lived quite a life. From the Faces to the Jeff Beck Group and, of course, the Rolling Stones, Wood has entertained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/23-10/25: Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash, Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, More
October 23, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/23-10/25: Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash, Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More
October 20, 2020
Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More

Today, Oct. 20, would have been the 70th birthday of Tom Petty. Today would have been Tom Petty's 70th birthday. Photographer 📷Robert Sebree captured Petty in images for decades, including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer
October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist of Van Halen and all around legend, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The tragic news was shared by his son, Wolfgang Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16
September 28, 2020
Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16

On Oct. 16, acclaimed and buzzworthy 20-year-old indie-rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) will release her debut full-length album, Fake It Flowers. (Click here to pre-order Fake It Flowers from our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died
September 18, 2020
Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died

It was 50 years ago today, Sept. 18, that Jimi Hendrix passed away — one of the most talented and gifted guitarists the world has ever seen, gone at just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More
September 17, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set

Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beabadoobee’s New Video for ‘Worth It’ Calls to Mind Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ — Angsty Grunge Fashion and All
September 15, 2020
Beabadoobee’s New Video for ‘Worth It’ Calls to Mind Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ — Angsty Grunge Fashion and All

Rising indie-rock star Beabadoobee is preparing to release her anticipated debut full-length, Fake It Flowers, which is due out Oct. 16 via Dirty Hit. Thus far, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter (real...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Eddie Vedder: Hear ‘Cartography,’ an Instrumental Single with a Powerful Remix Music Video
September 14, 2020
New from Eddie Vedder: Hear ‘Cartography,’ an Instrumental Single with a Powerful Remix Music Video

Pearl Jam band leader Eddie Vedder shared a new song on Monday — and “Cartography” is a moving instrumental composition. The track also has a b-side remix from Nick Zimmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Shares New Song ‘Cross That Line,’ a Topical Tune That Schmit Says ‘Speaks For Itself’
September 10, 2020
Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Shares New Song ‘Cross That Line,’ a Topical Tune That Schmit Says ‘Speaks For Itself’

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit has been working on a solo album ever since the classic rock band‘s anticipated Hotel California tour was pushed back to 2021 due to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graceland Graffiti: Priscilla Presley ‘Absolutely Horrified,’ Elvis’ Brother-In-Law Recalls ‘One of the Saddest Days’ of Life
September 4, 2020
Graceland Graffiti: Priscilla Presley ‘Absolutely Horrified,’ Elvis’ Brother-In-Law Recalls ‘One of the Saddest Days’ of Life

Earlier this week, a handful of iconic landmarks in the Memphis area were tagged with graffiti in the middle of the night. Vandals targeted the Levitt Shell Amphitheater, the “I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and 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 favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood Documentary: Preview ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me,’ in ‘Virtual Cinemas’ 9/18 (Pre-Order on Blu-ray)
August 27, 2020
Ronnie Wood Documentary: Preview ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me,’ in ‘Virtual Cinemas’ 9/18 (Pre-Order on Blu-ray)

Ronnie Wood has lived quite a life. From the Faces to the Jeff Beck Group and, of course, the Rolling Stones, Wood has entertained the masses for decades as a...

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 | New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 28 brings with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pop & Tacos
August 7, 2020
Pop & Tacos

Pop & Tacos hold a familiar retro sound-perhaps it’s a missing tape reel found in a vault circa 1978 paying homage to bands like ABBA, Pink Floyd and 10cc, yet undeniably unique while Little Days beckons the listener to simply dive in and enjoy the ride. Guest appearances by Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Ferrone and Mike Campbell (The Heartbreakers)

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression
July 21, 2020
Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression

Today, July 21, would have been the 69th birthday of Robin Williams. The legendary actor/comedian known for razor-sharp wit, an endlessly irreverent standup comedy style and a warm demeanor passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 6/20: ‘Round Midnight Preserves’ Live Stream for the Preservation Hall Foundation, ft. Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello and More
June 19, 2020
Saturday 6/20: ‘Round Midnight Preserves’ Live Stream for the Preservation Hall Foundation, ft. Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello and More

This Saturday night, June 20, a very special live stream concert event benefiting the Preservation Hall Foundation will take place — and you can watch for free from the comfort...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’
June 11, 2020
David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’

In a wide-ranging new interview with Rolling Stone, legendary guitarist/songwriter David Crosby touches on a number of topics, music-related and otherwise. Among the topics breached in the chat is a...

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 | Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’
June 10, 2020
Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’

When Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found dead in the swimming pool of his UK home July 3, 1969, many believed he had been a victim of a...

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 | Melissa Etheridge Posts Posts Update, Thanks Fans for Support After Son’s Death: ‘Nothing But Time Will Heal the Empty Space in My Heart’
June 9, 2020
Melissa Etheridge Posts Posts Update, Thanks Fans for Support After Son’s Death: ‘Nothing But Time Will Heal the Empty Space in My Heart’

The May 13 passing of Beckett Cypher, the 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge and former partner Julie Cypher was incredibly tragic, the young man succumbing to an opioid addiction. pic.twitter.com/LZJI8M6m4s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ the Lovable Middle-Aged Rock Star Wannabes Tasked With Saving the World Once Again
June 9, 2020
Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ the Lovable Middle-Aged Rock Star Wannabes Tasked With Saving the World Once Again

At long last, it’s here: The official teaser trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music, the awaited new film starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the titular Bill &...

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 | 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 | 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 | Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More
May 19, 2020
Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More

Alice Cooper wants to help. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us all confused, frustrated and at home, seeking new methods of entertainment. The shock-rock icon wants to be a beacon...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s ‘The Covid Kid,’ a Coronavirus Song in the Style of Steely Dan — from Steve Porcaro, David Kamp, Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood and More, for MusiCares
April 29, 2020
Here’s ‘The Covid Kid,’ a Coronavirus Song in the Style of Steely Dan — from Steve Porcaro, David Kamp, Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood and More, for MusiCares

There’s a time and place for levity among the harsh realities of a global pandemic, and it inspired particularly entertaining bit of music from Steve Porcaro of Toto (among many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)
April 27, 2020
‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)

This past Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions in association with the Get Together Foundation and City Council member John Lee, presented ALL TOGETHER NOW! – an online concert event...

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 | Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief
April 17, 2020
Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief

Tomorrow, April 18, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization in association with Lady Gaga will present One World: Together At Home, a streaming concert event raising funds for the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Global Citizen + WHO Announce ‘One World: Together at Home’ Streaming Concert Event 4/18 Benefiting COVID-19 Fight
April 6, 2020
Global Citizen + WHO Announce ‘One World: Together at Home’ Streaming Concert Event 4/18 Benefiting COVID-19 Fight

On Saturday, April 18, a number of the world’s biggest entertainers will join forces for One World: Together at Home, a streaming concert event put on by Global Citizen and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America Releasing ‘Half Century’ 8-Disc Box Set Commemorating 50th Anniversary (Video)
April 6, 2020
America Releasing ‘Half Century’ 8-Disc Box Set Commemorating 50th Anniversary (Video)

America, the band formed in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — and the band will celebrate the milestone in June...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Cage the Elephant and Iggy Pop Teamed Up for a New Version of the ‘Social Cues’ Song ‘Broken Boy’ — Listen
January 23, 2020
Cage the Elephant and Iggy Pop Teamed Up for a New Version of the ‘Social Cues’ Song ‘Broken Boy’ — Listen

“Broken Boy” is one of the standout tracks on Social Cues, the 2019 album from Cage the Elephant that’s up for Best Rock Album at the GRAMMYs this weekend. Anybody...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | ‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31
January 6, 2020
‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31

Coachella. It’s a music festival, yes — the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be precise — but it’s more than that. The annual festival put on by mega-promoter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of Nirvana Joining Forces Again for Los Angeles Benefit Concert
January 3, 2020
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of Nirvana Joining Forces Again for Los Angeles Benefit Concert

Back in October 2018, the Foo Fighters hosted their own curated music festival, Cal Jam 18, in San Bernardino, California. The night was capped off with a remarkable and eye-popping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)
December 31, 2019
Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)

It’s that time again — somehow — to say goodbye to the past and embrace the future. Happy New Year! 2019 is done, and 2020 is ready to take over....

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 | David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour
December 17, 2019
David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour

KISS has a lengthy farewell plan in the form of its End of the Road tour, carrying Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Hottest Band in the Land around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks For The Dance’ Compiled By His Son (and a Mini-Documentary)
November 22, 2019
Out Now: Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks For The Dance’ Compiled By His Son (and a Mini-Documentary)

Thanks for the Dance is a new album from Leonard Cohen that serves as the first posthumous release from the legendary singer/songwriter/poet/author, who passed away in 2016 at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’
November 14, 2019
The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

As a frequent guest on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, Steve Martin often did a recurring skit with the catchphrase “I’m just a wild and crazy guy.” Danny Wilde,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Simple Creatures and Bones UK at the Fonda Makes for a Great Tuesday Night in Hollywood
November 13, 2019
Recap: Simple Creatures and Bones UK at the Fonda Makes for a Great Tuesday Night in Hollywood

You know how you can tell when big-name musicians are having all the fun in the world with a new project? That’s very much the case with Simple Creatures, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bay Area Band SWMRS Cancel Tour After Van Accident Caused by Black Ice
October 30, 2019
Bay Area Band SWMRS Cancel Tour After Van Accident Caused by Black Ice

Back in February, Oakland-based rock/indie band SWMRS released a captivating full-length record, and Berkeley’s On Fire began earning the young group significant attention. The band was to head out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Happens to the Heart,’ from the New Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks for the Dance’ Out Nov. 22
October 24, 2019
Hear ‘Happens to the Heart,’ from the New Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks for the Dance’ Out Nov. 22

Leonard Cohen passed in 2016 at the age of 82, but the massively influential and iconic singer/poet/novelist has a new album coming out posthumously on Nov. 22. Here’s a song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame
October 4, 2019
Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame

Congratulations to drummer Steve Ferrone, known globally as the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who was inducted into the Music Walk of Fame in his hometown of Brighton,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ric Ocasek’s Family Shares Statement, Original ‘Doodle’ Drawn By Ocasek Before His Death
September 16, 2019
Ric Ocasek’s Family Shares Statement, Original ‘Doodle’ Drawn By Ocasek Before His Death

The news on Sunday of the passing of Ric Ocasek, legendary front man and musical legend of the Cars, had passed away at the age of 75 hit the music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, a Musical Force of Undeniable and Far-Reaching Influence
September 15, 2019
Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, a Musical Force of Undeniable and Far-Reaching Influence

Tremendously sad news came through the wires on Sunday when it was reported that Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the Cars, has died at the age of 75. NBC New...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)
August 13, 2019
Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)

Lukas Nelson’s 2018 was the sort of year that most musician’s can only dream of, and 2019 is shaping up to be even better for the front man of the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’
August 1, 2019
Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’

On Friday, the Bird and the Bee — the indie/pop duo featuring multi-instrumentalist/mega-producer Greg Kurstin and Inara George — will release Interpreting the Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire
June 12, 2019
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire

A recent New York Times story detailing the extensive damage caused by the Universal fire in 2008, which struck at Universal Studios Hollywood and resulted in the loss of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan and Regina Spektor Covered Love’s ‘No Matter What You Do’ for ‘Echo in the Canyon’ — Listen
May 20, 2019
Jakob Dylan and Regina Spektor Covered Love’s ‘No Matter What You Do’ for ‘Echo in the Canyon’ — Listen

On May 24, Echo in the Canyon, a star-studded new music documentary capturing the sights, sounds and emotions of the “California Sound” through the lens of the vibrant Laurel Canyon music...

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 | 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 | Instrumental/Prog Fusion Band CHON Premieres Dreamy New Song, ‘Petal’ — Listen
May 2, 2019
Instrumental/Prog Fusion Band CHON Premieres Dreamy New Song, ‘Petal’ — Listen

CHON emerged from San Diego in 2008, the band’s instrumental, guitar-based prog/fusion/experimental earning its three members acclaim, high-profile festival gigs and loads of attention. Fresh off a set at Coachella...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steely Dan’s Six-Night Residency in NY to Feature Full-Album Shows, More
April 30, 2019
Steely Dan’s Six-Night Residency in NY to Feature Full-Album Shows, More

When Walter Becker passed away in 2017, it could have spelled the end of Steely Dan — but co-founder Donald Fagen has continued on in his absence, adding to the band’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos’ Take on ‘Go Where You Wanna Go’ from the New ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Documentary
April 25, 2019
Hear Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos’ Take on ‘Go Where You Wanna Go’ from the New ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Documentary

On May 24, Echo in the Canyon, a star-studded new music documentary capturing the sights, sounds and emotions of the “California Sound” through the lens of the vibrant Laurel Canyon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Born Out of Some Intense Emotions, Cage the Elephant’s ‘Social Cues’ Might Be Their Most Cohesive Album to Date (Listen)
April 19, 2019
Born Out of Some Intense Emotions, Cage the Elephant’s ‘Social Cues’ Might Be Their Most Cohesive Album to Date (Listen)

Cage the Elephant vocalist Matt Shultz recently went through the dissolution of a relationship — something to which many of us can relate. Personal turmoil like that can lead to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch SWMRS Perform ‘Too Much Coffee’ and ‘April in Houston’ as Part of VEVO’s Live Series
April 12, 2019
Watch SWMRS Perform ‘Too Much Coffee’ and ‘April in Houston’ as Part of VEVO’s Live Series

In February, Bay Area indie/punk band SWMRS released Berkeley On Fire, an urgent, timely and provocative new album blending styles, themes and emotions that pushed the young band’s notoriety higher than...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Star-Studded Trailer for the New ‘California Sound’ Documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon,’ Out 5/24
April 4, 2019
Watch the Star-Studded Trailer for the New ‘California Sound’ Documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon,’ Out 5/24

The Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1960s and ’70s is considered one of the most fertile in the history of rock and roll music. The bands, artists and movements...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jenny Lewis Releases Vibrant New Album ‘On the Line’ — Listen (New Music Friday)
March 22, 2019
Jenny Lewis Releases Vibrant New Album ‘On the Line’ — Listen (New Music Friday)

On Friday, indie rock singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis released On the Line, her anticipated new album that serves as the former Rilo Kiley singer’s fourth solo record and the follow-up to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Cage the Elephant: Stream ‘House of Glass,’ from New LP ‘Social Cues’
March 8, 2019
New from Cage the Elephant: Stream ‘House of Glass,’ from New LP ‘Social Cues’

Cage the Elephant‘s new record, Social Cues, is said to have drawn its inspiration heavily from the personal experiences of front man Matt Shultz, especially his recent divorce. The band’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oakland’s SWMRS Make the Bay Area Proud with Urgent New Album ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (New Music Friday)
February 15, 2019
Oakland’s SWMRS Make the Bay Area Proud with Urgent New Album ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (New Music Friday)

Berkeley’s On Fire, the new album from Oakland’s SWMRS, was released on Friday — and it’s the sort of record that will stick with you long after its 10-song, 33-minute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cage the Elephant Return with ‘Ready to Let Go,’ from Upcoming LP ‘Social Cues’ Due Out 4/19
January 31, 2019
Cage the Elephant Return with ‘Ready to Let Go,’ from Upcoming LP ‘Social Cues’ Due Out 4/19

The guys in Cage the Elephant are ready to make some noise again, and that’s exactly what the indie/rock band did on Thursday with the premiere of a new song...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America
April 20, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America

The music of America remains timeless. Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek accomplished quite a lot after forming in England in 1970, with songs including “Horse With No Name,”...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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: 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 | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

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 | Say Hello to Senator: Watch the Haunting New Video for 'Lost Again' (Premiere)
February 8, 2017
Say Hello to Senator: Watch the Haunting New Video for 'Lost Again' (Premiere)

The nicknames we’re given in our formative years can grow to define us. Such is the case for Howard Baker, a musician from Austin, TX who was referred to as Senator...

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 | Happy 73rd Birthday to Legendary Guitarist Albert Lee!
December 21, 2016
Happy 73rd Birthday to Legendary Guitarist Albert Lee!

We at Rock Cellar would like to extend a very happy and healthy 73rd birthday legendary British guitarist Albert Lee! Albert is known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique and...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up
September 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Eat World Premiere 'Sure and Certain', Off New LP 'Integrity Blues' Out 10/21
August 30, 2016
Jimmy Eat World Premiere 'Sure and Certain', Off New LP 'Integrity Blues' Out 10/21

A week or so after debuting a new song called Get Right, Jimmy Eat World have officially announced a new album, Integrity Blues. It’ll be released on October 21 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983
August 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder
December 9, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

  Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | "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 | 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 | May Album Reviews
May 11, 2012
May Album Reviews

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of...

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 | James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist
April 16, 2012
James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

Actor James Cromwell is having a banner year: He played the chauffeur in The Artist, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is now portraying the slave driver Pozzo in...

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 | 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 | Footage of Jimmy Webb House Concert – September 2011
October 18, 2011
Footage of Jimmy Webb House Concert – September 2011

On September 30th 2011 Jimmy Webb performed at a house concert co-sponsored by Rock Cellar Magazine and Kevin & Mare Wachs, at Casa Candela in Southern California. Along with his legendary...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)
June 8, 2011
Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)

1. Bob Dylan, Freewheelin’ © Don Hunstein © Don Hunstein Captured in 1963 on the corner of 4th and Jones in Greenwich Village, Freewheelin’ featured the iconic album cover that...