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Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Walsh Reuniting James Gang for VetsAid Benefit, ft. Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys and the Breeders
August 1, 2022
Joe Walsh Reuniting James Gang for VetsAid Benefit, ft. Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys and the Breeders

How’s this for a wildly unexpected treat? Joe Walsh will reconvene James Gang for the sixth annual VetsAid charity concert, with Walsh performing alongside Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters. The...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Set 32-Date ‘Dropout Boogie’ North American Tour ft. Band of Horses Starting in July
January 31, 2022
The Black Keys Set 32-Date ‘Dropout Boogie’ North American Tour ft. Band of Horses Starting in July

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys will get back out on the road this summer on the Dropout Boogie tour, the celebrated blues/rock duo announced on Monday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys: 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘El Camino’ Coming 11/5 in Expanded Format (Pre-Order)
September 20, 2021
The Black Keys: 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘El Camino’ Coming 11/5 in Expanded Format (Pre-Order)

It’s hard to imagine, but it’s actually been a decade since The Black Keys released El Camino. Unveiled in spring 2011, the album that was a global success, winning three...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Share Video for Their Cover of R.L. Burnside’s Blues Classic “Poor Boy a Long Way from Home”
August 13, 2021
The Black Keys Share Video for Their Cover of R.L. Burnside’s Blues Classic “Poor Boy a Long Way from Home”

Back in mid-May, The Black Keys released Delta Kream, an 11-track album of covers paying tribute to 11 Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Black Keys Inventively Honor Their Blues Influences with New Covers LP ‘Delta Kream’ (Listen)
May 13, 2021
Out Now: The Black Keys Inventively Honor Their Blues Influences with New Covers LP ‘Delta Kream’ (Listen)

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys wouldn’t be who they are today without their blues/rock roots, today, May 14, the dynamic two-piece honored some of its biggest inspirations with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys Preview Blues Covers Album with New Video for Their Take on R.L. Burnside’s “Going Down South”
May 3, 2021
Black Keys Preview Blues Covers Album with New Video for Their Take on R.L. Burnside’s “Going Down South”

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys will honor what came before and shaped their dynamic, two-piece blues/rock sound on May 14 with Delta Kream, an 11-track album of covers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys: ‘Delta Kream,’ New Blues Covers Album, Coming 5/14 — Stream “Crawling Kingsnake” (Pre-Order)
April 15, 2021
The Black Keys: ‘Delta Kream,’ New Blues Covers Album, Coming 5/14 — Stream “Crawling Kingsnake” (Pre-Order)

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys wouldn’t be who they are today without their blues/rock roots, and on May 14 the dynamic two-piece will honor what came...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 10th Anniversary Edition of The Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ (Listen/Buy)
December 18, 2020
Out Now: 10th Anniversary Edition of The Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ (Listen/Buy)

In 2010, the Black Keys released an album titled Brothers. It proved to be a groundbreaking achievement for the two-piece, as vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney broke through on a mainstream level,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Reissuing Breakthrough Album ‘Brothers’ for 10th Anniversary 12/18 (Pre-Order)
November 12, 2020
The Black Keys Reissuing Breakthrough Album ‘Brothers’ for 10th Anniversary 12/18 (Pre-Order)

In 2010, the Black Keys released an album titled Brothers. It proved to be a groundbreaking achievement for the two-piece, as vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney broke through...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Cancel ‘Let’s Rock’ 2020 Summer Tour Due to COVID-19
May 12, 2020
The Black Keys Cancel ‘Let’s Rock’ 2020 Summer Tour Due to COVID-19

With Live Nation taking a look at alternative methods of live entertainment in the coming months as the world continues dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Keys announced on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Play ‘Go’ and ‘Lo/Hi’ on ‘Kimmel’
November 19, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Play ‘Go’ and ‘Lo/Hi’ on ‘Kimmel’

The Black Keys are out on the road promoting their new album, Let’s Rock, which was released in late June and harkens back to the duo’s bluesy rock roots with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Roar Back with New Album, the Perfectly Titled ‘Let’s Rock’ (Listen)
June 28, 2019
The Black Keys Roar Back with New Album, the Perfectly Titled ‘Let’s Rock’ (Listen)

The title of the Black Keys‘ new studio album, Let’s Rock, is pretty much perfect — it’s simple, to the point, suggests that rocking will commence upon listening. (Click here...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video
May 16, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video

The Black Keys will release a new album on June 28 — and so far, Let’s Rock (pre-order here) has been previewed with some slick, high-energy blues/rock songs from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28
April 25, 2019
New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28

Everything about the Black Keys screams “straightforward” — they’re a two-piece blues/rock duo with a loud, robust sound, after all, so it makes perfect sense that their new album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys Announce 31-Date Fall U.S. Tour with Special Guests Modest Mouse and More
March 14, 2019
Black Keys Announce 31-Date Fall U.S. Tour with Special Guests Modest Mouse and More

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys returned recently with “Lo/Fi,” the blues/rock duo‘s first bit of new music since their 2014 album Turn Blue. On Thursday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Lo/Hi,’ the First New Music from the Black Keys Since 2014
March 7, 2019
Hear ‘Lo/Hi,’ the First New Music from the Black Keys Since 2014

The Black Keys haven’t released new music in a while — but Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are back. The phenomenally successful two-piece rock band‘s most recent album was 2014’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Nashville-Inspired Solo LP from Black Keys' Dan Auerbach to Feature Duane Eddy, Mark Knopfler, More
December 30, 2016
New Nashville-Inspired Solo LP from Black Keys' Dan Auerbach to Feature Duane Eddy, Mark Knopfler, More

Dan Auerbach, guitar/vocals component of the Black Keys, will be donning the ‘solo artist’ hat one more time with a new album due in spring 2017. The follow-up to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Pretenders (and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys) Perform 'Holy Commotion' on 'The Late Show'
November 22, 2016
Watch the Pretenders (and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys) Perform 'Holy Commotion' on 'The Late Show'

Recently, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders released a great new record, Alone, a collection of new songs produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. On Monday night, Hynde, the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Pretenders: New Album 'Alone' Due 10/21, Produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach
September 7, 2016
The Pretenders: New Album 'Alone' Due 10/21, Produced by Black Keys' Dan Auerbach

Things are getting busy for Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders – what with the news of their big tour alongside Stevie Nicks and, it was revealed Wednesday, a new record!...

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 | New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Village,’ Featuring Mick Talbot on Keys — Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’ Due Out 6/19
May 7, 2020
New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Village,’ Featuring Mick Talbot on Keys — Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’ Due Out 6/19

Esteemed English singer/songwriter Paul Weller has premiered “Village,” a new single from The Modfather’s upcoming album On Sunset, which is slated to be released on June 19. Stream the warm...

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 | ‘Chrissie Hynde & Co. Sing Bob Dylan’  Streaming Event from London’s Royal Opera House: 12/26 (Tickets/Details)
December 21, 2021
‘Chrissie Hynde & Co. Sing Bob Dylan’ Streaming Event from London’s Royal Opera House: 12/26 (Tickets/Details)

'Chrissie Hynde & Co. Sing Bob Dylan (and Other Songs)' streaming event set for 12/16 from London's Royal Opera House. Tix available now.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now on Streaming Services: ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ (Listen)
May 20, 2021
Out Now on Streaming Services: ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ (Listen)

Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan is precisely what its name suggests: A collection of Bob Dylan covers from Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. Announced in early May,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Cancel North American Fall Tour Due to COVID-19
June 9, 2020
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Cancel North American Fall Tour Due to COVID-19

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were supposed to head out on a big North American tour this October, but just as so many other bands/artists have been forced to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19
June 8, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19

This spring, The Smashing Pumpkins — Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder and Jack Bates — were supposed to have headed out on a special intimate tour, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Officially Postpone North American Tour Due to COVID-19
May 20, 2020
Guns N’ Roses Officially Postpone North American Tour Due to COVID-19

Guns N’ Roses have officially postponed their scheduled North American tour dates for the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on Wednesday via the band‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Modest Mouse’s Trippy New Video for ‘Ice Cream Party’ Will Make You Want to Throw One of Your Own
November 15, 2019
Modest Mouse’s Trippy New Video for ‘Ice Cream Party’ Will Make You Want to Throw One of Your Own

Modest Mouse thrives on eccentricity. For years, the band has hit big creative peaks by being among the quirkiest indie bands around, and it’s safe to say that’s still going...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Woodstock 50 Reveals Loaded Lineup for Three-Day Anniversary Festival in August
March 20, 2019
Woodstock 50 Reveals Loaded Lineup for Three-Day Anniversary Festival in August

Woodstock 50, a 50th anniversary mega-concert event set for Watkins Glen — near the original site of the 1969 Woodstock concert event in Bethel, New York — revealed its lineup...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reignwolf’s Awaited New Album ‘Hear Me Out’ Demands to Be Heard, So Do So — Loudly, Please (Listen)
March 1, 2019
Reignwolf’s Awaited New Album ‘Hear Me Out’ Demands to Be Heard, So Do So — Loudly, Please (Listen)

“Rock and roll is dead,” is something people say. These people are wrong. On Friday, Reignwolf released Hear Me Out, the first-ever full-length album from the band helmed by singer/guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders
December 9, 2016
On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Pretenders' New Dan Auerbach-Produced Album, 'Alone'
October 24, 2016
Stream the Pretenders' New Dan Auerbach-Produced Album, 'Alone'

On Friday, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders returned with a new album, Alone — and it was produced by Dan Auerbach, one-half of the Black Keys. Led by the buoyant...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Jimmy Page is Reportedly Remastering Every Led Zeppelin Album (UPDATED)
October 29, 2012
Jimmy Page is Reportedly Remastering Every Led Zeppelin Album (UPDATED)

According to Peter Mensch, Jimmy Page’s manager, the Led Zeppelin guitarist is apparently hard at work at remastering the band’s entire catalog. According to Blabbermouth, tentative plans are to release...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos
April 18, 2012
Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos

Last weekend, the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals hit Southern California, packing tens of thousands of people into the polo fields in Indio. It was an...

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

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She Wants Revenge Adds Dates to Fall Tour, New Music on the Way
August 17, 2022
She Wants Revenge Adds Dates to Fall Tour, New Music on the Way

She Wants Revenge, the indie/rock band bred in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles that hit it big in 2006 with the song “Tear You Apart,” recently revved its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Unveils Rousing Title Track to New Album ‘Blood Harmony’ Out 11/11; On Tour Now
July 14, 2022
Larkin Poe Unveils Rousing Title Track to New Album ‘Blood Harmony’ Out 11/11; On Tour Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — shared a powerful new song/music video titled “Blood Harmony.” The title track to the band’s upcoming album...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now
May 19, 2022
Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — returned on Thursday with big news, and a loud sound. A new studio album, Blood Harmony, is...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Readying First-Ever Solo Release; Instrumental ‘Portals’ EP Coming 4/23
February 8, 2022
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Readying First-Ever Solo Release; Instrumental ‘Portals’ EP Coming 4/23

On April 23, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will dip his feet into the waters of “solo artist” territory for the very first time with Portals, a new instrumental EP that...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’
November 8, 2021
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’

“I listen to a lot of music all the time… A lot of these things are dredged up from memory. I’ll go, ‘Oh, that was a really good song.’ Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Shares New ‘Howlen Live’ EP, Featuring Tracks from Recent Gigs in Florida
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Shares New ‘Howlen Live’ EP, Featuring Tracks from Recent Gigs in Florida

Ann Wilson has been busy the past few months releasing material, some of it remastered material predating her time with Heart — and, now, some new live tracks, recorded from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Previews New Solo LP ‘Brighten’ with “Atone” Music Video, Album Out 10/29
August 2, 2021
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Previews New Solo LP ‘Brighten’ with “Atone” Music Video, Album Out 10/29

On Oct. 29, Jerry Cantrell, celebrated guitarist/vocalist/lyricist for Alice in Chains, will release his third solo album, Brighten. It will be the first such release from Cantrell since 2002’s Degradation...

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 | Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week
January 19, 2021
Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week

This Friday, Jan. 22, Nancy Wilson of Heart will be among the list of honorees of the 2021 She Rocks Awards. The ceremony, which usually takes place at the NAMM...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get in the Holiday Spirit with Keith Richards’ New Video for His 1978 Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’
November 30, 2020
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Keith Richards’ New Video for His 1978 Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’

Back in 1978, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards dropped his very first bit of music under his own name, separate from the Stones: A special cover of “Run Rudolph Run,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank
September 18, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Past/Present Members of Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox and Lifer Play Filter’s ‘Take a Picture’ via Quarantine
May 5, 2020
Watch Past/Present Members of Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox and Lifer Play Filter’s ‘Take a Picture’ via Quarantine

“Take a Picture” by Filter was a Big Deal in capital letters for modern rock radio after its release in 1999. The band had attained significant success earlier in 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 | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 20, 2019
2020 Grammy Nominations Announced

The time has come, once again, to spark up feverish online debate. Who got snubbed? Which artists are on the cusp of superstardom? The official list of nominees for the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Expanded Reissues of Gregg Allman’s 1973 Debut ‘Laid Back’ and ‘The Gregg Allman Tour’
August 30, 2019
Out Now: Expanded Reissues of Gregg Allman’s 1973 Debut ‘Laid Back’ and ‘The Gregg Allman Tour’

Today is a special day for fans of the late, great Gregg Allman — as the man known for his timeless work with the Allman Brothers Band and beyond has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Expanded Reissue of Gregg Allman’s 1973 Debut ‘Laid Back’ Coming in August
July 12, 2019
Expanded Reissue of Gregg Allman’s 1973 Debut ‘Laid Back’ Coming in August

Gregg Allman released his debut solo album, Laid Back, in March 1973. The result of a creative burst outside the realm of the Allman Brothers Band and its in-fighting, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019
March 7, 2019
The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019

Stray cats may be notoriously tough to corral, but it’s been done for 2019 — at least referring to the band, that is. This year marks the 40th anniversary of...

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 | Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)
September 8, 2016
Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)

Amidst the sound and fury of the 2016 presidential campaign, much has been said by and about Donald Trump. But in his new book The Making of Donald Trump, David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Pretenders' New Song 'Holy Commotion', Off New Album 'Alone' Due 10/21
September 8, 2016
Hear the Pretenders' New Song 'Holy Commotion', Off New Album 'Alone' Due 10/21

As detailed this week, this fall will be a busy period for Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, as they’ll head out on tour with Stevie Nicks and release a new...

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: 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 | A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt
December 8, 2015
A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt

John Pratt has been doing his thing for decades. Whether in his 1980s rock bands or putting his stamp on TV programs with his score work, Pratt has been an...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Movie) Trailer Trash
March 19, 2012
(Movie) Trailer Trash

Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies....

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

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