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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)
May 28, 2022
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)

On May 20th, the 5-decade-old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released Dirt Does Dylan – a Bob Dylan tribute with 10 of his most beloved songs. The vinyl album will come...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Announces New ‘Rough & Rowdy Ways’ U.S. Tour Dates for Spring/Summer
April 18, 2022
Bob Dylan Announces New ‘Rough & Rowdy Ways’ U.S. Tour Dates for Spring/Summer

The world tour continues to roll along for Bob Dylan, and beginning in late May the legendary singer/songwriter/cultural icon will set out on some additional U.S. dates. Announced on Monday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Announces Spring U.S. Leg of ‘Rough & Rowdy Ways’ Tour for March + April
January 24, 2022
Bob Dylan Announces Spring U.S. Leg of ‘Rough & Rowdy Ways’ Tour for March + April

Last fall, Bob Dylan embarked on his first public live performances since 2019 with the Rough & Rowdy Ways tour. On Monday, the legendary singer/songwriter detailed a new leg of...

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 | Bob Dylan Details ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Tour, His First Live Gigs Since 2019
September 27, 2021
Bob Dylan Details ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Tour, His First Live Gigs Since 2019

Beginning on Nov. 2, Bob Dylan will return to the road for the Rough and Rowdy Ways tour, the singer/songwriting legend‘s first public live performances since 2019, before the pandemic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Sued for Allegedly Drugging and Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Girl in 1965
August 17, 2021
Bob Dylan Sued for Allegedly Drugging and Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Girl in 1965

A new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court accuses Bob Dylan of having drugged and sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in 1965, according to a report on Monday from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Previews Streaming Concert Event ‘Shadow Kingdom,’ Coming 7/18 (Tix On Sale Now)
July 6, 2021
Bob Dylan Previews Streaming Concert Event ‘Shadow Kingdom,’ Coming 7/18 (Tix On Sale Now)

On July 18, Bob Dylan will host Shadow Kingdom, a very special streaming concert event, the legendary songwriter‘s first post-pandemic gig and his first of any kind since December 2019. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan to Host Special Streaming Concert Event, ‘Shadow Kingdom,’ on 7/18 (Tickets On Sale Now)
June 16, 2021
Bob Dylan to Host Special Streaming Concert Event, ‘Shadow Kingdom,’ on 7/18 (Tickets On Sale Now)

Shadow Kingdom is the name of an upcoming streaming concert event from Bob Dylan, the legendary songwriter‘s first post-pandemic gig and his first of any kind since December 2019. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More

Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ Out 5/21 Digitally and 8/20 on CD/LP
May 10, 2021
‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ Out 5/21 Digitally and 8/20 on CD/LP

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders kept plenty busy over the past year-plus of COVID-19 pandemic-mandated downtime, channeling some specific inspiration into a nine-track collection of Bob Dylan covers. Standing In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’,’ ft. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle & the War and Treaty
February 5, 2021
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’,’ ft. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle & the War and Treaty

On Friday, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band shared a new cover of the Bob Dylan classic, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” accompanied by a host of special guests. Accompanying the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Covering Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Cat Stevens, More on New LP ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out 4/23
February 3, 2021
Tom Jones Covering Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, Cat Stevens, More on New LP ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out 4/23

On April 23, legendary singer Tom Jones will add to his impeccable catalog of music with Surrounded By Time, a new studio album released via S-Curve Records. Officially announced in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrate David Bowie’s 74th Birthday with Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers from the ’90s
January 8, 2021
Celebrate David Bowie’s 74th Birthday with Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers from the ’90s

Today, Jan. 8, would have been the 74th birthday of David Bowie — and his estate is commemorating the occasion by dipping into the vaults for a pair of previously...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8
December 16, 2020
David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8

Somehow, it’s almost been five years since David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 — just two days after his 69th birthday. This coming Jan. 8 would have been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Cover Bob Dylan & More with Ongoing ‘The Hanukkah Sessions’ Series
December 15, 2020
Watch Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Cover Bob Dylan & More with Ongoing ‘The Hanukkah Sessions’ Series

We’re five days into The Hanukkah Sessions, the new collaborative covers series from Dave Grohl and his musical pal, acclaimed (and seven-time GRAMMY-winning) producer Greg Kurstin. Launched last week in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin ‘Hanukkah Sessions’: Beastie Boys, Drake, Bob Dylan and More, One for Each Night of Hanukkah (Listen)
December 10, 2020
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin ‘Hanukkah Sessions’: Beastie Boys, Drake, Bob Dylan and More, One for Each Night of Hanukkah (Listen)

The Hanukkah Sessions was launched by Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin on Dec. 10 — here’s every performance thus far in the series.  Hanukkah begins tonight, Dec. 10, and Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Has Sold His Entire Songwriting Catalog for An Estimated $300M+, per Reports
December 7, 2020
Bob Dylan Has Sold His Entire Songwriting Catalog for An Estimated $300M+, per Reports

Music fans awoke Monday morning to news that Bob Dylan has reportedly sold his entire music catalog to Universal Music Publishing Group for a price that is officially undisclosed as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan Vinyl Wall Clock
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan Vinyl Wall Clock

Update: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Betty F. from Kansas! Bob Dylan has remained one of the most irreplaceable and legendary singer/songwriters to ever take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book
September 10, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! They don’t award Nobel Prizes in Literature to just anybody — such an honor is reserved for the truly gifted wordsmiths....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young Shares an Updated Solo Rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ — Listen via the Neil Young Archives Site
August 26, 2020
Neil Young Shares an Updated Solo Rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ — Listen via the Neil Young Archives Site

The Neil Young Archives are a creative extension of the music icon’s steadfast adherence to his own artistic vision — an avenue for Young to share his own music, news...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s
June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s

On June 19, Bob Dylan released Rough and Rowdy Ways, his anticipated new album and his first record of original material since 2012’s Tempest. Click here to purchase a copy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ the Anticipated New Album from Bob Dylan (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ the Anticipated New Album from Bob Dylan (Listen)

When Bob Dylan announced his new album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, it caught many by surprise. After all, the living legend hadn’t released an album of original material since 2012’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview
June 12, 2020
Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview

Bob Dylan rarely does interviews — part of his mythical allure stems from his unique manner of conducting himself — but fresh off his 79th birthday in late May, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)
May 22, 2020
Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)

On Sunday, May 24, Bob Dylan turns 79 years of age — so what better opportunity to celebrate the legendary musician/songwriter/cultural icon, who remains as crucial a part of our collective...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Cancels June/July 2020 Tour Due to COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Bob Dylan Cancels June/July 2020 Tour Due to COVID-19

Bob Dylan was supposed to head out on the road this summer on a tour with special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bob Dylan: Stream ‘False Prophet,’ from New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Out 6/19
May 8, 2020
New from Bob Dylan: Stream ‘False Prophet,’ from New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Out 6/19

Turns out, those couple of recent song premieres from Bob Dylan were leading up to something, and on June 19, the iconic songwriter/lyricist will release a new album titled Rough...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘I Contain Multitudes,’ Another New Song from Bob Dylan
April 17, 2020
Stream ‘I Contain Multitudes,’ Another New Song from Bob Dylan

Today, tomorrow, and yesterday, too/The flowers are dyin’ like all things do, begins Bob Dylan in “I Contain Multitudes,” a surprise new song premiered late Thursday night. The track turned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Congrats to Bob Dylan on His First-Ever No. 1 Song, for the 17-Minute JFK Assassination Epic ‘Murder Most Foul’
April 9, 2020
Congrats to Bob Dylan on His First-Ever No. 1 Song, for the 17-Minute JFK Assassination Epic ‘Murder Most Foul’

It’s remarkable to sit back and read the following sentence: Bob Dylan had never had a No. 1 song on any Billboard chart under his own name — until this...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
March 9, 2020
Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats had originally intended to take most of 2020 off from touring and live performing — but then an opportunity came up that just couldn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothée Chalamet to Star as Bob Dylan in New Film Capturing the ‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Era
January 7, 2020
Timothée Chalamet to Star as Bob Dylan in New Film Capturing the ‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Era

When casting an actor in a key role, it’s important to make the correct choice — and this week’s news that Timothée Chalamet has reportedly signed on to portray Bob...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’
December 23, 2019
Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’

How many Nobel Prize winners have recorded chart-topping holiday albums? The list has to be short, right? But back in 2009, Bob Dylan released Christmas in the Heart, a collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More
November 5, 2019
Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More

Every now and then — OK, probably every day, somewhere or another — Los Angeles is host to an eye-popping musical event. Everybody lives there, after all, and on Saturday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Releasing ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15′ on Nov. 1 (ft. Johnny Cash)
September 19, 2019
Bob Dylan Releasing ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15′ on Nov. 1 (ft. Johnny Cash)

The bountiful Bob Dylan vaults will be unloaded once again on Nov. 1, when Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings releases Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones ‘Bridges to Buenos Aires’ Live Album/Blu-ray Announced, Out Nov. 8; Features Guest Spot from Bob Dylan
September 18, 2019
Rolling Stones ‘Bridges to Buenos Aires’ Live Album/Blu-ray Announced, Out Nov. 8; Features Guest Spot from Bob Dylan

For those who simply cannot get enough Rolling Stones live albums, the band announced a new one on Wednesday: Released Nov. 8, Bridges to Buenos Aires captures the Stones in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan and His Band to Embark on North American Tour This Fall
September 9, 2019
Bob Dylan and His Band to Embark on North American Tour This Fall

Ending a three-year break from full touring on U.S. soil, Bob Dylan will gather up his band and head out on the road this fall, it was announced on Monday....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)
June 7, 2019
Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)

The anticipated new box set from Bob Dylan commemorating a special live tour from his archives is out today — and The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The First Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’ is Out (Watch)
June 4, 2019
The First Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’ is Out (Watch)

On June 12, a highly anticipated film will be made available on Netflix, when famed director Martin Scorsese releases Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story. In the works and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7
May 1, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7

On June 7, an expansive collection of archival live music from the Bob Dylan vaults will be released as a huge box set, and Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey Distillery Set to Open in 2020 in Nashville
April 9, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey Distillery Set to Open in 2020 in Nashville

In addition to being one of the most cherished and influential songwriters in contemporary music history, Bob Dylan is a big whisky enthusiast. In 2018, Dylan announced plans for his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes
March 13, 2019
Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a big part of how we all learned how to do this thing in the first place,” Dawes’ singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith tells...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bob Dylan: Stream His Cover of 'My One and Only Love,' Made Famous by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle in 1953
February 17, 2017
New from Bob Dylan: Stream His Cover of 'My One and Only Love,' Made Famous by Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle in 1953

On March 31, Bob Dylan will add to his exhaustive musical catalog with Triplicate, a three-disc, 30-song collection of American standards. Among the artists covered by the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter/cultural icon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Releasing 'Triplicate,' a Three-Disc, 30-Song Album of American Standards, on 3/31
January 31, 2017
Bob Dylan Releasing 'Triplicate,' a Three-Disc, 30-Song Album of American Standards, on 3/31

In recent years, Bob Dylan has devoted much of his studio time to recording albums of standards — and on March 31, he’ll release Triplicate. It’s the next in line...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More
January 12, 2017
‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News 'Amazing,' Adds, 'Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?'
October 28, 2016
Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News 'Amazing,' Adds, 'Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?'

Earlier this month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature — a prestigious designation given to one of the most beloved and prolific songwriters in music history. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan's Massive 36-CD 'The 1966 Live Recordings' Box Set Coming 11/11
October 19, 2016
Bob Dylan's Massive 36-CD 'The 1966 Live Recordings' Box Set Coming 11/11

When you’re named a Nobel Prize recipient for Literature, you can release exorbitantly large box sets chronicling one of the most iconic/noteworthy periods of you career. That’s Bob Dylan‘s current...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

After decades of impeccable songwriting skills and amassing an almost mythical status as a premier musician and inspiration to millions, Bob Dylan was recognized on Thursday with one of the most prestigious...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers Return with ‘Exit Wounds,’ a Unifying Message of Hope (Listen)
July 9, 2021
Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers Return with ‘Exit Wounds,’ a Unifying Message of Hope (Listen)

Nine years between albums is a long time, but rest assured: There’s very little rust evident on Exit Wounds, the new album from Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers, released on...

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

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

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

Celebrating over five decades in music, Detroit rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Bob Seger, backed as always by his Silver Bullet Band, delivered a powerful and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts
February 5, 2019
Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts

Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. To celebrate Marley’s influence, enjoy a chat with Don Letts …  Don Letts is a Grammy-winning filmmaker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band’s Robbie Robertson on Ronnie Hawkins’ Passing: “He Was Our Mentor. He Taught Us the Rules of the Road”
May 31, 2022
The Band’s Robbie Robertson on Ronnie Hawkins’ Passing: “He Was Our Mentor. He Taught Us the Rules of the Road”

Rockabilly icon Ronnie Hawkins died on Sunday at the age of 87 after a “long illness,” the musician’s wife, Wanda, confirmed to the Canadian press in a statement. “He went...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The War on Drugs Extend Tour Supporting ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Into the Fall – Including First Red Rocks Gig
February 22, 2022
The War on Drugs Extend Tour Supporting ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Into the Fall – Including First Red Rocks Gig

After releasing a sweepingly powerful new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, in October, Philadelphia-based indie/rock ensemble The War on Drugs has a busy tour schedule ahead in the coming months — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Rocks NYC 2022: Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Warren Haynes, Larkin Poe, Melissa Etheridge and More on 3/10
February 15, 2022
Love Rocks NYC 2022: Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Warren Haynes, Larkin Poe, Melissa Etheridge and More on 3/10

March 10 will bring with it the 2022 installment of Love Rocks NYC, the sixth annual gala/charity fundraising concert event from The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and executive produced...

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 | The War on Drugs Extends 2022 Tour Into June, Adds Rescheduled Dates; ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out Now
February 1, 2022
The War on Drugs Extends 2022 Tour Into June, Adds Rescheduled Dates; ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out Now

After releasing a sweepingly powerful new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, in October, Philadelphia-based indie/rock ensemble The War on Drugs is preparing to head out on a big tour...

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 | David Bowie Estate Sells Icon’s Catalog to Warner Chappell for $250M (Variety)
January 3, 2022
David Bowie Estate Sells Icon’s Catalog to Warner Chappell for $250M (Variety)

Early Monday, Variety reported that the estate of David Bowie has secured a deal with Warner Chappell for the legendary singer/songwriter/cultural icon’s catalog for “upwards of $250 million.” The Variety...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022

'The Byrds: 1964-1967' is a 400-page tabletop book coming in 2022, curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Reggae Icon Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie): 1953-2021
December 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, Reggae Icon Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie): 1953-2021

Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican bassist, producer and reggae icon whose work as half of the production and rhythm section duo Sly & Robbie made him a legend, has passed away at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The War on Drugs ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ a Sonic Journey of Sweeping, Emotional Depth (Listen)
October 29, 2021
Out Now: The War on Drugs ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ a Sonic Journey of Sweeping, Emotional Depth (Listen)

From the first few bars of gentle acoustic guitar paired with piano, you know you’re in for something special with I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the new album from Philadelphia-based...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates
September 30, 2021
LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest band around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince Estate Sells Significant Stake in Late Artist’s Publishing, Masters, Name and Likeness to Primary Wave
August 2, 2021
Prince Estate Sells Significant Stake in Late Artist’s Publishing, Masters, Name and Likeness to Primary Wave

Continuing a recent trend in the music business, independent music publisher and talent management company Primary Wave has reportedly acquired a “significant stake” in the Prince estate. Rolling Stone noted that...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13
June 30, 2021
Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13

Celebrated 1980s rock band Cruzados — best known for such songs as “Motorcycle Girl,” “Just Like Roses” and “Flor de Mal” — makes a surprise return this summer with She’s...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More
May 13, 2021
Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More

On June 3, The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will present the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, and this year’s event will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Performs on ‘Kimmel’; New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out Now (and No. 1 in the U.K.!)
April 30, 2021
Tom Jones Performs on ‘Kimmel’; New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ Out Now (and No. 1 in the U.K.!)

Legendary singer Tom Jones has officially released his new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance to him. The LP was released digitally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021
April 27, 2021
Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021

Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age of 91, it was...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Previews New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ with ‘Pop Star’ Music Video (LP Out 4/23)
April 12, 2021
Tom Jones Previews New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ with ‘Pop Star’ Music Video (LP Out 4/23)

Legendary singer Tom Jones recently announced a new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance to him. The LP will be out on April 23. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Linda Ronstadt Sells Catalog of Music Assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group
March 22, 2021
Linda Ronstadt Sells Catalog of Music Assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Iconic Artists Group, the new venture from music mogul Irving Azoff, has acquired the catalog and music assets of singer/songwriting trailblazer Linda Ronstadt, making Ronstadt the latest legendary music figure to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)
March 18, 2021
Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)

In 2003, a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sam Cooke was released — and with Cooke on folks’ minds lately thanks to Regina King’s acclaimed film One...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group
March 3, 2021
David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Music and entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his recently launched Iconic Artists Group made another high-profile acquisition this week, inking a deal with legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby “to monetize his...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group Acquires Controlling Interest in The Beach Boys’ Catalog
February 18, 2021
Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group Acquires Controlling Interest in The Beach Boys’ Catalog

Music and entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his recently launched Iconic Artists Group made a splash on Thursday, acquiring a controlling interest in the intellectual property of The Beach Boys....

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 | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18
February 10, 2021
New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18

Announced recently, The Coda Collection is a new, dedicated Amazon Prime Video channel for the most devoted music fans. Spearheaded by Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix (and backed by Sony...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Jones Shares Video for ‘No Hole in My Head,’ a Malvina Reynolds Cover on Jones’s New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’
February 8, 2021
Tom Jones Shares Video for ‘No Hole in My Head,’ a Malvina Reynolds Cover on Jones’s New Album ‘Surrounded By Time’

Legendary singer Tom Jones recently announced a new studio album titled Surrounded By Time, which features a number of cover songs that hold special significance. The LP will be out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’
January 27, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Congrats to Kim R. from NY, our lucky winner! Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend is...

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 | BMG Acquires Mick Fleetwood’s Recorded Music Rights — Over 300 Recordings, Including Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’
January 14, 2021
BMG Acquires Mick Fleetwood’s Recorded Music Rights — Over 300 Recordings, Including Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’

Mick Fleetwood is the latest music icon to strike a significant deal regarding his back catalog of music, as BMG announced on Thursday that it has acquired Fleetwood’s interests in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ Musical Starring Michael C. Hall Streaming 1/8-1/10 to Mark Bowie’s Birthday
January 7, 2021
David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ Musical Starring Michael C. Hall Streaming 1/8-1/10 to Mark Bowie’s Birthday

This Friday, Jan 8, marks the 74th birthday of the late David Bowie. Jan. 10, meanwhile, marks the fifth anniversary of his death in 2016. To commemorate both events and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young Sells 50% of His Songwriting Catalog to Hipgnosis for an Estimated $150 Million
January 6, 2021
Neil Young Sells 50% of His Songwriting Catalog to Hipgnosis for an Estimated $150 Million

These are busy times for Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a London-based music management company. On Wednesday, it was reported that the company has acquired the rights to 50 percent of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Sold Publishing Rights to Both His Solo Music and Fleetwood Mac Material
January 5, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Sold Publishing Rights to Both His Solo Music and Fleetwood Mac Material

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd and the Family (Music) Ltd. has acquired the robust publishing and writing rights of the catalog of music belonging to guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, it was reported...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Foo Fighters’ Rockin’ Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run;’ New Amazon Music Holiday Gig Streaming Now
December 16, 2020
Hear the Foo Fighters’ Rockin’ Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run;’ New Amazon Music Holiday Gig Streaming Now

On Tuesday night, Amazon Prime Video premiered a special Amazon Music Holiday Plays concert featuring the Foo Fighters. Filmed recently at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, the special Yuletide...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart
October 29, 2020
Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart

Wildflowers, the heralded 1994 album from  Tom Petty that the late singer/songwriter considered one of his favorite releases, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 when it was released...

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 | jackiO (Ira Ingber, David Raven, Steve Bartek and John Avila) Revive Oingo Boingo’s ‘Dead Man’s Party’ (Listen)
October 26, 2020
jackiO (Ira Ingber, David Raven, Steve Bartek and John Avila) Revive Oingo Boingo’s ‘Dead Man’s Party’ (Listen)

“Dead Man’s Party,” the 1986 single from Oingo Boingo, is arguably the most enduring song from the New Wave group fronted by Danny Elfman — and an appropriate song to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Serpentine Prison,’ the Debut Solo Album from The National’s Matt Berninger (Listen)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: ‘Serpentine Prison,’ the Debut Solo Album from The National’s Matt Berninger (Listen)

In late May, Matt Berninger — front man for esteemed indie/rock band The National — announced his first solo album, Serpentine Prison. Today, Oct. 16, the album sees the light of day, and it’s sure to appeal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Matt Berninger (The National) Shares Music Video for ‘One More Second,’ from His New Album Out 10/2
September 23, 2020
Matt Berninger (The National) Shares Music Video for ‘One More Second,’ from His New Album Out 10/2

In late May, Matt Berninger — front man for esteemed indie/rock band The National — announced his first solo album, Serpentine Prison. The album will be released on Oct. 2 via Book Records, a new imprint of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 
August 25, 2020
Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 

Record Store Day is, like many beloved pastimes of music lovers, experiencing a weird year. Usually, the country-spanning celebration of independent music shops is held on a given day each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Remembrance of Former Guitarist Jack Sherman, Who Died at 64
August 23, 2020
Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Remembrance of Former Guitarist Jack Sherman, Who Died at 64

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took to social media this weekend to remember Jack Sherman, a former member of the group who recently passed away at the age of 64....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 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 | New from Matt Berninger of The National: Watch a Video for ‘Distant Axis,’ from Berninger’s New Solo LP ‘Serpentine Prison’ Out 10/2
July 17, 2020
New from Matt Berninger of The National: Watch a Video for ‘Distant Axis,’ from Berninger’s New Solo LP ‘Serpentine Prison’ Out 10/2

In late May, Matt Berninger — front man for esteemed indie/rock band The National — announced his first solo album, Serpentine Prison. Due out Oct. 2 via Book Records, a...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)
July 6, 2020
Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)

Iconic country singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83, it was confirmed on Monday by the Country Music Hall of Famer’s family. The full statement, announcing that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’
June 10, 2020
Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’

Television has been a common reference point in the career of Dramarama.  During some mid-Eighties tours, the Wayne, New Jersey-bred band would adorn its stage with multiple TV sets. Johnny...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | The National’s Matt Berninger Announces First Solo LP, ‘Serpentine Prison,’ Produced by Booker T. Jones — Stream the Title Track
May 20, 2020
The National’s Matt Berninger Announces First Solo LP, ‘Serpentine Prison,’ Produced by Booker T. Jones — Stream the Title Track

Among the indie/rock realm, few bands are as highly regarded as The National — and on October 2, the band’s front man baritone-voiced lead singer, Matt Berninger, will release his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fire
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright  Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Color TV,’ the First New Album from Dramarama Since 2005 (Listen)
May 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Color TV,’ the First New Album from Dramarama Since 2005 (Listen)

It’s been quite a while since we heard a new record from Dramarama, the New Jersey-based alt/rock band fronted by John Easdale, but the group’s first new album since 2005...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)
May 1, 2020
The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)

On June 12, two albums will be released by The Explorers Club — an indie/beach pop outfit fronted by Jason Brewer. The project is based out of Nashville via South...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen to Host ‘From His Home to Yours’ Show on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio Wednesday 4/8
April 7, 2020
Bruce Springsteen to Host ‘From His Home to Yours’ Show on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio Wednesday 4/8

This Wednesday, April 7, something special is taking place on E Street Radio, the dedicated SiriusXM home for all things Bruce Springsteen: The Boss himself will host a special program...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Jersey Rockers Dramarama Releasing First LP in 15 Years on 5/1; Stream ‘Up to Here’
April 3, 2020
New Jersey Rockers Dramarama Releasing First LP in 15 Years on 5/1; Stream ‘Up to Here’

Dramarama scored one of the longest-running rock radio hits with 1985’s “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You),” a tune that still racks up significant airplay to this day. On May 1,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’
January 14, 2020
Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’

Noel Gallagher is one of the best interviews in rock and roll. In the countless times we’ve met up since he left Oasis, he’s never been less than willing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials
January 14, 2020
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials

Whether you watch an actual TV or subscribe to one or more streaming platforms, the concept of “television commercials” remains a huge part of consuming entertainment — and more than...

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

Click below to enjoy our March 2019 features: Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview) Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith...

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

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

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

Click below to enjoy our June 2019 features: Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview) Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Add Bryan Adams’ New ‘Christmas EP’ to Your Holiday Cheer Playlist
November 15, 2019
Add Bryan Adams’ New ‘Christmas EP’ to Your Holiday Cheer Playlist

It’s the holiday season, soon — kind of — so it’s time for all the holiday albums to come out. On Friday, pop/rock icon Bryan Adams added to his catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Esteemed Grammy-Winning Producer/Engineer Ed Cherney
October 23, 2019
Rest in Peace, Esteemed Grammy-Winning Producer/Engineer Ed Cherney

Tuesday brought with it some sad news in the music community, as Grammy-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. Known for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sheryl Crow’s ‘Threads,’ an LP of Duets with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, St. Vincent, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash and More (Listen)
August 30, 2019
Out Now: Sheryl Crow’s ‘Threads,’ an LP of Duets with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, St. Vincent, Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash and More (Listen)

When Sheryl Crow set out to record her new album, Threads, she had one thing in mind: going out with a bang. The iconic singer/songwriter had aims for this to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young + Crazy Horse Announce New Album ‘Colorado,’ Lead Single ‘Rainbow of Colors’ Premiering Soon
August 19, 2019
Neil Young + Crazy Horse Announce New Album ‘Colorado,’ Lead Single ‘Rainbow of Colors’ Premiering Soon

It’s been seven years since Neil Young + Crazy Horse‘s most recent album, 2012’s sprawling Psychedelic Pill, but Uncle Neil and his pals are ready to get back in the...

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 | Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’
August 8, 2019
Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’

American singer/songwriter/folk musician Joel Rafael recently released a record titled Rose Avenue. The album, Rafael’s tenth studio album after decades of work recording and performing gigs with legends including Crosby,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘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 | 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 | 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 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 | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers
March 13, 2019
Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers

On The Wood Brothers’ latest album, One Drop of Truth, the Nashville-based trio brilliantly utilizes a compelling variety of Americana influences to craft a song cycle that’s equally captivating, joyous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart Reunite at Love Rocks NYC 2019
March 8, 2019
Watch Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart Reunite at Love Rocks NYC 2019

It’s been a few years since Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed on stage together — three years, in fact — but as the two figureheads of the classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More
March 4, 2019
The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More

The Ohana Festival is the three-day music festival curated by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, and the 2019 edition was unveiled on Monday. 🌴#OhanaFest🌴 ft. Eddie Vedder, The Red...

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 | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs
December 12, 2018
Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry
October 11, 2018
Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry

“When we get to New York you’ll have to come visit me on the tour bus,” Willie Nelson said, when I told him how disappointed I was to be interviewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’
October 10, 2017
Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

“Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Don Was on the Rolling Stones' Future: 'The Rock Cellar Conversations' Podcast Premiere
January 12, 2017
Producer Don Was on the Rolling Stones' Future: 'The Rock Cellar Conversations' Podcast Premiere

“There was no vision for this album,” says producer Don Was of The Rolling Stones’ new CD, Blue & Lonesome. “We were making an album of new songs, and sometimes...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar to Premiere New Podcast Series; First Up, Rolling Stones Producer Don Was
January 10, 2017
Rock Cellar to Premiere New Podcast Series; First Up, Rolling Stones Producer Don Was

The Rolling Stones are “not done making records,” producer Don Was tells KCSN Los Angeles DJ Jim Nelson in the first installment of The Rock Cellar Conversations, our new podcast...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos: Linda Ronstadt Tribute at the Ace Hotel Brings Out the Stars for Parkinson's Research
December 13, 2016
Photos: Linda Ronstadt Tribute at the Ace Hotel Brings Out the Stars for Parkinson's Research

The Theatre the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles was the place to be on Sunday, December 11, as it hosted a wonderful benefit gig honoring the career and music of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Lindley
December 9, 2016
Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nominees Announced for 59th Annual Grammy Awards
December 6, 2016
Nominees Announced for 59th Annual Grammy Awards

The official list of nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were unveiled Tuesday morning ahead of the Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2017 with host James Corden. Among the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty's 2017 MusiCares Tribute to Feature Performances from Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Kings of Leon, More
November 4, 2016
Tom Petty's 2017 MusiCares Tribute to Feature Performances from Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Kings of Leon, More

The 59th Grammy Awards are set for Sunday, February 12 in Los Angeles. Two nights before, Tom Petty will be officially honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Dawes
November 2, 2016
Turn Me On: Dawes

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson shines a light on Los Angeles’ own Dawes… We’re all gonna die. Deal with it. It’s easy enough to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”
October 27, 2016
Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”

Eric Clapton, the Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Mills Music Inc., Rhino Entertainment, Viacom, Folkways Music Publishers, Hal Leonard LLC, and J.W. Pepper & Sons have each been...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig
August 19, 2016
Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig

Flash back roughly 10 years. Axl Rose was still putting the finishing touches on Chinese Democracy, his infamous in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album that finally saw the light of day...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Guns N' Roses Kick Off 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour at Detroit's Ford Field (Video/Setlist)
June 24, 2016
Guns N' Roses Kick Off 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour at Detroit's Ford Field (Video/Setlist)

For more than two and a half hours, Guns N’ Roses delighted a packed house at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday night in the official launch of GnR’s Not In...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gifts for You
November 25, 2012
Gifts for You

 Led Zeppelin T-Shirt $20.00 Led Zeppelin Swan Song Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Airplane Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day $23.98 Pearl Jam T-shirts $20.00 Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt $14.92...

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

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

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

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

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

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)
August 12, 2012
Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)

During a 2011 appearance at an Occupy L.A. rally Tom Morello – an original member of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave – wore a cap with the logo of...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)

Some songs seem as if they were written just for you.  The lyrics resonate as if they were penned by your own personal biographer. Judy Collins gets that feeling every...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rambling with Levon: The Band’s Levon Helm & House Concerts – by Steve Wynn
July 1, 2011
Rambling with Levon: The Band’s Levon Helm & House Concerts – by Steve Wynn

I spent last Saturday night at the home of Levon Helm, hanging out with his pals, dining from a generous spread of food and then watching him lead a 12-piece...

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Everly Brothers ‘Hey Doll Baby’ Collection; Virtual Festival Sun. 6/19 on YouTube/Website/Facebook
June 17, 2022
Out Now: Everly Brothers ‘Hey Doll Baby’ Collection; Virtual Festival Sun. 6/19 on YouTube/Website/Facebook

Today, June 17, marks the release of Hey Doll Baby, a collection of “buried treasures” from throughout the Everly Brothers‘ amazing catalog of music. A news release notes that Hey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Close #HanukkahSessions 2021 with The Clash & KISS (Watch the Whole Series)
December 6, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Close #HanukkahSessions 2021 with The Clash & KISS (Watch the Whole Series)

Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin wrapped up their #HanukkahSessions series with a bang -- here's a recap of eight crazy nights of musical magic.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Five: Amy Winehouse “Take the Box,” ft. Dave’s Daughter Violet Grohl on Lead Vocals
December 2, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Five: Amy Winehouse “Take the Box,” ft. Dave’s Daughter Violet Grohl on Lead Vocals

For Night Five of Hanukkah tonight, Dec. 2, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin premiered the latest chapter in their #HanukkahSessions series of covers paying tribute to notable songs from Jewish...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Four: Van Halen “Jump,” in Honor of David Lee Roth
December 1, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Four: Van Halen “Jump,” in Honor of David Lee Roth

The fourth night of Hanukkah is tonight, Dec. 1, and that means a fourth music video for the #HanukkahSessions, the ongoing Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin series of songs paying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Three: Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” with Retro Video
December 1, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Three: Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” with Retro Video

For Night Three of their #HanukkahSessions series of covers of songs made famous by Jewish artists, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin put together a deliciously campy exercise in vintage ’70s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Begin #HanukkahSessions 2021 with a Heavy Metal Makeover of Lisa Loeb’s 1990s Classic “Stay (I Missed You)”
November 29, 2021
Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Begin #HanukkahSessions 2021 with a Heavy Metal Makeover of Lisa Loeb’s 1990s Classic “Stay (I Missed You)”

Words can’t adequately prepare you for the latest collaboration between Dave Grohl and pal/producer Greg Kurstin. The first installment of the duo’s #HanukkahSessions of music, a new tradition the pair...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS from BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Cage the Elephant, Ben Harper, Fitz & the Tantrums & More
September 16, 2021
PHOTOS from BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Cage the Elephant, Ben Harper, Fitz & the Tantrums & More

This past weekend, BeachLife Festival returned to the picturesque setting of Redondo Beach, Calif., after having taken 2020 off due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its return,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Wallflowers Set 2021 Tour Dates; ‘Exit Wounds’ LP Out 7/9
July 7, 2021
The Wallflowers Set 2021 Tour Dates; ‘Exit Wounds’ LP Out 7/9

On Friday, July 9, Jakob Dylan will return with a new Wallflowers album, Exit Wounds. The first album from Dylan and his band mates since 2012’s Glad All Over, Exit...

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 | What to Stream This Weekend 8/21-8/23: Joe Strummer Birthday Tribute Live Stream, The Who ‘Isle of Wight 1970,’ Wallows at the Roxy, More
August 21, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/21-8/23: Joe Strummer Birthday Tribute Live Stream, The Who ‘Isle of Wight 1970,’ Wallows at the Roxy, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzz: Are the Rolling Stones Releasing a Blues Record This Week?
October 4, 2016
Buzz: Are the Rolling Stones Releasing a Blues Record This Week?

Well, wouldn’t this be a fun surprise? On Tuesday, the Rolling Stones put up a mysterious and oh-so-cryptic video on their social channels and website alluding to some new music coming...

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

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

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

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