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Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Weezer Cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” (with a Nod to “Buddy Holly”) — from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’
August 3, 2021
Hear Weezer Cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” (with a Nod to “Buddy Holly”) — from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’

Weezer has been a uniquely difficult band to pin down since emerging in the early 1990s with the self-titled Blue Album. Front man Rivers Cuomo has led his band through...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy

Nothing But the Blues, a documentary about Eric Clapton from filmmaker Scooter Weintraub and executive producer Martin Scorsese, only aired one time on PBS in 1995 — but today, June...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021
August 12, 2021
Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021

Mike Finnigan, an acclaimed studio/touring musician known for his work with the Hammond B3 organ and for recording stints with acts including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and many others, passed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down
June 23, 2020
Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down

Sammy Hagar has been doing his best to keep busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, uploading a few quarantine performance clips with his pals in the Circle — but...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Turn Me On: Della Mae
May 11, 2020
Turn Me On: Della Mae

The Grammy-nominated Americana powerhouse Della Mae have found themselves releasing their fourth album, the staggeringly satisfying Headlight, amidst a global pandemic and the effective caesura of live music. In a...

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 | Happy 76th Birthday to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones!
July 26, 2019
Happy 76th Birthday to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones!

In the history of music, there have been plenty of superstars, icons, and legends — but only one Mick Jagger. Today, the man born Michael Phillip Jagger turns 76. He...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Record Company
June 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Record Company

For his latest entry in our Turn Me On category, KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson profiles the Record Company… Three seconds. That’s about all it took. The unrelenting, circular bass...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP
July 12, 2022
Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP

Richie Furay has been part of three influential bands that have produced a stack of hits: Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Yet as a solo artist, Furay has...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album
January 10, 2022
John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album

Singer, bassist and songwriter John Lodge has been a member of the Moody Blues since 1966, when the band – guitarist Justin Hayward, keyboardist Mike Pinder, drummer Graeme Edge and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”
June 16, 2021
The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”

The bond between The Killers and Bruce Springsteen has been strong throughout the Las Vegas band‘s acclaimed career — but now, for the first time, they’ve teamed up on a...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
May 10, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Megan R. from Maryland, our lucky winner!  We consistently receive such a strong reaction with our YETI cooler giveaways, we’re...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
February 10, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The giveaway period has now closed. Thank you! We’re back with another YETI cooler giveaway, after a great response to our most recent giveaway. Congrats to Taylor R. from MI,...

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 | ENTRY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
January 6, 2021
ENTRY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The entry period has now closed. Thank you! Congratulations to Taylor R. from MI on the win! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one — and...

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 | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler (Color: Sagebrush Green)
November 4, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler (Color: Sagebrush Green)

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one — and Rock Cellar is excited to offer up a brand new...

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 | (ENTRY CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 14-Oz Rambler Mug (Color: Ice Pink)
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 14-Oz Rambler Mug (Color: Ice Pink)

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Kaitlin M. from Utah! We received such great responses to our first few YETI Cooler giveaways  that we’re running...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler and Two 10-oz Tumblers!
August 26, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler and Two 10-oz Tumblers!

The entry period is now closed. Thank you, and congratulations to Carole S. from MO on her win! We received such a great response to our first YETI Cooler giveaway ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Cooler!
August 12, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Cooler!

Note: The entry period is now closed. Congratulations to Amanda W. of Tennessee, our randomly-selected winner! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)
January 14, 2020
Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’
December 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’

Keyboardist Marco Benevento is best known for having spent over twenty years playing music with his seventh grade buddy, drummer Joe Russo. In addition to their extensive history of playing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)
June 24, 2019
Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)

Willie Nelson has released approximately three million albums. OK, that’s not an accurate figure, but it feels like he has. The iconic musician/storyteller, now 86 years old, is still as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity
June 10, 2019
David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity

This month, famed auction house Christie’s will auction more than 120 of rock and roll legend David Gilmour’s guitars. The David Gilmour Guitar Collection represents a remarkable, hand-picked group of instruments...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21
June 3, 2019
Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21

There’s no reason Willie Nelson *needs* to release any more albums. He’s a living legend of the highest esteem, and he’s released so many records over the years it’d take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday
May 1, 2019
Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday

Earlier this week, the great Willie Nelson celebrated his 86th birthday and took the opportunity to premiere a new music video for the title track off his forthcoming studio album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track
April 26, 2019
Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track

Continuing a recent theme this week of album announcements featuring horse-related artwork, Willie Nelson unveiled plans on Friday for another new studio album, Ride Me Back Home, which will be...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)
April 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)

And now, the sequel to Part 1 of Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain story of his trip to Kathmandu for the Waterbone music project … Prologue: So, if you tuned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

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

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

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

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

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

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox
November 3, 2016
Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox

Reflecting back on Jimi Hendrix’s career, one marvels at how productive and creative he was in a short span of just a few years. By the time Hendrix formed Band of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Mustang Sally" at 45  (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story
October 1, 2012
"Mustang Sally" at 45 (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story

Bruce Springsteen surprised fans in 2010 when he joined local band Timepiece at a Farmingdale, New Jersey club for a rousing rendition of Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally. Not that Bruce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

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 | 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 | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sex Is Always the Answer
June 3, 2011
Sex Is Always the Answer

From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with...