August 10, 2022
Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo
August 10, 2022
Documentary ‘Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon’ To Release on DVD & Blu-Ray (Pre-Order)
August 10, 2022
311 Announces Caribbean Cruise in 2023, Promising ‘311 Day At Sea’ with Bands, Comedians and More
August 10, 2022
Steve Hackett Previews ‘Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More,’ Due Sept. 2 (Pre-Order)
August 10, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Share the Simmering “Burning,” from New Album ‘Cool It Down’ Coming Sept. 30
August 10, 2022
Set Sail with Mike Love and The Beach Boys on the ‘Good Vibrations’ Cruise in March 2023
August 9, 2022
A Zorro-Like Character on a Toy Horse Rides Into Chaos at 7/11 in Pixies’ Absurdist New Video for “Vault of Heaven”
August 9, 2022
Flannel Nation Fest Cancelled: ’90s Alt/Rock Fest Originally Scheduled for 8/13 in Southern California
August 9, 2022
Phoenix: Funky New Song “Alpha Zulu” Out Now Ahead of Global Fall Tour; New Album in Progres
August 9, 2022
Blondie Previews ‘Against the Odds 1974-1982’ Box Set with Previously Unreleased 1978 Track “Mr. Sightseer”
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July 20, 2022
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park: 5 Years Gone, but Never Forgotten
Five years ago today, July 20, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of just 41 of a suspected suicide. Even this length of time later,...
May 20, 2022
Grey Daze (ft. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington) Shares “Starting to Fly,” ‘The Phoenix’ LP Out 6/17
In June of 2020, Grey Daze — the band fronted by Chester Bennington, a few years before he split from the group, joined up-and-coming hard rock band Linkin Park and exploded on...
July 20, 2021
Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. In...
June 26, 2020
Grey Daze ‘Amends’ LP Continues the Emotional Musical Journey of Late Linkin Park Vocalist Chester Bennington (Listen/Review)
There’s something innately powerful and tragic about hearing new music from an artist that has passed away. Over the years, the music world has seen countless examples of posthumous releases,...
May 19, 2020
Grey Daze’s New ‘Soul Song’ Video Was Directed by Jaime Bennington, Son of Chester Bennington (Watch)
On June 26, Grey Daze, the band Chester Bennington sang for before joining Linkin Park and becoming one of rock’s most powerhouse lead vocalists, will release an album called Amends....
April 3, 2020
Grey Daze (Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band) Premieres Timely New Video for ‘Sometimes’
Grey Daze is the band Chester Bennington was in prior to joining Linkin Park and becoming a global phenomenon in the late 1990s. On June 26, the band will release...
March 10, 2020
320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
On May 9, the 320 Festival will take place at L.A. Live in Los Angeles in hopes of advancing the conversation about mental health through face-to-face meetings with non-profit organizations,...
February 6, 2020
Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band, Announces ‘Amends’ LP, Premieres ‘Sickness’
April 10 will be an important day for Linkin Park fans. It’s the day that Grey Daze, the Arizona-based band late vocalist Chester Bennington was in prior to joining LP...
January 22, 2020
Hear a Re-Worked Version of ‘What’s In the Eye’ from Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band
Before Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington died in July 2017, he had made plans to reunite Grey Daze, the Arizona-based band he had fronted in the 1990s prior to...
December 11, 2019
Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band Grey Daze Working On New Album Featuring His Vocals (Update)
When Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died by suicide in July 2017, it brought the rock community to a screeching halt. The sudden and tragic loss of one of the...
April 2, 2019
Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker
Photographer/musician Jim Louvau recently held a special photo exhibit in Burbank, California, honoring his friend and frequent photo subject, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, with proceeds benefiting 320 Changes Direction....
February 13, 2019
Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California
On March 20, late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington would have turned 43 years old. In his honor, Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington: A Photo Exhibit will be held...
February 6, 2019
Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End
The ‘tribute act’ can take many forms, but at its core it generally serves as fan service, allowing like-minded musicians to gather and play the hits of another band or...
July 20, 2018
One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. A...
October 28, 2017
Watch Linkin Park and Friends Remember Chester Bennington with Three-Plus Hour Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
Friday night, the remaining members of Linkin Park took the stage publicly for the first time since the death of vocalist Chester Bennington back on July 20. A special ‘Celebrate...
July 24, 2017
Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process
Back in late 2000 I was browsing a Yahoo! Group for fans of Limp Bizkit. Very much a snapshot of the era, that’s how 15-year-old me decided to spend my...
February 24, 2020
Second Annual ‘Celebrating Chester–A Celebration Of Life’ Gig Set for 3/19 in Los Angeles, from Linkin Park Tribute Act/Experience In the End
In the End bills itself as “The Premiere Linkin Park Experience.” More than a tribute act to the long-running rock/metal band, In the End carries on the spirit of Linkin...
May 3, 2022
Linkin Park Announces ‘Notes from the Band’ Updates Series, “Tiny Snapshots Into Our Daily Misadventures”
We’re coming up on the five-year anniversary of the July 20, 2017 passing of Linkin Park front man, Chester Bennington. His tragic death, which came as the band was between...
February 3, 2022
Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars
William Ryan Key is, for lack of a better term, a key figure in pop/punk history. With Yellowcard, he hit a high note with 2003’s “Ocean Avenue,” a breakthrough single...
March 11, 2021
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl
“Happy Endings” is the name of a new single from Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, who’s kept plenty busy over the past year or so with regular Twitch streaming events and...
October 9, 2020
Linkin Park Commemorates 20 Years of Groundbreaking 2000 Debut ‘Hybrid Theory’ with New Anniversary Edition (Listen/Buy)
On Oct. 24, 2000, a young alt/metal band named Linkin Park released its debut album, Hybrid Theory. The record would catapult the group to superstardom, led by aggressive and emotional...
October 5, 2020
New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More
This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for...
October 1, 2020
Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9
On Oct. 9, Linkin Park will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory with a special reissue — and on Thursday, the band shared a...
September 23, 2020
Punk/Rock Band Story of the Year Playing First Three Albums in Full in New ‘Ghost Signal’ Live Stream Series
Story of the Year, the St. Louis-based rock/punk/emo band that burst onto the scene in 2003 with its debut album, Page Avenue (and its smash-hit single, “Until the Day I...
September 10, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Linkin Park ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! In October 2000, a young band named Linkin Park busted down the doors with Hybrid Theory, a 12-song debut album that...
August 13, 2020
Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’
Oct. 24, 2000 was an important day in music: It’s the date Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, the rap/rock band‘s attention-grabbing debut album. (Click here to pre-order Linkin Park’s Hybrid...
July 31, 2020
Alanis Morissette Returns with New Album ‘Such Pretty Forks in the Road’ — Her First Album in Eight Years (Listen/Stream)
On Friday, Alanis Morissette returned with a new album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. The singer/songwriter/actor had not released a new record in a while — eight years, to...
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Releases ‘Dropped Frames, Vol. 2’, a Second Digital Album of Instrumentals Created Live on Twitch (with Fans)
Mike Shinoda, rapper/MC/multi-instrumentalist of Linkin Park, has kept plenty busy over the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic — specifically, his home recording studio. On July 10 he released...
July 20, 2020
Family of Chris Cornell Shares Cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’ to Mark His 56th Birthday (Listen)
Today, July 20, would have been the 56th birthday of late Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell, who passed away in 2017. To honor the iconic singer and keep his...
July 19, 2020
Linkin Park Got a Twitter Video from President Trump Pulled Over the Unauthorized Use of ‘In the End’
“In the End” is arguably the signature song of Linkin Park. The massively popular band recently saw the music video for the song, the breakaway hit from the group’s 2000...
July 17, 2020
Badflower Premieres New Song ’30,’ a Birthday Lament for Anybody Three Decades Old (Ahead of ‘S.H.I.T Fest’ Live Stream 7/18)
Happy 30th birthday to Josh Katz, front man of the band Badflower. It doesn’t seem as if Katz is especially thrilled by the occasion, though. Here are some lyrics from...
July 10, 2020
New from Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park): Stream ‘Dropped Frames Vol. 1,’ a Mostly Instrumental Album Created on Twitch (With the Help of Fans)
Mike Shinoda, MC/rapper/multi-instrumentalist known for his years as a co-front man of Linkin Park, has kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic — and today, Shinoda released Dropped Frames, Vol. 1, a mostly-instrumental collection...
July 9, 2020
7/18: Badflower Hosting ‘S.H.I.T Fest’ Streaming Virtual ‘Live’ Music Festival with Dead Sara, Bones UK and Dead Poet Society for Charity
Los Angeles-based alt/rock band Badflower emerged in 2019 with OK, I’m Sick, its compelling debut record — and would have spent Summer 2020 on the road opening for 311 and...
July 8, 2020
‘In the End’ by Linkin Park Passed a Billion YouTube Views and Was Recently Covered by 266 Musicians Around the World
Without the crossover success of “In the End,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 — there’s a chance Linkin Park would not have become a powerhouse...
July 1, 2020
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Created an Album via Twitch with the Help of Fans, and ‘Dropped Frames Pt. 1’ is Out 7/10
Mike Shinoda, MC/rapper/multi-instrumentalist known for his years as a co-front man of Linkin Park, has been as busy as anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s kept busy on a near-daily...
May 18, 2020
Chris Cornell, Three Years Gone: Remembering the Late Soundgarden/Audioslave Icon
Note: This piece originally ran in May 2018, one year after the passing of singer Chris Cornell. Can you believe it’s already been three years since Chris Cornell, longtime vocalist...
May 4, 2020
Chris Martin (Coldplay), Badflower, Kiiara, Duff McKagan, Yungblud, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) More Taking Part in 320 Festival Online for Mental Health 5/8-10
This coming Saturday, May 9, was to be the date of the 320 Festival, curated by Kevin Lyman of the Vans Warped Tour and Talinda Bennington, widow of late Linkin...
April 29, 2020
Linkin Park Members Were Talking + Working on New Music Before COVID-19 Lockdown, Per Bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell
The unexpected death of Chester Bennington in July 2017 rendered the future of Linkin Park understandably murky. The prospect of forging ahead without one of its two central figures (the...
April 20, 2020
Toni Cornell Covered ‘Hunger Strike’ in Honor of Her Father, Chris Cornell, in His Home Studio
“I love you Daddy, and I hope I do this some justice,” says Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of late Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell before performing a...
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...
March 24, 2020
Linkin Park Members Mike Shinoda, Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell & Joe Hahn Watch and React to a Vintage 2001 Linkin Park Club Show
On Tuesday, Linkin Park unearthed never-before-seen footage from a 2001 gig at a club in San Diego as a livestream on YouTube — but with a twist. In addition to...
February 27, 2020
Listen to a 2018 Interview with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Regarding His Solo Debut ‘Post Traumatic’
In June 2018, Linkin Park vocalist/MC Mike Shinoda released his solo debut album, Post Traumatic. The record was Shinoda’s first bit of new music since the July 2017 passing of...
January 9, 2020
Hear ‘Three Wishes,’ a New Stone Temple Pilots Song from the Band’s Upcoming Acoustic Album ‘Perdida’
On Feb. 7, Stone Temple Pilots will release Perdida, the band’s first-ever acoustic album. Featuring compositions written/recorded by guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Jeff...
December 3, 2019
Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Acoustic Album ‘Perdida’ with a Track Called ‘Fare Thee Well’
Stone Temple Pilots — Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz and Jeff Gutt — will release a new album on February 7, 2020, but Perdida will truly be a first...
September 20, 2019
Chris Cornell’s Daughter, Toni Cornell, Premieres New Song ‘Far Away Places’ – Produced By Her Father Before His Death
The unexpected passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell in May 2017 was a tragic loss for the music community and a harsh reality of the ravages of addiction...
September 17, 2019
Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis
Music can heal. That’s the story and the line rolled out by innumerable songwriters and artists over the years. The medium allows for the expression of thoughts, sentiments and emotions...
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...
March 27, 2019
Review: Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Light the Torch (and Moon Tooth) at the Roxy in Hollywood
On March 1, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton released Anesthetic, his first foray into solo album territory. Featuring his signature heavy-as-hell guitar tone throughout the record, Morton was aided...
March 4, 2019
Rest in Peace, Keith Flint of the Prodigy: 1969 – 2019
On Monday morning, it was reported that Keith Flint, longtime vocalist for the English electronic band the Prodigy, had passed away at the age of 49. Liam Howlett, the Prodigy’s...
March 1, 2019
Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)
When you listen to a song by Lamb of God, the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band that’s been around for 25 years, two things are at the forefront: the deep, throaty...
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...
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...
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...
February 15, 2018
Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander
This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band...
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...
October 28, 2019
Incubus Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Make Yourself’ at LA’s Greek Theatre, to the Fevered Excitement of Longtime Fans (Recap)
I was a week away from turning fifteen when Incubus released Make Yourself on Oct. 26, 1999 — and few albums hit me as hard as that one. Thinking back,...