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Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton to Premiere a New Song, “Heart of a Child,” on Christmas Eve
December 17, 2021
Eric Clapton to Premiere a New Song, “Heart of a Child,” on Christmas Eve

Eric Clapton announced a new single, "Heart of a Child," which will premiere on Dec. 24 on streaming platforms.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to a Fuzzy, Feedback-Heavy Makeover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” by Japanese Noise-Rock Band Boris
December 15, 2021
Listen to a Fuzzy, Feedback-Heavy Makeover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” by Japanese Noise-Rock Band Boris

Japanese noise rock/experimental band Boris gave Wham!'s classic "Last Christmas" a fuzzy, feedback-soaked makeover.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Sheeran & Elton John Bring Tons of Holiday Cheer with New Charity Single/Video, “Merry Christmas”
December 6, 2021
Ed Sheeran & Elton John Bring Tons of Holiday Cheer with New Charity Single/Video, “Merry Christmas”

When two of the biggest singer/songwriters in the world team up, you know you’re in for a treat — and that’s exactly what you get with “Merry Christmas,” a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)
November 30, 2021
Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)

“Christmas on the Row” is the title of a new song from T Bear, otherwise known as singer/songwriter/actor Richard T. Bear. The composition, a bluesy and heartfelt piano-driven number co-written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Covers Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow” for Her 2021 Christmas Charity Single (Listen)
November 30, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Covers Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow” for Her 2021 Christmas Charity Single (Listen)

For a few years now, Phoebe Bridgers has covered a song by a classic artist each winter as a charity single for the Christmas season. The latest from the singer/songwriter,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Spoon’s New Rendition of the Beatles’ Yuletide Classic, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”
November 17, 2021
Hear Spoon’s New Rendition of the Beatles’ Yuletide Classic, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”

“Christmas Time (Is Here Again),” one of the few Beatles songs credited to all four members of the group, has been covered by celebrated indie band Spoon for a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Put a Little Soul on Your Holiday Playlist with Black Pumas’ Cover of Lou Rawls’ “Christmas Will Really Be Christmas”
November 16, 2021
Put a Little Soul on Your Holiday Playlist with Black Pumas’ Cover of Lou Rawls’ “Christmas Will Really Be Christmas”

Few musical acts had as big a 2020 as Black Pumas. The Austin, Texas-based blues/rock/soul duo burst onto the scene in a major way, scoring four Grammy Nominations (for Best...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”
November 10, 2021
ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”

This winter, why not warm up for the holidays with a little style? Thanks to ZZ Top icon Billy F Gibbons, you can do precisely that with his new festive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Kick Off the Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s First-Ever Christmas Album, ‘The Season’ (Listen)
November 5, 2021
Out Now: Kick Off the Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s First-Ever Christmas Album, ‘The Season’ (Listen)

Citing Nat King Cole’s The Spirit of Christmas as an inspiration, longtime Journey singer Steve Perry has released his first-ever holiday album, The Season. Arriving just days into November and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory: New Pop-Punk Christmas Album ‘December’s Here’ Out 12/3, Watch “Somber Christmas”
November 3, 2021
New Found Glory: New Pop-Punk Christmas Album ‘December’s Here’ Out 12/3, Watch “Somber Christmas”

Florida-based pop-punk veterans New Found Glory will release a new holiday album, December’s Here, on Dec. 3. Featuring 11 original Christmas songs, the collection continues the band’s trend of themed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Perry Announces Holiday Album ‘The Season,’ Shares “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
September 10, 2021
Steve Perry Announces Holiday Album ‘The Season,’ Shares “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

It’s barely September, but you’ve likely already seen holiday decorations at the store — so that means it’s time for new holiday music, as well. Longtime Journey singer Steve Perry...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vinyl Sales in the U.S. Just Hit a Record High During Christmas Week
December 29, 2020
Vinyl Sales in the U.S. Just Hit a Record High During Christmas Week

Congratulations, vinyl record enthusiasts: The sales of vinyl LPs just hit an all-time high in the United States. According to Billboard (citing Nielsen Music/MRC Data), a whopping 1.842 million records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’
December 24, 2020
Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’

In 1987, Stevie Nicks performed “Silent Night” on the English music program Top of the Pops, as part of the show’s Christmas special. This Christmas Eve, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy a Warm Christmas Hug from Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s New Animated Video for ‘Pretty Paper’
December 23, 2020
Enjoy a Warm Christmas Hug from Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s New Animated Video for ‘Pretty Paper’

“Pretty Paper” is a song written by Willie Nelson way back in 1963. Telling the tale of a street vendor selling paper and pencils on the street during the Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Haim Updates the Waitresses’ ‘Christmas Wrapping’ with the Hanukkah-Themed ‘Christmas Wrapping 2020 (All I Want For Christmas Is A Vaccine)’
December 17, 2020
Haim Updates the Waitresses’ ‘Christmas Wrapping’ with the Hanukkah-Themed ‘Christmas Wrapping 2020 (All I Want For Christmas Is A Vaccine)’

“Christmas Wrapping,” the 1981 single from The Waitresses that has become something of a contemporary holiday classic over the years, is one of those infectious earworms that remains a part...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/11: Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present ‘A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears’ Live Stream Fundraiser
December 7, 2020
12/11: Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present ‘A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears’ Live Stream Fundraiser

The Annual Christmas Without Tears Variety Charity celebrates its 15th year in 2020, but like everything else upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented difficulties presented by it this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Bon Jovi Drops Surprise ‘Jon Bon Jovi Christmas’ EP — Listen
December 7, 2020
Jon Bon Jovi Drops Surprise ‘Jon Bon Jovi Christmas’ EP — Listen

Jon Bon Jovi has a special holiday season treat for you: A new, three-song EP that he surprise-released to digital streaming platforms on Monday: An early gift from me to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suzi Quatro’s Warm Holiday Greeting: Watch a New Video for ‘My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)’
December 4, 2020
Suzi Quatro’s Warm Holiday Greeting: Watch a New Video for ‘My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)’

On Friday, Suzi Quatro — known in music history as the first “breakout” female bass player to become a bona fide “rock star” with a string of international hits in the 1970s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers & a Player Piano Perform ‘Savior Complex’ to Two Dogs in a Dusty Christmas Room
December 3, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers & a Player Piano Perform ‘Savior Complex’ to Two Dogs in a Dusty Christmas Room

Phoebe Bridgers is riding high these days. The singer/songwriter received four GRAMMY nominations last week (Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song), the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)
December 3, 2020
If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)

Back on Oct. 30, The Goo Goo Dolls got a jumpstart on the holidays when the band released its first-ever holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over, a collection blending classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kerry Ellis + Brian May (Queen) Share Festive New Song, ‘One Beautiful Christmas Day’ (Listen)
December 1, 2020
Kerry Ellis + Brian May (Queen) Share Festive New Song, ‘One Beautiful Christmas Day’ (Listen)

Kerry Ellis and Brian May have shared a warm new collaborative song, once again finding the English actor/singer/theatre performer known for roles in Wicked and We Will Rock You joining...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greg Lake ‘Anthology’ CD/Vinyl Out 11/20; Watch a Restored ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ Video in 4K/HD
November 17, 2020
Greg Lake ‘Anthology’ CD/Vinyl Out 11/20; Watch a Restored ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ Video in 4K/HD

“I Believe in Father Christmas,” the 1975 single from Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson co-founder Greg Lake that was an international success, is an enduring classic — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Offspring Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’
November 6, 2020
The Offspring Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’

It’s barely November, but Southern California punk/rock veterans The Offspring are getting into the holiday spirit early. Earlier this week, the group shared a rendition of “Christmas (Baby Please Come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater
December 23, 2019
Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater

When we last heard from legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, he was pictured at an airport in Nashville with his pal Robert Plant — just another day for Iommi,...

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 | Resistance is Futile: Mariah Carey’s 1994 Classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time
December 17, 2019
Resistance is Futile: Mariah Carey’s 1994 Classic ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time

Every winter, something crawls out of hiding and makes its presence felt — sure, the groundhog on Groundhog’s Day, but also the 1994 holiday song “All I Want for Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Definitive ‘Vegetarian Christmas’ Anthem is Finally Here Thanks to Young UK Band FEET and its Warm New Music Video
December 5, 2019
The Definitive ‘Vegetarian Christmas’ Anthem is Finally Here Thanks to Young UK Band FEET and its Warm New Music Video

Meet FEET. The young UK band knows the plight of the vegetarian come the holiday season. Everybody’s talking about chicken/turkey/ham dinners and lavish meat-heavy platters that will be served around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Jericho + the Christmas Helves Cover the Kinks’ ‘Father Christmas’ for Juvenile Diabetes Research — Listen
November 25, 2019
Chris Jericho + the Christmas Helves Cover the Kinks’ ‘Father Christmas’ for Juvenile Diabetes Research — Listen

Longtime professional wrestler-turned-rock icon Chris Jericho returned recently with a festive cover of the Kinks‘ holiday classic “Father Christmas” — and for a good cause, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/B444ZVDj1cD/ Billed as Chris...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Premieres Quirky New Christmas Song ‘Happy Holidays’ — Listen
November 25, 2019
Robbie Robertson Premieres Quirky New Christmas Song ‘Happy Holidays’ — Listen

The holiday season is a time for festive songs about the joy of the season, but it’s also a prime opportunity for some tongue-in-cheek approaches to the “holiday song.” Robbie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the New Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album, ft. a New ‘White Christmas’ with Pentatonix
November 22, 2019
Stream the New Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album, ft. a New ‘White Christmas’ with Pentatonix

The name “Bing Crosby” elicits immediate reaction. You’re thinking of “White Christmas,” aren’t you? The singer’s legendary recordings are among the songs we consider “classics” of the holiday genre today,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)
November 21, 2019
‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)

Earlier this month, a special holiday album targeting a specific faction of rock music fans was released. No, not the new one from Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, though Celestial...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Santa Help a Single Mom Pull Off a Christmas Heist in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ ‘Wandering Star’ Video
November 21, 2019
Watch Santa Help a Single Mom Pull Off a Christmas Heist in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ ‘Wandering Star’ Video

The holiday season presents a special kind of stress for everyone. There are expectations, and unless you’re flush with disposable income it can feel a bit overwhelming. This theme is...

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 | Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus
November 11, 2019
Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus

Legendary rockabilly icon Brian Setzer has embarked on the ‘Christmas Rocks! tour each winter for 15 years, but on Monday the 60-year-old announced that this year’s tour has been canceled....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams to Appear on Robbie Williams’ First-Ever Holiday Album ‘The Christmas Present,’ Out Nov. 22
October 18, 2019
Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams to Appear on Robbie Williams’ First-Ever Holiday Album ‘The Christmas Present,’ Out Nov. 22

English pop star Robbie Williams has done quite a bit over the years, amassing international fame first as a member of the boy band Take That before launching a solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album Coming Nov. 22
October 14, 2019
Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album Coming Nov. 22

The holiday season is one steeped in tradition. Family, food, joy, and music — oh yes, the music. And when it comes to Christmas songs, the magical voice of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) Announce ‘A Very She & Him Christmas Party’ Tour
September 17, 2019
She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) Announce ‘A Very She & Him Christmas Party’ Tour

The weather is cooling — in some places, at least, everything is blanketed in pumpkin spice and the holiday season is coming into view once again. Naturally, then, celebrated indie/pop...

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 | Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of 'Sing' Doing 'Wonderful Christmastime' Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts
December 21, 2016
Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of 'Sing' Doing 'Wonderful Christmastime' Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts

‘Tis the season for holiday magic, and it transpired on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night as Sir Paul McCartney joined Fallon, the Roots, and the cast...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Holiday Season is Officially Here — Stream She & Him's New 'Christmas Party' Album
October 28, 2016
The Holiday Season is Officially Here — Stream She & Him's New 'Christmas Party' Album

It may not even be Halloween yet, but the holidays have officially begun for She & Him. Today, the musical duo comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward released Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28
October 27, 2016
She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28

She & Him, a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will be kicking off the holiday season in style on Friday, October 28 with another Christmas-themed collection of songs called, simply,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Announce New 'Christmas Party' Album, Out Just in Time for Halloween (10/28)
September 15, 2016
She & Him Announce New 'Christmas Party' Album, Out Just in Time for Halloween (10/28)

She & Him, the musical partnership between actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and musician M. Ward, will release their second proper holiday album on October 28. Titled Christmas Party, it’ll be their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas’: An Appreciation
December 16, 2012
The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas’: An Appreciation

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season. So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters’ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.”

Rock Cellar Magazine | Emerson, Lake & Palmer: ‘Singles’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set Coming 8/26 (First-Ever Singles Box Set)
July 13, 2022
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: ‘Singles’ Deluxe Vinyl Box Set Coming 8/26 (First-Ever Singles Box Set)

Over the years, Emerson, Lake & Palmer amassed a global audience and the respect of many around the world for their cutting-edge style of music and influence that is still...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smash Mouth Wishes You a Happy “4th of July” with Lively New Song Featuring New Singer Zach Goode
July 1, 2022
Smash Mouth Wishes You a Happy “4th of July” with Lively New Song Featuring New Singer Zach Goode

For the first time since 2018, Smash Mouth has released a brand new original song — and if you didn’t know longtime lead singer Steve Harwell was no longer fronting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore Previews ‘In Real Life’ LP with “Four Moons,” a Song About ‘Trying to Savor Every Moment’
April 27, 2022
Mandy Moore Previews ‘In Real Life’ LP with “Four Moons,” a Song About ‘Trying to Savor Every Moment’

On May 13, singer/songwriter/This Is Us star Mandy Moore will release In Real Life, a new studio album featuring heavy contributions from her husband, Taylor Goldsmith of the Los Angeles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)
April 26, 2022
From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)

Harry Styles had just started his headlining set at the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last Friday in Indio, Calif., when he encouraged the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour
March 29, 2022
She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour

This summer, She & Him — actor/musician Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/singer M. Ward — will head out on a special tour paying homage to Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jethro Tull Re-Emerges with New Album, ‘The Zealot Gene’ (First in Over Two Decades!)
January 28, 2022
Out Now: Jethro Tull Re-Emerges with New Album, ‘The Zealot Gene’ (First in Over Two Decades!)

Ending a nearly two-decade gap between new studio recordings, Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull have returned today, Jan. 28, with The Zealot Gene. It’s the 22nd full-length record from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Peter Robbins: Original Voice of Charlie Brown Dies at Age 65
January 26, 2022
Rest in Peace, Peter Robbins: Original Voice of Charlie Brown Dies at Age 65

FOX 5 San Diego reported on Tuesday evening that Peter Robbins, the voice actor known as the first to bring iconic comic strip character Charlie Brown to life in a...

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 | The Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed By a Judge
January 4, 2022
The Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed By a Judge

Back in late August, eyebrows furled when news broke that Spencer Elden, the now 30-year-old man who was photographed as a baby in an image that would be made iconic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Debuts Video for Wintertime Classic, “River” –‘Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ Out Now
December 28, 2021
Joni Mitchell Debuts Video for Wintertime Classic, “River” –‘Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ Out Now

Among the many songs penned by Joni Mitchell, “River” stands as one of the most beloved, a contemporary classic covered by many other artists and considered among her best —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley and His Family Came Down with Omicron Variant of COVID-19, Thanks Fans for Support
December 28, 2021
Paul Stanley and His Family Came Down with Omicron Variant of COVID-19, Thanks Fans for Support

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is making its presence felt throughout the world, as cases tick upward — even causing fully vaccinated individuals to come down with (mostly mild) cases....

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 | Happy Holidays from Pink Floyd: A Dozen Early 1970s-Era Live Albums are Up on Streaming Platforms
December 16, 2021
Happy Holidays from Pink Floyd: A Dozen Early 1970s-Era Live Albums are Up on Streaming Platforms

A series of early 1970s live albums from Pink Floyd have shown up on digital streaming platforms.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Idol Dancing with His Granddaughter to “Jingle Bell Rock” is the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season
December 13, 2021
Billy Idol Dancing with His Granddaughter to “Jingle Bell Rock” is the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

This time of year, we look to social media to provide warmth and the spirit of the holiday season — and a must-follow on Instagram is the official account of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | December 2021 Issue
December 10, 2021
December 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our December 2021 features. Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview) Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May

“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” —  Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...

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 | Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Revisit ‘Winter Carols’ for Remastered Edition (Listen)
November 23, 2021
Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Revisit ‘Winter Carols’ for Remastered Edition (Listen)

Originally released in 2006, Winter Carols is a collection of holiday standards from Blackmore’s Night, the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Perry’s First Holiday Record ‘The Season’ (Out Now) Lands on Four Different Billboard Charts
November 16, 2021
Steve Perry’s First Holiday Record ‘The Season’ (Out Now) Lands on Four Different Billboard Charts

Released on Nov. 5, The Season marked a first for iconic singer Steve Perry: His first-ever holiday album. In the weeks since its release, Perry and his team received a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2 Collaborates with Nonprofit Organization Education Through Music (ETM) for “Your Song Saved My Life” Video
November 9, 2021
U2 Collaborates with Nonprofit Organization Education Through Music (ETM) for “Your Song Saved My Life” Video

Late last week, U2 premiered “Your Song Saved My Life,” a new song featured in the upcoming animated film Sing 2 (which features Bono in his first voice acting role)....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall

For more than  50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pink Floyd: Remixed/Updated ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ 10/29; Watch a New Video for “Learning to Fly”
September 2, 2021
Pink Floyd: Remixed/Updated ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ 10/29; Watch a New Video for “Learning to Fly”

Coming on Oct. 29 via Sony Music, Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason – Remixed & Updated looks to be a lavish and deeply rewarding revisiting of the English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day, the ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ Social Media Jokes and Billie Joe Armstrong’s Reaction
September 1, 2021
Green Day, the ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ Social Media Jokes and Billie Joe Armstrong’s Reaction

Thanks to social media’s prevalence in our lives, certain things achieve “meme” status that otherwise wouldn’t. One of the most notable among online music communities happens every year around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace John Hutchinson, Jazz Guitarist/Early David Bowie Musical Colleague and “Space Oddity” Collaborator
July 26, 2021
Rest in Peace John Hutchinson, Jazz Guitarist/Early David Bowie Musical Colleague and “Space Oddity” Collaborator

John Hutchinson, a jazz guitarist with a special connection to David Bowie, passed away recently from a “long illness,” it was confirmed by Bowie’s social media accounts in a message...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)
June 14, 2021
Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)

Styx are rock and roll survivors. Celebrating over four decades of mighty musical service, overcoming personnel changes and the ever changing musical climate, the seasoned Midwest rockers remain committed to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)
May 14, 2021
Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)

In any decade of the latter half of the last century, Fat Pop, Vol. 1, the new album from Paul Weller, would have racked up at least four or five...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “Live in 1975 — A Night at the Odeon” (Watch)
May 7, 2021
Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “Live in 1975 — A Night at the Odeon” (Watch)

Every Friday lately, Queen has been debuting a new episode of its ongoing YouTube series, The Greatest — archival videos championing important moments in the English rock group‘s vaunted history. Queen:...

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 | Out Now: Power-Pop Legends Cheap Trick Return with Confident New Album ‘In Another World’ (Listen)
April 9, 2021
Out Now: Power-Pop Legends Cheap Trick Return with Confident New Album ‘In Another World’ (Listen)

Cheap Trick, the power-pop icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act with the respect of millions for decades’ worth of hard work, are back. In Another World is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll,’ a New Cheap Trick Song from the Band’s New Album ‘In Another World’ (Out 4/9)
March 11, 2021
Stream ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll,’ a New Cheap Trick Song from the Band’s New Album ‘In Another World’ (Out 4/9)

A new album from Cheap Trick is coming on April 9, and on Thursday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame power pop legends shared a new song titled “Boys...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
February 15, 2021
Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’

Marcin Patrzalek is a 20-year-old guitarist from Poland with an especially eye-popping method of play — and a recent video shared to his Instagram page is turning all kinds of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Rush Vinyl Wall Clock
February 9, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Rush Vinyl Wall Clock

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thank you! Rush. The name alone elicits awe, the Canadian prog-rock trio having cast a shadow of influence and reverence that will never...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Cheap Trick: Stream the Raucous ‘Light Up the Fire’; Pre-Order New Album ‘In Another World’
January 28, 2021
New from Cheap Trick: Stream the Raucous ‘Light Up the Fire’; Pre-Order New Album ‘In Another World’

Rock Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick premiered a new song on Thursday, a preview of the classic power-pop/rock band‘s 20th studio album. In Another World will be released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021
January 21, 2021
Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021

On Thursday, Dolly Parton issued a lengthy statement regarding the passing of her brother, Randy Parton, who died at age 67 after a battle with cancer. My brother Randy has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart, One Year Later: Rush Drummer Remembered by Widow Carrie and Band Mates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in ‘Rolling Stone’ Chat
January 7, 2021
Neil Peart, One Year Later: Rush Drummer Remembered by Widow Carrie and Band Mates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in ‘Rolling Stone’ Chat

Today, Jan. 7, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Neil Peart, the highly esteemed drummer of Canadian prog-rock trio Rush. His death at age 67 came after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Continuity Question Regarding a Cro-Mags Shirt in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Led to Some Intense Online Debate
December 29, 2020
A Continuity Question Regarding a Cro-Mags Shirt in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Led to Some Intense Online Debate

Making a movie is hard work — let alone making a movie as anticipated as Wonder Woman 1984, which premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day. For...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Eddie Vedder’s New ‘Matter of Time’ EP of At-Home Recordings (ft. a Bruce Springsteen Cover)
December 28, 2020
Listen to Eddie Vedder’s New ‘Matter of Time’ EP of At-Home Recordings (ft. a Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Just before Thanksgiving, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder shared a pair of solo recordings titled “Matter of Time” and “Sai Hi.” Vedder has since released the songs as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video
December 24, 2020
Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video

With 2020 just days away from coming to an end — finally — it’s time to look ahead to 2021. In a recent end-of-the-year recap video shared by Ringo Starr...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The White Stripes Have a New, 90-Minute Yule Log Video Pairing Their Music with Some Wild Imagery
December 22, 2020
The White Stripes Have a New, 90-Minute Yule Log Video Pairing Their Music with Some Wild Imagery

YouTube has its issues, but one of the reliable benefits of the video platform is the existence of the “Yule log video.” Usually serene holiday scenes set to Christmastime classics,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary
December 21, 2020
Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary

It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Bird and the Bee (Greg Kurstin/Inara George) Play ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on ‘Kimmel’ with Dave Grohl
December 18, 2020
Watch the Bird and the Bee (Greg Kurstin/Inara George) Play ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on ‘Kimmel’ with Dave Grohl

In late October, the Bird and The Bee — the project between seven-time Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin and songwriter Inara George — released Put Up the Lights, a holiday album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory
December 17, 2020
Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory

We’re just one week away from Christmas — and, a few days after that, 2021. A new year is almost upon us, and this weekend will follow in the footsteps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘Kyoto’ from Her Bed for ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
December 17, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘Kyoto’ from Her Bed for ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

On “I Know the End,” the rousing closing track on Phoebe Bridgers‘ excellent 2020 album Punisher, she says When I get back I’ll lay around/And I’ll get up and lay...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More
December 16, 2020
This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More

This New Year’s Eve, how about a little blues/rock magic from a group of legends? Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will host his sixth annual all-star Jungle Show concert event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | December 2020 Issue
December 14, 2020
December 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our December2020 features. Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch 12/11-12/13: Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, VetsAid, Andrea Bocelli, 311, Gorillaz, Harry Shearer/Judith Owen, Less Than Jake & More
December 10, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch 12/11-12/13: Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, VetsAid, Andrea Bocelli, 311, Gorillaz, Harry Shearer/Judith Owen, Less Than Jake & More

This weekend, Dec. 11 – 13, brings with it music-related live stream concerts spanning genres and eras, so with COVID-19 numbers spiking around the country it’s never been a better idea...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Goo Goo Dolls’ Holiday Blitz Continues with Elegant ‘Let It Snow’ Video (Augmented Reality Movie Musical Saturday 12/12)
December 10, 2020
The Goo Goo Dolls’ Holiday Blitz Continues with Elegant ‘Let It Snow’ Video (Augmented Reality Movie Musical Saturday 12/12)

The Goo Goo Dolls got a jumpstart on the holidays back in October when the band released its first-ever holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over, a collection blending classic holiday standards and original tracks...

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 | Gwen Stefani Flashes Back to Her Ska-Punk Days in No Doubt with New Song ‘Let Me Reintroduce Myself’ (Listen)
December 8, 2020
Gwen Stefani Flashes Back to Her Ska-Punk Days in No Doubt with New Song ‘Let Me Reintroduce Myself’ (Listen)

Gwen Stefani would like you to know she hasn’t forgotten her roots. Even as the singer/The Voice judge has built a massively successful solo career after breaking from Orange County-based...

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 | Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)

On Friday, Joey Burns and John Conventino of Arizona-based indie/Tex-Mex band Calexico released Seasonal Shift. It’s a collection of songs put together in time for a release ahead of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Valley Cultural Foundation, the Leading Arts Organization in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Releases New ‘Voices of Hope’ Holiday Compilation Album
December 4, 2020
The Valley Cultural Foundation, the Leading Arts Organization in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, Releases New ‘Voices of Hope’ Holiday Compilation Album

The Valley Cultural Foundation, the leading arts organization in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, has put together Voices of Hope: New Holiday Music from our Emerging Artist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)

Today, Dec. 4, Blackmore’s Night, the project involving iconic & influential guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, released a new holiday EP. Here We...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Announces ‘Home for the Holidays’ Live Stream Gig 12/18, Shares New Song ‘December’s Here’
December 1, 2020
New Found Glory Announces ‘Home for the Holidays’ Live Stream Gig 12/18, Shares New Song ‘December’s Here’

Pop-punk vets New Found Glory have kept plenty busy this year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the band (which spends a significant part of any year on the road)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In Appreciation of The Matches’ 2003 Song ‘December is for Cynics,’ Truly the Anthem for the Final Month of 2020
December 1, 2020
In Appreciation of The Matches’ 2003 Song ‘December is for Cynics,’ Truly the Anthem for the Final Month of 2020

The original version of this article was written in December of 2020 — a year later, The Matches guitarist/vocalist Shawn Harris appeared on the Chris Demakes A Podcast, hosted by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Covers Merle Haggard’s ‘If We Make It Through December,’ Benefiting LA’s Downtown Women’s Center
November 23, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Covers Merle Haggard’s ‘If We Make It Through December,’ Benefiting LA’s Downtown Women’s Center

“If We Make It Through December” was a song originally released by Merle Haggard and the Strangers in October 1973, as the lead single from Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roast Some Chestnuts & Listen to the Bird and the Bee’s ‘Put Up the Lights’ Holiday LP (Dave Grohl Shows Up, Too!)
November 23, 2020
Roast Some Chestnuts & Listen to the Bird and the Bee’s ‘Put Up the Lights’ Holiday LP (Dave Grohl Shows Up, Too!)

In late October, The Bird and the Bee — the indie/pop duo comprised of seven-time Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin and songwriter Inara George, rang in the holiday season (slightly early)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A $1 Million Donation from Dolly Parton is Partially Funding Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Research
November 17, 2020
A $1 Million Donation from Dolly Parton is Partially Funding Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Is there nothing Dolly Parton can’t do? In addition to being a much-needed beacon of kindness, social awareness and general goodwill these past several months of COVID-19-related lockdown, uncertainty and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’
October 29, 2020
Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’

Talk about picking a perfect time to release some disturbing music. 2020 has been a slog for all of us, to say the very least, and the year’s parade of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Starring Jennifer Hudson Pushed Back to August 2021 Release
October 28, 2020
Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Starring Jennifer Hudson Pushed Back to August 2021 Release

Respect, the anticipated biopic telling the larger-than-life tale of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, has officially been delayed an additional seven months, with MGM/United Artists pushing its scheduled release back from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry By Singing ‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow’ on ‘The Late Show’
October 21, 2020
Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry By Singing ‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow’ on ‘The Late Show’

Dolly Parton is a national treasure. On Tuesday night, the living legend made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Most of her video chat focused on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica Makes for a Perfectly Sinister Halloween Light Display (Watch)
October 20, 2020
‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica Makes for a Perfectly Sinister Halloween Light Display (Watch)

In addition to being arguably the thrash/metal band‘s best-known song off 1991’s self-titled Black Album, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica concerns itself with nightmares, frightening apparitions and an overall sense of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know
October 14, 2020
‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the second album from Oasis released to the masses in 1995, celebrated its 25th anniversary in early October. After bursting onto the British music scene...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out of My Head
September 25, 2020
Out of My Head

Out of My Head is an Electro, Alternative-Pop track that uses electric guitars, electric bass, drum machine and synthesizers. The song portrays a darker and eerie sound that was heavily influenced by Alanis Morissette, Trent Reznor, Billie Eilish, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Nightmare On Elm Street. The song has a double meaning. In the verse’s, ALiBRA is recognizing that she’s too much inside of her head which is causing her to get in her own way of success. She is then simply stating that she needs to get out of her head and stop overthinking. Because she’s unable to do so, she then becomes out of her head in the sense that she’s gone crazy which is reflected in the chorus. By the time we reach the first half of the bridge, she has an epiphany that it’s been her ego talking all along which is why she can’t get out of her own way. The 2nd half of the bridge she demands that she’s not going to allow her ego to take over. But by trying to kill her ego she is ultimately still getting in her way and then once again becomes out of her head.

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 | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Wockoder Turntable Player
August 24, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Wockoder Turntable Player

The entry period is now closed. Thank you!  We received such a strong response to our first giveaway for a Wockoder Turntable Player that we’re running another one! All this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era
August 18, 2020
Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats Releasing ‘Rocked This Town: From LA to London’ Live Album 9/11 (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 13, 2020
The Stray Cats Releasing ‘Rocked This Town: From LA to London’ Live Album 9/11 (Preview/Pre-Order)

In 2019, The Stray Cats embarked on a very special tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary as a band — and on Sept. 11, a new live album taken from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Wockoder Turntable Player (for New or Lifelong Vinyl Enthusiasts)
August 10, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Wockoder Turntable Player (for New or Lifelong Vinyl Enthusiasts)

Note: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! All this time spent at home over the past few months has given many the opportunity to revisit music on vinyl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Composer Johnny Mandel (‘M*A*S*H’ Theme Song ‘Suicide is Painless,’ Among Many Other Works): 1925-2020
June 30, 2020
Rest in Peace, Composer Johnny Mandel (‘M*A*S*H’ Theme Song ‘Suicide is Painless,’ Among Many Other Works): 1925-2020

Johnny Mandel, acclaimed composer/arranger known for a variety of timeless works, has died at the age of 94, it was announced late Monday. Mandel’s daughter, Marissa, confirmed the news to...

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 | Happy 87th Birthday, Willie Nelson! Celebrate Willie with New Tribute Songs from Nathaniel Rateliff and Edie Brickell
April 29, 2020
Happy 87th Birthday, Willie Nelson! Celebrate Willie with New Tribute Songs from Nathaniel Rateliff and Edie Brickell

Today, the one and only Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday — and at 5:20 p.m. EDT tonight (4/29), his archival 1976 appearance on Austin City Limits performing Red Headed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
April 20, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees

For Micky Dolenz, most of his life is spent out on the road, touring in celebration of his music with The Monkees or as a solo artist. But with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Earle to Perform Special Livestream Gig Sunday 4/5; Plays Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ IGTV Series
April 3, 2020
Steve Earle to Perform Special Livestream Gig Sunday 4/5; Plays Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ IGTV Series

Revered musician/guitarist Steve Earle is a busy man these days — the new Steve Earle & the Dukes album, Ghosts of West Virginia, is slated to be released on May...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songwriter) Dies at 52 Due to Coronavirus Complications
April 1, 2020
Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songwriter) Dies at 52 Due to Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, the acclaimed, Grammy-winning musician/songwriter known for his work with Fountains of Wayne and as part of the songwriting team behind the CW television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Chemical Romance Dropped Some Major Reunion Tour News This Week
January 30, 2020
My Chemical Romance Dropped Some Major Reunion Tour News This Week

After a few days of cryptic social media teases, a recently reunited My Chemical Romance dropped some major news on Wednesday: A full North American tour is coming in 2020,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chad Smith: Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Indeed Working on a New Album with John Frusciante
January 9, 2020
Chad Smith: Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Indeed Working on a New Album with John Frusciante

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped a pre-Christmas surprise, announcing that guitarist John Frusciante was back in the mix after a decade away from the group, fans were no...

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

Click below to enjoy our new December 2019 features: Roger Daltrey on The Who’s New LP and Why He’s Bored with Rock Music Recalling Elvis Presley’s 1969 Las Vegas Run,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Urges His Band to ‘Check the Massive Egos at the Door,’ Citing Tool/Chili Peppers/Rage Against the Machine as Inspiration
December 17, 2019
System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Urges His Band to ‘Check the Massive Egos at the Door,’ Citing Tool/Chili Peppers/Rage Against the Machine as Inspiration

In the early 2000s, few bands made as much noise with as singular a sound as System of a Down. The group’s frantic “nu-metal” tinged with thrash elements and infectious...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season

This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple and the National’s Matt Berninger’s Politically Charged Update of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘7 O’Clock News/Silent Night’
December 12, 2019
Hear Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple and the National’s Matt Berninger’s Politically Charged Update of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘7 O’Clock News/Silent Night’

Los Angeles-based indie singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers teamed up with Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger, front man of the National, for an updated version of Simon & Garfunkel‘s 1966 recording “7...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Boomtown Rats Releasing ‘Citizens of Boomtown,’ First New Album in 36 Years, in 2020
December 12, 2019
The Boomtown Rats Releasing ‘Citizens of Boomtown,’ First New Album in 36 Years, in 2020

Legendary Irish rock/punk band The Boomtown Rats are in for a big 2020 — as this week, the iconic group fronted by Bob Geldof revamped its social media presence leading...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Cold War Kids Bring Their Call-To-Action Anthem ‘Complainer’ to ‘The Ellen Show’
November 19, 2019
Watch Cold War Kids Bring Their Call-To-Action Anthem ‘Complainer’ to ‘The Ellen Show’

With “Complainer,” Long Beach indie/rock/pop band Cold War Kids scored a radio hit — it’s routinely on SiriusXM channels throughout a given day and also, presumably, traditional FM dials as well....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams Announces New Las Vegas Residency for Spring 2020
November 12, 2019
Robbie Williams Announces New Las Vegas Residency for Spring 2020

When English pop superstar Robbie Williams first announced plans for a residency in Las Vegas at the Encore Theatre at the Wynn in Spring 2019, it was a bit uncertain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Angels and Airwaves Announce Tour, Premiere ‘Kiss and Tell’ Video Tackling the Frustration of ‘Needless Misconnection’
November 6, 2019
Angels and Airwaves Announce Tour, Premiere ‘Kiss and Tell’ Video Tackling the Frustration of ‘Needless Misconnection’

These are busy times for Tom DeLonge. In addition to the news that the longtime Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist was onto something with his space exploration (and possible alien discovery) endeavors, he’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’
November 1, 2019
Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’

Yes, the Halloween candy is still taking up half your kitchen and it’s barely November, but you know what’s coming: The holiday season. And with that, holiday music, like “Silver...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stone Temple Pilots’ 25th Anniversary Edition of 1994’s ‘Purple’ — Listen
October 18, 2019
Out Now: Stone Temple Pilots’ 25th Anniversary Edition of 1994’s ‘Purple’ — Listen

25 years ago, Stone Temple Pilots released what would become one of the band’s most successful albums. Purple  featured hits such as “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline,” which went on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’

D Generation were 90’s punk icons. But the band’s charismatic frontman, Jesse Malin, always seemed more than the run of the mill anarchist typically at the helm of the latter-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon
October 9, 2019
Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon

The music world is already looking forward to a new album from The Cure, which could perhaps be released before the new year — but Robert Smith says he and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Purple’ 25th Anniversary Set with a Cover of the Beach Boys’ ‘She Knows Me Too Well’
October 4, 2019
Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Purple’ 25th Anniversary Set with a Cover of the Beach Boys’ ‘She Knows Me Too Well’

Purple was one of Stone Temple Pilots‘ most successful albums — the 1994 LP featured hits such as “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline,” which went on to become staples of...

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 | Renée Zellweger Duets with Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright for the ‘Judy’ Soundtrack, Out 9/27
August 28, 2019
Renée Zellweger Duets with Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright for the ‘Judy’ Soundtrack, Out 9/27

The September 27 release of Judy, a biopic of late Hollywood icon Judy Garland focusing specifically on the latter end of her life and times, comes with much anticipation, both...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
April 10, 2019
Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Some things are worth waiting for.  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” TV special was filmed in December of 1968, but was shelved for decades as folks assumed its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz
April 1, 2019
Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz

Today, April 1, 2019, is the 35th anniversary of the day legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye passed away, and the eve of what would have been his 80th birthday. To...

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 | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the...

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 | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Glam Rock Songs
January 12, 2018
Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2 Planning Big Things for 2017: New Album, 'Joshua Tree' 30th Anniversary Events and More
December 27, 2016
U2 Planning Big Things for 2017: New Album, 'Joshua Tree' 30th Anniversary Events and More

On Christmas, U2 released an intriguing video featuring the band members decorating a ‘Joshua Tree’ and some rather specific words from front man Bono: “Happy Christmas, everyone. Next year’s gonna...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)
December 20, 2016
It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)

From his beginnings in Houston, Texas to performing at Army bases in Vietnam with his musical family and, eventually, linking up with Al Jardine and the Beach Boys and other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jethro Tull Classics to Get New Life on Upcoming 'The String Quartets' Album, Out 3/24
December 13, 2016
Jethro Tull Classics to Get New Life on Upcoming 'The String Quartets' Album, Out 3/24

The music of Jethro Tull is like none other. Led by vocalist/flutist/music wizard Ian Anderson, the band’s repertoire is unparalleled — and on March 24 a new LP, The String...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14
December 11, 2016
The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14

On Friday, Sept 30th, ten members of The Tribe – a collective of LA-based session and touring musicians and singers, reunited for a unique evening at Bogies in Westlake Village, California. They...

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 | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims
October 28, 2016
Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew was the strongest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'The Anthology' 3-CD Set
September 12, 2016
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'The Anthology' 3-CD Set

On September 30, the revered Emerson, Lake & Palmer (and the life and works of Keith Emerson, who passed away in 2016) will be celebrated with a reissue series of several of...

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 | 'Treasure Chest' of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reissues Coming Soon
June 27, 2016
'Treasure Chest' of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reissues Coming Soon

The storied career of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will be commemorated with a series of reissues over the next year or so. Some of them are up for pre-order now...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More
June 6, 2016
Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More

Susan Sarandon’s debut feature was as a hippie in the landmark 1970 film Joe, starring Peter Boyle as a disgruntled blue collar worker who goes on a shooting spree against...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt
December 8, 2015
A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)
May 15, 2015
Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi...

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 | John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)
December 8, 2014
John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)

For all of the classic Christmas celebrations in New York City each year, for many music fans it’s also a sorrowful time as we recount the tragic death of John...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)
April 4, 2014
Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)

From his early days as a member of Metallica to his award-winning career as the front man and guitarist of the thrash/metal outfit Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has become something of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
April 16, 2013
Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns

As the rock world mourns his death, perhaps his own words would be best at this time: hence, this interview with Johns, which was conducted prior to his untimely passing.

Rock Cellar Magazine | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ken Burns: The Interview
December 3, 2012
Ken Burns: The Interview

Documentary filmmaking legend Ken Burns gives a new interview to Rock Cellar Magazine and discusses his two latest film projects "The Dust Bowl" and "The Central Park Five."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

Though her father remains the reigning king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley hasn’t forgotten her Southern folk roots. “Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt Merchandise
November 25, 2012
Linda Ronstadt Merchandise

 Kelly Clarkson Unwrapped in Red $11.96 Lady Antebellum On this Winter’s Night [CD] $13.97 Lady Antebellum On this Winter’s Night [DVD] $12.97 Lady Antebellum On this Winter’s Night [Blu-Ray] $16.97 Susan Boyle...

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

The Sound of Music Carrie Underwood $10.96 Earthly Body Skin & Hair Care Michael Buble Christmas $15.97 Rosemary Butler You Just Watch Me $12.99 Sterling Silver Electroform Leaf Necklace $45.00...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hurricane Survival Tips the Government Won’t Tell You
November 12, 2012
Hurricane Survival Tips the Government Won’t Tell You

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, here are 10 tips to help you survive a natural disaster that you won’t hear from local officials. 1. At the first sign of...

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 | Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer
October 1, 2012
Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text.  Once in a while we like to talk...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)
March 19, 2012
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)

Caroll Spinney may be the most unknown famous person in America… “It’s the Bird and Grouch who’s famous, not me,” says Spinney, the man who has spent the last 43...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rube Goldberg Machines – The Best Videos
August 3, 2011
Rube Goldberg Machines – The Best Videos

Forget about cats jumping on trampolines, cute Asian kids dozing off, or local news anchors not realizing their microphone’s hot when expressing their true opinions regarding their co-workers, there’s no...

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...