September 28, 2022
The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles
September 28, 2022
Paramore Begins New Era with Compelling “This Is Why”; New LP in February; Tour Soon
September 27, 2022
Dead and Company: ‘The Final Tour’ Set for Summer 2023; Details/Dates Forthcoming
September 27, 2022
The Immediate Family: Documentary Debuting Soon, New Music on the Way, Fall Tour Dates
September 27, 2022
‘Roth Lives!’ Hear David Lee Roth’s New Recording of the Van Halen Classic “Dance the Night Away”
September 27, 2022
Beach Boys to Celebrate Key Era with ‘Sail On Sailor – 1972’ Box Set, Out 11/18 (Preview)
September 26, 2022
Rammstein Lights Up the LA Coliseum — Literally — with Unforgettable Stadium Tour Spectacle (Photos)
September 26, 2022
Heart’s Nancy Wilson Pays Tribute to “Wonderful Friend” Taylor Hawkins with New Song, “Amigo Amiga” (Listen)
September 26, 2022
Listen to Beck’s New Acoustic Cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man,” as Debuted on ‘Sunday Night Football’
September 26, 2022
Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Play New Song “Beguiled” on ‘Fallon’; 33-Song ‘ATUM’ Album Coming in April
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December 16, 2020
Hear the Foo Fighters’ Rockin’ Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run;’ New Amazon Music Holiday Gig Streaming Now
On Tuesday night, Amazon Prime Video premiered a special Amazon Music Holiday Plays concert featuring the Foo Fighters. Filmed recently at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, the special Yuletide...
December 3, 2020
Watch Conan O’Brien and the Basic Cable Band Play the Chuck Berry Holiday Classic, ‘Run Rudolph Run’
On Nov. 28, Conan O’Brien and some of his musical colleagues were kind enough to participate in Project Kids-Care, an online streaming telethon event put on by the Get Together...
November 30, 2020
Get in the Holiday Spirit with Keith Richards’ New Video for His 1978 Cover of Chuck Berry’s ‘Run Rudolph Run’
Back in 1978, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards dropped his very first bit of music under his own name, separate from the Stones: A special cover of “Run Rudolph Run,”...
November 19, 2020
Rapper Nelly to Play Chuck Berry in New Buddy Holly Biopic ‘Clear Lake,’ Alongside Colin Hanks, More
Rapper Nelly is set to bring Chuck Berry to life in an upcoming Buddy Holly biopic titled Clear Lake, it was reported on Wednesday. Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor is set...
November 11, 2020
Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27
Chuck Berry may have passed away in 2017, but his spirit is very much still alive today. Such is the unassailable legacy he built as one of the absolute most...
February 4, 2020
‘Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man,’ ft. Archival Tributes from Jimi Hendrix/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Linda Ronstadt and More, Set for PBS 2/29
Charles Edward Anderson Berry. You might know him better as Chuck Berry, undeniable pioneer of what we now know as “rock and roll.” The man’s presence, music and legacy has...
September 9, 2019
Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones Prepping a Chuck Berry Live Tribute Album
On Nov. 15, the acclaimed Ronnie Wood, known for his ongoing work with the Rolling Stones in addition to a wide array of personal passion projects, will release Mad Lad:...
October 18, 2016
Chuck Berry Wishes Himself a Happy 90th Birthday with Announcement of First LP in 38 Years, 'Chuck'
Today, October 18, is the 90th birthday of legendary rock icon Chuck Berry. How better to celebrate than by announcing a new record? That’s precisely what Berry did, as a...
September 21, 2022
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ Out 11/25, Capturing 20-Show Residency at S.F. Venue (Pre-Order)
In 1997, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers took the stage at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco for a 20-show residency that was the stuff of legend, further cementing the...
September 14, 2022
Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season
School’s back in session — for many children around the United States, it began as early as mid-August, if not earlier — so with that in mind, here’s the latest...
August 12, 2022
Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
Daryl Hall on the term “Blue-Eyed Soul”: “I f****** hate it; it’s a racist term… if you’re a white guy and you’re singing or playing in a black idiom, it’s...
May 16, 2022
New from America’s Gerry Beckley: Listen to Title Track of New Solo Album ‘Aurora’ Out 7/1
On July 1, Gerry Beckley of the band America will release a new solo album titled Aurora. As a preview of the record, Beckley debuted the title track this past Friday,...
April 29, 2022
Out Now: Ted Nugent Roars with New Album ‘Detroit Muscle,’ ft. a New “Star-Spangled Banner” Recording
The Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent, returned to action today, April 29, with a brand new studio album titled Detroit Muscle. A news release states that the record contains...
March 9, 2022
America’s Gerry Beckley Readying Solo Album ‘Aurora,’ Due in June; Stream “Friends Are Hard to Find”
On June 17, Gerry Beckley of the band America will release a new solo album titled Aurora. Announced this week, Aurora will be Beckley’s fourth album with Blue Élan Records,...
January 10, 2022
Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
In her exquisite new book Eye of the Music, The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett, New York to LA, 1969-1989, the eponymous shutterbug chronicles the music scene coast-to-coast for two...
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...
January 7, 2022
Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April
Due out on April 15, Brother Johnny is an all-star tribute album to the late Johnny Winter, compiled and spearheaded by his brother, Edgar Winter. The album will be released...
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...
November 11, 2021
Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary
In 2020, the Tom Petty estate released the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set, bursting with loads of astonishing outtakes, Petty’s intimate home demos, plus live recordings and early...
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.” That’s been his philosophy since his debut...
September 17, 2021
Out Now: Ronnie Wood & the Ronnie Wood Band ‘Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ (Listen)
Today, Sept. 17, Rolling Stones great Ronnie Wood released Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a live album capturing the magic from...
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...
August 23, 2021
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84
Don Everly, one half of the esteemed and iconic Everly Brothers, passed away recently at the age of 84. News of his death was made public by Everly’s family over...
August 9, 2021
Ronnie Wood & the Ronnie Wood Band Share More Songs from ‘Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’
On Sept. 17, a live album will be released capturing the magic from a night at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2013 when the Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood and the Ronnie Wood...
July 21, 2021
Grateful Dead ‘Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71, ’72, ’73’ Box Set Out 10/1; Stream “Sugaree” from the Fox Theatre ’71
On Oct. 1, the endless Grateful Dead live vaults will open up once again for a new box set chronicling seven shows that showcased the strong bond between the jam...
June 30, 2021
Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’
Olivia Rodrigo is everywhere these days. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter/Disney star released her debut full-length album, Sour, back in May and has enjoyed groundbreaking acclaim the world over, led by the...
June 9, 2021
Ronnie Wood & the Ronnie Wood Band: ‘Mr. Luck – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ Out 9/3 (Pre-Order)
On Sept. 3, a live album will be released capturing the magic from a night at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2013 when the Rolling Stones‘ Ronnie Wood and the...
March 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click...
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...
February 1, 2021
Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021
Hilton Valentine, founding guitarist of legendary band The Animals, died on Friday at the age of 77, it was announced by his wife, Germaine Valentine. A lengthy message was shared...
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...
August 19, 2020
Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17
From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers and more, Chris Hillman has led a life and career of influence and prestige — and on Nov. 17, he’ll release his...
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there. “Nuclear apocalypse – who...
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...
June 3, 2020
Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
With so much of the country caught up in protests, curfews and controversy surrounding the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has been on...
May 28, 2020
Grateful Dead Weekend Viewing: Shakedown Stream ‘Buffalo, NY 7/16/90’ Friday 5/29, Dead & Company from the Gorge 2016 on YouTube Saturday 5/30
The weekly Grateful Dead Shakedown Stream video series will continue once again this weekend — and on Friday night, May 28, the vault will be opened once again for Buffalo,...
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...
March 12, 2020
Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)
It’s 2020, and rock and roll icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. A new solo album, Sinematic, acclaimed work on the Martin Scorcese’s mobster film The Irishman and a...
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...
October 10, 2019
Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller
Over the course of thirteen years and five studio albums, the kaleidoscopic jam band Howlin Rain has ingeniously explored the ever-evolving relationship between avant-garde psychedelia and blues-based southern rock. Their...
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...
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...
March 1, 2019
Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California
Celebrating over five decades in music, Detroit rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Bob Seger, backed as always by his Silver Bullet Band, delivered a powerful and...
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...
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)...
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,...
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...
September 11, 2018
Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
Detroit’s legendary MC5 were probably the first punk rock band — but try to tell the band’s guitarist, Wayne Kramer, that. “I get that. I get the value of that....
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...
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...
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...
May 9, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of the most crucial songs about moms ever laid to tape … A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically...
February 21, 2017
Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
Sad news to pass along, as iconic and influential jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has died at the age of 73. Coryell, who played alongside and worked with Sonny Rollins,...
February 13, 2017
Top 11 Pain Songs
Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. – Fuzzy Zoeller 11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when...
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...
December 9, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below, enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old...
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs
“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...
May 6, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore
For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie...
April 4, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher
For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a...
August 5, 2014
Top 11 Stuttering Songs
Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our...
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...
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...
April 2, 2013
Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)
Legendary Beach Boy Al Jardine discusses everything you wanted to know about the classic album SMiLE - which just won a Grammy for "Best Historical Album."
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews
November/December Album Reviews Rolling Stones GRRR! In addition to all his great singing and songwriting, showmanship, and jumpin’ jack flash, Mick Jagger was always a businessman. From his student days...
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...
July 1, 2011
Rambling with Levon: The Band’s Levon Helm & House Concerts – by Steve Wynn
I spent last Saturday night at the home of Levon Helm, hanging out with his pals, dining from a generous spread of food and then watching him lead a 12-piece...
June 3, 2011
Sex Is Always the Answer
From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with...
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...
April 26, 2021
New Fundraising Album from The Blue Quarantinos (Jimmy Vivino/Jesse Williams/Rob Paparozzi) Out Now from Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation
The Blue Quarantinos is a new, pandemic-inspired musical ensemble led by Jimmy Vivino, acclaimed guitarist/musician known the world over as the longtime band leader for Conan O’Brien. Accompanied by musical...
April 13, 2020
‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25
On Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions (in association with the Get Together Foundation) will put on the All Together Now!, an online concert event helping the city of Los...
January 3, 2020
The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of the Allman Brothers Band Set for Madison Square Garden 3/10
Madison Square Garden in New York City will be the place to be on March 10 for fans of The Allman Brothers Band, the iconic and celebrated Southern rock band...
October 10, 2019
Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album
Duane Betts has a lot to live up to. So it’s no surprise that the son of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts, who was named for one of...
April 10, 2019
Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career
“Prince had this conversation with Mo Ostin, the head of Warner Brothers Records, on the phone,” Michael Bland, who was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation, and who has...