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Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Roth Lives!’ Hear David Lee Roth’s New Recording of the Van Halen Classic “Dance the Night Away”
September 27, 2022
‘Roth Lives!’ Hear David Lee Roth’s New Recording of the Van Halen Classic “Dance the Night Away”

David Lee Roth is back with another new recording of a Van Halen classic — this time, “Dance the Night Away.” “Diamond Dave” sprang to life recently when he shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Roth Lives’! Hear David Lee Roth’s New Recordings of Van Halen Classics “Panama” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
September 14, 2022
‘Roth Lives’! Hear David Lee Roth’s New Recordings of Van Halen Classics “Panama” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”

Longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has been busy this year. Recently, the dynamic singer shared a new “studio live” version of the Van Halen classic, “Panama,” to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Debuts Van Halen Tribute Song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”
July 29, 2022
David Lee Roth Debuts Van Halen Tribute Song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”

Longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has shared another new solo recording, and this latest one is a nostalgic look back at the good times he had over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New David Lee Roth: Stream His New Solo Song, “Pointing at the Moon”
July 11, 2022
New David Lee Roth: Stream His New Solo Song, “Pointing at the Moon”

“Pointing at the Moon” is a new song from longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth. A sparse, intimate composition pairing “Diamond Dave” with an acoustic guitar and piano progression,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth’s Las Vegas “Retirement” Residency Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
January 4, 2022
David Lee Roth’s Las Vegas “Retirement” Residency Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

David Lee Roth was to kick off a run of “retirement party” concerts at the House of Blues Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, but after that send-off to 2020...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Says He’s Retiring After Las Vegas Residency: ‘I Am Throwing in the Shoes’
October 4, 2021
David Lee Roth Says He’s Retiring After Las Vegas Residency: ‘I Am Throwing in the Shoes’

Last week, David Lee Roth revealed plans for a short residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas — and, apparently, they’ll mark his final live performances, at least...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Sets Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Starting on New Year’s Eve
September 28, 2021
David Lee Roth Sets Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Starting on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, David Lee Roth will make his return to Las Vegas for a limited engagement residency at the House of Blues. Announced this week, the reunion between...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Recalls the Good Times with Eddie Van Halen in ‘Somewhere Over the Bar and Grill’ (Listen)
November 2, 2020
David Lee Roth Recalls the Good Times with Eddie Van Halen in ‘Somewhere Over the Bar and Grill’ (Listen)

It’s been almost a month since guitar icon Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65 after a “long and arduous” battle with cancer. His death prompted an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS Announces Rescheduled ‘End of the Road’ North American Tour Dates with David Lee Roth
August 13, 2020
KISS Announces Rescheduled ‘End of the Road’ North American Tour Dates with David Lee Roth

Back in late 2019, KISS announced a new batch of tour dates for its live tour farewell, the End of the Road Tour, with special guest David Lee Roth. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs
June 16, 2020
David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs

David Lee Roth was supposed to be out on tour supporting KISS on its End of the Road tour this year, but then the COVID-19 pandemic came along and ended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour
February 3, 2020
Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour

Over the weekend, the first tour date of KISS‘ ongoing End of the World farewell tour featuring iconic Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth took place in Manchester, New Hampshire....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Firefly Music Festival 2020: Billie Eilish, Rage Against the Machine, David Lee Roth Halsey, Blink-182, More Top Lineup
January 28, 2020
Firefly Music Festival 2020: Billie Eilish, Rage Against the Machine, David Lee Roth Halsey, Blink-182, More Top Lineup

More music festivals! It’s the time of year when every festival seems to announce its lineup and details for the months ahead, and Tuesday brought with it news from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Rare, Alternate Take of Van Halen ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ Featuring Different David Lee Roth Vocals
January 7, 2020
Hear a Rare, Alternate Take of Van Halen ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ Featuring Different David Lee Roth Vocals

Though Billie Eilish might be unaware, Van Halen built a legacy with a brash, defiant sound and musical approach — and unwavering, in-your-face levels of confidence. This was apparent from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour
December 17, 2019
David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour

KISS has a lengthy farewell plan in the form of its End of the Road tour, carrying Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Hottest Band in the Land around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth
October 1, 2019
It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth

Fans holding out hope for further activity or live performances from Van Halen may have had those wishes dashed this week, at least according to someone with a unique point...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas
September 10, 2019
Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas

Las Vegas residencies seem to be the rage these days for “legacy” acts capable of packing as many fans into the confines of a venue on or near the Vegas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him
May 30, 2019
David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him

Imagine you’re in Las Vegas having the time of your life with your pals, drinking booze and blasting some classic Van Halen songs in your hotel suite. Maybe “Panama,” perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Watch This Weekend 2/12-2/14: Michael McDonald, ‘Food for Love’ ft. David Byrne, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Jimmy Eat World, ‘Bleeding Audio’ at Slamdance 2021
February 12, 2021
What to Watch This Weekend 2/12-2/14: Michael McDonald, ‘Food for Love’ ft. David Byrne, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Jimmy Eat World, ‘Bleeding Audio’ at Slamdance 2021

This weekend, Feb. 12-14, brings with it a handful of especially notable streaming concert events — some of them live, some pre-recorded, and one an intriguing new documentary about one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alex Van Halen Remembers Brother Eddie with Heartfelt Message, Childhood Photo
October 8, 2020
Alex Van Halen Remembers Brother Eddie with Heartfelt Message, Childhood Photo

Tuesday’s news of the passing of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen was met with shock and sadness among the music community — and on Thursday morning, Eddie’s brother and band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO Max 10/17
September 23, 2020
Watch the New Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO Max 10/17

David Byrne’s American Utopia is the film version of the Broadway play from Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne. Directed by Spike Lee, the film will premiere on HBO and HBO...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17
August 24, 2020
Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into a hit Broadway...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year
June 17, 2020
A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)
February 1, 2013
The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)

Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success.  Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’
August 12, 2022
A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’

Melding garage-punk, brawny rock and roll and alt-country since their formation in 1988, The Supersuckers have carved out a formidable career built on a catalog of killer records and exhaustive...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kid Rock & His Middle Fingers Would Like You To Know He’s Mad in His New Video for “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”
November 22, 2021
Kid Rock & His Middle Fingers Would Like You To Know He’s Mad in His New Video for “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”

Sliding in with an incendiary new anthem just a few days ahead of those awkward family gatherings at the Thanksgiving table, Kid Rock pulls off a spot-on impression of your...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo
September 10, 2021
‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters’ Full-Capacity Madison Square Garden Gig Featured Hits, Singalongs, and … Dave Chappelle Singing Radiohead’s “Creep” (Watch)
June 21, 2021
Foo Fighters’ Full-Capacity Madison Square Garden Gig Featured Hits, Singalongs, and … Dave Chappelle Singing Radiohead’s “Creep” (Watch)

You truly never know what you’ll get at a Foo Fighters concert, but you know it’ll be something special. This past Sunday night, Dave Grohl and the guys played a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS Announce New ‘End of the Road’ 2021 Tour Dates, the Last Leg of Their Final Tour
June 14, 2021
KISS Announce New ‘End of the Road’ 2021 Tour Dates, the Last Leg of Their Final Tour

KISS has unveiled big plans: The band is resuming its heralded End of the Road farewell tour beginning in August, combining rescheduled dates and some new shows, as detailed on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981
June 7, 2021
Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981

If you’ve ever dreamed of watching David Lee Roth writhe around on a dinosaur, you’re in luck — as just this past weekend, a previously long-lost music video from Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More
January 20, 2021
Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More

Meet Tico. He’s a singing parrot. His owner, Frank Maglio, plays classic rock songs on acoustic guitar — quite well, we should point out — and Tico sings along. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996
December 14, 2020
Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996

Jason Becker, the musician/guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen’s Death ‘Was Like Getting Hit By a Freaking Mack Truck’
October 8, 2020
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen’s Death ‘Was Like Getting Hit By a Freaking Mack Truck’

On Thursday, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony — former members of Van Halen and band mates of Eddie Van Halen — expressed their condolences regarding the guitarist‘s death in a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More
October 7, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More

Tuesday’s sad news of the passing of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen hit the music community as hard as could be expected, given the legacy of EVH’s work, the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker
July 22, 2020
Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker

Happy Birthday to an amazing talent and force in the music industry: Jason Becker (click here to browse his catalog of music via our Rock Cellar Store). Truthfully, I was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like
December 2, 2019
Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like

Do you know who Billie Eilish is? If you don’t, you must do a great job actively ignoring modern music, as the 17-year-old singer has been *everywhere* since the release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked
October 22, 2019
Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked

You know those mundane encounters we all have at one time or another with somebody famous? Catching somebody at the supermarket or doing a double-take as they wait in line...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Report: Eddie Van Halen Getting Treatment for Cancer in Germany
October 14, 2019
Report: Eddie Van Halen Getting Treatment for Cancer in Germany

Over the weekend, TMZ reported that iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen has been dealing with throat cancer for the past few years, “secretly” traveling between the United States and Germany...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor
February 7, 2017
Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

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 | 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 | June Album Reviews
June 11, 2012
June Album Reviews

Fiona Apple Rush Smashing Pumpkins The Cult The Beach Boys Translator Giant Giant Sand Maroon 5 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… The exhausting title of Fiona Apple’s new album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 65th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced; Ceremony Scheduled for Feb. 5 on CBS/Paramount+
November 15, 2022
65th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced; Ceremony Scheduled for Feb. 5 on CBS/Paramount+

Today, Nov. 15, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles (and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Angela Lansbury (‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Among Many More): 1925-2022
October 11, 2022
Rest in Peace, Angela Lansbury (‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Among Many More): 1925-2022

Angela Lansbury, the acclaimed actor/entertainer known for a host of iconic roles in television, cinema and the stage, has died at the age of 96. The news was first reported...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
September 8, 2022
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

Editorial note: This story first ran in March of 2019. “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols is featured in our Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy list...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Ain’t No Picnic Wraps Enchanting Weekend in LA with Eclectic Mix and Impossibly Good Vibes (Recap)
August 29, 2022
This Ain’t No Picnic Wraps Enchanting Weekend in LA with Eclectic Mix and Impossibly Good Vibes (Recap)

“I learned to drive in this parking lot,” cracked Phoebe Bridgers from the Fairway stage of This Ain’t No Picnic on Sunday night, the final night of the two-day festival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA
June 20, 2022
PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA

Prior to a pandemic-forced postponement, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire were bound for the road on a massive tour promising classic hits, memorable moments and many of the feel-good...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Southern Rock Songs
June 13, 2022
Top 11 Southern Rock Songs

Top 11 Southern Rock Songs Frank Mastropolo “Rock was born in the South, so saying ‘Southern Rock’ is like saying ‘Rock Rock.'” —Duane Allman “Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)
June 8, 2022
The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)

The Fixx tapped into American music listeners’ collective consciousness like few others during the second British music invasion of the early 1980s. “Stand or Fall” and “Red Skies,” the London...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC
February 8, 2022
2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC

The official list of 2022 Academy Award nominations was unveiled early Tuesday, ahead of the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 23, 2021
2022 Grammy Nominations Announced

On Tuesday, the official list of nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced via a live stream. An interesting note from Variety explained a key change instilled for this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Falsetto Songs
August 12, 2021
Top 11 Falsetto Songs

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs to utilize falsetto vocals.  “I like money. It’s fun to fold and stack and smell...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)
June 2, 2021
Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)

The Wizard of Ozzy and Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Coldplay Plus a Cast of Thousands: Q&A with Rockfield’s Recording Engineer/Farmer Kingsley Ward Along with Yasgur’s farm, Rockfield...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
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...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 11/28: Watch Project Kids-Care, an Online Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More
November 25, 2020
Sat. 11/28: Watch Project Kids-Care, an Online Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More

This Saturday, Nov. 28, a special online charity streaming telethon event titled Project Kids-Care will take place with one goal in mind: helping underserved children in the Los Angeles area...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More
September 23, 2020
Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More

Dark Side of The Moon is the album that ushered Pink Floyd into superstardom in America and their early work, with songs recorded by the first incarnation of the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Epic New Trailer for ‘Dune’ — Featuring Hans Zimmer’s Arrangement of Pink Floyd’s ‘Eclipse’
September 9, 2020
Watch the Epic New Trailer for ‘Dune’ — Featuring Hans Zimmer’s Arrangement of Pink Floyd’s ‘Eclipse’

On Wednesday, Warner Bros. Pictures shared a new trailer for Dune, a fresh cinematic take on the futuristic 1965 novel from Frank Herbert. The new adaptation is currently scheduled to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)
July 10, 2020
Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)

On Sunset, the new album from Paul Weller, was just released on July 3, but the U.K. music legend says he’s already deep into the making of its follow-up when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played in Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for $6M+ at Auction, Breaking Records
June 22, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played in Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for $6M+ at Auction, Breaking Records

Over the weekend, a crucial piece of music memorabilia from the 1990s went up for auction — and the 1959 Martin D-18E Kurt Cobain played in Nirvana‘s MTV Unplugged performance...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25
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...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)
January 13, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)

On Monday, the official 92nd Academy Awards nominations were announced, ahead of the Oscars ceremony which will air on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC. Leading the pack in terms of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the Beatles’ New ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Music Video, Launching 9/26 for the ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Set
September 23, 2019
Preview the Beatles’ New ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Music Video, Launching 9/26 for the ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Set

This is going to be a big week for the Beatles — as their legendary 1969 album Abbey Road will receive a lavish 50th anniversary re-release on Friday, Sept. 27....

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 | Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon
August 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon

For his latest Behind The Curtain entry, writer Steve rosen recounts a few run-ins with renowned guitarist Neal Schon, of Santana and Journey fame …  It is 1975 and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour
June 10, 2019
(Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour

Tonight, June 10, Robert Fripp and King Crimson will begin their anticipated 50th anniversary tour at Hause Auensee, Leipzig — and just in time for the festivities, much of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next
May 6, 2019
King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next

For a long time, the music of King Crimson didn’t exist on streaming platforms — but just as Robert Fripp and his colleagues in the legendary prog/rock ensemble prepare for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019
March 25, 2019
Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019

On Monday morning, the music community woke up to the sad news that innovative musician Scott Walker passed away over the weekend at the age of 76. It is with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary
January 29, 2019
King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary

Toward the end of 2018, King Crimson announced plans for a big commemorative 50th anniversary tour that would span three continents — and the legendary prog ensemble announced its full...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Catfish and the Bottlemen
July 27, 2016
Turn Me On: Catfish and the Bottlemen

This month, KCSN 88.5’s Jim Nelson spotlights Catfish and the Bottlemen for our Turn Me On category… Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, there’s a busker who directly impacted the name of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Flower Power Songs
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs

  “The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
February 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England...

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 | February Album Reviews
February 4, 2013
February Album Reviews

Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....

Rock Cellar Magazine | November/December Album Reviews
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin
May 16, 2012
"Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood...

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

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes
January 12, 2012
Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes

Bob Daisley On Ozzy & Sharon, Randy Rhoads, and The 'Blizzard of Ozz' - 'Diary of a Madman' Controversy

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...