November 30, 2022
Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie with Statement: “Part of My Heart Has Flown Away Today”
November 30, 2022
Stevie Nicks Remembers ‘My Best Friend’ Christine McVie with Heartfelt Note Quoting HAIM’s “Hallelujah”
November 30, 2022
Rest in Peace, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac: 1943-2022
November 30, 2022
Motörhead Previews ‘Bad Magic’ Reissue (Out 2/24) with Unreleased Song “Bullet in Your Brain” — Listen
November 30, 2022
Melissa Manchester Revisits “Through the Eyes of Love” for Special New Recording (Listen)
November 30, 2022
Preview the Rolling Stones’ ‘GRR Live!,’ Definitive Live Collection Due Out in February
November 30, 2022
“I Won’t Back Down”: Hear Blake Shelton, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Matt Sorum & More Cover Tom Petty Classic
November 29, 2022
Natalie Merchant Announces ‘Keep Your Courage,’ First Album of New Material Since 2014, Tour Dates
November 29, 2022
Rest in Peace, Actor Clarence Gilyard Jr. (‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ ‘Matlock,’ ‘Top Gun’): 1955-2022
November 29, 2022
Hear Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester & More Sing Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” for Charity (Listen/Donate)
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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...
June 17, 2022
Sun. 6/19: ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ from the Hollywood Bowl: The Roots, Earth, Wind & Fire, More, Broadcast on CNN
This coming Sunday, June 19, is the 157th anniversary of Black American Independence Day — Juneteenth. To mark the occasion and celebrate a major moment in history, Live Nation Urban and...
September 21, 2021
Demi Adejuyigbe is Back with Another (And Final) Joyous Sept. 21 Celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”
Every Sept. 21, at least over the last handful of years, comedy writer/entertainer Demi Adejuyigbe (The Good Place) shares a video. This video has everything to do with Adejuyigbe’s appealing...
April 26, 2021
Carlos Santana: New Las Vegas 2021 Dates; ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour with Earth, Wind & Fire Pushed to 2022
Last spring, Carlos Santana was forced to cancel his then-upcoming performances in Las Vegas as part of the guitar icon‘s An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live residency, but...
September 21, 2020
Celebrate the 21st Night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Classic Song, an Amazing Tribute Video and a ‘Virtual Party’ Tonight 9/21
It’s 21st day/night of September — a time for everybody to come together and celebrate the enduring Earth, Wind & Fire classic. Here’s a video from comedian/writer Demi Adejuyigbe, a...
June 12, 2020
Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Rescheduled ‘Miraculous Supernatural Tour’ Dates for 2021
This summer was to see a magical tour package of Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, but the two legendary acts had to postpone the outing due to complications put...
June 9, 2020
Take a Few Minutes to Enjoy Earth, Wind & Fire’s Soothing Rendition of ‘Devotion,’ Performed At Home for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
This week, Earth Wind & Fire teamed up while at home for a performance that aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the iconic group‘s soulful rendition of...
February 25, 2020
Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire Announce ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ 2020 Tour
Hope you’re ready for a good time this summer, because Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire are heading out on the road together. Announced on Tuesday, the Miraculous Supernatural tour...
September 21, 2021
Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15
Another preview of Blessings and Miracles, the anticipated new studio album from Carlos Santana, is here — and it finds the legendary guitarist teaming up with a fellow music icon,...
September 9, 2021
‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)
Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in...
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...
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 (Ive Had) The Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes, which...
March 11, 2020
Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
“It’s about playing from your heart,” Carlos Santana says about why he believes his music, and remarkable guitar playing, has stood the test of time. “It’s about being gut-bucket honest....
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...
February 8, 2019
Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form
Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved...
November 14, 2012
Rolling Stones Revelations! Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen
In an exclusive interview, documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen reveals 11 things you may not know about the Rolling Stones.
September 20, 2022
Carlos Santana Announces 2023 Las Vegas Residency Dates at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
For 10 years, Carlos Santana and his band have been tearing up the stage at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for a...
September 9, 2022
Beach Boys Launch Four-Part Narrative Music Video Series; 60th Anniversary Activities Ongoing
Back in June, Capitol/UMe commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Beach Boys with a remastered and expanded edition of Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys. The special reissue was...
July 20, 2022
Happy 75th Birthday to Carlos Santana — Still on the Mend After a Medical Scare
Today, July 20, guitar wizard/legend Carlos Santana celebrates his 75th birthday. Over the years, Santana has maintained a steady presence as both a recording and touring musician — and even...
July 11, 2022
Carlos Santana Postpones Dates of ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour After Medical Scare
A July 5 onstage collapse by Carlos Santana prompted an emergency hospital stay for the legendary guitarist, currently out on the road with his band on the Miraculous Supernatural tour...
July 6, 2022
Carlos Santana “Resting and Doing Very Well” After Onstage Collapse: “Forgot to Eat and Drink Water”
Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage Tuesday night onstage in Clarkston, Michigan, where he was playing with his band as part of the ongoing Miraculous Supernatural tour alongside Earth,...
July 1, 2022
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is for Kids — but its Soundtrack of ’70s Covers from Indie Stars is for Everyone Else (Listen)
If you breathe air and are living on Planet Earth, you’re no doubt aware that Minions: The Rise of Gru crashed into movie theaters today, July 1, primed for a...
May 19, 2022
Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’
On July 1, the Minions will return to theaters yet again in Minions: The Rise of Gru, a new chapter in the ongoing film series chronicling the beloved (or hated!)...
April 18, 2022
Carlos Santana Shares “Yo Estaré” ft. Ally Brooke — Featured on Vinyl Edition of ‘Blessings and Miracles’
“Yo Estaré” is a sweeping new song from Carlos Santana and special guest vocalist Ally Brooke. Shared to digital streaming platforms on Friday, the song is also featured on the...
December 30, 2021
New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)
As much as we’d all love to head to a packed-to-the-gills New Year’s Eve party this coming Friday night, Dec. 31, it’s probably not in our best interest, what with...
October 11, 2021
New Santana: Stream “Joy” with Chris Stapleton; New Album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Out 10/15
This coming Friday, Oct. 15 marks the release date of Blessings and Miracles, the awaited new album from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana — another star-studded album featuring a number of...
October 7, 2021
Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)
Back in August, Carlos Santana shared a new single, “Move,” another collaboration with Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas. You may recall the two linked up back in 1999 for “Smooth,”...
August 11, 2021
Santana Teaming with Rob Thomas Again(!) for New Single, “Move,” Coming 8/18
Released back in June of 1999, “Smooth” was a single from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas, vocalist of Matchbox Twenty. After ruling the charts at No. 1, winning...
August 4, 2021
Carlos Santana Signs with BMG for New Album, ‘Blessings and Miracles’ — Lead Single Due Soon
Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has a new global recordings deal with BMG, it was announced on Wednesday. His first release under the new deal will be Blessings and Miracles, his...
June 14, 2021
Carlos Santana Returns to the Stage This Fall with ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Tour
After taking roughly a year off due to the pandemic and all of its subsequent interruptions to touring life, Carlos Santana and his band will hit the road once again...
June 4, 2021
Music Video Premiere: Judith Owen Covers Joan Osborne’s “(What If God Was) One Of Us”
Today, pianist, singer-songwriter/raconteur Judith Owen shares her musical reimagining of “(What If God Was) One Of Us,” the song written by Eric Bazilian that was one of the biggest pop/rock...
February 25, 2021
Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
The Best Is Yet to Come, the vibrant new album from Bonnie Tyler, is bolstered by dramatic, full-bodied vocals, synths, and some rock guitar solos. Those same elements helped propel...
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks. The clock...
August 27, 2020
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June 19, 2020
#SaveOurStages: 600 Artists, Including Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and More, Sign Letter Asking Congress to Help Indie Venues Survive COVID-19 Shutdown
It’s time to #SaveOurStages. Among the many devastating hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months is the chaos thrown into the live music world — and,...
April 20, 2020
Tuesday 4/21: Watch ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ on CBS, ft. Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel and More
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, CBS will air Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Prince’s passing in 2016. Originally filmed on January...
April 16, 2020
Carlos Santana Cancels May Gigs at Las Vegas House of Blues Due to COVID-19
Carlos Santana was supposed to play a series of concerts in Las Vegas as part of his ongoing residency at the House of Blues this May, but on Thursday the...
March 25, 2020
‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Airing 4/21 on CBS (Beck, Common, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin, Juanes, Sheila E., Miguel More)
Last year, a number of musical luminaries gathered around GRAMMY Weekend in Los Angeles to pay tribute to The Purple One, Prince — and on April 21, the star-studded performance...
March 10, 2020
Carlos Santana Scraps European Tour Dates Due to Public Health Concerns Regarding Coronavirus
In late October, Carlos Santana announced a big 2020 tour that would be taking him to various locations in Europe — but now, in light of rising concerns over the...
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim … From new product innovations...
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...
January 9, 2020
‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More
With the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards taking place Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles, anybody who’s anybody in the music business will be in Southern California — and two days...
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...
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...
March 22, 2018
KAABOO 2018: Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons and More Top Eclectic Lineup
Since its inception a few years ago, KAABOO Del Mar has boasted one of the most far-ranging lineups of the music festival scene. (Read our recap of the 2016 KAABOO...
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens. I’m often asked,...
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...
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...
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,...
October 3, 2013
A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
Over delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and a lush orchestral score, Linda Ronstadt sings, cause Ive done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think Im gonna love...
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...
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...