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Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)
November 2, 2021
Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)

Buffalo, New York-based metal/hardcore veterans Every Time I Die have always used their music as a means of cathartic expression, vocalist Keith Buckley’s thoughtful and inventive lyrics pairing with the band’s endlessly aggressive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Every Time I Die: New Album ‘Radical’ Out 10/22, Supporting Underoath on U.S. Tour This Fall
August 17, 2021
Every Time I Die: New Album ‘Radical’ Out 10/22, Supporting Underoath on U.S. Tour This Fall

Buffalo, New York-based metal/hardcore veterans Every Time I Die have big plans for the end of 2021 — namely, a new record, Radical, set for release on Oct. 22 via...

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 | Every Time I Die Release Two Absolutely Pummeling New Songs, ‘A Colossal Wreck’ and ‘Desperate Pleasures’ (Hosting Streaming Gig 12/19)
December 8, 2020
Every Time I Die Release Two Absolutely Pummeling New Songs, ‘A Colossal Wreck’ and ‘Desperate Pleasures’ (Hosting Streaming Gig 12/19)

“The world made us sick. How can it heal us?” That’s a question asked by Keith Buckley, vocalist of Buffalo, New York metal/hardcore band Every Time I Die on “Desperate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco Debuts “A Lifetime to Find”; ‘Cruel Country’ 2-LP/CD Coming in January (Pre-Order)
October 18, 2022
Wilco Debuts “A Lifetime to Find”; ‘Cruel Country’ 2-LP/CD Coming in January (Pre-Order)

Back in late May, Wilco returned with its 12th studio album, Cruel Country, the latest addition to the catalog from Jeff Tweedy and the esteemed indie/rock band. Initially a digital...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen: ‘The Miracle Collector’s Edition’ 11/18; Hear Rediscovered “Face It Alone” ft. Freddie Mercury (Pre-Order)
October 13, 2022
Queen: ‘The Miracle Collector’s Edition’ 11/18; Hear Rediscovered “Face It Alone” ft. Freddie Mercury (Pre-Order)

Originally released in May of 1989, The Miracle was the 13th studio album from Queen and the penultimate release from the band with lead singer Freddie Mercury. Its release came...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Give “Eddie” Live Debut; ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ LP Out Friday 10/14
October 10, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Give “Eddie” Live Debut; ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ LP Out Friday 10/14

This coming Friday, Oct. 14, will bring with it the release of Return of the Dream Canteen, a new album from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the second new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dash Rip Rock Releases Halloween Song “It Ain’t a Party ‘Til Somebody Dies” – Get It For Free!
October 3, 2022
Dash Rip Rock Releases Halloween Song “It Ain’t a Party ‘Til Somebody Dies” – Get It For Free!

Just in time for Halloween, rockabilly-cowpunk-swamp-roots-party band Dash Rip Rock have just released their garage-bayou dance rave-up “It Ain’t a Party ‘Til Somebody Dies.” Written by Dash Rip Rock’s illustrious...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stream “Eddie,” a Guitar-Wailing Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (New LP Out 10/14)
September 23, 2022
New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stream “Eddie,” a Guitar-Wailing Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (New LP Out 10/14)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers debuted a new song, “Eddie,” the second track shared ahead of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers‘ new album, Return of the Dream Canteen....

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 | Megadeth Says “Soldier On!” with Energy Blast of a New Song; ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!’ Out 9/2
August 12, 2022
Megadeth Says “Soldier On!” with Energy Blast of a New Song; ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!’ Out 9/2

Dave Mustaine and his Megadeth cohorts will return on Sept. 2 with a new album titled The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!. The thrash/metal titans have been previewing the album...

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 | Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More
May 16, 2022
Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More

Debbie Harry of Blondie was absolutely thrilled to be onstage during this past Saturday, May 14’s sold-out Cruel World Festival in Southern California. “You have no idea how good it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate
May 13, 2022
Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate

There’s no question that Janelle Monáe is one of the most exciting and well-rounded artists to become part of the pop culture firmament over the past 15 years.  Monáe, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Willie Nelson Celebrates His 89th Birthday with Touching New Album, ‘A Beautiful Time’ (Listen)
April 29, 2022
Out Now: Willie Nelson Celebrates His 89th Birthday with Touching New Album, ‘A Beautiful Time’ (Listen)

Today, April 29, is the 89th birthday of legendary country singer/songwriter/icon Willie Nelson — and he sought to give the world a gift, in the form of a new studio...

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 | Soccer Mommy Shares “Unholy Affliction,” New LP ‘Sometimes, Forever’ Coming 6/24
April 21, 2022
Soccer Mommy Shares “Unholy Affliction,” New LP ‘Sometimes, Forever’ Coming 6/24

On June 24, Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) will release a new album titled Sometimes, Forever — an anticipated record among indie circles. It follows 2020’s Color Theory, which put the project...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Regrettes Preview New LP ‘Further Joy’ (Out 4/8) with Powerful “Anxieties (Out of Time)” on ‘Kimmel’
April 6, 2022
Watch The Regrettes Preview New LP ‘Further Joy’ (Out 4/8) with Powerful “Anxieties (Out of Time)” on ‘Kimmel’

This Friday, April 8, The Regrettes will release a new record titled Further Joy. As the indie/rock/pop band has exhibited on a few pre-release tracks, this album seems on track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Regrettes Share Resilient Anthem “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” New Album ‘Further Joy’ Coming 4/8
March 30, 2022
The Regrettes Share Resilient Anthem “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” New Album ‘Further Joy’ Coming 4/8

The Regrettes are nearing the April 8 release of their third album, Further Joy, and at this point the stylistic progression of the band is as evident as ever. What...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between
March 29, 2022
Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between

There are two distinct eras of AFI. The first is the noisy hardcore/punk group that emerged from Ukiah, California in the early-to-mid 1990s, amassing a fervent audience enraptured with vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)
March 28, 2022
Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)

The combination of English indie/rock trio Alt-J and Portland-by-way-of-Alaska alt/psychedelic/indie ensemble Portugal. the Man sounded like a solid pairing when the groups’ current tour was announced a few months back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ (Out 6/24) with “Shotgun”; On Tour Now
March 23, 2022
Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ (Out 6/24) with “Shotgun”; On Tour Now

Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) dropped some news on Wednesday: Her third full-length album, Sometimes, Forever, will be released on June 24 via Loma Vista Recordings. It follows...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Offspring Announces ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ Spring U.S. Tour ft. Radkey and Blame My Youth
March 1, 2022
The Offspring Announces ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ Spring U.S. Tour ft. Radkey and Blame My Youth

Last April, Orange County punk vets The Offspring released Let The Bad Times Roll, the band’s tenth studio record to date. Since its release, the band had yet to head...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA
February 28, 2022
Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA

It was easy to feel overwhelmed by the level of talent assembled on stage at Friday night’s Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings concert at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition
February 25, 2022
Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition

It’s made apparent from the very beginning of Angel in Realtime, the new album from Australian indie/rock band Gang of Youths released today, Feb. 25, on the crushing opener “you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father
February 11, 2022
Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father

Today, Feb. 11, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder releases Earthling, a brand new studio album that is his third proper full-length solo record overall. His first since 2011’s Ukulele...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Releasing New LP ‘A Beautiful Time’ on 89th Birthday (4/29); Shares “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die”
February 10, 2022
Willie Nelson Releasing New LP ‘A Beautiful Time’ on 89th Birthday (4/29); Shares “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die”

Willie Nelson remains a source of boundless inspiration — and on April 29, the beloved musical legend will celebrate his 89th birthday by releasing a new studio album titled A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album
January 21, 2022
The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album

Later this year, indie/folk ensemble The Head and the Heart will embark on a sizable tour of big venues across North America, and the band has assembled a strong set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Through Time with Lucius’ New Video for “Next to Normal”; New Album ‘Second Nature’ Out 4/8
January 13, 2022
Take a Trip Through Time with Lucius’ New Video for “Next to Normal”; New Album ‘Second Nature’ Out 4/8

On April 8, indie/pop band Lucius will return with Second Nature, its third full-length studio album to date. The record was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile, and its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25
January 10, 2022
New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25

On Feb. 25, Spiritualized — the English “space-rock” project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce, a.k.a “J Spaceman,” will release a new record titled Everything Was Beautiful. The project was announced recently and came with...

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 | Courtney Barnett Brings ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ Tour to LA, Covers Gillian Welch with Lucius (Video)
December 10, 2021
Courtney Barnett Brings ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ Tour to LA, Covers Gillian Welch with Lucius (Video)

Things Take Time, Take Time is the title of the new studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett. She’s currently out on the road supporting the album with a North...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising U.K. Indie/Pop Duo Wet Leg: Debut Album, North American Tour Coming in April 2022
November 29, 2021
Rising U.K. Indie/Pop Duo Wet Leg: Debut Album, North American Tour Coming in April 2022

Wet Leg, an indie duo from the U.K.’s Isle of Wight, is primed for a huge 2022. After arriving with authority thanks to the engaging debut single, “Chaise Longue,” Rhian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” Passes Don McLean’s “American Pie” as the Longest No. 1 Hit of All Time
November 22, 2021
Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” Passes Don McLean’s “American Pie” as the Longest No. 1 Hit of All Time

Taylor Swift just continues her dominance of … well, everything — and her latest feat finds the global pop star passing an all-time legend on the Billboard charts. “All Too...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour
November 10, 2021
Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour

Australian indie/rock ensemble Gang of Youths will release a new album titled angel in realtime. on Feb. 25, via Warner Records. The album announcement was made official on Wednesday and came with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert
November 10, 2021
The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert

Just as he did with earlier expansive multi-disc Beatles deluxe box sets chronicling Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road, Giles Martin once again lent his expertise overseeing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spiritualized: ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ LP Coming in February; Stream “Always Together With You”
November 2, 2021
Spiritualized: ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ LP Coming in February; Stream “Always Together With You”

On Feb. 25, Spiritualized — the English “space-rock” project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce, a.k.a “J Spaceman,” will return with a new album titled Everything Was Beautiful. It will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project
September 10, 2021
Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project

What can be said about the 1991 self-titled Black Album from Metallica that hasn’t been said already? The album marked the start of a new era for the thrash/metal band,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10
August 17, 2021
Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10

On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’
July 23, 2021
Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’

Cherished singer/songwriter Jackson Browne returned today, July 23, with Downhill from Everywhere, his first proper solo album since 2014’s Standing in the Breach. The time between album clearly inspired a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)
July 13, 2021
Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)

It has to be hard to be the son of a rock and roll legend, no matter what career you choose. And rock history is scattered with the once promising,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Clips from the Foo Fighters’ 100%-Capacity Club Gig in Los Angeles (and its Excited Audience)
June 16, 2021
Watch Clips from the Foo Fighters’ 100%-Capacity Club Gig in Los Angeles (and its Excited Audience)

On Tuesday night, the day California reopened its economy, the Foo Fighters played an intimate show at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Calif. — a warm-up gig before Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “1976 ‘Somebody To Love’ — Freddie’s Greatest Hit?” (Watch)
May 14, 2021
Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “1976 ‘Somebody To Love’ — Freddie’s Greatest Hit?” (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. The latest, shared today, examines...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
May 10, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Megan R. from Maryland, our lucky winner!  We consistently receive such a strong reaction with our YETI cooler giveaways, we’re...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)
April 30, 2021
Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)

A few years of EPs and early releases put girl in red on many folks’ radar, and today, the 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter born Marie Ulven released her debut full-length album, if...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)

The many accomplishments and leadership provided by Nancy Wilson were recognized by the Women’s International Music Network at January 2021’s SheRocks Awards, where the singer/songwriter known for her classic music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)
April 16, 2021
‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)

Since emerging from sun-soaked Orange County, Calif. in the mid-1980s and making the jump to a mainstream punk-rock institution with 1994’s Smash, The Offspring has always been a band unafraid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AFI Shares ‘Far Too Near’ and ‘Dulcería’ (Co-Written by Billy Corgan); New Album ‘Bodies’ Out 6/11
April 9, 2021
AFI Shares ‘Far Too Near’ and ‘Dulcería’ (Co-Written by Billy Corgan); New Album ‘Bodies’ Out 6/11

Long-running veteran punk/punk band AFI (A Fire Inside) has been previewing its new studio album, Bodies, in recent weeks with a series of song premieres. On Friday, the band shared a pair...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile Shares Recorded Version of John Prine Cover ‘I Remember Everything,’ from a New Tribute Album
March 16, 2021
Brandi Carlile Shares Recorded Version of John Prine Cover ‘I Remember Everything,’ from a New Tribute Album

One of the most poignant performances at the Grammys’ In Memoriam segment during Sunday’s broadcast was six-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile paying homage to country legend John Prine. Carlile delivered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AFI Announce ‘Bodies’ Album Out 6/11, Debut Two New Songs & Video for ‘Looking Tragic’
February 25, 2021
AFI Announce ‘Bodies’ Album Out 6/11, Debut Two New Songs & Video for ‘Looking Tragic’

On June 11, veteran punk/alt band AFI (A Fire Inside) will return with a new studio album, Bodies. It’ll be the band’s 11th studio album to date and the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
February 10, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The giveaway period has now closed. Thank you! We’re back with another YETI cooler giveaway, after a great response to our most recent giveaway. Congrats to Taylor R. from MI,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hal Holbrook, Emmy & Tony-Award Winning Actor, Dies at 95
February 2, 2021
Hal Holbrook, Emmy & Tony-Award Winning Actor, Dies at 95

Hal Holbrook, an Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor who delighted audiences for decades, has passed away at the age of 95. The news was confirmed Monday evening by Holbrook’s assistant,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dustin Diamond Dies at 44: ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Passes Away After Short Battle with Cancer
February 1, 2021
Dustin Diamond Dies at 44: ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Passes Away After Short Battle with Cancer

Dustin Diamond, who played Samuel “Screech” Powers on Saved By the Bell, has passed away. He was 44 years old. News of his passing comes just three weeks after he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Seether’s Gritty New Music Video for ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ from 2020’s ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’
January 27, 2021
Watch Seether’s Gritty New Music Video for ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ from 2020’s ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’

Back in late August, Seether released its eighth studio album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, a collection of songs that finds the South African hard rock/alt-grunge band running at all cylinders,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Foo Fighters Dedicate ‘Times Like These’ to the ‘Unshakeable’ Teachers of the U.S. in Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’
January 21, 2021
Watch the Foo Fighters Dedicate ‘Times Like These’ to the ‘Unshakeable’ Teachers of the U.S. in Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’

On Wednesday night, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters took part in Celebrating America, the primetime special hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring a number of music icons performing from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ENTRY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler
January 6, 2021
ENTRY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler

The entry period has now closed. Thank you! Congratulations to Taylor R. from MI on the win! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer
December 30, 2020
Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer

Saxophonist Alto Reed, esteemed for his decades of work alongside Bob Seger in the Silver Bullet Band, has died at age 72 after a battle with stage four colon cancer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawn Wells — a.k.a. Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ — Dies at 82 of COVID-19 Complications
December 30, 2020
Dawn Wells — a.k.a. Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ — Dies at 82 of COVID-19 Complications

Dawn Wells, who played a significant role in the classic television series Gilligan’s Island as Mary Ann, has died at the age of 82 from causes related to COVID-19, per...

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 | Rest in Peace, Country Singer/Songwriter K.T. Oslin (“80’s Ladies”): 1942-2020
December 21, 2020
Rest in Peace, Country Singer/Songwriter K.T. Oslin (“80’s Ladies”): 1942-2020

K.T. Oslin, the country music singer/songwriter whose 1987 single “80’s Ladies” made her the first female songwriter to win the CMA Award for Song of the Year, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Star Wars’ Actor David Prowse Died at 85 Due to COVID-19 Complications, According to His Daughter (Per Reports)
November 30, 2020
‘Star Wars’ Actor David Prowse Died at 85 Due to COVID-19 Complications, According to His Daughter (Per Reports)

News came through over the weekend that David Prowse, the acclaimed English actor known for roles in A Clockwork Orange and as the man in the Darth Vader suit in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Freddie Mercury on the 29th Anniversary of His Death (Including Posts from Brian May + Roger Taylor)
November 24, 2020
A Tribute to Freddie Mercury on the 29th Anniversary of His Death (Including Posts from Brian May + Roger Taylor)

Today, Nov. 24, is the 29th anniversary of the passing of Freddie Mercury, legendary singer of the band Queen. The dynamic vocalist (born Farrokh Bulsara) who captivated the world with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video
November 23, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video

2020 was supposed to be a big year for the Foo Fighters — it marked the 25th anniversary of when Dave Grohl officially launched his post-Nirvana band with a self-titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: Wolfgang Van Halen Pays Tribute to Father Eddie Van Halen with New Solo Song, ‘Distance’
November 16, 2020
Listen: Wolfgang Van Halen Pays Tribute to Father Eddie Van Halen with New Solo Song, ‘Distance’

“Distance” is a brand new song from Mammoth WVH, the musical project fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who died on Oct. 6 after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler (Color: Sagebrush Green)
November 4, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler (Color: Sagebrush Green)

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one — and Rock Cellar is excited to offer up a brand new...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer
October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist of Van Halen and all around legend, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The tragic news was shared by his son, Wolfgang Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 14-Oz Rambler Mug (Color: Ice Pink)
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 14-Oz Rambler Mug (Color: Ice Pink)

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Kaitlin M. from Utah! We received such great responses to our first few YETI Cooler giveaways  that we’re running...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler and Two 10-oz Tumblers!
August 26, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler and Two 10-oz Tumblers!

The entry period is now closed. Thank you, and congratulations to Carole S. from MO on her win! We received such a great response to our first YETI Cooler giveaway ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Indie/Pop Trio Wallows Hosting Four-Show ‘Virtual World Tour’ of Gigs at the Roxy Theatre — Featuring Unique Live Sets
August 6, 2020
Indie/Pop Trio Wallows Hosting Four-Show ‘Virtual World Tour’ of Gigs at the Roxy Theatre — Featuring Unique Live Sets

Three-piece Los Angeles indie/pop trio Wallows (featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27
July 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27

Benjamin Keough, the 27-year-old son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died of a suspected suicide, it was reported by TMZ on Sunday. Per TMZ‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Kelly Preston: Actress and Wife of John Travolta Dies at 57 After Breast Cancer Battle
July 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, Kelly Preston: Actress and Wife of John Travolta Dies at 57 After Breast Cancer Battle

Late Sunday night, John Travolta announced via Instagram that his wife, Kelly Preston, had passed away at the age of 57 after a quiet two-year battle with breast cancer. Travolta’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: Watch a Colorful At-Home Music Video for ‘Every Tradition,’ from New Album ‘Sugaregg’
July 8, 2020
New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: Watch a Colorful At-Home Music Video for ‘Every Tradition,’ from New Album ‘Sugaregg’

Bully, the rock/indie band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno, will release a new record called Sugaregg on Aug. 21 via Sub Pop. On Wednesday, Bognanno premiered a new music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar Clarifies ‘I’d Rather Personally Get Sick and Even Die’ Comments About Returning to Music During the Pandemic
June 25, 2020
Sammy Hagar Clarifies ‘I’d Rather Personally Get Sick and Even Die’ Comments About Returning to Music During the Pandemic

A recent piece from Rolling Stone interviewed several music icons about how they’re holding up during the COVID-19 pandemic and their thoughts about returning to playing live music. Sammy Hagar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising Indie Trio Wallows Keeping Busy with Stylish At-Home Acoustic Performances: Watch ‘OK’ and ‘Are You Bored Yet?’
June 24, 2020
Rising Indie Trio Wallows Keeping Busy with Stylish At-Home Acoustic Performances: Watch ‘OK’ and ‘Are You Bored Yet?’

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age) and Cole Preston, would probably be out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘I Remember Everything,’ the Final Song Recorded By John Prine, Becomes His Highest-Charting Single and First No. 1
June 24, 2020
‘I Remember Everything,’ the Final Song Recorded By John Prine, Becomes His Highest-Charting Single and First No. 1

On June 12, the estate of John Prine premiered “I Remember You,” the very last song recorded by the country/folk legend before he passed away earlier this year due to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down
June 23, 2020
Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down

Sammy Hagar has been doing his best to keep busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, uploading a few quarantine performance clips with his pals in the Circle — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #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
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview
June 12, 2020
Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview

Bob Dylan rarely does interviews — part of his mythical allure stems from his unique manner of conducting himself — but fresh off his 79th birthday in late May, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Prine Record ‘I Remember Everything,’ His Very Last Recorded Song
June 12, 2020
Watch John Prine Record ‘I Remember Everything,’ His Very Last Recorded Song

“I Remember Everything” is a song from John Prine — the final song that the legendary country/folk artist recorded before his passing earlier this year due to complications from COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Etheridge Posts Posts Update, Thanks Fans for Support After Son’s Death: ‘Nothing But Time Will Heal the Empty Space in My Heart’
June 9, 2020
Melissa Etheridge Posts Posts Update, Thanks Fans for Support After Son’s Death: ‘Nothing But Time Will Heal the Empty Space in My Heart’

The May 13 passing of Beckett Cypher, the 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge and former partner Julie Cypher was incredibly tragic, the young man succumbing to an opioid addiction. pic.twitter.com/LZJI8M6m4s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’
June 5, 2020
Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’

On Friday, Sir Paul McCartney posted a lengthy message to his official website and social media pages regarding the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, the Black Lives...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hollywood Bowl 2020 Season Canceled for First Time in 98 Years Due to COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Hollywood Bowl 2020 Season Canceled for First Time in 98 Years Due to COVID-19

For the first time in almost 100 years, there will be no summer season of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. On Wednesday, it was officially announced that the scheduled programming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time
April 15, 2020
Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time

“Jessie’s Girl.” It’s a classic, a calling card of Rick Springfield and his enduring career of rock/pop hits — so what better song to try and teach the masses during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tune In to Watch Singer/Songwriter Judith Owen Play ‘In Isolation’ Every Wednesday + Sunday on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and More
April 15, 2020
Tune In to Watch Singer/Songwriter Judith Owen Play ‘In Isolation’ Every Wednesday + Sunday on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and More

Acclaimed pianist/vocalist/songwriter/performer Judith Owen is spending some of her time in coronavirus pandemic quarantine by keeping very active on social media — as every Wednesday and Sunday at 2 p.m....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’
April 7, 2020
Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’

Eddie Kramer is a crucial figure in the history of classic rock music, and the recording engineer will reportedly be the focus of a new documentary film. As reported by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)
February 13, 2020
Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)

Recently, it was revealed that alt/pop phenom Billie Eilish and her producer/collaborator/brother Finneas O’Connell had been tasked with putting together the new James Bond theme song … and on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish to Sing ‘No Time to Die’ Theme Song, Making Her the Youngest Artist to Record a James Bond Theme
January 14, 2020
Billie Eilish to Sing ‘No Time to Die’ Theme Song, Making Her the Youngest Artist to Record a James Bond Theme

The world belongs to Billie Eilish. The rest of us are just living in it. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter up for six GRAMMY Awards this year has officially announced that she,...

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 | ‘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 | Warm Up with Eric Clapton’s New Animated Video for ‘Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday,’ from His 2018 ‘Happy Xmas’ LP
December 3, 2019
Warm Up with Eric Clapton’s New Animated Video for ‘Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday,’ from His 2018 ‘Happy Xmas’ LP

Last winter, Eric Clapton released his very first holiday album. Happy Xmas, released via Surfdog Records, is a collection of standards and original compositions from the guitar legend, making up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)

Coldplay albums are all about vibe — the vibe of the music, the vibe of the lyrical themes and the vibe of the message the band is trying to convey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everybody Relax, Disney+ Will Be Up and Working 100 Percent Soon Enough
November 12, 2019
Everybody Relax, Disney+ Will Be Up and Working 100 Percent Soon Enough

When Disney announced Disney+, it felt like the entire planet was through the moon with excitement — and understandably so! After all, we’re talking about arguably the most well-known and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More
November 5, 2019
Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More

Every now and then — OK, probably every day, somewhere or another — Los Angeles is host to an eye-popping musical event. Everybody lives there, after all, and on Saturday...

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 | Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019
September 24, 2019
Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019

Of the many musicians, collaborators and creators who spent their time in and around the Grateful Dead over the years, Robert Hunter was one of the most crucial. On Tuesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best Healing Wishes to Eddie Money, Who Revealed A Diagnosis of Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer
August 26, 2019
Best Healing Wishes to Eddie Money, Who Revealed A Diagnosis of Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer

Over the weekend, iconic singer Eddie Money revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He made the announcement in a short video from his AXS TV...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Freddie Mercury’s Powerful Vocals Shin on a Previously Unheard Track ‘Time Waits For No One’
June 20, 2019
Hear Freddie Mercury’s Powerful Vocals Shin on a Previously Unheard Track ‘Time Waits For No One’

Here’s a treat. In 1986, Freddie Mercury recorded a song titled “Time Waits For No One” as part of the soundtrack/concept album inspired by Time, the musical put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

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 | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience
March 12, 2019
Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience

This past week, something rare happened: Robbie Williams performed in the United States. Williams, one of the world’s biggest and most successful pop stars for the past 20+ years, hadn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)
March 23, 2018
The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)

Photo: Dennis Manuel “Some people may not realize it but the Rascals were the first rock band in the world … in the center of the universe, New Jersey, the...

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 | Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’
October 10, 2017
Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

“Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

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 | Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'
February 3, 2017
Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'

One of the most beloved and well-known songs of the past 60 years or so is Don McLean‘s “American Pie,” a song that encapsulated life in America in 1971 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

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 | Ex-Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch Passes Away at 59
November 4, 2016
Ex-Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch Passes Away at 59

Sadly, ex-Black Crowes and current The Magpie Salute keyboardist Eddie Harsch has passed away of unknown causes at the age of 59. The Magpie Salute frontman Rich Robinson says, “It...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig
August 19, 2016
Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig

Flash back roughly 10 years. Axl Rose was still putting the finishing touches on Chinese Democracy, his infamous in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album that finally saw the light of day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Idle and John Cleese Map Out 'Together Again At Last…For the Very First Time' North American Tour
June 15, 2016
Eric Idle and John Cleese Map Out 'Together Again At Last…For the Very First Time' North American Tour

Fans of Monty Python won’t want to miss this one. Later this year, Eric Idle and John Cleese – principal members of the legendary British comedy troupe – will head...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes
June 7, 2016
Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Stream Thrice's Awaited New Album, 'To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere'
June 1, 2016
Best New Music: Stream Thrice's Awaited New Album, 'To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere'

After a lengthy hiatus, So*Cal alt/rockers Thrice returned last week with a new album titled To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. A charged, layered collection of songs that serves...

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 | A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
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 I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think I’m gonna love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Humor Writer Kills Self Because Everybody Says His Writing “Sounds Like An Onion Article”
March 4, 2013
Humor Writer Kills Self Because Everybody Says His Writing “Sounds Like An Onion Article”

Artisan Town, Southern California Sick and tired of everyone telling him his writing “sounds like an Onion article,” humor writer Dixon B. Tweenerlegs committed suicide yesterday by fighting a gorilla,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)
February 3, 2013
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)

The Who at Staples Center; Los Angeles When Pete Townshend said the din of his amplifiers in 1964 was emulating that of a WWII bomber plane, he wasn’t kidding. Anyone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)
January 7, 2013
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)

Although Billy Corgan is best known as the enigmatic frontman of Smashing Pumpkins, lately he has turned his creative energy toward smashing of a different variety: flying elbow smashes, for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been
November 3, 2011
Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Henry ‘The Horse’ Smith admits that he sometimes gets annoyed with people asking Led Zeppelin questions. After all, the good-natured 64 year old roadie/road manager has a lot more on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path
February 25, 2022
Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path

At one point during the headlining set from Underoath on Thursday night at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain remarked that this past week of live gigs were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Underoath: Intense New Album ‘Voyeurist’ Out Now; Tour with Spiritbox Starts Feb. 18
January 27, 2022
Underoath: Intense New Album ‘Voyeurist’ Out Now; Tour with Spiritbox Starts Feb. 18

Voyeurist is the title of the new studio album from Underoath, the long-running rock/metalcore band that first broke out with 2004’s They’re Only Chasing Safety and has been a steady...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vans Warped Tour 2016 Kicks Off with Live Webcast, Diverse Lineup
June 24, 2016
Vans Warped Tour 2016 Kicks Off with Live Webcast, Diverse Lineup

Today, June 24, the Vans Warped Tour begins its annual run across North America with an eclectic lineup that blends up-and-coming acts with stalwarts of the scene. To celebrate the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie with Statement: “Part of My Heart Has Flown Away Today”
November 30, 2022
Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie with Statement: “Part of My Heart Has Flown Away Today”

Wednesday’s news of the passing of Fleetwood Mac legend Christine McVie prompted an outpouring of love and remembrances on social media from all corners of the music spectrum — including,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Remembers ‘My Best Friend’ Christine McVie with Heartfelt Note Quoting HAIM’s “Hallelujah”
November 30, 2022
Stevie Nicks Remembers ‘My Best Friend’ Christine McVie with Heartfelt Note Quoting HAIM’s “Hallelujah”

News of the passing of Christine McVie on Wednesday prompted her longtime Fleetwood Mac band mate and friend Stevie Nicks to issue a statement in tribute. But, in classic Stevie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac: 1943-2022
November 30, 2022
Rest in Peace, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac: 1943-2022

Christine McVie, a longtime member of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 79. The sad news was announced on Wednesday by McVie’s family, which issued a statement on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Wilko Johnson (1947-2022): Archival 2018 Interview with the Renowned Guitarist
November 28, 2022
Remembering Wilko Johnson (1947-2022): Archival 2018 Interview with the Renowned Guitarist

Wilko Johnson, the acclaimed English guitarist who remained active in music (and on Game of Thrones!) despite a late-stage cancer diagnosis in 2013, passed away on Nov. 21, with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Holiday Gift Guide for The Music Fans On Your List: 2022 Edition (Box Sets, Reissues and Beyond)
November 22, 2022
Holiday Gift Guide for The Music Fans On Your List: 2022 Edition (Box Sets, Reissues and Beyond)

Finding just the right gift for a music aficionado on your holiday shopping list can be really time-consuming. With that in mind, below is a holiday gift guide highlighting some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Nickelback As Unapologetically, Confidently Nickelback-Ish as Ever on New Album ‘Get Rollin’ (Listen)
November 18, 2022
Out Now: Nickelback As Unapologetically, Confidently Nickelback-Ish as Ever on New Album ‘Get Rollin’ (Listen)

There are at least two instances on Get Rollin,’ the new album from Nickelback released today, Nov. 18, in which find front man Chad Kroeger expresses concern about being thrown...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: KISS Revisits 1982’s ‘Creatures of the Night’ for 40th Anniversary Edition (Listen/Buy)
November 18, 2022
Out Now: KISS Revisits 1982’s ‘Creatures of the Night’ for 40th Anniversary Edition (Listen/Buy)

Originally released in 1982, Creatures of the Night was a major moment in KISS’ meteoric career, becoming a heavy fan favorite among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band‘s many releases. Today, Nov. 18,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne: “I’m Honestly Overwhelmed” by Four Grammy Nominations for New Album ‘Patient Number 9’
November 16, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne: “I’m Honestly Overwhelmed” by Four Grammy Nominations for New Album ‘Patient Number 9’

Back on Sept. 9, Ozzy Osbourne added to his rich history of unforgettable music with Patient Number 9. For this album, Ozzy again teamed up with producer/musician Andrew Watt, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Elton John and Joni Mitchell Talk About Her Music (and New Album!) on ‘Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1’
November 14, 2022
Watch Elton John and Joni Mitchell Talk About Her Music (and New Album!) on ‘Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1’

For the latest episode of Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1, the show from Sir Elton John that the legendary musician has hosted on Apple Music for a few years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foreigner Announces The Historic Farewell Tour for Summer 2023, with Special Guests Loverboy
November 14, 2022
Foreigner Announces The Historic Farewell Tour for Summer 2023, with Special Guests Loverboy

Iconic rockers Foreigner will embark on The Historic Farewell Tour next year, bringing their host of classic rock anthems to the masses for one last go-around. Announced on Monday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles
November 11, 2022
Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles

Many American bands were casualties of the British Invasion led by the Beatles in the mid-1960s. This wasn’t the case for the Young Rascals, who formed in Garfield, NJ, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fame
November 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs About Fame

“Fame attracts lunatics.” — Elton John “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley wrote “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a nostalgic look...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool’: Q&A on New Genesis Publications Book and Capturing the Beatles, Pre-Fame
November 11, 2022
‘Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool’: Q&A on New Genesis Publications Book and Capturing the Beatles, Pre-Fame

On October 5, 1962, a then-little known beat combo from the North of England released its debut single. Though it peaked at Number 17 on the Hit Parade in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 20,000+ Photos (& 40+ Years) of Adventures with “Weird Al” Yankovic: Drummer Jon ‘Bermuda’ Schwartz Speaks
November 10, 2022
20,000+ Photos (& 40+ Years) of Adventures with “Weird Al” Yankovic: Drummer Jon ‘Bermuda’ Schwartz Speaks

Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz has been an integral part of the “Weird Al” Yankovic experience since 1980, after a chance encounter on the Dr. Demento Show brought the two together. Schwartz...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
November 10, 2022
Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Hear “Call Me the Breeze” from ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ (Out 11/25, Pre-Order)
November 4, 2022
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Hear “Call Me the Breeze” from ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ (Out 11/25, Pre-Order)

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers‘ archival release Live at the Fillmore 1997 is coming out on Nov. 25 — and on Friday, the Petty estate and Warner Records shared another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Now: ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is the Ridiculous “Weird Al” Yankovic Biopic You Never Knew You Needed
November 4, 2022
Streaming Now: ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is the Ridiculous “Weird Al” Yankovic Biopic You Never Knew You Needed

Today, Nov. 4, the Roku Channel will premiere Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a 100% authorized and official “biopic” of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the beloved musician/parody artist/pop culture icon whose...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: The London Suede’s Mat Osman on ‘Autofiction,’ North American Tour with Manic Street Preachers
November 2, 2022
Q&A: The London Suede’s Mat Osman on ‘Autofiction,’ North American Tour with Manic Street Preachers

Suede (known as The London Suede in America) helped kickstart the Britpop music revolution. Singer Brett Anderson and bassist Mat Osman, childhood friends from West Sussex, formed the riveting English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let There Be Drums!’ Doc Out Now ft. Drum Legends (& One of Taylor Hawkins’ Final On-Screen Interviews)
October 31, 2022
‘Let There Be Drums!’ Doc Out Now ft. Drum Legends (& One of Taylor Hawkins’ Final On-Screen Interviews)

Let There Be Drums! is the title of a new documentary film directed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead. In the works for some time,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Dead Kennedys/Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer D.H. Peligro: 1959-2022
October 31, 2022
Rest in Peace, Dead Kennedys/Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer D.H. Peligro: 1959-2022

D.H. Peligro, who served as drummer for punk legends the Dead Kennedys in addition to short stint with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the 1980s, died at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jerry Lee Lewis: 1935-2022
October 28, 2022
Rest in Peace, Jerry Lee Lewis: 1935-2022

Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away at the age of 87. The news broke early Friday, just two days after initial reports of his death were circulated prematurely from many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nov. 20, Live Stream ‘Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium’ Exclusively on Disney Plus
October 28, 2022
Nov. 20, Live Stream ‘Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium’ Exclusively on Disney Plus

Coming up on Nov. 20, Disney Plus will host a special live stream concert event capturing the magic of Sir Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road performance at Dodger Stadium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Early Reports of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Passing Were Premature
October 27, 2022
Early Reports of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Passing Were Premature

Update, Oct. 28: Jerry Lee Lewis has died at the age of 87, after reports earlier in the week were made prematurely. Social media was abuzz on Wednesday with reports...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Q&A on The Legacy of “Face Down” and Playing When We Were Young Festival 2022
October 26, 2022
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Q&A on The Legacy of “Face Down” and Playing When We Were Young Festival 2022

Arriving on the scene with 2006’s Don’t You Fake It, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus scored a major hit with “Face Down,” which became an enduring classic of the “emo”/alt-rock scene....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)
October 26, 2022
The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)

While The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper album has garnered reams of critical acclaim as a milestone in the group’s recording career, the album that preceded it, Revolver, is the groundbreaking album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: When We Were Young Festival Overcomes Canceled First Day as “Elder Emos” & Nostalgia Take Over Las Vegas
October 25, 2022
Recap: When We Were Young Festival Overcomes Canceled First Day as “Elder Emos” & Nostalgia Take Over Las Vegas

Let’s get right into it: The When We Were Young Festival is a great time, a nostalgic mix of familiar favorites from all corners of the emo/punk scene of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: ‘Performs Days Of Future Passed’ Tour Coming in 2023
October 25, 2022
The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: ‘Performs Days Of Future Passed’ Tour Coming in 2023

Early next year, John Lodge of the Moody Blues will head out on special tour performing Days of Future Passed in its entirety each night, backed by his 10,000 Light...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Portugal. the Man and Phantogram at the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
October 19, 2022
PHOTOS: Portugal. the Man and Phantogram at the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

On Oct. 8-9, the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival took place at B.R. Cohn Winery in Northern California. A decidedly intimate affair — the event’s website notes a capacity limited at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Jimmy Eat World: Stream the Slow-Burning “Place Your Debts”; On Tour Now
October 19, 2022
New from Jimmy Eat World: Stream the Slow-Burning “Place Your Debts”; On Tour Now

Jimmy Eat World has two facets — the guitar-forward alt/rock sound that put the Arizona band on the map two decades ago with songs like “Bleed American” and “The Middle,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: My Chemical Romance Broke All the Rules at its Electrifying ‘Reunion Tour’ Run at the Kia Forum
October 18, 2022
Recap: My Chemical Romance Broke All the Rules at its Electrifying ‘Reunion Tour’ Run at the Kia Forum

Head-in-your-hands, awestruck wonder. The realization of your dreams coming true in front of your eyes. This was the sensation experienced by many My Chemical Romance fans at Monday night’s conclusion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ with Behind-The-Scenes Video (Pre-Order)
October 17, 2022
Preview Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ with Behind-The-Scenes Video (Pre-Order)

Due out on Nov. 18 is Live at the Fillmore 1997, a collection from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers commemorating the ensemble’s 20-night stand at the famed San Francisco theater...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The 1975 Trims the Fat, Flourishes on New Album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ (Listen; Tour)
October 14, 2022
Out Now: The 1975 Trims the Fat, Flourishes on New Album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ (Listen; Tour)

The 1975 contains multitudes. For the entirety of the English pop/rock/indie band‘s existence, the group has exhibited an unabashed commitment to a sometimes perplexing duality: grandiose songwriting drawing heavy inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Tap a Wellspring of Creativity for ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second Double-LP of 2022
October 14, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tap a Wellspring of Creativity for ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second Double-LP of 2022

Releasing two separate 17-song albums in the same year is an act of supreme confidence. The Red Hot Chili Peppers possess that confidence. Return of the Dream Canteen is the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Cornish Talks ‘My Life as a Rascal,’ Reuniting with Felix Cavaliere & More
October 13, 2022
Gene Cornish Talks ‘My Life as a Rascal,’ Reuniting with Felix Cavaliere & More

Gene Cornish was at a crossroads in 1964. Born in Ontario, Cornish moved to Rochester, NY, early in life and formed a band called the Unbeatables. The group made an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘It’s About Being Loved’: Linda Ronstadt Celebrates Her Mexican-American Heritage with New Book
October 12, 2022
‘It’s About Being Loved’: Linda Ronstadt Celebrates Her Mexican-American Heritage with New Book

Linda Ronstadt, the queen of California cool, recalls her heyday and the formative years that inspired her new book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands — published...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Story of the Year Unleashes “Tear Me to Pieces,” Title Track of New Album Out in March
October 12, 2022
Story of the Year Unleashes “Tear Me to Pieces,” Title Track of New Album Out in March

The recipe for success with St. Louis-based rock/punk/emo band Story of the Year is the combination of aggression and melody — and a careful balance between the two. That was behind...

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 | Out Now: Bush Returns with Focused, Thematically Heavy New Album, ‘The Art of Survival’ (Listen)
October 11, 2022
Out Now: Bush Returns with Focused, Thematically Heavy New Album, ‘The Art of Survival’ (Listen)

Bush, the long-running alt/rock band fronted by Gavin Rossdale, just doesn’t rest. After spending the past few weeks on a big tour supporting Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)
October 3, 2022
Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)

Something rare happened when Pixies were making their eighth studio album Doggerel, which was released on Sept. 30. Joey Santiago finally snagged his first co-writing credits after 25-odd years as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lynn Goldsmith Q&A: Back to the Future Shock with Images of ‘Music in the ’80s’ (New Book Out Now)
October 3, 2022
Lynn Goldsmith Q&A: Back to the Future Shock with Images of ‘Music in the ’80s’ (New Book Out Now)

MTV originated in the 1980s, making musicians more image conscious than ever, and shooting on assignment for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, People, Elle, Interview, Life, Newsweek, Time, The New Yorker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream The Cowsills’ ‘Rhythm of the World,’ Singing Group’s First New Album in Nearly 30 Years
September 30, 2022
Out Now: Stream The Cowsills’ ‘Rhythm of the World,’ Singing Group’s First New Album in Nearly 30 Years

Rhythm of the World is the title of a brand new studio album from The Cowsills, the renowned family band/singing group that originally formed in the 1960s, broke through with significant early success and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Hip-Hop Star and 1990s Pop Culture Icon Coolio: 1963-2022
September 29, 2022
Rest in Peace, Hip-Hop Star and 1990s Pop Culture Icon Coolio: 1963-2022

On Wednesday, word broke that Coolio, the Grammy-winning hip-hop star/rapper with a handful of iconic hit songs from the 1990s, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59. According to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles
September 28, 2022
The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles

At one point during the six-hour tribute concert to drummer Taylor Hawkins put on by his Foo Fighters band mates on Tuesday night at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Lights Up the LA Coliseum — Literally — with Unforgettable Stadium Tour Spectacle (Photos)
September 26, 2022
Rammstein Lights Up the LA Coliseum — Literally — with Unforgettable Stadium Tour Spectacle (Photos)

Everything — and I cannot stress this enough — everything is on fire. That’s not surprising at a Rammstein concert — what is surprising at a Rammstein concert is when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grab Your Pumpkin Spice Latte and Dive Into Weezer’s ‘SZNZ: Autumn,’ Out Now (Tied to the Autumnal  Equinox)
September 22, 2022
Grab Your Pumpkin Spice Latte and Dive Into Weezer’s ‘SZNZ: Autumn,’ Out Now (Tied to the Autumnal Equinox)

Weezer launched an ambitious and typically quirky project with the release of SZNZ: Spring, the first of four-part seasonal EP series from Rivers Cuomo and his musical pals that was partially inspired by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gavin Rossdale & Bush Get Loud with New Song “Heavy is the Ocean”; New LP Out 10/7 (Pre-Order)
September 21, 2022
Gavin Rossdale & Bush Get Loud with New Song “Heavy is the Ocean”; New LP Out 10/7 (Pre-Order)

“This fuckery could be the death of us,” sings an impassioned Gavin Rossdale on “Heavy is the Ocean,” a new song he and his band Bush debuted this week. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ Out 11/25, Capturing 20-Show Residency at S.F. Venue (Pre-Order)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ 10/14: Record Store Day Black Friday Version Announced
September 19, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ 10/14: Record Store Day Black Friday Version Announced

Back in early April, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with Unlimited Love — a sprawling artistic statement that marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band’s first album with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Death Cab for Cutie’s 10th Studio Album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ (Listen/Buy); On Tour Now
September 19, 2022
Out Now: Death Cab for Cutie’s 10th Studio Album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ (Listen/Buy); On Tour Now

Asphalt Meadows, the 10th studio album from Ben Gibbard and his colleagues in indie/rock band Death Cab for Cutie, was released to much fanfare on Friday, Sept. 16. The record,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond
September 14, 2022
“Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond

Dave Stewart could easily be considered the Zelig of modern day rock and roll.  He and his Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox came to the rescue when Tom Petty’s house was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soul Blind: Grunge/Shoegaze Upstarts Share “System (Failing),” Debut LP ‘Feel It All Around’ 11/11
September 14, 2022
Soul Blind: Grunge/Shoegaze Upstarts Share “System (Failing),” Debut LP ‘Feel It All Around’ 11/11

Back in late July, Soul Blind shared a new song, “Stuck in a Loop.” If you’re unfamiliar with the band, here’s a quick synopsis: Thick, reverbed guitar riffs set to brooding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Raitt: Tour with Mavis Staples/Marc Cohn On Now, Celebrating New Record ‘Just Like That …’
September 13, 2022
Bonnie Raitt: Tour with Mavis Staples/Marc Cohn On Now, Celebrating New Record ‘Just Like That …’

It’s a time of triumph for Bonnie Raitt, who released an acclaimed new album, Just Like That … in early May. The 21st studio album from the revered blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fontaines D.C.: From Ireland to London to the Rest of the World — Q&A with Bassist Conor Deegan
September 12, 2022
Fontaines D.C.: From Ireland to London to the Rest of the World — Q&A with Bassist Conor Deegan

These are busy times for Fontaines D.C. The post-punk outfit, which hails from Dublin, Ireland (hence the D.C. in their name) but currently calls London home, just launched a key...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson Reimagine “9 to 5” for New Doc; Dolly “Diamonds & Rhinestones” Collection Out 11/18
September 9, 2022
Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson Reimagine “9 to 5” for New Doc; Dolly “Diamonds & Rhinestones” Collection Out 11/18

Originally written and recorded for the 1980 comedy film of the same name starring  Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, “9 to 5” became something of an anthem for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ozzy Osbourne Ponders Mortality with ‘Patient Number 9,’ New LP ft. Eric Clapton, Taylor Hawkins, Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck, More
September 9, 2022
Out Now: Ozzy Osbourne Ponders Mortality with ‘Patient Number 9,’ New LP ft. Eric Clapton, Taylor Hawkins, Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck, More

When you’ve been through what Ozzy Osbourne has been through the past few years, you have every right to take a step back, slow down, and take stock of things....

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 | Queen’s Roger Taylor: ‘The Outsider Tour Live’ Coming 9/30 on 2-CD, 2-LP (Preview)
September 8, 2022
Queen’s Roger Taylor: ‘The Outsider Tour Live’ Coming 9/30 on 2-CD, 2-LP (Preview)

Last October, Roger Taylor of Queen released a new solo album titled The Outsider. The renowned drummer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the legendary band then went out on a heralded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Goo Goo Dolls Trace Decades of Hits — and More — at Santa Barbara Bowl on ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Tour
September 7, 2022
Recap: Goo Goo Dolls Trace Decades of Hits — and More — at Santa Barbara Bowl on ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Tour

The Goo Goo Dolls are one of those bands with a catalog of music that followed you around for much of the mid to late ’90s. Whether you sought out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Details Life with Parkinson’s in New Guardian Chat: “You Learn to Live in the Moment”
August 30, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Details Life with Parkinson’s in New Guardian Chat: “You Learn to Live in the Moment”

Back in early August, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi surprised the world with an unexpected Black Sabbath performance to close the Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Given...

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 | Out Now: Madonna ‘Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones,’ a Global Smash-Hit Compilation (Pick Up a Copy)
August 29, 2022
Out Now: Madonna ‘Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones,’ a Global Smash-Hit Compilation (Pick Up a Copy)

Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones is a new compilation album celebrating the groundbreaking success of the one and only Madonna. Released on Aug. 19, the collection was curated by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Cowsills to Release ‘Rhythm of the World,’ First New Album in Nearly 30 Years, 9/30 (Preview)
August 24, 2022
The Cowsills to Release ‘Rhythm of the World,’ First New Album in Nearly 30 Years, 9/30 (Preview)

Rhythm of the World is the title of a brand new studio album from The Cowsills, the renowned family band/singing group that originally formed in the 1960s, broke through with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Story of the Year Returns with “Real Life,” Bringing its Early 2000s Punk Sound Into the Present
August 24, 2022
Story of the Year Returns with “Real Life,” Bringing its Early 2000s Punk Sound Into the Present

Story of the Year, the St. Louis-based rock/punk/emo band that burst onto the scene in 2003 with its debut album, Page Avenue (and its era-defining single, “Until the Day I Die”),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Recap) Goose Invited Lucius to Perform a Mind-Bending Version of “Slow Ready” at the Greek in LA — Watch
August 22, 2022
(Recap) Goose Invited Lucius to Perform a Mind-Bending Version of “Slow Ready” at the Greek in LA — Watch

This past Sunday night, Connecticut-based indie/psychedelic/jam band Goose carried its ongoing Dripfield tour through the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The tour, which is named after the band’s recent album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hey LA: Phoebe Bridgers x Homestate Roll Out ‘The Maxine’ Taco Ahead of This Ain’t No Picnic 8/27-28
August 22, 2022
Hey LA: Phoebe Bridgers x Homestate Roll Out ‘The Maxine’ Taco Ahead of This Ain’t No Picnic 8/27-28

This coming Sunday, Aug. 28, Phoebe Bridgers will play her biggest hometown show to date as one of the headliners of This Ain’t No Picnic, a two-day indie/alternative festival located...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oasis ‘Be Here Now’ at 25: The Bombastic 1997 Album Remembered By Those Who Were There
August 19, 2022
Oasis ‘Be Here Now’ at 25: The Bombastic 1997 Album Remembered By Those Who Were There

“I don’t know what people are talking about,” Liam Gallagher said in 2017. “I think it’s great.” I had asked the Oasis front man about Be Here Now, the Britpop...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Silversun Pickups Challenge Themselves Again with New Butch Vig-Produced LP ‘Physical Thrills’
August 19, 2022
Out Now: Silversun Pickups Challenge Themselves Again with New Butch Vig-Produced LP ‘Physical Thrills’

Los Angeles indie rockers Silversun Pickups have been a major player on the scene ever since breaking through with 2006’s “Lazy Eye,” a standout track on the band’s debut album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Watch the “Tippa My Tongue” Video; ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ 10/14
August 18, 2022
New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Watch the “Tippa My Tongue” Video; ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ 10/14

Back in early April, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with Unlimited Love — a sprawling artistic statement that marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band‘s first album with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s Stadium Arcadium....

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Rob Zombie & Mudvayne Bring ‘Freaks on Parade’ Tour to Las Vegas
August 18, 2022
PHOTOS: Rob Zombie & Mudvayne Bring ‘Freaks on Parade’ Tour to Las Vegas

One of this summer’s ultimate “throwback” concert tours for hard rock/metal fans of the early 2000s, the Freaks on Parade tour brought together co-headliners Rob Zombie and Mudvayne, two of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium
August 8, 2022
Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium

One of the most powerful attributes of music is its ability to bring together people of all demographics, backgrounds and ideologies. Over the course of the past few decades, few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Silversun Pickups Preview New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Out 8/19) with “Alone on a Hill”
August 8, 2022
Silversun Pickups Preview New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Out 8/19) with “Alone on a Hill”

Los Angeles indie/rock band Silversun Pickups will get back after it on Aug. 19 with Physical Thrills, the group’s studio album. The set was produced by Butch Vig and was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Star Tony Dow: 1945-2022
July 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Star Tony Dow: 1945-2022

On Wednesday, it was officially announced that Tony Dow, the actor/director known for his role as Wally Cleaver on the classic TV show Leave it to Beaver, has died at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bush Tackles Women’s Rights, Planet Earth and AI/Robots on Aggressive New Song “More Than Machines”
July 27, 2022
Bush Tackles Women’s Rights, Planet Earth and AI/Robots on Aggressive New Song “More Than Machines”

Gavin Rossdale and alt/rock heroes Bush are back again with a blistering new song, “More Than Machines.” Debuted on Wednesday, the song serves as the lead single from a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers: ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second New Album of 2022, Coming 10/14
July 24, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers: ‘Return of the Dream Canteen,’ Second New Album of 2022, Coming 10/14

Back in early April, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned with Unlimited Love — a sprawling artistic statement that marked the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band‘s first album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth Previews New Album ‘The Sick, The Dying … and The Dead!’ with “Night Stalkers,” ft. Ice-T (Watch)
July 22, 2022
Megadeth Previews New Album ‘The Sick, The Dying … and The Dead!’ with “Night Stalkers,” ft. Ice-T (Watch)

On Sept. 2, Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine and his heavy metal cohorts will unleash a new record titled The Sick, The Dying … and The Dead! Announced recently, the band has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chester Bennington of Linkin Park: 5 Years Gone, but Never Forgotten
July 20, 2022
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park: 5 Years Gone, but Never Forgotten

Five years ago today, July 20, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of just 41 of a suspected suicide. Even this length of time later,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Interrupters Preview New Album with Throwback Ska Anthem, “As We Live” ft. Tim Armstrong/Rhoda Dakar
July 19, 2022
The Interrupters Preview New Album with Throwback Ska Anthem, “As We Live” ft. Tim Armstrong/Rhoda Dakar

On Aug. 5, punk/ska revivalists The Interrupters will release a new record titled In the Wild. Announced recently, the album comes with anticipation thanks to the Interrupters’ breakthrough success in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 7/23: Watch Atlantis Concert for Earth, a Global Fundraiser ft. Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Bush & More
July 19, 2022
7/23: Watch Atlantis Concert for Earth, a Global Fundraiser ft. Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Bush & More

This coming Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, an eclectic array of musical icons will join together both in person and virtually for the Atlantis Concert for Earth, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond
July 12, 2022
Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond

Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” has always done everything big. Formed in 1967, Chicago celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, and on July 15 is releasing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP
July 12, 2022
Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP

Richie Furay has been part of three influential bands that have produced a stack of hits: Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Yet as a solo artist, Furay has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy
July 12, 2022
Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy

“Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.” — Conan O’Brien “This...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)
July 12, 2022
The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)

Landing on U.S shores in the mid ‘60s, The Zombies’ run on the charts was relatively short — and by the turn of the ‘60s they were long gone. Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)
July 12, 2022
Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)

On Aug. 19, revered indie/rock band The Mountain Goats will release a new record titled Bleed Out. Announced recently, the album is being billed as “a cinematic experience inspired by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for
July 12, 2022
This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for

Below, enjoy a recently recirculated video mashup featuring the Star Wars universe — both the original trilogy of films from 1977, 1980 and 1983 and the newer trilogy that began...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Silversun Pickups Debut “Scared Together”; New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Produced by Butch Vig) Out 8/19
July 12, 2022
Silversun Pickups Debut “Scared Together”; New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Produced by Butch Vig) Out 8/19

Los Angeles rock/alt/indie band Silversun Pickups will return on Aug. 19 with a new album titled Physical Thrills. The group’s sixth studio album, Physical Thrills was produced by Butch Vig...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday
July 7, 2022
Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music — names like Neil Peart of Rush and Stewart Copeland of The Police to name just two — the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller
July 6, 2022
Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller

Co-directors Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller have produced something singular in cinema and music history, a documentary that zooms in on one song — and, in doing so, also unfolds...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Darren Hayes (ex-Savage Garden) Confronts Depression, Suicide in “Poison Blood” Video (ft. a Nod to Prince)
June 29, 2022
Darren Hayes (ex-Savage Garden) Confronts Depression, Suicide in “Poison Blood” Video (ft. a Nod to Prince)

Darren Hayes, the Australian singer/songwriter who reached international fame in the late ’90s with Savage Garden (and smash-hit singles like “Truly Madly Deeply” and “I Want You,” alongside Daniel Jones),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour
June 28, 2022
Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour

Mötley Crüe recently began its delayed Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison — and just a few dates into it, drummer Tommy Lee had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth Shreds in Video for “We’ll Be Back”; New Album ‘The Sick, The Dying … and The Dead!’ Out 9/2
June 23, 2022
Megadeth Shreds in Video for “We’ll Be Back”; New Album ‘The Sick, The Dying … and The Dead!’ Out 9/2

As the years charge forward, so does Megadeth. On Sept. 2, Dave Mustaine and his heavy metal cohorts will unleash a new record titled The Sick, The Dying … and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”
June 22, 2022
Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”

The past few weeks has seen something remarkable happen, all thanks to the Netflix series Stranger Things: Kate Bush has become a viral sensation. The placement of her 1985 single...

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 | Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar
June 20, 2022
Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar

Today, June 20, legendary Beach Boys mastermind/musical legend Brian Wilson celebrates his 80th birthday. An icon of the utmost degree, Wilson has earned the respect, love and appreciation of countless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel
June 17, 2022
Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel

Today, June 17, 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia

Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carmine Appice Q&A:  Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’
June 13, 2022
Carmine Appice Q&A: Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’

Drummer Carmine Appice burst on the rock scene in 1967 when Vanilla Fudge, with singer-keyboardist Mark Stein, guitarist Vince Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, had a Top 10 hit with...

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 | Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month
June 13, 2022
Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month

This week marks yet another major milestone in the timeless career of Kenny Loggins: His official memoir, Still Alright, arrives via Hachette Books on Tuesday, June 14. Its release coincides...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Postpone Remaining Dates of Summer Tour Due to COVID-19
June 13, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Postpone Remaining Dates of Summer Tour Due to COVID-19

Over the weekend, it was announced that Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band have postponed the remaining dates on their summer tour due to positive cases of COVID-19 — first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ride Along with Jackson Browne Through Los Angeles His New Video for “Minutes to Downtown”; On Tour Now
June 8, 2022
Ride Along with Jackson Browne Through Los Angeles His New Video for “Minutes to Downtown”; On Tour Now

These are busy times for legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, currently out on the road supporting his most recent solo album, last July’s Downhill From Everywhere. The record was released to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry
June 7, 2022
‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry

The Matches are a four-piece band out of Northern California that emerged in the early 2000s with an offbeat style of pop/punk that landed them a deal with Epitaph Records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard: Why the Album Format Remains a Key for English Rock Greats (‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out Now)
May 31, 2022
Def Leppard: Why the Album Format Remains a Key for English Rock Greats (‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out Now)

This past Friday, May 27, English rock royalty Def Leppard added to its Rock & Roll Hall of Fame catalog with a new record, Diamond Star Halos. That’s exactly what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”
May 27, 2022
Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”

As part of the upcoming 60th anniversary festivities surrounding The Beach Boys, Capitol/UMe has many plans in the works. Per a news release, the Beach Boys’ 60th anniversary “will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Liam Gallagher Brings the People Together with ‘C’mon You Know,’ His Most Realized Solo LP (Listen)
May 27, 2022
Out Now: Liam Gallagher Brings the People Together with ‘C’mon You Know,’ His Most Realized Solo LP (Listen)

Longtime Oasis singer, Britpop icon and all-around unforgettable cultural figure Liam Gallagher has released his third solo album, C’mon You Know. Along the way to the album’s launch, Gallagher and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Journey: Stream “Let It Rain,” from ‘Freedom’ Album Coming July 8
May 17, 2022
New Journey: Stream “Let It Rain,” from ‘Freedom’ Album Coming July 8

“Let It Rain” is the latest song shared from Freedom, a new album from Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Journey slated for release on July 8. Beginning with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins
May 13, 2022
Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins

This month, a new chapter in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s storied cultural history unfolded when the Bob Dylan Center opened in a 100-plus-year-old, 29,000 square foot former paper mill.  A boon for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

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 | Out Now: Florence + the Machine Returns with Sweeping, Hopeful New Album ‘Dance Fever’ (Listen)
May 13, 2022
Out Now: Florence + the Machine Returns with Sweeping, Hopeful New Album ‘Dance Fever’ (Listen)

Florence Welch composed much of the material on Dance Fever, her new album with Florence + the Machine released today, May 13, during the pandemic. Despite those circumstances, it’s a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended
May 10, 2022
Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco recently announced a new double-album, Cruel Country, which the celebrated indie band will release on May 27. Here’s “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)
May 9, 2022
Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)

There was a moment onstage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, May 7, when Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder found himself at a loss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Arcade Fire Reignites the Flame with Earnest and Reflective New Album ‘WE’ (Listen)
May 6, 2022
Out Now: Arcade Fire Reignites the Flame with Earnest and Reflective New Album ‘WE’ (Listen)

It’s an age of doubt/And I doubt we’ll figure it out, whisper-sings Arcade Fire front man Win Butler on “Age of Anxiety I,” the opening track on the heralded indie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party
May 2, 2022
Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the HAIM sisters — Danielle, Alana and Este — developed the same dreams as millions of other aspiring rock stars: stardom, the type...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco: ‘Cruel Country’ Double Album Coming 5/27; Stream “Falling Apart (Right Now)”
April 28, 2022
Wilco: ‘Cruel Country’ Double Album Coming 5/27; Stream “Falling Apart (Right Now)”

On May 27, Jeff Tweedy and his revered indie band Wilco will return with a new record titled Cruel Country, a double album billed in a news release as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”
April 28, 2022
Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of The Beach Boys signing to Capitol Records and beginning what would become an unforgettable, unmatched legacy with their first record, Surfin’ Safari. To commemorate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Star Wars Celebration 2022 Returns to Anaheim Convention Center May 26-29; Panel Schedule Revealed
April 27, 2022
Star Wars Celebration 2022 Returns to Anaheim Convention Center May 26-29; Panel Schedule Revealed

After a lengthy time away due to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened safety protocols, Star Wars Celebration — a fan gathering to celebrate the Star Wars franchise and its many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Arcade Fire Previews ‘WE’ LP with the Powerful, Resilient Anthem “Unconditional 1 (Lookout Kid)”
April 27, 2022
Arcade Fire Previews ‘WE’ LP with the Powerful, Resilient Anthem “Unconditional 1 (Lookout Kid)”

Beloved Canadian indie/rock band Arcade Fire recently returned with “The Lightning I, II,” a song previewing a new record titled WE that will be released on May 6. On Wednesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Shares “See You Soon,” New Full-Length Album ‘Beatopia’ Out 7/15 (On Tour Now)
April 27, 2022
beabadoobee Shares “See You Soon,” New Full-Length Album ‘Beatopia’ Out 7/15 (On Tour Now)

A few years into her career, beabadoobee (project name of singer/songwriter Bea Kristi) has carved a spot for herself in the indie-pop world thanks to her musical roots equally split...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)
April 22, 2022
Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)

“This band was supposed to play basement shows and that’s it — so we have absolutely peaked,” remarked Stefan Babcock of the band Pup on stage at the Fonda Theatre...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Rocks a London Rooftop in Uplifting “Better Days” Video; ‘C’mon You Know’ LP Out 5/27
April 22, 2022
Liam Gallagher Rocks a London Rooftop in Uplifting “Better Days” Video; ‘C’mon You Know’ LP Out 5/27

The build-up to the May 27 release of C’mon You Know, the third solo album from longtime Oasis singer and Britpop icon Liam Gallagher, has emphasized this record’s difference from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)
April 21, 2022
Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)

The vibe at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night was one of relief. Deftones were in town for a concert, but not just any concert: A gig...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen
April 18, 2022
Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has carved out his own little niche in the music world, his laid-back guitar-based albums earning him a singular spot in an otherwise crowded indie community. He’s very comfortable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Announces Fall 2022 ‘Detroit Muscle’ U.S. Tour Dates
April 12, 2022
Alice Cooper Announces Fall 2022 ‘Detroit Muscle’ U.S. Tour Dates

This fall, “shock-rock” legend Alice Cooper and his band will head out on a U.S. tour named in part after Cooper’s smash-hit 2021 record, Detroit Stories. The Detroit Muscle tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Add 19 Dates to 2022 North American Tour
April 12, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Add 19 Dates to 2022 North American Tour

Ringo Starr already had big plans in place for this summer, taking his All-Starr Band back out on the road for another tour of classic songs and wonderful music memories...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)
April 11, 2022
Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)

Ann Wilson, who alongside her sister, Nancy Wilson, burst onto the scene with Heart and cast an unmatched legacy for decades, will release her latest solo album, Fierce Bliss, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs
April 11, 2022
Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs

Fans of classic rock radio are never far from hearing a song Jim Messina had a hand in creating. A singer, guitarist and songwriter in three celebrated bands, Messina also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)
April 11, 2022
Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)

Prog-rock and symphonic rock may seem at times largely ossified and outdated, almost like relics of the past — but Lana Lane has helped revitalize those musical genres throughout her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)
April 7, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, vocalist/songwriter Billy Vera discusses his hit “At This Moment,” which was first released in 1981 before making major strides on the charts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh
April 1, 2022
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh

There’s a certain comfort to the Red Hot Chili Peppers sounding like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which they do throughout Unlimited Love, a sprawling new album released this week...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”
March 30, 2022
Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”

In the immediate aftermath of the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the musician’s fans, friends, musical colleagues and acquaintances quickly flooded social media with tributes, memories...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Announces 2022 U.S. Tour; New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8
March 29, 2022
Joe Satriani Announces 2022 U.S. Tour; New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new album titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8 — and the guitar icon has now announced a U.S. tour to go along with it....

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Charlie Ingui of Soul Survivors (1967’s “Expressway to Your Heart”)
March 29, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Charlie Ingui of Soul Survivors (1967’s “Expressway to Your Heart”)

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, vocalist/founding member Charlie Ingui of Philadelphia-based soul/R&B group Soul Survivors discusses “Expressway to Your Heart,” his group’s 1967 No. 3 hit that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get Lost in the Groove with Warpaint’s Kaleidoscopic Video for “Stevie”; New Album ‘Radiate Like This’ Out 5/6
March 29, 2022
Get Lost in the Groove with Warpaint’s Kaleidoscopic Video for “Stevie”; New Album ‘Radiate Like This’ Out 5/6

On May 6, Los Angeles indie/rock band Warpaint will return with Radiate Like This, its first album in six years. “Stevie” is the title of the latest song shared from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”
March 29, 2022
Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”

Rhythm Tribe is an Afro-Latin musical collective originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Guzman-Sanchez in 1989. The band, which also featured Thomas’s wife Marla brother (Paul) and a family...

Rock Cellar Magazine | SiriusXM Remembers Taylor Hawkins: Listen to Stories, Music and Memories on Special Tribute Show with Kat Corbett & Mark Hamilton
March 29, 2022
SiriusXM Remembers Taylor Hawkins: Listen to Stories, Music and Memories on Special Tribute Show with Kat Corbett & Mark Hamilton

On Monday, the SiriusXM channel Lithium dedicated a block of hours to Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ drummer who shockingly passed away at age 50 in his hotel room in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ First-Ever All-Acoustic Album, ‘Changeup’ (Listen)
March 25, 2022
Out Now: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ First-Ever All-Acoustic Album, ‘Changeup’ (Listen)

There’s a first for everything — and today, March 25, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts released Changeup, their very first all-acoustic record. The first-ever...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)
March 25, 2022
Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)

From the opening seconds of “Born with Horns,” the leadoff track on Mainstream Sellout — the new album from Machine Gun Kelly available today, March 25 — you might be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kurt Vile Shares “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone),” New LP ‘(watch my moves)’ Out 4/15 Ahead of Tour
March 24, 2022
Kurt Vile Shares “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone),” New LP ‘(watch my moves)’ Out 4/15 Ahead of Tour

Indie-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has been previewing a new record in recent weeks, the build-up to the April 15 release of (watch my moves), his ninth full-length album to date....

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”
March 22, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, guitarist/songwriter/co-vocalist Elliot Lurie of the band Looking Glass discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)
March 18, 2022
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)

After meeting on the set of a Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under acting fame, as well as starring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes
March 17, 2022
Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes

John Mayer is not the same as you remember him. The singer/songwriter/guitarist may still have the same enviable hairstyle and gentle croon that helped put him on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: 311 Lets Loose with Fans at 311 Day 2022 in Las Vegas, a Weekend of Mutual Enthusiasm (and 88 Songs!)
March 16, 2022
Recap: 311 Lets Loose with Fans at 311 Day 2022 in Las Vegas, a Weekend of Mutual Enthusiasm (and 88 Songs!)

“So let everybody gather, the more the better.” The line, delivered by singer Nick Hexum on 311‘s 1995 self-titled Blue album on the song “Hive,” sums up the aesthetic of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”
March 16, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, bassist George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Robert Fripp to Release ‘Washington State Park,’ Featuring Recordings from 1981 (Pre-Order)
March 15, 2022
King Crimson’s Robert Fripp to Release ‘Washington State Park,’ Featuring Recordings from 1981 (Pre-Order)

On April 29, King Crimson leader Robert Fripp will release a special set of recordings dating back to 1981. Washington State Park is, per a news release, the Frippertronics album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne Announces ‘An Evening With …’ Full-Band Tour for Summer 2022
March 14, 2022
Jackson Browne Announces ‘An Evening With …’ Full-Band Tour for Summer 2022

This summer, Jackson Browne and his band will hit the road for a special “An Evening With … ” tour, as announced by the iconic singer/songwriter on Monday. Supporting his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore: ‘In Real Life’ LP Out 5/13 ft. Husband Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes; Shares Title Track and Tour Dates
March 8, 2022
Mandy Moore: ‘In Real Life’ LP Out 5/13 ft. Husband Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes; Shares Title Track and Tour Dates

In 2020, Mandy Moore released Silver Landings, a refreshing, honest and reflective new album from the singer/songwriter/actor (of This Is Us fame) that had an aesthetic that seemed inspired by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kurt Vile Previews New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ with “Hey Like a Child”; Tour Starts in April
March 4, 2022
Kurt Vile Previews New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ with “Hey Like a Child”; Tour Starts in April

Fuzzed-out guitar-based indie/rocker Kurt Vile will add to his catalog of music on April 15 with a new record titled (watch my moves), and on Friday he debuted “Hey Like a Child,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond
March 1, 2022
Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond

Boasting classic hits such as “Alone Again (Naturally),” “Get Down,” “Out Of The Question” and “Clair,” anybody with an ear tuned to the wondrous songs blasting out on AM radio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video
March 1, 2022
PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video

Canadian punk/indie band PUP has been busy previewing a new album titled The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND, due on April 1. The latest song shared from the record arrived on Tuesday in the form...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Regrettes Debut Video for “You’re So F*cking Pretty,” On Tour Now (Including Coachella & Bonnaroo)
February 28, 2022
The Regrettes Debut Video for “You’re So F*cking Pretty,” On Tour Now (Including Coachella & Bonnaroo)

“You’re So F*cking Pretty” reflects a shift in style and focus for The Regrettes, a four-piece pop/punk band that amassed some buzz in 2019 with How Do You Love? and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Tears for Fears Return with Poignant ‘The Tipping Point,’ Duo’s First Album Since 2004 (Listen)
February 25, 2022
Out Now: Tears for Fears Return with Poignant ‘The Tipping Point,’ Duo’s First Album Since 2004 (Listen)

“Being self-referential is not a bad thing.” That’s a statement made by Tears for Fears‘ Curt Smith in Rock Cellar’s new feature interview regarding The Tipping Point, a brand new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)
February 24, 2022
Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)

During the mid-1980s, Tears For Fears were ubiquitous on MTV and American radio with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.” The synth-pop duo from Bath, England dominated the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne
February 24, 2022
Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne

Montaigne, an Australian-based singer/songwriter, has long considered David Byrne among her personal favorites, both from his legacy with the Talking Heads to his trailblazing solo career — so when she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest
February 22, 2022
Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest

This year’s Firefly Music Festival announced its lineup on Tuesday, and it’s quite stacked. The four-day fest, scheduled for the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware on Sept. 22-25, features headliners Halsey,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Adds 5 Shows, Starting in June
February 17, 2022
Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Adds 5 Shows, Starting in June

After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s finally time for the Stadium Tour to get underway. In June, the massive outdoor concert extravaganza featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Vibes Are Strong with “Like Exploding Stones,” a New Song/Video from Kurt Vile (New LP 4/15)
February 15, 2022
The Vibes Are Strong with “Like Exploding Stones,” a New Song/Video from Kurt Vile (New LP 4/15)

Kurt Vile has cultivated a strong presence and dedicated audience over the past few years with his brand of psychedelic, fuzzed-out guitar-based indie/rock — and on April 15, Vile will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It Looks Like Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Their Wives Enjoyed the Rams’ Win in Super Bowl LVI
February 14, 2022
It Looks Like Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Their Wives Enjoyed the Rams’ Win in Super Bowl LVI

The stars came out on Sunday for Super Bowl LVI at Los Angeles SoFi Stadium, the gorgeous new NFL stadium that plays home to both the Los Angeles Chargers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”
February 14, 2022
This Valentine’s Day, Let the Beatles Remind Us: “All You Need Is Love”

It can be easy to get caught up in the stresses of everyday life, being distracted from what really matters. Valentine’s Day, which happens to be today, Feb. 14, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

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 | Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022
February 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022

Betty Davis, an American funk/soul singer and model known for an unmistakable sense of musical style and a career that  featured three albums in the 1970s before retiring from music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Foo Fighters Play a VR Concert in the Metaverse After the Super Bowl 2/13 — Here’s How
February 8, 2022
Watch the Foo Fighters Play a VR Concert in the Metaverse After the Super Bowl 2/13 — Here’s How

Somewhat inexplicably, the Foo Fighters have never performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show — but this coming Sunday, Feb. 13, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig
February 8, 2022
Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig

The once-inescapable “nu-metal” scene of the early 2000s was a sight to behold, as bands with aggressive, abrasive and genre-defying repertoires hit it big. Two of the most successful groups...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Set 2022 Tour (ft. Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Greg Bissonette, Edgar Winter)
February 7, 2022
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Set 2022 Tour (ft. Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Greg Bissonette, Edgar Winter)

Later this spring, Ringo Starr will hit the road once again with his esteemed All-Starr Band, and on Monday the Beatles legend unveiled an updated tour schedule and details regarding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates
February 7, 2022
The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates

Starting this spring, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will return to North America for The Who Hits Back!, a tour that will find the English rock legends and their band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’
February 4, 2022
Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’

In 2019, When Jimmer Podrasky started making new music with his Rave-Ups bandmates for the first time in decades, he remembered how good their three studio albums were and didn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars
February 3, 2022
Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars

William Ryan Key is, for lack of a better term, a key figure in pop/punk history. With Yellowcard, he hit a high note with 2003’s “Ocean Avenue,” a breakthrough single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘In the Court of the Crimson King,’ a New King Crimson Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW
February 3, 2022
Preview ‘In the Court of the Crimson King,’ a New King Crimson Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW

“I can’t be the only sane man in this asylum,” says King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp at the end of the trailer for a new documentary titled In the Court...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Announce New West Coast Tour Dates for the Spring
January 25, 2022
The Go-Go’s Announce New West Coast Tour Dates for the Spring

Back in the final days of 2021, COVID-related setbacks forced The Go-Go’s to postpone a series of West Coast live performances meant as a celebration of the band’s Rock &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
January 24, 2022
Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Hope you like your rock & roll loud, because that’s what you’re going to get this spring on the Bad Reputation Tour, a 24-city outing headlined by Kid Rock. Accompanying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in New Biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’
January 18, 2022
Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in New Biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is the title of a new biopic chronicling the life, career, legacy and rise to fame of five-time Grammy Award-winning musician/parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic....

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February
January 14, 2022
New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February

German hard rock icons Scorpions are readying a new album, the band’s 19th, on Feb. 25, 2022 — and Rock Believer promises to be a loud, proud celebration of … well, rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: John Lodge ‘The Royal Affair and After’ Live Album, ft. Moody Blues Classics and More (Listen)
January 14, 2022
Out Now: John Lodge ‘The Royal Affair and After’ Live Album, ft. Moody Blues Classics and More (Listen)

“It really is keeping the Moody Blues music alive.” That’s what John Lodge said to Rock Cellar’s Frank Mastropolo in our interview geared around the release of his new live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

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 | David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)
January 7, 2022
David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)

Producer Mark Plati and guitarist Earl Slick recall the making of an album unlike anything else in the vast catalog of David Bowie. For what would have been David Bowie’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)
January 6, 2022
Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)

Pam & Tommy. Rarely has a high-profile celebrity couple captured the public’s attention with just their first names, but these two were ubiquitous (and infamous) a few decades back. Supermodel/Baywatch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy
January 5, 2022
Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy

It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to an incredible force in the music industry, Lisa Roy. “On Friday, December 31st, 2021, our world lost one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement
January 5, 2022
Watch The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig in IMAX Theaters on 1/30 as a Special One-Night-Only Engagement

Timed to coincide with the 53rd anniversary of the original amazing moment, The Beatles‘ rooftop concert will be screened in IMAX theaters around the world on Jan. 30. The news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Father John Misty: ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ LP Out 4/8, Debuts “Funny Girl” Video
January 5, 2022
Father John Misty: ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ LP Out 4/8, Debuts “Funny Girl” Video

On April 8, renowned indie singer/songwriter Father John Misty (a.k.a. Josh Tillman) will release his fifth full-length album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century. The record was officially announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview a New Rush Pinball Machine with 16 Songs, Lighting Effects and a Custom ‘Clockwork Angels’ Clock
January 4, 2022
Preview a New Rush Pinball Machine with 16 Songs, Lighting Effects and a Custom ‘Clockwork Angels’ Clock

Ever dreamed of being a pinball wizard on a machine themed around the dynamic sounds of prog-rock masters Rush? Thanks to Stern Pinball, Inc., you can. On Tuesday, the company...

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 | The Go-Go’s Postpone December/January West Coast Tour Dates Due to COVID
December 29, 2021
The Go-Go’s Postpone December/January West Coast Tour Dates Due to COVID

The Go-Go’s were supposed to play some celebratory concerts on the West Coast this week and into early January in commemoration of their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction...

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 | ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record
December 16, 2021
‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record

Visionary. Truth teller. Influencer. Pioneer. Storyteller. There are countless superlatives to describe the iconic David Bowie, but even such lofty praise is perhaps insufficient to represent the critically acclaimed musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Turnstile Bring its Explosive Live Show to the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Stage with Two Songs
December 16, 2021
Watch Turnstile Bring its Explosive Live Show to the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Stage with Two Songs

Turnstile brought its incendiary live show to the 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' stage for not one, but two songs rom 'Glow On.'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia
December 13, 2021
Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia

Madison is the title of a deeply engaging new album from Sloppy Jane, the shape-shifting musical project helmed by Haley Dahl. And yes, as the headline states, it was recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)
December 10, 2021
Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)

Chris Hillman‘s autobiography, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, was one of the most celebrated music books of 2020. A recent audiobook version complements the...

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 | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021
December 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021

David Lasley, a renowned singer/songwriter/recording artist known for 24 years of work with James Taylor in addition to time spent with Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Aretha...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Reggae Icon Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie): 1953-2021
December 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, Reggae Icon Robbie Shakespeare (of Sly & Robbie): 1953-2021

Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican bassist, producer and reggae icon whose work as half of the production and rhythm section duo Sly & Robbie made him a legend, has passed away at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)
December 8, 2021
The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)

The night of Dec. 8, 2004, was a tragic one for the hard rock/heavy metal community, as it was the night that iconic guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Courtney Barnett Play “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” on ‘Kimmel’; North American Tour On Now
December 7, 2021
Watch Courtney Barnett Play “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” on ‘Kimmel’; North American Tour On Now

Courtney Barnett is out on the road right now supporting her acclaimed new album, Things Take Time, Take Time, which was released on Nov. 12 — and while in Southern...

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 | Dispatch and O.A.R. Announce Co-Headlining Tour for Summer 2022
December 1, 2021
Dispatch and O.A.R. Announce Co-Headlining Tour for Summer 2022

The vibes will be smooth next summer when Dispatch and O.A.R. link up for a co-headlining tour of the United States. Announced on Wednesday, the tour pairs two versatile, veteran...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce Big North American Tour for Summer 2022; Tickets On Sale 12/3
November 30, 2021
Foo Fighters Announce Big North American Tour for Summer 2022; Tickets On Sale 12/3

If you haven’t kept up with everything the Foo Fighters have been up to lately, it’s OK — Dave Grohl & the guys have been busy. From their Rock &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001
November 29, 2021
George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001

Today, Nov. 29, 2021, marks 20 years since the passing of George Harrison. As is always the case every time this date comes around each year, Harrison‘s Beatles band mates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Forget: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary Series Premieres on Disney Plus on Thanksgiving (How to Watch)
November 23, 2021
Don’t Forget: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary Series Premieres on Disney Plus on Thanksgiving (How to Watch)

At long last, it arrives this week. The Beatles: Get Back, the awaited documentary from famed director Peter Jackson. The six-hour(!) documentary will be presented in three two-hour episodes, splitting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA
November 17, 2021
Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA

When Everclear main man Art Alexakis addressed the crowd at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 with the question, “Does anybody here remember the ’90s?”, he struggled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory
November 17, 2021
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
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...

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 | Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons
November 15, 2021
Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons

For years, the Vans Warped Tour entertained the youth of America with an annual summer gathering of the “underground” scene, a morning-to-night slate of entertainment featuring bands from across the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Beatles Workshop “I’ve Got a Feeling” in a Clip from Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ Docu-Series
November 12, 2021
Watch the Beatles Workshop “I’ve Got a Feeling” in a Clip from Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ Docu-Series

We’re exactly two weeks away from the Disney+ premiere of The Beatles: Get Back, director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated documentary series that will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Graeme Edge, Drummer/Co-Founder of the Moody Blues: 1941-2021
November 11, 2021
Rest in Peace Graeme Edge, Drummer/Co-Founder of the Moody Blues: 1941-2021

Graeme Edge, drummer and co-founder of The Moody Blues, has passed away at the age of 80, it was confirmed by his family on Thursday. No cause of death was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’
November 8, 2021
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’

“I listen to a lot of music all the time… A lot of these things are dredged up from memory. I’ll go, ‘Oh, that was a really good song.’ Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Julien Baker’s Spellbinding ‘Little Oblivions’ Tour Stops By the Wiltern in LA (with a Phoebe Bridgers Cameo)
November 8, 2021
Recap: Julien Baker’s Spellbinding ‘Little Oblivions’ Tour Stops By the Wiltern in LA (with a Phoebe Bridgers Cameo)

There was an anticipatory aura at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 4 as singer/songwriter Julien Baker and her backing band delivered a set of songs culling from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS’ Upcoming Las Vegas Residency Cancelled
November 1, 2021
KISS’ Upcoming Las Vegas Residency Cancelled

In an email sent to ticketholders, it was announced that the upcoming KISS residency at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas intended for late December and into February has been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The War on Drugs ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ a Sonic Journey of Sweeping, Emotional Depth (Listen)
October 29, 2021
Out Now: The War on Drugs ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ a Sonic Journey of Sweeping, Emotional Depth (Listen)

From the first few bars of gentle acoustic guitar paired with piano, you know you’re in for something special with I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the new album from Philadelphia-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy
October 28, 2021
“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy

During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drummer Gina Schock on Her New Book ‘Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s,’ Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Beyond
October 26, 2021
Drummer Gina Schock on Her New Book ‘Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s,’ Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Beyond

UPDATE:  You can pick up a copy of Gina Schock’s book Made in Hollywood at our Rock Cellar Store HERE You may think you’ve stumbled into a time warp when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc
October 26, 2021
Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc

These are busy times for Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson, who recently wrapped his Greatest Hits Live! tour with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and is gearing up for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA
October 25, 2021
Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA

“Some of my songs are about having depression. Some of my songs are about having depression on tour. And most of my songs are about having depression in Los Angeles.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip with “Prester John,” a New Animal Collective Song/Video Previewing a New Album in February
October 20, 2021
Take a Trip with “Prester John,” a New Animal Collective Song/Video Previewing a New Album in February

In February, acclaimed indie/experimental band Animal Collective will return with Time Skiff, its first new studio album since 2016 and the 11th of the group’s career. Announced on Wednesday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Announce 2022 World Tour Ahead of New Album ‘Music of the Spheres,’ Out 10/15
October 14, 2021
Coldplay Announce 2022 World Tour Ahead of New Album ‘Music of the Spheres,’ Out 10/15

Get ready for a lot of Coldplay in 2022. On Thursday, the band lifted the curtain on a massive world tour scheduled for the spring, attached to a promise to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell Retiring Due to Health Problems After Erratic Recent Live Performances
October 12, 2021
Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell Retiring Due to Health Problems After Erratic Recent Live Performances

The years start coming and they don’t stop coming is a memorable line in “All Star,” the still-ubiquitous anthem from San Jose-based rock/pop band Smash Mouth, and the sentiment behind...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)
October 12, 2021
Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)

As the years roll by, Tom Morello rages on — and this week, the guitarist/SiriusXM radio DJ/icon known for his musically rebellious body of work with Rage Against the Machine,...

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 | Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios
October 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios

“In the Police, in a trio situation—which I’ve come back to now—it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More
October 11, 2021
Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More

During a career spanning more than 40 years and 14 studio albums, Willie Nile has flown slightly under the radar, despite luminaries like Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Lou...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode
October 11, 2021
Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode

July 13, 1985 was a key date in the history of Queen, the date of the iconic Live Aid concert to raise awareness and money for a devastating famine in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)
October 8, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)

When The Doors released their self-titled debut in 1967, it was a revelation. Vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger produced a unique mix...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions

Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)
October 5, 2021
Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics, solo favorites and more from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. Its release coincides with the planned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: Dave Grohl’s Memoir, ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ — Watch His Interview on ‘Today’
October 5, 2021
Available Now: Dave Grohl’s Memoir, ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ — Watch His Interview on ‘Today’

Today, Oct. 5, marks the publishing date of The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, the first-ever official memoir from Foo Fighters front man, former Nirvana drummer and two-time Rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022
October 4, 2021
Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022

English pop singer/global superstar Robbie Williams recently released newly remastered editions of his first two solo albums, Life Thru a Lens and I’ve Been Expecting You. While Williams didn’t catch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Debut Unreleased Cover of Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin” as Mick Jagger Enjoys a Night Out in North Carolina
September 30, 2021
Rolling Stones Debut Unreleased Cover of Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin” as Mick Jagger Enjoys a Night Out in North Carolina

The Rolling Stones are everywhere these days. From relaunching their No Filter tour dates to several tributes to late drummer Charlie Watts and beyond, they’ve been in the news quite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)
September 28, 2021
New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)

Back in April, the social media channels belonging to Beach Boys figurehead and musical genius Brian Wilson shared a poster for Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, a new documentary film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)
September 20, 2021
‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)

Oasis went from playing to a handful of fans on Tuesday nights in their hometown of Manchester in the early 1990s to 250,000+ at Knebworth Park in the summer of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Announces ‘The Storyteller – Live!’ In-Person Events to Celebrate Book Launch in October
September 20, 2021
Dave Grohl Announces ‘The Storyteller – Live!’ In-Person Events to Celebrate Book Launch in October

Next month, Foo Fighters front man, former Nirvana drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Grohl will release The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)
September 17, 2021
Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. A showcase of Wilson’s impeccable songcraft as he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Hints at ‘Insane Prog-Rock’ Foo Fighters Record, Reveals Which Song Was Inspired by Kurt Cobain in ‘Rolling Stone’
September 15, 2021
Dave Grohl Hints at ‘Insane Prog-Rock’ Foo Fighters Record, Reveals Which Song Was Inspired by Kurt Cobain in ‘Rolling Stone’

With the Foo Fighters set to be enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coming up on Oct. 30 — the second induction of band leader Dave Grohl,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17
September 13, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17

This coming Friday, Sept. 17, Ozzy Osbourne will revisit his 1991 solo record No More Tears for an expanded and updated 30th anniversary edition. No More Tears was the sixth...

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 | Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)
September 10, 2021
Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)

In many ways, Brinsley Schwarz were the UK’s version of the Band. The progenitors of “pub rock” across the pond, the band, which featured Nick Lowe on bass and vocals,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘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)
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...

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 | Paul Stanley Details His Bout with COVID-19: ‘It Kicked My Ass. It’s Over Now’; KISS Tour to Resume
August 31, 2021
Paul Stanley Details His Bout with COVID-19: ‘It Kicked My Ass. It’s Over Now’; KISS Tour to Resume

Update: Despite Paul Stanley’s recovery from COVID-19, KISS announced on Tuesday that Gene Simmons has now tested positive, prompting some more postponed dates.  After a recent positive COVID-19 test forced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley Reassures Fans “I Am Fine!” After Positive COVID-19 Test Postpones ‘The End of the Road’ Tour Date
August 27, 2021
Paul Stanley Reassures Fans “I Am Fine!” After Positive COVID-19 Test Postpones ‘The End of the Road’ Tour Date

The End of the Road farewell tour from KISS has hit a snag, as on Thursday evening Paul Stanley revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute
August 27, 2021
Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute

“I … I’m a one-way motorway,” sang Dave Grohl, slowly, with the lights dimmed at the Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the gathered masses anticipating something great from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear New Metallica Covers from IDLES and Rina Sawayama; ‘Metallica Blacklist’ Project Out 9/10
August 26, 2021
Hear New Metallica Covers from IDLES and Rina Sawayama; ‘Metallica Blacklist’ Project Out 9/10

On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from its companion Metallica Blacklist covers compilation,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)
August 26, 2021
‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)

This Thanksgiving, the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson will make its debut on Disney+, after significant delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles Relaunch ‘Hotel California’ Tour at Madison Square Garden, with Dedications to Don Everly and Charlie Watts
August 25, 2021
Eagles Relaunch ‘Hotel California’ Tour at Madison Square Garden, with Dedications to Don Everly and Charlie Watts

After a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagles relaunched their anticipated Hotel California tour this week — Tuesday night, to be exact, with a show at Madison Square Garden...

Rock Cellar Magazine | These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2
August 23, 2021
These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2

Back in late February, Sir Paul McCartney announced a new book, The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, spanning his entire career. The book will be published on Nov. 2. Of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)

Today, Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned with a new studio album, Into the Blue. It is the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up to 2018’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)
August 13, 2021
Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)

You might not expect to hear strings open a record from The Killers, the Las Vegas band known for bombast and synth-led pop/rock for the past two decades or so...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)

As concert venues attempt to reopen, iconic vocalist Ann Wilson will begin an August solo tour armed with a new band and material produced during the pandemic. Fans will also...

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 | David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More
August 12, 2021
David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More

David Crosby, who turns 80 this month, is making the best music of his life right now. That’s right, the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen
August 6, 2021
Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen

Today, Aug. 6, Night Ranger (known around the world for classic tracks like “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” among others) returned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters Confront Westboro Baptist Church Protestors with a Disco Caravan (“You Shouldn’t Be Hating. You Should Be Dancing!”)
August 6, 2021
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters Confront Westboro Baptist Church Protestors with a Disco Caravan (“You Shouldn’t Be Hating. You Should Be Dancing!”)

On Thursday night, the Foo Fighters‘ tour rolled into Kansas, which afforded Dave Grohl and the band another opportunity to come face-to-face with members of the Westboro Baptist Church. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hella Mega Tour: Fall Out Boy Drops Off NY/Boston Dates After Positive COVID-19 Test
August 4, 2021
Hella Mega Tour: Fall Out Boy Drops Off NY/Boston Dates After Positive COVID-19 Test

The Hella Mega tour featuring Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy, originally supposed to take place in 2020 only to have the COVID-19 pandemic force a lengthy delay, recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Documentary Film, Promising “Unprecedented Access” to Legendary Band, is Complete
August 3, 2021
‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Documentary Film, Promising “Unprecedented Access” to Legendary Band, is Complete

Back in 2019, word first spread about an officially licensed documentary film telling the larger-than-life story of Led Zeppelin — and now, two years later, the film is complete, with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill
August 2, 2021
Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill

Last week’s unfortunate news of the passing of ZZ Top bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill was met with sadness from the rock and roll community, which mourned the loss of one-third of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Billie Eilish Returns with Powerful, Subdued Sophomore Album, ‘Happier Than Ever’ (Listen)
July 30, 2021
Out Now: Billie Eilish Returns with Powerful, Subdued Sophomore Album, ‘Happier Than Ever’ (Listen)

Billie Eilish and her co-songwriter/producer/brother FINNEAS had an impossible task at hand — how to follow up a groundbreaking debut, 2019’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)
July 29, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1991, No More Tears was the sixth solo studio album from Ozzy Osbourne and was a massive success, one of the legendary rock singer‘s best-selling albums in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29
July 28, 2021
Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29

One of the most immediate songs featured on Downhill from Everywhere, the great new album from iconic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, is the energetic “My Cleveland Heart,” and on Wednesday Browne...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ Touring Museum Exhibit Launches in Los Angeles 9/3 (Updated)
July 27, 2021
‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ Touring Museum Exhibit Launches in Los Angeles 9/3 (Updated)

Due to global freight delays, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, originally scheduled to open at Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles on Aug. 3, will now open a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)
July 23, 2021
New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 1, prog-rock legends Yes will return with The Quest, a brand new studio album featuring 11 songs (eight songs plus three extra tracks on a bonus CD) from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation Celebrating ‘Return to Live’ with $20 All-In Tickets to Big Summer Tours, Starting 7/28
July 22, 2021
Live Nation Celebrating ‘Return to Live’ with $20 All-In Tickets to Big Summer Tours, Starting 7/28

With the live music world slowly getting back to business, ramping up in the coming weeks with a number of notable tours from major artists set to start around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’
July 21, 2021
Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’

Reports circulated on social media beginning Tuesday afternoon that Chuck E. Weiss, celebrated (and, perhaps, underappreciated) singer/songwriter/vocalist who was a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene with his band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog
July 20, 2021
The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog

In August 2020, The Killers returned with Imploding the Mirage, a new album from the Las Vegas band that showcased the group’s signature bombast and synth-heavy approach. Brandon Flowers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
July 20, 2021
Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of ‘Into The Light: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet’
July 14, 2021
GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of ‘Into The Light: The Music Photography of Jérôme Brunet’

The entry period has now closed. Thank you! Congrats to our winners, Thomas B. from VA and Florence F. from MI! Years of hard work photographing music legends has helped...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Khruangbin Sets Fall U.S. Tour Dates (Including Many Sold-Out Ones) Supporting 2020’s ‘Mordechai’
July 13, 2021
Khruangbin Sets Fall U.S. Tour Dates (Including Many Sold-Out Ones) Supporting 2020’s ‘Mordechai’

Houston-based three-piece Khruangbin soared in 2020, even amid a global pandemic. In June of that year, the genre-defying band released its latest studio album, Mordechai, an engaging set of internationally-influenced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13
June 30, 2021
Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13

Celebrated 1980s rock band Cruzados — best known for such songs as “Motorcycle Girl,” “Just Like Roses” and “Flor de Mal” — makes a surprise return this summer with She’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Faye Webster’s Endearingly Eclectic New Album ‘I Know I’m Funny haha’; Fall/Winter Tour Info
June 29, 2021
Out Now: Stream Faye Webster’s Endearingly Eclectic New Album ‘I Know I’m Funny haha’; Fall/Winter Tour Info

I Know I’m Funny haha is the title of the fourth studio album from singer/songwriter Faye Webster, released just last week on June 25 via Secretly Canadian Records. It’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Night Ranger Shares Video for “Bring It All Home To Me” — New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
June 28, 2021
Night Ranger Shares Video for “Bring It All Home To Me” — New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6

On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. The band recently debuted a roaring music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”
June 25, 2021
Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”

With a lineup comprising singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles), Asia was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)
June 25, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record will be revisited for a near-30th anniversary reissue on Aug....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gang of Youths Return with the Sweeping “the angel of 8th ave.”, Ushering in a New Era for the Australian Band
June 23, 2021
Gang of Youths Return with the Sweeping “the angel of 8th ave.”, Ushering in a New Era for the Australian Band

Australian indie/rock ensemble Gang of Youths hit it big in 2017 with Go Father in Lightness, the group’s second full-length album — but the band has even loftier aspirations now,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Set 2021-’22 West Coast Tour Dates in Celebration of Rock Hall Induction
June 22, 2021
The Go-Go’s Set 2021-’22 West Coast Tour Dates in Celebration of Rock Hall Induction

In commemoration of their (overdue) induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Go-Go’s have announced a string of West Coast tour dates for the tail end of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Styx Unleashes New Album, ‘Crash of the Crown’ — an Exercise in Positivity, Recorded Before/During the Pandemic (Listen)
June 17, 2021
Out Now: Styx Unleashes New Album, ‘Crash of the Crown’ — an Exercise in Positivity, Recorded Before/During the Pandemic (Listen)

Crash of the Crown is a new studio album from Styx, the long-running band’s 17th overall and first since 2017’s The Mission. Its recording process began before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”
June 16, 2021
The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”

The bond between The Killers and Bruce Springsteen has been strong throughout the Las Vegas band‘s acclaimed career — but now, for the first time, they’ve teamed up on a...

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 | Top 11 Caribbean Songs
June 14, 2021
Top 11 Caribbean Songs

“The true Caribbean people … We are carnival people, we are vibrant people, not dead people. We like to be heard and we like to have fun.” —Viv Richards, cricketer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Debut Album from Wolfgang Van Halen is Here — and ‘Mammoth WVH’ Delivers on the Promise (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: The Debut Album from Wolfgang Van Halen is Here — and ‘Mammoth WVH’ Delivers on the Promise (Listen)

Previewed over the past few months with a series of impressive singles, Mammoth WVH — the album project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)
June 7, 2021
Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)

There’s only one Wolf Alice, and the English alt/rock band returned this past Friday, June 4, with Blue Weekend — its third full-length album and the anticipated follow-up to 2017’s...

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 | Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021
June 1, 2021
Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021

B.J. Thomas, whose hit songs of the 1960s and 70s (including “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) made him a household name among various musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August
May 27, 2021
America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August

America co-founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are looking forward to getting back on the road beginning in August, resuming their 50th anniversary festivities that were interrupted back in March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH Shares “Mammoth” — Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album Coming 6/11
May 24, 2021
Mammoth WVH Shares “Mammoth” — Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album Coming 6/11

June 11 will bring with it the anticipated debut full-length album from Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. He’s been previewing it in recent weeks with a number of tracks....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Night Ranger Roars Back with the Guitar-Heavy “Breakout,” New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
May 24, 2021
Night Ranger Roars Back with the Guitar-Heavy “Breakout,” New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6

On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. ATBPO stands for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More

Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”
May 20, 2021
Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”

Gary Numan is a dark wave music progenitor who took the British music scene by storm in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. During a three-year period, the London native...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Actor Charles Grodin (‘The Heartbreak Kid’, ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ More): 1935-2021
May 18, 2021
Rest in Peace, Actor Charles Grodin (‘The Heartbreak Kid’, ‘Heaven Can Wait,’ More): 1935-2021

Charles Grodin, the acclaimed actor known for his roles in motion pictures such as The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Heaven Can Wait and the Beethoven series of family films, has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
May 14, 2021
Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)

Join us for a conversation with Pete Townshend for a look at the story behind of The Who Sell Out, which was recently celebrated with a massive Super Deluxe edition....

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 | Wolf Alice: New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4, Shares “No Hard Feelings”
May 11, 2021
Wolf Alice: New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4, Shares “No Hard Feelings”

Acclaimed English indie/rock band Wolf Alice will now release its new studio album, Blue Weekend, on June 4 — one week earlier than previously planned. The group, which won the U.K.’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andrew W.K. Adds to the Mystique with the Dark, Pummeling New Video for “I’m In Heaven”; New LP ‘God is Partying’ Out 9/10
May 6, 2021
Andrew W.K. Adds to the Mystique with the Dark, Pummeling New Video for “I’m In Heaven”; New LP ‘God is Partying’ Out 9/10

There’s a great deal of subtle imagery in the new music video from Andrew W.K. for “I’m In Heaven.” The enigmatic singer/songwriter known globally for his breakthrough 2001 album I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch girl in red Make Her TV Debut Playing “Serotonin” on ‘The Tonight Show’; Debut Album Out Now
May 4, 2021
Watch girl in red Make Her TV Debut Playing “Serotonin” on ‘The Tonight Show’; Debut Album Out Now

Last week, 22-year-old Norwegian indie/rock singer/songwriter girl in red (a.k.a Marie Ulven) released her debut full-length album, if i could make it go quiet. Its release comes with anticipation in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames
May 4, 2021
Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic paused everything in March 2020, Megadeth and Lamb of God had announced a huge co-headlining tour of North America for that following summer. The trek...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Taylor’s Hits for Queen the Focus of Latest ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Episode (Watch)
April 30, 2021
Roger Taylor’s Hits for Queen the Focus of Latest ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Episode (Watch)

It’s Friday again, and that means another entry in The Greatest, the ongoing YouTube series from Queen championing important moments in the English rock group‘s vaunted history. Queen: Behind the Hits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set
April 30, 2021
Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Debuts “Your Power” Music Video; Anticipated New Album ‘Happier Than Ever’ Out 7/30 (Pre-Order)
April 29, 2021
Billie Eilish Debuts “Your Power” Music Video; Anticipated New Album ‘Happier Than Ever’ Out 7/30 (Pre-Order)

Few musical acts achieve the acclaim and global superstardom (and Grammy Awards) that Billie Eilish has in just a few short years, and now she’s gearing up for more. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond
April 23, 2021
Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond

Steve Cropper is a certifiable rock and roll legend. After cutting his teeth as part of the early-60s R&B band the Mar-Keys, Cropper found stardom as part of the backbone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: Stream “Feel,” Debut Album Out 6/11
April 23, 2021
New from Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: Stream “Feel,” Debut Album Out 6/11

June 11 will bring with it the anticipated debut full-length album from Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. The song of the late Eddie Van Halen has been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)

Frampton Forgets the Words is the (amusingly titled) new album from Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band, in which the legendary guitarist pays tribute to some of his favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Dinosaur Jr.: Stream “Take It Back,” New LP ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23
April 22, 2021
New from Dinosaur Jr.: Stream “Take It Back,” New LP ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23

This Friday, April 23, Dinosaur Jr. will return with a new album, Sweep It Into Space, released via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the influential alt/indie band’s 12th studio album and the first since 2016’s Give...

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 | 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 | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

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 | ‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)
April 14, 2021
‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. It sounds like a dream duo, and it is — and on Tuesday it was made reality with the premiere of “Eazy Sleazy,” a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Releasing New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian,’ in October (Preview)
April 13, 2021
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Releasing New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian,’ in October (Preview)

AC/DC vocalist and bona fide rock and roll legend Brian Johnson has been accomplished a great deal over the course of his 73+ years on Earth, and he’s compiled his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

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 inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archives Series Continues 6/25 with ‘The Reprise Albums (1968-1971),’ Stream Remastered ‘A Case of You’ (Pre-Order)
April 8, 2021
Joni Mitchell Archives Series Continues 6/25 with ‘The Reprise Albums (1968-1971),’ Stream Remastered ‘A Case of You’ (Pre-Order)

The recently launched Joni Mitchell archival series will continue on June 25 when Rhino releases Joni Mitchell: The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), the latest installment in a planned series of reissues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)
April 8, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Wrote a Book — and ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ is Coming in October
April 6, 2021
Dave Grohl Wrote a Book — and ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ is Coming in October

Drummer. Front man. Pop culture icon. Dave Grohl has served many roles over the years, from his roots in the early Virginia and D.C. punk scene to his time in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Half-Speed Vinyl of Paul McCartney ‘Ram’ Coming 5/14 via UMe
March 31, 2021
50th Anniversary Half-Speed Vinyl of Paul McCartney ‘Ram’ Coming 5/14 via UMe

It can be a bit dizzying to keep up with all of the happenings surrounding Sir Paul McCartney these days. Back in December, the tireless former Beatle released McCartney III,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dinosaur Jr. Shares New Song/Video ‘Garden,’ Hosting Album Release Live Stream Gig 5/1
March 31, 2021
Dinosaur Jr. Shares New Song/Video ‘Garden,’ Hosting Album Release Live Stream Gig 5/1

On April 23, Dinosaur Jr. will return with a new album, Sweep It Into Space, released via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the influential alt/indie band’s 12th studio album and the first since 2016’s Give a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Reschedules European Tour from Summer 2021 to ’22; 2010 Hyde Park Gig Streaming 4/2
March 30, 2021
Pearl Jam Reschedules European Tour from Summer 2021 to ’22; 2010 Hyde Park Gig Streaming 4/2

After previously rescheduling its planned European Tour dates in late July because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pearl Jam on Tuesday announced that the tour was being pushed back again —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Dispatch: Stream the Uplifting ‘Pour Into You,’ New Album ‘Break Our Fall’ Coming 5/28
March 25, 2021
New from Dispatch: Stream the Uplifting ‘Pour Into You,’ New Album ‘Break Our Fall’ Coming 5/28

East Coast-based roots/rock/indie band Dispatch is gearing up to release a new album, Break Our Fall, on May 28. The group, which is comprised of Chad Urmston and Brad Corrigan,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Shares ‘Last Day on Earth,’ New Collaborative EP with The 1975 Coming Soon
March 24, 2021
beabadoobee Shares ‘Last Day on Earth,’ New Collaborative EP with The 1975 Coming Soon

“Last Day on Earth” is a new song from beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, last fall. For this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greta Van Fleet: Stream the Soaring ‘Broken Bells,’ from the Band’s New Album Out 4/16
March 19, 2021
Greta Van Fleet: Stream the Soaring ‘Broken Bells,’ from the Band’s New Album Out 4/16

Like much of what Greta Van Fleet does, “Broken Bells” has a reverent affection for what came before — and the upstart rock band‘s new song debuted Friday packs quite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)
March 18, 2021
Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)

In 2003, a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sam Cooke was released — and with Cooke on folks’ minds lately thanks to Regina King’s acclaimed film One...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24
March 16, 2021
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

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 | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Debut New Single ‘Running’; LP Out 3/26
March 10, 2021
Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Debut New Single ‘Running’; LP Out 3/26

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and fellow guitarist Richie Kotzen (he of a prolific solo career and stints with Poison and Mr. Big) recently announced a new project, Smith/Kotzen, and will release their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s
March 10, 2021
‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s

When Alice Cooper set out to pay homage to his hometown with his new album, Detroit Stories, the shock-rock icon no doubt hoped it would resonate with his dedicated fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleet Foxes Play NPR ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert,’ 2020 Album ‘Shore’ Out on Physical Formats 3/19
March 9, 2021
Fleet Foxes Play NPR ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert,’ 2020 Album ‘Shore’ Out on Physical Formats 3/19

In late September, a surprise new album from indie/rock outfit Fleet Foxes was released on digital platforms — and Shore was an especially evocative and thoughtful set of songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”
March 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”

It’s been a while since we heard from Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted
March 3, 2021
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted

Since its debut in mid-November, “Distance” has been a huge success for Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. His heartfelt musical tribute to his late father,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)
February 26, 2021
Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)

Fans of Jefferson Starship agreed it was worth the wait when the band released Mother of the Sun in August 2020. The new EP is Jefferson Starship’s first collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Julien Baker Cuts Deep with Devastating, Nuanced New Album ‘Little Oblivions’ (Listen/Review)
February 26, 2021
Out Now: Julien Baker Cuts Deep with Devastating, Nuanced New Album ‘Little Oblivions’ (Listen/Review)

Little Oblivions is an absolutely crushing new album from singer/songwriter Julien Baker, her third overall and the follow-up to 2017’s Turn Out the Lights. Simmering, complex emotions are on display...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Share New Video for the Soaring ‘Scars’
February 24, 2021
Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Share New Video for the Soaring ‘Scars’

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and fellow guitarist Richie Kotzen (he of a prolific solo career and stints with Poison and Mr. Big) recently announced a new project, Smith/Kotzen, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘Distance’ on ‘Today’
February 19, 2021
Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘Distance’ on ‘Today’

Friday morning, The TODAY Show featured a special performance from Mammoth WVH, a.k.a. Wolfgang Van Halen and his backing band, who delivered a special acoustic performance of “Distance,” Wolfgang’s emotional...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015
February 17, 2021
New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015

Esteemed singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez (who rose to fame after covering The Knife’s “Heartbeats,” his version from 2003’s Veneer going on to be streamed more than a billion times and becoming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’
February 15, 2021
Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’

Los Angeles-based band Teenage Wrist arrived in 2018 with Chrome Neon Jesus, a neo/grunge-by-way-of-shoegaze debut album released on Epitaph Records that made waves in the “scene,” the band’s ability to blend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Rupert Neve, Audio Recording Innovator: 1926-2021
February 15, 2021
Rest in Peace Rupert Neve, Audio Recording Innovator: 1926-2021

Rupert Neve has passed away at the age of 94, it was announced via the official website of the revolutionary figure of the audio recording industry. His estate noted that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Play the Emotional ‘Distance’ on ‘Kimmel’
February 12, 2021
Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Play the Emotional ‘Distance’ on ‘Kimmel’

On Thursday, Mammoth WVH, the musical project of Wolfgang Van Halen, officially detailed its self-titled debut record, which is due out on June 11. Thursday evening, Wolfgang (son of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 
February 11, 2021
Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 

Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist  Jorma Kaukonen on life during the pandemic, the greatest ’60s SF bands, and Ike Turner Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic may have slowed but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen) Shares Aggressive Rocker ‘You’re To Blame,’ Debut LP Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)
February 11, 2021
Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen) Shares Aggressive Rocker ‘You’re To Blame,’ Debut LP Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)

In mid-November, Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen, debuted a new solo song titled “Distance,” a preview of Wolf’s new solo project. The project now has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rich Mattson and the Northstars: New Album “Skylights” & Virtual Release Show — Friday 2/5
February 2, 2021
Rich Mattson and the Northstars: New Album “Skylights” & Virtual Release Show — Friday 2/5

Followers of Minneapolis music are well aware of the Rich Mattson brand.  From his days with the popular alt-country-rock band Ol’ Yeller, through his bands The Glenrustles, The Tisdales, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’
February 1, 2021
Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’

The Foo Fighters warned you things would be different this time around. The overall vibe and structure of “Shame Shame,” the lead single from Dave Grohl & the gang‘s new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rising Three-Piece Band Levara is Ready to Make a Splash with Debut Album
January 29, 2021
Turn Me On: Rising Three-Piece Band Levara is Ready to Make a Splash with Debut Album

Levara is a three-piece rock band with some serious rock and roll resumes. Guitarist Trev Lukather is the son of Steve Lukather of Toto fame, while drummer Josh Devine was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actress/Comedian Cloris Leachman: 1926-2021
January 27, 2021
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actress/Comedian Cloris Leachman: 1926-2021

Cloris Leachman has died at the age of 94. The legendary actress/comedian, who entertained generations with her roles in films such as Young Frankenstein and The Last Picture Show, among...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) & Richie Kotzen Form Smith/Kotzen, Debut New Song ‘Taking My Chances’
January 27, 2021
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) & Richie Kotzen Form Smith/Kotzen, Debut New Song ‘Taking My Chances’

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith has teamed up with fellow shredder Richie Kotzen (he of a prolific solo career and stints with Poison and Mr. Big) for a new project,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’
January 18, 2021
Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’

On Sunday, news came through that legendary producer-turned-convicted-murder Phil Spector had passed away in prison at the age of 81. TMZ updated the story with a report that Spector had died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Celebrate Dave Grohl’s 52nd Birthday with ‘Waiting on a War,’ Inspired By His Childhood in D.C.
January 14, 2021
Foo Fighters Celebrate Dave Grohl’s 52nd Birthday with ‘Waiting on a War,’ Inspired By His Childhood in D.C.

Thursday, Jan. 14 marks the 52nd birthday of Dave Grohl — and the Foo Fighters mastermind saw fit to honor the occasion by sharing “Waiting on a War,” another new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush

So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Can Live Concerts/Events Return in 2021? Dr. Fauci Says Yes — Under Certain Circumstances
January 12, 2021
Can Live Concerts/Events Return in 2021? Dr. Fauci Says Yes — Under Certain Circumstances

It hasn’t even been a year since live concerts, events, and public gatherings ground to a sudden halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to some it feels like even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Danny Elfman Starts 2021 with a Deeply Nightmarish New Song/Video for ‘Sorry’
January 11, 2021
Danny Elfman Starts 2021 with a Deeply Nightmarish New Song/Video for ‘Sorry’

Back in late October, Danny Elfman, the renowned composer/musician with a particular penchant for the irreverent, shared a new song titled “Happy.” It was … exceedingly strange and perfectly timed...

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 | 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 | 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 | Steve Earle Honors His Late Son, Justin Townes Earle, with Touching New Tribute Album ‘J.T.’ (Listen)
January 4, 2021
Steve Earle Honors His Late Son, Justin Townes Earle, with Touching New Tribute Album ‘J.T.’ (Listen)

Back in late August, acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle passed away at just 38 years of age. His tragic passing inspired a musical tribute from his father, Steve Earle, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Photographer  (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)
December 11, 2020
12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Put together by famed Eagles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘evermore,’ Taylor Swift’s Surprise ‘folklore’ Companion Album (and Birthday Gift to Herself) ft. The National, Haim & Bon Iver (Listen)
December 11, 2020
Out Now: ‘evermore,’ Taylor Swift’s Surprise ‘folklore’ Companion Album (and Birthday Gift to Herself) ft. The National, Haim & Bon Iver (Listen)

Credit where it’s due: Taylor Swift has maintained an impossibly prolific 2020, despite everything else going on and the world thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic. First, she surprise-released...

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 | Greta Van Fleet Shares Dramatic New Video for the Seven-Minute ‘Age of Machine’
December 10, 2020
Greta Van Fleet Shares Dramatic New Video for the Seven-Minute ‘Age of Machine’

Young rockers Greta Van Fleet have been busy this week. The band burst forth after a prolonged bit of silence with a new song, “Age of Machine,” a nearly seven-minute...

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 | Taylor Swift Celebrating Her 31st Birthday with a New Album, ‘evermore,’ ft. The National, Haim and More (Out Tonight 12/10)
December 10, 2020
Taylor Swift Celebrating Her 31st Birthday with a New Album, ‘evermore,’ ft. The National, Haim and More (Out Tonight 12/10)

In July, Taylor Swift caught everybody by surprise with folklore, an unannounced album featuring the pop superstar linking up with Aaron Dessner of The National (co-writing or producing 11 of the LP’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’
December 9, 2020
Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’

The whole aesthetic of Greta Van Fleet is a throwback — both in the young band‘s musical style of unabashed rock and roll in the vein of Led Zeppelin and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bleachers Perform ‘Chinatown’ with Bruce Springsteen on the Roof of Electric Lady Studios
December 7, 2020
Watch Bleachers Perform ‘Chinatown’ with Bruce Springsteen on the Roof of Electric Lady Studios

On Monday, Bleachers, the the indie/pop project and stage name of songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff, shared a pair of performance videos from the rooftop of Electric Lady Studios in New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Details 2021 ‘Clearly Human’ Multi-City Virtual Tour (Tickets On Sale Now)
December 3, 2020
Todd Rundgren Details 2021 ‘Clearly Human’ Multi-City Virtual Tour (Tickets On Sale Now)

Leave it to Todd Rundgren to continually find ways to do new things, even in an era of extreme uncertainty and frustration caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More
November 30, 2020
Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More

Luke Spiller tapped into the zeitgeist of the current pandemic when he wrote “Strange Days” on tour last summer. During the title track to The Struts’ vivacious third album, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20

Wreckless Abandon may be a new album from the Dirty Knobs, featuring longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, but it is not a “new project” for Campbell....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18
November 20, 2020
Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18

On Dec. 18, Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert will be reissued by George Thorogood & the Destroyers, bringing together 27 songs from the legendary band‘s iconic performance, 12...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Rising Star Beabadoobee Perform ‘Care,’ from Her New Album ‘Fake It Flowers,’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
November 19, 2020
Watch Rising Star Beabadoobee Perform ‘Care,’ from Her New Album ‘Fake It Flowers,’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Last month, rising indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) released her debut full-length album, Fake It Flowers. The album comes after a series of head-turning EPs from the 20-year-old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Stop-Motion Video for ‘Irish Girl,’ from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (LP Out This Friday 11/20)
November 16, 2020
Watch a New Stop-Motion Video for ‘Irish Girl,’ from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (LP Out This Friday 11/20)

This Friday, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will release Wreckless Abandon, their debut full-length album that’s been in the works for a while and saw its initial Spring 2020...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Playing Live Stream from the Troubadour 11/20, a Benefit for NIVA
November 10, 2020
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Playing Live Stream from the Troubadour 11/20, a Benefit for NIVA

On Nov. 20, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will release their awaited debut full-length album, Wreckless Abandon. The band was originally planning to release the record in March 2020. That,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks Team Up for ‘Edge of Seventeen’ + ‘Midnight Sky’ Remix
November 6, 2020
Hear Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks Team Up for ‘Edge of Seventeen’ + ‘Midnight Sky’ Remix

Generations have merged — quite seamlessly, we must add — with “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix),” a new collaboration between Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks. The collab is based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’
November 5, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve in terms of archival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Karen O + Willie Nelson Cover Queen + David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure,’ Inspired by the Presidential Election
October 28, 2020
Karen O + Willie Nelson Cover Queen + David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure,’ Inspired by the Presidential Election

“Under Pressure” is an undisputed classic, the collaboration between Queen and David Bowie easily ranking in the upper echelon of all-star musical team-ups ever recorded. A new cover of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video
October 28, 2020
Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video

Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen passed away on Oct. 6 after a “long and arduous” battle with cancer, according to his son, Wolfgang Van Halen. Losing an irreplaceable legend such...

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 | 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 | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4
October 22, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More
October 20, 2020
Tom Petty 70th Birthday Bash Live Stream 10/23: Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne & Many More

Today, Oct. 20, would have been the 70th birthday of Tom Petty. Today would have been Tom Petty's 70th birthday. Photographer 📷Robert Sebree captured Petty in images for decades, including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert’ with ‘Crying in the Night’ – from New Concert Film/Live Album
October 20, 2020
Preview ‘Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert’ with ‘Crying in the Night’ – from New Concert Film/Live Album

Stevie Nicks has had a busy few weeks. In addition to being personally involved in the viral TikTok video from Nathan Apodaca featuring Fleetwood Mac‘s “Dreams,” skateboarding and cranberry juice...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters’ #SOSFest Set from the Troubadour & Hear Pat Smear’s Story About a Fistfight with Tom Waits
October 19, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters’ #SOSFest Set from the Troubadour & Hear Pat Smear’s Story About a Fistfight with Tom Waits

This past weekend, several big-name music artists and bands participated in #SOSFest, a virtual fundraising live stream event from the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and its continued efforts to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/16-18: #SOSFest to Save Our Stages, Immediate Family, Bob Weir Birthday, Jason Isbell, Third Eye Blind, Beabadoobee, Sammy Hagar, Stone Temple Pilots, More
October 16, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/16-18: #SOSFest to Save Our Stages, Immediate Family, Bob Weir Birthday, Jason Isbell, Third Eye Blind, Beabadoobee, Sammy Hagar, Stone Temple Pilots, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’

There’s an undeniable vulnerability and willingness to occupy a space of supreme discomfort that comes through while listening to Fake It Flowers, the debut full-length album from indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee...

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 | Watch a Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ Benefiting the U.K. Charity Help Musicians (ft. Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman & More)
October 13, 2020
Watch a Rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ Benefiting the U.K. Charity Help Musicians (ft. Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, John Oates, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman & More)

Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash, Paul Rodgers, Rick Wakeman and a host of other music legends recently contributed to a new all-star charity rendition of the Ben E. King classic “Stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Stevie Nicks Sing ‘Rhiannon’ from Her New ’24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film/Album (Pre-Order)
October 8, 2020
Watch Stevie Nicks Sing ‘Rhiannon’ from Her New ’24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film/Album (Pre-Order)

Later this month, Stevie Nicks will revisit her “all-time favorite tour” with Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert, a special concert film release that will also be made available as a live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Johnny Nash of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Fame: 1940-2020
October 6, 2020
Rest in Peace, Johnny Nash of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Fame: 1940-2020

Johnny Nash, the singer/songwriter known for his feel-good 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” has passed away at the age of 80. The news came down on Tuesday evening,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza
October 4, 2020
Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza

If you think of Corey Taylor as “the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour,” that’s true — but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Taylor is a rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: David Davis
September 30, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: David Davis

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor
September 28, 2020
New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor

This Friday, Oct. 2 brings another batch of notable new music releases spanning genres and decades. It includes the first-ever live album from Queen + Adam Lambert, a new blues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’
September 24, 2020
Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’

On Sept. 18, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², an imaginative reinvention of his classic 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The collection features new arrangements and renditions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows
September 24, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Shins Return with New Song ‘The Great Divide,’ ‘An Epic About Longing and Love in a Broken World’
September 24, 2020
The Shins Return with New Song ‘The Great Divide,’ ‘An Epic About Longing and Love in a Broken World’

James Mercer and The Shins shared a new song on Thursday. That’s a big deal, as the celebrated indie/rock band hasn’t released any new material in two and a half...

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 | Preview ‘Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film with ‘Gypsy’ (Tickets On Sale Now for Oct. Screenings)
September 23, 2020
Preview ‘Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film with ‘Gypsy’ (Tickets On Sale Now for Oct. Screenings)

Next month, Stevie Nicks will revisit her “all-time favorite tour” with Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold the Concert, a special concert film release that will also be made available as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Punk/Rock Band Story of the Year Playing First Three Albums in Full in New ‘Ghost Signal’ Live Stream Series
September 23, 2020
Punk/Rock Band Story of the Year Playing First Three Albums in Full in New ‘Ghost Signal’ Live Stream Series

Story of the Year, the St. Louis-based rock/punk/emo band that burst onto the scene in 2003 with its debut album, Page Avenue (and its smash-hit single, “Until the Day I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleet Foxes’ New LP ‘Shore’ Features a Musical Homage to John Prine, Bill Withers, Elliott Smith & More (Listen)
September 22, 2020
Fleet Foxes’ New LP ‘Shore’ Features a Musical Homage to John Prine, Bill Withers, Elliott Smith & More (Listen)

On Tuesday morning, Shore, a new Fleet Foxes album was released — precisely at 9:31 a.m. ET/6:31 a.m. PT, coinciding with the autumnal equinox — and Shore is a powerful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks: ’24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film in Theaters/Drive-Ins 10/21 & 10/25; Live Album Due 10/30
September 16, 2020
Stevie Nicks: ’24 Karat Gold the Concert’ Film in Theaters/Drive-Ins 10/21 & 10/25; Live Album Due 10/30

In 2017, Stevie Nicks embarked on her 24 Karat Gold Tour, a solo trek that saw the legendary singer/songwriter/Fleetwood Mac star perform songs from throughout her amazing career, geared around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

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 | Sufjan Stevens Shares New Song ‘Sugar,’ and Music Video with Rich Choreography — New LP ‘The Ascension’ Out 9/25
September 15, 2020
Sufjan Stevens Shares New Song ‘Sugar,’ and Music Video with Rich Choreography — New LP ‘The Ascension’ Out 9/25

On Sept. 25, celebrated indie/experimental singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens will release a new studio album, and he’s been previewing The Ascension in recent weeks with a series of singles. The latest,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)
September 14, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)

Tea For The Tillerman was the album that established Yusuf/Cat Stevens as a superstar in the United States. From there, with albums including Teaser and The Firecat, Catch Bull At...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election
September 14, 2020
Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020
September 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020

Late Friday evening, the family of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend and lead vocalist of the long-running reggae/ska group Toots and the Maytals, passed away Friday night at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | About
September 10, 2020
About

Rock Cellar – THE Online Resource and Community for Music Enthusiasts and Musicians Alike Lisa and Michael were born in the 60s and live in Los Angeles. They’ve always loved...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Southern California Jam Band Grampas Grass
September 4, 2020
Turn Me On: Southern California Jam Band Grampas Grass

For twenty years, Grampas Grass has been a vital and beloved part of Southern California’s active jam band scene. In a local music ecosystem long-anchored by world-class cover bands Cubensis,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’
September 4, 2020
Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’

On Aug. 7, Deep Purple roared back with a Whoosh! — that’s the title of the dynamic hard-rock band‘s new album — and it’s a typically grandiose and attention-grabbing affair....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)
September 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex is a brand new tribute album paying homage to the late, great Marc Bolan and T. Rex, and the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches
September 3, 2020
The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches

The Matches are a four-piece band out of Northern California that emerged in the early 2000s with an offbeat style of pop/punk that landed them a deal with Epitaph Records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Disney’s ‘Mulan’: Here’s How to Watch the Anticipated New Film, Out 9/4 on Disney Plus ‘Premier Access’
September 3, 2020
Disney’s ‘Mulan’: Here’s How to Watch the Anticipated New Film, Out 9/4 on Disney Plus ‘Premier Access’

After being delayed a handful of times by the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney’s live-action remake of its 1998 animated film Mulan will be available Friday, Sept. 4 via Disney Plus —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the program,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)
August 28, 2020
Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)

There’s nearly a full minute aggressive, sludgy guitar riffage before Shaun Morgan begins singing on “Dead and Done,” the explosive opening track to Seether‘s eighth album, Si Vis Pacem, Para...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)
August 27, 2020
Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)

For many American rock fans following 80’s and 90’s rock music, Katrina Leskanich is mostly known as the lead singer in the pop rock group Katrina & The Waves, and...

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 | Van Morrison Shares ‘Save Live Music’ Essay, Urging Fellow Artists to ‘Come Forward, Stand Up, Fight the Pseudo-Science and Speak Up’
August 25, 2020
Van Morrison Shares ‘Save Live Music’ Essay, Urging Fellow Artists to ‘Come Forward, Stand Up, Fight the Pseudo-Science and Speak Up’

Everybody wants life to return to “normal” — or whatever “normal” is allowed once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides enough to allow the resumption of our usual way of life —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit
August 20, 2020
Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit

His voice is the stuff of legend, as the saying goes, Robert Plant’s otherworldly howl reaching unfathomable heights during the heyday of Led Zeppelin. Today, Aug. 20, Robert Plant celebrates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fugazi Trended on Twitter Due to a 2018 Video of Teenagers from Cleveland’s School of Rock Covering ‘Waiting Room’
August 17, 2020
Fugazi Trended on Twitter Due to a 2018 Video of Teenagers from Cleveland’s School of Rock Covering ‘Waiting Room’

Twitter users would be excused if they scanned the trending topics on Monday, noticing Fugazi trending alongside memes, political commentary and the other topic-of-the-day on the social media platform. No,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance
August 17, 2020
51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance

It was 51 years ago today, Aug. 17, that The Who took the stage at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 for what amounted to a legendary performance. Originally scheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | For Steve Martin’s 75th Birthday, Watch the Beloved Comedy Legend and Friend of Bugs Bunny Play Soothing Banjo Jams
August 14, 2020
For Steve Martin’s 75th Birthday, Watch the Beloved Comedy Legend and Friend of Bugs Bunny Play Soothing Banjo Jams

Today, Steve Martin turns 75. An all-around entertainment legend, he’s known for his comedy and irreverent wit — calling cards of his comedic style for decades. But even beyond that,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Cooler!
August 12, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a YETI Cooler!

Note: The entry period is now closed. Congratulations to Amanda W. of Tennessee, our randomly-selected winner! YETI coolers are a phenomenon. Everybody seems to have one — or wants one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973
August 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his terrifying — and life-changing — experience interviewing Paul McCartney in 1973.  So, it’s July 1973 and I’ve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 7, 2020
Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Deep Purple –– their name is synonymous with epic, grandiose compositions of heavy, dynamic rock mastery — and today, the band is back with a new album. (Click here 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 | Elton John Sharing Special Solo Performance ‘Live From The Great Amphitheatre, Ephesus 2001’ on YouTube 8/7
August 6, 2020
Elton John Sharing Special Solo Performance ‘Live From The Great Amphitheatre, Ephesus 2001’ on YouTube 8/7

The ongoing Classic Concert Series from Sir Elton John concludes this week with a flashback to 2001 and a very special performance from the world-renowned singer/pianist/cultural figure. Live From The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Releases ‘Dropped Frames, Vol. 2’, a Second Digital Album of Instrumentals Created Live on Twitch (with Fans)
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Releases ‘Dropped Frames, Vol. 2’, a Second Digital Album of Instrumentals Created Live on Twitch (with Fans)

Mike Shinoda, rapper/MC/multi-instrumentalist of Linkin Park, has kept plenty busy over the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic — specifically, his home recording studio. On July 10 he released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)
July 31, 2020
Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)

Robert Plant is a singular vocalist, the type whose voice inspires awe and wonder at just how he’s able to sing like that. It was his calling card for years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Made of Rain,’ the First New Album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 Years (Listen/Stream)
July 30, 2020
Out Now: ‘Made of Rain,’ the First New Album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 Years (Listen/Stream)

Quite a lot of time has elapsed between 1991 and 2020. The nearly three decades between have brought about substantial shifts in culture, the global landscape as a whole …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Bit of Creative Spontaneity Led Bastille to ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO?,’ an Urgent New Collaboration with Blur’s Graham Coxon (Listen)
July 30, 2020
A Bit of Creative Spontaneity Led Bastille to ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO?,’ an Urgent New Collaboration with Blur’s Graham Coxon (Listen)

Bastille (or BΔSTILLE, as commonly referred to by name) has become a global phenomenon over the course of its decade-long career, and the English indie/pop band was supposed to be laying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)
July 30, 2020
Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)

Breaking big in the States in the early ‘70s with The Yes Album, music fans first became acquainted with the exceptional six string gifts of Steve Howe on tracks like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’
July 27, 2020
Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’

Since The Who burst upon the global stage more than half a century ago singing “My Generation,” the music scene — and how to succeed in it — has undergone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings
July 27, 2020
Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings

On Oct. 2, Robert Plant will release Digging Deep: Subterranea, a new 2-CD anthology featuring material from throughout his lasting career as one of rock and roll’s most versatile vocalists....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020
July 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020

it’s nearly impossible to think of “classic television” without calling to mind Regis Philbin. On Saturday, it was announced that the legendary television host and personality has passed away at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Taylor Swift Releases an Unexpected Curveball of a New Album, ‘Folklore,’ Featuring Aaron Dessner of The National and Bon Iver (Listen)
July 23, 2020
Out Now: Taylor Swift Releases an Unexpected Curveball of a New Album, ‘Folklore,’ Featuring Aaron Dessner of The National and Bon Iver (Listen)

Taylor Swift dropped some surprise news early Thursday: The pop superstar had a new album ready to go — and, now, Folklore is here. (Shop Taylor Swift music in our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon
July 23, 2020
Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon

Legendary Irish guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, is the subject of Blues, a deluxe 3-CD set exploring his immersion in that time honored musical idiom. The compilation was released in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Indoor Live Concerts to Return to England Beginning in August — with Proper Social Distancing Measures
July 21, 2020
Indoor Live Concerts to Return to England Beginning in August — with Proper Social Distancing Measures

England is approaching Stage 4 of its five-stage reopening plan enacted by the government as a means of slowly returning to “normal” after the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)
July 17, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Grayson Capps
July 16, 2020
Turn Me On: Grayson Capps

The music of singer-songwriter Grayson Capps has been described as “Southern Gothic,” “Roots Rock,” and “Tennessee Williams-meets-Charles Bukowski.” Grayson’s latest release, South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019 (click here to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’
July 16, 2020
Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’

On Sept. 4, a number of music icons will team up for Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, a tribute album to the classic (and perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Travis Premieres New Video for ‘Valentine,’ Directed by Front Man Fran Healy (Watch)
July 15, 2020
Travis Premieres New Video for ‘Valentine,’ Directed by Front Man Fran Healy (Watch)

Last week, acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis debuted a new song, “Valentine,” a preview of the group’s upcoming album, 10 Songs. On Wednesday, the band premiered a music video for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews
July 15, 2020
Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews

Linda Ronstadt is a music legend of the highest degree, her voice and influence a powerful, resonant part of rock and roll history. Today, July 15, the singer celebrates her 74th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bush Streaming Full Production Arena Show Saturday 7/18 to Celebrate Release of New Album ‘The Kingdom’
July 14, 2020
Bush Streaming Full Production Arena Show Saturday 7/18 to Celebrate Release of New Album ‘The Kingdom’

Back in early March, Gavin Rossdale and alt/rock hitmakers Bush announced a new album, The Kingdom. The record is coming out this Friday, July 17, and was previewed with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Great White Apologizes for Concert Without Masks or Distancing Amid COVID-19, While Former Singer Jack Russell Clarifies He Wasn’t Involved
July 13, 2020
Great White Apologizes for Concert Without Masks or Distancing Amid COVID-19, While Former Singer Jack Russell Clarifies He Wasn’t Involved

Over the weekend, the band Great White found itself the subject of much controversy for playing a concert in North Dakota, in a scene that didn’t appear to have any...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)
July 10, 2020
Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)

DMA’s is a three-piece band from Sydney, Australia with its musical roots planted in the 1990s’ Britpop sound. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7
July 10, 2020
New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7

Deep Purple is nearing the release date of its new and 21st studio album, Whoosh!, which was delayed a bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now has a scheduled...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch a Re-Airing of Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Tonight 7/7 on ESPN (8 p.m. EDT) and 7/13 (9 p.m. EDT)
July 7, 2020
Catch a Re-Airing of Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Tonight 7/7 on ESPN (8 p.m. EDT) and 7/13 (9 p.m. EDT)

This past 4th of July holiday weekend saw the premiere of Eagles Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles highlighting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday

Note: This piece originally ran in 2019, in honor of the 79th birthday of Ringo Starr. For his 80th on July 7, 2020, be sure to watch Ringo’s Big Birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sufjan Stevens Returns: Stream ‘America,’ His New 12-and-a-Half-Minute Single
July 3, 2020
Sufjan Stevens Returns: Stream ‘America,’ His New 12-and-a-Half-Minute Single

Just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, acclaimed indie/experimental singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has premiered a new song titled “America.” It’s the first song released from Stevens’ upcoming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Eagles ‘Live from The Forum MMXVIII’ Concert Film on ESPN This Sunday, 7/5; Live Album/Blu-ray Out 10/16
July 1, 2020
Watch Eagles ‘Live from The Forum MMXVIII’ Concert Film on ESPN This Sunday, 7/5; Live Album/Blu-ray Out 10/16

Here’s a bit of a surprise announcement from the Eagles: Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles, will premiere...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Broadway Officially Suspends Performances Through 2020 Due to COVID-19
June 29, 2020
Broadway Officially Suspends Performances Through 2020 Due to COVID-19

On Monday, The Broadway League issued a press release announcing that performances have officially been suspended through the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Broadway performances were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Stars Chase Rice, Chris Janson Blasted for Playing Packed Concerts in Tennessee and Idaho Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
June 29, 2020
Country Stars Chase Rice, Chris Janson Blasted for Playing Packed Concerts in Tennessee and Idaho Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the weekend, social media lit up with strong criticisms of country musicians Chase Rice and Chris Janson, after both musicians played concerts — regular concerts with an audience crammed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Unreleased 70-Song Frank Zappa and ‘The Mothers 1970’ Collection (Listen)
June 26, 2020
Out Now: Unreleased 70-Song Frank Zappa and ‘The Mothers 1970’ Collection (Listen)

The Mothers 1970 is a new collection of unreleased recordings from Frank Zappa and the iconic but 1970 lineup of the Mothers of Invention. Featuring more than four hours of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Plays ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ in a Blacklight-Heavy, At-Home Performance for #AllInWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief
June 25, 2020
Pearl Jam Plays ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ in a Blacklight-Heavy, At-Home Performance for #AllInWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief

On Wednesday night, Pearl Jam took part in #AllInWa: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, a fundraising online event for various local charities and featuring entertainers/musical acts, coming together for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl
June 21, 2020
In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl

It’s been a while since Dave Grohl added to his Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, with a detailed story from his life. Some of his previous entries have retold amazing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Pulls No Punches Targeting Media Disinformation in His New Video for ‘With All Due Respect’
June 18, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Pulls No Punches Targeting Media Disinformation in His New Video for ‘With All Due Respect’

On May 21, Dennis DeYoung, longtime vocalist of the band Styx, released a new solo album titled 26 East, Vol. 1. Among the album’s songs is “With All Due Respect,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Saving for a Custom Van’, a 31-Song Tribute to Adam Schlesinger Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund
June 17, 2020
Out Now: ‘Saving for a Custom Van’, a 31-Song Tribute to Adam Schlesinger Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund

On April 1, esteemed musician/songwriter/composer Adam Schlesinger died at just 52 years of age due to complications caused by the coronavirus. Schlesinger was a beloved figure in the music business,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)
June 10, 2020
Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)

Ronnie Wood is a certifiable rock legend. Keith Richards’ guitar foil in the Rolling Stones since the 1970s, Wood had already made his name as a member of not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’
June 10, 2020
Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’

When Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found dead in the swimming pool of his UK home July 3, 1969, many believed he had been a victim of a...

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 | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters: 1950-2020
June 8, 2020
Rest in Peace, Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters: 1950-2020

On Monday, it was announced that Bonnie Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has passed away at the age of 69. TMZ originally broke the news, sending along a message from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’
June 8, 2020
Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

The ubiquity of social media over the past decade-plus has led to one inescapable truth: Everybody can express themselves no matter what, all the time. This includes musicians like guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Premiered the Uncensored ‘Jeremy’ Music Video for National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Watch)
June 8, 2020
Pearl Jam Premiered the Uncensored ‘Jeremy’ Music Video for National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Watch)

“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band‘s most well-known songs, a staple of the 1990s alt/rock scene and an early example of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Mould Roars Back with Angry New Song ‘American Crisis,’ from New Album ‘Blue Hearts’
June 3, 2020
Bob Mould Roars Back with Angry New Song ‘American Crisis,’ from New Album ‘Blue Hearts’

Bob Mould has never been one to keep quiet — and given the state of things in the United States, it makes sense that his new song, “American Crisis,” literally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alex Lifeson of Rush Doesn’t Feel ‘Inspired or Motivated’ to Play Guitar After Neil Peart’s Passing
June 3, 2020
Alex Lifeson of Rush Doesn’t Feel ‘Inspired or Motivated’ to Play Guitar After Neil Peart’s Passing

For any group of musicians, resuming work as a musical entity after the death of a band mate can be an insurmountable task — even more so if the deceased...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘Ghosts of West Virginia,’ the New Steve Earle & the Dukes Album Inspired by the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster of 2010
May 26, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘Ghosts of West Virginia,’ the New Steve Earle & the Dukes Album Inspired by the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster of 2010

Ghosts of West Virginia, the new album from Steve Earle & the Dukes, is a record steeped in tragedy. The record was released on May 22, and was inspired by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)
May 22, 2020
Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)

The last time we heard from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)
May 21, 2020
Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’
May 21, 2020
Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’

Anyone who knows anything about Roger Daltrey is most likely aware that the iconic vocalist of The Who doesn’t mince his words — and he remains as fiery as ever...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Premieres New Song ‘I See You,’ Announces ‘Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour’ of Livestream Performances
May 19, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Premieres New Song ‘I See You,’ Announces ‘Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour’ of Livestream Performances

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her awaited second full-length album, Punisher. It was previewed in recent weeks with the track “Kyoto,” and on Tuesday “I See You” became...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy Postponed Until 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 19, 2020
Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy Postponed Until 2021 Due to COVID-19

This summer was to be a busy one for Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy, the trio of gigantic alt/rock/punk bands having joined forces for the Hella Mega Tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Nash Says He’s Written Half an Album of Song Demos During Isolation (Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ 5/17)
May 14, 2020
Graham Nash Says He’s Written Half an Album of Song Demos During Isolation (Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ 5/17)

Legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash has found a way to keep busy while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic — writing songs! Apparently, he’s penned “half an album of new song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)
May 13, 2020
Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers recently took part in an all-star team-up borne out of COVID-19 isolation, contributing vocals to a cover of John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine.” Put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Della Mae
May 11, 2020
Turn Me On: Della Mae

The Grammy-nominated Americana powerhouse Della Mae have found themselves releasing their fourth album, the staggeringly satisfying Headlight, amidst a global pandemic and the effective caesura of live music. In a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’
May 11, 2020
Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’

There’s a moment at any Foo Fighters gig that stands above the rest. Dave Grohl emerges, alone, with a guitar, and begins playing “Everlong,” his band’s classic tune from 1997’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller: 1927-2020
May 11, 2020
Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller: 1927-2020

Jerry Stiller, beloved actor and comedian and father of Ben Stiller, has passed away at the age of 92 from natural causes. Ben Stiller confirmed the news with a tweet...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Little Richard, Rock and Roll Pioneer: 1932-2020
May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace Little Richard, Rock and Roll Pioneer: 1932-2020

Little Richard, undeniably one of the most important figures in the history of rock and roll music, has died at the age of 87, it was reported by Rolling Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters and Radiohead Replaying Lollapalooza 2011 and Bonnaroo 2006 Performances on YouTube Today 5/7
May 7, 2020
Foo Fighters and Radiohead Replaying Lollapalooza 2011 and Bonnaroo 2006 Performances on YouTube Today 5/7

As raucous and crowd-pleasing as any Foo Fighters concert has always been, the band’s mega-festival headline slots are the stuff of legend — and tonight, you can experience the madness...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Oyster Cult Took a Break from Recording to Lay Down a Performance of ‘Lockdown Godzilla’ While Stuck at Home
May 6, 2020
Blue Oyster Cult Took a Break from Recording to Lay Down a Performance of ‘Lockdown Godzilla’ While Stuck at Home

The members of Blue Oyster Cult recently shot a video together. OK, maybe it wasn’t “together” in the literal sense due to social distancing rules and the coronavirus pandemic, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey Cancels 2020 Tour with the Pretenders Due to COVID-19, Issue Lengthy Statement
May 4, 2020
Journey Cancels 2020 Tour with the Pretenders Due to COVID-19, Issue Lengthy Statement

One of this summer’s most anticipated tours was going to be a trek bringing together Journey and the Pretenders, but on Monday Neal Schon and his band mates announced the tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler is Keeping Safe at Home, Playing a Didgeridoo Concert for His (Clearly Impressed) Dogs
April 30, 2020
Steven Tyler is Keeping Safe at Home, Playing a Didgeridoo Concert for His (Clearly Impressed) Dogs

Have you ever played a didgeridoo, the wind instrument that originated in northern Australia by Aboriginal peoples? It’s a pretty awesome musical device, both in size — it’s a significant...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)
April 29, 2020
‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)

On September 4, a very special, star-studded tribute album honoring Marc Bolan and T. Rex will be released via BMG. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex will present...

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 | 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 | 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 | Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs
April 15, 2020
Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs

The #InnerLight2020 Challenge is an initiative launched in late March by the Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973. The “challenge,” as it is, is a global...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases

“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

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 | King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts
April 13, 2020
King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts

Over the weekend, King Crimson announced that its planned 2020 tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and its hold on things at the moment. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More
April 13, 2020
Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

The past few days have seen several musicians/artists pay their respects to John Prine, the late country/folk icon who passed away last week due to complications from the coronavirus. Bonnie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Strokes Return with a Bang in First New Album in Seven Years — Stream ‘The New Abnormal’
April 10, 2020
The Strokes Return with a Bang in First New Album in Seven Years — Stream ‘The New Abnormal’

The Strokes could have postponed the release of their new album, The New Abnormal, due to the coronavirus pandemic — but the NYC indie/rock icons didn’t. Instead, they forged ahead,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows’ New Video for ‘OK’ Has So Many 1990s-Inspired Vibes It’s Tough to Describe in A Headline (Watch)
April 9, 2020
Wallows’ New Video for ‘OK’ Has So Many 1990s-Inspired Vibes It’s Tough to Describe in A Headline (Watch)

Three-piece Los Angeles-based indie/pop band Wallows is comprised of guys in their early to mid-20s. There’s a very good chance none of them remember the 1990s from personal experience due...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19
April 9, 2020
New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her second full-length album, Punisher, via Dead Oceans. To say this album comes with much anticipation doesn’t do it justice; Bridgers’ 2017 full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020

Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Michael McDonald Play ‘Matters of the Heart,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ and ‘What a Fool Believes’ for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert — From Home in Quarantine
April 1, 2020
Watch Michael McDonald Play ‘Matters of the Heart,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ and ‘What a Fool Believes’ for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert — From Home in Quarantine

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series presented a mini-set from Michael McDonald this week, but with a twist. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders placed on pretty much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘John Henry Was a Steel-Drivin’ Man,’ from New LP ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
March 30, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘John Henry Was a Steel-Drivin’ Man,’ from New LP ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia, on May 22. Announced last month, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length album, and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Waters Postpones North American ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Tour to 2021 Due to Coronavirus
March 27, 2020
Roger Waters Postpones North American ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Tour to 2021 Due to Coronavirus

Roger Waters was to embark on his ambitious This Is Not A Drill tour this July across North America, but the Pink Floyd icon has been forced to postpone the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Vocalist Till Lindemann Does *Not* Have Coronavirus, Despite Initial Reports
March 27, 2020
Rammstein Vocalist Till Lindemann Does *Not* Have Coronavirus, Despite Initial Reports

Note: The story below regarding Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann made the rounds on Friday 3/27, but the band issued a statement hours later confirming that Lindemann tested negative for coronavirus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)
March 27, 2020
A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)

Pearl Jam don’t have anything left to prove. The band released its new studio album, Gigaton, on Friday, and did so with an unassailable spot in music history already cemented....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)

John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park Members Mike Shinoda, Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell & Joe Hahn Watch and React to a Vintage 2001 Linkin Park Club Show
March 24, 2020
Linkin Park Members Mike Shinoda, Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell & Joe Hahn Watch and React to a Vintage 2001 Linkin Park Club Show

On Tuesday, Linkin Park unearthed never-before-seen footage from a 2001 gig at a club in San Diego as a livestream on YouTube — but with a twist. In addition to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Postpone U.S. ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Rolling Stones Postpone U.S. ‘No Filter’ Tour Dates Due to Coronavirus

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise anymore to see an anticipated tour postponed or canceled as a result of global concern over the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s still...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has driven everybody indoors — tours are canceled or postponed, businesses (temporarily) shuttered, bars/restaurants closed — so some musicians are taking it upon themselves to keep the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge Q&A: The Moody Blues, Rock Cruises and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
March 12, 2020
John Lodge Q&A: The Moody Blues, Rock Cruises and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

John Lodge Takes His Solo Material and Some of his Hits with the Moody Blues “B Yond” on New Album Often, new circumstances and the normal passage of time can...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
March 10, 2020
320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

On May 9, the 320 Festival will take place at L.A. Live in Los Angeles in hopes of advancing the conversation about mental health through face-to-face meetings with non-profit organizations,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
February 27, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

On May 22, “outlaw country” icon Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia. Announced on Thursday, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)
February 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)

On “Straight to Hell,” the opening track on Ordinary Man, the new album from Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness exclaims, “I’ll make you scream/I’ll make you defecate,” before roaring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Adron
February 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Adron

Last spring, Rock Cellar interviewed Carsie Blanton about her latest album, Buck Up. Next week, Blanton will kick off her 2020 “World Worth Saving 2020 Tour,” including three upcoming dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976
February 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976

There was a movie released in the summer of 2019 titled Yesterday, depicting a world in which the Beatles never existed.  Pretty difficult to ponder, right? Well, try and picture...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore
February 11, 2020
Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore

Robby Kreiger and John Densmore of the Doors remember 1970, when the fabled Los Angeles band released Morrison Hotel, played some of its most incendiary shows and began one last,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs
February 5, 2020
Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs

On Feb. 21, Los Angeles-based indie/rock band Best Coast will release a new album titled Always Tomorrow. The two-piece, made up of guitarist/vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno, have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Premieres New Video for ‘Once Were Brothers,’ Directed by Kevin Kerslake (Watch)
February 5, 2020
Robbie Robertson Premieres New Video for ‘Once Were Brothers,’ Directed by Kevin Kerslake (Watch)

It’s been more than two decades since Robbie Robertson released an official music video, but on Wednesday the legendary songwriter/guitarist known for his work with the Band premiered a clip...

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 | Members of the Rock Community React to the Sudden Passing of NBA Star Kobe Bryant
January 26, 2020
Members of the Rock Community React to the Sudden Passing of NBA Star Kobe Bryant

Sunday was met with the absolutely stunning and devastating news that Los Angeles Lakers superstar and longtime NBA player Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash in Southern California....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Waters Announces ‘This Is Not A Drill’ 2020 Tour, Tickets On Sale 1/31
January 23, 2020
Roger Waters Announces ‘This Is Not A Drill’ 2020 Tour, Tickets On Sale 1/31

A Roger Waters concert experience is likely to stick with you well past the time the house lights come up — such is the power of the Pink Floyd icon‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Announces First-Ever North American Stadium Tour for 2020
January 21, 2020
Rammstein Announces First-Ever North American Stadium Tour for 2020

Experiencing a Rammstein concert is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The spectacle, the pomp, the props, the explosions, the sensory overload as the six-man German industrial/metal band tears up the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Allman Brothers Band: 50th Anniversary ‘Trouble No More’ Retrospective Set Coming (10-LP, 5-CD) in February
January 14, 2020
Allman Brothers Band: 50th Anniversary ‘Trouble No More’ Retrospective Set Coming (10-LP, 5-CD) in February

2020 is all about commemorating five decades of the Allman Brothers Band — and on Feb. 28, Island Mercury/UMe will release Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection, a robust assortment...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill
January 14, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, equally influenced by the topical folk music of Greenwich Village and the expansive pop song cycles of Brian Wilson’s Smile period, seamlessly melded these influences with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)
January 14, 2020
Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
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...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

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 | Heads Up: Pearl Jam Have Begun Teasing Something on Social Media … But What?
January 10, 2020
Heads Up: Pearl Jam Have Begun Teasing Something on Social Media … But What?

2020 could very well be a banner year for veteran rock bands, the sort people refer to as ‘dad rock,’ at least. First, the Foo Fighters are planning something big,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31
January 6, 2020
‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31

Coachella. It’s a music festival, yes — the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be precise — but it’s more than that. The annual festival put on by mega-promoter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy One Billionth YouTube View(!!) to ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana
December 30, 2019
Happy One Billionth YouTube View(!!) to ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana

Viewed through the lens of time, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana isn’t a song. It’s a cultural moment, a marker in the history of rock music that changed everything...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’
December 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’

Keyboardist Marco Benevento is best known for having spent over twenty years playing music with his seventh grade buddy, drummer Joe Russo. In addition to their extensive history of playing...

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 | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

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 | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’
December 12, 2019
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’

A new indie trio has been formed, and it demands your attention. The group, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum — yes, that’s their name for this project — includes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Acoustic Album ‘Perdida’ with a Track Called ‘Fare Thee Well’
December 3, 2019
Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Acoustic Album ‘Perdida’ with a Track Called ‘Fare Thee Well’

Stone Temple Pilots — Robert DeLeo, Dean DeLeo, Eric Kretz and Jeff Gutt — will release a new album on February 7, 2020, but Perdida will truly be a first...

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 | Beck Previews New Album ‘Hyperspace’ with its Dreamy, Haunting Finale, ‘Everlasting Nothing’ (Listen)
November 15, 2019
Beck Previews New Album ‘Hyperspace’ with its Dreamy, Haunting Finale, ‘Everlasting Nothing’ (Listen)

Beck has been preparing everybody for his new album, Hyperspace, which will be released next week, on Nov. 22. He’s done so with a handful of songs that have worked...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Garrison Starr
November 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Garrison Starr

Since recording her first album in 1993, Garrison Starr has continued to blend folk-rock, Americana and singer-songwriter influences with incredible deftness and to compelling effect. On Garrison Starr’s forthcoming album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter
November 14, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter

In this latest Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts an unexpectedly serious chat with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, then of the Doobie Brothers, all about survival.  Imagine the world is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Simple Creatures and Bones UK at the Fonda Makes for a Great Tuesday Night in Hollywood
November 13, 2019
Recap: Simple Creatures and Bones UK at the Fonda Makes for a Great Tuesday Night in Hollywood

You know how you can tell when big-name musicians are having all the fun in the world with a new project? That’s very much the case with Simple Creatures, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25
November 11, 2019
Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25

The music of Fleetwood Mac is among the most cherished of all time, but before the band broke through with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, it was an entirely different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A CGI Rendering of James Dean will Star in a Vietnam-Era Movie Titled ‘Finding Jack’
November 6, 2019
A CGI Rendering of James Dean will Star in a Vietnam-Era Movie Titled ‘Finding Jack’

We are officially through the looking glass, as it were: James Dean, legendary actor and icon of Hollywood who died at the age of 24 in a car accident way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bay Area Band SWMRS Cancel Tour After Van Accident Caused by Black Ice
October 30, 2019
Bay Area Band SWMRS Cancel Tour After Van Accident Caused by Black Ice

Back in February, Oakland-based rock/indie band SWMRS released a captivating full-length record, and Berkeley’s On Fire began earning the young group significant attention. The band was to head out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Holy Wars Would Like to ‘Welcome You to My Hell’ — Watch L.A. Band’s Sinister New Music Video
October 25, 2019
Holy Wars Would Like to ‘Welcome You to My Hell’ — Watch L.A. Band’s Sinister New Music Video

We all have a little “hell” inside of us, in one way or another — and sometimes, it wants out.  Based in Los Angeles, Kat Leon and Nic Perez of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Byrne + the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performed ‘One Fine Day’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ — Watch
October 23, 2019
David Byrne + the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performed ‘One Fine Day’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ — Watch

Longtime Talking Heads front man/figurehead David Byrne embarked on an incredible tour last summer titled American Utopia, after his 2018 solo album. The innovative live performance was so special to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
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’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future

Black Flag was one of the most important bands to come out of the L.A. punk scene of the early-1980s. The band pioneered hardcore, and eventually post-hardcore, under the guiding...

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 | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘From Out of Nowhere,’ Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces New Album Out Nov. 1, Premieres Title Track
September 26, 2019
‘From Out of Nowhere,’ Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announces New Album Out Nov. 1, Premieres Title Track

On Nov. 1, Jeff Lynne’s ELO will release a new studio album, as announced on Thursday — and From Out Of Nowhere comes on the heels of a lengthy and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis
September 17, 2019
Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis

Music can heal. That’s the story and the line rolled out by innumerable songwriters and artists over the years. The medium allows for the expression of thoughts, sentiments and emotions...

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 | Rod Stewart Is Cancer-Free After a Non-Publicized Diagnosis Three Years Ago
September 17, 2019
Rod Stewart Is Cancer-Free After a Non-Publicized Diagnosis Three Years Ago

Rod Stewart recently dropped a bit of news folks weren’t exactly expecting: He’s cancer-free, after beating diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago. This came as a bit of a surprise...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Interrupters Turned Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ Into a Bouncy, Ska-Punk Romp — Listen
September 16, 2019
The Interrupters Turned Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ Into a Bouncy, Ska-Punk Romp — Listen

Some songs just sound even better when you add some brass — and on Monday, the Interrupters unleashed their take on Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” one of the most popular...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track

On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)
September 13, 2019
Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

“(Joan) Jett is always the coolest person in the room, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like an outsider or misfit,” the rock and roll firebrand’s biography reads on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987
September 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987

For this month’s Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts his experience interviewing — and connecting with — George Lynch, then of Dokken, in 1987.  In the early 1980s, glam...

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 | Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
September 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Saxophonist, singer, songwriter, flutist and bandleader Karl Denson has just completed his third tour with The Rolling Stones, whose touring lineup he joined in 2015, filling the shoes left by...

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 | Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music

Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later

25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue
September 6, 2019
From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue

For many aspiring songwriters/musicians, the idea of going into a professional recording studio to work on their songs might seem far-fetched, cost-prohibitive and an implausible dream. Certainly, there are hurdles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)
September 5, 2019
Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)

The first-annual Pasadena Daydream Festival, put on by Robert Smith and the Cure, along with Goldenvoice, wound up being one of the year’s most enjoyable music festival experiences. It featured...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turns Out, a Festival Curated by the Cure is Quite a ‘Daydream’ Indeed (Pasadena Daydream Recap)
September 3, 2019
Turns Out, a Festival Curated by the Cure is Quite a ‘Daydream’ Indeed (Pasadena Daydream Recap)

Anybody in Southern California knows the absolute hassle that the Rose Bowl can be. So, when Goldenvoice announced a special new event titled the Pasadena Daydream Festival, with an eclectic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever
August 29, 2019
‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever

Full admission: 1995’s (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? was my introduction to Oasis — not their debut Definitely Maybe, released the year before. In ’94, I was just ten years...

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 | Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020
August 14, 2019
Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020

It’s a good time to be involved with Queen. Not only did Bohemian Rhapsody break box-office records and win Oscars on its way to being one of the best music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Alice Howe
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe

For his latest Turn Me On column entry, Jackson Truax shines a light on singer/songwriter Alice Howe … Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names

This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names.  “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers on the Band’s Legacy and ‘Live at the Beacon Theatre’
August 13, 2019
Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers on the Band’s Legacy and ‘Live at the Beacon Theatre’

Relatively few bands have earned the enduring appeal and indomitable musical spirit of the Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers: Live at the Beacon Theatre was released in late June, commemorating...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)
August 13, 2019
Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)

Lukas Nelson’s 2018 was the sort of year that most musician’s can only dream of, and 2019 is shaping up to be even better for the front man of the...

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 | Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)
August 12, 2019
Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)

We’ve all seen extremely popular bands manage to still bring pure excitement of an arena rock atmosphere and fill the entire venue from top to bottom — but how many...

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 | Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett
August 7, 2019
Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison: 1931 – 2019
August 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison: 1931 – 2019

Esteemed author, Nobel Prize-winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Toni Morrison has passed away at the age of 88, it was confirmed by her publisher, Knopf, on...

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 | Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day

In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’
July 18, 2019
Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’

If you thought Sir Paul McCartney would be taking it easy after concluding his Freshen Up U.S. tour last weekend with an amazing show at Dodger Stadium that saw him...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer
July 11, 2019
Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police to name a few, Ringo Starr’s exceptional work as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
July 9, 2019
Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy

At age 73, founding Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis will release a new album, The Road To Zion, on July 16. Moby Grape were one of the most groundbreaking and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez
July 8, 2019
Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez

In the late ‘90s, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero (of acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela) were playing in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, busking for passersby and slowly honing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Holy Wars Embrace the Darkness with Arresting New Music Video for ‘Legend’ (Watch)
July 2, 2019
Holy Wars Embrace the Darkness with Arresting New Music Video for ‘Legend’ (Watch)

The strongest art is forged from the darkest of places — and that’s the case with Los Angeles two-piece Holy Wars, who premiered a new music video this week. Titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall
June 25, 2019
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall

Elvis Costello is currently preparing for a summer run with Blondie, but the iconic singer/songwriter is already looking ahead to his next tour with the Imposters. This fall, Costello and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Merry Ellen Kirk
June 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Merry Ellen Kirk

Merry Ellen Kirk’s last two releases, 2015’s We Are the Dreamers and the newly-released We Are the Dreamers (Reprise), are the remarkable bounty of the decade Kirk has spent pursuing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile
June 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile

As a young, exuberant and adventurous rock writer back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I would fly anywhere to pursue a story. On this particular day it was a trip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Releases ‘All Blues’ Album Ahead of Frampton’s Farewell Tour (Listen)
June 7, 2019
Peter Frampton Band Releases ‘All Blues’ Album Ahead of Frampton’s Farewell Tour (Listen)

In the coming weeks, Peter Frampton will start his anticipated farewell tour, but first he has some new music to release. On Friday, Peter Frampton Band released All Blues, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield
June 4, 2019
Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield

Whether you know it or not, you hear Curtis Mayfield’s influence every day. Sure, his grooves have been endlessly sampled, but the gorgeous soul music he created, especially after he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen
May 31, 2019
Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen

All Blues, the new album from Peter Frampton Band tackling the classic blues/rock songbook, will be released on June 7 — so it’s just a week away. Pre-order a copy of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)

Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced
May 16, 2019
Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced

On February 17, 2013, revered Seattle grunge/alternative band Soundgarden capped off its tour in support of the album King Animal at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the concert was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video
May 16, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video

The Black Keys will release a new album on June 28 — and so far, Let’s Rock (pre-order here) has been previewed with some slick, high-energy blues/rock songs from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Cure Headlining Pasadena Daydream Festival with Pixies, Deftones and More at the Rose Bowl 8/31
May 14, 2019
The Cure Headlining Pasadena Daydream Festival with Pixies, Deftones and More at the Rose Bowl 8/31

On Saturday, August 31, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Cure will headline a big new festival at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Pasadena...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gig Recap: The ‘Songs and Stories’ Tour with Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Friends from Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Fountains of Wayne
May 13, 2019
Gig Recap: The ‘Songs and Stories’ Tour with Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Friends from Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Fountains of Wayne

The Songs & Stories tour, the new acoustic tour put on by Everclear front man Art Alexakis and pals Max Collins (from Eve 6), John Wozniak (from Marcy Playground) and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World
May 13, 2019
Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World

“I love this place and it means a lot to me, because when I was young, before I wanted to be a lumberjack, I really, really wanted to be an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear The Peter Frampton Band’s Take on B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ ft. Sonny Landreth
May 10, 2019
Hear The Peter Frampton Band’s Take on B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ ft. Sonny Landreth

June 7 is the day that The Peter Frampton Band will release All Blues, a collection of covers paying homage to several of Frampton’s musical heroes. Pre-order a copy at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)
May 9, 2019
Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)

In 2019,  Uriah Heep is celebrating a major milestone, their 50th year as a band. Through innumerable personnel changes, Uriah Heep have managed to thrive, both as force in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence
May 9, 2019
Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence

Buck Up, the new album from Carsie Blanton, serves as a Trojan horse for her endlessly fun and captivating brand of cultural subversion. Through blending her two main influences of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Tour, Neck Deep to Support
May 6, 2019
Blink-182 and Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Tour, Neck Deep to Support

In what promises to be an eclectic mix of styles, Blink-182 and Lil Wayne will head out on co-headlining summer tour, it was detailed on Monday. The Live Nation-produced tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21
May 1, 2019
Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21

The life and career of beloved country music icon Glen Campbell spanned generations and influenced countless musicians who would follow in his wake, and on June 21 Capitol/UMe will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The National Premiere New Black-And-White Music Video for ‘Hairpin Turns,’ from New Album ‘I Am Easy to Find’
May 1, 2019
The National Premiere New Black-And-White Music Video for ‘Hairpin Turns,’ from New Album ‘I Am Easy to Find’

I Am Easy to Find is the new album from indie/rock veterans The National. It will be released on May 17 via 4AD, and on Wednesday the band premiered a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Stephan Jenkins on Third Eye Blind’s Summer Tour with Jimmy Eat World, ‘Game of Thrones’ Drama and Warriors/Rockets
April 30, 2019
Q&A: Stephan Jenkins on Third Eye Blind’s Summer Tour with Jimmy Eat World, ‘Game of Thrones’ Drama and Warriors/Rockets

One of the most intriguing summer tours coming up soon is the Summer Gods tour, which will feature Third Eye Blind co-headlining dates with Jimmy Eat World, with Ra Ra...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson
April 26, 2019
Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson

On June 7, Peter Frampton’s Band will release a special covers record, All Blues, via UMe. The news was announced on Friday and came with the premiere of “I Just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Forget: The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs on HBO Saturday 4/27
April 25, 2019
Don’t Forget: The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs on HBO Saturday 4/27

On March 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed a new batch of legacy acts into its community with a lavish ceremony at the Barclays Center in New...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hollywood Vampires Roar Back with ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ — New Record ‘Rise’ Announced
April 17, 2019
Hollywood Vampires Roar Back with ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ — New Record ‘Rise’ Announced

We’re not quite sure how they had time to record another album, but they did — and on Wednesday, the Hollywood Vampires returned with a snarling new song called “Who’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Muchachito Vibrates Eastside L.A. Luv in a ‘Total Hoot’ of a Gig (Review)
April 12, 2019
Muchachito Vibrates Eastside L.A. Luv in a ‘Total Hoot’ of a Gig (Review)

(Boyle Heights, CA) Eastside Luv Wine Bar, one of the focal points of the Mexican-American culture in Los Angeles, was vibrated down to its foundation Wednesday night by a Spaniard,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

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 | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: The Strands at the Trip — Luminescent London Fog and Golden Gaslamp Lyrics
April 8, 2019
Review: The Strands at the Trip — Luminescent London Fog and Golden Gaslamp Lyrics

I have always liked The Strands.  I have been following this L.A. Westside jazz-but-much-more band for over 2 years now and often turn to their music when I want to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview HBO’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast with Some Behind-The-Scenes Footage of Def Leppard
April 8, 2019
Preview HBO’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Broadcast with Some Behind-The-Scenes Footage of Def Leppard

On April 27, HBO will premiere its official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcast capturing the big day on March 29, which was shared with 2019 inductees Stevie Nicks,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: PUP’s ‘Morbid Stuff,’ an Invigorating New Album Tackling Death, Anxiety, and Emotion with Boundless Energy and Hooks
April 5, 2019
Out Now: PUP’s ‘Morbid Stuff,’ an Invigorating New Album Tackling Death, Anxiety, and Emotion with Boundless Energy and Hooks

PUP named its new album Morbid Stuff, and that’s a solid representation of the themes explored on the Toronto band’s third studio album, which was released on Friday via Little...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Mighty,’ an Earnest and Eclectic New Album from O.A.R.
April 3, 2019
Out Now: ‘The Mighty,’ an Earnest and Eclectic New Album from O.A.R.

By now, the members of O.A.R. — which stands for Of A Revolution, if you haven’t been paying attention for the band’s two-decades-plus career — know what they’re doing in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

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 | Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers
March 13, 2019
Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers

On The Wood Brothers’ latest album, One Drop of Truth, the Nashville-based trio brilliantly utilizes a compelling variety of Americana influences to craft a song cycle that’s equally captivating, joyous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes
March 13, 2019
Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a big part of how we all learned how to do this thing in the first place,” Dawes’ singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith tells...

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 | Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Rush: Wandering The Face Of The Earth: The Official Touring History’ Book Coming in October
March 11, 2019
‘Rush: Wandering The Face Of The Earth: The Official Touring History’ Book Coming in October

For decades, Canadian power trio/prog-rock legends Rush toured the globe with their unmistakable sound and relentlessly unique style, amassing an audience of millions and establishing themselves as undisputed legends of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019
March 7, 2019
The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019

Stray cats may be notoriously tough to corral, but it’s been done for 2019 — at least referring to the band, that is. This year marks the 40th anniversary of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Privacy
March 4, 2019
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Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Keith Flint of the Prodigy: 1969 – 2019
March 4, 2019
Rest in Peace, Keith Flint of the Prodigy: 1969 – 2019

On Monday morning, it was reported that Keith Flint, longtime vocalist for the English electronic band the Prodigy, had passed away at the age of 49. Liam Howlett, the Prodigy’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is Here, and It’s a Whirlwind of Melody and Pop-Rock Pastiches — Listen
March 1, 2019
Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is Here, and It’s a Whirlwind of Melody and Pop-Rock Pastiches — Listen

At long last, Weezer has released The Black Album. If it seems like weeks since the band released music, that’s because it’s true. After surprise-dropping their Teal Album pop covers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez

Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Releases Uplifting New Song, ‘One Less Day (Dying Young),’ Announces Solo Tour and Album
February 21, 2019
Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Releases Uplifting New Song, ‘One Less Day (Dying Young),’ Announces Solo Tour and Album

Outside of his years of music and success with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas has reached great heights — you probably still have “Smooth,” his 1999 smash-hit single with Santana in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Peter Tork of the Monkees: 1942-2019
February 21, 2019
Rest in Peace, Peter Tork of the Monkees: 1942-2019

Sad news to share this Thursday, as Peter Tork of the Monkees has passed away at the age of 77. A message was shared on his Facebook page: It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Announce ‘The Sin City Residency’ at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood
February 13, 2019
Def Leppard Announce ‘The Sin City Residency’ at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood

Las Vegas residencies are all the rage these days, and on Wednesday Def Leppard announced one of their own, set for the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood later this year....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars
February 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars

In his latest Behind the Curtain entry, veteran rock music scribe Steve Rosen details run-ins with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars that didn’t quite go as planned … (Photo: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End
February 6, 2019
Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End

The ‘tribute act’ can take many forms, but at its core it generally serves as fan service, allowing like-minded musicians to gather and play the hits of another band or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)
January 14, 2019
Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)

Todd Rundgren (Photo: Jean Lannen) Todd Rundgren’s long awaited autobiography The Individualist bears a title apt for a musical iconoclast who has steered his 50 year career with stubborn independence and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun
December 7, 2018
Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall are best known as indispensable members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, an outstanding live band due largely to their ability to seamlessly blend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019
November 12, 2018
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019

This past spring, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and his impeccable (and underrated) backing band went out on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, a trek across North America catering to only the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
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...

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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)
November 6, 2018
Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry
October 11, 2018
Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry

“When we get to New York you’ll have to come visit me on the tour bus,” Willie Nelson said, when I told him how disappointed I was to be interviewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis
October 11, 2018
Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis

It is 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, a morning which can best be described as a “proper” English morning.  You must go to England to really experience a proper English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘David Bowie is’ Exhibition — The Past, Present and Future of the Thin White Duke
September 11, 2018
The ‘David Bowie is’ Exhibition — The Past, Present and Future of the Thin White Duke

“No matter how many times I see it, I always learn something new about David,” pianist Mike Garson told me, after visiting the final stop of the David Bowie is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs
August 19, 2018
Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
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 &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)

“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...

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 Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A
August 3, 2018
The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A

In almost any interview with Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron, the conversation inevitably turns to drugs, their abuse, and redemption. Negron famously became a heroin addict at the height...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
July 20, 2018
One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)

“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)

John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...

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 | Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles
February 16, 2018
Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles

For a special Behind the Curtain, RockCellarMagazine.com publisher and Get Together Foundation founder Kevin Wachs details his experience going homeless for a night in Los Angeles as part of a ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander
February 15, 2018
Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

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 | Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later
December 29, 2017
Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album Hotel California to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. Click here to pick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher
December 13, 2017
The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More
September 12, 2017
Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

“Welcome to Jamrock — the scene and the album — is what exposed me to a broader audience, for sure,” Damian Marley says when we meet on a New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion
August 15, 2017
Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion

Incubus have come a long way from their roots in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando Valley was where the alt/rock group formed in the mid-1990s,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process
July 24, 2017
Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process

Back in late 2000 I was browsing a Yahoo! Group for fans of Limp Bizkit. Very much a snapshot of the era, that’s how 15-year-old me decided to spend my...

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 | Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More
June 29, 2017
Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium
May 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Backstage at the Hollywood Palladium, carefully choreographed chaos is taking place. Huge roadies the size of grizzly bears—only with tattoos and walkie talkies—wheel in massive cases housing guitars, drums, cables...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview
April 11, 2017
Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview

Since forming in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas as high school students in 1991, the members of Incubus reached prolific heights as a band. They’ve toured the world in support...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview
March 13, 2017
Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Exploding onto the music scene with a ferocious sound blending primal riffs with a melodic smartness thanks to massive radio hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Details 'WorldWired Tour 2017' for North America; Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat to Support
February 13, 2017
Metallica Details 'WorldWired Tour 2017' for North America; Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat to Support

It’s been eight years since Metallica went on a proper tour of North America, but the classic metal/thrash band will do just that this summer. On the heels of their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Pain Songs
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview
February 10, 2017
Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

They’re songs that sound like they’ve been around forever, timeless musical screeds drawing from a deep well of country, R&B, folk, gospel, roots rock, Dixieland jazz, and Tin Pan Alley....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talking 'Integrity Blues' and 20+ Years of Jimmy Eat World with Drummer Zach Lind (Q&A)
February 10, 2017
Talking 'Integrity Blues' and 20+ Years of Jimmy Eat World with Drummer Zach Lind (Q&A)

Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World recently announced plans for a busy 2017. Specifically, they’ll be touring around North America (and beyond) with Beach Slang in support of their new album, Integrity...

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 | Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Readying Solo LP 'West Coast Town' for April Release; Premieres Title Track
February 1, 2017
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Readying Solo LP 'West Coast Town' for April Release; Premieres Title Track

Anybody who knows anything about the Foo Fighters knows this: the individual members don’t shy away from projects outside of their globe-trotting, festival-headlining, million-selling main band. And with the Foos’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More
January 12, 2017
‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman...

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 | On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders
December 9, 2016
On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Lindley
December 9, 2016
Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 'Celebrating David Bowie' Charity Concerts Set for January 2017 in LA, NYC, Sydney, London, Tokyo
December 7, 2016
'Celebrating David Bowie' Charity Concerts Set for January 2017 in LA, NYC, Sydney, London, Tokyo

David Bowie‘s passing feels like it happened just a few weeks ago, but in actuality it’s nearly been an entire year since he succumbed to cancer at age 69. As...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge
December 7, 2016
The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge

On Sunday, December 4th, LA-based musical collective The Tribe returned to Cal State University, Northridge’s Plaza del Sol Performance Hall for its second annual all-star charity concert. The “Peace, Love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bottom Line: Volume Can Be Very Loud
December 6, 2016
The Bottom Line: Volume Can Be Very Loud

Another entry in our new category The Bottom Line, The Bottom Line – featuring anecdotes and musings from Bill Cinque, seasoned music industry vet and author of The Amazing Adventures of...

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 | 'Late Late Show' Host James Corden to Host 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017
November 22, 2016
'Late Late Show' Host James Corden to Host 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017

2016 was a banner  year for James Corden, and he’ll start off 2017 with a bang by hosting the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The news came down on Tuesday, with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview
November 10, 2016
Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview

Timothy B. Schmit has been blessed with an extraordinary voice capable of profound expressiveness and he’s a damn fine bass player to boot, so it’s no wonder that the Rock...

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 | 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: Passenger
November 9, 2016
Turn Me On: Passenger

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson explores the music of Passenger….   You know Mike Rosenberg gets asked every day. Every single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox
November 3, 2016
Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox

Reflecting back on Jimi Hendrix’s career, one marvels at how productive and creative he was in a short span of just a few years. By the time Hendrix formed Band of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble
October 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble

Steve Rosen checks in with another entry in Behind the Curtain… Down through the years, the term “mad genius” has been given to those rare human beings who straddled the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence
October 7, 2016
Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exhaustively Detailed 'The Rolling Stones: All the Songs' Book Coming Out 10/25
September 26, 2016
Exhaustively Detailed 'The Rolling Stones: All the Songs' Book Coming Out 10/25

For more than five decades, the Rolling Stones have entertained a global audience with Mick Jagger‘s swagger, Keith Richards‘ eminent cool and a litany of undeniably classic songs. On October...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)
September 23, 2016
KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)

KAABOO is not like the others.  It is by design that this festival feels a little bit different. It could be the imported beaches, cabanas and pool.  It could be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up
September 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)
September 8, 2016
Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)

Amidst the sound and fury of the 2016 presidential campaign, much has been said by and about Donald Trump. But in his new book The Making of Donald Trump, David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Music World's Most Overused Phrases Or, How Can I Say You Suck Without Saying You Suck?
September 8, 2016
The Music World's Most Overused Phrases Or, How Can I Say You Suck Without Saying You Suck?

Rock Cellar Magazine is proud to introduce a new category called The Bottom Line – featuring anecdotes and musings from Bill Cinque, seasoned music industry vet and author of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Blind Pilot
September 7, 2016
Turn Me On: Blind Pilot

KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson returns with another Turn Me On profile, this time highlighting Blind Pilot… ______________________________ What’s that old Yiddish proverb? Man plans, God laughs? Or as Woody...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shane Alexander
August 29, 2016
Turn Me On: Shane Alexander

88.5 KCSN-FM’s Jim Nelson is back with another entry in our Turn Me On category, this time shining his light on Shane Alexander… “Do you think of me once in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend
August 8, 2016
Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983
August 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn: New Album 'The Serenity of Suffering' Coming 10/21, 'Rotting in Vain' Video Premiered – and It's Aggressive
July 25, 2016
Korn: New Album 'The Serenity of Suffering' Coming 10/21, 'Rotting in Vain' Video Premiered – and It's Aggressive

Would you believe Korn is preparing to release its 12th studio album? On October 21, the long-running hard rock/metal band will do just that, when The Serenity of Suffering is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)
July 25, 2016
'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)

To attend a ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic concert is to immerse yourself in pop culture-themed musical bliss for an hour and a half. This past weekend, the legendary musician/parody artist and his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster
July 20, 2016
Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans in my...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: The Interview
July 8, 2016
Jeff Beck: The Interview

“I guess it’s my sense of inquisitiveness and maybe boredom, a mixture of the two. I always look for tomorrow in today. Whoever’s involved with my music at the time,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
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...

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 | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
July 7, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Below, enjoy a review and selection of photos from Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’s recent gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – review by Peter Palmiere, and all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees
June 7, 2016
Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees

For self-respecting music fans, Andy Partridge is rightly revered as one of the most important songwriters in popular music based on his stellar work in XTC. But away from his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher
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...

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 | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder
December 9, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was...

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 Songs With Star Wars References
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Survival Songs
August 5, 2015
Top 11 Survival Songs

“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the...

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 | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)
June 5, 2015
B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)

B.B. King is championed by pundits as the quintessential blues guitar player. Since his emergence in the Fifties, King, trusty black Gibson “Lucille” guitar in hand, wowed audiences with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

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 | 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 | Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

  Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...

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 | Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)

“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance
December 5, 2014
Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance

I first saw Ian McLagan, fittingly seated behind a keyboard, with the Rolling Stones in 1981. There was obviously a lot going on around him – Mick preening, Keith chopping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Stuttering Songs
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)
July 7, 2014
The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)
June 6, 2014
Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

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 | John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)
February 4, 2014
John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)

The Doors’ drummer John Densmore is many things: the co-writer of some of the most iconic songs in the history of rock, a political activist, author of two compelling memoirs (Riders on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

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 | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale
June 4, 2013
Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale

The lights dim as Ryan Seacrest dramatically draws out the announcement of the 2013 American Idol victor, the entirety of the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live silent and...

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 | For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good.  (Interview)
April 3, 2013
For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good. (Interview)

Colin Newman of the band Wire talks to Rock Cellar Magazine about their latest album "Change Becomes Us," and Wire's place in the history of post-punk music.

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 | Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!
April 2, 2013
Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!

Rock Cellar interviews co-directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush about their startling new documentary "A Place at the Table" which suggests we have a serious hunger problem in this country. They give ideas on what we can do to help.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heart of Ann Wilson
April 2, 2013
The Heart of Ann Wilson

With their chugging rhythms and soaring harmonies, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart topped ’70s and ’80s charts with hits like Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Alone, These Dreams, and What About Love, selling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)
April 2, 2013
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)

Rock Cellar Magazine catches up with Justin Hayward to discuss The Moody Blues, songwriting, the band’s performance at the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, meditation, drugs, and his brand new record - Spirits of the Western Sky.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)
April 2, 2013
The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)

In the years since the so-called “grunge” scene turned bands from and around Seattle into MTV darlings during the early 1990s, countless books examining the phenomenon have been written and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order
March 4, 2013
Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order delves into the inner workings of both bands, shenanigans with the Duke and Duchess of York, Hook’s recent split with his former New Order bandmates, and his take on Manchester bands The Stone Roses, The Smiths, and Oasis.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)
March 4, 2013
Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)

Steve Howe, a 40-year rock veteran chats with Rock Cellar Magazine about the evolution of Yes, life on the road as a vegetarian, and the rising interest of albums in the singles-driven digital age.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar
March 4, 2013
The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar

In the 1960s, Julie Newmar epitomized sex appeal, femininity and wit in her portrayal as Catwoman in the popular Batman television series. As Batman’s femme fatale, Catwoman was the perfect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nfl Picks Sports Handicapping Information For Early Kickoffs
February 27, 2013
Nfl Picks Sports Handicapping Information For Early Kickoffs

men’s hockey jerseys Major League Baseball mlb is consisted of teams your past National League and in the American League. Gano is actually simply 8 of 10 from 20-29 yards,...

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 | ‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years
February 4, 2013
‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years

In the opening line of the song Africa by Toto, David Paich sings: “I hear the drums echoing tonight…” Those drums are still echoing loud and clear on this month’s 30th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)
February 4, 2013
A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

Michael Apted is a crossover film phenomenon… The U.K.-born filmmaker has directed extremely commercial Hollywood movies such as: The 1981 romantic comedy Continental Divide with John Belushi, the 1983 Soviet-set crime...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

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 | Top 11 Rock Novels
January 7, 2013
Top 11 Rock Novels

Rock novels are a blast to read for any serious music lover.  Just like you, rock novelists are tremendous music fans, and the novel form allows them to approach their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...

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 | Vanity Fair’s “Best Sitcoms” is a Stupid Flawed Poll
December 4, 2012
Vanity Fair’s “Best Sitcoms” is a Stupid Flawed Poll

Well, since we knew you were all holding your collective breaths on this one, the results are in:  Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time, followed closely by… The Honeymooners?...

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 | 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 | "One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder
December 3, 2012
"One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder

One Toke Over the Line by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Revelations!  Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen
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.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel
November 2, 2012
Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel

The new novel Clockwork Angels begins with the line: “The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life…and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide
November 2, 2012
Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide

New York City’s small neighborhood groceries of the 1950s, while run by friendly shopkeepers named “Pop,” were cramped affairs with wilted vegetables, bruised fruit and dusty, dented canned foods. Though...

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 | "Beatles Stories" Movie:  Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky

Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...

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 | "Mustang Sally" at 45  (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story
October 1, 2012
"Mustang Sally" at 45 (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story

Bruce Springsteen surprised fans in 2010 when he joined local band Timepiece at a Farmingdale, New Jersey club for a rousing rendition of Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally. Not that Bruce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Football
October 1, 2012
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