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Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Joni Mitchell Surprise at Newport Folk Festival with First Full Performance Since 2002 (w/ Brandi Carlile, More)
July 25, 2022
Watch Joni Mitchell Surprise at Newport Folk Festival with First Full Performance Since 2002 (w/ Brandi Carlile, More)

Some shows are just more special than others. That’s the case with this past weekend’s Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, which saw the legendary Joni Mitchell perform her first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, ’60s Folk Singer/Songwriter Judy Henske of “High Flying Birds” Fame: 1936-2022
May 3, 2022
Rest in Peace, ’60s Folk Singer/Songwriter Judy Henske of “High Flying Birds” Fame: 1936-2022

Judy Henske, a folk icon of the 1960s who was once labeled “Queen of the Beatniks” by producer Jack Nitzsche, passed away on April 27 at the age of 85....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter Nanci Griffith: 1953-2021
August 13, 2021
Rest in Peace, Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter Nanci Griffith: 1953-2021

Friday afternoon, word broke that Nanci Griffith, the folk/country singer/songwriter known for classics such as “Once in a Very Blue Moon,” “Outbound Train” and “Love at the Five and Dime”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)
February 12, 2021
Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)

There’s something undeniably jarring about the new music video for “Tell Me You Love Me,” a song included in The Ascension, the recent album from Sufjan Stevens. Always one to...

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 | Taylor Swift Premieres ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’ Concert Film on Disney+, Deluxe Edition of ‘Folklore’
November 25, 2020
Taylor Swift Premieres ‘Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions’ Concert Film on Disney+, Deluxe Edition of ‘Folklore’

In late July, Taylor Swift surprise-released Folklore, a new studio album that showed a significantly different musical side of the global pop star‘s catalog. For this record, Swift worked alongside...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Swift Accomplished Something No Artist Has Before with Her New Album ‘Folklore’
August 4, 2020
Taylor Swift Accomplished Something No Artist Has Before with Her New Album ‘Folklore’

On July 24, Taylor Swift returned with a new album, Folklore. A surprise-released unveiled by the pop superstar on Thursday of that week, the album showed up online at midnight...

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 | 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 | Watching Folks Play The ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Solo By Slamming Kitchen Cabinets is a Supremely Satisfying Experience
April 1, 2020
Watching Folks Play The ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Solo By Slamming Kitchen Cabinets is a Supremely Satisfying Experience

What can you do inside? Millions of people the world over are faced with that question right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. You could stream movies and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Make an Effort to Catch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu on the Road in 2020 (New Dates)
February 5, 2020
Make an Effort to Catch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu on the Road in 2020 (New Dates)

Watching a set from Mongolian folk/metal band The Hu is unlike any other you’ve seen — and if you haven’t yet experienced the group live, you’ll have another opportunity in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band the Hu’s New Video for ‘Wolf Totem,’ Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix
December 13, 2019
Watch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band the Hu’s New Video for ‘Wolf Totem,’ Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix

The Hu has seamlessly blended traditional Mongolian throat-singing and heavier rock/metal into a fascinating new crossover style that has caught on in a big way in 2019 — and it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu Caps U.S. Tour with Help from Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and From Ashes to New’s Danny Case (Recap)
December 11, 2019
Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu Caps U.S. Tour with Help from Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and From Ashes to New’s Danny Case (Recap)

This wasn’t a concert, it was an experience. The Hu, a captivating Mongolian folk/metal band that blends traditional throat singing with groove-oriented hard rock elements, finished a big U.S. tour...

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 | Captivating Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu is Going to Take Over the World, One Epic YouTube Video at a Time
November 6, 2019
Captivating Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu is Going to Take Over the World, One Epic YouTube Video at a Time

Have you heard about The Hu? No, not the classic English rock band out on a triumphant 50th anniversary tour with a new album out soon. This article is about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fourth Annual Folk-N-Soak Festival Coming to Southern California July 26-28
July 9, 2019
Fourth Annual Folk-N-Soak Festival Coming to Southern California July 26-28

Franklin Hot Springs in Paso Robles, California, will be the location of a marquee event later this month when the fourth annual Folk-N-Soak Music and Yoga Festival hits the area....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins Made Folks at Gig Near the RNC a Bit Uncomfortable…On Purpose
July 20, 2016
Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins Made Folks at Gig Near the RNC a Bit Uncomfortable…On Purpose

Third Eye Blind is a band based out of San Francisco. Songwriter/singer/guitarist Stephan Jenkins is an unabashed left-leaning individual with personal views that clash strongly with the GOP. Despite that context,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joni Mitchell Adds to ‘Archives’ Series with ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ (Listen/Buy)
September 23, 2022
Out Now: Joni Mitchell Adds to ‘Archives’ Series with ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ (Listen/Buy)

The next collection of music in the Joni Mitchell Archives series has arrived today, Sept. 23, in the form of The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975), a new box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins: 33-Track Rock Opera ‘ATUM,’ a Sequel to ‘Mellon Collie’ & ‘Machina/Machine of God,’ Out in April; Stream “Beguiled”
September 20, 2022
Smashing Pumpkins: 33-Track Rock Opera ‘ATUM,’ a Sequel to ‘Mellon Collie’ & ‘Machina/Machine of God,’ Out in April; Stream “Beguiled”

When The Smashing Pumpkins released the massive double-album Cyr in July 2020, band leader Billy Corgan was already hinting at even newer material. Sure enough, a new album will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shut the Front Door: You Must Hear Nickelback’s New Song “San Quentin,” Inspired by Guy Fieri’s Birthday Party
September 8, 2022
Shut the Front Door: You Must Hear Nickelback’s New Song “San Quentin,” Inspired by Guy Fieri’s Birthday Party

Some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Nickelback and Guy Fieri. Both the multiplatinum Canadian rock band and the Food Network star/celebrity chef/TV host have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Pixies: Preview ‘Doggerel’ LP with “Dregs of the Wine” — First Credit for Guitarist Joey Santiago
September 8, 2022
New Pixies: Preview ‘Doggerel’ LP with “Dregs of the Wine” — First Credit for Guitarist Joey Santiago

Below, listen to “Dregs of the Wine,” another new song shared from Pixies‘ upcoming album Doggerel: Debuted this week, it’s the latest preview of a new record from the long-running...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hoobastank to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 2001 Debut with Docuseries, Tour with Lit/Alien Ant Farm
September 1, 2022
Hoobastank to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 2001 Debut with Docuseries, Tour with Lit/Alien Ant Farm

Hoobastank — yes, that’s the name of the band, folks — is in a reflective mood, and with good reason. The Agoura Hills, Calif., band is eager to commemorate the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Arctic Monkeys Preview New Album ‘The Car’ with Video for “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” (LP Out 10/21)
August 30, 2022
Arctic Monkeys Preview New Album ‘The Car’ with Video for “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” (LP Out 10/21)

Last week, stylish, genre-bending English rock/indie band Arctic Monkeys returned with news of a new record, The Car, scheduled for release on Oct. 21. The first official preview of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Earle & The Dukes Release ‘Jerry Jeff’ Tribute Album to The Late Jerry Jeff Walker (Listen)
August 26, 2022
Steve Earle & The Dukes Release ‘Jerry Jeff’ Tribute Album to The Late Jerry Jeff Walker (Listen)

Americana singer/songwriter Steve Earle (and his Dukes) have just released Jerry Jeff – his latest tribute to his own favorite singer-songwriters. Out August 26th on CD and vinyl from New...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Arctic Monkeys: New Album ‘The Car’ Out 10/21; Watch a Clip of “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”
August 24, 2022
Arctic Monkeys: New Album ‘The Car’ Out 10/21; Watch a Clip of “I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am”

Arctic Monkeys, the stylish, genre-defying English rock outfit fronted by band leader Alex Turner, will get back after it on Oct. 21 with a new studio album. Titled The Car,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dropkick Murphys Preview New Woody Guthrie-Inspired LP ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ with “Ten Times More”
August 23, 2022
Dropkick Murphys Preview New Woody Guthrie-Inspired LP ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ with “Ten Times More”

Massachusetts-based Celtic/punk band Dropkick Murphys are known the world over for their loud, proud and high-energy blend of styles and electrifying live show — but at their core, the ensemble has long maintained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Shares Wistful, Bluesy New Anthem “Georgia Off My Mind,” from New LP Out 11/11
August 23, 2022
Larkin Poe Shares Wistful, Bluesy New Anthem “Georgia Off My Mind,” from New LP Out 11/11

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — will release a new record titled Blood Harmony on Nov. 11. They’ve been previewing the album in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Flogging Molly Releases New Album “Anthem” on Sept. 9th – Their First in Five Years (Listen Here)
August 16, 2022
Flogging Molly Releases New Album “Anthem” on Sept. 9th – Their First in Five Years (Listen Here)

Since its inception, Flogging Molly has been saddled with the term “Celtic Punk Rock” (for better or worse) a term that doesn’t begin to describe the Irish stew of influences...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream an Early Demo of Lou Reed “Men of Good Fortune,” from New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26
August 15, 2022
Stream an Early Demo of Lou Reed “Men of Good Fortune,” from New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26

On Aug. 26, Words & Music, May 1965 — a collection of some never-before-heard material from Lou Reed — will be released. The latest preview of the set was shared recently in the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch: First Aid Kit Premieres New Video “Out of My Head” off Upcoming Album “Palomino” – Out November 4th
August 12, 2022
Watch: First Aid Kit Premieres New Video “Out of My Head” off Upcoming Album “Palomino” – Out November 4th

The band First Aid Kit will release their 5th album, entitled Palomino on November 4th. Today the Swedish folk-rock band fronted by sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg premiered a video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming: Netflix’s ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,’ a Can’t-Miss Look at the Notorious Carnival of Chaos
August 11, 2022
Now Streaming: Netflix’s ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,’ a Can’t-Miss Look at the Notorious Carnival of Chaos

Woodstock ’99 has clearly been on the minds of many lately. Last July, HBO Max premiered Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage, a new documentary directed by Garret Price and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo
August 10, 2022
Out Now: ‘New York Groove: An Inside Look at the Stars, Shows & Songs That Make NYC Rock’ from Author/Rock Cellar Contributor Frank Mastropolo

Where was rock and roll born? DJ Alan Freed coined the term in Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Museum stands. Sun Records in Memphis, where Elvis Presley made his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Zorro-Like Character on a Toy Horse Rides Into Chaos at 7/11 in Pixies’ Absurdist New Video for “Vault of Heaven”
August 9, 2022
A Zorro-Like Character on a Toy Horse Rides Into Chaos at 7/11 in Pixies’ Absurdist New Video for “Vault of Heaven”

On Sept. 30, long-running and prolific indie/rock band Pixies will return with Doggerel, the group’s eighth full-length album to date and the follow-up to 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie. Here’s a song from the record titled “Vault of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dan Navarro: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Voice Actor Releasing ‘Horizon Line’ 8/26; Tour Dates
August 9, 2022
Dan Navarro: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Voice Actor Releasing ‘Horizon Line’ 8/26; Tour Dates

On Aug. 26, singer/songwriter/guitarist/voice actor Dan Navarro will release a new album titled Horizon Line. It will be the follow-up to Navarro’s 2018 record, Shed My Skin. Here’s a song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now
August 4, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now

This past Friday, June 17,  Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff “Skunk” Baxter hit a career milestone by releasing his very first solo record, Speed of Heat. In commemoration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track
July 28, 2022
Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track

On Sept. 23, the next collection of music in the Joni Mitchell Archives series will be released when The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975) box set is made available by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dawes Lets It All Out with Experimental, Loose ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’ LP (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: Dawes Lets It All Out with Experimental, Loose ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’ LP (Listen)

Los Angeles indie/rock outfit Dawes returned today, July 22, with Misadventures of Doomscroller — the eighth studio album from the band and a stark departure from what came before. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Transforms Cher’s “Believe” Into Dreamy Indie-Pop; Fall Tour Announced
July 20, 2022
Lucy Dacus Transforms Cher’s “Believe” Into Dreamy Indie-Pop; Fall Tour Announced

Cher’s “Believe” is an enduring classic, a global smash-hit first released in 1998 that powered its way around the world on the strength of its infectious melody and dance-pop composition....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Unveils Rousing Title Track to New Album ‘Blood Harmony’ Out 11/11; On Tour Now
July 14, 2022
Larkin Poe Unveils Rousing Title Track to New Album ‘Blood Harmony’ Out 11/11; On Tour Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — shared a powerful new song/music video titled “Blood Harmony.” The title track to the band’s upcoming album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Deslondes Release New Album ‘Ways & Means’ – (Listen & Stream)
July 8, 2022
The Deslondes Release New Album ‘Ways & Means’ – (Listen & Stream)

Today, July 8th, the Americana roots band The Deslondes released their new album Ways & Means on New West Records. Pick up Ways & Means on CD and Vinyl at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Goose Will Win Over Even the Most “Jam Band”-Resistant with New Album ‘Dripfield’ … (I Would Know).
July 7, 2022
Goose Will Win Over Even the Most “Jam Band”-Resistant with New Album ‘Dripfield’ … (I Would Know).

On June 24, Connecticut-based indie/psychedelic/jam band Goose released its latest studio album, Dripfield. If the use of the phrase “jam band” above drove you to click away from this website,...

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 | Metallica “Totally Blown Away” with How ‘Stranger Things’ Utilized “Master of Puppets” in Season 4 Finale
July 6, 2022
Metallica “Totally Blown Away” with How ‘Stranger Things’ Utilized “Master of Puppets” in Season 4 Finale

“Master of Puppets” remains one of the most well-known and widely beloved songs from Metallica — a “calling card” of the thrash metal titans‘ career, if you will, arguably one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is for Kids — but its Soundtrack of ’70s Covers from Indie Stars is for Everyone Else (Listen)
July 1, 2022
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is for Kids — but its Soundtrack of ’70s Covers from Indie Stars is for Everyone Else (Listen)

If you breathe air and are living on Planet Earth, you’re no doubt aware that Minions: The Rise of Gru crashed into movie theaters today, July 1, primed for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Lit’s Ajay Popoff on New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold,’ the ‘That Thing You Do!’ Moment of “My Own Worst Enemy,” Riding in Dave Grohl’s Private Jet & More
June 27, 2022
Q&A: Lit’s Ajay Popoff on New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold,’ the ‘That Thing You Do!’ Moment of “My Own Worst Enemy,” Riding in Dave Grohl’s Private Jet & More

In 1999, an Orange County, California-based band named Lit released a song called “My Own Worst Enemy.” The lead single from the band’s second album, A Place in the Sun,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore: Watch Performances of Two Songs from New Album ‘In Real Life’; On Tour Now
June 21, 2022
Mandy Moore: Watch Performances of Two Songs from New Album ‘In Real Life’; On Tour Now

Singer/songwriter/actor Mandy Moore recently launched a tour in support of In Real Life, her new studio album released on May 13. The record features collaborations with her husband, musician Taylor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dropkick Murphys Honoring Woody Guthrie with ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ Album; Acoustic Theatre Tour
June 21, 2022
Dropkick Murphys Honoring Woody Guthrie with ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ Album; Acoustic Theatre Tour

Massachusetts-based Celtic/punk band Dropkick Murphys are known the world over for their loud, proud and high-energy blend of styles and electrifying live show — but at their core, the ensemble...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers and Her Band Are a Football Team — Kinda — for Her “Sidelines” Performance on ‘Fallon’
June 16, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers and Her Band Are a Football Team — Kinda — for Her “Sidelines” Performance on ‘Fallon’

As Phoebe Bridgers has seen her audience expand greatly over the past few years, the Los Angeles singer/songwriter has adapted her visual aesthetic — black-and-white skull/skeleton outfits — accordingly. What was first a simple...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee: Stream “10:36”; Anticipated Sophomore Album ‘Beatopia’ Due 7/15; On Tour Now
June 15, 2022
beabadoobee: Stream “10:36”; Anticipated Sophomore Album ‘Beatopia’ Due 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 in 1990s-era pop and...

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 | Talking Star Wars with the Hosts of “Thank the Maker: A Star Wars Podcast” (at Star Wars Celebration 2022)
June 9, 2022
Talking Star Wars with the Hosts of “Thank the Maker: A Star Wars Podcast” (at Star Wars Celebration 2022)

This past May 26-29, scum and villainy from across the galaxy convened at the Anaheim Convention Center for Star Wars Celebration, a massive convention celebrating all things Lucasfilm (and Lucasfilm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show
June 8, 2022
Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pixies: New Album ‘Doggerel’ Out 9/30; Stream “There’s a Moon On”
June 8, 2022
Pixies: New Album ‘Doggerel’ Out 9/30; Stream “There’s a Moon On”

On Sept. 30, long-running and prolific indie/rock band Pixies will return with Doggerel, the group’s eighth full-length album to date and the follow-up to 2019’s Beneath the Eyrie. Announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)
June 2, 2022
Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)

For the first time since January 2020, The NAMM Show will bring the music industry together for a weekend in Southern California. This coming Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Shares “Sidelines” Music Video, ft. Footage from Her ‘Reunion’ Tour
June 2, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Shares “Sidelines” Music Video, ft. Footage from Her ‘Reunion’ Tour

In mid-April, Phoebe Bridgers released “Sidelines,” a new song written for the Hulu series Conversations with Friends. The song arrived with significant anticipation, as it marked Bridgers’ first bit of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Americana Railroad’ Compilation of Train-Themed Songs Releases June 17th – Listen
May 27, 2022
‘Americana Railroad’ Compilation of Train-Themed Songs Releases June 17th – Listen

Americana Railroad is a compilation of traditional and contemporary train-themed songs recorded by a collection of some of the best country-rock and roots-rockers in music today. The 19-track collection was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Doe (of X) Releases ‘Fables in a Foreign Land,’ an 1890s Moodfest (Listen)
May 21, 2022
John Doe (of X) Releases ‘Fables in a Foreign Land,’ an 1890s Moodfest (Listen)

John Doe, of the seminal Los Angeles punk band X, has just released Fables in a Foreign Land, his first release on Fat Possum Records – and it stands among...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now
May 19, 2022
Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — returned on Thursday with big news, and a loud sound. A new studio album, Blood Harmony, is...

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 | 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: Mandy Moore Traces the Bonds of Love, Family and Connection on New Record ‘In Real Life’ (Listen)
May 13, 2022
Out Now: Mandy Moore Traces the Bonds of Love, Family and Connection on New Record ‘In Real Life’ (Listen)

In Real Life, a new studio album from Mandy Moore released today, May 13, comes during an especially eventful period in the singer/songwriter/actor‘s career. Not only did Moore and husband...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The B-52s Add Dates to ‘The Final Tour Ever of Planet Earth,’ Starting in August
May 5, 2022
The B-52s Add Dates to ‘The Final Tour Ever of Planet Earth,’ Starting in August

As promised when the initial batch of shows was announced, The B-52s added four more concerts to the schedule for The Final Tour of Planet Earth, a farewell run from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | And ‘Just Like That …’, Bonnie Raitt Lands Six No. 1 Billboard Chart Debuts with New Record (Listen)
May 3, 2022
And ‘Just Like That …’, Bonnie Raitt Lands Six No. 1 Billboard Chart Debuts with New Record (Listen)

Since releasing her 21st studio album, Just Like That …, on April 22, blues-rock singer/songwriter/guitarist Bonnie Raitt has scored a major milestone for her legendary career. The record landed at...

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 | Watch the B-52s Throw a Raucous “Love Shack” Party on ‘Kimmel’; Farewell Tour Starts in August
April 29, 2022
Watch the B-52s Throw a Raucous “Love Shack” Party on ‘Kimmel’; Farewell Tour Starts in August

Earlier this week, The B-52s announced that they will embark on a farewell tour starting on Aug. 22, an 11-city “Final Tour of Planet Earth” from Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson...

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 | The B-52s Announce ‘The Final Tour of Planet Earth’: 11-City Tour Starts 8/22
April 26, 2022
The B-52s Announce ‘The Final Tour of Planet Earth’: 11-City Tour Starts 8/22

This summer, The B-52s will embark on a farewell tour, the legendary band announced in a news release on Tuesday. Beginning Aug. 22 in Seattle, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and...

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 | Japanese Breakfast Announces Additional North American Tour Dates Supporting ‘Jubilee’
April 18, 2022
Japanese Breakfast Announces Additional North American Tour Dates Supporting ‘Jubilee’

Fresh off the first of two can’t-miss performances at Coachella 2022, Japanese Breakfast has now added an extension of tour dates for the rest of the year, a continued promotion...

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 | Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)
April 15, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)

On Wednesday night in Phoenix, Phoebe Bridgers devoted one song in her set list to the debut of a brand new track, “Sidelines,” which also hit streaming platforms late Thursday...

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 | 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 | Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”
April 1, 2022
Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”

After putting the world on notice about the impending release of a new album titled Harry’s House, global pop superstar Harry Styles didn’t make folks wait very long for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: PUP’s New Album ‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND,’ the Soundtrack for Anxious Times
April 1, 2022
Out Now: PUP’s New Album ‘The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND,’ the Soundtrack for Anxious Times

Canadian punk/indie band PUP is pretty much the perfect band for the world right now. Post-pandemic  — well, are we actually post-pandemic, or are we still actually in a pandemic? That probably depends...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now
March 31, 2022
Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now

When Wallows released its new album, Tell Me That It’s Over, on March 25, it marked another leap forward for the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Florence + the Machine Announce North American Tour; ‘Dance Fever’ Album Coming 5/13 (Preview)
March 28, 2022
Florence + the Machine Announce North American Tour; ‘Dance Fever’ Album Coming 5/13 (Preview)

On May 13, dynamic rock/pop group Florence + the Machine will return with a new studio album, Dance Fever. The record has been previewed in recent weeks with a handful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)
March 28, 2022
Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)

Tell Me That It’s Over is the title of a new studio album from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)
March 25, 2022
Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)

Dream Widow was a band with big aspirations and an unseemly demise. As depicted in Studio 666, the horror/comedy film from Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters that was premiered...

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 | PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”
March 22, 2022
PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”

When is a band more than a band? In the new music video for “Totally Fine,” Canadian punk/indie band PUP experiences it all. Specifically, the band takes a journey involving fame, fortune, headlines,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Reworks Elliott Smith’s “St. Ides Heaven” from New ‘Companion’ LP; Tour Starts 3/23
March 22, 2022
Bright Eyes Reworks Elliott Smith’s “St. Ides Heaven” from New ‘Companion’ LP; Tour Starts 3/23

Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes have a whirlwind of a few months ahead of them. The revered indie/rock band is about to hit the road for a tour starting tomorrow,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore Shares “In Real Life” Video, ft. Celebrity Pals and ‘This Is Us’ Co-Stars; Album Out 5/13
March 17, 2022
Mandy Moore Shares “In Real Life” Video, ft. Celebrity Pals and ‘This Is Us’ Co-Stars; Album Out 5/13

On May 13, Mandy Moore will release In Real Life, a new album announced recently alongside the premiere of its title track. Moore has now added a music video for...

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 | Catch the ‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’ Tour, Hitting An U.S. Arena Near You This Spring
March 16, 2022
Catch the ‘Limp Bizkit Still Sucks’ Tour, Hitting An U.S. Arena Near You This Spring

On Halloween, Limp Bizkit returned with a new studio album, the cheekily titled Still Sucks. It was everything folks could have expected from Fred Durst and the gang — aggressive,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Florence + the Machine: Preview New Album ‘Dance Fever,’ Out 5/13 (Pre-Order)
March 10, 2022
Florence + the Machine: Preview New Album ‘Dance Fever,’ Out 5/13 (Pre-Order)

After a few surprise song premieres in recent weeks, Florence + the Machine officially unveiled plans for a new album, Dance Fever, which will be released on May 13. The...

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 | Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond
March 7, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond

Phoebe Bridgers enjoyed a monumentally busy 2021, one that earned the singer/songwriter four Grammy nominations on the strength of her standout second full-length record, Punisher, as well as a cathartic...

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 | Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25
March 4, 2022
Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Newman Recovering from Neck Surgery, Postpones Tour (“They Operated On Me Successfully, I Think”)
March 2, 2022
Randy Newman Recovering from Neck Surgery, Postpones Tour (“They Operated On Me Successfully, I Think”)

In a statement posted to his official website, iconic singer/songwriter Randy Newman revealed that he recently suffered a broken neck(!) and is currently recovering from surgery. As a result of...

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 | 311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas
February 28, 2022
311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas

Reggae/rock vets 311 have a busy few months ahead of them, and on Monday the long-running band detailed an additional slate of tour dates for the spring. The outing is centered around...

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 | The War on Drugs Extend Tour Supporting ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Into the Fall – Including First Red Rocks Gig
February 22, 2022
The War on Drugs Extend Tour Supporting ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Into the Fall – Including First Red Rocks Gig

After releasing a sweepingly powerful new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, in October, Philadelphia-based indie/rock ensemble The War on Drugs has a busy tour schedule ahead in the coming months — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Announces Live Stream for 311 Day Gigs in Las Vegas — Promising Extended Sets of ‘Hits, Classics and Rarities’
February 18, 2022
311 Announces Live Stream for 311 Day Gigs in Las Vegas — Promising Extended Sets of ‘Hits, Classics and Rarities’

On March 11 and 12, reggae/rock veterans 311 will play two very special shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM as part of their ongoing 311 Day festivities. Playing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More
February 16, 2022
Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More

Saturday, April 23 will mark the 15th annual Record Store Day, an event that began as a small niche appreciation of the vinyl record and has since morphed into an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: I Danced in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent
February 15, 2022
Behind the Curtain: I Danced in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent

Super Bowl Weekend is one of the most popular television events of the year, essentially an unofficial national holiday. The annual championship game between the National Football League’s top two...

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 | 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 | Fleet Foxes Announce International Tour Supporting Grammy-Nominated 2020 Album ‘Shore’
February 9, 2022
Fleet Foxes Announce International Tour Supporting Grammy-Nominated 2020 Album ‘Shore’

Beginning in late June, esteemed indie/folk band Fleet Foxes will launch an international tour in support of Shore, the 2020 album released by singer/songwriter/band leader Robin Pecknold and his colleagues....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Lumineers Announce ‘Brightside’ North American Tour Dates for 2022; New Album Available Now
February 8, 2022
The Lumineers Announce ‘Brightside’ North American Tour Dates for 2022; New Album Available Now

Denver-based folk/rock band The Lumineers announced a substantial North American tour schedule in support of Brightside, the fourth studio album from the group (led by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites)...

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 | Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25
February 3, 2022
Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest indie bands around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series
February 1, 2022
Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series

Long-running indie band Bright Eyes announced an extensive set of tour dates on Tuesday that will keep the Conor Oberst-led group quite busy for much of the rest of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Arlo Parks: New Song/Music Video for “Softly”; Tour with Clairo Starts 2/16
February 1, 2022
New from Arlo Parks: New Song/Music Video for “Softly”; Tour with Clairo Starts 2/16

After a breakthrough 2021 that saw the release of her first full-length album, the captivating Collapsed in Sunbeams, singer/songwriter Arlo Parks is poised for an even bigger 2022. That album...

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 | Adele’s Las Vegas Residency Postponed, Singer Announces in Emotional Video (“I’m Gutted.”)
January 20, 2022
Adele’s Las Vegas Residency Postponed, Singer Announces in Emotional Video (“I’m Gutted.”)

Adele was to begin her globally anticipated Weekends with Adele residency at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this week, but the singer/songwriter revealed in a social media...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies: Spring U.S. Tour Still On, U.K. Spring Tour Pushed to 2023
January 20, 2022
The Zombies: Spring U.S. Tour Still On, U.K. Spring Tour Pushed to 2023

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Zombies announced this week that they’ve tempered their 2022 touring plans a bit, due to a medical situation faced by one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park
January 20, 2022
Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park

It’s alarming how charming Bill Murray can be. The actor/comedian/thespian/legend has a knack for turning up in the least likely of situations, and his latest public cameo appearance was pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Sets Spring Tour Dates Around 311 Day Events and Festival Appearances
January 18, 2022
311 Sets Spring Tour Dates Around 311 Day Events and Festival Appearances

This spring is gearing up to be a busy one for reggae/rock vets 311. The band already has big plans for its 311 Day festivities in Las Vegas, a two-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coheed and Cambria Releasing ‘Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind’ Album 5/27; Stream Two New Songs
January 14, 2022
Coheed and Cambria Releasing ‘Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind’ Album 5/27; Stream Two New Songs

Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind is the title of a new album from esteemed prog-rock/experimental band Coheed and Cambria. The record was officially announced on Friday, and is...

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 | Rest in Peace, Michael Lang: Woodstock Co-Founder Dies at 77 of Lymphoma
January 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Michael Lang: Woodstock Co-Founder Dies at 77 of Lymphoma

Michael Lang, one of the figureheads behind the historic 1969 Woodstock Festival, died on Saturday night at the age of 77, it was reported by Rolling Stone. Lang passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Strings Sets Spring Headlining Tour; Up for Two Grammy Awards with 2021’s ‘Renewal’ LP
January 4, 2022
Billy Strings Sets Spring Headlining Tour; Up for Two Grammy Awards with 2021’s ‘Renewal’ LP

The past few years have seen the spotlight shine upon bluegrass musician Billy Strings, who will ride the wave of momentum this coming spring for a headlining tour across a...

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 | ‘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 | ‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022

'The Byrds: 1964-1967' is a 400-page tabletop book coming in 2022, curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coheed and Cambria Announces ‘The Great Destroyer’ U.S. Tour for February/March with Sheer Mag
December 14, 2021
Coheed and Cambria Announces ‘The Great Destroyer’ U.S. Tour for February/March with Sheer Mag

Early next year, esteemed prog-rock/experimental band Coheed and Cambria will play a series of headlining U.S. gigs on The Great Destroyer tour, a chance for fans to catch the dynamic...

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 | 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 | The Connell’s Release “Steadman’s Wake”- Their First Album in 20 Years – Have a Listen
December 9, 2021
The Connell’s Release “Steadman’s Wake”- Their First Album in 20 Years – Have a Listen

Raleigh North Carolina’s The Connells have released “Steadman’s Wake” – their first new record in almost 20 years.  Featuring 8 new songs and 3 re-recordings off their last album, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Announce 2022 Tour, Supporting 2020’s ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’
December 7, 2021
Bright Eyes Announce 2022 Tour, Supporting 2020’s ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’

Next year, celebrated indie outfit Bright Eyes will head back out on the road for a run of U.S. tour dates, a tour geared around the continued (and delayed) celebration...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: ‘Raise the Roof’ LP Out Friday 11/19; Hosting Global Live Stream Event on YouTube
November 18, 2021
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: ‘Raise the Roof’ LP Out Friday 11/19; Hosting Global Live Stream Event on YouTube

This Friday, Nov. 19, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will release Raise the Roof, their anticipated new collaborative record that follows in the footsteps of the duo‘s acclaimed, Grammy-winning 2007...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies Announce ‘Life Is A Merry-Go-Round Tour’ for 2022
November 16, 2021
The Zombies Announce ‘Life Is A Merry-Go-Round Tour’ for 2022

Early next year, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Zombies will head out on the Life is a Merry-Go-Round tour, the group announced this week, with special guests Bruce...

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 | Watch Brandi Carlile Perform “This Time Tomorrow” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” on ‘Colbert’
November 9, 2021
Watch Brandi Carlile Perform “This Time Tomorrow” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” on ‘Colbert’

Brandi Carlile was the musical guest on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the revered singer/songwriter made the most of her appearance. For the television...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision
November 7, 2021
Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision

“Welcome to a dream come true, you crazy motherfuckers,” said Corey Taylor, lead singer of Iowa-based metal ensemble Slipknot after his band raged through “Unsainted” and “Disasterpiece” to begin Knotfest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christian Lee Hutson Debuts “Strawberry Lemonade,” Produced by Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers
November 4, 2021
Christian Lee Hutson Debuts “Strawberry Lemonade,” Produced by Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson can be considered part of the Phoebe Bridgers Expanded Songwriting Universe; after the two met in 2018, he lent his services to the 2018...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Stream “It Don’t Bother Me,” a Bert Jansch Cover from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’
November 4, 2021
New from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Stream “It Don’t Bother Me,” a Bert Jansch Cover from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’

A cover of Bert Jansch’s “It Don’t Bother Me” is the latest and final preview of Raise the Roof, the anticipated new collaborative album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Boston Manor Embraces the ’90s Vibes on Slick, Focused New ‘Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures’ EP — Listen
November 3, 2021
Boston Manor Embraces the ’90s Vibes on Slick, Focused New ‘Desperate Times Desperate Pleasures’ EP — Listen

English pop-punk/rock band Boston Manor took a big stylistic leap forward in 2020 with Glue, its third full-length album, which came out during in the height of the pandemic via...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Billy Bragg’s Resilient New Album, ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ (Listen)
October 29, 2021
Out Now: Billy Bragg’s Resilient New Album, ‘The Million Things That Never Happened’ (Listen)

Today, Oct. 29, highly regarded Engish folk/punk stalwart Billy Bragg released his tenth studio album, The Million Things That Never Happened — and it finds him as focused and feisty...

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 | Brandi Carlile: ‘Beyond These Silent Days’ Tour On Sale 10/29, Supporting New No. 1 Album ‘In These Silent Days’
October 27, 2021
Brandi Carlile: ‘Beyond These Silent Days’ Tour On Sale 10/29, Supporting New No. 1 Album ‘In These Silent Days’

Back on Oct. 1, celebrated singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile added to her impressive catalog of music with In These Silent Days, her acclaimed new studio album that debuted at No. 1...

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 | 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 | Watch a Lyric Video for “Can’t Let Go” from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out 11/19
October 25, 2021
Watch a Lyric Video for “Can’t Let Go” from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out 11/19

Another preview of Raise the Roof, the collaborative new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, arrived recently in the form of a new lyric video for “Can’t Let Go,”...

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 | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Share “High and Lonesome,’ from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19)
October 7, 2021
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Share “High and Lonesome,’ from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19)

On Nov. 19, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will release Raise the Roof, a new collaborative album continuing the creative spark the two explored with 2007’s Raising Sand. That record won Album of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo
October 6, 2021
‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham’s rock mecca in New York’s East Village. An all-star show on June 27, 1971 headlined...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Details 311 Day 2022, Two Special Shows at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas (Tickets On Sale 10/22)
October 4, 2021
311 Details 311 Day 2022, Two Special Shows at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas (Tickets On Sale 10/22)

Los-Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha reggae/rock veterans 311 have officially detailed their 311 Day 2022 festivities — a two-day concert event set for March 11-12 at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas....

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates
September 30, 2021
LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest band around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Lindsey Buckingham Showcase His New Album with a Performance of “On the Wrong Side” on ‘Colbert’
September 20, 2021
Watch Lindsey Buckingham Showcase His New Album with a Performance of “On the Wrong Side” on ‘Colbert’

Last Friday, Sept. 17, Lindsey Buckingham returned with a powerhouse new self-titled record, his first release of new solo material since 2011’s Seeds We Sow. Finding the longtime Fleetwood Mac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lindsey Buckingham’s New Self-Titled Record, His First in a Decade and a Show of Resilience (Listen)
September 17, 2021
Out Now: Lindsey Buckingham’s New Self-Titled Record, His First in a Decade and a Show of Resilience (Listen)

It’s been a long time coming, but today, Sept. 17, Lindsey Buckingham released his self-titled solo album. It marks the first such release from the longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist/songwriter since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: With ‘Horizons/East,’ Thrice Pulls the Floor Out in Search of Answers, Finds Beauty in the Chaos (Listen)
September 17, 2021
Out Now: With ‘Horizons/East,’ Thrice Pulls the Floor Out in Search of Answers, Finds Beauty in the Chaos (Listen)

Horizons/East is not the album some Thrice fans will be hoping to hear. That this sentence could be written about a number of previous releases from the Orange County, Calif.-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement
September 14, 2021
Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement

Faith No More and Mr. Bungle were both scheduled to perform a number of upcoming concerts, but on Tuesday lead vocalist/figurehead Mike Patton announced that he will be unable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Bridges Says His Lymphoma is in Remission, ‘But COVID Kicked My Ass’
September 13, 2021
Jeff Bridges Says His Lymphoma is in Remission, ‘But COVID Kicked My Ass’

Beloved actor/musician/activist Jeff Bridges is seemingly out of the woods as far as his lymphoma treatments are concerned, but he issued an update on Monday afternoon that detailed another wrinkle...

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 | ‘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 | Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond
September 9, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond

The in-fighting and quarreling that went on in Fleetwood Mac is as much a part of the band’s legacy as the music itself — arguably a central inspiration behind some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thrice Shares Final Preview of New Album, ‘Horizons/East (Out 9/17) — Listen to the Shape-Shifting “Summer Set Fire to the Rain”
September 8, 2021
Thrice Shares Final Preview of New Album, ‘Horizons/East (Out 9/17) — Listen to the Shape-Shifting “Summer Set Fire to the Rain”

We’re a little over a week away from the release of Horizons/East, a new studio album from genre-defying Orange County-based band Thrice. The band’s 11th studio album to date arrives...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo
September 2, 2021
David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo

On Oct. 15, David Crosby will revisit his 1971 debut solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, with a 50th anniversary edition, set for release via Rhino Records....

Rock Cellar Magazine | More New Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “Scream,” from New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17; Fall Tour On Now
September 1, 2021
More New Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “Scream,” from New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17; Fall Tour On Now

Lindsey Buckingham is gearing up to release his new self-titled album on Sept. 17 — and on Wednesday, the heralded guitarist/longtime Fleetwood Mac icon shared another track from the record....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Garth Brooks Cancels Remaining 2021 Stadium Gigs Due to Spike in COVID-19 Cases; ‘I Must Do My Part’
August 18, 2021
Garth Brooks Cancels Remaining 2021 Stadium Gigs Due to Spike in COVID-19 Cases; ‘I Must Do My Part’

Country music icon Garth Brooks has scrapped a handful of upcoming stadium gigs due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the delta variant. Brooks’ official website issued a lengthy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the ‘Game of Thrones’ Song “Jenny of Oldstones” as a Heavy Metal Anthem from The Dark Side of the Moon
August 16, 2021
Hear the ‘Game of Thrones’ Song “Jenny of Oldstones” as a Heavy Metal Anthem from The Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon is a new musical project (not a Pink Floyd tribute act, FYI) aiming to transform “musical themes from cinematography, TV shows and video games...

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 | Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Reunite for New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19), Share Lucinda Williams Cover “Can’t Let Go”
August 12, 2021
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Reunite for New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19), Share Lucinda Williams Cover “Can’t Let Go”

On Nov. 19, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will release Raise the Roof, a new collaborative album continuing the creative spark the two explored with 2007’s Raising Sand. That record...

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 | Witness Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” Played on Church Bells (& Electric Guitar) During a Dutch Street Festival
August 10, 2021
Witness Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” Played on Church Bells (& Electric Guitar) During a Dutch Street Festival

Turns out, Motörhead sounds great in even the most unexpected of circumstances. On July 17, the townsfolk of Weert in the south of the Netherlands received a special surprise when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’
August 9, 2021
Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’

In a new interview with The Independent geared around last week’s reissue of his 1992 solo debut, Queen guitarist Brian May tackles a number of topics, with some pointed words...

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 | Thrice Debuts New Track “Scavengers,” New Album ‘Horizons/East’ Out 9/17
July 20, 2021
Thrice Debuts New Track “Scavengers,” New Album ‘Horizons/East’ Out 9/17

Orange County-based rock/experimental band Thrice will release a new studio album, Horizons/East, on Sept. 17. The band’s 11th studio album to date, it was previewed on Tuesday with a track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stagecoach Festival 2022: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, the Black Crowes, More
July 12, 2021
Stagecoach Festival 2022: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, the Black Crowes, More

After being forced to skip 2020 and ’21 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent scheduling uncertainty, the Stagecoach Festival — Goldenvoice’s country-themed mega-fest that always takes place...

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 | Styx Shares Lyric Video for “Reveries,” from New Album ‘Crash of the Crown’ (Out Now)
June 25, 2021
Styx Shares Lyric Video for “Reveries,” from New Album ‘Crash of the Crown’ (Out Now)

Back on June 18, Styx released Crash of the Crown, an album of unique depth and uplift, a strong accomplishment from the long-running band despite its conception and recording during...

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 | Angels & Airwaves Share “Restless Souls,” Announce New Album ‘LIFEFORMS’ (Out 9/24), 2011-’22 Tour Dates
June 15, 2021
Angels & Airwaves Share “Restless Souls,” Announce New Album ‘LIFEFORMS’ (Out 9/24), 2011-’22 Tour Dates

LIFEFORMS is the title of the upcoming coming album from Angels & Airwaves, the project spearheaded by Tom DeLonge, former lead guitarist/singer of Blink-182. The album was officially detailed on...

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 | Sheryl Crow: ‘Live from the Ryman & More’ 2-CD, 4-LP Set Coming 8/13; Stream “Everyday is a Winding Road”
May 27, 2021
Sheryl Crow: ‘Live from the Ryman & More’ 2-CD, 4-LP Set Coming 8/13; Stream “Everyday is a Winding Road”

On Aug. 13, Sheryl Crow will release Live from the Ryman & More, a 27-track collection of live recordings culled from a series of performances in 2019 from the iconic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson ‘Outlaw Music Festival Tour’ 2021 ft. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Lucinda Williams, Avett Bros., More (Tix On Sale 5/27)
May 24, 2021
Willie Nelson ‘Outlaw Music Festival Tour’ 2021 ft. Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Lucinda Williams, Avett Bros., More (Tix On Sale 5/27)

The Outlaw Music Festival Tour is an absolutely can’t-miss array of country/folk icons set to begin in August, spearheaded by Willie Nelson & his family of accomplished musicians, flanked by...

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 | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video
May 14, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video

“3:45 Coming Through” is the title of another new bit of music from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and...

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 | Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”
May 7, 2021
Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”

Little Days, a duo based out of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles featuring Mini Diaz and Jorgen Carlsson (of Gov’t Mule), debuted a new single titled “Shine.” Shared...

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 | 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 | 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 | New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘Black Wing,’ Her Latest Solo Single
April 12, 2021
New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘Black Wing,’ Her Latest Solo Single

Ann Wilson of Heart has been busy lately — and on Monday, the revered singer/songwriter debuted a new solo single titled “Black Wing.” Another showcase of her dynamic vocal range,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 and 7-Eleven Got All Mixed Up with a Clever Social Media Swap for April Fools’ Day
April 1, 2021
311 and 7-Eleven Got All Mixed Up with a Clever Social Media Swap for April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day used to be the time for all kinds of online shenanigans in the name of jokes and gags, but over the years it’s become difficult to stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21
March 19, 2021
Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21

Legendary singer/songwriter and influential folk icon Judy Collins has crafted an unrivaled reputation as one of the most gifted to ever take up the craft, and on May 7 she will...

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 | Go Behind the Scenes with ‘Nature’s Light,’ the New Album from Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore  + Candice Night)
March 16, 2021
Go Behind the Scenes with ‘Nature’s Light,’ the New Album from Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night)

On March 12 (last week!), Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band...

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 | 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 | It’s 311 Day: Did You Catch the Unexpected ‘Amber’ Reference in the ‘WandaVision’ Series Finale?
March 8, 2021
It’s 311 Day: Did You Catch the Unexpected ‘Amber’ Reference in the ‘WandaVision’ Series Finale?

This Thursday, March 11, is 311 Day, the annual celebration of the long-running rap/rock/reggae band 311. The Los-Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha ensemble has cultivated a dedicated fan base over the years, a testament...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dropkick Murphys Announce ‘Turn Up That Dial’ Album, Share ‘Middle Finger’; Free St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig 3/17
February 23, 2021
Dropkick Murphys Announce ‘Turn Up That Dial’ Album, Share ‘Middle Finger’; Free St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig 3/17

Boston punk rabble-rousers the Dropkick Murphys will release a new studio album, Turn Up That Dial, on April 30. It’ll be the band’s 10th studio album to date and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daft Punk Officially Announces Break-Up with Dramatic Video
February 22, 2021
Daft Punk Officially Announces Break-Up with Dramatic Video

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as the helmet-wearing and groundbreaking Paris-based electronic/dance duo Daft Punk, have officially announced the project’s breakup. A decision as big as this,...

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 | Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)

The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’
February 16, 2021
Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’

“I always wanted to do a tribute to my hometown,” said shock-rock icon Alice Cooper of his new album, Detroit Stories, in a teaser video shared recently.The record is due...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2/13: Food for Love Virtual Benefit Concert, ft. David Byrne, Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff, the Chicks, Kurt Vile and More
February 10, 2021
2/13: Food for Love Virtual Benefit Concert, ft. David Byrne, Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff, the Chicks, Kurt Vile and More

This coming Saturday, Feb. 13, a number of musical acts will participate in Food for Love, a virtual benefit concert with the stated goal of raising money to help the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Larkin Poe Play Three Songs from 2020’s ‘Self Made Man’ for ‘CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions’
February 8, 2021
Watch Larkin Poe Play Three Songs from 2020’s ‘Self Made Man’ for ‘CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions’

Back in November, Larkin Poe — the acclaimed roots/folk duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — release Kindred Spirits, an album of cover songs specially selected by the pair. It was their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’,’ ft. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle & the War and Treaty
February 5, 2021
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’,’ ft. Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle & the War and Treaty

On Friday, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band shared a new cover of the Bob Dylan classic, “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” accompanied by a host of special guests. Accompanying the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)
February 4, 2021
Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)

Today, Feb. 4, marks the 73rd birthday of Vincent Furnier — perhaps better known to us all as Alice Cooper. To mark the occasion, Cooper picked today to share another...

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 | Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021
February 1, 2021
Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021

Hilton Valentine, founding guitarist of legendary band The Animals, died on Friday at the age of 77, it was announced by his wife, Germaine Valentine. A lengthy message was shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’
January 27, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Congrats to Kim R. from NY, our lucky winner! Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)
January 25, 2021
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)

With a return to live concerts still a ways away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night): ‘Four Winds,’ New Album Out 3/12
January 22, 2021
New from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night): ‘Four Winds,’ New Album Out 3/12

Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band of minstrels”), will release a...

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 | Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Releasing New Album ‘Nature’s Light’ 3/12
January 13, 2021
Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Releasing New Album ‘Nature’s Light’ 3/12

On March 12, Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band of...

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 | Preview ‘Rock Camp,’ a Documentary ft. Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Roger Daltrey and More as Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Counselors
December 30, 2020
Preview ‘Rock Camp,’ a Documentary ft. Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Roger Daltrey and More as Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Counselors

Started a few decades ago by David Fishof, Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is exactly what its name suggests: A chance for regular folks and aspiring musicians of all skill...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eve 6 is Turning Twitter Inside Out with ’90s Rock Trash Talk & Endless Queries About ‘The Heart in a Blender Song’
December 22, 2020
Eve 6 is Turning Twitter Inside Out with ’90s Rock Trash Talk & Endless Queries About ‘The Heart in a Blender Song’

If you were even semi-conscious during the late 1990s, you heard “Inside Out” by Southern California-based alt/rock band Eve 6 no fewer than fifteen times per day. You remember the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Stage Fright’ Coming in 2021; Stream ‘The Shape I’m In (2020 Remix)’
December 21, 2020
The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Stage Fright’ Coming in 2021; Stream ‘The Shape I’m In (2020 Remix)’

Stage Fright, the third studio album from The Band released in 1970, will be revisited by Capitol/UMe on Feb. 12, 2021 to commemorate the record’s 50th anniversary. The record featured...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/21: ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’ from Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold at Brooklyn’s St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
December 18, 2020
12/21: ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’ from Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold at Brooklyn’s St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church

In late September, a new album from Fleet Foxes was released — and Shore earned significant acclaim upon its arrival. The fourth album from the indie/folk outfit helmed by Robin...

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 | 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 | 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 | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2021 GRAMMY Awards: Nominations Announced; Trevor Noah to Host Jan. 31 Event
November 24, 2020
2021 GRAMMY Awards: Nominations Announced; Trevor Noah to Host Jan. 31 Event

The 2021 GRAMMY Awards nominations were officially announced on Tuesday, along with the news that Trevor Noah of The Daily Show will host the ceremony, which is currently scheduled for...

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 | Out Now: Larkin Poe ‘Kindred Spirits,’ Inspired Covers of Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Phil Collins & More (Listen)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Larkin Poe ‘Kindred Spirits,’ Inspired Covers of Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Phil Collins & More (Listen)

On Friday, Larkin Poe — the acclaimed roots/folk duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — release Kindred Spirits, an album of cover songs specially selected by the pair....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young Shares ‘Sugar Babe’ from New Album Out 11/27; Playing Live Stream Gig 11/19 (Replaying 11/21)
November 16, 2020
Jesse Colin Young Shares ‘Sugar Babe’ from New Album Out 11/27; Playing Live Stream Gig 11/19 (Replaying 11/21)

On Nov. 27, esteemed singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young will release Highway Troubadour, a new album of reimagined songs from throughout his career. The project provides a fresh take on some of the material...

Rock Cellar Magazine | White Stripes Share New ‘Apple Blossom’ Video, Announce Track List for ‘Greatest Hits’ (Out 12/4)
November 13, 2020
White Stripes Share New ‘Apple Blossom’ Video, Announce Track List for ‘Greatest Hits’ (Out 12/4)

Jack White and Meg White burst forth from Michigan and forged a legacy with The White Stripes, their two-piece garage/rock stylings leaving a mark on the music scene two decades ago, before...

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 | 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 | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win an AC/DC ‘Album By Album’ Book
November 4, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win an AC/DC ‘Album By Album’ Book

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! AC/DC is on lots of folks’ minds these days, especially after the Australian hard-rock legends roared back with a new song and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Revisit an Icon’s Formative Era with ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ (Listen)
October 30, 2020
Out Now: Revisit an Icon’s Formative Era with ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ (Listen)

Today, Oct. 30, the vaults officially open up as far as  Joni Mitchell is concerned, as Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) has been released as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: YYNOT (Winners of the Independent Artist Spotlight Competition)
October 29, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: YYNOT (Winners of the Independent Artist Spotlight Competition)

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spencer Davis of The Spencer Davis Group Dies at 81; Steve Winwood Releases Statement
October 20, 2020
Spencer Davis of The Spencer Davis Group Dies at 81; Steve Winwood Releases Statement

Spencer Davis, the Welsh musician and songwriter known for his work with the Spencer Davis Group and became a significant figure in English music over the years, has died at...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Cure and The Cranberries at the Whisky a Go Go for #SOSFest
October 19, 2020
Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Cure and The Cranberries at the Whisky a Go Go for #SOSFest

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 help #SaveOurStages...

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 | Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children
October 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about — or dedicated to — children to be released over the years.  “Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleet Foxes: ‘Shore’ Outdoor Screenings Announced for Mid-October; ‘Can I Believe You’ Video Premiered
October 7, 2020
Fleet Foxes: ‘Shore’ Outdoor Screenings Announced for Mid-October; ‘Can I Believe You’ Video Premiered

“Can I Believe You” is one of the standout songs on Shore, the unexpected new album from Fleet Foxes that was released digitally on Sept. 22, with a physical edition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Face-Masked Jeff Tweedy Sing with Other Famous People’s Mouths in His New ‘Gwendolyn’ Video
October 6, 2020
Watch a Face-Masked Jeff Tweedy Sing with Other Famous People’s Mouths in His New ‘Gwendolyn’ Video

On Oct. 23, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco will release a new solo album, Love is the King. It’s the culmination of writing the celebrated indie rock singer/songwriter has carried out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The White Stripes Releasing First Greatest Hits Album, 12/4 — Preview with ‘Ball and Biscuit’ from 2003 (Pre-Order)
October 6, 2020
The White Stripes Releasing First Greatest Hits Album, 12/4 — Preview with ‘Ball and Biscuit’ from 2003 (Pre-Order)

Jack White and Meg White caused quite a ruckus as The White Stripes, their two-piece garage/rock stylings leaving a mark on the music scene two decades ago, before Jack forged...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archives: Stream a 1965 Demo of ‘Day After Day,’ from ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ (Out 10/30)
October 2, 2020
Joni Mitchell Archives: Stream a 1965 Demo of ‘Day After Day,’ from ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ (Out 10/30)

On Oct. 30, the Joni Mitchell Archives will be released to the masses by the iconic singer/songwriter and Rhino Records — and now we have a sample of what’s to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sufjan Stevens Adds to His Catalog with Sprawling 15-Song Album ‘The Ascension’ (Listen/Buy)
September 25, 2020
Out Now: Sufjan Stevens Adds to His Catalog with Sprawling 15-Song Album ‘The Ascension’ (Listen/Buy)

Listening to an album from Sufjan Stevens can be an emotional experience. The indie-rock/experimental singer/songwriter/producer has built a legacy on unpredictable irreverence and hauntingly beautiful songwriting, and on Friday he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival ‘Let the Music Play On’ Charity Stream Set for 10/3 (Lineup/Details)
September 22, 2020
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival ‘Let the Music Play On’ Charity Stream Set for 10/3 (Lineup/Details)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the annual San Francisco festival that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, saw its in-person event cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — only to announce...

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 | Mad Love
September 21, 2020
Mad Love

Drawing on multiple influences throughout his musical career, Clemon suffuses his debut album, Mad Love, with rock, pop, soul, jazz, reggae and folk and accordingly counts such diverse talents as Bob Marley, Prince, James Taylor, Richie Havens, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra and Bill Withers as impacting his eclectic mix of songs. World Music indeed!

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleet Foxes: New Album ‘Shore’ + Film Arriving 9/22 at 9:31 a.m. ET, Coinciding with the Autumnal Equinox
September 21, 2020
Fleet Foxes: New Album ‘Shore’ + Film Arriving 9/22 at 9:31 a.m. ET, Coinciding with the Autumnal Equinox

There will be a new Fleet Foxes album released this week — but not on Friday, mind you. No, the indie/rock band isn’t adhering to the “normal” way of doing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Gorgeous New Stop-Motion Music Video for Louis Armstrong’s Classic ‘What a Wonderful World’
September 16, 2020
Watch a Gorgeous New Stop-Motion Music Video for Louis Armstrong’s Classic ‘What a Wonderful World’

“What a Wonderful World” is one of the most beloved pieces of music ever recorded — and rightly so. Its themes of universal love, respect and kindness are ones to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Question Marks
September 15, 2020
Question Marks

Élena’s “Question Marks” is a collection of fresh, original compositions that mix her diverse musical influences, from Jazz to Pop to Latin, with a hint of Folk. Her superb stylized vocals are the perfect compliment to the sweet and tender ballads, playful upbeat songs and lyrical story lines. The album features musicians such as Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Robben Ford), Brian Allen (Jamey Johnson, Sara Bareilles) Giulio Carmassi (Pat Metheny, Will Lee), Paulie Cerra (Lionel Richie, Joe Bonamassa).

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 | Illunis
September 15, 2020
Illunis

In movies, Technicolor enhances each color on the screen. Each track on our album is a color that represents a period of time growing up in Los Angeles. Technicolor takes you through a journey of growth and nostalgia. It is new wine aged in old oak. We are Illunis, a hat wearing Folk-Rock band from the San Fernando Valley. If Queen and Mumford & Sons had a baby, we would be that spawn.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Shares ‘Guess Again’ and ‘Love is the King’ from New Solo LP Out 10/23; Live Stream Gig 9/18
September 15, 2020
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Shares ‘Guess Again’ and ‘Love is the King’ from New Solo LP Out 10/23; Live Stream Gig 9/18

On Oct, Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy will release a new solo album titled Love is the King. It’s the culmination of writing the celebrated indie rock singer/songwriter has carried...

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 | John Fogerty Says He Finds the Trump Campaign Using ‘Fortunate Son’ at Events ‘Confounding to Say the Least’
September 14, 2020
John Fogerty Says He Finds the Trump Campaign Using ‘Fortunate Son’ at Events ‘Confounding to Say the Least’

John Fogerty took to his Instagram page to share a video message regarding something that popped up in the news late last week. On Thursday, President Trump arrived at a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archival Series Announced; ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set Out 10/30 (Pre-Order)
September 11, 2020
Joni Mitchell Archival Series Announced; ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set Out 10/30 (Pre-Order)

The Joni Mitchell Archives are (finally) here. Announced by the iconic singer/songwriter and Rhino Records this week, it’s a new series of planned box set releases championing her amazing career...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book
September 10, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! They don’t award Nobel Prizes in Literature to just anybody — such an honor is reserved for the truly gifted wordsmiths....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Restless
September 9, 2020
Restless

From songs tinged with island rhythms like ska (Way Down Deep) and calypso (Never Comin Back) to New Orleans mambo (I Shoulda Done It) traveling to heavier sounds (River's Dry) and soaring harmonies (Fly Away With Me) and ending up with folk (Someday (Love Will Find Me)), the 10 songs on "Restless" will get you moving and thinking with music spiced with muscular horns, gliding guitar, and even pedal steel. A good time guaranteed for all.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Geddy Lee of Rush Is Fine, if ‘A Bit Boring’ – His Cardboard Cutout at a Baseball Game Caused Him to Trend on Twitter
September 9, 2020
Geddy Lee of Rush Is Fine, if ‘A Bit Boring’ – His Cardboard Cutout at a Baseball Game Caused Him to Trend on Twitter

Social media is a gift and a curse. There are some that would argue it’s ONLY a curse on society, and they’d have a point — but overall, social media...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream Aug. 28-30: Outside Lands ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival, The Who, Seether, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, TEARS (The Event Against Racism and Stereotyping)
August 28, 2020
What to Stream Aug. 28-30: Outside Lands ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival, The Who, Seether, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, TEARS (The Event Against Racism and Stereotyping)

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 — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Avett Brothers ‘The Third Gleam’ (Stream); Live Stream/Pay-Per-View Gig Coming 8/29
August 28, 2020
Out Now: The Avett Brothers ‘The Third Gleam’ (Stream); Live Stream/Pay-Per-View Gig Coming 8/29

Today, esteemed folk/rock band The Avett Brothers returned with The Third Gleam, an eight-song collection of new material. (Click here to purchase The Third Gleam from our Rock Cellar Store)....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Masked Jon Bon Jovi Wander an Empty, COVID-19 Affected NYC in Bon Jovi’s New ‘Do What You Can’ Video
August 25, 2020
Watch a Masked Jon Bon Jovi Wander an Empty, COVID-19 Affected NYC in Bon Jovi’s New ‘Do What You Can’ Video

These are trying times, to say the least, the entire country still very much wrapped up in the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it’s placed on everything — but there’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s Time to Listen to ‘Born to Run’ Again — Released 45 Years Ago Today by Bruce Springsteen
August 25, 2020
It’s Time to Listen to ‘Born to Run’ Again — Released 45 Years Ago Today by Bruce Springsteen

Leading into the summer of 1975, Bruce Springsteen was a fledgling singer/songwriter from New Jersey still on the cusp of “breaking through” — and then he released Born to Run on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 28 brings with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love & Revolution
August 21, 2020
Love & Revolution

If the saying “Music is the Soul given a voice” is true, then Rene Collins is that voice. Infusing African spirituality with reggae, jazz, folk, and a hint of Hip hop for taste, he blends together a sound, as contemporary as it is timeless. His music gives us more than something to fill the silence. He imparts to us words of wisdom and light in a perfect marriage of insight and love.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen + Adam Lambert Tease Some a Major Announcement Coming Later This Week
August 19, 2020
Queen + Adam Lambert Tease Some a Major Announcement Coming Later This Week

Update 8/20: Queen + Adam Lambert announced their first live album — click here for full details.  ———————— The Instagram account of Brian May, guitar god and Queen icon, has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Live Stream Set from John Prine’s Sons, Jack and Tommy Prine, Who Will Play the All the Best Festival in 2021
August 18, 2020
Watch a Live Stream Set from John Prine’s Sons, Jack and Tommy Prine, Who Will Play the All the Best Festival in 2021

On Tuesday, it was announced that Jack and Tommy Prine, sons of the late, great country/folk legend John Prine, will play the All the Best Festival in 2021. Launched in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More
August 17, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 21 brings with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | First Aid Kit Covers Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again,’ Benefiting Crew Nation and the Global Touring Community Affected by COVID-19
August 14, 2020
First Aid Kit Covers Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again,’ Benefiting Crew Nation and the Global Touring Community Affected by COVID-19

First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, shared a cover on Friday — and it’s a special one. (Click here to shop First...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)
August 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)

Today, Friday, Aug. 14 brought with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bittersweet Revival
August 13, 2020
Bittersweet Revival

Faultlines aspires to make music that brings to life human emotion with tight folk harmonies that warm like the California sun and lyrics that speak to the gritty, universal inter-human experience.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sufjan Stevens Premieres ‘Video Game,’ Choreographed By and Starring TikTok Star Jalaiah Harmon (Creator of the ‘Renegade’ Dance)
August 13, 2020
Sufjan Stevens Premieres ‘Video Game,’ Choreographed By and Starring TikTok Star Jalaiah Harmon (Creator of the ‘Renegade’ Dance)

Sufjan Stevens is back with another new song, and “Video Game” has a heavily stylized new music video to boot — one featuring Jalaiah Harmon, the viral TikTok star responsible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fully in Control of the ‘Oh No, Nickelback’s Back!’ Narrative, the Band Trended on Twitter After a Social Media Tease
August 11, 2020
Fully in Control of the ‘Oh No, Nickelback’s Back!’ Narrative, the Band Trended on Twitter After a Social Media Tease

Say what you will about Nickelback — the Canadian rock band has long been the butt of many jokes in “cool” music communities, despite selling more than 50 million records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bon Iver: Listen to ‘AUATC,’ ft. Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis and More
August 5, 2020
New from Bon Iver: Listen to ‘AUATC,’ ft. Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis and More

“AUATC” is short for “Ate Up All Their Cake,” and it’s the title of a new song from Justin Vernon and indie/rock veterans Bon Iver. Premiered on Wednesday, the song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 7/31-8/2: Elton John, Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, ‘Mavis 80’, Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core,’ The Go-Go’s Showtime Documentary
July 31, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 7/31-8/2: Elton John, Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Lollapalooza Virtual Festival, ‘Mavis 80’, Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core,’ The Go-Go’s Showtime Documentary

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 — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Premieres New Single ‘My Future’ — Listen/Stream
July 30, 2020
Billie Eilish Premieres New Single ‘My Future’ — Listen/Stream

It’s here. Below, listen to “My Future,” a brand new single from Billie Eilish, as premiered on Thursday afternoon with an animated music video: Said Eilish about the track in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Angel Olsen Premieres ‘Whole New Mess’ Song/Video, New Album Out 8/28
July 28, 2020
Angel Olsen Premieres ‘Whole New Mess’ Song/Video, New Album Out 8/28

On Tuesday, acclaimed indie/folk singer/songwriter Angel Olsen returned with a new music video for “Whole New Mess,” the title track off her upcoming album due out Aug. 28 via Jagjaguwar....

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 | Hear Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Cover Nick Drake’s ‘Black Eyed Dog’
July 21, 2020
Hear Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Cover Nick Drake’s ‘Black Eyed Dog’

Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens have premiered a new collaboration, a cover of the song “Black Eyed Dog” — which was originally written and recorded by the late Nick Drake...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression
July 21, 2020
Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression

Today, July 21, would have been the 69th birthday of Robin Williams. The legendary actor/comedian known for razor-sharp wit, an endlessly irreverent standup comedy style and a warm demeanor passed...

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 | Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, More Featured in ‘Mavis 80’ Celebration Live Stream Event 7/31
July 14, 2020
Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, More Featured in ‘Mavis 80’ Celebration Live Stream Event 7/31

In 2019, music icon Mavis Staples celebrated her 80th birthday – and a bunch of her musical friends gathered in Los Angeles for a special concert tribute at the Ace...

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 | 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 | Out Now: Stream ‘First Rose of Spring,’ the 70th(!) Studio Album from Willie Nelson
July 2, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘First Rose of Spring,’ the 70th(!) Studio Album from Willie Nelson

How many albums have you released in your life? There’s a very good chance you haven’t released as many as Willie Nelson, who notches his SEVENTIETH studio album with First...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s
June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s

On June 19, Bob Dylan released Rough and Rowdy Ways, his anticipated new album and his first record of original material since 2012’s Tempest. Click here to purchase a copy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson: Watch ‘4th of July’ Online Concert Film 7/4; Memoir with Sister Bobbie Nelson Announced
June 26, 2020
Willie Nelson: Watch ‘4th of July’ Online Concert Film 7/4; Memoir with Sister Bobbie Nelson Announced

Willie Nelson dropped some news this week, with two things of note coming up for fans of the country/folk legend. Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will not take place...

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 | Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)
June 18, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned a strong following since releasing her debut solo album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. Today, June 18, Bridgers released its follow-up, Punisher, and her...

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 | Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic
June 16, 2020
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic

There’s only one Lemmy Kilmister — and the longtime vocalist/bassist of the band Motörhead will be the focus of his own biopic, it was reported on Tuesday by Deadline. Kilmister,...

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 | 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More
June 8, 2020
6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More

This upcoming Thursday, June 11, will see the streaming premiere of Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine, a star-filled salute to the country/folk icon who passed away in early...

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 | Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention
May 28, 2020
Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention

As long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dictate our collective way of life, folks will find a way to remain entertained — and over the past few weeks, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video
May 25, 2020
Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video

Earlier this month, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May suffered a “small” heart attack, as he explained in a Instagram post early Monday morning. As he detailed, the heart attack took...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead Weekend Viewing: Shakedown Stream ‘Beat Club 4/21/72’ Friday 5/22, Dead & Company Madison Square Garden 10/31/2019 on Saturday 5/23
May 22, 2020
Grateful Dead Weekend Viewing: Shakedown Stream ‘Beat Club 4/21/72’ Friday 5/22, Dead & Company Madison Square Garden 10/31/2019 on Saturday 5/23

As has been the case for most weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, this weekend will bring with it marquee streaming opportunities for Grateful Dead fans looking for something to watch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)
May 22, 2020
Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)

On Sunday, May 24, Bob Dylan turns 79 years of age — so what better opportunity to celebrate the legendary musician/songwriter/cultural icon, who remains as crucial a part of our collective...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming on 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine,’ Streaming on Facebook, YouTube and More
May 21, 2020
Coming on 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine,’ Streaming on Facebook, YouTube and More

On June 11, the incredible life and career of John Prine will be commemorated with a special online event broadcast across his Facebook and YouTube pages, among other platforms. Announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Back to 1983 for a ‘Kill ‘Em All’-Era Metallica Show for #MetallicaMondays Tonight 5/18 on YouTube
May 18, 2020
Go Back to 1983 for a ‘Kill ‘Em All’-Era Metallica Show for #MetallicaMondays Tonight 5/18 on YouTube

It’s #MetallicaMonday — the band’s weekly series of archival streams released on YouTube to keep folks entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic — once again, and tonight, May 18, Metallica will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020
May 15, 2020
Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020

Phil May, vocalist of the English band The Pretty Things, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications after emergency hip surgery, it was announced on Friday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reach Weave Passionate Tales of Life, Love and Self-Reflection with Powerful New Album ‘Reunions’ (Listen)
May 15, 2020
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Reach Weave Passionate Tales of Life, Love and Self-Reflection with Powerful New Album ‘Reunions’ (Listen)

Jason Isbell recorded his entire new album with the 400 Unit, Reunions, without a capo. No, seriously, he promises he didn’t use one. Here’s my dark secret I’ve been waiting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video
May 12, 2020
Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video

Bryan Adams was looking forward to a run of shows at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London beginning this week, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the Canadian pop/rocker‘s plans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fire
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright  Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young Launches Podcast ‘Tripping On My Roots,’ Performs for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Sessions
May 11, 2020
Jesse Colin Young Launches Podcast ‘Tripping On My Roots,’ Performs for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Sessions

It’s a particularly busy time for Jesse Colin Young, celebrated singer/songwriter known for his solo work in addition to the music he made with the Youngbloods decades ago. Today, May...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK
May 8, 2020
Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK

Tending to the garden can be a great activity and a solid way to spend some time at home — unless you’re Queen guitarist Brian May, who apparently had a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling
April 30, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling

On May 4, the new mobile streaming platform Quibi will premiere a new Reno 911! revival series, bringing Thomas Lennon’s Deputy Dangle and the misfit police force back to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limited-Time SiriusXM Channels Dedicated to the Rolling Stones, Prince, Metallica, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, More Coming 5/1, Extends Free Access Through May
April 29, 2020
Limited-Time SiriusXM Channels Dedicated to the Rolling Stones, Prince, Metallica, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, More Coming 5/1, Extends Free Access Through May

A host of special new SiriusXM channels are coming this week, and it’s never been a better time for you to check out what the streaming radio platform has to...

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 | Preview This Saturday’s Dead & Company Stream with a Cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’ — Streaming 4/18 for COVID-19 Relief
April 16, 2020
Preview This Saturday’s Dead & Company Stream with a Cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’ — Streaming 4/18 for COVID-19 Relief

This Saturday, Dead & Company will continue their One More Saturday Night live stream series with a gig from Alpine Valley in 2018. The latest edition of the jam band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Break Those Chains That Bind You and Watch This Quarantined Family’s Shot-For-Shot Remake of Journey’s ‘Separate Ways’ Video
April 16, 2020
Break Those Chains That Bind You and Watch This Quarantined Family’s Shot-For-Shot Remake of Journey’s ‘Separate Ways’ Video

There’s enough dramatic posturing and serious facial expressions in the original music video for “Separate Ways,” released by Journey in 1983 as a single from the album Frontiers, to make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Commemorate John Prine And His 2018 Album ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’ with Archival Videos and Posts on Social Media
April 15, 2020
Commemorate John Prine And His 2018 Album ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’ with Archival Videos and Posts on Social Media

The passing of country/folk icon John Prine on April 7 due to complications related to the coronavirus was a tragic loss for the music community. The contributions he made to...

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 | Billy F Gibbons Remembers John Prine: ‘He Had a Nobility That Radiated Like a Million Watt Radio Station Just Across the Border’
April 8, 2020
Billy F Gibbons Remembers John Prine: ‘He Had a Nobility That Radiated Like a Million Watt Radio Station Just Across the Border’

The death of country/folk legend John Prine, who passed away this week at 73 after a brave battle with  COVID-19, left the music world rattled. Prine was an icon of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Duran Duran’s John Taylor Recovering After Bout with Coronavirus, an Experience That Felt Like a ‘Turbo-Charged Flu’
April 6, 2020
Duran Duran’s John Taylor Recovering After Bout with Coronavirus, an Experience That Felt Like a ‘Turbo-Charged Flu’

Over the weekend, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor used the band’s social media pages to issue an update to fans — announcing that he had recently mounted a battle against...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Prine Still in ICU with Pneumonia in Both Lungs, Per His Wife Fiona
April 3, 2020
John Prine Still in ICU with Pneumonia in Both Lungs, Per His Wife Fiona

Country/folk legend John Prine is still in the ICU as he battles pneumonia in both lungs, according to an update from his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine, late Thursday night. Prine,...

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 | Light In The Attic & Friends Live Charity Concert Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund This Friday 4/3
April 2, 2020
Light In The Attic & Friends Live Charity Concert Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund This Friday 4/3

On Friday, a number of musical acts will take part in a livestream charity concert from Light in the Attic, with proceeds benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. 100 percent of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tame Impala Recreates the Live Concert Experience with New ‘Immersive’ Mix of ‘The Slow Rush’ (Listen, With Headphones Please)
April 1, 2020
Tame Impala Recreates the Live Concert Experience with New ‘Immersive’ Mix of ‘The Slow Rush’ (Listen, With Headphones Please)

Back on February 14, which feels like it was a year and a half ago given what’s happened to the world in the age of the coronavirus pandemic, Tame Impala...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Update: John Prine Upgraded to Stable Condition in Coronavirus Battle, Wife Fiona Says
March 30, 2020
Update: John Prine Upgraded to Stable Condition in Coronavirus Battle, Wife Fiona Says

This past weekend brought the news that country/folk legend John Prine was in critical condition in the hospital after displaying symptoms of COVID-19, a development that came after his wife,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joan Baez Dedicates Acoustic Performance of ‘Hello In There’ to John Prine and Wife Fiona Whelan Prine in COVID-19 Battle
March 30, 2020
Joan Baez Dedicates Acoustic Performance of ‘Hello In There’ to John Prine and Wife Fiona Whelan Prine in COVID-19 Battle

This past weekend brought with it the concerning news that country/folk legend John Prine is currently in critical condition after being hospitalized last Thursday after showing signs of COVID-19 —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Prine: ‘His Situation is Critical,’ Says Family After Country Legend Hospitalized with COVID-19 Symptoms
March 29, 2020
John Prine: ‘His Situation is Critical,’ Says Family After Country Legend Hospitalized with COVID-19 Symptoms

Country/folk music legend John Prine has been hospitalized since Thursday after showing signs of the coronavirus, and the Prine family issued an update on Sunday regarding his condition. Per a...

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 | New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Earth Beat,’ from Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’
March 18, 2020
New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Earth Beat,’ from Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’

Iconic English musician/songwriter Paul Weller will get back after it on June 12 when he releases his new solo record, On Sunset — and on Tuesday, the former member of...

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 | The Foo Fighters’ Tour Was Postponed Due to Coronavirus, But Dave Grohl Broke the News in Amusing Fashion
March 16, 2020
The Foo Fighters’ Tour Was Postponed Due to Coronavirus, But Dave Grohl Broke the News in Amusing Fashion

Very little holds the Foo Fighters back from playing their no-frills rock and roll gigs … but we live in confusing, ever-changing times, and with massive global concern over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Debuting ‘Saving Grace’ Live Show
March 3, 2020
Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Debuting ‘Saving Grace’ Live Show

Legendary Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant remains a touring force these days. There may be no Zep reunions on the horizon (he’s ready to move past that), Plant and his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)
February 28, 2020
Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)

At this point, it’s anybody’s guess if the world might ever see a new album from System of a Down. It’s been 15 years since the incendiary rock/metal band‘s Mezmerize/Hypnotize...

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 | Brian May and Queen Playing in the Pouring Rain is a Perfect Example of ‘The Show Must Go On’
February 13, 2020
Brian May and Queen Playing in the Pouring Rain is a Perfect Example of ‘The Show Must Go On’

Brian May has had an eventful week. The iconic Queen guitarist made headlines earlier this week after a tense run-in with an overzealous photographer in Australia as May, Adam Lambert...

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 | Motorycle Stunts, ‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo and a New Album, ‘Father of All …’ — It’s a Big Day for Green Day
February 7, 2020
Motorycle Stunts, ‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo and a New Album, ‘Father of All …’ — It’s a Big Day for Green Day

On Friday, Green Day returned with a new album, the aggressively titled Father of All Motherfuckers. The record is a whole lot of fun — click here to read our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: Debut Solo LP ‘Earth’ Out 4/17, Stream ‘Shangri-La’
February 6, 2020
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien: Debut Solo LP ‘Earth’ Out 4/17, Stream ‘Shangri-La’

In late 2019, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien announced plans to release his first-ever solo album, and Earth (released under his initials, EOB) will be out on April 17 via Capitol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)
February 6, 2020
Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)

On “The Grouch,” the third track on 1997’s Nimrod, Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong laments, “I was a young boy that had big plans/Now I’m just another shitty old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Rock the Valley’ Battle of the Bands Competition Set for Canoga Park, CA. on 2/10
January 31, 2020
‘Rock the Valley’ Battle of the Bands Competition Set for Canoga Park, CA. on 2/10

There’s a Battle of the Bands brewing in Canoga Park, California, and it’ll all go down on Monday, February 10 at the Madrid Theatre. Billed as “a musical talent show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Allow Blur Guitarist Graham Coxon to Showcase the Benefits of Using the Softube Console 1 Fader (at the NAMM Show 2020)
January 22, 2020
Allow Blur Guitarist Graham Coxon to Showcase the Benefits of Using the Softube Console 1 Fader (at the NAMM Show 2020)

Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, Softube bills itself as an ensemble of “rock & roll scientists” with aims at revolutionizing the music-making process, and at the NAMM Show this past weekend,...

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 | 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 | Zac Brown Band Announces 2020 ‘Roar with the Lions’ Tour, Promising a ‘Genre-Crossing’ Musical Experience
January 9, 2020
Zac Brown Band Announces 2020 ‘Roar with the Lions’ Tour, Promising a ‘Genre-Crossing’ Musical Experience

The Zac Brown Band has grown beyond its distinct “country music” designation over the years, earning acclaim for its ability to attract an audience from multiple genres and fandoms. You...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothée Chalamet to Star as Bob Dylan in New Film Capturing the ‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Era
January 7, 2020
Timothée Chalamet to Star as Bob Dylan in New Film Capturing the ‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Era

When casting an actor in a key role, it’s important to make the correct choice — and this week’s news that Timothée Chalamet has reportedly signed on to portray Bob...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Save the Date: Catch Rock Cellar at the NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim on Jan. 16-19!
January 2, 2020
Save the Date: Catch Rock Cellar at the NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim on Jan. 16-19!

It’s officially January, which means it’s time once again to get ready for The NAMM Show, the annual gathering of musically-minded folks from all corners of the world, debuting exciting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’
December 23, 2019
Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’

How many Nobel Prize winners have recorded chart-topping holiday albums? The list has to be short, right? But back in 2009, Bob Dylan released Christmas in the Heart, a collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio Co-Headlining 2020 Tour Announced
December 11, 2019
Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio Co-Headlining 2020 Tour Announced

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio, two of the more important punk rock bands of the past few decades — with Bad Religion‘s reach extending as far back as the early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Says He Quit Smoking Altogether — Including Marijuana — to Help His Breathing Issues
December 4, 2019
Willie Nelson Says He Quit Smoking Altogether — Including Marijuana — to Help His Breathing Issues

Willie Nelson is an undeniable legend, his music and personality standing the test of time and helping to make him one of the most influential country/folk musicians to ever pick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Gives Thumbs-Up, Assures Fans ‘Everything Still Works!’ After Leg Surgery
December 3, 2019
Queen’s Brian May Gives Thumbs-Up, Assures Fans ‘Everything Still Works!’ After Leg Surgery

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May was dealing with a nagging and painful heel issue throughout the band’s recent touring obligations, and it forced him to go under the knife this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2020 with Eagles and the Doobie Brothers at an ‘Exclusive Luxury Concert Experience in Cabo San Lucas’
December 3, 2019
Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2020 with Eagles and the Doobie Brothers at an ‘Exclusive Luxury Concert Experience in Cabo San Lucas’

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 may prove to be a special one for the most dedicated classic rock fans — as Eagles and the Doobie Brothers will host a special and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Pesci … Still Singing,’ the New Jazz Album from Joe Pesci
December 2, 2019
Stream ‘Pesci … Still Singing,’ the New Jazz Album from Joe Pesci

Legendary actor Joe Pesci is in the news lately for his typically powerful performance in the new Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, which hit Netflix on Nov. 27. Pesci, 76,...

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 | Watch The 1975 Explore Vulnerability in the New Video for ‘Frail State of Mind’
November 21, 2019
Watch The 1975 Explore Vulnerability in the New Video for ‘Frail State of Mind’

Last month, The 1975 premiered “Frail State of Mind,” a new single that expressed some real, relatable sentiments of vulnerability and fragility that front man Matty Healy said was inspired...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion
November 19, 2019
My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion

The recent announcement that emo/rock band My Chemical Romance was reconvening after several years apart for a special concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was met with feverish...

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 | The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’
November 14, 2019
The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

As a frequent guest on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, Steve Martin often did a recurring skit with the catchphrase “I’m just a wild and crazy guy.” Danny Wilde,...

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 | Preview Joe Pesci’s Jazzy New Album(!) ‘Still Singing’ with ‘Baby Girl,’ Featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine
November 7, 2019
Preview Joe Pesci’s Jazzy New Album(!) ‘Still Singing’ with ‘Baby Girl,’ Featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine

On Nov. 27, Martin Scorsese‘s highly anticipated gangster/crime movie The Irishman will premiere on Netflix, bringing legendary actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci back to the screen...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The 1975’s New Album with the Intriguing, Vulnerable ‘Frail State of Mind’
October 24, 2019
Preview The 1975’s New Album with the Intriguing, Vulnerable ‘Frail State of Mind’

I’m sorry ’bout my frail state of mind, sings Matty Healy, front man of The 1975, on the band’s new single, “Frail State of Mind,” which premiered on Thursday. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Eat World is Thriving, Not Merely ‘Surviving,’ on Excellent and Engaging New Album (Review/Stream)
October 17, 2019
Jimmy Eat World is Thriving, Not Merely ‘Surviving,’ on Excellent and Engaging New Album (Review/Stream)

When a band has been together as long as Jimmy Eat World, releasing as many solid and cohesive albums as the band has over its two decade-plus career thus far,...

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 | 50th Anniversary Edition of the Band’s 1969 Self-Titled ‘Brown’ Album Coming in November
September 27, 2019
50th Anniversary Edition of the Band’s 1969 Self-Titled ‘Brown’ Album Coming in November

Sept. 22, 1969 was the date that the Band released its self-titled second record, which would go on to be referred to as The Brown Album, occupying a key space...

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 | 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 Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album
September 16, 2019
The Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album

On Sept. 6, The Highwomen released their anticipated full-length album. The country/indie supergroup featuring Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires has amassed a ton of buzz in...

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 | 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 | Judy Collins: ‘Winter Stories’ Album with Jonas Fjeld and the Chatham County Line Coming in November
September 4, 2019
Judy Collins: ‘Winter Stories’ Album with Jonas Fjeld and the Chatham County Line Coming in November

The legendary and lovely Judy Collins is preparing a new album for release, and on Nov. 15 Winter Stories will be out. A collaborative project with Norwegian folk artist Jonas...

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 | Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician
August 28, 2019
Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician

Writer/musician Jeff Slate remembers the late Jeff Buckley, whose landmark 1994 album Grace celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Jeff Buckley was something truly special. Like so many others have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I Finally Saw The Rolling Stones Live (at the Rose Bowl) and My Life Will Never Be The Same
August 23, 2019
I Finally Saw The Rolling Stones Live (at the Rose Bowl) and My Life Will Never Be The Same

Through my more than two decades of going to concerts, I had never seen the Rolling Stones live. I’d caught gigs from the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom...

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 | 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 | Stream Dirty Heads’ Genre-Bending New Album ‘Super Moon,’ Recorded in Nashville with Producer Dave Cobb
August 9, 2019
Stream Dirty Heads’ Genre-Bending New Album ‘Super Moon,’ Recorded in Nashville with Producer Dave Cobb

Dirty Heads rose to prominence thanks to a hybrid of styles that saw reggae, rock and acoustic/folk thrown together, with occasional hip-hop forays thrown into the mix. The band’s new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’
August 8, 2019
Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’

American singer/songwriter/folk musician Joel Rafael recently released a record titled Rose Avenue. The album, Rafael’s tenth studio album after decades of work recording and performing gigs with legends including Crosby,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Dates, Citing a ‘Breathing Problem’
August 8, 2019
Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Dates, Citing a ‘Breathing Problem’

Wednesday evening, 86-year-old Willie Nelson announced that he’s been forced to cancel his upcoming tour with Allison Krauss, citing a medical concern as the reason: To my fans,I’m sorry to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tool: ‘Fear Inoculum’ Album Art, Pre-Order, First Single Details Announced
August 5, 2019
Tool: ‘Fear Inoculum’ Album Art, Pre-Order, First Single Details Announced

Update: Tool’s new song “Fear Inoculum” is available now — click here. It seems exceedingly strange to see so much activity out of the band Tool, but with a long...

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 | At Long Last, Tool’s Back Catalog Has Hit Streaming Platforms Ahead of New Album Out 8/30
August 2, 2019
At Long Last, Tool’s Back Catalog Has Hit Streaming Platforms Ahead of New Album Out 8/30

Would it surprise you to find out that Tool, the metal/progressive band that has attained near-mythical status over the years, has only released four full-length studio albums to date? Just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Violent Femmes’ New Album ‘Hotel Last Resort,’ Available Now
July 26, 2019
Hear the Violent Femmes’ New Album ‘Hotel Last Resort,’ Available Now

Violent Femmes returned on Friday with a new album, Hotel Last Resort, which kicks off with a song that’s sure to get stuck in your head — and “Another Chorus”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Order in Decline,’ Sum 41’s Explosive and Riff-Heavy New Album (Listen)
July 18, 2019
Out Now: ‘Order in Decline,’ Sum 41’s Explosive and Riff-Heavy New Album (Listen)

The moment guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined Sum 41 in 2015, it meant one thing: lots of riffs were returning to the mix. When the Canadian pop/punk band burst onto the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Career-Spanning ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Documentary Opening NY/LA This Week
July 17, 2019
Career-Spanning ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Documentary Opening NY/LA This Week

Given his contributions to music and the cultural pantheon of music history over the years, David Crosby doesn’t have to worry about folks not remembering what he’s done for decades...

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&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 | Rest in Peace, Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service: 1946 – 2019
July 1, 2019
Rest in Peace, Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service: 1946 – 2019

Renowned singer/guitairst Gary Duncan, known most notably for his work with San Francisco-based psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service, has passed away at the age of 72, it was announced...

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 | Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)
June 24, 2019
Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)

Willie Nelson has released approximately three million albums. OK, that’s not an accurate figure, but it feels like he has. The iconic musician/storyteller, now 86 years old, is still as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)
June 19, 2019
Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)

We’re just over a week away from the premiere of Yesterday, the new Danny Boyle-directed movie that imagines a world where nobody remembers the music or influence of the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Calm Your Concert Angst with Violent Femmes’ Cathartic New Song ‘Another Chorus’
June 19, 2019
Calm Your Concert Angst with Violent Femmes’ Cathartic New Song ‘Another Chorus’

You know that feeling when you go to a concert and the band on stage — it doesn’t matter if it’s the band you came to see or the opening...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August
June 14, 2019
Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August

Southern California-based rock/reggae/hip-hop band Dirty Heads will release their seventh full-length album, Super Moon, on August 9. The band announced the record on Friday and premiered its title track —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 2)’ LP Coming 6/21  ft. Cheap Trick, Martha Wainwright and More
June 13, 2019
‘This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 2)’ LP Coming 6/21 ft. Cheap Trick, Martha Wainwright and More

On June 21, a compilation paying tribute to the musical contributions of the late Harry Nilsson will be released. This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 2) (pre-order...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity
June 10, 2019
David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity

This month, famed auction house Christie’s will auction more than 120 of rock and roll legend David Gilmour’s guitars. The David Gilmour Guitar Collection represents a remarkable, hand-picked group of instruments...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)
June 7, 2019
Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)

The anticipated new box set from Bob Dylan commemorating a special live tour from his archives is out today — and The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is...

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 | 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 | Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21
June 3, 2019
Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21

There’s no reason Willie Nelson *needs* to release any more albums. He’s a living legend of the highest esteem, and he’s released so many records over the years it’d take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Freebo and Alice Howe at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Photos/Recap)
May 20, 2019
Freebo and Alice Howe at McCabe’s Guitar Shop (Photos/Recap)

On Saturday, May 18, McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California welcomed to its iconic stage a pair of soulful singer/songwriters of two generations sharing their music in a unique musical...

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 | 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 | Tool to Release Awaited New Album on August 30
May 8, 2019
Tool to Release Awaited New Album on August 30

The most recent Tool album came out in 2006. It’s been 13 years since 10,000 Days was released by the innovative and mercurial metal band, but the wait’s over …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Tool (Finally) Premiere New Material — Watch the Band Play ‘Descending’ and ‘Invincible’ in Concert
May 6, 2019
Watch Tool (Finally) Premiere New Material — Watch the Band Play ‘Descending’ and ‘Invincible’ in Concert

At long last, Maynard James Keenan and Tool have released new music — sort of. The renowned and reclusive metal band began a tour over the weekend with a show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: New Found Glory Tackle Music from ‘Frozen,’ ‘Twilight,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and More on New Covers EP ‘From the Screen to the Stereo 3’
May 3, 2019
Out Now: New Found Glory Tackle Music from ‘Frozen,’ ‘Twilight,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and More on New Covers EP ‘From the Screen to the Stereo 3’

In the early days of Florida-based pop/punk band New Found Glory‘s career, they became known as “the covers band,” according to singer Jordan Pundik, who said as much at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Vampire Weekend’s Album ‘Father of the Bride,’ the Band’s Longest and Most Ambitious Record to Date (Listen)
May 3, 2019
Out Now: Vampire Weekend’s Album ‘Father of the Bride,’ the Band’s Longest and Most Ambitious Record to Date (Listen)

For much of the past decade or so, Vampire Weekend has been one of the most celebrated and successful indie/rock bands around — and today, the group’s fourth full-length, Father...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7
May 1, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7

On June 7, an expansive collection of archival live music from the Bob Dylan vaults will be released as a huge box set, and Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday
May 1, 2019
Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday

Earlier this week, the great Willie Nelson celebrated his 86th birthday and took the opportunity to premiere a new music video for the title track off his forthcoming studio album,...

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 | Stream Violent Femmes’ New Song ‘Hotel Last Resort,’ Featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine
April 30, 2019
Stream Violent Femmes’ New Song ‘Hotel Last Resort,’ Featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine

The Violent Femmes hold a special place in indie/rock history, quintessential songs including “Blister in the Sun” remaining radio staples to this day, and the veteran band will release a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory: ‘From the Screen to the Stereo 3’ EP Out This Friday; ‘Let It Go’ Cover/Video Released
April 29, 2019
New Found Glory: ‘From the Screen to the Stereo 3’ EP Out This Friday; ‘Let It Go’ Cover/Video Released

This Friday, May 3, pop-punk veterans New Found Glory will release From the Screen to the Stereo 3, a new EP of iconic songs from movies that is the third...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track
April 26, 2019
Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track

Continuing a recent theme this week of album announcements featuring horse-related artwork, Willie Nelson unveiled plans on Friday for another new studio album, Ride Me Back Home, which will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Watch a Video for the Jammed-Out ‘Chauffer’s Daughter,’ from the New LP ‘Servants of the Sun’
April 24, 2019
New Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Watch a Video for the Jammed-Out ‘Chauffer’s Daughter,’ from the New LP ‘Servants of the Sun’

On June 14, Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release Servants of the Sun, a new record that was previewed recently with a groovy track called “Comin’ Round the Mountain.” Here’s another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wander the Streets of Madeira, Portugal in The Dream Syndicate’s New Video for ‘The Way In’
April 16, 2019
Wander the Streets of Madeira, Portugal in The Dream Syndicate’s New Video for ‘The Way In’

There’s a certain wandering element in The Dream Syndicate‘s new music video for “The Way In,” which is by design: in the clip, somebody walks the streets of Madeira, Portugal,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: John Paul White’s Haunting and Melancholy New Album ‘The Hurting Kind’
April 12, 2019
Out Now: John Paul White’s Haunting and Melancholy New Album ‘The Hurting Kind’

John Paul White, longtime member of the band The Civil Wars, released a new solo album on Friday — and The Hurting Kind is a poignant, affecting set of songs...

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 | Watch New Found Glory’s New Video for Their ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Cover
April 9, 2019
Watch New Found Glory’s New Video for Their ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Cover

A question you may find yourself asking while watching New Found Glory‘s energetic new music video for their cover of the classic Rocky III theme “Eye of the Tiger,” originally...

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 | Vampire Weekend Premiere Two More New Songs, ‘Unbearably White’ and ‘This Life’ – Listen
April 4, 2019
Vampire Weekend Premiere Two More New Songs, ‘Unbearably White’ and ‘This Life’ – Listen

The lead-up to the release of Vampire Weekend‘s new album, Father of the Bride, has been busy — and on Thursday the indie/pop outfit premiered two more songs off the...

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 | Hear the Wistful ‘The Good Old Days,’ from John Paul White’s Upcoming Album ‘The Hurting Kind’
March 26, 2019
Hear the Wistful ‘The Good Old Days,’ from John Paul White’s Upcoming Album ‘The Hurting Kind’

On April 12, John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars, will release a new solo album titled The Hurting Kind. White recently previewed the LP with a track called...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Comin’ Round the Mountain,’ from Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s New Album ‘Servants of the Sun’ Out 6/14
March 26, 2019
Hear ‘Comin’ Round the Mountain,’ from Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s New Album ‘Servants of the Sun’ Out 6/14

On June 14, Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release Servants of the Sun, the blues/rock ensemble’s six full-length album since its formation in 2011. Along with that news, the band premiered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jenny Lewis Releases Vibrant New Album ‘On the Line’ — Listen (New Music Friday)
March 22, 2019
Jenny Lewis Releases Vibrant New Album ‘On the Line’ — Listen (New Music Friday)

On Friday, indie rock singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis released On the Line, her anticipated new album that serves as the former Rilo Kiley singer’s fourth solo record and the follow-up to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Covered ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ for Their New EP
March 19, 2019
New Found Glory Covered ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman’ for Their New EP

Florida’s New Found Glory have premiered another song from their upcoming EP of movie theme songs, and this one’s just about perfect. “This Is Me” is one of the standout...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jenny Lewis Premieres ‘Wasted Youth,’ Another Song from Her New LP ‘On the Line’ Out 3/22
March 15, 2019
Jenny Lewis Premieres ‘Wasted Youth,’ Another Song from Her New LP ‘On the Line’ Out 3/22

Acclaimed indie/rock singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is preparing to release her new studio album, On the Line, which will be out next Friday, March 22. Today, Lewis previewed the record with...

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 | Vampire Weekend’s Odd New ‘Sunflower’ Music Video Was Directed by Jonah Hill and Features Jerry Seinfeld and Fab Five Freddy
March 13, 2019
Vampire Weekend’s Odd New ‘Sunflower’ Music Video Was Directed by Jonah Hill and Features Jerry Seinfeld and Fab Five Freddy

On May 3, Vampire Weekend will return with a new studio album — and each song released thus far from Father Of The Bride has helped heighten anticipation for the...

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 | Hozier (No. 1 on the Charts Right Now) Announces Big Fall Tour Supporting ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ LP
March 11, 2019
Hozier (No. 1 on the Charts Right Now) Announces Big Fall Tour Supporting ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ LP

A few years back, Hozier hit it big on the alternative radio scene with his breakthrough single, “Take Me To Church” — but the singer/songwriter has hit massive pay dirt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judah & the Lion Detail ‘Pep Talks’ Tour, with New Album Coming 5/3
March 8, 2019
Judah & the Lion Detail ‘Pep Talks’ Tour, with New Album Coming 5/3

2019 is going to to be a productive, gig-heavy year for Judah & The Lion, as the band announced their Pep Talks Worldwide Tour and other performances earlier this week....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Vampire Weekend’s New Album ‘Father of the Bride’ with Three Songs
March 6, 2019
Preview Vampire Weekend’s New Album ‘Father of the Bride’ with Three Songs

Vampire Weekend will release a new album titled Father of the Bride on May 3 via Columbia Records — and on Wednesday, the celebrated indie/rock band premiered two new songs....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More
March 4, 2019
The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More

The Ohana Festival is the three-day music festival curated by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, and the 2019 edition was unveiled on Monday. 🌴#OhanaFest🌴 ft. Eddie Vedder, The Red...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘The Hurting Kind,’ the New Solo LP from the Civil Wars’ John Paul White Due Out in April
February 28, 2019
Preview ‘The Hurting Kind,’ the New Solo LP from the Civil Wars’ John Paul White Due Out in April

Indie-rock songwriter John Paul White has two solo records to his name — 2008’s The Long Goodbye and 2016’s Beulah, which were sandwiched around the existence of his band, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour
February 26, 2019
Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour

Twenty years is a long time for a band to be together — and Taking Back Sunday will celebrate 20 years in 2019, which will be an exciting year for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Simple Creatures (Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth) Premiere Video for ‘Strange Love,’ EP Out 3/26
February 21, 2019
Simple Creatures (Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth) Premiere Video for ‘Strange Love,’ EP Out 3/26

Simple Creatures came as a surprise to most folks via Twitter in late January. Alex Gaskarth, front man of the pop-punk band All Time Low, would later reveal on his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory’s Video for Their ‘The Power of Love’ Cover is a Great ‘Back to the Future’ Tribute
February 20, 2019
New Found Glory’s Video for Their ‘The Power of Love’ Cover is a Great ‘Back to the Future’ Tribute

Pop-punk kings New Found Glory have been hard at work on another set of covers of some of the most beloved movie songs ever recorded, and on May 3 the...

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 | A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild
February 12, 2019
A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild

The Beatles. You know them. We all know them. The world knows them. Right? The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison is among the most...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions with Spinal Tap Legend Derek Smalls at the NAMM Show 2019
January 30, 2019
A Few Questions with Spinal Tap Legend Derek Smalls at the NAMM Show 2019

When given a rare one-on-one conversation with Derek Smalls, bassist of mythical and oh-so-very-loud rock and roll icons Spinal Tap, what would one ask? At the NAMM Show in Anaheim...

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 | 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 | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees: Radiohead, the Zombies, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, the Cure and Roxy Music
December 13, 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees: Radiohead, the Zombies, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, the Cure and Roxy Music

On Thursday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the official list of inductees into its halls for 2019, so congratulations to the following: Radiohead The Zombies Stevie...

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 | 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 | 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 | The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos
October 8, 2018
Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos

To witness Cal Jam 18 in San Bernardino, Calif., was to experience rock and roll in its purest state in 2018. The Foo Fighters gathered their friends and colleagues at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Brian Whelan
September 24, 2018
Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Since leaving Dwight Yoakam’s band in 2015, Americana singer/songwriter Brian Whelan and former member of indie rock band The Broken West has continued to tour as a sideman and solo artist...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)
August 29, 2018
RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)

How many artists can say they had the good fortune of spending studio time with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham before they joined Fleetwood Mac? Not many, but Walter Egan...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man
July 13, 2017
From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Stacy Jones make music, whether you know it or not. Over the years, he’s been a drummer, lead singer, guitarist, producer and Music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | New from the Shins: Stream 'Mildenhall,' Off the Upcoming Album 'Heartworms' Out 3/10
February 16, 2017
New from the Shins: Stream 'Mildenhall,' Off the Upcoming Album 'Heartworms' Out 3/10

James Mercer is readying another Shins album, as Heartworms will be released on March 10 via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records. On Thursday, a new song was premiered from the record. Titled...

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 | Dave Davies (and Son Russ) Releasing New Album ‘Open Road’ in March; Stream ‘Path is Long’
February 8, 2017
Dave Davies (and Son Russ) Releasing New Album ‘Open Road’ in March; Stream ‘Path is Long’

On March 31, Dave Davies of the Kinks will release a new album titled Open Road. The result of a collaboration between Davies and his son, Russ Davies, Open Road...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

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 | Photos: Linda Ronstadt Tribute at the Ace Hotel Brings Out the Stars for Parkinson's Research
December 13, 2016
Photos: Linda Ronstadt Tribute at the Ace Hotel Brings Out the Stars for Parkinson's Research

The Theatre the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles was the place to be on Sunday, December 11, as it hosted a wonderful benefit gig honoring the career and music of...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Dawes
November 2, 2016
Turn Me On: Dawes

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear 'Westworld' Composer Ramin Djawadi's Piano Renditions of Radiohead, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones and the Cure
November 2, 2016
Hear 'Westworld' Composer Ramin Djawadi's Piano Renditions of Radiohead, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones and the Cure

There are plenty of reasons for folks to tune in to Westworld, HBO’s new sci-fi drama spearheaded by executive producers JJ. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Afghan Whigs Announce Special 'Black Love' Gigs Supporting Guitarist Dave Rosser's Cancer Battle
November 1, 2016
Afghan Whigs Announce Special 'Black Love' Gigs Supporting Guitarist Dave Rosser's Cancer Battle

The Afghan Whigs have announced a pair of special December gigs that will find them performing 1996’s Black Love in its entirety. The context for the announcement, however, is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News 'Amazing,' Adds, 'Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?'
October 28, 2016
Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News 'Amazing,' Adds, 'Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?'

Earlier this month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature — a prestigious designation given to one of the most beloved and prolific songwriters in music history. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”
October 27, 2016
Eric Clapton, Others Named in $5 Million Lawsuit over Unplugged “Corrine, Corrina”

Eric Clapton, the Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, EMI Mills Music Inc., Rhino Entertainment, Viacom, Folkways Music Publishers, Hal Leonard LLC, and J.W. Pepper & Sons have each been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Butch Walker Announces Special 'Cassette Backs' LP for Record Store Day's Black Friday Event on 11/25
October 27, 2016
Butch Walker Announces Special 'Cassette Backs' LP for Record Store Day's Black Friday Event on 11/25

Songwriter/producer Butch Walker recently released a fantastic new solo record, Stay Gold. On Friday, November 25, he will release a special LP of demos and 4-track recordings from the sessions...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May Cancels 2016 Touring Schedule Citing 'Persistent Illness', Promises to Return
October 24, 2016
Brian May Cancels 2016 Touring Schedule Citing 'Persistent Illness', Promises to Return

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May revealed a bit of a personal update over the weekend: he’s been forced to cancel his remaining scheduled 2016 performances in order to deal with...

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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson
October 7, 2016
Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for...

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 | Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Hollywood Bowl: Recap (w/ Photos)
September 12, 2016
Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Hollywood Bowl: Recap (w/ Photos)

For three glorious nights, Jeff Lynne’s ELO taught a musical history lesson at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Each show was capped with a rousing bit of fireworks, and we’re not...

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 | Recap: Sufjan Stevens at the Hollywood Bowl – A Great Night All Around
August 9, 2016
Recap: Sufjan Stevens at the Hollywood Bowl – A Great Night All Around

On Sunday night, indie king Sufjan Stevens and his nine-piece band of neon-clad backing musicians/dancers took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl to demonstrate just how he’s become one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

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 | Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)
July 29, 2016
Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Guest post by Peter Palmiere ———————————– All you need is Love rang true Thursday night, July 14 at the Mirage hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, as Cirque du Soleil celebrated...

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 | Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Daily Lineup, Livestream Details
July 21, 2016
Outside Lands Music Festival Announces Daily Lineup, Livestream Details

The 2016 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is coming up fast. It’ll take place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco from August 5 through August 7, and on...

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 | Best New Music: Good Charlotte's 'Youth Authority' Is a Solid Farewell Record — If That's What It Is
July 20, 2016
Best New Music: Good Charlotte's 'Youth Authority' Is a Solid Farewell Record — If That's What It Is

Nearly 15 years ago, few alt/punk/pop bands were as big of a deal as Good Charlotte. The band’s 2002 album The Young and the Hopeless was on its way to going...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay in New Jersey for 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode' – Watch
July 18, 2016
Michael J. Fox Joins Coldplay in New Jersey for 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode' – Watch

Fans of the Back to the Future films, this one’s for you. At Coldplay‘s tour stop in New Jersey on Sunday night, Chris Martin and his band mates welcomed a...

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 | Turn Me On: Cory Sipper
June 30, 2016
Turn Me On: Cory Sipper

KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson is back, with another installment of his Turn Me On column … showcasing singer/songwriter Cory Sipper. ——————————— If the only requisite for scoring hit after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ticketmaster Settlement Means You *Might* Have Free Concert Ticket Vouchers
June 22, 2016
Ticketmaster Settlement Means You *Might* Have Free Concert Ticket Vouchers

This week has been an eventful one for concert ticketing juggernaut Ticketmaster. The much maligned ticket seller, which has in the past waged wars with bands like Pearl Jam, was...

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 | Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork
June 7, 2016
Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork

In commemoration of their 50th anniversary, The Monkees have pulled off the impossible with Good Times, the group‘s first new studio album in 20 years. The LP is truly a timeless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rage Against the Machine/Cypress Hill/Public Enemy Supergroup Prophets of Rage Rock the Whisky (Video)
June 1, 2016
Rage Against the Machine/Cypress Hill/Public Enemy Supergroup Prophets of Rage Rock the Whisky (Video)

On Tuesday night, the new rap/rock supergroup featuring Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, Public Enemy MC Chuck D. and B-Real of Cypress Hill made...

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 | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)
February 6, 2015
Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” “Love Me...

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 | Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview
October 7, 2014
Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview

Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album out October 7th on Inside Recordings, is full of the sort of ruminations on love and loss and the state of...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour with the Sensational Space Shifters
April 12, 2013
Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour with the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant announced a lengthy summer tour that will find him traveling around the United States with throughout June and July. No, you can keep holding your breaths – the tour isn’t...

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 | Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (Beat Box; 2007) The latest resurgence of New Wave has been years in the making, with largely underground acts like Glass Candy re-crafting the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 4, 2013
February Album Reviews

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Joe & The Fish – The Greatest Protest Song of the ’60s?  (Interview)
January 7, 2013
Country Joe & The Fish – The Greatest Protest Song of the ’60s? (Interview)

As the Vietnam War escalated in the mid-1960s and more young men were drafted into the military, protest songs became more mainstream.  Once a staple of folk music, like Phil...

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 | Recap: Graham Parker & the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham, Ryan Adams at The Roxy's "This is 40" Party (Videos/Pics)
December 13, 2012
Recap: Graham Parker & the Rumour, Lindsey Buckingham, Ryan Adams at The Roxy's "This is 40" Party (Videos/Pics)

On Tuesday night, one of those special “Hollywood events” took place at the Roxy Theatre. Celebrating the release of the soundtrack to Judd Apatow‘s new film This is 40 were Graham Parker & the...

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 | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | "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 | 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 | Top 11 Songs About Football
October 1, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Football

Yes it’s that time of year again.  The beer.  The hot and greasy wings.  The hot and greasy tailgating.  And, oh yes, that little bit of pigskin insanity called football....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | September/October Album Reviews
September 11, 2012
September/October Album Reviews

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)
August 14, 2012
Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)

RECAP: OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 2 & 3 (Text and photos by Adrian Garro/Rock Cellar Magazine) The final two days of the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)
August 12, 2012
Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)

During a 2011 appearance at an Occupy L.A. rally Tom Morello – an original member of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave – wore a cap with the logo of...

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

Alanis Morissette Slightly Stoopid The Darkness Toadies Susanna Hoffs Dispatch Steve Vai Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights With her new album Havoc and Bright Lights, Alanis Morissette re-affirms herself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)
July 17, 2012
¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gives an interview detailing the band's 4-decade career, their current popularity, and working with that "f***ing idiot" Paul Simon.

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

Everclear Frank Ocean Joe Walsh Matisyahu Soul Asylum Neil Young Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars, the new album from Everclear, is better than it ought to be. Yes, Art Alexakis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)
June 12, 2012
Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)

It may just be the sexiest mile and a half in America: a curvy, alluring ribbon of road called the Sunset Strip. Since the 1930s, the portion of Sunset Boulevard...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan is BACK!
April 16, 2012
Donovan is BACK!

Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ani DiFranco Inspires the Orpheum (Concert Review)
March 28, 2012
Ani DiFranco Inspires the Orpheum (Concert Review)

ANI DIFRANCO at the Orpheum Theatre – March 24, 2012 It’s not that she’s wiser or less incensed, maybe not even that’s she’s feeling more joy and less shame, but...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…
March 19, 2012
Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…

In the liner notes to Daniel Lanois’ 2003 album Shine, the musician and producer writes: “What a privilege to be able to make music. And what an honor to have it received...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)

Some songs seem as if they were written just for you.  The lyrics resonate as if they were penned by your own personal biographer. Judy Collins gets that feeling every...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
July 20, 2011
Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap

Ever since Spinal Tap skewered classic rock bands with their excess, egos and miniature Stonehenge stage props back in 1984, many other fictional musicians and bands have popped up in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songwriter Harry Chapin Remembered 30 Years Later
June 29, 2011
Songwriter Harry Chapin Remembered 30 Years Later

An interview with Jen Chapin about her father Harry Chapin's songs and legacy.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend
June 28, 2011
Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There
June 27, 2011
Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There

This past weekend, thousands of mud-soaked concertgoers flocked to the town of Somerset, England for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. The fest featured a slew of international...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Does Music Really Have The Power to Heal?
June 6, 2011
Does Music Really Have The Power to Heal?

Southern California-based organization Music to Heal thinks it can. MTH strives to harness the healing powers of music to give hospital patients a little musical cheer every day through its...