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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 | Queen Streaming ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness’ for 48 Hours Beginning Friday 5/15 on YouTube
May 14, 2020
Queen Streaming ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness’ for 48 Hours Beginning Friday 5/15 on YouTube

Heads up, Queen fans — the band is launching a very special and limited-time opportunity on YouTube this Friday, May 15 when it streams the The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)
September 5, 2019
The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)

As an entertainer, Freddie Mercury truly was “never boring.” On Oct. 11, a special box set will be released celebrating his unique place in music history and his undeniable dynamism...

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

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

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

Every Friday lately, Queen has been debuting a new episode of its ongoing YouTube series, The Greatest — archival videos championing important moments in the English rock group‘s vaunted history. The latest, shared today, examines...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen + Adam Lambert Hosting ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Streaming Concert Event 7/24
July 6, 2022
Queen + Adam Lambert Hosting ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Streaming Concert Event 7/24

On July 24, Queen + Adam Lambert will host a special global streaming concert event, featuring a recent performance from the ensemble‘s European tour. Rhapsody Over London, as it’s called,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)
September 10, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its history, takes a look at “Radio Ga Ga,” the track featured on 1984’s The Works album that attained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Rocks South America Circa 1981 in Latest Episode of YouTube History Series ‘The Greatest’
August 20, 2021
Queen Rocks South America Circa 1981 in Latest Episode of YouTube History Series ‘The Greatest’

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its vaunted history, chronicles one of the group’s biggest challenges — its first-ever tour of South America. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1
July 21, 2021
Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1

On Oct. 1, Brandi Carlile will release a new album, In These Silent Days. It will be the seventh full-length album from the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bon Scott Estate Rolls Out Official Site to Commemorate 75th Birthday of the Late AC/DC Vocalist
July 9, 2021
Bon Scott Estate Rolls Out Official Site to Commemorate 75th Birthday of the Late AC/DC Vocalist

Today, July 9, would have been the 75th birthday of Bon Scott, the Australian-born singer/songwriter who helmed AC/DC from its beginnings in 1974 until his untimely passing in 1980. The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Queen: 1977 We Are The Champions – The Show Stopper” — Watch the Latest Entry in Band’s History YouTube Series
June 15, 2021
“Queen: 1977 We Are The Champions – The Show Stopper” — Watch the Latest Entry in Band’s History YouTube Series

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its vaunted history, was premiered on Friday, and tackles one of the group’s most enduring classics: “We...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)
April 9, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)

Queen recently launched a special archival YouTube series commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, and Queen — the Greatest promises a number of incredible trips through memory lane, so to speak, heralding the English rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with Episode 2: ‘Live At The Rainbow – London, 1974’ (Watch)
March 29, 2021
Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with Episode 2: ‘Live At The Rainbow – London, 1974’ (Watch)

Queen recently launched a special archival YouTube series commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, and Queen — the Greatest promises a number of incredible trips through memory lane, so to speak,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Begin a Journey Through Queen’s Historic Past with New YouTube Series ‘Queen – The Greatest’
March 22, 2021
Begin a Journey Through Queen’s Historic Past with New YouTube Series ‘Queen – The Greatest’

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic English rock band Queen, a group whose musical imprint is as firm and unassailable in the legacy of rock and roll as...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Queen: Rock Tour,’ The First-Ever Mobile Game from Queen, is Available Now on Android/iOS Devices
March 1, 2021
‘Queen: Rock Tour,’ The First-Ever Mobile Game from Queen, is Available Now on Android/iOS Devices

The music and essence of Queen is undeniable. The English rock band‘s influence still felt today, decades after the passing of show-stopping front man Freddie Mercury. Queen’s songs are engrained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More
November 30, 2020
Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More

Luke Spiller tapped into the zeitgeist of the current pandemic when he wrote “Strange Days” on tour last summer. During the title track to The Struts’ vivacious third album, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Struts Throw a Glam-Rock Party for These ‘Strange Days’ with New LP ft. Robbie Williams, Def Leppard, Tom Morello and More
October 16, 2020
Out Now: The Struts Throw a Glam-Rock Party for These ‘Strange Days’ with New LP ft. Robbie Williams, Def Leppard, Tom Morello and More

2020 has proven itself to be a series of Strange Days repeating one after another. It’s a weird time, to put it mildly, and the surreality of our current reality...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Queen + Adam Lambert’s First-Ever Live Release, ‘Live Around the World’ — Listen/Stream
October 2, 2020
Out Now: Queen + Adam Lambert’s First-Ever Live Release, ‘Live Around the World’ — Listen/Stream

Live Around the World is the new (and first-ever) Queen + Adam Lambert live release, and it’s out today. (Click here to pick up the album from our Rock Cellar Store). The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Billie Eilish’s New ‘No Time to Die’ Video, the Theme for the New James Bond Film Due in November
October 1, 2020
Watch Billie Eilish’s New ‘No Time to Die’ Video, the Theme for the New James Bond Film Due in November

Next month, No Time to Die — the newest James Bond film, expected to be the final with Daniel Craig in the starring role — will be released. Its theme...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Dramatic New James Bond Trailer for ‘No Time to Die,’ Featuring a Glimpse of Rami Malek as the Villain
September 3, 2020
Watch the Dramatic New James Bond Trailer for ‘No Time to Die,’ Featuring a Glimpse of Rami Malek as the Villain

No Time to Die, the anticipated new installment to the James Bond film franchise expected to be the final entry from star Daniel Craig portraying 007, is scheduled to be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Friday 5/29: Watch ‘Rocketman’ with Elton John on Social Media During the #RocketmanWatchParty
May 28, 2020
This Friday 5/29: Watch ‘Rocketman’ with Elton John on Social Media During the #RocketmanWatchParty

What are you doing this Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT? If you’re willing and able — and have a subscription to Amazon Prime Video — why...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’
May 11, 2020
Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’

There’s a moment at any Foo Fighters gig that stands above the rest. Dave Grohl emerges, alone, with a guitar, and begins playing “Everlong,” his band’s classic tune from 1997’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection
May 5, 2020
Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection

Next month, Julien’s Auctions will host a special new auction, and the Music Icons 2020 collection is among the most eye-popping you’ll ever hear about. Scheduled for June 19 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Robbie Williams Tell the Story of Why He Turned Down an Offer to Become Queen’s Singer
March 4, 2020
Listen to Robbie Williams Tell the Story of Why He Turned Down an Offer to Become Queen’s Singer

English pop star Robbie Williams spoke with SiriusXM/Yahoo Entertainment this week for a far-reaching interview, where the perpetually self-deprecating singer opened up about his self-esteem issues and a number of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | ‘Rocketman’ Star Taron Egerton Poses with Elton John After Huge Golden Globe Win
January 6, 2020
‘Rocketman’ Star Taron Egerton Poses with Elton John After Huge Golden Globe Win

One of 2019’s biggest movies was Rocketman, the inspired biopic of Sir Elton John — thanks in large part to Taron Egerton, who portrayed Sir Elton in the film to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season

This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen + Adam Lambert Release Mysterious Video Promising Gig at ‘One Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks’ in September
July 29, 2019
Queen + Adam Lambert Release Mysterious Video Promising Gig at ‘One Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks’ in September

Queen + Adam Lambert have something exciting up their sleeve. On Monday, the classic rock band‘s social media pages were updated with a teaser video promising … some type of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Rocketman’ is Off to a Solid Start at the Box Office — but Will it Reach The Heights of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?
June 3, 2019
‘Rocketman’ is Off to a Solid Start at the Box Office — but Will it Reach The Heights of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?

The anticipated new Elton John biopic Rocketman just completed its first weekend in theaters across the United States, and it did well. The film netted a reported $25 million in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get an Extended Look at Taron Egerton Singing ‘Rocket Man’ in a Video Clip from the New Elton John Biopic
May 2, 2019
Get an Extended Look at Taron Egerton Singing ‘Rocket Man’ in a Video Clip from the New Elton John Biopic

Much of the anticipation surrounding Rocketman, the upcoming biopic celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Elton John was heightened by the runaway success of 2018’s Queen and Freddie Mercury...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Might a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Already Be in the Works?
March 12, 2019
Might a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel Already Be in the Works?

We don’t have to remind you how phenomenally successful the recent Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been since its release back in November. The film received mostly positive critical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

“You know, I do speak the Queens’ English. It’s just the wrong Queens, that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Cyndi Lauper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Queen + Adam Lambert’s Powerful Opening Performance at the Oscars
February 25, 2019
Watch Queen + Adam Lambert’s Powerful Opening Performance at the Oscars

Queen was everywhere on Sunday night at the Academy Awards — but hours before Rami Malek took home the coveted Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of...

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 | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25-Date North American Summer Tour
January 26, 2017
Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 25-Date North American Summer Tour

From June 23 through August 5, Queen and Adam Lambert will tour around the United States, playing many of the timeless hits made famous by Freddie Mercury, Brian May and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Gritty Short Film Literally Inspired By Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Lyrics
December 6, 2016
Watch a Gritty Short Film Literally Inspired By Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Lyrics

Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song that everybody knows. Everyone. It’s part of the cultural lexicon thanks to Freddie Mercury’s passionate delivery, unmistakable vocal work and the operatic nature of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Novels
January 7, 2013
Top 11 Rock Novels

Rock novels are a blast to read for any serious music lover.  Just like you, rock novelists are tremendous music fans, and the novel form allows them to approach their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 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 | Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”
May 16, 2012
Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”

As the old proverb goes: “You may know a man by the company he keeps.” Though his name is synonymous with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, a consummate songwriter and performer,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Les Friction – “Torture” – A Potential Star Band Arises Out Of E.S. Posthumus
November 18, 2011
Les Friction – “Torture” – A Potential Star Band Arises Out Of E.S. Posthumus

Once in awhile, the sheer power of a musical project blows you away. It’s become somewhat of a rare occurrence given today’s mainstream music scene, but if you dig deep...

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 | The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

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 | Billy Joel’s Getting a Special TV Show Titled “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant”
September 25, 2019
Billy Joel’s Getting a Special TV Show Titled “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant”

There’s only one Piano Man, and he’s about to be the focus of a special new “arc-thology” television series. That’s right, Billy Joel is reportedly getting his own show, per...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020
August 14, 2019
Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020

It’s a good time to be involved with Queen. Not only did Bohemian Rhapsody break box-office records and win Oscars on its way to being one of the best music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New Elvis Presley Biopic Has Its Star: Meet Austin Butler, Who’ll Co-Star Alongside Tom Hanks
July 16, 2019
The New Elvis Presley Biopic Has Its Star: Meet Austin Butler, Who’ll Co-Star Alongside Tom Hanks

You might not be very familiar with the name Austin Butler, but you ought to be now that he’s landed the coveted starring role in director Baz Luhrmann’s planned Elvis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...