December 1, 2022
“I Feel Very Lucky to Have Known Her”: Lindsey Buckingham Honors Christine McVie with Statement
December 1, 2022
HAIM Honors ‘Sisterhood’ of Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie & Stevie Nicks with Emotional Instagram Post
December 1, 2022
‘Bad All Over the World’: George Thorogood & the Destroyers Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
December 1, 2022
Failure Hosting ‘We Are Hallucinations’; Career-Spanning Streaming Concert Event 12/15 (Trailer)
November 30, 2022
Mick Fleetwood Honors Christine McVie with Statement: “Part of My Heart Has Flown Away Today”
November 30, 2022
Stevie Nicks Remembers ‘My Best Friend’ Christine McVie with Heartfelt Note Quoting HAIM’s “Hallelujah”
November 30, 2022
Rest in Peace, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac: 1943-2022
November 30, 2022
Motörhead Previews ‘Bad Magic’ Reissue (Out 2/24) with Unreleased Song “Bullet in Your Brain” — Listen
November 30, 2022
Melissa Manchester Revisits “Through the Eyes of Love” for Special New Recording (Listen)
November 30, 2022
Preview the Rolling Stones’ ‘GRR Live!,’ Definitive Live Collection Due Out in February (Pre-Order)
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June 29, 2021
Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)
Aerosmith has seemingly been on hiatus over the past year, like so many other bands forced to hit the ‘pause’ button due to the pandemic. But guitarist Joe Perry has...
April 22, 2020
Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown
The concept of the “rock and roll star” is one that exudes thoughts of larger-than-life existence, mythical creatures who strap on a guitar and do things that make them seem...
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...
June 24, 2019
Stream ‘Rise,’ the New Album from Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Friends)
On Friday, June 21, the Hollywood Vampires unleashed Rise, a new studio album bringing the hard rock supergroup back to the masses. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry previewed...
October 27, 2016
Aerosmith's Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at NAMM Show 2017's TEC Awards
Guitarist Joe Perry has had an impeccable career on the six-string for Aerosmith, and he’ll be given the honor he deserves at the NAMM Show this January. On Saturday, January...
July 11, 2016
Joe Perry on the Mend After Collapsing at Hollywood Vampires Gig (Update)
Sunday night’s Hollywood Vampires gig at the Ford Amphitheater on the Cony Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York featured a scary moment when guitarist/Aerosmith legend Joe Perry collapsed onstage. He...
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...
January 8, 2020
Watch Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, Dave Grohl and Perry Farrell Obliterate the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Stage with ‘I Really Blew It’
You may know Taylor Hawkins as the drummer for the Foo Fighters, but he also enjoys work outside the globe-trotting alt/rock heroes fronting his own band, Taylor Hawkins & the...
October 22, 2019
Stream the Slick ‘Get the Money’ from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, ft. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh and Duff McKagan
Last week, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins unleashed a song off the upcoming album from his other band, the amusingly named Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. The album is...
July 15, 2022
Out Now: Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Spirited New Covers Record, ’18’ (Listen)
The past few weeks have seen plenty of headlines involving Johnny Depp, for various reasons. Among those newsworthy topics is 18, a brand new studio album combining the talents of...
June 23, 2022
Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp recently announced a new collaborative album, 18, which the duo will release on July 15. After meeting in 2016, the pair apparently struck a chord...
June 9, 2022
Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”
Johnny Depp has certainly been in the news quite a bit lately — and the latest headline involving the actor pertains to his off-and-on musical career. On July 15, legendary...
November 17, 2021
Rare Aerosmith: Hear “Movin’ Out,” from ‘1971: The Road Starts Hear,’ Out 11/26 for Record Store Day Black Friday
“Movin’ Out” is the name of a raw, newly unearthed recording from Aerosmith dating back to 1971. The rehearsal recording is a preview of 1971: The Road Starts Hear, a...
July 13, 2021
July 2021 Issue
Click the links below to enjoy our July 2021 features. Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview) Q&A:...
June 30, 2021
Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13
Celebrated 1980s rock band Cruzados — best known for such songs as “Motorcycle Girl,” “Just Like Roses” and “Flor de Mal” — makes a surprise return this summer with She’s...
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...
November 11, 2020
Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27
Chuck Berry may have passed away in 2017, but his spirit is very much still alive today. Such is the unassailable legacy he built as one of the absolute most...
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...
April 28, 2020
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Teaming Up on John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ is an Unexpected Treat
Recently, two icons teamed up when Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp dropped a surprise collaborative track, “Isolation” — a cover of the John Lennon classic from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono...
March 12, 2020
March 2020 Issue
Click below to enjoy our new March 2020 features: Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview) John Lodge Q&A: The Moody Blues, Rock Cruises...
February 13, 2020
February 2020 Issue
Click below to enjoy our new February 2020 features: Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore Dave Clark...
December 10, 2019
Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2020 NAMM Show TEC Awards
On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the 35th annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards for short) will be one of the highlight events of the 2020 NAMM Show...
November 19, 2019
Go on the Road with Hollywood Vampires in the Supergroup’s New Video for ‘I Want My Now’
There’s an immediacy and an in-your-face vibe to everything the Hollywood Vampires do — and why shouldn’t there be? This is a rock and roll supergroup of the highest pedigree,...
June 20, 2019
Watch Johnny Depp Sing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ During Hollywood Vampires’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Visit
A new Hollywood Vampires album titled Rise is being released this week, and on Wednesday afternoon Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and the rest of the supergroup paid a...
June 13, 2019
Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)
Slash is probably the last of the guitar heroes of the Golden Age of rock and roll. Following in the footsteps of the rock gods who inspired him — Joe...
June 4, 2019
Alice Cooper Announces November 2019 Tour Dates, Hollywood Vampires Album Coming 6/21
With the short run of Hollywood Vampires shows in the rear-view mirror, Alice Cooper will be setting his sights on a big co-headlining summer tour with Halestorm, which will kick...
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin'”...
April 17, 2019
Hollywood Vampires Roar Back with ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ — New Record ‘Rise’ Announced
We’re not quite sure how they had time to record another album, but they did — and on Wednesday, the Hollywood Vampires returned with a snarling new song called “Who’s...
March 5, 2019
Hollywood Vampires Roll Out West Coast Tour Dates for Spring 2019
The Hollywood Vampires project remains one that can only be active a few times a year — that’s the result of being a supergroup featuring an A-list actor in Johnny...
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...
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...
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....
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...
July 15, 2016
Best New Music: Steven Tyler Goes Solo with 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' – Listen
While the future of Aerosmith has yet to be detailed, its members are as busy as ever. On Friday, vocalist Steven Tyler released his very first solo album, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere,...
June 7, 2016
Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes
By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out...
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!
Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...
August 3, 2022
‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More
This fall, an all-star assortment of musicians will gather once again for another edition of the Celebrating David Bowie tour. Featuring Todd Rundgren, former Bowie musical director Adrian Belew, Scrote,...
March 28, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more
Friday night’s devastating news that Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia at age 50 was met with unimaginable shock and grief from all corners of...
December 30, 2021
New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)
As much as we’d all love to head to a packed-to-the-gills New Year’s Eve party this coming Friday night, Dec. 31, it’s probably not in our best interest, what with...
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...
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” — Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...
September 24, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)
Ringo Starr is nothing if not consistent — and today, Sept. 24, the famed Beatles drummer returns with Change the World, a new EP featuring four songs performed by the...
August 13, 2021
Ringo Starr Debuts the Uplifting “Change the World,” New EP 9/24 (New Track ft. Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams)
“Let’s change the world, a day at a time ’til we get it down,” sings the perennially upbeat Ringo Starr in “Change the World,” a new song shared late Thursday...
February 25, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbons’ Performance of ‘Rattlesnake Shake’
One year ago today — Feb. 25, 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down — Mick Fleetwood and an assortment of his fellow music legends gathered at...
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...
January 4, 2021
‘Mike Garson’s A Bowie Celebration’: Special David Bowie Global Live Stream Tribute Event Set for 1/8
This coming Friday, Jan. 8, marks what would have been the 74th birthday of David Bowie. Two days later, Jan. 10, marks the fifth anniversary of Bowie’ death in 2016...
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...
September 18, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank
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...
August 24, 2020
Mercury Messenger brings to mind guitar gods like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, but unlike other instrumental rock records it is also smooth and song based, giving you hints of Pink Floyd, Rush, Toto, Steely Dan and The Beatles. Quist has enlisted the help of Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, GTR, Fuel) and Ben Smith (Heart) on drums, as well as Ty Bailie (Katy Perry) on B3 organ, among other top LA sidemen to round out the record.
May 28, 2020
Hear a New Version of ‘Baby Blue’ by Badfinger — Featuring Matthew Sweet (Listen)
“Baby Blue,” taken from the 1971 Badfinger album Straight Up, ranks among the band‘s most celebrated tracks — and a special new recording of the song was released on Thursday....
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...
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...
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors
“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...
November 8, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)
If you’re going to call your album Get the Money, that implies a certain … style to the musical proceedings, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders delivered on that...
October 28, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders Premiere Glammed-Out ‘Middle Child,’ Ft. Dave Grohl on Guitar (Listen)
On Nov. 8, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will unleash Get the Money, a new album with his project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It’s setting up to be...
October 15, 2019
New Album from Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, ‘Get the Money,’ Out Nov. 8
One of the most consistently impressive things about the Foo Fighters is the dedication each member has to side projects. Not content to merely ride the wave of being part...
August 2, 2019
Out Now: The Reissue of Linda McCartney’s Posthumous 1998 Compilation ‘Wide Prairie’
Wide Prairie was released in 1998 in remembrance of Paul McCartney‘s wife, Linda McCartney, who passed away earlier in the year. The only album released under her name, Wide Prairie...
July 29, 2019
Preview the Reissue of Linda McCartney’s Posthumous 1998 Album ‘Wide Prairie,’ Due Out 8/2
This Friday, August 2, will bring with it the reissue of Wide Prairie, a posthumous 1998 compilation album of songs from Sir Paul McCartney‘s beloved wife Linda McCartney, who passed...
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...
July 27, 2018
Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Came Out 31 Years Ago Today — Well Before It Became a Meme
How many times have you been browsing the internet, clicked a link and been bombarded with a gloriously 1980s-ish music video and Rick Astley saying “We’re no strangers to love…”?...
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...
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...
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,...
January 11, 2012
January Album Reviews
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Amy Winehouse Jane’s Addiction Jimmy Cliff Coldplay Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack) Their second collaboration with...