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Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Virtual Duet with John Lennon for “I’ve Got a Feeling” at ‘Got Back’ U.S. Tour Launch
May 2, 2022
Watch Paul McCartney’s Virtual Duet with John Lennon for “I’ve Got a Feeling” at ‘Got Back’ U.S. Tour Launch

This past Thursday, Sir Paul McCartney began his anticipated Got Back U.S. tour with a show in Spokane, Wa., and the marathon set from Sir Paul and his esteemed backing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set
May 26, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set

The entry period has now closed. Thank you.  In late April, a lavish John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection edition of Lennon’s classic 1970 solo debut was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 26, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was Lennon‘s first musical release after the dissolution of the Beatles — and the 1970 opus has come to be considered among the strongest post-breakup releases...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23
April 20, 2021
Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23

This Friday, April 23, the John Lennon estate and Capitol/UMe will release John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection, a deluxe revisiting of Lennon‘s classic 1980 solo debut (and his first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
April 13, 2021
Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

Shortly before recording their anthemic “Give Peace a Chance” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their Bed-In for Peace, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a rehearsal of the composition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)
April 1, 2021
John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside his work with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 16, 2021
John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 12, 2021
John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

As detailed originally last week, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, the first proper studio album from John Lennon outside his work with the Beatles, will be revisited on April 16 as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists
March 4, 2021
Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists

Between the two of them, Sir Elton John and John Lennon crafted some of the world’s most cherished songs — and this Saturday, March 6, an ensemble of top musicians...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary
March 4, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary

In December 1970, John Lennon released his first proper solo album after the dissolution of the Beatles — and on April 16, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band will be revisited to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrate David Bowie’s 74th Birthday with Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers from the ’90s
January 8, 2021
Celebrate David Bowie’s 74th Birthday with Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers from the ’90s

Today, Jan. 8, would have been the 74th birthday of David Bowie — and his estate is commemorating the occasion by dipping into the vaults for a pair of previously...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8
December 16, 2020
David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8

Somehow, it’s almost been five years since David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 — just two days after his 69th birthday. This coming Jan. 8 would have been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death
December 8, 2020
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death

Today, Dec. 8, marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic day John Lennon was killed outside the Dakota building in his beloved New York City. It’s a time for reflection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)
December 2, 2020
Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)

Sir Paul McCartney is preparing to release an anticipated new studio album, McCartney III, on Dec. 18. Its title follows in the footsteps of his the famed Beatles legend‘s previous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
November 2, 2020
Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

In 1968, the Rolling Stones staged their legendary/infamous Rock and Roll Circus television special. Looking back, it was a remarkable snapshot of music from the time, and much more. From...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Willie Nelson and His Sons Play John Lennon’s ‘Watching the Wheels’ for Lennon’s 80th Birthday
October 9, 2020
Watch Willie Nelson and His Sons Play John Lennon’s ‘Watching the Wheels’ for Lennon’s 80th Birthday

Today, Oct. 9 would have been the 80th birthday of John Lennon — and while the former Beatle and prolific solo artist may be gone, his influence and legacy definitely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: ‘Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy,’ from Writer Ken Sharp
October 9, 2020
Available Now: ‘Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy,’ from Writer Ken Sharp

A long out-of-print book detailing the behind-the-scenes process of a crucial John Lennon album has been made available once again — just in time for the 80th birthday of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Happy 80th Birthday, John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out Now (Listen/Buy)

Today, Oct. 9, is the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles legend John Lennon. ‘It’s Johnny’s Birthday’. Remembering @johnlennon on his 80th Birthday. Click here – https://t.co/FJUaSsNR5k – to listen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Empire State Building to Shine Blue Thursday Into Friday for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday (Watch a Live Stream)
October 8, 2020
Empire State Building to Shine Blue Thursday Into Friday for John Lennon’s 80th Birthday (Watch a Live Stream)

Friday marks the 80th birthday of late, great Beatles icon John Lennon — and has grand plans to honor him accordingly. The Empire State Building will be illuminated in blue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More
October 5, 2020
New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More

This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a John Lennon ‘GIMME SOME TRUTH’ Deluxe Box Set
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a John Lennon ‘GIMME SOME TRUTH’ Deluxe Box Set

Update: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Tom M. from California! On Oct. 9, the 80th birthday of Beatles legend and cultural icon John Lennon will be celebrated in grand fashion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30
October 2, 2020
Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’
September 22, 2020
John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’

Last month, Mark David Chapman — the man who murdered John Lennon in December 1980 — was denied parole for the eleventh time since his incarceration, and recent reports featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Mind Games (Ultimate Mix),’ a Preview of the John Lennon ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
September 18, 2020
Stream ‘Mind Games (Ultimate Mix),’ a Preview of the John Lennon ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Box Set Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, the 80th birthday of Beatles legend and cultural icon John Lennon will be celebrated in grand fashion with John Lennon Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes., a massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Ultimate Mixes Box Set Out 10/9 to Commemorate Lennon’s 80th Birthday; Stream ‘Instant Karma!’
August 26, 2020
John Lennon: ‘Gimme Some Truth’ Ultimate Mixes Box Set Out 10/9 to Commemorate Lennon’s 80th Birthday; Stream ‘Instant Karma!’

This coming Oct. 9 is the date that John Lennon would have turned 80 years of age — and Capitol/UMe has a grand new box set in the works to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Premieres Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Protest Song ‘Gimme Some Truth’
July 2, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Premieres Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Protest Song ‘Gimme Some Truth’

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong premiered the latest in his ongoing series of covers late Wednesday night, premiering a rendition of “Gimme Some Truth,” the pointed political protest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cindy Blackman Santana + Carlos Santana Transform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Raise Money for COVID-19 Relief (Listen)
May 29, 2020
Cindy Blackman Santana + Carlos Santana Transform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Raise Money for COVID-19 Relief (Listen)

On Friday, Cindy Blackman Santana and her husband, guitarist extraordinaire Carlos Santana, premiered a lively new cover of “Imagine,” the global peace anthem first made famous by John Lennon. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Trippy New Video for Their Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’
May 12, 2020
Watch Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Trippy New Video for Their Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’

Recently, two icons joined forces when Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp premiered “Isolation,” their bluesy cover of the John Lennon classic from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band LP. The single now has a corresponding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Teaming Up on John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ is an Unexpected Treat
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)
March 2, 2020
A Guitar Once Owned by John Lennon and George Harrison Turned Up on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Valued at £400,000)

If you watch Antiques Roadshow, you know you’re going to bear witness to some incredible artifacts — maybe a Civil War-era piece of art worth thousands, maybe an ancient teddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction
December 16, 2019
John Lennon’s Glasses ($184,000) and Other Remarkable Beatles Memorabilia Sold in Sotheby’s Auction

Sotheby’s recently ran a special auction for various items associated with the Beatles. The auction came to a close late last week, making some deep-pocketed fans of the Fab Four...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Cheap Trick’s New Cover of John Lennon’s Incendiary Protest Anthem ‘Gimme Some Truth’
December 6, 2019
Stream Cheap Trick’s New Cover of John Lennon’s Incendiary Protest Anthem ‘Gimme Some Truth’

Back on Nov. 29 for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event, power-pop legends Cheap Trick released a special limited edition vinyl featuring their new cover of “Gimme Some Truth,” the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25
October 14, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25

On Oct. 25, Ringo Starr will add to his legacy of music with a new album, What’s My Name. The album, previewed recently with its title track, now has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday
October 9, 2019
Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday

Today, October 9, is the date that John Lennon would have celebrated his 79th birthday, were he still alive. Happy Birthday, John. pic.twitter.com/TFWZXAyTiq — The Beatles (@thebeatles) October 9, 2019...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More
September 24, 2019
Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More

Sir Paul McCartney does not do many interviews — the Beatles legend is rather selective with what he shares with the world. So when he goes on a television show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson Premieres New John Lennon-Inspired Song ‘Let Love Reign,’ a Collaboration with Glen Hansard (Listen)
August 16, 2019
Robbie Robertson Premieres New John Lennon-Inspired Song ‘Let Love Reign,’ a Collaboration with Glen Hansard (Listen)

Robbie Robertson, known for his legacy of music with the Band and as a prolific solo artist, will release a new record on September 20 with a collection of film-inspired...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000
May 10, 2019
A Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000

The Beatles‘ ‘Butcher’ album, otherwise known as 1966’s Yesterday and Today, is among the most infamous albums ever released, thanks to its edgy and controversial artwork depicting John, Paul, George...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)
December 8, 2014
John Lennon’s New York City (Photo Essay)

For all of the classic Christmas celebrations in New York City each year, for many music fans it’s also a sorrowful time as we recount the tragic death of John...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Morrison Hotel Gallery ‘(De)Tour’ 8/15: Ringo Starr, Slash, Linda Perry, John Oates, Sean Lennon, More Playing Virtual Festival for MusiCares/NIVA
August 10, 2020
Morrison Hotel Gallery ‘(De)Tour’ 8/15: Ringo Starr, Slash, Linda Perry, John Oates, Sean Lennon, More Playing Virtual Festival for MusiCares/NIVA

This upcoming Saturday, Aug. 15, a can’t-miss assortment of music icons will gather — remotely, of course — for (De)Tour, a special fundraising virtual charity festival benefiting MusiCares and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #JohnLennon Trended on Twitter As Gal Gadot and Other A-List Celebrities Sang ‘Imagine’ on Instagram During the Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
#JohnLennon Trended on Twitter As Gal Gadot and Other A-List Celebrities Sang ‘Imagine’ on Instagram During the Coronavirus Crisis

Thursday morning brought with it a bit of music amid the madness caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the global concern it’s presented — concern that has halted our collective...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s Spirited New Covers Record, ’18’ (Listen)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’
June 13, 2022
Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’

Anything, a new four-song EP from John Waite, demonstrates why he remains one of the most dynamic and authentic rock and roll singers of all time. With his stellar work...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John
March 24, 2021
A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John

Today, March 25, Reginald Kenneth Dwight — better known as Sir Elton John — is celebrating another trip around the sun — his 74th, in fact! It’s time for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Elton John’s ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo,’ a Trippy Nod to the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Era of the 1960s
October 9, 2020
Preview Elton John’s ‘Jewel Box’ Collection with ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo,’ a Trippy Nod to the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Era of the 1960s

On Nov. 13, Sir Elton John will release Jewel Box, a new collection of archival material from as far back as 1965 and as recently as 2019. Billed as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More
October 7, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More

Tuesday’s sad news of the passing of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen hit the music community as hard as could be expected, given the legacy of EVH’s work, the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)
September 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex is a brand new tribute album paying homage to the late, great Marc Bolan and T. Rex, and the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Dennis DeYoung (Styx) ft. Julian Lennon: Watch a Warm Music Video for ‘The Good Old Days’
May 12, 2020
New from Dennis DeYoung (Styx) ft. Julian Lennon: Watch a Warm Music Video for ‘The Good Old Days’

On May 22, Dennis DeYoung, longtime vocalist of the band Styx, will release a new solo album titled 26 East, Vol. 1. One of the record’s most notable songs is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)
April 29, 2020
‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)

On September 4, a very special, star-studded tribute album honoring Marc Bolan and T. Rex will be released via BMG. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex will present...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’
February 4, 2020
Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’

Today, Feb. 4., is World Cancer Day. It’s a day led by the Union for International Cancer Control, an opportunity for us all to come together in the continued efforts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Summer Tour: Yes, Asia (with Steve Howe), John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
April 2, 2019
Summer Tour: Yes, Asia (with Steve Howe), John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

This summer will be one to cherish for prog-rock fans. On Tuesday, Yes announced the Royal Affair Tour, which will find the iconic band linking up with Asia (with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
April 16, 2013
Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns

As the rock world mourns his death, perhaps his own words would be best at this time: hence, this interview with Johns, which was conducted prior to his untimely passing.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS
January 20, 2012
Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the legendary trade show NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) — the meeting place for musical instrument retailers to view and purchase the latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John and Yoko Bed-in
August 19, 2011
John and Yoko Bed-in

In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged the first bed-in, an attempt for world peace through staying in bed. Their ultimate goal was to enlighten the world, and put...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Voices
September 21, 2020
Voices

Sharing musical influences and experiences for many years, they have found the right synergy taking you on musical journeys from the harmonic bending of John Lennon, through the jangly perfection of Tom Petty, up to the atmospheric rock of Tears For Fears. Their songs contain so much and yet sound simple and wonderfully complete.

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 | Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)
June 27, 2022
Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)

In the three months since the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, band leader Dave Grohl has understandably maintained a very low profile. Hawkins’ passing was sudden,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday
June 18, 2022
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 80th … Back in 1967, the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022
May 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022

In a message shared to social media on Thursday, it was announced that Alan White, longtime drummer/songwriter of progressive rock icons Yes has passed away at the age of 72....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’
May 19, 2022
Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

On July 1, the Minions will return to theaters yet again in Minions: The Rise of Gru, a new chapter in the ongoing film series chronicling the beloved (or hated!)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)
May 13, 2022
Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)

Train first came to prominence with the double-platinum single “Meet Virginia,” off its 1998 self-titled debut album. Since then, the affable pop/rock band led by singer/songwriter Pat Monahan has landed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | NYC Musician/Rock Journalist Jeff Slate Covers Ronnie Lane’s “The Poacher” to Honor Lane’s 76th Birthday
April 1, 2022
NYC Musician/Rock Journalist Jeff Slate Covers Ronnie Lane’s “The Poacher” to Honor Lane’s 76th Birthday

This past Friday, April 1, marked what would have been the 76th birthday of Ronnie Lane, best known as the bassist and founder of seminal English rock band The Small...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March
January 27, 2022
Rock Hall of Fame to Open New ‘The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be’ Exhibit in March

The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be is the name of an exciting new exhibit scheduled to open to the masses at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022

Dave Davies of the Kinks announced 'Living on a Thin Line,' his memoir recounting "the ups and downs of my life in the Kinks and what happened afterwards."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May

“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” —  Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now
November 23, 2021
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now

On Nov. 19, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a 50th anniversary Super Deluxe edition of his classic 1971 record, Teaser and the Firecat. It continues the retrospective release series from the cherished...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career
November 2, 2021
Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career

Today, Nov. 2, an exhaustive collection from Sir Paul McCartney was released as The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, a new book featuring the words that went into 154 different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)
October 13, 2021
Watch a New Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Premiering on Disney+ 11/25)

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate run time...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)
September 9, 2021
‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 6, 2021
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its legacy unrivaled, Harrison‘s fully realized...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 30, 2021
George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)” is a previously unreleased recording from the George Harrison vaults that is being made available today, July 30, ahead of the lavish 50th anniversary...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 9, 2021
Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Cosmic Empire” is a previously unreleased song from George Harrison that was originally recorded during the lengthy album sessions for All Things Must Pass, which began in earnest just six...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures
July 2, 2021
Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures

Funko figures continue to be among the most highly sought collectibles in the memorabilia world today — and the company’s new Popapalooza line announce this week features a series of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday
June 18, 2021
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 79th … Back in 1967, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving
June 17, 2021
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary to Premiere on Disney+ as Three-Part Series on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Peter Jackson’s awaited The Beatles: Get Back documentary will premiere on Disney+ as a three-part series, debuting on Nov. 25, 26, and 27, each episode with an approximate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order
June 10, 2021
George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long
May 19, 2021
Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long

Music journalist Ken Sharp has been a longtime member of our Rock Cellar family, conducting some of our most popular interviews with the legends of classic rock and roll including...

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 | 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 | April 2021 Issue
April 16, 2021
April 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our April 2021 features. Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll,’ a New Cheap Trick Song from the Band’s New Album ‘In Another World’ (Out 4/9)
March 11, 2021
Stream ‘Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll,’ a New Cheap Trick Song from the Band’s New Album ‘In Another World’ (Out 4/9)

A new album from Cheap Trick is coming on April 9, and on Thursday the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame power pop legends shared a new song titled “Boys...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday
February 25, 2021
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: A Toast to the Beatles Legend on His 78th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran previously to commemorate prior birthdays of the late, great George Harrison. Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 78th birthday — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Cheap Trick: Stream the Raucous ‘Light Up the Fire’; Pre-Order New Album ‘In Another World’
January 28, 2021
New from Cheap Trick: Stream the Raucous ‘Light Up the Fire’; Pre-Order New Album ‘In Another World’

Rock Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick premiered a new song on Thursday, a preview of the classic power-pop/rock band‘s 20th studio album. In Another World will be released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’
January 18, 2021
Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’

On Sunday, news came through that legendary producer-turned-convicted-murder Phil Spector had passed away in prison at the age of 81. TMZ updated the story with a report that Spector had died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81
January 17, 2021
Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81

Phil Spector, whose “Wall of Sound” method in the studio made waves in the 1960s and forever changed the rock music was recorded, has died at age 81, per reports...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ Musical Starring Michael C. Hall Streaming 1/8-1/10 to Mark Bowie’s Birthday
January 7, 2021
David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ Musical Starring Michael C. Hall Streaming 1/8-1/10 to Mark Bowie’s Birthday

This Friday, Jan 8, marks the 74th birthday of the late David Bowie. Jan. 10, meanwhile, marks the fifth anniversary of his death in 2016. To commemorate both events and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary
December 21, 2020
Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary

It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)

On Friday, Joey Burns and John Conventino of Arizona-based indie/Tex-Mex band Calexico released Seasonal Shift. It’s a collection of songs put together in time for a release ahead of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip Through the Musical Mind of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong with ‘No Fun Mondays’ Quarantine Covers Album
November 27, 2020
Out Now: Take a Trip Through the Musical Mind of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong with ‘No Fun Mondays’ Quarantine Covers Album

To know Billie Joe Armstrong, front man of East Bay punk icons Green Day is to know one thing: He’s very much the product of his inspiration. That’s been abundant...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track
November 27, 2020
‘All Things Must Pass’ at 50: Stream a 2020 Mix of George Harrison’s Title Track

Today, Nov. 27, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, the seminal solo album from famed Beatles legend  George Harrison. His third solo album, the triple-LP was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keith Richards Previews ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ with ‘You Don’t Move Me’ (LP Out 11/13, Live Stream 11/14)
November 9, 2020
Keith Richards Previews ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ with ‘You Don’t Move Me’ (LP Out 11/13, Live Stream 11/14)

Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 is an album released by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in 1991, documenting a wild live performance from three years earlier from Richards and some of his musical pals...

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 | Keith Richards Shares ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ — New ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ Reissue Out 11/13
October 15, 2020
Keith Richards Shares ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ — New ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ Reissue Out 11/13

Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 is an album released by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in 1991, documenting a wild live performance from three years earlier from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | October 2020 Issue
October 14, 2020
October 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our October 2020 features. John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25:...

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 | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Releasing ‘No Fun Mondays’ Album of Quarantine Covers 11/27 (Preview)
October 6, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Releasing ‘No Fun Mondays’ Album of Quarantine Covers 11/27 (Preview)

In normal, non-COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, Green Day would have spent much of 2020 on the road on the planned Hella Mega Tour alongside fellow rockers Weezer and Fall Out Boy....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick Gives David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ a Makeover with New Jack Douglas-Produced Cover (Listen)
September 25, 2020
Cheap Trick Gives David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ a Makeover with New Jack Douglas-Produced Cover (Listen)

Power-pop legends Cheap Trick have shared a new cover of “Rebel Rebel,” the David Bowie classic that has become an integral part of Bowie’s inimitable legacy. Produced by the renowned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More
September 23, 2020
Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More

Dark Side of The Moon is the album that ushered Pink Floyd into superstardom in America and their early work, with songs recorded by the first incarnation of the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Shares Cover of Wreckless Eric’s Power-Pop/Punk Classic ‘Whole Wide World’ — Listen
September 4, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Shares Cover of Wreckless Eric’s Power-Pop/Punk Classic ‘Whole Wide World’ — Listen

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is a student of punk music history — and the singer/guitarist has spent much of the past few months sharing solo recordings, usually...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)
September 2, 2020
Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’
September 1, 2020
Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’

Chris Carter is a noted radio personality and host of the long-running program Breakfast with The Beatles, in addition to an abundance of other projects and work over the years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)

Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Paul McCartney Releases Anticipated ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Available in a Variety of Formats (Listen/Stream)
July 30, 2020
Out Now: Paul McCartney Releases Anticipated ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Available in a Variety of Formats (Listen/Stream)

Sir Paul McCartney has spent much of the past few weeks readying the release of a lavish reissue of Flaming Pie, his 1997 solo album that incorporated recordings made by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Stream His Cover of ‘Police on My Back,’ from The Equals (and Later The Clash)
July 20, 2020
New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Stream His Cover of ‘Police on My Back,’ from The Equals (and Later The Clash)

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is back with another cover, part of his ongoing #NoFunMondays covers series. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCxI3R9FoZl/ This time, the singer/songwriter tackles “Police on My Back,” first made...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Releases ‘Beautiful Night’ EP from Upcoming ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Recreating Original 1997 Maxi-Single (Listen)
July 17, 2020
Paul McCartney Releases ‘Beautiful Night’ EP from Upcoming ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue, Recreating Original 1997 Maxi-Single (Listen)

The new Flaming Pie reissue from Sir Paul McCartney is coming soon — on July 31, to be precise — and on Friday the man affectionately known as “Macca” released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Hear His Cover of Billy Bragg’s 1983 Song ‘A New England’
July 14, 2020
New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Hear His Cover of Billy Bragg’s 1983 Song ‘A New England’

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day brought back his #NoFunMondays covers series this week. Paying homage to his background in classic punk rock tunes, the singer/guitarist opted for a rendition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken
July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken

Fiona Adams, a photographer responsible for some of the most iconic photos taken of The Beatles over the years, has passed away at the age of 84. RIP, Fiona Adams,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Premieres ‘The World Tonight’ EP, a Preview of New ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue (Listen)
June 26, 2020
Paul McCartney Premieres ‘The World Tonight’ EP, a Preview of New ‘Flaming Pie’ Reissue (Listen)

On July 31, Sir Paul McCartney will release a special reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, the product of recording sessions in 1995 and 1997 and featuring some songs originally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Back to 2008 with Metallica for #MetallicaMondays and a Gig from Madrid on YouTube Tonight 6/22
June 22, 2020
Go Back to 2008 with Metallica for #MetallicaMondays and a Gig from Madrid on YouTube Tonight 6/22

#MetallicaMondays rolls along tonight, June 22, when Metallica flashes back to a 2008 gig from Auditorio John Lennon in Madrid, Spain for its weekly series of archival uploads. As has...

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 | Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Rescheduled ‘Miraculous Supernatural Tour’ Dates for 2021
June 12, 2020
Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Announce Rescheduled ‘Miraculous Supernatural Tour’ Dates for 2021

This summer was to see a magical tour package of Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, but the two legendary acts had to postpone the outing due to complications put...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Details Lavish Re-Release of ‘Flaming Pie,’ Out 7/31 in a Variety of Formats
June 12, 2020
Paul McCartney Details Lavish Re-Release of ‘Flaming Pie,’ Out 7/31 in a Variety of Formats

Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled plans for an elaborate reissue of his 1997 album Flaming Pie, the product of recording sessions in 1995 and 1997 and featuring some songs originally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young and Steve Miller Record ‘Get Together’ for SongAid, Benefiting WhyHunger (Listen)
June 9, 2020
Jesse Colin Young and Steve Miller Record ‘Get Together’ for SongAid, Benefiting WhyHunger (Listen)

“Get Together” remains an enduring classic of the modern era. Originally written by singer/songwriter Chet Powers, the Youngbloods’ 1967 cover of the song became a big hit two years later,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...

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 | Bono Wrote  Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great
May 15, 2020
Bono Wrote Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great

Bono, the man known as Paul David Hewson in another life, celebrated his 60th birthday on May 10 — and boy, did the man known for bombast and passion with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk + David Cross Lead a Hilariously Serious All-Star Singalong of ‘Eat It’ by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
May 14, 2020
Watch Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk + David Cross Lead a Hilariously Serious All-Star Singalong of ‘Eat It’ by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

We’re all in this together. That phrase is everywhere these days, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic still maintains its stranglehold on society — enter “Weird Al” Yankovic and his comedian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)
May 13, 2020
Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers recently took part in an all-star team-up borne out of COVID-19 isolation, contributing vocals to a cover of John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine.” Put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Someone Paid $910,000 at Auction for Paul McCartney’s Handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ Lyrics
April 13, 2020
Someone Paid $910,000 at Auction for Paul McCartney’s Handwritten ‘Hey Jude’ Lyrics

Over the weekend, Julien’s Auctions hosted a rather remarkable piece of Beatles memorabilia: lyrics to “Hey Jude,” handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney in the studio. The piece sold, naturally, for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 3, 2020
Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Update: In addition to the music documentaries + films highlighted below, there are a number of innovative livestream concert events popping up every few minutes, it seems, in response to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks
March 16, 2020
Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks

The world’s attention surrounds the coronavirus pandemic. Tours are canceled, supermarkets are packed (and, likely, ransacked), tensions are high, and … couches are filled. We’re being told to stay home if necessary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday
February 25, 2020
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 77th Birthday

Note: Portions of this article originally ran in 2019 to commemorate the 76th birthday of George Harrison.  Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 77th birthday — and while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | January 2020 Issue
January 14, 2020
January 2020 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new January 2020 features: Jimmy Page: The Interview Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’ All Aboard...

Rock Cellar Magazine | January 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
January 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our January 2019 features: Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview) Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland...

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 | 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 | Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away
November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away

If you’ve seen a Beatles album cover in your life, you’ve likely been viewing the work of photographer Robert Freeman. Among his high-profile work, Freeman’s photography adorned several Beatles records,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Halloween from Some of Your Favorite Rock and Roll Legends
October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween from Some of Your Favorite Rock and Roll Legends

It’s Halloween! Are you in a costume? Did you wear one to work or to lounge around at home, if you’re so lucky? If you did, good for you. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests
October 25, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests

He’s Ringo Starr — but on the off chance you didn’t know, he’d like to remind you. That’s why the record is titled What’s My Name, and it was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22
October 16, 2019
The Beatles: Limited-Edition ‘The Singles Collection’ Vinyl Set Coming Nov. 22

Since there simply is no such thing as “too much” Beatles memorabilia for the legendary group‘s swaths of fans around the world, another new can’t-miss set is scheduled for release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney to Premiere Two Leftover ‘Egypt Station’ Session Tracks on Nov. 22
October 8, 2019
Paul McCartney to Premiere Two Leftover ‘Egypt Station’ Session Tracks on Nov. 22

Paul McCartney hit it big with his 2018 album Egypt Station — it was his first album to debut at the No. 1 spot in the United States since 1982’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)
September 27, 2019
Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)

50 years ago this week — yesterday, Sept. 26 to be precise — was the date the Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The legendary album would be the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’
September 26, 2019
Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’

Today, Sept. 26, is the precise 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles‘ Abbey Road was released in 1969 in the UK. And, with a special edition reissue of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments
September 25, 2019
You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments

Among the versatile canon of the Beatles‘ catalog, “Yellow Submarine” is perhaps the song most suited for children — its sing-songy verse structure and inescapably catchy melodies making it stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Robbie Robertson’s New Film-Inspired Solo Record, ‘Sinematic,’ ft. Van Morrison and Glen Hansard
September 20, 2019
Stream Robbie Robertson’s New Film-Inspired Solo Record, ‘Sinematic,’ ft. Van Morrison and Glen Hansard

Inspired by “his decades of film work and a fascination with human nature’s darker corridors,” legendary guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson of the Band has released a new record today. Sinematic draws...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Robbie Robertson’s Autobiographical New Song ‘Dead End Kid,’ Featuring Glen Hansard
September 13, 2019
Listen to Robbie Robertson’s Autobiographical New Song ‘Dead End Kid,’ Featuring Glen Hansard

Robbie Robertson, revered guitarist/songwriter known for his work with the Band, has premiered another song off his upcoming solo record, Sinematic, which will be released next week, Sept. 20. Titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track

On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019
August 16, 2019
Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019

Legendary actor Peter Fonda, known for many works over the years including his iconic co-starring role in Easy Rider, has passed away at the age of 79, it was reported Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour
June 10, 2019
(Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour

Tonight, June 10, Robert Fripp and King Crimson will begin their anticipated 50th anniversary tour at Hause Auensee, Leipzig — and just in time for the festivities, much of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
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'”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next
May 6, 2019
King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next

For a long time, the music of King Crimson didn’t exist on streaming platforms — but just as Robert Fripp and his colleagues in the legendary prog/rock ensemble prepare for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
May 3, 2019
Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

For the first time in two decades, the man known around the music business as Little Steven has released a new album of original material with Summer of Sorcery, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart
April 17, 2019
This Week in 1971, Each Member of the Beatles Had a Solo Single on the UK Top 40 Chart

The week of April 11 – 17, 1971 was a busy one for the Beatles — even though the band had split up. During that week, each former Beatle had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
April 10, 2019
Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Some things are worth waiting for.  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” TV special was filmed in December of 1968, but was shelved for decades as folks assumed its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)
March 13, 2019
Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)

73-year-old Bob Seger is in the middle of his farewell tour, signifying the finish of a spectacular performing career that has led him to the status he is today of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday
February 25, 2019
Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 76th birthday — and while it’s nearly been two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music...

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 | Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts
February 5, 2019
Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts

Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. To celebrate Marley’s influence, enjoy a chat with Don Letts …  Don Letts is a Grammy-winning filmmaker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary
January 29, 2019
King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary

Toward the end of 2018, King Crimson announced plans for a big commemorative 50th anniversary tour that would span three continents — and the legendary prog ensemble announced its full...

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 | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

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 | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
September 11, 2018
Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience

Detroit’s legendary MC5 were probably the first punk rock band — but try to tell the band’s guitarist, Wayne Kramer, that. “I get that. I get the value of that....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview

“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 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 | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

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 | Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos
July 13, 2016
Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos

Rock Cellar Magazine was fortunate enough to attend Ringo Starr’s recent 76th birthday celebration at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Below, enjoy a recap of the festivities and some event photos...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)
June 6, 2014
Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
July 12, 2013
Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn

In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)

Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.

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

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Gifts for You
November 25, 2012
Gifts for You

 Led Zeppelin T-Shirt $20.00 Led Zeppelin Swan Song Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Airplane Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day $23.98 Pearl Jam T-shirts $20.00 Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt $14.92...

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 | "Beatles Stories" Movie:  Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky

Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

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 | Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)
March 19, 2012
Musicians and Their Dogs (Photos)

They’re as important as our own children. Or more so. Rock musicians are no exception – some of the biggest names in music history owned canine companions, and were often...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)
January 12, 2012
Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)

Here are a handful of the most notable and infamous rock & roll landmarks in the history of the genre – whether they’re still standing, bulldozed, burnt to the ground,...

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 | 1965 Beatles Contract Takes Anti-Segregation Stance
September 22, 2011
1965 Beatles Contract Takes Anti-Segregation Stance

A contract for the Beatles’ 1965 concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco reveals that the band had put in an anti-segregation clause:  “Artists will not be required to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2
June 8, 2011
The Chiffons vs. George Harrison – Ripped-Off Riffs #2

George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” may have been one of the most successful songs of his post-Beatles career, but it wasn’t entirely his song. The chord progression, background vocals and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’
August 12, 2022
David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’

Toto‘s string of hits reads like a soundtrack of the 1970s and ’80s: “Hold the Line,” “99,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa,” the No. 1 smash that has logged over one billion...

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 | May 2022 Issue
May 13, 2022
May 2022 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2022 features. Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming
February 25, 2022
Happy 79th Birthday, George Harrison — Beatles’ SiriusXM Channel Rolls Out Birthday Weekend Programming

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 79th birthday — and while it’s been more than two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music lives on...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18
February 10, 2021
New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18

Announced recently, The Coda Collection is a new, dedicated Amazon Prime Video channel for the most devoted music fans. Spearheaded by Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix (and backed by Sony...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows
September 24, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 9/4: Fleetwood Mac Reissues, Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Marc Bolan/T.Rex Tribute
August 31, 2020
New Music Out This Week 9/4: Fleetwood Mac Reissues, Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Marc Bolan/T.Rex Tribute

This upcoming Friday, Sept. 4 brings with it a handful of notable reissues, as well as a curated musical tribute to a late rock and roll icon. Below is our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’
July 16, 2020
Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’

On Sept. 4, a number of music icons will team up for Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, a tribute album to the classic (and perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday
June 18, 2020
A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday

This piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 78th … Back in 1967, the Beatles wondered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat
February 17, 2020
James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat

James Taylor is in a reflective mood these days — and with his new album, American Standard, set for release on Feb. 28, the legendary singer/songwriter was the focus of...

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 | 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos
December 9, 2016
Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
July 1, 2016
Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Last weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation teamed up for a pair of all-star tribute gigs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With proceeds benefiting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo 2016: Reflections
June 27, 2016
Bonnaroo 2016: Reflections

A few weekends back, Rock Cellar Magazine had a correspondent in Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Here are some of his reflections from a busy weekend, with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo Webcast Launches Today – Watch Festival Sets All Weekend Long
June 9, 2016
Bonnaroo Webcast Launches Today – Watch Festival Sets All Weekend Long

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicks off today in Manchester, Tennessee – and even if you aren’t going, you can still enjoy many of the performances throughout the weekend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and...