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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 | 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 | RCM Author Ken Sharp’s New Album ‘New Mourning’ is a Power-Pop Party
June 27, 2016
RCM Author Ken Sharp’s New Album ‘New Mourning’ is a Power-Pop Party

  Ken Sharp is more than just Rock Cellar Magazine’s preeminent writer, responsible for many of this website’s marquee interviews over the years. He conducted this month’s Peter Tork feature, as...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates
June 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates

This Friday, June 4, acclaimed English indie/rock band Wolf Alice will now release its new studio album, Blue Weekend. As one last bit of promotional material ahead of the album showing up on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4
April 20, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4

Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life, will release a new album, Blue Weekend, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”
March 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”

It’s been a while since we heard from Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor
January 10, 2017
15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS Revisiting ‘Creatures of the Night’ for 40th Anniversary Reissue 11/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)
September 21, 2022
KISS Revisiting ‘Creatures of the Night’ for 40th Anniversary Reissue 11/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Waite Returns with New 4-Song EP, ‘Anything,’ Touring with Rick Springfield & Men at Work
May 9, 2022
John Waite Returns with New 4-Song EP, ‘Anything,’ Touring with Rick Springfield & Men at Work

Singer/songwriter John Waite returned recently with Anything, a new 4-song EP led by its title track, an uplifting nod to hopefulness. Waite spoke with Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp about his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | FX’s ‘Pistol,’ Danny Boyle’s Limited Series Based on Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir, to Premiere in May
March 30, 2022
FX’s ‘Pistol,’ Danny Boyle’s Limited Series Based on Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir, to Premiere in May

Back in January 2021, it was announced that director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) was working on a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the 2017 memoir from Sex...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Bryan Adams Embraces the Joy of Life with Free-Spirited New Album ‘So Happy it Hurts’ (Listen)
March 11, 2022
Out Now: Bryan Adams Embraces the Joy of Life with Free-Spirited New Album ‘So Happy it Hurts’ (Listen)

“So Happy It Hurts is really about the sentiment of spontaneity and freedom,” says singer/songwriter Bryan Adams about his new album, which is available now. Adams said that to Rock...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall Induction News: Paul McCartney to Induct Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift to Honor Carole King, More
October 18, 2021
Rock Hall Induction News: Paul McCartney to Induct Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift to Honor Carole King, More

We’re just a few short weeks away from the Oct. 30 induction ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021, a list of acts that includes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” from KISS’ Upcoming ‘Destroyer’ 45th Anniversary Edition Out 11/19 (Pre-Order)
October 1, 2021
Stream “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” from KISS’ Upcoming ‘Destroyer’ 45th Anniversary Edition Out 11/19 (Pre-Order)

On Nov. 19, KISS will revisit its classic 1976 album Destroyer for a deluxe 45th anniversary edition. One of the most immediate and esteemed albums from the larger-than-life rockers, Destroyer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Styx: ‘The Same Stardust’ EP Now Available on Streaming Platforms
September 20, 2021
Styx: ‘The Same Stardust’ EP Now Available on Streaming Platforms

Legendary prog/rock ensemble Styx returned in June with a powerful new studio album, Crash of the Crown — but shortly before that, the band also released additional new tracks as...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Shares Performance Clip of ‘I, Oh I,’ from New Album Out 3/19
March 12, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Shares Performance Clip of ‘I, Oh I,’ from New Album Out 3/19

Next week, KISS icon Paul Stanley will release the first full-length album with his engaging side project, Paul Stanley’s Soul Station. It’s an extension of his musical identity paying homage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones
January 11, 2021
Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones

Danny Boyle, the acclaimed, Oscar-winning director of films including Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, has been announced as being attached to a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20

Wreckless Abandon may be a new album from the Dirty Knobs, featuring longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, but it is not a “new project” for Campbell....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’
October 15, 2020
Watch a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’

Last month, Yusuf/Cat Stevens commemorated the 50th anniversary of his seminal 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman with Tea for the Tillerman², a captivating reimagining of the original album. (Click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’
September 24, 2020
Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’

On Sept. 18, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², an imaginative reinvention of his classic 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The collection features new arrangements and renditions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Yusuf/Cat Stevens Revisits Seminal 1970 Album — with a Twist — on ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ (Listen)
September 18, 2020
Out Now: Yusuf/Cat Stevens Revisits Seminal 1970 Album — with a Twist — on ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ (Listen)

In 1970, Yusuf/Cat Stevens cast an indelible place in music history with Tea for the Tillerman, a groundbreaking achievement in his career and a collection of music that would stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Rusty Young was an integral part of the rootsy Americana band Poco — and he’s also a masterful, engaging storyteller. Young was one of our marquee RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)

The music of Jethro Tull would not have been as powerful and historic were it not for the guitar licks of Martin Barre, an accomplished six-string icon with an even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Case is an esteemed rock and roll lifer, whose career has spanned genres, styles and decades. He was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘Love Is,’ the New Solo Album from Prog-Rock Guitar Icon Steve Howe (and Read a New Interview)
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘Love Is,’ the New Solo Album from Prog-Rock Guitar Icon Steve Howe (and Read a New Interview)

Legendary guitarist Steve Howe, known for his work over the years with the prog-rock band Yes, is back with a new solo album. Love Is, released on Friday, is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews
July 15, 2020
Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews

Linda Ronstadt is a music legend of the highest degree, her voice and influence a powerful, resonant part of rock and roll history. Today, July 15, the singer celebrates her 74th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion (ft. Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and Many More)
June 5, 2020
Out Now: ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion (ft. Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck and Many More)

Today, June 5, acclaimed singer/songwriter/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion returned with a new album, Blues with Friends. A star-studded, collaborative effort finding Dion joined by music pals including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw
April 7, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw

Celebrated singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and his wound up being a seven-part chat about his enduring career. After a bit of technical delays...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear 73 Self-Quarantined Singers Perform Bono’s New Song ‘Let Your Love Be Known’
March 24, 2020
Hear 73 Self-Quarantined Singers Perform Bono’s New Song ‘Let Your Love Be Known’

Last week, Bono debuted a new solo song dedicated to the first responders and medical professionals aiding those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Uploaded to U2’s social media pages,...

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 | Chicago and Rick Springfield are Touring Amphitheaters Together in Summer 2020 (Details/Dates)
December 2, 2019
Chicago and Rick Springfield are Touring Amphitheaters Together in Summer 2020 (Details/Dates)

Classic rock fans, this one’s definitely for you. This summer, Chicago and Rick Springfield will embark on a big amphitheater tour together, playing all the hits and iconic songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)
November 15, 2019
Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)

Esteemed guitarist Timothy B. Schmit, known for his work with such iconic acts as Eagles and Poco among others (not to mention a robust solo career) has returned with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25
November 11, 2019
Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25

The music of Fleetwood Mac is among the most cherished of all time, but before the band broke through with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, it was an entirely different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ ‘Desperado’ is a Pitch-Perfect Surf-Rock Instrumental, and its Music Video is Even Better
September 24, 2019
The Stray Cats’ ‘Desperado’ is a Pitch-Perfect Surf-Rock Instrumental, and its Music Video is Even Better

When The Stray Cats reconvened in the studio to work on new music, it was a rejuvenation of the creative spirit that has helped the trio become the rockabilly/surf legends...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King’s 80th Birthday ‘Lucille’ Gibson ES-345 Guitar Sold at Auction for Nearly $300,000
September 23, 2019
B.B. King’s 80th Birthday ‘Lucille’ Gibson ES-345 Guitar Sold at Auction for Nearly $300,000

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King had a special relationship with his guitar — so much so that he called it Lucille. The instrument was a calling card of King’s, so...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Live at Woodstock’ LP — 50 Years in the Making, Finally Come to Life
August 2, 2019
Out Now: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Live at Woodstock’ LP — 50 Years in the Making, Finally Come to Life

The original Woodstock event in 1969 was a timeless landmark of music and cultural history, featuring a swath of bands and acts that are now among the most legendary to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’
May 9, 2019
Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’

The Who is out on the Moving On! tour, finding Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band accompanied by a full orchestra. There will be two North American legs for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California
March 1, 2019
Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California

Celebrating over five decades in music, Detroit rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Bob Seger, backed as always by his Silver Bullet Band, delivered a powerful and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: ‘Live at the Chicago Theatre’ Blu-ray/DVD/2-CD Set Coming in April to Commemorate Reunion Tour
February 26, 2019
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: ‘Live at the Chicago Theatre’ Blu-ray/DVD/2-CD Set Coming in April to Commemorate Reunion Tour

When Todd Rundgren reconvened with the members of Utopia for a big tour in 2018, it came at heightened anticipation for Rundgren fans the world over. They’d been clamoring for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
July 30, 2018
RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia was a major part of Rundgren’s iconic and lasting career, but up until a few months ago it wasn’t one of his more active projects. That extended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police
July 12, 2018
RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins
June 13, 2018
RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins

Judy Collins had stories to tell. Her 2017 album Everybody Knows, a collaborative project with longtime friend/ex-partner Stephen Stills, spawned a fantastic tour blending music, stories and anecdotes that make for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with the ‘Delta Lady,’ Rita Coolidge
May 24, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with the ‘Delta Lady,’ Rita Coolidge

In early May, Rita Coolidge released Safe in the Arms of Time, a new studio album featuring guest appearances from colleague and close friend Graham Nash, Stan Lynch, Keb’ Mo’,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits
May 4, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits

Coming out of Manchester in the early 1960s, Herman’s Hermits, fronted by Peter Noone, forged a timeless career on the strength of some truly classic hits, four of which landed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Guitarist Steve Hackett
March 29, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Guitarist Steve Hackett

In March 2017, guitarist Steve Hackett released The Night Siren, an ambitious new album of original material that was his 25th solo album to date. Hackett served in the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)
March 2, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)

As one half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall and Oates, John Oates knows a thing or two about a well-crafted pop/rock song — but he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield
February 8, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield

Singer/songwriter Rick Springfield recently released a new album, The Snake King. A deeply personal collection of material, The Snake King is marked by its lyrical content and Springfield’s raw emotion,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS
January 5, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Recently, Gene Simmons invited us into his home in Southern California for a no-holds-barred chat about KISS, the first record he bought, inspiration, his new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys
December 18, 2017
Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys

Mike Love: you know the name, and you definitely know the music. The Beach Boys are an institution, with their rich catalog of hit songs and classic albums standing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band
December 1, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Our recent trip to Las Vegas resulted in intimate, one-on-one video interviews with Ringo Starr (click here to enjoy that one) and two of his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas
November 7, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas

We recently debuted RockCellarTV with an exclusive and intimate video interview with Ringo Starr — click here to check that out. Next up is Todd Rundgren, who spoke with Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)

Legendary Beach Boy Al Jardine discusses everything you wanted to know about the classic album SMiLE - which just won a Grammy for "Best Historical Album."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season
September 14, 2022
Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season

School’s back in session — for many children around the United States, it began as early as mid-August, if not earlier — so with that in mind, here’s the latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 9/20: ‘Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,’ Written by Willie Nelson + David Ritz
June 30, 2022
Coming 9/20: ‘Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,’ Written by Willie Nelson + David Ritz

Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship is the title of a new book from country music/pop culture icon Willie Nelson, scheduled for a Sept. 20 publishing date...

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 | LA Indie Band Warpaint Previews New Album ‘Radiate Like This’ with “Hips,” Details U.S. Tour
April 25, 2022
LA Indie Band Warpaint Previews New Album ‘Radiate Like This’ with “Hips,” Details U.S. Tour

Los Angeles indie/rock ensemble Warpaint will return on May 6 with Radiate Like This, the band’s first album in six years. The latest song shared from the record is “Hips,”...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Warpaint Returns: L.A. Indie Band Shares “Champion,” ‘Radiate Like This’ LP Due in May
January 26, 2022
Warpaint Returns: L.A. Indie Band Shares “Champion,” ‘Radiate Like This’ LP Due in May

Warpaint re-emerged on Wednesday with “Champion,” the Los Angeles-based indie/pop band‘s first bit of new music in a while and a preview of Radiate Like This, the group’s first album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)
October 1, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)

Back in late May, comedian/musician Bo Burnham released a Netflix special — and Bo Burnham: Inside was an instant phenomenon, Burnham’s sharp wit and clever production enrapturing so many of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Norm Macdonald: Comedian, Actor, ‘SNL’ Alum Dies at 61 After Private Cancer Battle
September 14, 2021
Rest in Peace, Norm Macdonald: Comedian, Actor, ‘SNL’ Alum Dies at 61 After Private Cancer Battle

Norm Macdonald, the popular comedian whose stint on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s (and specifically his hosted Weekend Update segments) has died at the age of 61 after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Micah Nelson-Directed Video for Willie Nelson & Michael McDonald ft. David Hidalgo’s Benefit Single, “Dreams of the San Joaquin”
May 20, 2021
Watch the Micah Nelson-Directed Video for Willie Nelson & Michael McDonald ft. David Hidalgo’s Benefit Single, “Dreams of the San Joaquin”

In early May, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo teamed up for a new recording of “Dreams of the San Joaquin.” The three icons joined forces to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson & Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo Share “Dreams of the San Joaquin” Charity Single (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson & Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo Share “Dreams of the San Joaquin” Charity Single (Listen)

“Dreams of the San Joaquin” is a new collaborative single from a trio of legendary singers: Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson and Los Lobos‘ David Hidalgo. The three icons joined forces...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Weezer Shares New Video for ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ Special ‘OK Human’ Live Stream Gigs 4/16-4/17
April 14, 2021
Weezer Shares New Video for ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ Special ‘OK Human’ Live Stream Gigs 4/16-4/17

Rivers Cuomo and Weezer have premiered a new music video for “Grapes of Wrath,” one of the songs featured on the alt/rock kings‘ new studio album, OK Human, which was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Saturday 10/10: Watch the Dream Concert, ft. Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn and More
October 9, 2020
Saturday 10/10: Watch the Dream Concert, ft. Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn and More

This weekend, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and a host of additional artists will participate in the Dream Concert, a special virtual streaming event benefiting the Native American Scholarship...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)

This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall
June 25, 2019
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall

Elvis Costello is currently preparing for a summer run with Blondie, but the iconic singer/songwriter is already looking ahead to his next tour with the Imposters. This fall, Costello and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019
March 25, 2019
Rest in Peace, Innovative Singer/Songwriter/Composer Scott Walker: 1943-2019

On Monday morning, the music community woke up to the sad news that innovative musician Scott Walker passed away over the weekend at the age of 76. It is with...

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 | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)
September 14, 2016
Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)

We live in highly polarized times and one of our era’s biggest lightning rods of divisiveness is Edward Snowden. Opinions remain sharply divided over the young intelligence agent and contractor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend
August 8, 2016
Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Covered the Beatles, the Band and More in First-Ever Live Set at Outside Lands (Watch)
August 8, 2016
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Covered the Beatles, the Band and More in First-Ever Live Set at Outside Lands (Watch)

This past weekend, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival took place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Rock Cellar Magazine wasn’t on-hand for this year’s festivities, but thankfully...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | November/December Album Reviews
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews

November/December Album Reviews Rolling Stones GRRR! In addition to all his great singing and songwriting, showmanship, and jumpin’ jack flash, Mick Jagger was always a businessman. From his student days...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Clooney Has The Nominations.  He's Still Just Rosemary's Nephew.
January 15, 2012
George Clooney Has The Nominations. He's Still Just Rosemary's Nephew.

George Clooney’s work in 2011’s The Ides of March and The Descendants has been widely celebrated.  He is a lock to receive Oscar nods when the nominations are revealed January 24th.  In the meantime,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fire In The Hole!
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!

Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)
June 8, 2011
Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)

1. Bob Dylan, Freewheelin’ © Don Hunstein © Don Hunstein Captured in 1963 on the corner of 4th and Jones in Greenwich Village, Freewheelin’ featured the iconic album cover that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist
June 8, 2011
Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist

Animal welfare advocates in upstate New York received unexpected aid last year from an anonymous, bizarre “Deer-Man,” who waged a multi-pronged and ultimately successful attack campaign against a controversial and...