July 1, 2022
The Goo Goo Dolls Tackle Celebrity Culture in “Yeah, I Like You”; Tour in July, ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Album 8/12
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)
July 1, 2022
Out Now: Shinedown Unleashes ‘Planet Zero’ Album; Hosting Free Live Stream for Release Day
July 1, 2022
Smash Mouth Wishes You a Happy “4th of July” with Lively New Song Featuring New Singer Zach Goode
June 30, 2022
Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser” in the ’90s: “I’m Actually Really Sad It Didn’t Happen”
June 30, 2022
Coming 9/20: ‘Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,’ Written by Willie Nelson + David Ritz
June 30, 2022
Pink Floyd Releasing ‘Animals: 2018 Mix’ Reissue 9/16, Marking First Time in 5.1 Surround Sound (Pre-Order)
June 30, 2022
There’s a New “Life on Mars?”- Inspired David Bowie Barbie Doll from Mattel (Available Now)
June 30, 2022
Radio Station Plays Rage Against the Machine “Killing in the Name” on Loop After Layoffs, Format Change
June 29, 2022
Darren Hayes (ex-Savage Garden) Confronts Depression, Suicide in “Poison Blood” Video (ft. a Nod to Prince)
Search Results for: kinks
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."
June 17, 2021
Colin Hay to Cover the Beatles, Kinks, Glen Campbell, More on New LP ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
On Aug. 6, Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, will release a new album titled...
January 21, 2021
The Kinks: ‘The Moneygoround’ One-Man Show Live Stream Set for 1/29 on YouTube
On Jan. 29, The Kinks will share a special, one-time-only live stream event on the classic English band‘s official YouTube channel. Titled The Moneygoround, the one-man-show is a 45-minute play...
December 18, 2020
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Edition of The Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One’ (Listen/Buy)
Today, Dec. 18, the Kinks have released a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Ray discussing the cover art...
November 25, 2020
Preview the Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Set with a 2020 Remaster of ‘Lola’
On Dec. 18, the Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970, Lola features the title track...
November 13, 2020
Preview The Kinks ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue with a 2020 Mix of ‘Powerman’
On Dec. 18, the Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970, Lola features the...
October 14, 2020
The Kinks: ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 12/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)
On Dec. 18, The Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary reissue of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970,...
September 18, 2020
Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now
The “Spaceman” is back — on Friday, Ace Frehley unleashed Origins. Vol. 2, a new collection of covers of some of his all-time favorite songs and artists. This is truly...
September 2, 2020
A Very High Compliment: Dave Davies Told ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic He’s ‘Always Loved’ Al’s Kinks Parody ‘Yoda’
Social media has its issues, but its core ability to connect everybody together at any point has really transformed our collective way of life — and, in some cases, opened...
May 19, 2020
Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More
Alice Cooper wants to help. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us all confused, frustrated and at home, seeking new methods of entertainment. The shock-rock icon wants to be a beacon...
March 5, 2020
Record Store Day 2020: Key Releases Include the Kinks, Paul McCartney, The Cure, Toto, U2, David Bowie and More
Record Store Day 2020 is coming up on Saturday, April 18. It’s a day dedicated to the physical medium of music — one in which music fans flock to record...
November 25, 2019
Chris Jericho + the Christmas Helves Cover the Kinks’ ‘Father Christmas’ for Juvenile Diabetes Research — Listen
Longtime professional wrestler-turned-rock icon Chris Jericho returned recently with a festive cover of the Kinks‘ holiday classic “Father Christmas” — and for a good cause, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/B444ZVDj1cD/ Billed as Chris...
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...
October 4, 2019
Ray Davies Updates His ‘Collaboration’ with Dave Davies on Their New ‘Project Kinks’
Fans have clamored for a musical return of the Kinks for decades, and it appears that one is, indeed coming from the legendary band — as was made clear back...
August 29, 2019
Hear Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders Reinvent the Kinks’ ‘No Return’, Off Her New Covers Album
On Sept. 6, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders will release Valve Bone Woe, a new collection of cover songs she’s recorded with fresh, jazz-styled influence. One of the songs premiered...
July 17, 2019
Ray and Dave Davies Have Been Recording New Music for a Kinks Album, According to Ray
The will-they-or-won’t-they regarding Ray Davies and his brother, Dave Davies, reconnecting after all these years for new music as the Kinks has been going on for a while — but...
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.
August 30, 2011
The Kinks vs. Green Day – Ripped Off Riffs #7
Green Day hasn’t ever been considered the most “original” of bands…they’ve already appeared in our Ripped-Off Riffs category, for example. The title track to the band’s 2000 album, Warning, features...
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....
June 6, 2022
Singer/Songwriter Nicki Bluhm Releases Her 2nd Solo Album ‘Avondale Drive’ (listen)
Nicki Bluhm has just released her 2nd solo album Avondale Drive on Compass Records. Originally from Lafayette California, now living in East Nashville Tennessee, Bluhm (of Nicki Bluhm and the...
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...
December 6, 2021
“Weird Al” Yankovic Announces 133-Date ‘The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour,’ Tickets On Sale 12/10
"Weird Al" Yankovic announced a huge, 133-date tour for 2022, with tickets set to go on sale starting on Dec. 10.
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 ...
October 28, 2021
“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy
During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans...
October 28, 2021
‘Last Night in Soho’: Edgar Wright’s Specially Curated 1960s Soundtrack Infuses Film with a Style All its Own
Last Night in Soho is the new film from Edgar Wright, known for his previous works including Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Baby Driver, among others....
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...
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...
August 23, 2021
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84
Don Everly, one half of the esteemed and iconic Everly Brothers, passed away recently at the age of 84. News of his death was made public by Everly’s family over...
August 9, 2021
PREMIERE: Colin Hay ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ Acoustic Performance; New Covers LP Out Now
Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, released a new album titled I Just Don’t Know What...
July 6, 2021
Colin Hay to Launch Summer 2021 Tour in Connection with New Covers LP, ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’
On Aug. 6, Colin Hay, the prolific singer/songwriter known for his solo career in addition to years fronting the Australian group Men at Work, will release a new album titled I Just Don’t Know...
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...
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...
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...
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”...
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...
September 30, 2020
Watch ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Moderate the Trump vs. Biden Debate with an Auto-Tuned ‘We’re All Doomed’ Remix
Turns out, this week’s Presidential Debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is even more dramatic and explosive when moderated by none other than pop culture/music/comedy...
September 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac
This upcoming Friday, Sept. 18 brings with it a handful of new music releases spanning multiple genres. Below is our curated list of Rock Cellar’s new music picks for Sept....
September 3, 2020
Ace Frehley Reimagines Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)
Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol. 2, re-imagining songs from...
July 28, 2020
Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’
Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol....
July 27, 2020
Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’
Since The Who burst upon the global stage more than half a century ago singing “My Generation,” the music scene — and how to succeed in it — has undergone...
May 15, 2020
Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020
Phil May, vocalist of the English band The Pretty Things, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications after emergency hip surgery, it was announced on Friday....
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire
“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...
May 9, 2020
Rest in Peace Little Richard, Rock and Roll Pioneer: 1932-2020
Little Richard, undeniably one of the most important figures in the history of rock and roll music, has died at the age of 87, it was reported by Rolling Stone...
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...
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...
December 17, 2019
November 2019 Issue
Click below to enjoy our new November 2019 features: Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview) Dave...
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...
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!...
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...
September 12, 2019
Stream Chrissie Hynde’s Jazzy New Covers Album, ‘Valve Bone Woe,’ Featuring Some Intriguing Selections
Last Friday, Sept. 6, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders released a new album — but Valve Bone Woe isn’t a standard studio record. No, for this one, the esteemed Hynde...
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...
June 7, 2019
Liam Gallagher Returns with the Snarling New Single ‘Shockwave’ (Listen)
Clearly not content to sit back and watch his brother get all the headlines about his new music, Liam Gallagher roared back with a new single titled “Shockwave” on Friday....
May 29, 2019
Win Tickets: ‘The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ In Concert Plus the Best of 1966′ at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Sunday, June 2
Here’s a special opportunity for those in the Los Angeles area. This Sunday, a very special show will be put on at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. celebrating the...
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future
Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...
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...
November 9, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land....
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...
May 10, 2017
Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview
One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman of The Kinks is in you. He’ll ask where you...
February 8, 2017
Dave Davies (and Son Russ) Releasing New Album ‘Open Road’ in March; Stream ‘Path is Long’
On March 31, Dave Davies of the Kinks will release a new album titled Open Road. The result of a collaboration between Davies and his son, Russ Davies, Open Road...
January 24, 2017
Hear Ray Davies' New Song 'Poetry,' Off His Newly-Announced Solo Album 'Americana'
On April 21, Ray Davies of the Kinks will release a new solo album titled Americana (with the Jayhawks serving as his backing band). Davies made the announcement earlier this week and...
October 25, 2016
Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25
Vinyl enthusiasts, this is for you. The list of releases scheduled for Black Friday 2016 was unveiled today. Friday, November 25 at record stores and music specialty shops around the...
October 4, 2016
Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs
As I sit here listening to and writing about this intriguing new band from Long Island, New York, The Lemon Twigs, I’m not really sure how to describe what...
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...
August 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Shelters
Jim Nelson, KCSN 88.5 FM DJ and Rock Cellar Magazine scribe, is back with another band profile for Turn Me On…this time focusing on the Shelters! Can you imagine?...
July 25, 2016
'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)
To attend a ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic concert is to immerse yourself in pop culture-themed musical bliss for an hour and a half. This past weekend, the legendary musician/parody artist and his...
June 7, 2016
Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees
For self-respecting music fans, Andy Partridge is rightly revered as one of the most important songwriters in popular music based on his stellar work in XTC. But away from his...
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References
This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs
“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...
February 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England...
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...
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...
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'.
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'
June 19, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats
Dogs & cats make their way into the average Internet user’s mind every 0.4 seconds. Okay, we made that statistic up, but it DOES seem realistic, doesn’t it? It’s hard...
June 20, 2011
The harpsichord was the Humphrey Bogart of baroque instruments, until 18th century innovation produced the piano and brought its near-death. It lay dormant in basements and opera halls, until the...