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Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Video for “My Sharona” from Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) & Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) ft. the Knack’s Berton Averre
February 3, 2022
Watch a Video for “My Sharona” from Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) & Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) ft. the Knack’s Berton Averre

1979’s “My Sharona” remains an enduring classic from The Knack, a funky burst of energy and songwriting magic from Berton Averre and Doug Fieger that no doubt inspired legions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Berton Averre and Prescott Niles of the Knack Present ‘Bye, Corona’ (And Averre’s Two Little Dogs)
March 26, 2020
Berton Averre and Prescott Niles of the Knack Present ‘Bye, Corona’ (And Averre’s Two Little Dogs)

It had to happen. With the coronavirus pandemic having full control over most of our lives these days, it begged the question: When would “Bye, Corona” turn up from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Goo Goo Dolls’ Inescapable 1998 Hit “Iris” Passes 1 Billion Spotify Streams; New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Out Now
August 16, 2022
Goo Goo Dolls’ Inescapable 1998 Hit “Iris” Passes 1 Billion Spotify Streams; New Album ‘Chaos in Bloom’ Out Now

The Goo Goo Dolls are out on the road celebrating the release of their 13th album, Chaos in Bloom, this past Friday, Aug. 12 — but John Rzeznik and Robby...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’
August 12, 2022
A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’

Melding garage-punk, brawny rock and roll and alt-country since their formation in 1988, The Supersuckers have carved out a formidable career built on a catalog of killer records and exhaustive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Chaos in Bloom,’ a New Album of Smart, Accomplished Pop/Rock Precision (Listen)
August 12, 2022
Out Now: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Chaos in Bloom,’ a New Album of Smart, Accomplished Pop/Rock Precision (Listen)

Chaos in Bloom is the title of the new album from multiplatinum band The Goo Goo Dolls released today, Aug. 12. Though a news release says the album wasn’t “necessarily”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: beabadoobee Presents ‘Beatopia,’ Indie Singer/Songwriter’s Anticipated Sophomore Album
July 18, 2022
Out Now: beabadoobee Presents ‘Beatopia,’ Indie Singer/Songwriter’s Anticipated Sophomore Album

beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) would like to invite you to Beatopia. That’s the title of the anticipated new sophomore album from the buzzworthy indie singer/songwriter, who emerged in 2020...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pantera to Reform in 2023 with Remaining Members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown for ‘Reunion’ Tour
July 14, 2022
Pantera to Reform in 2023 with Remaining Members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown for ‘Reunion’ Tour

Pantera is a staple of heavy metal history, but the Texas-based band met an untimely end in 2004 when guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was shot and killed onstage during a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julien Baker Shares “Guthrie”; ‘B-Sides’ EP Out 7/21 Ahead of Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen
July 7, 2022
Julien Baker Shares “Guthrie”; ‘B-Sides’ EP Out 7/21 Ahead of Tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen

In early 2021, Julien Baker added to her acclaimed catalog of hushed and heartbreaking albums with Little Oblivions, her third to date and a collection of songs showcasing Baker’s knack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Eat World Goes Back to Basics for New Self-Released Track, “Something Loud”; Tour This Fall
June 13, 2022
Jimmy Eat World Goes Back to Basics for New Self-Released Track, “Something Loud”; Tour This Fall

Arizona-based alt/punk/emo band Jimmy Eat World recently returned with a new track, the guitar-forward “Something Loud.” An aptly titled burst of energy, the song showcases the group’s knack for compelling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rina Sawayama Channels Pop-Country Vibes with New Song “This Hell,” a Defiant LGBTQ+ Anthem
May 18, 2022
Rina Sawayama Channels Pop-Country Vibes with New Song “This Hell,” a Defiant LGBTQ+ Anthem

The past few years have seen a surge in attention thrown in the direction of Rina Sawayama, a multifaceted Japanese-British singer/songwriter with a knack for exploring all corners of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More
May 16, 2022
Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More

Debbie Harry of Blondie was absolutely thrilled to be onstage during this past Saturday, May 14’s sold-out Cruel World Festival in Southern California. “You have no idea how good it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Chemical Romance Shares First New Song Since 2014: Stream the Six-Minute “The Foundations of Decay”
May 12, 2022
My Chemical Romance Shares First New Song Since 2014: Stream the Six-Minute “The Foundations of Decay”

Surprise: Here’s “The Foundations of Decay,” a brand new song from My Chemical Romance that marks the first new material from the iconic punk/emo band since 2014:. This surprise-release track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Shins to Embark on 21st Anniversary Tour Celebrating ‘Oh, Inverted World’ This Summer
May 12, 2022
The Shins to Embark on 21st Anniversary Tour Celebrating ‘Oh, Inverted World’ This Summer

You can’t think about early 2000s indie/rock without The Shins coming to mind. Not only were they Natalie Portman’s favorite buzzworthy band, but front man James Mercer had a knack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party
May 2, 2022
Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the HAIM sisters — Danielle, Alana and Este — developed the same dreams as millions of other aspiring rock stars: stardom, the type...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn Debuts Video for ‘Requiem’ LP Standout “Worst Is On Its Way”; Tour with Evanescence Starts in August
April 21, 2022
Korn Debuts Video for ‘Requiem’ LP Standout “Worst Is On Its Way”; Tour with Evanescence Starts in August

Back in early February, hard-rock titans Korn released their 14th studio album, Requiem — a pummeling reassertion of the band’s vitality. Among the album’s standout tracks was “Worst Is On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Goes All In on the Horrors of Too Much Plastic Surgery in Wild New “Zick Zack” Video; ‘Zeit’ LP Out 4/29
April 7, 2022
Rammstein Goes All In on the Horrors of Too Much Plastic Surgery in Wild New “Zick Zack” Video; ‘Zeit’ LP Out 4/29

For decades, Rammstein has had a knack for delivering unforgettable music videos with stark visual imagery — effective enough that even if you don’t speak German and understand what lead...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Papa Roach Shares “Cut The Line,” ‘Ego Trip’ LP Coming 4/8; Tour ft. Hollywood Undead/Bad Wolves On Now
March 1, 2022
Papa Roach Shares “Cut The Line,” ‘Ego Trip’ LP Coming 4/8; Tour ft. Hollywood Undead/Bad Wolves On Now

The past few months have seen a flurry of activity from Papa Roach, and it was all building to today — when the long-running hard-rock/nu-metal band announced its 11th studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tool Debuts Reimagined, Extended Version of 1992 Single “Opiate,” ‘Fear Inoculum’ Vinyl Out Now
March 1, 2022
Tool Debuts Reimagined, Extended Version of 1992 Single “Opiate,” ‘Fear Inoculum’ Vinyl Out Now

UPDATE: Out now: The Grammy-winning “Fear Inoculum” 5-LP box set from Tool Currently on Billboard’s best-selling vinyl Limited-edition, available now at our Rock Cellar store: HERE Today, March 1, prog/metal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Are You a ‘Rock Believer’? Hard Rock Vets Scorpions Roar Back with New Album (Listen)
February 25, 2022
Are You a ‘Rock Believer’? Hard Rock Vets Scorpions Roar Back with New Album (Listen)

Decades into their heralded career, German hard-rock kings Scorpions have a knack for the loudest, proudest and most fist-pumping anthems around. Rock Believer, the band’s brand new studio album out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’
February 3, 2022
Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’

The years keep flying by, but Korn just keeps on pumping out albums — and the band’s latest, Requiem, may very well be among its strongest. The 14th (!) album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads
January 28, 2022
Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads

The String Revolution, a quartet of virtuoso guitar players with a knack for putting together impeccable sounds from their instruments, tapped fellow six-string aficionado Steve Stevens for a new musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Papa Roach: Stream “Stand Up,” an Energetic Call-To-Action Anthem (& Spring Tour News)
January 21, 2022
New from Papa Roach: Stream “Stand Up,” an Energetic Call-To-Action Anthem (& Spring Tour News)

Shared on Friday by Papa Roach, “Stand Up” is a song with a specific — and powerful — message. “‘Stand Up’ is inspired by the social unrest of marginalized people...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park
January 20, 2022
Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park

It’s alarming how charming Bill Murray can be. The actor/comedian/thespian/legend has a knack for turning up in the least likely of situations, and his latest public cameo appearance was pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Turnstile Play Seven Songs from its Breakout 2021 LP ‘Glow On’ as an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’
January 5, 2022
Watch Turnstile Play Seven Songs from its Breakout 2021 LP ‘Glow On’ as an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’

Turnstile is riding an incredible wave of momentum, and this week brought the Baltimore-based punk/experimental band to the masses once again with an NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Playing seven songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)
November 1, 2021
Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)

Limp Bizkit knows what you think. But Fred Durst and Co. have long expressed that they “don’t give a f***” about much of anything when it comes to criticism levied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Grohl Thrash Along on Drums to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from His ‘The Storyteller’ Book Tour
October 7, 2021
Watch Dave Grohl Thrash Along on Drums to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from His ‘The Storyteller’ Book Tour

In the early pages of The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, the new memoir from Foo Fighters and Nirvana icon Dave Grohl that was released this week, he details how...

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates
September 30, 2021
LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest band around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Announces ‘The Storyteller – Live!’ In-Person Events to Celebrate Book Launch in October
September 20, 2021
Dave Grohl Announces ‘The Storyteller – Live!’ In-Person Events to Celebrate Book Launch in October

Next month, Foo Fighters front man, former Nirvana drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Grohl will release The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, his...

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 | 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: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen
August 6, 2021
Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen

Today, Aug. 6, Night Ranger (known around the world for classic tracks like “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” among others) returned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Night Ranger Shares Video for “Bring It All Home To Me” — New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
June 28, 2021
Night Ranger Shares Video for “Bring It All Home To Me” — New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6

On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. The band recently debuted a roaring music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Night Ranger Roars Back with the Guitar-Heavy “Breakout,” New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
May 24, 2021
Night Ranger Roars Back with the Guitar-Heavy “Breakout,” New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6

On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. ATBPO stands for...

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 | Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)

The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’
February 1, 2021
Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’

The Foo Fighters warned you things would be different this time around. The overall vibe and structure of “Shame Shame,” the lead single from Dave Grohl & the gang‘s new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Cover Bob Dylan & More with Ongoing ‘The Hanukkah Sessions’ Series
December 15, 2020
Watch Dave Grohl + Greg Kurstin Cover Bob Dylan & More with Ongoing ‘The Hanukkah Sessions’ Series

We’re five days into The Hanukkah Sessions, the new collaborative covers series from Dave Grohl and his musical pal, acclaimed (and seven-time GRAMMY-winning) producer Greg Kurstin. Launched last week in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin ‘Hanukkah Sessions’: Beastie Boys, Drake, Bob Dylan and More, One for Each Night of Hanukkah (Listen)
December 10, 2020
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin ‘Hanukkah Sessions’: Beastie Boys, Drake, Bob Dylan and More, One for Each Night of Hanukkah (Listen)

The Hanukkah Sessions was launched by Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin on Dec. 10 — here’s every performance thus far in the series.  Hanukkah begins tonight, Dec. 10, and Dave...

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 | Watch a 10-Year-Old Kid Do His Best Angus Young Impression, Nailing AC/DC’s ‘Shot in the Dark’ on Guitar
October 9, 2020
Watch a 10-Year-Old Kid Do His Best Angus Young Impression, Nailing AC/DC’s ‘Shot in the Dark’ on Guitar

Earlier this week, AC/DC sprang back to life in a big — and loud — way with “Shot in the Dark,” the Australian rock legends‘ brand new song: It’s a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Moderate the Trump vs. Biden Debate with an Auto-Tuned ‘We’re All Doomed’ Remix
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16
September 28, 2020
Beabadoobee Shares ‘How Was Your Day?’ Video, from Anticipated New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16

On Oct. 16, acclaimed and buzzworthy 20-year-old indie-rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) will release her debut full-length album, Fake It Flowers. (Click here to pre-order Fake It Flowers from our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches
September 3, 2020
The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches

The Matches are a four-piece band out of Northern California that emerged in the early 2000s with an offbeat style of pop/punk that landed them a deal with Epitaph Records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)
August 28, 2020
Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)

There’s nearly a full minute aggressive, sludgy guitar riffage before Shaun Morgan begins singing on “Dead and Done,” the explosive opening track to Seether‘s eighth album, Si Vis Pacem, Para...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Killers Return Refreshed and Synth-Happy as Ever with New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (Listen)
August 21, 2020
Out Now: The Killers Return Refreshed and Synth-Happy as Ever with New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (Listen)

The allure of the Killers has always lied in the passionate vocals of Brandon Flowers and the rock/pop band‘s knack for a hook — especially hooks bathed in synth and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dolly Parton: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter — Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter? No!’
August 14, 2020
Dolly Parton: ‘Of Course Black Lives Matter — Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter? No!’

Dolly Parton isn’t afraid of being true to herself. For decades, the entertainment icon has been a beloved figure to millions, her fame surpassing the confines of the country realm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | For Steve Martin’s 75th Birthday, Watch the Beloved Comedy Legend and Friend of Bugs Bunny Play Soothing Banjo Jams
August 14, 2020
For Steve Martin’s 75th Birthday, Watch the Beloved Comedy Legend and Friend of Bugs Bunny Play Soothing Banjo Jams

Today, Steve Martin turns 75. An all-around entertainment legend, he’s known for his comedy and irreverent wit — calling cards of his comedic style for decades. But even beyond that,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Dig Green Screen, You’ll Love Dawes’ New ‘Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?’ Video
July 23, 2020
If You Dig Green Screen, You’ll Love Dawes’ New ‘Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?’ Video

On Oct. 2, Los Angeles-based indie/rock band Dawes will release a new album, Good Luck With Whatever, on Rounder Records. The acclaimed band is now six albums deep in its...

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 | Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)

John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun): 1968 – 2019
August 27, 2019
Rest in Peace, Guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun): 1968 – 2019

Especially sad news to bring you this Tuesday regarding guitarist Neal Casal, who made a name for himself over the years as a guitarist of such projects as the Chris...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)
June 14, 2019
Out Now: ‘Hard Lessons,’ the Dynamic New Solo Album from Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett (Listen)

Chris Shiflett is known as the guitarist for the Foo Fighters, which he has been since joining Dave Grohl’s band prior to their 2012 album One By One. But if...

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 | ‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More
January 12, 2017
‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Stream Butch Walker's Earnest, Versatile New Album 'Stay Gold'
August 26, 2016
Best New Music: Stream Butch Walker's Earnest, Versatile New Album 'Stay Gold'

Singer/songwriter/producer Butch Walker has had a very successful career, and it continued on Friday with his new solo album, Stay Gold. An engaging, heart-on-sleeve collection of songs bursting with catchy...

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 | 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 | Top 11 Stuttering Songs
August 5, 2014
Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our...

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 | 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 | Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (Beat Box; 2007) The latest resurgence of New Wave has been years in the making, with largely underground acts like Glass Candy re-crafting the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis:  In Total Control
October 1, 2012
Martha Davis: In Total Control

Martha Davis strutted in heels onto the early new-wave scene in the late 1970s as part of The Motels – an intelligent, moody, yet still-catchy pop band. With her dark brunette...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks
August 12, 2011
Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks

Jesse Ventura’s wrestling persona — known as “The Body” — exuded a rock star image with his rippling physique, bleached-blond hair, berets, and his ability to make feathered boas seem...