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Rock Cellar Magazine | #PlayingForChange: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Recreates “When the Levee Breaks” with Global Ensemble
February 21, 2022
#PlayingForChange: Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Recreates “When the Levee Breaks” with Global Ensemble

An ensemble of 17 musicians from various countries around the world recently joined forces with Led Zeppelin bassist/multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones for a special recording of “When The Levee Breaks,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
January 24, 2022
Kid Rock to Head Out on ‘Bad Reputation Tour’ ft. Foreigner, Grand Funk Railroad and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

Hope you like your rock & roll loud, because that’s what you’re going to get this spring on the Bad Reputation Tour, a 24-city outing headlined by Kid Rock. Accompanying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Documentary Film, Promising “Unprecedented Access” to Legendary Band, is Complete
August 3, 2021
‘Becoming Led Zeppelin’ Documentary Film, Promising “Unprecedented Access” to Legendary Band, is Complete

Back in 2019, word first spread about an officially licensed documentary film telling the larger-than-life story of Led Zeppelin — and now, two years later, the film is complete, with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch 8mm Concert Footage of Led Zeppelin from 1972 That Was Recently Discovered in a Shed in New Zealand
February 26, 2021
Watch 8mm Concert Footage of Led Zeppelin from 1972 That Was Recently Discovered in a Shed in New Zealand

This week, footage surfaced online that was originally filmed on Feb. 25, 1972, the night Led Zeppelin took the stage at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. What took...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
February 15, 2021
Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’

Marcin Patrzalek is a 20-year-old guitarist from Poland with an especially eye-popping method of play — and a recent video shared to his Instagram page is turning all kinds of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)
January 25, 2021
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)

With a return to live concerts still a ways away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More
January 20, 2021
Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More

Meet Tico. He’s a singing parrot. His owner, Frank Maglio, plays classic rock songs on acoustic guitar — quite well, we should point out — and Tico sings along. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nandi Bushell Wished Jimmy Page a Happy Birthday with a Looping Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’
January 11, 2021
Nandi Bushell Wished Jimmy Page a Happy Birthday with a Looping Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’

This past Saturday, Jan. 9, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page celebrated his 77th birthday — and Nandi Bushell, the 10-year-old multi-instrumentalist whose series of YouTube videos have become international sensations...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)
October 23, 2020
Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)

Renowned blues guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa returned on Friday with a new album — but Royal Tea isn’t just a collection of new music. Rather, it’s a musical love letter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Led Zeppelin Has Won the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Battle After Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
October 5, 2020
Led Zeppelin Has Won the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Battle After Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case

Whether or not Led Zeppelin can be considered guilty of lifting part of Spirit’s 1968 song “Taurus” for the introduction to its classic song “Stairway to Heaven” has been an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Led Zeppelin ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book
August 21, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Led Zeppelin ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book

The entry period is now closed. Thank you!  Led Zeppelin is one of the most crucial bands in the history of rock roll. The musical adventures that Robert Plant, Jimmy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20
August 19, 2020
Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20

Blues guitar trailblazer Joe Bonamassa will release Royal Tea, a brand new studio album that finds Bonamassa paying homage to his English blues/rock heroes. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Replay of the Led Zeppelin Reunion Show, ‘Celebration Day,’ This Weekend on YouTube (for 72 Hours Only)
May 27, 2020
Watch a Replay of the Led Zeppelin Reunion Show, ‘Celebration Day,’ This Weekend on YouTube (for 72 Hours Only)

A Led Zeppelin reunion — just the mere phrase elicits shudders of excitement among the legendary band‘s fans. In 2007, Zeppelin fans the world over were ecstatic to see Robert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Tommy Shaw of Styx Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’
May 26, 2020
Hear Tommy Shaw of Styx Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Going to California’

Tommy Shaw of Styx recently premiered a cover of “Going to California,” the classic song from Led Zeppelin. Though Shaw’s cover isn’t exactly “new” — it was recorded “many years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’
April 7, 2020
Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’

Eddie Kramer is a crucial figure in the history of classic rock music, and the recording engineer will reportedly be the focus of a new documentary film. As reported by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin Forms New Project with Cellist Anssi Karttunen Called Sons of Chipotle
July 24, 2019
John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin Forms New Project with Cellist Anssi Karttunen Called Sons of Chipotle

Led Zeppelin bassist/multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones is known for his insatiable appetite for new musical expressions, and his latest is no exception. This week, Jones announced the Sons of Chipotle...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Performed Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ for the First Time in 23 Years — in Iceland, Naturally
July 2, 2019
Robert Plant Performed Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ for the First Time in 23 Years — in Iceland, Naturally

It’s no secret that Robert Plant isn’t into the whole “nostalgia” thing — it’s a big reason why the legendary singer hasn’t helped facilitate a Led Zeppelin reunion over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The First Official Led Zeppelin Documentary is Coming to Commemorate the Band’s 50th Anniversary
May 8, 2019
The First Official Led Zeppelin Documentary is Coming to Commemorate the Band’s 50th Anniversary

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin‘s debut album, which would set in action the band‘s precipitous rise to the top of the music world and, eventually, plant their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Previously Lost Led Zeppelin Song Called 'Sunshine Woman', From 'BBC Sessions' Reissue
August 25, 2016
Hear a Previously Lost Led Zeppelin Song Called 'Sunshine Woman', From 'BBC Sessions' Reissue

While the thought of any future activity from Led Zeppelin may be as mythical as the band’s lyrics themselves, a song previously left on the cutting-room floor has made its way online....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Off the Hook: Led Zeppelin Ruled to Not Have Plagiarized Spirit's 'Taurus' in 'Stairway to Heaven'
June 23, 2016
Off the Hook: Led Zeppelin Ruled to Not Have Plagiarized Spirit's 'Taurus' in 'Stairway to Heaven'

After some lengthy court proceedings, a jury has ruled in favor of Led Zeppelin in a case surrounding the band’s alleged plagiarism of Spirit‘s Taurus in their composition of Stairway to Heaven....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)
August 5, 2015
Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)

“We were enormously creative, always pushing ourselves,” Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and founder tells me when I ask why he thinks the band’s albums have stood the test...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page is Reportedly Remastering Every Led Zeppelin Album (UPDATED)
October 29, 2012
Jimmy Page is Reportedly Remastering Every Led Zeppelin Album (UPDATED)

According to Peter Mensch, Jimmy Page’s manager, the Led Zeppelin guitarist is apparently hard at work at remastering the band’s entire catalog. According to Blabbermouth, tentative plans are to release...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed
July 27, 2011
The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed

For nearly 40 years, hardcore fans of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath have sought recordings of the infamous “Black Zeppelin” jam session rumored to have happened between the two 1970s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Has a Very Special, Elaborate and Limited-Edition New Book Called ‘The Anthology’
September 4, 2019
Jimmy Page Has a Very Special, Elaborate and Limited-Edition New Book Called ‘The Anthology’

This one’s truly for the collectors of all things Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page. If you consider yourself among the most devoted fans of the legendary rock and roll band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Magazine Uncovers “Black Zeppelin” Mystery
August 4, 2011
Rock Cellar Magazine Uncovers “Black Zeppelin” Mystery

Chatsworth, California – August 4, 2011 Rock Cellar Magazine, a new music and entertainment website recently interviewed drummer Bill Ward who revealed that Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath indeed played...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Spellbinding Performance of “When the Levee Breaks” at Glastonbury
June 29, 2022
Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ Spellbinding Performance of “When the Levee Breaks” at Glastonbury

Robert Plant may be steadfast in his continued opposition to any further live performances with his remaining Led Zeppelin colleagues, but the legendary singer does still find the time to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carmine Appice Q&A:  Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’
June 13, 2022
Carmine Appice Q&A: Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’

Drummer Carmine Appice burst on the rock scene in 1967 when Vanilla Fudge, with singer-keyboardist Mark Stein, guitarist Vince Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, had a Top 10 hit with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)
April 11, 2022
Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)

Ann Wilson, who alongside her sister, Nancy Wilson, burst onto the scene with Heart and cast an unmatched legacy for decades, will release her latest solo album, Fierce Bliss, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Debut Video for “Searching For My Love,” New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out Now
February 28, 2022
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Debut Video for “Searching For My Love,” New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out Now

Back in November, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss released Raise the Roof, the second collaborative album from the Led Zeppelin vocalist and bluegrass/country singer/songwriter and the awaited follow-up to 2007’s Grammy-winning Raising...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila
January 10, 2022
A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila

Electric Violinist Susan Aquila Storms Rock World with New Self-Titled Album The electric violin is no longer an oddity in rock. Pioneers such as Mark Wood have captured its energy and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Perform “Searching for My Love” on ‘The Tonight Show’
December 20, 2021
Watch Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Perform “Searching for My Love” on ‘The Tonight Show’

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss brought a selection from 'Raise the Roof' to 'The Tonight Show' stage.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Play Songs from ‘Raise the Roof’ on an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home)’ Concert
December 14, 2021
Watch Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Play Songs from ‘Raise the Roof’ on an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home)’ Concert

Last month, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss released Raise the Roof, a new collaborative album that marked the follow-up to their acclaimed, Grammy-winning 2007 album Raising Sand. Combining the talents...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Release ‘Raise the Roof’ LP; Live Stream Events Set for This Weekend
November 19, 2021
Out Now: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Release ‘Raise the Roof’ LP; Live Stream Events Set for This Weekend

When Robert Plant and Alison Krauss first teamed up for 2007’s Raising Sand, the album was a revelation, the two dynamic styles of the Led Zeppelin vocalist and bluegrass/country singer/songwriter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview
November 15, 2021
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview

Online rock and roll fan communities, get ready to argue: In a new interview with the Coda Collection, The Who front man Roger Daltrey is quoted as saying something pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Stream “It Don’t Bother Me,” a Bert Jansch Cover from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’
November 4, 2021
New from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Stream “It Don’t Bother Me,” a Bert Jansch Cover from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’

A cover of Bert Jansch’s “It Don’t Bother Me” is the latest and final preview of Raise the Roof, the anticipated new collaborative album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Lyric Video for “Can’t Let Go” from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out 11/19
October 25, 2021
Watch a Lyric Video for “Can’t Let Go” from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; New Album ‘Raise the Roof’ Out 11/19

Another preview of Raise the Roof, the collaborative new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, arrived recently in the form of a new lyric video for “Can’t Let Go,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Share “High and Lonesome,’ from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19)
October 7, 2021
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Share “High and Lonesome,’ from New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19)

On Nov. 19, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will release Raise the Roof, a new collaborative album continuing the creative spark the two explored with 2007’s Raising Sand. That record won Album of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo
October 6, 2021
‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham’s rock mecca in New York’s East Village. An all-star show on June 27, 1971 headlined...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)
September 20, 2021
‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)

Oasis went from playing to a handful of fans on Tuesday nights in their hometown of Manchester in the early 1990s to 250,000+ at Knebworth Park in the summer of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant: Legacy Bands Playing Decades Into Their Careers Can Look “Sadly Decrepit”
September 8, 2021
Robert Plant: Legacy Bands Playing Decades Into Their Careers Can Look “Sadly Decrepit”

Robert Plant is a man of integrity. It’s that integrity over the years, as well as commitment to his contemporary musical creativity, that has made the vocalist long resist the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Falsetto Songs
August 12, 2021
Top 11 Falsetto Songs

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs to utilize falsetto vocals.  “I like money. It’s fun to fold and stack and smell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Reunite for New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19), Share Lucinda Williams Cover “Can’t Let Go”
August 12, 2021
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Reunite for New LP ‘Raise the Roof’ (Out 11/19), Share Lucinda Williams Cover “Can’t Let Go”

On Nov. 19, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will release Raise the Roof, a new collaborative album continuing the creative spark the two explored with 2007’s Raising Sand. That record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
August 2, 2021
PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Rock and roll photographer Jérôme Brunet, the focus of a recent Rock Cellar feature interview about his life and career behind the lens shooting legendary musical acts at concerts all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Barry Goudreau’s Big ’70s Rock Sound Blasts Off on ‘The Road,’ His New Album with the Engine Room (Q&A)
June 30, 2021
Barry Goudreau’s Big ’70s Rock Sound Blasts Off on ‘The Road,’ His New Album with the Engine Room (Q&A)

In a departure from his blues rock-laden debut album with Engine Room, Barry Goudreau’s new record The Road, which was released in March, harkens back largely to the big, sweeping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)
June 2, 2021
Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)

The Wizard of Ozzy and Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Coldplay Plus a Cast of Thousands: Q&A with Rockfield’s Recording Engineer/Farmer Kingsley Ward Along with Yasgur’s farm, Rockfield...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
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...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Watch Nandi Bushell Deliver a Looping Musical Salute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’
February 22, 2021
Watch Nandi Bushell Deliver a Looping Musical Salute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’

For her latest entry to her burgeoning catalog of musical versatility, 10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell has uploaded a performance of “Under the Bridge,” the classic early 1990s ballad from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greta Van Fleet Unveils Majestic New Video for ‘Heat Above,’ from New Album Out 4/16
February 18, 2021
Greta Van Fleet Unveils Majestic New Video for ‘Heat Above,’ from New Album Out 4/16

Nearly everything Greta Van Fleet does is steeped in rock and roll tradition. The young band thrives on a new, rejuvenated presentation of the Led Zeppelins and Pink Floyds of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch 10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Nail ‘My Generation’ as a Tribute to the Who’s Keith Moon
February 15, 2021
Watch 10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Nail ‘My Generation’ as a Tribute to the Who’s Keith Moon

She’s back, once again. After a busy few months of head-turning drum displays, 10-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell has shared her latest video, a reverent tribute to the late, great...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February 2021 Issue
February 11, 2021
February 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our February 2021 features. I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion) Q&A: Jorma...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Photographer  (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video
December 9, 2020
Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video

Back in early November, Suspect208, a band featuring the sons of hard rock royalty (The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’
December 9, 2020
Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’

The whole aesthetic of Greta Van Fleet is a throwback — both in the young band‘s musical style of unabashed rock and roll in the vein of Led Zeppelin and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’
November 13, 2020
Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’

Suspect208 is a brand new band with an eye-popping pedigree: The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween
October 30, 2020
Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

It’s here once again — Halloween. While it’s an admittedly odd custom from a general standpoint, it’s one we love so dearly thanks to our collective crippling addiction to sugar,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Have the Hilarious Cure for Crippling Coffee Addiction: ‘FreshPotix’
October 28, 2020
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Have the Hilarious Cure for Crippling Coffee Addiction: ‘FreshPotix’

Do you like coffee? Are you incapable of starting your day without downing an entire scalding hot carafe? If your addiction to “fresh pots” has you looking for an answer,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know
October 14, 2020
‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the second album from Oasis released to the masses in 1995, celebrated its 25th anniversary in early October. After bursting onto the British music scene...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Temple Pilots Hosting Full-Album Live Stream of 1994’s ‘Purple’ 10/16
October 7, 2020
Stone Temple Pilots Hosting Full-Album Live Stream of 1994’s ‘Purple’ 10/16

Just as the band did in late July with its 1992 album Core, alt/grunge band Stone Temple Pilots will play all of 1994’s Purple in a live stream concert scheduled...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Robert Plant ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea,’ an Anthology Collection Spanning Four Decades (Listen/Buy)
October 2, 2020
Out Now: Robert Plant ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea,’ an Anthology Collection Spanning Four Decades (Listen/Buy)

Robert Plant is a singular vocal talent, the type whose voice inspires awe and wonder at just how he’s able to sing like that. It was his calling card for years with Led...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More
September 17, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell Answers Dave Grohl’s Drum Challenge with Epic Video — and a Matching Flannel Shirt
September 4, 2020
10-Year-Old Nandi Bushell Answers Dave Grohl’s Drum Challenge with Epic Video — and a Matching Flannel Shirt

Earlier this week, Dave Grohl accepted a “drum battle” challenge from Nandi Bushell, a 10-year-old internet sensation whose amazing skills behind the kit have put her on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Reimagines  Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Accepts ‘Drum Battle’ Challenge from 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell in Amusing Fashion
August 31, 2020
Dave Grohl Accepts ‘Drum Battle’ Challenge from 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell in Amusing Fashion

10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell is making quite a name for herself these days, uploading incredible performance videos to YouTube showing off her skills behind the drum set or playing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 
August 25, 2020
Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 

Record Store Day is, like many beloved pastimes of music lovers, experiencing a weird year. Usually, the country-spanning celebration of independent music shops is held on a given day each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit
August 20, 2020
Happy 72nd Birthday to Robert Plant — it’s a ‘Celebration Day’ for a Rock and Roll Free Spirit

His voice is the stuff of legend, as the saying goes, Robert Plant’s otherworldly howl reaching unfathomable heights during the heyday of Led Zeppelin. Today, Aug. 20, Robert Plant celebrates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there.  “Nuclear apocalypse – who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4
August 6, 2020
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4

In late July, The Rolling Stones shared “Scarlet,” a previously unheard song that is included as one of the unreleased tracks making their debut on the Stones‘ upcoming reissue of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)
July 31, 2020
Robert Plant Shares ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1),’ a Previously Unheard Song from His Upcoming 2-CD Anthology ‘Digging Deep’ (Listen)

Robert Plant is a singular vocalist, the type whose voice inspires awe and wonder at just how he’s able to sing like that. It was his calling card for years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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’
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bono and the Edge of U2 Play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for an Irish COVID-19 Fundraiser, Dedicated to Their Road Crew
July 27, 2020
Watch Bono and the Edge of U2 Play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for an Irish COVID-19 Fundraiser, Dedicated to Their Road Crew

You just do not play “Stairway to Heaven.” There’s a rule about it, remember? Well, apparently you can play it under certain circumstances. This past weekend, Bono and the Edge...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings
July 27, 2020
Robert Plant Announces ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ Two-CD Anthology Spanning 30 Songs, Four Decades and Featuring Three Unreleased Recordings

On Oct. 2, Robert Plant will release Digging Deep: Subterranea, a new 2-CD anthology featuring material from throughout his lasting career as one of rock and roll’s most versatile vocalists....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Temple Pilots Hosting Full-Album Live Stream Performance of 1992’s ‘Core’ LP on 7/31 (Details/Tickets)
July 22, 2020
Stone Temple Pilots Hosting Full-Album Live Stream Performance of 1992’s ‘Core’ LP on 7/31 (Details/Tickets)

On Friday, July 31, Stone Temple Pilots will host a special live stream concert event, performing 1992’s Core in its entirety. That album was a major moment in the band‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recreating Music History, One Photo at a Time: Follow @TheBandWasHere on Instagram
July 22, 2020
Recreating Music History, One Photo at a Time: Follow @TheBandWasHere on Instagram

We’re all looking for distractions these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its stranglehold on all we hold dear. All that scrolling through your Instagram feed can be taxing on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)
July 22, 2020
Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)

One of the most intriguing elements promised by The Rolling Stones with the recent announcement of their upcoming Goats Head Soup reissue is “Scarlet,” a previously unreleased recording from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)
July 17, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’
July 9, 2020
Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’

As promised in a teaser post from the iconic rockers on Wednesday, The Rolling Stones have indeed premiered a song from the vaults that had, as of yet, never been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters Play Wembley Stadium in 2008 (ft. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) on YouTube
May 15, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters Play Wembley Stadium in 2008 (ft. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones) on YouTube

The Foo Fighters are opening the vault once again for a special livestream concert event today, May 15, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. ET when the band re-airs its 2008...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limited-Time SiriusXM Channels Dedicated to the Rolling Stones, Prince, Metallica, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, More Coming 5/1, Extends Free Access Through May
April 29, 2020
Limited-Time SiriusXM Channels Dedicated to the Rolling Stones, Prince, Metallica, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, More Coming 5/1, Extends Free Access Through May

A host of special new SiriusXM channels are coming this week, and it’s never been a better time for you to check out what the streaming radio platform has to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown
April 22, 2020
Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown

The concept of the “rock and roll star” is one that exudes thoughts of larger-than-life existence, mythical creatures who strap on a guitar and do things that make them seem...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Debuting ‘Saving Grace’ Live Show
March 3, 2020
Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour Dates, Debuting ‘Saving Grace’ Live Show

Legendary Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant remains a touring force these days. There may be no Zep reunions on the horizon (he’s ready to move past that), Plant and his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)
January 14, 2020
Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’
December 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’

Keyboardist Marco Benevento is best known for having spent over twenty years playing music with his seventh grade buddy, drummer Joe Russo. In addition to their extensive history of playing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s a Photo of Robert Plant and Tony Iommi Running Into Each Other at the Airport
December 6, 2019
Here’s a Photo of Robert Plant and Tony Iommi Running Into Each Other at the Airport

What would you do if you’re sitting at the airport awaiting a flight and notice two living legends just a few feet away? Apparently, according to a photo circulating around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)
November 8, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)

If you’re going to call your album Get the Money, that implies a certain … style to the musical proceedings, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders delivered on that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzz: Might Them Crooked Vultures (Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl) Be Reforming for a New Record?
November 4, 2019
Buzz: Might Them Crooked Vultures (Josh Homme, John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl) Be Reforming for a New Record?

The term “supergroup” is tossed around quite frequently among music circles, and it doesn’t always apply in its most definitive term — but with Them Crooked Vultures, it does. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rival Sons at the Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles (Recap)
October 16, 2019
Rival Sons at the Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles (Recap)

Rival Sons made a one-off stop at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles recently to perform a stripped-down, acoustic set before an intimate though rabid crowd of fans. The band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett
August 7, 2019
Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez
July 8, 2019
Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez

In the late ‘90s, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero (of acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela) were playing in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, busking for passersby and slowly honing...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile
June 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile

As a young, exuberant and adventurous rock writer back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I would fly anywhere to pursue a story. On this particular day it was a trip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Releases ‘All Blues’ Album Ahead of Frampton’s Farewell Tour (Listen)
June 7, 2019
Peter Frampton Band Releases ‘All Blues’ Album Ahead of Frampton’s Farewell Tour (Listen)

In the coming weeks, Peter Frampton will start his anticipated farewell tour, but first he has some new music to release. On Friday, Peter Frampton Band released All Blues, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen
May 31, 2019
Peter Frampton Band Tries Its Hand at ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ Off New Album Out 6/7 — Listen

All Blues, the new album from Peter Frampton Band tackling the classic blues/rock songbook, will be released on June 7 — so it’s just a week away. Pre-order a copy of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin'”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear The Peter Frampton Band’s Take on B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ ft. Sonny Landreth
May 10, 2019
Hear The Peter Frampton Band’s Take on B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ ft. Sonny Landreth

June 7 is the day that The Peter Frampton Band will release All Blues, a collection of covers paying homage to several of Frampton’s musical heroes. Pre-order a copy at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)
May 9, 2019
Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)

In 2019,  Uriah Heep is celebrating a major milestone, their 50th year as a band. Through innumerable personnel changes, Uriah Heep have managed to thrive, both as force in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Maps Out Fall Tour Dates with the Sensational Space Shifters
May 7, 2019
Robert Plant Maps Out Fall Tour Dates with the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant remains a tireless live performer and musical innovator, and this fall the former Led Zeppelin vocalist will head back out on the road with his band, the Sensational...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson
April 26, 2019
Peter Frampton Band’s ‘All Blues’ Album Out June 7, Stream ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ ft. Kim Wilson

On June 7, Peter Frampton’s Band will release a special covers record, All Blues, via UMe. The news was announced on Friday and came with the premiere of “I Just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Mastodon’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover, Recorded in Honor of Band Manager Nick John for Record Store Day
April 15, 2019
Stream Mastodon’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover, Recorded in Honor of Band Manager Nick John for Record Store Day

A special release this past weekend as part of Record Store Day was Mastodon‘s “Stairway to Nick John” 10″ single, a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” recorded by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers
March 13, 2019
Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers

On The Wood Brothers’ latest album, One Drop of Truth, the Nashville-based trio brilliantly utilizes a compelling variety of Americana influences to craft a song cycle that’s equally captivating, joyous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview
December 10, 2018
Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview

Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale (Photo: Jeremy Danger) In the past year or so, there has been much talk in the press regarding the breakup of Heart....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)

“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview
March 13, 2017
Phil Collen of Def Leppard – The Interview

Exploding onto the music scene with a ferocious sound blending primal riffs with a melodic smartness thanks to massive radio hits like “Photograph,” “Rock Of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar On...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foreigner Announces 40th Anniversary Tour — Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham to Support
January 9, 2017
Foreigner Announces 40th Anniversary Tour — Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham to Support

This summer, Foreigner will head out on the road in commemoration of its 40th anniversary (as reported by Billboard). The chart-topping band responsible for still-heavily-played songs such as “Juke Box...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll
December 9, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'
December 5, 2016
Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman will release a new album titled Piano Portraits on January 13. Wakeman, known for his many years in prog-rock masterminds Yes and as a prolific session musician/songwriter,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)
October 14, 2016
Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)

Special, surprise gigs are fun — and they’re even better when they feature former Beatles. Sir Paul McCartney decided to play Pappy & Harriet’s, a tiny, Western-themed bar in Pioneertown,...

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 | Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy
July 8, 2016
Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Via such epic singles as Shapes Of Things, Heart Full of Soul, For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and others, The Yardbirds made their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana – The Interview
March 8, 2016
Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,...

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 | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House
September 4, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Preview Tour with 'Black Dog' Performance Video
May 8, 2013
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Preview Tour with 'Black Dog' Performance Video

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters released a new promo video highlighting their upcoming tour…and it just so happens to feature a bluesy re-interpretation of the Led Zeppelin classic Black Dog. Enjoy: For...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour with the Sensational Space Shifters
April 12, 2013
Robert Plant Announces U.S. Tour with the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant announced a lengthy summer tour that will find him traveling around the United States with throughout June and July. No, you can keep holding your breaths – the tour isn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heart of Ann Wilson
April 2, 2013
The Heart of Ann Wilson

With their chugging rhythms and soaring harmonies, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart topped ’70s and ’80s charts with hits like Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Alone, These Dreams, and What About Love, selling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)
March 4, 2013
Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)

Steve Howe, a 40-year rock veteran chats with Rock Cellar Magazine about the evolution of Yes, life on the road as a vegetarian, and the rising interest of albums in the singles-driven digital age.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | October/November Album Reviews
October 11, 2012
October/November Album Reviews

Mumford & Sons KISS Neil Young & Crazy Horse Gary Clark Jr. Muse Dinosaur Jr. Aimee Mann   Mumford & Sons Babel When U2 made the Rattle and Hum album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”
May 16, 2012
Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”

As the old proverb goes: “You may know a man by the company he keeps.” Though his name is synonymous with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, a consummate songwriter and performer,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston
March 19, 2012
The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer
March 19, 2012
Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

In the song Hard Lovin’ Woman, Juliette Lewis belts out: “You better look around and get a hold of yourself, woman, and embrace what you’ve become.” What Juliette Lewis has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | January Album Reviews
January 11, 2012
January Album Reviews

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Amy Winehouse Jane’s Addiction Jimmy Cliff Coldplay Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack) Their second collaboration with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game
September 7, 2011
How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game

Drummer Jim McCarty may well be the luckiest musician on the planet. 

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
July 20, 2011
Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap

Ever since Spinal Tap skewered classic rock bands with their excess, egos and miniature Stonehenge stage props back in 1984, many other fictional musicians and bands have popped up in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)
June 8, 2022
Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)

Originally recorded in a friend’s basement for $400, 1993’s World of Noise was the first release from Everclear, prior to its emergence in the mid-1990s as an alt/rock staple with era-defining radio hits like “Father...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios
October 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios

“In the Police, in a trio situation—which I’ve come back to now—it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)

As concert venues attempt to reopen, iconic vocalist Ann Wilson will begin an August solo tour armed with a new band and material produced during the pandemic. Fans will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Lizzy Hale & Halestorm Cover the Who for New Documentary ‘Long Live Rock … Celebrate the Chaos’
February 22, 2021
Listen to Lizzy Hale & Halestorm Cover the Who for New Documentary ‘Long Live Rock … Celebrate the Chaos’

Long Live Rock … Celebrate the Chaos is a new documentary film chronicling a singular phenomenon that feels like a relic of the past, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Documentary ‘Long Live Rock … Celebrate the Chaos’ Celebrates the Singular Intensity of the Hard-Rock Concert Experience (Trailer)
February 9, 2021
New Documentary ‘Long Live Rock … Celebrate the Chaos’ Celebrates the Singular Intensity of the Hard-Rock Concert Experience (Trailer)

Do you remember slamming around the mosh pit with a bunch of strangers? Or being packed in tight at a tiny club gig as a band tears through a set...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars
February 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars

In his latest Behind the Curtain entry, veteran rock music scribe Steve Rosen details run-ins with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars that didn’t quite go as planned … (Photo: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence
October 7, 2016
Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)
June 12, 2012
Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)

It may just be the sexiest mile and a half in America: a curvy, alluring ribbon of road called the Sunset Strip. Since the 1930s, the portion of Sunset Boulevard...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan
February 16, 2012
Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan

Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo...