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Rock Cellar Magazine | Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows
April 6, 2022
Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows

In the works for some time and delayed because of the pandemic, the Doobie Brothers‘ 50th anniversary tour has been a triumph. With Michael McDonald in the mix to make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Crosby’s New Album ‘For Free,’ ft. Contributions from Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sarah Jarosz and More (Listen)
July 23, 2021
Out Now: David Crosby’s New Album ‘For Free,’ ft. Contributions from Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sarah Jarosz and More (Listen)

For years, David Crosby sought a musical collaboration with Steely Dan‘s Donald Fagen — and now he has finally achieved that goal, just short of his 80th birthday coming up...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from David Crosby + Michael McDonald: Stream “River Rise,” New Crosby Album ‘For Free’ Coming 7/23
May 20, 2021
New from David Crosby + Michael McDonald: Stream “River Rise,” New Crosby Album ‘For Free’ Coming 7/23

On July 23, the prolific David Crosby will release a new album titled For Free, shortly before his 80th birthday on Aug. 14. The official album announcement declares: “With a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael McDonald Hosting Mother’s Day Weekend “Home Alone 3: Yo Mama Be There” Live Stream Event
April 16, 2021
Michael McDonald Hosting Mother’s Day Weekend “Home Alone 3: Yo Mama Be There” Live Stream Event

Renowned singer/songwriter/recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael McDonald has staged a handful of entertaining solo live stream concert events over the past few months, and his next one is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Watch This Weekend 2/12-2/14: Michael McDonald, ‘Food for Love’ ft. David Byrne, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Jimmy Eat World, ‘Bleeding Audio’ at Slamdance 2021
February 12, 2021
What to Watch This Weekend 2/12-2/14: Michael McDonald, ‘Food for Love’ ft. David Byrne, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros., Jimmy Eat World, ‘Bleeding Audio’ at Slamdance 2021

This weekend, Feb. 12-14, brings with it a handful of especially notable streaming concert events — some of them live, some pre-recorded, and one an intriguing new documentary about one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Michael McDonald Preview His 69th Birthday Live Stream Event 2/12 with ‘What a Fool Believes’ on ‘Kimmel’
February 9, 2021
Watch Michael McDonald Preview His 69th Birthday Live Stream Event 2/12 with ‘What a Fool Believes’ on ‘Kimmel’

This Friday, Feb. 12, legendary golden-voiced singer and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael McDonald will host a special 69th birthday live stream event for himself titled,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael McDonald Playing ‘Home Alone 2 – Birthday Bash: A Party of One’ Live Stream Concert 2/12 (Tickets/Info)
January 6, 2021
Michael McDonald Playing ‘Home Alone 2 – Birthday Bash: A Party of One’ Live Stream Concert 2/12 (Tickets/Info)

On Feb. 12, renowned singer/songwriter/recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Michael McDonald will throw himself a lavish 69th birthday party with Home Alone 2 — Birthday Bash: A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch ‘Feelin’ Alright’ Performed by Dave Mason and the Quarantines (Sammy Hagar, Michael McDonald, Mick Fleetwood and the Doobie Brothers)
July 22, 2020
Watch ‘Feelin’ Alright’ Performed by Dave Mason and the Quarantines (Sammy Hagar, Michael McDonald, Mick Fleetwood and the Doobie Brothers)

Dave Mason has been busy … and this week, the famed singer/songwriter/guitarist premiered a new performance video for the Traffic classic “Feelin’ Alright,” alongside the Quarantines: an ensemble of fellow...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to a Particularly Electric Performance of ‘Takin’ it to the Streets’ by Michael McDonald, ft. Drea Rhenee
July 1, 2020
Listen to a Particularly Electric Performance of ‘Takin’ it to the Streets’ by Michael McDonald, ft. Drea Rhenee

Recent weeks have seen Michael McDonald premiere powerful live renditions of songs from his iconic career, and this week’s latest entry to the series features one of the smooth singer‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Doobie Brothers Officially Reschedule 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 26, 2020
Doobie Brothers Officially Reschedule 50th Anniversary Tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 Due to COVID-19

On Tuesday, The Doobie Brothers announced that their anticipated 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald has been officially postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the news,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Powerhouse Live Performance of ‘What the World Needs Now’ from Michael McDonald
May 13, 2020
Hear a Powerhouse Live Performance of ‘What the World Needs Now’ from Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald has released a new live cover of “What the World Needs Now,” the 1965 hit by Jackie DeShannon that was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Michael McDonald Premieres Powerful New Cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ — Listen
April 2, 2020
Michael McDonald Premieres Powerful New Cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ — Listen

Today, April 2, would have been the 81st birthday of the legendary Marvin Gaye — so it was the perfect date for “yacht rock” king and all-around music icon Michael...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Michael McDonald Play ‘Matters of the Heart,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ and ‘What a Fool Believes’ for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert — From Home in Quarantine
April 1, 2020
Watch Michael McDonald Play ‘Matters of the Heart,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ and ‘What a Fool Believes’ for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert — From Home in Quarantine

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series presented a mini-set from Michael McDonald this week, but with a twist. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders placed on pretty much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee) Announce 50th Anniversary Tour
November 19, 2019
The Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, John McFee) Announce 50th Anniversary Tour

For the first time in 25 years, the Doobie Brothers — specifically, the lineup including Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Patt Simmons and John McFee — will join forces for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s David Paich Previews New Solo Record ‘Forgotten Toys’ with “Queen Charade”; LP Out 8/19
July 14, 2022
Toto’s David Paich Previews New Solo Record ‘Forgotten Toys’ with “Queen Charade”; LP Out 8/19

David Paich of Toto will release his very first solo album, Forgotten Toys, on Aug. 19. Paich announced the record recently, and on Thursday the iconic musician previewed it with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month
June 13, 2022
Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month

This week marks yet another major milestone in the timeless career of Kenny Loggins: His official memoir, Still Alright, arrives via Hachette Books on Tuesday, June 14. Its release coincides...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s David Paich Shares Epic New Track “Spirit of the Moonrise”; Solo Debut ‘Forgotten Toys’ Out 8/19
June 9, 2022
Toto’s David Paich Shares Epic New Track “Spirit of the Moonrise”; Solo Debut ‘Forgotten Toys’ Out 8/19

On Aug. 19, David Paich of Toto will unveil his first solo album, Forgotten Toys. It marks a major moment in Paich’s iconic career, which has stretched across decades and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny
April 19, 2022
Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny

As we noted back in January, the Johnny Winter tribute album Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter is out now on Quarto Valley Records. 17 tracks featuring a star-studded array of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons
February 16, 2022
Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons

The history of The Doobie Brothers is undeniable — the band finally made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 after decades’ worth of memorable music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April
January 7, 2022
Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April

Due out on April 15, Brother Johnny is an all-star tribute album to the late Johnny Winter, compiled and spearheaded by his brother, Edgar Winter. The album will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021
December 29, 2021
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2022 (and hopefully a return to more of a “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream The Doobie Brothers’ New Album ‘Liberté,’ Featuring 12 New Songs (Pre-Order on CD)
October 1, 2021
Out Now: Stream The Doobie Brothers’ New Album ‘Liberté,’ Featuring 12 New Songs (Pre-Order on CD)

Today, Oct. 1,  Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers  released a new album, Liberté. It features 12 new songs from Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album
September 29, 2021
Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album

The Doobie Brothers are in the midst of a victory lap right now. The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are out on the road commemorating their 50th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021
August 12, 2021
Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021

Mike Finnigan, an acclaimed studio/touring musician known for his work with the Hammond B3 organ and for recording stints with acts including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and many others, passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Share New 4-Song EP, Announce New Album ‘Liberté,’ Out 10/1 (Tour Starts 8/22)
August 6, 2021
The Doobie Brothers Share New 4-Song EP, Announce New Album ‘Liberté,’ Out 10/1 (Tour Starts 8/22)

On Oct. 1, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers will release a new album, Liberté.  The record was officially announced on Friday, and will be their 15th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Share New Live Video of “Takin’ It to the Streets,” 50th Anniversary Tour Starts 8/22
August 2, 2021
The Doobie Brothers Share New Live Video of “Takin’ It to the Streets,” 50th Anniversary Tour Starts 8/22

On Aug. 22, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Doobie Brothers are scheduled to start their 50th anniversary tour, which was originally supposed to take place in 2020 prior...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from David Crosby: Stream ‘Rodriguez for a Night,’ Written by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen
June 28, 2021
New from David Crosby: Stream ‘Rodriguez for a Night,’ Written by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen

On July 23, David Crosby will release For Free, the latest addition to his prolific run of solo albums, shortly before his 80th birthday on Aug. 14. The official album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ojai Sessions
February 25, 2021
Ojai Sessions

Five-song EP recorded in Ojai, CA. @ Carbonite Sound. All songs written & produced by Charlie Baker, Dann Gillen is coproducer on “That’s You”. The goal was to record a project with no more than 4-5 musicians performing live in the studio with the feel of a singer/songwriter vibe, to make a record by getting back to basics without a bunch of overdubs and heavy production.

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton’s ‘Let It Rain’ in New Socially-Distant Team-Up
October 27, 2020
Watch the Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton’s ‘Let It Rain’ in New Socially-Distant Team-Up

As they’ve done a few times over the past few months, The Doobie Brothers shared a new performance video — filmed remotely, of course — but this one’s extra special....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and 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 favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Video Vault
August 27, 2020
Rock Cellar Video Vault

Rock Cellar Video Vault Home Performances Daryl’s House Mike’s Picks Latest Music Videos Indie Artist Spotlight All Together Now LA – Telethon Performance Highlights Jeff Bridges – What A Little...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Turns 80: Watch ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast ft. Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl and More
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr Turns 80: Watch ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast ft. Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl and More

On July 7, Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday in a fashion befitting a Beatles legend. Ringo’s Big Birthday Show was announced last week, and promised to be something pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr: ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E. and More Announced for His 80th Birthday on 7/7
June 30, 2020
Ringo Starr: ‘Ringo’s Big Birthday Show’ Charity Broadcast with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E. and More Announced for His 80th Birthday on 7/7

On July 7, Ringo Starr will hit a milestone when he turns 80 years old. In normal, non-pandemic circumstances, the Beatles legend celebrates with a huge party in Los Angeles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Doobie Brothers Play a Lively ‘Listen to the Music’ from Isolation (for Feeding America)
June 11, 2020
Watch the Doobie Brothers Play a Lively ‘Listen to the Music’ from Isolation (for Feeding America)

The Doobie Brothers may have had to postpone their anticipated 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their Rock and Roll...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Doobie Brothers (and Some Lucky Fans) Team Up on ‘Black Water’ While in Isolation
April 27, 2020
Watch the Doobie Brothers (and Some Lucky Fans) Team Up on ‘Black Water’ While in Isolation

Earlier this month, the Doobie Brothers sent out a call on social media for fans to lay down some vocals on a portion of the band‘s classic hit, “Black Water,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CMT’s All-Star Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert/MusiCares Benefit Re-Airing Tonight 4/9 on YouTube
April 9, 2020
CMT’s All-Star Kenny Rogers Tribute Concert/MusiCares Benefit Re-Airing Tonight 4/9 on YouTube

The passing of Kenny Rogers on March 21 elicited strong reactions from the country music community, as the all-time great and undisputed icon is a tough one. On Wednesday of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2

Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim …  From new product innovations...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2020 with Eagles and the Doobie Brothers at an ‘Exclusive Luxury Concert Experience in Cabo San Lucas’
December 3, 2019
Spend Memorial Day Weekend 2020 with Eagles and the Doobie Brothers at an ‘Exclusive Luxury Concert Experience in Cabo San Lucas’

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 may prove to be a special one for the most dedicated classic rock fans — as Eagles and the Doobie Brothers will host a special and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doobie Brothers Add 23 More Shows to 50th Anniversary Tour in 2020
November 25, 2019
The Doobie Brothers Add 23 More Shows to 50th Anniversary Tour in 2020

Last week, the Doobie Brothers announced plans for a huge 2020. Not only is the legendary band up for potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter
November 14, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter

In this latest Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts an unexpectedly serious chat with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, then of the Doobie Brothers, all about survival.  Imagine the world is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Micky Dolenz on ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith,’ the Monkees Farewell Tour & More
June 14, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Micky Dolenz on ‘Dolenz Sings Nesmith,’ the Monkees Farewell Tour & More

Many younger fans forget– or don’t realize — that the Monkees did not start as a traditional band. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones and Peter Tork were actors with comedic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Woodstock 50 Reveals Loaded Lineup for Three-Day Anniversary Festival in August
March 20, 2019
Woodstock 50 Reveals Loaded Lineup for Three-Day Anniversary Festival in August

Woodstock 50, a 50th anniversary mega-concert event set for Watkins Glen — near the original site of the 1969 Woodstock concert event in Bethel, New York — revealed its lineup...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt
December 8, 2015
A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt

John Pratt has been doing his thing for decades. Whether in his 1980s rock bands or putting his stamp on TV programs with his score work, Pratt has been an...