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Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley with Nirvana & Alice in Chains’ Powerful ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sets
April 5, 2022
Remembering Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley with Nirvana & Alice in Chains’ Powerful ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sets

Today’s date, April 5, is a notorious one in the world of rock and roll, as it’s the date commemorating the passing of two of the most iconic and celebrated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | At Long Last, Pearl Jam ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Available on Streaming Platforms — Listen
October 23, 2020
At Long Last, Pearl Jam ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Available on Streaming Platforms — Listen

The legacy of Pearl Jam is unrivaled. The band burst forth from the Pacific Northwest amid the “grunge” scene of the early 1990s but quickly forged its own path, shifting focus and developing a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam to Reissue Iconic ‘MTV Unplugged’ Album on 10/22 (Preview/Pre-Order)
September 11, 2020
Pearl Jam to Reissue Iconic ‘MTV Unplugged’ Album on 10/22 (Preview/Pre-Order)

The legacy of Pearl Jam is unrivaled. The band burst forth from the Pacific Northwest amid the “grunge” scene of the early 1990s but quickly forged its own path, shifting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Code Orange Reinvents Itself & the ‘MTV Unplugged’ Concept with New Album, Haunting Alice in Chains Cover
September 8, 2020
Code Orange Reinvents Itself & the ‘MTV Unplugged’ Concept with New Album, Haunting Alice in Chains Cover

There is no project too “bold” for Code Orange to tackle — even during a global pandemic. The Pittsburgh-based metal/hardcore/experimental band has proven itself adaptable to even the most frustrating...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tonight 9/8: Watch the Premiere of ‘Biography: I Want My MTV,’ a Documentary Look at MTV’s Groundbreaking Story
September 8, 2020
Tonight 9/8: Watch the Premiere of ‘Biography: I Want My MTV,’ a Documentary Look at MTV’s Groundbreaking Story

MTV. Music Television. At the time, it was revolutionary, unthinkable, groundbreaking — and though it doesn’t exist anymore in the way it did for decades, it remains a crucial part...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played in Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for $6M+ at Auction, Breaking Records
June 22, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played in Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for $6M+ at Auction, Breaking Records

Over the weekend, a crucial piece of music memorabilia from the 1990s went up for auction — and the 1959 Martin D-18E Kurt Cobain played in Nirvana‘s MTV Unplugged performance...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played During Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Going Up for Auction for an Estimated $1 Million
May 12, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played During Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Going Up for Auction for an Estimated $1 Million

Julien’s Auctions recently announced an upcoming auction titled Music Icons, a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from a dizzying array of music legends past and present — and one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a Treasure Trove of Vintage, Early 1980s-Era MTV Programming Available Online Right Now
May 6, 2020
There’s a Treasure Trove of Vintage, Early 1980s-Era MTV Programming Available Online Right Now

August 1, 1981 was an important date in history. It was the day MTV made its debut, when the concept of something called “Music Television” sounded fresh, innovative and groundbreaking....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 25th Anniversary Nirvana ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ Reissue Out Now, with Bonus Material
November 1, 2019
25th Anniversary Nirvana ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ Reissue Out Now, with Bonus Material

The recording of MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana in November 1993 was important at the time — it was the world’s biggest band in the intimate confines of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kurt Cobain’s Still Unwashed(!) ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sweater Can Be Yours for $200,000+ This Week in a Special Julien’s Auction
October 22, 2019
Kurt Cobain’s Still Unwashed(!) ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sweater Can Be Yours for $200,000+ This Week in a Special Julien’s Auction

As far as memorabilia from the 1990s’ rock and roll scene goes, anything related to Kurt Cobain tends to attract attention. And rightly so — the so-called “spokesman of a...

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 | Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Play New Song “Beguiled” on ‘Fallon’; 33-Song ‘ATUM’ Album Coming in April
September 26, 2022
Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Play New Song “Beguiled” on ‘Fallon’; 33-Song ‘ATUM’ Album Coming in April

Last week, The Smashing Pumpkins moved into a new era with the news of ATUM, billed as a 33-track “rock opera” that will serve as a conceptual sequel to both...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins: 33-Track Rock Opera ‘ATUM,’ a Sequel to ‘Mellon Collie’ & ‘Machina/Machine of God,’ Out in April; Stream “Beguiled”
September 20, 2022
Smashing Pumpkins: 33-Track Rock Opera ‘ATUM,’ a Sequel to ‘Mellon Collie’ & ‘Machina/Machine of God,’ Out in April; Stream “Beguiled”

When The Smashing Pumpkins released the massive double-album Cyr in July 2020, band leader Billy Corgan was already hinting at even newer material. Sure enough, a new album will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond
September 14, 2022
“Blues Albums Turned My Life Around”: Dave Stewart on New LP ‘Ebony McQueen,’ Eurythmics’ Legacy and Beyond

Dave Stewart could easily be considered the Zelig of modern day rock and roll.  He and his Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox came to the rescue when Tom Petty’s house was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Taylor Hawkins’ 16-Year-Old Son Shane Play “My Hero” at the Foo Fighters’ Wembley Tribute Gig (Rewatch Info)
September 4, 2022
Watch Taylor Hawkins’ 16-Year-Old Son Shane Play “My Hero” at the Foo Fighters’ Wembley Tribute Gig (Rewatch Info)

If you didn’t tune in on Saturday to watch the Foo Fighters honor their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with an all-star tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, you missed …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tune In: How to Watch Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert This Sat. 9/3 from Wembley Stadium
September 2, 2022
Tune In: How to Watch Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert This Sat. 9/3 from Wembley Stadium

This coming Saturday, Sept. 3, marks the date of the first of two tribute concerts in memory of Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters‘ beloved drummer who passed away on March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium 9/3 to be Streamed via Paramount: How to Watch
August 17, 2022
Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium 9/3 to be Streamed via Paramount: How to Watch

When Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead on March 25, it sent shockwaves through the entire music community. The loss of Hawkins, a beloved figure across all corners...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy
July 12, 2022
Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy

“Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.” — Conan O’Brien “This...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for
July 12, 2022
This Video is Definitely the Star Wars & Smash Mouth “All Star” Mashup You’ve Been Looking for

Below, enjoy a recently recirculated video mashup featuring the Star Wars universe — both the original trilogy of films from 1977, 1980 and 1983 and the newer trilogy that began...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Lit’s Ajay Popoff on New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold,’ the ‘That Thing You Do!’ Moment of “My Own Worst Enemy,” Riding in Dave Grohl’s Private Jet & More
June 27, 2022
Q&A: Lit’s Ajay Popoff on New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold,’ the ‘That Thing You Do!’ Moment of “My Own Worst Enemy,” Riding in Dave Grohl’s Private Jet & More

In 1999, an Orange County, California-based band named Lit released a song called “My Own Worst Enemy.” The lead single from the band’s second album, A Place in the Sun,...

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 | The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)
June 8, 2022
The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)

The Fixx tapped into American music listeners’ collective consciousness like few others during the second British music invasion of the early 1980s. “Stand or Fall” and “Red Skies,” the London...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry
June 7, 2022
‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everclear: 30th Anniversary Tour, Reissue of 1993 Debut Album ‘World of Noise’ Coming 6/10
May 19, 2022
Everclear: 30th Anniversary Tour, Reissue of 1993 Debut Album ‘World of Noise’ Coming 6/10

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”
March 29, 2022
Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”

Rhythm Tribe is an Afro-Latin musical collective originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Guzman-Sanchez in 1989. The band, which also featured Thomas’s wife Marla brother (Paul) and a family...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)
March 25, 2022
Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)

From the opening seconds of “Born with Horns,” the leadoff track on Mainstream Sellout — the new album from Machine Gun Kelly available today, March 25 — you might be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)
February 24, 2022
Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)

During the mid-1980s, Tears For Fears were ubiquitous on MTV and American radio with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.” The synth-pop duo from Bath, England dominated the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and More): 1964-2022
February 22, 2022
Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and More): 1964-2022

Mark Lanegan, an esteemed and adventurous musician whose career spanned decades, has passed away at 57 years of age. The news was announced on Tuesday, with Variety noting that while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sum 41 + Simple Plan Announce Co-Headlining ‘Blame Canada’ 2022 Tour, Playing Debut Albums in Full
February 22, 2022
Sum 41 + Simple Plan Announce Co-Headlining ‘Blame Canada’ 2022 Tour, Playing Debut Albums in Full

Sum 41 and Simple Plan, two of the biggest bands of the early 2000s pop/punk scene, just so happened to hail from Canada. This spring they’ll team up for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Announces ‘Sticks and Stones’ 20th Anniversary Tour ft. Four Year Strong and Be Well
February 15, 2022
New Found Glory Announces ‘Sticks and Stones’ 20th Anniversary Tour ft. Four Year Strong and Be Well

When Florida-based pop/punk band New Found Glory released their third full-length album, Sticks and Stones, in 2002, it was a massive boost to NFG’s popularity — and, likely, a significant...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig
February 8, 2022
Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig

The once-inescapable “nu-metal” scene of the early 2000s was a sight to behold, as bands with aggressive, abrasive and genre-defying repertoires hit it big. Two of the most successful groups...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’
February 4, 2022
Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’

In 2019, When Jimmer Podrasky started making new music with his Rave-Ups bandmates for the first time in decades, he remembered how good their three studio albums were and didn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars
February 3, 2022
Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars

William Ryan Key is, for lack of a better term, a key figure in pop/punk history. With Yellowcard, he hit a high note with 2003’s “Ocean Avenue,” a breakthrough single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Asia (ft. Original Members Carl Palmer & Geoff Downes) Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration, Tour
January 31, 2022
Asia (ft. Original Members Carl Palmer & Geoff Downes) Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration, Tour

Asia, the English rock supergroup that first formed in London in 1981, is gearing up for a (slightly delayed) 40th anniversary celebration, with a big tour being planned for this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear AWOLNATION Cover Scorpions’ “Wind of Change,” ft. Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and Portugal. the Man
January 21, 2022
Hear AWOLNATION Cover Scorpions’ “Wind of Change,” ft. Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and Portugal. the Man

Originally released on 1990’s Crazy World album, the soaring power ballad “Wind of Change” would go on to become a massive success for German hard-rock band Scorpions. Its music video was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy
January 5, 2022
Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy

It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to an incredible force in the music industry, Lisa Roy. “On Friday, December 31st, 2021, our world lost one of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA
November 17, 2021
Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA

When Everclear main man Art Alexakis addressed the crowd at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 with the question, “Does anybody here remember the ’90s?”, he struggled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dashboard Confessional Shares “Here’s to Moving On,” from New LP ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ Out 2/25
November 9, 2021
Dashboard Confessional Shares “Here’s to Moving On,” from New LP ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ Out 2/25

On Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional will return with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The news was announced on Tuesday and came with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17
September 13, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17

This coming Friday, Sept. 17, Ozzy Osbourne will revisit his 1991 solo record No More Tears for an expanded and updated 30th anniversary edition. No More Tears was the sixth...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)
September 10, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its history, takes a look at “Radio Ga Ga,” the track featured on 1984’s The Works album that attained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day, the ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ Social Media Jokes and Billie Joe Armstrong’s Reaction
September 1, 2021
Green Day, the ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ Social Media Jokes and Billie Joe Armstrong’s Reaction

Thanks to social media’s prevalence in our lives, certain things achieve “meme” status that otherwise wouldn’t. One of the most notable among online music communities happens every year around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 25 Years Ago, Jamiroquai Pondered Our Reliance on Technology with the Groundbreaking “Virtual Insanity”
August 19, 2021
25 Years Ago, Jamiroquai Pondered Our Reliance on Technology with the Groundbreaking “Virtual Insanity”

Released Aug. 19, 1996 — 25 years ago today — “Virtual Insanity” marked a breakthrough moment for English funk band Jamiroquai. The track, a delectably danceable tune with pointed lyrics...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)
July 29, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1991, No More Tears was the sixth solo studio album from Ozzy Osbourne and was a massive success, one of the legendary rock singer‘s best-selling albums in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event
July 26, 2021
Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and scenes are burned in our memories, even years after the original event. Considering Woodstock ’99 calls to mind a few specific...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)

Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”
June 25, 2021
Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”

With a lineup comprising singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles), Asia was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981
June 7, 2021
Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981

If you’ve ever dreamed of watching David Lee Roth writhe around on a dinosaur, you’re in luck — as just this past weekend, a previously long-lost music video from Van...

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 | Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)

The many accomplishments and leadership provided by Nancy Wilson were recognized by the Women’s International Music Network at January 2021’s SheRocks Awards, where the singer/songwriter known for her classic music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Buzzworthy, Reddit-Backed Indie/Pop Band Sub-Radio Shares ’90s-Styled ‘Out of My Mind’ Video
April 8, 2021
Premiere: Buzzworthy, Reddit-Backed Indie/Pop Band Sub-Radio Shares ’90s-Styled ‘Out of My Mind’ Video

Sub-Radio is a Washington, D.C.-based indie/pop ensemble with some serious online buzz thanks to a series of live stream performances started in October on RPAN, Reddit’s open access live-streaming platform...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center
April 8, 2021
Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center

“To those who have been given much, much is expected.” Jesus, Luke 12:48 In our celebrity-worshipping society, some public figures who have attained fame, wealth and power use their privileged position...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lemmy Kilmister’s Ashes, Encased in Inscribed Bullets, Were Given to Some of His Closest Friends
March 23, 2021
Lemmy Kilmister’s Ashes, Encased in Inscribed Bullets, Were Given to Some of His Closest Friends

There’s only one Lemmy Kilmister — and even in death, the longtime vocalist/bassist of the band Motörhead is able to find ways to leave an impression on those closest to him....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl
March 11, 2021
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl

“Happy Endings” is the name of a new single from Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, who’s kept plenty busy over the past year or so with regular Twitch streaming events and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Deluxe Edition of the ‘Remote’ EP Recorded by Indie/Pop Band Wallows During COVID Lockdown
February 19, 2021
Out Now: Deluxe Edition of the ‘Remote’ EP Recorded by Indie/Pop Band Wallows During COVID Lockdown

Toward the end of October, Wallows — the indie/pop trio featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy a Warm Christmas Hug from Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s New Animated Video for ‘Pretty Paper’
December 23, 2020
Enjoy a Warm Christmas Hug from Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s New Animated Video for ‘Pretty Paper’

“Pretty Paper” is a song written by Willie Nelson way back in 1963. Telling the tale of a street vendor selling paper and pencils on the street during the Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Share ‘Club Zero’ Music Video; Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Coming to Blu-ray/Digital Feb. 5
November 23, 2020
The Go-Go’s Share ‘Club Zero’ Music Video; Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Coming to Blu-ray/Digital Feb. 5

On July 31, Showtime premiered The Go-Go’s, a new documentary film on the trailblazing Los Angeles-based punk/New Wave group of the 1980s — and on Feb, 5, 2021, the film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: YYNOT (Winners of the Independent Artist Spotlight Competition)
October 29, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: YYNOT (Winners of the Independent Artist Spotlight Competition)

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Halloween Weekend Live Streams to Watch: Grateful Dead, Trey Anastasio, Code Orange, Mr. Bungle, Puscifer, ‘Rocky Horror,’ More
October 28, 2020
Halloween Weekend Live Streams to Watch: Grateful Dead, Trey Anastasio, Code Orange, Mr. Bungle, Puscifer, ‘Rocky Horror,’ More

It’s the weekend again — but this one’s a bit different. It’s Halloween weekend, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in place across the country, we might...

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 | Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2020
Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

Note: This retrospective look back at In Utero from Nirvana originally ran in 2018.  “Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Netflix is Working on a Docu-Series About Woodstock ’99, One of the Most Notorious Music Events Ever Assembled
September 2, 2020
Netflix is Working on a Docu-Series About Woodstock ’99, One of the Most Notorious Music Events Ever Assembled

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and are burned in our memories, even years after the original event — and when considering Woodstock ’99, it calls to mind...

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 | ‘The Batman’ Teaser Trailer Uses Nirvana’s Ominous ‘Something in the Way’ Perfectly
August 23, 2020
‘The Batman’ Teaser Trailer Uses Nirvana’s Ominous ‘Something in the Way’ Perfectly

On Saturday evening, the first teaser trailer for The Batman was premiered, giving people the world’s first glimpse of Robert Pattinson as the title role. The teaser trailer for the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | August 2020 Issue
August 10, 2020
August 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our August 2020 features. The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’
July 27, 2020
Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’

Since The Who burst upon the global stage more than half a century ago singing “My Generation,” the music scene — and how to succeed in it — has undergone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revived by Comedy Central for Two More Seasons, Spinoffs and More
July 1, 2020
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revived by Comedy Central for Two More Seasons, Spinoffs and More

Comedy Central dropped some rather big news on Wednesday: It’s bringing back Beavis and Butt-Head, the iconic cartoon series that became an integral part of 1990s culture after premiering on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Premiered the Uncensored ‘Jeremy’ Music Video for National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Watch)
June 8, 2020
Pearl Jam Premiered the Uncensored ‘Jeremy’ Music Video for National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Watch)

“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band‘s most well-known songs, a staple of the 1990s alt/rock scene and an early example of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection
May 5, 2020
Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection

Next month, Julien’s Auctions will host a special new auction, and the Music Icons 2020 collection is among the most eye-popping you’ll ever hear about. Scheduled for June 19 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases

“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Previously Unheard Version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ for Bowie’s 73rd Birthday
January 8, 2020
Hear a Previously Unheard Version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ for Bowie’s 73rd Birthday

Today, January 8, marks the 73rd birthday of David Bowie, and while the iconic singer/songwriter/innovator may be gone, his legacy remains as strong as ever in his absence. Via Rolling Stone,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Play Nirvana Songs with Beck and St. Vincent
January 5, 2020
Watch Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Play Nirvana Songs with Beck and St. Vincent

Something very special took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night as part of the Heaven is Rock and Roll event, a celebration/concert honoring the Art of Elysium. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season

This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Announce European Tour for Summer 2020
December 2, 2019
Pearl Jam Announce European Tour for Summer 2020

Pearl Jam is said to be working on a new album, the follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt, but other than that we haven’t seen or heard much from the grunge...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker

A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)
September 13, 2019
Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

“(Joan) Jett is always the coolest person in the room, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like an outsider or misfit,” the rock and roll firebrand’s biography reads on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987
September 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987

For this month’s Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts his experience interviewing — and connecting with — George Lynch, then of Dokken, in 1987.  In the early 1980s, glam...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever
August 29, 2019
‘Definitely Maybe’ 25 Years Later: Oasis’ Landmark 1994 Debut Ensured Their Music Would Live Forever

Full admission: 1995’s (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? was my introduction to Oasis — not their debut Definitely Maybe, released the year before. In ’94, I was just ten years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names

This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names.  “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service: 1946 – 2019
July 1, 2019
Rest in Peace, Gary Duncan of Quicksilver Messenger Service: 1946 – 2019

Renowned singer/guitairst Gary Duncan, known most notably for his work with San Francisco-based psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service, has passed away at the age of 72, it was announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)
June 13, 2019
Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)

Slash is probably the last of the guitar heroes of the Golden Age of rock and roll. Following in the footsteps of the rock gods who inspired him — Joe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour
June 10, 2019
(Most Of) King Crimson’s Classic Albums are Now on Spotify, in Time for 50th Anniversary Tour

Tonight, June 10, Robert Fripp and King Crimson will begin their anticipated 50th anniversary tour at Hause Auensee, Leipzig — and just in time for the festivities, much of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next
May 6, 2019
King Crimson’s Catalog Hits Apple Music Ahead of 50th Anniversary Tour; Spotify Up Next

For a long time, the music of King Crimson didn’t exist on streaming platforms — but just as Robert Fripp and his colleagues in the legendary prog/rock ensemble prepare for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Forever Came Calling Launching First Acoustic Tour 3/29 in Fullerton, CA
March 21, 2019
Forever Came Calling Launching First Acoustic Tour 3/29 in Fullerton, CA

The 1990s are making a comeback once again, in the form of a tour — as Forever Came Calling recently announced an acoustic spring tour inspired by MTV’s Unplugged and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019
March 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019

Photo: Facebook.com/HalBlaine On Monday, Hal Blaine — legendary drummer whose work as part of the Wrecking Crew made him an icon, his resume unparalleled — passed away at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary
January 29, 2019
King Crimson Maps Out 50-Date 2019 Tour to Mark 50th Anniversary

Toward the end of 2018, King Crimson announced plans for a big commemorative 50th anniversary tour that would span three continents — and the legendary prog ensemble announced its full...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)
January 14, 2019
Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)

Todd Rundgren (Photo: Jean Lannen) Todd Rundgren’s long awaited autobiography The Individualist bears a title apt for a musical iconoclast who has steered his 50 year career with stubborn independence and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)
November 6, 2018
Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2018
Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

“Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in the opening seconds of “Serve the Servants,” the opening track to Nirvana‘s 1993 album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander
February 15, 2018
Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man
July 13, 2017
From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Stacy Jones make music, whether you know it or not. Over the years, he’s been a drummer, lead singer, guitarist, producer and Music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richard Marx — Yes, THAT Richard Marx — and Wife Daisy Fuentes Subdued a Violent Passenger on Korean Air Flight
December 20, 2016
Richard Marx — Yes, THAT Richard Marx — and Wife Daisy Fuentes Subdued a Violent Passenger on Korean Air Flight

So, here’s something you don’t see in the news everyday. Richard Marx, noted songwriter/hitmaker responsible for classics such as “Right Here Waiting” and “Hazard,” was on a Korean Air flight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Spirit of the '80s is Very Much Alive in Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins' New 'Range Rover Bitch' Music Video (Watch)
November 23, 2016
The Spirit of the '80s is Very Much Alive in Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins' New 'Range Rover Bitch' Music Video (Watch)

Fresh off the release of his new mini-LP and just in time for Thanksgiving, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has debuted a music video for the song “Range Rover Bitch.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Catfish and the Bottlemen
July 27, 2016
Turn Me On: Catfish and the Bottlemen

This month, KCSN 88.5’s Jim Nelson spotlights Catfish and the Bottlemen for our Turn Me On category… Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, there’s a busker who directly impacted the name of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Good Charlotte's 'Youth Authority' Is a Solid Farewell Record — If That's What It Is
July 20, 2016
Best New Music: Good Charlotte's 'Youth Authority' Is a Solid Farewell Record — If That's What It Is

Nearly 15 years ago, few alt/punk/pop bands were as big of a deal as Good Charlotte. The band’s 2002 album The Young and the Hopeless was on its way to going...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rachael Sage
July 8, 2016
Turn Me On: Rachael Sage

  In 1996, Rachael Sage did something totally wacky. Things were beginning to change in the music industry, but no one knew yet just how much of a systemic seismic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys
June 7, 2016
Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys

Just like the Beach Boys, a band that featured brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and cousin Mike Love (plus Alan Jardine), ‘60s female surf group The Honeys featured two sisters, Marilyn...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More
June 6, 2016
Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More

Susan Sarandon’s debut feature was as a hippie in the landmark 1970 film Joe, starring Peter Boyle as a disgruntled blue collar worker who goes on a shooting spree against...

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...

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 | The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)
April 2, 2013
The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)

In the years since the so-called “grunge” scene turned bands from and around Seattle into MTV darlings during the early 1990s, countless books examining the phenomenon have been written and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years
February 4, 2013
‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years

In the opening line of the song Africa by Toto, David Paich sings: “I hear the drums echoing tonight…” Those drums are still echoing loud and clear on this month’s 30th anniversary...

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

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone On History.  And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.
January 12, 2012
Director Oliver Stone On History. And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.

photo: ©Taili Song Roth. All Rights Reserved In this candid conversation with Rock Cellar Magazine, Oliver Stone discusses On History, the new book he co-authored with Tariq Ali, the activist/intellectual who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.
September 2, 2011
Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.

The news this week is all about how Sinéad O’Connor has been trolling the internet in a comical and desperate search for a sexual companion.  Her own website outlines (in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery
August 23, 2011
In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery

In the years since MTV decided to focus more on trashy reality shows instead of music, bands and artists have had to release videos to iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, and the like, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery
August 23, 2011
In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery

Music videos used to “mean something.”  Back in the 1980s and 1990s, when MTV was somewhat close to relevant and had a reason for “music” to be a third of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Star-Spangled Salutes
July 1, 2011
Star-Spangled Salutes

It’s that time of year again…the time to gather with friends and family and barbecue meat, drink (American) beer and randomly engage in loud chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, preferably in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers
June 10, 2011
Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers

It’s hard enough being in a band without having to deal with the added stress of expectations weighing down upon you. Throughout rock history, bands and artists have had to...