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Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Posts Emotional Tribute to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts on Instagram: “Such a Lovely Man”
August 24, 2021
Pete Townshend Posts Emotional Tribute to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts on Instagram: “Such a Lovely Man”

The sad news of the passing of Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of The Rolling Stones, understandably was the talk of the internet on Tuesday, with several of Watts’ contemporaries, peers,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
May 14, 2021
Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)

Join us for a conversation with Pete Townshend for a look at the story behind of The Who Sell Out, which was recently celebrated with a massive Super Deluxe edition....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition Coming 4/23; Stream Pete Townshend Demos (Pre-Order)
February 26, 2021
‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition Coming 4/23; Stream Pete Townshend Demos (Pre-Order)

On Friday, The Who announced big plans for a Super Deluxe revisiting of the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album The Who Sell Out, and it packs quite a...

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 | Happy 75th Birthday to Pete Townshend of The Who, a Rock and Roll Rebel
May 19, 2020
Happy 75th Birthday to Pete Townshend of The Who, a Rock and Roll Rebel

Many warm returns go out to Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist of the Who, who celebrates his 75th birthday today, May 19. Townshend is an enduring icon of the highest degree,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who
April 1, 2020
Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who

It hasn’t been a long time since The Who released new music — the legendary rock band‘s 2019 album, WHO, was released in December and capped off a triumphant Moving...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour
August 22, 2019
Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour

The Who are preparing to launch the next leg of their ongoing Moving On! tour, which will find Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band bringing their legendary music to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who’s Pete Townshend Wrote a Book — ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Will Be Out in the Fall
March 5, 2019
The Who’s Pete Townshend Wrote a Book — ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Will Be Out in the Fall

2019 is already shaping up to be a big year for the Who, as the legendary rockers will head out on a big 29-city tour with a symphony orchestra in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17
January 31, 2017
Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17

Oakland’s Rogue Wave recently released a special 1980s-themed covers album titled Cover Me for Record Store Day Black Friday back in November. The set found the indie/rock band tackling some classic ’80s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set
April 30, 2021
Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)
April 8, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24
March 16, 2021
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbons’ Performance of ‘Rattlesnake Shake’
February 25, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbons’ Performance of ‘Rattlesnake Shake’

One year ago today — Feb. 25, 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down — Mick Fleetwood and an assortment of his fellow music legends gathered at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green’ in Theaters in March; Blu-ray/LP in April
November 24, 2020
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green’ in Theaters in March; Blu-ray/LP in April

On Feb. 25, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green: 1946-2020
July 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder Peter Green: 1946-2020

Peter Green, acclaimed musician, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac and an integral part of the band’s early era, has passed away at the age of 73. The BBC published a statement...

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 | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October
February 26, 2020
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October

Last night, Feb. 25, a dizzying array of music legends gathered at the London Palladium to pay tribute to the early material of Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who: Special Guests Liam Gallagher, Reignwolf, Peter Wolf and Dead Horses to Play select Dates of ‘Moving On!’ Tour
May 14, 2019
The Who: Special Guests Liam Gallagher, Reignwolf, Peter Wolf and Dead Horses to Play select Dates of ‘Moving On!’ Tour

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who are out on the road now on the Moving On! tour, with an additional leg hitting more cities and venues in the...

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 | Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’
June 13, 2022
Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’

Anything, a new four-song EP from John Waite, demonstrates why he remains one of the most dynamic and authentic rock and roll singers of all time. With his stellar work...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)
May 5, 2022
The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)

On Tuesday night, legendary English rockers The Who continued their recently launched The Who Hits Back! tour with a rousing, 21-song performance at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. During...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Adds Guests to ‘The Who Hits Back!’ North American Tour (Mike Campbell + the Dirty Knobs, Los Lonely Boys, More)
April 21, 2022
The Who Adds Guests to ‘The Who Hits Back!’ North American Tour (Mike Campbell + the Dirty Knobs, Los Lonely Boys, More)

Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 22, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will embark on a North American run of The Who Hits Back! tour dates, and on Thursday the legendary English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates
February 7, 2022
The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates

Starting this spring, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will return to North America for The Who Hits Back!, a tour that will find the English rock legends and their band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Versatile Bassist/Studio Legend Phil Chen: 1946-2021
December 15, 2021
Rest in Peace, Versatile Bassist/Studio Legend Phil Chen: 1946-2021

Phil Chen, a renowned bassist and studio legend revered in the music industry, has died at 75 after a fight with cancer.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More
October 11, 2021
Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More

During a career spanning more than 40 years and 14 studio albums, Willie Nile has flown slightly under the radar, despite luminaries like Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Lou...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film
July 14, 2021
Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who is the official, definitive look at the legendary English band‘s influence and history. Featuring interviews with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend looking back...

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 | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour
June 25, 2021
Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey had planned to play a handful of solo tour dates in the United States later this summer, but this week the legendary singer announce he has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour
May 26, 2021
Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour

Coming up in August, Roger Daltrey of the Who will head out on a special solo tour, accompanied by members of the Who’s touring band in an outing called the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long
May 19, 2021
Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long

Music journalist Ken Sharp has been a longtime member of our Rock Cellar family, conducting some of our most popular interviews with the legends of classic rock and roll including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2021 Issue
May 14, 2021
May 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2021 features. Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview) Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition, a Massive Revisiting of the Ambitious 1967 Album (Listen/Buy)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition, a Massive Revisiting of the Ambitious 1967 Album (Listen/Buy)

Today, April 23, brings with it the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album. The band’s third studio album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Set with ‘The Stereo Bonus Tracks’ EP
April 2, 2021
Preview ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Set with ‘The Stereo Bonus Tracks’ EP

We’re just three weeks away from the April 23 release of a Super Deluxe edition of The Who Sell Out, the English band’s classic 1967 concept record — and Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who ‘Classic Albums’ Episode ‘The Who Sell Out’ Streaming on Nugs.net 4/22 Ahead of Album Reissue
April 1, 2021
The Who ‘Classic Albums’ Episode ‘The Who Sell Out’ Streaming on Nugs.net 4/22 Ahead of Album Reissue

April 23 will see the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album, and the day before the big release Nugs.net...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who: Stream ‘The Sell Out Jingles,’ a New Digital EP Preview of ‘The Who Sell Out’ Deluxe Reissue Out 4/23
March 19, 2021
The Who: Stream ‘The Sell Out Jingles,’ a New Digital EP Preview of ‘The Who Sell Out’ Deluxe Reissue Out 4/23

April 23 will see the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album. The band’s third studio album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
November 2, 2020
Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

In 1968, the Rolling Stones staged their legendary/infamous Rock and Roll Circus television special. Looking back, it was a remarkable snapshot of music from the time, and much more. From...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died
September 18, 2020
Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died

It was 50 years ago today, Sept. 18, that Jimi Hendrix passed away — one of the most talented and gifted guitarists the world has ever seen, gone at just...

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 | 51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance
August 17, 2020
51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance

It was 51 years ago today, Aug. 17, that The Who took the stage at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 for what amounted to a legendary performance. Originally scheduled...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Rick Springfield from His Studio/Bunker in Southern California
April 17, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Rick Springfield from His Studio/Bunker in Southern California

For many of us, being self-quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re following strict heath guidelines and using the extra time to finish up long abandoned projects or simply taking stock...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Issue Statement After Postponing UK/Ireland Tour Due to Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
The Who Issue Statement After Postponing UK/Ireland Tour Due to Coronavirus

Another major tour was derailed due to concern over the coronavirus, as on Thursday morning the Who announced that the upcoming UK/Ireland tour was being halted under an abundance of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976
February 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976

There was a movie released in the summer of 2019 titled Yesterday, depicting a world in which the Beatles never existed.  Pretty difficult to ponder, right? Well, try and picture...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2020 NAMM Show TEC Awards
December 10, 2019
Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2020 NAMM Show TEC Awards

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the 35th annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards for short) will be one of the highlight events of the 2020 NAMM Show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)
December 6, 2019
The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)

WHO, the brand new album from The Who, is available now — and it begins with lyrics that set the tone rather well, featuring the defiance and confidence that has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020
December 4, 2019
The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020

If you’ve been on the fence about catching The Who and its Moving On! orchestral tour — let this be a warning that you do NOT want to miss out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Who: Stream the Retrospective ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ from the New Album Out 12/6
November 22, 2019
New from The Who: Stream the Retrospective ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ from the New Album Out 12/6

The Who had to push back the release of its new album, Who, a couple weeks. It was originally going to be released today, Nov. 22, but it now has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ a ‘Retrospective’ Song from The Who’s New Album Out 12/6
November 21, 2019
Preview ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ a ‘Retrospective’ Song from The Who’s New Album Out 12/6

Update: “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise” from The Who is now available — stream it in full here.  The Who was originally preparing to release a new album, Who, this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Reschedule a Few ‘Moving On!’ Tour Dates for Spring 2020
November 8, 2019
The Who Reschedule a Few ‘Moving On!’ Tour Dates for Spring 2020

The Who scored with this year’s Moving On! tour, as it has been a rousing success for the legendary rock and roll band, as their show at the Hollywood Bowl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)
October 25, 2019
The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)

Some concerts stand out from others. The Who at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night is one of those. Having never seen the band live, despite seeing plenty of other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden
September 3, 2019
Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden

“Next year, hopefully,” guitarist Pete Townshend said on stage at Madison Square Garden this past weekend as The Who‘s Moving On! tour stop, “the songs that we release in November...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

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 | 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 | The Who Debuted a New Song Called ‘Hero Ground Zero’ and Were Joined By Eddie Vedder at Wembley Stadium Gig — Watch
July 8, 2019
The Who Debuted a New Song Called ‘Hero Ground Zero’ and Were Joined By Eddie Vedder at Wembley Stadium Gig — Watch

The Who‘s Moving On! tour is on now, and the band is playing selections from throughout its legendary career each night — as well as a new song, apparently, after...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Played ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Using Classroom Instruments, and It Was Amazing
May 16, 2019
The Who Played ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Using Classroom Instruments, and It Was Amazing

One of the running gags that Jimmy Fallon does with musical guests on The Tonight Show is a group jam session of one of the musical acts’ most famous songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’
May 9, 2019
Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’

The Who is out on the Moving On! tour, finding Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band accompanied by a full orchestra. There will be two North American legs for...

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 | The Rolling Stones ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ Hitting 4K Blu-Ray/CD/LP in Special Re-Release on June 7
May 1, 2019
The Rolling Stones ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ Hitting 4K Blu-Ray/CD/LP in Special Re-Release on June 7

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was the Stones‘ TV special that was filmed in 1968 and featured a quirky setup (literally a circus, with actual circus performers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates
April 29, 2019
The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who will head out on the Moving On! tour on May 7, bringing a full symphony orchestra with them each night. Joining Daltrey...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

“You know, I do speak the Queens’ English. It’s just the wrong Queens, that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Cyndi Lauper...

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 | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...

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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs
August 19, 2018
Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979

Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...

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: 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 | Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’
October 10, 2017
Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

“Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos
December 9, 2016
Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary...

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 | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore
May 6, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance
December 5, 2014
Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance

I first saw Ian McLagan, fittingly seated behind a keyboard, with the Rolling Stones in 1981. There was obviously a lot going on around him – Mick preening, Keith chopping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Stuttering Songs
August 5, 2014
Top 11 Stuttering Songs

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)
April 2, 2013
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)

Rock Cellar Magazine catches up with Justin Hayward to discuss The Moody Blues, songwriting, the band’s performance at the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, meditation, drugs, and his brand new record - Spirits of the Western Sky.

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)
February 3, 2013
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)

The Who at Staples Center; Los Angeles When Pete Townshend said the din of his amplifiers in 1964 was emulating that of a WWII bomber plane, he wasn’t kidding. Anyone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’
September 11, 2020
Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12
September 3, 2020
The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series
August 27, 2020
Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube
August 21, 2020
The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube

Two weeks ago, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15
August 13, 2020
The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15

Last week, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Launching ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival Streams on YouTube — Six-Part Series Begins 8/8
August 6, 2020
The Who Launching ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival Streams on YouTube — Six-Part Series Begins 8/8

This Saturday, Aug. 8, The Who will kick off a six-part YouTube series of archival live performances. (Click here to pick up the Who’s 2019 album WHO from our Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)
June 10, 2020
Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)

Ronnie Wood is a certifiable rock legend. Keith Richards’ guitar foil in the Rolling Stones since the 1970s, Wood had already made his name as a member of not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’
May 21, 2020
Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’

Anyone who knows anything about Roger Daltrey is most likely aware that the iconic vocalist of The Who doesn’t mince his words — and he remains as fiery as ever...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)
December 31, 2019
Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)

It’s that time again — somehow — to say goodbye to the past and embrace the future. Happy New Year! 2019 is done, and 2020 is ready to take over....

Rock Cellar Magazine | December 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
December 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new December 2019 features: Roger Daltrey on The Who’s New LP and Why He’s Bored with Rock Music Recalling Elvis Presley’s 1969 Las Vegas Run,...

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 | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)

John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....