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Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Debut Animated Video for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” from Their New Brian Wilson Tribute LP
July 26, 2022
She & Him Debut Animated Video for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” from Their New Brian Wilson Tribute LP

Last week, She & Him released Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, a spirited collection of loving homages to the Beach Boys legend. Among the classic tracks revisited on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: She & Him Release Loving New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Collection (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: She & Him Release Loving New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Collection (Listen)

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is a new collection of loving and spirited musical homages from She & Him — the indie/pop duo comprised of Zooey Deschanel and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Preview Brian Wilson Tribute Album with “Don’t Worry Baby”; ‘Melt Away’ Out 7/22
July 8, 2022
She & Him Preview Brian Wilson Tribute Album with “Don’t Worry Baby”; ‘Melt Away’ Out 7/22

She & Him, the indie duo comprised of singer Zooey Deschanel and guitarist M. Ward, have spent much of the past few weeks previewing Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Share “‘Til I Die” from New Brian Wilson ‘Melt Away’ Tribute Album Out 7/22
June 29, 2022
She & Him Share “‘Til I Die” from New Brian Wilson ‘Melt Away’ Tribute Album Out 7/22

“Til I Die” is a track that first appeared on the Beach Boys‘ 1971 album, Surf’s Up. It’s also the latest shared by indie/pop duo She & Him as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Extend Fall Tour in Support of New Brian Wilson Tribute Album, ‘Melt Away’ (Out 7/22)
June 14, 2022
She & Him Extend Fall Tour in Support of New Brian Wilson Tribute Album, ‘Melt Away’ (Out 7/22)

She & Him, the celebrated duo comprised of singer/actor Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/singer M. Ward, is preparing to release Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, a reverent celebration of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview She & Him’s ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album With “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
June 9, 2022
Preview She & Him’s ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album With “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is a reverent celebration of the Beach Boys legend from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him. The duo recently announced the project, a loving...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Previews New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album with “Darlin'”
May 19, 2022
She & Him Previews New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album with “Darlin'”

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is a reverent celebration of the Beach Boys legend from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him. Scheduled for a July...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour
March 29, 2022
She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour

This summer, She & Him — actor/musician Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/singer M. Ward — will head out on a special tour paying homage to Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
May 5, 2021
New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

This Friday, May 7, singer/songwriter Ashe will release her awaited full-length debut album, Ashlyn. She has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few tracks, the latest being...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Healing Wishes to Sir Elton John, Who Ended a New Zealand Gig Early After Walking Pneumonia Forced Him Off-Stage
February 17, 2020
Healing Wishes to Sir Elton John, Who Ended a New Zealand Gig Early After Walking Pneumonia Forced Him Off-Stage

Over the weekend, Sir Elton John came down with a case of walking pneumonia while on tour in New Zealand. The 72-year-old didn’t let that keep him from taking the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) Announce ‘A Very She & Him Christmas Party’ Tour
September 17, 2019
She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) Announce ‘A Very She & Him Christmas Party’ Tour

The weather is cooling — in some places, at least, everything is blanketed in pumpkin spice and the holiday season is coming into view once again. Naturally, then, celebrated indie/pop...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Holiday Season is Officially Here — Stream She & Him's New 'Christmas Party' Album
October 28, 2016
The Holiday Season is Officially Here — Stream She & Him's New 'Christmas Party' Album

It may not even be Halloween yet, but the holidays have officially begun for She & Him. Today, the musical duo comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward released Christmas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28
October 27, 2016
She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28

She & Him, a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will be kicking off the holiday season in style on Friday, October 28 with another Christmas-themed collection of songs called, simply,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chuck Berry Wishes Himself a Happy 90th Birthday with Announcement of First LP in 38 Years, 'Chuck'
October 18, 2016
Chuck Berry Wishes Himself a Happy 90th Birthday with Announcement of First LP in 38 Years, 'Chuck'

Today, October 18, is the 90th birthday of legendary rock icon Chuck Berry. How better to celebrate than by announcing a new record? That’s precisely what Berry did, as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Announce New 'Christmas Party' Album, Out Just in Time for Halloween (10/28)
September 15, 2016
She & Him Announce New 'Christmas Party' Album, Out Just in Time for Halloween (10/28)

She & Him, the musical partnership between actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and musician M. Ward, will release their second proper holiday album on October 28. Titled Christmas Party, it’ll be their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The 1975 Trims the Fat, Flourishes on New Album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ (Listen; Tour)
October 14, 2022
Out Now: The 1975 Trims the Fat, Flourishes on New Album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ (Listen; Tour)

The 1975 contains multitudes. For the entirety of the English pop/rock/indie band‘s existence, the group has exhibited an unabashed commitment to a sometimes perplexing duality: grandiose songwriting drawing heavy inspiration...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | NAMM Show 2022 TEC Awards: Peter Asher Receives TEC Hall of Fame Award
June 13, 2022
NAMM Show 2022 TEC Awards: Peter Asher Receives TEC Hall of Fame Award

At the 2022 NAMM Show this past Saturday, June 4, legendary musical figure Peter Asher was honored as this year’s recipient of the heralded TEC Hall of Fame Award —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lydon Distances Himself from FX’s New Sex Pistols Series: “John Does Not Support or Endorse This Series”
May 9, 2022
John Lydon Distances Himself from FX’s New Sex Pistols Series: “John Does Not Support or Endorse This Series”

In January 2021, it was announced that director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) was working on a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the 2017 memoir from Sex Pistols guitarist (and current radio host) Steve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jack White Unleashes His Innovative, Offbeat Rock Fury on ‘Fear of the Dawn’ (Listen)
April 8, 2022
Out Now: Jack White Unleashes His Innovative, Offbeat Rock Fury on ‘Fear of the Dawn’ (Listen)

When Jack White revealed he had not one, but two new albums scheduled for release in 2022, the mind raced with ideas. Would the singer/songwriter/guitarist/label head/cultural icon be exorcising his...

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 | New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hear John Frusciante’s Guitar Shimmer on “Not The One,” ‘Unlimited Love’ LP Out 4/1
March 24, 2022
New Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hear John Frusciante’s Guitar Shimmer on “Not The One,” ‘Unlimited Love’ LP Out 4/1

As promised by the band this week on social media, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have unleashed a new song, “Not the One,” the third preview of the Rock &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) Readying Solo Debut, Single “Poison Flowers” Coming 3/4
February 23, 2022
Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide) Readying Solo Debut, Single “Poison Flowers” Coming 3/4

Tonight, Feb. 23, Billy Howerdel, a musician/multi-instrumentalist known for his work alongside Maynard James Keenan and his band mates in A Perfect Circle, will make his solo debut at an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’
February 10, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’

It has been more than 18 years since Jethro Tull released a new studio album. The wait ended January 28, 2022, with the release of The Zealot Gene. Songwriter, vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Social Media Toasts Alice Cooper After a Photo of Him Serving Food at a Charity Event Surfaces
December 20, 2021
Social Media Toasts Alice Cooper After a Photo of Him Serving Food at a Charity Event Surfaces

An older photo of Alice Cooper serving food to those in need at a fundraising event made the rounds as an example of his many charitable endeavors.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Queen’s Roger Taylor Have a Drum Battle with Music Phenom Nandi Bushell
November 8, 2021
Watch Queen’s Roger Taylor Have a Drum Battle with Music Phenom Nandi Bushell

Young English music prodigy Nandi Bushell continues to amaze, the 11-year-old multi-instrumentalist rising in stature each week as she shares new viral videos combining her musical talents with some of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Queen’s Brian May Watch Himself in a Remastered Video for “Back to the Light,” from 1992 LP Reissue
September 10, 2021
Watch Queen’s Brian May Watch Himself in a Remastered Video for “Back to the Light,” from 1992 LP Reissue

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light. The album was revisited in early August for a deluxe reissue, and on Friday May...

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 | Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Said Chemo Made Him ‘Feel Like a Poisoned Electrified Zombie Leaned Up Against an Electric Fence’
June 30, 2021
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Said Chemo Made Him ‘Feel Like a Poisoned Electrified Zombie Leaned Up Against an Electric Fence’

Last week, Blink-182 bassist/songwriter/vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed to the world that he has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer for the past few months, sharing the personal news with a social...

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 | Preview ‘The Space Between,’ a New Movie Starring Kelsey Grammer as a Washed-Up Rock Star (with Music from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo)
April 21, 2021
Preview ‘The Space Between,’ a New Movie Starring Kelsey Grammer as a Washed-Up Rock Star (with Music from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo)

The Space Between is the title of a new film from Paramount slated to be released in theaters (where applicable) this Friday, April 23 ahead of an on demand/digital release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)
April 19, 2021
Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)

Guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Poco Rusty Young was a valued friend of Rock Cellar for many years. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him often, and he was generous with...

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 | While She Sleeps (ft. Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil) Debut the Powerful Mental Health Anthem ‘Nervous’
March 19, 2021
While She Sleeps (ft. Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil) Debut the Powerful Mental Health Anthem ‘Nervous’

Sheffield, U.K.-based metalcore band While She Sleeps is gearing up to release a new album, Sleeps Society, on April 16. It’ll be the group’s fifth full-length album to date, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ashe & FINNEAS Share New Collaborative Music Video for the Soaring ‘Till Forever Falls Apart’
March 2, 2021
Ashe & FINNEAS Share New Collaborative Music Video for the Soaring ‘Till Forever Falls Apart’

“Till Forever Falls Apart” is the result of a new collaboration between Ashe and FINNEAS, two of the most notable and talented younger singer/songwriters in the indie/pop scene today. It’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)
December 11, 2020
12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Put together by famed Eagles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Perform ‘Shame Shame’ on ‘Colbert’ as Dave Grohl Admits Defeat in Drum Battle with Nandi Bushell
November 20, 2020
Foo Fighters Perform ‘Shame Shame’ on ‘Colbert’ as Dave Grohl Admits Defeat in Drum Battle with Nandi Bushell

A double-dose of Foo Fighters news for you this Friday, Nov. 20: Thursday evening, Dave Grohl and the band shared a full-band performance of their new single, “Shame Shame,” for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Barry Gibb: ‘Greenfields’ LP ft. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow & More Out 1/8, Shares ‘Words of a Fool’ ft. Jason Isbell
November 6, 2020
Barry Gibb: ‘Greenfields’ LP ft. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow & More Out 1/8, Shares ‘Words of a Fool’ ft. Jason Isbell

A lifelong dream will be realized in early 2021 when Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees releases Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, a collaborative album Gibb recorded with...

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 | 10-Year-Old Music Star Nandi Bushell Shares ‘Rock and Grohl,’ a Musical Response to Dave’s Song About Her
October 2, 2020
10-Year-Old Music Star Nandi Bushell Shares ‘Rock and Grohl,’ a Musical Response to Dave’s Song About Her

The ongoing (and amazing) rock battle between Dave Grohl and 10-year-old drum/music phenom Nandi Bushell has hit an even more electrifying level. Mr Grohl. The song you wrote for me...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Remembrance of Former Guitarist Jack Sherman, Who Died at 64
August 23, 2020
Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Remembrance of Former Guitarist Jack Sherman, Who Died at 64

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took to social media this weekend to remember Jack Sherman, a former member of the group who recently passed away at the age of 64....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’
August 13, 2020
Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’

Oct. 24, 2000 was an important day in music: It’s the date Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, the rap/rock band‘s attention-grabbing debut album. (Click here to pre-order Linkin Park’s Hybrid...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘On Sunset,’ the New Album from ‘The Modfather’ Himself, Paul Weller
July 6, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘On Sunset,’ the New Album from ‘The Modfather’ Himself, Paul Weller

Paul Weller was supposed to release his new album, On Sunset, earlier in the summer — only to see the COVID-19 pandemic throw a wrench in those plans and delay...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)
June 18, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned a strong following since releasing her debut solo album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. Today, June 18, Bridgers released its follow-up, Punisher, and her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Singer/Songwriter Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Curating a Special Tribute to the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ Saturday 5/16 on YouTube
May 13, 2020
Singer/Songwriter Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Curating a Special Tribute to the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ Saturday 5/16 on YouTube

Ashe is a rising star in the indie/pop scene, and if there’s one thing to know about her (born Ashlynn Wilson, she takes the ‘e’ in ‘Ashe’ as an homage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)
May 1, 2020
The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)

On June 12, two albums will be released by The Explorers Club — an indie/beach pop outfit fronted by Jason Brewer. The project is based out of Nashville via South...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christopher Cross Update: COVID-19 Induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Leaving Him Temporarily Paralyzed
April 30, 2020
Christopher Cross Update: COVID-19 Induced Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Leaving Him Temporarily Paralyzed

On April 17, acclaimed singer/songwriter Christopher Cross updated fans regarding his battle with COVID-19, reporting that he was began recovering until being sidelined by a new issue: temporary paralysis that...

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 | Keith Richards Says He’s Quit Smoking — and Good for Him if So!
February 7, 2020
Keith Richards Says He’s Quit Smoking — and Good for Him if So!

This week came with some pretty huge news for the Rolling Stones — and we’re not just talking about their No Filter tour, which announced a new slate of North...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

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 | Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)
November 15, 2019
Timothy B. Schmit Urges to Keep Fighting ‘The Good Fight’ with New Song Featuring Sheryl Crow (Listen)

Esteemed guitarist Timothy B. Schmit, known for his work with such iconic acts as Eagles and Poco among others (not to mention a robust solo career) has returned with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)
August 8, 2019
A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)

In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology, the Martin Scorsese-directed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Grammy-nominated Long Strange Trip, the rapturously engaging new documentary David Crosby: Remember My...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience
March 12, 2019
Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience

This past week, something rare happened: Robbie Williams performed in the United States. Williams, one of the world’s biggest and most successful pop stars for the past 20+ years, hadn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Update) Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher: 1956 – 2016
December 27, 2016
(Update) Rest in Peace, Carrie Fisher: 1956 – 2016

According to People Magazine, actress/author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 from complications associated with her recent heart attack: Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Report: Carrie Fisher Suffers 'Massive Heart Attack' on Airplane
December 23, 2016
Report: Carrie Fisher Suffers 'Massive Heart Attack' on Airplane

Actress/author Carrie Fisher was rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, TMZ reported on Friday afternoon: #BREAKING Carrie Fisher Suffers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Shelters
August 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Shelters

Jim Nelson, KCSN 88.5 FM DJ and Rock Cellar Magazine scribe, is back with another band profile for Turn Me On…this time focusing on the Shelters!    Can you imagine?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)
February 6, 2015
Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” “Love Me...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ayn Rand: Like a Zombie, She's Back!
September 2, 2011
Ayn Rand: Like a Zombie, She's Back!

She’s back! Like a laissez faire zombie, 29 years after her death philosopher/ novelist Ayn Rand has risen from the grave. A movie adaptation of Rand’s 1957 tome Atlas Shrugged...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2
June 14, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Peter Asher. Part 1 is HERE. RCM: Do you consider yourself more of a business manager, a personal manager or both?...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Manchester Revisits “Through the Eyes of Love” for Special New Recording (Listen)
November 30, 2022
Melissa Manchester Revisits “Through the Eyes of Love” for Special New Recording (Listen)

Melissa Manchester revisited her classic ballad, “Through the Eyes of Love,” for a special re-recording released in time for Thanksgiving. The song, penned by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Natalie Merchant Announces ‘Keep Your Courage,’ First Album of New Material Since 2014, Tour Dates
November 29, 2022
Natalie Merchant Announces ‘Keep Your Courage,’ First Album of New Material Since 2014, Tour Dates

Natalie Merchant will add to her enduring legacy of music on April 14, 2023, with the release of Keep Your Courage. Her first album of new material since her 2014...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester & More Sing Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” for Charity (Listen/Donate)
November 29, 2022
Hear Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester & More Sing Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” for Charity (Listen/Donate)

Just in time for the holiday season, an all-star cast of musicians including Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Richard Marx, Melissa Manchester, Lamont Dozier, Jr., Freda Payne, Frank McComb, Florence LaRue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Gilmour Guests on New Donovan Song, “Rock Me” — ‘Gaelia’ Album Out 12/2 (Listen)
November 28, 2022
David Gilmour Guests on New Donovan Song, “Rock Me” — ‘Gaelia’ Album Out 12/2 (Listen)

On Dec. 2, legendary Scottish singer/songwriter Donovan will release a new studio album titled Gaelia. Announced recently, the record was previewed with “Rock Me,” a steady, rhythmic song featuring a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap/Photos: Alt-Rock’s Past, Present, Future Collide at Smashing Pumpkins’ Hollywood Bowl Tour Finale with Jane’s Addiction, Poppy
November 22, 2022
Recap/Photos: Alt-Rock’s Past, Present, Future Collide at Smashing Pumpkins’ Hollywood Bowl Tour Finale with Jane’s Addiction, Poppy

With temperatures in the upper 50s, it was an uncommonly chilly evening at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday — but the weather found Smashing Pumpkins front man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’ from Director Brett Morgen (Blu-Ray/Soundtrack Album)
November 21, 2022
Out Now: David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’ from Director Brett Morgen (Blu-Ray/Soundtrack Album)

Moonage Daydream is a new film from director Brett Morgen (who helmed 2012’s Crossfire Hurricane Rolling Stones documentary, 2015’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and 2017’s Jane). Officially sanctioned by the David Bowie estate, it was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Neil Young, Zane Lowe and Rick Rubin Talk New Crazy Horse LP and Why Social Media “Scares the S**** Out of Me”
November 16, 2022
Watch Neil Young, Zane Lowe and Rick Rubin Talk New Crazy Horse LP and Why Social Media “Scares the S**** Out of Me”

This Friday, Nov. 18, Neil Young + Crazy Horse will release a new album titled World Record. Officially announced recently, the collection features “10 new songs of our time,” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 65th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced; Ceremony Scheduled for Feb. 5 on CBS/Paramount+
November 15, 2022
65th Grammy Awards Nominations Announced; Ceremony Scheduled for Feb. 5 on CBS/Paramount+

Today, Nov. 15, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles (and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Elton John and Joni Mitchell Talk About Her Music (and New Album!) on ‘Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1’
November 14, 2022
Watch Elton John and Joni Mitchell Talk About Her Music (and New Album!) on ‘Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1’

For the latest episode of Rocket Hour on Apple Music 1, the show from Sir Elton John that the legendary musician has hosted on Apple Music for a few years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles
November 11, 2022
Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals: On New Book, Tour with Gene Cornish, Memories of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles

Many American bands were casualties of the British Invasion led by the Beatles in the mid-1960s. This wasn’t the case for the Young Rascals, who formed in Garfield, NJ, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fame
November 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs About Fame

“Fame attracts lunatics.” — Elton John “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley wrote “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a nostalgic look...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool’: Q&A on New Genesis Publications Book and Capturing the Beatles, Pre-Fame
November 11, 2022
‘Mike McCartney’s Early Liverpool’: Q&A on New Genesis Publications Book and Capturing the Beatles, Pre-Fame

On October 5, 1962, a then-little known beat combo from the North of England released its debut single. Though it peaked at Number 17 on the Hit Parade in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Gallagher, the Comedian Known for Smashing Watermelons: 1946-2022
November 11, 2022
Rest in Peace, Gallagher, the Comedian Known for Smashing Watermelons: 1946-2022

Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr., known to the world as Gallagher, the offbeat comedian best known for his tendency to smash watermelons with a mallet during his routines, has died at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 20,000+ Photos (& 40+ Years) of Adventures with “Weird Al” Yankovic: Drummer Jon ‘Bermuda’ Schwartz Speaks
November 10, 2022
20,000+ Photos (& 40+ Years) of Adventures with “Weird Al” Yankovic: Drummer Jon ‘Bermuda’ Schwartz Speaks

Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz has been an integral part of the “Weird Al” Yankovic experience since 1980, after a chance encounter on the Dr. Demento Show brought the two together. Schwartz...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Iggy Pop: 19th Studio Solo Album ‘Every Loser’ Out 1/6; Stream “Frenzy” (ft. Executive Producer Andrew Watt)
November 10, 2022
Iggy Pop: 19th Studio Solo Album ‘Every Loser’ Out 1/6; Stream “Frenzy” (ft. Executive Producer Andrew Watt)

On Jan. 6, the legendary Iggy Pop will add to his illustrious career with a new studio album, Every Loser. Officially detailed on Thursday, it will be Pop’s 19th solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
November 10, 2022
Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land....

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby: Preview New ‘Live at the Capitol Theatre’ CD/DVD (Out 12/9) with “Guinnevere”
November 7, 2022
David Crosby: Preview New ‘Live at the Capitol Theatre’ CD/DVD (Out 12/9) with “Guinnevere”

On Dec. 9, David Crosby will do something he hasn’t yet done in his remarkable career: Release a solo live album. David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band Live at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Now: ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is the Ridiculous “Weird Al” Yankovic Biopic You Never Knew You Needed
November 4, 2022
Streaming Now: ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is the Ridiculous “Weird Al” Yankovic Biopic You Never Knew You Needed

Today, Nov. 4, the Roku Channel will premiere Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, a 100% authorized and official “biopic” of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the beloved musician/parody artist/pop culture icon whose...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: The London Suede’s Mat Osman on ‘Autofiction,’ North American Tour with Manic Street Preachers
November 2, 2022
Q&A: The London Suede’s Mat Osman on ‘Autofiction,’ North American Tour with Manic Street Preachers

Suede (known as The London Suede in America) helped kickstart the Britpop music revolution. Singer Brett Anderson and bassist Mat Osman, childhood friends from West Sussex, formed the riveting English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nov. 20, Live Stream ‘Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium’ Exclusively on Disney Plus
October 28, 2022
Nov. 20, Live Stream ‘Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium’ Exclusively on Disney Plus

Coming up on Nov. 20, Disney Plus will host a special live stream concert event capturing the magic of Sir Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road performance at Dodger Stadium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Oates Debuts “Pushin’ a Rock,” Links with Movember to Raise Awareness for Men’s Health
October 28, 2022
John Oates Debuts “Pushin’ a Rock,” Links with Movember to Raise Awareness for Men’s Health

“Pushin’ a Rock” is a new song from John Oates, a songwriting collaboration between the iconic musician and Nathan Paul Chapman. A smooth, funky composition, the song came with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Mars, Guitarist of Motley Crue, to Retire from Touring Due to Difficulties of Ankylosing Spondylitis
October 27, 2022
Mick Mars, Guitarist of Motley Crue, to Retire from Touring Due to Difficulties of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Mötley Crüe has a big slate of international tour dates coming up in 2023 with Def Leppard, but the iconic Sunset Strip rockers will play the gigs without lead guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)
October 26, 2022
The Inside Story of the Beatles’ Long-Awaited ‘Revolver’ Special Edition Box Set: Q&A with Giles Martin (On Sale)

While The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper album has garnered reams of critical acclaim as a milestone in the group’s recording career, the album that preceded it, Revolver, is the groundbreaking album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now and Streaming Everywhere: Lou Reed ‘Words & Music, May 1965,’ ft. Rare Material (Listen/Buy)
October 20, 2022
Out Now and Streaming Everywhere: Lou Reed ‘Words & Music, May 1965,’ ft. Rare Material (Listen/Buy)

Last month saw the release of Words & Music, May 1965 — a collection of some never-before-heard material from Lou Reed — on digital platforms. The collection has since seen a physical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Omnivore Recordings Reissues 4 Out-of Print Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers Albums on LP & CD
October 17, 2022
Omnivore Recordings Reissues 4 Out-of Print Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers Albums on LP & CD

Starting this past August, and continuing through November, four previously out-of-print albums by Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers will be rolled out from Omnivore Records. The reissued albums originally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Global Superstar Robbie Williams Celebrates 25 Years with New ‘XXV’ LP, ‘Life Thru a Lens’ Reissue 12/2
October 17, 2022
Out Now: Global Superstar Robbie Williams Celebrates 25 Years with New ‘XXV’ LP, ‘Life Thru a Lens’ Reissue 12/2

Global pop superstar Robbie Williams put together a rather elaborate method of celebrating his 25th year as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV that was released on Sept....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Versatile ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robbie Coltrane: 1950-2022
October 14, 2022
Rest in Peace, Versatile ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robbie Coltrane: 1950-2022

Robbie Coltrane, the veteran Scottish actor with a career that spanned decades and amassed him global stardom for the role of Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Cornish Talks ‘My Life as a Rascal,’ Reuniting with Felix Cavaliere & More
October 13, 2022
Gene Cornish Talks ‘My Life as a Rascal,’ Reuniting with Felix Cavaliere & More

Gene Cornish was at a crossroads in 1964. Born in Ontario, Cornish moved to Rochester, NY, early in life and formed a band called the Unbeatables. The group made an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Humble Pie: 8-Disc ‘The A&M CD Box Set (1970-1975)’ Coming 12/2 ft. Unreleased Material (Preview/Pre-Order)
October 12, 2022
Humble Pie: 8-Disc ‘The A&M CD Box Set (1970-1975)’ Coming 12/2 ft. Unreleased Material (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Dec. 2, A&M/UMe will revisit some key albums from the iconic catalog of Humble Pie with The A&M CD Box Set (1970-1975), an eight-disc collection celebrating the early 1970s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Nash: New Compilation Featuring David Crosby in the Works (“This Really is A Great Album”)
October 11, 2022
Graham Nash: New Compilation Featuring David Crosby in the Works (“This Really is A Great Album”)

Since Crosby, Stills & Nash went their separate ways in 2015, there has been a sense of finality about it — mostly due to jabs levied by the respective musicians...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Readies First-Ever Live Album/Full Concert DVD, ‘Live at the Capitol Theatre’ (Preview/Pre-Order)
October 4, 2022
David Crosby Readies First-Ever Live Album/Full Concert DVD, ‘Live at the Capitol Theatre’ (Preview/Pre-Order)

Somewhat remarkably given the scope of his career and commitment to his craft, David Crosby has never released a full live solo album. That will end on Nov. 25, when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mellencamp: 76-Night ‘Live and In Person 2023’ North American Tour Starts in February
October 3, 2022
John Mellencamp: 76-Night ‘Live and In Person 2023’ North American Tour Starts in February

Beginning on Feb. 5, the legendary John Mellencamp will embark on a massive, 76-date tour dubbed Live and In Person 2023. Announced recently, the tour comes on the heels of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)
October 3, 2022
Pixies Lead Guitarist Joey Santiago Discusses the Making of the Band’s New Album, ‘Doggerel’ (Out Now)

Something rare happened when Pixies were making their eighth studio album Doggerel, which was released on Sept. 30. Joey Santiago finally snagged his first co-writing credits after 25-odd years as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lynn Goldsmith Q&A: Back to the Future Shock with Images of ‘Music in the ’80s’ (New Book Out Now)
October 3, 2022
Lynn Goldsmith Q&A: Back to the Future Shock with Images of ‘Music in the ’80s’ (New Book Out Now)

MTV originated in the 1980s, making musicians more image conscious than ever, and shooting on assignment for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, People, Elle, Interview, Life, Newsweek, Time, The New Yorker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles
September 28, 2022
The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles

At one point during the six-hour tribute concert to drummer Taylor Hawkins put on by his Foo Fighters band mates on Tuesday night at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Nancy Wilson Pays Tribute to “Wonderful Friend” Taylor Hawkins with New Song, “Amigo Amiga” (Listen)
September 26, 2022
Heart’s Nancy Wilson Pays Tribute to “Wonderful Friend” Taylor Hawkins with New Song, “Amigo Amiga” (Listen)

“Too soon, too soon” is the refrain sung by Nancy Wilson in “Amigo Amiga,” a new solo song from the Heart icon that she released on Monday in tribute to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fontaines D.C.: “The Couple Across the Way” Video, a Melancholy Bit of Reflection from Singer Grian Chatten
September 22, 2022
Fontaines D.C.: “The Couple Across the Way” Video, a Melancholy Bit of Reflection from Singer Grian Chatten

Fontaines D.C. vocalist Grian Chatten was struck by the view outside the window of his London flat. The proximity of Chatten’s neighbors’ dwellings to his own afforded him an unintentionally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana Announces 2023 Las Vegas Residency Dates at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
September 20, 2022
Carlos Santana Announces 2023 Las Vegas Residency Dates at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

For 10 years, Carlos Santana and his band have been tearing up the stage at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for a...

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 | Doug “Cosmo” Clifford on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Lost’ Royal Albert Hall Concert Film/LP
September 14, 2022
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Lost’ Royal Albert Hall Concert Film/LP

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a San Francisco Bay Area band that had yet to visit a bayou when they popularized swamp rock in 1969 with hits like “Proud Mary” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season
September 14, 2022
Top 11 Songs for Back-To-School Season

School’s back in session — for many children around the United States, it began as early as mid-August, if not earlier — so with that in mind, here’s the latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Eno To Release “ForeverAndEverNoMore” – His First Album in 5 Years (Listen Here)
September 11, 2022
Brian Eno To Release “ForeverAndEverNoMore” – His First Album in 5 Years (Listen Here)

Brian Eno has had a long and storied career as a musician (Roxy Music, solo artist) and as a composer and producer. Eno is on the short list of artists...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
September 8, 2022
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

Editorial note: This story first ran in March of 2019. “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols is featured in our Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy list...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Cult: Stream “A Cut Inside,” New Album ‘Under the Midnight Sun’ Out 10/7
September 7, 2022
New from The Cult: Stream “A Cut Inside,” New Album ‘Under the Midnight Sun’ Out 10/7

There’s a steady, hypnotic rhythm to “A Cut Inside,” a new song from English rock mainstays The Cult that the band premiered on Wednesday. It’s the second track shared in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richard Marx Previews New Album with “Shame On You” — ft. Taylor Hawkins in One of His Last Recordings (Listen)
September 2, 2022
Richard Marx Previews New Album with “Shame On You” — ft. Taylor Hawkins in One of His Last Recordings (Listen)

On Sept. 30, singer/songwriter/pop singer Richard Marx (known for “Don’t Mean Nothing,” “Right Here Waiting” and more hits from the 1980s-90s) will release a new album titled, simply, Songwriter. Marx’s...

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 | Ozzy Osbourne Details Life with Parkinson’s in New Guardian Chat: “You Learn to Live in the Moment”
August 30, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Details Life with Parkinson’s in New Guardian Chat: “You Learn to Live in the Moment”

Back in early August, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi surprised the world with an unexpected Black Sabbath performance to close the Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Given...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Ain’t No Picnic Wraps Enchanting Weekend in LA with Eclectic Mix and Impossibly Good Vibes (Recap)
August 29, 2022
This Ain’t No Picnic Wraps Enchanting Weekend in LA with Eclectic Mix and Impossibly Good Vibes (Recap)

“I learned to drive in this parking lot,” cracked Phoebe Bridgers from the Fairway stage of This Ain’t No Picnic on Sunday night, the final night of the two-day festival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sir Elton John and Britney Spears Team Up for “Hold Me Closer,” a Reimagining of “Tiny Dancer” (Listen)
August 26, 2022
Out Now: Sir Elton John and Britney Spears Team Up for “Hold Me Closer,” a Reimagining of “Tiny Dancer” (Listen)

“Hold Me Closer” is the title of the anticipated new collaboration between Sir Elton John and Britney Spears. The song, a reimagining of sorts of John’s classic “Tiny Dancer,” interspersed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Moonage Daydream’ with Unique Mix of David Bowie’s “Modern Love”; Documentary/Album Out 9/16
August 25, 2022
Preview ‘Moonage Daydream’ with Unique Mix of David Bowie’s “Modern Love”; Documentary/Album Out 9/16

Moonage Daydream is a new film from director Brett Morgen (who helmed 2012’s Crossfire Hurricane Rolling Stones documentary, 2015’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and 2017’s Jane) set for release this fall. Officially sanctioned by the David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Updated ‘God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys & The California Myth’ Publishing 9/22
August 24, 2022
Updated ‘God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys & The California Myth’ Publishing 9/22

God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys & The California Myth is a widely acclaimed rock biography of the legendary band, and on Sept. 22 the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s David Paich Goes Solo — Stream/Pick Up His First Solo Album, ‘Forgotten Toys,’ Available Now
August 19, 2022
Toto’s David Paich Goes Solo — Stream/Pick Up His First Solo Album, ‘Forgotten Toys,’ Available Now

It’s somewhat remarkable that over the years, David Paich of Toto had never released a proper solo album … until now. That’s right. Today, Aug. 19, 2022, the renowned keyboardist/songwriter/singer...

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 | Rest in Peace, Bill Pitman, Revered Guitarist/Session Musician of The Wrecking Crew: 1920-2022
August 16, 2022
Rest in Peace, Bill Pitman, Revered Guitarist/Session Musician of The Wrecking Crew: 1920-2022

Bill Pitman, a revered guitarist/session musician whose career spanned decades and included work on some of the most impactful rock and roll recordings ever laid to tape, passed away recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream an Early Demo of Lou Reed “Men of Good Fortune,” from New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26
August 15, 2022
Stream an Early Demo of Lou Reed “Men of Good Fortune,” from New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26

On Aug. 26, Words & Music, May 1965 — a collection of some never-before-heard material from Lou Reed — will be released. The latest preview of the set was shared recently in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’
August 12, 2022
David Paich Talks Toto, the “Yacht Rock” Label, Working with Steely Dan and His New Solo Debut, ‘Forgotten Toys’

Toto‘s string of hits reads like a soundtrack of the 1970s and ’80s: “Hold the Line,” “99,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa,” the No. 1 smash that has logged over one billion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Songs For While I’m Away’: Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham Talks New Doc and His Friendship with Phil Lynott
August 12, 2022
‘Songs For While I’m Away’: Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham Talks New Doc and His Friendship with Phil Lynott

As a member of ‘70s arena rock stars Thin Lizzy for nearly a decade, guitarist Scott Gorham served as the right-hand man to the band’s charismatic and talented front man,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
August 12, 2022
Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs

Daryl Hall on the term “Blue-Eyed Soul”: “I f****** hate it; it’s a racist term… if you’re a white guy and you’re singing or playing in a black idiom, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles Add a Handful of November Dates to Ongoing ‘Hotel California’ Tour
August 11, 2022
Eagles Add a Handful of November Dates to Ongoing ‘Hotel California’ Tour

Eagles have extended their ongoing Hotel California tour once again — once again proving that they can check out any time they like, but they can never leave the road...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Rush’s Geddy Lee + Alex Lifeson Play “Closer to the Heart” with Primus at ‘South Park’ 25th Anniversary
August 11, 2022
Watch Rush’s Geddy Lee + Alex Lifeson Play “Closer to the Heart” with Primus at ‘South Park’ 25th Anniversary

Wednesday night, something significant transpired at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee reunited on stage to play a song together at a special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Motown Legend/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter/Producer Lamont Dozier: 1941-2022
August 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Motown Legend/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter/Producer Lamont Dozier: 1941-2022

Lamont Dozier, the singer/songwriter/producer known for decades of notable works in the Motown world and beyond, has passed away at the age of 81. The news was confirmed by his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium
August 8, 2022
Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers/The Strokes/King Princess Light Up Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium

One of the most powerful attributes of music is its ability to bring together people of all demographics, backgrounds and ideologies. Over the course of the past few decades, few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bastards of Fine Arts (Featuring Matt Keating & Steve Mayone) Release Debut Album “A Good Sign” (Listen Here)
August 3, 2022
Bastards of Fine Arts (Featuring Matt Keating & Steve Mayone) Release Debut Album “A Good Sign” (Listen Here)

The Bastards of Fine Arts is a new band with old roots:  Co-leaders Matt Keating and Steve Mayone have been part of the NYC music scene for decades, and each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Star Tony Dow: 1945-2022
July 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Star Tony Dow: 1945-2022

On Wednesday, it was officially announced that Tony Dow, the actor/director known for his role as Wally Cleaver on the classic TV show Leave it to Beaver, has died at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ghost Shares Video for ‘Impera’ Standout “Spillways,” an Epic Glam/Pop Thrill Ride (On Tour Soon)
July 27, 2022
Ghost Shares Video for ‘Impera’ Standout “Spillways,” an Epic Glam/Pop Thrill Ride (On Tour Soon)

It can be a challenge to fully pin down Ghost, thanks to the Swedish hard-rock/metal/glam/pop group’s affinity for adventures into all corners of the musical sphere. The band, essentially a musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jack White Goes Singer/Songwriter Route with Richly Detailed New Album ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: Jack White Goes Singer/Songwriter Route with Richly Detailed New Album ‘Entering Heaven Alive’ (Listen)

There’s a duality to Jack White. On one side, the loud, boisterous and creatively frenetic garage-rock bandleader. On the other, a more subdued, singer/songwriter sort of persona. He’s explored both...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Carlos Santana — Still on the Mend After a Medical Scare
July 20, 2022
Happy 75th Birthday to Carlos Santana — Still on the Mend After a Medical Scare

Today, July 20, guitar wizard/legend Carlos Santana celebrates his 75th birthday. Over the years, Santana has maintained a steady presence as both a recording and touring musician — and even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a 1965 Demo of “Heroin” from Lou Reed; New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26
July 18, 2022
Hear a 1965 Demo of “Heroin” from Lou Reed; New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26

On Aug. 26, Words & Music, May 1965 — a collection of some never-before-heard material from Lou Reed — will be released. The special set is timed to link up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond
July 12, 2022
Chicago Co-Founder Robert Lamm on New Album ‘Born For This Moment,’ Touring with Brian Wilson and Beyond

Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns,” has always done everything big. Formed in 1967, Chicago celebrates its 55th anniversary this year, and on July 15 is releasing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP
July 12, 2022
Picking Up the Pieces: Richie Furay Talks Covering Keith Urban, Sammy Kershaw and More on ‘In the Country’ LP

Richie Furay has been part of three influential bands that have produced a stack of hits: Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Yet as a solo artist, Furay has...

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 | The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)
July 12, 2022
The Zombies’ Rod Argent Talks New Album, Tour, Classic Hits, Keith Moon Adventures and More (Q&A)

Landing on U.S shores in the mid ‘60s, The Zombies’ run on the charts was relatively short — and by the turn of the ‘60s they were long gone. Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams Previews 25th Anniversary Album ‘XXV’ with New Versions of “Eternity/The Road to Mandalay”
July 8, 2022
Robbie Williams Previews 25th Anniversary Album ‘XXV’ with New Versions of “Eternity/The Road to Mandalay”

Global pop superstar Robbie Williams recently announced big plans to celebrate his 25th year as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV set for release on Sept. 9. On Friday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor James Caan (‘The Godfather,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘Misery,’ More): 1940-2022
July 7, 2022
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor James Caan (‘The Godfather,’ ‘Elf,’ ‘Misery,’ More): 1940-2022

James Caan, a major Hollywood star whose career spanned decades and earned him nominations for four Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and an Oscar, has died at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday
July 7, 2022
Peace and Love, Ringo Starr is 82! A Toast to the Famed Beatles Icon on His Birthday

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music — names like Neil Peart of Rush and Stewart Copeland of The Police to name just two — the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller
July 6, 2022
Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller

Co-directors Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller have produced something singular in cinema and music history, a documentary that zooms in on one song — and, in doing so, also unfolds...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana “Resting and Doing Very Well” After Onstage Collapse: “Forgot to Eat and Drink Water”
July 6, 2022
Carlos Santana “Resting and Doing Very Well” After Onstage Collapse: “Forgot to Eat and Drink Water”

Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage Tuesday night onstage in Clarkston, Michigan, where he was playing with his band as part of the ongoing Miraculous Supernatural tour alongside Earth,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser” in the ’90s: “I’m Actually Really Sad It Didn’t Happen”
June 30, 2022
Beck Regrets Denying “Weird Al” Yankovic Permission to Parody “Loser” in the ’90s: “I’m Actually Really Sad It Didn’t Happen”

First released in March of 1993, “Loser” would become a breakthrough sensation for Beck, who previously toiled as a struggling musician before the quirky track drew attention his way, eventually...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 9/20: ‘Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,’ Written by Willie Nelson + David Ritz
June 30, 2022
Coming 9/20: ‘Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,’ Written by Willie Nelson + David Ritz

Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship is the title of a new book from country music/pop culture icon Willie Nelson, scheduled for a Sept. 20 publishing date...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Marc Broussard Previews New EP with Bold, Soulful New Video for “Fire” (Dedicated to Al Green)
June 29, 2022
Premiere: Marc Broussard Previews New EP with Bold, Soulful New Video for “Fire” (Dedicated to Al Green)

Louisiana-based singer/songwriter Marc Broussard gives a special shout-out to Al Green in the opening seconds of his new song, “Fire,” before the track’s soulful energy and rhythmic stomp take over....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour
June 28, 2022
Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour

Mötley Crüe recently began its delayed Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison — and just a few dates into it, drummer Tommy Lee had...

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 | Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)
June 27, 2022
Watch: Dave Grohl Joins Paul McCartney (and Bruce Springsteen) for Emotional Glastonbury Performance (Grohl’s First Appearance Since Taylor Hawkins’ Death)

In the three months since the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, band leader Dave Grohl has understandably maintained a very low profile. Hawkins’ passing was sudden,...

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 | Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)
June 20, 2022
Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)

The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison finally launched this past Thursday, June 16 in Atlanta, after significant delays caused by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar
June 20, 2022
Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar

Today, June 20, legendary Beach Boys mastermind/musical legend Brian Wilson celebrates his 80th birthday. An icon of the utmost degree, Wilson has earned the respect, love and appreciation of countless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday
June 18, 2022
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 80th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 80th … Back in 1967, the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame with Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Isley Brothers, More
June 17, 2022
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame with Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Isley Brothers, More

This past Thursday, June 17, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, co-founders of the iconic and influential English pop/rock duo Eurythmics, were officially inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lit Returns to ‘A Place in the Sun,’ Covers the Cars on High-Energy New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ (Listen)
June 17, 2022
Out Now: Lit Returns to ‘A Place in the Sun,’ Covers the Cars on High-Energy New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ (Listen)

Back in 1999, Orange County rockers Lit unleashed A Place in the Sun, the band’s second full-length record and first with MCA Records. It featured a little ditty called “My...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now
June 17, 2022
Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now

Sir Rod Stewart launched his North American summer tour with special guest Cheap Trick this week — and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the legendary singer made a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce More Guests for Sold-Out Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London 9/3, Los Angeles 9/27
June 17, 2022
Foo Fighters Announce More Guests for Sold-Out Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London 9/3, Los Angeles 9/27

When the Foo Fighters first announced a pair of concert events meant to pay tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, it ended a silence from the iconic rock band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy “Doing Well and on the Road to Recovery” After Major Surgery
June 14, 2022
Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy “Doing Well and on the Road to Recovery” After Major Surgery

On Monday, Ozzy Osbourne went under the knife for what wife Sharon Osbourne said was “a very major operation” that is “really going to determine the rest of his life.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia

Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Southern Rock Songs
June 13, 2022
Top 11 Southern Rock Songs

Top 11 Southern Rock Songs Frank Mastropolo “Rock was born in the South, so saying ‘Southern Rock’ is like saying ‘Rock Rock.'” —Duane Allman “Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Having ‘Major Operation,’ Per Wife Sharon: “It’s Really Going to Determine the Rest of His Life”
June 13, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Having ‘Major Operation,’ Per Wife Sharon: “It’s Really Going to Determine the Rest of His Life”

Today, June 13, rock and roll/heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is due for a “very major operation,” according to wife Sharon Osbourne, who announced the news on Friday during The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams Celebrating 25 Years as a Solo Act with ‘XXV,’ Shares New Orchestra Version of “Angels”
June 13, 2022
Robbie Williams Celebrating 25 Years as a Solo Act with ‘XXV,’ Shares New Orchestra Version of “Angels”

Global pop superstar Robbie Williams has grand plans to celebrate his 25th year as a solo artist, with a special collection titled XXV, set for release on Sept. 9. Featuring...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce Very Special Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts — 9/3 in London, 9/27 in Los Angeles
June 8, 2022
Foo Fighters Announce Very Special Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts — 9/3 in London, 9/27 in Los Angeles

It’s been a little over two months since the tragic passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia on March 25...

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 | Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)
June 2, 2022
Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)

For the first time since January 2020, The NAMM Show will bring the music industry together for a weekend in Southern California. This coming Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band’s Robbie Robertson on Ronnie Hawkins’ Passing: “He Was Our Mentor. He Taught Us the Rules of the Road”
May 31, 2022
The Band’s Robbie Robertson on Ronnie Hawkins’ Passing: “He Was Our Mentor. He Taught Us the Rules of the Road”

Rockabilly icon Ronnie Hawkins died on Sunday at the age of 87 after a “long illness,” the musician’s wife, Wanda, confirmed to the Canadian press in a statement. “He went...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)
May 28, 2022
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)

On May 20th, the 5-decade-old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released Dirt Does Dylan – a Bob Dylan tribute with 10 of his most beloved songs. The vinyl album will come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler Was Hospitalized After Film Wrapped: “My Body Just Started Shutting Down”
May 25, 2022
‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler Was Hospitalized After Film Wrapped: “My Body Just Started Shutting Down”

One of the most intriguing elements of what we’ve seen thus far from director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis Presley biopic Elvis is the performance of its star, Austin Butler. Through...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Welcomes the World to ‘Harry’s House,’ a Vibrant, Expressive and Irresistible New Album (Listen)
May 20, 2022
Harry Styles Welcomes the World to ‘Harry’s House,’ a Vibrant, Expressive and Irresistible New Album (Listen)

Today, May 20, Harry Styles released his globally anticipated new record, Harry’s House. The third solo record from the English pop/indie superstar, Harry’s House was previewed with the infectious “As...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

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 | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bono Releasing New Memoir, ‘Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story’ in November
May 12, 2022
Bono Releasing New Memoir, ‘Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story’ in November

On Tuesday, U2 front man/cultural icon Bono celebrated his 60th birthday with some big news: he’s penned a memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The book will be published in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)
May 9, 2022
Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)

There was a moment onstage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, May 7, when Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder found himself at a loss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Robin Trower Returns with New Album, ‘No More Worlds to Conquer’ (Listen)
May 5, 2022
Out Now: Robin Trower Returns with New Album, ‘No More Worlds to Conquer’ (Listen)

On April 29, legendary English guitarist Robin Trower added to his revered catalog of music with No More Worlds to Conquer, a brand new studio album that is very much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Shares “Bad Move,” ft. Clint Black — ‘Speed of Heat’ Solo Album Coming 6/22
April 28, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Shares “Bad Move,” ft. Clint Black — ‘Speed of Heat’ Solo Album Coming 6/22

On June 22, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, the revered Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist (and ballistic missile expert with the United States government) with a resume featuring timeless work as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lit Shares “Mouth Shut” ft. No Doubt’s Adrian Young; New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Out 6/17
April 27, 2022
Lit Shares “Mouth Shut” ft. No Doubt’s Adrian Young; New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Out 6/17

The members of Orange County pop-rock band Lit know their way around a catchy hook — that much was made clear in 1999 with the band’s breakthrough smash, “My Own...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dispatch Debuts Russian Version of its Beloved Antiwar Anthem, “The General,” as a Show of Support for Ukraine
April 27, 2022
Dispatch Debuts Russian Version of its Beloved Antiwar Anthem, “The General,” as a Show of Support for Ukraine

Boston-based indie/roots/jam band Dispatch has a robust catalog of earnest songs speaking out about a number of worldly topics, among them poverty, homelessness, racial issues, violence and beyond, always infusing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore Previews ‘In Real Life’ LP with “Four Moons,” a Song About ‘Trying to Savor Every Moment’
April 27, 2022
Mandy Moore Previews ‘In Real Life’ LP with “Four Moons,” a Song About ‘Trying to Savor Every Moment’

On May 13, singer/songwriter/This Is Us star Mandy Moore will release In Real Life, a new studio album featuring heavy contributions from her husband, Taylor Goldsmith of the Los Angeles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)
April 26, 2022
From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)

Harry Styles had just started his headlining set at the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last Friday in Indio, Calif., when he encouraged the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns
April 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns

When Daniel Johns, longtime front man of the Australian alt/rock band Silverchair, re-emerged in late 2021 with word of a new solo record, he did so with a statement that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)
April 22, 2022
Pup Brings the People Together (and Reunites Lost Phones with Owners) at the Fonda with Skegss, Pinkshift (Recap)

“This band was supposed to play basement shows and that’s it — so we have absolutely peaked,” remarked Stefan Babcock of the band Pup on stage at the Fonda Theatre...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Taking Over Los Angeles with Massive Schedule of Comedy Gigs 4/28-5/8
April 19, 2022
Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Taking Over Los Angeles with Massive Schedule of Comedy Gigs 4/28-5/8

Later this month, some of the biggest names in comedy will roll through Los Angeles as part of the Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival series of live performances. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen
April 18, 2022
Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has carved out his own little niche in the music world, his laid-back guitar-based albums earning him a singular spot in an otherwise crowded indie community. He’s very comfortable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kat Von D Shares Two Alternate Tracks from ‘Love Made Me Do it’ LP, ft. Dave Grohl on Drums (Listen)
April 13, 2022
Kat Von D Shares Two Alternate Tracks from ‘Love Made Me Do it’ LP, ft. Dave Grohl on Drums (Listen)

Back in September, Kat Von D — known for her beauty empire, the television series L.A. Ink and much more — released her debut full-length album, Love Made Me Do...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Pete Agnew of Nazareth Q&A: On His Band’s Dark, Heavy New Album ‘Surviving the Law’ & Beyond
April 11, 2022
Pete Agnew of Nazareth Q&A: On His Band’s Dark, Heavy New Album ‘Surviving the Law’ & Beyond

For diehard Nazareth fans and those that are new to the band, there’s plenty to savor on the group’s new album Surviving the Law, which will be released on April...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)
April 11, 2022
Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)

Prog-rock and symphonic rock may seem at times largely ossified and outdated, almost like relics of the past — but Lana Lane has helped revitalize those musical genres throughout her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lit Shares Summer-Ready Anthem “Kicked Off the Plane,” New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Coming in June
April 11, 2022
Lit Shares Summer-Ready Anthem “Kicked Off the Plane,” New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Coming in June

On June 17, Orange County rock/pop band Lit will return with Tastes Like Gold, a new studio album that the band intends as a return to the group’s “old-school sound”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)
April 7, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, vocalist/songwriter Billy Vera discusses his hit “At This Moment,” which was first released in 1981 before making major strides on the charts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles Announce the Departure of Deacon Frey, Glenn Frey’s Son (Who Had Joined in 2017)
April 6, 2022
Eagles Announce the Departure of Deacon Frey, Glenn Frey’s Son (Who Had Joined in 2017)

Deacon Frey is leaving Eagles, the classic rock band announced in a statement on Wednesday. Frey, son of late Eagles vocalist Glenn Frey, had joined the group in tribute to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”
April 1, 2022
Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”

After putting the world on notice about the impending release of a new album titled Harry’s House, global pop superstar Harry Styles didn’t make folks wait very long for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Willis to Retire from Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis
March 30, 2022
Bruce Willis to Retire from Acting After Aphasia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis, one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood history with a resume of some of the biggest blockbuster action films of the 1980s and 1990s including Pulp Fiction...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Announces 2022 U.S. Tour; New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8
March 29, 2022
Joe Satriani Announces 2022 U.S. Tour; New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new album titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8 — and the guitar icon has now announced a U.S. tour to go along with it....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between
March 29, 2022
Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between

There are two distinct eras of AFI. The first is the noisy hardcore/punk group that emerged from Ukiah, California in the early-to-mid 1990s, amassing a fervent audience enraptured with vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter: First-Ever Solo Album ‘Speed of Heat’ 6/22; Stream a Fresh Take on “My Old School”
March 29, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter: First-Ever Solo Album ‘Speed of Heat’ 6/22; Stream a Fresh Take on “My Old School”

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, revered Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist (and ballistic missile expert with the United States government), with a resume featuring timeless work as a key figure...

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 | New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’
March 29, 2022
New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’

Ann Wilson of Heart will add to her legacy on April 29 with a new solo album, Fierce Bliss. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter has been previewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more
March 28, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more

Friday night’s devastating news that Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia at age 50 was met with unimaginable shock and grief from all corners of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)
March 25, 2022
Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)

Dream Widow was a band with big aspirations and an unseemly demise. As depicted in Studio 666, the horror/comedy film from Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters that was premiered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Announces New Album, ‘Harry’s House,’ Coming 5/20 — Here’s Why You Should Be Excited
March 23, 2022
Harry Styles Announces New Album, ‘Harry’s House,’ Coming 5/20 — Here’s Why You Should Be Excited

What’s sure to be one of the biggest albums of the year is set for a May 20 release: Harry’s House, a new studio album from Harry Styles. It will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Weezer ‘SZNZ: Spring,’ the First of a Four-Part EP Series (ft. a Nod to Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’)
March 21, 2022
Out Now: Weezer ‘SZNZ: Spring,’ the First of a Four-Part EP Series (ft. a Nod to Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’)

You may never have expected to see Weezer and Vivaldi mentioned in the same sentence, but, well, now you have. Released this past Sunday, March 20 in connection to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)
March 18, 2022
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum Q&A: Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz & Matt Katz-Bohen Preview First U.S. Tour (Launching 3/20)

After meeting on the set of a Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under acting fame, as well as starring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes
March 17, 2022
Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes

John Mayer is not the same as you remember him. The singer/songwriter/guitarist may still have the same enviable hairstyle and gentle croon that helped put him on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”
March 16, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, bassist George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ghost Returns with ‘Impera’: A Captivating, Victorian-Era Glam/Metal Musical Adventure
March 15, 2022
Out Now: Ghost Returns with ‘Impera’: A Captivating, Victorian-Era Glam/Metal Musical Adventure

There simply isn’t a band out there doing what Ghost is doing. The Swedish hard-rock/metal/glam/pop group returned with a new album, Impera, on March 11, and the abundant slashes in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | King Crimson’s Robert Fripp to Release ‘Washington State Park,’ Featuring Recordings from 1981 (Pre-Order)
March 15, 2022
King Crimson’s Robert Fripp to Release ‘Washington State Park,’ Featuring Recordings from 1981 (Pre-Order)

On April 29, King Crimson leader Robert Fripp will release a special set of recordings dating back to 1981. Washington State Park is, per a news release, the Frippertronics album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview
March 14, 2022
Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview

In his classic hit, “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams sings of getting his first six string from the local five and dime store. Talk about an investment that has paid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch 7-Year-Old Drummer Caleb Hayes Smash Along with Slipknot on ‘Ellen’ & Receive a Jay Weinberg Snare Drum
March 9, 2022
Watch 7-Year-Old Drummer Caleb Hayes Smash Along with Slipknot on ‘Ellen’ & Receive a Jay Weinberg Snare Drum

You probably never thought you’d hear the pummeling heavy metal of Slipknot on The Ellen Show — but on the off chance you had, actually, dreamt of such an odd...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame
March 3, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame

In our inaugural One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, Walter Egan discusses his career and whether he considers himself a “one-hit wonder” on the strength of his classic 1978 hit,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for “Everything’s Electric”; New Album Out 5/27
March 2, 2022
Watch Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for “Everything’s Electric”; New Album Out 5/27

Liam Gallagher is a man of the people — and his new video for “Everything’s Electric” makes that crystal clear. Featuring new live footage of the longtime Oasis vocalist and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Debut “State of Mind,” ft. Margo Price (‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4)
March 1, 2022
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Debut “State of Mind,” ft. Margo Price (‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4)

Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs are gearing up to release External Combustion, a brand new studio album, this Friday, March 4. On Tuesday, the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers...

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 | Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne
February 24, 2022
Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne

Montaigne, an Australian-based singer/songwriter, has long considered David Byrne among her personal favorites, both from his legacy with the Talking Heads to his trailblazing solo career — so when she...

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 | Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party
February 21, 2022
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party

The vibe within the walls of the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 18 was perhaps best summed up by one enthusiastic fan, who during a break between songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Live in Colorado,’ a New Live Release from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. (Listen)
February 18, 2022
Out Now: ‘Live in Colorado,’ a New Live Release from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. (Listen)

Separate from his busy touring schedule with Dead & Company the past few years, Grateful Dead icon Bob Weir has maintained a steady presence with Wolf Bros., a live ensemble...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band  ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film
February 16, 2022
Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film

Feb. 25 will see the release of Studio 666, a new horror/comedy film from and starring the Foo Fighters. While little is publicly known about the film beyond a few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart Sets 2022 Summer Tour with Special Guests Cheap Trick — 38 Shows Across North America
February 16, 2022
Rod Stewart Sets 2022 Summer Tour with Special Guests Cheap Trick — 38 Shows Across North America

Sir Rod Stewart recently announced a massive tour set for this summer, which will take the legendary singer/songwriter out on the road across North America with special guests Cheap Trick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album
February 10, 2022
KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album

Bolstered by the success of their breakthrough 1975 album Alive!, as KISS moved forward, in order to retain their newly anointed status as rock gods their follow-up studio album had to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mayer Introduces ‘Sob Rock’ Tour at SiriusXM & Pandora ‘Small Stage Series’; Streaming Through Weekend
February 10, 2022
John Mayer Introduces ‘Sob Rock’ Tour at SiriusXM & Pandora ‘Small Stage Series’; Streaming Through Weekend

John Mayer took the stage at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday night for a special Small Stage Series performance co-sponsored by SiriusXM and Pandora — an official kickoff event for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Elated Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Has Been Reunited with His Stolen 1962 Chevy Nova
February 9, 2022
An Elated Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day Has Been Reunited with His Stolen 1962 Chevy Nova

Thanks to local authorities in Southern California, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong saw his prized 1962 Chevy Nova returned to him, ending a search that began after it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022
February 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022

Betty Davis, an American funk/soul singer and model known for an unmistakable sense of musical style and a career that  featured three albums in the 1970s before retiring from music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Liam Gallagher Land at the Brit Awards by Helicopter to Play His New Song “Everything’s Electric”
February 8, 2022
Watch Liam Gallagher Land at the Brit Awards by Helicopter to Play His New Song “Everything’s Electric”

Last week, Liam Gallagher roared forward with “Everything’s Electric,” a new solo single from the longtime Oasis vocalist and Britpop icon. The track was co-written by Dave Grohl, who also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC
February 8, 2022
2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC

The official list of 2022 Academy Award nominations was unveiled early Tuesday, ahead of the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on...

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 | Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut “Black Summer”; New Album ‘Unlimited Love’ Out 4/1
February 3, 2022
Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut “Black Summer”; New Album ‘Unlimited Love’ Out 4/1

Vocalist Anthony Kiedis repeatedly sings “I’ve been waiting” throughout “Black Summer,” the long-anticipated new song from the Red Hot Chili Peppers that debuted today — and that’s precisely what fans...

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 | Out Now: Take a Ride with Steve Vai on ‘Inviolate,’ the Guitar Wizard’s New Studio Record
January 28, 2022
Out Now: Take a Ride with Steve Vai on ‘Inviolate,’ the Guitar Wizard’s New Studio Record

Guitar icon Steve Vai recently announced he had to postpone the start of his 2022 tour to the fall due to a surgical procedure, but that setback didn’t affect the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Bruce Sudano’s “Fatal Love” Video,’ from New Album ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ (Available Now)
January 25, 2022
Premiere: Bruce Sudano’s “Fatal Love” Video,’ from New Album ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ (Available Now)

Back in October, singer/songwriter Bruce Sudano added to his catalog of music with Ode to a Nightingale, a seven-song album featuring the single “Fatal Love.” That song now has an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Vai Postpones 2022 Tour from January to September; Needs Surgical Procedure
January 19, 2022
Steve Vai Postpones 2022 Tour from January to September; Needs Surgical Procedure

Guitarist Steve Vai announced this week that his planned North American tour that was to begin on Jan. 27 has been postponed to the fall due to his need of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in New Biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’
January 18, 2022
Daniel Radcliffe to Play “Weird Al” Yankovic in New Biopic ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is the title of a new biopic chronicling the life, career, legacy and rise to fame of five-time Grammy Award-winning musician/parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic....

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros.: Stream “West L.A. Fadeaway” from ‘Live in Colorado’ LP Due in February
January 14, 2022
New from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros.: Stream “West L.A. Fadeaway” from ‘Live in Colorado’ LP Due in February

On Feb. 18, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros will release Live In Colorado, their first vinyl collection of recorded material that’s sure to appeal to Grateful Dead fans. The collection was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Muse Unearths Heavy New Song “Won’t Stand Down” and Intense Video; Band’s First New Music in Four Years
January 13, 2022
Muse Unearths Heavy New Song “Won’t Stand Down” and Intense Video; Band’s First New Music in Four Years

With “Won’t Stand Down,” Muse makes something abundantly clear: The English rock/experimental band is back and louder than ever. Shared on Thursday, the song serves as the first bit of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Vai Debuts “Zeus in Chains” Video; New Album ‘Inviolate’ & U.S. Tour Coming in Late January
January 13, 2022
Steve Vai Debuts “Zeus in Chains” Video; New Album ‘Inviolate’ & U.S. Tour Coming in Late January

On Jan. 28, iconic guitarist Steve Vai will release a new studio album titled Inviolate. Vai has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few tracks, and the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album
January 10, 2022
John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album

Singer, bassist and songwriter John Lodge has been a member of the Moody Blues since 1966, when the band – guitarist Justin Hayward, keyboardist Mike Pinder, drummer Graeme Edge and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25
January 10, 2022
New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25

On Feb. 25, Spiritualized — the English “space-rock” project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce, a.k.a “J Spaceman,” will release a new record titled Everything Was Beautiful. The project was announced recently and came with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Bob Saget: Comedian/Actor Found Dead at 65, Per Reports
January 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Bob Saget: Comedian/Actor Found Dead at 65, Per Reports

Bob Saget, the comedian/actor known for starring roles on Full House, America’s Funniest Home Videos and more, has died at 65, per a report by TMZ. A source told TMZ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)
January 7, 2022
David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)

Producer Mark Plati and guitarist Earl Slick recall the making of an album unlike anything else in the vast catalog of David Bowie. For what would have been David Bowie’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Betty White: Legendary Actor/Comedian/Icon Dies at 99
December 31, 2021
Rest in Peace, Betty White: Legendary Actor/Comedian/Icon Dies at 99

Just weeks before her 100th birthday, beloved American icon, comedian, actor and legend Betty White has passed away at the age of 99 — another huge loss for the entertainment...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Steve Vai Previews New Album ‘Inviolate’ with “Little Pretty” Performance Video
December 22, 2021
Steve Vai Previews New Album ‘Inviolate’ with “Little Pretty” Performance Video

Steve Vai shared a performance video of "Little Pretty," a song from his upcoming album, 'Inviolate,' due out in late January

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Hear a New Mix of “Changes”; Picture Disc Coming in January
December 17, 2021
David Bowie ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Hear a New Mix of “Changes”; Picture Disc Coming in January

50 years ago today, Dec. 17, David Bowie released 'Hunky Dory' -- which will receive a new picture disc edition in January, via Rhino.

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record
December 16, 2021
‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record

Visionary. Truth teller. Influencer. Pioneer. Storyteller. There are countless superlatives to describe the iconic David Bowie, but even such lofty praise is perhaps insufficient to represent the critically acclaimed musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rare Photo Outtakes Made Available to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Rush’s ‘Moving Pictures’
December 15, 2021
Rare Photo Outtakes Made Available to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Rush’s ‘Moving Pictures’

Rush has made a series of photo outtakes from photographer Deborah Samuel's 'Moving Pictures' available for the very first time.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros ft. The Wolfpack Announce 2022 Tour; Live Album Coming in February
December 13, 2021
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros ft. The Wolfpack Announce 2022 Tour; Live Album Coming in February

Next year will bring an exciting tour from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, a surefire must-see show for fans of the Grateful Dead and the Dead’s extended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May

“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” —  Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021
December 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021

David Lasley, a renowned singer/songwriter/recording artist known for 24 years of work with James Taylor in addition to time spent with Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Aretha...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Vai: New Album ‘Inviolate,’ 54-Date U.S. Tour Coming in January (Pre-Order)
December 2, 2021
Steve Vai: New Album ‘Inviolate,’ 54-Date U.S. Tour Coming in January (Pre-Order)

On Jan. 28, guitar icon Steve Vai will release a new album titled Inviolate — his first studio album since 2016’s Modern Primitive and his 10th solo album overall. Here’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)
November 30, 2021
Premiere: T Bear (Richard T. Bear) “Christmas on the Row,” a Charity Single to Help the Homeless This Holiday Season (with the Get Together Foundation)

“Christmas on the Row” is the title of a new song from T Bear, otherwise known as singer/songwriter/actor Richard T. Bear. The composition, a bluesy and heartfelt piano-driven number co-written...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Susanna Hoffs Debuts Videos for Richard & Linda Thompson and The Velvet Underground Covers; ‘Bright Lights’ LP Out Now
November 22, 2021
Susanna Hoffs Debuts Videos for Richard & Linda Thompson and The Velvet Underground Covers; ‘Bright Lights’ LP Out Now

On Nov. 12, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles released a new covers record, Bright Lights — and a few days ago the celebrated singer/songwriter shared a music video for her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Brandon Boyd of Incubus: “Pocket Knife,” a Preview of an Upcoming Solo Album in 2022
November 19, 2021
New from Brandon Boyd of Incubus: “Pocket Knife,” a Preview of an Upcoming Solo Album in 2022

Outside of his work fronting Incubus, singer/songwriter Brandon Boyd has kept plenty busy over the years with various projects in and out of the music realm. His newest endeavor is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory
November 17, 2021
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)

Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary
November 11, 2021
Benmont Tench Recalls Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Era; Watch the New ‘Somewhere You Feel Free’ Documentary

In 2020, the Tom Petty estate released the Wildflowers & All the Rest box set, bursting with loads of astonishing outtakes, Petty’s intimate home demos, plus live recordings and early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour
November 10, 2021
Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour

Australian indie/rock ensemble Gang of Youths will release a new album titled angel in realtime. on Feb. 25, via Warner Records. The album announcement was made official on Wednesday and came with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert
November 10, 2021
The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert

Just as he did with earlier expansive multi-disc Beatles deluxe box sets chronicling Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road, Giles Martin once again lent his expertise overseeing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’
November 8, 2021
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’

“I listen to a lot of music all the time… A lot of these things are dredged up from memory. I’ll go, ‘Oh, that was a really good song.’ Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Astroworld Tragedy: Flood of Lawsuits After Eight Deaths, More Injured at Travis Scott’s Houston Festival
November 8, 2021
Astroworld Tragedy: Flood of Lawsuits After Eight Deaths, More Injured at Travis Scott’s Houston Festival

This past Friday night, eight people died and scores more were transported to local hospitals for injuries after an intense crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival, the music event curated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Lucy Dacus Turn ‘The Tonight Show’ Stage Into a Church for a Vibrant Performance of “VBS”
November 3, 2021
Watch Lucy Dacus Turn ‘The Tonight Show’ Stage Into a Church for a Vibrant Performance of “VBS”

On Tuesday night, Lucy Dacus and her band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “VBS,” one of the standout confessional songs on Dacus’ new album, Home...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger, Wife Juanita Avoid Injury After Halloween Fire at Their Home
November 2, 2021
Bob Seger, Wife Juanita Avoid Injury After Halloween Fire at Their Home

A Halloween morning house fire at the home belonging to rock and roll legend Bob Seger and his wife, Juanita, thankfully didn’t result in injuries to either, with investigators saying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Casts Light to the Darkness on New Album ‘Brighten,’ His First Since 2002
October 29, 2021
Out Now: Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Casts Light to the Darkness on New Album ‘Brighten,’ His First Since 2002

It’s been nearly 20 years since Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/songwriter/vocalist of Alice in Chains, released a solo record — but today, Oct. 29, he returned with Brighten, which is effectively the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Cartoon Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister Save the World from Aliens in New “Hellraiser” Video
October 29, 2021
Watch Cartoon Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister Save the World from Aliens in New “Hellraiser” Video

When the world is attacked by aliens, who to turn to besides two of the biggest heavy metal icons ever? In a new animated video for “Hellraiser,” Ozzy Osbourne and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy
October 28, 2021
“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy

During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains): Solo Album ‘Brighten’ Out Friday 10/29; Stream “Siren Song”
October 27, 2021
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains): Solo Album ‘Brighten’ Out Friday 10/29; Stream “Siren Song”

This Friday, Oct. 29, longtime Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Jerry Cantrell will return with Brighten, his first new solo album since 2002’s Degradation Trip. Cantrell has been previewing the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Shares Thoughts on Cutting His Hair, the Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Lawsuit and Current Music (“When I Listen To a Mitski Record, I’m Like, ‘This Blows My Mind'”)
October 27, 2021
Dave Grohl Shares Thoughts on Cutting His Hair, the Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Lawsuit and Current Music (“When I Listen To a Mitski Record, I’m Like, ‘This Blows My Mind'”)

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of interviews and attention thrown at Dave Grohl, geared around the release of his very first published memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)

According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.”  That’s been his philosophy since his debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA
October 25, 2021
Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA

“Some of my songs are about having depression. Some of my songs are about having depression on tour. And most of my songs are about having depression in Los Angeles.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Isbell Keeps Promise to Georgia with ‘Georgia Blue’ Covers Album (ft. Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, More)
October 18, 2021
Jason Isbell Keeps Promise to Georgia with ‘Georgia Blue’ Covers Album (ft. Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, More)

On November 5th, 2020, singer-songwriter/musician Jason Isbell made a promise on twitter: “If Biden wins Georgia I’m gonna make a charity covers album of my favorite Georgia songs – REM,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Susanna Hoffs’ New Cover of Badfinger’s “Name of the Game,” Featuring Aimee Mann
October 18, 2021
Stream Susanna Hoffs’ New Cover of Badfinger’s “Name of the Game,” Featuring Aimee Mann

On Nov. 12, Susanna Hoffs will release a new covers album, Bright Lights — and as a preview of the new collection, the esteemed front woman of the Bangles debuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two Previously Unreleased David Bowie Songs, “Karma Boy” and “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix)”
October 15, 2021
Hear Two Previously Unreleased David Bowie Songs, “Karma Boy” and “Silly Boy Blue (Alternative Ending Mix)”

On Friday, a pair of previously unreleased David Bowie recordings were released to preview some upcoming archival releases from the Bowie estate. Per a news release, “Karma Man” was initially...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Tom Morello’s ‘Life Raft’ of a New Album, the Collaborative and Experimental ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Listen)
October 15, 2021
Out Now: Tom Morello’s ‘Life Raft’ of a New Album, the Collaborative and Experimental ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ (Listen)

Tom Morello is esteemed the world over for his signature guitar sounds with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and a prolific solo career, which continued today, Oct. 15, with The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Santana’s ‘Blessings and Miracles,’ a Star-Heavy Sequel of Sorts to 1999’s ‘Supernatural’
October 14, 2021
Out Now: Santana’s ‘Blessings and Miracles,’ a Star-Heavy Sequel of Sorts to 1999’s ‘Supernatural’

Out now is Blessings and Miracles, the awaited new album from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana — another star-studded album featuring a number of collaborators, similar to the massive global success that was 1999’s Supernatural....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daryl Hall & John Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Coming on 2-CD/3-LP Format 11/26 (Pre-Order)
October 14, 2021
Daryl Hall & John Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Coming on 2-CD/3-LP Format 11/26 (Pre-Order)

In 2008, Daryl Hall & John Oates released Live at the Troubadour, an album of performances from the legendary West Hollywood venue that same year, a hit-filled performance of classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)
October 12, 2021
Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)

As the years roll by, Tom Morello rages on — and this week, the guitarist/SiriusXM radio DJ/icon known for his musically rebellious body of work with Rage Against the Machine,...

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 | New Santana: Stream “Joy” with Chris Stapleton; New Album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Out 10/15
October 11, 2021
New Santana: Stream “Joy” with Chris Stapleton; New Album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Out 10/15

This coming Friday, Oct. 15 marks the release date of Blessings and Miracles, the awaited new album from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana — another star-studded album featuring a number of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)
October 8, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)

When The Doors released their self-titled debut in 1967, it was a revelation. Vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger produced a unique mix...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions

Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)
October 7, 2021
Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)

Back in August, Carlos Santana shared a new single, “Move,” another collaboration with Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas. You may recall the two linked up back in 1999 for “Smooth,”...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History
October 6, 2021
Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History

ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is a new book published this week by Hachette Books that is billed in a news release as ” a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Shares Extended “4 Edward with Love,” a Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (On One-Year Anniversary of His Death)
October 6, 2021
Nancy Wilson Shares Extended “4 Edward with Love,” a Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (On One-Year Anniversary of His Death)

Back in May, Heart’s Nancy Wilson stepped out on her own with You and Me, a solo album that marked her very first foray into “solo artist” territory. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022
October 4, 2021
Robbie Williams: Remastered ‘Life Thru a Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’ Vinyl Reissues Out Now, Massive Germany Gig Detailed for 2022

English pop singer/global superstar Robbie Williams recently released newly remastered editions of his first two solo albums, Life Thru a Lens and I’ve Been Expecting You. While Williams didn’t catch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’
September 30, 2021
Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’

Let this be a lesson to us all: Wild boars will do whatever they want whenever, wherever they so choose. In a series of Instagram stories posted on Wednesday, Colombian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Almost Joined GWAR, How His Songwriting Style Differs from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, “Teen Spirit” vs. Rick Astley and More (via ‘Rolling Stone’)
September 28, 2021
Dave Grohl Almost Joined GWAR, How His Songwriting Style Differs from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, “Teen Spirit” vs. Rick Astley and More (via ‘Rolling Stone’)

Dave Grohl was the focus of a recent feature in Rolling Stone from journalist Brian Hiatt, geared around the Foo Fighters being enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)
September 24, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)

Ringo Starr is nothing if not consistent — and today, Sept. 24, the famed Beatles drummer returns with Change the World, a new EP featuring four songs performed by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15
September 21, 2021
Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15

Another preview of Blessings and Miracles, the anticipated new studio album from Carlos Santana, is here — and it finds the legendary guitarist teaming up with a fellow music icon,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two Songs from NHC, Rock Supergroup Featuring Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Chaney
September 20, 2021
Hear Two Songs from NHC, Rock Supergroup Featuring Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Chaney

NHC is a new rock and roll supergroup with a collective resume that would make other groups blush. The N stands for Dave Navarro, guitarist of Jane’s Addiction (and, for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Hints at ‘Insane Prog-Rock’ Foo Fighters Record, Reveals Which Song Was Inspired by Kurt Cobain in ‘Rolling Stone’
September 15, 2021
Dave Grohl Hints at ‘Insane Prog-Rock’ Foo Fighters Record, Reveals Which Song Was Inspired by Kurt Cobain in ‘Rolling Stone’

With the Foo Fighters set to be enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coming up on Oct. 30 — the second induction of band leader Dave Grohl,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever
September 13, 2021
Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever

It’s hard to have expectations when it comes to Andrew W.K. — because the artist that exploded onto the scene in 2001 with I Get Wet (and the anthemic, objectively...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)

1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...

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 | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo
September 10, 2021
‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)
September 10, 2021
Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)

In many ways, Brinsley Schwarz were the UK’s version of the Band. The progenitors of “pub rock” across the pond, the band, which featured Nick Lowe on bass and vocals,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)
September 9, 2021
‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond
September 9, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond

The in-fighting and quarreling that went on in Fleetwood Mac is as much a part of the band’s legacy as the music itself — arguably a central inspiration behind some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley Details His Bout with COVID-19: ‘It Kicked My Ass. It’s Over Now’; KISS Tour to Resume
August 31, 2021
Paul Stanley Details His Bout with COVID-19: ‘It Kicked My Ass. It’s Over Now’; KISS Tour to Resume

Update: Despite Paul Stanley’s recovery from COVID-19, KISS announced on Tuesday that Gene Simmons has now tested positive, prompting some more postponed dates.  After a recent positive COVID-19 test forced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)

Today, Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned with a new studio album, Into the Blue. It is the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up to 2018’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two New Santana Songs, Including the Feel-Good “Move” — ft. Rob Thomas, a Sequel to “Smooth”
August 18, 2021
Hear Two New Santana Songs, Including the Feel-Good “Move” — ft. Rob Thomas, a Sequel to “Smooth”

If it worked once, why not try again? That’s part of the mindset behind “Move,” a new single from Santana featuring Rob Thomas that brings the two together in a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)
August 13, 2021
Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)

You might not expect to hear strings open a record from The Killers, the Las Vegas band known for bombast and synth-led pop/rock for the past two decades or so...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More
August 12, 2021
David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More

David Crosby, who turns 80 this month, is making the best music of his life right now. That’s right, the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Foo Fighters Fan Named Lauren Shred “Monkey Wrench” Alongside the Band at Their Kansas Concert
August 6, 2021
Watch a Foo Fighters Fan Named Lauren Shred “Monkey Wrench” Alongside the Band at Their Kansas Concert

Thursday night’s Foo Fighters concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, had it all. Before the show even happened, Dave Grohl and the guys delivered a little bit of disco to some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Bennett Celebrates 95th Birthday by Premiering “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” New LP with Lady Gaga Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)
August 3, 2021
Tony Bennett Celebrates 95th Birthday by Premiering “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” New LP with Lady Gaga Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)

Today, Aug. 3, the incomparable, incredible, legendary Tony Bennett celebrates his 95th birthday — and the iconic singer picked a pretty great way to commemorate the occasion. On Oct. 1,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill
August 2, 2021
Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill

Last week’s unfortunate news of the passing of ZZ Top bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill was met with sadness from the rock and roll community, which mourned the loss of one-third of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)
July 30, 2021
Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)

Today, Los Lobos returned with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Green Day Fan Play “Basket Case” with an Impressed Billie Joe Armstrong on the Hella Mega Tour
July 28, 2021
Watch a Green Day Fan Play “Basket Case” with an Impressed Billie Joe Armstrong on the Hella Mega Tour

For years, Green Day has proven to be one of the most entertaining live acts around. Whether playing a packed intimate venue full of diehard fans or a huge outdoor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Suffering Heart Attack on ‘Better Call Saul’ Set (UPDATED)
July 28, 2021
Bob Odenkirk in Stable Condition After Suffering Heart Attack on ‘Better Call Saul’ Set (UPDATED)

Bob Odenkirk, star of the AMC drama and Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, was hospitalized on Tuesday after “collapsing” on set of the show in New Mexico, it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)
July 23, 2021
New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 1, prog-rock legends Yes will return with The Quest, a brand new studio album featuring 11 songs (eight songs plus three extra tracks on a bonus CD) from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’
July 21, 2021
Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’

Reports circulated on social media beginning Tuesday afternoon that Chuck E. Weiss, celebrated (and, perhaps, underappreciated) singer/songwriter/vocalist who was a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene with his band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)
July 13, 2021
Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)

It has to be hard to be the son of a rock and roll legend, no matter what career you choose. And rock history is scattered with the once promising,...

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 | I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound
July 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound

It is sad to report that Kansas founder and violinist Robby Steinhardt has passed away. Steinhardt was the original violinist and vocalist on “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fuel Starts Again with New Singer, the Return of Founding Guitarist Carl Bell and a New Song, “Hard” (New LP in October)
July 9, 2021
Fuel Starts Again with New Singer, the Return of Founding Guitarist Carl Bell and a New Song, “Hard” (New LP in October)

Multiplatinum alt/rock band Fuel is back in action in 2021, but in a new format. The long-running group has seen its share of lineup changes over the years, but the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts Powerful Music Video for “Walk Away,” from ‘You and Me’ Solo LP
July 8, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts Powerful Music Video for “Walk Away,” from ‘You and Me’ Solo LP

You and Me, the new solo album from Heart‘s Nancy Wilson that marked her very first such release in her amazing career, is an especially personal collection of songs, borne...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)
July 8, 2021
Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)

On July 30, Los Lobos will return with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Faye Webster’s Endearingly Eclectic New Album ‘I Know I’m Funny haha’; Fall/Winter Tour Info
June 29, 2021
Out Now: Stream Faye Webster’s Endearingly Eclectic New Album ‘I Know I’m Funny haha’; Fall/Winter Tour Info

I Know I’m Funny haha is the title of the fourth studio album from singer/songwriter Faye Webster, released just last week on June 25 via Secretly Canadian Records. It’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)
June 29, 2021
Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)

Aerosmith has seemingly been on hiatus over the past year, like so many other bands forced to hit the ‘pause’ button due to the pandemic. But guitarist Joe Perry has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Wants You to Help Spread Peace & Love for His 81st Birthday on July 7
June 28, 2021
Ringo Starr Wants You to Help Spread Peace & Love for His 81st Birthday on July 7

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney share more in common than simply being one-half of the most celebrated musical groups to ever exist: They’re also linked with birthdays, as Sir Paul’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)
June 25, 2021
Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)

Home Video is the title of the new studio album from Lucy Dacus, a raw, reflective and emotionally complex record from the singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. The lyrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America
June 22, 2021
Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America

The Queen of England doesn’t go around naming just anybody Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) — but that was a recent honor bestowed upon keyboard legend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday
June 18, 2021
A Celebratory Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 79th Birthday

Portions of this piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 79th … Back in 1967, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”
June 16, 2021
The Killers + Bruce Springsteen Rework the ‘Sam’s Town’ Track “A Dustland Fairytale” — Stream “Dustland”

The bond between The Killers and Bruce Springsteen has been strong throughout the Las Vegas band‘s acclaimed career — but now, for the first time, they’ve teamed up on a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alex Lifeson of Rush Debuts New Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Guitar and Two Brand New Songs
June 15, 2021
Alex Lifeson of Rush Debuts New Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess Guitar and Two Brand New Songs

The Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar is a new collaboration between the famed Rush guitarist and the guitar company, as officially unveiled on Tuesday. The special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)
June 14, 2021
Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)

Styx are rock and roll survivors. Celebrating over four decades of mighty musical service, overcoming personnel changes and the ever changing musical climate, the seasoned Midwest rockers remain committed to...

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 | Top 11 Caribbean Songs
June 14, 2021
Top 11 Caribbean Songs

“The true Caribbean people … We are carnival people, we are vibrant people, not dead people. We like to be heard and we like to have fun.” —Viv Richards, cricketer...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fender Introduces ‘The Dhani Harrison Ukulele,’ an Especially Personal Custom Instrument for Harrison
June 8, 2021
Fender Introduces ‘The Dhani Harrison Ukulele,’ an Especially Personal Custom Instrument for Harrison

In early June, Fender introduced a new signature model ukulele form Dhani Harrison, which is available now. here’s the decryption from the official Fender site: Having carved a unique career...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021
June 1, 2021
Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021

B.J. Thomas, whose hit songs of the 1960s and 70s (including “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) made him a household name among various musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Prog/Metal Titans Toast Pink Floyd with ‘Still Wish You Were Here’ Tribute Album (Listen)
May 28, 2021
Out Now: Prog/Metal Titans Toast Pink Floyd with ‘Still Wish You Were Here’ Tribute Album (Listen)

Released in 1975, Wish You Were Here is one of the most crucial albums ever released, as well as a high water mark of Pink Floyd and its impossibly rich history of music — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: New Album ‘Leave a Scar’ 7/30, Share Loud New Video for “I Gotta Rock (Again)”
May 27, 2021
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: New Album ‘Leave a Scar’ 7/30, Share Loud New Video for “I Gotta Rock (Again)”

On July 30, esteemed hard-rock icon Dee Snider will release his fifth solo album, Leave a Scar, via Napalm Records. Officially announced on Thursday, the news came with the premiere...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations
May 25, 2021
Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations

Heavy metal icons Megadeth have parted ways with David Ellefson, it was announced by Dave Mustaine and the band in a statement shared to social media. The news comes after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More

Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)
May 21, 2021
Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

“My Cleveland Heart” is the title of a new song from legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne — and its music video is a rather unexpected bit of irreverence and fun from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”
May 20, 2021
Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”

Gary Numan is a dark wave music progenitor who took the British music scene by storm in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. During a three-year period, the London native...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares Animated Video for “VBS,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Coming 6/25
May 19, 2021
Lucy Dacus Shares Animated Video for “VBS,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Coming 6/25

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus will release a new studio album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador Records. On Wednesday, she premiered a new song, “VBS,” in the form of an animated music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Japanese Breakfast: Watch “Savage Good Boy,” ft. Michael Imperioli from ‘The Sopranos’ (Also: Tour Dates)
May 19, 2021
New Japanese Breakfast: Watch “Savage Good Boy,” ft. Michael Imperioli from ‘The Sopranos’ (Also: Tour Dates)

“Savage Good Boy” is the name of another new song from Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. singer/songwriter/author Michelle Zauner. It’s a preview of her upcoming album, Jubilee, which will be released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’
May 18, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’

“Daughter,” one of Pearl Jam‘s most well-known songs, was reimagined by Heart’s Nancy Wilson for the Netflix film I Am All Girls. On Tuesday, Wilson — who released her very...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format
May 14, 2021
CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format

“We were all in terrible shape, it’s amazing we were able to do what we did,” Graham Nash recalled over lunch in New York City in 2014 of Déjà Vu...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles
May 14, 2021
Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

“I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of ‘Patch Adams’ again. The title of this movie should have been ‘Punch Adams!’ — Gene Siskel “Strange...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)
May 14, 2021
Paul Weller: On His Lockdown Record ‘Fat Pop, Vol. 1,’ Stockpiling Songs for a Return to Live Concerts (Listen)

In any decade of the latter half of the last century, Fat Pop, Vol. 1, the new album from Paul Weller, would have racked up at least four or five...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dead & Company Announce 31-Date U.S. Tour Starting in August (Tix On Sale 5/21)
May 13, 2021
Dead & Company Announce 31-Date U.S. Tour Starting in August (Tix On Sale 5/21)

Another major music act has unveiled plans to return to the live stage in 2021, and it’s a big one: Dead & Company will embark on a U.S. run beginning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident
May 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident

Steve Lukather is the guitarist extraordinaire of Toto, best known for the classic hits “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” With the band’s tour sidelined during the lockdown, Lukather has...

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 | Donovan Celebrates 75th Birthday with “I Am the Shaman” Music Video Directed by David Lynch
May 11, 2021
Donovan Celebrates 75th Birthday with “I Am the Shaman” Music Video Directed by David Lynch

Yesterday, May 10, was the 75th birthday of legendary singer/songwriter Donovan — and he marked the occasion with a new music video for “I Am the Shaman,” a song from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)

“I do get to feel like a boss, I do love that feeling. I know how to delegate when I’m inside a power structure like Heart. But I do enjoy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Director’s Cut of Prince’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Solo from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame Induction
May 3, 2021
Watch a Director’s Cut of Prince’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Solo from the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame Induction

In 2004, Prince participated in an undeniably iconic musical moment at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when he appeared onstage alongside several of his fellow music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Still Wish You Were Here’: Rock/Metal Titans Team Up for New Pink Floyd Tribute Album Out 5/28 (Order)
May 3, 2021
‘Still Wish You Were Here’: Rock/Metal Titans Team Up for New Pink Floyd Tribute Album Out 5/28 (Order)

Released in 1975, Wish You Were Here is one of the most crucial albums ever released, as well as a high water mark of Pink Floyd and its impossibly rich...

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 | New Fundraising Album from The Blue Quarantinos (Jimmy Vivino/Jesse Williams/Rob Paparozzi) Out Now from Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation
April 26, 2021
New Fundraising Album from The Blue Quarantinos (Jimmy Vivino/Jesse Williams/Rob Paparozzi) Out Now from Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation

The Blue Quarantinos is a new, pandemic-inspired musical ensemble led by Jimmy Vivino, acclaimed guitarist/musician known the world over as the longtime band leader for Conan O’Brien. Accompanied by musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood Reveals Recent Lockdown Battle with Cancer: ‘I Came Through with the All-Clear’
April 26, 2021
Ronnie Wood Reveals Recent Lockdown Battle with Cancer: ‘I Came Through with the All-Clear’

In a recent interview with the U.K. tabloid The Sun, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood opened up regarding a recent medical issue that he dealt with at a point during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond
April 23, 2021
Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond

Steve Cropper is a certifiable rock and roll legend. After cutting his teeth as part of the early-60s R&B band the Mar-Keys, Cropper found stardom as part of the backbone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Van Morrison: Stream “Love Should Come with a Warning”
April 23, 2021
New from Van Morrison: Stream “Love Should Come with a Warning”

On May 7, Van Morrison will release Latest Record Project: Volume 1, a new double-album that the legendary (and always outspoken) singer/songwriter has been previewing in recent weeks. The latest preview of the new project is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)

Frampton Forgets the Words is the (amusingly titled) new album from Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band, in which the legendary guitarist pays tribute to some of his favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Davidson (‘SNL’) to Portray Joey Ramone in New Netflix Biopic ‘I Slept with Joey Ramone’
April 16, 2021
Pete Davidson (‘SNL’) to Portray Joey Ramone in New Netflix Biopic ‘I Slept with Joey Ramone’

Joey Ramone was a singular presence, a punk rock icon thanks to his body of work with the band Ramones and the legacy the NYC ensemble left behind — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7

On May 7, Nancy Wilson of Heart will step out on her own with You and Me. It’ll be the iconic guitarist/songwriter‘s very first proper solo album, and she has...

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 | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)
April 16, 2021
‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)

Since emerging from sun-soaked Orange County, Calif. in the mid-1980s and making the jump to a mainstream punk-rock institution with 1994’s Smash, The Offspring has always been a band unafraid...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Hosting First-Ever Virtual Performance 5/8 to Celebrate New Album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’
April 15, 2021
Van Morrison Hosting First-Ever Virtual Performance 5/8 to Celebrate New Album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’

On May 7, Van Morrison will release Latest Record Project: Volume 1, a new double-album that the legendary (and always outspoken) singer/songwriter has been previewing in recent weeks. Thus far,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Releasing New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian,’ in October (Preview)
April 13, 2021
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Releasing New Memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian,’ in October (Preview)

AC/DC vocalist and bona fide rock and roll legend Brian Johnson has been accomplished a great deal over the course of his 73+ years on Earth, and he’s compiled his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, DMX: Hip-Hop Icon Dies at 50 After Being Placed on Life Support Due to ‘Catastropic Cardiac Arrest’
April 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, DMX: Hip-Hop Icon Dies at 50 After Being Placed on Life Support Due to ‘Catastropic Cardiac Arrest’

Earl Simmons, the acclaimed Grammy-nominated rapper known as DMX with a reputation for a particularly gritty and raspy vocal delivery hits such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Ruff...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

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 | Dennis DeYoung Shares Epic ‘Isle of Misanthrope’ Music Video; New (and Final) Album ’26 East, Vol. 2′ Coming 6/11
April 7, 2021
Dennis DeYoung Shares Epic ‘Isle of Misanthrope’ Music Video; New (and Final) Album ’26 East, Vol. 2′ Coming 6/11

Dennis DeYoung, longtime vocalist of Styx and an accomplished solo artist, will release his final studio album on June 11. 26 East, Vol. 2 is a sequel of sorts to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Wrote a Book — and ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ is Coming in October
April 6, 2021
Dave Grohl Wrote a Book — and ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ is Coming in October

Drummer. Front man. Pop culture icon. Dave Grohl has served many roles over the years, from his roots in the early Virginia and D.C. punk scene to his time in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trace the ‘Turning Point’ of ‘Killer Queen’ in the Latest ‘Queen — The Greatest’ YouTube Series Episode
April 2, 2021
Trace the ‘Turning Point’ of ‘Killer Queen’ in the Latest ‘Queen — The Greatest’ YouTube Series Episode

Queen recently debuted a special archival YouTube series commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, and Queen — the Greatest promises a number of incredible trips through memory lane, so to speak,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dinosaur Jr. Shares New Song/Video ‘Garden,’ Hosting Album Release Live Stream Gig 5/1
March 31, 2021
Dinosaur Jr. Shares New Song/Video ‘Garden,’ Hosting Album Release Live Stream Gig 5/1

On April 23, Dinosaur Jr. will return with a new album, Sweep It Into Space, released via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the influential alt/indie band’s 12th studio album and the first since 2016’s Give a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On Display Now: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Latest Online Exhibit, ‘One Woman Show: Tina Turner’
March 30, 2021
On Display Now: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Latest Online Exhibit, ‘One Woman Show: Tina Turner’

One Woman Show is a new online exhibition from the Morrison Hotel Gallery paying homage to legendary singer and 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction nominee Tina Turner....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Moby: New ‘Reprise’ Album Revisiting Past Material ft. Kris Kristofferson, Jim James, More Out 5/28; Stream ‘Porcelain’
March 30, 2021
Moby: New ‘Reprise’ Album Revisiting Past Material ft. Kris Kristofferson, Jim James, More Out 5/28; Stream ‘Porcelain’

On May 28, Moby will celebrate his lasting career in music with Reprise, an album of reinvented songs from throughout the past three-plus decades. The appropriately titled Reprise finds Moby...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Suzi Quatro Roars Back with Defiant New Album ‘The Devil in Me’ (Listen)
March 26, 2021
Out Now: Suzi Quatro Roars Back with Defiant New Album ‘The Devil in Me’ (Listen)

Today, March 26, Suzi Quatro — known in music history as the first “breakout” female bass player to become a bona fide “rock star” with a string of international hits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John
March 24, 2021
A Celebratory 74th Birthday Toast to Sir Elton John

Today, March 25, Reginald Kenneth Dwight — better known as Sir Elton John — is celebrating another trip around the sun — his 74th, in fact! It’s time for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Shares ‘Last Day on Earth,’ New Collaborative EP with The 1975 Coming Soon
March 24, 2021
beabadoobee Shares ‘Last Day on Earth,’ New Collaborative EP with The 1975 Coming Soon

“Last Day on Earth” is a new song from beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, last fall. For this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Singer B.J. Thomas Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis, Undergoing Treatment in Texas
March 24, 2021
Singer B.J. Thomas Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis, Undergoing Treatment in Texas

BJ Thomas, whose hit songs of the 1960s and 70s made him a household name among various musical genres, announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Shares ‘Only a Song,’ from New Album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1′ Out 5/7
March 23, 2021
Van Morrison Shares ‘Only a Song,’ from New Album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1′ Out 5/7

Van Morrison gearing up to release a new double-album, his first music releases since a series of rather blunt “anti-lockdown” songs pushing back against COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)
March 18, 2021
Long Out-Of-Print ‘Sam Cooke: Legend’ Documentary Being Reissued 4/30 via ABKCO Films (Pre-Order)

In 2003, a documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sam Cooke was released — and with Cooke on folks’ minds lately thanks to Regina King’s acclaimed film One...

Rock Cellar Magazine | St. Patrick’s Day Live Streams to Watch: Bob Weir, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, U2
March 17, 2021
St. Patrick’s Day Live Streams to Watch: Bob Weir, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, U2

It’s March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day, otherwise known as the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, a day commonly known to the masses (at least...

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 | New Suzi Quatro: Watch a New Video for the Blistering ‘ Sold My Soul Today,’ Album ‘The Devil in Me’ Out 3/26
March 12, 2021
New Suzi Quatro: Watch a New Video for the Blistering ‘ Sold My Soul Today,’ Album ‘The Devil in Me’ Out 3/26

On March 26, Suzi Quatro — known in music history as the first “breakout” female bass player to become a bona fide “rock star” with a string of international hits in the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs
March 11, 2021
Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” —Richard Thompson “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
March 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click...

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 | Andra Day Q&A: Golden Globes, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ David Bowie, Diana Ross and Beyond
March 11, 2021
Andra Day Q&A: Golden Globes, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ David Bowie, Diana Ross and Beyond

The career trajectory of Andra Day since 2005 has been astonishing.  Day broke onto the R&B and pop music scenes with her monster 2015 song “Rise Up,” after being mentored...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Singer Jose Figueroa Jr. Impress ‘The Voice’ Judges by Belting Billy Vera & The Beaters’ ‘At This Moment’
March 10, 2021
Watch Singer Jose Figueroa Jr. Impress ‘The Voice’ Judges by Belting Billy Vera & The Beaters’ ‘At This Moment’

“At This Moment,” the 1987 No. 1 hit made famous by Billy Vera & The Beaters, was recently brought back into the limelight thanks to a powerhouse performance from Florida-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’
March 5, 2021
Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’

On Feb. 8, the world was hit with the sad news that Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes and an all-around music legend, had passed away at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Seven,’ an Intriguing New ‘Thrash-Jazz’ Album from Pianist/Songwriter/Heavy Metal Fan Cameron Graves
March 4, 2021
Out Now: ‘Seven,’ an Intriguing New ‘Thrash-Jazz’ Album from Pianist/Songwriter/Heavy Metal Fan Cameron Graves

Seven is the title of a new album from Cameron Graves, a pianist/composer/songwriter/heavy metal enthusiast with a self-described style of “thrash-jazz.” It was released on Feb. 19 via Artistry Music/Mack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Hosting St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig from TRI Studios via FANS.live 3/17
March 3, 2021
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Hosting St. Patrick’s Day Live Stream Gig from TRI Studios via FANS.live 3/17

Roughly a month after taking the stage at TRI Studios for a special Chinese New Year live stream event, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. will again provide some musical live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Details New Double-LP ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1,’ Shares Meta Title Track (Listen)
March 3, 2021
Van Morrison Details New Double-LP ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1,’ Shares Meta Title Track (Listen)

Van Morrison is releasing new music soon, his first since a series of rather blunt “anti-lockdown” songs pushing back against COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the U.K. government. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’
March 1, 2021
Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’

On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour, a special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘That’s Life,’ Willie Nelson’s Latest Reverent Frank Sinatra Tribute Album (Listen)
February 26, 2021
Out Now: ‘That’s Life,’ Willie Nelson’s Latest Reverent Frank Sinatra Tribute Album (Listen)

In addition to being a country music icon whose career has spanned decades and seen him achieve things few others have, Willie Nelson is a devoted fan of Frank Sinatra....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)
February 26, 2021
Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)

Fans of Jefferson Starship agreed it was worth the wait when the band released Mother of the Sun in August 2020. The new EP is Jefferson Starship’s first collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
February 25, 2021
Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

The Best Is Yet to Come, the vibrant new album from Bonnie Tyler, is bolstered by dramatic, full-bodied vocals, synths, and some rock guitar solos. Those same elements helped propel...

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 | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015
February 17, 2021
New from Jose Gonzalez: Watch a Video for ‘El Invento,’ His First New Song Since 2015

Esteemed singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez (who rose to fame after covering The Knife’s “Heartbeats,” his version from 2003’s Veneer going on to be streamed more than a billion times and becoming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andrew W.K. Starts the Party Once Again with the Crushing ‘Babalon,’ ft. Stark Imagery & a Disclaimer About ‘Evil’
February 17, 2021
Andrew W.K. Starts the Party Once Again with the Crushing ‘Babalon,’ ft. Stark Imagery & a Disclaimer About ‘Evil’

The following items appear in “Babalon,” the crushingly heavy new song from Andrew W.K. debuted early Wednesday as the “Party Hard” icon‘s first new music in three years: 3-D glasses...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie James Dio: Late Metal Icon’s Posthumous Autobiography ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ Coming 7/27
February 16, 2021
Ronnie James Dio: Late Metal Icon’s Posthumous Autobiography ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ Coming 7/27

Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography is the title of the long-anticipated autobiography from late heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio, and it will arrive on July 27 via Permuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Adam Sandler Hits the Links to Celebrate 25 Years of ‘Happy Gilmore’ — and Taunt Shooter McGavin, of Course
February 16, 2021
Adam Sandler Hits the Links to Celebrate 25 Years of ‘Happy Gilmore’ — and Taunt Shooter McGavin, of Course

Today, Feb. 16, marks the 25th anniversary since Happy Gilmore hit theaters. The golf-themed comedy starring Adam Sandler has since become a cult classic, as well as one of the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications
February 15, 2021
‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications

Renowned rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin is an icon among the scene, years of hard work and an incredible portfolio having established him as one of the foremost photographers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’
February 15, 2021
Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’

Los Angeles-based band Teenage Wrist arrived in 2018 with Chrome Neon Jesus, a neo/grunge-by-way-of-shoegaze debut album released on Epitaph Records that made waves in the “scene,” the band’s ability to blend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’
February 15, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, Ozzy Osbourne was dealing with some significant health concerns. Various issues had forced him to postpone or cancel tour dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Debuts Animated ‘I Won’t Dance’ Video ft. Diana Krall, from New ‘That’s Life’ Sinatra Tribute LP Out 2/26
February 12, 2021
Willie Nelson Debuts Animated ‘I Won’t Dance’ Video ft. Diana Krall, from New ‘That’s Life’ Sinatra Tribute LP Out 2/26

Feb. 26 will bring with it another new studio album from Willie Nelson — and this time, the inspiringly hard-working country legend will focus his attention again on Frank Sinatra. The album was announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Legend Chick Corea: 1941-2021
February 11, 2021
Rest in Peace, Jazz Legend Chick Corea: 1941-2021

On Thursday, it was announced that the world has lost renowned and legendary jazz composer/keyboardist Chick Corea from a short battle with cancer. He was 79. Reads a statement on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 
February 11, 2021
Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 

Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist  Jorma Kaukonen on life during the pandemic, the greatest ’60s SF bands, and Ike Turner Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic may have slowed but...

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 | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Christopher Plummer: 1929-2021
February 5, 2021
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Christopher Plummer: 1929-2021

Christopher Plummer, the esteemed actor of stage and screen whose career spanned seven decades, has passed away at the age of 91. The news was confirmed on Friday, with Deadline...

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Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Condemns Marilyn Manson, Recalls Disturbing Visit to His Home
February 4, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Condemns Marilyn Manson, Recalls Disturbing Visit to His Home

Phoebe Bridgers recalled a past visit to the home of Marilyn Manson in a post on social media shared by the singer/songwriter on Thursday, the latest high-profile artist to condemn...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Playing Chinese New Year Live Stream Concert from TRI Studios 2/12
February 4, 2021
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. Playing Chinese New Year Live Stream Concert from TRI Studios 2/12

On Feb. 12, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. — the Grateful Dead legend and pals Don Was and Jay Lane, as well as special guests Jeff Chimenti, Greg Leisz and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Marilyn Manson Dropped by Record Label Over Abuse Claims, Which He Calls ‘Horrible Distortions of Reality’
February 2, 2021
Marilyn Manson Dropped by Record Label Over Abuse Claims, Which He Calls ‘Horrible Distortions of Reality’

Marilyn Manson has issued a statement on Instagram in response to Monday’s abuse allegations levied against him by his former fiancée, Evan Rachel Wood, and at least four additional women....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Evan Rachel Wood, Four Additional Other Women Accuse Marilyn Manson of Abuse: ‘I Am Here to Expose This Dangerous Man’
February 2, 2021
Evan Rachel Wood, Four Additional Other Women Accuse Marilyn Manson of Abuse: ‘I Am Here to Expose This Dangerous Man’

Update Tuesday, Feb. 2: Marilyn Manson has issued a statement on Instagram in response to the allegations levied against him by Evan Rachel Wood and other women on Monday. His...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Behind-The-Scenes with AC/DC and the Band’s ‘Realize’ Music Video
February 1, 2021
Go Behind-The-Scenes with AC/DC and the Band’s ‘Realize’ Music Video

Back in mid-January, AC/DC unleashed a music video for “Realize,” a single from the Australian rock legends‘ explosive new album, Power Up. The video was a simple, straight-ahead example of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease
February 1, 2021
Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

The family of legendary singer Tony Bennett revealed in a new feature with AARP Magazine that Bennett, 94, is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)
January 22, 2021
The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)

Earlier this week, a simple image made its way onto the internet: United States Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting in folding chair at the Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C. …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021
January 21, 2021
Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021

On Thursday, Dolly Parton issued a lengthy statement regarding the passing of her brother, Randy Parton, who died at age 67 after a battle with cancer. My brother Randy has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign
January 20, 2021
Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign

Despite a largely publicized campaign to receive an 11th-hour pardon from Presidential Trump, Joe Exotic and his legal team found themselves frustrated when the outgoing president’s pardon list was made...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’
January 18, 2021
Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’

On Sunday, news came through that legendary producer-turned-convicted-murder Phil Spector had passed away in prison at the age of 81. TMZ updated the story with a report that Spector had died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81
January 17, 2021
Phil Spector Dies of Natural Causes in Prison at Age 81

Phil Spector, whose “Wall of Sound” method in the studio made waves in the 1960s and forever changed the rock music was recorded, has died at age 81, per reports...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Shares New Video for ‘That’s Life,’ from His New Frank Sinatra Tribute Album Out 2/26 (Pre-Order)
January 15, 2021
Willie Nelson Shares New Video for ‘That’s Life,’ from His New Frank Sinatra Tribute Album Out 2/26 (Pre-Order)

Feb. 26 will bring with it another new studio album from Willie Nelson — and this time, the inspiringly hard-working country legend will focus his attention again on Frank Sinatra....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush

So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...

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 | Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names
January 8, 2021
Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names

“Punctuation: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit.”  “Take Me Away” by Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is one of the first bands to use an umlaut,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart, One Year Later: Rush Drummer Remembered by Widow Carrie and Band Mates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in ‘Rolling Stone’ Chat
January 7, 2021
Neil Peart, One Year Later: Rush Drummer Remembered by Widow Carrie and Band Mates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson in ‘Rolling Stone’ Chat

Today, Jan. 7, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Neil Peart, the highly esteemed drummer of Canadian prog-rock trio Rush. His death at age 67 came after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Champlin: New Album ‘Livin’ for Love’ Coming 1/22; Shares ‘Reason to Believe’ (Listen)
January 4, 2021
Bill Champlin: New Album ‘Livin’ for Love’ Coming 1/22; Shares ‘Reason to Believe’ (Listen)

On Jan. 22, esteemed singer/songwriter/guitarist Bill Champlin will release a new album titled Livin’ for Love. It will be his first solo album in almost a decade, per a news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer
December 30, 2020
Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer

Saxophonist Alto Reed, esteemed for his decades of work alongside Bob Seger in the Silver Bullet Band, has died at age 72 after a battle with stage four colon cancer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Continuity Question Regarding a Cro-Mags Shirt in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Led to Some Intense Online Debate
December 29, 2020
A Continuity Question Regarding a Cro-Mags Shirt in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Led to Some Intense Online Debate

Making a movie is hard work — let alone making a movie as anticipated as Wonder Woman 1984, which premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day. For...

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 | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) Hosting Charity Live Stream Gig Wednesday 12/23
December 21, 2020
Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) Hosting Charity Live Stream Gig Wednesday 12/23

This Wednesday, Dec. 23, Rob Thomas — accomplished singer/songwriter both for his own solo work and as the front man of Matchbox Twenty — will host a special live stream...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall
December 14, 2020
Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall

This past weekend, a brand new documentary film telling the story of The Bee Gees premiered on HBO Max. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)
December 3, 2020
If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)

Back on Oct. 30, The Goo Goo Dolls got a jumpstart on the holidays when the band released its first-ever holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over, a collection blending classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Rapture’ Hits an English Cul-De-Sac in the Quirky New Video from English Indie/Pop Star Declan McKenna
December 2, 2020
The ‘Rapture’ Hits an English Cul-De-Sac in the Quirky New Video from English Indie/Pop Star Declan McKenna

Back in September, Declan McKenna released his second full-length album, Zeros. A sprawling, heavily themed album that brushes up against the influence of the Beatles, David Bowie and other legendary musical acts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)
December 2, 2020
Paul McCartney on John Lennon’s Death: ‘It’s Difficult for Me to Think About’ It (Via New NY Times Interview)

Sir Paul McCartney is preparing to release an anticipated new studio album, McCartney III, on Dec. 18. Its title follows in the footsteps of his the famed Beatles legend‘s previous...

Rock Cellar Magazine | COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?
December 1, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available to Stream 11/27: ‘Zappa,’ an Official Frank Zappa Documentary from ‘Bill & Ted’ Star Alex Winter
November 25, 2020
Available to Stream 11/27: ‘Zappa,’ an Official Frank Zappa Documentary from ‘Bill & Ted’ Star Alex Winter

If you’re in need of something fresh to watch from the comfort (and safety) of your couch this Thanksgiving weekend, beginning on Friday, Nov. 27 a special new documentary on...

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 | A Tribute to Freddie Mercury on the 29th Anniversary of His Death (Including Posts from Brian May + Roger Taylor)
November 24, 2020
A Tribute to Freddie Mercury on the 29th Anniversary of His Death (Including Posts from Brian May + Roger Taylor)

Today, Nov. 24, is the 29th anniversary of the passing of Freddie Mercury, legendary singer of the band Queen. The dynamic vocalist (born Farrokh Bulsara) who captivated the world with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Keith Richards ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ Reissue, Live Stream Event Sat. 11/14
November 13, 2020
Out Now: Keith Richards ‘Live at the Hollywood Palladium’ Reissue, Live Stream Event Sat. 11/14

Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 is an album released by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in 1991, documenting a wild live performance from three years earlier from Richards and some of his musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More
November 13, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More

“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.” Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer. Each month,...

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 | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

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 | Rest in Peace Sir Sean Connery, the First Actor to Bring James Bond to the Big Screen: 1930-2020
October 31, 2020
Rest in Peace Sir Sean Connery, the First Actor to Bring James Bond to the Big Screen: 1930-2020

On Saturday morning, the BBC sent along the unfortunate news that beloved Scottish actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. The BBC noted that Connery passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Maynard James Keenan + Puscifer Ponder ‘Existential Reckoning’ with New Album, Live Stream Event (Listen)
October 30, 2020
Maynard James Keenan + Puscifer Ponder ‘Existential Reckoning’ with New Album, Live Stream Event (Listen)

Even when considering the mind-bending qualities of his “day job” as the front man of Tool, Maynard James Keenan scratches an even more unpredictable and irreverent creative itch with Puscifer,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Karen O + Willie Nelson Cover Queen + David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure,’ Inspired by the Presidential Election
October 28, 2020
Karen O + Willie Nelson Cover Queen + David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure,’ Inspired by the Presidential Election

“Under Pressure” is an undisputed classic, the collaboration between Queen and David Bowie easily ranking in the upper echelon of all-star musical team-ups ever recorded. A new cover of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video
October 28, 2020
Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video

Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen passed away on Oct. 6 after a “long and arduous” battle with cancer, according to his son, Wolfgang Van Halen. Losing an irreplaceable legend such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?
October 27, 2020
Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all” — Joni Mitchell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christopher Cross Discusses His COVID-19 Experience, Paralysis and Recovery in New CNN Interview
October 20, 2020
Christopher Cross Discusses His COVID-19 Experience, Paralysis and Recovery in New CNN Interview

Iconic singer/songwriter Christopher Cross revealed in early April that he had been diagnosed with a case of the coronavirus, and documented his experience and health struggles in a series of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane and Tyler) Share New Video for ‘Scream and Shout!,’ LP Coming in 2021
October 19, 2020
Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane and Tyler) Share New Video for ‘Scream and Shout!,’ LP Coming in 2021

The past few months have seen an abundance of activity from John Fogerty — most of it having to do with his at-home family band performances with his children Shane,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Serpentine Prison,’ the Debut Solo Album from The National’s Matt Berninger (Listen)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: ‘Serpentine Prison,’ the Debut Solo Album from The National’s Matt Berninger (Listen)

In late May, Matt Berninger — front man for esteemed indie/rock band The National — announced his first solo album, Serpentine Prison. Today, Oct. 16, the album sees the light of day, and it’s sure to appeal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘The Final Note,’ Featuring the Last Live Recordings of Duane Allman (Listen)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘The Final Note,’ Featuring the Last Live Recordings of Duane Allman (Listen)

When guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 29, 1971, it marked a tragic turn of events for the Allman Brothers Band. The sudden loss of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’

There’s an undeniable vulnerability and willingness to occupy a space of supreme discomfort that comes through while listening to Fake It Flowers, the debut full-length album from indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee...

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 | Finally: Stevie Nicks Shot Her Own Version of the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video
October 14, 2020
Finally: Stevie Nicks Shot Her Own Version of the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video

Stevie Nicks is aware of the social media sensation that’s caught the internet by storm over the past few weeks. Oh, yes, she’s aware. When the internet grabs hold of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks.  The clock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children
October 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about — or dedicated to — children to be released over the years.  “Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Johnny Nash of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Fame: 1940-2020
October 6, 2020
Rest in Peace, Johnny Nash of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Fame: 1940-2020

Johnny Nash, the singer/songwriter known for his feel-good 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now,” has passed away at the age of 80. The news came down on Tuesday evening,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?
October 6, 2020
The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9
October 1, 2020
Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9

On Oct. 9, Linkin Park will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory with a special reissue — and on Thursday, the band shared a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor
September 28, 2020
New Music Out 10/2: Queen + Adam Lambert, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, William Shatner, Corey Taylor

This Friday, Oct. 2 brings another batch of notable new music releases spanning genres and decades. It includes the first-ever live album from Queen + Adam Lambert, a new blues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two More New Smashing Pumpkins Songs from Double-Album ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27
September 24, 2020
Hear Two More New Smashing Pumpkins Songs from Double-Album ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27

This holiday season, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins will ring in the festivities with a new double-album, Cyr, scheduled for release on Friday, Nov. 27. (Click here to pre-order...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Shins Return with New Song ‘The Great Divide,’ ‘An Epic About Longing and Love in a Broken World’
September 24, 2020
The Shins Return with New Song ‘The Great Divide,’ ‘An Epic About Longing and Love in a Broken World’

James Mercer and The Shins shared a new song on Thursday. That’s a big deal, as the celebrated indie/rock band hasn’t released any new material in two and a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’
September 22, 2020
John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes to Yoko Ono at Parole Hearing: ‘I Have No Excuse. This Was for Self-Glory.’

Last month, Mark David Chapman — the man who murdered John Lennon in December 1980 — was denied parole for the eleventh time since his incarceration, and recent reports featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Announce Double-Album ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27 and New Animated Series Debuting 9/25
September 18, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Announce Double-Album ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27 and New Animated Series Debuting 9/25

On Aug. 28, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins officially announced their return — again — with a pair of new songs, and it turns out the new material is...

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 | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set

Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
September 15, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls meeting one of his heroes, Arthur Lee of Love, for a Rolling Stone interview in 1975 — and what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now
September 15, 2020
Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now

In mid-August, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors released a new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown. The record, a mind-bending instrumental affair that saw its release date...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)
September 14, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)

Tea For The Tillerman was the album that established Yusuf/Cat Stevens as a superstar in the United States. From there, with albums including Teaser and The Firecat, Catch Bull At...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election
September 14, 2020
Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears Preview ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue with ‘Woman in Chains’ Live Performance (Listen/Pre-Order)
September 11, 2020
Tears for Fears Preview ‘The Seeds of Love’ Reissue with ‘Woman in Chains’ Live Performance (Listen/Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, Tears for Fears will release a special reissue of 1989’s The Seeds of Love, the band‘s third album and the anticipated follow-up to Songs from the Big...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Shares New Song ‘Cross That Line,’ a Topical Tune That Schmit Says ‘Speaks For Itself’
September 10, 2020
Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Shares New Song ‘Cross That Line,’ a Topical Tune That Schmit Says ‘Speaks For Itself’

Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit has been working on a solo album ever since the classic rock band‘s anticipated Hotel California tour was pushed back to 2021 due to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Todd Rundgren: Stream ‘Espionage,’ from His New Album ‘Space Force’ Out Early 2021
September 8, 2020
New from Todd Rundgren: Stream ‘Espionage,’ from His New Album ‘Space Force’ Out Early 2021

Todd Rundgren has detailed a new album titled Space Force. It’ll be the follow-up to 2017’s White Knight, and the celebrated singer/songwriter will release the album in batches: individual singles...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman

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 program,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’
September 1, 2020
Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’

Chris Carter is a noted radio personality and host of the long-running program Breakfast with The Beatles, in addition to an abundance of other projects and work over the years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)
August 27, 2020
Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)

For many American rock fans following 80’s and 90’s rock music, Katrina Leskanich is mostly known as the lead singer in the pop rock group Katrina & The Waves, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)

Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17
August 24, 2020
Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into a hit Broadway...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Today 8/21: Watch ‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ Live Stream ft. Jeff Tweedy, Bob Weir, Bruce Springsteen, More – #SaveOurStages
August 21, 2020
Today 8/21: Watch ‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ Live Stream ft. Jeff Tweedy, Bob Weir, Bruce Springsteen, More – #SaveOurStages

Today, Aug. 21, is the birthday of the legendary Joe Strummer — and while the front man of The Clash may be gone, his spirit lives on. Strummer will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17
August 19, 2020
Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17

From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers and more, Chris Hillman has led a life and career of influence and prestige — and on Nov. 17, he’ll release his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era
August 18, 2020
Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 8/21: Stars Joining Forces for ‘A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer’ Tribute Live Stream for Charity
August 18, 2020
8/21: Stars Joining Forces for ‘A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer’ Tribute Live Stream for Charity

This Friday, Aug. 21, a number of notable music and entertainment acts will take part in A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer, a live stream event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Allman Brothers Band: ‘The Final Note’ Live Album Featuring Duane Allman’s Last Performance Out 10/16
August 17, 2020
The Allman Brothers Band: ‘The Final Note’ Live Album Featuring Duane Allman’s Last Performance Out 10/16

Duane Allman, guitarist and founder of The Allman Brothers Band, saw his burgeoning career and young life cut short when he died in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 29, 1971....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020
August 14, 2020
Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020

Pete Way, co-founder and bassist of the band UFO in addition to a number of other high-profile rock gigs over the years (including playing bass for his friend, Ozzy Osbourne),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Killers Share ‘Dying Breed’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage,’ Out 8/21 (Stream)
August 14, 2020
The Killers Share ‘Dying Breed’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage,’ Out 8/21 (Stream)

Next week, Aug. 21, The Killers will release their awaited new album, Imploding the Mirage. (Click here to pre-order Imploding the Mirage from our Rock Cellar Store). On Friday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)
August 14, 2020
Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)

The Ritual Begins at Sundown is a dramatic name for an album — and a fitting one for Robby Krieger, guitarist of The Doors. (Click here to purchase The Ritual...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Aquaman’) Break in His New Fender Bass with Some Red Hot Chili Peppers
August 13, 2020
Watch Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Aquaman’) Break in His New Fender Bass with Some Red Hot Chili Peppers

A few weeks ago, Jason Momoa — known for his acting roles in Game of Thrones (as Khal Drogho, Dothraki leader) and Aquaman, celebrated his 41st birthday. Momoa is actually...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Singer/Guitarist/Actor Trini Lopez: 1937-2020 (Whom Dave Grohl Said ‘Unknowingly Helped Shape the Sound of the Foo Fighters Since Day One’)
August 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, Singer/Guitarist/Actor Trini Lopez: 1937-2020 (Whom Dave Grohl Said ‘Unknowingly Helped Shape the Sound of the Foo Fighters Since Day One’)

Earlier this week, the music world lost Trini Lopez, a versatile American singer/songwriter/actor known for a string of hit songs in the 1960s and a massive influence that is still...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973
August 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his terrifying — and life-changing — experience interviewing Paul McCartney in 1973.  So, it’s July 1973 and I’ve...

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 | 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 | Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s ‘About 75% There’ in Rebound from Spinal Surgery in New SiriusXM Interview; It’s ‘Just Such a Slow Recovery’
August 3, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s ‘About 75% There’ in Rebound from Spinal Surgery in New SiriusXM Interview; It’s ‘Just Such a Slow Recovery’

It hasn’t been an easy two years or so for Ozzy Osbourne. The Prince of Darkness did manage to release a new album, Ordinary Man (click here to buy), in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Off the Vine (Acoustic)
August 3, 2020
Off the Vine (Acoustic)

Off the Vine (Acoustic) is the stripped down version of Cody’s premiere album: “Off the Vine.” Cody self-produced the entire album, as well as wrote and recorded all of the vocals. As an independent artist, Cody is grateful and blessed to have talented musicians such as Todd McCool and Kazumi Shimokawa to play instruments to accompany Cody’s vocals, and complete this project as the first acoustic CD ever released by Cody Jay.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Interlude
August 3, 2020
Interlude

My dad who was a singer/songwriter passed away when I was 14. At that time I was discovering how much I loved the medium of music and writing lyrics. He told me that I was different like him and he encouraged me to let my differences shine even when moments in life are hard. He would say “The best thing you can choose to do in this life is something you love.” His sudden passing shook up my path and I wasn’t sure how to keep developing in music. I took a series of interludes over the next 10 years that helped remind me of the legacy my dad shared. These songs represent the hardships and self awakening I needed to go through to remind me that his spirit never once left and how the obstacles helped me grow into the artist I needed to become.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Premieres New Single ‘My Future’ — Listen/Stream
July 30, 2020
Billie Eilish Premieres New Single ‘My Future’ — Listen/Stream

It’s here. Below, listen to “My Future,” a brand new single from Billie Eilish, as premiered on Thursday afternoon with an animated music video: Said Eilish about the track in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism?  Or Malicious Mayhem?
July 30, 2020
The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism? Or Malicious Mayhem?

A Note from Rock Cellar Magazine:  Rock Cellar has always been about bringing you the latest news and information that’s going on in the world (and not just the rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)
July 30, 2020
Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)

Breaking big in the States in the early ‘70s with The Yes Album, music fans first became acquainted with the exceptional six string gifts of Steve Howe on tracks like...

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 | Out Now: Taylor Swift Releases an Unexpected Curveball of a New Album, ‘Folklore,’ Featuring Aaron Dessner of The National and Bon Iver (Listen)
July 23, 2020
Out Now: Taylor Swift Releases an Unexpected Curveball of a New Album, ‘Folklore,’ Featuring Aaron Dessner of The National and Bon Iver (Listen)

Taylor Swift dropped some surprise news early Thursday: The pop superstar had a new album ready to go — and, now, Folklore is here. (Shop Taylor Swift music in our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon
July 23, 2020
Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon

Legendary Irish guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, is the subject of Blues, a deluxe 3-CD set exploring his immersion in that time honored musical idiom. The compilation was released in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ with Two New Songs, Including ‘Do What You Can’ — Album Out 10/2 (Listen/Preorder)
July 23, 2020
Preview ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ with Two New Songs, Including ‘Do What You Can’ — Album Out 10/2 (Listen/Preorder)

Bon Jovi premiered a new song this week, and “Do What You Can” is very much a snapshot of life in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The song’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Emitt Rhodes: 1950-2020
July 20, 2020
Rest in Peace, Singer/Songwriter Emitt Rhodes: 1950-2020

Emitt Rhodes has passed away at the age of 70, it was announced on Sunday evening. A post on the singer/songwriter’s official Facebook page made it official. Chris Price, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’
July 16, 2020
Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’

On Sept. 4, a number of music icons will team up for Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, a tribute album to the classic (and perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising Indie Singer/Songwriter beabadoobee Premieres ’90s-Styled New Song ‘Care,’ Announces Debut Full-Length ‘Fake It Flowers’
July 14, 2020
Rising Indie Singer/Songwriter beabadoobee Premieres ’90s-Styled New Song ‘Care,’ Announces Debut Full-Length ‘Fake It Flowers’

Among indie/rock circles, singer/songwriter beabadoobee has been a “rising star” for a few years now, several successful EPs and inescapable buzz earning her significant attention. On Tuesday, beabadoobee announced her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Body of Missing ‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Recovered Lake Piru, Per Reports
July 13, 2020
Body of Missing ‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Recovered Lake Piru, Per Reports

A body has been discovered in Lake Piru, the location where Glee actress Naya Rivera disappeared last week, with TMZ reporting that the body is, in fact, the 33-year-old. Happening...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27
July 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, Benjamin Keough – Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley Dies at 27

Benjamin Keough, the 27-year-old son of Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died of a suspected suicide, it was reported by TMZ on Sunday. Per TMZ‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)
July 10, 2020
Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)

DMA’s is a three-piece band from Sydney, Australia with its musical roots planted in the 1990s’ Britpop sound. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)
July 10, 2020
Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)

On Sunset, the new album from Paul Weller, was just released on July 3, but the U.K. music legend says he’s already deep into the making of its follow-up when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way: Stream the Glammy ‘Here Comes the End,’ from Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’
July 9, 2020
New from My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way: Stream the Glammy ‘Here Comes the End,’ from Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy’

My Chemical Romance was supposed to be enjoying a hotly anticipated reunion tour throughout 2020 — but the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to that, forcing the alt-rock/punk band to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Previews New Book ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir,’ Out 10/20 (Pre-Orders Up Now)
July 9, 2020
Peter Frampton Previews New Book ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir,’ Out 10/20 (Pre-Orders Up Now)

Back in February, Peter Frampton announced plans for a new official memoir, the appropriately titled Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir, and the book, co-written by former Rolling...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday

Note: This piece originally ran in 2019, in honor of the 79th birthday of Ringo Starr. For his 80th on July 7, 2020, be sure to watch Ringo’s Big Birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)
July 6, 2020
Country Music Hall of Fame Icon Charlie Daniels Passes Away at 83 After Suffering Hemorrhagic Stroke (May He Rest in Peace)

Iconic country singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels has died at the age of 83, it was confirmed on Monday by the Country Music Hall of Famer’s family. The full statement, announcing that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mandy Moore on Ryan Adams’ Apology After 2019 Abuse Claims: ‘I Find it Curious Someone Would Make A Public Apology But Not Do it Privately’
July 6, 2020
Mandy Moore on Ryan Adams’ Apology After 2019 Abuse Claims: ‘I Find it Curious Someone Would Make A Public Apology But Not Do it Privately’

Last year, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams was the subject of serious claims of sexual misconduct made by seven women, the New York Times report detailing that in several cases, Adams sought...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Composer Johnny Mandel (‘M*A*S*H’ Theme Song ‘Suicide is Painless,’ Among Many Other Works): 1925-2020
June 30, 2020
Rest in Peace, Composer Johnny Mandel (‘M*A*S*H’ Theme Song ‘Suicide is Painless,’ Among Many Other Works): 1925-2020

Johnny Mandel, acclaimed composer/arranger known for a variety of timeless works, has died at the age of 94, it was announced late Monday. Mandel’s daughter, Marissa, confirmed the news to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Going Home,’ a Posthumous Song Brian Howe, as Premiered By the Family of the Former Bad Company Singer
June 29, 2020
Stream ‘Going Home,’ a Posthumous Song Brian Howe, as Premiered By the Family of the Former Bad Company Singer

In early May, Brian Howe died after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Florida. The former vocalist of Bad Company (from 1986 to 1994) was 66 years of age....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Issue Statement Threaten to Sue President Trump Over Their Songs Being Played at Rallies
June 29, 2020
Rolling Stones Issue Statement Threaten to Sue President Trump Over Their Songs Being Played at Rallies

The Rolling Stones issued a statement over the weekend, strongly disavowing the playing of their music at President Trump’s campaign rallies, stemming from the use of “You Can’t Always Get...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson: Watch ‘4th of July’ Online Concert Film 7/4; Memoir with Sister Bobbie Nelson Announced
June 26, 2020
Willie Nelson: Watch ‘4th of July’ Online Concert Film 7/4; Memoir with Sister Bobbie Nelson Announced

Willie Nelson dropped some news this week, with two things of note coming up for fans of the country/folk legend. Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will not take place...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ the Anticipated New Album from Bob Dylan (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ the Anticipated New Album from Bob Dylan (Listen)

When Bob Dylan announced his new album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, it caught many by surprise. After all, the living legend hadn’t released an album of original material since 2012’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lamb of God Roars into a New Era with its Punishing, Timely New Self-Titled Album (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: Lamb of God Roars into a New Era with its Punishing, Timely New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

The new album from Virginia “groove metal” band Lamb of God is a self-titled affair. “Putting only our name on it is a statement,” said vocalist D. Randall Blythe in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)
June 18, 2020
New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)

Ten albums in, Florida-based pop/punk veterans New Found Glory know what they’re doing. We’re roughly two decades removed from the peak of Warped Tour culture and teens making the yearly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young (Finally) Releases Long-Lost 1970s Album ‘Homegrown’ — Stream it Now
June 17, 2020
Neil Young (Finally) Releases Long-Lost 1970s Album ‘Homegrown’ — Stream it Now

After decades of circulating in unofficial, bootleg format, the album Homegrown has finally been released by Neil Young. The album has an official release date of Friday, June 19, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year
June 17, 2020
A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic
June 16, 2020
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic

There’s only one Lemmy Kilmister — and the longtime vocalist/bassist of the band Motörhead will be the focus of his own biopic, it was reported on Tuesday by Deadline. Kilmister,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the Anticipated Release of Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’ Album on 6/19 with ‘Vacancy’
June 15, 2020
Preview the Anticipated Release of Neil Young’s ‘Homegrown’ Album on 6/19 with ‘Vacancy’

This Friday, June 19, Neil Young will (finally) release Homegrown, the album the singer/songwriter recorded in 1974-75 but has never yet seen an official release. The album sessions are the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christopher Cross ‘Well Over COVID-19,’ Issues Progress Update Recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Update to Fans
June 10, 2020
Christopher Cross ‘Well Over COVID-19,’ Issues Progress Update Recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Update to Fans

The past few weeks have seen significant health hurdles overcome by singer Christopher Cross. First, the “Sailing” singer was stricken with a case of coronavirus in early April, which sprang...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Marc LaBelle of Dirty Honey, the Unsigned Band That Climbed to the Top of the Billboard Rock Charts
June 10, 2020
Q&A: Marc LaBelle of Dirty Honey, the Unsigned Band That Climbed to the Top of the Billboard Rock Charts

There has been a recurring narrative in recent years of emerging bands swooping down to save the soul of rock and roll.  All too often, though, many of these bands...

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 | Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’
June 10, 2020
Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’

When Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found dead in the swimming pool of his UK home July 3, 1969, many believed he had been a victim of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker
June 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker

The time is only a few minutes past 10:00 a.m in the morning and Travis Barker has already been beating on something for the better part of an hour. All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Meticulous Recreation of the Pink Floyd ‘Division Bell’ Tour Stage Using LEGOs is Something Special
June 8, 2020
This Meticulous Recreation of the Pink Floyd ‘Division Bell’ Tour Stage Using LEGOs is Something Special

1994’s The Division Bell Tour was the final official tour from Pink Floyd as a band, coming after the album of the same name. Its stage setup was sprawling and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Producer/Songwriter/Musician Rupert Hine: 1947-2020
June 5, 2020
Rest in Peace, Producer/Songwriter/Musician Rupert Hine: 1947-2020

Rupert Hine, the acclaimed English songwriter/producer/music advocate known for his work spanning decades and genres, has passed away at the age of 72. The Ivors Academy, a U.K. composers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins Premieres New Version of ‘Amazing Grace,’ Joined By the ‘Global Virtual Choir,’ Benefiting the W.H.O.’s Solidarity Response Fund
May 29, 2020
Judy Collins Premieres New Version of ‘Amazing Grace,’ Joined By the ‘Global Virtual Choir,’ Benefiting the W.H.O.’s Solidarity Response Fund

“Amazing Grace,” recorded by Judy Collins, remains a landmark recording in music history, her version esteemed among the many that have been laid to tape over the years. On Friday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 1975 Sampling Christopher Cross and The Temptations on ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Shows the Band’s Appreciation of What Came Before
May 26, 2020
The 1975 Sampling Christopher Cross and The Temptations on ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Shows the Band’s Appreciation of What Came Before

Last Friday, May 21, English pop/rock band The 1975 released a new album, Notes on a Conditional Form. The 22-track album of nearly an hour and a half of new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video
May 25, 2020
Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video

Earlier this month, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May suffered a “small” heart attack, as he explained in a Instagram post early Monday morning. As he detailed, the heart attack took...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)
May 22, 2020
Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)

On Sunday, May 24, Bob Dylan turns 79 years of age — so what better opportunity to celebrate the legendary musician/songwriter/cultural icon, who remains as crucial a part of our collective...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)
May 21, 2020
Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Supporting Touring Musicians Affected by COVID-19 with Fueling Musicians Program (and You Can Contribute)
May 21, 2020
Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Supporting Touring Musicians Affected by COVID-19 with Fueling Musicians Program (and You Can Contribute)

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have left those in the music industry without work for an indeterminate amount of time. Recent weeks have seen independent venues form a coalition...

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 | 23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back
May 20, 2020
23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back

Up through the release of 1995’s self-titled Foo Fighters debut record, the project was very much “the drummer of Nirvana making his own music” — so much so that Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ Play ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’
May 18, 2020
Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ Play ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’

Over the weekend, John Fogerty shared another at-home video performance from himself and the ‘Fogerty Factory,’ his children — Shane, Kelsy and Tyler. It’s the latest installment in this running...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Fred Willard: 1933-2020
May 16, 2020
Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Fred Willard: 1933-2020

Fred Willard, actor/comedian/writer beloved for years for his irreverent roles in mockumentaries including This Is Spinal Tap from Rob Reiner and the Christopher Guest films Best in Show, A Mighty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young is Finally Releasing His Unreleased Album ‘Homegrown’ on 6/19; Stream ‘Try’
May 15, 2020
Neil Young is Finally Releasing His Unreleased Album ‘Homegrown’ on 6/19; Stream ‘Try’

Homegrown is a rather legendary unreleased album from Neil Young. Recorded in parts across 1974 and ’75, the record has never been officially released (ignoring all the bootlegs, of course)....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 70th Birthday, Stevie Wonder — Celebrate with a 24-Hour DJ Livestream on Instagram
May 13, 2020
Happy 70th Birthday, Stevie Wonder — Celebrate with a 24-Hour DJ Livestream on Instagram

Today, May 13, Stevie Wonder celebrates his 70th birthday. https://twitter.com/AP_Images/status/1260589750160969736 And how better to commemorate the life and times and historic musical and cultural contributions from the musician than with...

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 | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Fire
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright  Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...

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 | Turn Me On: Della Mae
May 11, 2020
Turn Me On: Della Mae

The Grammy-nominated Americana powerhouse Della Mae have found themselves releasing their fourth album, the staggeringly satisfying Headlight, amidst a global pandemic and the effective caesura of live music. In a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New Foo Fighters Album is ‘Our David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ Record,’ According to Dave Grohl
May 11, 2020
The New Foo Fighters Album is ‘Our David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ Record,’ According to Dave Grohl

For Dave Grohl, few musical influences are as important as David Bowie — so when the Foo Fighters band leader says his group‘s new batch of tunes reminds him of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller: 1927-2020
May 11, 2020
Rest in Peace, Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller: 1927-2020

Jerry Stiller, beloved actor and comedian and father of Ben Stiller, has passed away at the age of 92 from natural causes. Ben Stiller confirmed the news with a tweet...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Mother’s Day from Willie Nelson and His Take on Country Classic ‘I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised’ (Listen)
May 8, 2020
Happy Mother’s Day from Willie Nelson and His Take on Country Classic ‘I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised’ (Listen)

This one’s for all the mothers. On Friday, Willie Nelson premiered his version of “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised,” just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK
May 8, 2020
Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK

Tending to the garden can be a great activity and a solid way to spend some time at home — unless you’re Queen guitarist Brian May, who apparently had a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Village,’ Featuring Mick Talbot on Keys — Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’ Due Out 6/19
May 7, 2020
New from Paul Weller: Stream ‘Village,’ Featuring Mick Talbot on Keys — Weller’s New Album ‘On Sunset’ Due Out 6/19

Esteemed English singer/songwriter Paul Weller has premiered “Village,” a new single from The Modfather’s upcoming album On Sunset, which is slated to be released on June 19. Stream the warm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Love of the Beach Boys Presents ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ an Uplifting Song ft. John Stamos on Drums (Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund)
May 6, 2020
Mike Love of the Beach Boys Presents ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ an Uplifting Song ft. John Stamos on Drums (Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund)

A few days back, Mike Love of the Beach Boys premiered a new song titled “This too Shall Pass,” a message of positivity and unity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Polar Bear,’ a Blisteringly Epic New Anthem from Alcatrazz — First New Album Since 1986 Coming on 7/31
May 5, 2020
Hear ‘Polar Bear,’ a Blisteringly Epic New Anthem from Alcatrazz — First New Album Since 1986 Coming on 7/31

It’s been a LONG time since the world heard from Alcatrazz in the form of a new album — and on July 31, the heavy metal band will release Born...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Can’t Stop Listening to Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album While in Isolation
May 1, 2020
Stevie Nicks Can’t Stop Listening to Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album While in Isolation

The Stevie Nicks social media channels have been a source of solid reflections and entertainment recently, from her very first (!) experience hearing a white-winged dove sing to the time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)
April 29, 2020
‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)

On September 4, a very special, star-studded tribute album honoring Marc Bolan and T. Rex will be released via BMG. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex will present...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s How You Can Watch ‘Purple Rain’ in Memory of Prince, Who Died Four Years Ago Today
April 21, 2020
Here’s How You Can Watch ‘Purple Rain’ in Memory of Prince, Who Died Four Years Ago Today

April 21, 2016, the world lost Prince, one of the most visionary and brilliant musical minds to ever live. Tonight on CBS, Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Forced Convalescence,’ Another New Song from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes (ft. Flea on Bass)
April 21, 2020
Stream ‘Forced Convalescence,’ Another New Song from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes (ft. Flea on Bass)

2020 looks to be a busy year for Conor Oberst — as he reconvened with his band Bright Eyes for a new song, “Persona Non Grata,” which was premiered in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toni Cornell Covered ‘Hunger Strike’ in Honor of Her Father, Chris Cornell, in His Home Studio
April 20, 2020
Toni Cornell Covered ‘Hunger Strike’ in Honor of Her Father, Chris Cornell, in His Home Studio

“I love you Daddy, and I hope I do this some justice,” says Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of late Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell before performing a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Willie Nelson & Friends’ ‘Luck Presents: Come and Toke It’ Streaming Event for 4 Hours and 20 Mins Tonight 4/20 at 4:20 p.m. CT
April 20, 2020
Watch Willie Nelson & Friends’ ‘Luck Presents: Come and Toke It’ Streaming Event for 4 Hours and 20 Mins Tonight 4/20 at 4:20 p.m. CT

Today, April 20, is the (un)official holiday for marijuana enthusiasts everywhere — and at 4:20 p.m. CT (naturally), Willie Nelson and friends will take part in a special streaming concert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
April 20, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees

For Micky Dolenz, most of his life is spent out on the road, touring in celebration of his music with The Monkees or as a solo artist. But with the...

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 | Christopher Cross Experiencing Temporary Paralysis, ‘Intense’ Muscle Weakness After Battle with COVID-19
April 17, 2020
Christopher Cross Experiencing Temporary Paralysis, ‘Intense’ Muscle Weakness After Battle with COVID-19

In an update to fans posted on his social media pages on Friday, singer/songwriter Christopher Cross revealed that while he has recovered mostly from his recent battle with the coronavirus,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Actor Brian Dennehy of ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘First Blood,’ ‘Tommy Boy’ and More: 1938-2020
April 16, 2020
Rest in Peace, Actor Brian Dennehy of ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘First Blood,’ ‘Tommy Boy’ and More: 1938-2020

Brian Dennehy, iconic actor who for decades made a name for himself in Hollywood, has passed away at the age of 81, it was reported on Thursday. Via the Hollywood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time
April 15, 2020
Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time

“Jessie’s Girl.” It’s a classic, a calling card of Rick Springfield and his enduring career of rock/pop hits — so what better song to try and teach the masses during...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More
April 13, 2020
Watch John Prine Tributes from Roger Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Bridgers and More

The past few days have seen several musicians/artists pay their respects to John Prine, the late country/folk icon who passed away last week due to complications from the coronavirus. Bonnie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stop What You’re Doing and Celebrate Rex Manning Day in Honor of ‘Empire Records’
April 8, 2020
Stop What You’re Doing and Celebrate Rex Manning Day in Honor of ‘Empire Records’

It’s that time of year again — a day, April 8, set aside to come together as a people and celebrate that time-honored tradition … that’s right, it’s Rex Manning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020

Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl and the Story of Anxiously Waiting for Prince to Call About a Jam Session
April 7, 2020
Dave Grohl and the Story of Anxiously Waiting for Prince to Call About a Jam Session

This is a story about Dave Grohl and Prince, told as only Grohl could — via his new storytelling Instagram page, @DavesTrueStories, with a tale about the Purple One himself,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Prine Still in ICU with Pneumonia in Both Lungs, Per His Wife Fiona
April 3, 2020
John Prine Still in ICU with Pneumonia in Both Lungs, Per His Wife Fiona

Country/folk legend John Prine is still in the ICU as he battles pneumonia in both lungs, according to an update from his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine, late Thursday night. Prine,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)

This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era
March 31, 2020
Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era

In 1985, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen headed to Sunset Boulevard to interview Tom Petty. Southern Accents, Petty’s sixth album with the Heartbreakers, had recently been released and Petty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s Called ‘Coronavirus Rhapsody,’ and You Must Listen To It Right Now
March 26, 2020
It’s Called ‘Coronavirus Rhapsody,’ and You Must Listen To It Right Now

Meet Dana Jay Bein — the architect of an absolutely inspired bit of musical parody that is making the rounds on the internet. His piece of art is titled “Coronavirus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | SiriusXM Premiering ‘Remembering Kenny Rogers’ Special on 3/27, Re-Airing All Weekend
March 26, 2020
SiriusXM Premiering ‘Remembering Kenny Rogers’ Special on 3/27, Re-Airing All Weekend

This Friday, March 27, a special commemorative program will air on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58, paying homage to the late Kenny Rogers, who passed away last weekend at the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Shares In-Studio Photo Of His Time Working with the Killers on New Single ‘Caution’
March 24, 2020
Lindsey Buckingham Shares In-Studio Photo Of His Time Working with the Killers on New Single ‘Caution’

The Killers have a new single out, and “Caution” packs enough of a punch to appeal to those who enjoyed the band‘s earlier hits, like “When You Were Young” or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Painting, Drawing, Feeling Musically Inspired by Harry Styles While At Home Due to Coronavirus
March 24, 2020
Stevie Nicks Painting, Drawing, Feeling Musically Inspired by Harry Styles While At Home Due to Coronavirus

Being driven indoors and out of routine can have some interesting effects on musicians and creators — and it seems to have given Stevie Nicks a pronounced creative streak. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3
March 23, 2020
Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3

The legendary Willie Nelson was supposed to add to his boundless repertoire of music on April 24 — just in time for his 87th birthday five days later — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has driven everybody indoors — tours are canceled or postponed, businesses (temporarily) shuttered, bars/restaurants closed — so some musicians are taking it upon themselves to keep the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Foo Fighters’ Tour Was Postponed Due to Coronavirus, But Dave Grohl Broke the News in Amusing Fashion
March 16, 2020
The Foo Fighters’ Tour Was Postponed Due to Coronavirus, But Dave Grohl Broke the News in Amusing Fashion

Very little holds the Foo Fighters back from playing their no-frills rock and roll gigs … but we live in confusing, ever-changing times, and with massive global concern over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

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 | Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
March 11, 2020
Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)

“It’s about playing from your heart,” Carlos Santana says about why he believes his music, and remarkable guitar playing, has stood the test of time. “It’s about being gut-bucket honest....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Listen to ‘Silver Landings,’ the Rootsy and Refreshing New Album from Mandy Moore (ft. Husband Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes)
March 6, 2020
Out Now: Listen to ‘Silver Landings,’ the Rootsy and Refreshing New Album from Mandy Moore (ft. Husband Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes)

On Friday, singer/songwriter/This Is Us actor Mandy Moore released a new album — her first in 11 years. Silver Landings, the first new album from Moore since 2009, is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995
March 6, 2020
Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995

2020 is a huge year for the Foo Fighters, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the band‘s self-titled debut record. And while that record was nearly a Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’
March 3, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’

Don’t count Ozzy Osbourne out — even as he’s dealing with a seemingly endless number of frustrating health setbacks. On Feb. 21, the Prince of Darkness released Ordinary Man, his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Adds Dates to Spring 2020 Solo Tour
March 2, 2020
Ann Wilson Adds Dates to Spring 2020 Solo Tour

Ann Wilson recently announced plans for a solo tour that will find her performing classics from the Heart catalog as well as additional material, and she’s since added some dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)
February 28, 2020
Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)

At this point, it’s anybody’s guess if the world might ever see a new album from System of a Down. It’s been 15 years since the incendiary rock/metal band‘s Mezmerize/Hypnotize...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
February 27, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

On May 22, “outlaw country” icon Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia. Announced on Thursday, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Back to School with Chris Martin in Coldplay’s Dreamy New Video for ‘Champion of the World’
February 26, 2020
Go Back to School with Chris Martin in Coldplay’s Dreamy New Video for ‘Champion of the World’

There’s always a dreamlike quality to the best music from Coldplay — the English pop/rock band has frequently found a way to elevate its music to the realm of 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 | Citing Rehab Obligations, James Hetfield Issues Statement as Metallica Cancels Two Festival Dates
February 24, 2020
Citing Rehab Obligations, James Hetfield Issues Statement as Metallica Cancels Two Festival Dates

Metallica guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield headed back to rehab in late 2019 to combat his battles with addiction, and as of yet he hasn’t returned to full-on touring obligations with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Best Coast Tries to Make Sense of Life’s Ups and Downs with New LP ‘Always Tomorrow’ (Listen)
February 21, 2020
Out Now: Best Coast Tries to Make Sense of Life’s Ups and Downs with New LP ‘Always Tomorrow’ (Listen)

It’s been a rough couple of years for Bethany Cosentino, guitarist/vocalist of Los Angeles indie/rock band Best Coast. When the band’s new album, Always Tomorrow, was initially announced, it came...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Adron
February 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Adron

Last spring, Rock Cellar interviewed Carsie Blanton about her latest album, Buck Up. Next week, Blanton will kick off her 2020 “World Worth Saving 2020 Tour,” including three upcoming dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More
February 18, 2020
Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More

2019 was a banner year for Heart, as the iconic rock band featuring Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson toured with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts — the first full Heart...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat
February 17, 2020
James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat

James Taylor is in a reflective mood these days — and with his new album, American Standard, set for release on Feb. 28, the legendary singer/songwriter was the focus of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Announces Short Solo Tour, His First Since 2019 Heart Attack
February 11, 2020
Lindsey Buckingham Announces Short Solo Tour, His First Since 2019 Heart Attack

Lindsey Buckingham may no longer be taking part in Fleetwood Mac‘s occasional touring, but the acclaimed guitarist/songwriter is keeping busy on his own. On Tuesday, Buckingham unveiled plans for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dead & Company Map Out Summer 2020 Tour Dates
February 6, 2020
Dead & Company Map Out Summer 2020 Tour Dates

When we last spoke with drummer Bill Kreutzmann, the Grateful Dead icon was having an absolute blast out on the road with Dead & Company — and with another warm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Cross and Peter Banks ‘Crossover,’ a Collaborative LP from King Crimson and Yes Icons (Listen)
January 24, 2020
Out Now: David Cross and Peter Banks ‘Crossover,’ a Collaborative LP from King Crimson and Yes Icons (Listen)

This one’s for the prog-rock enthusiasts — especially those who dig Yes and King Crimson. Today, a special album was released by David Cross and Peter Banks, featuring material recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne
January 23, 2020
James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne

Iconic singer/songwriter James Taylor is truly an American icon, and he’ll return on February 28 with a new album titled American Standard. Announced on Thursday, the news came with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aerosmith Issues a Statement Regarding Drummer Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against the Band
January 22, 2020
Aerosmith Issues a Statement Regarding Drummer Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against the Band

There’s some ugliness in the Aerosmith camp this week regarding drummer Joey Kramer. On Tuesday, it was reported that Kramer had filed a lawsuit against the rest of the band,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill
January 14, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, equally influenced by the topical folk music of Greenwich Village and the expansive pop song cycles of Brian Wilson’s Smile period, seamlessly melded these influences with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’
January 14, 2020
Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’

Noel Gallagher is one of the best interviews in rock and roll. In the countless times we’ve met up since he left Oasis, he’s never been less than willing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials
January 14, 2020
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials

Whether you watch an actual TV or subscribe to one or more streaming platforms, the concept of “television commercials” remains a huge part of consuming entertainment — and more than...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gibson Announces ‘The Slash Collection’ of Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Set to Premiere at Winter NAMM Show 2020
January 9, 2020
Gibson Announces ‘The Slash Collection’ of Electric/Acoustic Guitars, Set to Premiere at Winter NAMM Show 2020

In June 2019, Rock Cellar featured an exclusive interview with top-hatted guitar god Slash, who spoke at length about a number of topics. Among them was his lifelong love of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More
January 9, 2020
‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More

With the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards taking place Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles, anybody who’s anybody in the music business will be in Southern California — and two days...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)
January 6, 2020
The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)

In these tumultuous times, it takes some fortitude to remain strong amid all the chaos — and for decades, Ozzy Osbourne has established himself as an icon of the highest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)
December 20, 2019
Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)

Few musical acts have exploded in popularity as dramatically this past year or so as Billie Eilish, whose 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Young Ozzy Osbourne’s Darkest Days in His New ‘Under the Graveyard’ Video, a Mini-Biopic of Sorts
December 19, 2019
Watch Young Ozzy Osbourne’s Darkest Days in His New ‘Under the Graveyard’ Video, a Mini-Biopic of Sorts

On Thursday, a new music video was premiered for “Under the Graveyard,” the recent single from Ozzy Osbourne — but this isn’t just a regular music video. Directed by noted...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978
December 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Gives Thumbs-Up, Assures Fans ‘Everything Still Works!’ After Leg Surgery
December 3, 2019
Queen’s Brian May Gives Thumbs-Up, Assures Fans ‘Everything Still Works!’ After Leg Surgery

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May was dealing with a nagging and painful heel issue throughout the band’s recent touring obligations, and it forced him to go under the knife this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like
December 2, 2019
Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like

Do you know who Billie Eilish is? If you don’t, you must do a great job actively ignoring modern music, as the 17-year-old singer has been *everywhere* since the release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Telling Some Guy His Relationship is Done via Cameo is the Internet in its Best Form
November 25, 2019
Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Telling Some Guy His Relationship is Done via Cameo is the Internet in its Best Form

Nobody wants to be told they’re suddenly single. That’s a talk both parties in any relationship dread. But when it’s over … is it really over? The answer is yes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Jericho + the Christmas Helves Cover the Kinks’ ‘Father Christmas’ for Juvenile Diabetes Research — Listen
November 25, 2019
Chris Jericho + the Christmas Helves Cover the Kinks’ ‘Father Christmas’ for Juvenile Diabetes Research — Listen

Longtime professional wrestler-turned-rock icon Chris Jericho returned recently with a festive cover of the Kinks‘ holiday classic “Father Christmas” — and for a good cause, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/B444ZVDj1cD/ Billed as Chris...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)

Coldplay albums are all about vibe — the vibe of the music, the vibe of the lyrical themes and the vibe of the message the band is trying to convey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’
November 22, 2019
Out Now: Take a Trip Through Your Mind with Beck’s New Album ‘Hyperspace’

Beck Hansen is an innovator, an envelope-pusher, a shape-shifting musical chameleon who’s worn many different hats throughout his groundbreaking career. So it’s no surprise that his new album, Hyperspace, is...

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 | New from Paul McCartney: Stream ‘Egypt Station’ Outtakes ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In a Hurry’
November 21, 2019
New from Paul McCartney: Stream ‘Egypt Station’ Outtakes ‘Home Tonight’ and ‘In a Hurry’

Sir Paul McCartney saved some material from the studio sessions that led to his smash-hit 2018 album, Egypt Station, and the man known around the world as Macca would like...

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 | Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Garrison Starr
November 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Garrison Starr

Since recording her first album in 1993, Garrison Starr has continued to blend folk-rock, Americana and singer-songwriter influences with incredible deftness and to compelling effect. On Garrison Starr’s forthcoming album,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25
November 11, 2019
Mick Fleetwood and Friends to Honor Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac with Special Concert at the London Palladium 2/25

The music of Fleetwood Mac is among the most cherished of all time, but before the band broke through with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, it was an entirely different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus
November 11, 2019
Brian Setzer Cancels 16th Annual ‘Christmas Rocks!’ Tour Due to Doctor’s Orders, Citing ‘Severe’ Tinnitus

Legendary rockabilly icon Brian Setzer has embarked on the ‘Christmas Rocks! tour each winter for 15 years, but on Monday the 60-year-old announced that this year’s tour has been canceled....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away
November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away

If you’ve seen a Beatles album cover in your life, you’ve likely been viewing the work of photographer Robert Freeman. Among his high-profile work, Freeman’s photography adorned several Beatles records,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: Ozzy Osbourne Bursts Out from ‘Under the Graveyard’ with Sinister New Song
November 7, 2019
Listen: Ozzy Osbourne Bursts Out from ‘Under the Graveyard’ with Sinister New Song

Good news, everybody: Ozzy Osbourne isn’t dead. The legendary singer was quick to assure fans of that in early October after a tumultuous few months of health concerns that forced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering a New Song This Friday 11/8, Preview It Now
November 7, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering a New Song This Friday 11/8, Preview It Now

It looks like we won’t have to wait to long for new music from Ozzy Osbourne — the legendary vocalist is apparently releasing a brand new single Friday, Nov. 8...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM
October 28, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM

Sharon Osbourne went on SiriusXM recently to discuss the progress of her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, as the legendary vocalist continues rehabbing from a series of serious medical issues that forced...

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 | Preview The 1975’s New Album with the Intriguing, Vulnerable ‘Frail State of Mind’
October 24, 2019
Preview The 1975’s New Album with the Intriguing, Vulnerable ‘Frail State of Mind’

I’m sorry ’bout my frail state of mind, sings Matty Healy, front man of The 1975, on the band’s new single, “Frail State of Mind,” which premiered on Thursday. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked
October 22, 2019
Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked

You know those mundane encounters we all have at one time or another with somebody famous? Catching somebody at the supermarket or doing a double-take as they wait in line...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Slick ‘Get the Money’ from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, ft. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh and Duff McKagan
October 22, 2019
Stream the Slick ‘Get the Money’ from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, ft. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh and Duff McKagan

Last week, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins unleashed a song off the upcoming album from his other band, the amusingly named Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. The album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Celestial,’ Judas Priest Icon Rob Halford’s New Holiday Metal Album
October 18, 2019
Stream ‘Celestial,’ Judas Priest Icon Rob Halford’s New Holiday Metal Album

As far as heavy metal icons go, Rob Halford of Judas Priest is untouchable — so when he decides to throw together a heavy metal holiday album, who’s going to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto Are ‘Calling it a Day’ After ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ Tour Wraps Up, Says Steve Lukather
October 17, 2019
Toto Are ‘Calling it a Day’ After ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ Tour Wraps Up, Says Steve Lukather

Toto are out on the road finishing up the massive 40 Trips Around the Sun tour, a triumphant outing commemorating the band‘s 40th anniversary — and when that’s done, they’re...

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 | Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album
October 10, 2019
Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album

Duane Betts has a lot to live up to. So it’s no surprise that the son of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts, who was named for one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police
October 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police

When Andy Summers plays guitar, you imagine his fingers dancing on the fretboard in some mad choreography of echoes, reverbs, jazzy little ghost notes and hypnotic arpeggiated chords. Spinning, jumping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’

D Generation were 90’s punk icons. But the band’s charismatic frontman, Jesse Malin, always seemed more than the run of the mill anarchist typically at the helm of the latter-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019
October 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019

After falling critically ill in the hospital on Sept. 25, legendary drummer Ginger Baker has passed away at the age of 80, his family reported on Sunday in a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ginger Baker’s Family Updates His Health Status: He’s ‘Holding His Own’ in the Hospital
September 30, 2019
Ginger Baker’s Family Updates His Health Status: He’s ‘Holding His Own’ in the Hospital

Last week, word came down that legendary rock and roll drummer Ginger Baker was gravely ill in a hospital and in need of prayers and well-wishes. The original message, as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker is ‘Critically Ill’ in the Hospital, Per His Family
September 25, 2019
Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker is ‘Critically Ill’ in the Hospital, Per His Family

Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer known for his work behind the kit with Cream and his feisty personality that has come to make him an icon in music history, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More
September 24, 2019
Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More

Sir Paul McCartney does not do many interviews — the Beatles legend is rather selective with what he shares with the world. So when he goes on a television show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track

On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

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 | The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later

25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gibson’s New ‘Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck’ Guitar a Fitting Tribute to the Guns N’ Roses Icon
September 12, 2019
Gibson’s New ‘Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck’ Guitar a Fitting Tribute to the Guns N’ Roses Icon

Slash is in a world all his own as far as legendary guitarists are concerned, so it’s fitting that he’s receiving an excellent tribute from Gibson. Announced this week, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue
September 6, 2019
From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue

For many aspiring songwriters/musicians, the idea of going into a professional recording studio to work on their songs might seem far-fetched, cost-prohibitive and an implausible dream. Certainly, there are hurdles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)
September 5, 2019
The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)

As an entertainer, Freddie Mercury truly was “never boring.” On Oct. 11, a special box set will be released celebrating his unique place in music history and his undeniable dynamism...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician
August 28, 2019
Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician

Writer/musician Jeff Slate remembers the late Jeff Buckley, whose landmark 1994 album Grace celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Jeff Buckley was something truly special. Like so many others have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Previews ‘Live at the Sydney Opera House’ Album
August 28, 2019
Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Previews ‘Live at the Sydney Opera House’ Album

Joe Bonamassa is a tireless blues guitar icon, touring the world virtually nonstop all the time — or at least it seems like he’s always on tour, playing to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John is Fully Aware of the ‘Ridiculous’ Life He’s Led, as His Memoir ‘Me’ Will Attest
August 27, 2019
Elton John is Fully Aware of the ‘Ridiculous’ Life He’s Led, as His Memoir ‘Me’ Will Attest

On October 15, Sir Elton John will release Me, his long-awaited memoir and the result of years of research and trips down memory lane for the legendary singer/entertainer. His is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Byrne Hopes to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems with His New Online Magazine, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’
August 26, 2019
David Byrne Hopes to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems with His New Online Magazine, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’

David Byrne has been more than a “musician.” For years as the Talking Heads‘ focal point and dynamic lead vocalist, he and his band pushed the envelope of what a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I Finally Saw The Rolling Stones Live (at the Rose Bowl) and My Life Will Never Be The Same
August 23, 2019
I Finally Saw The Rolling Stones Live (at the Rose Bowl) and My Life Will Never Be The Same

Through my more than two decades of going to concerts, I had never seen the Rolling Stones live. I’d caught gigs from the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019
August 16, 2019
Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019

Legendary actor Peter Fonda, known for many works over the years including his iconic co-starring role in Easy Rider, has passed away at the age of 79, it was reported Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Iggy Pop’s Straightforward New Video for ‘James Bond’
August 14, 2019
Watch Iggy Pop’s Straightforward New Video for ‘James Bond’

Iggy Pop recently premiered a song titled “James Bond” as a preview of his upcoming album, Free, slated for release on September 6. The song, which is almost exclusively set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea to Release Memoir, ‘Acid for the Children,’ in November
August 14, 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea to Release Memoir, ‘Acid for the Children,’ in November

Scar Tissue, the 2004 memoir/autobiography from Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis, stands up as a captivating portrait of one of the foremost rock singers of the past 30...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery
August 13, 2019
Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd postponed some upcoming tour dates, it was announced on Tuesday in a press release posted by the band on social media. The classic rock legends are out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Alice Howe
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe

For his latest Turn Me On column entry, Jackson Truax shines a light on singer/songwriter Alice Howe … Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement...

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 | Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP
August 13, 2019
Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP

When Melissa Etheridge began the creative process to what would become 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, she took a different tack than usual. Utilizing bassist David Santos’ home studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)
August 13, 2019
Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)

Lukas Nelson’s 2018 was the sort of year that most musician’s can only dream of, and 2019 is shaping up to be even better for the front man of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)
August 12, 2019
Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)

We’ve all seen extremely popular bands manage to still bring pure excitement of an arena rock atmosphere and fill the entire venue from top to bottom — but how many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’
August 8, 2019
Premiere: Joel Rafael’s Powerful Video for ‘Abraham, Martin and John,’ Off His New LP ‘Rose Avenue’

American singer/songwriter/folk musician Joel Rafael recently released a record titled Rose Avenue. The album, Rafael’s tenth studio album after decades of work recording and performing gigs with legends including Crosby,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher Readying ‘This Is The Place EP’ for 9/27 Release; Premieres Funky Title Track
August 6, 2019
Noel Gallagher Readying ‘This Is The Place EP’ for 9/27 Release; Premieres Funky Title Track

The funky bass groove that opens “This Is The Place,” the new single released by longtime Oasis songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher, might throw fans a bit off guard on first listen....

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 | Out Now: The Reissue of Linda McCartney’s Posthumous 1998 Compilation ‘Wide Prairie’
August 2, 2019
Out Now: The Reissue of Linda McCartney’s Posthumous 1998 Compilation ‘Wide Prairie’

Wide Prairie was released in 1998 in remembrance of Paul McCartney‘s wife, Linda McCartney, who passed away earlier in the year. The only album released under her name, Wide Prairie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day

In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?
July 31, 2019
Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?

Egypt Station, released by Sir Paul McCartney in 2018, became his first No. 1 record to top the Billboard albums chart in 36 years when it was released — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 76th Birthday to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones!
July 26, 2019
Happy 76th Birthday to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones!

In the history of music, there have been plenty of superstars, icons, and legends — but only one Mick Jagger. Today, the man born Michael Phillip Jagger turns 76. He...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is Here, Finally, and Tom Cruise is Still a Captain
July 18, 2019
The Trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is Here, Finally, and Tom Cruise is Still a Captain

The world is a much different place in 2019 than it was in 1986, for obvious reasons. Such is the flow of time, etc. And yet, Tom Cruise‘s Peter “Maverick”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’
July 18, 2019
Paul McCartney’s Working on a Stage Adaptation of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ for Launch in ‘Late 2020’

If you thought Sir Paul McCartney would be taking it easy after concluding his Freshen Up U.S. tour last weekend with an amazing show at Dodger Stadium that saw him...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band Sister Hazel Saved a Pack of Kittens Trapped in the Tour Bus for an 800-Mile Drive
July 17, 2019
The Band Sister Hazel Saved a Pack of Kittens Trapped in the Tour Bus for an 800-Mile Drive

They say wild things happen on the road, but this? This is next-level. Sister Hazel, whom you may remember for the 1990s hit “All For You,” among other alt/rock anthems,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium
July 15, 2019
Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium

You never know what you’re going to get at a Paul McCartney gig — wait, scratch that. You know you’re going to get an amazing, career-spanning set of Beatles classics,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

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 | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer
July 11, 2019
Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police to name a few, Ringo Starr’s exceptional work as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Wonder Announces He’s Undergoing a Kidney Transplant in September
July 8, 2019
Stevie Wonder Announces He’s Undergoing a Kidney Transplant in September

This past weekend, Stevie Wonder led the masses at British Summer Time Hyde Park in London through another joyous, triumphant concert — and he also took time out to drop...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Return with the Danceable ‘Black Star Dancing’ EP — Listen
June 14, 2019
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Return with the Danceable ‘Black Star Dancing’ EP — Listen

Ever since forging out on his own in 2011 with his solo debut album, Noel Gallagher has had a keen interest in creating some danceable, rhythmic music. After that album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Timely ‘Turn Off The News (Build a Garden),’ the New Album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
June 14, 2019
Stream the Timely ‘Turn Off The News (Build a Garden),’ the New Album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Throughout much of Turn Off The News (Build a Garden), the new album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real that was released on Friday, there are sentiments to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Western Stars,’ the Dust-Swept New Solo Album of Americana from Bruce Springsteen (Listen)
June 14, 2019
Out Now: ‘Western Stars,’ the Dust-Swept New Solo Album of Americana from Bruce Springsteen (Listen)

Bruce Springsteen may have unintentionally undercut his own new album, Western Stars, with recent talks of reconvening with the E Street Band for a new album and tour — but...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

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 | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield
June 4, 2019
Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield

Whether you know it or not, you hear Curtis Mayfield’s influence every day. Sure, his grooves have been endlessly sampled, but the gorgeous soul music he created, especially after he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s the 20th Anniversary of Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State’ Album — and Boy, Do I Feel Old
June 1, 2019
It’s the 20th Anniversary of Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State’ Album — and Boy, Do I Feel Old

In May 1999, I was about to be a freshman in high school. It was during my high school years — which coincided with the heyday of “nu-metal” and all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators: 1947-2019
May 31, 2019
Rest in Peace, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators: 1947-2019

Legendary psychedelic musician and Texas rock pioneer Roky Erickson has passed away, per reports circulating on Friday. He was 71. According to Austin360.com, a post from local Austin musician Jon Dee...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)

Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gig Recap: The ‘Songs and Stories’ Tour with Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Friends from Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Fountains of Wayne
May 13, 2019
Gig Recap: The ‘Songs and Stories’ Tour with Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Friends from Eve 6, Marcy Playground and Fountains of Wayne

The Songs & Stories tour, the new acoustic tour put on by Everclear front man Art Alexakis and pals Max Collins (from Eve 6), John Wozniak (from Marcy Playground) and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World
May 13, 2019
Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World

“I love this place and it means a lot to me, because when I was young, before I wanted to be a lumberjack, I really, really wanted to be an...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio
May 6, 2019
Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

In his latest Behind the Curtain column, Steve Rosen recalls making a return visit to chat with Ritchie Blackmore — and his new vocalist, a very pleasant and chatty man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)

Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...

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 | Meat Loaf Recovering After Falling Off a Stage and Breaking His Collarbone
May 6, 2019
Meat Loaf Recovering After Falling Off a Stage and Breaking His Collarbone

Best wishes on a speedy recovery for Meat Loaf, as the singer/actor had a rough time this weekend at an event in Texas while appearing at a fan event. Per...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
May 3, 2019
Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

For the first time in two decades, the man known around the music business as Little Steven has released a new album of original material with Summer of Sorcery, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Guitarist Joel Hoekstra on the Making of Whitesnake’s New Album, ‘Flesh and Blood’
May 1, 2019
Q and A: Guitarist Joel Hoekstra on the Making of Whitesnake’s New Album, ‘Flesh and Blood’

After a brief hiatus, during which David Coverdale dropped hints of possible retirement, he has reassembled Whitesnake, and the classic hard rock band has launched  a full-scale sonic assault with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21
May 1, 2019
Glen Campbell to Be Honored with Expanded Release of ‘Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017]’ Box Set on 6/21

The life and career of beloved country music icon Glen Campbell spanned generations and influenced countless musicians who would follow in his wake, and on June 21 Capitol/UMe will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Stephan Jenkins on Third Eye Blind’s Summer Tour with Jimmy Eat World, ‘Game of Thrones’ Drama and Warriors/Rockets
April 30, 2019
Q&A: Stephan Jenkins on Third Eye Blind’s Summer Tour with Jimmy Eat World, ‘Game of Thrones’ Drama and Warriors/Rockets

One of the most intriguing summer tours coming up soon is the Summer Gods tour, which will feature Third Eye Blind co-headlining dates with Jimmy Eat World, with Ra Ra...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Sum 41’s New Video for the Hard-Charging, Punk/Metal Anthem ‘Out for Blood’
April 24, 2019
Watch Sum 41’s New Video for the Hard-Charging, Punk/Metal Anthem ‘Out for Blood’

Canadian pop-punk/metal band Sum 41 roared back on Tuesday with a new single, a track called “Out for Blood” that more or less sounds like what you’d expect from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)
April 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)

And now, the sequel to Part 1 of Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain story of his trip to Kathmandu for the Waterbone music project … Prologue: So, if you tuned...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career
April 10, 2019
Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career

“Prince had this conversation with Mo Ostin, the head of Warner Brothers Records, on the phone,” Michael Bland, who was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation, and who has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker
April 2, 2019
Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker

Photographer/musician Jim Louvau recently held a special photo exhibit in Burbank, California, honoring his friend and frequent photo subject, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, with proceeds benefiting 320 Changes Direction....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gifting Suite Highlights from the 2019 Academy Awards
March 28, 2019
Gifting Suite Highlights from the 2019 Academy Awards

A few weeks back, Rock Cellar had the honor of taking part in a gifting suite affiliated with the 91st Academy Awards. There, we came face-to-face with some truly intriguing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and More
March 28, 2019
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck and More

On Thursday, Eric Clapton’s team unveiled the news regarding the fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival, curated by ol ‘Slowhand himself and featuring a dream team of iconic guitar legends. It’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’
March 22, 2019
Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’

In addition to being the lead guitarist of Foo Fighters and committing to the heavy workload that job requires, Chris Shiflett is an accomplished solo artist. His new solo album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Nash to Play ‘Songs for Beginners’ and ‘Wild Tales’ Albums in Full on Select Dates of Fall 2019 Tour
March 15, 2019
Graham Nash to Play ‘Songs for Beginners’ and ‘Wild Tales’ Albums in Full on Select Dates of Fall 2019 Tour

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Graham Nash announced a special tour for Fall 2019 that will find him and his band celebrating two of his most cherished solo albums each night. 1971’s Songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jenny Lewis Premieres ‘Wasted Youth,’ Another Song from Her New LP ‘On the Line’ Out 3/22
March 15, 2019
Jenny Lewis Premieres ‘Wasted Youth,’ Another Song from Her New LP ‘On the Line’ Out 3/22

Acclaimed indie/rock singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is preparing to release her new studio album, On the Line, which will be out next Friday, March 22. Today, Lewis previewed the record with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes
March 13, 2019
Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a big part of how we all learned how to do this thing in the first place,” Dawes’ singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith tells...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)
March 13, 2019
Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)

73-year-old Bob Seger is in the middle of his farewell tour, signifying the finish of a spectacular performing career that has led him to the status he is today of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)
March 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)

Prologue: This is unlike any other story I’ve ever written here. Those of you who have followed my travails and triumphs here in our Behind the Curtain column — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | State Champs Head Out on Tour After Premiering New Video for ‘Criminal’ (About a 5th-Generation iPod)
March 5, 2019
State Champs Head Out on Tour After Premiering New Video for ‘Criminal’ (About a 5th-Generation iPod)

State Champs took us back to 2005 last year with their music video for “Dead and Gone,” and now the pop-punk band is taking us back one more time for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California
March 1, 2019
Live Review: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at the Forum in Southern California

Celebrating over five decades in music, Detroit rocker and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Bob Seger, backed as always by his Silver Bullet Band, delivered a powerful and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez

Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Frank Zappa Hologram Address Recent Censorship Claims as a Preview of the Upcoming Tour
February 28, 2019
Watch the Frank Zappa Hologram Address Recent Censorship Claims as a Preview of the Upcoming Tour

Frank Zappa was a disrupter throughout his life and career, and even in death the iconic musician/intellectual is still stirring the pot. Earlier in February, plans were officially revealed for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Grunge: Rise of a Generation’ Photo Exhibit Running Throughout March in LA, NYC and Maui
February 26, 2019
Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Grunge: Rise of a Generation’ Photo Exhibit Running Throughout March in LA, NYC and Maui

The “grunge” musical movement of the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s lent itself to some incredibly vibrant and eventually iconic imagery, and throughout the month of March the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ Star Taron Egerton Perform ‘Tiny Dancer’ Together
February 25, 2019
Watch Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ Star Taron Egerton Perform ‘Tiny Dancer’ Together

Each Academy Awards weekend, Sir Elton John hosts an exclusive viewing party/fundraiser for his Elton John AIDS Foundation in Hollywood — and Sunday night’s proved quite special indeed. With his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California
February 13, 2019
Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California

On March 20, late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington would have turned 43 years old. In his honor, Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington: A Photo Exhibit will be held...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof
February 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

With the 2018 release of their second album, Lucky 13, and an increasingly prolific 2019 touring schedule, Shannon Rae and 100 Proof are reaching an ever-growing audience with their unique...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild
February 12, 2019
A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild

The Beatles. You know them. We all know them. The world knows them. Right? The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison is among the most...

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 | Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form
February 8, 2019
Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End
February 6, 2019
Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End

The ‘tribute act’ can take many forms, but at its core it generally serves as fan service, allowing like-minded musicians to gather and play the hits of another band or...

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 | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

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 | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun
December 7, 2018
Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall are best known as indispensable members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, an outstanding live band due largely to their ability to seamlessly blend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

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 | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty
October 12, 2018
Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty

Every year like clockwork, since 2015, there’s been a deep dive box set, highlighting each period of David Bowie’s remarkable career. Rightly so, Five Years: 1969-1973, Who Can I Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis
October 11, 2018
Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis

It is 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, a morning which can best be described as a “proper” English morning.  You must go to England to really experience a proper English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)
September 11, 2018
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Judith Owen
August 28, 2018
Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Judith Owen is equally influenced by the great American songbook, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement, and a cornucopia of diverse jazz ideas that the Welsh pianist encounters while living in...

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 | Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)

“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs
June 14, 2018
Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme...

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 | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America
April 20, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America

The music of America remains timeless. Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek accomplished quite a lot after forming in England in 1970, with songs including “Horse With No Name,”...

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 | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)
March 23, 2018
The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)

Photo: Dennis Manuel “Some people may not realize it but the Rascals were the first rock band in the world … in the center of the universe, New Jersey, the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain:  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 | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles
February 16, 2018
Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles

For a special Behind the Curtain, RockCellarMagazine.com publisher and Get Together Foundation founder Kevin Wachs details his experience going homeless for a night in Los Angeles as part of a ...

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 | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman
February 4, 2018
The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Southern Blood, the twice Grammy-nominated final album from Gregg Allman, says of the project....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

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 | 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 | The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher
December 13, 2017
The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

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 | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview

“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More
September 12, 2017
Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

“Welcome to Jamrock — the scene and the album — is what exposed me to a broader audience, for sure,” Damian Marley says when we meet on a New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

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 | Behind the Curtain: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium
May 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Backstage at the Hollywood Palladium, carefully choreographed chaos is taking place. Huge roadies the size of grizzly bears—only with tattoos and walkie talkies—wheel in massive cases housing guitars, drums, cables...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview
May 10, 2017
Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman of The Kinks is in you. He’ll ask where you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
May 9, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of the most crucial songs about moms ever laid to tape …  A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview
April 11, 2017
Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview

Since forming in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas as high school students in 1991, the members of Incubus reached prolific heights as a band. They’ve toured the world in support...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Cassidy to Stop Touring, Focus His Efforts on Battling Dementia
February 21, 2017
David Cassidy to Stop Touring, Focus His Efforts on Battling Dementia

David Cassidy has revealed to People that he has begun a battle with dementia, the debilitating memory loss disease that affected both his mother and grandfather. Cassidy spoke at length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
February 21, 2017
Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)

Sad news to pass along, as iconic and influential jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has died at the age of 73. Coryell, who played alongside and worked with Sonny Rollins,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison
February 13, 2017
Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Pain Songs
February 13, 2017
Top 11 Pain Songs

Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. ­– Fuzzy Zoeller   11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview
February 10, 2017
Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

They’re songs that sound like they’ve been around forever, timeless musical screeds drawing from a deep well of country, R&B, folk, gospel, roots rock, Dixieland jazz, and Tin Pan Alley....

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an AUTOGRAPHED Copy of Robbie Robertson's New Memoir, 'Testimony'
February 9, 2017
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an AUTOGRAPHED Copy of Robbie Robertson's New Memoir, 'Testimony'

As primary songwriter and lead guitarist of The Band, Robbie Robertson has carved an indelible and irreplaceable spot for himself in music history. He compiled some of his recollections, stories...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor
February 7, 2017
Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'
February 3, 2017
Don McLean's 'American Pie' and the 58th Anniversary of 'The Day the Music Died'

One of the most beloved and well-known songs of the past 60 years or so is Don McLean‘s “American Pie,” a song that encapsulated life in America in 1971 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Readying Solo LP 'West Coast Town' for April Release; Premieres Title Track
February 1, 2017
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Readying Solo LP 'West Coast Town' for April Release; Premieres Title Track

Anybody who knows anything about the Foo Fighters knows this: the individual members don’t shy away from projects outside of their globe-trotting, festival-headlining, million-selling main band. And with the Foos’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors
January 12, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors

January 4, 2017 was christened The Day of the Doors in Venice, California — and surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger were on-hand for a fun event streamed live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Debbie Reynolds: 1932 – 2016
December 28, 2016
Rest in Peace, Debbie Reynolds: 1932 – 2016

Actress, dancer, model and pop culture legend Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84, TMZ reported on Wednesday night. Reynolds had been rushed to the hospital earlier in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Artist Recreated the Sgt. Pepper's Cover with the Cultural Icons Who Died in 2016
December 28, 2016
An Artist Recreated the Sgt. Pepper's Cover with the Cultural Icons Who Died in 2016

2016 has been tough year. We’ve lost cultural icons like David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Sharon Jones and Alan Rickman, just to name but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)
December 20, 2016
It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)

From his beginnings in Houston, Texas to performing at Army bases in Vietnam with his musical family and, eventually, linking up with Al Jardine and the Beach Boys and other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day, Rancid Among Bands Featured in New 'Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk' Doc
December 15, 2016
Green Day, Rancid Among Bands Featured in New 'Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk' Doc

For decades, a scene was brewing in Northern California that would have far-reaching effects on the music business. The punk aesthetic that was prevalent at venues such as 924 Gilman...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day Dedicate 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' Performance to Oakland Fire Victims
December 12, 2016
Watch Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day Dedicate 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' Performance to Oakland Fire Victims

Over the weekend, Green Day headlined a night of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night holiday concert at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Front man Billie Joe Armstrong took an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders
December 9, 2016
On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview
November 10, 2016
Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview

Timothy B. Schmit has been blessed with an extraordinary voice capable of profound expressiveness and he’s a damn fine bass player to boot, so it’s no wonder that the Rock...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox
November 3, 2016
Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox

Reflecting back on Jimi Hendrix’s career, one marvels at how productive and creative he was in a short span of just a few years. By the time Hendrix formed Band of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Afghan Whigs Announce Special 'Black Love' Gigs Supporting Guitarist Dave Rosser's Cancer Battle
November 1, 2016
Afghan Whigs Announce Special 'Black Love' Gigs Supporting Guitarist Dave Rosser's Cancer Battle

The Afghan Whigs have announced a pair of special December gigs that will find them performing 1996’s Black Love in its entirety. The context for the announcement, however, is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble
October 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble

Steve Rosen checks in with another entry in Behind the Curtain… Down through the years, the term “mad genius” has been given to those rare human beings who straddled the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A

For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson
October 7, 2016
Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)
September 23, 2016
KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)

KAABOO is not like the others.  It is by design that this festival feels a little bit different. It could be the imported beaches, cabanas and pool.  It could be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)
September 14, 2016
Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)

We live in highly polarized times and one of our era’s biggest lightning rods of divisiveness is Edward Snowden. Opinions remain sharply divided over the young intelligence agent and contractor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up
September 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)
September 8, 2016
Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)

Amidst the sound and fury of the 2016 presidential campaign, much has been said by and about Donald Trump. But in his new book The Making of Donald Trump, David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shane Alexander
August 29, 2016
Turn Me On: Shane Alexander

88.5 KCSN-FM’s Jim Nelson is back with another entry in our Turn Me On category, this time shining his light on Shane Alexander… “Do you think of me once in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig
August 19, 2016
Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig

Flash back roughly 10 years. Axl Rose was still putting the finishing touches on Chinese Democracy, his infamous in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album that finally saw the light of day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Releasing New LP 'Lighthouse' 10/21 – Stream 'Things We Do For Love'
August 9, 2016
David Crosby Releasing New LP 'Lighthouse' 10/21 – Stream 'Things We Do For Love'

Legendary musician/songwriter David Crosby will return on October 21 with Lighthouse, a new solo album that comes after his previous, 2014’s Croz (which he spoke with us about for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend
August 8, 2016
Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983
August 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: The Interview
July 8, 2016
Jeff Beck: The Interview

“I guess it’s my sense of inquisitiveness and maybe boredom, a mixture of the two. I always look for tomorrow in today. Whoever’s involved with my music at the time,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge
July 8, 2016
The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Delta Lady: A Memoir is the apt title of Lafayette, Tennessee-born singer Rita Coolidge‘s new autobiography. That classic Leon Russell-penned track and his signature A Song For You were inspired by Coolidge...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
July 7, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Rock the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Below, enjoy a review and selection of photos from Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’s recent gig at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – review by Peter Palmiere, and all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery
July 5, 2016
Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery

World class drummer Ginger Baker, an integral part, along with Eric Clapton and the late Jack Bruce, of blues/rock band Cream, recently underwent major heart surgery. His daughter, Leda, told the...

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 | 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 | Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork
June 7, 2016
Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork

In commemoration of their 50th anniversary, The Monkees have pulled off the impossible with Good Times, the group‘s first new studio album in 20 years. The LP is truly a timeless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes
June 7, 2016
Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees
June 7, 2016
Q&A: Andy Partridge Talks About the Monkees

For self-respecting music fans, Andy Partridge is rightly revered as one of the most important songwriters in popular music based on his stellar work in XTC. But away from his...

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 | 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 | 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 | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher
April 4, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson
February 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was strange,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder
December 9, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was...

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 | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Survival Songs
August 5, 2015
Top 11 Survival Songs

“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)
June 5, 2015
B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)

B.B. King is championed by pundits as the quintessential blues guitar player. Since his emergence in the Fifties, King, trusty black Gibson “Lucille” guitar in hand, wowed audiences with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)
May 15, 2015
Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
April 7, 2015
Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Flower Power Songs
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs

  “The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

  Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)
March 3, 2015
Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)

“If you take the title out of context, it does seem nostalgic,” Noel Gallagher confesses about the title of his new album, Chasing Yesterday. “But it comes from a lyric....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
February 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)

“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)
December 10, 2014
Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — drummers in rock history. But the stickman for genre-defining Canadian prog-rockers Rush does not carry himself...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview
October 7, 2014
Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview

Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album out October 7th on Inside Recordings, is full of the sort of ruminations on love and loss and the state of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)
July 7, 2014
The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)
February 4, 2014
John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)

The Doors’ drummer John Densmore is many things: the co-writer of some of the most iconic songs in the history of rock, a political activist, author of two compelling memoirs (Riders on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

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 | A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
October 3, 2013
A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)

Over delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and a lush orchestral score, Linda Ronstadt sings, “’cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think I’m gonna love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies

Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

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 | For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good.  (Interview)
April 3, 2013
For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good. (Interview)

Colin Newman of the band Wire talks to Rock Cellar Magazine about their latest album "Change Becomes Us," and Wire's place in the history of post-punk music.

Rock Cellar Magazine | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...