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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 | Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended
May 10, 2022
Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco recently announced a new double-album, Cruel Country, which the celebrated indie band will release on May 27. Here’s “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001
November 29, 2021
George Harrison Remembered by Paul McCartney + Ringo Starr on the 20th Anniversary of His Death in 2001

Today, Nov. 29, 2021, marks 20 years since the passing of George Harrison. As is always the case every time this date comes around each year, Harrison‘s Beatles band mates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush Left ‘Speechless’ by Ohio State Marching Band’s Incredible Halftime Tribute Medley (Watch)
October 12, 2021
Rush Left ‘Speechless’ by Ohio State Marching Band’s Incredible Halftime Tribute Medley (Watch)

If you find yourself at an Ohio State Buckeyes college football game anytime soon, don’t use halftime as a chance to get up and stretch your legs — you might...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)
June 7, 2021
Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)

There’s only one Wolf Alice, and the English alt/rock band returned this past Friday, June 4, with Blue Weekend — its third full-length album and the anticipated follow-up to 2017’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: St. Vincent Makes Another Strong, Unpredictable Statement with New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Listen)
May 13, 2021
Out Now: St. Vincent Makes Another Strong, Unpredictable Statement with New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Listen)

There simply is nobody quite like St. Vincent, and today, May 14, the fiercely original singer/songwriter also known by the name Annie Clark releases Daddy’s Home, her highly anticipated new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | girl in red Shares “Serotonin” Video, Debut Album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ Out Friday 4/30
April 28, 2021
girl in red Shares “Serotonin” Video, Debut Album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ Out Friday 4/30

This Friday, April 30, 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven, otherwise known as rising indie/pop artist girl in red, will release her debut full-length album, if i could make it go...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzzworthy Indie/Pop Act girl in red Releasing Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ 4/30; Stream “Serotonin”
March 5, 2021
Buzzworthy Indie/Pop Act girl in red Releasing Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ 4/30; Stream “Serotonin”

With girl in red, 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven has attained a metric ton of attention over the past few years with a series of EPs recorded in her bedroom. Thematically,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘Ghosts of West Virginia,’ the New Steve Earle & the Dukes Album Inspired by the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster of 2010
May 26, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘Ghosts of West Virginia,’ the New Steve Earle & the Dukes Album Inspired by the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster of 2010

Ghosts of West Virginia, the new album from Steve Earle & the Dukes, is a record steeped in tragedy. The record was released on May 22, and was inspired by...

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 | Stream Blink-182’s Layered, Confident and Even Slightly Experimental New Album ‘Nine’
September 20, 2019
Stream Blink-182’s Layered, Confident and Even Slightly Experimental New Album ‘Nine’

When Blink-182 continued on with Matt Skiba in 2015 despite the absence of vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, many fans weren’t sure what to expect. DeLonge had always been one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce North American Tour Dates Supporting 'The Getaway'
September 19, 2016
Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce North American Tour Dates Supporting 'The Getaway'

Ever since the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their new album, The Getaway, they’ve been on the road playing shows around the world — just not in the United States....

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 | Simple Minds: New Album ‘Direction of the Heart’ 10/21; Stream “Vision Thing”
June 14, 2022
Simple Minds: New Album ‘Direction of the Heart’ 10/21; Stream “Vision Thing”

On Oct. 21, iconic Scottish band Simple Minds will return with Direction of the Heart, a new studio record and the follow-up to 2019’s Walk Between Worlds. Officially announced this...

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

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Godsmack Returns with “Surrender,” First Album Since 2018 on the Way
September 29, 2022
Godsmack Returns with “Surrender,” First Album Since 2018 on the Way

Grammy-nominated hard-rock icons Godsmack returned this week with a new song titled “Surrender,” and it’s very much in the vein of the sort of aggressive slab of guitar-forward heaviness that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paramore Begins New Era with Compelling “This Is Why”; New LP in February; Tour Soon
September 28, 2022
Paramore Begins New Era with Compelling “This Is Why”; New LP in February; Tour Soon

The career path of Paramore has been fascinating. Since emerging as a pop-punk band fronted by dynamic singer Hayley Williams, the group quickly shot to stardom in the mid-2000s with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The London Suede Releases New Album ‘Autofiction’; Tour with Manic Street Preachers in Nov.
September 16, 2022
Out Now: The London Suede Releases New Album ‘Autofiction’; Tour with Manic Street Preachers in Nov.

Celebrated, influential English rock band Suede (a.k.a. The London Suede here in the United States) returned today, Sept. 16, with a new studio album titled Autofiction. The band’s ninth studio album to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr’s Joyous ‘EP3,’ Four New Songs Featuring His All-Star Pals; On Tour Now (Listen/Buy)
September 16, 2022
Out Now: Ringo Starr’s Joyous ‘EP3,’ Four New Songs Featuring His All-Star Pals; On Tour Now (Listen/Buy)

The simply titled EP3 is a new four-song release from Ringo Starr — the latest collection of uplifting, joyous new music from the Beatles legend. As has been the case...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day + Mariah Carey = A Weirdly Perfect “Wake Me Up When September Ends” & “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Mashup
September 8, 2022
Green Day + Mariah Carey = A Weirdly Perfect “Wake Me Up When September Ends” & “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Mashup

Summer has come and passed, bringing with it the return of a particular Green Day-related meme and the imminent arrival of an unstoppable force — Mariah Carey‘s holiday classic, “All...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‘Singles’ 7″ Vinyl Box Set (Out Now)
August 26, 2022
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‘Singles’ 7″ Vinyl Box Set (Out Now)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer amassed a global audience and the respect of many around the world for their cutting-edge style of music and influence that is still felt today. Though they...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Brings Massive Stadium Show to North America for the First Time: Watch Videos from Montreal
August 22, 2022
Rammstein Brings Massive Stadium Show to North America for the First Time: Watch Videos from Montreal

For years, German industrial/metal band Rammstein has earned a reputation around the world for a simply breathtaking live show — a truly massive spectacle involving fireworks and an elaborate stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a 5-CD/Blu-ray Set of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition
August 18, 2022
(CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a 5-CD/Blu-ray Set of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition

Nevermind, the groundbreaking 1991 studio album from Nirvana, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate the milestone for one of the most important rock albums ever made, an extended...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Danny Elfman Revisits 2021’s ‘Big Mess’ as Sprawling Remix Project ‘Bigger. Messier.’
August 12, 2022
Out Now: Danny Elfman Revisits 2021’s ‘Big Mess’ as Sprawling Remix Project ‘Bigger. Messier.’

In June 2021, Danny Elfman added to his legacy of unpredictable and provocative musical achievement with Big Mess, an experimental album of grandiose and frequently unsettling compositions. Today, Aug. 12, the musician/composer/esteemed creator revisited...

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 | 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 | Lamb of God Debuts Video for the Crushing “Omens,” Title Track of New Album Out 10/7
July 28, 2022
Lamb of God Debuts Video for the Crushing “Omens,” Title Track of New Album Out 10/7

If there’s one thing about Lamb of God that keeps the Virginia-based heavy metal outfit on its own plane of existence, it’s the band’s remarkable consistency. The band’s ninth studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Morse Takes Leave of Deep Purple to Care for His Wife
July 24, 2022
Guitarist Steve Morse Takes Leave of Deep Purple to Care for His Wife

Steve Morse will be stepping away from Deep Purple after 28 years to be with his wife, who is battling cancer. The news was shared from Deep Purple’s facebook page...

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 | Queen + Adam Lambert Hosting ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Streaming Concert Event 7/24
July 6, 2022
Queen + Adam Lambert Hosting ‘Rhapsody Over London’ Streaming Concert Event 7/24

On July 24, Queen + Adam Lambert will host a special global streaming concert event, featuring a recent performance from the ensemble‘s European tour. Rhapsody Over London, as it’s called,...

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 | 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 | Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate
May 13, 2022
Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate

There’s no question that Janelle Monáe is one of the most exciting and well-rounded artists to become part of the pop culture firmament over the past 15 years.  Monáe, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Regina Spektor Debuts Spellbinding New Song “Up the Mountain”; ‘Home, before and after’ LP 6/24
April 29, 2022
Regina Spektor Debuts Spellbinding New Song “Up the Mountain”; ‘Home, before and after’ LP 6/24

There simply is nobody like Regina Spektor. For years, the singer/songwriter has cultivated a reputation of peerless creativity and songwriting finesse — and these skills shine through on “Up the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wilco: ‘Cruel Country’ Double Album Coming 5/27; Stream “Falling Apart (Right Now)”
April 28, 2022
Wilco: ‘Cruel Country’ Double Album Coming 5/27; Stream “Falling Apart (Right Now)”

On May 27, Jeff Tweedy and his revered indie band Wilco will return with a new record titled Cruel Country, a double album billed in a news release as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | MUNA Brings Infectious New Single “Anything But Me” to ‘Ellen’ — Debut LP Out 6/24 on Saddest Factory Records
April 19, 2022
MUNA Brings Infectious New Single “Anything But Me” to ‘Ellen’ — Debut LP Out 6/24 on Saddest Factory Records

Los Angeles-based indie/pop band MUNA is gearing up to release its new self-titled album on Saddest Factory Records, an imprint of the Dead Oceans label that was founded by Phoebe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | MUNA Shares “Anything But Me,” Details Tour; New Album 6/24 on Phoebe Bridgers’s Saddest Factory Records
March 16, 2022
MUNA Shares “Anything But Me,” Details Tour; New Album 6/24 on Phoebe Bridgers’s Saddest Factory Records

Los Angeles-based indie/pop band MUNA is ready for the spotlight — and on June 24, the band will release a new self-titled album on Saddest Factory Records, an imprint of...

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 | Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path
February 25, 2022
Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path

At one point during the headlining set from Underoath on Thursday night at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain remarked that this past week of live gigs were...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Scorpions Trace a Lifetime of Hard-Rock History in New “Rock Believer” Music Video
January 18, 2022
Scorpions Trace a Lifetime of Hard-Rock History in New “Rock Believer” Music Video

German hard-rock icons Scorpions recently shared the title track to their forthcoming album, Rock Believer, which is due for release on Feb. 25 — and now a corresponding music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February
January 14, 2022
New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February

German hard rock icons Scorpions are readying a new album, the band’s 19th, on Feb. 25, 2022 — and Rock Believer promises to be a loud, proud celebration of … well, rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
January 10, 2022
Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music

In her exquisite new book Eye of the Music, The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett, New York to LA, 1969-1989, the eponymous shutterbug chronicles the music scene coast-to-coast for two...

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 | Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)
January 6, 2022
Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)

Pam & Tommy. Rarely has a high-profile celebrity couple captured the public’s attention with just their first names, but these two were ubiquitous (and infamous) a few decades back. Supermodel/Baywatch...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Update: The Grammy Awards Have Officially Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 Caution, New Date TBD
January 5, 2022
Update: The Grammy Awards Have Officially Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 Caution, New Date TBD

The 64th Grammy Awards have officially been postponed. The full statement, as posted on Grammy.com: “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February
December 7, 2021
Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February

Originally released on Dec. 7, 1971, Wild Life was the debut studio album from Paul McCartney & Wings, as well as McCartney‘s third studio record after the dissolution of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)

There simply is no musical force out there right now on the same wavelength as IDLES. Today, Nov. 12, the Bristol, UK-based group released its new album, Crawler, amid intense...

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 | “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 | 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 | Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall

For more than  50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)
October 1, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Shares Studio Cover of “That Funny Feeling,” from ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ (Listen)

Back in late May, comedian/musician Bo Burnham released a Netflix special — and Bo Burnham: Inside was an instant phenomenon, Burnham’s sharp wit and clever production enrapturing so many of...

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 | Eric Clapton: ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ LP Coming 11/21 (Preview)
September 9, 2021
Eric Clapton: ‘The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions’ LP Coming 11/21 (Preview)

It’s been an eventful past year or so for Eric Clapton, who has made headlines for his involvement with Van Morrison in the singer/songwriter’s “anti-lockdown” songs and with his own...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 68th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist and All-Around Icon, Geddy Lee!
July 29, 2021
Happy 68th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist and All-Around Icon, Geddy Lee!

This post first ran in July 2020 to commemorate the 67th birthday of Geddy Lee. It’s been updated now for 2021. Rush made a lot of noise with just three...

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 | 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 | Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13
June 24, 2021
Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13

On Aug. 13, Respect, the anticipated and COVID-delayed biopic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson will finally be released — and two weeks earlier, a career-spanning new box set championing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August
May 27, 2021
America (ft. Co-Founders Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell) to Resume 50th Anniversary Tour in August

America co-founders Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are looking forward to getting back on the road beginning in August, resuming their 50th anniversary festivities that were interrupted back in March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”
May 7, 2021
Little Days (Mini Diaz and Gov’t Mule’s Jorgen Carlsson) Share New Song, “Shine”

Little Days, a duo based out of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles featuring Mini Diaz and Jorgen Carlsson (of Gov’t Mule), debuted a new single titled “Shine.” Shared...

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 | 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 | Preview ‘Tina,’ the New Tina Turner Documentary Film Premiering on HBO Max 3/27
February 23, 2021
Preview ‘Tina,’ the New Tina Turner Documentary Film Premiering on HBO Max 3/27

Beginning on March 27, a new documentary film telling the inspirational story of legendary singer (and 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction nominee as a solo artist) Tina...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)
February 12, 2021
Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)

There’s something undeniably jarring about the new music video for “Tell Me You Love Me,” a song included in The Ascension, the recent album from Sufjan Stevens. Always one to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Seether’s Gritty New Music Video for ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ from 2020’s ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’
January 27, 2021
Watch Seether’s Gritty New Music Video for ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ from 2020’s ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’

Back in late August, Seether released its eighth studio album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, a collection of songs that finds the South African hard rock/alt-grunge band running at all cylinders,...

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 | Glastonbury Festival Cancels 2021 Event Due to COVID-19, Organizers Issue Statement
January 21, 2021
Glastonbury Festival Cancels 2021 Event Due to COVID-19, Organizers Issue Statement

Organizers of England’s Glastonbury Festival, the long-running and esteemed mega-fest, officially announced on Thursday that there will be no event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes...

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 | Alice Cooper Shares New Song, ‘Our Love Will Change the World’; ‘Detroit Stories’ LP Out 2/26
December 11, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares New Song, ‘Our Love Will Change the World’; ‘Detroit Stories’ LP Out 2/26

Alice Cooper is known as the father of “shock-rock,” but his new song “Our Love Will Change the World” just might shock you for a different reason: It’s surprisingly upbeat...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)

Today, Dec. 4, Blackmore’s Night, the project involving iconic & influential guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, released a new holiday EP. Here We...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Live Drugs,’ Capturing the Breathtaking Live Experience of the War on Drugs in Concert (Listen/Buy)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Live Drugs,’ Capturing the Breathtaking Live Experience of the War on Drugs in Concert (Listen/Buy)

Philadelphia-based indie/rock/psychedelic band The War on Drugs has released four studio albums to date and earned a reputation for an unforgettable live show — and today, the band releases a live album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Are Releasing Solo Albums on Feb. 26, 2021; Hosting Live Stream Gig 11/21
November 16, 2020
Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Are Releasing Solo Albums on Feb. 26, 2021; Hosting Live Stream Gig 11/21

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, longtime musical colleagues/band mates in Toto and close friends, will both release their own solo albums on Feb. 26, 2021 — and it should come...

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 | Gord Downie: Tragically Hip Front Man’s Posthumous Double-LP Out Now; Watch ‘River Don’t Care’ Video
October 21, 2020
Gord Downie: Tragically Hip Front Man’s Posthumous Double-LP Out Now; Watch ‘River Don’t Care’ Video

Last Friday, Oct. 16 saw the release of Away Is Mine, a posthumous double album released to commemorate the third anniversary of the passing of Gord Downie, front man for...

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 | 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 | Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer
October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist of Van Halen and all around legend, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The tragic news was shared by his son, Wolfgang Van...

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 | Hear Stephen Stills and Billy Porter Update a Classic with ‘For What It’s Worth (Something Happening Here Remix)’
October 6, 2020
Hear Stephen Stills and Billy Porter Update a Classic with ‘For What It’s Worth (Something Happening Here Remix)’

On Tuesday, legendary singer/songwriter Stephen Stills and actor/singer Billy Porter shared an updated version of “For What It’s Worth,” Stills’ classic with Buffalo Springfield. The aptly titled “For What It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30
October 2, 2020
Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Bon Jovi Returns with Timely New Album ‘2020,’ a Reactionary Response to a Year of Chaos (Listen/Buy)
October 2, 2020
Out Now: Bon Jovi Returns with Timely New Album ‘2020,’ a Reactionary Response to a Year of Chaos (Listen/Buy)

2020 has been a year of frustration, confusion and tumult — and it’s sparked a creative burst from Bon Jovi, which returned on Friday with a new album titled, simply...

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 | Beabadoobee’s New Video for ‘Worth It’ Calls to Mind Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ — Angsty Grunge Fashion and All
September 15, 2020
Beabadoobee’s New Video for ‘Worth It’ Calls to Mind Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ — Angsty Grunge Fashion and All

Rising indie-rock star Beabadoobee is preparing to release her anticipated debut full-length, Fake It Flowers, which is due out Oct. 16 via Dirty Hit. Thus far, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter (real...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from beabadoobee: Stream ‘Worth It,’ the from Rising Indie Star’s New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16
September 8, 2020
New from beabadoobee: Stream ‘Worth It,’ the from Rising Indie Star’s New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16

On Tuesday, beabadoobee premiered another new song, the 20-year-old indie singer/songwriter‘s second preview of her anticipated solo debut, Fake It Flowers. The album will be out on Oct. 16 via Dirty Hit — click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)
September 2, 2020
Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)
August 28, 2020
Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)

There’s nearly a full minute aggressive, sludgy guitar riffage before Shaun Morgan begins singing on “Dead and Done,” the explosive opening track to Seether‘s eighth album, Si Vis Pacem, Para...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Lukather Has Sun-Soaked Backyard Fun in New ‘Run to Me’ Music Video — ft. Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams (Toto)
August 20, 2020
Steve Lukather Has Sun-Soaked Backyard Fun in New ‘Run to Me’ Music Video — ft. Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams (Toto)

When he’s not battling annoying leaf blowers with guitar riffs, Steve Lukather is honing his craft as a musician — and on Thursday, the man known for tasty guitar licks...

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 | GIVEAWAY: Rolling Stones Book ‘All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’
July 27, 2020
GIVEAWAY: Rolling Stones Book ‘All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’

The Rolling Stones are a living history of rock and roll, even to this day — and we’re excited to host a new giveaway for a book that *all* die-hard...

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 | Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker
July 22, 2020
Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker

Happy Birthday to an amazing talent and force in the music industry: Jason Becker (click here to browse his catalog of music via our Rock Cellar Store). Truthfully, I was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Great White Apologizes for Concert Without Masks or Distancing Amid COVID-19, While Former Singer Jack Russell Clarifies He Wasn’t Involved
July 13, 2020
Great White Apologizes for Concert Without Masks or Distancing Amid COVID-19, While Former Singer Jack Russell Clarifies He Wasn’t Involved

Over the weekend, the band Great White found itself the subject of much controversy for playing a concert in North Dakota, in a scene that didn’t appear to have any...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
June 3, 2020
Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

With so much of the country caught up in protests, curfews and controversy surrounding the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has been on...

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 | Chill Out with Robert Fripp and His New Ambient Series ‘Music for Quiet Moments’ — Here’s ‘Pastorale’ (Listen)
May 1, 2020
Chill Out with Robert Fripp and His New Ambient Series ‘Music for Quiet Moments’ — Here’s ‘Pastorale’ (Listen)

Robert Fripp, the leader of prog-rock/experimental ensemble King Crimson, has found plenty of ways to keep busy during COVID-19 quarantine (such as buzzing around his backyard dressed as a bee...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amoeba Music’s Iconic Hollywood Store Will Not Reopen Before Moving to New Location Due to COVID-19
April 27, 2020
Amoeba Music’s Iconic Hollywood Store Will Not Reopen Before Moving to New Location Due to COVID-19

In an update and release issued on Monday, Amoeba Music revealed that its Sunset Boulevard location, a famed Hollywood landmark, will not be reopening due to COVID-19. Back in early...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (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 | ‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)
April 14, 2020
‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)

I Only Have Ears For You: Doo-Wop Doc Streetlight Harmonies Does Deep Doo Run Run on Beloved Musical Genre This reviewer would be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sturgill Simpson Relays Story of Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis, Frustrating Attempts to Get Tested
April 13, 2020
Sturgill Simpson Relays Story of Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis, Frustrating Attempts to Get Tested

Acclaimed songwriter/singer Sturgill Simpson posted a message on his Instagram account over the weekend confirming that he is currently recovering after testing positive for the coronavirus. It was Sturgill’s path...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘John Henry Was a Steel-Drivin’ Man,’ from New LP ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
March 30, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘John Henry Was a Steel-Drivin’ Man,’ from New LP ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia, on May 22. Announced last month, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length album, and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks
March 16, 2020
Watch #DontBeASpreader, a Coronavirus PSA from Mel Brooks + Son, Max Brooks

The world’s attention surrounds the coronavirus pandemic. Tours are canceled, supermarkets are packed (and, likely, ransacked), tensions are high, and … couches are filled. We’re being told to stay home if necessary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Follow the Beatles’ Example for Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 16, 2020
Please Follow the Beatles’ Example for Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It’s on everybody’s mind right now, the news cycle twisting and turning and updating every few minutes: the coronavirus pandemic and, more directly, what we can all do to mitigate risk....

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 | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

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 | Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore
February 11, 2020
Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore

Robby Kreiger and John Densmore of the Doors remember 1970, when the fabled Los Angeles band released Morrison Hotel, played some of its most incendiary shows and began one last,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Kirk Douglas: 1916 – 2020
February 5, 2020
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Kirk Douglas: 1916 – 2020

Kirk Douglas, one of the most enduring icons in Hollywood history, has passed away at the age of 103. The news hit the internet on Wednesday, with People printing an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: 11-Date North American Tour Set for Summer Celebrating New Showtime Documentary
January 22, 2020
The Go-Go’s: 11-Date North American Tour Set for Summer Celebrating New Showtime Documentary

2020 is going to be a banner year for The Go-Go’s, the Los Angeles-based pop/new wave band that formed in 1978 and would forge its own path into music history....

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 | 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 | 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 | The Name Of This Band is Talking Heads, and an Official Band Instagram Account Was Launched — But Why?
December 10, 2019
The Name Of This Band is Talking Heads, and an Official Band Instagram Account Was Launched — But Why?

The name of this band is Talking Heads, and the entity fronted for years by David Byrne now lives on Instagram. On Tuesday, eagle-eyed internet sleuths detected the emergence of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Announce ‘Break on Thru’ Documentary Film in Honor of Late Keyboardist Ray Manzarek
December 9, 2019
The Doors Announce ‘Break on Thru’ Documentary Film in Honor of Late Keyboardist Ray Manzarek

The music of The Doors simply wouldn’t be as vibrant and powerful were it not for the contributions of keyboardist Ray Manzarek. On Monday, the band announced a new documentary...

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 | 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 | Watch The 1975 Explore Vulnerability in the New Video for ‘Frail State of Mind’
November 21, 2019
Watch The 1975 Explore Vulnerability in the New Video for ‘Frail State of Mind’

Last month, The 1975 premiered “Frail State of Mind,” a new single that expressed some real, relatable sentiments of vulnerability and fragility that front man Matty Healy said was inspired...

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 | 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 | The Foo Fighters Treat Fans to New EP of Rarities, Demo Recordings and Covers — Listen
November 8, 2019
The Foo Fighters Treat Fans to New EP of Rarities, Demo Recordings and Covers — Listen

For fans of the Foo Fighters, there’s simply no such thing as hearing “everything,” because Dave Grohl pretty much hasn’t ventured out of the recording studio in decades. That’s a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Release Stunningly Beautiful New Album ‘Ghosteen’ (Listen)
October 4, 2019
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Release Stunningly Beautiful New Album ‘Ghosteen’ (Listen)

Last week, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds announced a new double album, Ghosteen, which was released today on Oct. 4. In preparing the album, Cave characterized its material as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the First-Ever Miles Davis Music Video, a Beautiful Animated Clip for ‘Moon Dreams,’ Influenced By Davis’ Sketches
September 27, 2019
Watch the First-Ever Miles Davis Music Video, a Beautiful Animated Clip for ‘Moon Dreams,’ Influenced By Davis’ Sketches

Some music videos are simply more astounding than others — and the new clip for Miles Davis‘ “Moon Dreams” is unlike any you’ve seen before. The result of a collaboration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Details New Album, Premieres Charged New Single ‘Ball and Chain’ — Listen
September 13, 2019
The Who Details New Album, Premieres Charged New Single ‘Ball and Chain’ — Listen

On Friday, The Who officially announced a new album — and the simply-titled Who will be released on Nov. 22 by the legendary band. Pre-order the new studio album WHO...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | With Its New Punk Anthem ‘People,’ The 1975 Remains One of the Most Intriguing Bands in the World
August 27, 2019
With Its New Punk Anthem ‘People,’ The 1975 Remains One of the Most Intriguing Bands in the World

The 1975. Are you a fan? If you have kids, are they fans? I’ll bet they are, if they’re into the current alternative/rock/pop scene. This band is massive. They were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ is Getting a Lavish 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 9/27 (Full Details)
August 8, 2019
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ is Getting a Lavish 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 9/27 (Full Details)

On September 26, 1969, the Beatles released Abbey Road — and almost exactly 50 years to the day, the legendary album will be re-released in a variety of lavish formats...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Raconteurs Kick Up the Dust Again with New LP ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Listen)
June 24, 2019
The Raconteurs Kick Up the Dust Again with New LP ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Listen)

Jack White and his pals have some more noise up their sleeves — and last Friday, June 21, the Raconteurs unleashed Help Us Stranger, a new studio album and the...

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 | 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 | 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 | New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28
April 25, 2019
New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28

Everything about the Black Keys screams “straightforward” — they’re a two-piece blues/rock duo with a loud, robust sound, after all, so it makes perfect sense that their new album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

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 | Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...

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 | Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)
February 22, 2019
Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)

Badflower is here. On Friday, the Los Angeles-based four-piece released its debut album, OK, I’m Sick, via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, after a few months of anticipation and promotion (and...

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 | 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 | Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts
February 5, 2019
Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts

Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. To celebrate Marley’s influence, enjoy a chat with Don Letts …  Don Letts is a Grammy-winning filmmaker,...

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 | 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 | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019
November 12, 2018
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019

This past spring, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and his impeccable (and underrated) backing band went out on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, a trek across North America catering to only the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
November 9, 2018
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 | 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 | 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: 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 | 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 | 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: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Gary Clark Jr. Releasing 'Live North America 2016' Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton
February 21, 2017
Gary Clark Jr. Releasing 'Live North America 2016' Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton

Gifted guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. has had a busy few years, touring around the world and increasing his profile on a global level. On March 17, he’ll release Live...

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 | Blondie and Garbage Announce Co-Headlining 'Rage and Rapture' Summer Tour
February 8, 2017
Blondie and Garbage Announce Co-Headlining 'Rage and Rapture' Summer Tour

This summer, two bands that simply had to tour together will do just that. Debbie Harry and Blondie (who are releasing a new record, Pollinator, in March) will team up...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Recap: Sufjan Stevens at the Hollywood Bowl – A Great Night All Around
August 9, 2016
Recap: Sufjan Stevens at the Hollywood Bowl – A Great Night All Around

On Sunday night, indie king Sufjan Stevens and his nine-piece band of neon-clad backing musicians/dancers took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl to demonstrate just how he’s become one of...

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 | Pixies Premiere 'Um Chagga Lagga', Announce New Album 'Head Carrier' – Listen
July 6, 2016
Pixies Premiere 'Um Chagga Lagga', Announce New Album 'Head Carrier' – Listen

Revered indie/alt band Pixies have announced a new album, Head Carrier, which will be released on September 30. In anticipation of the LP, the band premiered a single, Um Chagga...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Cory Sipper
June 30, 2016
Turn Me On: Cory Sipper

KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson is back, with another installment of his Turn Me On column … showcasing singer/songwriter Cory Sipper. ——————————— If the only requisite for scoring hit after...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

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 | 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 | 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 | Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale
June 4, 2013
Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale

The lights dim as Ryan Seacrest dramatically draws out the announcement of the 2013 American Idol victor, the entirety of the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live silent and...

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 | 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!
April 2, 2013
Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!

Rock Cellar interviews co-directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush about their startling new documentary "A Place at the Table" which suggests we have a serious hunger problem in this country. They give ideas on what we can do to help.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)

Legendary Beach Boy Al Jardine discusses everything you wanted to know about the classic album SMiLE - which just won a Grammy for "Best Historical Album."

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nfl Picks Sports Handicapping Information For Early Kickoffs
February 27, 2013
Nfl Picks Sports Handicapping Information For Early Kickoffs

men’s hockey jerseys Major League Baseball mlb is consisted of teams your past National League and in the American League. Gano is actually simply 8 of 10 from 20-29 yards,...

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

Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | November/December Album Reviews
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews

November/December Album Reviews Rolling Stones GRRR! In addition to all his great singing and songwriting, showmanship, and jumpin’ jack flash, Mick Jagger was always a businessman. From his student days...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide
November 2, 2012
Those Annoying Whole Foods Customers: A Field Guide

New York City’s small neighborhood groceries of the 1950s, while run by friendly shopkeepers named “Pop,” were cramped affairs with wilted vegetables, bruised fruit and dusty, dented canned foods. Though...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...

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

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)
August 12, 2012
Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)

During a 2011 appearance at an Occupy L.A. rally Tom Morello – an original member of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave – wore a cap with the logo of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What The Funk?!  Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)
July 17, 2012
What The Funk?! Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)

So much has been written about the life and times of Grand Funk Railroad – the hits and the misses, the legal fights and the mismanagement, the groupies and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)
July 17, 2012
Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)

In his new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, Jesse Ventura argues in favor of abolishing all political parties within what he calls a corrupt two-party system. From my perspective, I can’t advocate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock
June 19, 2012
Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock

The back pages of pop music history are littered with tales of one hit wonders. You know the equation:  A band comes out of nowhere, hits the top of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin
May 16, 2012
"Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan is BACK!
April 16, 2012
Donovan is BACK!

Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)
January 12, 2012
Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)

Here are a handful of the most notable and infamous rock & roll landmarks in the history of the genre – whether they’re still standing, bulldozed, burnt to the ground,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes
January 12, 2012
Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes

Bob Daisley On Ozzy & Sharon, Randy Rhoads, and The 'Blizzard of Ozz' - 'Diary of a Madman' Controversy

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vincent Price and The Vincentennial!
October 26, 2011
Vincent Price and The Vincentennial!

Vincent Price, in that unmistakable velvety tone, once said: “A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” This year marks (what would have been) Vincent Price’s 100th birthday, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order
October 24, 2011
16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

You either love Tom Waits, or you don’t. There’s no in between. You can buy into his bourbon-drowned, porkpie hat, troubadour traveling from midnight gig to midnight gig by way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Too Much Art?
August 19, 2011
Too Much Art?

Today, it’s not only authors and philosophers who go through a process of self-examination as they do their jobs. Artists and musicians, too, often working in their claustrophobic vacuums of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art-o-mat
August 19, 2011
Art-o-mat

Cigarette popularity has been declining for years in the U.S. and the machines have been removed and outlawed just the same, but now that smoking has been deemed socially unacceptable...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tracy Morgan: The Hate Debate
June 15, 2011
Tracy Morgan: The Hate Debate

Pro Comedians: say what you want. Just be prepared to deal with backlash Just how far should comedians go? 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has been the subject of much...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist
June 8, 2011
Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist

Animal welfare advocates in upstate New York received unexpected aid last year from an anonymous, bizarre “Deer-Man,” who waged a multi-pronged and ultimately successful attack campaign against a controversial and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Genderless Baby
June 3, 2011
Genderless Baby

Pro A “genderless” baby??!! Only for a little while. Move along, nothing to see here. A Canadian couple thrust themselves into the media spotlight last week by announcing that they’re...