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Rock Cellar Magazine | Sick New World Festival 2023: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, More Set for Las Vegas Fest in May
November 7, 2022
Sick New World Festival 2023: System of a Down, Korn, Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, More Set for Las Vegas Fest in May

Next May 13, 2023, some of the biggest names of the hard rock and “nu-metal” scene of the early 2000s will gather at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for the...

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 | System of a Down Reschedule LA Gigs to February After Singer Serj Tankian Tests Positive for COVID-19
October 21, 2021
System of a Down Reschedule LA Gigs to February After Singer Serj Tankian Tests Positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles-based hard rock/metal band System of a Down postponed two planned mega-concerts scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23, as front man Serj Tankian has tested...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch System of a Down’s ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ Video, Premiered During a Live Stream Fundraiser for Armenian Soldiers
February 2, 2021
Watch System of a Down’s ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’ Video, Premiered During a Live Stream Fundraiser for Armenian Soldiers

This past weekend, System of a Down hosted a special live stream fundraising event on its YouTube channel. Geared around raising money to support wounded Armenian soldiers injured in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down Hosting Live Stream Fundraising Event on YouTube 1/30, Benefiting Injured Armenian Soldiers
January 25, 2021
System of a Down Hosting Live Stream Fundraising Event on YouTube 1/30, Benefiting Injured Armenian Soldiers

This Saturday, Jan. 30, System of a Down will host a special live stream event on the band’s official YouTube channel. The stream will feature the premiere of a music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down Return with First Songs in 15 Years: Stream ‘Protect the Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’
November 5, 2020
System of a Down Return with First Songs in 15 Years: Stream ‘Protect the Land’ and ‘Genocidal Humanoidz’

At long last, System of a Down has returned with new music. The Los Angeles-based hard rock/metal/experimental band shared two new songs on Thursday night, and “Protect the Land” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)

John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)
February 28, 2020
Out Now: System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Re-Imagines Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Eminem and More on ‘These Grey Men’ LP (ft. Serj Tankian, M. Shadows and Tom Morello)

At this point, it’s anybody’s guess if the world might ever see a new album from System of a Down. It’s been 15 years since the incendiary rock/metal band‘s Mezmerize/Hypnotize...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down/Korn/Faith No More/Helmet/Russian Circles Stadium Gig Announced in Los Angeles 5/22
February 3, 2020
System of a Down/Korn/Faith No More/Helmet/Russian Circles Stadium Gig Announced in Los Angeles 5/22

System of a Down announced a rather big bit of news on Monday. No, the esteemed nu-metal/thrash band didn’t announce its first new album in fifteen years (despite recent buzz),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Urges His Band to ‘Check the Massive Egos at the Door,’ Citing Tool/Chili Peppers/Rage Against the Machine as Inspiration
December 17, 2019
System of a Down Drummer John Dolmayan Urges His Band to ‘Check the Massive Egos at the Door,’ Citing Tool/Chili Peppers/Rage Against the Machine as Inspiration

In the early 2000s, few bands made as much noise with as singular a sound as System of a Down. The group’s frantic “nu-metal” tinged with thrash elements and infectious...

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA’s This Ain’t No Picnic Festival Sets Daily Lineups/Set Times for Aug. 27-28 Event (The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, More)
August 8, 2022
LA’s This Ain’t No Picnic Festival Sets Daily Lineups/Set Times for Aug. 27-28 Event (The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, More)

Coming up on August 27-28, 2022, Goldenvoice will put on This Ain’t No Picnic, a two-day indie/alternative festival located at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Southern California. The festival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Album/Film Coming 2/26
January 15, 2021
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‘Way Down in the Rust Bucket’ Live Album/Film Coming 2/26

Way Down in the Rust Bucket is the title of a new live album/film coming from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, capturing a previously unreleased live album of a Crazy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs Share ‘Lockdown Part II’ Video; Debut Album Due Out 11/20
September 22, 2020
Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs Share ‘Lockdown Part II’ Video; Debut Album Due Out 11/20

2020 hasn’t gone as planned for anyone — that much is true, to say the least — and it’s definitely altered the plans of The Dirty Knobs, the band led...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #SaveOurStages: 600 Artists, Including Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and More, Sign Letter Asking Congress to Help Indie Venues Survive COVID-19 Shutdown
June 19, 2020
#SaveOurStages: 600 Artists, Including Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and More, Sign Letter Asking Congress to Help Indie Venues Survive COVID-19 Shutdown

It’s time to #SaveOurStages. Among the many devastating hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months is the chaos thrown into the live music world — and,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)

Alan Parsons made his initial mark in the music world by engineering or producing successful late 1960s and ‘70s releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Wings, Al...

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 | With Two No. 1 Albums in 2022, Red Hot Chili Peppers Do Something Not Seen in Rock Music Since 2005
October 25, 2022
With Two No. 1 Albums in 2022, Red Hot Chili Peppers Do Something Not Seen in Rock Music Since 2005

For the first time in 17 years, a rock band has released two No. 1 studio albums in the same year. This time, it’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Lights Up the LA Coliseum — Literally — with Unforgettable Stadium Tour Spectacle (Photos)
September 26, 2022
Rammstein Lights Up the LA Coliseum — Literally — with Unforgettable Stadium Tour Spectacle (Photos)

Everything — and I cannot stress this enough — everything is on fire. That’s not surprising at a Rammstein concert — what is surprising at a Rammstein concert is when...

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 | Korn Debuts Video for ‘Requiem’ LP Standout “Worst Is On Its Way”; Tour with Evanescence Starts in August
April 21, 2022
Korn Debuts Video for ‘Requiem’ LP Standout “Worst Is On Its Way”; Tour with Evanescence Starts in August

Back in early February, hard-rock titans Korn released their 14th studio album, Requiem — a pummeling reassertion of the band’s vitality. Among the album’s standout tracks was “Worst Is On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’
February 3, 2022
Out Now: Korn Reasserts its Vitality with Pummeling New Album, ‘Requiem’

The years keep flying by, but Korn just keeps on pumping out albums — and the band’s latest, Requiem, may very well be among its strongest. The 14th (!) album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn to Host ‘Requiem Mass’ Live Stream Event at Los Angeles Church 2/3; New Album Lands Friday
January 31, 2022
Korn to Host ‘Requiem Mass’ Live Stream Event at Los Angeles Church 2/3; New Album Lands Friday

This coming Friday, Feb. 4, will bring with it the release of Requiem, a new studio album from hard-rock veterans Korn. The band has been previewing it in recent weeks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn Debuts “Forgotten,” the Heavy Opening Track from New Album ‘Requiem’ Out 2/4; Tour Starts 1/31
January 13, 2022
Korn Debuts “Forgotten,” the Heavy Opening Track from New Album ‘Requiem’ Out 2/4; Tour Starts 1/31

Approaching the 30th anniversary of its formation in 1993, Korn keeps on rolling — and on Feb. 4, the hard-rock band that became a phenomenon in ushering in the “nu-metal”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn Sets March 2022 Tour Dates w/ Chevelle & Code Orange; New Album ‘Requiem’ Out 2/4
December 14, 2021
Korn Sets March 2022 Tour Dates w/ Chevelle & Code Orange; New Album ‘Requiem’ Out 2/4

Hard rock veterans Korn will head out on the road in March 2022 for a run of headlining tour dates, the band reveled on Tuesday. The outing will come shortly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision
November 7, 2021
Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision

“Welcome to a dream come true, you crazy motherfuckers,” said Corey Taylor, lead singer of Iowa-based metal ensemble Slipknot after his band raged through “Unsainted” and “Disasterpiece” to begin Knotfest...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement
September 14, 2021
Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement

Faith No More and Mr. Bungle were both scheduled to perform a number of upcoming concerts, but on Tuesday lead vocalist/figurehead Mike Patton announced that he will be unable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn Postpones/Cancels Tour Dates After Singer Jonathan Davis Tests Positive for COVID-19
August 17, 2021
Korn Postpones/Cancels Tour Dates After Singer Jonathan Davis Tests Positive for COVID-19

Hard rock veterans Korn launched a big tour with Staind in early August, but the trek has already run into issues, as vocalist Jonathan Davis has tested positive for COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’
February 15, 2021
Watch in Awe as 20-Year-Old Polish Guitar Wizard Marcin Patrzalek Plays Led Zeppelin’s ‘Kashmir’

Marcin Patrzalek is a 20-year-old guitarist from Poland with an especially eye-popping method of play — and a recent video shared to his Instagram page is turning all kinds of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello Surprised 10-Year-Old Music Prodigy Nandi Bushell (Known for Her Rage Against the Machine Covers) with a Custom Guitar
June 23, 2020
Tom Morello Surprised 10-Year-Old Music Prodigy Nandi Bushell (Known for Her Rage Against the Machine Covers) with a Custom Guitar

She may only be 10 years old, but Nandi Bushell is already making a name for herself thanks to a series of incredibly impressive videos uploaded to YouTube — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’
June 8, 2020
Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

The ubiquity of social media over the past decade-plus has led to one inescapable truth: Everybody can express themselves no matter what, all the time. This includes musicians like guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 10-Year-Old Rock and Roll Prodigy Nandi Bushell Covers Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Guerrilla Radio’ to Support #BlackLivesMatter
June 1, 2020
10-Year-Old Rock and Roll Prodigy Nandi Bushell Covers Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Guerrilla Radio’ to Support #BlackLivesMatter

Nandi Bushell is a 10-year-old “British and Zulu drummer girl” who knows her way around a handful of instruments — and recently, the musical prodigy showed her stuff with an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn and Faith No More Detail Co-Headlining North American Summer Tour with Scars on Broadway/Helmet/Spotlights/’68
February 18, 2020
Korn and Faith No More Detail Co-Headlining North American Summer Tour with Scars on Broadway/Helmet/Spotlights/’68

When it was revealed in 2019 that Mike Patton and Faith No More were getting back together for some shows, many fans wondered what that would mean tour-wise … and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Linkin Park and Friends Remember Chester Bennington with Three-Plus Hour Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
October 28, 2017
Watch Linkin Park and Friends Remember Chester Bennington with Three-Plus Hour Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Friday night, the remaining members of Linkin Park took the stage publicly for the first time since the death of vocalist Chester Bennington back on July 20. A special ‘Celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC's 'My Big Fat Beautiful Life'
June 29, 2016
A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC's 'My Big Fat Beautiful Life'

Ever since her ‘Fat Girl Dancing’ video went viral a few years ago, Whitney Way Thore has been everywhere. Her TLC reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life just started...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Rolling Stones in Mono’: 16-LP Colored Vinyl Box Set Coming in January (Pre-Order)
November 17, 2022
‘The Rolling Stones in Mono’: 16-LP Colored Vinyl Box Set Coming in January (Pre-Order)

Scheduled for a Jan. 20, 2023 release from ABKCO, The Rolling Stones In Mono (Limited Color Edition) is an updated version of a 2016 collection of the Stones‘ entire 1960s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Rocks Chicago with ‘Transistor’ and ‘Blue’ Album Shows (ft. special Guests The Urge) — PHOTOS
October 26, 2022
311 Rocks Chicago with ‘Transistor’ and ‘Blue’ Album Shows (ft. special Guests The Urge) — PHOTOS

Veteran reggae/rockers 311 are out on the road right now for a run of dates that have included special full-album performances in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. This past weekend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Live Streaming ‘Blue’ and ‘Transistor’ Album Shows This Weekend 10/22-23 — How to Watch
October 18, 2022
311 Live Streaming ‘Blue’ and ‘Transistor’ Album Shows This Weekend 10/22-23 — How to Watch

Veteran reggae/rockers 311 are out on the road right now for a run of dates that have included particularly special full-album performances in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Delirious Crowd of San Diego Padres Fans Sing Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” During a Rain Shower
October 17, 2022
Watch a Delirious Crowd of San Diego Padres Fans Sing Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” During a Rain Shower

What a busy week it’s been for Tom DeLonge, guitarist of Blink-182. Last week, the band officially announced DeLonge’s return after several years away, as he has rejoined Mark Hoppus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ION Air LP Wireless Streaming Turntable with Bluetooth Giveaway Terms/Conditions
September 20, 2022
ION Air LP Wireless Streaming Turntable with Bluetooth Giveaway Terms/Conditions

‘ION Air LP Wireless Streaming Turntable with Bluetooth Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hey LA: Phoebe Bridgers x Homestate Roll Out ‘The Maxine’ Taco Ahead of This Ain’t No Picnic 8/27-28
August 22, 2022
Hey LA: Phoebe Bridgers x Homestate Roll Out ‘The Maxine’ Taco Ahead of This Ain’t No Picnic 8/27-28

This coming Sunday, Aug. 28, Phoebe Bridgers will play her biggest hometown show to date as one of the headliners of This Ain’t No Picnic, a two-day indie/alternative festival located...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina Reschedule ‘Sittin’ In’ Hollywood Bowl Gigs; New Dates Sept. 22, 24
August 11, 2022
Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina Reschedule ‘Sittin’ In’ Hollywood Bowl Gigs; New Dates Sept. 22, 24

The anticipated Sittin’ In concerts featuring Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina that were originally scheduled for July have since been rescheduled, and will now take place on Sept. 22 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Silversun Pickups Preview New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Out 8/19) with “Alone on a Hill”
August 8, 2022
Silversun Pickups Preview New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Out 8/19) with “Alone on a Hill”

Los Angeles indie/rock band Silversun Pickups will get back after it on Aug. 19 with Physical Thrills, the group’s studio album. The set was produced by Butch Vig and was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina Postpone Hollywood Bowl Gigs (7/15-16) Due to COVID-19
July 15, 2022
Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina Postpone Hollywood Bowl Gigs (7/15-16) Due to COVID-19

This weekend was supposed to bring with it two very special performances at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles from Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, which would be the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Silversun Pickups Debut “Scared Together”; New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Produced by Butch Vig) Out 8/19
July 12, 2022
Silversun Pickups Debut “Scared Together”; New Album ‘Physical Thrills’ (Produced by Butch Vig) Out 8/19

Los Angeles rock/alt/indie band Silversun Pickups will return on Aug. 19 with a new album titled Physical Thrills. The group’s sixth studio album, Physical Thrills was produced by Butch Vig...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Forgiveness is at the Core of Papa Roach’s New Video for “No Apologies”; ‘Rockzilla’ Tour Starts Late July
June 14, 2022
Forgiveness is at the Core of Papa Roach’s New Video for “No Apologies”; ‘Rockzilla’ Tour Starts Late July

Papa Roach returned in early April with Ego Trip, the 11th studio album from the ever-evolving Northern California band, which first emerged more than two decades ago amid the “nu-metal”...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)
April 21, 2022
Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)

The vibe at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night was one of relief. Deftones were in town for a concert, but not just any concert: A gig...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs
April 11, 2022
Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs

Fans of classic rock radio are never far from hearing a song Jim Messina had a hand in creating. A singer, guitarist and songwriter in three celebrated bands, Messina also...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: I Danced in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent
February 15, 2022
Behind the Curtain: I Danced in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent

Super Bowl Weekend is one of the most popular television events of the year, essentially an unofficial national holiday. The annual championship game between the National Football League’s top two...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons
November 15, 2021
Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons

For years, the Vans Warped Tour entertained the youth of America with an annual summer gathering of the “underground” scene, a morning-to-night slate of entertainment featuring bands from across the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Alan Parsons ‘The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands’ Live Album (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: Alan Parsons ‘The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands’ Live Album (Listen)

Prog-rock master/studio legend Alan Parsons released a new live album and video release titled The NeverEnding Show: Live In The Netherlands, on Nov. 5. Parsons recently debuted a new music...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerome Brunet ‘Into the Light’ Book Giveaway Terms & Conditions
July 14, 2021
Jerome Brunet ‘Into the Light’ Book Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Jerome Brunet ‘Into the Light’ Book Giveaway ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘1978 Independence Day’ (Watch)
July 9, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘1978 Independence Day’ (Watch)

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its vaunted history, focuses a key period in the group’s graduation from hit-making powerhouse still beholden to handlers and...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Caribbean Songs
June 14, 2021
Top 11 Caribbean Songs

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart ‘1975-1978’ LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 27, 2021
Rod Stewart ‘1975-1978’ LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘Rod Stewart ‘1975-1978’ LP Box Set Giveaway ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 27, 2021
Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘Beatles 4-Piece Canvas Print Giveaway ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 26, 2021
Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 26, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ Box Set Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler Giveaway Terms & Conditions (May 2021)
March 23, 2021
Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler Giveaway Terms & Conditions (May 2021)

“Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Marley ‘Complete Island Recordings’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
March 23, 2021
Bob Marley ‘Complete Island Recordings’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Bob Marley ‘Complete Island Recordings’ Box Set Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
March 23, 2021
Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

“Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ Box Set” Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Audio-Technica Turntable Giveaway Terms & Conditions
March 22, 2021
Audio-Technica Turntable Giveaway Terms & Conditions

“Audio-Technica Turntable” Giveaway Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar Magazine “Audio-Technica Turntable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Giveaway Terms & Conditions
March 22, 2021
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Giveaway Terms & Conditions

“Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CSNY ‘Deja Vu’ 50th Anniversary Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
February 11, 2021
CSNY ‘Deja Vu’ 50th Anniversary Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

“CSNY ‘Deja Vu’ 50th Anniversary Box Set Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Giveaway May 2021 Terms/Conditions
January 7, 2021
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Giveaway May 2021 Terms/Conditions

“Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar Magazine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC Shares ‘Realize,’ the Blistering First Track from New Album ‘Power Up’ Out This Friday 11/13 (Listen)
November 11, 2020
AC/DC Shares ‘Realize,’ the Blistering First Track from New Album ‘Power Up’ Out This Friday 11/13 (Listen)

AC/DC is ready to unleash Power Up — the Australian hard rock legends‘ anticipated new album arrives this Friday, Nov. 13, and on Wednesday another preview of the record was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming This Friday 11/13: ‘Power Up,’ the Explosive New Album from AC/DC (Preview/Pre-Order)
November 9, 2020
Coming This Friday 11/13: ‘Power Up,’ the Explosive New Album from AC/DC (Preview/Pre-Order)

After roaring back to life in recent weeks with a series of cryptic social media posts and, finally, a LOUD new single titled “Shot in the Dark,” Australian hard rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker May 2021 Giveaway Terms/Conditions
November 4, 2020
Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker May 2021 Giveaway Terms/Conditions

“Keurig K-Classic 2021 Giveaway ” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar Magazine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC Shares a Teaser for ‘Demon Fire,’ from the New Album ‘Power Up’ Out 11/13
October 30, 2020
AC/DC Shares a Teaser for ‘Demon Fire,’ from the New Album ‘Power Up’ Out 11/13

The AC/DC hype train just keeps rolling. On Friday, the Australian hard/rock legends shared a new teaser clip for “Demon Fire,” a song included in the band’s anticipated new album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?
October 27, 2020
Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all” — Joni Mitchell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Angus Young: Malcolm Young Would Be Proud of New Album ‘Power Up’
October 13, 2020
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Angus Young: Malcolm Young Would Be Proud of New Album ‘Power Up’

Like a lightning bolt crackling across the sky, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC roared back to life earlier this month with a new song, “Shot in the Dark,” a preview...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New AC/DC: Stream ‘Shot in the Dark’ — New Album ‘Power Up’ Out 11/13 (Pre-Order Now)
October 6, 2020
New AC/DC: Stream ‘Shot in the Dark’ — New Album ‘Power Up’ Out 11/13 (Pre-Order Now)

After more than a week of online teases, it’s here. Below, stream “Shot in the Dark,” a brand new song from AC/DC, as premiered late Tuesday night: It’s the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jim Marshall Photography Book Giveaway Terms/Conditions
September 10, 2020
Jim Marshall Photography Book Giveaway Terms/Conditions

“Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Southern California Jam Band Grampas Grass
September 4, 2020
Turn Me On: Southern California Jam Band Grampas Grass

For twenty years, Grampas Grass has been a vital and beloved part of Southern California’s active jam band scene. In a local music ecosystem long-anchored by world-class cover bands Cubensis,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GoPro Hero5 Black Giveaway Terms/Conditions
August 14, 2020
GoPro Hero5 Black Giveaway Terms/Conditions

“GoPro Hero5 Black Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock Cellar Magazine “GoPro...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there.  “Nuclear apocalypse – who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism?  Or Malicious Mayhem?
July 30, 2020
The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism? Or Malicious Mayhem?

A Note from Rock Cellar Magazine:  Rock Cellar has always been about bringing you the latest news and information that’s going on in the world (and not just the rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)
July 22, 2020
Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)

Dave Grohl has something to say — and it all has to do with his dual role as a father of school-age children and the son of a teacher (to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thanks to Nike, There Are Now Some Very Colorful Grateful Dead Sneakers on the Market
July 16, 2020
Thanks to Nike, There Are Now Some Very Colorful Grateful Dead Sneakers on the Market

The Grateful Dead is a marketing empire, and has been for decades. The legendary jam band’s presence is ubiquitous, whether in its abundance of archival streaming events released to YouTube...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection
June 15, 2020
Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection

Penny Lane, a street in Liverpool, England that became a landmark once The Beatles used the street as the basis of a 1967 single, has found itself the subject of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christopher Cross ‘Well Over COVID-19,’ Issues Progress Update Recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Update to Fans
June 10, 2020
Christopher Cross ‘Well Over COVID-19,’ Issues Progress Update Recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Update to Fans

The past few weeks have seen significant health hurdles overcome by singer Christopher Cross. First, the “Sailing” singer was stricken with a case of coronavirus in early April, which sprang...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Meticulous Recreation of the Pink Floyd ‘Division Bell’ Tour Stage Using LEGOs is Something Special
June 8, 2020
This Meticulous Recreation of the Pink Floyd ‘Division Bell’ Tour Stage Using LEGOs is Something Special

1994’s The Division Bell Tour was the final official tour from Pink Floyd as a band, coming after the album of the same name. Its stage setup was sprawling and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Streaming Pick: ‘Nintendo Quest,’ One Hardcore Gamer’s Adventure Collecting all 678(!) Nintendo Games Released in North America
April 14, 2020
Streaming Pick: ‘Nintendo Quest,’ One Hardcore Gamer’s Adventure Collecting all 678(!) Nintendo Games Released in North America

Without being able to venture outside or go anywhere these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have found myself aimlessly staring at the television screen, searching for something to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Garrison Starr
November 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Garrison Starr

Since recording her first album in 1993, Garrison Starr has continued to blend folk-rock, Americana and singer-songwriter influences with incredible deftness and to compelling effect. On Garrison Starr’s forthcoming album,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young + Crazy Horse Face Climate Change and Other Worldly Issues Head-On with Charged New Album ‘Colorado’ — Listen
October 25, 2019
Neil Young + Crazy Horse Face Climate Change and Other Worldly Issues Head-On with Charged New Album ‘Colorado’ — Listen

On “Shut It Down,” a new song from the Neil Young & Crazy Horse album Colorado, which was released on Friday, Young shouts the following impassioned lyrics: People tryin’ to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
September 11, 2018
Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience

Detroit’s legendary MC5 were probably the first punk rock band — but try to tell the band’s guitarist, Wayne Kramer, that. “I get that. I get the value of that....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)

“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles
February 16, 2018
Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles

For a special Behind the Curtain, RockCellarMagazine.com publisher and Get Together Foundation founder Kevin Wachs details his experience going homeless for a night in Los Angeles as part of a ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More
June 29, 2017
Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview
May 10, 2017
Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman of The Kinks is in you. He’ll ask where you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Ken Burns: The Interview
December 3, 2012
Ken Burns: The Interview

Documentary filmmaking legend Ken Burns gives a new interview to Rock Cellar Magazine and discusses his two latest film projects "The Dust Bowl" and "The Central Park Five."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Real "Honeymooners" TV Show Locations!
December 3, 2012
Photos of Real "Honeymooners" TV Show Locations!

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK MASTROPOLO Though it ran for only one season, 1955-56, The Honeymooners remains one of the pivotal sitcoms in television history.   Jackie Gleason played his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel
November 2, 2012
Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel

The new novel Clockwork Angels begins with the line: “The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life…and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough....

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

Mumford & Sons KISS Neil Young & Crazy Horse Gary Clark Jr. Muse Dinosaur Jr. Aimee Mann   Mumford & Sons Babel When U2 made the Rattle and Hum album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

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 | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

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 | 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 | 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 | James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist
April 16, 2012
James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

Actor James Cromwell is having a banner year: He played the chauffeur in The Artist, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is now portraying the slave driver Pozzo in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston
March 19, 2012
The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Haskell Wexler:  Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever
November 16, 2011
Haskell Wexler: Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever

As one of Hollywood’s greatest cinematographers, the Chicago-born Haskell Wexler has worked on close to 150 films and been the director of photography for many of the world’s greatest directors....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors’ John Densmore, Rapper Wil B, Comic Jeff Ross at Occupy L.A. Rally
October 16, 2011
The Doors’ John Densmore, Rapper Wil B, Comic Jeff Ross at Occupy L.A. Rally

A rally emcee called Occupy Wall Street “the spark that ignited the wildfire that is taking over the world now.”  The movement launched by 16 activists in Lower Manhattan is...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sex Is Always the Answer
June 3, 2011
Sex Is Always the Answer

From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with...