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Rock Cellar Magazine | Djo (‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery) Channels Talking Heads, Bowie for New Synth-Pop Song “Gloom”
July 25, 2022
Djo (‘Stranger Things’ Star Joe Keery) Channels Talking Heads, Bowie for New Synth-Pop Song “Gloom”

Djo is the musical project/alter ego of Joe Keery, known to many for his portrayal of Steve Harrington on the smash-hit Netflix series Stranger Things. His musical ambitions extend well...

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 | Sorry, Talking Heads Are Not Reuniting, Despite the Band’s Mysterious New Instagram Account
December 12, 2019
Sorry, Talking Heads Are Not Reuniting, Despite the Band’s Mysterious New Instagram Account

Earlier this week, an official, new Instagram account for Talking Heads turned up — and minds began racing. Would they … could they … were they finally going to be...

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 | 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 | Going Somewhere
September 14, 2020
Going Somewhere

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers shares her sophomore solo album, Going Somewhere which features 13 tracks inspired by some of her favorite artists – Kirk Franklin, Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and more. As with her debut album, Listen, Rachel refuses to be pigeonholed, drawing from her extensive musical background to create a sound with elements of jazz, rock, orchestral, and pop, but one that is uniquely her own. This album, as well as her first, is self-produced, recorded at home, and Rachel plays all of the instruments with the utmost precision. Her sweet, almost angelic voice will lure you in and keep you listening. Her music is playful, sophisticated, and delivered with an incredible sensibility.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Debuts “Puzzle” ft. Adrian Belew; New Album ‘Space Force’ Out 10/14 (with Many Special Guests)
August 17, 2022
Todd Rundgren Debuts “Puzzle” ft. Adrian Belew; New Album ‘Space Force’ Out 10/14 (with Many Special Guests)

On Oct. 14, Todd Rundgren will release Space Force, a new collaborative album that the prog/power-pop master has been working on for some time. Accompanying the news on Wednesday was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More
August 3, 2022
‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Tour 2022: Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Scrote, Royston Langdon, & More

This fall, an all-star assortment of musicians will gather once again for another edition of the Celebrating David Bowie tour. Featuring Todd Rundgren, former Bowie musical director Adrian Belew, Scrote,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Tom Club’s 1981 Debut Certified Platinum Thanks to Enduring Legacy of “Genius of Love”
July 18, 2022
Tom Tom Club’s 1981 Debut Certified Platinum Thanks to Enduring Legacy of “Genius of Love”

Back in 1981, husband-and-wife team Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth branched out of their “day job” with Talking Heads to form Tom Tom Club, and it has proven to be...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Anthony Kiedis & Dave Navarro Reunite for Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” at an LA Benefit Concert
December 21, 2021
Watch Anthony Kiedis & Dave Navarro Reunite for Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” at an LA Benefit Concert

Anthony Kiedis joined Dave Navarro and friends for a Lou Reed cover at 'Above Ground 3' at the Fonda Theatre on Dec. 20.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Raitt to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; New Album Coming in Spring 2022
December 9, 2021
Bonnie Raitt to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; New Album Coming in Spring 2022

A well-deserved honor commemorating her steadfast commitment to her craft, adored singer/songwriter/guitarist Bonnie Raitt will be among the recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Special Merit Awards...

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 | Watch the New Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO Max 10/17
September 23, 2020
Watch the New Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO Max 10/17

David Byrne’s American Utopia is the film version of the Broadway play from Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne. Directed by Spike Lee, the film will premiere on HBO and HBO...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17
August 24, 2020
Watch a Teaser Trailer for ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia,’ Directed by Spike Lee — Premiering on HBO/HBO Max 10/17

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into a hit Broadway...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lamb of God Roars into a New Era with its Punishing, Timely New Self-Titled Album (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: Lamb of God Roars into a New Era with its Punishing, Timely New Self-Titled Album (Listen)

The new album from Virginia “groove metal” band Lamb of God is a self-titled affair. “Putting only our name on it is a statement,” said vocalist D. Randall Blythe in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year
June 17, 2020
A Spike Lee-Directed Concert Film of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Hitting HBO This Year

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was — and the Talking Heads icon’s groundbreaking live presentation was turned into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bono Wrote  Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great
May 15, 2020
Bono Wrote Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great

Bono, the man known as Paul David Hewson in another life, celebrated his 60th birthday on May 10 — and boy, did the man known for bombast and passion with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thank You, Kermit the Frog, for the Calming, Lovely Banjo Performance of ‘Rainbow Connection’ in Isolation
April 30, 2020
Thank You, Kermit the Frog, for the Calming, Lovely Banjo Performance of ‘Rainbow Connection’ in Isolation

Kermit the Frog wants to help. He knows we’re all anxious and caught up in everything right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, searching for calm amid the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)
March 27, 2020
A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)

Pearl Jam don’t have anything left to prove. The band released its new studio album, Gigaton, on Friday, and did so with an unassailable spot in music history already cemented....

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 | Watch David Byrne Bring His Unbelievable ‘American Utopia’ Performance to ‘SNL’
March 2, 2020
Watch David Byrne Bring His Unbelievable ‘American Utopia’ Performance to ‘SNL’

David Byrne returned to the Saturday Night Live stage this past weekend for his first appearance on the program since Talking Heads played in 1989 — but anybody who’s paid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Superblood Wolfmoon,’ the Riffy New Single from Pearl Jam
February 18, 2020
Hear ‘Superblood Wolfmoon,’ the Riffy New Single from Pearl Jam

We’re a little over a month away from the release of Gigaton, the anticipated new album from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Pearl Jam, and now we have our...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Extends Run with New Dates in 2021
February 17, 2020
David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show Extends Run with New Dates in 2021

Anybody who witnessed the live concert experience that David Byrne put together in 2018 knows how magical an evening it was. Far from your typical “concert,” Byrne‘s innovative, highly choreographed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy the Three Different Music Videos Pearl Jam Has Premiered for ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’
February 7, 2020
Enjoy the Three Different Music Videos Pearl Jam Has Premiered for ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’

Pearl Jam has been on a mission since premiering “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the funky, Talking Heads-ish new song from the band‘s anticipated new album, Gigaton. When the song was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BottleRock Napa Valley 2020: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks Top Stacked Lineup (Details)
January 6, 2020
BottleRock Napa Valley 2020: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks Top Stacked Lineup (Details)

BottleRock Napa Valley unveiled its 2020 lineup and plans on Monday, and the festival boasts a deep array of acts spanning genres, generations and styles. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6—JSlCzJ/ Set for Memorial Day...

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 | David Byrne Brought His Immersive and Rule-Breaking ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show to ‘Fallon’ to Perform ‘Road to Nowhere’
November 20, 2019
David Byrne Brought His Immersive and Rule-Breaking ‘American Utopia’ Broadway Show to ‘Fallon’ to Perform ‘Road to Nowhere’

When the fiercely and unceasingly original David Byrne announced he was taking his American Utopia live show to Broadway for a special limited-engagement run, it was especially intriguing. This was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Byrne + the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performed ‘One Fine Day’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ — Watch
October 23, 2019
David Byrne + the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Performed ‘One Fine Day’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ — Watch

Longtime Talking Heads front man/figurehead David Byrne embarked on an incredible tour last summer titled American Utopia, after his 2018 solo album. The innovative live performance was so special to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Byrne Hopes to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems with His New Online Magazine, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’
August 26, 2019
David Byrne Hopes to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Problems with His New Online Magazine, ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’

David Byrne has been more than a “musician.” For years as the Talking Heads‘ focal point and dynamic lead vocalist, he and his band pushed the envelope of what a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Do Yourself a Favor and Catch David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Show on Broadway This Fall
May 20, 2019
Do Yourself a Favor and Catch David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Show on Broadway This Fall

Late last week, it was announced that David Byrne is taking his American Utopia live show to Broadway for a limited-engagement run at the Hudson Theatre in New York City,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | L.A.'s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single 'My Reflection' — Listen
February 1, 2017
L.A.'s King Washington Announce New Album, Premiere Lead Single 'My Reflection' — Listen

Get ready for a big year from Los Angeles-based indie/rock band King Washington, longtime favorites of this website. The group, whose music calls to mind inspirations as eclectic as the Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)
September 14, 2016
Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)

We live in highly polarized times and one of our era’s biggest lightning rods of divisiveness is Edward Snowden. Opinions remain sharply divided over the young intelligence agent and contractor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Kermit the Frog Imitate David Byrne in Great 'Once in a Lifetime' Clip from 1996
July 7, 2016
Watch Kermit the Frog Imitate David Byrne in Great 'Once in a Lifetime' Clip from 1996

Back on July 7, 1996 – so today’s date, 20 years ago – the ABC show Muppets Tonight aired something that just begged for a share this week. (Thanks to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Women Who Rock Exhibit
February 16, 2012
Women Who Rock Exhibit

A trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, is a must at some point for every music lover. For anybody nearby now would be a...

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 | The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3
November 14, 2011
The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Tears for Fears Return with Poignant ‘The Tipping Point,’ Duo’s First Album Since 2004 (Listen)
February 25, 2022
Out Now: Tears for Fears Return with Poignant ‘The Tipping Point,’ Duo’s First Album Since 2004 (Listen)

“Being self-referential is not a bad thing.” That’s a statement made by Tears for Fears‘ Curt Smith in Rock Cellar’s new feature interview regarding The Tipping Point, a brand new...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch girl in red Make Her TV Debut Playing “Serotonin” on ‘The Tonight Show’; Debut Album Out Now
May 4, 2021
Watch girl in red Make Her TV Debut Playing “Serotonin” on ‘The Tonight Show’; Debut Album Out Now

Last week, 22-year-old Norwegian indie/rock singer/songwriter girl in red (a.k.a Marie Ulven) released her debut full-length album, if i could make it go quiet. Its release comes with anticipation in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)
April 30, 2021
Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)

A few years of EPs and early releases put girl in red on many folks’ radar, and today, the 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter born Marie Ulven released her debut full-length album, if...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know
October 14, 2020
‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25: Revisiting Oasis’ 1995 Album with Those Who Should Know

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the second album from Oasis released to the masses in 1995, celebrated its 25th anniversary in early October. After bursting onto the British music scene...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)
July 17, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Big News: Motley Crue Reforming for 2020 Stadium Tour with Def Leppard and Poison
November 18, 2019
Big News: Motley Crue Reforming for 2020 Stadium Tour with Def Leppard and Poison

What good is a ‘farewell’ tour these days? Bands often use those terms abundantly when referring to huge tours around the world (bands such as KISS, for example), only to...

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 | The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later

25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turns Out, a Festival Curated by the Cure is Quite a ‘Daydream’ Indeed (Pasadena Daydream Recap)
September 3, 2019
Turns Out, a Festival Curated by the Cure is Quite a ‘Daydream’ Indeed (Pasadena Daydream Recap)

Anybody in Southern California knows the absolute hassle that the Rose Bowl can be. So, when Goldenvoice announced a special new event titled the Pasadena Daydream Festival, with an eclectic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon
August 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon

For his latest Behind The Curtain entry, writer Steve rosen recounts a few run-ins with renowned guitarist Neal Schon, of Santana and Journey fame …  It is 1975 and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)
August 12, 2019
Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)

We’ve all seen extremely popular bands manage to still bring pure excitement of an arena rock atmosphere and fill the entire venue from top to bottom — but how many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)

“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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: 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 | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview

“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | 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 | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence
October 7, 2016
Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
February 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order
March 4, 2013
Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order delves into the inner workings of both bands, shenanigans with the Duke and Duchess of York, Hook’s recent split with his former New Order bandmates, and his take on Manchester bands The Stone Roses, The Smiths, and Oasis.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

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 | Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
June 19, 2012
Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising...

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...