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Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More
February 16, 2022
Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More

Saturday, April 23 will mark the 15th annual Record Store Day, an event that began as a small niche appreciation of the vinyl record and has since morphed into an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video
December 3, 2021
Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video

Today, Dec. 3, The Doors’ classic 1970 album L.A. Woman has been revisited for a lavish Deluxe Edition commemorating its 50th anniversary. Click here to pick up the 3-CD/1-LP set...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Unearth “L.A. Woman [Part 2],” an Alternate Take from 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/3
October 1, 2021
The Doors Unearth “L.A. Woman [Part 2],” an Alternate Take from 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/3

On Dec. 3, The Doors will revisit 1971’s L.A. Woman for a special 50th anniversary reissue. As a preview of the collection, the classic band‘s vaults were opened on Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tickets Onsale Now: ‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition,’ in Theaters One Night Only 11/4
September 21, 2021
Tickets Onsale Now: ‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition,’ in Theaters One Night Only 11/4

Today, Sept. 21, tickets officially went on sale for The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition, a theatrical screening of the classic (and updated) concert film, as put...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition’ Screening in Theaters One Night Only, Nov. 4 (Tix Onsale 9/21)
September 14, 2021
‘The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 Special Edition’ Screening in Theaters One Night Only, Nov. 4 (Tix Onsale 9/21)

On Nov. 4, Trafalgar Releasing will host a special, one-night-only screening of one of the landmark live moments in the storied history of The Doors with a theatrical event geared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘L.A. Woman’ 12/3; Stream Original Demo of “Riders on the Storm”
September 1, 2021
The Doors: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘L.A. Woman’ 12/3; Stream Original Demo of “Riders on the Storm”

On Dec. 3, The Doors will commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1971’s L.A. Woman with a deluxe revisiting of the classic record. As officially detailed on Wednesday, the special reissue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now
July 12, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now

On Oct. 12, Little, Brown & Company will publish Set the Night on Fire, the first official memoir from legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors. Given the scope of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Launch Weekly YouTube Series of Unseen Archival Videos, a Fundraiser for NIVA & #SaveOurStages
November 13, 2020
The Doors Launch Weekly YouTube Series of Unseen Archival Videos, a Fundraiser for NIVA & #SaveOurStages

The Doors wouldn’t have become The Doors — the esteemed Los Angeles psychedelic/rock outfit that earned its stripes playing infamous venues up and down the Sunset Strip — without those...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming This Month: ‘The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists),’ a New Book from The Doors’ John Densmore
November 9, 2020
Coming This Month: ‘The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists),’ a New Book from The Doors’ John Densmore

In addition to being the drummer for one of the most legendary and influential bands in music history, John Densmore of the Doors is a published author (as he discussed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Listen/Buy)
October 9, 2020
Out Now: The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Listen/Buy)

Morrison Hotel is the 1970 album from The Doors, a major moment in the Los Angeles band‘s career and an enduring classic that elevated the group’s mystique and aura. Today,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More
October 5, 2020
New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More

This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED) : Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set
September 11, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) : Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! You can’t think about classic rock music — or Los Angeles — without calling to mind the music and influence of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, The Doors will release a lavish 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Morrison Hotel, the famed Los Angeles band‘s unforgettable 1970 album. (Click here to pre-order The Doors’ Morrison...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)
August 21, 2020
The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)

In 1970, The Doors released Morrison Hotel, the Los Angeles band‘s fifth studio album and a major moment in the group’s career. Its recording process only took a few weeks,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)
August 14, 2020
Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)

The Ritual Begins at Sundown is a dramatic name for an album — and a fitting one for Robby Krieger, guitarist of The Doors. (Click here to purchase The Ritual...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)
August 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)

Today, Friday, Aug. 14 brought with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’
June 26, 2020
New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’

Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, has been steadily previewing his new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown, for a few months now. On Friday, Krieger premiered a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)
May 28, 2020
Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)

On August 14, Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new album that he has been previewing in recent weeks with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s Time for Another Guitar Lesson from Robby Krieger of The Doors: This Time, He’ll Teach You to Play ‘Spanish Caravan’
May 18, 2020
It’s Time for Another Guitar Lesson from Robby Krieger of The Doors: This Time, He’ll Teach You to Play ‘Spanish Caravan’

Recently, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors has been sharing instructional guitar videos on the internet, giving fans a pretty sweet chance to learn how to play some of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Learn to Play ‘People Are Strange’ on Guitar, Directly from Robby Krieger of the Doors
May 7, 2020
Learn to Play ‘People Are Strange’ on Guitar, Directly from Robby Krieger of the Doors

In mid-March, Robby Krieger began a #LearnToPlayTheDoors series of instructional how-to videos, bringing some of his guitar expertise to fans of the Doors with some handy tutorial videos. The latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day
April 29, 2020
Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day

Were it not for COVID-19 and the global pandemic that is still keeping the ‘Pause’ button hit on pretty much everything these days, there is no Major League Baseball happening...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Can Now Buy The Doors-Themed Face Masks, Proceeds Benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
April 24, 2020
You Can Now Buy The Doors-Themed Face Masks, Proceeds Benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Doors have announced a special new product emblazoned with the band’s signature psychedelia: Non-medical face masks, designed with the coronavirus pandemic in mind and with 100 percent of proceeds...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Have Amazon Prime, Four Key Docs/Films About The Doors are Available for Streaming Now
March 30, 2020
If You Have Amazon Prime, Four Key Docs/Films About The Doors are Available for Streaming Now

Rarely has the concept of streaming media been more relevant to our society than right now. With millions of people the world over confined to their homes as a result...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)
March 19, 2020
Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)

On April 24, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new solo record and his first in a decade. On Thursday, Krieger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)
February 21, 2020
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)

Robby Krieger is a legend, his riffs and work as a principal member of the Doors renowned for years — and on April 24, he’ll release his first new solo...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New, Extended Trailer for the Doors Documentary ‘Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek’
January 9, 2020
Watch a New, Extended Trailer for the Doors Documentary ‘Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek’

On Feb. 12, a special documentary from The Doors will screen in theaters for one night and one night only. Break On Thru: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Reveal Plans for ‘Day of the Doors’ Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 4
December 16, 2019
The Doors Reveal Plans for ‘Day of the Doors’ Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 4

January 4 holds a special significance within Los Angeles, as it’s officially the Day of the Doors. So named back in late 2016, the Day of the Doors was initially...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)

“The End” is one of the most haunting songs ever recorded, as Jim Morrison and The Doors really tapped into something intense for the song, which closed the band’s legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Edition of the Doors’ ‘The Soft Parade’ Announced
July 18, 2019
50th Anniversary Edition of the Doors’ ‘The Soft Parade’ Announced

The Soft Parade stands as one of the Doors‘ standout albums, due to it featuring the classic Doors track “Touch Me” — and that album celebrates its 50th album this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors
January 12, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors

January 4, 2017 was christened The Day of the Doors in Venice, California — and surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger were on-hand for a fun event streamed live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 'The Day of the Doors' Set for Jan. 4 in Los Angeles, Robby Krieger and John Densmore to Take Part
December 29, 2016
'The Day of the Doors' Set for Jan. 4 in Los Angeles, Robby Krieger and John Densmore to Take Part

On January 4, 1967, Jim Morrison and the Doors announced their arrival with their landmark self-titled debut album. With that classic LP about to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the city...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)
February 4, 2014
John Densmore of The Doors (Interview)

The Doors’ drummer John Densmore is many things: the co-writer of some of the most iconic songs in the history of rock, a political activist, author of two compelling memoirs (Riders on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors Merchandise
November 21, 2012
The Doors Merchandise

The Doors- R-Evolution $12.97 FREE SHIPPING! The Doors- R-Evolution [Blu-Ray] $16.97 FREE SHIPPING! Jim Morrison 18 x 24 Archival Print $45.00 FREE SHIPPING!

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 | 3 Doors Down Details ‘The Better Life’ 20th Anniversary Tour for 2021, ft. Special Guest Seether
June 1, 2021
3 Doors Down Details ‘The Better Life’ 20th Anniversary Tour for 2021, ft. Special Guest Seether

Released in Feb. of 2000, The Better Life was the breakthrough debut album for 3 Doors Down, the Mississippi-based band that burst onto the scene in a big way thanks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger Will Teach You How to Play the Guitar on ‘Roadhouse Blues’ and ‘Moonlight Drive’ in New #LearnToPlayTheDoors Videos –
April 14, 2020
Robby Krieger Will Teach You How to Play the Guitar on ‘Roadhouse Blues’ and ‘Moonlight Drive’ in New #LearnToPlayTheDoors Videos –

Over the past couple of weeks, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger has been keeping fans of the Doors entertained by soliciting suggestions for some guitar tutorials — and so far, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stuck Indoors Due to Coronavirus, These America Fans Turned ‘A Horse With No Name’ Into a Funny Video
March 23, 2020
Stuck Indoors Due to Coronavirus, These America Fans Turned ‘A Horse With No Name’ Into a Funny Video

We’re seeing all kinds of creativity lately, with nearly all of us stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social distancing, shelter-in-place or safe-at-home ordinances...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lamb of God Rocks a Semi-Truck in its New Video for Pulverizing Single, “Nevermore”; ‘Omens’ Out 10/7
June 13, 2022
Lamb of God Rocks a Semi-Truck in its New Video for Pulverizing Single, “Nevermore”; ‘Omens’ Out 10/7

Last week, long-running heavy metal outfit Lamb of God announced its return with news of a new album, Omens, as well as a North American tour for the fall. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show
June 8, 2022
Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show

Photographer Henry Diltz has taken photographs of almost every notable rock musician and band from the 1960s and 70s. His iconic style practically defined the generation of classic album cover...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lamb of God: New Album ‘Omens’ Arrives in October; U.S. Headlining Tour Announced
June 8, 2022
Lamb of God: New Album ‘Omens’ Arrives in October; U.S. Headlining Tour Announced

On Oct. 7, pummeling heavy metal veterans Lamb of God will return with a new record titled Omens. The news was officially announced this week and came after a series...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins
May 13, 2022
Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins

This month, a new chapter in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s storied cultural history unfolded when the Bob Dylan Center opened in a 100-plus-year-old, 29,000 square foot former paper mill.  A boon for...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia
December 13, 2021
Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia

Madison is the title of a deeply engaging new album from Sloppy Jane, the shape-shifting musical project helmed by Haley Dahl. And yes, as the headline states, it was recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | October 2021 Issue
October 12, 2021
October 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our October 2021 features. Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Dies at 72, Remembered by Band Mates, Peers and Musicians
July 29, 2021
ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Dies at 72, Remembered by Band Mates, Peers and Musicians

Dusty Hill, bassist of Texas rock legends ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72 , according to a statement released by his band mates Billy Gibbons and Frank...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday
July 26, 2021
A Rockin’ Toast to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones for His 78th Birthday

Note: This originally ran in 2020 in celebration of Mick Jagger and his 77th birthday, and has now been updated for 2021 and his 78th. In the history of music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: New Song “We’re On Our Way Now,” Greatest Hits Set Coming 6/11
April 29, 2021
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: New Song “We’re On Our Way Now,” Greatest Hits Set Coming 6/11

Somewhat remarkably, it’s been a whole decade since longtime Oasis songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher forged out on his own as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds — and on June 11, he’ll...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)
April 14, 2021
‘Eazy Sleazy’: Watch Mick Jagger + Dave Grohl’s New Song, Plus: Mick on Anti-Vaxxers (‘You Can’t Argue With These People’)

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl. It sounds like a dream duo, and it is — and on Tuesday it was made reality with the premiere of “Eazy Sleazy,” a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s
March 10, 2021
‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s

When Alice Cooper set out to pay homage to his hometown with his new album, Detroit Stories, the shock-rock icon no doubt hoped it would resonate with his dedicated fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Hometown with New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
February 26, 2021
Out Now: Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Hometown with New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)

Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper returned today with a new album, but Detroit Stories is a more personal affair than usual for the man born Vincent Furnier. “I always wanted to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming in June: ‘The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics’ (Nearly 600 Pages!)
February 24, 2021
Coming in June: ‘The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts and Lyrics’ (Nearly 600 Pages!)

The Doors would not have been The Doors without the singular energy of Jim Morrison and his lyricism, which exemplified the group’s mystique and place in music history as much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’
February 16, 2021
Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’

“I always wanted to do a tribute to my hometown,” said shock-rock icon Alice Cooper of his new album, Detroit Stories, in a teaser video shared recently.The record is due...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 
February 11, 2021
Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 

Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist  Jorma Kaukonen on life during the pandemic, the greatest ’60s SF bands, and Ike Turner Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic may have slowed but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)
February 4, 2021
Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)

Today, Feb. 4, marks the 73rd birthday of Vincent Furnier — perhaps better known to us all as Alice Cooper. To mark the occasion, Cooper picked today to share another...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Shares ‘Rock & Roll,’ a Velvet Underground Cover from His New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
November 13, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares ‘Rock & Roll,’ a Velvet Underground Cover from His New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)

Earlier this week, shock-rock legend Alice Cooper announced Detroit Stories, a new studio album paying homage to the “angry rock” roots of his hometown. The record will be released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper: New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ Out in February; First Single Coming 11/13 (Pre-Order)
November 11, 2020
Alice Cooper: New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ Out in February; First Single Coming 11/13 (Pre-Order)

It’s only appropriate that Alice Cooper, unabashed “shock-rock” legend and all-around icon, chose Friday the 13th to release a new single. That’s exactly what he’s doing on Nov. 13 when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks.  The clock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now
September 15, 2020
Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now

In mid-August, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors released a new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown. The record, a mind-bending instrumental affair that saw its release date...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Linkin Park ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set
September 10, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Linkin Park ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! In October 2000, a young band named Linkin Park busted down the doors with Hybrid Theory, a 12-song debut album that...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More
May 19, 2020
Listen to the New ‘Pandemic Playlist’ from Alice Cooper on Spotify, ft. the Who, Rolling Stones, Kinks and More

Alice Cooper wants to help. The COVID-19 pandemic has left us all confused, frustrated and at home, seeking new methods of entertainment. The shock-rock icon wants to be a beacon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fire
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright  Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection
May 5, 2020
Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection

Next month, Julien’s Auctions will host a special new auction, and the Music Icons 2020 collection is among the most eye-popping you’ll ever hear about. Scheduled for June 19 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Miss Legendary Rock Photographer Henry Diltz on the Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Behind the Lens’ Livestream on Instagram Thurs. 4/23
April 22, 2020
Don’t Miss Legendary Rock Photographer Henry Diltz on the Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Behind the Lens’ Livestream on Instagram Thurs. 4/23

Henry Diltz has stories — and tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, the renowned rock and roll photographer known for some of the most timeless photos in music history will share them...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time
April 15, 2020
Rick Springfield Has Been Trying to Do a ‘Jessie’s Girl’ How-To Video for Weeks, Failing in Hilarious Fashion Every Time

“Jessie’s Girl.” It’s a classic, a calling card of Rick Springfield and his enduring career of rock/pop hits — so what better song to try and teach the masses during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs
April 15, 2020
Watch Peter Asher Take Part in George Harrison’s Material World Foundation #InnerLight2020 Challenge Surrounded By Dogs

The #InnerLight2020 Challenge is an initiative launched in late March by the Material World Foundation, originally founded by George Harrison in 1973. The “challenge,” as it is, is a global...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 3, 2020
Here Are Some Great Music Films/Documentaries to Stream at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Update: In addition to the music documentaries + films highlighted below, there are a number of innovative livestream concert events popping up every few minutes, it seems, in response to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February 2020 Issue
February 13, 2020
February 2020 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new February 2020 features: Remembering Ray Manzarek of the Doors — and the Band’s Crucial 1970 — with Robby Krieger and John Densmore Dave Clark...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978
December 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Gregg Rolie: New Album ‘Sonic Ranch’ Out Now, Ringo-Inspired ‘What About Love’ Video Premiered, New Music in the Works
October 17, 2019
Gregg Rolie: New Album ‘Sonic Ranch’ Out Now, Ringo-Inspired ‘What About Love’ Video Premiered, New Music in the Works

Iconic singer/songwriter/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, a co-founding member of legendary acts including Santana and Journey, recently released a new solo album titled Sonic Ranch, his first album in 18 years. One...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019
October 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019

After falling critically ill in the hospital on Sept. 25, legendary drummer Ginger Baker has passed away at the age of 80, his family reported on Sunday in a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)
September 11, 2018
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police
July 12, 2018
RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: David Lindley
December 9, 2016
Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your...

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 | 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 | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
July 1, 2016
Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Last weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation teamed up for a pair of all-star tribute gigs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With proceeds benefiting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana – The Interview
March 8, 2016
Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder
December 9, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)
May 15, 2015
Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
April 7, 2015
Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)
March 3, 2015
Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)

“If you take the title out of context, it does seem nostalgic,” Noel Gallagher confesses about the title of his new album, Chasing Yesterday. “But it comes from a lyric....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)

“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
October 3, 2013
A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)

Over delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and a lush orchestral score, Linda Ronstadt sings, “’cause I’ve done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think I’m gonna love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
July 12, 2013
Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn

In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”
May 16, 2012
Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”

As the old proverb goes: “You may know a man by the company he keeps.” Though his name is synonymous with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, a consummate songwriter and performer,...

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 | Photographer Henry Diltz:  Rock’s Living History  (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Photographer Henry Diltz: Rock’s Living History (Interview)

Photographer (and musician) Henry Diltz has taken photographs of almost every notable rock musician and band from the 1960s and 70s. His iconic style practically defined the generation of classic...

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 | Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)
June 8, 2011
Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)

1. Bob Dylan, Freewheelin’ © Don Hunstein © Don Hunstein Captured in 1963 on the corner of 4th and Jones in Greenwich Village, Freewheelin’ featured the iconic album cover that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dawes Lets It All Out with Experimental, Loose ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’ LP (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: Dawes Lets It All Out with Experimental, Loose ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’ LP (Listen)

Los Angeles indie/rock outfit Dawes returned today, July 22, with Misadventures of Doomscroller — the eighth studio album from the band and a stark departure from what came before. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos: Dokken with George Lynch and Red Voodoo Play Rock & Brews in Sacramento
July 20, 2022
Photos: Dokken with George Lynch and Red Voodoo Play Rock & Brews in Sacramento

On July 4 weekend, iconic hard rock band Dokken with George Lynch took the stage outdoors at Rock & Brews in Sacramento, Calif., for a special holiday weekend concert. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Interrupters Preview New Album with Throwback Ska Anthem, “As We Live” ft. Tim Armstrong/Rhoda Dakar
July 19, 2022
The Interrupters Preview New Album with Throwback Ska Anthem, “As We Live” ft. Tim Armstrong/Rhoda Dakar

On Aug. 5, punk/ska revivalists The Interrupters will release a new record titled In the Wild. Announced recently, the album comes with anticipation thanks to the Interrupters’ breakthrough success in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5
June 23, 2022
Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5

The Interrupters, the punk/ska band that hit it big in 2018 with “She’s Kerosene,” the breakthrough track that helped Fight the Good Fight crack the Billboard 200, will release a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Bachman & Tal Bachman’s ‘Bachman & Bachman’ Album Shines Bright Through Pandemic Gloom
June 8, 2022
Randy Bachman & Tal Bachman’s ‘Bachman & Bachman’ Album Shines Bright Through Pandemic Gloom

Despite the innumerable challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Randy Bachman has managed to pierce through the doom and gloom with some sterling offerings, including the Bachman Cummings: The Collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jim Seals of ’70s Soft-Rock Hitmakers Seals and Crofts: 1941-2022
June 7, 2022
Rest in Peace, Jim Seals of ’70s Soft-Rock Hitmakers Seals and Crofts: 1941-2022

Jim Seals, half of the soft rock/pop duo Seals and Crofts, has died at the age of 80, per reports. A major source of the news of his passing came...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Sets Fall Tour with Special Full-Album Performances in NYC/Chicago/Los Angeles
May 16, 2022
311 Sets Fall Tour with Special Full-Album Performances in NYC/Chicago/Los Angeles

Fresh off another marathon 311 Day experience in Las Vegas and a spring run of dates, veteran rock/reggae outfit 311 will head back out on the road this fall for...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Bloc Party Re-Emerges with its Vibrant Sound Intact on New Album ‘Alpha Games’ (Listen)
April 29, 2022
Out Now: Bloc Party Re-Emerges with its Vibrant Sound Intact on New Album ‘Alpha Games’ (Listen)

When English rock/indie/”post-punk revival” band Bloc Party first previewed its new album, Alpha Games, one thing was certain: the throwback vibes were strong, reminiscent of the group’s breakthrough 2005 debut,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Solitude is Bliss for Brian May in New Video for “Another World”; Reissue of May’s 1998 Solo Record Available Now
April 29, 2022
Solitude is Bliss for Brian May in New Video for “Another World”; Reissue of May’s 1998 Solo Record Available Now

On April 22, Queen guitarist/legend Brian May revisited his 1998 solo album, Another World, for a special reissue package. The record was May’s second solo release outside his work with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)
April 15, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Debuts New Song “Sidelines” — Her Only New Song of 2022 (Listen)

On Wednesday night in Phoenix, Phoebe Bridgers devoted one song in her set list to the debut of a brand new track, “Sidelines,” which also hit streaming platforms late Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’
April 12, 2022
George Harrison Estate Links with Dad Grass for New Cannabis Line, ‘All Things Must Grass’

For the very first time, a member of the Beatles has linked up with a cannabis company for a product: It’s called “All Things Must Grass,” a collaboration with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Preview Albert Cummings’ New Album ‘TEN’ (Out 4/8) with Music Video for “Need Somebody”
April 7, 2022
Premiere: Preview Albert Cummings’ New Album ‘TEN’ (Out 4/8) with Music Video for “Need Somebody”

This coming Friday, April 8, renowned blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Albert Cummings will return with his tenth studio album, the appropriately titled TEN. As a preview of the record, here’s a music...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lorde Returns to the Beach with Her Younger Selves in “Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)”; Tour Starts 4/8
March 22, 2022
Lorde Returns to the Beach with Her Younger Selves in “Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)”; Tour Starts 4/8

There are three different versions of Lorde featured in the singer/songwriter‘s new video for “Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen It All),” a single from her airy 2021 album, Solar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice in Chains & Breaking Benjamin Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Special Guests Bush
March 7, 2022
Alice in Chains & Breaking Benjamin Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Special Guests Bush

Sure to be one of the summer’s most popular rock tours, Alice in Chains & Breaking Benjamin will link up for a co-headlining tour of mostly outdoor venues with special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond
March 7, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond

Phoebe Bridgers enjoyed a monumentally busy 2021, one that earned the singer/songwriter four Grammy nominations on the strength of her standout second full-length record, Punisher, as well as a cathartic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas
February 28, 2022
311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas

Reggae/rock vets 311 have a busy few months ahead of them, and on Monday the long-running band detailed an additional slate of tour dates for the spring. The outing is centered around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)
February 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)

Today, Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional returned with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Debuts the Atmospheric “Faceless”; Guitarist’s New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8
February 18, 2022
Joe Satriani Debuts the Atmospheric “Faceless”; Guitarist’s New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new album titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8 — and on Friday, “Satch” shared a new song/video from the record as...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars
February 3, 2022
Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars

William Ryan Key is, for lack of a better term, a key figure in pop/punk history. With Yellowcard, he hit a high note with 2003’s “Ocean Avenue,” a breakthrough single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Arlo Parks: New Song/Music Video for “Softly”; Tour with Clairo Starts 2/16
February 1, 2022
New from Arlo Parks: New Song/Music Video for “Softly”; Tour with Clairo Starts 2/16

After a breakthrough 2021 that saw the release of her first full-length album, the captivating Collapsed in Sunbeams, singer/songwriter Arlo Parks is poised for an even bigger 2022. That album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Album; Shares “Sahara” Video Directed by His Son, ZZ Satriani
January 19, 2022
Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Album; Shares “Sahara” Video Directed by His Son, ZZ Satriani

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new record titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8. “Satch” dropped the big announcement on Wednesday, and previewed his 19th studio album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bloc Party’s Energetic Video for “Traps,” the Lead Single from ‘Alpha Games’ Album Coming in April
December 9, 2021
Watch Bloc Party’s Energetic Video for “Traps,” the Lead Single from ‘Alpha Games’ Album Coming in April

English indie/rock band Bloc Party recently announced Alpha Games, its sixth full-length album and the first since 2016’s Hymns. The record will be released on April 29. Along with the album news,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)
December 8, 2021
The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)

The night of Dec. 8, 2004, was a tragic one for the hard rock/heavy metal community, as it was the night that iconic guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bloc Party: Listen to “Traps,” from ‘Alpha Games’ Album Coming in April
November 23, 2021
New from Bloc Party: Listen to “Traps,” from ‘Alpha Games’ Album Coming in April

On April 29, English indie/rock band Bloc Party will release Alpha Games, its sixth full-length album and the first since 2016’s Hymns. The news was announced on Tuesday and came...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Radiohead Revisits ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ as ‘‘KID A MNESIA,’ Featuring Previously Unreleased Session Tracks
November 5, 2021
Out Now: Radiohead Revisits ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ as ‘‘KID A MNESIA,’ Featuring Previously Unreleased Session Tracks

Today, Radiohead released KID A MNESIA, a triple-album revisiting of the English band‘s 2000’s Kid A and 2001’s Amnesiac, two records that went a long way toward further establishing Thom...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Moves Anticipated Fall U.S. Tour Dates to Outdoor Venues Only
August 24, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Moves Anticipated Fall U.S. Tour Dates to Outdoor Venues Only

Phoebe Bridgers is set to embark on her highly anticipated headlining tour in early September — her first since dropping her acclaimed album Punisher in June 2020, just months after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pixies Cancel Fall Tour Dates Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases
August 23, 2021
Pixies Cancel Fall Tour Dates Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Due to the current situation with the Delta variant and the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, Pixies announced on Monday that they have been forced to cancel an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Solar Power,’ Lorde’s Anticipated New Album — a Soundtrack for Beachside Self-Reflection (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: ‘Solar Power,’ Lorde’s Anticipated New Album — a Soundtrack for Beachside Self-Reflection (Listen)

As its title suggests, Solar Power is a musical experience best enjoyed outside. The new album from singer/songwriter Lorde, released today, Aug. 20, is a perfect late summer soundtrack, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation Celebrating ‘Return to Live’ with $20 All-In Tickets to Big Summer Tours, Starting 7/28
July 22, 2021
Live Nation Celebrating ‘Return to Live’ with $20 All-In Tickets to Big Summer Tours, Starting 7/28

With the live music world slowly getting back to business, ramping up in the coming weeks with a number of notable tours from major artists set to start around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Announces U.S. Tour Dates for Fall 2021 — Her First Since Releasing ‘Punisher’ in 2020
July 12, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Announces U.S. Tour Dates for Fall 2021 — Her First Since Releasing ‘Punisher’ in 2020

At long last, Phoebe Bridgers has announced a run of tour dates — her first public live performances since the June 2020 release of Punisher, her captivating sophomore studio album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer Cara Lee Recording Debut Album in Nashville (w/ IndieGogo Campaign), Touring with Peter Asher & Company
June 29, 2021
Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer Cara Lee Recording Debut Album in Nashville (w/ IndieGogo Campaign), Touring with Peter Asher & Company

Cara Lee is a Toronto-born singer/songwriter/entertainer who’s been wowing audiences with her powerful and soulful voice since she was 17. She’s toured with her own rock and roll bands and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coheed & Cambria and The Used: Co-Headlining 2021 Tour Announced, Starting in August
June 15, 2021
Coheed & Cambria and The Used: Co-Headlining 2021 Tour Announced, Starting in August

In late August, Coheed & Cambria and The Used will join forces for a co-headlining tour of cities across the United States, with special guests Meet Me @ the Altar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dropkick Murphys and Rancid ‘From Boston to Berkeley II’ U.S. Tour Set for August-October 2021
June 14, 2021
Dropkick Murphys and Rancid ‘From Boston to Berkeley II’ U.S. Tour Set for August-October 2021

A rescheduled version of the planned (and scrapped) 2020 From Boston to Berkeley co-headlining tour from punk icons Dropkick Murphys and Rancid is back on — and will now take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)
June 8, 2021
Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)

Lucy Dacus is preparing to release her awaited new studio album, Home Video, on June 25. The singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers has been previewing the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from T Bear (a.k.a. Richard T. Bear): Stream ‘Give It Up,’ ft. Stephen Stills and Walter Trout
March 19, 2021
New from T Bear (a.k.a. Richard T. Bear): Stream ‘Give It Up,’ ft. Stephen Stills and Walter Trout

Singer/songwriter/actor T Bear, otherwise known as Richard T. Bear, is readying his first new studio album in 30 years — as he’ll release Fresh Bear Tracks on April 16 via Quarto...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush

So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Congress Coronavirus Relief Package Allocates $15B to Independent Live Music Venues/Theaters, Incorporating #SaveOurStages Act
December 21, 2020
Congress Coronavirus Relief Package Allocates $15B to Independent Live Music Venues/Theaters, Incorporating #SaveOurStages Act

In news that couldn’t come at a better time for the thousands of independent music venues and theaters forced to shutter for much of 2020, the new bipartisan coronavirus relief...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar & The Get Together Foundation Host Charity Auction for Project Kids-Care
December 11, 2020
Rock Cellar & The Get Together Foundation Host Charity Auction for Project Kids-Care

As part of the “Project Kids-Care” campaign, Rock Cellar has partnered with the Get Together Foundation to host a charity auction to help kids at the holidays.  Fully 100% of...

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 | LIVE This Weekend: Watch #SOSFest to Save Independent Venues: Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Leon Bridges, Miley Cyrus, Jason Mraz, Phoebe Bridgers, More
October 16, 2020
LIVE This Weekend: Watch #SOSFest to Save Independent Venues: Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Leon Bridges, Miley Cyrus, Jason Mraz, Phoebe Bridgers, More

The uncertain future of independent live music venues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closures of venues across the country sparked the creation of NIVA, the National Independent Venue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ’10 Songs,’ a New Album from Fran Healy and Travis (Listen/Stream)
October 9, 2020
Out Now: ’10 Songs,’ a New Album from Fran Healy and Travis (Listen/Stream)

Travis, the Scottish band that formed in 1990 and enjoyed a few acclaimed releases in the late ’90s (including 1997’s The Man Who) in addition to being a cited influence...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?
October 6, 2020
The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Travis + Susanna Hoffs’ New Music Video for ‘The Only Thing’; New Album ’10 Songs’ Out 10/9
August 26, 2020
Watch Travis + Susanna Hoffs’ New Music Video for ‘The Only Thing’; New Album ’10 Songs’ Out 10/9

On Oct. 9, acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis will release a new album titled 10 Songs — and earlier this week, the band fronted by Fran Healy premiered a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 
August 25, 2020
Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 

Record Store Day is, like many beloved pastimes of music lovers, experiencing a weird year. Usually, the country-spanning celebration of independent music shops is held on a given day each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Share Crushing, Groove-Based New Song/Video ‘Ohms,’ from New Album Out 9/25 — Watch/Pre-Order
August 21, 2020
Deftones Share Crushing, Groove-Based New Song/Video ‘Ohms,’ from New Album Out 9/25 — Watch/Pre-Order

Alt/metal pioneers Deftones were leading fans on an online scavenger hunt all week, hinting at a major announcement to come at week’s end — and late Thursday night, “Ohms” was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Tease New Album ‘Ohms’ (Out 9/25) with Apple Music Preview; Single Expected Friday
August 20, 2020
Deftones Tease New Album ‘Ohms’ (Out 9/25) with Apple Music Preview; Single Expected Friday

Alt/metal pioneers Deftones led fans on an online scavenger hunt earlier this week, with the hint of a new album announcement at the end of the rainbow — and now...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blink-182 Shares Furious, Aggressive (and Relatable) High-Energy Punk Anthem ‘Quarantine’ (Listen)
August 7, 2020
Blink-182 Shares Furious, Aggressive (and Relatable) High-Energy Punk Anthem ‘Quarantine’ (Listen)

Blink-182 has had about enough of the COVID-19 pandemic and its stranglehold over what we all consider ‘normal life.’ On Friday, the band premiered a new single, “Quarantine,” and it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | These YouTube Twins Listened to Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time and Their Minds Were Blown
August 7, 2020
These YouTube Twins Listened to Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time and Their Minds Were Blown

Meet Tim and Fred Williams, a pair of twins with a YouTube account that has become something of a phenomenon for the duo’s “First Time Hearing” series — in which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Indoor Live Concerts to Return to England Beginning in August — with Proper Social Distancing Measures
July 21, 2020
Indoor Live Concerts to Return to England Beginning in August — with Proper Social Distancing Measures

England is approaching Stage 4 of its five-stage reopening plan enacted by the government as a means of slowly returning to “normal” after the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Thursday 7/9: Watch GRAMMY Museum’s ‘Catching Up with The Immediate Family’ (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell)
July 8, 2020
Thursday 7/9: Watch GRAMMY Museum’s ‘Catching Up with The Immediate Family’ (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell)

This Thursday, July 9, the GRAMMY Museum will host Catching Up with The Immediate Family, a live online conversation with the group — a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones ‘White Pony’ Turns 20: Reissue, ‘Black Stallion’ Remix Album in the Works for Band’s Breakthrough 2000 LP
June 18, 2020
Deftones ‘White Pony’ Turns 20: Reissue, ‘Black Stallion’ Remix Album in the Works for Band’s Breakthrough 2000 LP

On June 20, 2000, Deftones released White Pony (click here to grab a copy from our Rock Cellar Store). The Sacramento-based “alt/metal” band‘s third studio album, the record marked a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty + His Kids Play ‘Centerfield’ from the Outfield at an Empty Dodger Stadium for Fogerty’s 75th Birthday
May 29, 2020
Watch John Fogerty + His Kids Play ‘Centerfield’ from the Outfield at an Empty Dodger Stadium for Fogerty’s 75th Birthday

On Thursday, legendary rocker John Fogerty celebrated his 75th birthday, and he and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ — his family band made up of kids Shane, Kelsy and Tyler — played...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Travel Back in Time with Radiohead and Watch a 1994 Gig from the London Astoria on YouTube 5/28
May 27, 2020
Travel Back in Time with Radiohead and Watch a 1994 Gig from the London Astoria on YouTube 5/28

There was a time, before Radiohead embraced its experimental leanings head-on, when Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and their band mates were a fledgling English rock band. On Thursday, May 28,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Outside with John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ (and Friendly Farm Animals) for a Rendition of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘City of New Orleans’
May 21, 2020
Go Outside with John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ (and Friendly Farm Animals) for a Rendition of Arlo Guthrie’s ‘City of New Orleans’

The latest video from John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ — his children,  Shane, Kelsy and Tyler —  finds the clan outside, playing a very warm and pleasant version of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ Play ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’
May 18, 2020
Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty Factory’ Play ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’

Over the weekend, John Fogerty shared another at-home video performance from himself and the ‘Fogerty Factory,’ his children — Shane, Kelsy and Tyler. It’s the latest installment in this running...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside the Studio with John Fogerty and His Kids, the ‘Fogerty Factory,’ for Laughs and ‘Up Around the Bend’
May 11, 2020
Go Inside the Studio with John Fogerty and His Kids, the ‘Fogerty Factory,’ for Laughs and ‘Up Around the Bend’

Every few days while in COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, John Fogerty premieres a new performance video from his home, and every few days it’s an absolute delight. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_x5LJ8BHjx/ Over the weekend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation to Phase In Drive-In Concerts and Live Broadcasts Without Crowds Due to COVID-19
May 8, 2020
Live Nation to Phase In Drive-In Concerts and Live Broadcasts Without Crowds Due to COVID-19

Among the many industries hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic is the live music business. Just this week, independent venues in the U.S. formed a coalition in hopes of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 70th Birthday, Peter Frampton — Enjoy Your Adventurous Dinner in the Guest Bedroom!
April 22, 2020
Happy 70th Birthday, Peter Frampton — Enjoy Your Adventurous Dinner in the Guest Bedroom!

Today, April 22, Peter Frampton celebrates his 70th birthday. The guitar icon, who went out on his Finale: The Farewell Tour last summer to rave reviews, hit a major milestone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead Launching ‘Shakedown Stream’ Concert/Q&A Series 4/10, Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund
April 9, 2020
Grateful Dead Launching ‘Shakedown Stream’ Concert/Q&A Series 4/10, Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund

Deadheads of the world, you have more streaming opportunities coming your way soon while stuck indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. This Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen to Host ‘From His Home to Yours’ Show on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio Wednesday 4/8
April 7, 2020
Bruce Springsteen to Host ‘From His Home to Yours’ Show on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio Wednesday 4/8

This Wednesday, April 7, something special is taking place on E Street Radio, the dedicated SiriusXM home for all things Bruce Springsteen: The Boss himself will host a special program...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aspiring Musicians Stuck at Home: Fender is Offering Three Months of Free Music Lessons via Fender Play Program
March 24, 2020
Aspiring Musicians Stuck at Home: Fender is Offering Three Months of Free Music Lessons via Fender Play Program

Being cooped up indoors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic creates a unique problem: Just what to do with all that free time? Fender Guitars wants to help, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Painting, Drawing, Feeling Musically Inspired by Harry Styles While At Home Due to Coronavirus
March 24, 2020
Stevie Nicks Painting, Drawing, Feeling Musically Inspired by Harry Styles While At Home Due to Coronavirus

Being driven indoors and out of routine can have some interesting effects on musicians and creators — and it seems to have given Stevie Nicks a pronounced creative streak. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Recorded a Cover of Tommy James & the Shondells’ ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ While in Coronavirus Quarantine
March 24, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Recorded a Cover of Tommy James & the Shondells’ ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ While in Coronavirus Quarantine

Self-isolation and social distancing are putting a strain on all of us. The guidelines put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shelter-in-place or safer-at-home designations...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreated an Iconic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as a Coronavirus/Social Distancing PSA
March 19, 2020
Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Recreated an Iconic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Scene as a Coronavirus/Social Distancing PSA

If you have a platform, use it for good. That’s what some cultural icons have been doing this week, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the limitations and restrictions...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST
March 18, 2020
Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST

With the coronavirus pandemic driving everybody indoors as the world comes to grips with its new reality and strives towards a return to normalcy, Rolling Stone has launched a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) to Livestream Daily Acoustic Performances from His Studio Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has driven everybody indoors — tours are canceled or postponed, businesses (temporarily) shuttered, bars/restaurants closed — so some musicians are taking it upon themselves to keep the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory Premieres Mosh Pit-Ready Anthem, ‘Nothing to Say,’ from New LP Out 5/29
March 16, 2020
New Found Glory Premieres Mosh Pit-Ready Anthem, ‘Nothing to Say,’ from New LP Out 5/29

Pop-punk veterans New Found Glory recently premiered a new music video for “Greatest of All Time,” the lead single from the band’s new album, Forever + Ever x Infinity, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Memoir, ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?’, Out 10/20, Written with ex-Rolling Stone Editor Alan Light
February 19, 2020
Peter Frampton’s Memoir, ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?’, Out 10/20, Written with ex-Rolling Stone Editor Alan Light

Peter Frampton has set Oct. 20 as the release date for his new official memoir, Do You Feel Like I Do?, which he wrote with former Rolling Stone editor Alan...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2

Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim …  From new product innovations...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 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 | Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett
August 7, 2019
Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison: 1931 – 2019
August 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Nobel Prize-Winning Author Toni Morrison: 1931 – 2019

Esteemed author, Nobel Prize-winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Toni Morrison has passed away at the age of 88, it was confirmed by her publisher, Knopf, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile
June 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile

As a young, exuberant and adventurous rock writer back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I would fly anywhere to pursue a story. On this particular day it was a trip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Raconteurs’ Riffy and Rhythmic New Song ‘Bored and Razed’
June 11, 2019
Hear the Raconteurs’ Riffy and Rhythmic New Song ‘Bored and Razed’

On June 21, Jack White and his colleagues in the Raconteurs will return with Help Us Stranger, their first new record in six years. Pre-order a copy now at this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Derek Smalls (Formerly of the Band Formerly Known as Spinal Tap) and Judith Owen Named MCs of Upcoming ‘California Saga 2’ Charity Gig in L.A. 7/3
June 5, 2019
Derek Smalls (Formerly of the Band Formerly Known as Spinal Tap) and Judith Owen Named MCs of Upcoming ‘California Saga 2’ Charity Gig in L.A. 7/3

Some exciting news to pass along regarding California Saga 2, the upcoming charity concert set for the Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 3: the MCs for the evening will...

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 | Hey L.A.: ‘California Saga 2’ All-Star Charity Show with David Crosby, Al Jardine, Jesse Colin Young and More is Coming on 7/3
May 28, 2019
Hey L.A.: ‘California Saga 2’ All-Star Charity Show with David Crosby, Al Jardine, Jesse Colin Young and More is Coming on 7/3

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, a special all-star charity concert will take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, with proceeds benefiting members of the local homeless community in Los...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to See Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World This Summer
May 10, 2019
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Tickets to See Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World This Summer

This summer will be filled with singalongs on the Summer Gods tour — which will find Third Eye Blind joining forces with Jimmy Eat World and openers Ra Ra Riot...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Mastodon’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover, Recorded in Honor of Band Manager Nick John for Record Store Day
April 15, 2019
Stream Mastodon’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cover, Recorded in Honor of Band Manager Nick John for Record Store Day

A special release this past weekend as part of Record Store Day was Mastodon‘s “Stairway to Nick John” 10″ single, a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey Distillery Set to Open in 2020 in Nashville
April 9, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey Distillery Set to Open in 2020 in Nashville

In addition to being one of the most cherished and influential songwriters in contemporary music history, Bob Dylan is a big whisky enthusiast. In 2018, Dylan announced plans for his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Raconteurs Announce World Tour, Their First in a Long Time
April 8, 2019
The Raconteurs Announce World Tour, Their First in a Long Time

As expected, Jack White and his colleagues in the Raconteurs unveiled plans for significant touring for much of 2019, in support of their anticipated new album, Help Me Stranger, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California
February 13, 2019
Chester Bennington Photo Exhibit Set for 3/20 (His Birthday) and 3/21 in Burbank, California

On March 20, late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington would have turned 43 years old. In his honor, Celebrating the Life of Chester Bennington: A Photo Exhibit will be held...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars
February 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars

In his latest Behind the Curtain entry, veteran rock music scribe Steve Rosen details run-ins with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars that didn’t quite go as planned … (Photo: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview
December 10, 2018
Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview

Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale (Photo: Jeremy Danger) In the past year or so, there has been much talk in the press regarding the breakup of Heart....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry
October 11, 2018
Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry

“When we get to New York you’ll have to come visit me on the tour bus,” Willie Nelson said, when I told him how disappointed I was to be interviewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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: 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 | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4
November 8, 2016
Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4

Attention Southern California! On Sunday, December 4, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation will team up for another all-star fundraising holiday concert benefiting the Los Angeles Fire Department’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzz: Could the Eagles Reform with Glenn Frey's Son Deacon – and Maybe Jackson Browne?
September 28, 2016
Buzz: Could the Eagles Reform with Glenn Frey's Son Deacon – and Maybe Jackson Browne?

The internet has been buzzing lately thanks to a recent conversation Eagles legend Don Henley had with the Montreal Gazette about his solo album Cass County. In it, Henley offered up some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dwight Yoakam Premiered a Bluegrass Take on Prince's 'Purple Rain' – Listen
September 15, 2016
Dwight Yoakam Premiered a Bluegrass Take on Prince's 'Purple Rain' – Listen

Country music lifer Dwight Yoakam will release a new album called Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23. For the LP, Yoakam has reinterpreted some songs from his three-decade career...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Huge News: Temple of the Dog Announce First-Ever Tour
July 20, 2016
Huge News: Temple of the Dog Announce First-Ever Tour

In a bit of gigantic news for fans of the early ’90s grunge scene, Temple of the Dog announced its first-ever tour on Wednesday. After the death of Mother Love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto: Live At Montreux 1991 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Set Coming Soon (Preview)
July 11, 2016
Toto: Live At Montreux 1991 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Set Coming Soon (Preview)

On September 16, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Toto: Live At Montreux 1991, a live album commemorating a big Montreaux Jazz Festival performance from Toto in 1991. Said guitarist Steve Lukather of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview
October 7, 2014
Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview

Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album out October 7th on Inside Recordings, is full of the sort of ruminations on love and loss and the state of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House
September 4, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)
July 7, 2014
The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar
March 4, 2013
The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar

In the 1960s, Julie Newmar epitomized sex appeal, femininity and wit in her portrayal as Catwoman in the popular Batman television series. As Batman’s femme fatale, Catwoman was the perfect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Revelations!  Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen
November 14, 2012
Rolling Stones Revelations! Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen

In an exclusive interview, documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen reveals 11 things you may not know about the Rolling Stones.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)
July 17, 2012
¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gives an interview detailing the band's 4-decade career, their current popularity, and working with that "f***ing idiot" Paul Simon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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