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Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood): North American Tour This Fall; LP Out Now
June 13, 2022
The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood): North American Tour This Fall; LP Out Now

The Smile, the English indie supergroup featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, as well as Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet, unveiled plans for its first-ever tour of North...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘A Light for Attracting Attention,’ Debut LP of The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood)
May 17, 2022
Out Now: ‘A Light for Attracting Attention,’ Debut LP of The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood)

This past Friday, May 13 saw the release of A Light for Attracting Attention, the debut full-length album from The Smile — experimental/indie supergroup of sorts featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood) Shares Stop-Motion Video for “Thin Thing”
May 10, 2022
The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood) Shares Stop-Motion Video for “Thin Thing”

This Friday, May 13, The Smile — an experimental/indie supergroup of sorts featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner — will release A Light...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood) Releasing Debut LP 5/13, Shares Song
April 20, 2022
The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood) Releasing Debut LP 5/13, Shares Song

The Smile, the new supergroup made up of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, will release its debut full-length album, A Light for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner) Debut “Skrting on the Surface”
March 17, 2022
The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner) Debut “Skrting on the Surface”

When The Smile, a new musical project featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, introduced themselves in early February with a trio of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours
February 2, 2022
Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours

The Smile at Magazine, London January 29 and 30, 2022 — reviewed by Emily Herring At the end of January, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood launched their new band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood & Thom Yorke + Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet) Share “The Smoke” Ahead of Live Stream Gigs 1/29-1/30
January 27, 2022
The Smile (Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood & Thom Yorke + Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet) Share “The Smoke” Ahead of Live Stream Gigs 1/29-1/30

The Smile, the exciting new supergroup featuring Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, has debuted a new song titled “The Smoke.” It’s the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: The Smile (Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood & Thom Yorke + Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet) Debut “You Will Never Work in Television Again”
January 5, 2022
Listen: The Smile (Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood & Thom Yorke + Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet) Debut “You Will Never Work in Television Again”

The Smile is a new supergroup featuring Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner. The project has been in the works for a while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smile Along with Colin Hay in His Upbeat New Video for “Love is Everywhere” (New Album Out 3/18)
February 17, 2022
Smile Along with Colin Hay in His Upbeat New Video for “Love is Everywhere” (New Album Out 3/18)

Colin Hay recently announced a new studio record, Now and the Evermore, which the longtime Men at Work singer/songwriter will release on March 18. On Thursday, Hay shared a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Four-Minute Smile Break for Band of Horses’ “Crutch” Video, Filmed at a Cat Café in Santa Barbara
November 10, 2021
Take a Four-Minute Smile Break for Band of Horses’ “Crutch” Video, Filmed at a Cat Café in Santa Barbara

Band of Cats — er, Band of Horses, the long-running indie/rock band led by Ben Bridwell — premiered a new music video on Wednesday, and “Crutch” is a positively purrfect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4
April 20, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4

Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life, will release a new album, Blue Weekend, on...

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 | 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 | Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)
June 6, 2014
Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27
August 2, 2021
Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27

Coming up on Aug. 27, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and Feel Flows...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’
February 4, 2020
Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’

Today, Feb. 4., is World Cancer Day. It’s a day led by the Union for International Cancer Control, an opportunity for us all to come together in the continued efforts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dimebash 2020: More Details Revealed for Star-Studded Tribute to Dimebag Darrell at OC Observatory 1/16
January 10, 2020
Dimebash 2020: More Details Revealed for Star-Studded Tribute to Dimebag Darrell at OC Observatory 1/16

Next Thursday, January 16 — right as the NAMM Show begins —  big names from the heavy metal community will come together at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dimebash 2020: Dave Grohl, More Rock Icons to Honor Dimebag Darrell in Santa Ana 1/16 (During NAMM Show Week)
January 7, 2020
Dimebash 2020: Dave Grohl, More Rock Icons to Honor Dimebag Darrell in Santa Ana 1/16 (During NAMM Show Week)

There was only one Dimebag Darrell Abbott, the loud-and-proud lead guitarist for heavy metal marauders Pantera — and there’s only one Dimebash. This year, it’s returning to the Observatory in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years
February 4, 2013
‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years

In the opening line of the song Africa by Toto, David Paich sings: “I hear the drums echoing tonight…” Those drums are still echoing loud and clear on this month’s 30th anniversary...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)
June 23, 2022
Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)

Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981, a previously unreleased live recording from Kris Kristofferson the iconic honky-tonk bar in Pasadena, Texas, will be released on Sept. 2....

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA
June 20, 2022
PHOTOS: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire Bring ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ Tour to Banc of California Stadium in LA

Prior to a pandemic-forced postponement, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire were bound for the road on a massive tour promising classic hits, memorable moments and many of the feel-good...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel
June 17, 2022
Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel

Today, June 17, Capitol/UMe commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Beach Boys with a remastered and expanded edition of Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys. The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”
May 27, 2022
Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”

As part of the upcoming 60th anniversary festivities surrounding The Beach Boys, Capitol/UMe has many plans in the works. Per a news release, the Beach Boys’ 60th anniversary “will be...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Waite Returns with New 4-Song EP, ‘Anything,’ Touring with Rick Springfield & Men at Work
May 9, 2022
John Waite Returns with New 4-Song EP, ‘Anything,’ Touring with Rick Springfield & Men at Work

Singer/songwriter John Waite returned recently with Anything, a new 4-song EP led by its title track, an uplifting nod to hopefulness. Waite spoke with Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp about his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles) Releases New Solo Album, ‘Day By Day’ (Listen)
May 6, 2022
Out Now: Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles) Releases New Solo Album, ‘Day By Day’ (Listen)

Today, May 6, Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles fame returned with a new solo album titled Day By Day, his seventh solo record to date and the first since 2016’s Leap of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Willie Nelson Celebrates His 89th Birthday with Touching New Album, ‘A Beautiful Time’ (Listen)
April 29, 2022
Out Now: Willie Nelson Celebrates His 89th Birthday with Touching New Album, ‘A Beautiful Time’ (Listen)

Today, April 29, is the 89th birthday of legendary country singer/songwriter/icon Willie Nelson — and he sought to give the world a gift, in the form of a new studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”
April 28, 2022
Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of The Beach Boys signing to Capitol Records and beginning what would become an unforgettable, unmatched legacy with their first record, Surfin’ Safari. To commemorate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)
April 11, 2022
Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)

On May 6, Timothy B Schmit of Eagles fame will return with a new solo album titled Day By Day — and on Monday, Schmit debuted a new track from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Break and Enjoy These Delightful Videos of Cows Being Thoroughly Entertained by Accordion Music
April 5, 2022
Take a Break and Enjoy These Delightful Videos of Cows Being Thoroughly Entertained by Accordion Music

The constant scroll of social media can be overwhelming — and is, more often than not, an unending onslaught of bad news and things that definitely don’t lift our collective...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”
March 29, 2022
Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”

Rhythm Tribe is an Afro-Latin musical collective originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Guzman-Sanchez in 1989. The band, which also featured Thomas’s wife Marla brother (Paul) and a family...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles Previews ‘Day By Day’ LP (Out May 6) with “Simple Man,” ft. Lindsey Buckingham
March 18, 2022
Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles Previews ‘Day By Day’ LP (Out May 6) with “Simple Man,” ft. Lindsey Buckingham

On May 6, bassist/songwriter Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles fame will add to his solo career with Day By Day, a new studio album officially announced on Friday. Schmit’s seventh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Releasing New LP ‘A Beautiful Time’ on 89th Birthday (4/29); Shares “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die”
February 10, 2022
Willie Nelson Releasing New LP ‘A Beautiful Time’ on 89th Birthday (4/29); Shares “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die”

Willie Nelson remains a source of boundless inspiration — and on April 29, the beloved musical legend will celebrate his 89th birthday by releasing a new studio album titled A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’
February 4, 2022
Out Now: Reinvigorated, The Rave-Ups Reignite Classic Sound on New Reunion Album, ‘Tomorrow’

In 2019, When Jimmer Podrasky started making new music with his Rave-Ups bandmates for the first time in decades, he remembered how good their three studio albums were and didn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soul Bank Music Inks Comprehensive Catalog Deal with Famed Hammond B3 Organist/Keyboardist Brian Auger
February 1, 2022
Soul Bank Music Inks Comprehensive Catalog Deal with Famed Hammond B3 Organist/Keyboardist Brian Auger

British-born musician, famed Hammond B3 organist and heralded keyboard master Brian Auger recently linked up with !K7 Label Group label Soul Bank Music for a comprehensive catalog deal encompassing Auger’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Ronnie Spector, Iconic Singer/Lead Vocalist of the Ronettes: 1943-2022
January 12, 2022
Rest in Peace Ronnie Spector, Iconic Singer/Lead Vocalist of the Ronettes: 1943-2022

Ronnie Spector, the esteemed singer who rose to fame upon the formation of The Ronettes in 1957, has passed away at the age of 78. The news was confirmed by...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA
November 17, 2021
Recap: Everclear and Wheatus Dial it Back to the Late ’90s-Early 2000s with High-Energy Show in LA

When Everclear main man Art Alexakis addressed the crowd at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 with the question, “Does anybody here remember the ’90s?”, he struggled...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc
October 26, 2021
Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc

These are busy times for Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson, who recently wrapped his Greatest Hits Live! tour with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and is gearing up for...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)
October 5, 2021
Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics, solo favorites and more from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. Its release coincides with the planned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)
September 17, 2021
Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. A showcase of Wilson’s impeccable songcraft as he...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Debuts “If It’s Love,” New Solo Album ‘The Bridge’ Coming 11/19 (Pre-Order)
September 1, 2021
Sting Debuts “If It’s Love,” New Solo Album ‘The Bridge’ Coming 11/19 (Pre-Order)

On Nov. 19, Sting will return with a new solo album titled The Bridge. It will be the legendary vocalist/songwriter/The Police front man’s 13th solo album of new material to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011
June 24, 2021
Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011

Can we get back to “The Way We Used To Be”? That’s at the core of a brand new song from Journey, previewed earlier this week on social media and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates
June 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates

This Friday, June 4, acclaimed English indie/rock band Wolf Alice will now release its new studio album, Blue Weekend. As one last bit of promotional material ahead of the album showing up on...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice: New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4, Shares “No Hard Feelings”
May 11, 2021
Wolf Alice: New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4, Shares “No Hard Feelings”

Acclaimed English indie/rock band Wolf Alice will now release its new studio album, Blue Weekend, on June 4 — one week earlier than previously planned. The group, which won the U.K.’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Stream “Perennial Bloom (Back to You),” New Album Out 6/11
April 29, 2021
New from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Stream “Perennial Bloom (Back to You),” New Album Out 6/11

On June 11, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will return with a new studio album titled A Few Stars Apart. Produced by Dave Cobb, the record will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)
April 1, 2021
John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside his work with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Oates and ‘Saxsquatch’ — Yes, He’s Real — Team Up for a Reinvented ‘Maneater’ Music Video
March 22, 2021
Watch John Oates and ‘Saxsquatch’ — Yes, He’s Real — Team Up for a Reinvented ‘Maneater’ Music Video

You’ve heard of Sasquatch, the mythical hairy beast said to lurk in the forest — but have you heard of Saxsquatch? Let this be your introduction … and what an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Says ‘Good Morning’ to Us All with a Glass of Orange Juice (Stream the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’)
March 18, 2021
Brian Wilson Says ‘Good Morning’ to Us All with a Glass of Orange Juice (Stream the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’)

It’s a simple, straightforward greeting shared to social media by Brian Wilson — and, in the fashion typical of the uplifting Beach Boys legend, it’ll make you smile. From Wilson’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mindi Abair: New ‘Best Of’ Album Coming 4/2; Special Facebook Live Album Pre-Release Event Tonight 3/9
March 9, 2021
Mindi Abair: New ‘Best Of’ Album Coming 4/2; Special Facebook Live Album Pre-Release Event Tonight 3/9

Mindi Abair, renowned saxophonist/vocalist/author who served as the featured sax player on American Idol for two seasons among many other accomplishments (including a nomination for the 2021 Blues Music Award for Best...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”
March 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Previews New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (First Since 2017) with New Song/Video “The Last Man On Earth”

It’s been a while since we heard from Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Beach Boys Icon Al Jardine: Listen to ‘Waves of Love 2.0’ and ‘Jenny Clover’
February 17, 2021
New from Beach Boys Icon Al Jardine: Listen to ‘Waves of Love 2.0’ and ‘Jenny Clover’

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Beach Boys co-founder and singer Al Jardine debuted a new solo recording titled “Waves of Love 2.0.” Take a listen below: The cheery song...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’
February 15, 2021
Out Now: Teenage Wrist Embraces a New Era, Exploring the Beauty of Melancholy with New Album ‘Earth is a Black Hole’

Los Angeles-based band Teenage Wrist arrived in 2018 with Chrome Neon Jesus, a neo/grunge-by-way-of-shoegaze debut album released on Epitaph Records that made waves in the “scene,” the band’s ability to blend...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease
February 1, 2021
Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

The family of legendary singer Tony Bennett revealed in a new feature with AARP Magazine that Bennett, 94, is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021
February 1, 2021
Rest in Peace Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist of the Animals: 1943-2021

Hilton Valentine, founding guitarist of legendary band The Animals, died on Friday at the age of 77, it was announced by his wife, Germaine Valentine. A lengthy message was shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’
January 18, 2021
Ronnie Spector Issues Statement About Phil Spector’s Death: ‘He Was a Brilliant Producer, But a Lousy Husband’

On Sunday, news came through that legendary producer-turned-convicted-murder Phil Spector had passed away in prison at the age of 81. TMZ updated the story with a report that Spector had died...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain: 1951-2021
January 15, 2021
Rest in Peace, New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain: 1951-2021

Sylvain Sylvain, a key member of the New York Dolls’ pioneering sound and an icon of glam and punk music, has died at the age of 69, per reports Thursday...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Loretta Lynn: New Album ‘Still Woman Enough’ Out 3/19, ft. Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price & Tanya Tucker
January 5, 2021
Loretta Lynn: New Album ‘Still Woman Enough’ Out 3/19, ft. Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price & Tanya Tucker

On March 19, the incomparable country legend Loretta Lynn will add to her rich catalog of music with a new studio album titled Still Woman Enough, released via Legacy Recordings....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawn Wells — a.k.a. Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ — Dies at 82 of COVID-19 Complications
December 30, 2020
Dawn Wells — a.k.a. Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island’ — Dies at 82 of COVID-19 Complications

Dawn Wells, who played a significant role in the classic television series Gilligan’s Island as Mary Ann, has died at the age of 82 from causes related to COVID-19, per...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Twitter Phenomenon Dionne Warwick Has Her Own Billboard in NYC, Offering Sage Advice for 2021
December 23, 2020
Twitter Phenomenon Dionne Warwick Has Her Own Billboard in NYC, Offering Sage Advice for 2021

It’s a simple message, put out to the world by the incomparable Dionne Warwick in mid-December. The 80-year-old singer/entertainer/legend has had an official Twitter account for years, but a recent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | And Now, a Warm Season’s Greetings Video from Alan Parsons
December 17, 2020
And Now, a Warm Season’s Greetings Video from Alan Parsons

The legendary Alan Parsons sent out a personal message to his fans this week, via his Facebook page. In the clip, Parsons makes note of the difficulties of 2020 —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’
October 23, 2020
Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’

Van Morrison has officially had it with COVID-19 restrictions — we’ve known that for a while, even before the singing/songwriting legend announced a trio of “anti-lockdown protest songs”  urging a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘As I Walked Out,’ the Second Anti-Lockdown Song from Van Morrison
October 12, 2020
Listen to ‘As I Walked Out,’ the Second Anti-Lockdown Song from Van Morrison

Earlier this month, Van Morrison made his perspective known: He’s very opposed to government-imposed lockdowns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that he planned a series of “anti-lockdown protest songs”  urging a return to full-capacity...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More
October 7, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Remembered by Angus Young, Jimmy Page (‘He Was the Real Deal’), John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne & More

Tuesday’s sad news of the passing of guitar icon Eddie Van Halen hit the music community as hard as could be expected, given the legacy of EVH’s work, the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty Releasing ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Album of Recordings with His Kids 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)
October 1, 2020
John Fogerty Releasing ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Album of Recordings with His Kids 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)

For much of the past few months, classic rock legend John Fogerty and his family — Fogerty’s Factory, a.k.a his kids Shane, Kelsy and Tyler — have been keeping busy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Shares Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Born to Be Free’ – ‘The New Normal is Not Normal’
September 25, 2020
Van Morrison Shares Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Born to Be Free’ – ‘The New Normal is Not Normal’

Earlier this month, Van Morrison made his perspective known: He’s very opposed to government-imposed lockdowns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so that he planned a series of “anti-lockdown protest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set

Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
September 15, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls meeting one of his heroes, Arthur Lee of Love, for a Rolling Stone interview in 1975 — and what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’
September 4, 2020
Deep Purple Continues Lone Spaceman’s Journey with Dream-Like New Video for ‘Nothing At All’

On Aug. 7, Deep Purple roared back with a Whoosh! — that’s the title of the dynamic hard-rock band‘s new album — and it’s a typically grandiose and attention-grabbing affair....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’
September 1, 2020
Chris Carter, Host of ‘The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Live Stream 9/5, Reflects on His Life in Music, Film, Broadcasting and ‘Breakfast With The Beatles’

Chris Carter is a noted radio personality and host of the long-running program Breakfast with The Beatles, in addition to an abundance of other projects and work over the years...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cinema Swing
August 31, 2020
Cinema Swing

Hot Club of Los Angeles invests its performances on Cinema Swing with passion and the band’s unique approach to gypsy jazz, reflecting the accomplished musicianship and stylistic breadth of the group’s members as captured by Doyle, who doubled as the album’s producer. “We’re not your parent’s, or grandparent’s gypsy jazz band,” notes Byron. “We range far and wide across genres, while still honoring Django’s legacy. It’s fun music that will brighten your day, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.”

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 28 brings 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 Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973
August 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his terrifying — and life-changing — experience interviewing Paul McCartney in 1973.  So, it’s July 1973 and I’ve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 7, 2020
Deep Purple Roars Back with a ‘Whoosh!’ of a New Album (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Deep Purple –– their name is synonymous with epic, grandiose compositions of heavy, dynamic rock mastery — and today, the band is back with a new album. (Click here to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac ‘1969-1974’ Box Set Announced, Second ‘1973-1974’ Vinyl Box Set Also on the Way
July 23, 2020
Fleetwood Mac ‘1969-1974’ Box Set Announced, Second ‘1973-1974’ Vinyl Box Set Also on the Way

The early era of Fleetwood Mac was prolific — years before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the mix, the group‘s blues/rock pedigree established by Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression
July 21, 2020
Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression

Today, July 21, would have been the 69th birthday of Robin Williams. The legendary actor/comedian known for razor-sharp wit, an endlessly irreverent standup comedy style and a warm demeanor passed...

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 | New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7
July 10, 2020
New from Deep Purple: Stream ‘Nothing At All,’ from Band’s New Album ‘Whoosh!’ Out 8/7

Deep Purple is nearing the release date of its new and 21st studio album, Whoosh!, which was delayed a bit due to the COVID-19 pandemic but now has a scheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Khruangbin Adds to its Globally-Inspired Musical Brew with New Album ‘Mordechai,’ Pushing the Musical Bliss to the Next Level (Listen)
June 26, 2020
Khruangbin Adds to its Globally-Inspired Musical Brew with New Album ‘Mordechai,’ Pushing the Musical Bliss to the Next Level (Listen)

Trying to pin down Khruangbin is a fool’s errand. The Houston-based trio defies genre classification, and has throughout its career to date. Mordechai, the band’s new album released on Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’ by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: The 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’ by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks (Listen)

Today, June 19, Omnivore Recordings releases a special 25th anniversary edition of Orange Crate Art, the 1995 album from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRA3QOJsCn/ The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)
June 18, 2020
New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)

Ten albums in, Florida-based pop/punk veterans New Found Glory know what they’re doing. We’re roughly two decades removed from the peak of Warped Tour culture and teens making the yearly...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | American Hi-Fi Covers Joe Jackson’s ‘Steppin’ Out,’ the First in a Series of New Covers (Listen)
May 27, 2020
American Hi-Fi Covers Joe Jackson’s ‘Steppin’ Out,’ the First in a Series of New Covers (Listen)

The world hasn’t heard much from American Hi-Fi in a while — but the Boston-based rock/power pop band known for the hit 2000 single “Flavor of the Weak” returned last...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)
May 13, 2020
Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers recently took part in an all-star team-up borne out of COVID-19 isolation, contributing vocals to a cover of John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine.” Put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Reissuing ‘Orange Crate Art’ LP; Stream Their Cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’
April 30, 2020
Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Reissuing ‘Orange Crate Art’ LP; Stream Their Cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’

On June 29, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks will reissue their 1995 album, Orange Crate Art, via Omnivore Recordings, marking the LP’s 25th anniversary. The collaborative record came about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Emergency/Trauma Nurse in NY Received the Surprise of a Lifetime Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Grohl and a Video Chat
April 28, 2020
An Emergency/Trauma Nurse in NY Received the Surprise of a Lifetime Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, Dave Grohl and a Video Chat

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live paid tribute to TJ Riley, an emergency and trauma nurse from Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx in the form of a split-screen video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch ‘One World: Together At Home’ Clips from Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder and More
April 20, 2020
Watch ‘One World: Together At Home’ Clips from Elton John, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Stevie Wonder and More

This past Saturday evening, entertainers from around the world joined forces — remotely, of course, in the age of social distancing — to pay tribute to first responders and those...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Danzig Take On Elvis Presley’s ‘One Night,’ from the New ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ Album Out 4/24
April 16, 2020
Hear Danzig Take On Elvis Presley’s ‘One Night,’ from the New ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ Album Out 4/24

Glenn Danzig is many things — but at his core, the iconic founder of Misfits and music legend is a devoted fan of the King, Elvis Presley. And on April...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy this Incredible Live-Action ‘The Simpsons’ Remake Borne Out of Social Isolation and Leftover Halloween Costumes
April 9, 2020
Enjoy this Incredible Live-Action ‘The Simpsons’ Remake Borne Out of Social Isolation and Leftover Halloween Costumes

With nearly the entire world pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all faced with uncharted territory, a major upheaval to our ordinary way of life. We’re also confronted with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020

Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)

This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Trumpeter Wallace Roney (1960-2020), Who Has Passed Away Due to Coronavirus Complications
March 31, 2020
Rest in Peace, Jazz Trumpeter Wallace Roney (1960-2020), Who Has Passed Away Due to Coronavirus Complications

Sad news from the jazz world on Tuesday, as renowned trumpeter Wallace Roney has passed away at the age of 59 from complications from COVID-19. Roney had been admitted to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Launches @DavesTrueStories Instagram with a Tale of ‘Suburban Annihilation’ via Fireworks, Building a Basement Studio and His ‘Cat Lady Mom’
March 26, 2020
Dave Grohl Launches @DavesTrueStories Instagram with a Tale of ‘Suburban Annihilation’ via Fireworks, Building a Basement Studio and His ‘Cat Lady Mom’

If you know anything about Dave Grohl, it’s that the man just has to be busy. He usually keeps the Foo Fighters on the road throughout the year, every year,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kelly Osbourne Promoting Social Distancing with #StayHomeForOzzy Challenge on Social Media
March 24, 2020
Kelly Osbourne Promoting Social Distancing with #StayHomeForOzzy Challenge on Social Media

Do it. #StayHomeForOzzy. That’s the new social distancing campaign rolled out by Kelly Osbourne on Monday night, as she unveiled a lengthy post on Instagram detailing how her parents, Ozzy...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories
January 31, 2020
You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories

On the surface, the new music video from Kevin Parker and Tame Impala for “Lost in Yesterday” depicts a wedding scene. Cake, dancing, smiles, you know the drill. Simple enough,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Matchbox Twenty Map Out 50-Date Summer Tour with the Wallflowers
January 14, 2020
Matchbox Twenty Map Out 50-Date Summer Tour with the Wallflowers

It was impossible to scan the FM radio dials in the 1990s and not hear Matchbox Twenty and the Wallflowers — and this summer, you’ll have the chance to see...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill
January 14, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, equally influenced by the topical folk music of Greenwich Village and the expansive pop song cycles of Brian Wilson’s Smile period, seamlessly melded these influences with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’
November 1, 2019
Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’

Yes, the Halloween candy is still taking up half your kitchen and it’s barely November, but you know what’s coming: The holiday season. And with that, holiday music, like “Silver...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians And Cats for National Cat Day! (Photos)
October 29, 2019
Musicians And Cats for National Cat Day! (Photos)

Today, Oct. 29, is officially National Cat Day. Hey, don’t ask us, we don’t make the rules. National Cat Day has its own website, even, which lays it out like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police
October 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police

When Andy Summers plays guitar, you imagine his fingers dancing on the fretboard in some mad choreography of echoes, reverbs, jazzy little ghost notes and hypnotic arpeggiated chords. Spinning, jumping...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)
September 5, 2019
The New Freddie Mercury Box Set ‘Never Boring’ Celebrates the Late Queen Singer’s Expansive Solo Career (Preview)

As an entertainer, Freddie Mercury truly was “never boring.” On Oct. 11, a special box set will be released celebrating his unique place in music history and his undeniable dynamism...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Iggy Pop’s Straightforward New Video for ‘James Bond’
August 14, 2019
Watch Iggy Pop’s Straightforward New Video for ‘James Bond’

Iggy Pop recently premiered a song titled “James Bond” as a preview of his upcoming album, Free, slated for release on September 6. The song, which is almost exclusively set...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day

In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Blues,’ a Career-Spanning Collection of Music from the Late Rory Gallagher (Listen)
May 31, 2019
Out Now: ‘Blues,’ a Career-Spanning Collection of Music from the Late Rory Gallagher (Listen)

Irish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rory Gallagher can be best considered “underrated” — as his was a career of virtuosity, depth and musical character that was tragically cut short when he died at age 47 in 1995....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, World-Class Entertainer/Actor/Activist Doris Day: 1922 – 2019
May 13, 2019
Rest in Peace, World-Class Entertainer/Actor/Activist Doris Day: 1922 – 2019

The world woke up Monday to the news that legendary entertainer/actress/cultural icon Doris Day has passed away at the age of 97 after a battle with pneumonia. Remembering the legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence
May 9, 2019
Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence

Buck Up, the new album from Carsie Blanton, serves as a Trojan horse for her endlessly fun and captivating brand of cultural subversion. Through blending her two main influences of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker
April 2, 2019
Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker

Photographer/musician Jim Louvau recently held a special photo exhibit in Burbank, California, honoring his friend and frequent photo subject, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, with proceeds benefiting 320 Changes Direction....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Releases Uplifting New Song, ‘One Less Day (Dying Young),’ Announces Solo Tour and Album
February 21, 2019
Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Releases Uplifting New Song, ‘One Less Day (Dying Young),’ Announces Solo Tour and Album

Outside of his years of music and success with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas has reached great heights — you probably still have “Smooth,” his 1999 smash-hit single with Santana in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof
February 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

With the 2018 release of their second album, Lucky 13, and an increasingly prolific 2019 touring schedule, Shannon Rae and 100 Proof are reaching an ever-growing audience with their unique...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979

Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs
June 14, 2018
Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)

John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)
March 15, 2018
Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a reissue package in the fall, and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium
May 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Backstage at the Hollywood Palladium, carefully choreographed chaos is taking place. Huge roadies the size of grizzly bears—only with tattoos and walkie talkies—wheel in massive cases housing guitars, drums, cables...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison
February 13, 2017
Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of 'Sing' Doing 'Wonderful Christmastime' Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts
December 21, 2016
Watch: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots and the Cast of 'Sing' Doing 'Wonderful Christmastime' Will Warm Even the Coldest of Hearts

‘Tis the season for holiday magic, and it transpired on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night as Sir Paul McCartney joined Fallon, the Roots, and the cast...

Rock Cellar Magazine | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A

For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Gene Wilder Dies at 83 – Rest in Peace
August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder Dies at 83 – Rest in Peace

Acclaimed and celebrated actor Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83. The news came down on Monday afternoon, and as Variety reported Wilder had been suffering from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983
August 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore
May 6, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher
April 4, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson
February 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was strange,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

  Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)
December 10, 2014
Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — drummers in rock history. But the stickman for genre-defining Canadian prog-rockers Rush does not carry himself...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Novels
January 7, 2013
Top 11 Rock Novels

Rock novels are a blast to read for any serious music lover.  Just like you, rock novelists are tremendous music fans, and the novel form allows them to approach their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Martha Davis:  In Total Control
October 1, 2012
Martha Davis: In Total Control

Martha Davis strutted in heels onto the early new-wave scene in the late 1970s as part of The Motels – an intelligent, moody, yet still-catchy pop band. With her dark brunette...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne: New Standards Album, Re-Recorded ELO 'Best Of' Compilation Coming Soon
September 19, 2012
Jeff Lynne: New Standards Album, Re-Recorded ELO 'Best Of' Compilation Coming Soon

  Electric Light Orchestra co-founder/mastermind Jeff Lynne will release two new albums on October 9th. First up: Long Wave, a collection of old standards that influenced him as a musician. From...

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 | May Album Reviews
May 11, 2012
May Album Reviews

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sinéad O'Connor Burns Up the El Rey – Concert Review
February 24, 2012
Sinéad O'Connor Burns Up the El Rey – Concert Review

SINÉAD O’CONNOR at the El Rey Theatre – February 21, 2012 There’s a certain type of performer with a spark or fire that commands a room even in their silence....

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 | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fire In The Hole!
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!

Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...