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Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)
May 5, 2022
The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)

On Tuesday night, legendary English rockers The Who continued their recently launched The Who Hits Back! tour with a rousing, 21-song performance at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. During...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Adds Guests to ‘The Who Hits Back!’ North American Tour (Mike Campbell + the Dirty Knobs, Los Lonely Boys, More)
April 21, 2022
The Who Adds Guests to ‘The Who Hits Back!’ North American Tour (Mike Campbell + the Dirty Knobs, Los Lonely Boys, More)

Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 22, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will embark on a North American run of The Who Hits Back! tour dates, and on Thursday the legendary English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates
February 7, 2022
The Who Announces ‘The Who Hits Back!’ 2022 North American Tour Dates

Starting this spring, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will return to North America for The Who Hits Back!, a tour that will find the English rock legends and their band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2022: The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Lionel Richie, Willie Nelson and Many More
January 20, 2022
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2022: The Who, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Lionel Richie, Willie Nelson and Many More

After taking 2021 off due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will return from April 29-May 8. Officially announced on Thursday, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Close #HanukkahSessions 2021 with The Clash & KISS (Watch the Whole Series)
December 6, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin Close #HanukkahSessions 2021 with The Clash & KISS (Watch the Whole Series)

Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin wrapped up their #HanukkahSessions series with a bang -- here's a recap of eight crazy nights of musical magic.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview
November 15, 2021
The Who’s Roger Daltrey Compares the Rolling Stones to ‘A Mediocre Pub Band’ in Coda Collection Interview

Online rock and roll fan communities, get ready to argue: In a new interview with the Coda Collection, The Who front man Roger Daltrey is quoted as saying something pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film
July 14, 2021
Now Streaming on the Coda Collection: ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ Documentary Film

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who is the official, definitive look at the legendary English band‘s influence and history. Featuring interviews with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend looking back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
May 14, 2021
Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)

Join us for a conversation with Pete Townshend for a look at the story behind of The Who Sell Out, which was recently celebrated with a massive Super Deluxe edition....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition, a Massive Revisiting of the Ambitious 1967 Album (Listen/Buy)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition, a Massive Revisiting of the Ambitious 1967 Album (Listen/Buy)

Today, April 23, brings with it the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album. The band’s third studio album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Set with ‘The Stereo Bonus Tracks’ EP
April 2, 2021
Preview ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Set with ‘The Stereo Bonus Tracks’ EP

We’re just three weeks away from the April 23 release of a Super Deluxe edition of The Who Sell Out, the English band’s classic 1967 concept record — and Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who ‘Classic Albums’ Episode ‘The Who Sell Out’ Streaming on Nugs.net 4/22 Ahead of Album Reissue
April 1, 2021
The Who ‘Classic Albums’ Episode ‘The Who Sell Out’ Streaming on Nugs.net 4/22 Ahead of Album Reissue

April 23 will see the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album, and the day before the big release Nugs.net...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who: Stream ‘The Sell Out Jingles,’ a New Digital EP Preview of ‘The Who Sell Out’ Deluxe Reissue Out 4/23
March 19, 2021
The Who: Stream ‘The Sell Out Jingles,’ a New Digital EP Preview of ‘The Who Sell Out’ Deluxe Reissue Out 4/23

April 23 will see the release of a new Super Deluxe revisiting of The Who Sell Out, the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album. The band’s third studio album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition Coming 4/23; Stream Pete Townshend Demos (Pre-Order)
February 26, 2021
‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Edition Coming 4/23; Stream Pete Townshend Demos (Pre-Order)

On Friday, The Who announced big plans for a Super Deluxe revisiting of the English rock legends‘ classic 1967 studio album The Who Sell Out, and it packs quite a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch 10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Nail ‘My Generation’ as a Tribute to the Who’s Keith Moon
February 15, 2021
Watch 10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Nail ‘My Generation’ as a Tribute to the Who’s Keith Moon

She’s back, once again. After a busy few months of head-turning drum displays, 10-year-old musical prodigy Nandi Bushell has shared her latest video, a reverent tribute to the late, great...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)
January 25, 2021
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen to Stream Previously Unseen Performances from The Who, The Cure, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Muse, Them Crooked Vultures + More
September 28, 2020
Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen to Stream Previously Unseen Performances from The Who, The Cure, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Muse, Them Crooked Vultures + More

The temporary closure of the Royal Albert Hall in London due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that there would be no Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts in 2020 — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 9/11-9/13: Neil Peart Tribute Event, The Who, Barenaked Ladies, Wallows, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, More
September 11, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 9/11-9/13: Neil Peart Tribute Event, The Who, Barenaked Ladies, Wallows, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’
September 11, 2020
Sat. 9/12: Watch The Who Close Out its ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival YouTube Series with ‘Locarno 2006’

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’
September 4, 2020
What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’

It’s Labor Day weekend in the United States, which means one thing: An extra day to celebrate (safely, of course, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). One of the best options...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12
September 3, 2020
The Who Closing Out Six-Part ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series with Switzerland 2006 Gigs — on YouTube 9/5 & 9/12

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream Aug. 28-30: Outside Lands ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival, The Who, Seether, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, TEARS (The Event Against Racism and Stereotyping)
August 28, 2020
What to Stream Aug. 28-30: Outside Lands ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival, The Who, Seether, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, TEARS (The Event Against Racism and Stereotyping)

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series
August 27, 2020
Watch The Who ‘Tommy: Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ on YouTube Sat. 8/29, Part of ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series

In early August, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/21-8/23: Joe Strummer Birthday Tribute Live Stream, The Who ‘Isle of Wight 1970,’ Wallows at the Roxy, More
August 21, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/21-8/23: Joe Strummer Birthday Tribute Live Stream, The Who ‘Isle of Wight 1970,’ Wallows at the Roxy, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube
August 21, 2020
The Who Streaming ‘Isle of Wight 1970’ Performances for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch 8/22 on YouTube

Two weeks ago, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance
August 17, 2020
51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance

It was 51 years ago today, Aug. 17, that The Who took the stage at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 for what amounted to a legendary performance. Originally scheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15
August 13, 2020
The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15

Last week, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Picks for This Weekend 8/7-8/9: The Who, Elton John, Grateful Dead, The Go-Go’s, More
August 7, 2020
Streaming Picks for This Weekend 8/7-8/9: The Who, Elton John, Grateful Dead, The Go-Go’s, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Launching ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival Streams on YouTube — Six-Part Series Begins 8/8
August 6, 2020
The Who Launching ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival Streams on YouTube — Six-Part Series Begins 8/8

This Saturday, Aug. 8, The Who will kick off a six-part YouTube series of archival live performances. (Click here to pick up the Who’s 2019 album WHO from our Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention
May 28, 2020
Playing the Beatles, the Who, Prince and More from Home, Adorable Family Band Colt Clark & the Quarantine Kids Deserve Your Attention

As long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dictate our collective way of life, folks will find a way to remain entertained — and over the past few weeks, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Pete Townshend of The Who, a Rock and Roll Rebel
May 19, 2020
Happy 75th Birthday to Pete Townshend of The Who, a Rock and Roll Rebel

Many warm returns go out to Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist of the Who, who celebrates his 75th birthday today, May 19. Townshend is an enduring icon of the highest degree,...

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 | Sammy Hagar & the Circle Are Covering Classics from the Who and Bob Marley in Their Own Way in ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Video Series
April 22, 2020
Sammy Hagar & the Circle Are Covering Classics from the Who and Bob Marley in Their Own Way in ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Video Series

Over the past few weeks, Sammy Hagar and the Circle — the Red Rocker‘s band featuring bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson — have been putting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who
April 1, 2020
Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who

It hasn’t been a long time since The Who released new music — the legendary rock band‘s 2019 album, WHO, was released in December and capped off a triumphant Moving...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Issue Statement After Postponing UK/Ireland Tour Due to Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
The Who Issue Statement After Postponing UK/Ireland Tour Due to Coronavirus

Another major tour was derailed due to concern over the coronavirus, as on Thursday morning the Who announced that the upcoming UK/Ireland tour was being halted under an abundance of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)
December 6, 2019
The Who Sound as Confident — and Defiant — As Ever on New Album, ‘WHO,’ Out Now (Listen)

WHO, the brand new album from The Who, is available now — and it begins with lyrics that set the tone rather well, featuring the defiance and confidence that has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020
December 4, 2019
The Who Extend ‘Moving On!’ Tour with Shows in Cincinnati, Las Vegas and More in 2020

If you’ve been on the fence about catching The Who and its Moving On! orchestral tour — let this be a warning that you do NOT want to miss out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Who: Stream the Retrospective ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ from the New Album Out 12/6
November 22, 2019
New from The Who: Stream the Retrospective ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ from the New Album Out 12/6

The Who had to push back the release of its new album, Who, a couple weeks. It was originally going to be released today, Nov. 22, but it now has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ a ‘Retrospective’ Song from The Who’s New Album Out 12/6
November 21, 2019
Preview ‘I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,’ a ‘Retrospective’ Song from The Who’s New Album Out 12/6

Update: “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise” from The Who is now available — stream it in full here.  The Who was originally preparing to release a new album, Who, this...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)
October 25, 2019
The Who Caps Off ‘Moving On!’ Tour with an Unforgettable Night at the Hollywood Bowl with Liam Gallagher (Recap)

Some concerts stand out from others. The Who at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night is one of those. Having never seen the band live, despite seeing plenty of other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Who’s New Song ‘All This Music Must Fade’
October 3, 2019
Stream the Who’s New Song ‘All This Music Must Fade’

The Who returned on Thursday with another new song from its forthcoming album, Who, which will be released on Nov. 22. Featuring a strong vocal performance from Roger Daltrey, the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden
September 3, 2019
Watch the Who Debut ‘Big Cigars,’ Another New Song, at Madison Square Garden

“Next year, hopefully,” guitarist Pete Townshend said on stage at Madison Square Garden this past weekend as The Who‘s Moving On! tour stop, “the songs that we release in November...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour
August 22, 2019
Watch Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who Discuss Performing with a 48-Piece Orchestra on the ‘Moving On!’ Tour

The Who are preparing to launch the next leg of their ongoing Moving On! tour, which will find Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band bringing their legendary music to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Debuted a New Song Called ‘Hero Ground Zero’ and Were Joined By Eddie Vedder at Wembley Stadium Gig — Watch
July 8, 2019
The Who Debuted a New Song Called ‘Hero Ground Zero’ and Were Joined By Eddie Vedder at Wembley Stadium Gig — Watch

The Who‘s Moving On! tour is on now, and the band is playing selections from throughout its legendary career each night — as well as a new song, apparently, after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Played ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Using Classroom Instruments, and It Was Amazing
May 16, 2019
The Who Played ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Using Classroom Instruments, and It Was Amazing

One of the running gags that Jimmy Fallon does with musical guests on The Tonight Show is a group jam session of one of the musical acts’ most famous songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who: Special Guests Liam Gallagher, Reignwolf, Peter Wolf and Dead Horses to Play select Dates of ‘Moving On!’ Tour
May 14, 2019
The Who: Special Guests Liam Gallagher, Reignwolf, Peter Wolf and Dead Horses to Play select Dates of ‘Moving On!’ Tour

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of the Who are out on the road now on the Moving On! tour, with an additional leg hitting more cities and venues in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’
May 9, 2019
Preview The Who’s New ‘Tommy Orchestral’ Album with a Live Rendition of ‘Pinball Wizard’

The Who is out on the Moving On! tour, finding Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band accompanied by a full orchestra. There will be two North American legs for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates
April 29, 2019
The Who Announce Special Guests for Upcoming Moving On! North American Dates

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who will head out on the Moving On! tour on May 7, bringing a full symphony orchestra with them each night. Joining Daltrey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who’s Pete Townshend Wrote a Book — ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Will Be Out in the Fall
March 5, 2019
The Who’s Pete Townshend Wrote a Book — ‘The Age of Anxiety’ Will Be Out in the Fall

2019 is already shaping up to be a big year for the Who, as the legendary rockers will head out on a big 29-city tour with a symphony orchestra in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Roger Daltrey of The Who!
March 1, 2019
Happy 75th Birthday to Roger Daltrey of The Who!

2019 is a big year for The Who — the legendary rock band will head out on a special 29-city North American tour backed by a symphony orchestra. But it’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)
February 3, 2013
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)

The Who at Staples Center; Los Angeles When Pete Townshend said the din of his amplifiers in 1964 was emulating that of a WWII bomber plane, he wasn’t kidding. Anyone...

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

Tommy [2013 Deluxe Edition] $23.98 FREE SHIPPING! The Who UK Fabric Poster $14.95 FREE SHIPPING!

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editor's Pick: The Who
November 15, 2012
Editor's Pick: The Who

 Tommy [2013 Deluxe Edition] CD $23.98  The Who UK Fabric Poster $14.95

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller
July 6, 2022
Tracing a Legacy: ‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’: Q&A with Directors Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller

Co-directors Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller have produced something singular in cinema and music history, a documentary that zooms in on one song — and, in doing so, also unfolds...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica “Totally Blown Away” with How ‘Stranger Things’ Utilized “Master of Puppets” in Season 4 Finale
July 6, 2022
Metallica “Totally Blown Away” with How ‘Stranger Things’ Utilized “Master of Puppets” in Season 4 Finale

“Master of Puppets” remains one of the most well-known and widely beloved songs from Metallica — a “calling card” of the thrash metal titans‘ career, if you will, arguably one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rina Sawayama Pays Tribute to Her Mother with Soaring Indie/Pop Anthem, “Catch Me In The Air”
June 28, 2022
Rina Sawayama Pays Tribute to Her Mother with Soaring Indie/Pop Anthem, “Catch Me In The Air”

Multifaceted singer/songwriter Rina Sawayama is gearing up for the Sept. 2 release of her new album, Hold The Girl, which is shaping up to be among the year’s most anticipated releases...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour
June 28, 2022
Tommy Lee’s Wife Says He Broke Four Ribs Falling Down “Crazy Stairs” in Nashville Rental Before Stadium Tour

Mötley Crüe recently began its delayed Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison — and just a few dates into it, drummer Tommy Lee had...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”
June 22, 2022
Kate Bush on ‘Stranger Things’-Powered Surge of “Running Up That Hill”: “It’s Quite Shocking Really, Isn’t It?”

The past few weeks has seen something remarkable happen, all thanks to the Netflix series Stranger Things: Kate Bush has become a viral sensation. The placement of her 1985 single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy “Doing Well and on the Road to Recovery” After Major Surgery
June 14, 2022
Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy “Doing Well and on the Road to Recovery” After Major Surgery

On Monday, Ozzy Osbourne went under the knife for what wife Sharon Osbourne said was “a very major operation” that is “really going to determine the rest of his life.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia

Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....

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 | Ozzy Osbourne Having ‘Major Operation,’ Per Wife Sharon: “It’s Really Going to Determine the Rest of His Life”
June 13, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Having ‘Major Operation,’ Per Wife Sharon: “It’s Really Going to Determine the Rest of His Life”

Today, June 13, rock and roll/heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is due for a “very major operation,” according to wife Sharon Osbourne, who announced the news on Friday during The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Moonage Daydream’ – David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust “Autobiographical” Photo Book Gets Re-Released for 50th Anniversary
June 10, 2022
‘Moonage Daydream’ – David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust “Autobiographical” Photo Book Gets Re-Released for 50th Anniversary

‘Moonage Daydream – The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust’– probably the closest thing to a David Bowie autobiographical book ever written – will be re-released in a glorious special...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)
June 8, 2022
Art Alexakis Q&A: 30 Years of Everclear, Touring with MS and Being ‘Confrontationally Authentic’ (“When You’re 60, You Don’t Have to Be Nice Anymore”)

Originally recorded in a friend’s basement for $400, 1993’s World of Noise was the first release from Everclear, prior to its emergence in the mid-1990s as an alt/rock staple with era-defining radio hits like “Father...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Previews New LP ‘AM Gold’ (Out 5/20) with the Latin-Flavored “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes
May 18, 2022
Train Previews New LP ‘AM Gold’ (Out 5/20) with the Latin-Flavored “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes

This Friday, May 20, multi-platinum pop/rock band Train will release AM Gold, a new album largely influenced by and heavy on feel-good “yacht rock” vibes. It also features “Cleopatra,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Original Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Joins Band at Fresno Gig (First Performance with PJ Since 1991)
May 17, 2022
Original Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Krusen Joins Band at Fresno Gig (First Performance with PJ Since 1991)

Pearl Jam is out on its anticipated and pandemic-delayed tour in support of 2020’s Gigaton record. So far, it’s been an emotional, cathartic experience (click here to read our full...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)
May 13, 2022
Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)

Train first came to prominence with the double-platinum single “Meet Virginia,” off its 1998 self-titled debut album. Since then, the affable pop/rock band led by singer/songwriter Pat Monahan has landed...

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 | Out Now: The Vibes Are Very Strong with Warpaint’s Engrossing New Album, ‘Radiate Like This’ (Listen)
May 6, 2022
Out Now: The Vibes Are Very Strong with Warpaint’s Engrossing New Album, ‘Radiate Like This’ (Listen)

This six years between albums for Los Angeles indie band Warpaint were filled with personal milestones, life accomplishments and reflection — and the resulting record, Radiate Like This, does just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christine McVie Releasing ‘Songbird’ Collection 6/24 ft. Unreleased Solo Material; Stream “Slowdown”
April 20, 2022
Christine McVie Releasing ‘Songbird’ Collection 6/24 ft. Unreleased Solo Material; Stream “Slowdown”

On June 24, Christine McVie will celebrate her solo catalog outside Fleetwood Mac with Songbird: A Solo Collection, due out via Rhino Records. Announced on Wednesday, Songbird was previewed with...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)
April 11, 2022
Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)

Prog-rock and symphonic rock may seem at times largely ossified and outdated, almost like relics of the past — but Lana Lane has helped revitalize those musical genres throughout her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite: 18-City Summer Tour Starting in August
April 11, 2022
Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite: 18-City Summer Tour Starting in August

This August, three iconic acts will team up for an 18-city tour of North America when Rick Springfield, Men at Work and John Waite head out on the road together....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn + Evanescence Map Out 18-City Summer Tour
April 5, 2022
Korn + Evanescence Map Out 18-City Summer Tour

When we last heard from Korn, the long-running hard/rock/”nu-metal” band was on the road in support of its latest album, February’s deep and dark Requiem. With that tour in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley with Nirvana & Alice in Chains’ Powerful ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sets
April 5, 2022
Remembering Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley with Nirvana & Alice in Chains’ Powerful ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sets

Today’s date, April 5, is a notorious one in the world of rock and roll, as it’s the date commemorating the passing of two of the most iconic and celebrated...

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 | SiriusXM Remembers Taylor Hawkins: Listen to Stories, Music and Memories on Special Tribute Show with Kat Corbett & Mark Hamilton
March 29, 2022
SiriusXM Remembers Taylor Hawkins: Listen to Stories, Music and Memories on Special Tribute Show with Kat Corbett & Mark Hamilton

On Monday, the SiriusXM channel Lithium dedicated a block of hours to Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ drummer who shockingly passed away at age 50 in his hotel room in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’
March 29, 2022
New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’

Ann Wilson of Heart will add to her legacy on April 29 with a new solo album, Fierce Bliss. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter has been previewing...

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 | Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)
March 25, 2022
Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)

From the opening seconds of “Born with Horns,” the leadoff track on Mainstream Sellout — the new album from Machine Gun Kelly available today, March 25 — you might be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)
March 25, 2022
Out Now: Dave Grohl’s Dream Widow EP, the Heavy Metal Band from Foo Fighters’ ‘Studio 666’ (ft. Grohl on Vox/Guitar/Bass/Drums & Fireball Ministry’s Jim Rota)

Dream Widow was a band with big aspirations and an unseemly demise. As depicted in Studio 666, the horror/comedy film from Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters that was premiered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Sir Elton John! Celebrate with ‘Diamonds’ in Dolby Atmos and His 30th Annual Oscars Viewing Party 3/27
March 25, 2022
Happy 75th Birthday to Sir Elton John! Celebrate with ‘Diamonds’ in Dolby Atmos and His 30th Annual Oscars Viewing Party 3/27

Today, March 25, is a milestone for Sir Elton John: It’s his 75th birthday. The beloved singer/songwriter/cultural figure/legend/philanthropist is beloved the world over, and for good reason. His music stands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”
March 16, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, bassist George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ghost Returns with ‘Impera’: A Captivating, Victorian-Era Glam/Metal Musical Adventure
March 15, 2022
Out Now: Ghost Returns with ‘Impera’: A Captivating, Victorian-Era Glam/Metal Musical Adventure

There simply isn’t a band out there doing what Ghost is doing. The Swedish hard-rock/metal/glam/pop group returned with a new album, Impera, on March 11, and the abundant slashes in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond
March 1, 2022
Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond

Boasting classic hits such as “Alone Again (Naturally),” “Get Down,” “Out Of The Question” and “Clair,” anybody with an ear tuned to the wondrous songs blasting out on AM radio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA
February 28, 2022
Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA

It was easy to feel overwhelmed by the level of talent assembled on stage at Friday night’s Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings concert at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace
February 22, 2022
Procol Harum Founder Gary Brooker Dies 76 After a Battle with Cancer: Rest in Peace

Gary Brooker, co-founder, singer and composer of Procol Harum, has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer. Gary Brooker – 29 May 1945 – 19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie
February 18, 2022
Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie

Leave it to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to bring back the concept of the “band movie.” Once a popular career move for acts like the Beatles and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina to Play Two Shows at Hollywood Bowl in July — Duo’s First L.A. Gigs in 50 Years
February 17, 2022
Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina to Play Two Shows at Hollywood Bowl in July — Duo’s First L.A. Gigs in 50 Years

Earlier this week, the Hollywood Bowl announced its 2022 concert schedule for the summer, and two shows in particular were especially noteworthy. On July 15 and 16, legendary singer/songwriters Kenny...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album
February 10, 2022
KISS ‘Destroyer 45’: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley & Bob Ezrin Reflect on the Milestone 1976 Album

Bolstered by the success of their breakthrough 1975 album Alive!, as KISS moved forward, in order to retain their newly anointed status as rock gods their follow-up studio album had to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)
February 8, 2022
Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)

Heart icon Ann Wilson has kept quite busy in recent months with a series of solo releases, and it’s apparently all been building to the upcoming April 29 release of...

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 | Neil Young + Crazy Horse’s New ‘BARN’ Documentary Film to Premiere on YouTube 1/20
January 18, 2022
Neil Young + Crazy Horse’s New ‘BARN’ Documentary Film to Premiere on YouTube 1/20

When Neil Young + Crazy Horse released their new album, Barn, in early December, the record also was the focus of an accompanying documentary film that chronicled the story behind...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: Stream the Rowdy “Call Off the Dogs,” from ‘4’ LP Out 2/11
January 14, 2022
New from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: Stream the Rowdy “Call Off the Dogs,” from ‘4’ LP Out 2/11

On Feb. 11, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will release their new album, 4, the first release on Gibson Records after the guitar company announced its new endeavor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Vedder’s New ‘Earthling’ Solo LP Features Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, & Elton John; Stream “Brother the Cloud”
January 14, 2022
Eddie Vedder’s New ‘Earthling’ Solo LP Features Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, & Elton John; Stream “Brother the Cloud”

Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder is preparing to release a new solo album titled Earthling, which will arrive on Feb. 11. The iconic singer/songwriter has been sharing a few...

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 Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila
January 10, 2022
A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila

Electric Violinist Susan Aquila Storms Rock World with New Self-Titled Album The electric violin is no longer an oddity in rock. Pioneers such as Mark Wood have captured its energy and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Michael Lang: Woodstock Co-Founder Dies at 77 of Lymphoma
January 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Michael Lang: Woodstock Co-Founder Dies at 77 of Lymphoma

Michael Lang, one of the figureheads behind the historic 1969 Woodstock Festival, died on Saturday night at the age of 77, it was reported by Rolling Stone. Lang passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April
January 7, 2022
Edgar Winter & Joe Walsh Team Up for “Johnny B. Goode”; All-Star Tribute Album to Johnny Winter Out in April

Due out on April 15, Brother Johnny is an all-star tribute album to the late Johnny Winter, compiled and spearheaded by his brother, Edgar Winter. The album will be released...

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 | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Bryan Adams: Listen to “Kick Ass,” an Exuberant Ode to Rock and Roll (Introduced by John Cleese)
December 9, 2021
New from Bryan Adams: Listen to “Kick Ass,” an Exuberant Ode to Rock and Roll (Introduced by John Cleese)

Remember rock and roll? Bryan Adams sure does, and he would like to remind you of its glory. “Kick Ass” is the title of a new song debuted on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Beach House: Chapter Two of Upcoming Double-Album ‘Once Twice Melody’ Out 2/18 (Listen)
December 8, 2021
New from Beach House: Chapter Two of Upcoming Double-Album ‘Once Twice Melody’ Out 2/18 (Listen)

Dream pop/indie duo Beach House will release a new double-album, Once Twice Melody, on Feb. 18 — and the two (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have now debuted a handful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Vedder Announces 2022 Solo Tour with All-Star Backing Band; ‘Earthling’ Album Out 2/11
December 1, 2021
Eddie Vedder Announces 2022 Solo Tour with All-Star Backing Band; ‘Earthling’ Album Out 2/11

Eddie Vedder will be up to some big things next year. The Pearl Jam front man has a new solo album, Earthling, due out on Feb. 11, and on Wednesday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Iron Maiden: 2022 ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour to Feature 23 Shows Across North America, Starting in September
December 1, 2021
Iron Maiden: 2022 ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour to Feature 23 Shows Across North America, Starting in September

At long last, Iron Maiden officially announced global touring plans — as the English heavy metal icons are ready to bring their explosive live show stateside once again. Touring on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Details ‘Earthling’ Solo LP, Debuts “The Haves” (Pre-Order)
November 18, 2021
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Details ‘Earthling’ Solo LP, Debuts “The Haves” (Pre-Order)

On Feb. 11, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder will add to his solo career with Earthling, a new album officially detailed on Thursday. Vedder’s third proper full-length solo record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam: Rescheduled 2020 North American Tour to Resume in May 2022, Dates Forthcoming
November 16, 2021
Pearl Jam: Rescheduled 2020 North American Tour to Resume in May 2022, Dates Forthcoming

Back in the spring of 2020, right as the COVID-19 pandemic was making itself known and it was becoming apparent that things were going to change for the foreseeable future,...

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 | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

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 | Set It Off Debuts Neon-Soaked Self-Actualization Anthem “Skeleton,” Announces 2022 Tour
November 1, 2021
Set It Off Debuts Neon-Soaked Self-Actualization Anthem “Skeleton,” Announces 2022 Tour

Dynamic pop/punk band Set It Off has amassed a strong following for its extremely high-energy live shows and irreverently unpredictable musical style — and on Monday, the band ushered in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)
November 1, 2021
Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)

Limp Bizkit knows what you think. But Fred Durst and Co. have long expressed that they “don’t give a f***” about much of anything when it comes to criticism levied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Last Night in Soho’: Edgar Wright’s Specially Curated 1960s Soundtrack Infuses Film with a Style All its Own
October 28, 2021
‘Last Night in Soho’: Edgar Wright’s Specially Curated 1960s Soundtrack Infuses Film with a Style All its Own

Last Night in Soho is the new film from Edgar Wright, known for his previous works including Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Baby Driver, among others....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The War on Drugs: Stream “Change” Ahead of New Album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out 10/29
October 27, 2021
The War on Drugs: Stream “Change” Ahead of New Album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out 10/29

This Friday, Oct. 29, Philadelphia-based indie band The War on Drugs will release I Don’t Live Here Anymore, its first studio album in four years. As a final preview of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dream Theater Adds to its Legacy with Epic New LP ‘A View from the Top of the World’ (Listen)
October 22, 2021
Out Now: Dream Theater Adds to its Legacy with Epic New LP ‘A View from the Top of the World’ (Listen)

Seven tracks spanning more than an hour. That’s what you get with A View from the Top of the World, the new studio album from prog-rock greats Dream Theater. Released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trey Anastasio of Phish Issues Mid-Show Speech Addressing Death and Injuries at San Francisco Gig
October 20, 2021
Trey Anastasio of Phish Issues Mid-Show Speech Addressing Death and Injuries at San Francisco Gig

UPDATE: After the initial story of the death and injuries sustained in falls at last weekend’s Phish concert in San Francisco, band leader Trey Anastasio paused the next show in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren & The Roots Team Up for the Funky New Track “Godiva Girl” — Listen
October 20, 2021
Todd Rundgren & The Roots Team Up for the Funky New Track “Godiva Girl” — Listen

“Godiva Girl” is the name of a new collaborative song between Todd Rundgren and The Roots. Shared this week, the pairing blends the best qualities of both acts into an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall Induction News: Paul McCartney to Induct Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift to Honor Carole King, More
October 18, 2021
Rock Hall Induction News: Paul McCartney to Induct Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift to Honor Carole King, More

We’re just a few short weeks away from the Oct. 30 induction ceremony of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021, a list of acts that includes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Coldplay Reaches Even Higher with Sprawling, Epic New Album ‘Music of the Spheres’
October 14, 2021
Out Now: Coldplay Reaches Even Higher with Sprawling, Epic New Album ‘Music of the Spheres’

When it comes to Coldplay, at this point in the group’s career you can expect some of the biggest, most sweeping musical compositions of the pop/rock realm — and Chris...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios
October 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios

“In the Police, in a trio situation—which I’ve come back to now—it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The “Dad Vibes” Are Strong with Limp Bizkit’s Funky New Song (That Sounds Exactly Like Limp Bizkit Always Has)
September 30, 2021
The “Dad Vibes” Are Strong with Limp Bizkit’s Funky New Song (That Sounds Exactly Like Limp Bizkit Always Has)

Limp Bizkit, once a powerhouse of the mainstream music scene in the early 2000s at the forefront of the “nu-metal” boom, has more or less existed on the periphery in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)
September 24, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)

Ringo Starr is nothing if not consistent — and today, Sept. 24, the famed Beatles drummer returns with Change the World, a new EP featuring four songs performed by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘He Was the Rock the Rest of it Was Built Around’: Rolling Stones Reflect on Charlie Watts in ‘Rolling Stone’
September 23, 2021
‘He Was the Rock the Rest of it Was Built Around’: Rolling Stones Reflect on Charlie Watts in ‘Rolling Stone’

Earlier this week, The Rolling Stones made their first public appearance since the passing of drummer Charlie Watts. At the event, a private gig for New England Patriots owner Robert...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)
September 20, 2021
‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’: The Last Gig of its Kind, from Those Who Were There (Noel, Liam, ‘Bonehead,’ More)

Oasis went from playing to a handful of fans on Tuesday nights in their hometown of Manchester in the early 1990s to 250,000+ at Knebworth Park in the summer of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)
September 10, 2021
Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)

In many ways, Brinsley Schwarz were the UK’s version of the Band. The progenitors of “pub rock” across the pond, the band, which featured Nick Lowe on bass and vocals,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)
September 10, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with a Look at 1984’s “Radio Ga Ga” (and Its Edgy Music Video)

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its history, takes a look at “Radio Ga Ga,” the track featured on 1984’s The Works album that attained...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute
August 27, 2021
Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute

“I … I’m a one-way motorway,” sang Dave Grohl, slowly, with the lights dimmed at the Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the gathered masses anticipating something great from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Man Photographed as a Baby on Nirvana’s Iconic ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover is Suing the Band, Alleging ‘Child Pornography’
August 25, 2021
The Man Photographed as a Baby on Nirvana’s Iconic ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover is Suing the Band, Alleging ‘Child Pornography’

It’s one of the most iconic album covers ever made — but now Spencer Elden, the man photographed as an infant for what would become the artwork for Nevermind, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Posts Emotional Tribute to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts on Instagram: “Such a Lovely Man”
August 24, 2021
Pete Townshend Posts Emotional Tribute to the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts on Instagram: “Such a Lovely Man”

The sad news of the passing of Charlie Watts, legendary drummer of The Rolling Stones, understandably was the talk of the internet on Tuesday, with several of Watts’ contemporaries, peers,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Rocks South America Circa 1981 in Latest Episode of YouTube History Series ‘The Greatest’
August 20, 2021
Queen Rocks South America Circa 1981 in Latest Episode of YouTube History Series ‘The Greatest’

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its vaunted history, chronicles one of the group’s biggest challenges — its first-ever tour of South America. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to The Darkness’ New Song About a ‘Devoted Sex Robot’ — “Motorheart” Album Coming 11/19
August 12, 2021
Listen to The Darkness’ New Song About a ‘Devoted Sex Robot’ — “Motorheart” Album Coming 11/19

It’s hard to believe it’s almost been twenty years since English glam/rock band The Darkness emerged with 2003’s Permission To Land, a record that put the ensemble on the map...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’
August 9, 2021
Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’

In a new interview with The Independent geared around last week’s reissue of his 1992 solo debut, Queen guitarist Brian May tackles a number of topics, with some pointed words...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Reissue of ‘Back to the Light,’ Queen Guitarist Brian May’s 1992 Solo Debut (Listen)
August 6, 2021
Out Now: Reissue of ‘Back to the Light,’ Queen Guitarist Brian May’s 1992 Solo Debut (Listen)

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record has been revisited today, Aug. 6, for a near-30th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Joey Jordison: Slipknot Founding Member/Longtime Drummer Dies at 46
July 27, 2021
Rest in Peace, Joey Jordison: Slipknot Founding Member/Longtime Drummer Dies at 46

Drummer Joey Jordison, one of the founding members of Iowa-based metal band Slipknot, has passed away at the age of 46, it was announced by his family in a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event
July 26, 2021
Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and scenes are burned in our memories, even years after the original event. Considering Woodstock ’99 calls to mind a few specific...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood Says He, Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones ‘Have Been Recording Some New Faces Music’
July 20, 2021
Ronnie Wood Says He, Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones ‘Have Been Recording Some New Faces Music’

In a new interview with The Times regarding how he’s been keeping busy lately, Ronnie Wood dropped a few interesting tidbits of information: namely, that he and his Faces band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)

Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go ‘Inside Angel Dream’ with Behind-The-Scenes Videos from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers — 25th Anniversary Edition Out Now
July 6, 2021
Go ‘Inside Angel Dream’ with Behind-The-Scenes Videos from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers — 25th Anniversary Edition Out Now

Just last week, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers revisited Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”), one of Petty’s few soundtrack projects over the course of his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’
July 2, 2021
Out Now from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’

Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”),  originally released by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1996 as the companion album to the romantic comedy starring Jennifer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | With its Grungy, Aggressive New Anthem “1% Milk”, Holy Wars Asks: ‘What About The Other 99?”
June 29, 2021
With its Grungy, Aggressive New Anthem “1% Milk”, Holy Wars Asks: ‘What About The Other 99?”

“1% Milk” is the name of a new single from Los Angeles-based “dark pop” band Holy Wars, comprised of vocalist Kat Leon, guitarist/producer Nic Perez and drummer Greg Garman. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour
June 25, 2021
Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey had planned to play a handful of solo tour dates in the United States later this summer, but this week the legendary singer announce he has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”
June 25, 2021
Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”

With a lineup comprising singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles), Asia was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hall & Oates Set Modified Summer 2021 Tour Dates with KT Tunstall and Squeeze
June 25, 2021
Hall & Oates Set Modified Summer 2021 Tour Dates with KT Tunstall and Squeeze

Hall & Oates are ready to get back out there on the road — and the classic pop duo has detailed a 25-date Hall & Oates summer tour, a rescheduled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)
June 25, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record will be revisited for a near-30th anniversary reissue on Aug....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Revisiting Solo Debut ‘Back to the Light’ for Remastered Reissue 8/6
June 23, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Revisiting Solo Debut ‘Back to the Light’ for Remastered Reissue 8/6

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record is set to be revisited...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Uplifting, Hopeful New Album ‘A Few Stars Apart’ (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Uplifting, Hopeful New Album ‘A Few Stars Apart’ (Listen)

Today, June 11, sees the release of A Few Stars Apart — a new album from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Produced by Dave Cobb, it’s the seventh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’ Coming 7/2 (Pre-Order)
June 10, 2021
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Reimagined ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”)’ Coming 7/2 (Pre-Order)

Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s The One”), originally released by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in 1996 as the companion album to the romantic comedy starring Jennifer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Video Premiere: Judith Owen Covers Joan Osborne’s “(What If God Was) One Of Us”
June 4, 2021
Music Video Premiere: Judith Owen Covers Joan Osborne’s “(What If God Was) One Of Us”

Today, pianist, singer-songwriter/raconteur Judith Owen shares her musical reimagining of “(What If God Was) One Of Us,” the song written by Eric Bazilian that was one of the biggest pop/rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021
June 1, 2021
Rest in Peace, Grammy Hall of Fame Singer B.J. Thomas: 1942-2021

B.J. Thomas, whose hit songs of the 1960s and 70s (including “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) made him a household name among various musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour
May 26, 2021
Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour

Coming up in August, Roger Daltrey of the Who will head out on a special solo tour, accompanied by members of the Who’s touring band in an outing called the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

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 | Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long
May 19, 2021
Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long

Music journalist Ken Sharp has been a longtime member of our Rock Cellar family, conducting some of our most popular interviews with the legends of classic rock and roll including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2021 Issue
May 14, 2021
May 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2021 features. Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview) Paul...

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 | I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident
May 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident

Steve Lukather is the guitarist extraordinaire of Toto, best known for the classic hits “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” With the band’s tour sidelined during the lockdown, Lukather has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond

Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
May 5, 2021
New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

This Friday, May 7, singer/songwriter Ashe will release her awaited full-length debut album, Ashlyn. She has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few tracks, the latest being...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames
May 4, 2021
Megadeth and Lamb of God Announce Rescheduled 2021 Co-Headline Tour with Trivium & In Flames

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic paused everything in March 2020, Megadeth and Lamb of God had announced a huge co-headlining tour of North America for that following summer. The trek...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Summerland 2021 Tour ft. Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank and Wheatus Coming in July
May 4, 2021
Summerland 2021 Tour ft. Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank and Wheatus Coming in July

The Summerland tour will continue in 2021, as Art Alexakis and long-running alt/rock band Everclear have put together another nostalgic package of bands for its summer trek, which became a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ (Listen/Buy)

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was Lennon‘s first musical release after the dissolution of the Beatles — and the 1970 opus has come to be considered among the strongest post-breakup releases...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’
April 12, 2021
4/17: Watch ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and Q104.3 Present: Celebrating The Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber & Denny Seiwell’

On Saturday, April 17, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy camp and New York-based classic rock station Q104.3 will present Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Wings with Laurence Juber and Denny Seiwell,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ringo Starr Has a Blast with New ‘Zoom In’ EP ft. Pals Paul McCartney, Finneas, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, Steve Lukather & More (Listen)
March 18, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr Has a Blast with New ‘Zoom In’ EP ft. Pals Paul McCartney, Finneas, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, Steve Lukather & More (Listen)

Zoom In is the title of the brand new EP from Ringo Starr out today, and it’s safe to say the Beatles legend made the most out its five new songs....

Rock Cellar Magazine | St. Patrick’s Day Live Streams to Watch: Bob Weir, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, U2
March 17, 2021
St. Patrick’s Day Live Streams to Watch: Bob Weir, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, U2

It’s March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day, otherwise known as the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, a day commonly known to the masses (at least...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip to the Woods with Butta B-Rocka (ft. Homer Mc) for an ‘Alice in Wonderland’-Inspired Video for ‘Strange Luv’
March 1, 2021
Take a Trip to the Woods with Butta B-Rocka (ft. Homer Mc) for an ‘Alice in Wonderland’-Inspired Video for ‘Strange Luv’

“Strange Luv” is a new single from Butta B-Rocka, the musical name of Oleathia Robinson, an accomplished singer/songwriter/actor/model with a style all her own. Her various exploits and accomplishments have...

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 | Watch Nandi Bushell Deliver a Looping Musical Salute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’
February 22, 2021
Watch Nandi Bushell Deliver a Looping Musical Salute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Under the Bridge’

For her latest entry to her burgeoning catalog of musical versatility, 10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell has uploaded a performance of “Under the Bridge,” the classic early 1990s ballad from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Adam Sandler Hits the Links to Celebrate 25 Years of ‘Happy Gilmore’ — and Taunt Shooter McGavin, of Course
February 16, 2021
Adam Sandler Hits the Links to Celebrate 25 Years of ‘Happy Gilmore’ — and Taunt Shooter McGavin, of Course

Today, Feb. 16, marks the 25th anniversary since Happy Gilmore hit theaters. The golf-themed comedy starring Adam Sandler has since become a cult classic, as well as one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February 2021 Issue
February 11, 2021
February 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our February 2021 features. I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion) Q&A: Jorma...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

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 | The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)
January 22, 2021
The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)

Earlier this week, a simple image made its way onto the internet: United States Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting in folding chair at the Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C. …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Kinks: ‘The Moneygoround’ One-Man Show Live Stream Set for 1/29 on YouTube
January 21, 2021
The Kinks: ‘The Moneygoround’ One-Man Show Live Stream Set for 1/29 on YouTube

On Jan. 29, The Kinks will share a special, one-time-only live stream event on the classic English band‘s official YouTube channel. Titled The Moneygoround, the one-man-show is a 45-minute play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign
January 20, 2021
Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign

Despite a largely publicized campaign to receive an 11th-hour pardon from Presidential Trump, Joe Exotic and his legal team found themselves frustrated when the outgoing president’s pardon list was made...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Film Hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital on 2/5 (Preview/Pre-Order)
January 7, 2021
The Go-Go’s Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Film Hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital on 2/5 (Preview/Pre-Order)

This past summer, The Go-Go’s enjoyed a bit of a resurgence, premiering a new track titled “Club Zero” and basking in the glow of an acclaimed new documentary film, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Sold Publishing Rights to Both His Solo Music and Fleetwood Mac Material
January 5, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Sold Publishing Rights to Both His Solo Music and Fleetwood Mac Material

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd and the Family (Music) Ltd. has acquired the robust publishing and writing rights of the catalog of music belonging to guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, it was reported...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt
December 29, 2020
Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt

It’s time for some #GoatSongs. That’s what actor/musician Kevin Bacon has been calling his ongoing series of social media clips in which he plays a few bars of a song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Photographer  (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory
December 17, 2020
Live Stream Concert Picks 12/18-12/20: Gordon Lightfoot, Josh Groban, Barenaked Ladies, Every Time I Die, Pearl Jam, Sarah Brightman, New Found Glory

We’re just one week away from Christmas — and, a few days after that, 2021. A new year is almost upon us, and this weekend will follow in the footsteps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Osbourne Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says She’s ‘Recuperating at a Location Away from Ozzy’
December 15, 2020
Sharon Osbourne Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says She’s ‘Recuperating at a Location Away from Ozzy’

Monday evening, Sharon Osbourne posted on her social media channels announcing that she has tested positive for the coronavirus and spent a “brief” period of time in the hospital —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Swift Celebrating Her 31st Birthday with a New Album, ‘evermore,’ ft. The National, Haim and More (Out Tonight 12/10)
December 10, 2020
Taylor Swift Celebrating Her 31st Birthday with a New Album, ‘evermore,’ ft. The National, Haim and More (Out Tonight 12/10)

In July, Taylor Swift caught everybody by surprise with folklore, an unannounced album featuring the pop superstar linking up with Aaron Dessner of The National (co-writing or producing 11 of the LP’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’
December 9, 2020
Watch Greta Van Fleet Dial it Back to the ’70s for a Performance of ‘My Way, Soon’ on ‘Colbert’

The whole aesthetic of Greta Van Fleet is a throwback — both in the young band‘s musical style of unabashed rock and roll in the vein of Led Zeppelin and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | TONIGHT 12/8, 7 p.m. ET: Live Stream Event Honoring Tom Petty’s Music Videos & Premiere of ‘Something Could Happen’ Video
December 8, 2020
TONIGHT 12/8, 7 p.m. ET: Live Stream Event Honoring Tom Petty’s Music Videos & Premiere of ‘Something Could Happen’ Video

At 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT tonight, Dec. 8, a special live stream event will go up on the official Tom Petty YouTube channel honoring the late music icon‘s rich...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Updates Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ with New Video
December 3, 2020
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Updates Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ with New Video

The Immediate Family, a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Conan O’Brien and the Basic Cable Band Play the Chuck Berry Holiday Classic, ‘Run Rudolph Run’
December 3, 2020
Watch Conan O’Brien and the Basic Cable Band Play the Chuck Berry Holiday Classic, ‘Run Rudolph Run’

On Nov. 28, Conan O’Brien and some of his musical colleagues were kind enough to participate in Project Kids-Care, an online streaming telethon event put on by the Get Together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More
November 30, 2020
Q&A: Luke Spiller on the Struts’ Quarantine Album ‘Strange Days,’ Working with Def Leppard, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams & More

Luke Spiller tapped into the zeitgeist of the current pandemic when he wrote “Strange Days” on tour last summer. During the title track to The Struts’ vivacious third album, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video
November 23, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video

2020 was supposed to be a big year for the Foo Fighters — it marked the 25th anniversary of when Dave Grohl officially launched his post-Nirvana band with a self-titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Unleash ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Hosting Live Stream from the Troubadour Tonight 11/20

Wreckless Abandon may be a new album from the Dirty Knobs, featuring longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, but it is not a “new project” for Campbell....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Live in Maui’ from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on 2-CD/Blu-ray and 3-LP/Blu-ray (Listen/Purchase)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Live in Maui’ from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on 2-CD/Blu-ray and 3-LP/Blu-ray (Listen/Purchase)

The robust Jimi Hendrix archives have been opened once again for an anticipated new release bringing together Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the live recordings...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young Shares ‘Sugar Babe’ from New Album Out 11/27; Playing Live Stream Gig 11/19 (Replaying 11/21)
November 16, 2020
Jesse Colin Young Shares ‘Sugar Babe’ from New Album Out 11/27; Playing Live Stream Gig 11/19 (Replaying 11/21)

On Nov. 27, esteemed singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young will release Highway Troubadour, a new album of reimagined songs from throughout his career. The project provides a fresh take on some of the material...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Corgan Dabbles in the Occult in the New Smashing Pumpkins’ Video for ‘Wyttch’; Double-LP ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27
November 13, 2020
Billy Corgan Dabbles in the Occult in the New Smashing Pumpkins’ Video for ‘Wyttch’; Double-LP ‘Cyr’ Out 11/27

We’re a mere two weeks away from the release of Cyr, an ambitious new double-album from The Smashing Pumpkins, who have been promoting it pretty aggressively in recent weeks. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s Trippy New Video for ‘Eat An Eraser’ (Fronted by Actor Michael C. Hall)
November 11, 2020
Watch Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s Trippy New Video for ‘Eat An Eraser’ (Fronted by Actor Michael C. Hall)

Actor Michael C. Hall has built a legacy for his roles in quirky, irreverent shows such as Six Feet Under and Dexter, and is a master at portraying characters that...

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 | Green Day’s Super-Secret New Wave Side Band The Network is Back with ‘Ivankkka is a Nazi’
November 6, 2020
Green Day’s Super-Secret New Wave Side Band The Network is Back with ‘Ivankkka is a Nazi’

The Network is the New Wave-inspired side project from Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day — though they won’t admit that outright. For years, the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
November 2, 2020
Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

In 1968, the Rolling Stones staged their legendary/infamous Rock and Roll Circus television special. Looking back, it was a remarkable snapshot of music from the time, and much more. From...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween
October 30, 2020
Enjoy Some Festive Rock and Roll-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween

It’s here once again — Halloween. While it’s an admittedly odd custom from a general standpoint, it’s one we love so dearly thanks to our collective crippling addiction to sugar,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’
October 29, 2020
Leave it to Danny Elfman to Release the Most Disturbing Anthem of Halloween 2020: The Unnerving ‘Happy’

Talk about picking a perfect time to release some disturbing music. 2020 has been a slog for all of us, to say the very least, and the year’s parade of...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 10/28: Watch ‘A Very Brady Musical,’ a Virtual Benefit Reading ft. Music/Lyrics by Hope & Laurence Juber
October 22, 2020
10/28: Watch ‘A Very Brady Musical,’ a Virtual Benefit Reading ft. Music/Lyrics by Hope & Laurence Juber

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, don’t miss a special “virtual benefit reading” of A Very Brady Musical, a book from Lloyd J. Schwartz and Hope Juber, carried out by a host...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23
October 21, 2020
Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23

This Friday, Oct. 23, Bruce Springsteen will release Letter to You, an anticipated new solo album that marks his first recorded output with the E Street Band since 2014’s High...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Behind-The-Scenes of Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ with a Roundtable Conversation Moderated by David Fricke
October 19, 2020
Go Behind-The-Scenes of Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ with a Roundtable Conversation Moderated by David Fricke

On Oct. 16, the estate of Tom Petty released Wildflowers & All the Rest, a special deluxe edition re-release of Petty’s famed 1994 album — one the late singer/songwriter considered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters’ #SOSFest Set from the Troubadour & Hear Pat Smear’s Story About a Fistfight with Tom Waits
October 19, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters’ #SOSFest Set from the Troubadour & Hear Pat Smear’s Story About a Fistfight with Tom Waits

This past weekend, several big-name music artists and bands participated in #SOSFest, a virtual fundraising live stream event from the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and its continued efforts to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/16-18: #SOSFest to Save Our Stages, Immediate Family, Bob Weir Birthday, Jason Isbell, Third Eye Blind, Beabadoobee, Sammy Hagar, Stone Temple Pilots, More
October 16, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 10/16-18: #SOSFest to Save Our Stages, Immediate Family, Bob Weir Birthday, Jason Isbell, Third Eye Blind, Beabadoobee, Sammy Hagar, Stone Temple Pilots, More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’
October 15, 2020
Watch a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’

Last month, Yusuf/Cat Stevens commemorated the 50th anniversary of his seminal 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman with Tea for the Tillerman², a captivating reimagining of the original album. (Click...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Haim Shares New Video for ‘Man from the Magazine,’ Filmed at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles
October 7, 2020
Haim Shares New Video for ‘Man from the Magazine,’ Filmed at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles

Back in late June, Los Angeles-based indie/rock trio Haim released Women in Music Pt. III — their latest album, an expertly crafted set of songs finding the three Southern California sisters...

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 | 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 | 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 | Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza
October 4, 2020
Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza

If you think of Corey Taylor as “the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour,” that’s true — but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Taylor is a rock and...

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 | Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’
September 24, 2020
Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Perform a Reimagined Version of ‘Wild World’ from Home for ‘The Late Show’

On Sept. 18, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², an imaginative reinvention of his classic 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The collection features new arrangements and renditions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More
September 23, 2020
Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More

Dark Side of The Moon is the album that ushered Pink Floyd into superstardom in America and their early work, with songs recorded by the first incarnation of the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrate the 21st Night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Classic Song, an Amazing Tribute Video and a ‘Virtual Party’ Tonight 9/21
September 21, 2020
Celebrate the 21st Night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Classic Song, an Amazing Tribute Video and a ‘Virtual Party’ Tonight 9/21

It’s 21st day/night of September — a time for everybody to come together and celebrate the enduring Earth, Wind & Fire classic. Here’s a video from comedian/writer Demi Adejuyigbe, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank
September 18, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Yusuf/Cat Stevens Revisits Seminal 1970 Album — with a Twist — on ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ (Listen)
September 18, 2020
Out Now: Yusuf/Cat Stevens Revisits Seminal 1970 Album — with a Twist — on ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ (Listen)

In 1970, Yusuf/Cat Stevens cast an indelible place in music history with Tea for the Tillerman, a groundbreaking achievement in his career and a collection of music that would stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

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 | Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)
September 14, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)

Tea For The Tillerman was the album that established Yusuf/Cat Stevens as a superstar in the United States. From there, with albums including Teaser and The Firecat, Catch Bull At...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Duet with His Younger Self in New ‘Father and Son’ Video, from ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’
September 10, 2020
Watch Yusuf/Cat Stevens Duet with His Younger Self in New ‘Father and Son’ Video, from ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’

On Sept. 18, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens will revisit his seminal 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman with Tea for the Tillerman², a special 50th anniversary re-imagining of the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Steve Hackett’s ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith’ Live Set Out 10/16
September 8, 2020
Preview Steve Hackett’s ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith’ Live Set Out 10/16

In 2019, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett embarked on an ambitious and crowd-pleasing tour, and on Oct. 16 he’ll release Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live At Hammersmith,...

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 | Farm Aid 2020 ‘On the Road’: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt and More – Streaming Online 9/26
September 1, 2020
Farm Aid 2020 ‘On the Road’: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt and More – Streaming Online 9/26

The COVID-19 pandemic may have ruined everybody’s plans for in-person live concert events for basically all of 2020 and the forseeable future — but Farm Aid must go on, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)

Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish + FINNEAS Recreated the ‘NPR Tiny Desk Concert’ Studio at Home to Perform ‘my future’ and ‘everything i wanted’ (Watch)
August 26, 2020
Billie Eilish + FINNEAS Recreated the ‘NPR Tiny Desk Concert’ Studio at Home to Perform ‘my future’ and ‘everything i wanted’ (Watch)

Billie Eilish has enjoyed a momentous rise over the past few years. The singer/songwriter, still just 18 years of age, tied a previously unbreakable GRAMMYs record with her five wins,...

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 | Out Now: Cold War Kids Continue Three-Album Arc with the Funky, Soulful ‘New Age Norms 2’ (Listen)
August 21, 2020
Out Now: Cold War Kids Continue Three-Album Arc with the Funky, Soulful ‘New Age Norms 2’ (Listen)

In late 2019, Cold War Kids began a three-album trilogy with New Age Norms 1 — and now, months later (and in a seemingly different human existence altogether, really), the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Album/Film Out 8/28 with Four Live Performances (Pre-Order)
August 20, 2020
Preview the ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Album/Film Out 8/28 with Four Live Performances (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 28, Metallica will release Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2. As teased by drummer Lars Ulrich in a surprise spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this summer, the live album captures...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era
August 18, 2020
Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Live Stream Set from John Prine’s Sons, Jack and Tommy Prine, Who Will Play the All the Best Festival in 2021
August 18, 2020
Watch a Live Stream Set from John Prine’s Sons, Jack and Tommy Prine, Who Will Play the All the Best Festival in 2021

On Tuesday, it was announced that Jack and Tommy Prine, sons of the late, great country/folk legend John Prine, will play the All the Best Festival in 2021. Launched in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More
August 17, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 21 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 | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Shares ‘On the Road to Find Out’ Video from New ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)
August 13, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Shares ‘On the Road to Find Out’ Video from New ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)

On Sept. 18, Yusuf/Cat Stevens will commemorate the 50th anniversary of his landmark 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman with Tea for the Tillerman², a reimagining of the record with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Go-Go’s Team Up Remotely to Play Their Powerful New Single ‘Club Zero’
August 12, 2020
Watch The Go-Go’s Team Up Remotely to Play Their Powerful New Single ‘Club Zero’

The Go-Go’s, famously the first all-female band to have a No. 1 record in the United States with 1981’s Beauty and the Beat, recently returned in grand fashion with “Club...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May of Queen Thanks Fire Crews for Saving His Home from Wildfires in Surrey, England
August 11, 2020
Brian May of Queen Thanks Fire Crews for Saving His Home from Wildfires in Surrey, England

A surging fire ravaged land in the English county of Surrey over the past few days, with the Guardian reporting its size at 40 hectares (roughly 99 acres). Fire crews...

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 | Watch Lindsey Buckingham Play a Four-Song Live-Stream Set — His First Singing Performance Since His 2019 Open-Heart Surgery
August 10, 2020
Watch Lindsey Buckingham Play a Four-Song Live-Stream Set — His First Singing Performance Since His 2019 Open-Heart Surgery

Over the weekend, Lindsey Buckingham performed a four-song mini-set on Zoom for Nutanix — but this was far more than just an artist playing a live stream set, a phenomenon...

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 | Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Family Band Play ‘Blueboy’ from Their Home Studio
August 3, 2020
Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Family Band Play ‘Blueboy’ from Their Home Studio

This past weekend, John Fogerty added to his delightful ongoing series of at-home performance videos with a rendition of “Blueboy,” a song from the rock legend‘s 1997 album Blue Moon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Bit of Creative Spontaneity Led Bastille to ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO?,’ an Urgent New Collaboration with Blur’s Graham Coxon (Listen)
July 30, 2020
A Bit of Creative Spontaneity Led Bastille to ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO?,’ an Urgent New Collaboration with Blur’s Graham Coxon (Listen)

Bastille (or BΔSTILLE, as commonly referred to by name) has become a global phenomenon over the course of its decade-long career, and the English indie/pop band was supposed to be laying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’
July 27, 2020
Talkin’ ‘Bout This Generation: Filmmaker Bob Rose Explores How Today’s Musicians Find Success in ‘InstaBAND’

Since The Who burst upon the global stage more than half a century ago singing “My Generation,” the music scene — and how to succeed in it — has undergone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020
July 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Television Icon Regis Philbin: 1931-2020

it’s nearly impossible to think of “classic television” without calling to mind Regis Philbin. On Saturday, it was announced that the legendary television host and personality has passed away at...

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 | Happy Birthday Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Preview ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ to Mark Music Legend’s 72nd Birthday
July 21, 2020
Happy Birthday Yusuf/Cat Stevens: Preview ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ to Mark Music Legend’s 72nd Birthday

Among the many who have deemed themselves singer/songwriters over the years, few have has as lasting an impact on culture as Yusuf/Cat Stevens, who celebrates his 72nd birthday today, July...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Officially Announced, Out 8/28 – Preview with ‘All Within My Hands’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’
July 15, 2020
‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2’ Officially Announced, Out 8/28 – Preview with ‘All Within My Hands’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’

Sept. 2019 feels like years ago, given what’s transpired thus far in 2019, but back then live concerts were very much still a thing — and for two nights at...

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 | Metallica: All Within My Hands Foundation to Provide $295,000 in Relief Grants to Five Organizations Battling COVID-19
July 8, 2020
Metallica: All Within My Hands Foundation to Provide $295,000 in Relief Grants to Five Organizations Battling COVID-19

Through its All Within My Hands Foundation, Metallica has maintained a vibrant and active role in helping the community through various hardships in recent years. The latest is the COVID-19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Plays ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ in a Blacklight-Heavy, At-Home Performance for #AllInWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief
June 25, 2020
Pearl Jam Plays ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ in a Blacklight-Heavy, At-Home Performance for #AllInWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief

On Wednesday night, Pearl Jam took part in #AllInWa: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, a fundraising online event for various local charities and featuring entertainers/musical acts, coming together for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play Pink Floyd’s ‘Two Suns in the Sunset’ from Quarantine
June 22, 2020
Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play Pink Floyd’s ‘Two Suns in the Sunset’ from Quarantine

Last month, Roger Waters uploaded a video of he and his band performing the Pink Floyd classic “Mother” while maintaining social distance — a bit of entertainment during COVID-19 pandemic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)
June 18, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned a strong following since releasing her debut solo album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. Today, June 18, Bridgers released its follow-up, Punisher, and her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Imaginative New Video for Yusuf/Cat Stevens’s ‘Where Do the Children Play?,’ from the ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ 50th Anniversary
June 11, 2020
Watch the Imaginative New Video for Yusuf/Cat Stevens’s ‘Where Do the Children Play?,’ from the ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ 50th Anniversary

On September 18, Yusuf/Cat Stevens will release Tea for the Tillerman², a special reimagined/re-recorded version of his legendary 1970 album to mark its 50th anniversary. The special set was announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’
June 11, 2020
David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’

In a wide-ranging new interview with Rolling Stone, legendary guitarist/songwriter David Crosby touches on a number of topics, music-related and otherwise. Among the topics breached in the chat is 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 | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | After Controversial Comments Lauding Trump’s Speech as ‘Strong and Direct,’ Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Clarifies: ‘I Don’t Support Fascism’
June 3, 2020
After Controversial Comments Lauding Trump’s Speech as ‘Strong and Direct,’ Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Clarifies: ‘I Don’t Support Fascism’

Krist Novoselic, bassist of Nirvana known for his political leanings (an outspoken advocate of political reform, he briefly ran for office as a county clerk in Wahkiakum County in Washington...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media
June 1, 2020
George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media

The past few days have been wrought with unrest, peaceful protests and looting in major cities across the United States, frustration stemming from the killing  of George Floyd at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cindy Blackman Santana + Carlos Santana Transform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Raise Money for COVID-19 Relief (Listen)
May 29, 2020
Cindy Blackman Santana + Carlos Santana Transform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to Raise Money for COVID-19 Relief (Listen)

On Friday, Cindy Blackman Santana and her husband, guitarist extraordinaire Carlos Santana, premiered a lively new cover of “Imagine,” the global peace anthem first made famous by John Lennon. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Releasing Reimagined ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ on 9/18 to Mark 50th Anniversary (Stream ‘Where Do the Children Play?’)
May 28, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Releasing Reimagined ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ on 9/18 to Mark 50th Anniversary (Stream ‘Where Do the Children Play?’)

In 1970, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman, a landmark musical achievement cast an incredible legacy. His fourth studio album to that point, the record features several of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video
May 25, 2020
Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Recent Heart Attack in Lengthy Instagram Video

Earlier this month, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May suffered a “small” heart attack, as he explained in a Instagram post early Monday morning. As he detailed, the heart attack took...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)
May 22, 2020
Wallows Covers the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help from My Friends,’ Drummer Cole Preston Singing a la Ringo Starr (for Feeding America)

The last time we heard from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)
May 21, 2020
Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’
May 21, 2020
Roger Daltrey on COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘We Can’t Wrap Ourselves in Cotton Wool’

Anyone who knows anything about Roger Daltrey is most likely aware that the iconic vocalist of The Who doesn’t mince his words — and he remains as fiery as ever...

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 | Alice Cooper Premieres a Video for ‘Don’t Give Up,’ an Uplifting New Song for the COVID-19 Era
May 15, 2020
Alice Cooper Premieres a Video for ‘Don’t Give Up,’ an Uplifting New Song for the COVID-19 Era

“Don’t Give Up,” a new song from Alice Cooper premiered on Friday, is a salve for the anxiety of our current times, caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic. Premiered on Friday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam’s New Animated Video for ‘Retrograde’ Brings the Threat of Climate Change to Life with Dramatic Visuals
May 14, 2020
Pearl Jam’s New Animated Video for ‘Retrograde’ Brings the Threat of Climate Change to Life with Dramatic Visuals

The word “retrograde” comes from the Latin word retrogradus, which literally translates to “backward step.” The name of one of the most lyrical and affecting songs on Gigaton, the new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hollywood Bowl 2020 Season Canceled for First Time in 98 Years Due to COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Hollywood Bowl 2020 Season Canceled for First Time in 98 Years Due to COVID-19

For the first time in almost 100 years, there will be no summer season of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. On Wednesday, it was officially announced that the scheduled programming...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video
May 12, 2020
Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video

Bryan Adams was looking forward to a run of shows at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London beginning this week, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the Canadian pop/rocker‘s plans...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Arresting and Deeply Vulnerable, ‘Petals for Armor’ is a Resilient Exploration of Self-Care for Hayley Williams of Paramore (Listen/Review)
May 8, 2020
Arresting and Deeply Vulnerable, ‘Petals for Armor’ is a Resilient Exploration of Self-Care for Hayley Williams of Paramore (Listen/Review)

Listening to Petals for Armor, the new solo album from Hayley Williams, you might forget this is the artist who rose to fame as the lead singer for pop/punk/alt-rock band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Unsettling New Puscifer Video for ‘Apocalyptical’ from Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Sums Up the Anxiety of the COVID-19 Era
May 8, 2020
This Unsettling New Puscifer Video for ‘Apocalyptical’ from Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Sums Up the Anxiety of the COVID-19 Era

Leave it to Maynard James Keenan to release the perfect music video for these unsettling times. The irreverent lead vocalist of Tool premiered a new song on Friday with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a Treasure Trove of Vintage, Early 1980s-Era MTV Programming Available Online Right Now
May 6, 2020
There’s a Treasure Trove of Vintage, Early 1980s-Era MTV Programming Available Online Right Now

August 1, 1981 was an important date in history. It was the day MTV made its debut, when the concept of something called “Music Television” sounded fresh, innovative and groundbreaking....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy a Campfire Storytelling Session and ‘Green River’ Performance from John Fogerty & His Kids, the ‘Fogerty Factory’
May 4, 2020
Enjoy a Campfire Storytelling Session and ‘Green River’ Performance from John Fogerty & His Kids, the ‘Fogerty Factory’

One of the most entertaining musical developments of the past few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic is the emergence of the Fogerty Factory, the children of John Fogerty who have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I Was Not Expecting Post Malone’s Nirvana Concert for COVID-19 Relief to Be THAT Great
April 27, 2020
I Was Not Expecting Post Malone’s Nirvana Concert for COVID-19 Relief to Be THAT Great

You know Post Malone as a hip-hop/pop superstar, a “Rockstar” in the general definition of the term, rather than the specific — that is, he isn’t known as a “rock”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
April 20, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees

For Micky Dolenz, most of his life is spent out on the road, touring in celebration of his music with The Monkees or as a solo artist. But with the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief
April 17, 2020
Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, More Added to ‘One World: Together At Home’ Stream 4/18 from Global Citizen + WHO for COVID-19 Relief

Tomorrow, April 18, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization in association with Lady Gaga will present One World: Together At Home, a streaming concert event raising funds for the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases

“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney to Howard Stern Regarding Chinese Wet Markets: ‘Let’s Face It, It Is A Little Bit Medieval Eating Bats’
April 14, 2020
Paul McCartney to Howard Stern Regarding Chinese Wet Markets: ‘Let’s Face It, It Is A Little Bit Medieval Eating Bats’

In a new interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, Paul McCartney weighed in on the coronavirus pandemic … and he didn’t mince his words. The Beatles icon, a proud vegetarian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Miss Phoebe Bridgers Playing a Set from Her Apartment on Friday 4/10
April 8, 2020
Don’t Miss Phoebe Bridgers Playing a Set from Her Apartment on Friday 4/10

Phoebe Bridgers, one of the most celebrated indie/rock singer/songwriters of the past few years, will play a set from her apartment on Friday, April 10 at 4 p.m. EDT via...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stop What You’re Doing and Celebrate Rex Manning Day in Honor of ‘Empire Records’
April 8, 2020
Stop What You’re Doing and Celebrate Rex Manning Day in Honor of ‘Empire Records’

It’s that time of year again — a day, April 8, set aside to come together as a people and celebrate that time-honored tradition … that’s right, it’s Rex Manning...

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 | Dave Grohl and the Story of Anxiously Waiting for Prince to Call About a Jam Session
April 7, 2020
Dave Grohl and the Story of Anxiously Waiting for Prince to Call About a Jam Session

This is a story about Dave Grohl and Prince, told as only Grohl could — via his new storytelling Instagram page, @DavesTrueStories, with a tale about the Purple One himself,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’
April 7, 2020
Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’

Eddie Kramer is a crucial figure in the history of classic rock music, and the recording engineer will reportedly be the focus of a new documentary film. As reported by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Global Citizen + WHO Announce ‘One World: Together at Home’ Streaming Concert Event 4/18 Benefiting COVID-19 Fight
April 6, 2020
Global Citizen + WHO Announce ‘One World: Together at Home’ Streaming Concert Event 4/18 Benefiting COVID-19 Fight

On Saturday, April 18, a number of the world’s biggest entertainers will join forces for One World: Together at Home, a streaming concert event put on by Global Citizen and...

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 | Dave Grohl and the Tale of Following Pantera at Ozzfest, a Road Trip for the Ages and Losing His Wallet in Barstow
March 30, 2020
Dave Grohl and the Tale of Following Pantera at Ozzfest, a Road Trip for the Ages and Losing His Wallet in Barstow

A new installment of the DavesTrueStories Instagram account, set up by Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl recently as a means of entertaining the masses (useful now during the coronavirus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Waters Postpones North American ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Tour to 2021 Due to Coronavirus
March 27, 2020
Roger Waters Postpones North American ‘This Is Not A Drill’ Tour to 2021 Due to Coronavirus

Roger Waters was to embark on his ambitious This Is Not A Drill tour this July across North America, but the Pink Floyd icon has been forced to postpone the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

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 | Devon Allman is Going ‘On Tour’ via Livestream This Week with the ‘We Are Still All Together’ Tour
March 23, 2020
Devon Allman is Going ‘On Tour’ via Livestream This Week with the ‘We Are Still All Together’ Tour

If bands and musician’s can’t get out and play “real” gigs in actual venues right now on account of the coronavirus pandemic, why not plug in and play at home?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Issues Heartfelt Message to Fans Regarding Coronavirus, Show Cancellations
March 23, 2020
Metallica Issues Heartfelt Message to Fans Regarding Coronavirus, Show Cancellations

Everything is being postponed or canceled these days, as the coronavirus pandemic‘s stronghold on our collective way of living remains in upheaval — and on Monday, Metallica sent out a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Your Weekend Social Distancing Home Viewing: Dead & Company’s Free #CouchTour Livestream, via Nugs.tv and Facebook
March 19, 2020
Your Weekend Social Distancing Home Viewing: Dead & Company’s Free #CouchTour Livestream, via Nugs.tv and Facebook

Right now, with our everyday way of life turned on its head as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, is the perfect time to hang out at home and refrain...

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 | Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ is Bringing the World Together, One Breathtaking Coronavirus Quarantine Balcony Jam Session At a Time
March 18, 2020
Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ is Bringing the World Together, One Breathtaking Coronavirus Quarantine Balcony Jam Session At a Time

There’s a reason “My Heart Will Go On” has become something of a modern classic. Celine Dion’s smash-hit song, the “love theme” of the 1997 film Titanic, is undeniable. Its...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Code Orange, Dropkick Murphys Live-Stream Concerts During Coronavirus Lockdown — More of This, Please!
March 16, 2020
Code Orange, Dropkick Murphys Live-Stream Concerts During Coronavirus Lockdown — More of This, Please!

Something pretty amazing happened this past weekend. On Friday, Pittsburgh-based metal/experimental band Code Orange released a new record, Underneath. The band was set to play a hometown show/record release party...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Postpones 2020 Induction Ceremony Due to Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Postpones 2020 Induction Ceremony Due to Coronavirus

Add the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the ever-growing list of things being canceled or postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus, as on Thursday it was announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation Pauses All Domestic/International Tours, Broadway Shuts Down Because of Coronavirus
March 12, 2020
Live Nation Pauses All Domestic/International Tours, Broadway Shuts Down Because of Coronavirus

Things have escalated so quickly this week in response to growing global concern over coronavirus that Live Nation Entertainment has decided to pause all tours for the time being —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
March 10, 2020
320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

On May 9, the 320 Festival will take place at L.A. Live in Los Angeles in hopes of advancing the conversation about mental health through face-to-face meetings with non-profit organizations,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Adron
February 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Adron

Last spring, Rock Cellar interviewed Carsie Blanton about her latest album, Buck Up. Next week, Blanton will kick off her 2020 “World Worth Saving 2020 Tour,” including three upcoming dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)
February 13, 2020
Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)

Recently, it was revealed that alt/pop phenom Billie Eilish and her producer/collaborator/brother Finneas O’Connell had been tasked with putting together the new James Bond theme song … and on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth and Lamb of God Teaming Up Mammoth Metal Tour This Summer
February 10, 2020
Megadeth and Lamb of God Teaming Up Mammoth Metal Tour This Summer

A bone-rattling, skull-crushing summer tour was announced on Monday: Megadeth and Lamb of God will join forces for a co-headlining outing, presented by Live Nation. Trivium and In Flames will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pop-Punk Vets New Found Glory Premiere ‘Greatest of All Time’; New Album ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ Out 5/29
February 10, 2020
Pop-Punk Vets New Found Glory Premiere ‘Greatest of All Time’; New Album ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ Out 5/29

On Monday, pop-punk veterans New Found Glory premiered a new music video for “Greatest of All Time,” a song from the band’s upcoming studio album Forever + Ever x Infinity,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)
February 6, 2020
Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)

On “The Grouch,” the third track on 1997’s Nimrod, Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong laments, “I was a young boy that had big plans/Now I’m just another shitty old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Waters Announces ‘This Is Not A Drill’ 2020 Tour, Tickets On Sale 1/31
January 23, 2020
Roger Waters Announces ‘This Is Not A Drill’ 2020 Tour, Tickets On Sale 1/31

A Roger Waters concert experience is likely to stick with you well past the time the house lights come up — such is the power of the Pink Floyd icon‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judge Denies Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against Aerosmith; Drummer Won’t Participate in GRAMMYs Weekend with Band
January 23, 2020
Judge Denies Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against Aerosmith; Drummer Won’t Participate in GRAMMYs Weekend with Band

The legal issues embroiling Aerosmith this week received a bit of an update Wednesday evening, as a Los Angeles judge denied drummer Joey Kramer’s lawsuit against the rest of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aerosmith Issues a Statement Regarding Drummer Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against the Band
January 22, 2020
Aerosmith Issues a Statement Regarding Drummer Joey Kramer’s Lawsuit Against the Band

There’s some ugliness in the Aerosmith camp this week regarding drummer Joey Kramer. On Tuesday, it was reported that Kramer had filed a lawsuit against the rest of the band,...

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 | 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 | Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)
January 14, 2020
Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials
January 14, 2020
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials

Whether you watch an actual TV or subscribe to one or more streaming platforms, the concept of “television commercials” remains a huge part of consuming entertainment — and more than...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Tweeted that His Brother Noel Has ‘Begged’ Him to Restart Oasis in 2022
January 8, 2020
Liam Gallagher Tweeted that His Brother Noel Has ‘Begged’ Him to Restart Oasis in 2022

Oasis has been broken up since 2009. More than a decade later, there are still many around the world who would love to see the seminal Britpop band get back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)
January 6, 2020
The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)

In these tumultuous times, it takes some fortitude to remain strong amid all the chaos — and for decades, Ozzy Osbourne has established himself as an icon of the highest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)
December 31, 2019
Happy New Year From Some of Your Favorite Music Artists (on Social Media)

It’s that time again — somehow — to say goodbye to the past and embrace the future. Happy New Year! 2019 is done, and 2020 is ready to take over....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’
December 23, 2019
Revisiting a Wild Holiday House Party in Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ Video from 2009’s ‘Christmas in the Heart’

How many Nobel Prize winners have recorded chart-topping holiday albums? The list has to be short, right? But back in 2009, Bob Dylan released Christmas in the Heart, a collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)
December 20, 2019
Billie Eilish Went on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Covering the Beatles ‘I Will’ and Terrifying James Corden with Her Pet Spider (Watch)

Few musical acts have exploded in popularity as dramatically this past year or so as Billie Eilish, whose 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty’s Widow, Daughters Make Amends, Join Together to Form Tom Petty Legacy, LLC
December 18, 2019
Tom Petty’s Widow, Daughters Make Amends, Join Together to Form Tom Petty Legacy, LLC

When the iconic and irreplaceable Tom Petty passed away in 2017, it tore a hole through the music community. It also tore a hole in his family, as his widow,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | December 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
December 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new December 2019 features: Roger Daltrey on The Who’s New LP and Why He’s Bored with Rock Music Recalling Elvis Presley’s 1969 Las Vegas Run,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’
December 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Keyboardist Marco Benevento and His ‘Hot Dance Piano Rock’

Keyboardist Marco Benevento is best known for having spent over twenty years playing music with his seventh grade buddy, drummer Joe Russo. In addition to their extensive history of playing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band the Hu’s New Video for ‘Wolf Totem,’ Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix
December 13, 2019
Watch Mongolian Folk/Metal Band the Hu’s New Video for ‘Wolf Totem,’ Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix

The Hu has seamlessly blended traditional Mongolian throat-singing and heavier rock/metal into a fascinating new crossover style that has caught on in a big way in 2019 — and it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You’ve Visited Downtown Los Angeles Recently, You Might Be in the New Video from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon for ‘Earthquake’
December 12, 2019
If You’ve Visited Downtown Los Angeles Recently, You Might Be in the New Video from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon for ‘Earthquake’

No Home Record, the recent solo album from Kim Gordon that marks the Sonic Youth icon’s first record under her own name, is all about emotion and artistry. It’s a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks For The Dance’ Compiled By His Son (and a Mini-Documentary)
November 22, 2019
Out Now: Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album ‘Thanks For The Dance’ Compiled By His Son (and a Mini-Documentary)

Thanks for the Dance is a new album from Leonard Cohen that serves as the first posthumous release from the legendary singer/songwriter/poet/author, who passed away in 2016 at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Out Now: ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (Listen)

You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Ochestra is a special release from the iconic artist, and it’s available now. The collection brings together some of Sir...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)
November 21, 2019
‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)

Earlier this month, a special holiday album targeting a specific faction of rock music fans was released. No, not the new one from Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, though Celestial...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Band’s 50th Anniversary Edition of the Self-Titled 1969 ‘Brown Album’ — Listen
November 15, 2019
Out Now: The Band’s 50th Anniversary Edition of the Self-Titled 1969 ‘Brown Album’ — Listen

In 1969, The Band released a new album — its second, a self-titled affair that acted as the follow-up to Music from Big Pink, which announced the ensemble‘s arrival the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More
November 5, 2019
Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Eddie Vedder’s Tiny L.A. Benefit Gig Covering Prince, Bob Dylan and More

Every now and then — OK, probably every day, somewhere or another — Los Angeles is host to an eye-popping musical event. Everybody lives there, after all, and on Saturday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Halloween from Some of Your Favorite Rock and Roll Legends
October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween from Some of Your Favorite Rock and Roll Legends

It’s Halloween! Are you in a costume? Did you wear one to work or to lounge around at home, if you’re so lucky? If you did, good for you. It’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Guns N’ Roses Play the ‘Use Your Illusion’ Track ‘Dead Horse’ for the First Time Since 1993
October 24, 2019
Watch Guns N’ Roses Play the ‘Use Your Illusion’ Track ‘Dead Horse’ for the First Time Since 1993

The story of Guns N’ Roses reunion and Not In This Lifetime tour, which is now in its fourth year, is pretty remarkable considering, well, the fact that many assumed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Eat World is Thriving, Not Merely ‘Surviving,’ on Excellent and Engaging New Album (Review/Stream)
October 17, 2019
Jimmy Eat World is Thriving, Not Merely ‘Surviving,’ on Excellent and Engaging New Album (Review/Stream)

When a band has been together as long as Jimmy Eat World, releasing as many solid and cohesive albums as the band has over its two decade-plus career thus far,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto Are ‘Calling it a Day’ After ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ Tour Wraps Up, Says Steve Lukather
October 17, 2019
Toto Are ‘Calling it a Day’ After ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ Tour Wraps Up, Says Steve Lukather

Toto are out on the road finishing up the massive 40 Trips Around the Sun tour, a triumphant outing commemorating the band‘s 40th anniversary — and when that’s done, they’re...

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 | Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album
October 10, 2019
Duane Betts On His Family’s Formidable Legacy and the New ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live at The St. George Theatre’ Album

Duane Betts has a lot to live up to. So it’s no surprise that the son of Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Dickey Betts, who was named for one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Henry Rollins Talks Black Flag, Punk in Los Angeles and Living in the Future

Black Flag was one of the most important bands to come out of the L.A. punk scene of the early-1980s. The band pioneered hardcore, and eventually post-hardcore, under the guiding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller
October 10, 2019
Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller

Over the course of thirteen years and five studio albums, the kaleidoscopic jam band Howlin Rain has ingeniously explored the ever-evolving relationship between avant-garde psychedelia and blues-based southern rock. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon
October 9, 2019
Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon

The music world is already looking forward to a new album from The Cure, which could perhaps be released before the new year — but Robert Smith says he and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame
October 4, 2019
Much-Deserved Congratulations to Drummer Steve Ferrone on Induction to the Brighton Music Walk of Fame

Congratulations to drummer Steve Ferrone, known globally as the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who was inducted into the Music Walk of Fame in his hometown of Brighton,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Nilsson’s Never-Released Album ‘Losst and Founnd’ Will Finally Be Released After All on Nov. 22
September 26, 2019
Harry Nilsson’s Never-Released Album ‘Losst and Founnd’ Will Finally Be Released After All on Nov. 22

Harry Nilsson is one of those artists struck down entirely too early. When he passed away at just 52 in 1994 of a heart attack, it prematurely brought an end...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Police: ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ 6-CD Set, Special Vinyl Reissues Coming in November
September 26, 2019
The Police: ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ 6-CD Set, Special Vinyl Reissues Coming in November

The entire studio discography of The Police will be gathered together and released as a special collector’s set on Nov. 8. The Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)
September 20, 2019
Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)

When Liam Gallagher shouts “Brace yourself, world, it’s about to blow your mind” on “Shockwave,” the opening track to his new solo album Why Me? Why Not., which was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens
September 19, 2019
Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens

As it turns out, we should have all been listening to Blink-182‘s claims of alien existence — stemming in large part from guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge — all along. Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)
September 13, 2019
Joan Jett and the Hunt for the ‘Perfect’ Guitar (The Interview)

“(Joan) Jett is always the coolest person in the room, and an inspiration to anyone who feels like an outsider or misfit,” the rock and roll firebrand’s biography reads on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
September 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Saxophonist, singer, songwriter, flutist and bandleader Karl Denson has just completed his third tour with The Rolling Stones, whose touring lineup he joined in 2015, filling the shoes left by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music

Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Set Times, Details Announced for The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream Festival, Set for 8/31 in Southern California
August 23, 2019
Set Times, Details Announced for The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream Festival, Set for 8/31 in Southern California

Next Saturday, August 31, a special new festival curated by The Cure will touch down at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California. The Pasadena Daydream Festival features an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There is a LOT Going On in Sturgill Simpson’s New Anime Music Video for ‘Sing Along,’ and it’s Captivating
August 20, 2019
There is a LOT Going On in Sturgill Simpson’s New Anime Music Video for ‘Sing Along,’ and it’s Captivating

On September 27, regarded country music singer/songwriter/actor Sturgill Simpson will release a new album titled Sound & Fury. It’s the follow-up to his 2016 breakout record A Sailor’s Guide to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Premieres ‘One of Us,’ Another Song from His New Solo Album Coming Soon
August 16, 2019
Liam Gallagher Premieres ‘One of Us,’ Another Song from His New Solo Album Coming Soon

It’s tough to keep up with Liam Gallagher and his brother and ex-Oasis band mate Noel Gallagher. Both have been releasing new music recently, as both have new records coming...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Alice Howe
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe

For his latest Turn Me On column entry, Jackson Truax shines a light on singer/songwriter Alice Howe … Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names

This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names.  “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)
August 13, 2019
Lukas Nelson’s Wild Year: Writing Music for ‘A Star is Born,’ Playing with Legends and How ‘Music is Instagram for the Soul’ (Q&A)

Lukas Nelson’s 2018 was the sort of year that most musician’s can only dream of, and 2019 is shaping up to be even better for the front man of the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

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 | Iggy Pop Announces ‘Contemplative’ New Album ‘Free,’ Premieres Spoken-Word Title Track (Listen)
July 18, 2019
Iggy Pop Announces ‘Contemplative’ New Album ‘Free,’ Premieres Spoken-Word Title Track (Listen)

Free, the new studio album from music icon Iggy Pop set for release on September 6, promises to be unlike anything the irreverent and fiercely original cultural legend has released...

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 | Turn Me On: Koi Anunta and In Love & WAR
July 11, 2019
Turn Me On: Koi Anunta and In Love & WAR

Singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Koi Anunta has recently released Tessitura, her latest project under the name In Love & War. The six-song EP beautifully weaves Anunta’s tapestry of trip-hop,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
July 9, 2019
Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy

At age 73, founding Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis will release a new album, The Road To Zion, on July 16. Moby Grape were one of the most groundbreaking and...

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 | Robert Plant Performed Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ for the First Time in 23 Years — in Iceland, Naturally
July 2, 2019
Robert Plant Performed Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ for the First Time in 23 Years — in Iceland, Naturally

It’s no secret that Robert Plant isn’t into the whole “nostalgia” thing — it’s a big reason why the legendary singer hasn’t helped facilitate a Led Zeppelin reunion over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Tour of Manchester in Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for ‘The River,’ from His New Album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
June 27, 2019
Take a Tour of Manchester in Liam Gallagher’s New Music Video for ‘The River,’ from His New Album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’

Liam Gallagher hails from Manchester. Did you know that? You probably did. It’s an inescapable part of his whole existence, really — from a snarling, trenchcoated youth fronting Oasis in...

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 | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Announce More ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour Dates for Fall 2019
June 17, 2019
Guns N’ Roses Announce More ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour Dates for Fall 2019

Fresh off an extended and triumphant world tour, Guns N’ Roses announced eight new U.S. arena shows for the fall on Monday. The run of additional gigs includes back-to-back nights...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The World’s On Fire in Liam Gallagher’s New Video for ‘Shockwave,’ the Lead Single from His New Solo LP ‘Why Me? Why Not.’
June 13, 2019
The World’s On Fire in Liam Gallagher’s New Video for ‘Shockwave,’ the Lead Single from His New Solo LP ‘Why Me? Why Not.’

There’s quite a bit of fire in Liam Gallagher‘s new music video for “Shockwave,” the lead single off his forthcoming solo album — but the longtime Oasis vocalist doesn’t seem...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)
June 13, 2019
Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview)

Slash is probably the last of the guitar heroes of the Golden Age of rock and roll. Following in the footsteps of the rock gods who inspired him — Joe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Yes’ New Documentary Film ‘YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’
June 12, 2019
Watch Yes’ New Documentary Film ‘YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’

Prog-rock icons Yes will spend much of the next month or so on the road on the Royal Affair Tour, and to ramp up anticipation for the trek, the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Radiohead Put Stolen ‘OK Computer’ Material Up for Streaming/Download Anyway
June 11, 2019
Radiohead Put Stolen ‘OK Computer’ Material Up for Streaming/Download Anyway

Sometime last week, 18 hours of material from Radiohead‘s original OK Computer sessions made their way online in a pretty high-profile case of piracy — and the band has since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Returns with the Snarling New Single ‘Shockwave’ (Listen)
June 7, 2019
Liam Gallagher Returns with the Snarling New Single ‘Shockwave’ (Listen)

Clearly not content to sit back and watch his brother get all the headlines about his new music, Liam Gallagher roared back with a new single titled “Shockwave” on Friday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield
June 4, 2019
Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield

Whether you know it or not, you hear Curtis Mayfield’s influence every day. Sure, his grooves have been endlessly sampled, but the gorgeous soul music he created, especially after he...

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 | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video
May 16, 2019
Watch the Black Keys Reconnect Awkwardly After a Few Years Apart in the New ‘Go’ Music Video

The Black Keys will release a new album on June 28 — and so far, Let’s Rock (pre-order here) has been previewed with some slick, high-energy blues/rock songs from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Cure Headlining Pasadena Daydream Festival with Pixies, Deftones and More at the Rose Bowl 8/31
May 14, 2019
The Cure Headlining Pasadena Daydream Festival with Pixies, Deftones and More at the Rose Bowl 8/31

On Saturday, August 31, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Cure will headline a big new festival at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Pasadena...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mark Knopfler: North American Tour Starts in August, Bonnie Raitt Added to Madison Square Garden Gig 9/25
May 14, 2019
Mark Knopfler: North American Tour Starts in August, Bonnie Raitt Added to Madison Square Garden Gig 9/25

Dire Straits icon Mark Knopfler has a big North American tour coming up this August in support of his 2018 album, Down the Road Wherever, and on Tuesday he announced...

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 | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)

Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Adam Sandler’s Emotional Musical Tribute to His Friend, the Late Chris Farley, on ‘SNL’
May 6, 2019
Watch Adam Sandler’s Emotional Musical Tribute to His Friend, the Late Chris Farley, on ‘SNL’

This past weekend, Adam Sandler hosted Saturday Night Live. This marked the first time Sandler hosted the show, on which he starred in the early 1990s on his way to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’
May 3, 2019
HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’

California indie/rock band HUNNY have released details along with the lead single to their debut full length album, Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes., expected July 19 via Epitaph Records. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
April 10, 2019
Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Some things are worth waiting for.  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” TV special was filmed in December of 1968, but was shelved for decades as folks assumed its...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth’s First-Ever MEGACRUISE Sets Sail in October with a Stacked Heavy Metal Lineup
March 25, 2019
Megadeth’s First-Ever MEGACRUISE Sets Sail in October with a Stacked Heavy Metal Lineup

If the concept of rocking out with Dave Mustaine and Megadeth — plus a host of other heavy metal and hard rock bands — on the high seas sounds appealing,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The New ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Features Scares, Weird Creatures and a Classic Rock Soundtrack
March 20, 2019
The New ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Features Scares, Weird Creatures and a Classic Rock Soundtrack

Netflix’s Stranger Things series tells the coming-of-age story of a group of young friends who are thrust face-to-face with some really weird, freaky otherworldly demons and frightening creatures. For the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’
March 19, 2019
Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’

On May 3, the Dream Syndicate will release a new album titled These Times, the follow-up to 2017’s How Did I Find Myself Here? and just the second album since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes
March 13, 2019
Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a big part of how we all learned how to do this thing in the first place,” Dawes’ singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith tells...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)
March 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)

Prologue: This is unlike any other story I’ve ever written here. Those of you who have followed my travails and triumphs here in our Behind the Curtain column — and...

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 | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez

Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)
January 14, 2019
Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)

Todd Rundgren (Photo: Jean Lannen) Todd Rundgren’s long awaited autobiography The Individualist bears a title apt for a musical iconoclast who has steered his 50 year career with stubborn independence and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...

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 | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty
October 12, 2018
Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty

Every year like clockwork, since 2015, there’s been a deep dive box set, highlighting each period of David Bowie’s remarkable career. Rightly so, Five Years: 1969-1973, Who Can I Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis
October 11, 2018
Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis

It is 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, a morning which can best be described as a “proper” English morning.  You must go to England to really experience a proper English...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs
August 19, 2018
Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A
August 3, 2018
The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A

In almost any interview with Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron, the conversation inevitably turns to drugs, their abuse, and redemption. Negron famously became a heroin addict at the height...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...

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 | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

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 | Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)
March 23, 2018
The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)

Photo: Dennis Manuel “Some people may not realize it but the Rascals were the first rock band in the world … in the center of the universe, New Jersey, the...

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 | The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman
February 4, 2018
The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Southern Blood, the twice Grammy-nominated final album from Gregg Allman, says of the project....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

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 | Top 11 Glam Rock Songs
January 12, 2018
Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a...

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 | The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher
December 13, 2017
The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview
April 11, 2017
Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger — The Interview

Since forming in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas as high school students in 1991, the members of Incubus reached prolific heights as a band. They’ve toured the world in support...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everclear Announce 'So Much for the Afterglow' 20th Anniversary Tour with Vertical Horizon and Fastball
February 21, 2017
Everclear Announce 'So Much for the Afterglow' 20th Anniversary Tour with Vertical Horizon and Fastball

Fans of ’90s rock, this one is definitely for you. Everclear‘s 1997 record So Much for the Afterglow was one of the most successful albums of the decade, an era-defining...

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 | Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor
February 7, 2017
Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders
December 9, 2016
On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos
December 9, 2016
Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes Map Out 50-Date 'An Evening with Dawes' Tour Supporting New LP 'We're All Gonna Die'
November 14, 2016
Dawes Map Out 50-Date 'An Evening with Dawes' Tour Supporting New LP 'We're All Gonna Die'

Riding high after the release of their highly-regarded new album We’re All Gonna Die, Los Angeles-based indie/rock outfit Dawes plan to take the whole thing national in 2017. On Monday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview
November 10, 2016
Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview

Timothy B. Schmit has been blessed with an extraordinary voice capable of profound expressiveness and he’s a damn fine bass player to boot, so it’s no wonder that the Rock...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Stream Jim James' Charged New Solo Album 'Eternally Even'
November 4, 2016
Best New Music: Stream Jim James' Charged New Solo Album 'Eternally Even'

My Morning Jacket front man Jim James released a new solo record, Eternally Even, on Friday. Featuring nine new compositions, Eternally Even is a particularly relevant album for our current...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28
October 27, 2016
She & Him Premiere 'Happy Holiday,' from New 'Christmas Party' Collection Out 10/28

She & Him, a.k.a. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will be kicking off the holiday season in style on Friday, October 28 with another Christmas-themed collection of songs called, simply,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rolling Stones Announce 'Blue and Lonesome' Album, Premiere 'Just a Fool' (Listen)
October 6, 2016
Rolling Stones Announce 'Blue and Lonesome' Album, Premiere 'Just a Fool' (Listen)

Well, the teasing the Rolling Stones did earlier this week led to a big reveal on Thursday: They’ll release a blues cover album called Blue and Lonesome, their first new studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Hear Timothy B. Schmit's Stellar New Solo LP 'Leap of Faith'
September 23, 2016
Best New Music: Hear Timothy B. Schmit's Stellar New Solo LP 'Leap of Faith'

Longtime Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit released a new solo album, Leap of Faith, today. Its material largely written and tracked during downtime with the Eagles in recent years, the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)
September 23, 2016
KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)

KAABOO is not like the others.  It is by design that this festival feels a little bit different. It could be the imported beaches, cabanas and pool.  It could be...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig
August 19, 2016
Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig

Flash back roughly 10 years. Axl Rose was still putting the finishing touches on Chinese Democracy, his infamous in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album that finally saw the light of day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

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 | Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos
July 13, 2016
Ringo Starr's Birthday Celebration at Capitol Records – Recap/Photos

Rock Cellar Magazine was fortunate enough to attend Ringo Starr’s recent 76th birthday celebration at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Below, enjoy a recap of the festivities and some event photos...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

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 | Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy
July 8, 2016
Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Via such epic singles as Shapes Of Things, Heart Full of Soul, For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and others, The Yardbirds made their...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N' Roses Kick Off 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour at Detroit's Ford Field (Video/Setlist)
June 24, 2016
Guns N' Roses Kick Off 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour at Detroit's Ford Field (Video/Setlist)

For more than two and a half hours, Guns N’ Roses delighted a packed house at Detroit’s Ford Field on Thursday night in the official launch of GnR’s Not In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork
June 7, 2016
Good Times Coming: An Interview with The Monkees’ Peter Tork

In commemoration of their 50th anniversary, The Monkees have pulled off the impossible with Good Times, the group‘s first new studio album in 20 years. The LP is truly a timeless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes
June 7, 2016
Time for A 'Reunion': Q&A with Whitford/St. Holmes

By the early ’80s, guitarist Brad Whitford and lead singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, members of Aerosmith and Ted Nugent respectively, had departed from their classic bands and were forging out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Record Company
June 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Record Company

For his latest entry in our Turn Me On category, KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson profiles the Record Company… Three seconds. That’s about all it took. The unrelenting, circular bass...

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 | 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 | 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 | Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)
August 5, 2015
Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)

“We were enormously creative, always pushing ourselves,” Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and founder tells me when I ask why he thinks the band’s albums have stood the test...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies

Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

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 | 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 | Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)

Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.

Rock Cellar Magazine | For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good.  (Interview)
April 3, 2013
For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good. (Interview)

Colin Newman of the band Wire talks to Rock Cellar Magazine about their latest album "Change Becomes Us," and Wire's place in the history of post-punk music.

Rock Cellar Magazine | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heart of Ann Wilson
April 2, 2013
The Heart of Ann Wilson

With their chugging rhythms and soaring harmonies, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart topped ’70s and ’80s charts with hits like Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Alone, These Dreams, and What About Love, selling...

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 | Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)

In a rare interview, Wizard/Star Todd Rundgren talks about his new album "State," his upcoming tour, and some of the highlights of his celebrated musical life.

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)
February 4, 2013
A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

Michael Apted is a crossover film phenomenon… The U.K.-born filmmaker has directed extremely commercial Hollywood movies such as: The 1981 romantic comedy Continental Divide with John Belushi, the 1983 Soviet-set crime...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)
February 1, 2013
The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)

Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success.  Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs About Lies and Liars (Dedicated to Lance Armstrong)
January 16, 2013
Songs About Lies and Liars (Dedicated to Lance Armstrong)

A list of some of our favorite songs with "lie" "lies" and "lying" in their titles.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)
January 7, 2013
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)

Although Billy Corgan is best known as the enigmatic frontman of Smashing Pumpkins, lately he has turned his creative energy toward smashing of a different variety: flying elbow smashes, for...

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 | November/December Album Reviews
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

Though her father remains the reigning king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley hasn’t forgotten her Southern folk roots. “Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder
December 3, 2012
"One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder

One Toke Over the Line by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer
October 1, 2012
Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text.  Once in a while we like to talk...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait

Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ¡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 | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats
June 19, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats

Dogs & cats make their way into the average Internet user’s mind every 0.4 seconds. Okay, we made that statistic up, but it DOES seem realistic, doesn’t it? It’s hard...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ben Folds Don't Need No Record Label. (Interview)
May 16, 2012
Ben Folds Don't Need No Record Label. (Interview)

"I’m excited to deliver the record to everyone who wants to hear it. I’m not at all interested in talking someone into liking the music that doesn’t like it, and I’m not even really interested in their opinion."

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 | "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 | 11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood
May 16, 2012
11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

Farewell, Hollywood. Original, creative storylines, plots, and movie concepts have gone the way of the View-Master – replaced by flashy, style-over-substance monstrosities about CGI transforming-robot battles, cartoonish critters dancing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)
May 16, 2012
Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)

Reggae-influenced Aussie rock band Men at Work made headlines again just last month, although not for reasons they would have wanted:  Original member Greg Ham – best known for playing...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin
April 16, 2012
From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin

It’s an unsettling tale of terror and tormented humanity.  A small village has fallen under a vampire’s curse, and the boundaries between the real and unreal have blurred. Steven Severin,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer
March 19, 2012
Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

In the song Hard Lovin’ Woman, Juliette Lewis belts out: “You better look around and get a hold of yourself, woman, and embrace what you’ve become.” What Juliette Lewis has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On
March 19, 2012
Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On

30 years after his death in a plane crash, guitarist Randy Rhoads continues to exert his influence on rock music. Ozzy Osbourne producer Kevin Churko reflects on the young rocker's legacy.

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 | Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS
January 20, 2012
Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the legendary trade show NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) — the meeting place for musical instrument retailers to view and purchase the latest...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game
September 7, 2011
How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game

Drummer Jim McCarty may well be the luckiest musician on the planet. 

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks
August 12, 2011
Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks

Jesse Ventura’s wrestling persona — known as “The Body” — exuded a rock star image with his rippling physique, bleached-blond hair, berets, and his ability to make feathered boas seem...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seven Muses of Paris
July 29, 2011
Seven Muses of Paris

She breathes in the creativity of a man and exhales the essence of beauty.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy
July 19, 2011
Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy

It was November 1977. Guitarist Rory Gallagher and his band members – bassist Gerry McAvoy, keyboardist Lou Martin and drummer Rod de’Ath – were capping off a 6-month world tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend
June 28, 2011
Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2
June 14, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Peter Asher. Part 1 is HERE. RCM: Do you consider yourself more of a business manager, a personal manager or both?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?
June 3, 2011
Did Delaney Bramlett Really Write 'My Sweet Lord' ?

When George Harrison took the stand in a New York City courtroom in January 1976 to defend himself against charges that he had stolen a good portion of The Chiffons’...