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Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming: Netflix’s ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,’ a Can’t-Miss Look at the Notorious Carnival of Chaos
August 11, 2022
Now Streaming: Netflix’s ‘Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99,’ a Can’t-Miss Look at the Notorious Carnival of Chaos

Woodstock ’99 has clearly been on the minds of many lately. Last July, HBO Max premiered Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage, a new documentary directed by Garret Price and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Unveils Stylish Video for “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes (‘AM Gold’ Out Now)
May 31, 2022
Train Unveils Stylish Video for “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes (‘AM Gold’ Out Now)

Pop/rock ensemble Train returned on May 20 with AM Gold, a record comprised largely of retro-styled pop gems and throwback vibes. Among the standout tracks delivered by mastermind Pat Monahan...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Americana Railroad’ Compilation of Train-Themed Songs Releases June 17th – Listen
May 27, 2022
‘Americana Railroad’ Compilation of Train-Themed Songs Releases June 17th – Listen

Americana Railroad is a compilation of traditional and contemporary train-themed songs recorded by a collection of some of the best country-rock and roots-rockers in music today. The 19-track collection was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)
May 20, 2022
Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)

Over the years, multiplatinum pop/rock band Train has dabbled in all sides of the pop realm — and the group’s latest album, AM Gold, fully goes in. Released today, May...

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 | 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 | New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20
May 6, 2022
New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. It’s a breezy, summer-ready collection of pop/rock gems that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20
April 14, 2022
New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. As its title (and that artwork above) implies, AM...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Throws it Back to the ’70s with “AM Gold,” New Album 5/20; Tour with Jewel/Blues Traveler This Summer
February 16, 2022
Train Throws it Back to the ’70s with “AM Gold,” New Album 5/20; Tour with Jewel/Blues Traveler This Summer

The music of San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train has been inescapable for years, and after a five-year break between albums, the Pat Monahan-fronted group will return on May 20 with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons
February 16, 2022
Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons

The history of The Doobie Brothers is undeniable — the band finally made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 after decades’ worth of memorable music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads
January 28, 2022
Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads

The String Revolution, a quartet of virtuoso guitar players with a knack for putting together impeccable sounds from their instruments, tapped fellow six-string aficionado Steve Stevens for a new musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Hosting 20th Anniversary ‘Drops of Jupiter’ Live Stream Concert Event 6/25
June 16, 2021
Train Hosting 20th Anniversary ‘Drops of Jupiter’ Live Stream Concert Event 6/25

On June 25, Train will host Soul Vacation, a special live stream concert event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band’s 2001 album Drops of Jupiter. The concert event comes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mayer Goes Retro with New LP ‘Sob Rock’ Out 7/16, Shares New Song “Last Train Home” (Listen)
June 4, 2021
John Mayer Goes Retro with New LP ‘Sob Rock’ Out 7/16, Shares New Song “Last Train Home” (Listen)

You have to hand it to John Mayer for finding ways to keep it fresh — and now, almost twenty years to the day of the release of his breakthrough...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Midnight Train
September 24, 2020
Midnight Train

Screaming slide guitar, howling harmonica and a solid rhythm section make up the dynamic of The Terraplanes Blues band and this debut E.P is packed full of examples of why their E.P hit the top 5 of the UK Blues chart. The songs combine styles of Jump Blues, Rockabilly and R'n'B. Opening track Midnight Train and Voodoo Blues both have a great bottleneck guitar grooves while Catfish and The Rambler sees the band really let loose with driving rockabilly/jump blues rhythms. With Malted Milk (the only cover on the E.P), the harmonica really takes centre stage with a howling solo supported by a powerful barrelhouse vocal performance.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Two Trains
August 4, 2020
Two Trains

Venturing on the tracks of humanity and artistry, the Delgado Brothers new CD “Two Trains”, an 11-song collection, may be the most dynamic and soulful work of their 30-year recording career.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch an Epic Neil Peart + Rush Drum Tribute Break Out at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training
February 20, 2020
Watch an Epic Neil Peart + Rush Drum Tribute Break Out at Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training

Spring Training is the time of the year when Major League Baseball teams convene at their spring facilities in Arizona or Florida to prepare for the season ahead — and,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Music Video for a New Song Titled ‘Tucson Train’
May 30, 2019
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Music Video for a New Song Titled ‘Tucson Train’

Western Stars is Bruce Springsteen‘s upcoming solo album, and it will be release don June 14. He’s already previewed it with a couple tracks, and now another song has been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Joni Mitchell Surprise at Newport Folk Festival with First Full Performance Since 2002 (w/ Brandi Carlile, More)
July 25, 2022
Watch Joni Mitchell Surprise at Newport Folk Festival with First Full Performance Since 2002 (w/ Brandi Carlile, More)

Some shows are just more special than others. That’s the case with this past weekend’s Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, which saw the legendary Joni Mitchell perform her first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)
July 12, 2022
Preview The Mountain Goats’ New Album ‘Bleed Out,’ Inspired by Action Movies of the 1960s/70s/80s (Out 8/19)

On Aug. 19, revered indie/rock band The Mountain Goats will release a new record titled Bleed Out. Announced recently, the album is being billed as “a cinematic experience inspired by...

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 | 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 | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)
May 28, 2022
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Releases Bob Dylan Tribute ‘Dirt Does Dylan” on Digital – Album Out 8/22 (Listen)

On May 20th, the 5-decade-old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released Dirt Does Dylan – a Bob Dylan tribute with 10 of his most beloved songs. The vinyl album will come...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2022 Issue
May 13, 2022
May 2022 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our May 2022 features. Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate
May 13, 2022
Janelle Monáe Q&A: On Music, Writing, Time Travel, and Being a Multifaceted Career Hyphenate

There’s no question that Janelle Monáe is one of the most exciting and well-rounded artists to become part of the pop culture firmament over the past 15 years.  Monáe, who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lydon Distances Himself from FX’s New Sex Pistols Series: “John Does Not Support or Endorse This Series”
May 9, 2022
John Lydon Distances Himself from FX’s New Sex Pistols Series: “John Does Not Support or Endorse This Series”

In January 2021, it was announced that director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) was working on a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the 2017 memoir from Sex Pistols guitarist (and current radio host) Steve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Listen to ‘Portals,’ a New EP of ‘Soundtracks to the Movies in Your Mind’ from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett
April 25, 2022
Out Now: Listen to ‘Portals,’ a New EP of ‘Soundtracks to the Movies in Your Mind’ from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett

This quote, from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett regarding the conception of Portals, his debut solo EP released this past weekend for Record Store Day, sums up the project quite well:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen
April 18, 2022
Out Now: Kurt Vile Takes Another Laid-Back and Engaging Journey on New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ — Listen

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has carved out his own little niche in the music world, his laid-back guitar-based albums earning him a singular spot in an otherwise crowded indie community. He’s very comfortable...

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 | Pete Agnew of Nazareth Q&A: On His Band’s Dark, Heavy New Album ‘Surviving the Law’ & Beyond
April 11, 2022
Pete Agnew of Nazareth Q&A: On His Band’s Dark, Heavy New Album ‘Surviving the Law’ & Beyond

For diehard Nazareth fans and those that are new to the band, there’s plenty to savor on the group’s new album Surviving the Law, which will be released on April...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows
April 6, 2022
Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows

In the works for some time and delayed because of the pandemic, the Doobie Brothers‘ 50th anniversary tour has been a triumph. With Michael McDonald in the mix to make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Weight Band (ft. Former Members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band) Releasing ‘Shines Like Gold’ LP 4/1
March 31, 2022
The Weight Band (ft. Former Members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band) Releasing ‘Shines Like Gold’ LP 4/1

The Weight Band, an ensemble featuring former members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band, will release a new record titled Shines Like Gold on Friday, April 1. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | FX’s ‘Pistol,’ Danny Boyle’s Limited Series Based on Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir, to Premiere in May
March 30, 2022
FX’s ‘Pistol,’ Danny Boyle’s Limited Series Based on Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones’ Memoir, to Premiere in May

Back in January 2021, it was announced that director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) was working on a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the 2017 memoir from Sex...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kurt Vile Shares “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone),” New LP ‘(watch my moves)’ Out 4/15 Ahead of Tour
March 24, 2022
Kurt Vile Shares “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone),” New LP ‘(watch my moves)’ Out 4/15 Ahead of Tour

Indie-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has been previewing a new record in recent weeks, the build-up to the April 15 release of (watch my moves), his ninth full-length album to date....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes
March 17, 2022
Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes

John Mayer is not the same as you remember him. The singer/songwriter/guitarist may still have the same enviable hairstyle and gentle croon that helped put him on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kurt Vile Previews New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ with “Hey Like a Child”; Tour Starts in April
March 4, 2022
Kurt Vile Previews New Album ‘(watch my moves)’ with “Hey Like a Child”; Tour Starts in April

Fuzzed-out guitar-based indie/rocker Kurt Vile will add to his catalog of music on April 15 with a new record titled (watch my moves), and on Friday he debuted “Hey Like a Child,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party
February 21, 2022
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party

The vibe within the walls of the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 18 was perhaps best summed up by one enthusiastic fan, who during a break between songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Vibes Are Strong with “Like Exploding Stones,” a New Song/Video from Kurt Vile (New LP 4/15)
February 15, 2022
The Vibes Are Strong with “Like Exploding Stones,” a New Song/Video from Kurt Vile (New LP 4/15)

Kurt Vile has cultivated a strong presence and dedicated audience over the past few years with his brand of psychedelic, fuzzed-out guitar-based indie/rock — and on April 15, Vile will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mayer Introduces ‘Sob Rock’ Tour at SiriusXM & Pandora ‘Small Stage Series’; Streaming Through Weekend
February 10, 2022
John Mayer Introduces ‘Sob Rock’ Tour at SiriusXM & Pandora ‘Small Stage Series’; Streaming Through Weekend

John Mayer took the stage at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday night for a special Small Stage Series performance co-sponsored by SiriusXM and Pandora — an official kickoff event for...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Micky Dolenz to Pay Tribute to Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork with ‘Micky Dolenz Celebrates the Monkees’ Tour in April
February 7, 2022
Micky Dolenz to Pay Tribute to Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork with ‘Micky Dolenz Celebrates the Monkees’ Tour in April

In April, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees will honor the memory and legacies of his late band mates Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith & Peter Tork with a special tour titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25
January 10, 2022
New Spiritualized: Stream “Crazy,” from ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ Album Out 2/25

On Feb. 25, Spiritualized — the English “space-rock” project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce, a.k.a “J Spaceman,” will release a new record titled Everything Was Beautiful. The project was announced recently and came with...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Four: Van Halen “Jump,” in Honor of David Lee Roth
December 1, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Four: Van Halen “Jump,” in Honor of David Lee Roth

The fourth night of Hanukkah is tonight, Dec. 1, and that means a fourth music video for the #HanukkahSessions, the ongoing Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin series of songs paying...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory
November 17, 2021
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one...

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 | Spiritualized: ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ LP Coming in February; Stream “Always Together With You”
November 2, 2021
Spiritualized: ‘Everything Was Beautiful’ LP Coming in February; Stream “Always Together With You”

On Feb. 25, Spiritualized — the English “space-rock” project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce, a.k.a “J Spaceman,” will return with a new album titled Everything Was Beautiful. It will be...

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 | King Crimson to Release ‘Music Is Our Friend’ Live Album from 2021 Tour on 11/19 (Pre-Order)
October 21, 2021
King Crimson to Release ‘Music Is Our Friend’ Live Album from 2021 Tour on 11/19 (Pre-Order)

Beginning in late July, Robert Fripp and his legendary prog-rock ensemble King Crimson hit the road for a rescheduled and pandemic-delayed tour of North America — and on Nov. 19,...

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 | Watch Dave Grohl Thrash Along on Drums to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from His ‘The Storyteller’ Book Tour
October 7, 2021
Watch Dave Grohl Thrash Along on Drums to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from His ‘The Storyteller’ Book Tour

In the early pages of The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, the new memoir from Foo Fighters and Nirvana icon Dave Grohl that was released this week, he details how...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album
September 29, 2021
Watch The Doobie Brothers Play “Takin’ It To the Streets” and “China Grove” on ‘Kimmel’; Pre-Order New Album

The Doobie Brothers are in the midst of a victory lap right now. The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are out on the road commemorating their 50th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne To Undergo Surgery for Neck and Spine Issues, According to Sharon in New Interview
September 16, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne To Undergo Surgery for Neck and Spine Issues, According to Sharon in New Interview

The past few years have been especially tough for Ozzy Osbourne, a number of medical issues (among them a Parkinson’s diagnosis) forcing the legendary vocalist to postpone and/or cancel tour...

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 | Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17
September 13, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister: Stream “Hellraiser,” a New/Reimagined Duet from Osbourne’s ‘No More Tears’ 30th Set Out 9/17

This coming Friday, Sept. 17, Ozzy Osbourne will revisit his 1991 solo record No More Tears for an expanded and updated 30th anniversary edition. No More Tears was the sixth...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo
September 10, 2021
‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter Nanci Griffith: 1953-2021
August 13, 2021
Rest in Peace, Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter Nanci Griffith: 1953-2021

Friday afternoon, word broke that Nanci Griffith, the folk/country singer/songwriter known for classics such as “Once in a Very Blue Moon,” “Outbound Train” and “Love at the Five and Dime”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)
August 13, 2021
Out Now: Listen to The Killers’ Intimate New Album ‘Pressure Machine’ (ft. a Guest Spot from Phoebe Bridgers)

You might not expect to hear strings open a record from The Killers, the Las Vegas band known for bombast and synth-led pop/rock for the past two decades or so...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Idol Shares Gritty, Confessional “Bitter Taste” Video, New ‘Roadside EP’ Produced by Butch Walker 9/17 (Pre-Order)
August 11, 2021
Billy Idol Shares Gritty, Confessional “Bitter Taste” Video, New ‘Roadside EP’ Produced by Butch Walker 9/17 (Pre-Order)

On Sept. 17, legendary rocker Billy Idol will return with The Roadside EP, his first release since 2014’s Kings & Queens of the Underground. The new collection was announced officially...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Foo Fighters Fan Named Lauren Shred “Monkey Wrench” Alongside the Band at Their Kansas Concert
August 6, 2021
Watch a Foo Fighters Fan Named Lauren Shred “Monkey Wrench” Alongside the Band at Their Kansas Concert

Thursday night’s Foo Fighters concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, had it all. Before the show even happened, Dave Grohl and the guys delivered a little bit of disco to some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)
July 29, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne: 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘No More Tears’ Coming 9/17 (Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1991, No More Tears was the sixth solo studio album from Ozzy Osbourne and was a massive success, one of the legendary rock singer‘s best-selling albums in...

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 | The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog
July 20, 2021
The Killers Releasing ‘Pressure Machine’ LP 8/13, a More Subdued Entry to the Band’s Catalog

In August 2020, The Killers returned with Imploding the Mirage, a new album from the Las Vegas band that showcased the group’s signature bombast and synth-heavy approach. Brandon Flowers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Yacht Rock Vibes Are Strong with John Mayer’s Melancholy New Album ‘Sob Rock’ (Listen)
July 16, 2021
Out Now: The Yacht Rock Vibes Are Strong with John Mayer’s Melancholy New Album ‘Sob Rock’ (Listen)

For most of his career, there’s been a consistent yearning expressed through the music of John Mayer, and that’s very much the case with the singer/songwriter‘s new album, Sob Rock,...

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 | Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)
June 29, 2021
Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)

Aerosmith has seemingly been on hiatus over the past year, like so many other bands forced to hit the ‘pause’ button due to the pandemic. But guitarist Joe Perry has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13
June 24, 2021
Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13

On Aug. 13, Respect, the anticipated and COVID-delayed biopic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson will finally be released — and two weeks earlier, a career-spanning new box set championing...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations
May 25, 2021
Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations

Heavy metal icons Megadeth have parted ways with David Ellefson, it was announced by Dave Mustaine and the band in a statement shared to social media. The news comes after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video
May 14, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video

“3:45 Coming Through” is the title of another new bit of music from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: St. Vincent Makes Another Strong, Unpredictable Statement with New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Listen)
May 13, 2021
Out Now: St. Vincent Makes Another Strong, Unpredictable Statement with New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ (Listen)

There simply is nobody quite like St. Vincent, and today, May 14, the fiercely original singer/songwriter also known by the name Annie Clark releases Daddy’s Home, her highly anticipated new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | St. Vincent Shares Funky “Down” Music Video; ‘Daddy’s Home’ Album Out 5/14
May 11, 2021
St. Vincent Shares Funky “Down” Music Video; ‘Daddy’s Home’ Album Out 5/14

This Friday, May 14, St. Vincent will release her anticipated new album, Daddy’s Home — which, so far, has proven to be decidedly heavy on style and throwback vibes. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
May 10, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

The entry period is now closed. Thank you. Congrats to Christine G. of TX, our lucky winner! We’re back with another Samsung Galaxy Buds Live giveaway. For Android users, Samsung Galaxy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Weezer Plug the Guitars Back In (and Shred, Loudly) on New Album ‘Van Weezer’ (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Weezer Plug the Guitars Back In (and Shred, Loudly) on New Album ‘Van Weezer’ (Listen)

Only Weezer could release a pair of records in the same year as wildly different as OK Human (which dropped in late January) and Van Weezer, which was unleashed to...

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 | Elton John Teams with Singer Rina Sawayama for a New Version of Her Song ‘Chosen Family’ — Watch the Lyric Video
April 14, 2021
Elton John Teams with Singer Rina Sawayama for a New Version of Her Song ‘Chosen Family’ — Watch the Lyric Video

We don’t need to be related to relate. It’s the sentiment behind a new duet of “Chosen Family,” a song from London-based singer/songwriter Rina Sawayama and collaborator Sir Elton John. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Transport Back to the ’70s in St. Vincent’s Trippy New Video for ‘The Melting of the Sun’
April 7, 2021
Transport Back to the ’70s in St. Vincent’s Trippy New Video for ‘The Melting of the Sun’

We’re a little over a month away from the release of Daddy’s Home, the new album from St. Vincent, and the build-up thus far has found Annie Clark quite busy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch St. Vincent Turn Back the Clock to Perform ‘Pay Your Way in Pain’ and ‘The Melting of the Sun’ on ‘SNL’
April 5, 2021
Watch St. Vincent Turn Back the Clock to Perform ‘Pay Your Way in Pain’ and ‘The Melting of the Sun’ on ‘SNL’

The aesthetic surrounding Annie Clark (a.k.a. the genre-defying St. Vincent) and her upcoming album, Daddy’s Home, is one of vintage vibes with an underlying darkness — and that’s precisely what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | St. Vincent Shares ’70s-Inspired ‘The Melting of the Sun,’ Playing SNL This Weekend 4/3
April 1, 2021
St. Vincent Shares ’70s-Inspired ‘The Melting of the Sun,’ Playing SNL This Weekend 4/3

St. Vincent (otherwise known as Annie Clark) is a prolific singer/songwriter with a career that spans genres and styles while defying (and exceeding) expectations at every turn. She will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
March 22, 2021
(CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Nathan S. from GA, our lucky winner! Our previous giveaway for a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earned such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | St. Vincent Shares ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’; New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ Coming 5/14 (Pre-Order)
March 4, 2021
St. Vincent Shares ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’; New Album ‘Daddy’s Home’ Coming 5/14 (Pre-Order)

There isn’t anybody quite like Annie Clark — a.k.a. St. Vincent — and on May 14, the prolific singer/songwriter with a career that spans genres and styles while defying (and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary
March 4, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary

In December 1970, John Lennon released his first proper solo album after the dissolution of the Beatles — and on April 16, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band will be revisited to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)

The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Christopher Plummer: 1929-2021
February 5, 2021
Rest in Peace, Legendary Actor Christopher Plummer: 1929-2021

Christopher Plummer, the esteemed actor of stage and screen whose career spanned seven decades, has passed away at the age of 91. The news was confirmed on Friday, with Deadline...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day
January 20, 2021
Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day

After Wednesday’s Inauguration Day events for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a virtual parade across the United States was streamed on multiple platforms. This included a reunion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bad Religion Celebrates Inauguration Day with a New Track, ‘Emancipation of the Mind’
January 20, 2021
Bad Religion Celebrates Inauguration Day with a New Track, ‘Emancipation of the Mind’

Punk-rock legends Bad Religion picked today, the Inauguration Day of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as the day to premiere “Emancipation of the Mind,” an outtake from...

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 | Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones
January 11, 2021
Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones

Danny Boyle, the acclaimed, Oscar-winning director of films including Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, has been announced as being attached to a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names
January 8, 2021
Top 11 Songs from Musicians With Punctuation (or Symbols) in Their Names

“Punctuation: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit.”  “Take Me Away” by Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is one of the first bands to use an umlaut,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart
October 29, 2020
Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart

Wildflowers, the heralded 1994 album from  Tom Petty that the late singer/songwriter considered one of his favorite releases, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 when it was released...

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 | Out Now: ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest,’ a Deluxe Edition of Tom Petty’s Heralded 1994 Album (Listen/Buy)
October 15, 2020
Out Now: ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest,’ a Deluxe Edition of Tom Petty’s Heralded 1994 Album (Listen/Buy)

Today, Oct. 16, sees the awaited release of Wildflowers & All the Rest, a deluxe edition release of the 1994 solo album from Tom Petty that the late singer/songwriter considered one of his favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Star Wars’ Favorites Billy Dee Williams, More to Return for ‘The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special,’ on Disney+ 11/17
October 15, 2020
‘Star Wars’ Favorites Billy Dee Williams, More to Return for ‘The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special,’ on Disney+ 11/17

As if the prospect of streaming every single Star Wars motion picture wasn’t already enough of a lure for fans of the sci-fi franchise to use Disney+, a new LEGO-themed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ (Out 10/16) with Adria & Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell on ‘CBS This Morning’
October 15, 2020
Go Inside Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ (Out 10/16) with Adria & Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell on ‘CBS This Morning’

This Friday, Oct. 16, will see the long-awaited release of Wildflowers & All the Rest, a deluxe edition release of the 1994 solo album from Tom Petty that the late...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Marley ‘Uprising Live’ (Final Tour Before His Death in 1981) to Be Released as a 3-LP Set on 11/13 (Pre-Order)
October 6, 2020
Bob Marley ‘Uprising Live’ (Final Tour Before His Death in 1981) to Be Released as a 3-LP Set on 11/13 (Pre-Order)

2020 marks the 75th birthday anniversary of reggae/cultural legend Bob Marley, and his estate will continue its celebration with a special 3-LP release of Uprising Live, available on Nov. 13....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ with ‘Foxey Lady’
October 2, 2020
Preview The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ with ‘Foxey Lady’

On Nov. 20, the Jimi Hendrix vaults will open for another archival release — this time, Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui, capturing the Jimi Hendrix Experience and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Patty Smyth (of Scandal) Releases “It’s About Time” – Her First Album in 28 Years
October 2, 2020
Patty Smyth (of Scandal) Releases “It’s About Time” – Her First Album in 28 Years

Grammy-nominated Patty Smyth – formerly of Scandal (“Goodbye to You,” “The Warrior) has a new record coming out this week.  Appropriately named It’s About Time it’s Smyth’s first record in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Leave Virginia Alone’: Watch a New Song/Video from the Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Deluxe Set Out 10/16
October 1, 2020
‘Leave Virginia Alone’: Watch a New Song/Video from the Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Deluxe Set Out 10/16

On Oct. 16, a long-anticipated release from the Tom Petty vaults will finally be unleashed when Wildflowers & All the Rest is released by the Petty estate. The expanded version of Petty‘s acclaimed 1994 album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Öyster Cult Shares New Video for ‘Tainted Blood’; New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
September 25, 2020
Blue Öyster Cult Shares New Video for ‘Tainted Blood’; New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

Blue Öyster Cult is back in a big way — and the hard-rock legends are prepping a new studio album, The Symbol Remains, which will be released on Oct. 9. (Click here to pre-order...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Stream the Soaring ‘Ghosts,’ from New Album ‘Letter To You’ Out 10/23
September 24, 2020
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Stream the Soaring ‘Ghosts,’ from New Album ‘Letter To You’ Out 10/23

It’s been a busy week for Bruce Springsteen. Not only did “The Boss” celebrate his 71st birthday on Wednesday (click here for our tribute to the man), but he shared...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ with a Digital Reissue and ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ Documentary
September 18, 2020
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ with a Digital Reissue and ’30 Years After the Blizzard’ Documentary

Blizzard of Ozz is the debut solo album from Ozzy Osbourne, released in September 1980, after the singer had parted ways with Black Sabbath the year before — and to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Carole King’s Message of Encouragement Amid the Chaos of 2020: ‘Please Don’t Give Up. It Will Get Better.”
September 14, 2020
Carole King’s Message of Encouragement Amid the Chaos of 2020: ‘Please Don’t Give Up. It Will Get Better.”

No matter which news services you follow or personal opinions you may have, 2020 has been an incredible strain on everything. From the COVID-19 pandemic and significant hardships it placed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): “Slippin’ and Slidin'”
September 11, 2020
New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): “Slippin’ and Slidin'”

The new single from The Immediate Family, a 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Blue Öyster Cult’s Video for ‘Box in My Head,’ from the Band’s New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9
September 10, 2020
Watch Blue Öyster Cult’s Video for ‘Box in My Head,’ from the Band’s New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9

Blue Öyster Cult is back in a big way — and the hard-rock legends are prepping a new studio album, The Symbol Remains, which will be released on Oct. 9....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ Documentary/Album Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)
September 10, 2020
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ Documentary/Album Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Nov. 20, the Jimi Hendrix vaults will open once again for an archival release — but this isn’t just a collected set of recorded music. Music, Money, Madness ....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty: Hear ‘Confusion Wheel,’ a Previously Unheard Song from the New ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Out 10/16
September 10, 2020
Tom Petty: Hear ‘Confusion Wheel,’ a Previously Unheard Song from the New ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ Out 10/16

On Oct. 16, a long-anticipated release from the Tom Petty vaults will finally be unleashed when Wildflowers & All the Rest is released by the Petty estate. The expanded version...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen + the E Street Announce New Rock Album ‘Letter to You,’ Share Title Track (LP Out 10/23)
September 10, 2020
Bruce Springsteen + the E Street Announce New Rock Album ‘Letter to You,’ Share Title Track (LP Out 10/23)

After a six-year break between recorded albums together, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return with a new record, Letter To You, on Oct. 23. The news was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream/Buy The Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Expanded Edition of 1973 Album
September 4, 2020
Out Now: Stream/Buy The Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Expanded Edition of 1973 Album

After weeks of pre-release hype and the sharing of previously unheard studio recordings, it’s here: The Rolling Stones‘ lavish expanded reissue of the classic rock band‘s 1973 album Goats Head...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Öyster Cult Share New Video for Hard-Charging ‘That Was Me,’ ft. a Cameo from Albert Bouchard on Backing Vocals (and Cowbell!)
September 1, 2020
Blue Öyster Cult Share New Video for Hard-Charging ‘That Was Me,’ ft. a Cameo from Albert Bouchard on Backing Vocals (and Cowbell!)

Classic rock icons Blue Öyster Cult recently roared back with a pair of new songs announcing that yes, they’re very much still active, thank you very much. “That Was Me”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Jagger: Lost Rolling Stones Songs on ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue  Were ‘Useless’ Before Being Updated/Finished
September 1, 2020
Mick Jagger: Lost Rolling Stones Songs on ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Were ‘Useless’ Before Being Updated/Finished

This Friday, Sept. 4, The Rolling Stones will release a revamped reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup. The band has been promoting the upcoming release heavily over the past few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4: Pre-Order/Preview with a Remix of ‘Scarlet’
August 31, 2020
Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4: Pre-Order/Preview with a Remix of ‘Scarlet’

This Friday, Sept. 4, The Rolling Stones will release an elaborate reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup, and the English rock legends have spent much of the past few weeks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Öyster Cult Shares Two New Songs — Stream ‘That Was Me’ and ‘Box in My Head,’ New LP Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
August 28, 2020
Blue Öyster Cult Shares Two New Songs — Stream ‘That Was Me’ and ‘Box in My Head,’ New LP Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

On October 9, iconic classic rock band Blue Öyster Cult will return with a new album, The Symbol Remains, via Frontiers Music SRL. The record has been in the works...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty: Long-Awaited ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’ Collection Out 10/16; Preview/Pre-Order Now
August 20, 2020
Tom Petty: Long-Awaited ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’ Collection Out 10/16; Preview/Pre-Order Now

Wildflowers was a landmark release in the iconic career of Tom Petty, and fans have long clamored for a deluxe reissue of the 1994 solo album — and after a...

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 | 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 | The Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Has a New Remix ft. The War on Drugs (and Jimmy Page) — Listen
August 14, 2020
The Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Has a New Remix ft. The War on Drugs (and Jimmy Page) — Listen

Last week, The Rolling Stones premiered “Scarlet,” one of the previously unheard recordings that will be included in the Stones‘ upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup. (Click...

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 the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4
August 6, 2020
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4

In late July, The Rolling Stones shared “Scarlet,” a previously unheard song that is included as one of the unreleased tracks making their debut on the Stones‘ upcoming reissue of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John Sharing Special Solo Performance ‘Live From The Great Amphitheatre, Ephesus 2001’ on YouTube 8/7
August 6, 2020
Elton John Sharing Special Solo Performance ‘Live From The Great Amphitheatre, Ephesus 2001’ on YouTube 8/7

The ongoing Classic Concert Series from Sir Elton John concludes this week with a flashback to 2001 and a very special performance from the world-renowned singer/pianist/cultural figure. Live From The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | ‘Back in Black’ by AC/DC at 40: Put it On, Turn it Up and Celebrate One of the Loudest, Most Important Rock Albums of All-Time
July 24, 2020
‘Back in Black’ by AC/DC at 40: Put it On, Turn it Up and Celebrate One of the Loudest, Most Important Rock Albums of All-Time

The death of Bon Scott in February 1980 left AC/DC in an impossible situation. The Australian rock band was coming off the monumental success of 1979’s Highway to Hell, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)
July 22, 2020
Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)

One of the most intriguing elements promised by The Rolling Stones with the recent announcement of their upcoming Goats Head Soup reissue is “Scarlet,” a previously unreleased recording from the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’
July 9, 2020
Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’

As promised in a teaser post from the iconic rockers on Wednesday, The Rolling Stones have indeed premiered a song from the vaults that had, as of yet, never been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Announced, Featuring 63 Previously Unreleased Recordings (Out 9/25)
June 25, 2020
Prince ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Announced, Featuring 63 Previously Unreleased Recordings (Out 9/25)

Sign O’ the Times, the sprawling eighth album from Prince released in 1987 — The Purple One‘s first after disbanding the Revolution — runs nearly an hour and a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Come All Ye Faithful,’ from the New Psychedelic Furs Album ‘Made of Rain’ Due Out 7/31
June 24, 2020
Stream ‘Come All Ye Faithful,’ from the New Psychedelic Furs Album ‘Made of Rain’ Due Out 7/31

On July 31, The Psychedelic Furs will add to their heralded career with the anticipated Made of Rain, the band’s first album since 1991. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAuCM2iHDzi/ The album, which was delayed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl
June 21, 2020
In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl

It’s been a while since Dave Grohl added to his Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, with a detailed story from his life. Some of his previous entries have retold amazing...

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 | Jesse Colin Young and Steve Miller Record ‘Get Together’ for SongAid, Benefiting WhyHunger (Listen)
June 9, 2020
Jesse Colin Young and Steve Miller Record ‘Get Together’ for SongAid, Benefiting WhyHunger (Listen)

“Get Together” remains an enduring classic of the modern era. Originally written by singer/songwriter Chet Powers, the Youngbloods’ 1967 cover of the song became a big hit two years later,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

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 | 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 | 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 | Chill Out with Robert Fripp and His New Ambient Series ‘Music for Quiet Moments’ — Here’s ‘Pastorale’ (Listen)
May 1, 2020
Chill Out with Robert Fripp and His New Ambient Series ‘Music for Quiet Moments’ — Here’s ‘Pastorale’ (Listen)

Robert Fripp, the leader of prog-rock/experimental ensemble King Crimson, has found plenty of ways to keep busy during COVID-19 quarantine (such as buzzing around his backyard dressed as a bee...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from the Psychedelic Furs: Stream ‘No-One,’ from Anticipated New LP Out 7/31
April 21, 2020
New from the Psychedelic Furs: Stream ‘No-One,’ from Anticipated New LP Out 7/31

The Psychedelic Furs may have had to postpone the release of their highly anticipated new album Made of Rain to July 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t...

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 | New Psychedelic Furs Album ‘Made of Rain’ (First Since 1991) Delayed to July 31 Because of Coronavirus
April 6, 2020
New Psychedelic Furs Album ‘Made of Rain’ (First Since 1991) Delayed to July 31 Because of Coronavirus

The uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made many musical acts delay the release of upcoming albums — and the latest to make such a decision is the Psychedelic...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)
March 12, 2020
Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)

It’s 2020, and rock and roll icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. A new solo album, Sinematic, acclaimed work on the Martin Scorcese’s mobster film The Irishman and a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995
March 6, 2020
Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995

2020 is a huge year for the Foo Fighters, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the band‘s self-titled debut record. And while that record was nearly a Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection’
February 28, 2020
Out Now: Allman Brothers Band ‘Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection’

This one’s for the most devoted fans of the Allman Brothers Band. Today, the Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection was officially released via Island Mercury/UMe, and it packs quite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Family of Neil Peart Planning ‘A Night For Neil — The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration 2020’ Concert Event in May
February 24, 2020
Family of Neil Peart Planning ‘A Night For Neil — The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration 2020’ Concert Event in May

Meridian Centre, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada will be the location of a special concert event paying tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who passed away in January after a...

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 | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

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 | Preview the Psychedelic Furs’ First New Album Since 1991 with ‘Don’t Believe’; ‘Made of Rain’ LP Out 5/1
January 31, 2020
Preview the Psychedelic Furs’ First New Album Since 1991 with ‘Don’t Believe’; ‘Made of Rain’ LP Out 5/1

29 years is a long time between records. Just ask the Psychedelic Furs, the esteemed British new-wave band whose most recent album to date is 1991’s World Outside. On May...

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 | Allman Brothers Band: 50th Anniversary ‘Trouble No More’ Retrospective Set Coming (10-LP, 5-CD) in February
January 14, 2020
Allman Brothers Band: 50th Anniversary ‘Trouble No More’ Retrospective Set Coming (10-LP, 5-CD) in February

2020 is all about commemorating five decades of the Allman Brothers Band — and on Feb. 28, Island Mercury/UMe will release Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection, a robust assortment...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)
January 13, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)

On Monday, the official 92nd Academy Awards nominations were announced, ahead of the Oscars ceremony which will air on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC. Leading the pack in terms of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a Simple Beauty in All Nine Members of Slipknot Headbanging in Unison in the New Music Video for ‘Nero Forte’ (Watch)
December 17, 2019
There’s a Simple Beauty in All Nine Members of Slipknot Headbanging in Unison in the New Music Video for ‘Nero Forte’ (Watch)

OK, Slipknot might not be your thing. That’s totally fine. The masked metal marauders have occupied a specific space in music since hitting it big with 1999’s self-titled debut album,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Hear a Fiery (and Previously Unreleased) Live Cut Called ‘Ezy Ryder’ from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Concerts
November 20, 2019
Hear a Fiery (and Previously Unreleased) Live Cut Called ‘Ezy Ryder’ from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Concerts

We’re all very fortunate that the Jimi Hendrix vaults haven’t been fully raided yet, as each new archival release adds to the legacy, myth and allure of the otherworldly gifted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’
November 14, 2019
The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

As a frequent guest on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, Steve Martin often did a recurring skit with the catchphrase “I’m just a wild and crazy guy.” Danny Wilde,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Monkees (Micky Dolenz + Mike Nesmith) Announce ‘An Evening with the Monkees’ Tour, New Live Album
November 12, 2019
The Monkees (Micky Dolenz + Mike Nesmith) Announce ‘An Evening with the Monkees’ Tour, New Live Album

Hope you’re ready for some more fun with the Monkees in 2020, because on Tuesday the legendary band‘s remaining members, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, announced plans for a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bon Jovi’s New Video ‘Unbroken’ Explores the Difficulties of Military Veterans with PTSD, form the New Doc ‘To Be of Service’
November 1, 2019
Bon Jovi’s New Video ‘Unbroken’ Explores the Difficulties of Military Veterans with PTSD, form the New Doc ‘To Be of Service’

One of the most challenging aspects of being in the military is its long-term effects — namely Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which remains a crucial issue to the conversation. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests
October 25, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr’s Rollicking New Album ‘What’s My Name,’ Featuring Tons of His Friends as Special Guests

He’s Ringo Starr — but on the off chance you didn’t know, he’d like to remind you. That’s why the record is titled What’s My Name, and it was released...

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 | Gary Clark Jr. Lights Up a Crisp Fall Evening at the Hollywood Bowl (Review)
September 30, 2019
Gary Clark Jr. Lights Up a Crisp Fall Evening at the Hollywood Bowl (Review)

Gary Clark Jr. is the type of live performer who, after absolutely ripping through a vicious guitar solo spanning a few minutes in the middle of a song, leaves the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Releasing ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15′ on Nov. 1 (ft. Johnny Cash)
September 19, 2019
Bob Dylan Releasing ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15′ on Nov. 1 (ft. Johnny Cash)

The bountiful Bob Dylan vaults will be unloaded once again on Nov. 1, when Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings releases Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road, Out Nov. 22
September 18, 2019
‘You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road, Out Nov. 22

A big week of announcements for Rod Stewart grew even bigger on Wednesday, when the legendary singer announced a special album titled You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart with the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 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 | 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 | Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Previews ‘Live at the Sydney Opera House’ Album
August 28, 2019
Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Previews ‘Live at the Sydney Opera House’ Album

Joe Bonamassa is a tireless blues guitar icon, touring the world virtually nonstop all the time — or at least it seems like he’s always on tour, playing to the...

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 | Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers on the Band’s Legacy and ‘Live at the Beacon Theatre’
August 13, 2019
Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers on the Band’s Legacy and ‘Live at the Beacon Theatre’

Relatively few bands have earned the enduring appeal and indomitable musical spirit of the Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers: Live at the Beacon Theatre was released in late June, commemorating...

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 | Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well
August 9, 2019
Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well

When you first hear it, the pairing sounds odd. Blink-182, the veteran alt/punk band known for sophomoric humor and their late ’90s-early 2000s brand of catchy pop/punk and iconic rapper...

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 | 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 | Steve Hackett Ventures to the ‘Edge of the Light’ with Adventurous New Album (Q&A)
July 9, 2019
Steve Hackett Ventures to the ‘Edge of the Light’ with Adventurous New Album (Q&A)

Some artists seem set on an inexorable quest for new musical idioms and fusions.  That’s certainly the case with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who continues to expand his musical...

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 | Dave Mustaine Announces He Has Throat Cancer; Treatment Underway, Megadeth Gigs Canceled
June 17, 2019
Dave Mustaine Announces He Has Throat Cancer; Treatment Underway, Megadeth Gigs Canceled

Best wishes of healing go out to Megadeth founder/guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, as on Monday the revered heavy metal legend announced a new battle with throat cancer, though he says his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)
June 7, 2019
Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)

The anticipated new box set from Bob Dylan commemorating a special live tour from his archives is out today — and The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is...

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 | L.A. Band Slant Covered U2’s ‘With Or Without You’ and the Music Video is a Powerful Statement About Mental Health
June 3, 2019
L.A. Band Slant Covered U2’s ‘With Or Without You’ and the Music Video is a Powerful Statement About Mental Health

May was Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for us all to come together and focus some attention on the dialogue surrounding mental health issues. Slant, a Los Angeles-based rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s the 20th Anniversary of Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State’ Album — and Boy, Do I Feel Old
June 1, 2019
It’s the 20th Anniversary of Blink-182’s ‘Enema of the State’ Album — and Boy, Do I Feel Old

In May 1999, I was about to be a freshman in high school. It was during my high school years — which coincided with the heyday of “nu-metal” and all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | More New Bruce Springsteen: Stream ‘There Goes My Miracle,’ from ‘Western Stars’ Due Out 6/14
May 16, 2019
More New Bruce Springsteen: Stream ‘There Goes My Miracle,’ from ‘Western Stars’ Due Out 6/14

Things are getting pretty busy in the world of Bruce Springsteen, and with his new album, Western Stars, coming out in a matter of weeks on June 14, the Boss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs

“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin'”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7
May 1, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7

On June 7, an expansive collection of archival live music from the Bob Dylan vaults will be released as a huge box set, and Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Guitarist Joel Hoekstra on the Making of Whitesnake’s New Album, ‘Flesh and Blood’
May 1, 2019
Q and A: Guitarist Joel Hoekstra on the Making of Whitesnake’s New Album, ‘Flesh and Blood’

After a brief hiatus, during which David Coverdale dropped hints of possible retirement, he has reassembled Whitesnake, and the classic hard rock band has launched  a full-scale sonic assault with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bruce Springsteen’s New Lyric Video for His New Song, ‘Hello Sunshine’
April 26, 2019
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s New Lyric Video for His New Song, ‘Hello Sunshine’

On Thursday, Bruce Springsteen detailed a ‘jewel box’ of a new record titled Western Stars, which will be released on June 14. Hours later, the album’s official lead single, an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars,’ a ‘Jewel Box’ of a New Record, Will Be Released in June
April 25, 2019
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars,’ a ‘Jewel Box’ of a New Record, Will Be Released in June

The Boss is back — officially, as on Thursday Bruce Springsteen announced a forthcoming new studio album titled Western Stars. It’ll be released on June 14 via Columbia Records, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Duff McKagan: Stream ‘Don’t Look Behind You,’ from His New Album ‘Tenderness’ Out 5/31
April 23, 2019
New from Duff McKagan: Stream ‘Don’t Look Behind You,’ from His New Album ‘Tenderness’ Out 5/31

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is readying his new studio album, Tenderness, which will be released on May 31 and was produced by Shooter Jennings (and can be pre-ordered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Born Out of Some Intense Emotions, Cage the Elephant’s ‘Social Cues’ Might Be Their Most Cohesive Album to Date (Listen)
April 19, 2019
Born Out of Some Intense Emotions, Cage the Elephant’s ‘Social Cues’ Might Be Their Most Cohesive Album to Date (Listen)

Cage the Elephant vocalist Matt Shultz recently went through the dissolution of a relationship — something to which many of us can relate. Personal turmoil like that can lead to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: The Strands at the Trip — Luminescent London Fog and Golden Gaslamp Lyrics
April 8, 2019
Review: The Strands at the Trip — Luminescent London Fog and Golden Gaslamp Lyrics

I have always liked The Strands.  I have been following this L.A. Westside jazz-but-much-more band for over 2 years now and often turn to their music when I want to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Duff McKagan’s ‘Chip Away,’ from His New Solo Album ‘Tenderness’ Due Out 5/31
March 20, 2019
Stream Duff McKagan’s ‘Chip Away,’ from His New Solo Album ‘Tenderness’ Due Out 5/31

On May 31, longtime Guns N’ Roses bassist and Seattle music icon Duff McKagan will release Tenderness, a long-awaited new solo album that was produced by Shooter Jennings, who also...

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 | The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019
March 7, 2019
The Stray Cats Back in Action for 40th Anniversary with New Album and a Tour in 2019

Stray cats may be notoriously tough to corral, but it’s been done for 2019 — at least referring to the band, that is. This year marks the 40th anniversary of...

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 | 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 | 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 | Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
November 9, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together...

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 | 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 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

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 | Gary Clark Jr. Releasing 'Live North America 2016' Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton
February 21, 2017
Gary Clark Jr. Releasing 'Live North America 2016' Album on March 17, Ahead of Shows with Eric Clapton

Gifted guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. has had a busy few years, touring around the world and increasing his profile on a global level. On March 17, he’ll release Live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Incubus Return with High-Energy New Single 'Nimble Bastard' — Listen
February 16, 2017
Incubus Return with High-Energy New Single 'Nimble Bastard' — Listen

Southern California rockers Incubus have plans to release a new album this spring, and on Thursday the band appeared on LA’s KROQ 106.7 FM to premiere their new single, “Nimble...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones and Rise Against Map Out Co-Headlining Summer Tour with Thrice as Support
February 6, 2017
Deftones and Rise Against Map Out Co-Headlining Summer Tour with Thrice as Support

This summer, two heavy hitters of the modern rock world will convene when Deftones and Rise Against team up for a big summer co-headlining tour. Deftones, fresh off the release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor
January 10, 2017
15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Easy Boho Style: Without Looking Like a Coachella Victim
January 10, 2017
Easy Boho Style: Without Looking Like a Coachella Victim

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Update for the Top Puma Style Garments
January 10, 2017
An Update for the Top Puma Style Garments

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amazing Muffin Desserts Are Coming Back This Year
January 10, 2017
Amazing Muffin Desserts Are Coming Back This Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Style Tips From Top Designer of United States
January 10, 2017
Style Tips From Top Designer of United States

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rachel Runs a Business by Her Own Set of Rules
January 10, 2017
Rachel Runs a Business by Her Own Set of Rules

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Into Showing Skin? You’re in Good Company
January 10, 2017
Not Into Showing Skin? You’re in Good Company

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | How to Refresh Your Purse Game in a Snap
January 10, 2017
How to Refresh Your Purse Game in a Snap

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foreigner Announces 40th Anniversary Tour — Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham to Support
January 9, 2017
Foreigner Announces 40th Anniversary Tour — Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham to Support

This summer, Foreigner will head out on the road in commemoration of its 40th anniversary (as reported by Billboard). The chart-topping band responsible for still-heavily-played songs such as “Juke Box...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fashion Chic X Mejuri Jewelry Collection of 2017
January 8, 2017
Fashion Chic X Mejuri Jewelry Collection of 2017

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trending: Bodysuits and Faded Friendship Jeans
January 8, 2017
Trending: Bodysuits and Faded Friendship Jeans

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hot Or Not For 2017: 8 Stars That Will Rise Top
January 8, 2017
Hot Or Not For 2017: 8 Stars That Will Rise Top

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Go: Pilot Sachtel Does the Job Fearlessly
January 8, 2017
On the Go: Pilot Sachtel Does the Job Fearlessly

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Awesome Films You Should Watch On Every First Date
January 8, 2017
15 Awesome Films You Should Watch On Every First Date

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deleted Scene: Footage of the Top Movie Dawn of Justice
January 8, 2017
Deleted Scene: Footage of the Top Movie Dawn of Justice

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Superstar Instructors Swear by the Activewear Brand
January 8, 2017
Superstar Instructors Swear by the Activewear Brand

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Summer Style: Chunky Knit For Leather Suits
January 8, 2017
Summer Style: Chunky Knit For Leather Suits

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes It Is Our New Fall Style: Shrunk and Tied Up
January 8, 2017
Yes It Is Our New Fall Style: Shrunk and Tied Up

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love In Style For The Proposal of Timeless Relation
January 8, 2017
Love In Style For The Proposal of Timeless Relation

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kate Hanson to Prepare for the Cafe Mocha Cup of Coffee
January 8, 2017
Kate Hanson to Prepare for the Cafe Mocha Cup of Coffee

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gizmos to Use Everywhere for Musical Treats
January 8, 2017
Gizmos to Use Everywhere for Musical Treats

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | L.A.’s 6 Coolest Haircuts — & How To Style Them In Shortest Time
January 8, 2017
L.A.’s 6 Coolest Haircuts — & How To Style Them In Shortest Time

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wear This Colorful Eye Look To Your Next Party & Be Awesome
January 8, 2017
Wear This Colorful Eye Look To Your Next Party & Be Awesome

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive: Jane Allure Shows Us The New Foam Dry Shampoo
January 8, 2017
Exclusive: Jane Allure Shows Us The New Foam Dry Shampoo

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Perfect Game: Zero to Five in 2 Minute Time
January 8, 2017
Perfect Game: Zero to Five in 2 Minute Time

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Senator Refuses to Issue a Comment at Mall
January 8, 2017
Senator Refuses to Issue a Comment at Mall

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Relaxing in the Bed Has a New Meaning Now
January 6, 2017
Relaxing in the Bed Has a New Meaning Now

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hairstyle Tips & Tricks from Designer Edition
January 6, 2017
Hairstyle Tips & Tricks from Designer Edition

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom explains why Trendy Clothing is in style
January 6, 2017
Tom explains why Trendy Clothing is in style

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Instagram Trends You Should Follow Today
January 6, 2017
15 Instagram Trends You Should Follow Today

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Things to Let Go Now for a Healthy New Year
January 6, 2017
Things to Let Go Now for a Healthy New Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Make It Your Style With the Sporty Red Trend
January 6, 2017
Make It Your Style With the Sporty Red Trend

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Your Favorite Pizzeria May Not Use Organic
January 6, 2017
Your Favorite Pizzeria May Not Use Organic

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fine Dining Restaurants to Try Out Before Moving
January 6, 2017
Fine Dining Restaurants to Try Out Before Moving

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Places Everyone Should Visit in Their Life Before 2018
January 5, 2017
Places Everyone Should Visit in Their Life Before 2018

Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region is a magnificent area with high mountain ranges, glaciers and is actually the most glaciated part of the European Alps. Visiting this area can be done...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music of the Previous Generations Is Hot Again This Year
January 5, 2017
Music of the Previous Generations Is Hot Again This Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Workouts Everyone Should Try Once in a Every While
December 29, 2016
Workouts Everyone Should Try Once in a Every While

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 25 Things Every Proud Owner of PC Should Do
December 28, 2016
25 Things Every Proud Owner of PC Should Do

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Hackett (Ex-Genesis) Announces New Album 'The Night Siren' — Out in March
December 15, 2016
Steve Hackett (Ex-Genesis) Announces New Album 'The Night Siren' — Out in March

Guitar icon Steve Hackett, known for his significant work with Genesis, will release a new solo album on March 24. Titled The Night Siren, the LP (which features the alluring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll
December 9, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge
December 7, 2016
The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge

On Sunday, December 4th, LA-based musical collective The Tribe returned to Cal State University, Northridge’s Plaza del Sol Performance Hall for its second annual all-star charity concert. The “Peace, Love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ryan Adams: New Album 'Prisoner' Out Feb. 17; Stream New Single 'Do You Still Love Me?' Now
December 7, 2016
Ryan Adams: New Album 'Prisoner' Out Feb. 17; Stream New Single 'Do You Still Love Me?' Now

The ever-prolific Ryan Adams will release a new album titled Prisoner on February 17, 2017 via Pax-Am/Blue Note Records. PRISONERFeb 17thNEW SINGLE"Do You Still Love Me" Dec 7th#PaxAm pic.twitter.com/B39jy6Dx3f —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Announces 2017 Theatre, Club and Arena Tour Supporting New Solo LP '57th and 9th'
November 14, 2016
Sting Announces 2017 Theatre, Club and Arena Tour Supporting New Solo LP '57th and 9th'

Sting released his anticipated new rock/pop album, 57th & 9th, on November 11. Keeping the promotional train running in conjunction with the album’s release, he also announced a string of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims
October 28, 2016
Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew was the strongest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Aimee Mann: Stream 'Can't You Tell?', Written From the Perspective of Donald Trump
October 11, 2016
New Aimee Mann: Stream 'Can't You Tell?', Written From the Perspective of Donald Trump

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann has released a new song titled Can’t You Tell?, as part of a project called 30 Days, 30 Songs, a project releasing music from the likes of...

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 | GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'The Anthology' 3-CD Set
September 12, 2016
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Emerson, Lake & Palmer 'The Anthology' 3-CD Set

On September 30, the revered Emerson, Lake & Palmer (and the life and works of Keith Emerson, who passed away in 2016) will be celebrated with a reissue series of several of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Eye Blind Tackle Social Issues with New Song 'Cop Vs. Phone Girl' – Listen
July 25, 2016
Third Eye Blind Tackle Social Issues with New Song 'Cop Vs. Phone Girl' – Listen

Third Eye Blind made waves last week with an emotionally charged appearance at a fundraising event near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Singer Stephan Jenkins aired out some of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: The Interview
July 8, 2016
Jeff Beck: The Interview

“I guess it’s my sense of inquisitiveness and maybe boredom, a mixture of the two. I always look for tomorrow in today. Whoever’s involved with my music at the time,...

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 | 'Treasure Chest' of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reissues Coming Soon
June 27, 2016
'Treasure Chest' of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reissues Coming Soon

The storied career of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will be commemorated with a series of reissues over the next year or so. Some of them are up for pre-order now...

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 | Meat Loaf Premieres Dynamic New Song 'Going All the Way', Off Upcoming LP – Listen
June 22, 2016
Meat Loaf Premieres Dynamic New Song 'Going All the Way', Off Upcoming LP – Listen

Iconic singer Meat Loaf will release a new album, Braver Than We Are, on September 16. A reunion between Meat Loaf and his Bat Out of Hell collaborator Jim Steinman, the new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys
June 7, 2016
Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys

Just like the Beach Boys, a band that featured brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and cousin Mike Love (plus Alan Jardine), ‘60s female surf group The Honeys featured two sisters, Marilyn...

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 | Prophets of Rage Plan to #MakeAmericaRageAgain, Announce Big Tour
June 6, 2016
Prophets of Rage Plan to #MakeAmericaRageAgain, Announce Big Tour

Prophets of Rage, the new supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, exploded onto the scene in recent weeks with a gig at the...

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 | 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 | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 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: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 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 | 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 | 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 | Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale
June 4, 2013
Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale

The lights dim as Ryan Seacrest dramatically draws out the announcement of the 2013 American Idol victor, the entirety of the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live silent and...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)
March 4, 2013
Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)

Steve Howe, a 40-year rock veteran chats with Rock Cellar Magazine about the evolution of Yes, life on the road as a vegetarian, and the rising interest of albums in the singles-driven digital age.

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Football
October 1, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Football

Yes it’s that time of year again.  The beer.  The hot and greasy wings.  The hot and greasy tailgating.  And, oh yes, that little bit of pigskin insanity called football....

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 | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...

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

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wild in the Seats!
August 16, 2012
Wild in the Seats!

Movie Theaters: What is it about watching images in the dark with strangers that makes everyone do such crazy things?

Rock Cellar Magazine | What The Funk?!  Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)
July 17, 2012
What The Funk?! Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)

So much has been written about the life and times of Grand Funk Railroad – the hits and the misses, the legal fights and the mismanagement, the groupies and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | July Album Reviews
July 11, 2012
July Album Reviews

Everclear Frank Ocean Joe Walsh Matisyahu Soul Asylum Neil Young Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars, the new album from Everclear, is better than it ought to be. Yes, Art Alexakis...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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 | March Album Reviews
March 11, 2012
March Album Reviews

Bruce Springsteen Michael Brunnock Sinéad O’Connor Pink Floyd Mars Volta Andrew Bird The Cranberries Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, is another solid entry into...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order
October 24, 2011
16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

You either love Tom Waits, or you don’t. There’s no in between. You can buy into his bourbon-drowned, porkpie hat, troubadour traveling from midnight gig to midnight gig by way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

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 | In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery
August 23, 2011
In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery

In the years since MTV decided to focus more on trashy reality shows instead of music, bands and artists have had to release videos to iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, and the like, but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery
August 23, 2011
In Celebration of OK Go's Music Video Mastery

Music videos used to “mean something.”  Back in the 1980s and 1990s, when MTV was somewhat close to relevant and had a reason for “music” to be a third of...

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 | Genderless Baby
June 3, 2011
Genderless Baby

Pro A “genderless” baby??!! Only for a little while. Move along, nothing to see here. A Canadian couple thrust themselves into the media spotlight last week by announcing that they’re...