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Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Debuts Van Halen Tribute Song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”
July 29, 2022
David Lee Roth Debuts Van Halen Tribute Song, “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”

Longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has shared another new solo recording, and this latest one is a nostalgic look back at the good times he had over the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more
March 28, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more

Friday night’s devastating news that Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia at age 50 was met with unimaginable shock and grief from all corners of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History
October 6, 2021
Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History

ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is a new book published this week by Hachette Books that is billed in a news release as ” a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Shares Extended “4 Edward with Love,” a Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (On One-Year Anniversary of His Death)
October 6, 2021
Nancy Wilson Shares Extended “4 Edward with Love,” a Tribute to Eddie Van Halen (On One-Year Anniversary of His Death)

Back in May, Heart’s Nancy Wilson stepped out on her own with You and Me, a solo album that marked her very first foray into “solo artist” territory. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Guns N’ Roses Wrap U.S. Tour Dates with Wolfgang Van Halen Joining in on “Paradise City”
October 4, 2021
Watch Guns N’ Roses Wrap U.S. Tour Dates with Wolfgang Van Halen Joining in on “Paradise City”

“Wolfgang Van Halen. You know how cool that is to say that? That’s fuckin’ cool. You don’t understand — we’re talking legacy!” That’s how Guns N’ Roses front man Axl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Debut Album from Wolfgang Van Halen is Here — and ‘Mammoth WVH’ Delivers on the Promise (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: The Debut Album from Wolfgang Van Halen is Here — and ‘Mammoth WVH’ Delivers on the Promise (Listen)

Previewed over the past few months with a series of impressive singles, Mammoth WVH — the album project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981
June 7, 2021
Watch a Long-Lost Van Halen Music Video for ‘So This Is Love?’ Filmed at an Italian Dinosaur Park in 1981

If you’ve ever dreamed of watching David Lee Roth writhe around on a dinosaur, you’re in luck — as just this past weekend, a previously long-lost music video from Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alex Van Halen Toasts Late Brother Eddie: ‘The View from My Drum Set Will Never Be the Same’
May 10, 2021
Alex Van Halen Toasts Late Brother Eddie: ‘The View from My Drum Set Will Never Be the Same’

This past Saturday, May 8, marked the 68th birthday of drummer Alex Van Halen — and he took the time out to send a special birthday dedication to his dearly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: Stream “Feel,” Debut Album Out 6/11
April 23, 2021
New from Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: Stream “Feel,” Debut Album Out 6/11

June 11 will bring with it the anticipated debut full-length album from Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. The song of the late Eddie Van Halen has been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7

On May 7, Nancy Wilson of Heart will step out on her own with You and Me. It’ll be the iconic guitarist/songwriter‘s very first proper solo album, and she has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)

The many accomplishments and leadership provided by Nancy Wilson were recognized by the Women’s International Music Network at January 2021’s SheRocks Awards, where the singer/songwriter known for her classic music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH Shares ‘Think It Over’ and ‘Don’t Back Down’ (with a Video of Him Playing Each Instrument)
March 26, 2021
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH Shares ‘Think It Over’ and ‘Don’t Back Down’ (with a Video of Him Playing Each Instrument)

While Wolfgang Van Halen made headlines earlier this month for explaining his decision to turn down the Grammys’ request to honor his father, Eddie Van Halen, with a performance of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen Turned Down an Invitation to Perform ‘Eruption’ at the Grammys
March 15, 2021
Wolfgang Van Halen Turned Down an Invitation to Perform ‘Eruption’ at the Grammys

A number of music luminaries were honored during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening, with powerful musical tributes given by big-name acts to influential icons including Little Richard,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted
March 3, 2021
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted

Since its debut in mid-November, “Distance” has been a huge success for Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. His heartfelt musical tribute to his late father,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson: First-Ever Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Coming 5/7, Features a Heartfelt Tribute to Eddie Van Halen, More
February 22, 2021
Nancy Wilson: First-Ever Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Coming 5/7, Features a Heartfelt Tribute to Eddie Van Halen, More

On Monday, Nancy Wilson officially detailed her upcoming solo album, You and Me, which will be released on May 7 and is the first official solo release from the legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘Distance’ on ‘Today’
February 19, 2021
Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Perform an Acoustic Version of ‘Distance’ on ‘Today’

Friday morning, The TODAY Show featured a special performance from Mammoth WVH, a.k.a. Wolfgang Van Halen and his backing band, who delivered a special acoustic performance of “Distance,” Wolfgang’s emotional...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications
February 15, 2021
‘Edward Van Halen by Ross Halfin’ Photo Book Coming in June, Pre-Orders Up Now via Rufus Publications

Renowned rock and roll photographer Ross Halfin is an icon among the scene, years of hard work and an incredible portfolio having established him as one of the foremost photographers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Play the Emotional ‘Distance’ on ‘Kimmel’
February 12, 2021
Watch Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen + Band) Play the Emotional ‘Distance’ on ‘Kimmel’

On Thursday, Mammoth WVH, the musical project of Wolfgang Van Halen, officially detailed its self-titled debut record, which is due out on June 11. Thursday evening, Wolfgang (son of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen) Shares Aggressive Rocker ‘You’re To Blame,’ Debut LP Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)
February 11, 2021
Mammoth WVH (Wolfgang Van Halen) Shares Aggressive Rocker ‘You’re To Blame,’ Debut LP Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)

In mid-November, Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen, debuted a new solo song titled “Distance,” a preview of Wolf’s new solo project. The project now has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy This Stop-Motion Video of a Jawa (from ‘Star Wars’) Shredding ‘Eruption’ in Tribute to Eddie Van Halen
January 26, 2021
Enjoy This Stop-Motion Video of a Jawa (from ‘Star Wars’) Shredding ‘Eruption’ in Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

Jawas are among the fiercest, most relentless pirates of the Star Wars universe. If you find yourself near a sandcrawler during your intergalactic travels, well, you’d better find a way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Check Out the Huge Eddie Van Halen Mural Unveiled at Guitar Center in Hollywood for EVH’s 66th Birthday
January 26, 2021
Check Out the Huge Eddie Van Halen Mural Unveiled at Guitar Center in Hollywood for EVH’s 66th Birthday

Today, Jan. 26, would have been the 66th birthday of late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, an unrivaled master of the axe whose absence is felt more than ever after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More
January 20, 2021
Watch the Amazing Tico the Parrot Sing Along to Classics from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and More

Meet Tico. He’s a singing parrot. His owner, Frank Maglio, plays classic rock songs on acoustic guitar — quite well, we should point out — and Tico sings along. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Massive Eddie Van Halen Mural is Underway in Hollywood, to Be Unveiled 1/26 for EVH’s 66th Birthday
January 18, 2021
A Massive Eddie Van Halen Mural is Underway in Hollywood, to Be Unveiled 1/26 for EVH’s 66th Birthday

Guitar Center in Hollywood is the location of an in-progress homage to the late Eddie Van Halen. On track to be officially unveiled on Jan. 26 — the 66th birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996
December 14, 2020
Watch Previously Unseen Footage of Eddie Van Halen’s Emotional Visit with Jason Becker in 1996

Jason Becker, the musician/guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: Wolfgang Van Halen Pays Tribute to Father Eddie Van Halen with New Solo Song, ‘Distance’
November 16, 2020
Listen: Wolfgang Van Halen Pays Tribute to Father Eddie Van Halen with New Solo Song, ‘Distance’

“Distance” is a brand new song from Mammoth WVH, the musical project fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who died on Oct. 6 after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Honored by Slash, Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Video)
November 9, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Honored by Slash, Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Video)

This past Saturday night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction ceremony special aired on HBO and HBO Max, a filmed segment honoring the Class of 2020 that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Saturday 11/7: Watch the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (with an Eddie Van Halen Tribute)
November 6, 2020
This Saturday 11/7: Watch the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (with an Eddie Van Halen Tribute)

Among the many things upended by the COVID-19 pandemic this year was the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, which were pushed back from a planned in-person...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Recalls the Good Times with Eddie Van Halen in ‘Somewhere Over the Bar and Grill’ (Listen)
November 2, 2020
David Lee Roth Recalls the Good Times with Eddie Van Halen in ‘Somewhere Over the Bar and Grill’ (Listen)

It’s been almost a month since guitar icon Eddie Van Halen passed away at the age of 65 after a “long and arduous” battle with cancer. His death prompted an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video
October 28, 2020
Watch Some Electrifying Live Footage of Van Halen in 1978 via Newly-Surfaced 8MM Video

Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen passed away on Oct. 6 after a “long and arduous” battle with cancer, according to his son, Wolfgang Van Halen. Losing an irreplaceable legend such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen Addresses Rumors of Replacing His Late Father in Van Halen – ‘Please Stop With This’
October 26, 2020
Wolfgang Van Halen Addresses Rumors of Replacing His Late Father in Van Halen – ‘Please Stop With This’

We’re only two weeks removed from the tragic passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, but there are already rumors swirling on the internet regarding the band’s potential future —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jack White Play a Guitar Designed for Him by Eddie Van Halen on ‘Saturday Night Live’
October 11, 2020
Watch Jack White Play a Guitar Designed for Him by Eddie Van Halen on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jack White was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he used the opportunity to give a special tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who died last week...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen’s Death ‘Was Like Getting Hit By a Freaking Mack Truck’
October 8, 2020
Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen’s Death ‘Was Like Getting Hit By a Freaking Mack Truck’

On Thursday, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony — former members of Van Halen and band mates of Eddie Van Halen — expressed their condolences regarding the guitarist‘s death in a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alex Van Halen Remembers Brother Eddie with Heartfelt Message, Childhood Photo
October 8, 2020
Alex Van Halen Remembers Brother Eddie with Heartfelt Message, Childhood Photo

Tuesday’s news of the passing of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen was met with shock and sadness among the music community — and on Thursday morning, Eddie’s brother and band...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer
October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist of Van Halen and all around legend, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The tragic news was shared by his son, Wolfgang Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream a Lost Interview with Eddie Van Halen, Circa 1978, Just Before The Release of ‘Van Halen II’ (Audio)
February 25, 2020
Stream a Lost Interview with Eddie Van Halen, Circa 1978, Just Before The Release of ‘Van Halen II’ (Audio)

Back in 1978, Steve Rosen — Rock Cellar contributor known for his revealing Behind the Curtain columns — interviewed Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen, months before the release of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Rare, Alternate Take of Van Halen ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ Featuring Different David Lee Roth Vocals
January 7, 2020
Hear a Rare, Alternate Take of Van Halen ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ Featuring Different David Lee Roth Vocals

Though Billie Eilish might be unaware, Van Halen built a legacy with a brash, defiant sound and musical approach — and unwavering, in-your-face levels of confidence. This was apparent from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like
December 2, 2019
Billie Eilish, Van Halen and Why It’s Actually OK for Some Folks to Not Be Familiar with That Thing You Like

Do you know who Billie Eilish is? If you don’t, you must do a great job actively ignoring modern music, as the 17-year-old singer has been *everywhere* since the release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked
October 22, 2019
Imagine Having Eddie Van Halen Take Your Photo … Without Knowing Who You’d Just Asked

You know those mundane encounters we all have at one time or another with somebody famous? Catching somebody at the supermarket or doing a double-take as they wait in line...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Report: Eddie Van Halen Getting Treatment for Cancer in Germany
October 14, 2019
Report: Eddie Van Halen Getting Treatment for Cancer in Germany

Over the weekend, TMZ reported that iconic guitarist Eddie Van Halen has been dealing with throat cancer for the past few years, “secretly” traveling between the United States and Germany...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth
October 1, 2019
It Sure Sounds Like Van Halen is ‘Finished,’ According to David Lee Roth

Fans holding out hope for further activity or live performances from Van Halen may have had those wishes dashed this week, at least according to someone with a unique point...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’
August 1, 2019
Watch the Bird and the Bee (and Dave Grohl) Re-Imagine Van Halen’s ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’ on ‘The Late Late Show’

On Friday, the Bird and the Bee — the indie/pop duo featuring multi-instrumentalist/mega-producer Greg Kurstin and Inara George — will release Interpreting the Masters Vol. 2: A Tribute to Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him
May 30, 2019
David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him

Imagine you’re in Las Vegas having the time of your life with your pals, drinking booze and blasting some classic Van Halen songs in your hotel suite. Maybe “Panama,” perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Weezer Debuts “I Need Some of That,” an Ode to Rock Star Dreams; ‘Van Weezer’ Album Out 5/7
April 21, 2021
Weezer Debuts “I Need Some of That,” an Ode to Rock Star Dreams; ‘Van Weezer’ Album Out 5/7

It can be difficult to keep up with everything Rivers Cuomo and Weezer have been up to lately — but they do have a new record, Van Weezer, due out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Weezer: Watch the COVID-19 Inspired Video for ‘Hero,’ Dedicated to Frontline Workers (New Album ‘Van Weezer’ Delayed)
May 6, 2020
New from Weezer: Watch the COVID-19 Inspired Video for ‘Hero,’ Dedicated to Frontline Workers (New Album ‘Van Weezer’ Delayed)

Weezer dropped a new song on Wednesday, and “Hero” is the sort of peppy, up-tempo, riff-heavy power pop/rock anthem that fans have come to expect from Rivers Cuomo & the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium 9/3 to be Streamed via Paramount: How to Watch
August 17, 2022
Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium 9/3 to be Streamed via Paramount: How to Watch

When Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead on March 25, it sent shockwaves through the entire music community. The loss of Hawkins, a beloved figure across all corners...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’
August 12, 2022
A Fast and Loose Chat with Eddie Spaghetti of The Supersuckers, ‘The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band in the World’

Melding garage-punk, brawny rock and roll and alt-country since their formation in 1988, The Supersuckers have carved out a formidable career built on a catalog of killer records and exhaustive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Documentary ‘Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon’ To Release on DVD & Blu-Ray (Pre-Order)
August 10, 2022
Documentary ‘Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon’ To Release on DVD & Blu-Ray (Pre-Order)

Beloved guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash in Florida on March 19th, 1982, yet his iconic looks and playing are forever etched into the memories of rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New David Lee Roth: Stream His New Solo Song, “Pointing at the Moon”
July 11, 2022
New David Lee Roth: Stream His New Solo Song, “Pointing at the Moon”

“Pointing at the Moon” is a new song from longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth. A sparse, intimate composition pairing “Diamond Dave” with an acoustic guitar and piano progression,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Announce More Guests for Sold-Out Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London 9/3, Los Angeles 9/27
June 17, 2022
Foo Fighters Announce More Guests for Sold-Out Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London 9/3, Los Angeles 9/27

When the Foo Fighters first announced a pair of concert events meant to pay tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, it ended a silence from the iconic rock band...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining ‘Young Guns’ Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Cases Among Crew
April 6, 2022
Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining ‘Young Guns’ Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Cases Among Crew

Due to members of the touring party testing positive for COVID-19, Wolfgang Van Halen’s band Mammoth WVH has canceled the remaining six performances on the Young Guns tour with Dirty...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH Captures Life on the Road in New Video for “Epiphany”; Tour with Dirty Honey Starts 2/20
February 9, 2022
Mammoth WVH Captures Life on the Road in New Video for “Epiphany”; Tour with Dirty Honey Starts 2/20

Since releasing his full-length studio debut in June of 2021, Wolfgang Van Halen (son of the late Eddie) has proven that his project, Mammoth WVH, has the “stuff” necessary to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Crazy Times!’ Tour 2022: Catch Sammy Hagar & the Circle on the Road with George Thorogood & The Destroyers
January 28, 2022
‘Crazy Times!’ Tour 2022: Catch Sammy Hagar & the Circle on the Road with George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Get ready to rock this summer when Sammy Hagar & the Circle hits the road for a big tour with special guests George Thorogood & The Destroyers. For those unaware,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth’s Las Vegas “Retirement” Residency Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
January 4, 2022
David Lee Roth’s Las Vegas “Retirement” Residency Has Been Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

David Lee Roth was to kick off a run of “retirement party” concerts at the House of Blues Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, but after that send-off to 2020...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022

Dave Davies of the Kinks announced 'Living on a Thin Line,' his memoir recounting "the ups and downs of my life in the Kinks and what happened afterwards."

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 | Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Five: Amy Winehouse “Take the Box,” ft. Dave’s Daughter Violet Grohl on Lead Vocals
December 2, 2021
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin #HanukkahSessions 2021 Night Five: Amy Winehouse “Take the Box,” ft. Dave’s Daughter Violet Grohl on Lead Vocals

For Night Five of Hanukkah tonight, Dec. 2, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin premiered the latest chapter in their #HanukkahSessions series of covers paying tribute to notable songs from Jewish...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 23, 2021
2022 Grammy Nominations Announced

On Tuesday, the official list of nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced via a live stream. An interesting note from Variety explained a key change instilled for this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dirty Honey & Mammoth WVH Announce ‘Young Guns’ Joint Tour for Early 2022
November 3, 2021
Dirty Honey & Mammoth WVH Announce ‘Young Guns’ Joint Tour for Early 2022

Early next year, two of the most buzzed-about acts in the hard-rock scene today will join up for a tour when Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH embark on the Young Guns...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Says He’s Retiring After Las Vegas Residency: ‘I Am Throwing in the Shoes’
October 4, 2021
David Lee Roth Says He’s Retiring After Las Vegas Residency: ‘I Am Throwing in the Shoes’

Last week, David Lee Roth revealed plans for a short residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas — and, apparently, they’ll mark his final live performances, at least...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Sets Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Starting on New Year’s Eve
September 28, 2021
David Lee Roth Sets Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Starting on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, David Lee Roth will make his return to Las Vegas for a limited engagement residency at the House of Blues. Announced this week, the reunion between...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Apologizes to David Lee Roth for Perceived Slight: “I Am Ashamed That I Hurt His Feelings”
August 25, 2021
Gene Simmons Apologizes to David Lee Roth for Perceived Slight: “I Am Ashamed That I Hurt His Feelings”

Gene Simmons is sorry — and he’d like David Lee Roth to know that. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone in which the KISS figurehead discussed his band’s late...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts Powerful Music Video for “Walk Away,” from ‘You and Me’ Solo LP
July 8, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts Powerful Music Video for “Walk Away,” from ‘You and Me’ Solo LP

You and Me, the new solo album from Heart‘s Nancy Wilson that marked her very first such release in her amazing career, is an especially personal collection of songs, borne...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More
June 29, 2021
Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More

On Saturday, July 10, a host of heavy metal icons spanning decades and generations will gather — virtually — for a tribute concert streaming event/fundraiser paying homage to the late,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses to Relaunch U.S. Tour in 2021, Announce 14 Dates with Special Guest Mammoth WVH
June 1, 2021
Guns N’ Roses to Relaunch U.S. Tour in 2021, Announce 14 Dates with Special Guest Mammoth WVH

Starting on July 31, Axl Rose, Slash and the rest of Guns N’ Roses will return to stadiums and arenas across the United States when they resume their epic post-reunion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH Shares “Mammoth” — Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album Coming 6/11
May 24, 2021
Mammoth WVH Shares “Mammoth” — Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album Coming 6/11

June 11 will bring with it the anticipated debut full-length album from Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. He’s been previewing it in recent weeks with a number of tracks....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’
May 18, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts New Cover of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” As Heard in the Netflix Film ‘I Am All Girls’

“Daughter,” one of Pearl Jam‘s most well-known songs, was reimagined by Heart’s Nancy Wilson for the Netflix film I Am All Girls. On Tuesday, Wilson — who released her very...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)

“I do get to feel like a boss, I do love that feeling. I know how to delegate when I’m inside a power structure like Heart. But I do enjoy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | April 2021 Issue
April 16, 2021
April 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our April 2021 features. Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grammys: Watch Brittany Howard, Chris Martin, Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile & Silk Sonic Play 2021 ‘In Memoriam’ Segment
March 14, 2021
Grammys: Watch Brittany Howard, Chris Martin, Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile & Silk Sonic Play 2021 ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

As is customary for every Grammys broadcast, several artists participated in the In Memoriam segment during Sunday night’s CBS broadcast of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, paying homage to some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Shares New Song ‘You and Me,’ a Touching Tribute to Her Mother (Listen/Pre-Order New LP Out 5/7)
March 9, 2021
Nancy Wilson Shares New Song ‘You and Me,’ a Touching Tribute to Her Mother (Listen/Pre-Order New LP Out 5/7)

On May 7, Nancy Wilson of Heart will release her first-ever solo album, and the title track to You and Me was debuted this week. A musical salute to her...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Bird and the Bee (Greg Kurstin/Inara George) Play ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on ‘Kimmel’ with Dave Grohl
December 18, 2020
Watch the Bird and the Bee (Greg Kurstin/Inara George) Play ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on ‘Kimmel’ with Dave Grohl

In late October, the Bird and The Bee — the project between seven-time Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin and songwriter Inara George — released Put Up the Lights, a holiday album...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roast Some Chestnuts & Listen to the Bird and the Bee’s ‘Put Up the Lights’ Holiday LP (Dave Grohl Shows Up, Too!)
November 23, 2020
Roast Some Chestnuts & Listen to the Bird and the Bee’s ‘Put Up the Lights’ Holiday LP (Dave Grohl Shows Up, Too!)

In late October, The Bird and the Bee — the indie/pop duo comprised of seven-time Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin and songwriter Inara George, rang in the holiday season (slightly early)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Acceptance Speeches from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020: Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and More
November 9, 2020
Watch the Acceptance Speeches from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020: Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, the Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and More

This past weekend saw the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a taped event that streamed on HBO and HBO Max in place of an in-person event,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Amazon Music Series: Stream Covers of Nine Inch Nails, Doobie Bros., More
November 5, 2020
Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Amazon Music Series: Stream Covers of Nine Inch Nails, Doobie Bros., More

This Saturday, Nov. 7 will bring with it the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. After the in-person event was shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | October 2020 Issue
October 14, 2020
October 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our October 2020 features. John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ at 25:...

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 | KISS Announces Rescheduled ‘End of the Road’ North American Tour Dates with David Lee Roth
August 13, 2020
KISS Announces Rescheduled ‘End of the Road’ North American Tour Dates with David Lee Roth

Back in late 2019, KISS announced a new batch of tour dates for its live tour farewell, the End of the Road Tour, with special guest David Lee Roth. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs
June 16, 2020
David Lee Roth’s Original Artwork Created During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Colorful and Heavy on Frogs

David Lee Roth was supposed to be out on tour supporting KISS on its End of the Road tour this year, but then the COVID-19 pandemic came along and ended...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era
March 31, 2020
Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era

In 1985, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen headed to Sunset Boulevard to interview Tom Petty. Southern Accents, Petty’s sixth album with the Heartbreakers, had recently been released and Petty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to a 2018 Interview with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Regarding His Solo Debut ‘Post Traumatic’
February 27, 2020
Listen to a 2018 Interview with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Regarding His Solo Debut ‘Post Traumatic’

In June 2018, Linkin Park vocalist/MC Mike Shinoda released his solo debut album, Post Traumatic. The record was Shinoda’s first bit of new music since the July 2017 passing of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour
February 3, 2020
Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour

Over the weekend, the first tour date of KISS‘ ongoing End of the World farewell tour featuring iconic Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth took place in Manchester, New Hampshire....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Firefly Music Festival 2020: Billie Eilish, Rage Against the Machine, David Lee Roth Halsey, Blink-182, More Top Lineup
January 28, 2020
Firefly Music Festival 2020: Billie Eilish, Rage Against the Machine, David Lee Roth Halsey, Blink-182, More Top Lineup

More music festivals! It’s the time of year when every festival seems to announce its lineup and details for the months ahead, and Tuesday brought with it news from the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour
December 17, 2019
David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour

KISS has a lengthy farewell plan in the form of its End of the Road tour, carrying Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Hottest Band in the Land around 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 | Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas
September 10, 2019
Catch David Lee Roth’s 2020 Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas

Las Vegas residencies seem to be the rage these days for “legacy” acts capable of packing as many fans into the confines of a venue on or near the Vegas...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar & the Circle’s Debut Concept Album ‘Space Between’ is Out Now (Listen)
May 10, 2019
Sammy Hagar & the Circle’s Debut Concept Album ‘Space Between’ is Out Now (Listen)

After a few years of being together, touring and releasing a live record, Sammy Hagar & the Circle have released their debut studio album — Space Between is now available,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Affirmation,’ Another Loud New Song from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Debut LP Out 5/10
May 7, 2019
Stream ‘Affirmation,’ Another Loud New Song from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Debut LP Out 5/10

This Friday, May 10, Sammy Hagar and the Circle will release The Space Between, the debut full-length album from the project, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Cautionary New Music Video for ‘Can’t Hang’
April 9, 2019
Watch Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Cautionary New Music Video for ‘Can’t Hang’

On May 10, Sammy Hagar and the Circle will release The Space Between, the debut full-length album from the project, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Trust Fund Baby,’ from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s New Album ‘The Space Between’ Out 5/10
February 4, 2019
Hear ‘Trust Fund Baby,’ from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s New Album ‘The Space Between’ Out 5/10

Rock and roll icon Sammy Hagar has been hard at work with his newest project, the Circle, a collaboration with fellow ex-Van Halen member Michael Anthony (bass), drummer Jason Bonham...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems

The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
April 16, 2013
Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns

As the rock world mourns his death, perhaps his own words would be best at this time: hence, this interview with Johns, which was conducted prior to his untimely passing.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar Merchandise
November 21, 2012
Sammy Hagar Merchandise

Sammy Hagar & Friends [Deluxe w/DVD] $14.97FREE SHIPPING! Eddie Van Halen Eruption T-Shirt $21.00FREE SHIPPING!

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 | June Album Reviews
June 11, 2012
June Album Reviews

Fiona Apple Rush Smashing Pumpkins The Cult The Beach Boys Translator Giant Giant Sand Maroon 5 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… The exhausting title of Fiona Apple’s new album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Two Foo Fighters Play a Pizza Joint in Southern California (VIDEOS)
February 27, 2012
Watch Two Foo Fighters Play a Pizza Joint in Southern California (VIDEOS)

On Saturday night, Taylor Hawkins (drums) and Chris Shiflett (guitar) of the Foo Fighters played a fun set of cover songs at Rock & Roll Pizza at the Rack in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitar Relationships
June 10, 2011
Guitar Relationships

Guitars share a special bond with their players, and those partnerships often outlast those between humans. These 11 are not necessarily the most recognizable guitars, or necessarily ones that defined...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘The Hammer,’ a Roaring Rock Anthem
February 25, 2021
New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘The Hammer,’ a Roaring Rock Anthem

There is some serious swagger on display throughout “The Hammer,” a new song debuted by Ann Wilson of Heart on Thursday afternoon. Snarling guitars and Wilson’s standard powerhouse vocals elevate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches
September 3, 2020
The Life of a Match: Preview ‘Bleeding Audio,’ a New Doc Chronicling the Rise and Fall of Mid-2000s Band The Matches

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