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Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ZZ Top ‘Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,’ Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill” (Listen)
July 22, 2022
Out Now: ZZ Top ‘Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,’ Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill” (Listen)

Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas is a new album from Texas rock legends ZZ Top. Released today, July 22, it’s a collection of songs from throughout the groundbreaking band’s career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen: ZZ Top Revisits 1975’s “Heard it on the X” for New Album, ‘Raw,’ Coming 7/22
June 27, 2022
Listen: ZZ Top Revisits 1975’s “Heard it on the X” for New Album, ‘Raw,’ Coming 7/22

ZZ Top has been previewing a new record, Raw, in recent weeks with new recordings of songs from the Texas blues/rock trio‘s earlier days. The latest, “Heard it on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Revisits “Tube Snake Boogie” for New Recording Featured on Upcoming ‘Raw’ LP, Due 7/22
May 20, 2022
ZZ Top Revisits “Tube Snake Boogie” for New Recording Featured on Upcoming ‘Raw’ LP, Due 7/22

“Tube Snake Boogie” is the title of a new recording from Texas blues/rock legends ZZ Top. The band recently announced a new studio album, Raw: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Goes Back to its (Very) Early Days with “Brown Sugar,” First Song Shared from New ‘Raw’ Album Out 7/22
March 25, 2022
ZZ Top Goes Back to its (Very) Early Days with “Brown Sugar,” First Song Shared from New ‘Raw’ Album Out 7/22

Texas blues/rock legends ZZ Top recently announced a new studio album, Raw, which the group said is dedicated “in righteous memory of Dusty Hill,” the bassist who passed away in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Announces Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2022 with ZZ Top, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit & More
March 21, 2022
Willie Nelson Announces Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2022 with ZZ Top, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit & More

The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will return this summer, spearheaded as always by curator/headliner Willie Nelson. Announced on Monday, the touring festival will feature an impressive lineup of participating acts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top: New Album ‘Raw’ Coming 7/22, Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill”; Tour Dates
March 7, 2022
ZZ Top: New Album ‘Raw’ Coming 7/22, Dedicated “In Righteous Memory of Dusty Hill”; Tour Dates

When ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in late July at the age of 72, the future of the Texas blues/rock icons was very much in question. However, Hill’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | And Now, Here’s ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons with a Little “Jingle Bell Blues” for Your Holiday Listening
December 2, 2021
And Now, Here’s ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons with a Little “Jingle Bell Blues” for Your Holiday Listening

Who better than Billy Gibbons, bearded guitar legend from Texas rockers ZZ Top, to ring in the holiday season with some yuletide blues? On Thursday, Gibbons debuted an entertaining animated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”
November 10, 2021
ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with the Stylish Christmas Romp “Jingle Bell Blues”

This winter, why not warm up for the holidays with a little style? Thanks to ZZ Top icon Billy F Gibbons, you can do precisely that with his new festive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill
August 2, 2021
Watch Clips from ZZ Top’s First Concert Since the Passing of Bassist Dusty Hill

Last week’s unfortunate news of the passing of ZZ Top bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill was met with sadness from the rock and roll community, which mourned the loss of one-third of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Hardware,’ a Rollicking New Album from ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons (Listen)
June 7, 2021
Out Now: ‘Hardware,’ a Rollicking New Album from ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons (Listen)

Take a desert trip with the one and only Billy F Gibbons, guitarist extraordinaire of the legendary Texas rock band ZZ Top. Hardware is the title of his latest solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Among Latest to Push Gigs Back a Year After Rescheduling Las Vegas Residency to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 5, 2020
ZZ Top Among Latest to Push Gigs Back a Year After Rescheduling Las Vegas Residency to 2021 Due to COVID-19

Under normal circumstances, ZZ Top would currently be basking in the glow of a successful string of Las Vegas residency dates at the Venetian Resort — but the COVID-19 pandemic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy a Photo of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Rehearsing Together
February 25, 2020
Enjoy a Photo of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top Rehearsing Together

Some spectacles are almost too much to process. When groups of rock and roll legends gather together, for example, it can be an eye-popping scene — such as the Gibson...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top
February 13, 2020
Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top

2020 is set to be a massive year for Def Leppard. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band is set to embark on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Announce ‘That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’ Blu-ray/DVD Release (Preview)
December 12, 2019
ZZ Top Announce ‘That Little Ol’ Band From Texas’ Blu-ray/DVD Release (Preview)

Texas blues/rock rabblerousers ZZ Top have amassed international fame over the years as a result of their definitive Southern-fried rock and roll pedigree — and those beards, sure, but also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 3, 2019
ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rabble-rousing Texas rockers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019, and this week the trio announced a special 50-track compilation due out on August 17. Titled Goin’ 50,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening
April 8, 2019
ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening

Texas three-piece rock and roll outfit ZZ Top emerged from Houston in 1969 — making 2019 the band’s 50th anniversary. This fall, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard will...

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 | Hear ‘Don’t Stop,’ a Lost Oasis Song from 2009 that Noel Gallagher Dug Up at Home (and Prompted Liam to Say ‘Zzzzzzzzz’)
April 29, 2020
Hear ‘Don’t Stop,’ a Lost Oasis Song from 2009 that Noel Gallagher Dug Up at Home (and Prompted Liam to Say ‘Zzzzzzzzz’)

Remember CD-R’s? In the era before streaming, they were all the rage. Playlists “burned” to blank CDs that would remain blank unless you wrote on them. Labeling them is key...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo 2020: Tool, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Grand Ole Opry Top Massive Lineup
January 7, 2020
Bonnaroo 2020: Tool, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Grand Ole Opry Top Massive Lineup

The start of a new year means it’s time for music festivals to announce their lineups for the year ahead, and after Coachella kicked things off last week, and BottleRock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: beabadoobee Presents ‘Beatopia,’ Indie Singer/Songwriter’s Anticipated Sophomore Album
July 18, 2022
Out Now: beabadoobee Presents ‘Beatopia,’ Indie Singer/Songwriter’s Anticipated Sophomore Album

beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) would like to invite you to Beatopia. That’s the title of the anticipated new sophomore album from the buzzworthy indie singer/songwriter, who emerged in 2020...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carmine Appice Q&A:  Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’
June 13, 2022
Carmine Appice Q&A: Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck and Instrumental LP ‘Energy Overload’

Drummer Carmine Appice burst on the rock scene in 1967 when Vanilla Fudge, with singer-keyboardist Mark Stein, guitarist Vince Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, had a Top 10 hit with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Southern Rock Songs
June 13, 2022
Top 11 Southern Rock Songs

Top 11 Southern Rock Songs Frank Mastropolo “Rock was born in the South, so saying ‘Southern Rock’ is like saying ‘Rock Rock.'” —Duane Allman “Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest: “We Love the Foo Fighters, & We Love Our Brother Taylor Hawkins”
May 2, 2022
Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest: “We Love the Foo Fighters, & We Love Our Brother Taylor Hawkins”

On Sunday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, filling a headliner void left by Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Adds More ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour Stops, Pushes Postponed Los Angeles Gigs to 2023
April 7, 2022
Coldplay Adds More ‘Music of the Spheres’ World Tour Stops, Pushes Postponed Los Angeles Gigs to 2023

Coldplay launched its Music of the Spheres world tour in mid-March, in support of its most recent album, which was released back in October and boasted a worldwide smash hit...

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Previews New Album ‘Beatopia’ (Out 7/15) with “Talk”; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts in April
March 23, 2022
beabadoobee Previews New Album ‘Beatopia’ (Out 7/15) with “Talk”; U.S. Headlining Tour Starts in April

beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, in October of 2020 to acclaim and enthusiasm that has only grown bigger in the time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Mitski Backs the Buzz with Compelling, Alluring New Album, ‘Laurel Hell’ (Listen)
February 4, 2022
Out Now: Mitski Backs the Buzz with Compelling, Alluring New Album, ‘Laurel Hell’ (Listen)

Listening to Laurel Hell, the new studio album from acclaimed indie singer/songwriter Mitski, it’s easy to understand why her upcoming North American tour is completely sold out. Her style of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream: The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert Audio Released to Help Commemorate 53rd Anniversary of Classic Performance
January 28, 2022
Stream: The Beatles’ Rooftop Concert Audio Released to Help Commemorate 53rd Anniversary of Classic Performance

This coming Sunday, Jan. 30, marks the 53rd anniversary of The Beatles‘ rooftop performance atop Apple Corps HQ in London. For the first time, isolated audio recordings from the rooftop...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to a Fuzzy, Feedback-Heavy Makeover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” by Japanese Noise-Rock Band Boris
December 15, 2021
Listen to a Fuzzy, Feedback-Heavy Makeover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” by Japanese Noise-Rock Band Boris

Japanese noise rock/experimental band Boris gave Wham!'s classic "Last Christmas" a fuzzy, feedback-soaked makeover.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Julien Baker’s Spellbinding ‘Little Oblivions’ Tour Stops By the Wiltern in LA (with a Phoebe Bridgers Cameo)
November 8, 2021
Recap: Julien Baker’s Spellbinding ‘Little Oblivions’ Tour Stops By the Wiltern in LA (with a Phoebe Bridgers Cameo)

There was an anticipatory aura at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 4 as singer/songwriter Julien Baker and her backing band delivered a set of songs culling from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Cartoon Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister Save the World from Aliens in New “Hellraiser” Video
October 29, 2021
Watch Cartoon Ozzy Osbourne + Lemmy Kilmister Save the World from Aliens in New “Hellraiser” Video

When the world is attacked by aliens, who to turn to besides two of the biggest heavy metal icons ever? In a new animated video for “Hellraiser,” Ozzy Osbourne and...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Buzzworthy, Reddit-Backed Indie/Pop Band Sub-Radio Shares ’90s-Styled ‘Out of My Mind’ Video
April 8, 2021
Premiere: Buzzworthy, Reddit-Backed Indie/Pop Band Sub-Radio Shares ’90s-Styled ‘Out of My Mind’ Video

Sub-Radio is a Washington, D.C.-based indie/pop ensemble with some serious online buzz thanks to a series of live stream performances started in October on RPAN, Reddit’s open access live-streaming platform...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Buzzworthy Singer/Songwriter Arlo Parks Perform ‘Hope’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
April 7, 2021
Watch Buzzworthy Singer/Songwriter Arlo Parks Perform ‘Hope’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

In late January, 20-year-old English singer/songwriter Arlo Parks released Collapsed in Sunbeams, her full-length debut album. A revelatory and emotionally nuanced collection of melancholy indie/pop, the album came with much anticipation, especially after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out 4/16: Freda Payne ‘Let There Be Love,’ a Jazz Duets Album ft. Johnny Mathis, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More
March 24, 2021
Out 4/16: Freda Payne ‘Let There Be Love,’ a Jazz Duets Album ft. Johnny Mathis, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More

Next month, renowned singer/actress Freda Payne (best known musically for 1970’s “Band of Gold”) will release Let There Be Love, a traditional jazz album. It will be her first album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzzworthy Indie/Pop Act girl in red Releasing Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ 4/30; Stream “Serotonin”
March 5, 2021
Buzzworthy Indie/Pop Act girl in red Releasing Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ 4/30; Stream “Serotonin”

With girl in red, 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven has attained a metric ton of attention over the past few years with a series of EPs recorded in her bedroom. Thematically,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Seven,’ an Intriguing New ‘Thrash-Jazz’ Album from Pianist/Songwriter/Heavy Metal Fan Cameron Graves
March 4, 2021
Out Now: ‘Seven,’ an Intriguing New ‘Thrash-Jazz’ Album from Pianist/Songwriter/Heavy Metal Fan Cameron Graves

Seven is the title of a new album from Cameron Graves, a pianist/composer/songwriter/heavy metal enthusiast with a self-described style of “thrash-jazz.” It was released on Feb. 19 via Artistry Music/Mack...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’
February 15, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, Ozzy Osbourne was dealing with some significant health concerns. Various issues had forced him to postpone or cancel tour dates...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Marilyn Manson’s Nightmarish Music Video for the Dystopian Anthem ‘We Are Chaos’; New Manson Album Announced (Out 9/11)
July 29, 2020
Watch Marilyn Manson’s Nightmarish Music Video for the Dystopian Anthem ‘We Are Chaos’; New Manson Album Announced (Out 9/11)

Marilyn Manson premiered a new song and music video on Wednesday, but “We Are Chaos” may throw you for a bit of a loop. Musically, it’s not an incendiary, in-your-face...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Cancels 2020 Festival, Announces 2021 Lineup/Details (Lizzo, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Strokes, More)
June 24, 2020
Outside Lands Cancels 2020 Festival, Announces 2021 Lineup/Details (Lizzo, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Strokes, More)

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will not take place in 2020, as expected given the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival lessened the blow of the bad news...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’
March 3, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’

Don’t count Ozzy Osbourne out — even as he’s dealing with a seemingly endless number of frustrating health setbacks. On Feb. 21, the Prince of Darkness released Ordinary Man, his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)
February 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)

On “Straight to Hell,” the opening track on Ordinary Man, the new album from Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness exclaims, “I’ll make you scream/I’ll make you defecate,” before roaring...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM
October 28, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM

Sharon Osbourne went on SiriusXM recently to discuss the progress of her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, as the legendary vocalist continues rehabbing from a series of serious medical issues that forced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees: Motörhead, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rundgren, Pat Benatar and More
October 15, 2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees: Motörhead, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rundgren, Pat Benatar and More

It’s that time of year again — the time to debate, argue and vote for a new crop of musical acts nominated for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall...

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 | 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 | Special Beatles-Inspired Tour from Todd Rundgren, Joey Molland, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz and More Coming This Fall
June 10, 2019
Special Beatles-Inspired Tour from Todd Rundgren, Joey Molland, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz and More Coming This Fall

A dizzying list of iconic musicians will team up for a special Beatles-themed tour this fall when Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Chicago’s Jason Scheff and...

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 | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 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 | Top 11 Glam Rock Songs
January 12, 2018
Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
May 9, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of the most crucial songs about moms ever laid to tape …  A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Pain Songs
February 13, 2017
Top 11 Pain Songs

Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. ­– Fuzzy Zoeller   11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buzz: Prince's Songs to (Finally) Return to Streaming Platforms After the Grammys?
January 31, 2017
Buzz: Prince's Songs to (Finally) Return to Streaming Platforms After the Grammys?

The late, great and irreplaceable Prince carved an indelible spot in music history with his unique style, music and mythical status — and that myth-like existence was aided by the...

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 | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References

This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Survival Songs
August 5, 2015
Top 11 Survival Songs

“See, they say it’s ‘survival of the fittest’, but you and I really know that it’s ‘survival of the most heavily armed.” — Lia Habel, Dearly, Departed Whether it’s the...

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 | Top 11 Flower Power Songs
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs

  “The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait

Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Ann Wilson Announces New Tour Dates; New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss’ Out Now
August 1, 2022
Ann Wilson Announces New Tour Dates; New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss’ Out Now

When we last heard from Ann Wilson, the singer/songwriter/Heart icon was basking in the glow of her new solo record, Fierce Bliss, which was released in late April. A collection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Black Keys Go Back to the Basement for ‘Dropout Boogie,’ Blues/Rock Duo’s 11th LP (Listen)
May 13, 2022
Out Now: The Black Keys Go Back to the Basement for ‘Dropout Boogie,’ Blues/Rock Duo’s 11th LP (Listen)

Dropout Boogie is the 11th studio album from The Black Keys, released by guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney today, May 13. Over the years, the blues/rock duo has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Keys Debut “It Ain’t Over,” from New LP ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Tour Starts in July
April 27, 2022
Black Keys Debut “It Ain’t Over,” from New LP ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Tour Starts in July

On May 13, The Black Keys will return with Dropout Boogie, the 11th studio album from guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. “It Ain’t Over” was shared on Wednesday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys Share “Wild Child,” New Album ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Announce 2022 Tour
March 10, 2022
The Black Keys Share “Wild Child,” New Album ‘Dropout Boogie’ Out 5/13; Announce 2022 Tour

Get ready for a lot more of The Black Keys later this year — as on May 13, the acclaimed Grammy-winning blues/rock duo featuring guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Spoon Cover David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” in Celebration of Bowie’s 75th Birthday
January 6, 2022
Hear Spoon Cover David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away” in Celebration of Bowie’s 75th Birthday

This coming Saturday, Jan. 8, marks the 75th birthday of the late, irreplaceable David Bowie — and long-running indie band Spoon saw fit to honor Bowie’s legacy with a cover...

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 | Spoon Announce New Album ‘Lucifer on the Sofa,’ Share “The Hardest Cut,” Streaming Concert Event 10/28-29
October 28, 2021
Spoon Announce New Album ‘Lucifer on the Sofa,’ Share “The Hardest Cut,” Streaming Concert Event 10/28-29

You’ve got to hand it to long-running indie/rock band Spoon — Lucifer on the Sofa is a pretty intriguing name for a new record, and a perfect one to announce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy F Gibbons Shares Music Video for “She’s On Fire,” New LP ‘Hardware’ Out Now
June 10, 2021
Billy F Gibbons Shares Music Video for “She’s On Fire,” New LP ‘Hardware’ Out Now

Released on June 4, Hardware finds ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist Billy F Gibbons at his most bluesy and unmistakably original — and his follow-up to The Big Bad Blues doesn’t disappoint....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Drive to Joshua Tree with Billy F Gibbons in His New Music Video for ‘West Coast Junkie’
March 26, 2021
Take a Drive to Joshua Tree with Billy F Gibbons in His New Music Video for ‘West Coast Junkie’

Hardware is the title of the forthcoming third solo album from ZZ Top‘s Billy F Gibbons, set for release on June 6 via Concord Records. On Friday, a new video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbons’ Performance of ‘Rattlesnake Shake’
February 25, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbons’ Performance of ‘Rattlesnake Shake’

One year ago today — Feb. 25, 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down — Mick Fleetwood and an assortment of his fellow music legends gathered at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’
February 12, 2021
Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’

Back in 2018, esteemed ZZ Top rocker Billy F Gibbons released a solo record, The Big Bad Blues, via Concord Records. A big, loud, boisterous blast of rock and roll,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More
December 16, 2020
This NYE, Watch Billy Gibbons’ ‘Jungle Show’ Virtual Concert Event w/ Jimmie Vaughan and More

This New Year’s Eve, how about a little blues/rock magic from a group of legends? Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will host his sixth annual all-star Jungle Show concert event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)
December 11, 2020
12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Put together by famed Eagles...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)
August 27, 2020
Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)

For many American rock fans following 80’s and 90’s rock music, Katrina Leskanich is mostly known as the lead singer in the pop rock group Katrina & The Waves, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Cancel North American Fall Tour Due to COVID-19
June 9, 2020
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Cancel North American Fall Tour Due to COVID-19

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were supposed to head out on a big North American tour this October, but just as so many other bands/artists have been forced to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19
June 8, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19

This spring, The Smashing Pumpkins — Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder and Jack Bates — were supposed to have headed out on a special intimate tour, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming on 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine,’ Streaming on Facebook, YouTube and More
May 21, 2020
Coming on 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine,’ Streaming on Facebook, YouTube and More

On June 11, the incredible life and career of John Prine will be commemorated with a special online event broadcast across his Facebook and YouTube pages, among other platforms. Announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Officially Postpone North American Tour Due to COVID-19
May 20, 2020
Guns N’ Roses Officially Postpone North American Tour Due to COVID-19

Guns N’ Roses have officially postponed their scheduled North American tour dates for the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on Wednesday via the band‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Three Songs from ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and More
May 13, 2020
Hear Three Songs from ‘Blues with Friends,’ the New Album from Dion Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Van Morrison and More

Legendary singer Dion — who first made a name for himself decades ago with hits like “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” and has continued his career in the years since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy F Gibbons Remembers John Prine: ‘He Had a Nobility That Radiated Like a Million Watt Radio Station Just Across the Border’
April 8, 2020
Billy F Gibbons Remembers John Prine: ‘He Had a Nobility That Radiated Like a Million Watt Radio Station Just Across the Border’

The death of country/folk legend John Prine, who passed away this week at 73 after a brave battle with  COVID-19, left the music world rattled. Prine was an icon of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Releasing ‘London to Vegas’ Live Album with Performances from Las Vegas Residency and London’s 02 Arena
February 27, 2020
Def Leppard Releasing ‘London to Vegas’ Live Album with Performances from Las Vegas Residency and London’s 02 Arena

The past year or so has been full of activity for Def Leppard. The English hard-rock band was enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, went out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October
February 26, 2020
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green And The Early Years Of Fleetwood Mac’ Box Set Coming in October

Last night, Feb. 25, a dizzying array of music legends gathered at the London Palladium to pay tribute to the early material of Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Don Felder and Slash Team Up on ‘Hotel California’ at Gibson Guitars’ NAMM Show Party
January 16, 2020
Watch Don Felder and Slash Team Up on ‘Hotel California’ at Gibson Guitars’ NAMM Show Party

It’s NAMM Show week in Southern California, which means some of the biggest stars in music are in proximity to the convention center halls in Anaheim — and on Thursday...

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 | 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 | Rest in Peace, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators: 1947-2019
May 31, 2019
Rest in Peace, Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators: 1947-2019

Legendary psychedelic musician and Texas rock pioneer Roky Erickson has passed away, per reports circulating on Friday. He was 71. According to Austin360.com, a post from local Austin musician Jon Dee...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Stream the Funky ‘Black Star Dancing,’ New EP Out 6/14
May 2, 2019
New Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Stream the Funky ‘Black Star Dancing,’ New EP Out 6/14

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds returned on Thursday with a new song — and “Black Star Dancing” will definitely get your toe tapping, its funkified rhythm and disco beat a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Lo/Hi,’ the First New Music from the Black Keys Since 2014
March 7, 2019
Hear ‘Lo/Hi,’ the First New Music from the Black Keys Since 2014

The Black Keys haven’t released new music in a while — but Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are back. The phenomenally successful two-piece rock band‘s most recent album was 2014’s...

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 | Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17
January 31, 2017
Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17

Oakland’s Rogue Wave recently released a special 1980s-themed covers album titled Cover Me for Record Store Day Black Friday back in November. The set found the indie/rock band tackling some classic ’80s...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Anthrax/Black Label Society/Hatebreed’s Heavy Metal Masterclass at the Hollywood Palladium
August 3, 2022
Recap: Anthrax/Black Label Society/Hatebreed’s Heavy Metal Masterclass at the Hollywood Palladium

This past Friday, July 29, Anthrax’s 40th anniversary tour rolled through the Hollywood Palladium, finding the thrash metal titans sharing the stage with co-headliners Black Label Society and special guest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track
July 28, 2022
Joni Mitchell ‘The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975)’ Collection Coming 9/23; Preview with Remastered Track

On Sept. 23, the next collection of music in the Joni Mitchell Archives series will be released when The Asylum Albums (1972 – 1975) box set is made available by...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Richie Furay Covers Garth Brooks, John Denver, More on Inspired Tribute LP, ‘In the Country’ (Listen)
July 8, 2022
Out Now: Richie Furay Covers Garth Brooks, John Denver, More on Inspired Tribute LP, ‘In the Country’ (Listen)

Today, July 8, Richie Furay added to his musical legacy with a new record titled In the Country. Officially detailed in late April, it is the ninth solo studio album from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Soccer Mommy Releases New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’; Headlining Tour On Now (Listen)
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Soccer Mommy Releases New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’; Headlining Tour On Now (Listen)

Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) rode the wave of indie music buzz the past few years, building her audience and becoming a staple of the scene. Today, June 24, Allison...

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 | Hear Richie Furay Cover Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis”; ‘In the Country’ LP Coming 7/8
June 15, 2022
Hear Richie Furay Cover Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis”; ‘In the Country’ LP Coming 7/8

On July 8, Richie Furay will add to his musical legacy with a new record titled In the Country. Officially detailed in late April, it will be the ninth solo...

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

Click the links below to enjoy our June 2022 features. Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia  Randy Bachman & Tal...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now
May 19, 2022
Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — returned on Thursday with big news, and a loud sound. A new studio album, Blood Harmony, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ with “Bones,” Announces Headlining Tour
May 18, 2022
Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ with “Bones,” Announces Headlining Tour

Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) is preparing to release a new album, Sometimes, Forever, on June 24. It follows 2020’s Color Theory, which put the project on the map and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Flannel Nation Fest: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, More 8/13 in Southern California
May 16, 2022
Flannel Nation Fest: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, More 8/13 in Southern California

The appropriately named Flannel Nation Festival: A Celebration of the 90s will roll into San Pedro, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 13 and feature performances from several nostalgic alt/rock bands who...

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 | 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 | Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)
May 9, 2022
Pearl Jam Rocks the Forum, Covers Foo Fighters in Emotional Taylor Hawkins Tribute (“He Lived His Life to the Fullest, We Just Want More of It”)

There was a moment onstage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles this past Saturday night, May 7, when Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder found himself at a loss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Share Unheard “Tumbling Dice,” “Hot Stuff” Recordings from ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ (Out 5/13)
May 6, 2022
Rolling Stones Share Unheard “Tumbling Dice,” “Hot Stuff” Recordings from ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ (Out 5/13)

Next Friday, May 13, the Rolling Stones will dig into the vaults once again for Live at the El Mocambo, a collection of recordings from a March 1977 performance at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party
May 2, 2022
Lifelong Dreams Realized: HAIM Packs the Hollywood Bowl for Emotional, Sold-Out Homecoming Concert/Party

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the HAIM sisters — Danielle, Alana and Este — developed the same dreams as millions of other aspiring rock stars: stardom, the type...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dispatch Debuts Russian Version of its Beloved Antiwar Anthem, “The General,” as a Show of Support for Ukraine
April 27, 2022
Dispatch Debuts Russian Version of its Beloved Antiwar Anthem, “The General,” as a Show of Support for Ukraine

Boston-based indie/roots/jam band Dispatch has a robust catalog of earnest songs speaking out about a number of worldly topics, among them poverty, homelessness, racial issues, violence and beyond, always infusing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)
April 26, 2022
From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)

Harry Styles had just started his headlining set at the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last Friday in Indio, Calif., when he encouraged the massive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay Covers Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”; New ‘In the Country’ Album Coming 7/8
April 21, 2022
Richie Furay Covers Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”; New ‘In the Country’ Album Coming 7/8

On July 8, Richie Furay will add to his musical legacy with a new record titled In the Country. Officially detailed on Thursday, it will be the ninth solo studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny
April 19, 2022
Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny

As we noted back in January, the Johnny Winter tribute album Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter is out now on Quarto Valley Records. 17 tracks featuring a star-studded array of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana Shares “Yo Estaré” ft. Ally Brooke — Featured on Vinyl Edition of ‘Blessings and Miracles’
April 18, 2022
Carlos Santana Shares “Yo Estaré” ft. Ally Brooke — Featured on Vinyl Edition of ‘Blessings and Miracles’

“Yo Estaré” is a sweeping new song from Carlos Santana and special guest vocalist Ally Brooke. Shared to digital streaming platforms on Friday, the song is also featured on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Guitar Wizard Joe Satriani Returns with New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ (Listen)
April 8, 2022
Out Now: Guitar Wizard Joe Satriani Returns with New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ (Listen)

The Elephants of Mars is a new studio album from guitarist Joe Satriani, his 19th studio album to date and the result of Satriani and his band really letting loose...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares “Ur Mum,” Releasing Anticipated Self-Titled Debut Album Friday 4/8
April 6, 2022
U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares “Ur Mum,” Releasing Anticipated Self-Titled Debut Album Friday 4/8

Buzzworthy U.K. indie/rock duo Wet Leg is on the precipice of a major breakout, coasting in recent months on the attention given to its single “Chaise Longue,” a relentlessly quirky...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”
April 1, 2022
Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”

After putting the world on notice about the impending release of a new album titled Harry’s House, global pop superstar Harry Styles didn’t make folks wait very long for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Cancel All Upcoming Live Performances After Death of Drummer Taylor Hawkins
March 29, 2022
Foo Fighters Cancel All Upcoming Live Performances After Death of Drummer Taylor Hawkins

On Tuesday, the Foo Fighters shared an official statement confirming that they have cancelled all upcoming scheduled performances in the wake of the sudden, shocking and tragic death of drummer...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)
March 28, 2022
Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)

Tell Me That It’s Over is the title of a new studio album from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Revisiting Legendary 1977 Gigs for ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ 5/13; Preview with Two Songs
March 25, 2022
Rolling Stones Revisiting Legendary 1977 Gigs for ‘Live at the El Mocambo’ 5/13; Preview with Two Songs

In March 1977, The Rolling Stones played a 300-capacity Toronto club called The El Mocambo — and on May 13, the recordings from those legendary performances will be released for...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”
March 22, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, guitarist/songwriter/co-vocalist Elliot Lurie of the band Looking Glass discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Judas Priest Rock the Shrine in Los Angeles on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour
March 18, 2022
PHOTOS: Judas Priest Rock the Shrine in Los Angeles on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour

English heavy metal icons Judas Priest are out on the road right now on the rescheduled version of their 50 Heavy Metal Years tour, a celebration of five decades of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Gets His Own Mural on the Wall of a Former Pub Near His Hometown in Liverpool
March 8, 2022
Ringo Starr Gets His Own Mural on the Wall of a Former Pub Near His Hometown in Liverpool

The Empress was a pub in Liverpool, England that was adjacent to the childhood home of Ringo Starr — and, thanks to local artist John Culshaw, a rather incredible mural...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lawsuit Alleges Dua Lipa Lifted Elements of Her Smash-Hit “Levitating” from Reggae Band Artikal Sound System
March 2, 2022
Lawsuit Alleges Dua Lipa Lifted Elements of Her Smash-Hit “Levitating” from Reggae Band Artikal Sound System

Dua Lipa scored one of the biggest breakthroughs in pop music with 2020’s Future Nostalgia, the singer/songwriter‘s second full-length album. A huge part of the record’s runaway success was the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HAIM Debuts “Lost Track” with Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video; North American Tour Starts in April
March 1, 2022
HAIM Debuts “Lost Track” with Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video; North American Tour Starts in April

The sisters of HAIM have returned with “Lost Track,” a new song/video that serves as the first bit of new music from the Los Angeles group since the theatrical debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Papa Roach Shares “Cut The Line,” ‘Ego Trip’ LP Coming 4/8; Tour ft. Hollywood Undead/Bad Wolves On Now
March 1, 2022
Papa Roach Shares “Cut The Line,” ‘Ego Trip’ LP Coming 4/8; Tour ft. Hollywood Undead/Bad Wolves On Now

The past few months have seen a flurry of activity from Papa Roach, and it was all building to today — when the long-running hard-rock/nu-metal band announced its 11th studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Halestorm: New Video for “The Steeple” Out Now, Album Coming May; U.S. Tour Announced
March 1, 2022
Halestorm: New Video for “The Steeple” Out Now, Album Coming May; U.S. Tour Announced

Lzzy Hale and hard-rock heroes Halestorm continue to be one of the hardest-working bands around, and on May 6, the group will return with a new studio record. Back From The Dead was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition
February 25, 2022
Out Now: Gang of Youths’ ‘angel in realtime.,’ an Astounding, Emotional Study of the Human Condition

It’s made apparent from the very beginning of Angel in Realtime, the new album from Australian indie/rock band Gang of Youths released today, Feb. 25, on the crushing opener “you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mellencamp Shares Video for “Did You Say Such a Thing” ft. Bruce Springsteen from ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’
February 22, 2022
John Mellencamp Shares Video for “Did You Say Such a Thing” ft. Bruce Springsteen from ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’

Back on Jan. 21, John Mellencamp added to his rich history of releases with a new studio album, Strictly a One-Eyed Jack. The gritty record features three collaborations with Bruce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Adds 5 Shows, Starting in June
February 17, 2022
Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Adds 5 Shows, Starting in June

After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s finally time for the Stadium Tour to get underway. In June, the massive outdoor concert extravaganza featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig
February 8, 2022
Recap: System of a Down and Korn Dial it Back to the Early 2000s with Sold-Out Banc of California Stadium Gig

The once-inescapable “nu-metal” scene of the early 2000s was a sight to behold, as bands with aggressive, abrasive and genre-defying repertoires hit it big. Two of the most successful groups...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC
February 8, 2022
2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC

The official list of 2022 Academy Award nominations was unveiled early Tuesday, ahead of the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received
February 1, 2022
Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received

Is Wet Leg a “polarizing” band? Judging by the wide-ranging sorts of comments the rising U.K. duo has earned on its various videos thus far, the answer may indeed be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: John Mellencamp’s New Album ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,’ ft. Three Songs w/ Bruce Springsteen (Listen)
January 21, 2022
Out Now: John Mellencamp’s New Album ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,’ ft. Three Songs w/ Bruce Springsteen (Listen)

Today, Jan. 21, revered singer/songwriter John Mellencamp returned with Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, a new studio album that serves as his 25th record to date and the first since 2017’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Marty Roberts of Iconic Los Angeles Lounge Act “Marty & Elayne” at The Dresden Dies at the Age of 89
January 19, 2022
Marty Roberts of Iconic Los Angeles Lounge Act “Marty & Elayne” at The Dresden Dies at the Age of 89

Los Angeles has lost a cultural icon with the death of Marty Roberts of “Marty and Elayne,” who died on January 13th at the age of 89. His death was...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila
January 10, 2022
A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Billy Strings Sets Spring Headlining Tour; Up for Two Grammy Awards with 2021’s ‘Renewal’ LP
January 4, 2022
Billy Strings Sets Spring Headlining Tour; Up for Two Grammy Awards with 2021’s ‘Renewal’ LP

The past few years have seen the spotlight shine upon bluegrass musician Billy Strings, who will ride the wave of momentum this coming spring for a headlining tour across a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Vai Previews New Album ‘Inviolate’ with “Little Pretty” Performance Video
December 22, 2021
Steve Vai Previews New Album ‘Inviolate’ with “Little Pretty” Performance Video

Steve Vai shared a performance video of "Little Pretty," a song from his upcoming album, 'Inviolate,' due out in late January

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amy Lee’s Powerhouse Vocals Lead Evanescence on a New Cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” (Listen)
December 17, 2021
Amy Lee’s Powerhouse Vocals Lead Evanescence on a New Cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” (Listen)

Evanescence shared a cover of the Beatles' "Across the Universe," which first appeared on the band's Deluxe Box Set edition of 'The Bitter Truth.'

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record
December 16, 2021
‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record

Visionary. Truth teller. Influencer. Pioneer. Storyteller. There are countless superlatives to describe the iconic David Bowie, but even such lofty praise is perhaps insufficient to represent the critically acclaimed musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Turnstile Bring its Explosive Live Show to the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Stage with Two Songs
December 16, 2021
Watch Turnstile Bring its Explosive Live Show to the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Stage with Two Songs

Turnstile brought its incendiary live show to the 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' stage for not one, but two songs rom 'Glow On.'

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘The Byrds: 1964-1967’ Book Curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby Coming in 2022

'The Byrds: 1964-1967' is a 400-page tabletop book coming in 2022, curated by Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)
December 10, 2021
Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)

Chris Hillman‘s autobiography, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, was one of the most celebrated music books of 2020. A recent audiobook version complements the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Out Now: The Darkness as Revved-Up and Glammed-Out As Ever with Extravagant New Album ‘Motorheart’ (Listen)
November 19, 2021
Out Now: The Darkness as Revved-Up and Glammed-Out As Ever with Extravagant New Album ‘Motorheart’ (Listen)

The press release said it all: Motorheart, the new album from jubilant English glam-rock outfit The Darkness, is “a record of immeasurable rock and roll extravagance.” Released today, Nov. 19,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)

There simply is no musical force out there right now on the same wavelength as IDLES. Today, Nov. 12, the Bristol, UK-based group released its new album, Crawler, amid intense...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amyl & the Sniffers: Australian Punk Outfit Sets 2022 Tour Dates Supporting New Album ‘Comfort To Me’
November 9, 2021
Amyl & the Sniffers: Australian Punk Outfit Sets 2022 Tour Dates Supporting New Album ‘Comfort To Me’

Melbourne, Australia-based punk/”pub rock” band Amyl & the Sniffers will head back out stateside for a proper tour in the spring, it was announced on Tuesday. The outing comes after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | IDLES Previews New Album ‘Crawler’ with “Car Crash,” Plays ‘Kimmel’ and On Sold-Out US Tour
November 4, 2021
IDLES Previews New Album ‘Crawler’ with “Car Crash,” Plays ‘Kimmel’ and On Sold-Out US Tour

These are exceptionally busy times for IDLES. The Bristol, UK-based band is set to release its fourth album, Crawler, on Nov. 12, and is currently out on a big, mostly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Highlights: Watch Taylor Swift Honor Carole King, Paul McCartney Induct Foo Fighters, Drew Barrymore Toast the Go-Go’s & More
November 1, 2021
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Highlights: Watch Taylor Swift Honor Carole King, Paul McCartney Induct Foo Fighters, Drew Barrymore Toast the Go-Go’s & More

This past Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2021 — well, most of them, anyway — gathered in Cleveland for the official induction ceremony. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy
October 28, 2021
“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy

During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans...

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 | Watch ‘Last Night in Soho’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Sing Petula Clark’s “Downtown” in Haunting New Clip
October 21, 2021
Watch ‘Last Night in Soho’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy Sing Petula Clark’s “Downtown” in Haunting New Clip

Netflix scored a major hit in 2020 with the series The Queen’s Gambit, starring actor Anya-Taylor Joy as chess phenomenon Beth Harmon — a breakout role that earned her the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall

For more than  50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands The...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Premiere Music Video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” from ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition
September 22, 2021
Rolling Stones Premiere Music Video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” from ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition

The Rolling Stones have dug deep into the vaults to release a new music video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” a previously unreleased track that is included in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Black Keys: 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘El Camino’ Coming 11/5 in Expanded Format (Pre-Order)
September 20, 2021
The Black Keys: 10th Anniversary Edition of ‘El Camino’ Coming 11/5 in Expanded Format (Pre-Order)

It’s hard to imagine, but it’s actually been a decade since The Black Keys released El Camino. Unveiled in spring 2011, the album that was a global success, winning three...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: LA Rockers Dead Sara Roar Louder Than Ever with Explosive New Album ‘Ain’t It Tragic’ (Listen)
September 20, 2021
Out Now: LA Rockers Dead Sara Roar Louder Than Ever with Explosive New Album ‘Ain’t It Tragic’ (Listen)

Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara released a new studio album, Ain’t It Tragic, on Sept. 17 — and there’s a palpable fury behind the record’s 11 songs. As you might...

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 | Sabaton Supporting Judas Priest on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour, Shares “Steel Commanders” Video (a Collab with ‘World of Tanks’)
September 8, 2021
Sabaton Supporting Judas Priest on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour, Shares “Steel Commanders” Video (a Collab with ‘World of Tanks’)

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton has a definite theme — war, and specifically the heroism of those who fight in wars. Such a theme would imply hard-charging riffs and pounding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Halsey’s ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,’ Produced by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Featuring Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham (Listen)
August 27, 2021
Out Now: Halsey’s ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,’ Produced by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Featuring Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham (Listen)

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power is the fourth studio album from Halsey — and the singer/songwriter/pop icon’s latest record, released to the masses on Friday. It arrived...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)

Today, Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned with a new studio album, Into the Blue. It is the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up to 2018’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition Out 10/22; Stream Unreleased “Living in the Heart of Love”
August 19, 2021
Rolling Stones: ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition Out 10/22; Stream Unreleased “Living in the Heart of Love”

On Oct. 22, The Rolling Stones will revisit 1981’s Tattoo You for a lavish 40th anniversary reissue featuring nine previously unreleased recordings from the album sessions. The legendary English band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Rockers Dead Sara Unleash the Angsty, Anthemic New “Heroes” Ahead of Fall Tour
August 16, 2021
LA Rockers Dead Sara Unleash the Angsty, Anthemic New “Heroes” Ahead of Fall Tour

Los Angeles-based rock band Dead Sara first emerged in 2012 with “Weatherman,” an energetic mission statement of sorts that heralded the group as a dynamic force to be reckoned with...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 68th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist and All-Around Icon, Geddy Lee!
July 29, 2021
Happy 68th Birthday to Rush Bassist/Vocalist and All-Around Icon, Geddy Lee!

This post first ran in July 2020 to commemorate the 67th birthday of Geddy Lee. It’s been updated now for 2021. Rush made a lot of noise with just three...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1
July 21, 2021
Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1

On Oct. 1, Brandi Carlile will release a new album, In These Silent Days. It will be the seventh full-length album from the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Khruangbin Sets Fall U.S. Tour Dates (Including Many Sold-Out Ones) Supporting 2020’s ‘Mordechai’
July 13, 2021
Khruangbin Sets Fall U.S. Tour Dates (Including Many Sold-Out Ones) Supporting 2020’s ‘Mordechai’

Houston-based three-piece Khruangbin soared in 2020, even amid a global pandemic. In June of that year, the genre-defying band released its latest studio album, Mordechai, an engaging set of internationally-influenced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)
July 13, 2021
Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)

It has to be hard to be the son of a rock and roll legend, no matter what career you choose. And rock history is scattered with the once promising,...

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 | Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13
June 30, 2021
Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13

Celebrated 1980s rock band Cruzados — best known for such songs as “Motorcycle Girl,” “Just Like Roses” and “Flor de Mal” — makes a surprise return this summer with She’s...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Metallica’s “Sad but True” Covered by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender (from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’)
June 29, 2021
Hear Metallica’s “Sad but True” Covered by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender (from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’)

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive and dizzingly eclectic album cover project launched by the metal gods to commemorate their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is shaping up quite nicely —...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | beabadoobee Releases ‘Our Extended Play’ EP, Co-Written with The 1975; U.S. Headlining Tour This Fall
June 23, 2021
beabadoobee Releases ‘Our Extended Play’ EP, Co-Written with The 1975; U.S. Headlining Tour This Fall

beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, last fall, returned this week with Our Extended Play, a new EP featuring four new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)
June 14, 2021
Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)

Styx are rock and roll survivors. Celebrating over four decades of mighty musical service, overcoming personnel changes and the ever changing musical climate, the seasoned Midwest rockers remain committed to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Danny Elfman Reworks Oingo Boingo’s “Insects” for New Double-LP ‘Big Mess’ — Watch the Chaotic 3D Video
May 25, 2021
Danny Elfman Reworks Oingo Boingo’s “Insects” for New Double-LP ‘Big Mess’ — Watch the Chaotic 3D Video

The past couple of months have seen legendary composer/songwriter Danny Elfman unleash some musical madness on the masses — and it’s all attached to a new studio album, Big Mess, due out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More

Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Rats: Rob Zombie/Nikki Sixx/John 5/Tommy Clufetos Supergroup, “I’ve Been Everywhere” Cover Out Now
May 21, 2021
LA Rats: Rob Zombie/Nikki Sixx/John 5/Tommy Clufetos Supergroup, “I’ve Been Everywhere” Cover Out Now

LA Rats is a new hard rock supergroup featuring Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist Rob Zombie, Zombie’s longtime guitarist John 5 and drummer Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now on Streaming Services: ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ (Listen)
May 20, 2021
Out Now on Streaming Services: ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ (Listen)

Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan is precisely what its name suggests: A collection of Bob Dylan covers from Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. Announced in early May,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | girl in red Riding Acclaim of Debut LP ‘if i could make it to quiet’ with Spring 2022 Tour
May 17, 2021
girl in red Riding Acclaim of Debut LP ‘if i could make it to quiet’ with Spring 2022 Tour

if i could make it go quiet is the attention-grabbing debut full-length album from girl in red, a.k.a. Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven. Released in late April, the record was highly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format
May 14, 2021
CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format

“We were all in terrible shape, it’s amazing we were able to do what we did,” Graham Nash recalled over lunch in New York City in 2014 of Déjà Vu...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 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 | Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)
May 11, 2021
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise will set sail in 2022 to mark its tenth anniversary, and the hard rock extravaganza will do so with a pretty stacked lineup of big...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ashe Releases Her Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn’ (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Out Now: Ashe Releases Her Anticipated Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn’ (Listen)

Today, May 7, buzzworthy singer/songwriter Ashe releases her debut full-length record, Ashlyn. The overwhelming success of Ashe’s “Moral of the Story” (which, per a news release, has totaled 758 million...

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 | José González Shares “Visions” Music Video, Announces Tour with Rufus Wainwright
May 4, 2021
José González Shares “Visions” Music Video, Announces Tour with Rufus Wainwright

“Visions” is the name of a new single from acclaimed singer/songwriter José González, a preview of his upcoming fourth full-length album, Local Valley, which will be released on Sept. 17 via...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Violet and Dave Grohl & Pals Krist Novoselic, Greg Kurstin & Dave Lombardo Cover X’s “Nausea” on ‘Kimmel’
April 28, 2021
Watch Violet and Dave Grohl & Pals Krist Novoselic, Greg Kurstin & Dave Lombardo Cover X’s “Nausea” on ‘Kimmel’

Recently, Violet Grohl and her dad, Dave Grohl, shared a cover of “Nausea,” the Los Angeles punk classic from X, a new recording attached to Dave’s documentary film, What Drives...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Violet Grohl & Her Dad, Dave, Cover X’s “Nausea” for Grohl’s ‘What Drives Us’ Documentary (Premiering 4/30)
April 27, 2021
Hear Violet Grohl & Her Dad, Dave, Cover X’s “Nausea” for Grohl’s ‘What Drives Us’ Documentary (Premiering 4/30)

It can be increasingly dizzying to try and keep up with everything Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl has going on these days. His band released an adventurous new album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Dinosaur Jr. Returns with New Album ‘Sweep It Into Space’ (Listen)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: Dinosaur Jr. Returns with New Album ‘Sweep It Into Space’ (Listen)

Groundbreaking and revered alt/indie band Dinosaur Jr. is approaching its fourth decade(!) of activity, but J. Mascis and his band mates are showing no signs of slowing down. Sweep It...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Dinosaur Jr.: Stream “Take It Back,” New LP ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23
April 22, 2021
New from Dinosaur Jr.: Stream “Take It Back,” New LP ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23

This Friday, April 23, Dinosaur Jr. will return with a new album, Sweep It Into Space, released via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the influential alt/indie band’s 12th studio album and the first since 2016’s Give...

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 | ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)
April 16, 2021
‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)

Since emerging from sun-soaked Orange County, Calif. in the mid-1980s and making the jump to a mainstream punk-rock institution with 1994’s Smash, The Offspring has always been a band unafraid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center
April 8, 2021
Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center

“To those who have been given much, much is expected.” Jesus, Luke 12:48 In our celebrity-worshipping society, some public figures who have attained fame, wealth and power use their privileged position...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Black Pumas Play Their Breakthrough Hit (and Record of the Year Nominee) ‘Colors’ at the Grammys
March 15, 2021
Watch Black Pumas Play Their Breakthrough Hit (and Record of the Year Nominee) ‘Colors’ at the Grammys

Black Pumas are riding the wave of acclaim and success to their highest profile to date, and the buzz (which included a key spot at the Inauguration Day Celebrating America...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andra Day Q&A: Golden Globes, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ David Bowie, Diana Ross and Beyond
March 11, 2021
Andra Day Q&A: Golden Globes, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ David Bowie, Diana Ross and Beyond

The career trajectory of Andra Day since 2005 has been astonishing.  Day broke onto the R&B and pop music scenes with her monster 2015 song “Rise Up,” after being mentored...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl
March 11, 2021
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) Shares New Video for ‘Happy Endings,’ ft. Ian Diorr & Upsahl

“Happy Endings” is the name of a new single from Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda, who’s kept plenty busy over the past year or so with regular Twitch streaming events and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Debut New Single ‘Running’; LP Out 3/26
March 10, 2021
Smith/Kotzen (Richie Kotzen & Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith) Debut New Single ‘Running’; LP Out 3/26

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and fellow guitarist Richie Kotzen (he of a prolific solo career and stints with Poison and Mr. Big) recently announced a new project, Smith/Kotzen, and will release their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists
March 4, 2021
Saturday 3/6: Watch ‘Elton John Lennon,’ a (Free) Live Stream Concert Saluting the Legendary Artists

Between the two of them, Sir Elton John and John Lennon crafted some of the world’s most cherished songs — and this Saturday, March 6, an ensemble of top musicians...

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 | For Whom the Bell Tolls: Filmmakers Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, Co-Directors of ‘Hemingway,’ On Charitable Giving
March 3, 2021
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Filmmakers Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, Co-Directors of ‘Hemingway,’ On Charitable Giving

NOTE:  Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Hemingway airs starting Monday April 5th on PBS.  Check your local listings or pbs.org “To those who have been given much, much is expected.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dinosaur Jr.: New Album ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23; Stream ‘I Ran Away’ (ft. Kurt Vile on 12-String Guitar)
February 23, 2021
Dinosaur Jr.: New Album ‘Sweep It Into Space’ Out 4/23; Stream ‘I Ran Away’ (ft. Kurt Vile on 12-String Guitar)

On April 23, Dinosaur Jr. will return with a new album, Sweep It Into Space, released via Jagjaguwar. It’ll be the celebrated and influential alt/indie band’s 12th studio album and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Deluxe Edition of the ‘Remote’ EP Recorded by Indie/Pop Band Wallows During COVID Lockdown
February 19, 2021
Out Now: Deluxe Edition of the ‘Remote’ EP Recorded by Indie/Pop Band Wallows During COVID Lockdown

Toward the end of October, Wallows — the indie/pop trio featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)
February 12, 2021
Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)

There’s something undeniably jarring about the new music video for “Tell Me You Love Me,” a song included in The Ascension, the recent album from Sufjan Stevens. Always one to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Black Pumas Play Their Grammy-Nominated Song ‘Colors’ on ‘The Today Show’
February 10, 2021
Watch Black Pumas Play Their Grammy-Nominated Song ‘Colors’ on ‘The Today Show’

The past year or so has been eventful for Black Pumas, the Austin-based blues/rock band that released its self-titled debut record in 2019. That album earned the group rapturous acclaim,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Larkin Poe Play Three Songs from 2020’s ‘Self Made Man’ for ‘CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions’
February 8, 2021
Watch Larkin Poe Play Three Songs from 2020’s ‘Self Made Man’ for ‘CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions’

Back in November, Larkin Poe — the acclaimed roots/folk duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — release Kindred Spirits, an album of cover songs specially selected by the pair. It was their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Makes Her ‘SNL’ Debut with ‘Kyoto’ & ‘I Know the End’ (and a Guitar Smash!)
February 6, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Makes Her ‘SNL’ Debut with ‘Kyoto’ & ‘I Know the End’ (and a Guitar Smash!)

Phoebe Bridgers has enjoyed an abundance of attention over the past few years, with her acclaimed (and especially well deserving) 2020 album Punisher increasing the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter‘s profile a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Hayley Williams Finds Inspiration in Isolation with ‘Flowers for Vases / descansos,’ Her New Album Recorded at Home
February 4, 2021
Out Now: Hayley Williams Finds Inspiration in Isolation with ‘Flowers for Vases / descansos,’ Her New Album Recorded at Home

On Wednesday night, Hayley Williams announced that she had a new record to release — imminently — and now, FLOWERS for VASES / descansos is here. The first album release...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week
January 19, 2021
Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week

This Friday, Jan. 22, Nancy Wilson of Heart will be among the list of honorees of the 2021 She Rocks Awards. The ceremony, which usually takes place at the NAMM...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Black Sabbath Reissues Coming Soon: ‘Vol. 4’ 2/12, Dio-Era ‘Heaven and Hell’ & ‘Mob Rules’ 3/5
January 13, 2021
Black Sabbath Reissues Coming Soon: ‘Vol. 4’ 2/12, Dio-Era ‘Heaven and Hell’ & ‘Mob Rules’ 3/5

2021 already has some big reissue plans for fans of Black Sabbath, spanning key releases from both the Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio era. On Feb. 12, 1972’s Vol....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’
December 24, 2020
Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’

In 1987, Stevie Nicks performed “Silent Night” on the English music program Top of the Pops, as part of the show’s Christmas special. This Christmas Eve, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch 12/11-12/13: Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, VetsAid, Andrea Bocelli, 311, Gorillaz, Harry Shearer/Judith Owen, Less Than Jake & More
December 10, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch 12/11-12/13: Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, VetsAid, Andrea Bocelli, 311, Gorillaz, Harry Shearer/Judith Owen, Less Than Jake & More

This weekend, Dec. 11 – 13, brings with it music-related live stream concerts spanning genres and eras, so with COVID-19 numbers spiking around the country it’s never been a better idea...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/11: Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present ‘A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears’ Live Stream Fundraiser
December 7, 2020
12/11: Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present ‘A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears’ Live Stream Fundraiser

The Annual Christmas Without Tears Variety Charity celebrates its 15th year in 2020, but like everything else upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented difficulties presented by it this...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day Revives the Network with 25-Track Opus, ‘Money Money 2020 Pt. II: We Told You So!’ (Listen)
December 4, 2020
Green Day Revives the Network with 25-Track Opus, ‘Money Money 2020 Pt. II: We Told You So!’ (Listen)

Like a blip of activity on a long-dormant radar, The Network came back to life in recent weeks. It’s the irreverent New Wave side project of Green Day‘s Billie Joe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Larkin Poe ‘Kindred Spirits,’ Inspired Covers of Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Phil Collins & More (Listen)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Larkin Poe ‘Kindred Spirits,’ Inspired Covers of Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone, Phil Collins & More (Listen)

On Friday, Larkin Poe — the acclaimed roots/folk duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — release Kindred Spirits, an album of cover songs specially selected by the pair....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18
November 20, 2020
Stream ‘Ride On Josephine,’ from the New George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ ‘Live in Boston, 1982’ Set Out 12/18

On Dec. 18, Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert will be reissued by George Thorogood & the Destroyers, bringing together 27 songs from the legendary band‘s iconic performance, 12...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4
October 22, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Be True to Yourself,’ a New Album from Badfinger’s Joey Molland (ft. Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz + More)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: ‘Be True to Yourself,’ a New Album from Badfinger’s Joey Molland (ft. Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz + More)

Today, Oct. 16 sees the release of Be True to Yourself, a new studio album from Joey Molland, guitarist/songwriter known for his work with the acclaimed (and tragically short-lived) band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’

There’s an undeniable vulnerability and willingness to occupy a space of supreme discomfort that comes through while listening to Fake It Flowers, the debut full-length album from indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Helen Reddy, Acclaimed Singer Known for Her 1970s Feminist Anthem ‘I Am Woman’: 1941-2020
September 30, 2020
Rest in Peace Helen Reddy, Acclaimed Singer Known for Her 1970s Feminist Anthem ‘I Am Woman’: 1941-2020

Helen Reddy, the Australian singer/songwriter/actor and activist known for her early 1970s single “I Am Woman,” has died at the age of 78. The news was announced on Reddy’s official...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows
September 24, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows

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 | 9/24: Prince ‘Sign O’ The Times (Live at Paisley Park 12/31/87)’ Concert Streaming on YouTube Ahead of Reissue
September 23, 2020
9/24: Prince ‘Sign O’ The Times (Live at Paisley Park 12/31/87)’ Concert Streaming on YouTube Ahead of Reissue

With the lavish reissue of Prince‘s 1987 album Sign O’ the Times due out this Friday, Sept. 25, the Prince Estate has grand plans for commemorating its release — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2020
Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

Note: This retrospective look back at In Utero from Nirvana originally ran in 2018.  “Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘I Need a Man,’ an Unheard Prince Rarity from the New ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Out 9/25 (Pre-Order)
September 17, 2020
Hear ‘I Need a Man,’ an Unheard Prince Rarity from the New ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Out 9/25 (Pre-Order)

On Sept. 25, the Prince Estate will treat fans to an especially elaborate reissue of The Purple One‘s 1987 album Sign O’ the Times, which will be made available in a dizzying assortment of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rest in Peace, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell: 1951-2020
September 9, 2020
Rest in Peace, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell: 1951-2020

Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang and a key figure in the soul/r&b group’s success over the years, has passed away at the age of 68. He...

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 | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince: ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Out 9/25 in a Variety of Formats and with a Bounty of Material (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 31, 2020
Prince: ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue Out 9/25 in a Variety of Formats and with a Bounty of Material (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Sept. 25, the Prince Estate will treat fans to an especially elaborate reissue of The Purple One‘s 1987 album Sign O’ the Times, which will be made available in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020
August 14, 2020
Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020

Pete Way, co-founder and bassist of the band UFO in addition to a number of other high-profile rock gigs over the years (including playing bass for his friend, Ozzy Osbourne),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Singer/Guitarist/Actor Trini Lopez: 1937-2020 (Whom Dave Grohl Said ‘Unknowingly Helped Shape the Sound of the Foo Fighters Since Day One’)
August 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, Singer/Guitarist/Actor Trini Lopez: 1937-2020 (Whom Dave Grohl Said ‘Unknowingly Helped Shape the Sound of the Foo Fighters Since Day One’)

Earlier this week, the music world lost Trini Lopez, a versatile American singer/songwriter/actor known for a string of hit songs in the 1960s and a massive influence that is still...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Streaming Virtual Festival ‘Inside Lands’ on Twitch 8/28-8/29, Celebrating Festival’s 12-Year History
August 7, 2020
Outside Lands Streaming Virtual Festival ‘Inside Lands’ on Twitch 8/28-8/29, Celebrating Festival’s 12-Year History

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival was cancelled in 2020, like so many other things, by the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the festival, which normally takes place every August...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince: Preview the Upcoming ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue with ‘Cosmic Day’ (Out 9/25; Pre-Order Now)
August 6, 2020
Prince: Preview the Upcoming ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue with ‘Cosmic Day’ (Out 9/25; Pre-Order Now)

The Prince estate has previewed the upcoming Sign O’ the Times reissue with another recording: This time, “Cosmic Day.” (Click here to pre-order the Sign O’ the Times reissue from our Rock...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)
July 30, 2020
Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)

Breaking big in the States in the early ‘70s with The Yes Album, music fans first became acquainted with the exceptional six string gifts of Steve Howe on tracks like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Announce ‘Steel Wheels Live,’ a Previously Unreleased Live Album from 1989 in Atlantic City — Out 9/25 (ft. Axl Rose, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker)
July 30, 2020
Rolling Stones Announce ‘Steel Wheels Live,’ a Previously Unreleased Live Album from 1989 in Atlantic City — Out 9/25 (ft. Axl Rose, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker)

The Rolling Stones vault still has plenty of material that hasn’t yet been released to the masses, and on Sept. 25 a new live album of a previously unreleased 1989...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates for Summer 2021
July 29, 2020
Guns N’ Roses Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates for Summer 2021

Guns N’ Roses have been an unstoppable force on the touring circuit in recent years, but their plans came to a screeching halt in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince: Preview the New Reissue of ‘Sign O’ the Times’ with Rare Recordings (Pre-Order)
July 16, 2020
Prince: Preview the New Reissue of ‘Sign O’ the Times’ with Rare Recordings (Pre-Order)

In late June, the Prince estate announced the upcoming reissue of the legendary entertainer’s 1987 album Sign O’ The Times. (Click here to pre-order the Sign O’ the Times reissue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Prince Channel is Back on SiriusXM — but Only Through Mid-August
July 16, 2020
The Prince Channel is Back on SiriusXM — but Only Through Mid-August

Prince fans, your wishes have been granted: The Prince Channel has returned to SiriusXM dials. The special channel focusing on the Purple One‘s massive career and influence originally launched back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, More Featured in ‘Mavis 80’ Celebration Live Stream Event 7/31
July 14, 2020
Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, More Featured in ‘Mavis 80’ Celebration Live Stream Event 7/31

In 2019, music icon Mavis Staples celebrated her 80th birthday – and a bunch of her musical friends gathered in Los Angeles for a special concert tribute at the Ace...

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 | Country Stars Chase Rice, Chris Janson Blasted for Playing Packed Concerts in Tennessee and Idaho Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
June 29, 2020
Country Stars Chase Rice, Chris Janson Blasted for Playing Packed Concerts in Tennessee and Idaho Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the weekend, social media lit up with strong criticisms of country musicians Chase Rice and Chris Janson, after both musicians played concerts — regular concerts with an audience crammed...

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 | Important Announcement: Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and Lenny Castro of Toto Recorded a Delightful COVID-19 Quarantine Performance of ‘Africa’
June 22, 2020
Important Announcement: Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and Lenny Castro of Toto Recorded a Delightful COVID-19 Quarantine Performance of ‘Africa’

“Africa” by Toto remains one of the most inescapable songs ever recorded, the internet and prevalence of social media becoming a significant avenue to the 1982 song receiving new life...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday
June 18, 2020
A Toast to Sir Paul McCartney on His 78th Birthday

This piece originally ran for a previous birthday celebration on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney, so here it is again for his 78th … Back in 1967, the Beatles wondered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac: 1969 Album ‘Then Play On’ to Be Reissued in Expanded Form in July
June 17, 2020
Fleetwood Mac: 1969 Album ‘Then Play On’ to Be Reissued in Expanded Form in July

Then Play On marked the end of an era for Fleetwood Mac. The 1969 album — the first with guitarist/vocalist Danny Kirwan — was the third release from the band,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blown Away By These Music Students’ Rendition of ‘I’m Still Standing,’ Elton John Invited Them to Be His Guests on Tour
June 17, 2020
Blown Away By These Music Students’ Rendition of ‘I’m Still Standing,’ Elton John Invited Them to Be His Guests on Tour

In late March, students from the Telford Priory School in Shropshire, England, uploaded a video of themselves performing the Elton John classic “I’m Still Standing.” As this came about during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Saving for a Custom Van’, a 31-Song Tribute to Adam Schlesinger Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund
June 17, 2020
Out Now: ‘Saving for a Custom Van’, a 31-Song Tribute to Adam Schlesinger Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund

On April 1, esteemed musician/songwriter/composer Adam Schlesinger died at just 52 years of age due to complications caused by the coronavirus. Schlesinger was a beloved figure in the music business,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker
June 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker

The time is only a few minutes past 10:00 a.m in the morning and Travis Barker has already been beating on something for the better part of an hour. All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Steve Priest of The Sweet: 1948-2020
June 4, 2020
Rest in Peace, Steve Priest of The Sweet: 1948-2020

Steve Priest, a founding member and bassist of the English glam-rock band The Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was confirmed on Thursday by the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back
May 20, 2020
23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back

Up through the release of 1995’s self-titled Foo Fighters debut record, the project was very much “the drummer of Nirvana making his own music” — so much so that Dave...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grateful Dead Weekend Vewing: ‘Shakedown Stream’ ft. Bob Weir Friday 5/8, Dead & Company Streaming 2018 Gig Saturday 5/9
May 8, 2020
Grateful Dead Weekend Vewing: ‘Shakedown Stream’ ft. Bob Weir Friday 5/8, Dead & Company Streaming 2018 Gig Saturday 5/9

It’s the weekend again, so that means a pair of Grateful Dead-related concert streams are coming your way — pretty solid entertainment if you’re stuck at home due to the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 10th Anniversary to ‘Live at the Troubadour,’ a Historic Live Album from Carole King and James Taylor (Listen)
May 4, 2020
Happy 10th Anniversary to ‘Live at the Troubadour,’ a Historic Live Album from Carole King and James Taylor (Listen)

As far as venerable Southern California music venues are concerned, the Troubadour is among the most highly regarded — and rightly so. Walking through the double-door hallway into the main...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Read Dave Grohl’s Wistful Story of a Surreal Email Exchange with David Bowie (and Bowie Telling Him to “F*** Off”)
April 29, 2020
Read Dave Grohl’s Wistful Story of a Surreal Email Exchange with David Bowie (and Bowie Telling Him to “F*** Off”)

Ever since launching his new Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, Dave Grohl has not disappointed. Each entry has been packed with humor and candidness — both calling cards of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Used’s New Album ‘Heartwork’ Weaves Literary References and Vulnerability Into a Wild, Intriguing Listen (Out Now)
April 24, 2020
The Used’s New Album ‘Heartwork’ Weaves Literary References and Vulnerability Into a Wild, Intriguing Listen (Out Now)

Heartwork, the eighth studio album from the Used, is out today — and it’s an adventure. The emo/rock band first burst onto the scene in 2002, becoming a stalwart on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch David Gilmour and Polly Samson’s ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’ Live Stream Event
April 8, 2020
Watch David Gilmour and Polly Samson’s ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’ Live Stream Event

Those of us looking for a distraction from the coronavirus news cycle, here’s a good one. On Thursday at 8:30 p.m. BST / 3:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. PDT, David Gilmour...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘One More Minute’ is the Perfect Social Distancing Anthem, As He Demonstrated on ‘The Tonight Show’
March 31, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘One More Minute’ is the Perfect Social Distancing Anthem, As He Demonstrated on ‘The Tonight Show’

If you aren’t well-versed in the entire catalog of “Weird Al” Yankovic, you’re missing out on some real, hardcore entertainment. His classic albums find the musician/comedian trying all sorts of...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Playing ‘Classical Gas’ on the Roof is the Catharsis We Need In These Confusing Times
March 25, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Playing ‘Classical Gas’ on the Roof is the Catharsis We Need In These Confusing Times

Nobody knows what exactly to do right now — the coronavirus pandemic has most of us stuck at home, either working remotely or wondering what’s next. Enter “Weird Al” Yankovic,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear 73 Self-Quarantined Singers Perform Bono’s New Song ‘Let Your Love Be Known’
March 24, 2020
Hear 73 Self-Quarantined Singers Perform Bono’s New Song ‘Let Your Love Be Known’

Last week, Bono debuted a new solo song dedicated to the first responders and medical professionals aiding those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Uploaded to U2’s social media pages,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #JohnLennon Trended on Twitter As Gal Gadot and Other A-List Celebrities Sang ‘Imagine’ on Instagram During the Coronavirus Crisis
March 19, 2020
#JohnLennon Trended on Twitter As Gal Gadot and Other A-List Celebrities Sang ‘Imagine’ on Instagram During the Coronavirus Crisis

Thursday morning brought with it a bit of music amid the madness caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the global concern it’s presented — concern that has halted our collective...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette
February 4, 2020
Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette

On Feb. 28, legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor will release a new collection titled American Standard. Announced in late January, the album (up for pre-order right now) is a collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Plot Massive Global Stadium Tour for 2020
February 3, 2020
Guns N’ Roses Plot Massive Global Stadium Tour for 2020

It doesn’t seem too long ago that the thought of any Guns N’ Roses tours — especially any involving Axl Rose and Slash together on stage — was little more...

Rock Cellar Magazine | System of a Down/Korn/Faith No More/Helmet/Russian Circles Stadium Gig Announced in Los Angeles 5/22
February 3, 2020
System of a Down/Korn/Faith No More/Helmet/Russian Circles Stadium Gig Announced in Los Angeles 5/22

System of a Down announced a rather big bit of news on Monday. No, the esteemed nu-metal/thrash band didn’t announce its first new album in fifteen years (despite recent buzz),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Announces Summer 2020 Tour with Lita Ford and Tesla
January 22, 2020
Alice Cooper Announces Summer 2020 Tour with Lita Ford and Tesla

We’re at the time of year when the tour announcements can be downright dizzying — so many legendary bands are mapping out their tour plans for the summer, and Alice...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart, Dead at 67 After a Battle with Brain Cancer
January 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Legendary Rush Drummer Neil Peart, Dead at 67 After a Battle with Brain Cancer

Tremendously sad news came down on Friday, as Neil Peart — iconic and massively influential drummer known for his work with Canadian prog-rock band Rush over the years — has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater
December 23, 2019
Enjoy Tony Iommi Shredding ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ on Guitar While Wearing a Black Sabbath Christmas Sweater

When we last heard from legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, he was pictured at an airport in Nashville with his pal Robert Plant — just another day for Iommi,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu Caps U.S. Tour with Help from Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and From Ashes to New’s Danny Case (Recap)
December 11, 2019
Mongolian Folk/Metal Band The Hu Caps U.S. Tour with Help from Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and From Ashes to New’s Danny Case (Recap)

This wasn’t a concert, it was an experience. The Hu, a captivating Mongolian folk/metal band that blends traditional throat singing with groove-oriented hard rock elements, finished a big U.S. tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Can Now Own Jewelry Made Out of the Original Woodstock 1969 Stage
December 5, 2019
You Can Now Own Jewelry Made Out of the Original Woodstock 1969 Stage

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival, which took place in upstate New York in 1969 and has rightly earned a place among the most important and...

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 | 2020 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 20, 2019
2020 Grammy Nominations Announced

The time has come, once again, to spark up feverish online debate. Who got snubbed? Which artists are on the cusp of superstardom? The official list of nominees for the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album
September 16, 2019
The Highwomen Are a Phenomenon, and Now They Have a Smash-Hit Debut Album

On Sept. 6, The Highwomen released their anticipated full-length album. The country/indie supergroup featuring Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires has amassed a ton of buzz in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 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 | Rest in Peace, Guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun): 1968 – 2019
August 27, 2019
Rest in Peace, Guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun): 1968 – 2019

Especially sad news to bring you this Tuesday regarding guitarist Neal Casal, who made a name for himself over the years as a guitarist of such projects as the Chris...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Metallica’s ‘Black Album,’ Which Was Released 28 Years Ago This Week
August 13, 2019
Listen to Metallica’s ‘Black Album,’ Which Was Released 28 Years Ago This Week

It’s feasible that without the release of 1991’s self-titled album, Metallica wouldn’t be the entity it is today — still touring around the world on a near-yearly basis, releasing new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP
August 13, 2019
Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP

When Melissa Etheridge began the creative process to what would become 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, she took a different tack than usual. Utilizing bassist David Santos’ home studio...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez
July 8, 2019
Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez

In the late ‘90s, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero (of acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela) were playing in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, busking for passersby and slowly honing...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Stream the Timely ‘Turn Off The News (Build a Garden),’ the New Album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
June 14, 2019
Stream the Timely ‘Turn Off The News (Build a Garden),’ the New Album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Throughout much of Turn Off The News (Build a Garden), the new album from Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real that was released on Friday, there are sentiments to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire
June 12, 2019
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire

A recent New York Times story detailing the extensive damage caused by the Universal fire in 2008, which struck at Universal Studios Hollywood and resulted in the loss of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity
June 10, 2019
David Gilmour Discusses His Christie’s Guitar Auction for Charity

This month, famed auction house Christie’s will auction more than 120 of rock and roll legend David Gilmour’s guitars. The David Gilmour Guitar Collection represents a remarkable, hand-picked group of instruments...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced
May 16, 2019
Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced

On February 17, 2013, revered Seattle grunge/alternative band Soundgarden capped off its tour in support of the album King Animal at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the concert was...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Spotlight: LA-Based Alt/Punk Band Mermaed is Ready for Big Things
May 2, 2019
Spotlight: LA-Based Alt/Punk Band Mermaed is Ready for Big Things

What started off as Arielle Ackford and Jacob Evergreen posting covers of their favorite bands on YouTube has now evolved into alternative punk rock band, Mermaed. Making their arrival into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New LP ‘Mettavolution’ is an Epic Guitar-Based Journey — Even Before Their Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’ (Listen)
April 26, 2019
Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New LP ‘Mettavolution’ is an Epic Guitar-Based Journey — Even Before Their Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’ (Listen)

To listen to an album from Rodrigo y Gabriela is to embark on an aural adventure, immersing yourself in some fully wild sounds delivered almost primarily on acoustic guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac Postpone North American Tour Dates as Stevie Nicks Recovers from the Flu
April 8, 2019
Fleetwood Mac Postpone North American Tour Dates as Stevie Nicks Recovers from the Flu

Fleetwood Mac postponed their upcoming tour dates, it was announced on Monday, as Stevie Nicks recovers from the flu. The shows in question are four Canadian tour stops, which are...

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 | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’
March 19, 2019
Watch the Dream Syndicate’s Psychedelic New Video for ‘Put Some Miles On’

On May 3, the Dream Syndicate will release a new album titled These Times, the follow-up to 2017’s How Did I Find Myself Here? and just the second album since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience
March 12, 2019
Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience

This past week, something rare happened: Robbie Williams performed in the United States. Williams, one of the world’s biggest and most successful pop stars for the past 20+ years, hadn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez

Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour
February 26, 2019
Taking Back Sunday Detail Second Leg of 20th Anniversary Tour

Twenty years is a long time for a band to be together — and Taking Back Sunday will celebrate 20 years in 2019, which will be an exciting year for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Unlikely Candidates Map Out New ‘Strange Lines’ Tour with The Brevet
February 22, 2019
The Unlikely Candidates Map Out New ‘Strange Lines’ Tour with The Brevet

After touring the United States last year alongside Brick + Mortar, the boys of the indie rock band The Unlikely Candidates are preparing to head out once again this April for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reignwolf Prepping First Full-Length Album, ‘Hear Me Out,’ Coming 3/1
February 22, 2019
Reignwolf Prepping First Full-Length Album, ‘Hear Me Out,’ Coming 3/1

Next week, something that’s been in the works for quite some time will be realized when Reignwolf releases Hear Me Out. It’ll be the first full-length album from the Canadian...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rodrigo y Gabriela Previewed Their New Album with a Cover of Pink Floyd’s Sprawling ‘Echoes’ (Listen)
January 31, 2019
Rodrigo y Gabriela Previewed Their New Album with a Cover of Pink Floyd’s Sprawling ‘Echoes’ (Listen)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela have amassed a global reputation as one of the most innovative and relentlessly entertaining two-piece musical acts around, their acoustic rock flourishes truly on a level all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty
October 12, 2018
Inside the David Bowie ‘Loving the Alien (1983-1988)’ Box Set with Reeves Gabrels and Mario McNulty

Every year like clockwork, since 2015, there’s been a deep dive box set, highlighting each period of David Bowie’s remarkable career. Rightly so, Five Years: 1969-1973, Who Can I Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos
October 8, 2018
Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos

To witness Cal Jam 18 in San Bernardino, Calif., was to experience rock and roll in its purest state in 2018. The Foo Fighters gathered their friends and colleagues at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2018
Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

“Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in the opening seconds of “Serve the Servants,” the opening track to Nirvana‘s 1993 album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Judith Owen
August 28, 2018
Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Judith Owen is equally influenced by the great American songbook, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement, and a cornucopia of diverse jazz ideas that the Welsh pianist encounters while living in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman
February 4, 2018
The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Southern Blood, the twice Grammy-nominated final album from Gregg Allman, says of the project....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Watch Linkin Park and Friends Remember Chester Bennington with Three-Plus Hour Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
October 28, 2017
Watch Linkin Park and Friends Remember Chester Bennington with Three-Plus Hour Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Friday night, the remaining members of Linkin Park took the stage publicly for the first time since the death of vocalist Chester Bennington back on July 20. A special ‘Celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion
August 15, 2017
Recap: Incubus Delight the Masses at Hollywood Bowl Hometown Show with Jimmy Eat World and Judah and the Lion

Incubus have come a long way from their roots in Calabasas, California. The Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando Valley was where the alt/rock group formed in the mid-1990s,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man
July 13, 2017
From Letters to Cleo, American Hi-Fi and Matchbox Twenty to Miley Cyrus and the Chainsmokers, Stacy Jones is Music’s Ultimate Utility Man

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen Stacy Jones make music, whether you know it or not. Over the years, he’s been a drummer, lead singer, guitarist, producer and Music...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones
February 10, 2017
Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes about Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones….   If this was the early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Mayer and Dave Chappelle Covered Nirvana and Tom Petty at LA's Hotel Cafe — Watch
January 6, 2017
John Mayer and Dave Chappelle Covered Nirvana and Tom Petty at LA's Hotel Cafe — Watch

Earlier this week, one of those ‘only in Los Angeles’ moments took place at the intimate confines of the Hotel Cafe — as John Mayer booked a surprise acoustic gig...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan to Play 12 (!) Different Nashville Venues on Release Day of New LP 'Silver Tears'; Livestream the Fun
October 27, 2016
Guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan to Play 12 (!) Different Nashville Venues on Release Day of New LP 'Silver Tears'; Livestream the Fun

  On Friday, October 28, songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan will release a new album titled Silver Tears. Seems normal enough, right? Just releasing an album? Well, Tasjan — who cites the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)
October 26, 2016
Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)

Decades after the release of Dio’s early ’80s albums, in particular, Holy Diver and The Last In Line, those recordings are widely recognized by music fans and critics alike as towering achievements in ’80s hard rock....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up
September 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Shelters
August 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Shelters

Jim Nelson, KCSN 88.5 FM DJ and Rock Cellar Magazine scribe, is back with another band profile for Turn Me On…this time focusing on the Shelters!    Can you imagine?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster
July 20, 2016
Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans in my...

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 | Madonna and the Roots Reimagined 'Borderline' on 'Fallon' and it Was Great – Watch
June 10, 2016
Madonna and the Roots Reimagined 'Borderline' on 'Fallon' and it Was Great – Watch

Last night, Madonna stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform her breakout 1983 hit, Borderline – but with a twist. The singer just finished her monumentally successful...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)
August 5, 2015
Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)

“We were enormously creative, always pushing ourselves,” Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and founder tells me when I ask why he thinks the band’s albums have stood the test...

Rock Cellar Magazine | B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)
June 5, 2015
B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)

B.B. King is championed by pundits as the quintessential blues guitar player. Since his emergence in the Fifties, King, trusty black Gibson “Lucille” guitar in hand, wowed audiences with his...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: 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 | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies

Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)

In a rare interview, Wizard/Star Todd Rundgren talks about his new album "State," his upcoming tour, and some of the highlights of his celebrated musical life.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas’: An Appreciation
December 16, 2012
The Drifters’ ‘White Christmas’: An Appreciation

Thanksgiving is immediately followed by a brutal month of Christmas music overload. They’re inescapable; every radio station, department store, and building lobby pummels us with treacly tunes of the season. So when a great song rises above the holiday hype, it deserves recognition. Such is the Drifters’ version of the yuletide classic “White Christmas.”

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 | Ken Burns: The Interview
December 3, 2012
Ken Burns: The Interview

Documentary filmmaking legend Ken Burns gives a new interview to Rock Cellar Magazine and discusses his two latest film projects "The Dust Bowl" and "The Central Park Five."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

Though her father remains the reigning king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley hasn’t forgotten her Southern folk roots. “Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel
November 2, 2012
Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel

The new novel Clockwork Angels begins with the line: “The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life…and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

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

Alanis Morissette Slightly Stoopid The Darkness Toadies Susanna Hoffs Dispatch Steve Vai Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights With her new album Havoc and Bright Lights, Alanis Morissette re-affirms herself...

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 | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos
April 18, 2012
Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos

Last weekend, the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals hit Southern California, packing tens of thousands of people into the polo fields in Indio. It was an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!
April 17, 2012
Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!

RCM was represented down in Indio for the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals this past weekend. It was a great time, save for the inclement weather...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist
April 16, 2012
James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

Actor James Cromwell is having a banner year: He played the chauffeur in The Artist, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is now portraying the slave driver Pozzo in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin
April 16, 2012
From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin

It’s an unsettling tale of terror and tormented humanity.  A small village has fallen under a vampire’s curse, and the boundaries between the real and unreal have blurred. Steven Severin,...

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

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)
March 19, 2012
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)

Caroll Spinney may be the most unknown famous person in America… “It’s the Bird and Grouch who’s famous, not me,” says Spinney, the man who has spent the last 43...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…
March 19, 2012
Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…

In the liner notes to Daniel Lanois’ 2003 album Shine, the musician and producer writes: “What a privilege to be able to make music. And what an honor to have it received...

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 | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Clooney Has The Nominations.  He's Still Just Rosemary's Nephew.
January 15, 2012
George Clooney Has The Nominations. He's Still Just Rosemary's Nephew.

George Clooney’s work in 2011’s The Ides of March and The Descendants has been widely celebrated.  He is a lock to receive Oscar nods when the nominations are revealed January 24th.  In the meantime,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game
September 7, 2011
How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game

Drummer Jim McCarty may well be the luckiest musician on the planet. 

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.
September 2, 2011
Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.

The news this week is all about how Sinéad O’Connor has been trolling the internet in a comical and desperate search for a sexual companion.  Her own website outlines (in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graffiti is Street-Art! / No, It’s Vandalism!
August 30, 2011
Graffiti is Street-Art! / No, It’s Vandalism!

Pro A couple of years ago, when graffiti was just graffiti, and street artists were just vandals, I really hated it all. But things change, and for whatever reasons, my...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed
July 27, 2011
The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed

For nearly 40 years, hardcore fans of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath have sought recordings of the infamous “Black Zeppelin” jam session rumored to have happened between the two 1970s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
July 20, 2011
Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap

Ever since Spinal Tap skewered classic rock bands with their excess, egos and miniature Stonehenge stage props back in 1984, many other fictional musicians and bands have popped up in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Star-Spangled Salutes
July 1, 2011
Star-Spangled Salutes

It’s that time of year again…the time to gather with friends and family and barbecue meat, drink (American) beer and randomly engage in loud chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, preferably in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend
June 28, 2011
Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers
June 10, 2011
Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers

It’s hard enough being in a band without having to deal with the added stress of expectations weighing down upon you. Throughout rock history, bands and artists have had to...