Interest: the knack

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine
February 3, 2022
Watch a Video for “My Sharona” from Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) & Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) ft. the Knack’s Berton Averre

1979’s “My Sharona” remains an enduring classic from The Knack, a funky burst of energy and songwriting magic from Berton Averre and Doug Fieger that no doubt inspired legions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine
December 10, 2020
Dave Grohl & Greg Kurstin ‘Hanukkah Sessions’: Beastie Boys, Drake, Bob Dylan and More, One for Each Night of Hanukkah (Listen)

The Hanukkah Sessions was launched by Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin on Dec. 10 — here’s every performance thus far in the series.  Hanukkah begins tonight, Dec. 10, and Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine
March 26, 2020
Berton Averre and Prescott Niles of the Knack Present ‘Bye, Corona’ (And Averre’s Two Little Dogs)

It had to happen. With the coronavirus pandemic having full control over most of our lives these days, it begged the question: When would “Bye, Corona” turn up from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine
January 12, 2017
‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until...

Rock Cellar Magazine
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine
June 3, 2011
Sex Is Always the Answer

From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with...