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Anger is an Energy: An Interview with John Lydon

Anger is an Energy: An Interview with John Lydon

Priest of punk…fearless musical explorer…social and cultural provocateur…cranky contrarian…icon John Lydon (nee Johnny Rotten) embodies all of those things and…

Andy Summers on Documentary ‘Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police’ (Interview)

Andy Summers on Documentary ‘Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police’ (Interview)

By the early ’80s, The Police has become one of the biggest and most popular bands in music, racking up…

A Funky Chat with KC of KC and the Sunshine Band

A Funky Chat with KC of KC and the Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne “KC” Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band is busy. KC has so many new projects that it’s…

Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California…

Ringo Starr: Looking Forward, Not Looking Back (Interview)

Ringo Starr: Looking Forward, Not Looking Back (Interview)

Back in the early throes of “Beatlemania,” Ringo Starr was asked what he would do when the bubble burst. His…

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A Few Questions With…Singer/Songwriter Jenni Alpert

A Few Questions With…Singer/Songwriter Jenni Alpert

We had the opportunity to catch up with singer/songwriter Jenni Alpert, who we saw again at the 2015 NAMM Show one year after meeting her for the first…

A Charitable Chat with Stephen Bishop About ‘Jammin’ for Jones’, Set for 4/28 in Los Angeles

A Charitable Chat with Stephen Bishop About ‘Jammin’ for Jones’, Set for 4/28 in Los Angeles

Rock Cellar caught up with singer, songwriter, actor and guitarist Stephen Bishop to discuss one of his upcoming events, a special fundraising concert for musician Jeff Jones. It’s…

A Few Questions With…Dan Hawkins, Guitarist/Producer of The Darkness (New LP in June)

A Few Questions With…Dan Hawkins, Guitarist/Producer of The Darkness (New LP in June)

The contemporary music scene is particularly devoid of an abundance of anthemic, balls-to-the-wall, full-frontal guitar-based rock n’ roll. Because the world currently lacks what it once had in…

Runnin’ with the Devils – a Van Halen Photo Tour of Southern California

Runnin’ with the Devils – a Van Halen Photo Tour of Southern California

Van Halen is mounting a major summer tour soon (as you may have heard) so we thought we might as well…

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Commemorate The Who’s 50th Anniversary Tour with Our Playlist of Their All-Time Greatest Songs (Video)

The Who are currently out on the road on their The Who Hits 50! tour of North America, celebrating their indelible mark left on music over the…

Man Charged $1,000+ for In-Flight Internet (But He Deserved It)

Apparently airplane Wi-Fi is a big deal these days. If it isn’t somebody using a network name that scares people, it’s somebody unwillingly (or unknowingly) costing himself…

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Quiz

New month, new issue, new quiz. How well do you know songs by The Four Seasons? This month’s cover star is Frankie Valli, after all… Below, please sift…

Top 11 Garage Rock Songs

It was sad to note the recent passing of Jack Ely, lead singer of the Kingsmen. Ely, 71, was the lead voice of Louie Louie, the garage…

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…

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters Making Wish Come True for Huge Fan with Terminal Cancer – And You Can Help

Meet Ken Powell, a devoted Australian Foo Fighters fan. He was stricken with melanoma 14 years ago. In 2009, despite a massive battle with the disease, his…

Turn Me On #5: Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Band

One of the bands on the lineup for this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival that caught our attention were the Tumbleweed Wanderers, a group of Oakland, California-based…

This Blog Has Been Downloaded To Fifty iPhones — Free!!

Along with pretty much everybody else, I watched the latest Apple…what do they call these extravaganzas again? Annunciations? You know, the big spiels where a markedly less…

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