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Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition…

Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit Fly. Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer…

B.B. King: The Thrill Will Never Be Gone (Archival Interview)

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…

A Life in Good Company: A Conversation with Paul Rodgers

A Life in Good Company: A Conversation with Paul Rodgers

Signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records label, Bad Company were a veritable super group in the making, boasting an…

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…

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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…

Back in the Saddle: An Aerosmith-Themed Photo Tour

Back in the Saddle: An Aerosmith-Themed Photo Tour

They’re back on the road this summer, one of this land’s most durable and reliable bands. Plus, how many groups can…

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Best New Music: Third Eye Blind’s New LP ‘Dopamine’, Available Now

It’s exceedingly difficult for a band to come back after a lengthy time off and release a record that satisfies long-time fans. An extended break can be…

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 Spooky Songs

 “If it turns out that there is a God… the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” – Woody Allen The…

Behind the Curtain: B.B. King

Writer’s Note: Those of you who have read the Behind the Curtain column before—and for those who haven’t, this is for you as well—know I write a…

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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