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Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order
June 23, 2022
Preview Jeff Beck + Johnny Depp’s ’18’ LP with Covers of Velvet Underground and Beach Boys — Listen/Pre-Order

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp recently announced a new collaborative album, 18, which the duo will release on July 15. After meeting in 2016, the pair apparently struck a chord...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar
June 20, 2022
Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar

Today, June 20, legendary Beach Boys mastermind/musical legend Brian Wilson celebrates his 80th birthday. An icon of the utmost degree, Wilson has earned the respect, love and appreciation of countless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel
June 17, 2022
Out Now: The Beach Boys ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Reissue, Limited-Run SiriusXM Channel

Today, June 17, Capitol/UMe commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Beach Boys with a remastered and expanded edition of Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”
May 27, 2022
Beach Boys Preview ‘Sounds of Summer’ 60th Anniversary Set (Out 6/17) with “Shut Down”

As part of the upcoming 60th anniversary festivities surrounding The Beach Boys, Capitol/UMe has many plans in the works. Per a news release, the Beach Boys’ 60th anniversary “will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”
April 28, 2022
Beach Boys Announce 60th Anniversary Global Celebration; Share New Mix of “Good Vibrations”

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of The Beach Boys signing to Capitol Records and beginning what would become an unforgettable, unmatched legacy with their first record, Surfin’ Safari. To commemorate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)
September 17, 2021
Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’: Beach Boys Classics Reimagined, Coming Nov. 19 (Stream “God Only Knows”)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. A showcase of Wilson’s impeccable songcraft as he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)

1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Beach Boys Revisit 1969-1971 with ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Listen/Buy)
August 27, 2021
Out Now: Beach Boys Revisit 1969-1971 with ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Listen/Buy)

Today, Aug. 27, The Beach Boys and Capitol/UMe have unloaded from the vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group’s timeless albums. Feel...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27
August 2, 2021
Unreleased Beach Boys: Stream A Cappella “Surf’s Up” and “This Whole World,” from ‘Feel Flows’ Box Set Out 8/27

Coming up on Aug. 27, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and Feel Flows...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys: Stream “Susie Cincinnati,” from ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
June 25, 2021
Beach Boys: Stream “Susie Cincinnati,” from ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

On Aug. 27, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and Feel Flows –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 7/30: The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set (Stream the Unreleased “Big Sur”)
June 3, 2021
Coming 7/30: The Beach Boys ‘Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set (Stream the Unreleased “Big Sur”)

On July 30, Capitol/UMe will dip into the robust Beach Boys vaults for a special box set commemorating 50 years of some of the legendary group‘s timeless albums — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career
April 27, 2021
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career

Long Promised Road is the title of an upcoming documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of Beach Boys figurehead Brian Wilson. Drawing its name from a song on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Mike Love and the Beach Boys’ Re-Recording of 1970’s ‘Add Some Music To Your Day’
March 1, 2021
Hear Mike Love and the Beach Boys’ Re-Recording of 1970’s ‘Add Some Music To Your Day’

California Music Presents Add Some Music is an upcoming album featuring Beach Boys legends Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnstone and David Marks, plus Wendy and Carnie Wilson (Brian’s daughters), Matt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group Acquires Controlling Interest in The Beach Boys’ Catalog
February 18, 2021
Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group Acquires Controlling Interest in The Beach Boys’ Catalog

Music and entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his recently launched Iconic Artists Group made a splash on Thursday, acquiring a controlling interest in the intellectual property of The Beach Boys....

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Beach Boys Icon Al Jardine: Listen to ‘Waves of Love 2.0’ and ‘Jenny Clover’
February 17, 2021
New from Beach Boys Icon Al Jardine: Listen to ‘Waves of Love 2.0’ and ‘Jenny Clover’

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Beach Boys co-founder and singer Al Jardine debuted a new solo recording titled “Waves of Love 2.0.” Take a listen below: The cheery song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Newly Unearthed Footage of the Beach Boys’ Visit to the San Diego Zoo for the ‘Pet Sounds’ Cover Shoot
February 10, 2021
Watch Newly Unearthed Footage of the Beach Boys’ Visit to the San Diego Zoo for the ‘Pet Sounds’ Cover Shoot

Were The Beach Boys actually “banned for life” after their historic visit to the San Diego Zoo on Feb. 13, 1966 to shoot the album cover for Pet Sounds? That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Students Covered The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ & the Project Landed Them on the Ballot for Two Grammys
October 9, 2020
Music Students Covered The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ & the Project Landed Them on the Ballot for Two Grammys

Students from Los Rios Rock School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., recently recorded the Beach Boys‘ classic album Pet Sounds in its entirety — and the reception of the reimagined...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel Launches with Archival Clips from Beach Boys, Supremes, Jackson 5, Neil Diamond, More
June 12, 2020
Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel Launches with Archival Clips from Beach Boys, Supremes, Jackson 5, Neil Diamond, More

A licensing deal struck between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. has facilitated the launch of a new YouTube channel dedicated to the Ed Sullivan Show and all of its robust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Singer/Songwriter Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Curating a Special Tribute to the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ Saturday 5/16 on YouTube
May 13, 2020
Singer/Songwriter Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Curating a Special Tribute to the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ Saturday 5/16 on YouTube

Ashe is a rising star in the indie/pop scene, and if there’s one thing to know about her (born Ashlynn Wilson, she takes the ‘e’ in ‘Ashe’ as an homage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Love of the Beach Boys Presents ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ an Uplifting Song ft. John Stamos on Drums (Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund)
May 6, 2020
Mike Love of the Beach Boys Presents ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ an Uplifting Song ft. John Stamos on Drums (Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund)

A few days back, Mike Love of the Beach Boys premiered a new song titled “This too Shall Pass,” a message of positivity and unity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Perry’s Beautiful A Cappella Performance of the Beach Boys’ ‘In My Room’ Will Give You Chills
April 20, 2020
Steve Perry’s Beautiful A Cappella Performance of the Beach Boys’ ‘In My Room’ Will Give You Chills

A couple of days ago, Steve Perry found himself deep in thought while in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic — and the result was an absolutely brilliant rendition of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Urges Fans to Oppose Mike Love’s Beach Boys Gig at a Trophy Hunting Convention This Week
February 3, 2020
Brian Wilson Urges Fans to Oppose Mike Love’s Beach Boys Gig at a Trophy Hunting Convention This Week

The Beach Boys have a concert scheduled in Reno, Nevada this Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Safari Club International Convention.  It’s Mike Love’s touring ensemble scheduled to perform, though, not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Purple’ 25th Anniversary Set with a Cover of the Beach Boys’ ‘She Knows Me Too Well’
October 4, 2019
Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Purple’ 25th Anniversary Set with a Cover of the Beach Boys’ ‘She Knows Me Too Well’

Purple was one of Stone Temple Pilots‘ most successful albums — the 1994 LP featured hits such as “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline,” which went on to become staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)
May 9, 2019
Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)

In 2019,  Uriah Heep is celebrating a major milestone, their 50th year as a band. Through innumerable personnel changes, Uriah Heep have managed to thrive, both as force in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys
December 18, 2017
Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys

Mike Love: you know the name, and you definitely know the music. The Beach Boys are an institution, with their rich catalog of hit songs and classic albums standing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A

For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Rough, Early Cut of the Beach Boys' 'Surfer Girl' from New Collection of 1961-1962 Recordings
June 28, 2016
Hear a Rough, Early Cut of the Beach Boys' 'Surfer Girl' from New Collection of 1961-1962 Recordings

On August 26, Omnivore Records will dive deep into the Beach Boys‘ vaults to release Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions, a collection of previously unheard recordings from...

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 | Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)

Legendary Beach Boy Al Jardine discusses everything you wanted to know about the classic album SMiLE - which just won a Grammy for "Best Historical Album."

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)

Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monsters of Rock Cruise Shifts On Land for Operation Monster Beach 2021 with Alice Cooper, More (Full Details)
December 7, 2020
Monsters of Rock Cruise Shifts On Land for Operation Monster Beach 2021 with Alice Cooper, More (Full Details)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise is scheduled to take place in 2021 — but with a twist. For the tenth anniversary of the landmark music cruise, organizers have put together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September
May 15, 2019
Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September

Sammy Hagar is throwing a party — and Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show is precisely what its name suggests: A boisterous blend of rock and roll,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Bunny Prepping for Big Tour with PUP and Lollapalooza, Fresh Off the Buzz of Their “Prom Queen” EP
April 12, 2019
Beach Bunny Prepping for Big Tour with PUP and Lollapalooza, Fresh Off the Buzz of Their “Prom Queen” EP

Beach Bunny started off as a solo singer/songwriter project for Chicago native Lili Trifilio in 2015. Now as a four-piece, the band has garnered success, racking up a number performances...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pop, Baby (Deluxe Version)
August 17, 2020
Pop, Baby (Deluxe Version)

Pop, Baby is a power pop mashup of Elton John piano, glam rock guitars, Beach Boys vocal stacks, and new wave synth candy. Written, produced, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Daniel in his bedroom studio, the 2013 release was described by Absolute Powerpop as "...the golden mean between Paul McCartney and Elton John..." and by Vicki Peterson of The Bangles as "...pure summer shimmer."

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Extend Fall Tour in Support of New Brian Wilson Tribute Album, ‘Melt Away’ (Out 7/22)
June 14, 2022
She & Him Extend Fall Tour in Support of New Brian Wilson Tribute Album, ‘Melt Away’ (Out 7/22)

She & Him, the celebrated duo comprised of singer/actor Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/singer M. Ward, is preparing to release Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson, a reverent celebration of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview She & Him’s ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album With “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
June 9, 2022
Preview She & Him’s ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album With “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is a reverent celebration of the Beach Boys legend from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him. The duo recently announced the project, a loving...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”
June 9, 2022
Johnny Depp + Jeff Beck Collaborative LP ’18’ Out 7/15 (Pre-Order); Stream Depp’s “This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr”

Johnny Depp has certainly been in the news quite a bit lately — and the latest headline involving the actor pertains to his off-and-on musical career. On July 15, legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”
June 7, 2022
Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”

Legendary band Chicago returned recently with “If This Is Goodbye,” a brand new song complementing the ensemble’s summer co-headlining tour with Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson
May 20, 2022
New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson

This summer’s co-headlining tour combining the talents of Chicago and Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin) is due to be a great time, entertaining...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Previews New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album with “Darlin'”
May 19, 2022
She & Him Previews New ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ Album with “Darlin'”

Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson is a reverent celebration of the Beach Boys legend from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him. Scheduled for a July...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs
April 11, 2022
Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs

Fans of classic rock radio are never far from hearing a song Jim Messina had a hand in creating. A singer, guitarist and songwriter in three celebrated bands, Messina also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)
April 11, 2022
Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)

On May 6, Timothy B Schmit of Eagles fame will return with a new solo album titled Day By Day — and on Monday, Schmit debuted a new track from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour
March 29, 2022
She & Him Announce Summer ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’ Tour

This summer, She & Him — actor/musician Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/singer M. Ward — will head out on a special tour paying homage to Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles Previews ‘Day By Day’ LP (Out May 6) with “Simple Man,” ft. Lindsey Buckingham
March 18, 2022
Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles Previews ‘Day By Day’ LP (Out May 6) with “Simple Man,” ft. Lindsey Buckingham

On May 6, bassist/songwriter Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles fame will add to his solo career with Day By Day, a new studio album officially announced on Friday. Schmit’s seventh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”
March 16, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, bassist George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie Estate Sells Icon’s Catalog to Warner Chappell for $250M (Variety)
January 3, 2022
David Bowie Estate Sells Icon’s Catalog to Warner Chappell for $250M (Variety)

Early Monday, Variety reported that the estate of David Bowie has secured a deal with Warner Chappell for the legendary singer/songwriter/cultural icon’s catalog for “upwards of $250 million.” The Variety...

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 | 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 | 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 | Brian Wilson and Chicago Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour for 2022; Tickets On Sale 12/3
November 30, 2021
Brian Wilson and Chicago Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour for 2022; Tickets On Sale 12/3

Next summer, Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson will head out on a special summer tour with Chicago, it was announced on Tuesday. The outing will find Wilson joined once again...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ Collection and New Documentary Film, ‘Long Promised Road’ (Listen)
November 19, 2021
Out Now: Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ Collection and New Documentary Film, ‘Long Promised Road’ (Listen)

Today, Nov. 19, is a big day for Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. His At My Piano album, featuring gorgeous instrumental versions of classic songs from his Beach Boys catalog...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc
October 26, 2021
Preview Brian Wilson ‘At My Piano’ LP with “Good Vibrations,” View Poster & Trailer for ‘Long Promised Road’ Doc

These are busy times for Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson, who recently wrapped his Greatest Hits Live! tour with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and is gearing up for...

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 | Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions

Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)
October 5, 2021
Brian Wilson Previews ‘At My Piano’ Instrumental Album with “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Pre-Order)

At My Piano is the title of a new collection of stripped-back Beach Boys classics, solo favorites and more from Brian Wilson, due out Nov. 19. Its release coincides with the planned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)
September 28, 2021
New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)

Back in April, the social media channels belonging to Beach Boys figurehead and musical genius Brian Wilson shared a poster for Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, a new documentary film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | September 2021 Issue
September 13, 2021
September 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our September 2021 features. A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live! with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin’ Fall Tour On Now
August 30, 2021
‘Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live! with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin’ Fall Tour On Now

On Sunday, Aug. 29, legendary Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson embarked on the Greatest Hits Live! with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin tour, a run of shows that promise to be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84
August 23, 2021
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers Remembered: Legendary Singer Dies at Age 84

Don Everly, one half of the esteemed and iconic Everly Brothers, passed away recently at the age of 84. News of his death was made public by Everly’s family over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Falsetto Songs
August 12, 2021
Top 11 Falsetto Songs

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs to utilize falsetto vocals.  “I like money. It’s fun to fold and stack and smell...

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 | Prince Estate Sells Significant Stake in Late Artist’s Publishing, Masters, Name and Likeness to Primary Wave
August 2, 2021
Prince Estate Sells Significant Stake in Late Artist’s Publishing, Masters, Name and Likeness to Primary Wave

Continuing a recent trend in the music business, independent music publisher and talent management company Primary Wave has reportedly acquired a “significant stake” in the Prince estate. Rolling Stone noted that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)
July 30, 2021
Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)

Today, Los Lobos returned with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that has...

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 | Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)
July 8, 2021
Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)

On July 30, Los Lobos will return with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Brian Wilson Sing “God Only Knows” with Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Lola Bonfiglio on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’
June 28, 2021
Watch Brian Wilson Sing “God Only Knows” with Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Lola Bonfiglio on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

This past week, three generations of the Wilson musical family — Brian Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Carnie Wilson and Lola Bonfiglio, the daughter of Carnie and her husband, musician/producer Rob Bonfiglio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

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 | New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
May 5, 2021
New from Ashe: Watch a Whimsical Music Video for “Me Without You,” Debut LP ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

This Friday, May 7, singer/songwriter Ashe will release her awaited full-length debut album, Ashlyn. She has been previewing the record in recent weeks with a few tracks, the latest being...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Lobos: New Covers Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Love Letter to Los Angeles, Out 7/30; Stream Two Songs
May 5, 2021
Los Lobos: New Covers Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Love Letter to Los Angeles, Out 7/30; Stream Two Songs

On July 30, Los Lobos will return with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Remastered ‘Fleetwood Mac Live’ Super Deluxe Reissue
April 9, 2021
Out Now: Remastered ‘Fleetwood Mac Live’ Super Deluxe Reissue

1980’s Fleetwood Mac Live captured the exuberant live experience of a vintage-era Fleetwood Mac concert. Featuring recordings primarily of the Tusk tour in 1979 and 1980, the record has long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt Sells Catalog of Music Assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group
March 22, 2021
Linda Ronstadt Sells Catalog of Music Assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Iconic Artists Group, the new venture from music mogul Irving Azoff, has acquired the catalog and music assets of singer/songwriting trailblazer Linda Ronstadt, making Ronstadt the latest legendary music figure to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Says ‘Good Morning’ to Us All with a Glass of Orange Juice (Stream the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’)
March 18, 2021
Brian Wilson Says ‘Good Morning’ to Us All with a Glass of Orange Juice (Stream the 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’)

It’s a simple, straightforward greeting shared to social media by Brian Wilson — and, in the fashion typical of the uplifting Beach Boys legend, it’ll make you smile. From Wilson’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
March 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group
March 3, 2021
David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Music and entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his recently launched Iconic Artists Group made another high-profile acquisition this week, inking a deal with legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby “to monetize his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | America’s Gerry Beckley Shares ‘(I’m Your) Heart Slave’; ‘Keeping The Light On-The Best Of Gerry Beckley’ Out 3/26
February 26, 2021
America’s Gerry Beckley Shares ‘(I’m Your) Heart Slave’; ‘Keeping The Light On-The Best Of Gerry Beckley’ Out 3/26

On March 26, Gerry Beckley, the renowned singer/songwriter/co-founder of the band America, will release Keeping The Light On – The Best Of Gerry Beckley, a greatest hits package focusing on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021
February 8, 2021
Rest in Peace, Mary Wilson of the Supremes: 1944-2021

Mary Wilson, co-founder of the trailblazing Motown group The Supremes, has died at the age of 76. The sad news was passed along late Monday evening from various sources, noting...

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 | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt
December 29, 2020
Please Enjoy This Video of Kevin Bacon Playing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ While a Baby Goat Chews on His Shirt

It’s time for some #GoatSongs. That’s what actor/musician Kevin Bacon has been calling his ongoing series of social media clips in which he plays a few bars of a song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Lee Lewis 85th Birthday Live Stream 10/27: Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, John Fogerty & More, Hosted by John Stamos
October 20, 2020
Jerry Lee Lewis 85th Birthday Live Stream 10/27: Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Nancy Wilson, John Fogerty & More, Hosted by John Stamos

Sept. 29 marked the 85th birthday of rock and roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis, and on Oct. 27 a host of fellow legends will team up for a special live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children
October 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about — or dedicated to — children to be released over the years.  “Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Checks In from Home with a Warm Update to Fans (‘Just Wanna Let You Know That I Feel Good’)
October 12, 2020
Brian Wilson Checks In from Home with a Warm Update to Fans (‘Just Wanna Let You Know That I Feel Good’)

These days, it’s increasingly important for artists to keep in touch with fans. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a dramatic life-changer for everybody the world over, even those...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Rock Cellar Video Vault
August 27, 2020
Rock Cellar Video Vault

Rock Cellar Video Vault Home Performances Daryl’s House Mike’s Picks Latest Music Videos Indie Artist Spotlight All Together Now LA – Telethon Performance Highlights Jeff Bridges – What A Little...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tonight 8/27: Watch a Fundraising Live Stream Concert from Richie Furay from His House, Benefiting NIVA, The Guitar Center Foundation and More
August 27, 2020
Tonight 8/27: Watch a Fundraising Live Stream Concert from Richie Furay from His House, Benefiting NIVA, The Guitar Center Foundation and More

On Thursday, Aug. 27, Richie Furay — noted singer/songwriter known for his timeless contributions with Buffalo Springfield, Poco and a number of different musical projects — will host a special...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John: 50th Anniversary of Troubadour Gig Today 8/25; Special Gold Vinyl Reissue of Self-Titled Album Due in October (Pre-Order)
August 25, 2020
Elton John: 50th Anniversary of Troubadour Gig Today 8/25; Special Gold Vinyl Reissue of Self-Titled Album Due in October (Pre-Order)

It was 50 years ago today — on Aug. 25, 1970 — that a scrappy young musician named Elton John took the stage at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Rusty Young was an integral part of the rootsy Americana band Poco — and he’s also a masterful, engaging storyteller. Young was one of our marquee RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)

The music of Jethro Tull would not have been as powerful and historic were it not for the guitar licks of Martin Barre, an accomplished six-string icon with an even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Case is an esteemed rock and roll lifer, whose career has spanned genres, styles and decades. He was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recreating Music History, One Photo at a Time: Follow @TheBandWasHere on Instagram
July 22, 2020
Recreating Music History, One Photo at a Time: Follow @TheBandWasHere on Instagram

We’re all looking for distractions these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its stranglehold on all we hold dear. All that scrolling through your Instagram feed can be taxing on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’ by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks (Listen)
June 19, 2020
Out Now: The 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Orange Crate Art’ by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks (Listen)

Today, June 19, Omnivore Recordings releases a special 25th anniversary edition of Orange Crate Art, the 1995 album from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRA3QOJsCn/ The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)
June 10, 2020
Ronnie Wood: Artist, Painter, Author, Rolling Stone (The Interview)

Ronnie Wood is a certifiable rock legend. Keith Richards’ guitar foil in the Rolling Stones since the 1970s, Wood had already made his name as a member of not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Plays ‘Love and Mercy’ and ‘God Only Knows’ from Home for ‘Colbert,’ Reminding Everyone ‘We’re All In This Together’
June 5, 2020
Brian Wilson Plays ‘Love and Mercy’ and ‘God Only Knows’ from Home for ‘Colbert,’ Reminding Everyone ‘We’re All In This Together’

“Hi, this is Brian Wilson, everyone, I just want you guys to know that we’re all in this together.” That message of unity is how the Beach Boys legend introduces...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2020 Issue
May 13, 2020
May 2020 Issue

Click below to enjoy our new May 2020 features: Dennis DeYoung Talks Radio, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His Awaited New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview) Rockers Recall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Action Skulls (Bill Mumy, Vicki Peterson and John Cowsill) Made an Album During COVID-19 Isolation; Stream ‘A Different World’
May 1, 2020
Action Skulls (Bill Mumy, Vicki Peterson and John Cowsill) Made an Album During COVID-19 Isolation; Stream ‘A Different World’

Action Skulls is a formidable musical project combining the many talents of Vicki Peterson of the Bangles, her husband, John Cowsill (drummer of Cowsills and the Beach Boys) and Bill...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)
May 1, 2020
The Explorers Club’s ‘Look to the Horizon’ is a Shimmery Slice of Vintage California Pop — from Nashville! (Two LPs Coming 6/12)

On June 12, two albums will be released by The Explorers Club — an indie/beach pop outfit fronted by Jason Brewer. The project is based out of Nashville via South...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Reissuing ‘Orange Crate Art’ LP; Stream Their Cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’
April 30, 2020
Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Reissuing ‘Orange Crate Art’ LP; Stream Their Cover of ‘What A Wonderful World’

On June 29, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks will reissue their 1995 album, Orange Crate Art, via Omnivore Recordings, marking the LP’s 25th anniversary. The collaborative record came about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)
April 27, 2020
‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)

This past Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions in association with the Get Together Foundation and City Council member John Lee, presented ALL TOGETHER NOW! – an online concert event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)
April 14, 2020
‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)

I Only Have Ears For You: Doo-Wop Doc Streetlight Harmonies Does Deep Doo Run Run on Beloved Musical Genre This reviewer would be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25
April 13, 2020
‘All Together Now!,’ an All-Star Concert Event Benefiting the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — Saturday 4/25

On Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions (in association with the Get Together Foundation) will put on the All Together Now!, an online concert event helping the city of Los...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw
April 7, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw

Celebrated singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and his wound up being a seven-part chat about his enduring career. After a bit of technical delays...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Light In The Attic & Friends Live Charity Concert Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund This Friday 4/3
April 2, 2020
Light In The Attic & Friends Live Charity Concert Benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund This Friday 4/3

On Friday, a number of musical acts will take part in a livestream charity concert from Light in the Attic, with proceeds benefiting MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund. 100 percent of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch At-Home Concerts from Graham Nash, Brian Wilson John Fogerty and More, from Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus Video Series
April 1, 2020
Watch At-Home Concerts from Graham Nash, Brian Wilson John Fogerty and More, from Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus Video Series

With the entire entertainment industry forced to figure out how to keep busy while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic and with subsequent stay-at-home ordinances in place, Rolling Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST
March 18, 2020
Brian Wilson Kicks Off Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ Coronavirus-Inspired Instagram Live Series Today at 3 p.m. EST

With the coronavirus pandemic driving everybody indoors as the world comes to grips with its new reality and strives towards a return to normalcy, Rolling Stone has launched a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)
March 12, 2020
Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)

It’s 2020, and rock and roll icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. A new solo album, Sinematic, acclaimed work on the Martin Scorcese’s mobster film The Irishman and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
May 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our May 2019 features: Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stone Temple Pilots’ 25th Anniversary Edition of 1994’s ‘Purple’ — Listen
October 18, 2019
Out Now: Stone Temple Pilots’ 25th Anniversary Edition of 1994’s ‘Purple’ — Listen

25 years ago, Stone Temple Pilots released what would become one of the band’s most successful albums. Purple  featured hits such as “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline,” which went on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, One-On-One: The RockCellarTV Interview/Performance
October 10, 2019
Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, One-On-One: The RockCellarTV Interview/Performance

The impact of the musical contributions of Jesse Colin Young is undeniable. As a founding member of seminal 1960s band the Youngbloods, the songwriter/singer attained success and notoriety with their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller
October 10, 2019
Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller

Over the course of thirteen years and five studio albums, the kaleidoscopic jam band Howlin Rain has ingeniously explored the ever-evolving relationship between avant-garde psychedelia and blues-based southern rock. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Chrissie Hynde’s Jazzy New Covers Album, ‘Valve Bone Woe,’ Featuring Some Intriguing Selections
September 12, 2019
Stream Chrissie Hynde’s Jazzy New Covers Album, ‘Valve Bone Woe,’ Featuring Some Intriguing Selections

Last Friday, Sept. 6, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders released a new album — but Valve Bone Woe isn’t a standard studio record. No, for this one, the esteemed Hynde...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue
September 6, 2019
From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue

For many aspiring songwriters/musicians, the idea of going into a professional recording studio to work on their songs might seem far-fetched, cost-prohibitive and an implausible dream. Certainly, there are hurdles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders Reinvent the Kinks’ ‘No Return’, Off Her New Covers Album
August 29, 2019
Hear Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders Reinvent the Kinks’ ‘No Return’, Off Her New Covers Album

On Sept. 6, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders will release Valve Bone Woe, a new collection of cover songs she’s recorded with fresh, jazz-styled influence. One of the songs premiered...

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 | Brian Wilson is ‘Feeling Much Better’ and is Eager to Get Back on the Road
July 30, 2019
Brian Wilson is ‘Feeling Much Better’ and is Eager to Get Back on the Road

Early June brought with it some concerning words from Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, as feelings of ‘mental insecurity’ inspired in part by recent health concerns prompted the cancellation of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Postpones June Tour Dates Due to Feeling ‘Mentally Insecure’ After Recent Surgeries
June 6, 2019
Brian Wilson Postpones June Tour Dates Due to Feeling ‘Mentally Insecure’ After Recent Surgeries

On Thursday, Brian Wilson announced that some ongoing medical concerns linked to recent surgeries on his back have forced the Beach Boys legend to postpone his scheduled June tour. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson and the Zombies Announce ‘Something Great from ’68’ Tour
May 7, 2019
Brian Wilson and the Zombies Announce ‘Something Great from ’68’ Tour

In our recent feature interview with Chris White of the Zombies, he dropped in this fun line about a potential tour involving Brian Wilson and the Zombies: I’m hearing rumors...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)

Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019
March 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019

Photo: Facebook.com/HalBlaine On Monday, Hal Blaine — legendary drummer whose work as part of the Wrecking Crew made him an icon, his resume unparalleled — passed away at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

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 | 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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together...

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 | 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 | RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)
August 29, 2018
RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)

How many artists can say they had the good fortune of spending studio time with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham before they joined Fleetwood Mac? Not many, but Walter Egan...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
July 30, 2018
RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia was a major part of Rundgren’s iconic and lasting career, but up until a few months ago it wasn’t one of his more active projects. That extended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police
July 12, 2018
RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins
June 13, 2018
RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins

Judy Collins had stories to tell. Her 2017 album Everybody Knows, a collaborative project with longtime friend/ex-partner Stephen Stills, spawned a fantastic tour blending music, stories and anecdotes that make for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America
April 20, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America

The music of America remains timeless. Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek accomplished quite a lot after forming in England in 1970, with songs including “Horse With No Name,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)
March 2, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)

As one half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall and Oates, John Oates knows a thing or two about a well-crafted pop/rock song — but he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield
February 8, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield

Singer/songwriter Rick Springfield recently released a new album, The Snake King. A deeply personal collection of material, The Snake King is marked by its lyrical content and Springfield’s raw emotion,...

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 | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS
January 5, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Recently, Gene Simmons invited us into his home in Southern California for a no-holds-barred chat about KISS, the first record he bought, inspiration, his new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band
December 1, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Our recent trip to Las Vegas resulted in intimate, one-on-one video interviews with Ringo Starr (click here to enjoy that one) and two of his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas
November 7, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas

We recently debuted RockCellarTV with an exclusive and intimate video interview with Ringo Starr — click here to check that out. Next up is Todd Rundgren, who spoke with Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr
October 31, 2017
Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr

As part of the official unveiling of RockCellarTV, we were fortunate enough to spend some exclusive, one-on-one time with Ringo Starr himself in Las Vegas, hours before he rocked another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream 'Ballad of the Dying Man,' Father John Misty's New Single Off 'Pure Comedy'
February 2, 2017
Stream 'Ballad of the Dying Man,' Father John Misty's New Single Off 'Pure Comedy'

Father John Misty’s new single “Ballad of the Dying Man” was released this week, and it’s arguably one of the most engaging compositions he’s put together to date in his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)
December 20, 2016
It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)

From his beginnings in Houston, Texas to performing at Army bases in Vietnam with his musical family and, eventually, linking up with Al Jardine and the Beach Boys and other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14
December 11, 2016
The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14

On Friday, Sept 30th, ten members of The Tribe – a collective of LA-based session and touring musicians and singers, reunited for a unique evening at Bogies in Westlake Village, California. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge
December 7, 2016
The Tribe's 'Peace, Love and Understanding' Charity Gig Lights Up CSU Northridge

On Sunday, December 4th, LA-based musical collective The Tribe returned to Cal State University, Northridge’s Plaza del Sol Performance Hall for its second annual all-star charity concert. The “Peace, Love...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims
October 28, 2016
Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew was the strongest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25
October 25, 2016
Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Vinyl enthusiasts, this is for you. The list of releases scheduled for Black Friday 2016 was unveiled today. Friday, November 25 at record stores and music specialty shops around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble
October 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble

Steve Rosen checks in with another entry in Behind the Curtain… Down through the years, the term “mad genius” has been given to those rare human beings who straddled the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs
October 4, 2016
Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs

  As I sit here listening to and writing about this intriguing new band from Long Island, New York, The Lemon Twigs, I’m not really sure how to describe what...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

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 | Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
July 1, 2016
Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine's 'California Saga' Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Last weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation teamed up for a pair of all-star tribute gigs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With proceeds benefiting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys
June 7, 2016
Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys

Just like the Beach Boys, a band that featured brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and cousin Mike Love (plus Alan Jardine), ‘60s female surf group The Honeys featured two sisters, Marilyn...

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 | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

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 | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
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 Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
April 7, 2015
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 in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...

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 Stuttering Songs
August 5, 2014
Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | “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 | Gifts for You
November 25, 2012
Gifts for You

 Led Zeppelin T-Shirt $20.00 Led Zeppelin Swan Song Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Airplane Fabric Poster $14.95 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day $23.98 Pearl Jam T-shirts $20.00 Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt $14.92...

Rock Cellar Magazine | October/November Album Reviews
October 11, 2012
October/November Album Reviews

Mumford & Sons KISS Neil Young & Crazy Horse Gary Clark Jr. Muse Dinosaur Jr. Aimee Mann   Mumford & Sons Babel When U2 made the Rattle and Hum album...

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 | Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock
June 19, 2012
Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock

The back pages of pop music history are littered with tales of one hit wonders. You know the equation:  A band comes out of nowhere, hits the top of the...

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 | Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
June 19, 2012
Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising...

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 | 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 | 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 | Harpsichord Mania!
June 20, 2011
Harpsichord Mania!

The harpsichord was the Humphrey Bogart of baroque instruments, until 18th century innovation produced the piano and brought its near-death. It lay dormant in basements and opera halls, until the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art, Faith, & Discovery
June 3, 2011
Art, Faith, & Discovery

I recently found this quote by Albert Camus, author of the literary classic The Stranger: “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now
June 17, 2022
Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now

Sir Rod Stewart launched his North American summer tour with special guest Cheap Trick this week — and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the legendary singer made a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2022 Lineup Announced: Billie Eilish/Harry Styles/Kanye West to Headline
January 12, 2022
Coachella 2022 Lineup Announced: Billie Eilish/Harry Styles/Kanye West to Headline

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival unveiled its 2022 lineup on Wednesday for its planned return to the polo fields of Indio, Calif. in April. There hasn’t been a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Ashe: Stream the Reflective “When I’m Older,” from Debut Full-Length ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
April 22, 2021
New from Ashe: Stream the Reflective “When I’m Older,” from Debut Full-Length ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

Singer/songwriter Ashe has premiered another single from her anticipated full-length debut record, Ashlyn, which will be released on May 7. Announced officially in early April, Ashlyn comes on the heels of a...

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 | Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Announces Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn,’ Shares New Song ‘I’m Fine’
April 8, 2021
Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Announces Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn,’ Shares New Song ‘I’m Fine’

Rising singer/songwriter Ashe has enjoyed an amazing run of streaming popularity since her 2019 single “Moral of the Story” earned hundreds of millions of streams (from her double EP Moral of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ashe & FINNEAS Share New Collaborative Music Video for the Soaring ‘Till Forever Falls Apart’
March 2, 2021
Ashe & FINNEAS Share New Collaborative Music Video for the Soaring ‘Till Forever Falls Apart’

“Till Forever Falls Apart” is the result of a new collaboration between Ashe and FINNEAS, two of the most notable and talented younger singer/songwriters in the indie/pop scene today. It’s...

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 | 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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill
January 14, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, equally influenced by the topical folk music of Greenwich Village and the expansive pop song cycles of Brian Wilson’s Smile period, seamlessly melded these influences with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining
January 2, 2020
Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining

Well, it’s here: The official lineup and details for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival‘s 2020 edition, which will take place at the polo fields in Indio, California on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Liked the 1980s You’ll Enjoy Incubus’ New Song and Music Video, ‘Into the Summer’
August 23, 2019
If You Liked the 1980s You’ll Enjoy Incubus’ New Song and Music Video, ‘Into the Summer’

Incubus premiered a new song titled “Into the Summer” on Friday. Everything about it, from Michael Einziger’s funky guitar lick to Ben Kenney’s slap bass rhythm to Brandon Boyd’s soaring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio
May 6, 2019
Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

In his latest Behind the Curtain column, Steve Rosen recalls making a return visit to chat with Ritchie Blackmore — and his new vocalist, a very pleasant and chatty man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: PUP’s ‘Morbid Stuff,’ an Invigorating New Album Tackling Death, Anxiety, and Emotion with Boundless Energy and Hooks
April 5, 2019
Out Now: PUP’s ‘Morbid Stuff,’ an Invigorating New Album Tackling Death, Anxiety, and Emotion with Boundless Energy and Hooks

PUP named its new album Morbid Stuff, and that’s a solid representation of the themes explored on the Toronto band’s third studio album, which was released on Friday via Little...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaway: ‘Fresh Produce’ LP Out 4/19 Ahead of Spring Tour
March 15, 2019
Seaway: ‘Fresh Produce’ LP Out 4/19 Ahead of Spring Tour

Canadian pop-punk band Seaway has been hard at work recently, playing different gigs and dropping singles since the release of their 2017 album, Vacation, but the boys are ready for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Spotlight: Wargirl, TV Coma and Sarah Potenza
March 13, 2019
New Music Spotlight: Wargirl, TV Coma and Sarah Potenza

In this piece, enjoy a look at some up-and-coming acts that caught Rock Cellar’s attention lately …  Wargirl – “Mess Around” Take a mix of 70’s funk music, reggae, post-punk,...

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 | 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 | Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Announce 'United We Rock' Summer Tour
February 16, 2017
Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder Announce 'United We Rock' Summer Tour

Three heavyweights of the classic rock realm will join forces this summer for the United We Rock tour. Each night, fans will be treated to hit after hit from Styx,...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | 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...