June 24, 2022
Out Now: Regina Spektor’s Musical Individuality Shines on Captivating New LP ‘Home, before and after’
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Soccer Mommy Releases New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’; Headlining Tour On Now (Listen)
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Stream the Soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Biopic, ft. Eminem, Jack White, Doja Cat, More
June 24, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Debuts “Patient Number 9” ft. Jeff Beck; New LP ft. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton & More 9/9
June 24, 2022
Paul McCartney Revisiting Three Key Solo Albums with ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set 8/5 (Pre-Order)
June 24, 2022
Out Now: MUNA Delivers a Powerful Statement of Purpose and Confidence with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)
June 23, 2022
Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5
June 23, 2022
Buzzworthy Metal Band Spiritbox Mixes a Bit of ’90s Alt/Rock into its Approach with New Single “Rotoscope”
June 23, 2022
Alan Parsons Shares “I Won’t Be Led Astray” ft. David Pack + Joe Bonamassa; ‘From the New World’ Album Out 7/15
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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...
October 24, 2016
Bridge School Benefit Highlights: Neil Young + Metallica Cover Buffalo Springfield, Roger Waters Plays Pink Floyd, More (Video)
Over the weekend, the annual Bridge School Benefit concert took place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. As is always the case, the multi-day festivities featured amazing sets...
June 15, 2022
Hear Richie Furay Cover Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis”; ‘In the Country’ LP Coming 7/8
On July 8, Richie Furay will add to his musical legacy with a new record titled In the Country. Officially detailed in late April, it will be the ninth solo...
June 13, 2022
Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month
This week marks yet another major milestone in the timeless career of Kenny Loggins: His official memoir, Still Alright, arrives via Hachette Books on Tuesday, June 14. Its release coincides...
June 8, 2022
Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show
Photographer 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 album cover...
April 21, 2022
Richie Furay Covers Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”; New ‘In the Country’ Album Coming 7/8
On July 8, Richie Furay will add to his musical legacy with a new record titled In the Country. Officially detailed on Thursday, it will be the ninth solo studio...
April 11, 2022
April 2022 Issue
Click the links below to enjoy our April 2022 features. Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview) Jim Messina Q&A: Memories...
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...
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...
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...
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...
July 13, 2021
Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)
It has to be hard to be the son of a rock and roll legend, no matter what career you choose. And rock history is scattered with the once promising,...
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...
May 14, 2021
CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format
“We were all in terrible shape, it’s amazing we were able to do what we did,” Graham Nash recalled over lunch in New York City in 2014 of Déjà Vu...
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...
April 19, 2021
Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)
Guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Poco Rusty Young was a valued friend of Rock Cellar for many years. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him often, and he was generous with...
April 15, 2021
Rest in Peace, Rusty Young of the Band Poco: 1946-2021
Rusty Young, the California-based musician/guitarist known as a co-founder of the country rock/Americana band Poco, has died at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday night....
April 5, 2021
Out Now: Richie Furay ’50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD
50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour is a special new release from singer/songwriter Richie Furay commemorating his work with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band — and recreating Poco’s...
March 10, 2021
‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s
When Alice Cooper set out to pay homage to his hometown with his new album, Detroit Stories, the shock-rock icon no doubt hoped it would resonate with his dedicated fans...
March 5, 2021
Out Now: Neil Young Releases ‘Archives Volume II: 1972-1976,’ ft. 131 Songs and a Ton of Unheard Material
On Friday, Neil Young dipped into his massive vaults once again for Archives Volume II: 1972-1976, a 10-CD box set featuring 131 tracks in total, including 12 previously unreleased songs...
March 1, 2021
Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’
On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour, a special...
February 26, 2021
Out Now: Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Hometown with New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper returned today with a new album, but Detroit Stories is a more personal affair than usual for the man born Vincent Furnier. “I always wanted to...
February 16, 2021
Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’
“I always wanted to do a tribute to my hometown,” said shock-rock icon Alice Cooper of his new album, Detroit Stories, in a teaser video shared recently.The record is due...
February 4, 2021
Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)
Today, Feb. 4, marks the 73rd birthday of Vincent Furnier — perhaps better known to us all as Alice Cooper. To mark the occasion, Cooper picked today to share another...
February 2, 2021
Rich Mattson and the Northstars: New Album “Skylights” & Virtual Release Show — Friday 2/5
Followers of Minneapolis music are well aware of the Rich Mattson brand. From his days with the popular alt-country-rock band Ol’ Yeller, through his bands The Glenrustles, The Tisdales, The...
January 28, 2021
Richie Furay: 50th Anniversary ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live Album/DVD Out 4/2 (Preview)
On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour,...
January 6, 2021
Neil Young Sells 50% of His Songwriting Catalog to Hipgnosis for an Estimated $150 Million
These are busy times for Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a London-based music management company. On Wednesday, it was reported that the company has acquired the rights to 50 percent of the...
December 11, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares New Song, ‘Our Love Will Change the World’; ‘Detroit Stories’ LP Out 2/26
Alice Cooper is known as the father of “shock-rock,” but his new song “Our Love Will Change the World” just might shock you for a different reason: It’s surprisingly upbeat...
November 13, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares ‘Rock & Roll,’ a Velvet Underground Cover from His New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
Earlier this week, shock-rock legend Alice Cooper announced Detroit Stories, a new studio album paying homage to the “angry rock” roots of his hometown. The record will be released on...
November 11, 2020
Alice Cooper: New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ Out in February; First Single Coming 11/13 (Pre-Order)
It’s only appropriate that Alice Cooper, unabashed “shock-rock” legend and all-around icon, chose Friday the 13th to release a new single. That’s exactly what he’s doing on Nov. 13 when...
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...
October 6, 2020
Hear Stephen Stills and Billy Porter Update a Classic with ‘For What It’s Worth (Something Happening Here Remix)’
On Tuesday, legendary singer/songwriter Stephen Stills and actor/singer Billy Porter shared an updated version of “For What It’s Worth,” Stills’ classic with Buffalo Springfield. The aptly titled “For What It’s...
September 15, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls meeting one of his heroes, Arthur Lee of Love, for a Rolling Stone interview in 1975 — and what...
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...
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names. “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...
August 8, 2019
A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)
In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology, the Martin Scorsese-directed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Grammy-nominated Long Strange Trip, the rapturously engaging new documentary David Crosby: Remember My...
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...
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster
I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...
November 10, 2016
Morrison Hotel Gallery Hosting Neil Young 'Long May You Run' Photo Exhibit – LA, Maui and NYC
The unparalleled career of Neil Young will be commemorated in a fantastic new photography exhibit being put together by the Morrison Hotel Gallery, and just in time for Young’s 71st...
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
February 6, 2015
Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)
As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as “Light My Fire,” “Touch Me,” “Love Me...
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...
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts
Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...
June 12, 2012
Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)
It may just be the sexiest mile and a half in America: a curvy, alluring ribbon of road called the Sunset Strip. Since the 1930s, the portion of Sunset Boulevard...
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...
October 16, 2011
The Doors’ John Densmore, Rapper Wil B, Comic Jeff Ross at Occupy L.A. Rally
A rally emcee called Occupy Wall Street “the spark that ignited the wildfire that is taking over the world now.” The movement launched by 16 activists in Lower Manhattan is...
April 12, 2022
Alice Cooper Announces Fall 2022 ‘Detroit Muscle’ U.S. Tour Dates
This fall, “shock-rock” legend Alice Cooper and his band will head out on a U.S. tour named in part after Cooper’s smash-hit 2021 record, Detroit Stories. The Detroit Muscle tour...
September 20, 2021
Styx: ‘The Same Stardust’ EP Now Available on Streaming Platforms
Legendary prog/rock ensemble Styx returned in June with a powerful new studio album, Crash of the Crown — but shortly before that, the band also released additional new tracks as...
February 3, 2020
Here’s What David Lee Roth is Playing Opening for KISS on the ‘End of the Road’ Tour
Over the weekend, the first tour date of KISS‘ ongoing End of the World farewell tour featuring iconic Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth took place in Manchester, New Hampshire....
December 17, 2019
David Lee Roth to Join the Final Leg of KISS’ ‘End of the Road’ Tour
KISS has a lengthy farewell plan in the form of its End of the Road tour, carrying Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Hottest Band in the Land around the...
November 14, 2019
KISS Add Details to Final 75 Shows of ‘End of the Road’ Tour, Cancel Australian Dates Due to Paul Stanley’s Illness
Wednesday brought with it some tour news from KISS, pertaining to the legendary rock band‘s End of the World farewell tour. Recently, the band announced 75 additional dates to the...
November 5, 2019
KISS Announce 75 More Shows to ‘End of the Road’ World Tour, Including Final Date in 2021
This past week, KISS and its legions of fans from around the world set sail on the 2019 KISS Kruise — and the band took the opportunity to drop news...
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...