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Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and More): 1964-2022
February 22, 2022
Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and More): 1964-2022

Mark Lanegan, an esteemed and adventurous musician whose career spanned decades, has passed away at 57 years of age. The news was announced on Tuesday, with Variety noting that while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | More New Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “Scream,” from New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17; Fall Tour On Now
September 1, 2021
More New Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “Scream,” from New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17; Fall Tour On Now

Lindsey Buckingham is gearing up to release his new self-titled album on Sept. 17 — and on Wednesday, the heralded guitarist/longtime Fleetwood Mac icon shared another track from the record....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters to Reopen Madison Square Garden 6/20, Promise ‘A Long Ass Night of Screaming Our Heads Off Together’
June 8, 2021
Foo Fighters to Reopen Madison Square Garden 6/20, Promise ‘A Long Ass Night of Screaming Our Heads Off Together’

It’s been a long time coming, but on June 20 Madison Square Garden in New York City will host a live, in-person concert from the Foo Fighters — and Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Numan Shares ‘I Am Screaming,’ from New Album ‘Intruder’ Coming 5/21 (Pre-Order)
March 9, 2021
Gary Numan Shares ‘I Am Screaming,’ from New Album ‘Intruder’ Coming 5/21 (Pre-Order)

Intruder is the title of a new studio album from revered English singer/songwriter/composer Gary Numan. It’s his 18th full-length record to date and the follow-up to 2017’s Savage (Songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)
January 25, 2021
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)

With a return to live concerts still a ways away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)
October 23, 2020
Out Now: Joe Bonamassa ‘Royal Tea,’ Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin & Cream (Listen)

Renowned blues guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa returned on Friday with a new album — but Royal Tea isn’t just a collection of new music. Rather, it’s a musical love letter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane and Tyler) Share New Video for ‘Scream and Shout!,’ LP Coming in 2021
October 19, 2020
Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane and Tyler) Share New Video for ‘Scream and Shout!,’ LP Coming in 2021

The past few months have seen an abundance of activity from John Fogerty — most of it having to do with his at-home family band performances with his children Shane,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Scream
September 30, 2020
Scream

In their most recent EP, titled Scream, Shiver offers a heavy hitting, yet melodic quartet of hard rock tunes. Sure to stick in listeners' minds long after the final chords have faded out, Scream, Tremble, Waste Your Heart, and Baby You're a Bullet pack catchy guitar and vocal lines, powerful rhythm sections, and alluring lyrics into this release.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20
August 19, 2020
Joe Bonamassa: ‘Royal Tea’ Album Inspired by Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, Cream, More Out 10/23; Live Stream Concert 9/20

Blues guitar trailblazer Joe Bonamassa will release Royal Tea, a brand new studio album that finds Bonamassa paying homage to his English blues/rock heroes. Inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’
July 28, 2020
Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’

Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Modest Mouse’s Trippy New Video for ‘Ice Cream Party’ Will Make You Want to Throw One of Your Own
November 15, 2019
Modest Mouse’s Trippy New Video for ‘Ice Cream Party’ Will Make You Want to Throw One of Your Own

Modest Mouse thrives on eccentricity. For years, the band has hit big creative peaks by being among the quirkiest indie bands around, and it’s safe to say that’s still going...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)
November 8, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)

If you’re going to call your album Get the Money, that implies a certain … style to the musical proceedings, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders delivered on that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Screamer,’ Third Eye Blind’s Somewhat Surprising New Album (Listen)
October 18, 2019
Out Now: ‘Screamer,’ Third Eye Blind’s Somewhat Surprising New Album (Listen)

There was a time when the thought of a new Third Eye Blind album was nothing but a fantasy in the minds of the band’s fans, long periods of inactivity...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Music of Cream (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) Announce 2020 ‘Disraeli Gears’ Tour
October 15, 2019
The Music of Cream (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) Announce 2020 ‘Disraeli Gears’ Tour

The Music of Cream is a reverent musical tribute project featuring band members with exceptionally close ties to Cream, and in 2020 Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker, legendary drummer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019
October 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker: 1939-2019

After falling critically ill in the hospital on Sept. 25, legendary drummer Ginger Baker has passed away at the age of 80, his family reported on Sunday in a statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker is ‘Critically Ill’ in the Hospital, Per His Family
September 25, 2019
Legendary Cream Drummer Ginger Baker is ‘Critically Ill’ in the Hospital, Per His Family

Ginger Baker, the legendary drummer known for his work behind the kit with Cream and his feisty personality that has come to make him an icon in music history, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Eye Blind Premieres Two New Songs Ahead of Oct. 11 Release of New Album ‘Screamer’ (Listen)
September 13, 2019
Third Eye Blind Premieres Two New Songs Ahead of Oct. 11 Release of New Album ‘Screamer’ (Listen)

On Oct. 11, Stephan Jenkins and Third Eye Blind will release a new studio album titled Screamer — continuing an especially busy era for the band, which used to be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Eye Blind: New Album ‘Screamer’ Out 10/18, Stream the Title Track (ft. Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells)
July 25, 2019
Third Eye Blind: New Album ‘Screamer’ Out 10/18, Stream the Title Track (ft. Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells)

Third Eye Blind is currently out on the Summer Gods Tour with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot. In addition to a handful of classic ’90s alt/rock hits and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Jagger on Harry Styles: “I Like Harry. … He Just Has a Superficial Resemblance to My Younger Self”
May 23, 2022
Mick Jagger on Harry Styles: “I Like Harry. … He Just Has a Superficial Resemblance to My Younger Self”

Harry Styles is the talk of the music world once again, the English pop superstar having released his latest album, Harry’s House, this past Friday, May 20 to near-universal acclaim....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Grey Daze (ft. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington) Shares “Starting to Fly,” ‘The Phoenix’ LP Out 6/17
May 20, 2022
Grey Daze (ft. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington) Shares “Starting to Fly,” ‘The Phoenix’ LP Out 6/17

In June of 2020, Grey Daze — the band fronted by Chester Bennington, a few years before he split from the group, joined up-and-coming hard rock band Linkin Park and exploded on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now
May 19, 2022
Larkin Poe Plugs In with New Song “Bad Spell,” ‘Blood Harmony’ LP Out 11/11; World Tour On Now

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — returned on Thursday with big news, and a loud sound. A new studio album, Blood Harmony, is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bring Me The Horizon Announces North American Headlining Tour for Fall 2022
May 16, 2022
Bring Me The Horizon Announces North American Headlining Tour for Fall 2022

Bring Me The Horizon will return to the United States this fall for a big headlining run, the English hard rock/metal band announced on Monday. The tour news comes during...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food

Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 3rd Secret: Grunge Supergroup ft. Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) & Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) Releases Debut LP
April 12, 2022
3rd Secret: Grunge Supergroup ft. Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) & Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) Releases Debut LP

Grunge enthusiasts, take note: 3rd Secret is a secret no more. The band is a new supergroup featuring three icons of the ’90s alt/rock scene, among them drummer Matt Cameron...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now
March 31, 2022
Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now

When Wallows released its new album, Tell Me That It’s Over, on March 25, it marked another leap forward for the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between
March 29, 2022
Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between

There are two distinct eras of AFI. The first is the noisy hardcore/punk group that emerged from Ukiah, California in the early-to-mid 1990s, amassing a fervent audience enraptured with vocalist...

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 | Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)
March 28, 2022
Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)

Tell Me That It’s Over is the title of a new studio album from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taking Back Sunday: ‘Tell All Your Friends’ 20th Anniversary Edition 5/27, Ahead of Third Eye Blind Tour
March 24, 2022
Taking Back Sunday: ‘Tell All Your Friends’ 20th Anniversary Edition 5/27, Ahead of Third Eye Blind Tour

Among the albums most exemplary of the “emo” scene of the early-to-mid 2000s was 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, the debut record from Taking Back Sunday. On May 27, that seminal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Judas Priest Rock the Shrine in Los Angeles on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour
March 18, 2022
PHOTOS: Judas Priest Rock the Shrine in Los Angeles on ’50 Heavy Metal Years’ Tour

English heavy metal icons Judas Priest are out on the road right now on the rescheduled version of their 50 Heavy Metal Years tour, a celebration of five decades of...

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 | Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview
March 14, 2022
Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview

In his classic hit, “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams sings of getting his first six string from the local five and dime store. Talk about an investment that has paid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond
March 7, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers Announces 2022 ‘Reunion Tour’ Dates, Including Coachella, Glastonbury and Beyond

Phoebe Bridgers enjoyed a monumentally busy 2021, one that earned the singer/songwriter four Grammy nominations on the strength of her standout second full-length record, Punisher, as well as a cathartic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25
March 4, 2022
Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path
February 25, 2022
Recap: Underoath Brings ‘Voyeurist’ Tour to Los Angeles with Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray from the Path

At one point during the headlining set from Underoath on Thursday night at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain remarked that this past week of live gigs were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch an Emotional Eddie Vedder Pay Tribute to Mark Lanegan at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall
February 23, 2022
Watch an Emotional Eddie Vedder Pay Tribute to Mark Lanegan at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall

On Tuesday, the sad news came through that Mark Lanegan died at the age of 57. The influential and revered musician was an icon in the rock scene for his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest
February 22, 2022
Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest

This year’s Firefly Music Festival announced its lineup on Tuesday, and it’s quite stacked. The four-day fest, scheduled for the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware on Sept. 22-25, features headliners Halsey,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party
February 21, 2022
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators and Dead Sara at LA’s YouTube Theater: A Boisterous Rock & Roll Party

The vibe within the walls of the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Feb. 18 was perhaps best summed up by one enthusiastic fan, who during a break between songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie
February 18, 2022
Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie

Leave it to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to bring back the concept of the “band movie.” Once a popular career move for acts like the Beatles and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band  ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film
February 16, 2022
Foo Fighters Thrash Out as Metal Band ‘Dream Widow’ in a Song from Their New ‘Studio 666’ Horror/Comedy Film

Feb. 25 will see the release of Studio 666, a new horror/comedy film from and starring the Foo Fighters. While little is publicly known about the film beyond a few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father
February 11, 2022
Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father

Today, Feb. 11, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder releases Earthling, a brand new studio album that is his third proper full-length solo record overall. His first since 2011’s Ukulele...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25
February 3, 2022
Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest indie bands around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

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 | Preview ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ Ridiculous New Feature-Length Horror/Comedy in Theaters Feb. 25
January 11, 2022
Preview ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ Ridiculous New Feature-Length Horror/Comedy in Theaters Feb. 25

If you lock yourself in a scary haunted mansion to record an album, weird things happen. That’s the story behind Studio 666, the new feature-length horror/comedy film from and starring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Holidays from Pink Floyd: A Dozen Early 1970s-Era Live Albums are Up on Streaming Platforms
December 16, 2021
Happy Holidays from Pink Floyd: A Dozen Early 1970s-Era Live Albums are Up on Streaming Platforms

A series of early 1970s live albums from Pink Floyd have shown up on digital streaming platforms.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia
December 13, 2021
Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia

Madison is the title of a deeply engaging new album from Sloppy Jane, the shape-shifting musical project helmed by Haley Dahl. And yes, as the headline states, it was recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kid Rock & His Middle Fingers Would Like You To Know He’s Mad in His New Video for “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”
November 22, 2021
Kid Rock & His Middle Fingers Would Like You To Know He’s Mad in His New Video for “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”

Sliding in with an incendiary new anthem just a few days ahead of those awkward family gatherings at the Thanksgiving table, Kid Rock pulls off a spot-on impression of your...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons
November 15, 2021
Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons

For years, the Vans Warped Tour entertained the youth of America with an annual summer gathering of the “underground” scene, a morning-to-night slate of entertainment featuring bands from across the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters to Star in ‘Studio 666’, a New ‘Full-Length Feature Horror Comedy Film,’ in February
November 8, 2021
Foo Fighters to Star in ‘Studio 666’, a New ‘Full-Length Feature Horror Comedy Film,’ in February

Medicine at Midnight, the most recent album from the Foo Fighters released in early February 2021, featured a recording process that front man Dave Grohl hinted was a bit eerie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Details January-February 2022 Tour Dates; ‘Detroit Stories’ Out Now
November 2, 2021
Alice Cooper Details January-February 2022 Tour Dates; ‘Detroit Stories’ Out Now

Released back in March, Detroit Stories scored Alice Cooper his highest-charting album since the 1980s — and in early 2022, the shock-rock icon and his backing band will support the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Review: Thrice Explores its Vast and Versatile Catalog at the Hollywood Palladium on ‘Horizons/East’ Tour
November 1, 2021
Live Review: Thrice Explores its Vast and Versatile Catalog at the Hollywood Palladium on ‘Horizons/East’ Tour

The Thrice that records and tours in 2021 is not the Thrice that formed in 1998 in Orange County, California. As the years have flown by, the group — guitarist/vocalist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)

According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.”  That’s been his philosophy since his debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA
October 25, 2021
Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA

“Some of my songs are about having depression. Some of my songs are about having depression on tour. And most of my songs are about having depression in Los Angeles.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary/Live Album with “Some Might Say”; Album/Box Set Out 11/19
October 18, 2021
Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary/Live Album with “Some Might Say”; Album/Box Set Out 11/19

Oasis Knebworth 1996, a new documentary film championing the Britpop band’s legendary performances at the U.K. venue that marked the turning point in the then young band’s budding career, recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios
October 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs By Classic Rock Trios

“In the Police, in a trio situation—which I’ve come back to now—it’s just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More
October 11, 2021
Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More

During a career spanning more than 40 years and 14 studio albums, Willie Nile has flown slightly under the radar, despite luminaries like Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Lou...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo
October 6, 2021
‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham’s rock mecca in New York’s East Village. An all-star show on June 27, 1971 headlined...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Radiohead Previews ‘KID A MNESIA’ 21st Anniversary Triple-Album (Out 11/5) with New “If You Say the Word” Video
September 23, 2021
Radiohead Previews ‘KID A MNESIA’ 21st Anniversary Triple-Album (Out 11/5) with New “If You Say the Word” Video

As recently announced, Radiohead will commemorate the 21st anniversaries of two of its most cherished and wildly experimental albums with KID A MNESIA, a triple-album revisiting of the English band‘s 2000’s Kid A and 2001’s Amnesiac,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Lindsey Buckingham Showcase His New Album with a Performance of “On the Wrong Side” on ‘Colbert’
September 20, 2021
Watch Lindsey Buckingham Showcase His New Album with a Performance of “On the Wrong Side” on ‘Colbert’

Last Friday, Sept. 17, Lindsey Buckingham returned with a powerhouse new self-titled record, his first release of new solo material since 2011’s Seeds We Sow. Finding the longtime Fleetwood Mac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lindsey Buckingham’s New Self-Titled Record, His First in a Decade and a Show of Resilience (Listen)
September 17, 2021
Out Now: Lindsey Buckingham’s New Self-Titled Record, His First in a Decade and a Show of Resilience (Listen)

It’s been a long time coming, but today, Sept. 17, Lindsey Buckingham released his self-titled solo album. It marks the first such release from the longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist/songwriter since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: With ‘Horizons/East,’ Thrice Pulls the Floor Out in Search of Answers, Finds Beauty in the Chaos (Listen)
September 17, 2021
Out Now: With ‘Horizons/East,’ Thrice Pulls the Floor Out in Search of Answers, Finds Beauty in the Chaos (Listen)

Horizons/East is not the album some Thrice fans will be hoping to hear. That this sentence could be written about a number of previous releases from the Orange County, Calif.-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bring Me The Horizon Continues Evolving with Surprising New “DiE4u” Video (Directed by Front Man Oli Sykes)
September 16, 2021
Bring Me The Horizon Continues Evolving with Surprising New “DiE4u” Video (Directed by Front Man Oli Sykes)

The progression of Bring Me The Horizon has been fascinating to track over the past few years. The band, from Sheffield, U.K., emerged as a blistering death metal/post-hardcore outfit in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond
September 9, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond

The in-fighting and quarreling that went on in Fleetwood Mac is as much a part of the band’s legacy as the music itself — arguably a central inspiration behind some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Plug Get Pulled During Guns N’ Roses + Dave Grohl’s “Paradise City” Team-Up at BottleRock 2021
September 7, 2021
Watch the Plug Get Pulled During Guns N’ Roses + Dave Grohl’s “Paradise City” Team-Up at BottleRock 2021

Those moments in the live concert setting when the sound suddenly cuts out without warning are undeniably strange. Whether a technical issue or something else, it can make for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Radiohead: ‘KID A MNESIA’ 21st Anniversary Triple-Album Out 11/5; Stream the Unreleased “If You Say the Word”
September 7, 2021
Radiohead: ‘KID A MNESIA’ 21st Anniversary Triple-Album Out 11/5; Stream the Unreleased “If You Say the Word”

On Nov. 5, Radiohead will commemorate the 21st anniversaries of two of its most cherished and wildly experimental albums with KID A MNESIA, a triple-album revisiting of the English band‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute
August 27, 2021
Foo Fighters Bring Rock Back to the Forum in LA with Marathon Gig ft. Nandi Bushell and a Charlie Watts Tribute

“I … I’m a one-way motorway,” sang Dave Grohl, slowly, with the lights dimmed at the Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the gathered masses anticipating something great from...

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 | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Unleash Aggressive Studio Version of “Absurd,” Band’s First New Song in 13 Years
August 6, 2021
Guns N’ Roses Unleash Aggressive Studio Version of “Absurd,” Band’s First New Song in 13 Years

Earlier this week, Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N’ Roses played a new song, “Absurd,” live at Fenway Park. A reworked version of a long-existing demo song titled “Silkworms,” the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
August 2, 2021
PHOTOS: Renowned Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Rock and roll photographer Jérôme Brunet, the focus of a recent Rock Cellar feature interview about his life and career behind the lens shooting legendary musical acts at concerts all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)
July 30, 2021
Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 6, Cleopatra Records will release Legends Play the Beatles, a new compilation album bringing together reverent covers of Beatles classics from truly iconic singer/songwriters and musicians from over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “On the Wrong Side,” New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17 Ahead of Fall Tour
July 22, 2021
New from Lindsey Buckingham: Stream “On the Wrong Side,” New Self-Titled LP Out 9/17 Ahead of Fall Tour

On Thursday, Lindsey Buckingham dropped another preview of his upcoming self-titled studio album, which will be released on Sept. 17 as his first solo album in a decade (since 2011’s Seeds...

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 | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Bodies,’ a Dark, Rewarding New Album from Shape-Shifting Alt/Punk Vets AFI (Listen)
June 14, 2021
Out Now: ‘Bodies,’ a Dark, Rewarding New Album from Shape-Shifting Alt/Punk Vets AFI (Listen)

AFI has built a career on adaptation and maturity, after first emerging from Northern California in 1991 as a frenetic punk band that achieved mainstream recognition with 2000’s The Art...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Garbage as Fierce and Focused as Ever with Timely New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: Garbage as Fierce and Focused as Ever with Timely New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ (Listen)

Welcome back, Garbage. Released today, June 11, No Gods No Monsters is the first album from Shirley Manson, Butch Vig and the band since 2016’s Strange Little Birds. No Gods...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Self-Titled Album, Shares “I Don’t Mind” & Reveals 2021 Tour Dates
June 8, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Self-Titled Album, Shares “I Don’t Mind” & Reveals 2021 Tour Dates

Welcome back, Lindsey Buckingham. On Tuesday, the esteemed guitarist/longtime Fleetwood Mac icon dropped some big news: His new self-titled album will be released on Sept. 17, and will be his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Garbage Debuts Stark Mixed-Media Video for “Wolves,” from New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out 6/11
May 19, 2021
Garbage Debuts Stark Mixed-Media Video for “Wolves,” from New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out 6/11

Shirley Manson, Butch Vig and Garbage have been previewing a new record in recent weeks with a few songs, and the latest, “Wolves,” debuted on Wednesday. No Gods No Monsters...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles
May 14, 2021
Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

“I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of ‘Patch Adams’ again. The title of this movie should have been ‘Punch Adams!’ — Gene Siskel “Strange...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident
May 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident

Steve Lukather is the guitarist extraordinaire of Toto, best known for the classic hits “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” With the band’s tour sidelined during the lockdown, Lukather has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)
May 11, 2021
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Many More (Tix Onsale Now)

The Monsters of Rock Cruise will set sail in 2022 to mark its tenth anniversary, and the hard rock extravaganza will do so with a pretty stacked lineup of big...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Keurig K-Cafe Coffee/Latte/Cappuccino Maker
May 10, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Keurig K-Cafe Coffee/Latte/Cappuccino Maker

The entry period has now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Spirit W. of Colorado, our lucky winner! Coffee. Whether you like it hot, cold, caffeinated, extra caffeinated or decaffeinated, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Garbage as Stylish & Edgy as Ever in New Music Video “No Gods No Masters,” New Album Out 6/11
April 28, 2021
Garbage as Stylish & Edgy as Ever in New Music Video “No Gods No Masters,” New Album Out 6/11

We’re happy to report that Shirley Manson and Garbage are quite active these days, and will release a new album, No Gods No Masters, on June 11. It will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4
April 20, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares Chaotic Video for “Smile,” New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ Out 6/4

Wolf Alice, the acclaimed English indie/rock band that won the U.K.’s coveted Mercury Prize with its 2017 album Visions of a Life, will release a new album, Blue Weekend, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Poco’s Rusty Young (Unpublished 2017 Interview with the Late Guitarist/Songwriter)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
April 13, 2021
Watch Earliest-Known Performance of John & Yoko’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in Unearthed Video from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

Shortly before recording their anthemic “Give Peace a Chance” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their Bed-In for Peace, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a rehearsal of the composition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath
April 9, 2021
Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Hospitalized with Shortness of Breath

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an inspiration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)
April 1, 2021
John Lennon: Watch a New ‘Look At Me’ Video, ft. Unseen 1968 John & Yoko Footage (from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’)

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside his work with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Garbage Debuts ‘The Men Who Rule the World,’ New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)
March 30, 2021
Garbage Debuts ‘The Men Who Rule the World,’ New Album ‘No Gods No Masters’ Out 6/11 (Pre-Order)

On June 11, long-running alt/rock band Garbage will release a new album titled No Gods No Masters. It will be the band’s seventh studio album to date and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Numan Holds a Mirror Up to Humankind with Scathing New Song ‘Saints and Liars’
March 29, 2021
Gary Numan Holds a Mirror Up to Humankind with Scathing New Song ‘Saints and Liars’

Intruder is the title of a new studio album from esteemed English singer/songwriter/composer Gary Numan. His 18th full-length record to date and the follow-up to 2017’s Savage (Songs from a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 16, 2021
John Lennon: Watch an Animated Video for the Previously Unheard ‘It’ll Be Me. (Jam),’ from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

The John Lennon estate has shared another preview of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection, a special new revisiting of the first proper studio album from Lennon outside...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’
March 12, 2021
John Lennon: Watch ‘Mother’ Video in Reconstructed/Remastered 4K; from ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’

As detailed originally last week, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, the first proper studio album from John Lennon outside his work with the Beatles, will be revisited on April 16 as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary
March 4, 2021
‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection’ Set Coming 4/16 for 50th Anniversary

In December 1970, John Lennon released his first proper solo album after the dissolution of the Beatles — and on April 16, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band will be revisited to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Radio Astro,’ the Debut Album from Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane & Tyler)
February 19, 2021
Out Now: ‘Radio Astro,’ the Debut Album from Hearty Har (ft. John Fogerty’s Sons Shane & Tyler)

The past several months have been busy for John Fogerty and his musical family. Not only did the classic rock legend share a series of lovely at-home performances with his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’
February 12, 2021
Billy F Gibbons Shares New Video for ‘Rollin’ & Tumblin’,’ from His 2018 Album ‘The Big Bad Blues’

Back in 2018, esteemed ZZ Top rocker Billy F Gibbons released a solo record, The Big Bad Blues, via Concord Records. A big, loud, boisterous blast of rock and roll,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February 2021 Issue
February 11, 2021
February 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our February 2021 features. I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion) Q&A: Jorma...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

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 | Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week
January 19, 2021
Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week

This Friday, Jan. 22, Nancy Wilson of Heart will be among the list of honorees of the 2021 She Rocks Awards. The ceremony, which usually takes place at the NAMM...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: New ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Album Available on Vinyl; Sons Hearty Har Share New Song ‘Waves of Ecstasy’
January 18, 2021
John Fogerty: New ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Album Available on Vinyl; Sons Hearty Har Share New Song ‘Waves of Ecstasy’

It’s a busy time for John Fogerty and the Fogerty household. The legendary musician shared a passionate and timely new song, “Weeping in the Promised Land,” on Jan. 6. An...

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 | New from Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (ft. Michael C. Hall): ‘Armageddon Suite,’ Dream-Pop for the End of the World
January 13, 2021
New from Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (ft. Michael C. Hall): ‘Armageddon Suite,’ Dream-Pop for the End of the World

On Feb. 12, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, an indie/pop/experimental band featuring actor Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under), drummer Peter Yanowitz (the Wallflowers) and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie), will release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones
January 11, 2021
Danny Boyle Tapped to Direct FX Series Based on the Memoir of Sex Pistols Guitarist/Radio Host Steve Jones

Danny Boyle, the acclaimed, Oscar-winning director of films including Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, has been announced as being attached to a new FX limited series based on Lonely Boy, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kings of Leon Share ‘100,000 People’ and ‘The Bandit,’ from New Album Due Out in March
January 7, 2021
Kings of Leon Share ‘100,000 People’ and ‘The Bandit,’ from New Album Due Out in March

On March 5, alt/rockers Kings of Leon will return with a new studio album titled When You See Yourself. It’ll be the band’s first album since 2016’s Walls, and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020
December 23, 2020
Rest in Peace, Guitar Icon Leslie West of Mountain: 1945-2020

On Wednesday, it was confirmed by Dean Guitars that Leslie West, co-founder, guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain, has passed away at the age of 75 from cardiac...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8
December 16, 2020
David Bowie’s Unreleased Bob Dylan & John Lennon Covers Will Be Released for His 74th Birthday on Jan. 8

Somehow, it’s almost been five years since David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 — just two days after his 69th birthday. This coming Jan. 8 would have been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 12/12: Watch a Re-Stream of Project Kids-Care, a Streaming Charity Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More
December 11, 2020
Sat. 12/12: Watch a Re-Stream of Project Kids-Care, a Streaming Charity Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More

On Nov. 28, a special online charity streaming telethon event titled Project Kids-Care took place with one goal in mind: helping underserved children in the Los Angeles area this holiday season. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (ft. Michael C. Hall) Transforms Phantogram’s ‘Cruel World’ in Stark New Video
December 9, 2020
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (ft. Michael C. Hall) Transforms Phantogram’s ‘Cruel World’ in Stark New Video

In early 2021, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, an indie/pop/experimental band featuring actor Michael C. Hall (of Dexter and Six Feet Under), drummer Peter Yanowitz (the Wallflowers) and keyboardist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

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 | 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 | Watch Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s Trippy New Video for ‘Eat An Eraser’ (Fronted by Actor Michael C. Hall)
November 11, 2020
Watch Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s Trippy New Video for ‘Eat An Eraser’ (Fronted by Actor Michael C. Hall)

Actor Michael C. Hall has built a legacy for his roles in quirky, irreverent shows such as Six Feet Under and Dexter, and is a master at portraying characters that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks.  The clock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers’ Impressive, One-Take Performance of ‘I Know the End’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’
September 30, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers’ Impressive, One-Take Performance of ‘I Know the End’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

“I Know the End” is the enthralling closing track to Punisher, the excellent 2020 album from singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers that was released in June to (deserving) rapturous acclaim. The song,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’
September 24, 2020
Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’

I have no patience now for expectation, screams vocalist Chino Moreno toward the end of “This Link is Dead,” a track toward the end of the new Deftones album Ohms....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Midnight Train
September 24, 2020
Midnight Train

Screaming slide guitar, howling harmonica and a solid rhythm section make up the dynamic of The Terraplanes Blues band and this debut E.P is packed full of examples of why their E.P hit the top 5 of the UK Blues chart. The songs combine styles of Jump Blues, Rockabilly and R'n'B. Opening track Midnight Train and Voodoo Blues both have a great bottleneck guitar grooves while Catfish and The Rambler sees the band really let loose with driving rockabilly/jump blues rhythms. With Malted Milk (the only cover on the E.P), the harmonica really takes centre stage with a howling solo supported by a powerful barrelhouse vocal performance.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2020
Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

Note: This retrospective look back at In Utero from Nirvana originally ran in 2018.  “Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Share the Heavy ‘Genesis’ as a Preview of New LP ‘Ohms’ Out 9/25
September 18, 2020
Deftones Share the Heavy ‘Genesis’ as a Preview of New LP ‘Ohms’ Out 9/25

Next week, Deftones will return with Ohms, the versatile alt/metal pioneers‘ ninth studio album. (Click here to pre-order Ohms from our Rock Cellar Store). _now I watch how wild it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now
September 18, 2020
Ace Frehley Covers the Beatles, Kinks, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & More on ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ – Out Now

The “Spaceman” is back — on Friday, Ace Frehley unleashed Origins. Vol. 2, a new collection of covers of some of his all-time favorite songs and artists. This is truly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died
September 18, 2020
Steve Miller Band Shares ‘Peppa Sauce,’ an Instrumental Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Recorded on Sept. 18, 1970 – the Day Hendrix Died

It was 50 years ago today, Sept. 18, that Jimi Hendrix passed away — one of the most talented and gifted guitarists the world has ever seen, gone at just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac
September 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 9/18: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ace Frehley, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac

This upcoming Friday, Sept. 18 brings with it a handful of new music releases spanning multiple genres. Below is our curated list of Rock Cellar’s new music picks for Sept....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ace Frehley Reimagines  Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)
September 3, 2020
Ace Frehley Reimagines Beatles B-Side ‘I’m Down’ with John 5, from Covers Album ‘Origins Vol. 2’ Out 9/18 (Pre-Order)

Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol. 2, re-imagining songs from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CBD Daily Sample Signup
August 28, 2020
CBD Daily Sample Signup

We’re sending you a FREE sample of CBD Daily Intensive Cream! Fill out this form and we will send you a free sample of CBD Daily Cream. If you like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)
August 28, 2020
Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)

There’s nearly a full minute aggressive, sludgy guitar riffage before Shaun Morgan begins singing on “Dead and Done,” the explosive opening track to Seether‘s eighth album, Si Vis Pacem, Para...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Go Explore the Galaxy with Rick Wakeman and His New Album ‘The Red Planet’
August 28, 2020
Out Now: Go Explore the Galaxy with Rick Wakeman and His New Album ‘The Red Planet’

As its title would suggest, The Red Planet finds prog-rock keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman setting his sights on space exploration — at least through the lens of musical experimentation. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More
August 14, 2020
What to Stream This Weekend 8/14-8/16: Morrison Hotel Gallery’s (De)Tour, The Who Hyde Park 2015, Wallows at the Roxy, Best Coast and More

It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Morrison Hotel Gallery ‘(De)Tour’ 8/15: Ringo Starr, Slash, Linda Perry, John Oates, Sean Lennon, More Playing Virtual Festival for MusiCares/NIVA
August 10, 2020
Morrison Hotel Gallery ‘(De)Tour’ 8/15: Ringo Starr, Slash, Linda Perry, John Oates, Sean Lennon, More Playing Virtual Festival for MusiCares/NIVA

This upcoming Saturday, Aug. 15, a can’t-miss assortment of music icons will gather — remotely, of course — for (De)Tour, a special fundraising virtual charity festival benefiting MusiCares and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers Stage a Climactic Concert for Nobody at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Her New Music Video for ‘I Know the End’
July 29, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers Stage a Climactic Concert for Nobody at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Her New Music Video for ‘I Know the End’

These are strange times — the strangest many of us have seen, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it’s during this strange, unsettling time that Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Keyboard Wizard Rick Wakeman: Take a Trip to Deep Space with ‘Ascraeus Mons,’ from Wakeman’s New Mars-Inspired Album ‘The Red Planet’ (Out 8/28)
July 28, 2020
New from Keyboard Wizard Rick Wakeman: Take a Trip to Deep Space with ‘Ascraeus Mons,’ from Wakeman’s New Mars-Inspired Album ‘The Red Planet’ (Out 8/28)

Rick Wakeman returned this week with some new music, and it’s safe to say the keyboard legend known for his work with Yes still has grandiose musical inclinations. “Ascraeus Mons”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl
June 21, 2020
In a Father’s Day Essay, Dave Grohl Toasts the Man Who Helped Shape His Writing: His Dad, James Harper Grohl

It’s been a while since Dave Grohl added to his Instagram account, Dave’s True Stories, with a detailed story from his life. Some of his previous entries have retold amazing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Pulls No Punches Targeting Media Disinformation in His New Video for ‘With All Due Respect’
June 18, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Pulls No Punches Targeting Media Disinformation in His New Video for ‘With All Due Respect’

On May 21, Dennis DeYoung, longtime vocalist of the band Styx, released a new solo album titled 26 East, Vol. 1. Among the album’s songs is “With All Due Respect,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: ‘Where to Start,’ A Grunge-y, Punky Bathroom Freak-Out of Cathartic Frustration
June 11, 2020
New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: ‘Where to Start,’ A Grunge-y, Punky Bathroom Freak-Out of Cathartic Frustration

There’s a lot of angst behind “Where to Start,” the new song from Bully premiered on Thursday. Jarring, jangly guitars and the pained shouts of vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno are 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 | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

With a return to live concerts unlikely for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join us for the next best thing, more recollections from noted rock luminaries queried about their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
June 3, 2020
Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

With so much of the country caught up in protests, curfews and controversy surrounding the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has been on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Mould Roars Back with Angry New Song ‘American Crisis,’ from New Album ‘Blue Hearts’
June 3, 2020
Bob Mould Roars Back with Angry New Song ‘American Crisis,’ from New Album ‘Blue Hearts’

Bob Mould has never been one to keep quiet — and given the state of things in the United States, it makes sense that his new song, “American Crisis,” literally...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back
May 20, 2020
23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back

Up through the release of 1995’s self-titled Foo Fighters debut record, the project was very much “the drummer of Nirvana making his own music” — so much so that Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) Premiere At-Home Video for Their Cover of ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding’
May 20, 2020
Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) Premiere At-Home Video for Their Cover of ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding’

Recently, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age teamed up for a minimalist cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Little Richard’s Passing Inspired Deeply Personal Reflections from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan
May 11, 2020
Little Richard’s Passing Inspired Deeply Personal Reflections from Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan

When this past Saturday’s news of the death of Little Richard hit the internet, it inspired an outpouring of love from all corners of the music community — such was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’
May 11, 2020
Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’

There’s a moment at any Foo Fighters gig that stands above the rest. Dave Grohl emerges, alone, with a guitar, and begins playing “Everlong,” his band’s classic tune from 1997’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
April 20, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees

For Micky Dolenz, most of his life is spent out on the road, touring in celebration of his music with The Monkees or as a solo artist. But with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995
March 6, 2020
Watch Recently-Unearthed Video of the Fourth-Ever Foo Fighters Concert from Seattle, Circa 1995

2020 is a huge year for the Foo Fighters, as it marks the 25th anniversary of the band‘s self-titled debut record. And while that record was nearly a Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’
March 3, 2020
Ozzy Osbourne Scores No. 1 Rock Album in the World with ‘Ordinary Man’

Don’t count Ozzy Osbourne out — even as he’s dealing with a seemingly endless number of frustrating health setbacks. On Feb. 21, the Prince of Darkness released Ordinary Man, his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Adds Dates to Spring 2020 Solo Tour
March 2, 2020
Ann Wilson Adds Dates to Spring 2020 Solo Tour

Ann Wilson recently announced plans for a solo tour that will find her performing classics from the Heart catalog as well as additional material, and she’s since added some dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Random Desire,’ the First Solo Album from Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs
February 21, 2020
Stream ‘Random Desire,’ the First Solo Album from Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs

Today, Greg Dulli, vocalist/guitarist of The Afghan Whigs, released his very first solo album, Random Desire.  Released via Royal Cream/BMG, the record’s release comes after earlier premieres of three songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)
February 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Twisted (and Heavy) New Album from Ozzy Osbourne (Listen)

On “Straight to Hell,” the opening track on Ordinary Man, the new album from Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness exclaims, “I’ll make you scream/I’ll make you defecate,” before roaring...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More
February 18, 2020
Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More

2019 was a banner year for Heart, as the iconic rock band featuring Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson toured with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts — the first full Heart...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976
February 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976

There was a movie released in the summer of 2019 titled Yesterday, depicting a world in which the Beatles never existed.  Pretty difficult to ponder, right? Well, try and picture...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimi Hendrix ‘Band of Gypsys’ 50th Anniversary Vinyl Set Announced (Watch Trailer)
February 6, 2020
Jimi Hendrix ‘Band of Gypsys’ 50th Anniversary Vinyl Set Announced (Watch Trailer)

The Jimi Hendrix vaults have been revisited frequently in recent years, as seminal records from the gifted and legendary guitarist were reintroduced to new audiences in remastered, deluxe editions. Next...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Re-Worked Version of ‘What’s In the Eye’ from Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band
January 22, 2020
Hear a Re-Worked Version of ‘What’s In the Eye’ from Grey Daze, Chester Bennington’s Pre-Linkin Park Band

Before Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington died in July 2017, he had made plans to reunite Grey Daze, the Arizona-based band he had fronted in the 1990s prior to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ozzy Osbourne + Elton John Team Up on ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Title Track from Osbourne’s New Album Out Feb. 21
January 10, 2020
Hear Ozzy Osbourne + Elton John Team Up on ‘Ordinary Man,’ the Title Track from Osbourne’s New Album Out Feb. 21

Over the past several weeks, Ozzy Osbourne has been promoting his anticipated new solo album, Ordinary Man — but little was known beyond a couple of tracks and the vague...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)
January 6, 2020
The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)

In these tumultuous times, it takes some fortitude to remain strong amid all the chaos — and for decades, Ozzy Osbourne has established himself as an icon of the highest...

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 | Watch Footage from the First My Chemical Romance Gig Since 2012
December 20, 2019
Watch Footage from the First My Chemical Romance Gig Since 2012

Friday night was a big one for fans of My Chemical Romance, as the band took the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for its first concert since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Young Ozzy Osbourne’s Darkest Days in His New ‘Under the Graveyard’ Video, a Mini-Biopic of Sorts
December 19, 2019
Watch Young Ozzy Osbourne’s Darkest Days in His New ‘Under the Graveyard’ Video, a Mini-Biopic of Sorts

On Thursday, a new music video was premiered for “Under the Graveyard,” the recent single from Ozzy Osbourne — but this isn’t just a regular music video. Directed by noted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | More Shows Added to The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
December 18, 2019
More Shows Added to The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Hope you wanted more of The Stadium Tour, the huge tour packing Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts among tens of thousands of screaming fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Ozzy Osbourne’s New Music Video for ‘Under the Graveyard’
December 18, 2019
Preview Ozzy Osbourne’s New Music Video for ‘Under the Graveyard’

Back in early November, Ozzy Osbourne rose from the darkness once again, premiering a sinister new song titled “Under the Graveyard.” Featuring a backing unit of musicians including drummer Chad...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a Simple Beauty in All Nine Members of Slipknot Headbanging in Unison in the New Music Video for ‘Nero Forte’ (Watch)
December 17, 2019
There’s a Simple Beauty in All Nine Members of Slipknot Headbanging in Unison in the New Music Video for ‘Nero Forte’ (Watch)

OK, Slipknot might not be your thing. That’s totally fine. The masked metal marauders have occupied a specific space in music since hitting it big with 1999’s self-titled debut album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ozzy Osbourne Turn Up at the AMAs with Post Malone and Travis Scott to Perform ‘Take What You Want’
November 25, 2019
Watch Ozzy Osbourne Turn Up at the AMAs with Post Malone and Travis Scott to Perform ‘Take What You Want’

Ozzy Osbourne made his first public live appearance in months on Sunday night as part of a special performance on the American Music Awards. Showing up rather dramatically as flames...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Marilyn Manson Covered The Doors’ ‘The End’ for a New TV Adaptation of ‘The Stand,’ and It’s Intense and Creepy (Listen)

“The End” is one of the most haunting songs ever recorded, as Jim Morrison and The Doors really tapped into something intense for the song, which closed the band’s legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s New Song as He Invites You ‘Straight to Hell,’ Featuring Slash on Guitar
November 21, 2019
Listen to Ozzy Osbourne’s New Song as He Invites You ‘Straight to Hell,’ Featuring Slash on Guitar

As promised, the Prince of Darkness has returned once again to cast a spell upon the masses, laughing ominously the entire time — as “Straight to Hell,” the new single...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering Another New Song Friday — Preview ‘Straight to Hell’ with a Dramatic 13-Second Clip
November 20, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering Another New Song Friday — Preview ‘Straight to Hell’ with a Dramatic 13-Second Clip

On Friday, Ozzy Osbourne will premiere “Straight to Hell,” another new song from his upcoming album, Ordinary Man. The LP will be released in January and comes with much anticipation …...

Rock Cellar Magazine | My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion
November 19, 2019
My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion

The recent announcement that emo/rock band My Chemical Romance was reconvening after several years apart for a special concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was met with feverish...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering a New Song This Friday 11/8, Preview It Now
November 7, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne is Premiering a New Song This Friday 11/8, Preview It Now

It looks like we won’t have to wait to long for new music from Ozzy Osbourne — the legendary vocalist is apparently releasing a brand new single Friday, Nov. 8...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM
October 28, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne’s New Album is Coming Out in January, According to Sharon Osbourne on SiriusXM

Sharon Osbourne went on SiriusXM recently to discuss the progress of her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, as the legendary vocalist continues rehabbing from a series of serious medical issues that forced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ginger Baker’s Family Updates His Health Status: He’s ‘Holding His Own’ in the Hospital
September 30, 2019
Ginger Baker’s Family Updates His Health Status: He’s ‘Holding His Own’ in the Hospital

Last week, word came down that legendary rock and roll drummer Ginger Baker was gravely ill in a hospital and in need of prayers and well-wishes. The original message, as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019
September 24, 2019
Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019

Of the many musicians, collaborators and creators who spent their time in and around the Grateful Dead over the years, Robert Hunter was one of the most crucial. On Tuesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | There’s a Ton of Dancing in Green Day’s New Video for ‘Father of All …,’ and also a Middle Finger from Billie Joe Armstrong
September 20, 2019
There’s a Ton of Dancing in Green Day’s New Video for ‘Father of All …,’ and also a Middle Finger from Billie Joe Armstrong

There’s dancing in Green Day‘s new music video, so be warned if you don’t like dancing. There’s also a middle-finger salute from Billie Joe Armstrong, as he delivers a line...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Finished Recording a New Album in Four Weeks Thanks to … Post Malone?
September 18, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne Finished Recording a New Album in Four Weeks Thanks to … Post Malone?

In a detailed and revealing new interview with Jacqui Swift of the Sun, Ozzy Osbourne says that he’s recently completed work on a new album, and it all has to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

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 | Gibson Unveils Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I Guitar
August 20, 2019
Gibson Unveils Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I Guitar

Eric Clapton‘s legendary Firebird guitar is among the most regarded in rock and roll history (as are Gibson guitars in general, having inspired the likes of Slash and many other...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)
August 12, 2019
Iron Maiden Captivates Music Fans with Arena-Rock Euphoria in Philadelphia (Recap/Photos)

We’ve all seen extremely popular bands manage to still bring pure excitement of an arena rock atmosphere and fill the entire venue from top to bottom — but how many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 50th Anniversary Edition of the Doors’ ‘The Soft Parade’ Announced
July 18, 2019
50th Anniversary Edition of the Doors’ ‘The Soft Parade’ Announced

The Soft Parade stands as one of the Doors‘ standout albums, due to it featuring the classic Doors track “Touch Me” — and that album celebrates its 50th album this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him
May 30, 2019
David Lee Roth Surprised Some Las Vegas Partiers Blasting Van Halen — But They Didn’t Recognize Him

Imagine you’re in Las Vegas having the time of your life with your pals, drinking booze and blasting some classic Van Halen songs in your hotel suite. Maybe “Panama,” perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Keith Richards/Rolling Stones Photography Exhibit ‘Keith, Unfiltered’ Running in LA/Maui/NYC Through 6/22
May 23, 2019
New Keith Richards/Rolling Stones Photography Exhibit ‘Keith, Unfiltered’ Running in LA/Maui/NYC Through 6/22

A new photography exhibit showcasing the irreplaceable Keith Richards will be making its debut at Morrison Hotel Gallery locations — in Los Angeles, New York City and Maui — on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein’s First New Album in a Decade is Sinister, Dynamic and Loud as Hell — As Expected (Album Review)
May 16, 2019
Rammstein’s First New Album in a Decade is Sinister, Dynamic and Loud as Hell — As Expected (Album Review)

Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since German hard rock/industrial band Rammstein released a new album. Today, the band’s self-titled seventh album (which could very well be their final...

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 | Prince’s Estate Releasing LP of ‘Originals,’ Featuring Songs He Wrote for Other Artists, June
April 25, 2019
Prince’s Estate Releasing LP of ‘Originals,’ Featuring Songs He Wrote for Other Artists, June

The estate of Prince has pulled out the stops, so to speak, since the iconic musician/cultural figure passed away in 2016, releasing a number of archival titles and adding his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28
April 25, 2019
New Black Keys: Stream ‘Eagle Birds,’ from Their New Album ‘Let’s Rock’ Due Out June 28

Everything about the Black Keys screams “straightforward” — they’re a two-piece blues/rock duo with a loud, robust sound, after all, so it makes perfect sense that their new album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)
April 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)

And now, the sequel to Part 1 of Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain story of his trip to Kathmandu for the Waterbone music project … Prologue: So, if you tuned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | L.A. Indie/Pop Band La Bouquet Pushes Release Date of Debut LP Back to 4/26
April 5, 2019
L.A. Indie/Pop Band La Bouquet Pushes Release Date of Debut LP Back to 4/26

The release of Los Angeles alternative/indie-pop trio La Bouquet‘s debut album, Sad People Dancing, has been postponed once more, this time to April 26. The band announced its debut album back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour
April 3, 2019
Recap: Grandson Packs the Roxy, Igniting a Sold-Crowd on the ‘No Apologies’ Tour

There’s a certain experiential element to a Grandson gig. On Tuesday night, the No Apologies tour rolled into Hollywood, and he (otherwise known as Jordan Benjamin) and his band entertained...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story Changes: New LP ‘To Hell With This Delicate Equation’ Out 4/26; Stream ‘Shooting Stars’
March 28, 2019
The Story Changes: New LP ‘To Hell With This Delicate Equation’ Out 4/26; Stream ‘Shooting Stars’

An emo/rock band making a comeback after several years, The Story Changes has announced a new LP, To Hell With This Delicate Equation, out April 26th via Magnaphone Records. Hailing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)
March 13, 2019
Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)

73-year-old Bob Seger is in the middle of his farewell tour, signifying the finish of a spectacular performing career that has led him to the status he is today of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

“You know, I do speak the Queens’ English. It’s just the wrong Queens, that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Cyndi Lauper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)
March 1, 2019
Lamb of God Guitarist Mark Morton Releases Guest-Heavy (and Riff-Heavy) New Solo LP ‘Anesthetic’ (Listen)

When you listen to a song by Lamb of God, the Richmond, Virginia-based metal band that’s been around for 25 years, two things are at the forefront: the deep, throaty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories
February 12, 2019
Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)
January 14, 2019
Todd Rundgren Discusses His New Memoir, ‘The Individualist’ (The Interview)

Todd Rundgren (Photo: Jean Lannen) Todd Rundgren’s long awaited autobiography The Individualist bears a title apt for a musical iconoclast who has steered his 50 year career with stubborn independence and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Shock Rock Songs
December 10, 2018
Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list...

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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
September 21, 2018
Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

“Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in the opening seconds of “Serve the Servants,” the opening track to Nirvana‘s 1993 album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs
June 14, 2018
Top 11 Bubblegum Pop Songs

“The average lifespan of a teen idol is five years. You have to change musically. Bubblegum pop was good for the first time you have sex.” – Leif Garrett  “Gimme...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More
April 11, 2018
Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Horn Rock Songs
March 14, 2018
Top 11 Horn Rock Songs

“That’s the big secret. Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat.” – Keith Richards “Vehicle” by The Ides of March The Ides of March reached No....

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 | 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 | The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher
December 13, 2017
The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

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 | A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson
August 14, 2017
A Supreme Conversation with the Legendary Mary Wilson

From the early ‘60s onward, The Supremes owned the pop charts, scoring hit after hit with an extraordinary run of consummately crafted songs courtesy of Motown tunesmiths Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their songs...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors
January 12, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors

January 4, 2017 was christened The Day of the Doors in Venice, California — and surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger were on-hand for a fun event streamed live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos
December 9, 2016
Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton to Play Gigs in New York City and Los Angeles in March 2017
November 28, 2016
Eric Clapton to Play Gigs in New York City and Los Angeles in March 2017

Guitar legend Eric Clapton doesn’t tour much these days, but on Monday he announced a quartet of concerts set to take place in March 2017. On March 19 and 20,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream a Never-Before-Heard Prince Song Called 'Moonbeam Levels,' from New 'Prince 4Ever' Set
November 22, 2016
Stream a Never-Before-Heard Prince Song Called 'Moonbeam Levels,' from New 'Prince 4Ever' Set

Prince‘s untimely passing in April left a void in the world — but his spirit lives on, and on Tuesday a song surfaced online that had not previously been released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)
October 7, 2016
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the 'At the Hollywood Bowl' Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Sum 41 Return with a Vengeance on New Album '13 Voices'
October 7, 2016
Best New Music: Sum 41 Return with a Vengeance on New Album '13 Voices'

Sum 41 front man/songwriter Deryck Whibley has had a long road to where he is today: releasing a new album, 13 Voices, the first record from the alt/punk band since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)
September 8, 2016
Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)

Amidst the sound and fury of the 2016 presidential campaign, much has been said by and about Donald Trump. But in his new book The Making of Donald Trump, David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sum 41 Detail 'Don't Call It a Sum-Back' Fall Tour
August 8, 2016
Sum 41 Detail 'Don't Call It a Sum-Back' Fall Tour

On October 7, Sum 41 will return with a new album, 13 Voices. It’ll be the long-running Canadian pop/punk/alt band’s sixth full-length album and first since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Shelters
August 2, 2016
Turn Me On: The Shelters

Jim Nelson, KCSN 88.5 FM DJ and Rock Cellar Magazine scribe, is back with another band profile for Turn Me On…this time focusing on the Shelters!    Can you imagine?...

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 | Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery
July 5, 2016
Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery

World class drummer Ginger Baker, an integral part, along with Eric Clapton and the late Jack Bruce, of blues/rock band Cream, recently underwent major heart surgery. His daughter, Leda, told the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Resilient Pop/Punk/Metal Band Sum 41 to Return with New LP '13 Voices' in October
June 8, 2016
Resilient Pop/Punk/Metal Band Sum 41 to Return with New LP '13 Voices' in October

Back in the early 2000s, Canadian pop/punk/metal outfit Sum 41 catapulted to stardom on the strength of the song Fat Lip, off the group’s 2001 album All Killer, No Filler....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana – The Interview
March 8, 2016
Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson
February 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was strange,...

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 | Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House
September 4, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)
July 7, 2014
The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)
April 4, 2014
Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)

From his early days as a member of Metallica to his award-winning career as the front man and guitarist of the thrash/metal outfit Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has become something of...

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 | 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 | 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 | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (Beat Box; 2007) The latest resurgence of New Wave has been years in the making, with largely underground acts like Glass Candy re-crafting the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order
March 4, 2013
Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order delves into the inner workings of both bands, shenanigans with the Duke and Duchess of York, Hook’s recent split with his former New Order bandmates, and his take on Manchester bands The Stone Roses, The Smiths, and Oasis.

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 | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)
February 3, 2013
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)

The Who at Staples Center; Los Angeles When Pete Townshend said the din of his amplifiers in 1964 was emulating that of a WWII bomber plane, he wasn’t kidding. Anyone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)
February 1, 2013
The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)

Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success.  Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

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...

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 | "Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin
May 16, 2012
"Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On
March 19, 2012
Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On

30 years after his death in a plane crash, guitarist Randy Rhoads continues to exert his influence on rock music. Ozzy Osbourne producer Kevin Churko reflects on the young rocker's legacy.

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 11, 2012
March Album Reviews

Bruce Springsteen Michael Brunnock Sinéad O’Connor Pink Floyd Mars Volta Andrew Bird The Cranberries Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, is another solid entry into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan
February 16, 2012
Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan

Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Haskell Wexler:  Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever
November 16, 2011
Haskell Wexler: Cinematographer / Activist is Candid As Ever

As one of Hollywood’s greatest cinematographers, the Chicago-born Haskell Wexler has worked on close to 150 films and been the director of photography for many of the world’s greatest directors....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been
November 3, 2011
Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Henry ‘The Horse’ Smith admits that he sometimes gets annoyed with people asking Led Zeppelin questions. After all, the good-natured 64 year old roadie/road manager has a lot more on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order
October 24, 2011
16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

You either love Tom Waits, or you don’t. There’s no in between. You can buy into his bourbon-drowned, porkpie hat, troubadour traveling from midnight gig to midnight gig by way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fire In The Hole!
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!

Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers
June 10, 2011
Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers

It’s hard enough being in a band without having to deal with the added stress of expectations weighing down upon you. Throughout rock history, bands and artists have had to...