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Rock Cellar Magazine | Available to Stream 11/27: ‘Zappa,’ an Official Frank Zappa Documentary from ‘Bill & Ted’ Star Alex Winter
November 25, 2020
Available to Stream 11/27: ‘Zappa,’ an Official Frank Zappa Documentary from ‘Bill & Ted’ Star Alex Winter

If you’re in need of something fresh to watch from the comfort (and safety) of your couch this Thanksgiving weekend, beginning on Friday, Nov. 27 a special new documentary on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now
September 15, 2020
Robby Krieger (+ Frank Zappa Alumni) Share Funky Live Video of ‘The Hitch,’ from Krieger’s New LP Out Now

In mid-August, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors released a new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown. The record, a mind-bending instrumental affair that saw its release date...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Unreleased 70-Song Frank Zappa and ‘The Mothers 1970’ Collection (Listen)
June 26, 2020
Out Now: Unreleased 70-Song Frank Zappa and ‘The Mothers 1970’ Collection (Listen)

The Mothers 1970 is a new collection of unreleased recordings from Frank Zappa and the iconic but 1970 lineup of the Mothers of Invention. Featuring more than four hours of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)
May 28, 2020
Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)

On August 14, Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new album that he has been previewing in recent weeks with a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)
February 21, 2020
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)

Robby Krieger is a legend, his riffs and work as a principal member of the Doors renowned for years — and on April 24, he’ll release his first new solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Frank Zappa ‘The Hot Rats Sessions,’ Commemorating 50 Years of Zappa’s 1969 Album (Listen)
December 20, 2019
Out Now: Frank Zappa ‘The Hot Rats Sessions,’ Commemorating 50 Years of Zappa’s 1969 Album (Listen)

In 1969, Frank Zappa added to his developing legacy with Hot Rats, his second solo album (after 1968’s Lumpy Gravy project) and first recording project after the Mothers of Invention...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for the Frank Zappa Hologram Tour is Out, and it’s Wild
April 10, 2019
A Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for the Frank Zappa Hologram Tour is Out, and it’s Wild

Later this month, The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa hologram tour/multimedia experience will hit the road for what’s sure to be an innovative and irreverent celebration of the late musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Frank Zappa Hologram Address Recent Censorship Claims as a Preview of the Upcoming Tour
February 28, 2019
Watch the Frank Zappa Hologram Address Recent Censorship Claims as a Preview of the Upcoming Tour

Frank Zappa was a disrupter throughout his life and career, and even in death the iconic musician/intellectual is still stirring the pot. Earlier in February, plans were officially revealed for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zappa Band Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour for June 2022
May 10, 2022
The Zappa Band Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour for June 2022

This June, members of The Zappa Band will gather for their first-ever headlining tour, a run of shows featuring an ensemble of musicians, most of them former members of Frank...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
January 10, 2022
Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music

In her exquisite new book Eye of the Music, The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett, New York to LA, 1969-1989, the eponymous shutterbug chronicles the music scene coast-to-coast for two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now
July 12, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors: First-Ever Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ Coming 10/12, Pre-Orders Up Now

On Oct. 12, Little, Brown & Company will publish Set the Night on Fire, the first official memoir from legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors. Given the scope of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More
June 29, 2021
Ronnie James Dio: Birthday Tribute Live Stream/Fundraiser 7/10 ft. Rob Halford, Sammy Hagar, Tenacious D, Tony Iommi, Lizzy Hale, Sebastian Bach, More

On Saturday, July 10, a host of heavy metal icons spanning decades and generations will gather — virtually — for a tribute concert streaming event/fundraiser paying homage to the late,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)
August 14, 2020
Out Now: ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Psychedelic New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Listen/Buy)

The Ritual Begins at Sundown is a dramatic name for an album — and a fitting one for Robby Krieger, guitarist of The Doors. (Click here to purchase The Ritual...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’
June 26, 2020
New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’

Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, has been steadily previewing his new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown, for a few months now. On Friday, Krieger premiered a...

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 | Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)
March 19, 2020
Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)

On April 24, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new solo record and his first in a decade. On Thursday, Krieger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Dio Returns,’ the Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour, Announces Summer 2019 Dates
April 10, 2019
‘Dio Returns,’ the Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour, Announces Summer 2019 Dates

In the news for months, there’s finally concrete information as to when the Ronnie James Dio hologram tour, conceptualized and carried out by Eyellusion, will take place — and it’ll...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly ‘Rock N’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour Announced
March 27, 2019
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly ‘Rock N’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour Announced

What have we said about hologram tours? Ready or not, they’re coming — and with Frank Zappa and Ronny James Dio hologram outing scheduled for later this year, a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour is Coming, and Will Hit 100 Cities in 2019
November 6, 2018
A Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour is Coming, and Will Hit 100 Cities in 2019

The concept of a “hologram tour” might make some cringe, sure — but it’s happening, so you’d better get used to it. Eyellusion, the company responsible for this cutting-edge technological...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Lindley
December 9, 2016
Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

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: 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 | Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
July 12, 2013
Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn

In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail...

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 | 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 | Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer
March 19, 2012
Actress Juliette Lewis is Also a Hard Lovin’ Singer

In the song Hard Lovin’ Woman, Juliette Lewis belts out: “You better look around and get a hold of yourself, woman, and embrace what you’ve become.” What Juliette Lewis has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Sweet Judy Collins Tells All (Interview)

Some songs seem as if they were written just for you.  The lyrics resonate as if they were penned by your own personal biographer. Judy Collins gets that feeling every...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?
February 16, 2012
Is This The Last Kim Fowley Interview Ever?

There is a chance that by the time you read this interview with legendary producer/songwriter/filmmaker/actor Kim Fowley, Kim Fowley will be dead. But don’t take our word for it.  Ask...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend
June 28, 2011
Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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...