June 24, 2022
Out Now: Regina Spektor’s Musical Individuality Shines on Captivating New LP ‘Home, before and after’
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Documentary/Album, Restored from 1995 — Listen/Buy
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Soccer Mommy Releases New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’; Headlining Tour On Now (Listen)
June 24, 2022
Out Now: Stream the Soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Biopic, ft. Eminem, Jack White, Doja Cat, More
June 24, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne Debuts “Patient Number 9” ft. Jeff Beck; New LP ft. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton & More 9/9
June 24, 2022
Paul McCartney Revisiting Three Key Solo Albums with ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set 8/5 (Pre-Order)
June 24, 2022
Out Now: MUNA Delivers a Powerful Statement of Purpose and Confidence with New Self-Titled Album (Listen)
June 23, 2022
Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5
June 23, 2022
Buzzworthy Metal Band Spiritbox Mixes a Bit of ’90s Alt/Rock into its Approach with New Single “Rotoscope”
June 23, 2022
Alan Parsons Shares “I Won’t Be Led Astray” ft. David Pack + Joe Bonamassa; ‘From the New World’ Album Out 7/15
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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...
February 22, 2022
John Mellencamp Shares Video for “Did You Say Such a Thing” ft. Bruce Springsteen from ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’
Back on Jan. 21, John Mellencamp added to his rich history of releases with a new studio album, Strictly a One-Eyed Jack. The gritty record features three collaborations with Bruce...
January 21, 2022
Out Now: John Mellencamp’s New Album ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack,’ ft. Three Songs w/ Bruce Springsteen (Listen)
Today, Jan. 21, revered singer/songwriter John Mellencamp returned with Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, a new studio album that serves as his 25th record to date and the first since 2017’s...
October 9, 2020
Saturday 10/10: Watch the Dream Concert, ft. Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn and More
This weekend, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and a host of additional artists will participate in the Dream Concert, a special virtual streaming event benefiting the Native American Scholarship...
December 10, 2021
New John Mellencamp: Stream “Chasing Rainbows”; ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’ LP Out 1/21
On Jan. 21, John Mellencamp will add to his rich catalog with a new studio album titled Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, his 25th studio album to date and the first...
November 1, 2021
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Sets 34-City North American Spoken Word Tour for 2022
Iron Maiden recently stormed back with an epic new album, Senjutsu, scoring its highest-ever spot on the Billboard 200 — and in early 2022, front man Bruce Dickinson will embark...
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...
January 25, 2021
Premiere: Bruce Sudano Explores the Nuanced Complexity of Relationships with ‘The Promise’ Music Video
Singer/songwriter Bruce Sudano released Spirals Vol. 2: Time and the Space In Between, a seven-song EP, in October. It’s the second of two EPs from the Los Angeles-based musician in...
December 7, 2020
Watch Bleachers Perform ‘Chinatown’ with Bruce Springsteen on the Roof of Electric Lady Studios
On Monday, Bleachers, the the indie/pop project and stage name of songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff, shared a pair of performance videos from the rooftop of Electric Lady Studios in New York...
August 21, 2020
Today 8/21: Watch ‘A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer’ Live Stream ft. Jeff Tweedy, Bob Weir, Bruce Springsteen, More – #SaveOurStages
Today, Aug. 21, is the birthday of the legendary Joe Strummer — and while the front man of The Clash may be gone, his spirit lives on. Strummer will be...
August 14, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/14: The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Whitney, Fantastic Negrito, Bruce Hornsby and Biffy Clyro (Listen)
Today, Friday, Aug. 14 brought with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of Rock...
July 13, 2020
Seniors at a U.K. Care Home in COVID-19 Lockdown Recreated Classic Album Covers from Bruce Springsteen, Bowie, the Clash, Adele and More
For four months, residents and staff of Sydmar Lodge Care Home in Edgware, England, have been stuck in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior citizen residents at the...
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...
October 7, 2014
Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview
Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album out October 7th on Inside Recordings, is full of the sort of ruminations on love and loss and the state of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...
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...
July 23, 2020
Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon
Legendary Irish guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, is the subject of Blues, a deluxe 3-CD set exploring his immersion in that time honored musical idiom. The compilation was released in...
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....
December 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978
In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the...
October 28, 2019
Rest in Peace, Paul Barrere of Little Feat: 1948 – 2019
Over the weekend, sad news came across that Paul Barrere, longtime guitarist and vocalist of Little Feat, had passed away at the age of 71. The band’s statement provided details...
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...
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...
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...
April 4, 2019
Career-Spanning Rory Gallagher ‘BLUES’ Collection Coming May 31
Irish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rory Gallagher can be best considered “underrated” — as his was a career of virtuosity, depth and musical character that was tragically cut short when he died at...
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,...
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...
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,...
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...
February 21, 2017
Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
Sad news to pass along, as iconic and influential jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has died at the age of 73. Coryell, who played alongside and worked with Sonny Rollins,...
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...
April 16, 2013
Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
As the rock world mourns his death, perhaps his own words would be best at this time: hence, this interview with Johns, which was conducted prior to his untimely passing.
June 19, 2012
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…...
July 19, 2011
Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy
It was November 1977. Guitarist Rory Gallagher and his band members – bassist Gerry McAvoy, keyboardist Lou Martin and drummer Rod de’Ath – were capping off a 6-month world tour...
June 13, 2022
Kenny Loggins: ‘Still Alright’ Book Out 6/14; Book/Performance Tour Dates Throughout the Month
This week marks yet another major milestone in the timeless career of Kenny Loggins: His official memoir, Still Alright, arrives via Hachette Books on Tuesday, June 14. Its release coincides...
May 3, 2022
Rest in Peace, ’60s Folk Singer/Songwriter Judy Henske of “High Flying Birds” Fame: 1936-2022
Judy Henske, a folk icon of the 1960s who was once labeled “Queen of the Beatniks” by producer Jack Nitzsche, passed away on April 27 at the age of 85....
April 19, 2022
Out Now: Taylor Hawkins Among Guests on ‘Brother Johnny,’ Edgar Winter’s New Tribute Album to Johnny
As we noted back in January, the Johnny Winter tribute album Brother Johnny by Edgar Winter is out now on Quarto Valley Records. 17 tracks featuring a star-studded array of...
April 11, 2022
Jim Messina Q&A: Memories of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Reuniting with Kenny Loggins for Two Special Gigs
Fans of classic rock radio are never far from hearing a song Jim Messina had a hand in creating. A singer, guitarist and songwriter in three celebrated bands, Messina also...
February 15, 2022
Love Rocks NYC 2022: Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Warren Haynes, Larkin Poe, Melissa Etheridge and More on 3/10
March 10 will bring with it the 2022 installment of Love Rocks NYC, the sixth annual gala/charity fundraising concert event from The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and executive produced...
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...
November 8, 2021
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’
“I listen to a lot of music all the time A lot of these things are dredged up from memory. I’ll go, ‘Oh, that was a really good song.’ Or...
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...
September 24, 2021
Out Now: Ringo Starr and His Pals Encourage Us All to ‘Change the World’ with Lively New EP (Listen)
Ringo Starr is nothing if not consistent — and today, Sept. 24, the famed Beatles drummer returns with Change the World, a new EP featuring four songs performed by the...
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...
April 27, 2021
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career
Long Promised Road is the title of an upcoming documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of Beach Boys figurehead Brian Wilson. Drawing its name from a song on...
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...
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...
September 24, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/24-9/27: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo ‘Virtual ROO-ALITY,’ Ohana Festival 2020, Lisa Loeb, Lamb of God, New Found Glory, Wallows
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 while staying safe from the threat of COVID-19....
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...
September 16, 2020
Bonnaroo to Stream Virtual ROO-ALITY Online Festival 9/24-26 (Archival Sets, New Performances and More)
There are no music festivals this year — the COVID-19 pandemic ruined all of those plans, among its effects on society at large — but festival organizers have thus far...
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames. “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...
August 18, 2020
8/21: Stars Joining Forces for ‘A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer’ Tribute Live Stream for Charity
This Friday, Aug. 21, a number of notable music and entertainment acts will take part in A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Birthday of Joe Strummer, a live stream event...
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there. “Nuclear apocalypse – who...
June 5, 2020
Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’
On Friday, Sir Paul McCartney posted a lengthy message to his official website and social media pages regarding the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, the Black Lives...
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World
This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...
May 28, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Releasing Reimagined ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ on 9/18 to Mark 50th Anniversary (Stream ‘Where Do the Children Play?’)
In 1970, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman, a landmark musical achievement cast an incredible legacy. His fourth studio album to that point, the record features several of the...
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...
May 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Fire
“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.” – Steven Wright Honorable Mention: “Play With Fire” by the Rolling Stones “Play With...
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...
April 2, 2020
Steven Van Zandt Launching ‘The Qoolest Quarantine Qollection,’ Replaying Top Interviews from Little Steven’s Underground Garage
The man they call Little Steven — a.k.a. Steven Van Zandt, renowned musician and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band — is rolling out a special 12-week batch of...
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...
October 14, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25
On Oct. 25, Ringo Starr will add to his legacy of music with a new album, What’s My Name. The album, previewed recently with its title track, now has a...
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe
For his latest Turn Me On column entry, Jackson Truax shines a light on singer/songwriter Alice Howe … Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement...
August 13, 2019
Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP
When Melissa Etheridge began the creative process to what would become 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, she took a different tack than usual. Utilizing bassist David Santos’ home studio...
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...
May 13, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
“That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was.” –Carl Perkins “Train Kept A-Rollin'” by Johnny Burnette, the Yardbirds and Jeff Beck and Steven Tyler “Train Kept A-Rollin'”...
May 3, 2019
Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
For the first time in two decades, the man known around the music business as Little Steven has released a new album of original material with Summer of Sorcery, which...
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...
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...
December 9, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Rock N' Roll
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below, enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old...
November 4, 2016
Tom Petty's 2017 MusiCares Tribute to Feature Performances from Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Kings of Leon, More
The 59th Grammy Awards are set for Sunday, February 12 in Los Angeles. Two nights before, Tom Petty will be officially honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year...
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs
“Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...
April 7, 2015
Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...
February 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...
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...
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...
April 3, 2013
For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good. (Interview)
Colin Newman of the band Wire talks to Rock Cellar Magazine about their latest album "Change Becomes Us," and Wire's place in the history of post-punk music.
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.
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...
July 11, 2012
July Album Reviews
Everclear Frank Ocean Joe Walsh Matisyahu Soul Asylum Neil Young Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars, the new album from Everclear, is better than it ought to be. Yes, Art Alexakis...
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...