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Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown
April 22, 2020
Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown

The concept of the “rock and roll star” is one that exudes thoughts of larger-than-life existence, mythical creatures who strap on a guitar and do things that make them seem...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29
July 28, 2021
Jackson Browne Shares Lively Rendition of “My Cleveland Heart,” Tour with James Taylor Launches 7/29

One of the most immediate songs featured on Downhill from Everywhere, the great new album from iconic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, is the energetic “My Cleveland Heart,” and on Wednesday Browne...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled, Now Starts in July 2021
March 31, 2021
James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled, Now Starts in July 2021

In early 2020, legendary singer/songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne revealed plans for a U.S. tour together, but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The tour was thrown into jeopardy —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled to 2021 Due to COVID-19
May 20, 2020
James Taylor and Jackson Browne Tour Rescheduled to 2021 Due to COVID-19

Legendary singer/songwriters James Taylor and Jackson Browne were supposed to begin a special tour this month, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the pair to reschedule the outing until 2021....

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne
January 23, 2020
James Taylor Debuts ‘Teach Me Tonight,’ from New ‘American Standard’ LP, Announces Tour with Jackson Browne

Iconic singer/songwriter James Taylor is truly an American icon, and he’ll return on February 28 with a new album titled American Standard. Announced on Thursday, the news came with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’
July 23, 2021
Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’

Cherished singer/songwriter Jackson Browne returned today, July 23, with Downhill from Everywhere, his first proper solo album since 2014’s Standing in the Breach. The time between album clearly inspired a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
June 11, 2021
Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

A few weeks back, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne released a new single titled “My Cleveland Heart.” It’s a preview of his forthcoming studio album, Downhill from Everywhere, which will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)
May 21, 2021
Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

“My Cleveland Heart” is the title of a new song from legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne — and its music video is a rather unexpected bit of irreverence and fun from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘American Standard,’ the New Album from James Taylor
February 28, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘American Standard,’ the New Album from James Taylor

Today, legendary songwriter/singer James Taylor releases American Standard, a new collection of songs incorporating re-imagined versions of some influential songs throughout history, hand-picked by Taylor for the project. Pick up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette
February 4, 2020
Preview James Taylor’s New ‘American Standard’ Album with a Making-Of Vignette

On Feb. 28, legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor will release a new collection titled American Standard. Announced in late January, the album (up for pre-order right now) is a collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)
October 7, 2021
Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)

Back in August, Carlos Santana shared a new single, “Move,” another collaboration with Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas. You may recall the two linked up back in 1999 for “Smooth,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15
September 21, 2021
Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15

Another preview of Blessings and Miracles, the anticipated new studio album from Carlos Santana, is here — and it finds the legendary guitarist teaming up with a fellow music icon,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Santana Teaming with Rob Thomas Again(!) for New Single, “Move,” Coming 8/18
August 11, 2021
Santana Teaming with Rob Thomas Again(!) for New Single, “Move,” Coming 8/18

Released back in June of 1999, “Smooth” was a single from legendary guitarist  Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas, vocalist of Matchbox Twenty. After ruling the charts at No. 1, winning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana Signs with BMG for New Album, ‘Blessings and Miracles’ — Lead Single Due Soon
August 4, 2021
Carlos Santana Signs with BMG for New Album, ‘Blessings and Miracles’ — Lead Single Due Soon

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has a new global recordings deal with BMG, it was announced on Wednesday. His first release under the new deal will be Blessings and Miracles, his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event
July 26, 2021
Now Streaming: HBO Max’s ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’ Doc Captures the Chaos of the Notorious Event

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and scenes are burned in our memories, even years after the original event. Considering Woodstock ’99 calls to mind a few specific...

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 | Carlos Santana Returns to the Stage This Fall with ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Tour
June 14, 2021
Carlos Santana Returns to the Stage This Fall with ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Tour

After taking roughly a year off due to the pandemic and all of its subsequent interruptions to touring life, Carlos Santana and his band will hit the road once again...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond

Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tower of Power: ’50 Years of Funk & Soul – Live at the Fox Theater’ CD/DVD/3-LP Set Coming 3/26
February 16, 2021
Tower of Power: ’50 Years of Funk & Soul – Live at the Fox Theater’ CD/DVD/3-LP Set Coming 3/26

On March 26, renowned Bay Area soul/funk/R&B ensemble Tower of Power will release 50 Years of Funk and Soul – Live at the Fox Theater, a new live album commemorating...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video
December 9, 2020
Suspect208 (Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland & Robert Trujillo) Cause Chaos at the Viper Room in New ‘All Black’ Video

Back in early November, Suspect208, a band featuring the sons of hard rock royalty (The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’
November 13, 2020
Suspect208 (ft. Sons of Slash, Scott Weiland and Robert Trujillo) Share Debut Single, ‘Long Awaited’

Suspect208 is a brand new band with an eye-popping pedigree: The drummer is London Hudson, son of guitar god Slash, the bassist is Tye Trujillo, son of Metallica‘s Robert Trujillo,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo Moves Rescheduled 2021 Festival Dates from June to September
September 29, 2020
Bonnaroo Moves Rescheduled 2021 Festival Dates from June to September

Though the COVID-19 pandemic ensured there wouldn’t be a traditional, in-person edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this year, the festival planned ahead for 2021 nonetheless — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo to Stream Virtual ROO-ALITY Online Festival 9/24-26 (Archival Sets, New Performances and More)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Netflix is Working on a Docu-Series About Woodstock ’99, One of the Most Notorious Music Events Ever Assembled
September 2, 2020
Netflix is Working on a Docu-Series About Woodstock ’99, One of the Most Notorious Music Events Ever Assembled

When it comes to music festivals, certain images and are burned in our memories, even years after the original event — and when considering Woodstock ’99, it calls to mind...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression
July 21, 2020
Robin Williams: Remember the Late Comic Great with Behind-The-Scenes Clips from ‘Aladdin’ and a Hilarious Keith Richards Impression

Today, July 21, would have been the 69th birthday of Robin Williams. The legendary actor/comedian known for razor-sharp wit, an endlessly irreverent standup comedy style and a warm demeanor passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

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 | The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2
January 21, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020: Highlights from Days 1 and 2

Rock Cellar contributor George. A. Paul recalls some of the standout moments from his time at the NAMM Show 2020 this past weekend in Anaheim …  From new product innovations...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 3, 2019
ZZ Top to Release ‘Goin’ 50′ Compilation as Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rabble-rousing Texas rockers ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019, and this week the trio announced a special 50-track compilation due out on August 17. Titled Goin’ 50,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening
April 8, 2019
ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening

Texas three-piece rock and roll outfit ZZ Top emerged from Houston in 1969 — making 2019 the band’s 50th anniversary. This fall, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard will...

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 | Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form
February 8, 2019
Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis
October 11, 2018
Bassist Darryl Jones on Touring Life with the Rolling Stones and Playing with Miles Davis

It is 10:30 on a Tuesday morning, a morning which can best be described as a “proper” English morning.  You must go to England to really experience a proper English...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)
June 14, 2018
Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 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 | 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 | 2022 Grammy Nominations Announced
November 23, 2021
2022 Grammy Nominations Announced

On Tuesday, the official list of nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced via a live stream. An interesting note from Variety explained a key change instilled for this...

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 | Rolling Stones Premiere Music Video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” from ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition
September 22, 2021
Rolling Stones Premiere Music Video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” from ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition

The Rolling Stones have dug deep into the vaults to release a new music video for “Living in the Heart of Love,” a previously unreleased track that is included in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: New Self-Titled Album from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) — Listen/Buy
August 27, 2021
Out Now: New Self-Titled Album from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) — Listen/Buy

The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Share “Fair Warning” Video
August 19, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Share “Fair Warning” Video

On Aug. 27, The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition Out 10/22; Stream Unreleased “Living in the Heart of Love”
August 19, 2021
Rolling Stones: ‘Tattoo You’ 40th Anniversary Edition Out 10/22; Stream Unreleased “Living in the Heart of Love”

On Oct. 22, The Rolling Stones will revisit 1981’s Tattoo You for a lavish 40th anniversary reissue featuring nine previously unreleased recordings from the album sessions. The legendary English band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)

As concert venues attempt to reopen, iconic vocalist Ann Wilson will begin an August solo tour armed with a new band and material produced during the pandemic. Fans will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Stream “Fair Warning” LP 8/2
July 30, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Stream “Fair Warning” LP 8/2

Aug. 27 will see the release of an anticipated new full-length album from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Self-Titled Album Out 8/27, Fall Tour Dates
June 29, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Self-Titled Album Out 8/27, Fall Tour Dates

Aug. 27 will see the release of an anticipated new full-length album from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video
May 14, 2021
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Debuts “3:45 Coming Through” Video

“3:45 Coming Through” is the title of another new bit of music from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More
May 13, 2021
Love Rocks NYC 2021: Live Stream Concert Event Set for 6/3, ft. Sara Bareilles, Jon Bon Jovi, Joe Bonamassa & More

On June 3, The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will present the fifth annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver, and this year’s event will also...

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 | New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Watch ‘Can’t Stop Progress’
March 26, 2021
New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Watch ‘Can’t Stop Progress’

You Can’t Stop Progress — and that’s precisely the motivation behind a new EP from The Immediate Family, the esteemed and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals),...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New EP from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Coming 4/23
March 2, 2021
New EP from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Coming 4/23

You Can’t Stop Progress — and that’s precisely the motivation behind a new EP from The Immediate Family, a bona fide rock and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | NAMM Believe in Music Week to Feature Educational Sessions with Rock Supergroup The Immediate Family
January 15, 2021
NAMM Believe in Music Week to Feature Educational Sessions with Rock Supergroup The Immediate Family

On Jan. 18-22, the 2021 NAMM Believe in Music Week will take place online. It’s the virtual edition of the annual Winter NAMM Show, the international music trade show that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)
December 11, 2020
12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Put together by famed Eagles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/10: Go on a ZOOM Call with The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) & Filmmaker Denny Tedesco
December 8, 2020
12/10: Go on a ZOOM Call with The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) & Filmmaker Denny Tedesco

This upcoming Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, the Berklee Bass Department (of the Berklee College of Music) will host a webinar on ZOOM with The Immediate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Updates Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ with New Video
December 3, 2020
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Updates Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ with New Video

The Immediate Family, a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Slippin’ and Slidin,’ New EP from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) — Live Stream 10/17
October 16, 2020
Out Now: ‘Slippin’ and Slidin,’ New EP from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) — Live Stream 10/17

Today, The Immediate Family — a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): New EP Out 10/16, Live Stream Gig 10/17
October 12, 2020
The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): New EP Out 10/16, Live Stream Gig 10/17

This upcoming weekend is a big one for The Immediate Family, a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): “Slippin’ and Slidin'”
September 11, 2020
New from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): “Slippin’ and Slidin'”

The new single from The Immediate Family, a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell: 1951-2020
September 9, 2020
Rest in Peace, Kool & the Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell: 1951-2020

Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang and a key figure in the soul/r&b group’s success over the years, has passed away at the age of 68. He...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sunday 8/2: Watch a Re-Broadcast of a Live Stream Gig from the Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell)
July 28, 2020
Sunday 8/2: Watch a Re-Broadcast of a Live Stream Gig from the Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell)

About a month ago, The Immediate Family — a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘I Remember Everything,’ the Final Song Recorded By John Prine, Becomes His Highest-Charting Single and First No. 1
June 24, 2020
‘I Remember Everything,’ the Final Song Recorded By John Prine, Becomes His Highest-Charting Single and First No. 1

On June 12, the estate of John Prine premiered “I Remember You,” the very last song recorded by the country/folk legend before he passed away earlier this year due to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Friday 6/26: Watch a Live-Stream Gig from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell
June 23, 2020
Friday 6/26: Watch a Live-Stream Gig from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell

This Friday, June 26, The Immediate Family — a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from the Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Stream ‘Cruel Twist’
June 15, 2020
New from the Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): Stream ‘Cruel Twist’

The debut single from The Immediate Family, a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Prine Record ‘I Remember Everything,’ His Very Last Recorded Song
June 12, 2020
Watch John Prine Record ‘I Remember Everything,’ His Very Last Recorded Song

“I Remember Everything” is a song from John Prine — the final song that the legendary country/folk artist recorded before his passing earlier this year due to complications from COVID-19....

Rock Cellar Magazine | 6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More
June 8, 2020
6/11: ‘Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine’ Stream ft. Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Vince Gill and Many More

This upcoming Thursday, June 11, will see the streaming premiere of Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine, a star-filled salute to the country/folk icon who passed away in early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Immediate Family – Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell – Debut Single ‘Cruel Twist’ Announced
May 12, 2020
The Immediate Family – Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell – Debut Single ‘Cruel Twist’ Announced

We’re closer to hearing new music from the Immediate Family — Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Live from Out There’ Announces Lineups for Tributes to John Prine and Jerry Garcia + Robert Hunter (This Weekend)
April 17, 2020
‘Live from Out There’ Announces Lineups for Tributes to John Prine and Jerry Garcia + Robert Hunter (This Weekend)

Live from Out There is a new streaming digital content series designed to provide aid to members of the music community hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic — the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Immediate Family — Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell — Preparing 2020 Album
December 11, 2019
The Immediate Family — Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell — Preparing 2020 Album

What do you get when five musicians with untouchable resumes collaborate on a new project? You get The Immediate Family, an ensemble made up of Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’

D Generation were 90’s punk icons. But the band’s charismatic frontman, Jesse Malin, always seemed more than the run of the mill anarchist typically at the helm of the latter-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Miss Mary Wilson of the Supremes on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ This Season!
August 29, 2019
Don’t Miss Mary Wilson of the Supremes on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ This Season!

Last week, the official list of participants set to take part in ABC’s Dancing With the Stars this season was unveiled. Among them was none other than legendary singer Mary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire
June 12, 2019
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire

A recent New York Times story detailing the extensive damage caused by the Universal fire in 2008, which struck at Universal Studios Hollywood and resulted in the loss of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes
March 13, 2019
Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on Honoring His Hero, Bob Dylan, with The New Basement Tapes

“Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were a big part of how we all learned how to do this thing in the first place,” Dawes’ singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith tells...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Judith Owen
August 28, 2018
Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Judith Owen is equally influenced by the great American songbook, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement, and a cornucopia of diverse jazz ideas that the Welsh pianist encounters while living in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Booze
July 5, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 (OK, 8) One-Hit Wonders — And Why So Many Bands Can't Follow Up Their Only Hit
January 12, 2017
Top 11 (OK, 8) One-Hit Wonders — And Why So Many Bands Can't Follow Up Their Only Hit

Hundreds of bands have produced one monster hit: a catchy, memorable concoction of lyrics, music and vocals that sold millions of copies. But many were somehow unable to follow it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)
November 10, 2016
Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4
November 8, 2016
Hey, L.A.: The Tribe Returns to CSUN for Second Annual Holiday Charity Show: Peace, Love & Understanding 12/4

Attention Southern California! On Sunday, December 4, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation will team up for another all-star fundraising holiday concert benefiting the Los Angeles Fire Department’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

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 | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

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

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photographer Henry Diltz:  Rock’s Living History  (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Photographer Henry Diltz: Rock’s Living History (Interview)

Photographer (and musician) Henry Diltz has taken photographs of almost every notable rock musician and band from the 1960s and 70s. His iconic style practically defined the generation of classic...