May 24, 2022
Watch a New Preview for Baz Luhrmann’s New ‘Elvis’ Biopic, In Theaters 6/24 (Also, Soundtrack News)
May 24, 2022
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Announce First Tour Since 2017: U.S. in Feb. 2023, Followed by Europe
May 23, 2022
Van Morrison Releases His 43rd Album – ‘What’s It Gonna Take?’ – Listen Here
May 23, 2022
The 1969 Fender Guitar Kurt Cobain Used in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Video Sold at Auction for $4.5M
May 23, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Performs “Mistakes,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,’ on ‘Colbert’
May 23, 2022
Iron Maiden Unveils ‘Samurai Eddie’ Mascot at ‘Legacy of the Beast’ Tour Opener in Zagreb; ‘Senjutsu’ LP Out Now
May 23, 2022
Preview ‘Moonage Daydream’: A ‘Cinematic Odyssey Exploring David Bowie’s Creative & Musical Journey’
May 23, 2022
Christian Lee Hutson: ‘Quitters’ Album Out Now; North American Headlining Tour Announced
May 23, 2022
Mick Jagger on Harry Styles: “I Like Harry. … He Just Has a Superficial Resemblance to My Younger Self”
May 21, 2022
John Doe (of X) Releases ‘Fables in a Foreign Land,’ an 1890s Moodfest (Listen)
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February 26, 2021
Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)
Fans of Jefferson Starship agreed it was worth the wait when the band released Mother of the Sun in August 2020. The new EP is Jefferson Starship’s first collection of...
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 28, 2021
Out Now: John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen ‘The River Flows Vol. 1 & 2’ (Listen)
Fans of American roots music will be excited to hear that John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen: The River Flows is now available, having been released on Sept. 24, in all...
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...
September 2, 2021
David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo
On Oct. 15, David Crosby will revisit his 1971 debut solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, with a 50th anniversary edition, set for release via Rhino Records....
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...
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...
June 2, 2021
Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)
The Wizard of Ozzy and Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Coldplay Plus a Cast of Thousands: Q&A with Rockfield’s Recording Engineer/Farmer Kingsley Ward Along with Yasgur’s farm, Rockfield...
May 14, 2021
Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
Join us for a conversation with Pete Townshend for a look at the story behind of The Who Sell Out, which was recently celebrated with a massive Super Deluxe edition....
April 27, 2021
Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021
Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age of 91, it was...
March 10, 2021
‘Detroit Stories’ Lands Alice Cooper in the Top 5 Around the World, His Highest Album Debut Since the 1980s
When Alice Cooper set out to pay homage to his hometown with his new album, Detroit Stories, the shock-rock icon no doubt hoped it would resonate with his dedicated fans...
February 26, 2021
Out Now: Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Hometown with New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper returned today with a new album, but Detroit Stories is a more personal affair than usual for the man born Vincent Furnier. “I always wanted to...
February 16, 2021
Alice Cooper Previews ‘Detroit Stories’ LP with Teaser: ‘I Always Wanted to Do a Tribute to My Hometown’
“I always wanted to do a tribute to my hometown,” said shock-rock icon Alice Cooper of his new album, Detroit Stories, in a teaser video shared recently.The record is due...
February 11, 2021
Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’
Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen on life during the pandemic, the greatest ’60s SF bands, and Ike Turner Stay-at-home orders during the pandemic may have slowed but...
February 4, 2021
Alice Cooper Drops New Song ‘Social Debris’ to Celebrate His 73rd Birthday (Listen)
Today, Feb. 4, marks the 73rd birthday of Vincent Furnier — perhaps better known to us all as Alice Cooper. To mark the occasion, Cooper picked today to share another...
February 2, 2021
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...
December 11, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares New Song, ‘Our Love Will Change the World’; ‘Detroit Stories’ LP Out 2/26
Alice Cooper is known as the father of “shock-rock,” but his new song “Our Love Will Change the World” just might shock you for a different reason: It’s surprisingly upbeat...
November 13, 2020
Alice Cooper Shares ‘Rock & Roll,’ a Velvet Underground Cover from His New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ (Listen)
Earlier this week, shock-rock legend Alice Cooper announced Detroit Stories, a new studio album paying homage to the “angry rock” roots of his hometown. The record will be released on...
November 11, 2020
Alice Cooper: New Album ‘Detroit Stories’ Out in February; First Single Coming 11/13 (Pre-Order)
It’s only appropriate that Alice Cooper, unabashed “shock-rock” legend and all-around icon, chose Friday the 13th to release a new single. That’s exactly what he’s doing on Nov. 13 when...
August 17, 2020
51 Years Ago Today (Aug. 17): The Who Takes the Stage at Woodstock Around Dawn for an Unforgettable Performance
It was 51 years ago today, Aug. 17, that The Who took the stage at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 for what amounted to a legendary performance. Originally scheduled...
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...
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...
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...
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...
July 9, 2019
Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
At age 73, founding Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis will release a new album, The Road To Zion, on July 16. Moby Grape were one of the most groundbreaking and...
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...
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...
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,...
September 11, 2018
Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
Detroit’s legendary MC5 were probably the first punk rock band — but try to tell the band’s guitarist, Wayne Kramer, that. “I get that. I get the value of that....
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...
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster
I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...
February 28, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Janis Joplin’
Janis Joplin was called “the greatest white urban blues and soul singer of her generation” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted her in 1995. Joplin’s powerful,...
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,...
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...
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs
“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...
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....
December 3, 2012
"One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder
One Toke Over the Line by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would...
January 12, 2012
Director Oliver Stone On History. And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.
photo: ©Taili Song Roth. All Rights Reserved In this candid conversation with Rock Cellar Magazine, Oliver Stone discusses On History, the new book he co-authored with Tariq Ali, the activist/intellectual who...
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...