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Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021
August 12, 2021
Rest in Peace, Keyboardist/Vocalist Mike Finnigan (Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, More): 1945-2021

Mike Finnigan, an acclaimed studio/touring musician known for his work with the Hammond B3 organ and for recording stints with acts including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and many others, passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures
July 2, 2021
Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, BTS Among New Line of Music-Themed Funko Figures

Funko figures continue to be among the most highly sought collectibles in the memorabilia world today — and the company’s new Popapalooza line announce this week features a series of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ 8-LP Box Set
May 26, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Copy of ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ 8-LP Box Set

The entry period has now closed. Thank you. Originally released on CD in 2000, The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set was reissued in 2017 as a limited-edition 8-LP box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
May 26, 2021
Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

‘Jimi Hendrix Experience 8-LP Box Set Giveaway” Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix Art Print from Echo Print Gallery
February 9, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix Art Print from Echo Print Gallery

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thank you! A new, officially-licensed series of Jimi Hendrix prints is now available via Echo, and they’ll make an especially stylish addition to any...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Print Series Announced; Available Now via Echo
February 8, 2021
Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Print Series Announced; Available Now via Echo

A new, officially-licensed series of Jimi Hendrix prints is now available via Echo, and they’ll make an especially stylish addition to your home. Per a news release, the Jimi Hendrix...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Neal Schon (Journey) Covers Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, More on New Album ‘Universe’ (Listen)
December 15, 2020
Out Now: Neal Schon (Journey) Covers Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, More on New Album ‘Universe’ (Listen)

Journey founder Neal Schon recently returned with Universe, a new solo album from the acclaimed guitarist/composer featuring fifteen songs spanning “symphonic classical blues, R&B, soul and rock-fusion,” per a news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Live in Maui’ from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on 2-CD/Blu-ray and 3-LP/Blu-ray (Listen/Purchase)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: ‘Live in Maui’ from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, on 2-CD/Blu-ray and 3-LP/Blu-ray (Listen/Purchase)

The robust Jimi Hendrix archives have been opened once again for an anticipated new release bringing together Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the live recordings...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gibson Honors the Legacy of Jimi Hendrix with Two New Guitars: 1969 Flying V and 1967 SG Custom
November 17, 2020
Gibson Honors the Legacy of Jimi Hendrix with Two New Guitars: 1969 Flying V and 1967 SG Custom

The Gibson Custom Shop has been hard at work with a special project honoring the late, great and influential Jimi Hendrix — and on Tuesday, two brand new signature series...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix ‘Live in Maui’ 2-CD/Blu-ray Set
November 4, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix ‘Live in Maui’ 2-CD/Blu-ray Set

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! On Nov. 20, the Jimi Hendrix vaults will open for another archival release — this time, Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ with ‘Foxey Lady’
October 2, 2020
Preview The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ with ‘Foxey Lady’

On Nov. 20, the Jimi Hendrix vaults will open for another archival release — this time, Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui, capturing the Jimi Hendrix Experience and...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set

Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ Documentary/Album Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)
September 10, 2020
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: ‘Music, Money Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui’ Documentary/Album Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Nov. 20, the Jimi Hendrix vaults will open once again for an archival release — but this isn’t just a collected set of recorded music. Music, Money, Madness ....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Slide Guitar Virtuoso Dan Dubuque Pay Homage to Jimi Hendrix with ‘Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)’ from a Wide Open Field
June 15, 2020
Watch Slide Guitar Virtuoso Dan Dubuque Pay Homage to Jimi Hendrix with ‘Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)’ from a Wide Open Field

Over the past few months, a man named Dan Dubuque has been popping up in a series of YouTube videos featuring some absolutely breathtaking performances of iconic songs, performed by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’
April 7, 2020
Eddie Kramer (Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, etc.) Focus of New Documentary ‘From the Other Side of the Glass’

Eddie Kramer is a crucial figure in the history of classic rock music, and the recording engineer will reportedly be the focus of a new documentary film. As reported by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man,’ ft. Archival Tributes from Jimi Hendrix/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Linda Ronstadt and More, Set for PBS 2/29
February 4, 2020
‘Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man,’ ft. Archival Tributes from Jimi Hendrix/Beatles/Rolling Stones/Linda Ronstadt and More, Set for PBS 2/29

Charles Edward Anderson Berry. You might know him better as Chuck Berry, undeniable pioneer of what we now know as “rock and roll.” The man’s presence, music and legacy has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Fiery (and Previously Unreleased) Live Cut Called ‘Ezy Ryder’ from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Concerts
November 20, 2019
Hear a Fiery (and Previously Unreleased) Live Cut Called ‘Ezy Ryder’ from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsys’ Fillmore East Concerts

We’re all very fortunate that the Jimi Hendrix vaults haven’t been fully raided yet, as each new archival release adds to the legacy, myth and allure of the otherworldly gifted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox
November 3, 2016
Remembering Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys: Q&A with Billy Cox

Reflecting back on Jimi Hendrix’s career, one marvels at how productive and creative he was in a short span of just a few years. By the time Hendrix formed Band of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18
February 10, 2021
New Music Channel The Coda Collection, Launched by Yoko Ono & Janie Hendrix, Arriving on Prime Video 2/18

Announced recently, The Coda Collection is a new, dedicated Amazon Prime Video channel for the most devoted music fans. Spearheaded by Yoko Ono and Janie Hendrix (and backed by Sony...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame
March 3, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame

In our inaugural One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, Walter Egan discusses his career and whether he considers himself a “one-hit wonder” on the strength of his classic 1978 hit,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022
February 9, 2022
Rest in Peace, Funk/Soul Singer Betty Davis: 1944-2022

Betty Davis, an American funk/soul singer and model known for an unmistakable sense of musical style and a career that  featured three albums in the 1970s before retiring from music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila
January 10, 2022
A Few Questions With … Electric Violinist Susan Aquila

Electric Violinist Susan Aquila Storms Rock World with New Self-Titled Album The electric violin is no longer an oddity in rock. Pioneers such as Mark Wood have captured its energy and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022
December 15, 2021
‘Living on a Thin Line’: New Memoir from the Kinks’ Dave Davies Coming in 2022

Dave Davies of the Kinks announced 'Living on a Thin Line,' his memoir recounting "the ups and downs of my life in the Kinks and what happened afterwards."

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 | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now
November 23, 2021
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now

On Nov. 19, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a 50th anniversary Super Deluxe edition of his classic 1971 record, Teaser and the Firecat. It continues the retrospective release series from the cherished...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971,’ Featuring 119 Recordings (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971,’ Featuring 119 Recordings (Listen)

Today, Nov. 12, the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives project added a new chapter with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), the latest installment in a series promising a...

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 | Hear “You Can Close Your Eyes,” a 1970 Live Duet from Joni Mitchell + James Taylor (‘Archives Vol. 2’ Out 11/12)
October 8, 2021
Hear “You Can Close Your Eyes,” a 1970 Live Duet from Joni Mitchell + James Taylor (‘Archives Vol. 2’ Out 11/12)

On Nov. 12, the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives project will continue with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), the latest installment in a series promising a wealth of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History
October 6, 2021
Available Now: ‘Eruption: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen’ Book, a Definitive EVH Oral History

ERUPTION: Conversations with Eddie Van Halen is a new book published this week by Hachette Books that is billed in a news release as ” a candid, compulsively readable, and definitive oral...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour
June 25, 2021
Roger Daltrey Cancels 2021 ‘Live and Kicking’ North American Solo Tour

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey had planned to play a handful of solo tour dates in the United States later this summer, but this week the legendary singer announce he has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour
May 26, 2021
Roger Daltrey Adds Dates to ‘Live and Kicking’ 2021 Solo Tour

Coming up in August, Roger Daltrey of the Who will head out on a special solo tour, accompanied by members of the Who’s touring band in an outing called the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Tells the Story Behind ‘The Who Sell Out’ and Why He Never Got a Tattoo (The Interview)
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....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen on Pandemic Concerts and His New Album with John Hurlbut, ‘The River Flows’ 
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’
February 1, 2021
Album Review: Foo Fighters Follow Through on the Promise of Something Different (with Surprising Results) on ‘Medicine at Midnight’

The Foo Fighters warned you things would be different this time around. The overall vibe and structure of “Shame Shame,” the lead single from Dave Grohl & the gang‘s new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’
January 27, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win ‘Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend’

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Congrats to Kim R. from NY, our lucky winner! Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture: Images and Stories from a Photography Legend is...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Honored by Slash, Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Video)
November 9, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Honored by Slash, Kirk Hammett and Tom Morello at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Video)

This past Saturday night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction ceremony special aired on HBO and HBO Max, a filmed segment honoring the Class of 2020 that...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
November 2, 2020
Watch John Lennon Groove to the Rolling Stones’ First-Ever Performance of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

In 1968, the Rolling Stones staged their legendary/infamous Rock and Roll Circus television special. Looking back, it was a remarkable snapshot of music from the time, and much more. From...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer
October 6, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 After Battle with Throat Cancer

Eddie Van Halen, renowned guitarist of Van Halen and all around legend, has passed away after a battle with cancer. The tragic news was shared by his son, Wolfgang Van...

Rock Cellar Magazine | September 2020 Issue
September 16, 2020
September 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our September 2020 features. Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Reclaiming ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview) I’m Still Standing: Guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Guitarist Federico Navarro Trías
September 14, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Guitarist Federico Navarro Trías

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17
August 19, 2020
Chris Hillman Announces Memoir, ‘Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond’ Due Out 11/17

From the Byrds to the Flying Burrito Brothers and more, Chris Hillman has led a life and career of influence and prestige — and on Nov. 17, he’ll release his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)
July 17, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken
July 10, 2020
Rest in Peace, Famed Photographer Fiona Adams, Responsible for One of the Most Iconic Beatles Photos Ever Taken

Fiona Adams, a photographer responsible for some of the most iconic photos taken of The Beatles over the years, has passed away at the age of 84. RIP, Fiona Adams,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020
May 15, 2020
Rest in Peace, Phil May of the Pretty Things: 1944-2020

Phil May, vocalist of the English band The Pretty Things, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications after emergency hip surgery, it was announced on Friday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Jorge Santana, Younger Brother of Carlos Santana: 1951 – 2020
May 15, 2020
Rest in Peace Jorge Santana, Younger Brother of Carlos Santana: 1951 – 2020

Jorge Santana, younger brother of Carlos Santana and a gifted guitarist who toured occasionally with the Santana band, has died at the age of 68, it was reported on Friday....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fire
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
March 11, 2020
Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)

“It’s about playing from your heart,” Carlos Santana says about why he believes his music, and remarkable guitar playing, has stood the test of time. “It’s about being gut-bucket honest....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Can Now Own Jewelry Made Out of the Original Woodstock 1969 Stage
December 5, 2019
You Can Now Own Jewelry Made Out of the Original Woodstock 1969 Stage

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival, which took place in upstate New York in 1969 and has rightly earned a place among the most important and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019
August 16, 2019
Rest in Peace, Peter Fonda: 1940 – 2019

Legendary actor Peter Fonda, known for many works over the years including his iconic co-starring role in Easy Rider, has passed away at the age of 79, it was reported Friday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon
August 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon

For his latest Behind The Curtain entry, writer Steve rosen recounts a few run-ins with renowned guitarist Neal Schon, of Santana and Journey fame …  It is 1975 and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 25, 2019
‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield
June 4, 2019
Reflecting on Curtis Mayfield’s Legacy and New Box Set with His Wife, Altheida Mayfield

Whether you know it or not, you hear Curtis Mayfield’s influence every day. Sure, his grooves have been endlessly sampled, but the gorgeous soul music he created, especially after he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Rockabilly Songs
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'”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
April 10, 2019
Inside the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Some things are worth waiting for.  “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” TV special was filmed in December of 1968, but was shelved for decades as folks assumed its...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

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 | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs
September 11, 2018
Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979

Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

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 Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle
August 14, 2017
The Beatles, the Stones, Rock and Roll as Art, Defining the Musical ‘Genius’ and More: Q&A with Steve Earle

You might not guess it, but Steve Earle, the modern epitome of Outlaw Country, started out life inspired by English punk rock. “That scene was huge to me,” he says,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More
June 29, 2017
Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Jazz Fusion Guitar Legend Larry Coryell (1943-2017)
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,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...

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 | Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25
October 25, 2016
Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Vinyl enthusiasts, this is for you. The list of releases scheduled for Black Friday 2016 was unveiled today. Friday, November 25 at record stores and music specialty shops around the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble
October 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Amped with Alexander (Howard) Dumble

Steve Rosen checks in with another entry in Behind the Curtain… Down through the years, the term “mad genius” has been given to those rare human beings who straddled the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top
July 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas
May 6, 2016
A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

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 | Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)
November 7, 2014
Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

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 | Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
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.

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues
March 4, 2013
Photos of Iconic Rock and Roll Statues

It used to be that only politicians and war heroes were immortalized on statues that honored their accomplishments. So it’s a good thing that today you’re more likely to see...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | October/November Album Reviews
October 11, 2012
October/November Album Reviews

Mumford & Sons KISS Neil Young & Crazy Horse Gary Clark Jr. Muse Dinosaur Jr. Aimee Mann   Mumford & Sons Babel When U2 made the Rattle and Hum album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Mustang Sally" at 45  (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story
October 1, 2012
"Mustang Sally" at 45 (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story

Bruce Springsteen surprised fans in 2010 when he joined local band Timepiece at a Farmingdale, New Jersey club for a rousing rendition of Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally. Not that Bruce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)
July 17, 2012
Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)

In his new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, Jesse Ventura argues in favor of abolishing all political parties within what he calls a corrupt two-party system. From my perspective, I can’t advocate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr cranked up the 13th-edition All-Starr Band last week in Niagara Falls, gassed it up, and is taking it on the road…...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan is BACK!
April 16, 2012
Donovan is BACK!

Only a handful of individuals in music are known by a single name, and a few are legends. The artist simply known as “Donovan” certainly is one of those. His...

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 | Director Oliver Stone On History.  And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks
August 12, 2011
Jesse Ventura: Democracy Rocks

Jesse Ventura’s wrestling persona — known as “The Body” — exuded a rock star image with his rippling physique, bleached-blond hair, berets, and his ability to make feathered boas seem...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Star-Spangled Salutes
July 1, 2011
Star-Spangled Salutes

It’s that time of year again…the time to gather with friends and family and barbecue meat, drink (American) beer and randomly engage in loud chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, preferably in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sex Is Always the Answer
June 3, 2011
Sex Is Always the Answer

From time to time, when I’m in the midst of one of my room-clearing rants on the woeful state of modern popular music, unfortunate listeners will try to agree with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pink Floyd Art Print from Echo Print Gallery
March 23, 2021
(CLOSED) GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win a Pink Floyd Art Print from Echo Print Gallery

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Echo Print Gallery has recently been rolling out a series of art prints paying homage to some seriously influential classic rock artists...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #TheShowMustBePaused: Music Industry Joins Forces for #BlackoutTuesday in Memory of George Floyd
June 2, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused: Music Industry Joins Forces for #BlackoutTuesday in Memory of George Floyd

The past few days have seen powerful and, at times, frightening images of protest and civil unrest stemming from the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)
March 23, 2018
The Rascals’ Eddie Brigati Delivers Rock, R&B and Broadway in His New Solo Show (Q&A)

Photo: Dennis Manuel “Some people may not realize it but the Rascals were the first rock band in the world … in the center of the universe, New Jersey, the...