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Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More
April 4, 2022
Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More

On Friday night, Joni Mitchell was honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, the recipient of the heralded award at a reschedule gala even originally intended to take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Debuts Video for Wintertime Classic, “River” –‘Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ Out Now
December 28, 2021
Joni Mitchell Debuts Video for Wintertime Classic, “River” –‘Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ Out Now

Among the many songs penned by Joni Mitchell, “River” stands as one of the most beloved, a contemporary classic covered by many other artists and considered among her best —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile, Graham Nash, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, More to Honor Joni Mitchell at 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala
December 16, 2021
Brandi Carlile, Graham Nash, Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, More to Honor Joni Mitchell at 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

The lineup of acts paying tribute to Joni Mitchell at the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year gala was announced.

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 | Watch Brandi Carlile Perform “This Time Tomorrow” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” on ‘Colbert’
November 9, 2021
Watch Brandi Carlile Perform “This Time Tomorrow” and Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” on ‘Colbert’

Brandi Carlile was the musical guest on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the revered singer/songwriter made the most of her appearance. For the television...

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 | Coming Nov. 16: ‘A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash’ Book, ft. Photos of Family, Friends, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and More
September 2, 2021
Coming Nov. 16: ‘A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash’ Book, ft. Photos of Family, Friends, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and More

On Nov. 16, Insight Editions will publish A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash, characterized in a news release as an extensive collection of personal photographs and artistic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Named 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year; Gala Set for GRAMMY Weekend
August 25, 2021
Joni Mitchell Named 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year; Gala Set for GRAMMY Weekend

Joni Mitchell will be honored by MusiCares, the primary music charity and partner of the Recording Academy, as its 2022 Person of the Year. The big announcement was made on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell: Stream Digital EP Featuring 5 Unreleased Songs from ‘Blue’; ‘Archives: Vol. 2’ Coming 10/29
June 21, 2021
Joni Mitchell: Stream Digital EP Featuring 5 Unreleased Songs from ‘Blue’; ‘Archives: Vol. 2’ Coming 10/29

Originally announced back in September 2020, the Joni Mitchell Archives series promised a wealth of material celebrating the robust recorded output of the legendary singer/songwriter. The first edition of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archives Series Continues 6/25 with ‘The Reprise Albums (1968-1971),’ Stream Remastered ‘A Case of You’ (Pre-Order)
April 8, 2021
Joni Mitchell Archives Series Continues 6/25 with ‘The Reprise Albums (1968-1971),’ Stream Remastered ‘A Case of You’ (Pre-Order)

The recently launched Joni Mitchell archival series will continue on June 25 when Rhino releases Joni Mitchell: The Reprise Albums (1968-1971), the latest installment in a planned series of reissues...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Singer/Songwriter Alice Howe Shares New Cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’ (Listen)
March 12, 2021
Singer/Songwriter Alice Howe Shares New Cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’ (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Alice Howe has shared a new recording of “A Case of You,” one of the many standout tracks from Joni Mitchell‘s timeless 1971 album Blue. Produced by Freebo, longtime...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Revisit an Icon’s Formative Era with ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ (Listen)
October 30, 2020
Out Now: Revisit an Icon’s Formative Era with ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967)’ (Listen)

Today, Oct. 30, the vaults officially open up as far as  Joni Mitchell is concerned, as Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) has been released as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Talks ‘Archives’ Release, Brain Aneurysm Recovery in Chat with Cameron Crowe (‘The Walking I’m Still Struggling With’)
October 27, 2020
Joni Mitchell Talks ‘Archives’ Release, Brain Aneurysm Recovery in Chat with Cameron Crowe (‘The Walking I’m Still Struggling With’)

It’s a long, tough road back from a brain aneurysm — and that’s exactly the challenge that Joni Mitchell faced after the legendary singer/songwriter sustained an aneurysm back in 2015....

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a Joni Mitchell ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set
October 2, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED) Enter for a Chance to Win a Joni Mitchell ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set

Update: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! Congrats to Richard M. from Vermont! The Joni Mitchell Archives are (finally) here — and Rock Cellar is excited to offer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archives: Stream a 1965 Demo of ‘Day After Day,’ from ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ (Out 10/30)
October 2, 2020
Joni Mitchell Archives: Stream a 1965 Demo of ‘Day After Day,’ from ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ (Out 10/30)

On Oct. 30, the Joni Mitchell Archives will be released to the masses by the iconic singer/songwriter and Rhino Records — and now we have a sample of what’s to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Archival Series Announced; ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set Out 10/30 (Pre-Order)
September 11, 2020
Joni Mitchell Archival Series Announced; ‘Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-67’ Box Set Out 10/30 (Pre-Order)

The Joni Mitchell Archives are (finally) here. Announced by the iconic singer/songwriter and Rhino Records this week, it’s a new series of planned box set releases championing her amazing career...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #SaveOurStages: 600 Artists, Including Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and More, Sign Letter Asking Congress to Help Indie Venues Survive COVID-19 Shutdown
June 19, 2020
#SaveOurStages: 600 Artists, Including Robert Plant, Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and More, Sign Letter Asking Congress to Help Indie Venues Survive COVID-19 Shutdown

It’s time to #SaveOurStages. Among the many devastating hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months is the chaos thrown into the live music world — and,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat
February 17, 2020
James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat

James Taylor is in a reflective mood these days — and with his new album, American Standard, set for release on Feb. 28, the legendary singer/songwriter was the focus of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2020 NAMM Show TEC Awards
December 10, 2019
Joni Mitchell to Receive Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2020 NAMM Show TEC Awards

On Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, the 35th annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards for short) will be one of the highlight events of the 2020 NAMM Show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”
April 1, 2022
Harry Styles Shares a Glimpse Into ‘Harry’s House’ with a Stylish New Music Video for “As It Was”

After putting the world on notice about the impending release of a new album titled Harry’s House, global pop superstar Harry Styles didn’t make folks wait very long for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles Announces New Album, ‘Harry’s House,’ Coming 5/20 — Here’s Why You Should Be Excited
March 23, 2022
Harry Styles Announces New Album, ‘Harry’s House,’ Coming 5/20 — Here’s Why You Should Be Excited

What’s sure to be one of the biggest albums of the year is set for a May 20 release: Harry’s House, a new studio album from Harry Styles. It will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More
February 16, 2022
Record Store Day 2022: Special Releases Coming from David Bowie, The Doors, Taylor Swift, U2 and Many More

Saturday, April 23 will mark the 15th annual Record Store Day, an event that began as a small niche appreciation of the vinyl record and has since morphed into an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Nash Asks Spotify to Remove Solo Music: “I Completely Agree With & Support My Friend, Neil Young”
February 1, 2022
Graham Nash Asks Spotify to Remove Solo Music: “I Completely Agree With & Support My Friend, Neil Young”

Graham Nash has released an official statement aligning himself with his longtime musical colleague and friend, Neil Young, regarding Young’s removal of his music from Spotify in opposition to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Rogan Responds to Neil Young’s Spotify Removal, Has ‘No Hard Feelings’ (“I’m a Neil Young Fan”)
January 31, 2022
Joe Rogan Responds to Neil Young’s Spotify Removal, Has ‘No Hard Feelings’ (“I’m a Neil Young Fan”)

The past week has found digital streaming service Spotify come under intense public scrutiny from Neil Young, who demanded his music be removed from the service in response to claims...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads
January 28, 2022
Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads

The String Revolution, a quartet of virtuoso guitar players with a knack for putting together impeccable sounds from their instruments, tapped fellow six-string aficionado Steve Stevens for a new musical...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Update: The Grammy Awards Have Officially Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 Caution, New Date TBD
January 5, 2022
Update: The Grammy Awards Have Officially Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 Caution, New Date TBD

The 64th Grammy Awards have officially been postponed. The full statement, as posted on Grammy.com: “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the...

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 | Brandi Carlile: ‘Beyond These Silent Days’ Tour On Sale 10/29, Supporting New No. 1 Album ‘In These Silent Days’
October 27, 2021
Brandi Carlile: ‘Beyond These Silent Days’ Tour On Sale 10/29, Supporting New No. 1 Album ‘In These Silent Days’

Back on Oct. 1, celebrated singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile added to her impressive catalog of music with In These Silent Days, her acclaimed new studio album that debuted at No. 1...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo
September 10, 2021
‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’: Q&A with Director Sacha Jenkins & Producer Steve Rivo

As the 1980s loomed, Motown Records, once a pop music, culture-defining juggernaut, seemed to be on its last legs. Then, along came Rick James.  Although James had spent almost two...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More
August 12, 2021
David Crosby Q&A: On His New Album ‘For Free,’ Spotify (“You’re Thieves”), Life at 80 & More

David Crosby, who turns 80 this month, is making the best music of his life right now. That’s right, the co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Crosby’s New Album ‘For Free,’ ft. Contributions from Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sarah Jarosz and More (Listen)
July 23, 2021
Out Now: David Crosby’s New Album ‘For Free,’ ft. Contributions from Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sarah Jarosz and More (Listen)

For years, David Crosby sought a musical collaboration with Steely Dan‘s Donald Fagen — and now he has finally achieved that goal, just short of his 80th birthday coming up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1
July 21, 2021
Brandi Carlile Shares “Right On Time,” New Album ‘In These Silent Days’ Coming 10/1

On Oct. 1, Brandi Carlile will release a new album, In These Silent Days. It will be the seventh full-length album from the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and the follow-up...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from David Crosby: Stream ‘Rodriguez for a Night,’ Written by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen
June 28, 2021
New from David Crosby: Stream ‘Rodriguez for a Night,’ Written by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen

On July 23, David Crosby will release For Free, the latest addition to his prolific run of solo albums, shortly before his 80th birthday on Aug. 14. The official album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set
May 24, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set

The entry period is now closed. Thank you.  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Déjà Vu, the legendary album from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young originally released in March of 1970, Rhino...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from David Crosby + Michael McDonald: Stream “River Rise,” New Crosby Album ‘For Free’ Coming 7/23
May 20, 2021
New from David Crosby + Michael McDonald: Stream “River Rise,” New Crosby Album ‘For Free’ Coming 7/23

On July 23, the prolific David Crosby will release a new album titled For Free, shortly before his 80th birthday on Aug. 14. The official album announcement declares: “With a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format
May 14, 2021
CSNY ‘Déjà Vu’ Through the Lens: Looking Back at the Story Behind the Classic Album, Now Reissued in 50th Anniversary Format

“We were all in terrible shape, it’s amazing we were able to do what we did,” Graham Nash recalled over lunch in New York City in 2014 of Déjà Vu...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition (Listen)
May 13, 2021
Out Now: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition (Listen)

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Déjà Vu, the legendary album from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was originally released in March of 1970, Rhino Records has released an exhaustively...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Ashe: Stream the Reflective “When I’m Older,” from Debut Full-Length ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7
April 22, 2021
New from Ashe: Stream the Reflective “When I’m Older,” from Debut Full-Length ‘Ashlyn’ Out 5/7

Singer/songwriter Ashe has premiered another single from her anticipated full-length debut record, Ashlyn, which will be released on May 7. Announced officially in early April, Ashlyn comes on the heels of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Announces Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn,’ Shares New Song ‘I’m Fine’
April 8, 2021
Ashe (‘Moral of the Story’) Announces Debut Full-Length Album, ‘Ashlyn,’ Shares New Song ‘I’m Fine’

Rising singer/songwriter Ashe has enjoyed an amazing run of streaming popularity since her 2019 single “Moral of the Story” earned hundreds of millions of streams (from her double EP Moral of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Song ‘Ivory Tower,’ from ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Out 5/14
April 1, 2021
Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Song ‘Ivory Tower,’ from ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Out 5/14

Another preview of the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s seminal 1970 classic Déjà Vu, which will be reissued in lavish format on May 14 from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21
March 19, 2021
Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21

Legendary singer/songwriter and influential folk icon Judy Collins has crafted an unrivaled reputation as one of the most gifted to ever take up the craft, and on May 7 she will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)
March 17, 2021
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)

Déjà Vu, the legendary album from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was originally released in March of 1970, and to commemorate its recent 50th anniversary, Rhino Records is releasing a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Steve Lukather’s New Video for ‘I Found the Sun Again,’ Solo Album Out 2/26
January 27, 2021
Watch Steve Lukather’s New Video for ‘I Found the Sun Again,’ Solo Album Out 2/26

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams of Toto both have new solo albums coming on Feb. 26, 2021. Lukather recently premiered a video for “I Found the Sun Again,” one of the pre-release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?
December 1, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccines: Should Americans Get Inoculated When/If a Coronavirus Shot is Made Public?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?
October 27, 2020
Judgment Day: Should the Number of Judges on the Supreme Court Be Increased?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all” — Joni Mitchell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?
October 6, 2020
The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election
September 14, 2020
Both Sides: Mail-In Voting and the Election

“I’ve looked at life from both sides nowFrom win and lose and still somehowIt’s life’s illusions I recallI really don’t know life at all”— Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” –...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ Video (Dedicated to ‘Touching’) Will Make You Feel Like You’re Breaking Social Distancing Rules
May 18, 2020
Harry Styles’ ‘Watermelon Sugar’ Video (Dedicated to ‘Touching’) Will Make You Feel Like You’re Breaking Social Distancing Rules

Harry Styles said it himself in “Watermelon Sugar,” a standout song from the pop singer‘s December 2019 album Fine Line: I want more berries and that summer feelin’ It’s so wonderful and warm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Can’t Stop Listening to Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album While in Isolation
May 1, 2020
Stevie Nicks Can’t Stop Listening to Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album While in Isolation

The Stevie Nicks social media channels have been a source of solid reflections and entertainment recently, from her very first (!) experience hearing a white-winged dove sing to the time...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson
March 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Leslie Mendelson

In the past year, Leslie Mendelson has toured with Jackson Browne and opened twice for The Who at Madison Square Garden. This spring, Mendelson is releasing her third album, If...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Save the Date: Catch Rock Cellar at the NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim on Jan. 16-19!
January 2, 2020
Save the Date: Catch Rock Cellar at the NAMM Show 2020 in Anaheim on Jan. 16-19!

It’s officially January, which means it’s time once again to get ready for The NAMM Show, the annual gathering of musically-minded folks from all corners of the world, debuting exciting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
September 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Saxophonist, singer, songwriter, flutist and bandleader Karl Denson has just completed his third tour with The Rolling Stones, whose touring lineup he joined in 2015, filling the shoes left by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Alice Howe
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe

For his latest Turn Me On column entry, Jackson Truax shines a light on singer/songwriter Alice Howe … Alice Howe’s debut album, Visions, is at once a finely-crafted opening statement...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP
August 13, 2019
Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP

When Melissa Etheridge began the creative process to what would become 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, she took a different tack than usual. Utilizing bassist David Santos’ home studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)
August 8, 2019
A Candid Conversation About the New Film ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ with the Man Himself (The Interview)

In the tradition of The Beatles Anthology, the Martin Scorsese-directed No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and the Grammy-nominated Long Strange Trip, the rapturously engaging new documentary David Crosby: Remember My...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton
July 12, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Guitar Tips from Larry Carlton

Larry Carlton walked out onstage at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on a hot and sticky afternoon on June 6, 2004. Dressed casually and nothing like a rock...

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 | 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 | Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen

The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...

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 | 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 | Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview
December 10, 2018
Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview

Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale (Photo: Jeremy Danger) In the past year or so, there has been much talk in the press regarding the breakup of Heart....

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 | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

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 | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Flower Power Songs
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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...

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 | 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 | Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)
April 2, 2013
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues on His Days of Future Passed (and Present)

Rock Cellar Magazine catches up with Justin Hayward to discuss The Moody Blues, songwriting, the band’s performance at the infamous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, meditation, drugs, and his brand new record - Spirits of the Western Sky.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)
June 12, 2012
Sunset Strip-Tease! (A Photo Tour)

It may just be the sexiest mile and a half in America: a curvy, alluring ribbon of road called the Sunset Strip. Since the 1930s, the portion of Sunset Boulevard...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greenwich Village:  The Music that Defined a Scene
October 6, 2011
Greenwich Village: The Music that Defined a Scene

Greenwich Village, by ushering in the dawn of free speech, free love, and politically engaged art, changed the world forever. The artists who emerged – from Arlo Guthrie to Buffy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)
February 22, 2019
Out Now: Badflower’s Engaging Debut Album ‘OK, I’m Sick’ is Not Short on Passion or Versatility (New Music Friday)

Badflower is here. On Friday, the Los Angeles-based four-piece released its debut album, OK, I’m Sick, via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, after a few months of anticipation and promotion (and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)

An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.