September 30, 2022
Out Now: Richard Marx’s 4-Part New LP ‘Songwriter’ — ft. Burt Bacharach, Taylor Hawkins and More (Listen)
September 30, 2022
Out Now: Sammy Hagar & the Circle Howl for Rock and Roll with Energetic New Album, ‘Crazy Times’ (Listen/Buy)
September 30, 2022
Out Now: Stream The Cowsills’ ‘Rhythm of the World,’ Singing Group’s First New Album in Nearly 30 Years
September 30, 2022
Out Now: Classically Quirky and Adventurous, Pixies Strike a Compelling Chord with New Album ‘Doggerel’ (Listen)
September 30, 2022
Out Now: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Shake Off the Dust with ‘Cool It Down,’ First New Album Since 2013 (Listen/Tour)
September 30, 2022
Out Now: Daryl Hall & John Oates Revisit 2003’s ‘Do It For Love’ for First Vinyl Release (Pick Up a Copy)
September 29, 2022
Recap: Gorillaz’ Fall Tour is a Must-See for Anyone Ever Enraptured with Damon Albarn’s ‘Visual Band’ Project
September 29, 2022
Muse Details ‘Will of the People’ 2023 North American Tour with Special Guest Evanescence; New Album Out Now
September 29, 2022
Arctic Monkeys Share “Body Paint” from New Album ‘The Car’ Coming 10/21 (Watch Video/Pre-Order)
September 29, 2022
Rest in Peace, Hip-Hop Star and 1990s Pop Culture Icon Coolio: 1963-2022
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May 18, 2022
Chris Cornell, Five Years Gone: Remembering the Late, Great Soundgarden/Audioslave Icon
Today, May 18, 2022, marks the five-year anniversary of the untimely 2017 passing of Chris Cornell, powerhouse vocalist/songwriter known for his classic catalog of work with Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple...
April 12, 2022
3rd Secret: Grunge Supergroup ft. Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) & Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) Releases Debut LP
Grunge enthusiasts, take note: 3rd Secret is a secret no more. The band is a new supergroup featuring three icons of the ’90s alt/rock scene, among them drummer Matt Cameron...
January 13, 2021
Julien Baker Shares ‘Hardline’ from New Album Out 2/26, Covers Soundgarden’s ‘Fell On Black Days’ for KEXP
On Feb. 26, singer/songwriter Julien Baker will release her third full-length album, Little Oblivions, via Matador. The follow-up to Baker’s acclaimed 2017 record Turn Out the Lights, it has now...
December 31, 2020
Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ in Pro-Shot Clip from 2019
For a while now, Guns N’ Roses have been dipping into the vault of the band’s robust recent live catalog for clips as a means of keeping fans entertained. The...
June 30, 2020
@Nude.Dragons: Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden Form New Joint Social Media Accounts
Chris Cornell’s death in 2017 forced the end of Soundgarden — and sure enough, two years later the remaining members of the Seattle-based grunge/rock band announced that they would be...
June 26, 2020
Sevendust Premieres Cover of Soundgarden’s ‘The Day I Tried to Live,’ Inspired By ‘Scenes of Societal Changes Around the World’
Sevendust roared back on Friday with a timely new cover of a classic song from Soundgarden and late vocalist Chris Cornell, who passed away in 2017. “The Day I Tried...
May 18, 2020
Chris Cornell, Three Years Gone: Remembering the Late Soundgarden/Audioslave Icon
Note: This piece originally ran in May 2018, one year after the passing of singer Chris Cornell. Can you believe it’s already been three years since Chris Cornell, longtime vocalist...
October 15, 2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees: Motörhead, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, Todd Rundgren, Pat Benatar and More
It’s that time of year again — the time to debate, argue and vote for a new crop of musical acts nominated for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall...
May 16, 2019
Soundgarden: Special ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Live Album/Film/Immersive Screenings Announced
On February 17, 2013, revered Seattle grunge/alternative band Soundgarden capped off its tour in support of the album King Animal at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the concert was...
March 8, 2019
Soundgarden to Commemorate 35th Anniversary in 2019 with Special Vinyl Releases
2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Soundgarden‘s formation in Seattle, Washington in 1984 — a confluence of events that would set in motion one of the most innovative and powerful...
November 2, 2016
Hear 'Westworld' Composer Ramin Djawadi's Piano Renditions of Radiohead, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones and the Cure
There are plenty of reasons for folks to tune in to Westworld, HBO’s new sci-fi drama spearheaded by executive producers JJ. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy....
September 28, 2022
The Best of Many Incredible Moments from Foo Fighters’ All-Star Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles
At one point during the six-hour tribute concert to drummer Taylor Hawkins put on by his Foo Fighters band mates on Tuesday night at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles,...
July 28, 2022
Lamb of God Debuts Video for the Crushing “Omens,” Title Track of New Album Out 10/7
If there’s one thing about Lamb of God that keeps the Virginia-based heavy metal outfit on its own plane of existence, it’s the band’s remarkable consistency. The band’s ninth studio...
July 20, 2022
Chester Bennington of Linkin Park: 5 Years Gone, but Never Forgotten
Five years ago today, July 20, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of just 41 of a suspected suicide. Even this length of time later,...
June 13, 2022
Lamb of God Rocks a Semi-Truck in its New Video for Pulverizing Single, “Nevermore”; ‘Omens’ Out 10/7
Last week, long-running heavy metal outfit Lamb of God announced its return with news of a new album, Omens, as well as a North American tour for the fall. A...
June 8, 2022
Lamb of God: New Album ‘Omens’ Arrives in October; U.S. Headlining Tour Announced
On Oct. 7, pummeling heavy metal veterans Lamb of God will return with a new record titled Omens. The news was officially announced this week and came after a series...
April 11, 2022
Rush ‘Moving Pictures’ 40th Anniversary Edition Coming 4/15 (Preview/Pre-Order)
Their eighth album, Moving Pictures firmly established Rush and the Canadian prog-rock trio‘s place in history after its release in 1981. The record spawned now-classic anthems like “Tom Sawyer” and...
April 1, 2022
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers Return Re-Energized on ‘Unlimited Love,’ a Mix of the Familiar and the Fresh
There’s a certain comfort to the Red Hot Chili Peppers sounding like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which they do throughout Unlimited Love, a sprawling new album released this week...
February 22, 2022
Rest in Peace, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and More): 1964-2022
Mark Lanegan, an esteemed and adventurous musician whose career spanned decades, has passed away at 57 years of age. The news was announced on Tuesday, with Variety noting that while...
February 18, 2022
Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie
Leave it to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to bring back the concept of the “band movie.” Once a popular career move for acts like the Beatles and the...
October 28, 2021
“We Never Tried to Fit in With What Was Happening Around Us”: Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie on 30 Years of ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’ and the Femmes’ Legacy
During the 1980s, Violent Femmes created one of alternative rock’s most instantly recognizable intros with “Blister in the Sun,” a song that remains a classic decades later. Yet longtime fans...
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...
July 20, 2021
Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. In...
December 11, 2020
Trip Out with Nighttime Boogie Association (Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins & Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron)
How’s this for an all-star alt/rock team-up? Nighttime Boogie Association is a new project from Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters, and Matt Cameron, drummer of Pearl Jam (and,...
December 11, 2020
Out Now: ‘No One Sings Like You Anymore,’ a Collection of Chris Cornell Covers Recorded in 2016
There truly was no one like Chris Cornell, and today, Dec. 11, the family of the late vocalist of Soundgarden and Audioslave releases No One Sings Like You Anymore, a...
December 2, 2020
Watch Ann Wilson, Metallica, Billy Corgan and More Cover Alice in Chains for Museum of Pop Culture Award Ceremony
On Tuesday night, a number of rock and roll luminaries paid homage to Alice in Chains, the recipients of the Museum of Pop Culture’s Founders Award. The Seattle-based rock/grunge band...
August 19, 2020
Cherie Currie and Brie Darling Cover ‘Black Hole Sun’ for the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and Blue Elan Records’ Chris Cornell Tribute Collection
“Black Hole Sun” is more than a classic alt/grunge anthem from the 1990s — it’s an eternal reminder of the powerful musical presence of Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, one of the...
July 20, 2020
Family of Chris Cornell Shares Cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’ to Mark His 56th Birthday (Listen)
Today, July 20, would have been the 56th birthday of late Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell, who passed away in 2017. To honor the iconic singer and keep his...
April 20, 2020
Toni Cornell Covered ‘Hunger Strike’ in Honor of Her Father, Chris Cornell, in His Home Studio
“I love you Daddy, and I hope I do this some justice,” says Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of late Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell before performing a...
March 25, 2020
Q&A: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan on His Covers Album and System’s Future (‘It’s Really Stupid That We Haven’t Made An Album’)
John Dolmayan is known as the drummer for System of a Down, the dynamic and irreverent rock/metal act that burst onto the scene in the late 1990s with a truly...
January 27, 2020
GRAMMY Awards Highlights: Tool Dedicates Win to Neil Peart, Other Key Wins and Moments from 2020 Awards Ceremony
On Sunday night, the GRAMMY Awards took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The night was conducted under a heavy weight, given the shocking death of Lakers star Kobe...
January 15, 2020
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020: Doobie Brothers, T.Rex, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, More
In mid-October, the official list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and its Class of 2020 was announced, and on Wednesday we found out which acts...
September 20, 2019
Chris Cornell’s Daughter, Toni Cornell, Premieres New Song ‘Far Away Places’ – Produced By Her Father Before His Death
The unexpected passing of Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell in May 2017 was a tragic loss for the music community and a harsh reality of the ravages of addiction...
September 17, 2019
Korn’s New Album ‘The Nothing’ is a Crushing, Emotional Whirlwind of Grief, Despair and Dark, Haunting Musical Catharsis
Music can heal. That’s the story and the line rolled out by innumerable songwriters and artists over the years. The medium allows for the expression of thoughts, sentiments and emotions...
September 12, 2019
Papa Roach’s Music Video for ‘Come Around’ is a Powerful Story of the Incredible Healing Power of Music
Papa Roach premiered a new music video this week — but the clip, for a song called “Come Around,” included in the band‘s 2019 album Who Do You Trust?, is...
July 2, 2019
Eddie Vedder Performed a Touching Cover of Chris Cornell’s ‘Seasons’ as a Tribute to His Late Friend
Over the weekend, Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder was playing a solo gig at Düsseldorf’s Mitsubishi Electric Halle, when he decided to do something special. The song “Seasons” was a...
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...
April 18, 2019
New from Brooks Paschal and Surprises: ‘Tell the World,’ Inspired by Chris Cornell’s Passing
Surprises, the new solo project from musician Brook Paschal, was started on the idea of being honest and incorporating his personal experiences. As the May 31 release date for Surprises’...
April 12, 2019
There’s a Petition Going Around to Name the Newly-Photographed Black Hole After Chris Cornell
This week, the science community made a major breakthrough when the very first photograph of a black hole made its debut online. The black hole, which has since been given...
March 4, 2019
Rest in Peace, Keith Flint of the Prodigy: 1969 – 2019
On Monday morning, it was reported that Keith Flint, longtime vocalist for the English electronic band the Prodigy, had passed away at the age of 49. Liam Howlett, the Prodigy’s...
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...
February 26, 2019
Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Grunge: Rise of a Generation’ Photo Exhibit Running Throughout March in LA, NYC and Maui
The “grunge” musical movement of the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s lent itself to some incredibly vibrant and eventually iconic imagery, and throughout the month of March the...
November 16, 2018
The Career Spanning ‘Chris Cornell’ Compilation is a Thorough Celebration of the Late Singer’s Incredible Depth (Listen)
In September, it was announced that a massive self-titled box set was in the works paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who passed away in May 2017. Today, that...
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...
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 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...
July 20, 2018
One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. A...
February 15, 2018
Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander
This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band...
January 12, 2018
A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
The tragic recent passing of AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left hard rock fans mourning the loss of a beloved hard rock giant. A few years ago, Ken Sharp queried a...
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...
July 24, 2017
Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process
Back in late 2000 I was browsing a Yahoo! Group for fans of Limp Bizkit. Very much a snapshot of the era, that’s how 15-year-old me decided to spend my...
February 10, 2017
Talking 'Integrity Blues' and 20+ Years of Jimmy Eat World with Drummer Zach Lind (Q&A)
Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World recently announced plans for a busy 2017. Specifically, they’ll be touring around North America (and beyond) with Beach Slang in support of their new album, Integrity...
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...
October 21, 2016
Best New Music: Jimmy Eat World Return with Affecting 'Integrity Blues' – Listen
Arizona-based rock/indie act Jimmy Eat World have returned, releasing a new album titled Integrity Blues today. Their ninth full-length overall, Integrity Blues comes after the pre-release debuts of tracks “Me With You,”...
August 17, 2016
Hear a Previously Unreleased Temple of the Dog Recording Called 'Black Cat'
The recent reunion news from Temple of the Dog — the early ’90s project featuring Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam‘s Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard (with an...
July 20, 2016
Huge News: Temple of the Dog Announce First-Ever Tour
In a bit of gigantic news for fans of the early ’90s grunge scene, Temple of the Dog announced its first-ever tour on Wednesday. After the death of Mother Love...
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...
April 2, 2013
The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)
In the years since the so-called “grunge” scene turned bands from and around Seattle into MTV darlings during the early 1990s, countless books examining the phenomenon have been written and...
February 4, 2013
February Album Reviews
Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...
December 3, 2012
November/December Album Reviews
November/December Album Reviews Rolling Stones GRRR! In addition to all his great singing and songwriting, showmanship, and jumpin’ jack flash, Mick Jagger was always a businessman. From his student days...
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.
February 16, 2012
Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo...
August 29, 2011
Chris Cornell Releases "The Keeper," Set for New Gerard Butler Film
Soundgarden vocalist/guitarist Chris Cornell has released a new solo recording, The Keeper. Set to be featured in the upcoming Gerard Butler film Machine Gun Preacher, the song calls to mind Cornell’s...
July 20, 2011
Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
Ever since Spinal Tap skewered classic rock bands with their excess, egos and miniature Stonehenge stage props back in 1984, many other fictional musicians and bands have popped up in...
June 10, 2011
Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers
It’s hard enough being in a band without having to deal with the added stress of expectations weighing down upon you. Throughout rock history, bands and artists have had to...