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Rock Cellar Magazine | Aimee Mann Says Steely Dan Dropped Her from Summer Tour: “It Seems They Thought Their Audience Wouldn’t Like a Female Singer/Songwriter?”
March 17, 2022
Aimee Mann Says Steely Dan Dropped Her from Summer Tour: “It Seems They Thought Their Audience Wouldn’t Like a Female Singer/Songwriter?”

This summer, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan were apparently set to go on tour with Aimee Mann as a special guest, but the singer/songwriter shared on Instagram that she was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!’ and ‘Donald Fagen: The Nightfly Live’ (Stream/Buy)
September 24, 2021
Out Now: ‘Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!’ and ‘Donald Fagen: The Nightfly Live’ (Stream/Buy)

Today, Sept. 24, a pair of Steely Dan and Steely Dan-affiliated live albums were released. The first, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!, features performances from iconic venues including New York City’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steely Dan: Preview New Live Album ‘Northeast Corridor,’ Donald Fagen’s ‘The Nightfly Live,’ Out 9/24 (Pre-Order)
September 17, 2021
Steely Dan: Preview New Live Album ‘Northeast Corridor,’ Donald Fagen’s ‘The Nightfly Live,’ Out 9/24 (Pre-Order)

Sept. 24 will bring a pair of new releases from Steely Dan. The first, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! was, per a news release, recorded across tour dates at New...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steely Dan: ‘Absolutely Normal Tour ’21’ Starts 10/5; New Live Album ‘Northeast Corridor,’ Donald Fagen’s ‘The Nightfly Live’ Out 9/24
July 26, 2021
Steely Dan: ‘Absolutely Normal Tour ’21’ Starts 10/5; New Live Album ‘Northeast Corridor,’ Donald Fagen’s ‘The Nightfly Live’ Out 9/24

Steely Dan dropped some major news on Monday: Donald Fagen and his band mates will head out on the Absolutely Normal ’21 tour beginning in early October, just shortly after...

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 | 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 | Here’s ‘The Covid Kid,’ a Coronavirus Song in the Style of Steely Dan — from Steve Porcaro, David Kamp, Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood and More, for MusiCares
April 29, 2020
Here’s ‘The Covid Kid,’ a Coronavirus Song in the Style of Steely Dan — from Steve Porcaro, David Kamp, Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood and More, for MusiCares

There’s a time and place for levity among the harsh realities of a global pandemic, and it inspired particularly entertaining bit of music from Steve Porcaro of Toto (among many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steely Dan and Steve Winwood Announce ‘Earth After Hours’ Summer Tour
January 15, 2020
Steely Dan and Steve Winwood Announce ‘Earth After Hours’ Summer Tour

This summer, two legendary acts will merge when Steely Dan and Steve Winwood head out on the Earth After Hours tour across North America. The two acts will take the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile
June 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Trying (and Failing) to Get Donald Fagen of Steely Dan to Smile

As a young, exuberant and adventurous rock writer back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I would fly anywhere to pursue a story. On this particular day it was a trip...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steely Dan’s Six-Night Residency in NY to Feature Full-Album Shows, More
April 30, 2019
Steely Dan’s Six-Night Residency in NY to Feature Full-Album Shows, More

When Walter Becker passed away in 2017, it could have spelled the end of Steely Dan — but co-founder Donald Fagen has continued on in his absence, adding to the band’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going Somewhere
September 14, 2020
Going Somewhere

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers shares her sophomore solo album, Going Somewhere which features 13 tracks inspired by some of her favorite artists – Kirk Franklin, Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and more. As with her debut album, Listen, Rachel refuses to be pigeonholed, drawing from her extensive musical background to create a sound with elements of jazz, rock, orchestral, and pop, but one that is uniquely her own. This album, as well as her first, is self-produced, recorded at home, and Rachel plays all of the instruments with the utmost precision. Her sweet, almost angelic voice will lure you in and keep you listening. Her music is playful, sophisticated, and delivered with an incredible sensibility.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mercury Messenger
August 24, 2020
Mercury Messenger

Mercury Messenger brings to mind guitar gods like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, but unlike other instrumental rock records it is also smooth and song based, giving you hints of Pink Floyd, Rush, Toto, Steely Dan and The Beatles. Quist has enlisted the help of Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, GTR, Fuel) and Ben Smith (Heart) on drums, as well as Ty Bailie (Katy Perry) on B3 organ, among other top LA sidemen to round out the record.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Announces West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now
June 22, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Announces West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now

This past Friday, June 17,  Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jeff “Skunk” Baxter hit a career milestone by releasing his very first solo record, Speed of Heat. In commemoration...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Speed of Heat,’ the Very First Solo Album from Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Listen)
June 17, 2022
Out Now: ‘Speed of Heat,’ the Very First Solo Album from Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Listen)

Today, June 17, saw the release of Speed of Heat, the very first solo album from Jeff “Skunk” Baxter — revered Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist (and ballistic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Toto’s David Paich Shares Epic New Track “Spirit of the Moonrise”; Solo Debut ‘Forgotten Toys’ Out 8/19
June 9, 2022
Toto’s David Paich Shares Epic New Track “Spirit of the Moonrise”; Solo Debut ‘Forgotten Toys’ Out 8/19

On Aug. 19, David Paich of Toto will unveil his first solo album, Forgotten Toys. It marks a major moment in Paich’s iconic career, which has stretched across decades and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)
June 2, 2022
Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)

For the first time since January 2020, The NAMM Show will bring the music industry together for a weekend in Southern California. This coming Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Shares “Bad Move,” ft. Clint Black — ‘Speed of Heat’ Solo Album Coming 6/22
April 28, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Shares “Bad Move,” ft. Clint Black — ‘Speed of Heat’ Solo Album Coming 6/22

On June 22, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, the revered Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist (and ballistic missile expert with the United States government) with a resume featuring timeless work as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows
April 6, 2022
Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald Expand 50th Anniversary Tour with 11 New Shows

In the works for some time and delayed because of the pandemic, the Doobie Brothers‘ 50th anniversary tour has been a triumph. With Michael McDonald in the mix to make...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff “Skunk” Baxter: First-Ever Solo Album ‘Speed of Heat’ 6/22; Stream a Fresh Take on “My Old School”
March 29, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter: First-Ever Solo Album ‘Speed of Heat’ 6/22; Stream a Fresh Take on “My Old School”

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, revered Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist (and ballistic missile expert with the United States government), with a resume featuring timeless work as a key figure...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons
February 16, 2022
Coming in May: ‘Long Train Runnin’: Our Story of the Doobie Brothers,’ by Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons

The history of The Doobie Brothers is undeniable — the band finally made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 after decades’ worth of memorable music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021
December 29, 2021
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2021

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2022 (and hopefully a return to more of a “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)
September 10, 2021
Brinsley Schwarz — The Man, Not the Band — is Back with Something to Say (and a New Album, ‘Tangled’)

In many ways, Brinsley Schwarz were the UK’s version of the Band. The progenitors of “pub rock” across the pond, the band, which featured Nick Lowe on bass and vocals,...

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 | Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)

Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...

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 | Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021
April 27, 2021
Rest in Peace Al Schmitt, (20x Grammy-Winning) Recording Engineer/Producer: 1930-2021

Al Schmitt, a renowned recording producer/engineer with a litany of accolades and accomplishments over the course of his massively influential career, has died at the age of 91, it was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson on Being the ‘Boss’ for Her Solo LP ‘You and Me,’ the Power of Women in Music and Honoring Eddie Van Halen (The Interview)

The many accomplishments and leadership provided by Nancy Wilson were recognized by the Women’s International Music Network at January 2021’s SheRocks Awards, where the singer/songwriter known for her classic music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)
January 22, 2021
The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)

Earlier this week, a simple image made its way onto the internet: United States Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting in folding chair at the Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C. …...

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 | Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era
August 18, 2020
Q&A: Acclaimed Songwriters Franke Previte and Pamela Phillips Oland Discuss ‘One World,’ Their 1989 Peace Anthem Updated for the COVID-19 Era

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes,” which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘One World,’ a Global Charity Recording Project Launched By Award-Winning Songwriter Franke Previte (Listen)
July 1, 2020
Out Now: ‘One World,’ a Global Charity Recording Project Launched By Award-Winning Songwriter Franke Previte (Listen)

Franke Previte is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work with Franke and the Knockouts achieved success in the 1980s before he co-wrote the Dirty Dancing anthems “(I’ve Had) The Time of...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | June 2019 Issue
December 17, 2019
June 2019 Issue

Click below to enjoy our June 2019 features: Slash on Guns N’ Roses’ Future and His Lifelong Bond with the Guitar (The Interview) Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album...

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 | 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 | Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019
March 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019

Photo: Facebook.com/HalBlaine On Monday, Hal Blaine — legendary drummer whose work as part of the Wrecking Crew made him an icon, his resume unparalleled — passed away at the age...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)
January 14, 2019
Graham Gouldman of 10cc: “The Beatles Permeated Everything We Did” (Interview)

Graham Gouldman defines the word wunderkind. In the ‘60s, in his late teens, Graham established himself as an in demand songwriter, penning smash hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman’s...

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 | Top 11 Pain Songs
February 13, 2017
Top 11 Pain Songs

Vodka does not ease back pain. But it does get your mind off it. ­– Fuzzy Zoeller   11. “King of Pain” by the Police “I do my best work when...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Out Now: The Darkness as Revved-Up and Glammed-Out As Ever with Extravagant New Album ‘Motorheart’ (Listen)
November 19, 2021
Out Now: The Darkness as Revved-Up and Glammed-Out As Ever with Extravagant New Album ‘Motorheart’ (Listen)

The press release said it all: Motorheart, the new album from jubilant English glam-rock outfit The Darkness, is “a record of immeasurable rock and roll extravagance.” Released today, Nov. 19,...

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 | 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 | Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic
June 16, 2020
Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead to Be the Subject of a New Biopic

There’s only one Lemmy Kilmister — and the longtime vocalist/bassist of the band Motörhead will be the focus of his own biopic, it was reported on Tuesday by Deadline. Kilmister,...