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Rock Cellar Magazine | The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album
January 21, 2022
The Head and the Heart Announce ‘Every Shade of Blue’ 2022 Tour, Share New Song & Announce Album

Later this year, indie/folk ensemble The Head and the Heart will embark on a sizable tour of big venues across North America, and the band has assembled a strong set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)
August 27, 2020
Katrina from Katrina & The Waves Speeds Ahead with New Album ‘Hearts, Loves, and Babys’ (Q&A)

For many American rock fans following 80’s and 90’s rock music, Katrina Leskanich is mostly known as the lead singer in the pop rock group Katrina & The Waves, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Nuno Bettencourt Cover Classics from Queen, Radiohead and Heart with Julian Lennon, Nancy Wilson, Steve Vai, Brian May and More (from an AXS TV Special)
August 12, 2020
Watch Nuno Bettencourt Cover Classics from Queen, Radiohead and Heart with Julian Lennon, Nancy Wilson, Steve Vai, Brian May and More (from an AXS TV Special)

World-class guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was recently the focus of an hour-long special that aired on AXS TV on Aug. 3. At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends found...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories
June 20, 2022
Laurence Juber Q&A: New Albums ‘Selected Blends’ and ‘Journey to My Heartland’ with Dan Foliart; Paul McCartney & Wings Memories

Laurence Juber is a guitarist’s guitar player. Equally adept at conjuring roaring and accomplished electric or intricate and exquisite acoustic guitar lines, he’s an in-demand session guitar player and an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)
June 20, 2022
Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Launches with Tommy Lee Limited on Drums Due to Broken Ribs (“I’m Gonna F****** Pop in And Out As Much As I Can”)

The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison finally launched this past Thursday, June 16 in Atlanta, after significant delays caused by the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’
June 13, 2022
Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’

Anything, a new four-song EP from John Waite, demonstrates why he remains one of the most dynamic and authentic rock and roll singers of all time. With his stellar work...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)
June 8, 2022
The Fixx Reflecting Back and Looking Forward on Vibrant New LP ‘Every Five Seconds’ (Q&A with Cy Curnin)

The Fixx tapped into American music listeners’ collective consciousness like few others during the second British music invasion of the early 1980s. “Stand or Fall” and “Red Skies,” the London...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Angel Olsen Plays ‘Kimmel,’ ‘Big Time’ LP Out Now; ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour w/ Sharon Van Etten/Julien Baker Starts 7/21
June 8, 2022
Angel Olsen Plays ‘Kimmel,’ ‘Big Time’ LP Out Now; ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour w/ Sharon Van Etten/Julien Baker Starts 7/21

This past Friday, June 3, acclaimed singer/songwriter Angel Olsen released her new album, Big Time. As Olsen said in a statement, Big Time is very much a personal creative statement,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Angel Olsen Previews ‘Big Time’ with “Through the Fires”; LP Due 6/3 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour
May 18, 2022
Angel Olsen Previews ‘Big Time’ with “Through the Fires”; LP Due 6/3 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour

On June 3, Angel Olsen will release a new record, Big Time, which the acclaimed singer/songwriter has been previewing in recent weeks with a few songs. Here’s “Through the Fires,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More
May 16, 2022
Recap/Photos: 1980s Fans Brave the Heat for Cruel World Festival in Pasadena to See Blondie, Devo, Morrissey, Bauhaus and Many More

Debbie Harry of Blondie was absolutely thrilled to be onstage during this past Saturday, May 14’s sold-out Cruel World Festival in Southern California. “You have no idea how good it...

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 | Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)
May 13, 2022
Train’s Pat Monahan: Sailing the Seas of Yacht Rock on ‘AM Gold,’ Wine, Baseball and “Hey, Soul Sister” (The Interview)

Train first came to prominence with the double-platinum single “Meet Virginia,” off its 1998 self-titled debut album. Since then, the affable pop/rock band led by singer/songwriter Pat Monahan has landed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard to Play Special SiriusXM Small Stage Gig 5/26 Ahead of New LP ‘Diamond Star Halos’ & Stadium Tour
May 5, 2022
Def Leppard to Play Special SiriusXM Small Stage Gig 5/26 Ahead of New LP ‘Diamond Star Halos’ & Stadium Tour

On May 27, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard will unleash their new record, Diamond Star Halos, prior to launching the highly anticipated Stadium Tour this summer. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Heart’s Ann Wilson as Free as She Wants to Be on New Solo Record, ‘Fierce Bliss’ (Listen)
April 29, 2022
Out Now: Heart’s Ann Wilson as Free as She Wants to Be on New Solo Record, ‘Fierce Bliss’ (Listen)

Unbound by the demands of chasing a “hit” record, Ann Wilson is free to be exactly who she wants to be. And with Fierce Bliss, the new studio album from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Remains a Singularly Unapologetic Musical Force with Dark and Nuanced New Album, ‘Zeit’
April 28, 2022
Rammstein Remains a Singularly Unapologetic Musical Force with Dark and Nuanced New Album, ‘Zeit’

It doesn’t require speaking fluent German to understand the message behind “Adieu,” the track that closes Zeit, the new album from Rammstein. Vocalist Till Lindemann sings/utters Adieu, goodbye, Auf Wiedersehen in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns
April 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘FutureNever,’ a Sprawling and Deeply Reflective Sonic Experience from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns

When Daniel Johns, longtime front man of the Australian alt/rock band Silverchair, re-emerged in late 2021 with word of a new solo record, he did so with a statement that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jack White’s ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Lands at No. 1 on 9 Charts; Watch New “What’s the Trick” Video
April 19, 2022
Jack White’s ‘Fear of the Dawn’ Lands at No. 1 on 9 Charts; Watch New “What’s the Trick” Video

Jack White cannot be stopped. That much has been true for a while, given the near-mythical status the singer/songwriter/guitarist/label head/cultural icon has attained over the years and his many different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)
April 11, 2022
Ann Wilson: On New Solo LP ‘Fierce Bliss,’ Weather Preparedness PSAs & Heart’s 50th Anniversary (Interview)

Ann Wilson, who alongside her sister, Nancy Wilson, burst onto the scene with Heart and cast an unmatched legacy for decades, will release her latest solo album, Fierce Bliss, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)
April 11, 2022
Timothy B. Schmit Previews New Solo LP ‘Day By Day’ with “Heartbeat” (Album Out May 6)

On May 6, Timothy B Schmit of Eagles fame will return with a new solo album titled Day By Day — and on Monday, Schmit debuted a new track from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten: ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ Album Out 5/6 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour
April 6, 2022
Sharon Van Etten: ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ Album Out 5/6 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour

After sharing a few intriguing new songs in recent weeks, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has now revealed her master plan: Her sixth full-length album, We’ve Been Going About This All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Heads to the Carnival in a New Video for its Fist-Pumping, Stadium Tour-Ready Anthem “Kick”
March 31, 2022
Def Leppard Heads to the Carnival in a New Video for its Fist-Pumping, Stadium Tour-Ready Anthem “Kick”

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard recently unveiled plans for a new album, Diamond Star Halos, which will be released on May 27 — just ahead of this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Angel Olsen Debuts “All the Good Times,” New Album ‘Big Time’ 6/3 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour
March 30, 2022
Angel Olsen Debuts “All the Good Times,” New Album ‘Big Time’ 6/3 Ahead of ‘Wild Hearts’ Tour

It’ll be a busy rest of the year for Angel Olsen. This week, the singer/songwriter announced a new album, Big Time, which will be released on June 3. Shared in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”
March 30, 2022
Paul McCartney on Taylor Hawkins: “You Were a True Rock and Roll Hero And Will Always Remain in My Heart”

In the immediate aftermath of the March 25 death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the musician’s fans, friends, musical colleagues and acquaintances quickly flooded social media with tributes, memories...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ First-Ever All-Acoustic Album, ‘Changeup’ (Listen)
March 25, 2022
Out Now: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ First-Ever All-Acoustic Album, ‘Changeup’ (Listen)

There’s a first for everything — and today, March 25, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts released Changeup, their very first all-acoustic record. The first-ever...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 75th Birthday to Sir Elton John! Celebrate with ‘Diamonds’ in Dolby Atmos and His 30th Annual Oscars Viewing Party 3/27
March 25, 2022
Happy 75th Birthday to Sir Elton John! Celebrate with ‘Diamonds’ in Dolby Atmos and His 30th Annual Oscars Viewing Party 3/27

Today, March 25, is a milestone for Sir Elton John: It’s his 75th birthday. The beloved singer/songwriter/cultural figure/legend/philanthropist is beloved the world over, and for good reason. His music stands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taking Back Sunday: ‘Tell All Your Friends’ 20th Anniversary Edition 5/27, Ahead of Third Eye Blind Tour
March 24, 2022
Taking Back Sunday: ‘Tell All Your Friends’ 20th Anniversary Edition 5/27, Ahead of Third Eye Blind Tour

Among the albums most exemplary of the “emo” scene of the early-to-mid 2000s was 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, the debut record from Taking Back Sunday. On May 27, that seminal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Stream “(I’m Gonna) Run Away”; Acoustic Album ‘Changeup’ Out 3/25
March 21, 2022
New Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Stream “(I’m Gonna) Run Away”; Acoustic Album ‘Changeup’ Out 3/25

You know Joan Jett & the Blackhearts for their loud, proud and iconic rock & roll anthems — but on March 25, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ensemble...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes
March 17, 2022
Recap: John Mayer Wraps Three Nights of the ‘Sob Rock Tour’ in Los Angeles with Heart, Soul and … Jokes

John Mayer is not the same as you remember him. The singer/songwriter/guitarist may still have the same enviable hairstyle and gentle croon that helped put him on the map in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity
March 7, 2022
“Perseverance and Patience”: Judas Priest Bassist Ian Hill on ’50 Heavy Metal Years,’ Anniversary Tour and Longevity

Celebrating 50 years of service on the hard rock battlefield, Judas Priest is routinely championed as one of the most important and influential heavy rock bands in music history. Their...

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 | Rise Against Maps Out Summer Tour with Special Guests The Used and Senses Fail
February 28, 2022
Rise Against Maps Out Summer Tour with Special Guests The Used and Senses Fail

The spirit of the Vans Warped Tour will be brought back to life this summer with a headlining tour from punk/alt veterans Rise Against, with special guests The Used and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming March 22: Felix Cavaliere’s ‘Memoir of a Rascal’; Tour Dates and New Album on the Way
February 24, 2022
Coming March 22: Felix Cavaliere’s ‘Memoir of a Rascal’; Tour Dates and New Album on the Way

On March 22, singer/songwriter/Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals will release his official autobiography, Memoir of a Rascal. Officially detailed this week, the book looks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Ann Wilson Announces Additional 2022 Tour Dates with The Amazing Dawgs; ‘Fierce Bliss’ LP 4/29
February 24, 2022
Heart’s Ann Wilson Announces Additional 2022 Tour Dates with The Amazing Dawgs; ‘Fierce Bliss’ LP 4/29

On April 29, Ann Wilson of Heart will release a new solo record titled Fierce Bliss. Announced recently, the album features compelling artwork from Roger Dean (known for his various...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)
February 24, 2022
Tears for Fears: Longevity, Tragedy and the Natural Evolution of New LP ‘The Tipping Point’ (The Interview)

During the mid-1980s, Tears For Fears were ubiquitous on MTV and American radio with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and “Shout.” The synth-pop duo from Bath, England dominated the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest
February 22, 2022
Firefly Music Festival 2022: Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Dua Lipa Headlining Four-Day Fest

This year’s Firefly Music Festival announced its lineup on Tuesday, and it’s quite stacked. The four-day fest, scheduled for the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware on Sept. 22-25, features headliners Halsey,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)
February 8, 2022
Heart’s Ann Wilson Debuts “Greed,” New Album ‘Fierce Bliss’ Coming 4/29 (Pre-Order)

Heart icon Ann Wilson has kept quite busy in recent months with a series of solo releases, and it’s apparently all been building to the upcoming April 29 release of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours
February 2, 2022
Live Recap: The Smile (Radiohead’s Thom Yorke/Jonny Greenwood & Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner) Introduce Themselves with Three Live Gigs in 12 Hours

The Smile at Magazine, London January 29 and 30, 2022 — reviewed by Emily Herring At the end of January, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood launched their new band...

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 | Dashboard Confessional Shares “Burning Heart” from New Album; LA/NYC Record Release Shows Announced
January 28, 2022
Dashboard Confessional Shares “Burning Heart” from New Album; LA/NYC Record Release Shows Announced

On Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional will return with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has been previewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Sets Spring Tour Dates Around 311 Day Events and Festival Appearances
January 18, 2022
311 Sets Spring Tour Dates Around 311 Day Events and Festival Appearances

This spring is gearing up to be a busy one for reggae/rock vets 311. The band already has big plans for its 311 Day festivities in Las Vegas, a two-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U.K. Bands Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power Linking Up for Spring 2022 Tour
January 17, 2022
U.K. Bands Boston Manor, Trash Boat and Higher Power Linking Up for Spring 2022 Tour

English pop-punk/rock band Boston Manor has announced a headlining tour of North America set to kick off in April. The tour news comes on the heels of an eventful 2021 that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: John Lodge ‘The Royal Affair and After’ Live Album, ft. Moody Blues Classics and More (Listen)
January 14, 2022
Out Now: John Lodge ‘The Royal Affair and After’ Live Album, ft. Moody Blues Classics and More (Listen)

“It really is keeping the Moody Blues music alive.” That’s what John Lodge said to Rock Cellar’s Frank Mastropolo in our interview geared around the release of his new live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker & Angel Olsen to Head Out on ‘The Wild Hearts’ Co-Headlining Tour in Summer
January 10, 2022
Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker & Angel Olsen to Head Out on ‘The Wild Hearts’ Co-Headlining Tour in Summer

This summer, three pillars of of the indie singer/songwriter scene will join forces for co-headlining outing when Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker and Angel Olsen embark on The Wild Hearts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton to Premiere a New Song, “Heart of a Child,” on Christmas Eve
December 17, 2021
Eric Clapton to Premiere a New Song, “Heart of a Child,” on Christmas Eve

Eric Clapton announced a new single, "Heart of a Child," which will premiere on Dec. 24 on streaming platforms.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)
December 10, 2021
Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview)

Chris Hillman‘s autobiography, Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond, was one of the most celebrated music books of 2020. A recent audiobook version complements the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory
November 17, 2021
U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ at 30: Looking Back at the Pioneering Rock Giants’ Greatest Album and Backstory

With the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1991 album Achtung Baby on Nov. 18, contributor Emma Harrison makes her Rock Cellar debut reflecting on a seminal album from the band, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons
November 15, 2021
Recap: Miss Warped Tour? Catch the ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Tour with Neck Deep/Boston Manor/Zero 9:36/Heart Attack Man/Oxymorrons

For years, the Vans Warped Tour entertained the youth of America with an annual summer gathering of the “underground” scene, a morning-to-night slate of entertainment featuring bands from across the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Allman Betts Band Details ‘Trippin’ Into Spring’ Tour for 2022
November 11, 2021
The Allman Betts Band Details ‘Trippin’ Into Spring’ Tour for 2022

Next spring, The Allman Betts Band will hit the road for the Trippin’ Into Spring 2022 tour, it was announced on Thursday. Featuring sons of three founding members of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)
November 2, 2021
Out Now: Every Time I Die’s ‘Radical,’ a Pummeling Master Class in Heaviness (Both Musical and Lyrical)

Buffalo, New York-based metal/hardcore veterans Every Time I Die have always used their music as a means of cathartic expression, vocalist Keith Buckley’s thoughtful and inventive lyrics pairing with the band’s endlessly aggressive...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Isbell Keeps Promise to Georgia with ‘Georgia Blue’ Covers Album (ft. Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, More)
October 18, 2021
Jason Isbell Keeps Promise to Georgia with ‘Georgia Blue’ Covers Album (ft. Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, More)

On November 5th, 2020, singer-songwriter/musician Jason Isbell made a promise on twitter: “If Biden wins Georgia I’m gonna make a charity covers album of my favorite Georgia songs – REM,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions

Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever
September 13, 2021
Out Now: ‘God is Partying’ Finds Andrew W.K. on as Euphoric, Bombastic and Mystifying a Musical Ride as Ever

It’s hard to have expectations when it comes to Andrew W.K. — because the artist that exploded onto the scene in 2001 with I Get Wet (and the anthemic, objectively...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)
September 13, 2021
A Window Into an Underappreciated Era: The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions’ Box Set (Bruce Johnston/Mike Love/Al Jardine Reflect)

1966’s Pet Sounds is rightfully championed as the zenith of The Beach Boys’ body of work and routinely selected in music magazines as among the top albums ever released by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)
September 9, 2021
‘Under the Volcano’: The Real-Life Rock & Roll History of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat (Q&A with Filmmakers Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood)

Gracie Otto and Cody Greenwood discuss their new documentary, Under the Volcano, telling the incredible tale of Sir George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat. What do you do when you’re in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond
September 9, 2021
Lindsey Buckingham Addresses Fleetwood Mac Firing in L.A. Times Profile; Stevie Nicks and Irving Azoff Respond

The in-fighting and quarreling that went on in Fleetwood Mac is as much a part of the band’s legacy as the music itself — arguably a central inspiration behind some...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)
August 26, 2021
‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Coming 10/15, Ahead of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary (Pre-Order)

This Thanksgiving, the highly anticipated new The Beatles: Get Back documentary from director Peter Jackson will make its debut on Disney+, after significant delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)
August 12, 2021
Ann Wilson Goes on Tour With a New EP and Revisits Her Career Before Heart (The Interview)

As concert venues attempt to reopen, iconic vocalist Ann Wilson will begin an August solo tour armed with a new band and material produced during the pandemic. Fans will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guns N’ Roses Unleash Aggressive Studio Version of “Absurd,” Band’s First New Song in 13 Years
August 6, 2021
Guns N’ Roses Unleash Aggressive Studio Version of “Absurd,” Band’s First New Song in 13 Years

Earlier this week, Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N’ Roses played a new song, “Absurd,” live at Fenway Park. A reworked version of a long-existing demo song titled “Silkworms,” the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elton John Condemns “HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Comments” Made by Rapper DaBaby at Rolling Loud Miami
July 28, 2021
Elton John Condemns “HIV Misinformation and Homophobic Comments” Made by Rapper DaBaby at Rolling Loud Miami

Last weekend, hip-hop star DaBaby drew headlines for all the wrong reasons with especially aggressive anti-gay sentiment expressed on stage during his performance at Rolling Loud Miami, a big music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’
July 23, 2021
Out Now: Stream Jackson Browne’s Inspired and Focused New Album ‘Downhill from Everywhere’

Cherished singer/songwriter Jackson Browne returned today, July 23, with Downhill from Everywhere, his first proper solo album since 2014’s Standing in the Breach. The time between album clearly inspired a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’
July 21, 2021
Rickie Lee Jones Remembers the Late Chuck E. Weiss, Los Angeles Music Legend and ‘Svengali to Tom Waits’

Reports circulated on social media beginning Tuesday afternoon that Chuck E. Weiss, celebrated (and, perhaps, underappreciated) singer/songwriter/vocalist who was a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene with his band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)
July 13, 2021
Jakob Dylan on The Wallflowers’ Return with ‘Exit Wounds’ and Why Being on Time Isn’t That Hard (The Interview)

It has to be hard to be the son of a rock and roll legend, no matter what career you choose. And rock history is scattered with the once promising,...

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 | Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011
June 24, 2021
Journey Returns: Hear “The Way We Used To Be,” Band’s First New Music Since 2011

Can we get back to “The Way We Used To Be”? That’s at the core of a brand new song from Journey, previewed earlier this week on social media and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coheed & Cambria and The Used: Co-Headlining 2021 Tour Announced, Starting in August
June 15, 2021
Coheed & Cambria and The Used: Co-Headlining 2021 Tour Announced, Starting in August

In late August, Coheed & Cambria and The Used will join forces for a co-headlining tour of cities across the United States, with special guests Meet Me @ the Altar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond
June 14, 2021
Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson on ‘In Another World,’ the Band’s Work Ethic and Beyond

Cheap Trick is one of the hardest working bands in rock and roll. Almost 50 years since they formed in Rockford, Illinois, Cheap Trick achieved everything the hard way. No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
June 11, 2021
Watch Jackson Browne and His Band Play His New Song “My Cleveland Heart” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

A few weeks back, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne released a new single titled “My Cleveland Heart.” It’s a preview of his forthcoming studio album, Downhill from Everywhere, which will be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Music Video from Madi Diaz for “Woman In My Heart” — New LP ‘History of a Feeling’ 8/27
June 9, 2021
Watch a New Music Video from Madi Diaz for “Woman In My Heart” — New LP ‘History of a Feeling’ 8/27

“Woman In My Heart” is a new single from singer/songwriter Madi Diaz. Debuted on Wednesday, the song premiere was accompanied by news of Diaz’s new studio album, History of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)
June 7, 2021
Out Now: Wolf Alice Re-Emerges Focused and Excitingly Unpredictable with New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ (Listen)

There’s only one Wolf Alice, and the English alt/rock band returned this past Friday, June 4, with Blue Weekend — its third full-length album and the anticipated follow-up to 2017’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates
June 3, 2021
Wolf Alice Shares “How Can I Make It OK?” Ahead of New Album ‘Blue Weekend’ 6/4; Announces U.S. Fall Tour Dates

This Friday, June 4, acclaimed English indie/rock band Wolf Alice will now release its new studio album, Blue Weekend. As one last bit of promotional material ahead of the album showing up on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)
May 21, 2021
Jackson Browne’s Heart Eaten by Phoebe Bridgers in “My Cleveland Heart” Video; ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ Out 7/23 (Pre-Order)

“My Cleveland Heart” is the title of a new song from legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne — and its music video is a rather unexpected bit of irreverence and fun from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Wallflowers: Stream “Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More,” New LP ‘Exit Wounds’ Out 7/9
May 19, 2021
New from The Wallflowers: Stream “Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More,” New LP ‘Exit Wounds’ Out 7/9

Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers recently announced their return, with a new record, Exit Wounds, due out July 9. On Wednesday, the band debuted a soulful new track called “Maybe...

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 | Weezer Plug the Guitars Back In (and Shred, Loudly) on New Album ‘Van Weezer’ (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Weezer Plug the Guitars Back In (and Shred, Loudly) on New Album ‘Van Weezer’ (Listen)

Only Weezer could release a pair of records in the same year as wildly different as OK Human (which dropped in late January) and Van Weezer, which was unleashed to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)
May 7, 2021
Out Now: ‘You and Me,’ the Awaited Solo Debut Album from Heart’s Nancy Wilson (Listen)

“I do get to feel like a boss, I do love that feeling. I know how to delegate when I’m inside a power structure like Heart. But I do enjoy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7
April 16, 2021
Nancy Wilson Debuts Eddie Van Halen Tribute, “4 Edward,” from Her New Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Out 5/7

On May 7, Nancy Wilson of Heart will step out on her own with You and Me. It’ll be the iconic guitarist/songwriter‘s very first proper solo album, and she has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Band Shares ‘Isn’t it a Pity,’ from New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ LP Out 4/23
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Band Shares ‘Isn’t it a Pity,’ from New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ LP Out 4/23

On April 23, Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets the Words, a collection of instrumental covers of songs very near and dear to the heart...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)
April 16, 2021
‘Let The Bad Times Roll’: Dexter Holland on The Offspring’s New Album, 30+ Years in Punk Rock & Beyond (Q&A)

Since emerging from sun-soaked Orange County, Calif. in the mid-1980s and making the jump to a mainstream punk-rock institution with 1994’s Smash, The Offspring has always been a band unafraid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘Black Wing,’ Her Latest Solo Single
April 12, 2021
New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream ‘Black Wing,’ Her Latest Solo Single

Ann Wilson of Heart has been busy lately — and on Monday, the revered singer/songwriter debuted a new solo single titled “Black Wing.” Another showcase of her dynamic vocal range,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)
April 9, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘Queen in Finland, 1974’ (Watch)

Queen recently launched a special archival YouTube series commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, and Queen — the Greatest promises a number of incredible trips through memory lane, so to speak, heralding the English rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center
April 8, 2021
Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center

“To those who have been given much, much is expected.” Jesus, Luke 12:48 In our celebrity-worshipping society, some public figures who have attained fame, wealth and power use their privileged position...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 and 7-Eleven Got All Mixed Up with a Clever Social Media Swap for April Fools’ Day
April 1, 2021
311 and 7-Eleven Got All Mixed Up with a Clever Social Media Swap for April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day used to be the time for all kinds of online shenanigans in the name of jokes and gags, but over the years it’s become difficult to stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’
March 11, 2021
Turn Me On: Hearty Har’s Shane & Tyler Fogerty on Dad’s Legacy & Forging Their Own Path with ‘Radio Astro’

Hearty Har — the Los Angeles-band fronted by Tyler and Shane Fogerty — cut its collective teeth on the Southern California club circuit over the past decade. But the project’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Shares New Song ‘You and Me,’ a Touching Tribute to Her Mother (Listen/Pre-Order New LP Out 5/7)
March 9, 2021
Nancy Wilson Shares New Song ‘You and Me,’ a Touching Tribute to Her Mother (Listen/Pre-Order New LP Out 5/7)

On May 7, Nancy Wilson of Heart will release her first-ever solo album, and the title track to You and Me was debuted this week. A musical salute to her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s 311 Day: Did You Catch the Unexpected ‘Amber’ Reference in the ‘WandaVision’ Series Finale?
March 8, 2021
It’s 311 Day: Did You Catch the Unexpected ‘Amber’ Reference in the ‘WandaVision’ Series Finale?

This Thursday, March 11, is 311 Day, the annual celebration of the long-running rap/rock/reggae band 311. The Los-Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha ensemble has cultivated a dedicated fan base over the years, a testament...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Peter Frampton Band Cover Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon,’ from ‘Frampton Forgets The Words’ Out 4/23
February 26, 2021
Watch The Peter Frampton Band Cover Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon,’ from ‘Frampton Forgets The Words’ Out 4/23

On April 23, The Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets The Words, an instrumental covers album that finds the guitar legend tackling songs originally made famous by a number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
February 25, 2021
Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

The Best Is Yet to Come, the vibrant new album from Bonnie Tyler, is bolstered by dramatic, full-bodied vocals, synths, and some rock guitar solos. Those same elements helped propel...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson: First-Ever Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Coming 5/7, Features a Heartfelt Tribute to Eddie Van Halen, More
February 22, 2021
Nancy Wilson: First-Ever Solo Album ‘You and Me’ Coming 5/7, Features a Heartfelt Tribute to Eddie Van Halen, More

On Monday, Nancy Wilson officially detailed her upcoming solo album, You and Me, which will be released on May 7 and is the first official solo release from the legendary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Watch a Music Video for ‘Tender Heart,’ ft. Olympic Ice Skater Gracie Gold
February 9, 2021
New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Watch a Music Video for ‘Tender Heart,’ ft. Olympic Ice Skater Gracie Gold

On Jan. 22, Heart‘s Ann Wilson debuted a powerful new song titled “Tender Heart.” The song is one of intense personal emotions for Wilson, as she said in a statement:...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Covers Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner,’ Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Out 4/23 (Preview)
January 29, 2021
Peter Frampton Covers Radiohead’s ‘Reckoner,’ Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Out 4/23 (Preview)

On April 23, Peter Frampton will add to his illustrious career with a new album titled Frampton Forgets the Words — a clever title for an album of instrumental covers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream Her Powerful New Song, ‘Tender Heart’
January 22, 2021
New from Heart’s Ann Wilson: Stream Her Powerful New Song, ‘Tender Heart’

Ann Wilson, the powerhouse vocalist of classic rock legends Heart, has returned with a resonant new single titled “Tender Heart.” Premiered on Friday, the song is one of intense personal...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021
January 21, 2021
Rest in Peace, Randy Parton, Younger Brother of Dolly Parton: 1953-2021

On Thursday, Dolly Parton issued a lengthy statement regarding the passing of her brother, Randy Parton, who died at age 67 after a battle with cancer. My brother Randy has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush
January 12, 2021
The Story of ‘Rock Camp’ and the Thrills of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp: Q&A with Filmmaker Doug Blush

So you want to be a rock star? Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp — where ordinary people rub shoulders with and learn from legendary performers and working musicians — may...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eve 6 is Turning Twitter Inside Out with ’90s Rock Trash Talk & Endless Queries About ‘The Heart in a Blender Song’
December 22, 2020
Eve 6 is Turning Twitter Inside Out with ’90s Rock Trash Talk & Endless Queries About ‘The Heart in a Blender Song’

If you were even semi-conscious during the late 1990s, you heard “Inside Out” by Southern California-based alt/rock band Eve 6 no fewer than fifteen times per day. You remember the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall
December 14, 2020
Streaming Now on HBO Max: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Documentary, from Frank Marshall

This past weekend, a brand new documentary film telling the story of The Bee Gees premiered on HBO Max. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death
December 8, 2020
Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Sean & Julian Lennon and Pete Best Honor John Lennon on 40th Anniversary of His Death

Today, Dec. 8, marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic day John Lennon was killed outside the Dakota building in his beloved New York City. It’s a time for reflection...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eric Clapton & Van Morrison Teaming Up on New Anti-Lockdown Song, ‘Stand and Deliver’ — Premiering 12/4
November 27, 2020
Eric Clapton & Van Morrison Teaming Up on New Anti-Lockdown Song, ‘Stand and Deliver’ — Premiering 12/4

Recent weeks have seen the premiere of a trio of aggressive and not-too-subtle “anti-lockdown” protest songs from Van Morrison, as the Irish songwriting legend has made no bones about his...

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 | 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 | Coming This Month: ‘The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists),’ a New Book from The Doors’ John Densmore
November 9, 2020
Coming This Month: ‘The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists),’ a New Book from The Doors’ John Densmore

In addition to being the drummer for one of the most legendary and influential bands in music history, John Densmore of the Doors is a published author (as he discussed...

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 | 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 | Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way
October 26, 2020
Q&A: Inspirational Guitarist/Composer Jason Becker Discusses His Musical Heroes and Journey Along the Way

Jason Becker, the guitarist who has maintained a prolific career despite being dealt a tough hand — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)
October 25, 2020
Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council (New Best-Of and Sky Arts Documentary Out Now)

“When I do look back, that was the most fun I ever had in my career,” Paul Weller told me earlier this spring about his days in the Style Council,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23
October 21, 2020
Bruce Springsteen: Hear the Boss Interview Dave Grohl + Eddie Vedder for Apple Music Ahead of ‘Letter to You’ Album Out 10/23

This Friday, Oct. 23, Bruce Springsteen will release Letter to You, an anticipated new solo album that marks his first recorded output with the E Street Band since 2014’s High...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’
October 16, 2020
Out Now: Beabadoobee Channels the Uncomfortable into a Powerful (and ’90s-Inspired) New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’

There’s an undeniable vulnerability and willingness to occupy a space of supreme discomfort that comes through while listening to Fake It Flowers, the debut full-length album from indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever
October 9, 2020
John Lennon, Remembered at 80: Former Beatle as Fascinating and Relevant as Ever

Sean Lennon performed his father’s song “Isolation” on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the Empire State Building was lit up in blue and white to celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 10/10: Watch the Dream Concert, ft. Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn and More
October 9, 2020
Saturday 10/10: Watch the Dream Concert, ft. Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Cockburn and More

This weekend, legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin and a host of additional artists will participate in the Dream Concert, a special virtual streaming event benefiting the Native American Scholarship...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heads Up: AC/DC is Teasing Something on Social Media … is a Comeback Imminent?
September 28, 2020
Heads Up: AC/DC is Teasing Something on Social Media … is a Comeback Imminent?

You know that look when a lightbulb flickers and sputters as it’s turned on for the first time in a while, coming back to life after a long time left...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us
September 15, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Arthur Lee of Love and the Bonds We Make with the Music That Moves Us

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls meeting one of his heroes, Arthur Lee of Love, for a Rolling Stone interview in 1975 — and what...

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 | Watch Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Play ‘Jeepster’ for James Corden (from the New Marc Bolan/T. Rex Tribute Album)
September 11, 2020
Watch Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Play ‘Jeepster’ for James Corden (from the New Marc Bolan/T. Rex Tribute Album)

On Sept. 4, a star-studded new tribute album honoring the late Marc Bolan and T. Rex was released — and Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)
September 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex,’ Featuring an Eclectic Array of Tributes (Including U2 + Elton John on ‘Bang a Gong’)

Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex is a brand new tribute album paying homage to the late, great Marc Bolan and T. Rex, and the record...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream/Buy The Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Expanded Edition of 1973 Album
September 4, 2020
Out Now: Stream/Buy The Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue, Expanded Edition of 1973 Album

After weeks of pre-release hype and the sharing of previously unheard studio recordings, it’s here: The Rolling Stones‘ lavish expanded reissue of the classic rock band‘s 1973 album Goats Head...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Jagger: Lost Rolling Stones Songs on ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue  Were ‘Useless’ Before Being Updated/Finished
September 1, 2020
Mick Jagger: Lost Rolling Stones Songs on ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Were ‘Useless’ Before Being Updated/Finished

This Friday, Sept. 4, The Rolling Stones will release a revamped reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup. The band has been promoting the upcoming release heavily over the past few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4: Pre-Order/Preview with a Remix of ‘Scarlet’
August 31, 2020
Rolling Stones ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4: Pre-Order/Preview with a Remix of ‘Scarlet’

This Friday, Sept. 4, The Rolling Stones will release an elaborate reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup, and the English rock legends have spent much of the past few weeks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Has a New Remix ft. The War on Drugs (and Jimmy Page) — Listen
August 14, 2020
The Rolling Stones’ Unreleased Track ‘Scarlet’ Has a New Remix ft. The War on Drugs (and Jimmy Page) — Listen

Last week, The Rolling Stones premiered “Scarlet,” one of the previously unheard recordings that will be included in the Stones‘ upcoming 50th anniversary reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup. (Click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’
August 13, 2020
Linkin Park to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 2000 Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ with Box Set, Unreleased Material and More — Pre-Order/Stream ‘She Couldn’t’

Oct. 24, 2000 was an important day in music: It’s the date Linkin Park released Hybrid Theory, the rap/rock band‘s attention-grabbing debut album. (Click here to pre-order Linkin Park’s Hybrid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: Stream the Slow-Burning ‘Hours and Hours’ (New LP Out 8/21)
August 7, 2020
New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: Stream the Slow-Burning ‘Hours and Hours’ (New LP Out 8/21)

On Aug. 21, Bully, the band fronted by singer/songwriter Alicia Bognanno, will release its new album Sugaregg via Sub Pop Records. (Click here to pre-order Sugaregg from our Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Streaming Virtual Festival ‘Inside Lands’ on Twitch 8/28-8/29, Celebrating Festival’s 12-Year History
August 7, 2020
Outside Lands Streaming Virtual Festival ‘Inside Lands’ on Twitch 8/28-8/29, Celebrating Festival’s 12-Year History

The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival was cancelled in 2020, like so many other things, by the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the festival, which normally takes place every August...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4
August 6, 2020
Watch the Rolling Stones’ New Video for ‘Scarlet,’ ft. Paul Mescal — ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Out 9/4

In late July, The Rolling Stones shared “Scarlet,” a previously unheard song that is included as one of the unreleased tracks making their debut on the Stones‘ upcoming reissue of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History
August 5, 2020
The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History

In so many ways, The Go-Go’s owned the 1980s. Born out of the Los Angeles punk scene, the band quickly became “America’s Sweethearts,” as guitarist Charlotte Caffey recalls to Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Family Band Play ‘Blueboy’ from Their Home Studio
August 3, 2020
Watch John Fogerty and the ‘Fogerty’s Factory’ Family Band Play ‘Blueboy’ from Their Home Studio

This past weekend, John Fogerty added to his delightful ongoing series of at-home performance videos with a rendition of “Blueboy,” a song from the rock legend‘s 1997 album Blue Moon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker
July 22, 2020
Happy 51st Birthday to Guitarist, Composer and Inspiration to Us All, Jason Becker

Happy Birthday to an amazing talent and force in the music industry: Jason Becker (click here to browse his catalog of music via our Rock Cellar Store). Truthfully, I was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)
July 22, 2020
Rolling Stones: Listen to ‘Scarlet,’ a Lost 1974 Song Featuring Jimmy Page and Ric Grech (from the New ‘Goats Heads Soup’ Reissue)

One of the most intriguing elements promised by The Rolling Stones with the recent announcement of their upcoming Goats Head Soup reissue is “Scarlet,” a previously unreleased recording from the...

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 | Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’
July 16, 2020
Preview ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ with Four Songs, Including Joan Jett Reimagining ‘Jeepster’

On Sept. 4, a number of music icons will team up for Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, a tribute album to the classic (and perhaps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Kelly Preston: Actress and Wife of John Travolta Dies at 57 After Breast Cancer Battle
July 13, 2020
Rest in Peace, Kelly Preston: Actress and Wife of John Travolta Dies at 57 After Breast Cancer Battle

Late Sunday night, John Travolta announced via Instagram that his wife, Kelly Preston, had passed away at the age of 57 after a quiet two-year battle with breast cancer. Travolta’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert
July 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Ian Wallace, Brad Dutz and Tal Bergman and the Music of ‘The Ten Commandments’ with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert

For his latest Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls a memorable trip to the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Hollywood in 2004 to catch a production of The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)
July 10, 2020
Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’ (The Interview)

On Sunset, the new album from Paul Weller, was just released on July 3, but the U.K. music legend says he’s already deep into the making of its follow-up when...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’
July 9, 2020
Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’

As promised in a teaser post from the iconic rockers on Wednesday, The Rolling Stones have indeed premiered a song from the vaults that had, as of yet, never been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday
July 7, 2020
Ringo Starr at 80: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer for His Birthday

Note: This piece originally ran in 2019, in honor of the 79th birthday of Ringo Starr. For his 80th on July 7, 2020, be sure to watch Ringo’s Big Birthday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Headlining ‘#AllinWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief’ on 6/24, Streaming Live and on Amazon Prime
June 22, 2020
Pearl Jam Headlining ‘#AllinWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief’ on 6/24, Streaming Live and on Amazon Prime

This Wednesday, June 24, Pearl Jam will take part in a special online concert benefit show for its home state, Washington. #AllinWA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief will stream at...

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 | Rescheduled 2021 Dates for the Stadium Tour with Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Announced
June 18, 2020
Rescheduled 2021 Dates for the Stadium Tour with Motley Crue/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Announced

This summer’s planned Stadium Tour, a mega-ticket featuring iconic rock bands Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, was going to be epic — but fans will have to wait one more...

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,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Order and Pet Shop Boys Reschedule ‘Unity Tour’ from Fall 2020 to 2021 Due to COVID-19
June 11, 2020
New Order and Pet Shop Boys Reschedule ‘Unity Tour’ from Fall 2020 to 2021 Due to COVID-19

This fall’s scheduled Unity Tour, a co-headlining trek from New Order and Pet Shop Boys, will now take place in Fall 2021, it was announced by the bands on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: ‘Where to Start,’ A Grunge-y, Punky Bathroom Freak-Out of Cathartic Frustration
June 11, 2020
New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: ‘Where to Start,’ A Grunge-y, Punky Bathroom Freak-Out of Cathartic Frustration

There’s a lot of angst behind “Where to Start,” the new song from Bully premiered on Thursday. Jarring, jangly guitars and the pained shouts of vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno are the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker
June 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker

The time is only a few minutes past 10:00 a.m in the morning and Travis Barker has already been beating on something for the better part of an hour. All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’
June 5, 2020
Q&A: Dion on His NYC Roots and His Star-Studded New Album, ‘Blues With Friends’

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame icon Dion first scored major success almost sixty years ago with smash hits like “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and “Ruby Baby.” Since then, Dion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New: Hear Elton John and Lady Gaga Collaborate on the Pulsating ‘Sine From Above,’ from Gaga’s New Album ‘Chromatica’ (Out Now)
May 29, 2020
New: Hear Elton John and Lady Gaga Collaborate on the Pulsating ‘Sine From Above,’ from Gaga’s New Album ‘Chromatica’ (Out Now)

On Friday, Lady Gaga returned with Chromatica, her anticipated sixth solo album and the first since 2016’s Joanne, released after a few delays caused by the COVID-pandemic. Among the high-profile...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)
May 21, 2020
Out Now: ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ by The 1975 is an Ambitious, Exhausting and Rewarding Adventure (Album Review)

The 1975 doesn’t make albums of easy-digestible indie pop/rock, opting instead for sprawling, genre-hopping explorations in grandiosity and excess rooted in the most shimmery of ’80s pop — and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bono Wrote  Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great
May 15, 2020
Bono Wrote Fan Letters to 60 of His Musical Heroes for His 60th Birthday and it’s Great

Bono, the man known as Paul David Hewson in another life, celebrated his 60th birthday on May 10 — and boy, did the man known for bombast and passion with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)
May 13, 2020
Paul Rodgers and His Daughter, Jasmine, Participate in New ‘Imagine’ Cover from Nathan James (Inglorious), Geoff Downes and More (Listen)

Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers recently took part in an all-star team-up borne out of COVID-19 isolation, contributing vocals to a cover of John Lennon‘s classic “Imagine.” Put together by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)
May 12, 2020
Dennis DeYoung Talks the Legacy of Styx, Politics, ‘Mr. Roboto’ and His New Solo Album, ’26 East, Vol. 1′ (The Interview)

When Dennis DeYoung performed “The Best of Times” recently from home on piano and posted it to YouTube, it didn’t take long for his 1981 Top 10 hit with Styx...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories
May 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable afternoon with one of his heroes — Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.  I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection
May 5, 2020
Memorabilia from the Beatles, Prince, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Many More in New Julien’s Auctions ‘Music Icons 2020’ Collection

Next month, Julien’s Auctions will host a special new auction, and the Music Icons 2020 collection is among the most eye-popping you’ll ever hear about. Scheduled for June 19 and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)
April 29, 2020
‘Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex’ Tribute Album Out 9/4, ft. U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Many More (Produced by Hal Willner)

On September 4, a very special, star-studded tribute album honoring Marc Bolan and T. Rex will be released via BMG. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex will present...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘Blvds. of Splendor’ from Cherie Currie, a New Album Featuring Billy Corgan, Slash, Juliette Lewis, Matt Sorum and More
April 28, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘Blvds. of Splendor’ from Cherie Currie, a New Album Featuring Billy Corgan, Slash, Juliette Lewis, Matt Sorum and More

Today, Cherie Currie releases a new album, Blvds. of Splendor. The album, released via Joan Jett’s Blackhearts Records, is a new release from Currie, formerly of the Runaways — though...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Used’s New Album ‘Heartwork’ Weaves Literary References and Vulnerability Into a Wild, Intriguing Listen (Out Now)
April 24, 2020
The Used’s New Album ‘Heartwork’ Weaves Literary References and Vulnerability Into a Wild, Intriguing Listen (Out Now)

Heartwork, the eighth studio album from the Used, is out today — and it’s an adventure. The emo/rock band first burst onto the scene in 2002, becoming a stalwart on...

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 | Cherie Currie: New Album ‘Blvds of Splendor,’ ft. Billy Corgan, Matt Sorum, Slash, Juliette Lewis and More, Out 4/28
April 8, 2020
Cherie Currie: New Album ‘Blvds of Splendor,’ ft. Billy Corgan, Matt Sorum, Slash, Juliette Lewis and More, Out 4/28

On April 28, Cherie Currie will release a new studio album — and the former standout from the Runaways has put together quite a package with Blvds. of Splendor. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era
March 31, 2020
Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era

In 1985, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen headed to Sunset Boulevard to interview Tom Petty. Southern Accents, Petty’s sixth album with the Heartbreakers, had recently been released and Petty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Issues Heartfelt Message to Fans Regarding Coronavirus, Show Cancellations
March 23, 2020
Metallica Issues Heartfelt Message to Fans Regarding Coronavirus, Show Cancellations

Everything is being postponed or canceled these days, as the coronavirus pandemic‘s stronghold on our collective way of living remains in upheaval — and on Monday, Metallica sent out a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean
March 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Joe Perry and Aerosmith, Before and After Getting Clean

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen recalls various encounters with Joe Perry and Aerosmith at disparate points in the band’s career — first as a fledgling guitar god,...

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 | Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More
February 18, 2020
Ann Wilson Announces 2020 Solo Tour, Promising Originals, Heart Classics and More

2019 was a banner year for Heart, as the iconic rock band featuring Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson toured with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts — the first full Heart...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)
February 13, 2020
Riffin’ with Trace Foster, Guitar Tech to the Stars (Joe Perry, Geezer Butler, Angus Young and More)

Behind the scenes of every great guitar player is a great guitar tech. They are a guitarist’s safety net and security blanket, their advisor, supervisor, and comrade at arms all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)
February 6, 2020
Green Day: Still Full of ‘Piss and Vinegar’ on New Album ‘Father of All … ‘ — They Just Want You to Dance a Little Bit, Too (Review)

On “The Grouch,” the third track on 1997’s Nimrod, Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong laments, “I was a young boy that had big plans/Now I’m just another shitty old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Releasing ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Box Set (with Unreleased Material) in March Ahead of This Summer’s ‘Stadium Tour’
January 31, 2020
Def Leppard Releasing ‘The Early Years 79-81’ Box Set (with Unreleased Material) in March Ahead of This Summer’s ‘Stadium Tour’

2020 is poised to be another gigantic year for Def Leppard, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band will head out on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’
January 14, 2020
Noel Gallagher: New Music, Old Music and Why ‘I’m a Better Front Man in America Than I Am in Europe’

Noel Gallagher is one of the best interviews in rock and roll. In the countless times we’ve met up since he left Oasis, he’s never been less than willing to...

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 | Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)
December 13, 2019
Roger Daltrey: On The Who’s New Album ‘WHO,’ His Creative Process With Pete Townshend and Getting Old (The Interview)

The Who accomplished a great deal in their heyday, but judged against fellow ‘60s contemporaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the group — Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne’s $25,000 Reward Still Stands Regarding Return of Stolen (and Partially Returned) Randy Rhoads Gear
December 11, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne’s $25,000 Reward Still Stands Regarding Return of Stolen (and Partially Returned) Randy Rhoads Gear

Last weekend, legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne pledged a $25,000 reward to information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or return of gear and memorabilia that originally belonged to late guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | After Ozzy Osbourne Pledged a $25,000 Reward for Information Regarding Stolen Randy Rhoads Gear, the Items Surfaced in a North Hollywood Dumpster
December 9, 2019
After Ozzy Osbourne Pledged a $25,000 Reward for Information Regarding Stolen Randy Rhoads Gear, the Items Surfaced in a North Hollywood Dumpster

On Thanksgiving night, a guitar previously belonging to phenomenally gifted guitarist Randy Rhoads was stolen from the Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, California — and Ozzy Osbourne wants...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)
November 14, 2019
Debbie Harry on Writing Her New Memoir, Blondie’s Old Days in NYC and Her View of the World (The Interview)

Debbie Harry is a certifiable pop culture icon. As the frontperson for Blondie, the chart-topping New Wave group that grew out of New York City’s fabled CBGBs-fueled punk scene, she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away
November 8, 2019
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Issued Heartfelt Remembrances of Beatles Photographer Robert Freeman, Who Passed Away

If you’ve seen a Beatles album cover in your life, you’ve likely been viewing the work of photographer Robert Freeman. Among his high-profile work, Freeman’s photography adorned several Beatles records,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young + Crazy Horse Face Climate Change and Other Worldly Issues Head-On with Charged New Album ‘Colorado’ — Listen
October 25, 2019
Neil Young + Crazy Horse Face Climate Change and Other Worldly Issues Head-On with Charged New Album ‘Colorado’ — Listen

On “Shut It Down,” a new song from the Neil Young & Crazy Horse album Colorado, which was released on Friday, Young shouts the following impassioned lyrics: People tryin’ to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police
October 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Andy Summers of the Police

When Andy Summers plays guitar, you imagine his fingers dancing on the fretboard in some mad choreography of echoes, reverbs, jazzy little ghost notes and hypnotic arpeggiated chords. Spinning, jumping...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’

D Generation were 90’s punk icons. But the band’s charismatic frontman, Jesse Malin, always seemed more than the run of the mill anarchist typically at the helm of the latter-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Blink-182’s Layered, Confident and Even Slightly Experimental New Album ‘Nine’
September 20, 2019
Stream Blink-182’s Layered, Confident and Even Slightly Experimental New Album ‘Nine’

When Blink-182 continued on with Matt Skiba in 2015 despite the absence of vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, many fans weren’t sure what to expect. DeLonge had always been one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, a Musical Force of Undeniable and Far-Reaching Influence
September 15, 2019
Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, a Musical Force of Undeniable and Far-Reaching Influence

Tremendously sad news came through the wires on Sunday when it was reported that Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the Cars, has died at the age of 75. NBC New...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds: Campaigning for an Oasis Reunion, and Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Joins Him on ‘My Hero’
August 26, 2019
Foo Fighters at Reading & Leeds: Campaigning for an Oasis Reunion, and Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Joins Him on ‘My Hero’

This past Sunday night, the Foo Fighters headlined the UK’s Reading Festival. Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the opportunity to adorn his drum kit with big pictures of Noel and Liam...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery
August 13, 2019
Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows as Gary Rossington is Recovering from Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd postponed some upcoming tour dates, it was announced on Tuesday in a press release posted by the band on social media. The classic rock legends are out on...

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 | Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett
August 7, 2019
Q&A: The ‘Hard Lessons’ of Rock and Roll with Foo Fighters/Solo Troubadour, Guitarist Chris Shiflett

Being a member of the Foo Fighters, one of the world’s biggest rock bands, helps swing open some pretty wide doors. When he’s not recording and touring the globe, shredding...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen + Adam Lambert Headlining Global Citizen Festival 2019 with Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Carole King and More at Central Park in NYC
July 30, 2019
Queen + Adam Lambert Headlining Global Citizen Festival 2019 with Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Carole King and More at Central Park in NYC

That big announcement Queen + Adam Lambert were hinting at Monday? Yeah, it turned out to be a pretty big deal after all: they’re headlining Global Citizen Festival on September...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer
July 11, 2019
Ringo Starr at 79: Peers, Colleagues and Musician Friends Toast the Legendary Beatles Drummer

While there are many acclaimed technical drummers in commercial rock music, Neil Peart of Rush, Stewart Copeland of The Police to name a few, Ringo Starr’s exceptional work as a...

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 | Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour
June 11, 2019
Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman on His New Album and His Time with Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Tour

Larry “Ratso” Sloman has been a fixture on the New York City music scene since the 1970s. Along the way he was befriended by Bob Dylan, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’
June 5, 2019
From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

Stewart Copeland is always game for an intellectually-stimulating conversation. He’s proved it time and time again over the years, and roughly a year after he was featured on these pages...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Stream Sleepwalkers’ ‘Ages,’ a Seamless Blend of Contemporary Indie/Pop and 1960s’ Harmonies
June 5, 2019
Premiere: Stream Sleepwalkers’ ‘Ages,’ a Seamless Blend of Contemporary Indie/Pop and 1960s’ Harmonies

The indie/pop realm is dominated by psychedelic-tinged acts like Tame Impala and the War on Drugs — but keep an eye out for Sleepwalkers. On July 19, the Richmond, Va.-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence
May 9, 2019
Turn Me On: Carsie Blanton and Her Culturally Subversive and Captivating Musical Presence

Buck Up, the new album from Carsie Blanton, serves as a Trojan horse for her endlessly fun and captivating brand of cultural subversion. Through blending her two main influences of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t Forget: The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs on HBO Saturday 4/27
April 25, 2019
Don’t Forget: The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Airs on HBO Saturday 4/27

On March 29, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed a new batch of legacy acts into its community with a lavish ceremony at the Barclays Center in New...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Honk,’ A New Career-Spanning Rolling Stones ‘Best Of’ Collection with Hits and Classic Cuts
April 19, 2019
Out Now: ‘Honk,’ A New Career-Spanning Rolling Stones ‘Best Of’ Collection with Hits and Classic Cuts

It seems like a new Best Of album compiling the biggest, most noteworthy songs from legendary bands comes out every week or so, and this week’s is the Rolling Stones....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Bunny Prepping for Big Tour with PUP and Lollapalooza, Fresh Off the Buzz of Their “Prom Queen” EP
April 12, 2019
Beach Bunny Prepping for Big Tour with PUP and Lollapalooza, Fresh Off the Buzz of Their “Prom Queen” EP

Beach Bunny started off as a solo singer/songwriter project for Chicago native Lili Trifilio in 2015. Now as a four-piece, the band has garnered success, racking up a number performances...

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 | Suggested Release of Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Album Caught in Midst of Legal Battles Between His Widow and Daughters
April 3, 2019
Suggested Release of Tom Petty’s ‘Wildflowers’ Album Caught in Midst of Legal Battles Between His Widow and Daughters

You hate to see legal disputes and bitterness make headlines after the passing of a big music icon, but that seems to be what’s happening with Tom Petty‘s estate. On...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker
April 2, 2019
Remembering Chester Bennington with Photographer Jim Louvau and KROQ-FM DJ Ted Stryker

Photographer/musician Jim Louvau recently held a special photo exhibit in Burbank, California, honoring his friend and frequent photo subject, Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, with proceeds benefiting 320 Changes Direction....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello & the Imposters and Blondie Announce Summer Tour
April 2, 2019
Elvis Costello & the Imposters and Blondie Announce Summer Tour

This summer, two of the most celebrated acts of the past several decades will join up for a co-headlining tour when Elvis Costello & the Imposters and Blondie hit the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’
March 22, 2019
Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) Announces New Solo LP ‘Hard Lessons,’ Premieres ‘Welcome To Your First Heartache’

In addition to being the lead guitarist of Foo Fighters and committing to the heavy workload that job requires, Chris Shiflett is an accomplished solo artist. His new solo album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaway: ‘Fresh Produce’ LP Out 4/19 Ahead of Spring Tour
March 15, 2019
Seaway: ‘Fresh Produce’ LP Out 4/19 Ahead of Spring Tour

Canadian pop-punk band Seaway has been hard at work recently, playing different gigs and dropping singles since the release of their 2017 album, Vacation, but the boys are ready for...

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 | Watch Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart Reunite at Love Rocks NYC 2019
March 8, 2019
Watch Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart Reunite at Love Rocks NYC 2019

It’s been a few years since Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed on stage together — three years, in fact — but as the two figureheads of the classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More
March 4, 2019
The Ohana Fest 2019: Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Strokes, Incubus and More

The Ohana Festival is the three-day music festival curated by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, and the 2019 edition was unveiled on Monday. 🌴#OhanaFest🌴 ft. Eddie Vedder, The Red...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Spotlight: Third Lung, Circe, Ida Mae, Larkin Poe and Robin Cause
February 18, 2019
New Music Spotlight: Third Lung, Circe, Ida Mae, Larkin Poe and Robin Cause

In this piece, enjoy a look at some up-and-coming acts that caught Rock Cellar’s attention lately …  Third Lung – Sooner or Later EP  Four-piece alternative rock band Third Lung...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof
February 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

With the 2018 release of their second album, Lucky 13, and an increasingly prolific 2019 touring schedule, Shannon Rae and 100 Proof are reaching an ever-growing audience with their unique...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)
February 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich...

Rock Cellar Magazine | In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era
February 12, 2019
In and Out of Wings: Denny Seiwell On His Friendship with Paul McCartney and Wings’ Underrated 1971-1973 Era

Drummer Denny Seiwell discusses his time with Paul McCartney and Wings, his friendship with McCartney over the years and much more …  When The Beatles imploded, Paul McCartney, by all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Heart Announce ‘Love Alive’ Summer Tour with Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Brandi Carlile and Elle King
February 11, 2019
Heart Announce ‘Love Alive’ Summer Tour with Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Brandi Carlile and Elle King

It’s been three years since Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson went out on a proper Heart tour, but on Monday the classic rock icons announced the Love Alive tour, which...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo
January 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)
January 14, 2019
Blondie, and Photography, Through the Lens (and Memories) of Chris Stein (Q&A)

Chris Stein photo (Shepard Fairey) Chris Stein cut his teeth 40 years ago as a co-founder and guitarist for the band Blondie, and via his songwriting partnership with Debbie Harry,...

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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done
November 9, 2018
Behind the Curtain: John McLaughlin and the Value of a Job Well Done

In which writer Steve Rosen recounts his adventures with guitarist/composer John McLaughlin …  This story was originally meant to begin with a short preamble about how human beings are creatures...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wayne Kramer Looks Back on 50 Years of the MC5 and His Prison Experience
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....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart
September 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the Band Heart

Behind the Curtain: Learning Important Lessons with the band Heart Down through history, some unbelievably outrageous things have been said … were likely to have been said … maybe were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)
September 11, 2018
Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping
July 12, 2018
Jeff Beck: On Building His First Guitar and Why He’s Not a Fan of Tapping

Jeff Beck is busy. The man who boasts everyone from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to David Gilmour, Joe Perry and Slash amongst his most ardent fans, is slinging his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band
June 14, 2018
The Small Faces’ Landmark Concept Album Turns 50: ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’ and the Beginning of the End of an Unsung Band

“We should have gone to America, and we wanted to go to America, but we’d had a drug bust, so we couldn’t go,” the Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones told...

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale
January 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Randy California of Spirit and Writer Steve Rosen’s Rocker Scale

This is something I get asked all the time: “Who is your favorite guitar player you’ve ever interviewed?” I both love and hate this question. I love when people ask...

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 | Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process
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...

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 | Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview
May 10, 2017
Ray Davies and His Version of ‘Americana’ – The Interview

One of the most fascinating things about interviewing Ray Davies is how interested the legendary British songwriter and former frontman of The Kinks is in you. He’ll ask where you...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison
February 13, 2017
Gary Wright Q&A: ‘Dream Weaver,’ ‘Ring of Changes’ and Friendship with George Harrison

Talk about better late than never. 44 years since it was recorded, Gary Wright‘s 1972 album, Ring of Changes, finally saw release a few months back. And upon listening to the album, one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Riffin' with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, 'Serving the Song' and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)
January 12, 2017
Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper Headlining
January 11, 2017
Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper Headlining

The lineup and details for this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival were announced on Wednesday, and it’s a big ‘win’ for fans of iconic rock bands. Headlining the three-day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Governors Ball NYC 2017: Tool, Phoenix, Chance the Rapper to Headline June Festival
January 4, 2017
Governors Ball NYC 2017: Tool, Phoenix, Chance the Rapper to Headline June Festival

The lineup and details for the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New York City were announced on Wednesday. Headlining the three-day fest, which is scheduled for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2017 Lineup: Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar Headlining (Full Details)
January 3, 2017
Coachella 2017 Lineup: Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar Headlining (Full Details)

The official lineup and details for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival have been announced for April 2017. Headlining the mega-fest this year will be Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BottleRock Napa 2017: Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 Headlining
January 3, 2017
BottleRock Napa 2017: Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 Headlining

The lineup and details for the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley music festival were announced on Tuesday, and it’s quite an impressive group of musicians. The following will take part in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day Dedicate 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' Performance to Oakland Fire Victims
December 12, 2016
Watch Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day Dedicate 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' Performance to Oakland Fire Victims

Over the weekend, Green Day headlined a night of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night holiday concert at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Front man Billie Joe Armstrong took an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders
December 9, 2016
On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Stream 'Brooklyn, You're Killing Me' from New Album 'Zombies on Broadway'
November 30, 2016
New Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Stream 'Brooklyn, You're Killing Me' from New Album 'Zombies on Broadway'

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the latest project from Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin mastermind Andrew McMahon, has a big 2017 on tap. On February 20, McMahon will release Zombies on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)
October 26, 2016
Vivian Campbell: A Life in Rock with Dio, Def Leppard and Last in Line (Q&A)

Decades after the release of Dio’s early ’80s albums, in particular, Holy Diver and The Last In Line, those recordings are widely recognized by music fans and critics alike as towering achievements in ’80s hard rock....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence
October 7, 2016
Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS' Legacy and Paul McCartney's Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)
September 14, 2016
Director Oliver Stone Blows the Whistle on ‘Snowden’ – and Who He’ll Vote For (Q&A)

We live in highly polarized times and one of our era’s biggest lightning rods of divisiveness is Edward Snowden. Opinions remain sharply divided over the young intelligence agent and contractor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview
September 8, 2016
Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Shane Alexander
August 29, 2016
Turn Me On: Shane Alexander

88.5 KCSN-FM’s Jim Nelson is back with another entry in our Turn Me On category, this time shining his light on Shane Alexander… “Do you think of me once in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Regina Spektor's New LP 'Remember Us to Life' with 'Bleeding Heart' and 'Small Bill$'
August 16, 2016
Preview Regina Spektor's New LP 'Remember Us to Life' with 'Bleeding Heart' and 'Small Bill$'

On September 30, eclectic singer/songwriter Regina Spektor will release Remember Us to Life, a new studio album. It’ll be her first since 2012’s What We Saw from the Cheap Seats,...

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 | Preview Heart's New LP 'Beautiful Broken' and Duet with Metallica's James Hetfield (!)
June 14, 2016
Preview Heart's New LP 'Beautiful Broken' and Duet with Metallica's James Hetfield (!)

On July 8, Heart will release Beautiful Broken, a new studio album and their first since 2012’s Fanatic. For this one, Nancy and Ann Wilson tried something new…like bringing in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More
June 6, 2016
Q & A: Susan Sarandon Talks Bernie Sanders, ‘The Meddler’ and More

Susan Sarandon’s debut feature was as a hippie in the landmark 1970 film Joe, starring Peter Boyle as a disgruntled blue collar worker who goes on a shooting spree against...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi
April 7, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Hotel Room Trashing Lessons with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi

This month’s Behind the Curtain finds journalist Steve Rosen recounting some extracurricular fun with Black Sabbath in the 1970s… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Out of the gate, Black Sabbath was a species unto themselves. They...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview
March 6, 2015
Going ‘Off the Score’ with Stewart Copeland: The Interview

  Stewart Copeland is many things: accomplished, world-class drummer with the Police, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and public speaker. Naturally, the chance to speak with him one-on-one is an undeniable treat, so we...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview
October 7, 2014
Jackson Browne, ‘Standing in the Breach’ – The Interview

Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album out October 7th on Inside Recordings, is full of the sort of ruminations on love and loss and the state of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview
September 14, 2013
Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys – The Interview

Holed away in his family’s music room, 18 year-old Brian Wilson, future music genius/visionary of The Beach Boys, is cocooned safely in his private sanctuary, immersed in what would become...

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 | The Heart of Ann Wilson
April 2, 2013
The Heart of Ann Wilson

With their chugging rhythms and soaring harmonies, Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart topped ’70s and ’80s charts with hits like Barracuda, Magic Man, Crazy On You, Alone, These Dreams, and What About Love, selling...

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 | Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)
August 14, 2012
Metallica, Jack White, Tom Morello, Alabama Shakes & More: Outside Lands Festival Day 2 & 3 Recap (Photos/Videos)

RECAP: OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY 2 & 3 (Text and photos by Adrian Garro/Rock Cellar Magazine) The final two days of the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Bangles:  Still Rock’s Sweethearts
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts

Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)
March 19, 2012
Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and Me (Caroll Spinney Interview)

Caroll Spinney may be the most unknown famous person in America… “It’s the Bird and Grouch who’s famous, not me,” says Spinney, the man who has spent the last 43...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…
March 19, 2012
Daniel Lanois Heads to the Hall of Fame…

In the liner notes to Daniel Lanois’ 2003 album Shine, the musician and producer writes: “What a privilege to be able to make music. And what an honor to have it received...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vincent Price and The Vincentennial!
October 26, 2011
Vincent Price and The Vincentennial!

Vincent Price, in that unmistakable velvety tone, once said: “A man who limits his interests, limits his life.” This year marks (what would have been) Vincent Price’s 100th birthday, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fictional Bands & Musicians NOT Named Spinal Tap
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5
June 23, 2022
Punk/Ska Revivalists the Interrupters Unleash High-Energy Punk Blast “Jailbird”; ‘In the Wild’ LP 8/5

The Interrupters, the punk/ska band that hit it big in 2018 with “She’s Kerosene,” the breakthrough track that helped Fight the Good Fight crack the Billboard 200, will release a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now
June 17, 2022
Rod Stewart Shares “Touchline” Video, Dedicated to His Late Father; North American Tour On Now

Sir Rod Stewart launched his North American summer tour with special guest Cheap Trick this week — and with Father’s Day just around the corner, the legendary singer made a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blondie: First Official Box Set, ‘Against The Odds 1974-1982,’ Coming 8/26 (Preview/Pre-Order)
June 9, 2022
Blondie: First Official Box Set, ‘Against The Odds 1974-1982,’ Coming 8/26 (Preview/Pre-Order)

Against the Odds 1974-1982 is the first official box set from Blondie, the legendary and groundbreaking New York band that has sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Due out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Def Leppard Unleashes New LP ‘Diamond Star Halos’ as a Warm-Up for This Summer’s Stadium Tour (Listen)
May 27, 2022
Out Now: Def Leppard Unleashes New LP ‘Diamond Star Halos’ as a Warm-Up for This Summer’s Stadium Tour (Listen)

Coming up in mid-June, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard will head out on the highly anticipated (and delayed) Stadium Tour alongside fellow crowd-pleasers Motley Crue, Joan Jett...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten Performs “Mistakes,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,’ on ‘Colbert’
May 23, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Performs “Mistakes,” from ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong,’ on ‘Colbert’

Sharon Van Etten released her new album, We’ve Been Going About It All Wrong, without a “lead single” or any pre-release tracks ahead of the album’s full arrival. That doesn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Vibes Are Very Strong with Warpaint’s Engrossing New Album, ‘Radiate Like This’ (Listen)
May 6, 2022
Out Now: The Vibes Are Very Strong with Warpaint’s Engrossing New Album, ‘Radiate Like This’ (Listen)

This six years between albums for Los Angeles indie band Warpaint were filled with personal milestones, life accomplishments and reflection — and the resulting record, Radiate Like This, does just...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sharon Van Etten Releases ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ LP; Hosting YouTube Live Stream
May 6, 2022
Out Now: Sharon Van Etten Releases ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ LP; Hosting YouTube Live Stream

Acclaimed indie singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned today, May 6, with We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, her sixth full-length album and the first since 2019’s Remind Me Tomorrow....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Axl Rose Sing Guns N’ Roses Classics with Carrie Underwood at Stagecoach Festival
May 2, 2022
Watch Axl Rose Sing Guns N’ Roses Classics with Carrie Underwood at Stagecoach Festival

Scheduled a week after the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the Stagecoach Festival brings together the biggest names in the country/Americana scene to the polo fields in Indio, Calif....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest: “We Love the Foo Fighters, & We Love Our Brother Taylor Hawkins”
May 2, 2022
Chili Peppers Honor Taylor Hawkins at Jazz Fest: “We Love the Foo Fighters, & We Love Our Brother Taylor Hawkins”

On Sunday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, filling a headliner void left by Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Country Music/Entertainment Legend Naomi Judd: 1946-2022
May 2, 2022
Rest in Peace, Country Music/Entertainment Legend Naomi Judd: 1946-2022

Naomi Judd, renowned singer/actor/member of The Judds alongside her daughter, Wynonna, passed away Saturday at the age of 76. The unfortunate news was shared by Wynonna and her sister, Ashley...

Rock Cellar Magazine | MUNA Shares One-Shot Video for “Kind of Girl,” a Self-Identity Anthem of Empowerment; New Album 6/24
April 28, 2022
MUNA Shares One-Shot Video for “Kind of Girl,” a Self-Identity Anthem of Empowerment; New Album 6/24

MUNA is riding a wave of momentum right now, and on June 24 the indie/pop band will release its new self-titled album on Saddest Factory Records, an imprint of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Envy of None (ft. Rush’s Alex Lifeson) Shares New Video for “Never Said I Love You”; Debut Album Available Now
April 25, 2022
Envy of None (ft. Rush’s Alex Lifeson) Shares New Video for “Never Said I Love You”; Debut Album Available Now

Envy of None, the brand new musical project of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, recently arrived with its debut self-titled record. A collaboration between Lifeson, Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), producer/engineer Alfio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Bonnie Raitt: Stream “Livin’ for the Ones,” from ‘Just Like That …’ Album Out 4/22
April 19, 2022
New Bonnie Raitt: Stream “Livin’ for the Ones,” from ‘Just Like That …’ Album Out 4/22

This Friday, April 22, the legendary Bonnie Raitt will release her 21st studio album, Just Like That …, on Sub Pop Records. As a final preview ahead of the record, Raitt...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mysterious Punk Duo Max Creeps ‘Reunites,’ Shares New Song/Video for “Burn It Down” & Album News
April 14, 2022
Mysterious Punk Duo Max Creeps ‘Reunites,’ Shares New Song/Video for “Burn It Down” & Album News

Earlier this week, the punk community was rattled with news that Max Creeps had broken up, a social media statement that elicited heartbreak from icons of the punk rock community...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lit Shares Summer-Ready Anthem “Kicked Off the Plane,” New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Coming in June
April 11, 2022
Lit Shares Summer-Ready Anthem “Kicked Off the Plane,” New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Coming in June

On June 17, Orange County rock/pop band Lit will return with Tastes Like Gold, a new studio album that the band intends as a return to the group’s “old-school sound”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Regrettes Preview New LP ‘Further Joy’ (Out 4/8) with Powerful “Anxieties (Out of Time)” on ‘Kimmel’
April 6, 2022
Watch The Regrettes Preview New LP ‘Further Joy’ (Out 4/8) with Powerful “Anxieties (Out of Time)” on ‘Kimmel’

This Friday, April 8, The Regrettes will release a new record titled Further Joy. As the indie/rock/pop band has exhibited on a few pre-release tracks, this album seems on track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining ‘Young Guns’ Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Cases Among Crew
April 6, 2022
Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining ‘Young Guns’ Tour Dates Due to COVID-19 Cases Among Crew

Due to members of the touring party testing positive for COVID-19, Wolfgang Van Halen’s band Mammoth WVH has canceled the remaining six performances on the Young Guns tour with Dirty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Regrettes Share Resilient Anthem “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” New Album ‘Further Joy’ Coming 4/8
March 30, 2022
The Regrettes Share Resilient Anthem “Anxieties (Out Of Time),” New Album ‘Further Joy’ Coming 4/8

The Regrettes are nearing the April 8 release of their third album, Further Joy, and at this point the stylistic progression of the band is as evident as ever. What...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’
March 29, 2022
New Ann Wilson: Stream the Anthemic “A Moment in Heaven,” from Upcoming Album ‘Fierce Bliss’

Ann Wilson of Heart will add to her legacy on April 29 with a new solo album, Fierce Bliss. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter has been previewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more
March 28, 2022
RIP Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters: See Tributes from Elton John, Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Incubus, Wolf Van Halen & more

Friday night’s devastating news that Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia at age 50 was met with unimaginable shock and grief from all corners of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters Drummer, Dies at 50: 1972-2022
March 25, 2022
Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighters Drummer, Dies at 50: 1972-2022

Taylor Hawkins, drummer of the Foo Fighters, has died at the age of 50. The band’s social media pages shared the following statement: The Foo Fighters family is devastated by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Announces Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2022 with ZZ Top, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit & More
March 21, 2022
Willie Nelson Announces Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2022 with ZZ Top, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit & More

The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will return this summer, spearheaded as always by curator/headliner Willie Nelson. Announced on Monday, the touring festival will feature an impressive lineup of participating acts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner) Debut “Skrting on the Surface”
March 17, 2022
The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood & Tom Skinner) Debut “Skrting on the Surface”

When The Smile, a new musical project featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, introduced themselves in early February with a trio of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Regrettes to Release ‘Further Joy’ LP 4/8, Share “That’s What Makes Me Love You”
March 4, 2022
The Regrettes to Release ‘Further Joy’ LP 4/8, Share “That’s What Makes Me Love You”

Four-piece pop/punk band The Regrettes will release Further Joy, a new studio album, on April 8. The group officially detailed its third record on Friday, accompanied by album artwork, tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘External Combustion,’ a New Album from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (Listen)
March 4, 2022
Out Now: ‘External Combustion,’ a New Album from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs (Listen)

External Combustion is a new record from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, the second full-length from the ensemble fronted by the heralded Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist/songwriter. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sharon Van Etten Shares New Video for “Used To It”; Tour with Julien Baker + Angel Olsen This Summer
March 1, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Shares New Video for “Used To It”; Tour with Julien Baker + Angel Olsen This Summer

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has now premiered two new songs so far this year, perhaps indicative of an impending new album release — which would be her first since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Debut “State of Mind,” ft. Margo Price (‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4)
March 1, 2022
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Debut “State of Mind,” ft. Margo Price (‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4)

Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs are gearing up to release External Combustion, a brand new studio album, this Friday, March 4. On Tuesday, the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Regrettes Debut Video for “You’re So F*cking Pretty,” On Tour Now (Including Coachella & Bonnaroo)
February 28, 2022
The Regrettes Debut Video for “You’re So F*cking Pretty,” On Tour Now (Including Coachella & Bonnaroo)

“You’re So F*cking Pretty” reflects a shift in style and focus for The Regrettes, a four-piece pop/punk band that amassed some buzz in 2019 with How Do You Love? and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas
February 28, 2022
311 Announces Additional Spring 2022 Tour Dates Geared Around 311 Day Events in Las Vegas

Reggae/rock vets 311 have a busy few months ahead of them, and on Monday the long-running band detailed an additional slate of tour dates for the spring. The outing is centered around...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)
February 25, 2022
Out Now: ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell,’ a New LP from Dashboard Confessional (Tour w/ Jimmy Eat World 2/27)

Today, Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional returned with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne
February 24, 2022
Watch “Always Be You,” David Byrne’s Lively New Collaboration with Australian Singer Montaigne

Montaigne, an Australian-based singer/songwriter, has long considered David Byrne among her personal favorites, both from his legacy with the Talking Heads to his trailblazing solo career — so when she...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Share “Electric Gypsy” Video; ‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4
February 15, 2022
Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs Share “Electric Gypsy” Video; ‘External Combustion’ LP Out 3/4

On March 4, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs will release External Combustion, the second full-length album from the ensemble led by the longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist/songwriter....

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 | 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 | Sharon Van Etten Takes Control in Her Workout Routine-Heavy Music Video for New Song “Porta”
February 8, 2022
Sharon Van Etten Takes Control in Her Workout Routine-Heavy Music Video for New Song “Porta”

“Porta” is the title of a new song/video from Sharon Van Etten, the singer/songwriter‘s first bit of new music since 2020. Its corresponding music video, which was premiered on Tuesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares New Song/Video for “Kissing Lessons,” a Song About Childhood Infatuation; Tour Starts Soon
February 2, 2022
Lucy Dacus Shares New Song/Video for “Kissing Lessons,” a Song About Childhood Infatuation; Tour Starts Soon

Released in June of 2021, Home Video was an especially personal album from singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus, a collection of songs reflecting on experiences from her childhood, hometown and upbringing. Kissing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Underoath: Intense New Album ‘Voyeurist’ Out Now; Tour with Spiritbox Starts Feb. 18
January 27, 2022
Underoath: Intense New Album ‘Voyeurist’ Out Now; Tour with Spiritbox Starts Feb. 18

Voyeurist is the title of the new studio album from Underoath, the long-running rock/metalcore band that first broke out with 2004’s They’re Only Chasing Safety and has been a steady...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs: Stream “Wicked Mind,” New LP ‘External Combustion’ Due 3/4
January 25, 2022
New from Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs: Stream “Wicked Mind,” New LP ‘External Combustion’ Due 3/4

Back in November 2020, Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs released Wreckless Abandon, the debut studio album from the longtime Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist/songwriter. The record had seen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ghost Returns with Twisted, Dark New Song/Video “Call Me Little Sunshine,” ‘Impera’ Album Out 3/11
January 20, 2022
Ghost Returns with Twisted, Dark New Song/Video “Call Me Little Sunshine,” ‘Impera’ Album Out 3/11

Two-time Grammy-nominated Swedish hard rock/metal band Ghost dropped some big news on Thursday, and — no surprise, given the group’s overall vibe over the years — it’s heavy both with its guitars...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women

Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)
January 7, 2022
David Bowie ‘Toy’: The Making of the Joyous, Long-Lost Early 2000s Album (Available Now for #Bowie75)

Producer Mark Plati and guitarist Earl Slick recall the making of an album unlike anything else in the vast catalog of David Bowie. For what would have been David Bowie’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)
December 30, 2021
New Year’s Eve 2022: Which Music Specials/Live Streams to Watch from Home (Instead of Going to a Crowded Party)

As much as we’d all love to head to a packed-to-the-gills New Year’s Eve party this coming Friday night, Dec. 31, it’s probably not in our best interest, what with...

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 | ‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record
December 16, 2021
‘Hunky Dory’ at 50: Looking Back on David Bowie’s Transitional 1971 Record

Visionary. Truth teller. Influencer. Pioneer. Storyteller. There are countless superlatives to describe the iconic David Bowie, but even such lofty praise is perhaps insufficient to represent the critically acclaimed musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia
December 13, 2021
Out Now: Sloppy Jane’s ‘Madison,’ a Captivatingly Unpredictable Album Recorded in a Cave in West Virginia

Madison is the title of a deeply engaging new album from Sloppy Jane, the shape-shifting musical project helmed by Haley Dahl. And yes, as the headline states, it was recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May

“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” —  Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February
December 7, 2021
Paul McCartney & Wings: ‘Wild Life’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl Coming in February

Originally released on Dec. 7, 1971, Wild Life was the debut studio album from Paul McCartney & Wings, as well as McCartney‘s third studio record after the dissolution of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs
December 1, 2021
Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas Songs

It's that time of year, when everybody hears Christmas songs everywhere -- but which ones truly rock? Here's a few that definitely do ...

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 | Movie Buzz: Martin Scorsese Working on a Jerry Garcia Biopic Starring Jonah Hill as Grateful Dead Icon
November 18, 2021
Movie Buzz: Martin Scorsese Working on a Jerry Garcia Biopic Starring Jonah Hill as Grateful Dead Icon

In some intriguing Hollywood news regarding bringing the story of Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia to the big screen, Variety on Thursday reported that famed director Martin Scorsese is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: IDLES Confronts the Complex Emotions of Being Alive on New Album ‘Crawler’ (Listen)

There simply is no musical force out there right now on the same wavelength as IDLES. Today, Nov. 12, the Bristol, UK-based group released its new album, Crawler, amid intense...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’
November 8, 2021
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’

“I listen to a lot of music all the time… A lot of these things are dredged up from memory. I’ll go, ‘Oh, that was a really good song.’ Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision
November 7, 2021
Knotfest Los Angeles Recap: Slipknot’s Dark Carnival of Heavy Metal Precision

“Welcome to a dream come true, you crazy motherfuckers,” said Corey Taylor, lead singer of Iowa-based metal ensemble Slipknot after his band raged through “Unsainted” and “Disasterpiece” to begin Knotfest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart Shares Exuberant, Feel-Good Music Video for “I Can’t Imagine,” New LP ‘The Tears of Hercules’ Out 11/12
November 5, 2021
Rod Stewart Shares Exuberant, Feel-Good Music Video for “I Can’t Imagine,” New LP ‘The Tears of Hercules’ Out 11/12

Next Friday, Nov. 12, the legendary Rod Stewart will add to his iconic catalog of music with The Tears of Hercules, a new studio album featuring 12 new songs, nine of them penned by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Casts Light to the Darkness on New Album ‘Brighten,’ His First Since 2002
October 29, 2021
Out Now: Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Casts Light to the Darkness on New Album ‘Brighten,’ His First Since 2002

It’s been nearly 20 years since Jerry Cantrell, guitarist/songwriter/vocalist of Alice in Chains, released a solo record — but today, Oct. 29, he returned with Brighten, which is effectively the...

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 | Rolling Stones Debut Unreleased Cover of Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin” as Mick Jagger Enjoys a Night Out in North Carolina
September 30, 2021
Rolling Stones Debut Unreleased Cover of Chi-Lites’ “Troubles A’ Comin” as Mick Jagger Enjoys a Night Out in North Carolina

The Rolling Stones are everywhere these days. From relaunching their No Filter tour dates to several tributes to late drummer Charlie Watts and beyond, they’ve been in the news quite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)
September 28, 2021
New ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Documentary Set for Release in November (ft. A New Original Song)

Back in April, the social media channels belonging to Beach Boys figurehead and musical genius Brian Wilson shared a poster for Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, a new documentary film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Rolling Stones Toast Charlie Watts at Their First Live Gig Since His Passing
September 21, 2021
Watch the Rolling Stones Toast Charlie Watts at Their First Live Gig Since His Passing

The Rolling Stones are preparing to head out on their new slate of No Filter tour dates, but the band will do so without longtime drummer Charlie Watts, who passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement
September 14, 2021
Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement

Faith No More and Mr. Bungle were both scheduled to perform a number of upcoming concerts, but on Tuesday lead vocalist/figurehead Mike Patton announced that he will be unable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eddie Vedder Channels Tom Petty on New Solo Song “Long Way,” a Preview of His New Solo LP ‘Earthling’
September 8, 2021
Eddie Vedder Channels Tom Petty on New Solo Song “Long Way,” a Preview of His New Solo LP ‘Earthling’

Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder announced a new solo album, Earthling, previewing the record with a heartfelt, road trip-ready anthem bursting with emotion and an almost Tom Petty &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2
August 23, 2021
These Are the 154 Songs(!) Featured in Paul McCartney’s New ‘The Lyrics 1956 to the Present’ Book, Out 11/2

Back in late February, Sir Paul McCartney announced a new book, The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, spanning his entire career. The book will be published on Nov. 2. Of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Falsetto Songs
August 12, 2021
Top 11 Falsetto Songs

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs to utilize falsetto vocals.  “I like money. It’s fun to fold and stack and smell...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)
August 11, 2021
Revisiting George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — The Definitive Beatles Solo Album (50th Anniversary Out Now)

George Harrison cast a masterwork with his triple-album All Things Must Pass — the record that announced him as a solo creative force, and showed everyone, John Lennon and Paul...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’
August 9, 2021
Queen’s Brian May to The Independent: ‘Anti-Vax People, I’m Sorry, I Think They’re Fruitcakes’

In a new interview with The Independent geared around last week’s reissue of his 1992 solo debut, Queen guitarist Brian May tackles a number of topics, with some pointed words...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Previews New Solo LP ‘Brighten’ with “Atone” Music Video, Album Out 10/29
August 2, 2021
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) Previews New Solo LP ‘Brighten’ with “Atone” Music Video, Album Out 10/29

On Oct. 29, Jerry Cantrell, celebrated guitarist/vocalist/lyricist for Alice in Chains, will release his third solo album, Brighten. It will be the first such release from Cantrell since 2002’s Degradation...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)
July 1, 2021
Behind the Lens: Music Photographer Jérôme Brunet — Licensed to Shoot (Q&A)

Jérôme Brunet is arguably to music photography what James Bond is to espionage. Like 007, Brunet has a great eye for taking aim. But instead of armed with a Beretta...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Said Chemo Made Him ‘Feel Like a Poisoned Electrified Zombie Leaned Up Against an Electric Fence’
June 30, 2021
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Said Chemo Made Him ‘Feel Like a Poisoned Electrified Zombie Leaned Up Against an Electric Fence’

Last week, Blink-182 bassist/songwriter/vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed to the world that he has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer for the past few months, sharing the personal news with a social...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13
June 24, 2021
Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Set Arriving 7/30, in Time for ‘Respect’ Biopic 8/13

On Aug. 13, Respect, the anticipated and COVID-delayed biopic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson will finally be released — and two weeks earlier, a career-spanning new box set championing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals He Is Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer
June 24, 2021
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals He Is Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer

Mark Hoppus, bassist/songwriter for Blink-182 and one of the most revered and beloved figures among the alt/punk community, revealed in a social media post on Wednesday that he has been...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen’s Brian May Revisiting Solo Debut ‘Back to the Light’ for Remastered Reissue 8/6
June 23, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Revisiting Solo Debut ‘Back to the Light’ for Remastered Reissue 8/6

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record is set to be revisited...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Uplifting, Hopeful New Album ‘A Few Stars Apart’ (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Uplifting, Hopeful New Album ‘A Few Stars Apart’ (Listen)

Today, June 11, sees the release of A Few Stars Apart — a new album from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Produced by Dave Cobb, it’s the seventh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from the Wallflowers: Stream “Who’s That Man Walking ‘Round My Garden,” Playing ‘Late Late Show’ 6/8
June 8, 2021
New from the Wallflowers: Stream “Who’s That Man Walking ‘Round My Garden,” Playing ‘Late Late Show’ 6/8

Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers recently announced their return, with a new record, Exit Wounds, due out July 9. The latest single shared from the album ahead of its release is “Who’s That...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)
June 2, 2021
Q&A: Rockfield Studios’ Kingsley Ward (New Doc ‘Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm’ Streaming Now)

The Wizard of Ozzy and Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Coldplay Plus a Cast of Thousands: Q&A with Rockfield’s Recording Engineer/Farmer Kingsley Ward Along with Yasgur’s farm, Rockfield...

Rock Cellar Magazine | girl in red Shares “Serotonin” Video, Debut Album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ Out Friday 4/30
April 28, 2021
girl in red Shares “Serotonin” Video, Debut Album ‘if i could make it go quiet’ Out Friday 4/30

This Friday, April 30, 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter Marie Ulven, otherwise known as rising indie/pop artist girl in red, will release her debut full-length album, if i could make it go...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career
April 27, 2021
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson Shares Poster for ‘Long Promised Road,’ a New Documentary Film About His Life & Career

Long Promised Road is the title of an upcoming documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of Beach Boys figurehead Brian Wilson. Drawing its name from a song on...

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 | Lucy Dacus Premieres ‘Hot & Heavy,’ Announces New Album ‘Home Video,’ North American Tour
April 13, 2021
Lucy Dacus Premieres ‘Hot & Heavy,’ Announces New Album ‘Home Video,’ North American Tour

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus will release a new studio album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador Records. The news was announced on Tuesday, accompanied by the premiere of a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Peter Frampton Salute His Old Friend David Bowie with New ‘Loving the Alien’ Cover
March 26, 2021
Watch Peter Frampton Salute His Old Friend David Bowie with New ‘Loving the Alien’ Cover

On April 23, The Peter Frampton Band will release Frampton Forgets The Words, an instrumental covers album that finds the guitar legend tackling songs originally made famous by a number of acts spanning styles and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions
March 23, 2021
Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ Box Set Giveaway Terms & Conditions

“Tom Petty ‘Live Anthology’ 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 | 3/19: Papa Roach Hosting ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 2: In Conversation’ Live Stream, Hosted by Allison Hagendorf
March 18, 2021
3/19: Papa Roach Hosting ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 2: In Conversation’ Live Stream, Hosted by Allison Hagendorf

Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years is a new compilation from Papa Roach slated for release this Friday, March 19. In addition to the new album, which brings...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs
March 11, 2021
Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” —Richard Thompson “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted
March 3, 2021
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH: ‘Distance’ Hits No. 1 on Rock Charts; ‘You’re to Blame’ Lyric Video Debuted

Since its debut in mid-November, “Distance” has been a huge success for Mammoth WVH, the musical project helmed by Wolfgang Van Halen. His heartfelt musical tribute to his late father,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)
February 16, 2021
Bruce Springsteen ‘Letter To You’ (Song-By-Song Breakdown)

The cycle of songs that form Letter To You, the new album from Bruce Springsteen, reveals a lot about his frame of mind. We’ve seen a flurry of activity from “The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young: 1971 Solo Live Album/Film ‘Young Shakespeare’ Coming 3/26; Preview with ‘Tell Me Why’
February 12, 2021
Neil Young: 1971 Solo Live Album/Film ‘Young Shakespeare’ Coming 3/26; Preview with ‘Tell Me Why’

On March 26, Neil Young will head back to the vaults once again for the release of Young Shakespeare, a previously unreleased 1971 live album/concert film depicting an intimate performance...

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 | Out Now: Hayley Williams Finds Inspiration in Isolation with ‘Flowers for Vases / descansos,’ Her New Album Recorded at Home
February 4, 2021
Out Now: Hayley Williams Finds Inspiration in Isolation with ‘Flowers for Vases / descansos,’ Her New Album Recorded at Home

On Wednesday night, Hayley Williams announced that she had a new record to release — imminently — and now, FLOWERS for VASES / descansos is here. The first album release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Star Morgan Wallen Dropped by CMT + Radio, Record Deal Suspended After Racial Slur Video
February 3, 2021
Country Star Morgan Wallen Dropped by CMT + Radio, Record Deal Suspended After Racial Slur Video

Morgan Wallen, one of the most popular country/pop artists currently in the mainstream scene, landed in hot water this week when TMZ published a video of Wallen and his friends...

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 | Watch Bruce Springsteen Play from the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial for Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’
January 21, 2021
Watch Bruce Springsteen Play from the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial for Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’

Bruce Springsteen was among the A-list musical acts that participated in Celebrating America, the Inauguration Day primetime special that aired on multiple networks and platforms Wednesday evening, hours after President...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Foo Fighters Dedicate ‘Times Like These’ to the ‘Unshakeable’ Teachers of the U.S. in Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’
January 21, 2021
Watch the Foo Fighters Dedicate ‘Times Like These’ to the ‘Unshakeable’ Teachers of the U.S. in Inauguration Day’s ‘Celebrating America’

On Wednesday night, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters took part in Celebrating America, the primetime special hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring a number of music icons performing from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day
January 20, 2021
Watch the New Radicals Play ‘You Get What You Give’ (for the First Time in 22 Years) on Inauguration Day

After Wednesday’s Inauguration Day events for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a virtual parade across the United States was streamed on multiple platforms. This included a reunion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)
January 14, 2021
Mick Fleetwood: On Honoring Peter Green & the Magic of Fleetwood Mac’s Early Days (The Interview)

  In February 2020, just before the world went into lockdown, Mick Fleetwood, the namesake drummer of Fleetwood Mac since its mid-1960s beginnings, corralled an A-List group of his rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Bridges Shares Lymphoma Treatment Update: He’s ‘Elated’ After Tumor Has ‘Drastically Shrunk’
January 14, 2021
Jeff Bridges Shares Lymphoma Treatment Update: He’s ‘Elated’ After Tumor Has ‘Drastically Shrunk’

Beloved actor/activist/musician Jeff Bridges has issued another update on his website and social media channels regarding his ongoing treatment for lymphoma, and the latest update is a good one: He...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ in Pro-Shot Clip from 2019
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer
December 30, 2020
Bob Seger Honors Alto Reed After Longtime Saxophonist Dies at 72 of Colon Cancer

Saxophonist Alto Reed, esteemed for his decades of work alongside Bob Seger in the Silver Bullet Band, has died at age 72 after a battle with stage four colon cancer....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’
December 24, 2020
Stevie Nicks Shares 1987 ‘Silent Night’ Performance as a Christmas Gift ‘Because I Think the World Might Need It’

In 1987, Stevie Nicks performed “Silent Night” on the English music program Top of the Pops, as part of the show’s Christmas special. This Christmas Eve, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video
December 24, 2020
Ringo Starr Wishes Us All a ‘Happy New Year … Or a Different New Year’ in New 2020 Recap Video

With 2020 just days away from coming to an end — finally — it’s time to look ahead to 2021. In a recent end-of-the-year recap video shared by Ringo Starr...

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 | A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020
December 22, 2020
A Look Back at Musicians/Entertainers Who Died in 2020

The year is drawing to a close. As we all look ahead to 2021 (and hopefully a return to our “normal” way of life that the COVID-19 pandemic made impossible...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980
December 8, 2020
John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered on the 40th Anniversary of His Tragic Death on Dec. 8, 1980

John Lennon was shot to death outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City 40 years ago today, Dec. 8. The years since his unthinkable murder have added a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Seasonal Shift,’ a Thoughtful Holiday Album from Calexico (Listen)

On Friday, Joey Burns and John Conventino of Arizona-based indie/Tex-Mex band Calexico released Seasonal Shift. It’s a collection of songs put together in time for a release ahead of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Stream Concerts to Watch Dec. 4-6: Lindsey Buckingham, CatSong Festival (Yusuf/Cat Stevens Virtual Event), Liam Gallagher, Darlene Love, More
December 4, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch Dec. 4-6: Lindsey Buckingham, CatSong Festival (Yusuf/Cat Stevens Virtual Event), Liam Gallagher, Darlene Love, More

This weekend, Dec. 4 – 6, brings with it more music live stream concerts that ought to be of interest to fans of multiple genres and eras, so with COVID-19...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Rising Star Beabadoobee Perform ‘Care,’ from Her New Album ‘Fake It Flowers,’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
November 19, 2020
Watch Rising Star Beabadoobee Perform ‘Care,’ from Her New Album ‘Fake It Flowers,’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Last month, rising indie/rock singer/songwriter Beabadoobee (real name: Bea Kristi) released her debut full-length album, Fake It Flowers. The album comes after a series of head-turning EPs from the 20-year-old...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/5: ‘At Home with Lindsey Buckingham’ Live Stream Event – His First Public Performance in Almost Two Years
November 12, 2020
12/5: ‘At Home with Lindsey Buckingham’ Live Stream Event – His First Public Performance in Almost Two Years

On Dec. 5, Lindsey Buckingham will host At Home with Lindsey Buckingham, a very special live stream concert performance that marks the Fleetwood Mac guitarist/songwriter‘s first public performance in almost...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young: ‘After the Gold Rush’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/11; Vinyl Box Set in March (Pre-Order)
November 9, 2020
Neil Young: ‘After the Gold Rush’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/11; Vinyl Box Set in March (Pre-Order)

1970’s After the Gold Rush was a significant release for Neil Young. His third proper studio album as a solo artist, the record celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, and...

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 | 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 | Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools
October 8, 2020
Hear Dozens of Musicians Join Together for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ Benefiting Music Education in Public Schools

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is largely considered one of the best and most beloved songs The Beatles ever released — and it’s the focus of a new charitable endeavor...

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 | 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 | Eagles Share ‘Take It Easy,’ a Preview of ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Out 10/16 (Pre-Order)
October 5, 2020
Eagles Share ‘Take It Easy,’ a Preview of ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Out 10/16 (Pre-Order)

July 4th weekend saw the premiere of Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film capturing highlights from the Eagles‘ September 2018 multi-night run at the Forum in Los Angeles, and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza
October 4, 2020
Corey Taylor Grabs the Spotlight with New Album’CMFT,’ Live Stream Extravaganza

If you think of Corey Taylor as “the lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour,” that’s true — but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Taylor is a rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9
October 1, 2020
Linkin Park Shares Demo Recording of ‘In the End’; ‘Hybrid Theory’ 20th Anniversary Edition Out 10/9

On Oct. 9, Linkin Park will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking 2000 debut album Hybrid Theory with a special reissue — and on Thursday, the band shared a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drive-By Truckers Share ‘The New OK,’ from New Album Out 10/2 (Listen)
September 30, 2020
Drive-By Truckers Share ‘The New OK,’ from New Album Out 10/2 (Listen)

Alt/country band Drive-By Truckers are releasing a new album titled The New OK this Friday, Oct. 2 — and it’s very much a reaction to the tumult of 2020, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’
September 24, 2020
Deftones Have Never Sounded So Consistently Heavy – or Focused – as They Do with Pummeling New Album ‘Ohms’

I have no patience now for expectation, screams vocalist Chino Moreno toward the end of “This Link is Dead,” a track toward the end of the new Deftones album Ohms....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More
September 23, 2020
Nick Mason Q&A: Unearthing Early-Era Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets, Meeting the Beatles in 1967 & More

Dark Side of The Moon is the album that ushered Pink Floyd into superstardom in America and their early work, with songs recorded by the first incarnation of the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation Working to Activate 100+ Concert Venues Nationwide as Polling Places for Nov. 3 General Election
September 16, 2020
Live Nation Working to Activate 100+ Concert Venues Nationwide as Polling Places for Nov. 3 General Election

Live music and the entertainment industry as a whole may still be on a prolonged pause due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Live Nation Entertainment has important...

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 | Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020
August 14, 2020
Rest in Peace, UFO Bassist/Co-Founder Pete Way: 1951-2020

Pete Way, co-founder and bassist of the band UFO in addition to a number of other high-profile rock gigs over the years (including playing bass for his friend, Ozzy Osbourne),...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15
August 13, 2020
The Who Streaming Hyde Park 2015 Gig for ‘Join Together @ Home’ Series — Watch on YouTube 8/15

Last week, The Who began an archival streaming series, with Join Together @ Home working as a concerted effort to entertain fans and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973
August 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: A Rookie Journalist Interviewing Paul McCartney Backstage at the Birmingham Odeon in 1973

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his terrifying — and life-changing — experience interviewing Paul McCartney in 1973.  So, it’s July 1973 and I’ve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stevie Nicks Urges Everyone to Wear a Mask to Combat COVID-19: ‘We Must All Change Into Spiritual Warriors’ to Defeat the Virus
August 3, 2020
Stevie Nicks Urges Everyone to Wear a Mask to Combat COVID-19: ‘We Must All Change Into Spiritual Warriors’ to Defeat the Virus

Over the past few months of COVID-19 pandemic-inspired isolation, Stevie Nicks has been a bastion of hope and optimism on her various social media channels. The music legend and Fleetwood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty Celebrate the Return of Major League Baseball with a Spirited Rendition of ‘Centerfield’ on Acoustic Guitar
July 23, 2020
Watch John Fogerty Celebrate the Return of Major League Baseball with a Spirited Rendition of ‘Centerfield’ on Acoustic Guitar

Today, July 23, the 2020 Major League Baseball season returns after being delayed since mid-March by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stringent rules are in place to ensure the safety of players,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)
July 22, 2020
Read/Listen to ‘In Defense of Our Teachers,’ a Passionate New Essay from Dave Grohl Regarding School Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19 (Listen)

Dave Grohl has something to say — and it all has to do with his dual role as a father of school-age children and the son of a teacher (to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chris Evans Chats with Young Boy Who Saved Sister from Charging Dog, Promises to Send Him an Authentic Captain America Shield
July 16, 2020
Chris Evans Chats with Young Boy Who Saved Sister from Charging Dog, Promises to Send Him an Authentic Captain America Shield

This is one of those stories we could all use these days. Chris Evans, who portrays Captain America in the Marvel movies, reached out to a young boy to deliver...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Racism
July 9, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Racism

This month’s Top 11 concerns racism — and, specifically, some of the most notable songs to tackle the complicated subject over the years.  “Hollywood folks like to believe they are...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Oyster Cult: New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Coming in October; ’45th Anniversary – Live In London’ Out 8/7
June 29, 2020
Blue Oyster Cult: New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Coming in October; ’45th Anniversary – Live In London’ Out 8/7

The members of Blue Oyster Cult — Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Danny Miranda, Richie Castellano and Jules Radino — have been working on a new album steadily for a while...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Austin Duo Black Pumas Premiere Gentle Cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car,’ Participating in ‘A Night for Austin’ Live Stream Event 6/10
June 9, 2020
Austin Duo Black Pumas Premiere Gentle Cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car,’ Participating in ‘A Night for Austin’ Live Stream Event 6/10

Austin-based rock/blues duo Black Pumas had been playing Tracy Chapman’s breakout 1988 single “Fast Car” on tour over the past few months, and it was a big hit with fans...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19
June 8, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Cancel ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour Due to COVID-19

This spring, The Smashing Pumpkins — Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder and Jack Bates — were supposed to have headed out on a special intimate tour, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs For A Better World
June 1, 2020
Top 11 Songs For A Better World

This Top 11 Songs for a Better World piece original ran in 2013, but given the protests in the United States regarding the death of George Floyd and the #BlackLivesMatter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | American Hi-Fi Covers Joe Jackson’s ‘Steppin’ Out,’ the First in a Series of New Covers (Listen)
May 27, 2020
American Hi-Fi Covers Joe Jackson’s ‘Steppin’ Out,’ the First in a Series of New Covers (Listen)

The world hasn’t heard much from American Hi-Fi in a while — but the Boston-based rock/power pop band known for the hit 2000 single “Flavor of the Weak” returned last...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life
May 12, 2020
Q&A: Annette Walter-Lax on Being with Keith Moon During ‘The Last Four Years’ of the Drummer’s Life

The Who‘s Keith Moon is routinely championed as one of music’s most explosive and creative drummers in rock and roll. His exploits away from the drum kit are legendary, whether...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Della Mae
May 11, 2020
Turn Me On: Della Mae

The Grammy-nominated Americana powerhouse Della Mae have found themselves releasing their fourth album, the staggeringly satisfying Headlight, amidst a global pandemic and the effective caesura of live music. In a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing
May 6, 2020
Los Angeles-Based Musical Collective The Tribe (ft. Singer John Pratt) Records ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ While Socially Distancing

The time couldn’t be any better for the return of a song as powerful and anthemic as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” the classic Beatles track that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Premieres New Song/Video Recorded in ‘Lockdown,’ Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America
April 22, 2020
Mike Campbell Premieres New Song/Video Recorded in ‘Lockdown,’ Proceeds Benefiting Feeding America

The coronavirus pandemic may have forced Mike Campbell to postpone the release of The Dirty Knobs’ debut album, Wreckless Abandon, to September 18, but the longtime Tom Petty & the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Incubus: The Predictably Unpredictable ‘Trust Fall: Side B’ EP Hits Solid Heights (Listen)
April 17, 2020
New from Incubus: The Predictably Unpredictable ‘Trust Fall: Side B’ EP Hits Solid Heights (Listen)

You can’t pigeonhole Incubus. Fresh off a 20th anniversary tour honoring its breakout 1999 album Make Yourself, the Calabasas, California-based alt/rock band released Trust Fall (Side B), a new EP...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind
April 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: (Almost) Close Encounters of the Eric Clapton Kind

Most Behind the Curtain columns feature Steve Rosen detailing his eye-popping encounters with rock and roll icons — but this piece, about his decades-long pursuit of Eric Clapton, is different....

Rock Cellar Magazine | America Releasing ‘Half Century’ 8-Disc Box Set Commemorating 50th Anniversary (Video)
April 6, 2020
America Releasing ‘Half Century’ 8-Disc Box Set Commemorating 50th Anniversary (Video)

America, the band formed in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year — and the band will celebrate the milestone in June...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)
March 27, 2020
A Rejuvenated Pearl Jam Enters its Fourth Decade with the Unexpectedly Dynamic ‘Gigaton’ (Album Review/Listen)

Pearl Jam don’t have anything left to prove. The band released its new studio album, Gigaton, on Friday, and did so with an unassailable spot in music history already cemented....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination
March 27, 2020
Listen to ‘Murder Most Foul,’ a New, 17-Minute Epic from Bob Dylan About the JFK Assassination

Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute song from Bob Dylan in 2020? Probably not. Were you expecting to listen to a 17-minute Bob Dylan song focusing on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Glen Campbell’s Recording of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ Inducted Into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
March 25, 2020
Glen Campbell’s Recording of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ Inducted Into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

“Wichita Lineman” is a classic, and the Jimmy Webb-penned song made famous by the late Glen Campbell received a very high honor this week when it was inducted into the...

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 | Health Setback Pushes Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs’ Debut LP, Tour to the Fall
March 6, 2020
Health Setback Pushes Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs’ Debut LP, Tour to the Fall

The Dirty Knobs, the musical project helmed by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, was to release its debut album, Wreckless Abandon, this month — but a health...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Playing Intimate Venues with ‘Heavier Rock Sets’ on ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Spring Tour
March 2, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Playing Intimate Venues with ‘Heavier Rock Sets’ on ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Spring Tour

Billy Corgan may have recently released a solo album separate from the Smashing Pumpkins name, but he and his esteemed (and reunited) ’90s alt/rock act will head back out on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire Announce ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ 2020 Tour
February 25, 2020
Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire Announce ‘Miraculous Supernatural’ 2020 Tour

Hope you’re ready for a good time this summer, because Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire are heading out on the road together. Announced on Tuesday, the Miraculous Supernatural tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Adron
February 18, 2020
Turn Me On: Adron

Last spring, Rock Cellar interviewed Carsie Blanton about her latest album, Buck Up. Next week, Blanton will kick off her 2020 “World Worth Saving 2020 Tour,” including three upcoming dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top
February 13, 2020
Def Leppard Announces 20/20 Vision Tour with Special Guests ZZ Top

2020 is set to be a massive year for Def Leppard. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band is set to embark on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Friendship
February 11, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Friendship

Top 11 Songs About Friendship — a list that barely scratches the surface. If you think of any more that you’d add, let us know! “An old friend will help...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dead & Company Map Out Summer 2020 Tour Dates
February 6, 2020
Dead & Company Map Out Summer 2020 Tour Dates

When we last spoke with drummer Bill Kreutzmann, the Grateful Dead icon was having an absolute blast out on the road with Dead & Company — and with another warm...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’
February 4, 2020
Julian Lennon Reveals Cancer Scare, Uses Experience to Motivate Others to ‘Take Time Out For Yourself’

Today, Feb. 4., is World Cancer Day. It’s a day led by the Union for International Cancer Control, an opportunity for us all to come together in the continued efforts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill
January 14, 2020
Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill

Singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill, equally influenced by the topical folk music of Greenwich Village and the expansive pop song cycles of Brian Wilson’s Smile period, seamlessly melded these influences with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’
January 14, 2020
Q&A with Michael Epstein, Director of the John Lennon + Yoko Ono Documentary ‘Above Us Only Sky’

Having helmed the excellent 2010 Lennon NYC documentary (stylized LennoNYC), director Michael Epstein’s next immersion into the world, life, times and legacy of John Lennon was chronicling John’s rich creative...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)

Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...

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 | Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials
January 14, 2020
Top 11 Classic Songs Featured in Recent Television Commercials

Whether you watch an actual TV or subscribe to one or more streaming platforms, the concept of “television commercials” remains a huge part of consuming entertainment — and more than...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)
January 6, 2020
The World is Going ‘Straight to Hell,’ but Ozzy Osbourne Feels Just Fine in His New Music Video (Watch)

In these tumultuous times, it takes some fortitude to remain strong amid all the chaos — and for decades, Ozzy Osbourne has established himself as an icon of the highest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later
December 13, 2019
Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s triumphant 1969 return to live performance with a sold-out engagement at the newly opened International Hotel in Las Vegas. The newly released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks
November 14, 2019
Dave Davies on the ‘New Beginning’ That the ‘Arthur’ Album Presented for the Kinks

More than a half a century since its original release, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album is lauded as a landmark moment in rock and roll history...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Telephone Songs
November 14, 2019
Top 11 Telephone Songs

This month, enjoy a curated list of some of the most noteworthy “telephone songs” ever recorded — that is, songs all about the phone and our communal relationship with it!...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Art Alexakis (Everclear) Recounts the Emotions of His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis on New Song ‘The Hot Water Test’ (Listen)
September 13, 2019
Art Alexakis (Everclear) Recounts the Emotions of His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis on New Song ‘The Hot Water Test’ (Listen)

Everclear band leader Art Alexakis has always worn his heart on his sleeve. Many of Everclear’s songs were inspired (to varying degrees) by his own life experiences, family trouble, marriage/divorce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987
September 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987

For this month’s Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts his experience interviewing — and connecting with — George Lynch, then of Dokken, in 1987.  In the early 1980s, glam...

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 | The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later
September 12, 2019
The Story of Oasis’ Groundbreaking Debut Album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ as Vibrant as Ever 25 Years Later

25 years after Oasis announced its arrival to the world, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs, Tony McCarroll, plus Creation Records head Alan McGee, DJ Gary Crowley and the Oasis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue
September 6, 2019
From the Basement to the Recording Studio: A Personal Musical Travelogue

For many aspiring songwriters/musicians, the idea of going into a professional recording studio to work on their songs might seem far-fetched, cost-prohibitive and an implausible dream. Certainly, there are hurdles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)
September 5, 2019
Embracing the Chaos with Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable (Q&A at the Pasadena Daydream Festival)

The first-annual Pasadena Daydream Festival, put on by Robert Smith and the Cure, along with Goldenvoice, wound up being one of the year’s most enjoyable music festival experiences. It featured...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician
August 28, 2019
Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ at 25: Up-Close Encounters with the Late, Great Musician

Writer/musician Jeff Slate remembers the late Jeff Buckley, whose landmark 1994 album Grace celebrated its 25th anniversary this week. Jeff Buckley was something truly special. Like so many others have...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘One More Time With Feeling,’ the New Album from Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin
August 23, 2019
Stream ‘One More Time With Feeling,’ the New Album from Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin

Today, Jack Tempchin releases his new studio album, One More Time With Feeling. It’s a personal collection of songs from the songwriter beloved and well-known for his contributions to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dead & Company Add ‘Fall Fun Run’ East Coast Tour Dates
August 15, 2019
Dead & Company Add ‘Fall Fun Run’ East Coast Tour Dates

There’s nothing quite like a Dead & Company show, and this fall the legendary group of Grateful Dead legends (Mickey Heart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and pals Oteil Burbridge, Jeff...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020
August 14, 2019
Queen Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ Details North American Tour for 2019-2020

It’s a good time to be involved with Queen. Not only did Bohemian Rhapsody break box-office records and win Oscars on its way to being one of the best music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day

In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Blink-182’s New Song ‘Darkside,’ New Album ‘Nine’ Due in September
July 26, 2019
Stream Blink-182’s New Song ‘Darkside,’ New Album ‘Nine’ Due in September

It’s a busy time for Blink-182 — the veteran pop/punk band is out on the road with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep on a big Enema of the State 20th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | William DuVall (Alice in Chains) Releasing All-Acoustic Debut Solo Album in October
July 23, 2019
William DuVall (Alice in Chains) Releasing All-Acoustic Debut Solo Album in October

You may know William DuVall as the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Alice in Chains, a role he’s held since taking over for the departed Layne Staley in 2006 —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About the Night
July 12, 2019
Top 11 Songs About the Night

“My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home.” – Rodney Dangerfield “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Dr. John: 1941 – 2019
June 6, 2019
Rest in Peace, Dr. John: 1941 – 2019

Malcolm John Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, the New Orleans-based genre-bending musician dabbling in blues, funk, r&b and more, has passed away at the age of 77 of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Postpones June Tour Dates Due to Feeling ‘Mentally Insecure’ After Recent Surgeries
June 6, 2019
Brian Wilson Postpones June Tour Dates Due to Feeling ‘Mentally Insecure’ After Recent Surgeries

On Thursday, Brian Wilson announced that some ongoing medical concerns linked to recent surgeries on his back have forced the Beach Boys legend to postpone his scheduled June tour. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)

Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September
May 15, 2019
Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September

Sammy Hagar is throwing a party — and Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show is precisely what its name suggests: A boisterous blend of rock and roll,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio
May 6, 2019
Behind the Curtain: An Easygoing Encounter with Ronnie James Dio

In his latest Behind the Curtain column, Steve Rosen recalls making a return visit to chat with Ritchie Blackmore — and his new vocalist, a very pleasant and chatty man...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’
April 19, 2019
Keeping it Simple with Bernard Fowler About His New Rolling Stones-Inspired Spoken-Word Album ‘Inside Out’

Interviewing someone who has spent time inside The Rolling Stones can be a daunting task for a journalist. With the exception of the “core four”, band members are careful about...

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 | More New Whitesnake: Hear the Fist-Pumping New Single ‘Hey You (You Make Me Rock)’
April 5, 2019
More New Whitesnake: Hear the Fist-Pumping New Single ‘Hey You (You Make Me Rock)’

Whitesnake‘s new album Flesh & Blood is coming out on May 10, and the hard rock band led by David Coverdale has now premiered a third pre-release single from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz
April 1, 2019
Inside Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lost’ Album ‘You’re the Man’ with Biographer David Ritz

Today, April 1, 2019, is the 35th anniversary of the day legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye passed away, and the eve of what would have been his 80th birthday. To...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name,’ an Anthemic Song from Whitesnake’s New Album ‘Flesh &  Blood’
March 13, 2019
Hear ‘Trouble Is Your Middle Name,’ an Anthemic Song from Whitesnake’s New Album ‘Flesh & Blood’

As previously detailed, Whitesnake will get back at it on May 10th with Flesh & Blood, a new studio album and the follow-up to 2015’s The Purple Album. To ramp...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers
March 13, 2019
Turn Me On: The Wood Brothers

On The Wood Brothers’ latest album, One Drop of Truth, the Nashville-based trio brilliantly utilizes a compelling variety of Americana influences to craft a song cycle that’s equally captivating, joyous...

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 | Preview ‘The Hurting Kind,’ the New Solo LP from the Civil Wars’ John Paul White Due Out in April
February 28, 2019
Preview ‘The Hurting Kind,’ the New Solo LP from the Civil Wars’ John Paul White Due Out in April

Indie-rock songwriter John Paul White has two solo records to his name — 2008’s The Long Goodbye and 2016’s Beulah, which were sandwiched around the existence of his band, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: ‘Live at the Chicago Theatre’ Blu-ray/DVD/2-CD Set Coming in April to Commemorate Reunion Tour
February 26, 2019
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia: ‘Live at the Chicago Theatre’ Blu-ray/DVD/2-CD Set Coming in April to Commemorate Reunion Tour

When Todd Rundgren reconvened with the members of Utopia for a big tour in 2018, it came at heightened anticipation for Rundgren fans the world over. They’d been clamoring for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mötley Crüe’s Soundtrack to Their New Netflix Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Features Four New Songs
February 25, 2019
Mötley Crüe’s Soundtrack to Their New Netflix Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Features Four New Songs

Last week, it was announced that The Dirt, a new official biopic on the life, times and debauchery of Mötley Crüe, will premiere on Netflix on March 22. Accompanying that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Releasing New Documentary Film with One-Night Theatrical Screenings Set for March 11 (311 Day)
February 20, 2019
311 Releasing New Documentary Film with One-Night Theatrical Screenings Set for March 11 (311 Day)

The bond between reggae/rock veterans 311 and their fans is a big part — arguably the biggest reason — why the band is able to remain as active as it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Whitesnake: New Album ‘Flesh & Blood’ Coming Out May 10; Premiere ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ Video
February 14, 2019
Whitesnake: New Album ‘Flesh & Blood’ Coming Out May 10; Premiere ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ Video

David Coverdale and Whitesnake will get back in the thick of it again later this year, as on May 10th the long-running band will release a new record titled Flesh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars
February 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Picking Up the Tab for Motley Crue’s Mick Mars

In his latest Behind the Curtain entry, veteran rock music scribe Steve Rosen details run-ins with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars that didn’t quite go as planned … (Photo: Glen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart
January 11, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Expectations vs. Reality in Ace Frehley Interviews, a Few Decades Apart

Back in late 1978 when I first interviewed Ace Frehley and found out I would be talking to him on the phone and not in person, I was relieved. I...

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 | Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs
December 12, 2018
Top 11 Fun Rock n’ Roll Christmas Cover Songs

Looking for that last-minute Christmas-themed rock n’ roll playlist? Look no further, as we have searched far & wide for some of the most enduring and timeless (and even infamous)...

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 | Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)
November 9, 2018
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’ (Guitarist Kevin Odegard Revisits the Sessions)

Bob Dylan’s 1975 album Blood On The Tracks was a game-changing album upon its release. At the time, Dylan was long past his mid-60s heyday, and although his recent albums...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs
November 9, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio
October 31, 2018
Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry
October 11, 2018
Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry

“When we get to New York you’ll have to come visit me on the tour bus,” Willie Nelson said, when I told him how disappointed I was to be interviewing...

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 | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs
August 31, 2018
Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs
August 19, 2018
Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title...

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 | Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
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...

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 | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

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 | Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)

John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Tribute to Malcolm Young: Rock Icons Name Their Favorite AC/DC Anthems
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview
October 10, 2017
Liam Gallagher Goes It Alone with ‘As You Were’ — The Interview

“We went straight into Beady Eye from Oasis, and just for whatever reason it didn’t connect,” Liam Gallagher tells me, pining just a bit for the days of that other rock and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day
May 9, 2017
Top 11 Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day

Just in time for Mother’s Day, here are some of the most crucial songs about moms ever laid to tape …  A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)
April 20, 2017
Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!? The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James
February 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview
February 10, 2017
Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’ — The Interview

They’re songs that sound like they’ve been around forever, timeless musical screeds drawing from a deep well of country, R&B, folk, gospel, roots rock, Dixieland jazz, and Tin Pan Alley....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors
January 12, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Great Adventures with Ray Manzarek of the Doors

January 4, 2017 was christened The Day of the Doors in Venice, California — and surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger were on-hand for a fun event streamed live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Lindley
December 9, 2016
Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your...

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 | 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 | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview

At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy
July 8, 2016
Q&A: Jim McCarty Discusses the Yardbirds’ Legacy

Via such epic singles as Shapes Of Things, Heart Full of Soul, For Your Love, Over Under Sideways Down, Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and others, The Yardbirds made their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yellowcard Announce Final Album, Tour, Premiere Song 'Rest in Peace' – Listen
June 24, 2016
Yellowcard Announce Final Album, Tour, Premiere Song 'Rest in Peace' – Listen

For nearly two decades, Yellowcard has been a staple of the alt/punk scene. The band, whose 2003 album Ocean Avenue propelled them to main stages at Warped Tour and a...

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 | A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt
December 8, 2015
A Few Questions With … Songwriter/Composer John Pratt

John Pratt has been doing his thing for decades. Whether in his 1980s rock bands or putting his stamp on TV programs with his score work, Pratt has been an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)
November 6, 2015
John Fogerty: A ‘Fortunate Son’ Speaks (The Interview)

Good fortune may have smiled upon John Fogerty, but he damn well earned it. In his candid and gripping new autobiography, Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music, his life jumps...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)
August 5, 2015
Jimmy Page Discusses Led Zeppelin’s Reissue Series (The Interview)

“We were enormously creative, always pushing ourselves,” Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist and founder tells me when I ask why he thinks the band’s albums have stood the test...

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 | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)
May 15, 2015
Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)
April 7, 2015
Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)
January 9, 2015
Ray & Dave Davies on 50 Years of the Kinks – Reunion or Not, They’re Still Busy (The Interview)

“The thing about The Kinks is that I’m a really big fan,” Ray Davies, the leader of the rock legends and its principal songwriter, told me when I caught up...

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 | Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)
June 6, 2014
Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon
June 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason — Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams
October 3, 2013
Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Screams

When rockers want to convey rage, frustration, pain or ecstasy, nothing works like an ear-splitting scream. Some rockers’ shrieks are so outrageous that they’ve been banned from the radio, parodied...

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 | 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 | 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'.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | April Album Reviews
April 2, 2013
April Album Reviews

Depeche Mode Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Low The Strokes Wire Justin Timberlake John Denver Tribute Mudhoney Depeche Mode – Delta Machine This is the blues – Depeche Mode-style – and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | March Album Reviews
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order
March 4, 2013
Peter Hook Reflects On Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order delves into the inner workings of both bands, shenanigans with the Duke and Duchess of York, Hook’s recent split with his former New Order bandmates, and his take on Manchester bands The Stone Roses, The Smiths, and Oasis.

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar
March 4, 2013
The 9 Lives of Julie ‘Catwoman’ Newmar

In the 1960s, Julie Newmar epitomized sex appeal, femininity and wit in her portrayal as Catwoman in the popular Batman television series. As Batman’s femme fatale, Catwoman was the perfect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rock Novels
January 7, 2013
Top 11 Rock Novels

Rock novels are a blast to read for any serious music lover.  Just like you, rock novelists are tremendous music fans, and the novel form allows them to approach their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | November/December Album Reviews
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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lisa Marie Presley  (Interview)
December 3, 2012
Lisa Marie Presley (Interview)

Though her father remains the reigning king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley hasn’t forgotten her Southern folk roots. “Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Beatles Stories" Movie:  Interview with Director Seth Swirsky
November 2, 2012
"Beatles Stories" Movie: Interview with Director Seth Swirsky

Beatles Stories, A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip is a Studs Terkel-like oral history told by famous musicians, recording industry technicians and fans who encountered the lads from Liverpool...

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 | Martha Davis:  In Total Control
October 1, 2012
Martha Davis: In Total Control

Martha Davis strutted in heels onto the early new-wave scene in the late 1970s as part of The Motels – an intelligent, moody, yet still-catchy pop band. With her dark brunette...

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

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
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.

Rock Cellar Magazine | August Album Reviews
August 11, 2012
August Album Reviews

Alanis Morissette Slightly Stoopid The Darkness Toadies Susanna Hoffs Dispatch Steve Vai Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights With her new album Havoc and Bright Lights, Alanis Morissette re-affirms herself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What The Funk?!  Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)
July 17, 2012
What The Funk?! Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)

So much has been written about the life and times of Grand Funk Railroad – the hits and the misses, the legal fights and the mismanagement, the groupies and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)
July 17, 2012
¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gives an interview detailing the band's 4-decade career, their current popularity, and working with that "f***ing idiot" Paul Simon.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock
June 19, 2012
Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock

The back pages of pop music history are littered with tales of one hit wonders. You know the equation:  A band comes out of nowhere, hits the top of the...

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 | June Album Reviews
June 11, 2012
June Album Reviews

Fiona Apple Rush Smashing Pumpkins The Cult The Beach Boys Translator Giant Giant Sand Maroon 5 Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… The exhausting title of Fiona Apple’s new album, The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin
May 16, 2012
"Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood
May 16, 2012
11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

Farewell, Hollywood. Original, creative storylines, plots, and movie concepts have gone the way of the View-Master – replaced by flashy, style-over-substance monstrosities about CGI transforming-robot battles, cartoonish critters dancing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | May Album Reviews
May 11, 2012
May Album Reviews

John Mayer Chimes of Freedom Silversun Pickups The Dandy Warhols Jack White Garbage Norah Jones Jay Farrar/Will Johnson/Anders Parker/Yim Yames John Mayer – Born and Raised In The Age of...

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 | April Album Reviews
April 11, 2012
April Album Reviews

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ani DiFranco Inspires the Orpheum (Concert Review)
March 28, 2012
Ani DiFranco Inspires the Orpheum (Concert Review)

ANI DIFRANCO at the Orpheum Theatre – March 24, 2012 It’s not that she’s wiser or less incensed, maybe not even that’s she’s feeling more joy and less shame, but...

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 | Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?
January 12, 2012
Rock vs. Baseball: Whose Hall of Fame is Worse?

I love baseball.   I love music.   It would be hard to say who meant more to me as an 11 year old, the Beatles or Sandy Koufax.  Suffice to say...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes
January 12, 2012
Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes

Bob Daisley On Ozzy & Sharon, Randy Rhoads, and The 'Blizzard of Ozz' - 'Diary of a Madman' Controversy

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3
November 14, 2011
The Visual Art of 7 More Musicians – Part 3

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 | 16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order
October 24, 2011
16 Tom Waits Albums Rated, In Order

You either love Tom Waits, or you don’t. There’s no in between. You can buy into his bourbon-drowned, porkpie hat, troubadour traveling from midnight gig to midnight gig by way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Anne Does Jane
October 14, 2011
Anne Does Jane

Ann Archer Photo by Michael Devon Anne Archer, who played Michael Douglas’ wife in the 1987 hit Fatal Attraction and Harrison Ford’s wife in 1992’s Patriot Games and 1994’s Clear and Present Danger, is back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game
September 7, 2011
How The Yardbirds Played the Pop Music Game

Drummer Jim McCarty may well be the luckiest musician on the planet. 

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fire In The Hole!
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!

Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Do the Bruce Springsteen Workout with these "Dancing in the Dark" outtakes
August 1, 2011
Do the Bruce Springsteen Workout with these "Dancing in the Dark" outtakes

Remember the classic video for Bruce Springsteen‘s Dancing in the Dark? The one with a young Courteney Cox (not Cox-Arquette, mind you) dancing around joyfully while a white-shirted Boss semi-awkwardly flailed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist
June 8, 2011
Buck Van Deer: Eco-Terrorist

Animal welfare advocates in upstate New York received unexpected aid last year from an anonymous, bizarre “Deer-Man,” who waged a multi-pronged and ultimately successful attack campaign against a controversial and...