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Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sting ‘The Bridge,’ the First Album from the Police Front Man Since 2015 (Listen)
November 19, 2021
Out Now: Sting ‘The Bridge,’ the First Album from the Police Front Man Since 2015 (Listen)

Today, Nov. 19, Sting returned with The Bridge, a new solo album that marks the Police front man‘s first since 2015. He previewed it in recent weeks with a few...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Andy Summers (The Police): New Instrumental Album ‘Harmonics of the Night’ Available Now (Listen)
October 18, 2021
Andy Summers (The Police): New Instrumental Album ‘Harmonics of the Night’ Available Now (Listen)

Harmonics of the Night is the title of a new instrumental collection from Andy Summers, esteemed guitarist/songwriter/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member of The Police. Released on Oct. 15,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a The Police ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ Vinyl Box Set
February 11, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a The Police ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ Vinyl Box Set

The entry period is now closed. Thank you! The music of The Police defied genre, style and expectation. Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers forged their own place in music...

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 | The Police: ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ 6-CD Set, Special Vinyl Reissues Coming in November
September 26, 2019
The Police: ‘Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings’ 6-CD Set, Special Vinyl Reissues Coming in November

The entire studio discography of The Police will be gathered together and released as a special collector’s set on Nov. 8. The Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings collection...

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 | Stream Sting’s ‘My Songs’ Album of Reimagined Tracks from the Police and His Solo Career, Out Now
May 24, 2019
Stream Sting’s ‘My Songs’ Album of Reimagined Tracks from the Police and His Solo Career, Out Now

Today, Sting released My Songs, his collection of re-imagined versions of songs from throughout his iconic career, both as a member of the Police and as an accomplished solo artist....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Police: Everyone Stares,’ a Stewart Copeland Film, Hitting Blu-ray/Digital May 31
April 26, 2019
‘The Police: Everyone Stares,’ a Stewart Copeland Film, Hitting Blu-ray/Digital May 31

Social media and mobile phones have afforded us all endless opportunities to document nearly every thought or event that ever happens to us — it’s a big reason we’re all...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police
July 12, 2018
RockCellarTV: One-On-One with Stewart Copeland of the Police

From July 16-22, HDNET Movies will air Classic Rock Week, a run of 19 music documentaries hosted and narrated by Stewart Copeland — legendary drummer of the Police and a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Stream His Cover of ‘Police on My Back,’ from The Equals (and Later The Clash)
July 20, 2020
New from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Stream His Cover of ‘Police on My Back,’ from The Equals (and Later The Clash)

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is back with another cover, part of his ongoing #NoFunMondays covers series. View this post on Instagram This was originally written and performed by...

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 | Watch Sting’s New Video for the Upbeat “If It’s Love,” Featuring Dancers from the ‘Message in a Bottle’ Stage Show
October 8, 2021
Watch Sting’s New Video for the Upbeat “If It’s Love,” Featuring Dancers from the ‘Message in a Bottle’ Stage Show

Sting has been previewing a new solo record, The Bridge, with a couple of pre-release tracks in recent weeks. The album, due out on Nov. 19, will be the legendary vocalist/songwriter/The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Previews New Album ‘The Bridge’ with Engaging Song/Video “Rushing Water” (Album Pre-Order)
October 4, 2021
Sting Previews New Album ‘The Bridge’ with Engaging Song/Video “Rushing Water” (Album Pre-Order)

On Nov. 19, Sting will add to his illustrious career with a new solo album, The Bridge. It will be the legendary vocalist/songwriter/The Police front man’s 13th solo album of new material...

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 | Sting Debuts “If It’s Love,” New Solo Album ‘The Bridge’ Coming 11/19 (Pre-Order)
September 1, 2021
Sting Debuts “If It’s Love,” New Solo Album ‘The Bridge’ Coming 11/19 (Pre-Order)

On Nov. 19, Sting will return with a new solo album titled The Bridge. It will be the legendary vocalist/songwriter/The Police front man’s 13th solo album of new material to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Australian Metal Band Lord Turned Savage Garden’s ’90s Hit “To the Moon and Back” Into a Soaring Power Ballad
June 28, 2021
Australian Metal Band Lord Turned Savage Garden’s ’90s Hit “To the Moon and Back” Into a Soaring Power Ballad

In the mid to late 1990s, it was nearly impossible to avoid the earworm pop songs from Savage Garden, the Australian duo that scored major international hits including “I Want...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Caribbean Songs
June 14, 2021
Top 11 Caribbean Songs

“The true Caribbean people … We are carnival people, we are vibrant people, not dead people. We like to be heard and we like to have fun.” —Viv Richards, cricketer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long
May 19, 2021
Songwriter/Journalist/Author Ken Sharp Releases “Miniatures” — 32 Power Pop Gems — Each Less Than 2 Minutes Long

Music journalist Ken Sharp has been a longtime member of our Rock Cellar family, conducting some of our most popular interviews with the legends of classic rock and roll including...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles
May 14, 2021
Top 11 Songs That Shared Names with Movie Titles

“I would rather turn my head and cough than see any part of ‘Patch Adams’ again. The title of this movie should have been ‘Punch Adams!’ — Gene Siskel “Strange...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graceland Graffiti: Priscilla Presley ‘Absolutely Horrified,’ Elvis’ Brother-In-Law Recalls ‘One of the Saddest Days’ of Life
September 4, 2020
Graceland Graffiti: Priscilla Presley ‘Absolutely Horrified,’ Elvis’ Brother-In-Law Recalls ‘One of the Saddest Days’ of Life

Earlier this week, a handful of iconic landmarks in the Memphis area were tagged with graffiti in the middle of the night. Vandals targeted the Levitt Shell Amphitheater, the “I...

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 | The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism?  Or Malicious Mayhem?
July 30, 2020
The Portland Protests: Fighting Fascism? Or Malicious Mayhem?

A Note from Rock Cellar Magazine:  Rock Cellar has always been about bringing you the latest news and information that’s going on in the world (and not just the rock...

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 | Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview
June 12, 2020
Bob Dylan Reflects on COVID-19, George Floyd, the Eagles and New Album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ in Rare New York Times Interview

Bob Dylan rarely does interviews — part of his mythical allure stems from his unique manner of conducting himself — but fresh off his 79th birthday in late May, he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’
June 10, 2020
Was Brian Jones Murdered? Director Danny Garcia Discusses New Documentary ‘Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones’

When Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones was found dead in the swimming pool of his UK home July 3, 1969, many believed he had been a victim of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)
June 10, 2020
Part 2: Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Gigs They’ve Seen (Memories from Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons, Eric Carmen, More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’
June 5, 2020
Paul McCartney on Black Lives Matter: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family, I Want Justice for All Those Who Have Died and Suffered’

On Friday, Sir Paul McCartney posted a lengthy message to his official website and social media pages regarding the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, the Black Lives...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Young Shares 2019 Performance Video of ‘Southern Man,’ Says ‘It’s Time for Real Change, New Laws, New Rules for Policing’
June 4, 2020
Neil Young Shares 2019 Performance Video of ‘Southern Man,’ Says ‘It’s Time for Real Change, New Laws, New Rules for Policing’

Among his many timeless songs that represent the cultural experience of when they were written, “Southern Man” remains one of the most relevant Neil Young has created, a legacy to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
June 3, 2020
Avenged Sevenfold Singer M. Shadows Pens Reflective Essay Urging Support of the Black Lives Matter Movement

With so much of the country caught up in protests, curfews and controversy surrounding the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has been on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media
June 1, 2020
George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media

The past few days have been wrought with unrest, peaceful protests and looting in major cities across the United States, frustration stemming from the killing  of George Floyd at the...

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 | Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More
April 7, 2020
Need Something to Watch? RockCellarTV: Intimate Music Interviews with Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Stewart Copeland, Steve Lukather, Judy Collins, Gene Simmons, Mike Love and More

The challenge of finding that perfect thing to watch can be difficult — and with everybody at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the options can seem limitless. A million...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020
March 19, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Survival: Music for Making It Through 2020

Our Top 11 Survival Songs  first surfaced in 2015, but the current coronavirus pandemic that has the entire planet in its grasp, most of us self-isolating and socially distancing ourselves...

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

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

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

Click below to enjoy our October 2019 features: Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, One-On-One: The RockCellarTV Interview/Performance Inside Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions Duane Betts On His Family’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record
December 12, 2019
‘London Calling’ By the Clash At 40: Contextualizing an All-Time Classic Record

London Calling, the seminal 1979 record from The Clash, turns 40 years old this month, and still sounds as fresh, as groundbreaking and as genre-bending as ever. The sounds that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter
November 14, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter

In this latest Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts an unexpectedly serious chat with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, then of the Doobie Brothers, all about survival.  Imagine the world is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Brian Johnson (of AC/DC) and Sting Visit CBGB’s Old Site in a Clip from Johnson’s ‘A Life on the Road’ TV Series
August 19, 2019
Watch Brian Johnson (of AC/DC) and Sting Visit CBGB’s Old Site in a Clip from Johnson’s ‘A Life on the Road’ TV Series

On September 15, AXS TV will begin airing A Life On the Road, the music series helmed by longtime AC/DCvocalist Brian Johnson. Until now, the show aired on television over in England, but...

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 | ‘A Life on the Road,’ a TV Series from AC/DC Vocalist Brian Johnson, Sets U.S. Debut for September
July 10, 2019
‘A Life on the Road,’ a TV Series from AC/DC Vocalist Brian Johnson, Sets U.S. Debut for September

On September 15, AXS TV will begin airing A Life On the Road, the music series helmed by longtime AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson. Until now, the show aired on television...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire
June 12, 2019
Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Masters Among Those Feared Lost Forever Due to the 2008 Universal Fire

A recent New York Times story detailing the extensive damage caused by the Universal fire in 2008, which struck at Universal Studios Hollywood and resulted in the loss of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting’s ‘My Songs — The Las Vegas Residency’ Coming to the Colosseum May 2020
April 24, 2019
Sting’s ‘My Songs — The Las Vegas Residency’ Coming to the Colosseum May 2020

On May 24, Sting will release My Songs, an album of re-imagined songs from throughout his days with the Police. Almost exactly a year later, the iconic singer will also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)
April 10, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 2)

And now, the sequel to Part 1 of Steve Rosen’s Behind the Curtain story of his trip to Kathmandu for the Waterbone music project … Prologue: So, if you tuned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting’s Reimagined ‘My Songs’ Album Coming 5/24; Stream His New Take on ‘Demolition Man’
March 28, 2019
Sting’s Reimagined ‘My Songs’ Album Coming 5/24; Stream His New Take on ‘Demolition Man’

In January, Sting detailed a new solo release titled My Songs, which will find the Police icon re-imagining several songs from throughout his vaunted career. On Thursday, he revealed more...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Rush: Wandering The Face Of The Earth: The Official Touring History’ Book Coming in October
March 11, 2019
‘Rush: Wandering The Face Of The Earth: The Official Touring History’ Book Coming in October

For decades, Canadian power trio/prog-rock legends Rush toured the globe with their unmistakable sound and relentlessly unique style, amassing an audience of millions and establishing themselves as undisputed legends of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 26, 2018
Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolution, we’re here to help. We’ve listed the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this year, next...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)
November 9, 2018
A Dispatch from the ‘Deadbeat Club’ with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s (Q&A)

Combining an infectious collision of ‘60s pop, surf, dance and spiky new wave flavors, The B-52’s emerged on the music scene in the late ‘70s looking and sounding like no...

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: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles
February 16, 2018
Behind the Curtain: I Went Homeless for a Night in Los Angeles

For a special Behind the Curtain, RockCellarMagazine.com publisher and Get Together Foundation founder Kevin Wachs details his experience going homeless for a night in Los Angeles as part of a ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Pain Songs
February 13, 2017
Top 11 Pain Songs

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Best New Music: Stream Sting's New Album, 57th & 9th; Watch Him Perform on 'The Today Show'
November 11, 2016
Best New Music: Stream Sting's New Album, 57th & 9th; Watch Him Perform on 'The Today Show'

On August 31, Sting released a solo single titled “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” a track that was quite intriguing to fans of his work with the Police. Today,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Foo Fighters Jam at Secret LA Gig with A-List Crew of Rock Icons – Watch
October 19, 2016
Foo Fighters Jam at Secret LA Gig with A-List Crew of Rock Icons – Watch

The Foo Fighters are on another self-imposed ‘hiatus’ after a global blitz in support of their 2014 album Sonic Highways and accompanying HBO mini-series. Despite that, Dave Grohl and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)
September 23, 2016
KAABOO 2016: The Ultimate 'MIX-perience' (Festival Review/Photos)

KAABOO is not like the others.  It is by design that this festival feels a little bit different. It could be the imported beaches, cabanas and pool.  It could be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Sting's New Single '50,000', Off New Solo Album '57th & 9th' Out 11/11
September 23, 2016
Hear Sting's New Single '50,000', Off New Solo Album '57th & 9th' Out 11/11

On November 11, Sting will release a new solo album titled 57th & 9th. The Police icon recently shared its lead single, a rhythmic song called I Can’t Stop Thinking...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Goes Back to His Roots with New Solo Single 'I Can't Stop Thinking About You' – Listen
August 31, 2016
Sting Goes Back to His Roots with New Solo Single 'I Can't Stop Thinking About You' – Listen

Sting will release his new solo album, 57th and 9th, on November 11. On Wednesday, the legendary front man of the Police released the LP’s lead single, a track called...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Sting (and the Bandoleros) Perform 'Next to You' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
July 19, 2016
Watch Sting (and the Bandoleros) Perform 'Next to You' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Sting is a busy man these days, out on the road with Peter Gabriel and working on a new solo album. Earlier this week, the Police main man paid a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Nonsense Songs
July 8, 2016
Top 11 Nonsense Songs

“The world is naturally averse to all truth it sees or hears but swallows nonsense and a lie with greediness and gluttony.” – Samuel Butler Fans of songs with silly...

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 | The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)
July 7, 2014
The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years
February 4, 2013
‘Africa’ by Toto Lives On After 30 Years

In the opening line of the song Africa by Toto, David Paich sings: “I hear the drums echoing tonight…” Those drums are still echoing loud and clear on this month’s 30th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ken Burns: The Interview
December 3, 2012
Ken Burns: The Interview

Documentary filmmaking legend Ken Burns gives a new interview to Rock Cellar Magazine and discusses his two latest film projects "The Dust Bowl" and "The Central Park Five."

Rock Cellar Magazine | "One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder
December 3, 2012
"One Toke Over the Line" – More Than a "One Hit" Wonder

One Toke Over the Line by folk rock duo Brewer & Shipley was released in 1970 in an atmosphere of anti-war demonstrations and crackdowns on drug users. The song would...

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 | RINGO!
June 19, 2012
RINGO!

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston
March 19, 2012
The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Director Oliver Stone On History.  And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.
January 12, 2012
Director Oliver Stone On History. And America, Jim Morrison & Ron Paul.

photo: ©Taili Song Roth. All Rights Reserved In this candid conversation with Rock Cellar Magazine, Oliver Stone discusses On History, the new book he co-authored with Tariq Ali, the activist/intellectual who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Stolen Rembrandt: What’s Going On Here?
September 28, 2011
The Stolen Rembrandt: What’s Going On Here?

For those of you who are following the story of the stolen Rembrandt sketch “The Judgment” as closely as we are, there seem to be more questions than answers. Art...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend
June 28, 2011
Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull's "Ordinary" Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)
December 8, 2021
The Ohio Nightclub Where Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Was Killed in 2004 Has Been Demolished (Video)

The night of Dec. 8, 2004, was a tragic one for the hard rock/heavy metal community, as it was the night that iconic guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed...

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 | Ohio Man Shoots Son for ‘Playing the Guitar Too Long’ (Watch Local News Coverage of Story)
October 29, 2021
Ohio Man Shoots Son for ‘Playing the Guitar Too Long’ (Watch Local News Coverage of Story)

A headline circulating this week made waves because of the sheer absurdity of it. As local news affiliate WKRC in Cincinnati titled its report, “79-year-old father accused of shooting son...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)

According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.”  That’s been his philosophy since his debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trey Anastasio of Phish Issues Mid-Show Speech Addressing Death and Injuries at San Francisco Gig
October 20, 2021
Trey Anastasio of Phish Issues Mid-Show Speech Addressing Death and Injuries at San Francisco Gig

UPDATE: After the initial story of the death and injuries sustained in falls at last weekend’s Phish concert in San Francisco, band leader Trey Anastasio paused the next show in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’
September 30, 2021
Shakira Says Wild Boars in Barcelona Attacked Her, Tried to Make Off with Her Purse: ‘They’ve Destroyed Everything’

Let this be a lesson to us all: Wild boars will do whatever they want whenever, wherever they so choose. In a series of Instagram stories posted on Wednesday, Colombian...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More
September 21, 2021
Q&A: Ellen Foley On Her New Album ‘Fighting Words,’ Working with Jim Steinman, Gardening and More

When visionary sonic conceptualist Jim Steinman passed away this year at 73, he was mourned by many music-industry veterans, artists like Meat Loaf, whose 1977 Bat Out Of Hell debut...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PHOTOS from BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Cage the Elephant, Ben Harper, Fitz & the Tantrums & More
September 16, 2021
PHOTOS from BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Cage the Elephant, Ben Harper, Fitz & the Tantrums & More

This past weekend, BeachLife Festival returned to the picturesque setting of Redondo Beach, Calif., after having taken 2020 off due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its return,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project
September 10, 2021
Out Now: Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Everything You Could Ever Want to Hear from the 1991 Record (and More), Plus ‘Blacklist’ Covers Project

What can be said about the 1991 self-titled Black Album from Metallica that hasn’t been said already? The album marked the start of a new era for the thrash/metal band,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear New Metallica Covers from IDLES and Rina Sawayama; ‘Metallica Blacklist’ Project Out 9/10
August 26, 2021
Hear New Metallica Covers from IDLES and Rina Sawayama; ‘Metallica Blacklist’ Project Out 9/10

On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from its companion Metallica Blacklist covers compilation,...

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 | Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10
August 17, 2021
Watch Longtime Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted’s Unboxing Video of the ‘Black Album’ Reissue Coming 9/10

On Sept. 10, Metallica will commemorate its groundbreaking 1991 self-titled Black Album with a lavish 30th anniversary reissue. It’s been previewed in recent weeks with demo recordings and tracks from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Listen to Chris Stapleton’s Eight-Minute Country/Blues Transformation of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”
August 12, 2021
Listen to Chris Stapleton’s Eight-Minute Country/Blues Transformation of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”

The best cover songs are the ones that take the source material to the next level, the artist doing the tribute finding the balance between injecting personality and personal style...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Phoebe Bridgers Turn Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” into a Haunting Piano Ballad
August 11, 2021
Hear Phoebe Bridgers Turn Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” into a Haunting Piano Ballad

The latest preview of The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Weezer Cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” (with a Nod to “Buddy Holly”) — from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’
August 3, 2021
Hear Weezer Cover Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” (with a Nod to “Buddy Holly”) — from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’

Weezer has been a uniquely difficult band to pin down since emerging in the early 1990s with the self-titled Blue Album. Front man Rivers Cuomo has led his band through...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Shares Rough Cut “Enter Sandman” Video, New Volbeat/SebastiAn Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’
July 27, 2021
Metallica Shares Rough Cut “Enter Sandman” Video, New Volbeat/SebastiAn Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is coming on Sept. 10 alongside a proper reissue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” Three Different Ways in Latest Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project
July 13, 2021
Hear Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” Three Different Ways in Latest Covers from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is coming on Sept. 10 alongside a proper reissue...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two Wildly Different Spins on Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou,” from Biffy Clyro and OFF!, from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project
July 8, 2021
Hear Two Wildly Different Spins on Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou,” from Biffy Clyro and OFF!, from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’ Album Project

53 different acts contribute their services to The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive covers album project launched by the metal gods to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough 1991 self-titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)
June 29, 2021
Joe Perry, Keeping Busy: Scoring the Film ‘City of Lies,’ Working on New Album and Participating in a Vatican Health Conference (Q&A)

Aerosmith has seemingly been on hiatus over the past year, like so many other bands forced to hit the ‘pause’ button due to the pandemic. But guitarist Joe Perry has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Metallica’s “Sad but True” Covered by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender (from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’)
June 29, 2021
Hear Metallica’s “Sad but True” Covered by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender (from ‘The Metallica Blacklist’)

The Metallica Blacklist, a comprehensive and dizzingly eclectic album cover project launched by the metal gods to commemorate their breakthrough 1991 self-titled Black Album, is shaping up quite nicely —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica: ‘Black Album’ Remastered + ‘The Metallica Blacklist’: 53 Artists(!) Paying Tribute – Stream Juanes (“Enter Sandman”) & Miley Cyrus/Elton John/Yo-Yo Ma (“Nothing Else Matters”)
June 22, 2021
Metallica: ‘Black Album’ Remastered + ‘The Metallica Blacklist’: 53 Artists(!) Paying Tribute – Stream Juanes (“Enter Sandman”) & Miley Cyrus/Elton John/Yo-Yo Ma (“Nothing Else Matters”)

In 1991, Metallica released a self-titled album that would go on to become one of the most successful albums ever recorded — and launch the band from intriguing hard rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Many More Set for Southern California 9/10-12
May 24, 2021
BeachLife Festival 2021: Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows, Ziggy/Stephen Marley, Many More Set for Southern California 9/10-12

After being forced to skip 2020 due to the pandemic, the BeachLife Festival will return to picturesque Redondo Beach, California the weekend of Sept. 10 – 12, it was announced...

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 | Bruce Springsteen’s November DWI Came After a Single Shot of Tequila with Fans
February 10, 2021
Bruce Springsteen’s November DWI Came After a Single Shot of Tequila with Fans

In November, Bruce Springsteen was arrested on DWI charges at New Jersey’s Gateway National Recreation Area, per a report from TMZ that went live early Wednesday. While it’s a bit...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Take a Trip Through the Musical Mind of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong with ‘No Fun Mondays’ Quarantine Covers Album
November 27, 2020
Out Now: Take a Trip Through the Musical Mind of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong with ‘No Fun Mondays’ Quarantine Covers Album

To know Billie Joe Armstrong, front man of East Bay punk icons Green Day is to know one thing: He’s very much the product of his inspiration. That’s been abundant...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Wave Band The Network (Definitely *Not* Green Day in Masks) Re-Emerge with New EP Ahead of LP Next Month
November 20, 2020
New Wave Band The Network (Definitely *Not* Green Day in Masks) Re-Emerge with New EP Ahead of LP Next Month

As expected after a series of hints on social media, The Network — the New Wave side project of Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Super-Secret New Wave Side Band The Network is Back with ‘Ivankkka is a Nazi’
November 6, 2020
Green Day’s Super-Secret New Wave Side Band The Network is Back with ‘Ivankkka is a Nazi’

The Network is the New Wave-inspired side project from Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day — though they won’t admit that outright. For years, the...

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 | Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’
October 23, 2020
Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’

Van Morrison has officially had it with COVID-19 restrictions — we’ve known that for a while, even before the singing/songwriting legend announced a trio of “anti-lockdown protest songs”  urging a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Releasing ‘No Fun Mondays’ Album of Quarantine Covers 11/27 (Preview)
October 6, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Releasing ‘No Fun Mondays’ Album of Quarantine Covers 11/27 (Preview)

In normal, non-COVID-19 pandemic circumstances, Green Day would have spent much of 2020 on the road on the planned Hella Mega Tour alongside fellow rockers Weezer and Fall Out Boy....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Stephen Stills and Billy Porter Update a Classic with ‘For What It’s Worth (Something Happening Here Remix)’
October 6, 2020
Hear Stephen Stills and Billy Porter Update a Classic with ‘For What It’s Worth (Something Happening Here Remix)’

On Tuesday, legendary singer/songwriter Stephen Stills and actor/singer Billy Porter shared an updated version of “For What It’s Worth,” Stills’ classic with Buffalo Springfield. The aptly titled “For What It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Bon Jovi Returns with Timely New Album ‘2020,’ a Reactionary Response to a Year of Chaos (Listen/Buy)
October 2, 2020
Out Now: Bon Jovi Returns with Timely New Album ‘2020,’ a Reactionary Response to a Year of Chaos (Listen/Buy)

2020 has been a year of frustration, confusion and tumult — and it’s sparked a creative burst from Bon Jovi, which returned on Friday with a new album titled, simply...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Shares Cover of Wreckless Eric’s Power-Pop/Punk Classic ‘Whole Wide World’ — Listen
September 4, 2020
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Shares Cover of Wreckless Eric’s Power-Pop/Punk Classic ‘Whole Wide World’ — Listen

Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong is a student of punk music history — and the singer/guitarist has spent much of the past few months sharing solo recordings, usually...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Masked Jon Bon Jovi Wander an Empty, COVID-19 Affected NYC in Bon Jovi’s New ‘Do What You Can’ Video
August 25, 2020
Watch a Masked Jon Bon Jovi Wander an Empty, COVID-19 Affected NYC in Bon Jovi’s New ‘Do What You Can’ Video

These are trying times, to say the least, the entire country still very much wrapped up in the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it’s placed on everything — but there’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Two Men Arrested in Connection to 2002 Shooting Death of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC
August 17, 2020
Two Men Arrested in Connection to 2002 Shooting Death of Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC

In 2002, Jam Master Jay, one-third of the seminal, groundbreaking hip/hop trio Run-DMC, was shot to death at his studio in Queens, New York — and nobody was arrested in...

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 | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rusty Young of Poco (Plus Bonus Performance)

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Rusty Young was an integral part of the rootsy Americana band Poco — and he’s also a masterful, engaging storyteller. Young was one of our marquee RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Martin Barre of Jethro Tull (Plus Bonus Performance)

The music of Jethro Tull would not have been as powerful and historic were it not for the guitar licks of Martin Barre, an accomplished six-string icon with an even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)
August 6, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Peter Case (Plus Bonus Performance)

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Peter Case is an esteemed rock and roll lifer, whose career has spanned genres, styles and decades. He was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and after a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ with Two New Songs, Including ‘Do What You Can’ — Album Out 10/2 (Listen/Preorder)
July 23, 2020
Preview ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ with Two New Songs, Including ‘Do What You Can’ — Album Out 10/2 (Listen/Preorder)

Bon Jovi premiered a new song this week, and “Do What You Can” is very much a snapshot of life in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The song’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bon Jovi: Stream ‘American Reckoning,’ a Somber New Song Reacting to This Current Era in the U.S. and Evoking George Floyd’s Death
July 10, 2020
Bon Jovi: Stream ‘American Reckoning,’ a Somber New Song Reacting to This Current Era in the U.S. and Evoking George Floyd’s Death

“I was moved to write ‘American Reckoning’ as a witness to history,” said Jon Bon Jovi regarding “American Reckoning,” a new song premiered by Bon Jovi on Friday. “I believe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lady A, the Country/Pop Group Previously Known as Lady Antebellum, is Suing Blues Singer Lady A Over Ownership of the Name ‘Lady A’
July 8, 2020
Lady A, the Country/Pop Group Previously Known as Lady Antebellum, is Suing Blues Singer Lady A Over Ownership of the Name ‘Lady A’

On June 11, successful country/pop group Lady Antebellum announced it would henceforth be known as Lady A, dropping most of the second part of its name regarding the ties of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Gone With the Wind’ Returns to HBO Max with Disclaimer About How 1939 Film ‘Denies the Horrors of Slavery’
June 25, 2020
‘Gone With the Wind’ Returns to HBO Max with Disclaimer About How 1939 Film ‘Denies the Horrors of Slavery’

The classic 1939 film Gone With the Wind was pulled from the HBO Max streaming service on June 10 in the wake of protests and civil unrest stemming from the May...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Radiohead Gig from St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2016 on YouTube 6/25
June 24, 2020
Watch a Radiohead Gig from St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2016 on YouTube 6/25

On Thursday, June 25, Radiohead will open its vault once again for an archival concert upload, this time flashing back to a gig from July 2016 at OpenAir in St....

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Killers: Stream ‘My Own Soul’s Warning,’ a Powerful New Anthem from the Upcoming ‘Imploding the Mirage’
June 17, 2020
New from The Killers: Stream ‘My Own Soul’s Warning,’ a Powerful New Anthem from the Upcoming ‘Imploding the Mirage’

When you think of The Killers, you expect bombast, grandiose compositions with earnest lyrics and fist-pumping theatrics — and that’s very much what the group delivered with its new single,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection
June 15, 2020
Liverpool/Beatles Landmark Penny Lane ‘In Danger of Being Renamed’ Due to Possible Slavery Connection

Penny Lane, a street in Liverpool, England that became a landmark once The Beatles used the street as the basis of a 1967 single, has found itself the subject of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lady Antebellum’s Name Change to ‘Lady A’ is a Big Problem for Veteran Seattle Blues Singer Lady A
June 12, 2020
Lady Antebellum’s Name Change to ‘Lady A’ is a Big Problem for Veteran Seattle Blues Singer Lady A

On Thursday, hugely successful country/pop trio Lady Antebellum announced that it will be changing its name to Lady A due to the racial connotations of the word ‘Antebellum’ — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fueled by Social Unrest and Protests, Rage Against the Machine Albums Have Re-Entered the Music Charts
June 12, 2020
Fueled by Social Unrest and Protests, Rage Against the Machine Albums Have Re-Entered the Music Charts

There hasn’t been a new album from Rage Against the Machine since 2000, but the Los Angeles band remains as relevant as ever nonetheless — and this week, the group’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Country Trio Lady Antebellum Changing Name to ‘Lady A’ Due to Slavery Connotations: ‘We Are Deeply Sorry’
June 11, 2020
Country Trio Lady Antebellum Changing Name to ‘Lady A’ Due to Slavery Connotations: ‘We Are Deeply Sorry’

Nashville-based country music trio Lady Antebellum announced on Thursday that it was officially changing its name to Lady A. The decision comes after some deep reflection regarding the ties of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’
June 11, 2020
David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’

In a wide-ranging new interview with Rolling Stone, legendary guitarist/songwriter David Crosby touches on a number of topics, music-related and otherwise. Among the topics breached in the chat is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Swift Issues Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter: ‘Changes MUST Be Made’
June 10, 2020
Taylor Swift Issues Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter: ‘Changes MUST Be Made’

The Black Lives Matter movement and social protests over the past two weeks stemming from the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HBO Max Temporarily Pulls ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Issues Statement About Decision
June 10, 2020
HBO Max Temporarily Pulls ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Issues Statement About Decision

1939’s Gone With the Wind is one of the most successful films in history, the winner of 10 Academy Awards out of 13 total nominations. It’s widely considered among the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Cops’ Officially Canceled By Paramount Network in Wake of George Floyd Protests, Societal Unrest
June 10, 2020
‘Cops’ Officially Canceled By Paramount Network in Wake of George Floyd Protests, Societal Unrest

Cops, the long-running television program that first premiered in 1989 and has lived on for decades, with its 32nd season airing in 2019, has been canceled in the wake of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker Protested in Los Angeles Before Premiering a Cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’
June 9, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker Protested in Los Angeles Before Premiering a Cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’

The protesting taking place in the United States (and abroad) stemming from the May 25 police killing of George Floyd has inspired feverish reactions from all sides, corners and angles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’
June 8, 2020
Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

The ubiquity of social media over the past decade-plus has led to one inescapable truth: Everybody can express themselves no matter what, all the time. This includes musicians like guitarist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Plays ‘Love and Mercy’ and ‘God Only Knows’ from Home for ‘Colbert,’ Reminding Everyone ‘We’re All In This Together’
June 5, 2020
Brian Wilson Plays ‘Love and Mercy’ and ‘God Only Knows’ from Home for ‘Colbert,’ Reminding Everyone ‘We’re All In This Together’

“Hi, this is Brian Wilson, everyone, I just want you guys to know that we’re all in this together.” That message of unity is how the Beach Boys legend introduces...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bruce Springsteen Hosts SiriusXM Show, Dedicates ’41 Shots (American Skin)’ to the Memory of George Floyd and Protesters Across the United States
June 4, 2020
Bruce Springsteen Hosts SiriusXM Show, Dedicates ’41 Shots (American Skin)’ to the Memory of George Floyd and Protesters Across the United States

On Wednesday, Bruce Springsteen hosted another edition of his Bruce Springsteen — From His Home to Yours series on his SiriusXM channel, E Street Radio. The entire two-hour block of...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Foo Fighters and Radiohead Replaying Lollapalooza 2011 and Bonnaroo 2006 Performances on YouTube Today 5/7
May 7, 2020
Foo Fighters and Radiohead Replaying Lollapalooza 2011 and Bonnaroo 2006 Performances on YouTube Today 5/7

As raucous and crowd-pleasing as any Foo Fighters concert has always been, the band’s mega-festival headline slots are the stuff of legend — and tonight, you can experience the madness...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey Cancels 2020 Tour with the Pretenders Due to COVID-19, Issue Lengthy Statement
May 4, 2020
Journey Cancels 2020 Tour with the Pretenders Due to COVID-19, Issue Lengthy Statement

One of this summer’s most anticipated tours was going to be a trek bringing together Journey and the Pretenders, but on Monday Neal Schon and his band mates announced the tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling
April 30, 2020
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Play Ted Nugent on Quibi’s ‘Reno 911!’ Revival and His On-Screen Depiction is Startling

On May 4, the new mobile streaming platform Quibi will premiere a new Reno 911! revival series, bringing Thomas Lennon’s Deputy Dangle and the misfit police force back to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw
April 7, 2020
Exclusive RockCellarTV with Singer/Songwriter Marshall Crenshaw

Celebrated singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw was one of our earliest RockCellarTV interview subjects, and his wound up being a seven-part chat about his enduring career. After a bit of technical delays...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick Announce Summer North American Tour
January 7, 2020
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick Announce Summer North American Tour

Two established Rock and Roll Hall of Fame institutions will team up this summer, when Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick will head out on a big North American tour together....

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 | Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)
November 22, 2019
Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)

Coldplay albums are all about vibe — the vibe of the music, the vibe of the lyrical themes and the vibe of the message the band is trying to convey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, One-On-One: The RockCellarTV Interview/Performance
October 10, 2019
Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods, One-On-One: The RockCellarTV Interview/Performance

The impact of the musical contributions of Jesse Colin Young is undeniable. As a founding member of seminal 1960s band the Youngbloods, the songwriter/singer attained success and notoriety with their...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’
September 26, 2019
Go Inside Abbey Road Studio 2 with the Beatles’ Captivating New Video for ‘Here Comes the Sun’

Today, Sept. 26, is the precise 50th anniversary of the day the Beatles‘ Abbey Road was released in 1969 in the UK. And, with a special edition reissue 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 | Rest in Peace, Eddie Money: 1949 – 2019
September 13, 2019
Rest in Peace, Eddie Money: 1949 – 2019

Sad news to pass along this Friday, as Eddie Money, known for his ubiquitous ’80s-era hits such as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” has passed away at...

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 | From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey
August 5, 2019
From Recording Reggae in Jamaica to Working on the Who’s New Album: Q&A with Zak Starkey

Powerhouse drummer Zak Starkey has sat behind the kit with The Who for many years, his exciting percussive style uncannily summoning up the spirit of the band’s legendary drummer Keith...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There
August 5, 2019
Stories of Woodstock 1969 from Musicians and People Who Were There

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, The three-day event dubbed “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” which saw hundreds of thousands of music fans converge on...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)
August 29, 2018
RockCellarTV: Walter Egan (A Special Conversation at RockCellar Studios)

How many artists can say they had the good fortune of spending studio time with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham before they joined Fleetwood Mac? Not many, but Walter Egan...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
July 30, 2018
RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia was a major part of Rundgren’s iconic and lasting career, but up until a few months ago it wasn’t one of his more active projects. That extended...

Rock Cellar Magazine | RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins
June 13, 2018
RockCellarTV: ‘Sweet Judy Blue Eyes,’ Judy Collins

Judy Collins had stories to tell. Her 2017 album Everybody Knows, a collaborative project with longtime friend/ex-partner Stephen Stills, spawned a fantastic tour blending music, stories and anecdotes that make for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America
April 20, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Chat with Dewey Bunnell of the Band America

The music of America remains timeless. Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek accomplished quite a lot after forming in England in 1970, with songs including “Horse With No Name,”...

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 | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)
March 2, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with John Oates at the Troubadour (Plus Bonus Performance)

As one half of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall and Oates, John Oates knows a thing or two about a well-crafted pop/rock song — but he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield
February 8, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Rick Springfield

Singer/songwriter Rick Springfield recently released a new album, The Snake King. A deeply personal collection of material, The Snake King is marked by its lyrical content and Springfield’s raw emotion,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS
January 5, 2018
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Recently, Gene Simmons invited us into his home in Southern California for a no-holds-barred chat about KISS, the first record he bought, inspiration, his new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys
December 18, 2017
Exclusive, Hour-Long RockCellarTV Interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys

Mike Love: you know the name, and you definitely know the music. The Beach Boys are an institution, with their rich catalog of hit songs and classic albums standing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band
December 1, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band

It’s time for another RockCellarTV! Our recent trip to Las Vegas resulted in intimate, one-on-one video interviews with Ringo Starr (click here to enjoy that one) and two of his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas
November 7, 2017
Exclusive RockCellarTV Interview with Todd Rundgren in Las Vegas

We recently debuted RockCellarTV with an exclusive and intimate video interview with Ringo Starr — click here to check that out. Next up is Todd Rundgren, who spoke with Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr
October 31, 2017
Exclusive RockCellar TV Interview with Ringo Starr

As part of the official unveiling of RockCellarTV, we were fortunate enough to spend some exclusive, one-on-one time with Ringo Starr himself in Las Vegas, hours before he rocked another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium
May 13, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Backstage with Dave Mustaine at the Hollywood Palladium

Backstage at the Hollywood Palladium, carefully choreographed chaos is taking place. Huge roadies the size of grizzly bears—only with tattoos and walkie talkies—wheel in massive cases housing guitars, drums, cables...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Gritty Short Film Literally Inspired By Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Lyrics
December 6, 2016
Watch a Gritty Short Film Literally Inspired By Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Lyrics

Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song that everybody knows. Everyone. It’s part of the cultural lexicon thanks to Freddie Mercury’s passionate delivery, unmistakable vocal work and the operatic nature of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drive Under the Influence in Canada and You Might Be Punished With … Nickelback?
December 1, 2016
Drive Under the Influence in Canada and You Might Be Punished With … Nickelback?

A story going viral this week stemming from a (now deleted) post on Facebook by the Kensington Police Service in Canada’s Prince Edward Island concerns a pretty serious threat of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sting Announces 2017 Theatre, Club and Arena Tour Supporting New Solo LP '57th and 9th'
November 14, 2016
Sting Announces 2017 Theatre, Club and Arena Tour Supporting New Solo LP '57th and 9th'

Sting released his anticipated new rock/pop album, 57th & 9th, on November 11. Keeping the promotional train running in conjunction with the album’s release, he also announced a string of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Rebel Songs
October 7, 2016
Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Third Eye Blind Tackle Social Issues with New Song 'Cop Vs. Phone Girl' – Listen
July 25, 2016
Third Eye Blind Tackle Social Issues with New Song 'Cop Vs. Phone Girl' – Listen

Third Eye Blind made waves last week with an emotionally charged appearance at a fundraising event near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Singer Stephan Jenkins aired out some of...

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 | Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale
June 4, 2013
Life Behind the Scenes of the 'American Idol' Finale

The lights dim as Ryan Seacrest dramatically draws out the announcement of the 2013 American Idol victor, the entirety of the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live silent and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)
February 4, 2013
A Few Minutes with Film Director Michael Apted (Interview)

Michael Apted is a crossover film phenomenon… The U.K.-born filmmaker has directed extremely commercial Hollywood movies such as: The 1981 romantic comedy Continental Divide with John Belushi, the 1983 Soviet-set crime...

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 | "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 | Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos
April 18, 2012
Coachella 2012 Videos & Photos

Last weekend, the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals hit Southern California, packing tens of thousands of people into the polo fields in Indio. It was an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!
April 17, 2012
Coachella Weekend 1 Highlights – with Pictures & HD Video!

RCM was represented down in Indio for the first of two Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festivals this past weekend. It was a great time, save for the inclement weather...

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

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