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Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park
January 20, 2022
Watch Bill Murray(!) Sing ‘West Side Story’ Classics and Recite Poetry at NYC”s Washington Square Park

It’s alarming how charming Bill Murray can be. The actor/comedian/thespian/legend has a knack for turning up in the least likely of situations, and his latest public cameo appearance was pretty...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” as Debuted During the Oscars (Film Out 12/10)
April 26, 2021
Watch the Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” as Debuted During the Oscars (Film Out 12/10)

During Sunday night’s broadcast of The Oscars, the world received its first glimpse of director Steven Spielberg’s anticipated new adaptation of West Side Story. The remake of the iconic 1961...

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 | Out Now: Stream Billy Idol’s Gritty ‘The Roadside’ EP, Four New Songs with Steve Stevens and Producer Butch Walker
September 17, 2021
Out Now: Stream Billy Idol’s Gritty ‘The Roadside’ EP, Four New Songs with Steve Stevens and Producer Butch Walker

Legendary English rock icon Billy Idol returned recently with “Bitter Taste,” a reflective new song and music video expressing some raw emotions and dark energy — visually referencing Idol’s near-fatal...

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 | Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters Confront Westboro Baptist Church Protestors with a Disco Caravan (“You Shouldn’t Be Hating. You Should Be Dancing!”)
August 6, 2021
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters Confront Westboro Baptist Church Protestors with a Disco Caravan (“You Shouldn’t Be Hating. You Should Be Dancing!”)

On Thursday night, the Foo Fighters‘ tour rolled into Kansas, which afforded Dave Grohl and the band another opportunity to come face-to-face with members of the Westboro Baptist Church. The...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | This Photographer  (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)
December 29, 2020
This Photographer (@TheBandWasHere on Instagram) Finds the Places Where Music History Was Made (So You Don’t Have To)

For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl record sales topped CDs in 2020. Each format has its fans for its audio quality but only vinyl has the large-format front and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | With ‘Letter To You’ Debuting at No. 2, Bruce Springsteen Just Made Billboard Chart History
November 2, 2020
With ‘Letter To You’ Debuting at No. 2, Bruce Springsteen Just Made Billboard Chart History

He’s “The Boss” for a reason. And, after his acclaimed new album Letter To You debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, Bruce Springsteen set an all-time music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book
September 10, 2020
(ENTRY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Bob Dylan ‘All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track’ Book

Update: The giveaway period is now closed. Thank you! They don’t award Nobel Prizes in Literature to just anybody — such an honor is reserved for the truly gifted wordsmiths....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sturgill Simpson Relays Story of Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis, Frustrating Attempts to Get Tested
April 13, 2020
Sturgill Simpson Relays Story of Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis, Frustrating Attempts to Get Tested

Acclaimed songwriter/singer Sturgill Simpson posted a message on his Instagram account over the weekend confirming that he is currently recovering after testing positive for the coronavirus. It was Sturgill’s path...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’
February 27, 2020
New from Steve Earle & the Dukes: Stream ‘Devil Put the Coal in the Ground,’ from New Album ‘Ghosts of West Virginia’

On May 22, “outlaw country” icon Steve Earle & the Dukes will release a new album, Ghosts of West Virginia. Announced on Thursday, the LP will be Earle’s 20th full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker

A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez
July 8, 2019
Q&A: Talking Heavy Metal History and Rodrigo y Gabriela’s New Album ‘Mettavolution’ with Rodrigo Sánchez

In the late ‘90s, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero (of acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela) were playing in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, busking for passersby and slowly honing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story
May 28, 2019
Review: ‘Rocketman’ Blasts Off: A Must-See for Elton John Fans with Ingenious Fantasy Sequences and a Riveting Story

Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World
May 13, 2019
Monty Python’s Michael Palin on His New Book ‘Erebus: The Story of a Ship’ and the State of the World

“I love this place and it means a lot to me, because when I was young, before I wanted to be a lumberjack, I really, really wanted to be an...

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 | Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles
May 11, 2018
Jon Savage Discusses Derek Taylor and the Reissue of ‘As Time Goes By’ — an Insider’s Look at the Beatles

Derek Taylor got as close to The Beatles’ flame as you could get. Convinced he’d seen the future during a 1963 performance by the band that he’d been sent to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Photographer Henry Diltz:  Rock’s Living History  (Interview)
February 16, 2012
Photographer Henry Diltz: Rock’s Living History (Interview)

Photographer (and musician) Henry Diltz has taken photographs of almost every notable rock musician and band from the 1960s and 70s. His iconic style practically defined the generation of classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC
February 8, 2022
2022 Academy Award Nominations Announced; Oscars Set for 3/27 on ABC

The official list of 2022 Academy Award nominations was unveiled early Tuesday, ahead of the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Fear
February 11, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Fear

“I don’t have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing.” — Billy Bob Thornton “I’m Afraid of Americans” by David Bowie “I’m Afraid of Americans” was written...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour
December 27, 2018
Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

(Ace Frehley photograph courtesy Jay Gilbert) In the ‘60s while growing up in the Bronx, budding teenage guitarist Paul “Ace” Frehley, had his share of formidable six-string heroes, Jimmy Page,...

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 | 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 | Dropkick Murphys Honoring Woody Guthrie with ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ Album; Acoustic Theatre Tour
June 21, 2022
Dropkick Murphys Honoring Woody Guthrie with ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’ Album; Acoustic Theatre Tour

Massachusetts-based Celtic/punk band Dropkick Murphys are known the world over for their loud, proud and high-energy blend of styles and electrifying live show — but at their core, the ensemble...

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 | Top 11 Southern Rock Songs
June 13, 2022
Top 11 Southern Rock Songs

Top 11 Southern Rock Songs Frank Mastropolo “Rock was born in the South, so saying ‘Southern Rock’ is like saying ‘Rock Rock.'” —Duane Allman “Hold on Loosely” by 38 Special...

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 | 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 | Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended
May 10, 2022
Wilco Previews New Double-LP ‘Cruel Country’ with “Tired Of Taking It Out On You”; Tour Extended

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco recently announced a new double-album, Cruel Country, which the celebrated indie band will release on May 27. Here’s “Tired Of Taking It Out On You,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)
April 7, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat With Billy Vera (1987’s No. 1 Classic “At This Moment”)

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, vocalist/songwriter Billy Vera discusses his hit “At This Moment,” which was first released in 1981 before making major strides on the charts...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now
March 31, 2022
Watch Wallows Play “Marvelous” on ‘Kimmel’; Sophomore Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out Now

When Wallows released its new album, Tell Me That It’s Over, on March 25, it marked another leap forward for the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”
March 29, 2022
Acid Latin Collective Rhythm Tribe Spans Four Generations in New Video for “Todo Eso”

Rhythm Tribe is an Afro-Latin musical collective originally formed by guitarist and vocalist Thomas Guzman-Sanchez in 1989. The band, which also featured Thomas’s wife Marla brother (Paul) and a family...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)
March 28, 2022
Alt-J and Portugal. the Man Tour: A Perfect Pairing of Unpredictable Indie/Alt Pioneers (Recap of LA Show 3/27)

The combination of English indie/rock trio Alt-J and Portland-by-way-of-Alaska alt/psychedelic/indie ensemble Portugal. the Man sounded like a solid pairing when the groups’ current tour was announced a few months back...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)
March 28, 2022
Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)

Tell Me That It’s Over is the title of a new studio album from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”
March 22, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass About 1972’s “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, guitarist/songwriter/co-vocalist Elliot Lurie of the band Looking Glass discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”
March 22, 2022
PUP Experiences the Highs, Lows, & Scandals of Fame and Rocks the Moon in New Video for “Totally Fine”

When is a band more than a band? In the new music video for “Totally Fine,” Canadian punk/indie band PUP experiences it all. Specifically, the band takes a journey involving fame, fortune, headlines,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay Shares “A Man Without a Name”; New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’ Out Friday 3/18
March 17, 2022
Colin Hay Shares “A Man Without a Name”; New LP ‘Now and the Evermore’ Out Friday 3/18

This Friday, March 18, Colin Hay will add to his solo catalog with a new record titled Now and the Evermore. The third and final track shared ahead of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”
March 16, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock About “Incense and Peppermints”

In our newest One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, bassist George Bunnell of The Strawberry Alarm Clock discusses his band’s career and whether he and his band mates consider themselves...

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 | Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25
March 4, 2022
Take a Ride Through Las Vegas in Wallows’ New Video for “At The End of the Day”; New Album 3/25

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond
March 1, 2022
Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond

Boasting classic hits such as “Alone Again (Naturally),” “Get Down,” “Out Of The Question” and “Clair,” anybody with an ear tuned to the wondrous songs blasting out on AM radio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video
March 1, 2022
PUP Front Man Stefan Babcock Confronts Guilt Over Neglecting His Once-Favorite Guitar in “Matilda” Video

Canadian punk/indie band PUP has been busy previewing a new album titled The Unraveling of PUPTHEBAND, due on April 1. The latest song shared from the record arrived on Tuesday in the form...

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 | 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 | Happy Birthday, Carole King! Iconic Singer/Songwriter Shares Great Throwback Photo to Mark the Occasion
February 9, 2022
Happy Birthday, Carole King! Iconic Singer/Songwriter Shares Great Throwback Photo to Mark the Occasion

Today, Feb. 9, Carole King celebrates her 80th birthday — and the legendary singer/songwriter found a fantastic way to celebrate on her social media pages. Here’s a side-by-side photo of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | IDLES Sets 2022 North American Tour Around Coachella Dates; New Album ‘Crawler’ Out Now
February 8, 2022
IDLES Sets 2022 North American Tour Around Coachella Dates; New Album ‘Crawler’ Out Now

Back on Nov. 12, Bristol, UK-based band IDLES released its new album, Crawler, amid intense anticipation that has built over the past few years — and after the strong reception...

Rock Cellar Magazine | NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney) Cover Pink Floyd & Level 42 on ‘Intakes & Outtakes’ EP (Listen)
February 4, 2022
NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney) Cover Pink Floyd & Level 42 on ‘Intakes & Outtakes’ EP (Listen)

The past few months have seen NHC, a rock supergroup featuring Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers fame), Taylor Hawkins (drummer of the Foo Fighters) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25
February 3, 2022
Wallows Debuts DIY “Especially You” Music Video; New Album ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ Out 3/25

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest indie bands around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Asia (ft. Original Members Carl Palmer & Geoff Downes) Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration, Tour
January 31, 2022
Asia (ft. Original Members Carl Palmer & Geoff Downes) Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration, Tour

Asia, the English rock supergroup that first formed in London in 1981, is gearing up for a (slightly delayed) 40th anniversary celebration, with a big tour being planned for this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | PUP Details New Album ‘the Unraveling of Puptheband,’ Shares “Robot Writes a Love Song”
January 18, 2022
PUP Details New Album ‘the Unraveling of Puptheband,’ Shares “Robot Writes a Love Song”

Canadian punk/indie band PUP will release a new album titled The Unraveling of Puptheband on April 1. Recorded over the summer of 2021 in Connecticut at the “bat-filled mansion” of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)
January 6, 2022
Hulu’s New ‘Pam & Tommy’ Series Debuting Feb. 2 Looks Pretty Wild (Watch Trailer)

Pam & Tommy. Rarely has a high-profile celebrity couple captured the public’s attention with just their first names, but these two were ubiquitous (and infamous) a few decades back. Supermodel/Baywatch...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy
January 5, 2022
Rest in Peace, Music Industry Publicist and Professional Audio Consultant Lisa Roy

It is with a heavy heart that we say farewell to an incredible force in the music industry, Lisa Roy. “On Friday, December 31st, 2021, our world lost one of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney): “Lazy Eyes,” Filmed at the Troubadour
December 15, 2021
New from NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney): “Lazy Eyes,” Filmed at the Troubadour

NHC (Dave Navarro/Taylor Hawkins/Chris Chaney) debuted a new video, "Lazy Eyes," filmed at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Jethro Tull: Watch a Music Video for “Sad City Sisters,” from ‘The Zealot Gene’ LP Out in January
December 8, 2021
New Jethro Tull: Watch a Music Video for “Sad City Sisters,” from ‘The Zealot Gene’ LP Out in January

Back in July, it was announced that Jethro Tull had signed a new record deal with InsideOutMusic/Sony Music, with plans of a new album titled The Zealot Gene scheduled for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video
December 3, 2021
Out Now: The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition – Watch New “Riders on the Storm” Video

Today, Dec. 3, The Doors’ classic 1970 album L.A. Woman has been revisited for a lavish Deluxe Edition commemorating its 50th anniversary. Click here to pick up the 3-CD/1-LP set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dispatch and O.A.R. Announce Co-Headlining Tour for Summer 2022
December 1, 2021
Dispatch and O.A.R. Announce Co-Headlining Tour for Summer 2022

The vibes will be smooth next summer when Dispatch and O.A.R. link up for a co-headlining tour of the United States. Announced on Wednesday, the tour pairs two versatile, veteran...

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 | Watch the Trippy New Liam Lynch-Directed Video for “Devil That You Know” from NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins & Chris Chaney)
November 19, 2021
Watch the Trippy New Liam Lynch-Directed Video for “Devil That You Know” from NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins & Chris Chaney)

Last week, NHC — the new rock supergroup featuring Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers fame), Taylor Hawkins (drummer of the Foo Fighters) and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) — debuted...

Rock Cellar Magazine | NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Chaney) Share New Songs, “Devil That You Know” & “Lazy Eyes”
November 12, 2021
NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Chaney) Share New Songs, “Devil That You Know” & “Lazy Eyes”

Back in September, the world was introduced to a new rock and roll supergroup of impressive pedigree: NHC, a trio made up of Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Zealand Indie Pop Band Yumi Zouma Blends Darkness and Light with the Deceptively Danceable “Mona Lisa”
November 11, 2021
New Zealand Indie Pop Band Yumi Zouma Blends Darkness and Light with the Deceptively Danceable “Mona Lisa”

“Mona Lisa” is the title of a new single from Yumi Zouma, a New Zealand-based indie/pop band with three studio albums under its belt. Debuted on Thursday, the song is...

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 | Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall

For more than  50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands 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 | ‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo
October 6, 2021
‘Fillmore East: The Venue That Changed Rock Music Forever’ Book Available Now from Journalist/Photographer Frank Mastropolo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham’s rock mecca in New York’s East Village. An all-star show on June 27, 1971 headlined...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” from KISS’ Upcoming ‘Destroyer’ 45th Anniversary Edition Out 11/19 (Pre-Order)
October 1, 2021
Stream “Beth (Acoustic Mix),” from KISS’ Upcoming ‘Destroyer’ 45th Anniversary Edition Out 11/19 (Pre-Order)

On Nov. 19, KISS will revisit its classic 1976 album Destroyer for a deluxe 45th anniversary edition. One of the most immediate and esteemed albums from the larger-than-life rockers, Destroyer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates
September 30, 2021
LA Indie/Pop Band Wallows Debuts New “I Don’t Want to Talk” Video, Announces 2022 Tour Dates

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows could very well be one of the biggest band around right now — and they’re poised for an even bigger breakthrough in...

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 | 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 | R.E.M. Details ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ 25th Anniversary 10/29; Stream Alternate Version of “Leave” (Pre-Order)
August 24, 2021
R.E.M. Details ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ 25th Anniversary 10/29; Stream Alternate Version of “Leave” (Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1996, New Adventures in Hi-Fi was the tenth studio album from rock/indie band R.E.M. — and on Oct. 19, the record will be revisited for a deluxe...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021
August 3, 2021
Rest in Peace, Paul Cotton of the Band Poco: 1943-2021

Singer/songwriter Paul Cotton, who made a name for himself as the guitarist/singer of Los Angeles-based country rock/Americana band Poco after taking over for Jim Messina in 1970, has passed away...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)
July 30, 2021
Out Now: Los Lobos’ New Album ‘Native Sons,’ a Covers Set Honoring Their Hometown of Los Angeles (Listen)

Today, Los Lobos returned with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that has...

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 | 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 | Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)
July 8, 2021
Los Lobos Cover Jackson Browne’s “Jamaica Say You Will,” from ‘Native Sons’ LP Honoring Los Angeles (Out 7/30)

On July 30, Los Lobos will return with a new covers album, Native Sons, which is billed as a “love letter to Los Angeles,” the hometown of the legendary rock/Tex-Mex/Latin rock band that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)
June 25, 2021
Out Now: Lucy Dacus Releases Emotionally Heavy New Album ‘Home Video’ — (Watch Her ‘Kimmel’ Performance)

Home Video is the title of the new studio album from Lucy Dacus, a raw, reflective and emotionally complex record from the singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. The lyrically...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)
June 14, 2021
Tommy Shaw: On Styx’s New Album ‘Crash of the Crown,’ Songwriting, Critics’ Icy Reception of the Group and Beyond (The Interview)

Styx are rock and roll survivors. Celebrating over four decades of mighty musical service, overcoming personnel changes and the ever changing musical climate, the seasoned Midwest rockers remain committed to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)
June 8, 2021
Lucy Dacus Shares “Brando,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Out 6/25 (Tour On Sale Now)

Lucy Dacus is preparing to release her awaited new studio album, Home Video, on June 25. The singer/songwriter/member of boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers has been previewing the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set
May 26, 2021
GIVEAWAY (CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection’ Super Deluxe Box Set

The entry period has now closed. Thank you.  In late April, a lavish John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band — The Ultimate Collection edition of Lennon’s classic 1970 solo debut was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lucy Dacus Shares Animated Video for “VBS,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Coming 6/25
May 19, 2021
Lucy Dacus Shares Animated Video for “VBS,” New Album ‘Home Video’ Coming 6/25

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus will release a new studio album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador Records. On Wednesday, she premiered a new song, “VBS,” in the form of an animated music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond
May 13, 2021
Don Letts Q&A: English Filmmaker/DJ/Legend on New Memoir, His Journey and Distinctive Worldview, the Clash and Beyond

Don Letts was at the epicenter of the punk rock explosion in late-1970s London, as the manager of the King’s Road shop Acme Attraction and as a DJ at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond
April 23, 2021
Steve Cropper Q&A: On Working with Otis Redding, His New Album ‘Fire It Up’ (Out Now!) and Beyond

Steve Cropper is a certifiable rock and roll legend. After cutting his teeth as part of the early-60s R&B band the Mar-Keys, Cropper found stardom as part of the backbone...

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 | Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)
March 11, 2021
Paul Stanley: On His New Album with Soul Station and the ‘Perfect Imperfection’ of Soul/R&B (The Interview)

Paul Stanley gets “souled out” with his spectacular 15-piece band Soul Station on their debut album Now and Then, which is out on March 19. While it may come as...

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 | 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 | Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)
February 26, 2021
Premiere: Jefferson Starship Debuts ‘Setting Sun’ Music Video (& a Chat with David Freiberg)

Fans of Jefferson Starship agreed it was worth the wait when the band released Mother of the Sun in August 2020. The new EP is Jefferson Starship’s first collection of...

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 | 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 | Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)
December 15, 2020
Last-Minute Music/Box Set Gift Guide for the Holiday Season (ft. U2, Tom Petty, Elvis, Johnny Cash & More)

If there’s a rock, alternative or country music enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide including some noteworthy box sets and classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography
December 7, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Dave Mason Q&A — Re-Recording ‘Alone Together,’ Keeping Busy in Quarantine & Penning an Autobiography

Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Mason, whose short tenure with Traffic produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright,” a song recorded by...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Argentinian Soccer Legend Diego Maradona: 1960-2020
November 25, 2020
Rest in Peace, Argentinian Soccer Legend Diego Maradona: 1960-2020

Diego Maradona, one of the most legendary soccer players and a man whose incredible on-field exploits elevated his influence and legacy, has passed away at the age of 60, it...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More
November 13, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Carl Palmer — from ELP to ELP Legacy, Art, Documentaries, a Book and More

“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.” Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing, continues with our interview with Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer. Each month,...

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 | Watch Portugal. The Man + ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s New ‘Who’s Gonna Stop Me’ Video for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
October 12, 2020
Watch Portugal. The Man + ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s New ‘Who’s Gonna Stop Me’ Video for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, Portugal. the Man shared a new song, “Who’s Gonna Stop Me.” The GRAMMY-winning indie/rock/pop band, which for years maintained a dedicated audience and critical acclaim before scoring a...

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 | New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More
October 5, 2020
New Music Out 10/9: John Lennon, Blue Öyster Cult, The Doors, Dire Straits, Linkin Park, More

This Friday, Oct. 9 brings with it some very notable new music from a host of big-name acts. Some are reissuing classic albums, others are sharing brand new music for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Öyster Cult Shares New Video for ‘Tainted Blood’; New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)
September 25, 2020
Blue Öyster Cult Shares New Video for ‘Tainted Blood’; New Album ‘The Symbol Remains’ Out 10/9 (Pre-Order)

Blue Öyster Cult is back in a big way — and the hard-rock legends are prepping a new studio album, The Symbol Remains, which will be released on Oct. 9. (Click here to pre-order...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Replacements/Rhino Records Reissuing ‘Pleased to Meet Me’ on 10/9 (Preview/Pre-Order)
September 21, 2020
The Replacements/Rhino Records Reissuing ‘Pleased to Meet Me’ on 10/9 (Preview/Pre-Order)

Originally released in 1987, Pleased to Meet Me is the fifth studio album from The Replacements and holds a place in the group‘s vaunted history as the only album the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank
September 18, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank

The Independent Artist Spotlight is a new branch of Rock Cellar aimed at presenting under-the-radar musical acts that deserve your immediate attention. As artists and bands are added to the...

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 | Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020
September 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, ‘Toots’ Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Reggae Legend: 1942-2020

Late Friday evening, the family of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Jamaican reggae legend and lead vocalist of the long-running reggae/ska group Toots and the Maytals, passed away Friday night at the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Apocalypse Songs
August 6, 2020
Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there.  “Nuclear apocalypse – who...

Rock Cellar Magazine | GIVEAWAY: The Rolling Stones ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition Box Set
August 5, 2020
GIVEAWAY: The Rolling Stones ‘Let It Bleed’ 50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition Box Set

Note: The entry period is now closed. Thank you! 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of Let It Bleed, the 1969 album from The Rolling Stones that went a long way...

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 | Motörhead: 40th Anniversary ‘Ace of Spades’ Reissue Out 10/30; Hear a Blistering 1981 Live Performance of the Title Track
July 22, 2020
Motörhead: 40th Anniversary ‘Ace of Spades’ Reissue Out 10/30; Hear a Blistering 1981 Live Performance of the Title Track

Just in time for Halloween, Motörhead will release a lavish 40th anniversary edition of its incendiary and iconic 1980 album Ace of Spades, the vaunted hard rock band announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | No Link Between Penny Lane and Slave Trader James Penny, Announces International Slavery Museum After ‘Comprehensive Research’
June 22, 2020
No Link Between Penny Lane and Slave Trader James Penny, Announces International Slavery Museum After ‘Comprehensive Research’

Last week, international debate was sparked by the suggestion that Penny Lane, the Liverpool landmark made famous by the classic Beatles song, was named after 18th century slave merchant James...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’
June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’
June 10, 2020
Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’

Television has been a common reference point in the career of Dramarama.  During some mid-Eighties tours, the Wayne, New Jersey-bred band would adorn its stage with multiple TV sets. Johnny...

Rock Cellar Magazine | #SaveOurStages: 1,300 Music Venues Form Coalition Seeking Federal Support to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 7, 2020
#SaveOurStages: 1,300 Music Venues Form Coalition Seeking Federal Support to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Pandemic

Live music. It’s something we all want back in our lives, once circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic improve enough to allow such entertainment to return — but the very music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Streaming Pick: ‘Nintendo Quest,’ One Hardcore Gamer’s Adventure Collecting all 678(!) Nintendo Games Released in North America
April 14, 2020
Streaming Pick: ‘Nintendo Quest,’ One Hardcore Gamer’s Adventure Collecting all 678(!) Nintendo Games Released in North America

Without being able to venture outside or go anywhere these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have found myself aimlessly staring at the television screen, searching for something to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)
April 3, 2020
Bill Withers on ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, ‘Use Me’, & His Legacy (Archival Interview)

This interview with Bill Withers, originally conducted years ago, first ran on Rock Cellar in 2015. In light of Withers’ passing, we’re bringing it back as a snapshot of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Revenge Songs
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs

This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...

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 | Coronavirus: Tom Hanks + Rita Wilson Test Positive; Celine Dion Postpones Shows Over Common Cold
March 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Tom Hanks + Rita Wilson Test Positive; Celine Dion Postpones Shows Over Common Cold

The world is on heightened alert regarding the coronavirus, with anxiety hitting a high mark this week as President Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday evening. That same evening, actor...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs
February 5, 2020
Best Coast Readying New Album ‘Always Tomorrow,’ for 2/21 Release — Preview the LP with Three Songs

On Feb. 21, Los Angeles-based indie/rock band Best Coast will release a new album titled Always Tomorrow. The two-piece, made up of guitarist/vocalist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno, have...

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 | ‘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 | The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’
November 14, 2019
The Rembrandts Reconnect ‘Via Satellite,’ Just in Time for the 25th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

As a frequent guest on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, Steve Martin often did a recurring skit with the catchphrase “I’m just a wild and crazy guy.” Danny Wilde,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Garrison Starr
November 14, 2019
Turn Me On: Garrison Starr

Since recording her first album in 1993, Garrison Starr has continued to blend folk-rock, Americana and singer-songwriter influences with incredible deftness and to compelling effect. On Garrison Starr’s forthcoming album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Journey and the Pretenders Heading Out on a Big Tour in 2020 — Full Details/Dates
October 31, 2019
Journey and the Pretenders Heading Out on a Big Tour in 2020 — Full Details/Dates

Heads up for 2020, classic rock fans: A big tour is headed your way. On Thursday, Journey and the Pretenders announced an outing together that will find the two bands...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Music of Cream (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) Announce 2020 ‘Disraeli Gears’ Tour
October 15, 2019
The Music of Cream (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) Announce 2020 ‘Disraeli Gears’ Tour

The Music of Cream is a reverent musical tribute project featuring band members with exceptionally close ties to Cream, and in 2020 Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker, legendary drummer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller
October 10, 2019
Turn Me On: Howlin Rain and Band Leader, Ethan Miller

Over the course of thirteen years and five studio albums, the kaleidoscopic jam band Howlin Rain has ingeniously explored the ever-evolving relationship between avant-garde psychedelia and blues-based southern rock. Their...

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 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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Alice Howe
August 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Alice Howe

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names
August 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs By Bands with Animal Names

This month’s Top 11 is a list of some of the most noteworthy songs recorded by bands or artists with animal names.  “Animals may be our friends, but they won’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon
August 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Neal Schon

For his latest Behind The Curtain entry, writer Steve rosen recounts a few run-ins with renowned guitarist Neal Schon, of Santana and Journey fame …  It is 1975 and the...

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 | Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)
July 12, 2019
Peter Frampton’s Farewell: His ‘Finale’ Tour, Battling a Muscle Disease and Humble Pie (The Interview)

Peter Frampton has climbed the mountaintop a few times in his storied career. First, with Steve Marriott, as the young, charismatic guitar hero of their band Humble Pie; then as...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On: Merry Ellen Kirk
June 13, 2019
Turn Me On: Merry Ellen Kirk

Merry Ellen Kirk’s last two releases, 2015’s We Are the Dreamers and the newly-released We Are the Dreamers (Reprise), are the remarkable bounty of the decade Kirk has spent pursuing...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)
May 9, 2019
Uriah Heep: Still ‘Living the Dream’ as the ‘Beach Boys of Heavy Metal,’ Touring with Judas Priest (Mick Box Q&A)

In 2019,  Uriah Heep is celebrating a major milestone, their 50th year as a band. Through innumerable personnel changes, Uriah Heep have managed to thrive, both as force in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)
April 23, 2019
Coachella 2019: The Best Rock/Indie Acts, from Weezer and Wallows to The 1975, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy and More (Live Review)

When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s 2019 lineup was announced, there was plenty of talk about how rock music was underrepresented among the 175+ acts. The world-renowned music...

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 | Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career
April 10, 2019
Prince at the Turn of the Millennium: Three New Archival Releases Add to the Mystery of His Late Career

“Prince had this conversation with Mo Ostin, the head of Warner Brothers Records, on the phone,” Michael Bland, who was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation, and who has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)
March 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Recording Musicians in Kathmandu for the Waterbone Project (Part 1)

Prologue: This is unlike any other story I’ve ever written here. Those of you who have followed my travails and triumphs here in our Behind the Curtain column — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Royalty
March 5, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Royalty

“You know, I do speak the Queens’ English. It’s just the wrong Queens, that’s all. It’s over the 59th Street Bridge. It’s not over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Cyndi Lauper...

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 | 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 | Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form
February 8, 2019
Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts
February 5, 2019
Remembering Bob Marley on His 74th Birthday with His Friend, Filmmaker Don Letts

Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. To celebrate Marley’s influence, enjoy a chat with Don Letts …  Don Letts is a Grammy-winning filmmaker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Question Songs
January 14, 2019
Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by...

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 | Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun
December 7, 2018
Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall are best known as indispensable members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, an outstanding live band due largely to their ability to seamlessly blend...

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 | 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 | Turn Me On: Brian Whelan
September 24, 2018
Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Since leaving Dwight Yoakam’s band in 2015, Americana singer/songwriter Brian Whelan and former member of indie rock band The Broken West has continued to tour as a sideman and solo artist...

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 | 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 | Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...

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 | 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 | 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 | Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later
December 29, 2017
Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album Hotel California to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. Click here to pick...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: David Foster
July 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Foster

I have always wanted to be a songwriter. I have always wanted to write songs and play guitar in a rock and roll band. Who doesn’t? I tried to write...

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 | Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’
May 10, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix was an unparalleled guitarist and showman who helped launch...

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 | 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 | 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 | Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’
January 12, 2017
Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Bob Dylan’

When he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, President Obama said of Bob Dylan, “There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music.” Hailed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)
December 20, 2016
It’s All About Timing with 'The Right Reverend' Tom Jacob (Q&A)

From his beginnings in Houston, Texas to performing at Army bases in Vietnam with his musical family and, eventually, linking up with Al Jardine and the Beach Boys and other...

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 | Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)
October 14, 2016
Paul McCartney Played a Surprise Gig at the 300-Capacity Pappy & Harriet's as a Desert Trip Warm-Up (Video)

Special, surprise gigs are fun — and they’re even better when they feature former Beatles. Sir Paul McCartney decided to play Pappy & Harriet’s, a tiny, Western-themed bar in Pioneertown,...

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 | All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A
October 7, 2016
All You Need is Love: Mike Love of the Beach Boys Q&A

For over 55 years, Mike Love has been a faithful steward of the Beach Boys, the ultimate cheerleader championing their timeless legacy around the globe. He’s the lead vocalist on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up
September 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster
July 20, 2016
Talkin' Endurance and 'Psychic Warfare' with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans in my...

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 | A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC's 'My Big Fat Beautiful Life'
June 29, 2016
A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC's 'My Big Fat Beautiful Life'

Ever since her ‘Fat Girl Dancing’ video went viral a few years ago, Whitney Way Thore has been everywhere. Her TLC reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life just started...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vans Warped Tour 2016 Kicks Off with Live Webcast, Diverse Lineup
June 24, 2016
Vans Warped Tour 2016 Kicks Off with Live Webcast, Diverse Lineup

Today, June 24, the Vans Warped Tour begins its annual run across North America with an eclectic lineup that blends up-and-coming acts with stalwarts of the scene. To celebrate the...

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: Ritchie Blackmore
May 6, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher
April 4, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Santana – The Interview
March 8, 2016
Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978
March 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: AC/DC’s Angus Young and Bon Scott at Day On the Green 1978

In this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details his encounters with AC/DC members Angus Young and Bon Scott at a jam-packed Day on the Green in 1978… It is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)
February 8, 2016
Carlos Alomar’s Golden Years with David Bowie (Interview)

“I’m a New York City session musician, so this issue of who I am is always overshadowed by the fact of who I’ve worked for.” Carlos Alomar, the New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson
February 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was strange,...

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 | 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 | 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 | Top 11 Flower Power Songs
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs

  “The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)
December 10, 2014
Neil Peart of Rush: The World’s Audience (The Interview)

Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the greatest — if not the greatest — drummers in rock history. But the stickman for genre-defining Canadian prog-rockers Rush does not carry himself...

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 | Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)
April 4, 2014
Dave Mustaine Riffs on the Internet, AC/DC, and Megadeth (Interview)

From his early days as a member of Metallica to his award-winning career as the front man and guitarist of the thrash/metal outfit Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has become something of...

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 | 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 | Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)
June 4, 2013
Lou Gramm: Juke Box Hero (Interview)

Foreigner, the music biz and his book 'Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n Roll'

Rock Cellar Magazine | Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks
May 12, 2013
Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But...

Rock Cellar Magazine | For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good.  (Interview)
April 3, 2013
For Wire and Colin Newman, Change is Good. (Interview)

Colin Newman of the band Wire talks to Rock Cellar Magazine about their latest album "Change Becomes Us," and Wire's place in the history of post-punk music.

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 | Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!
April 2, 2013
Fix This U.S. Hunger Problem NOW!

Rock Cellar interviews co-directors Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush about their startling new documentary "A Place at the Table" which suggests we have a serious hunger problem in this country. They give ideas on what we can do to help.

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 | 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 | Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Al Jardine of the Beach Boys: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About "SMiLE" (Interview)

Legendary Beach Boy Al Jardine discusses everything you wanted to know about the classic album SMiLE - which just won a Grammy for "Best Historical Album."

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 | Humor Writer Kills Self Because Everybody Says His Writing “Sounds Like An Onion Article”
March 4, 2013
Humor Writer Kills Self Because Everybody Says His Writing “Sounds Like An Onion Article”

Artisan Town, Southern California Sick and tired of everyone telling him his writing “sounds like an Onion article,” humor writer Dixon B. Tweenerlegs committed suicide yesterday by fighting a gorilla,...

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 | Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?
February 4, 2013
Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music....

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 | The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)
February 1, 2013
The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)

Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success.  Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The...

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 | 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 | Photos of Real "Honeymooners" TV Show Locations!
December 3, 2012
Photos of Real "Honeymooners" TV Show Locations!

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANK MASTROPOLO Though it ran for only one season, 1955-56, The Honeymooners remains one of the pivotal sitcoms in television history.   Jackie Gleason played his...

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 | 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 | Wild in the Seats!
August 16, 2012
Wild in the Seats!

Movie Theaters: What is it about watching images in the dark with strangers that makes everyone do such crazy things?

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)
August 12, 2012
Tom Morello: Protest You Can Rock To (Interview)

During a 2011 appearance at an Occupy L.A. rally Tom Morello – an original member of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave – wore a cap with the logo of...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist
April 16, 2012
James Cromwell: Actor's Actor and Anti-Capitalist Activist

Actor James Cromwell is having a banner year: He played the chauffeur in The Artist, the Academy Award for Best Picture, and is now portraying the slave driver Pozzo in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Morgan Spurlock Interview:  From 'Super Size Me' to Superheroes
April 16, 2012
Morgan Spurlock Interview: From 'Super Size Me' to Superheroes

It’s appropriate that Morgan Spurlock, whose first documentary was named Super Size Me, has now directed a nonfiction film about the planet’s biggest gathering devoted to superheroes. Comic-Con Episode IV:...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Punk Rock Fatherhood
November 7, 2011
Punk Rock Fatherhood

If your biggest hit is the punk rock anthem Fuck Authority, when you become a father, how do you discipline your own children? That’s the fundamental contradiction and dilemma facing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed
July 27, 2011
The Mystery of “The Black Zeppelin” Session Revealed

For nearly 40 years, hardcore fans of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath have sought recordings of the infamous “Black Zeppelin” jam session rumored to have happened between the two 1970s...

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 | 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...