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Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Unveils Stylish Video for “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes (‘AM Gold’ Out Now)
May 31, 2022
Train Unveils Stylish Video for “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes (‘AM Gold’ Out Now)

Pop/rock ensemble Train returned on May 20 with AM Gold, a record comprised largely of retro-styled pop gems and throwback vibes. Among the standout tracks delivered by mastermind Pat Monahan...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022
May 27, 2022
Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes: 1949-2022

In a message shared to social media on Thursday, it was announced that Alan White, longtime drummer/songwriter of progressive rock icons Yes has passed away at the age of 72....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Train Previews New LP ‘AM Gold’ (Out 5/20) with the Latin-Flavored “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes
May 18, 2022
Train Previews New LP ‘AM Gold’ (Out 5/20) with the Latin-Flavored “Cleopatra,” ft. Mexican Pop Star Sofía Reyes

This Friday, May 20, multi-platinum pop/rock band Train will release AM Gold, a new album largely influenced by and heavy on feel-good “yacht rock” vibes. It also features “Cleopatra,” a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Reworks Elliott Smith’s “St. Ides Heaven” from New ‘Companion’ LP; Tour Starts 3/23
March 22, 2022
Bright Eyes Reworks Elliott Smith’s “St. Ides Heaven” from New ‘Companion’ LP; Tour Starts 3/23

Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes have a whirlwind of a few months ahead of them. The revered indie/rock band is about to hit the road for a tour starting tomorrow,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch 7-Year-Old Drummer Caleb Hayes Smash Along with Slipknot on ‘Ellen’ & Receive a Jay Weinberg Snare Drum
March 9, 2022
Watch 7-Year-Old Drummer Caleb Hayes Smash Along with Slipknot on ‘Ellen’ & Receive a Jay Weinberg Snare Drum

You probably never thought you’d hear the pummeling heavy metal of Slipknot on The Ellen Show — but on the off chance you had, actually, dreamt of such an odd...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Shares Video for “A Living Island,” from Prog-Rock Greats’ New Album ‘The Quest’
February 11, 2022
Yes Shares Video for “A Living Island,” from Prog-Rock Greats’ New Album ‘The Quest’

Legendary prog-rock band Yes has debuted a new music video for “A Living Island,” a song taken from the group’s latest studio album, The Quest. The record was released to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series
February 1, 2022
Bright Eyes Sets 2022 Tour Dates and Expansive Reissue/Re-Recorded Album Series

Long-running indie band Bright Eyes announced an extensive set of tour dates on Tuesday that will keep the Conor Oberst-led group quite busy for much of the rest of the...

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 | Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Steve Howe of Yes on New Album ‘The Quest,’ Prog-Rock Masters’ Legacy and Beyond

A celebrated guitar hero since his emergence with Yes in the early ‘70s, Steve Howe remains a formidable six-string practitioner. As producer, guitarist, occasional lead singer and songwriter featured throughout the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Announce 2022 Tour, Supporting 2020’s ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’
December 7, 2021
Bright Eyes Announce 2022 Tour, Supporting 2020’s ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’

Next year, celebrated indie outfit Bright Eyes will head back out on the road for a run of U.S. tour dates, a tour geared around the continued (and delayed) celebration...

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 | Yes Debuts Music Video for “Future Memories,” from Adventurous New Album ‘The Quest’
October 15, 2021
Yes Debuts Music Video for “Future Memories,” from Adventurous New Album ‘The Quest’

Back on Oct. 1, prog-rock masters Yes returned with The Quest, a new album that spans over an hour and ten minutes of soaring synth, guitar solos that stretch skyward...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear “You Can Close Your Eyes,” a 1970 Live Duet from Joni Mitchell + James Taylor (‘Archives Vol. 2’ Out 11/12)
October 8, 2021
Hear “You Can Close Your Eyes,” a 1970 Live Duet from Joni Mitchell + James Taylor (‘Archives Vol. 2’ Out 11/12)

On Nov. 12, the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives project will continue with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), the latest installment in a series promising a wealth of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Prog-Rock Masters Yes Embark on Another Powerful Sonic Journey with ‘The Quest’ (Listen)
October 1, 2021
Out Now: Prog-Rock Masters Yes Embark on Another Powerful Sonic Journey with ‘The Quest’ (Listen)

The Quest is a new full-length album from prog-rock icons Yes, and when we say “full-length,” we mean it. The 11-track record spans over an hour and ten minutes of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Unveils “Dare to Know,” Another Ethereal, Trippy Song from New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)
September 1, 2021
Yes Unveils “Dare to Know,” Another Ethereal, Trippy Song from New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)

Prog-rock masters Yes have shared another preview of their upcoming studio album, The Quest. The record is due out on Oct. 1, and “Dare to Know” clocks in around six...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)
July 23, 2021
New from Yes: Stream the Impossibly Epic “The Ice Bridge,” New Album ‘The Quest’ Out 10/1 (Pre-Order)

On Oct. 1, prog-rock legends Yes will return with The Quest, a brand new studio album featuring 11 songs (eight songs plus three extra tracks on a bonus CD) from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Announces New Studio Album, ‘The Quest,’ Set for 10/1 Release (First Since 2014)
July 7, 2021
Yes Announces New Studio Album, ‘The Quest,’ Set for 10/1 Release (First Since 2014)

Prog-rock legends Yes will return on Oct. 1 with The Quest, a brand new studio album featuring 11 songs (eight songs plus three extra tracks on a bonus CD) from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Oates and ‘Saxsquatch’ — Yes, He’s Real — Team Up for a Reinvented ‘Maneater’ Music Video
March 22, 2021
Watch John Oates and ‘Saxsquatch’ — Yes, He’s Real — Team Up for a Reinvented ‘Maneater’ Music Video

You’ve heard of Sasquatch, the mythical hairy beast said to lurk in the forest — but have you heard of Saxsquatch? Let this be your introduction … and what an...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)
February 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion)

As a founding member of Yes, Jon Anderson co-wrote many of the prog rock group’s classic songs, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Roundabout,” “Your Move,” and “I’ve Seen All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Can Live Concerts/Events Return in 2021? Dr. Fauci Says Yes — Under Certain Circumstances
January 12, 2021
Can Live Concerts/Events Return in 2021? Dr. Fauci Says Yes — Under Certain Circumstances

It hasn’t even been a year since live concerts, events, and public gatherings ground to a sudden halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to some it feels like even...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More
November 10, 2020
Conor Oberst Q&A: Lockdown Life, Bright Eyes’ Return, BBQs at Neil Young’s Ranch and More

In the midst of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, Conor Oberst and alt-rock darlings Bright Eyes made a surprise return. The band’s excellent new album Down In The Weeds, Where The World...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30
October 2, 2020
Yes Shares Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ from ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album Out 10/30

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Eagles’ ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ with ‘Lyin’ Eyes,’ Featuring Vince Gill on Lead Vocals (Pre-Order)
September 4, 2020
Preview Eagles’ ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ with ‘Lyin’ Eyes,’ Featuring Vince Gill on Lead Vocals (Pre-Order)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)
September 2, 2020
Yes Releasing ‘The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las Vegas’ Album on 10/30 (Pre-Order)

In July 2019, prog-rock masters Yes embarked on the Royal Affair Tour — and on Oct. 30, a special live album titled The Royal Affair Tour – Live from Las...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carole Baskin, of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ Will Be On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ This Season (Yes, Really)
September 2, 2020
Carole Baskin, of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ Will Be On ‘Dancing With the Stars’ This Season (Yes, Really)

Remember Tiger King? Netflix’s eye-popping docu-series chronicling the drama surrounding the life, times and turmoil of zookeepers such as Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin and Doc Antle in the Southeastern region...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Conor Oberst + Bright Eyes Release First New Album Since 2011 — Stream the Anxious, Apocalyptic ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’
August 21, 2020
Out Now: Conor Oberst + Bright Eyes Release First New Album Since 2011 — Stream the Anxious, Apocalyptic ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’

Among indie/rock circles, few acts ever attracted as much esteem and respect as Bright Eyes — and today, Aug. 21, the band returned with Down in the Weeds, Where the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More
August 17, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/21: The Killers, Bully, Bright Eyes, Guided By Voices, Old 97’s, Lemon Twigs, More

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 21 brings with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘1000 Hands,’ the New Album from Jon Anderson of Yes (A Project Three Decades in the Making)
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘1000 Hands,’ the New Album from Jon Anderson of Yes (A Project Three Decades in the Making)

Jon Anderson, co-founder of prog-rock icons Yes and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, released a new album, 1000 Hands, on Friday. (Click here to purchase...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from David Gilmour: Stream ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts,’ His First New Song in Five Years (ft. Daughter Romany Gilmour)
July 2, 2020
New from David Gilmour: Stream ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts,’ His First New Song in Five Years (ft. Daughter Romany Gilmour)

David Gilmour has premiered his first new bit of new music since 2015, and “Yes, I Have Ghosts” is an elegant, introspective new song from the Pink Floyd legend. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bright Eyes Premieres ‘Mariana Trench,’ Details New Album, Performs on ‘Colbert’
June 23, 2020
Bright Eyes Premieres ‘Mariana Trench,’ Details New Album, Performs on ‘Colbert’

Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes will release a new album, Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was, on August 21 via Dead Oceans. The esteemed indie/rock band announced...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘1000 Hands,’ a New Solo Album from Jon Anderson of Yes, with Three Songs (LP Out 7/31)
June 19, 2020
Preview ‘1000 Hands,’ a New Solo Album from Jon Anderson of Yes, with Three Songs (LP Out 7/31)

On July 31, vocalist Jon Anderson will release a new album, 1000 Hands — a record nearly three decades in the making — on Blue Elan Records. On Friday, Anderson,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 6/13: ‘Back to the Basement’ Virtual Concert for COVID-19 Relief, ft. A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Tiffany and More
June 4, 2020
6/13: ‘Back to the Basement’ Virtual Concert for COVID-19 Relief, ft. A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Tiffany and More

On Saturday, June 13, a number of iconic acts from the 1980s will gather — remotely — for the Back to the Basement virtual concert, an online fundraising concert from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Covers Bright Eyes’ ‘First Day Of My Life’; Live-Streaming a Performance on 6/4 Benefiting The Bail Project
June 3, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Covers Bright Eyes’ ‘First Day Of My Life’; Live-Streaming a Performance on 6/4 Benefiting The Bail Project

Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes are about as intertwined as two different indie/rock acts could be right now. In addition to being an avowed fan of the band fronted by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes: Stream ‘One and Done,’ Featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Bass
May 27, 2020
New from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes: Stream ‘One and Done,’ Featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Bass

Over the past few weeks, celebrated indie/rock band Bright Eyes has been previewing an as-yet-untitled new album, the tenth from the Conor Oberst-fronted group and first since 2011’s The People’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Howe of Yes Details New Album ‘Love Is,’ Due Out 7/31 via BMG
April 29, 2020
Steve Howe of Yes Details New Album ‘Love Is,’ Due Out 7/31 via BMG

Steve Howe, legendary guitarist for prog-rock icons Yes, will release a new solo album titled Love Is on July 31 via BMG. The album was originally going to be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘Forced Convalescence,’ Another New Song from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes (ft. Flea on Bass)
April 21, 2020
Stream ‘Forced Convalescence,’ Another New Song from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes (ft. Flea on Bass)

2020 looks to be a busy year for Conor Oberst — as he reconvened with his band Bright Eyes for a new song, “Persona Non Grata,” which was premiered in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | As Promised, Conor Oberst + Bright Eyes Premiere New Song, ‘Persona Non Grata’ (First Since 2011)
March 24, 2020
As Promised, Conor Oberst + Bright Eyes Premiere New Song, ‘Persona Non Grata’ (First Since 2011)

On Monday, the social media pages for Bright Eyes, the revered indie/rock band helmed by Conor Oberst, teased a new song … and on Tuesday morning, “Persona Non Grata” was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reunited Bright Eyes Tease an Announcement (New Song ‘Persona Non Grata’) for Tuesday 3/24
March 23, 2020
Reunited Bright Eyes Tease an Announcement (New Song ‘Persona Non Grata’) for Tuesday 3/24

Update: Bright Eyes premiered “Persona Non Grata” on Tuesday — click here for more details. Might this week bring big news from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes? That’s very much...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tame Impala Brings ‘Lost in Yesterday’ and ‘Breathe Deeper’ to ‘Kimmel,’ Launches Tour Next Week
March 3, 2020
Tame Impala Brings ‘Lost in Yesterday’ and ‘Breathe Deeper’ to ‘Kimmel,’ Launches Tour Next Week

Tame Impala is everywhere right now. The indie/psychedelia project helmed by Australian songwriter/singer Kevin Parker scored big with last month’s The Slow Rush, a mind-trip of a record that landed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Howe of Yes Releasing New Solo Album, ‘Love Is,’ in April
February 17, 2020
Steve Howe of Yes Releasing New Solo Album, ‘Love Is,’ in April

Steve Howe, renowned guitarist known for his contributions in and around prog-rock masters Yes since he joined the band in 1970, has a new solo record in the works for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories
January 31, 2020
You Might Have to Watch Tame Impala’s ‘Lost in Yesterday’ Video a Few Times to Fully Appreciate Its Commentary on Memories

On the surface, the new music video from Kevin Parker and Tame Impala for “Lost in Yesterday” depicts a wedding scene. Cake, dancing, smiles, you know the drill. Simple enough,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let’s All Thank Dolly Parton — Yes, Dolly Parton — for Starting the Viral Meme ‘Challenge’ on Every Social Media Platform Right Now
January 24, 2020
Let’s All Thank Dolly Parton — Yes, Dolly Parton — for Starting the Viral Meme ‘Challenge’ on Every Social Media Platform Right Now

Maybe your cousin posted it. Or your son’s friend. Or maybe you did — there’s no shame in taking part in a viral meme, especially considering how “always online” so...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: David Cross and Peter Banks ‘Crossover,’ a Collaborative LP from King Crimson and Yes Icons (Listen)
January 24, 2020
Out Now: David Cross and Peter Banks ‘Crossover,’ a Collaborative LP from King Crimson and Yes Icons (Listen)

This one’s for the prog-rock enthusiasts — especially those who dig Yes and King Crimson. Today, a special album was released by David Cross and Peter Banks, featuring material recorded...

Rock Cellar Magazine | YES Announces Spring Shows Leading Up to the 2020 Cruise to the Edge, Joined by the Alan Parsons Live Project
January 21, 2020
YES Announces Spring Shows Leading Up to the 2020 Cruise to the Edge, Joined by the Alan Parsons Live Project

This spring, prog-rock legends YES will play a string of shows in the weeks leading up to the prog-rock high-seas adventure Cruise to the Edge, which will set sail on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Funky Trip with Tame Impala’s New Song ‘Lost in Yesterday’
January 8, 2020
Take a Funky Trip with Tame Impala’s New Song ‘Lost in Yesterday’

We’re nearing the anticipated release of The Slow Rush, the new album from Tame Impala — and band leader/lead creative force Kevin Parker has been previewing the record in recent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)
November 21, 2019
‘A Prog Rock Christmas,’ Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, a Holiday Treat for Everyone (Listen)

Earlier this month, a special holiday album targeting a specific faction of rock music fans was released. No, not the new one from Judas Priest singer Rob Halford, though Celestial...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles
June 27, 2019
Film Review: ‘Yesterday,’ a Magical Mystery Movie About the Meaning of Life, Imagines a World Without the Beatles

Since the Beatles split up almost half a century ago, fans, concert promoters, recording industry executives, etc., sought ways to reunite all of the members of what’s arguably the greatest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)
June 19, 2019
Watch Ed Sheeran Suggest Naming the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Hey Dude’ Instead (from the Film ‘Yesterday’)

We’re just over a week away from the premiere of Yesterday, the new Danny Boyle-directed movie that imagines a world where nobody remembers the music or influence of the Beatles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge of the Moody Blues Prepping New LP, On Tour with YES, Asia and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy This Summer
June 13, 2019
John Lodge of the Moody Blues Prepping New LP, On Tour with YES, Asia and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy This Summer

Songwriter/bassist/vocalist John Lodge is known as one of the central figures behind the Moody Blues, and he has a busy summer ahead of him. In addition to taking part in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Yes’ New Documentary Film ‘YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’
June 12, 2019
Watch Yes’ New Documentary Film ‘YES 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’

Prog-rock icons Yes will spend much of the next month or so on the road on the Royal Affair Tour, and to ramp up anticipation for the trek, the band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’
May 3, 2019
HUNNY Prepping Debut Album ‘Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes, Watch the New Video for ‘Lula, I’m Not Mad’

California indie/rock band HUNNY have released details along with the lead single to their debut full length album, Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes., expected July 19 via Epitaph Records. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Is Woodstock 50 Canceled? Reports Say Yes, but Co-Founder Michael Lang Says It’s Still Happening
April 30, 2019
Is Woodstock 50 Canceled? Reports Say Yes, but Co-Founder Michael Lang Says It’s Still Happening

Whether or not the Woodstock 50 concert event is happening in Watkins Glen, New York in August is apparently something up in the air, despite reports Monday that it was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Summer Tour: Yes, Asia (with Steve Howe), John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
April 2, 2019
Summer Tour: Yes, Asia (with Steve Howe), John Lodge of the Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

This summer will be one to cherish for prog-rock fans. On Tuesday, Yes announced the Royal Affair Tour, which will find the iconic band linking up with Asia (with the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the New Solo LP from Jon Anderson, Formerly of Yes, with A Pair of Music Videos
March 28, 2019
Preview the New Solo LP from Jon Anderson, Formerly of Yes, with A Pair of Music Videos

On March 31, Jon Anderson will release 1,000 Hands, an anticipated and long-in-the-works solo album from the longtime vocalist of the prog-rock ensemble Yes. Anderson previewed the record recently with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild
February 12, 2019
A New Film Called ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Where Nobody Remembers the Beatles, and the Trailer is Wild

The Beatles. You know them. We all know them. The world knows them. Right? The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison is among the most...

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 | The NY Times’ Report of the Pentagon’s Secret UFO Research Has Close Ties to Tom Delonge (of Blink-182) — Yes, Really
December 18, 2017
The NY Times’ Report of the Pentagon’s Secret UFO Research Has Close Ties to Tom Delonge (of Blink-182) — Yes, Really

Strap in, this one’s a bit…odd. Over the weekend, a report from the New York Times shed light on a previously secret research project put on by the Pentagon from...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yes It Is Our New Fall Style: Shrunk and Tied Up
January 8, 2017
Yes It Is Our New Fall Style: Shrunk and Tied Up

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richard Marx — Yes, THAT Richard Marx — and Wife Daisy Fuentes Subdued a Violent Passenger on Korean Air Flight
December 20, 2016
Richard Marx — Yes, THAT Richard Marx — and Wife Daisy Fuentes Subdued a Violent Passenger on Korean Air Flight

So, here’s something you don’t see in the news everyday. Richard Marx, noted songwriter/hitmaker responsible for classics such as “Right Here Waiting” and “Hazard,” was on a Korean Air flight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Pearl Jam, Yes, Joan Baez, ELO Among New Class
December 20, 2016
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Pearl Jam, Yes, Joan Baez, ELO Among New Class

After announcing the eclectic list of musical acts up for potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in October, the official Class of 2017 was unveiled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Pearl Jam, ELO, Janet Jackson, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, the Cars and More
October 18, 2016
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017 Nominees: Pearl Jam, ELO, Janet Jackson, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, the Cars and More

The official list of nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was announced on Tuesday morning, and this time around it’s an eclectic group of heavy-hitters spanning genres,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)
March 3, 2015
Noel Gallagher Talks ‘Chasing Yesterday’ & Oasis’ Future (‘Do Not Believe What You Read in the Tabloids’)

“If you take the title out of context, it does seem nostalgic,” Noel Gallagher confesses about the title of his new album, Chasing Yesterday. “But it comes from a lyric....

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 | Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)
March 4, 2013
Guitarist Steve Howe of Yes (Interview)

Steve Howe, a 40-year rock veteran chats with Rock Cellar Magazine about the evolution of Yes, life on the road as a vegetarian, and the rising interest of albums in the singles-driven digital age.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)
June 23, 2022
Kris Kristofferson: ‘Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981’ to Be Released 9/2 (Pre-Order)

Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981, a previously unreleased live recording from Kris Kristofferson the iconic honky-tonk bar in Pasadena, Texas, will be released on Sept. 2....

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 | Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar
June 20, 2022
Brian Wilson Turns 80: Watch Bob Dylan Cap a Star-Studded Video Message to the Beach Boys Icon with “Happy Birthday” on Guitar

Today, June 20, legendary Beach Boys mastermind/musical legend Brian Wilson celebrates his 80th birthday. An icon of the utmost degree, Wilson has earned the respect, love and appreciation of countless...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia
June 13, 2022
Stewart Copeland on ‘The Police: Around the World’ Reissue, Writing Operas and the Pull of Nostalgia

Back in the fall of 1978, a little-known trio called The Police landed on US shores, winning over exceedingly small audiences in clubs in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston....

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show
June 8, 2022
Catching Up with Legendary Rock & Roll Photographer Henry Diltz at the 2022 NAMM Show

Photographer 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 album cover...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Bachman & Tal Bachman’s ‘Bachman & Bachman’ Album Shines Bright Through Pandemic Gloom
June 8, 2022
Randy Bachman & Tal Bachman’s ‘Bachman & Bachman’ Album Shines Bright Through Pandemic Gloom

Despite the innumerable challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Randy Bachman has managed to pierce through the doom and gloom with some sterling offerings, including the Bachman Cummings: The Collection...

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 | Checking In with Reverb.com at the 2022 NAMM Show
June 8, 2022
Checking In with Reverb.com at the 2022 NAMM Show

The NAMM Show works as a connection point, a meetup opportunity for the biggest names from all over the globe to come together to strike deals and spark conversation. This...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”
June 7, 2022
Chicago: New Album ‘Born for This Moment’ Coming 7/15; Listen to “Firecracker”

Legendary band Chicago returned recently with “If This Is Goodbye,” a brand new song complementing the ensemble’s summer co-headlining tour with Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry
June 7, 2022
‘Bleeding Audio: The Rise and Fall of the Matches’: Filmmaker Chelsea Christer and Bassist Justin SanSouci on Revealing New Doc About the Mid-2000s Music Industry

The Matches are a four-piece band out of Northern California that emerged in the early 2000s with an offbeat style of pop/punk that landed them a deal with Epitaph Records...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yeah Yeah Yeahs Preview New LP ‘Cool It Down’ with “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” (Listen/Pre-Order)
June 3, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Preview New LP ‘Cool It Down’ with “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” (Listen/Pre-Order)

Back in early May, Karen O. and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs emerged from the silence of a few years away with news of some live gigs this fall, as well...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Shares Video for “Dicke Titten,” a Song with a Title Literally Translating to “Big Boobs”
May 25, 2022
Rammstein Shares Video for “Dicke Titten,” a Song with a Title Literally Translating to “Big Boobs”

Over the years, Rammstein has always injected a bit of lowbrow humor into its otherwise pummeling industrial metal onslaught. Onstage, vocalist Till Lindemann usually busts out a giant, phallic cannon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard: Stream “Fire It Up,” Third and Final Preview of New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27
May 24, 2022
Def Leppard: Stream “Fire It Up,” Third and Final Preview of New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27

This coming Friday, May 27, English rock legends Def Leppard will release a new record called Diamond Star Halos. Its latest — and final — pre-release track is “Fire It...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Christian Lee Hutson: ‘Quitters’ Album Out Now; North American Headlining Tour Announced
May 23, 2022
Christian Lee Hutson: ‘Quitters’ Album Out Now; North American Headlining Tour Announced

Back on April 1, singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson released Quitters, a new studio album co-produced by Hutson’s pal/musical colleague Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes. First, a bit...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview a New ‘Holy Diver’ Reissue Commemorating Ronnie James Dio’s 80th Birthday (Out 7/8)
May 20, 2022
Preview a New ‘Holy Diver’ Reissue Commemorating Ronnie James Dio’s 80th Birthday (Out 7/8)

Just in time for the late heavy metal icon‘s 80th birthday on July 10, Rhino Records will toast Ronnie James Dio with an expanded reissue of Dio’s 1983 debut album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson
May 20, 2022
New Chicago: Legendary Band Reflects with “If This Is Goodbye,” Ahead of Co-Headline Tour with Brian Wilson

This summer’s co-headlining tour combining the talents of Chicago and Beach Boys band leader Brian Wilson (alongside Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin) is due to be a great time, entertaining...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)
May 20, 2022
Out Now: Train Re-Emerges with ‘AM Gold,’ Coasting on Throwback Vibes and ‘Yacht Rock’ Style (Listen)

Over the years, multiplatinum pop/rock band Train has dabbled in all sides of the pop realm — and the group’s latest album, AM Gold, fully goes in. Released today, May...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’
May 19, 2022
Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

On July 1, the Minions will return to theaters yet again in Minions: The Rise of Gru, a new chapter in the ongoing film series chronicling the beloved (or hated!)...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ with “Bones,” Announces Headlining Tour
May 18, 2022
Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ with “Bones,” Announces Headlining Tour

Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) is preparing to release a new album, Sometimes, Forever, on June 24. It follows 2020’s Color Theory, which put the project on the map and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘A Light for Attracting Attention,’ Debut LP of The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood)
May 17, 2022
Out Now: ‘A Light for Attracting Attention,’ Debut LP of The Smile (ft. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood)

This past Friday, May 13 saw the release of A Light for Attracting Attention, the debut full-length album from The Smile — experimental/indie supergroup of sorts featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
May 16, 2022
Recap: Sir Paul McCartney Brings Euphoric “Got Back” Tour to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

An instant sellout, this past Friday, May 13 at SoFi Stadium brought the “Got Back” stadium tour from Sir Paul McCartney to town, an enthusiastic crowd of first, second and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins
May 13, 2022
Take a Trip Inside the Brand New Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa with Director Steven Jenkins

This month, a new chapter in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s storied cultural history unfolded when the Bob Dylan Center opened in a 100-plus-year-old, 29,000 square foot former paper mill.  A boon for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs
May 13, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Leo Sayer Gets Back With New Album of Reinvented Beatles Songs

The 2021 documentary The Beatles: Get Back could not have come at a better time for Leo Sayer. The singer-songwriter often crossed paths with the group as a young performer...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20
May 6, 2022
New from Train: Listen to “Turn the Radio Up” ft. Jewel, New Album ‘AM Gold’ Out 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. It’s a breezy, summer-ready collection of pop/rock gems that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sheryl Crow Showtime Documentary, ‘Sheryl,’ and Accompanying 35-Song Soundtrack: Available Now
May 6, 2022
Sheryl Crow Showtime Documentary, ‘Sheryl,’ and Accompanying 35-Song Soundtrack: Available Now

Today, May 6, brings with it two big releases for nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow — first, the Showtime premiere of a new documentary film about her life and career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)
May 5, 2022
The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)

On Tuesday night, legendary English rockers The Who continued their recently launched The Who Hits Back! tour with a rousing, 21-song performance at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. During...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sheryl Crow Shares “Forever,” from New Showtime Documentary; Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order
April 22, 2022
Sheryl Crow Shares “Forever,” from New Showtime Documentary; Soundtrack Available for Pre-Order

“Forever” is a new song from Sheryl Crow attached to Sheryl, the upcoming documentary from Amy Scott that will tell the story of the nine-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter‘s life and career....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)
April 21, 2022
Deftones’ Greek Theatre Tour Stop a Reminder How They Survived the ‘Nu-Metal’ Genre They Helped Create (Recap)

The vibe at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night was one of relief. Deftones were in town for a concert, but not just any concert: A gig...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soccer Mommy Shares “Unholy Affliction,” New LP ‘Sometimes, Forever’ Coming 6/24
April 21, 2022
Soccer Mommy Shares “Unholy Affliction,” New LP ‘Sometimes, Forever’ Coming 6/24

On June 24, Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) will release a new album titled Sometimes, Forever — an anticipated record among indie circles. It follows 2020’s Color Theory, which put the project...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard Unleashes the Singalong-Ready “Take What You Want,” New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27
April 20, 2022
Def Leppard Unleashes the Singalong-Ready “Take What You Want,” New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27

English Rock & Roll Hall of Fame heroes Def Leppard are gearing up for a big summer on the Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20
April 14, 2022
New from Train: Bask in the Laid-Back Vibes of “Running Back (Trying to Talk to You),” from New LP ‘AM Gold’ 5/20

On May 20, San Francisco-based pop/rock band Train will return with a new album, AM Gold, a record drawing heavy inspiration from what came before. As its title (and that artwork above) implies, AM...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts

“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)
April 11, 2022
Lana Lane Brings Sweeping New Vistas to Symphonic Rock on ‘Neptune Blue’ (Q&A)

Prog-rock and symphonic rock may seem at times largely ossified and outdated, almost like relics of the past — but Lana Lane has helped revitalize those musical genres throughout her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Goes All In on the Horrors of Too Much Plastic Surgery in Wild New “Zick Zack” Video; ‘Zeit’ LP Out 4/29
April 7, 2022
Rammstein Goes All In on the Horrors of Too Much Plastic Surgery in Wild New “Zick Zack” Video; ‘Zeit’ LP Out 4/29

For decades, Rammstein has had a knack for delivering unforgettable music videos with stark visual imagery — effective enough that even if you don’t speak German and understand what lead...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages

This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details.  Headliners. When...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shinedown: Stream “The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo,” ‘Planet Zero’ LP Out 4/22; On Tour Now
April 5, 2022
Shinedown: Stream “The Saints Of Violence And Innuendo,” ‘Planet Zero’ LP Out 4/22; On Tour Now

Dynamic alt/rock heroes Shinedown are out on the road right now alongside special guests The Pretty Reckless and Diamante, with eyes on an April 22 release for Planet Zero, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More
April 4, 2022
Joni Mitchell Sings at Her MusiCares Person of the Year Gala w/ Brandi Carlile, Stephen Stills, Jon Batiste, More

On Friday night, Joni Mitchell was honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year, the recipient of the heralded award at a reschedule gala even originally intended to take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘BeforeAfter,’ a New Career Retrospective from Daryl Hall; Tour with Todd Rundgren On Now
April 1, 2022
Out Now: ‘BeforeAfter,’ a New Career Retrospective from Daryl Hall; Tour with Todd Rundgren On Now

BeforeAfter is a special retrospective from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Daryl Hall released today, April 1. Collecting 30 recordings spanning each of his five solo records outside...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between
March 29, 2022
Recap: AFI Previews ‘Bodies’ Tour in LA with an Electrifying Mix of Old, New and Everything in Between

There are two distinct eras of AFI. The first is the noisy hardcore/punk group that emerged from Ukiah, California in the early-to-mid 1990s, amassing a fervent audience enraptured with vocalist...

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 | Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)
March 25, 2022
Love Him or Hate Him, Machine Gun Kelly is Carrying The Torch for Pop-Punk’s Revival (‘Mainstream Sellout’ Review)

From the opening seconds of “Born with Horns,” the leadoff track on Mainstream Sellout — the new album from Machine Gun Kelly available today, March 25 — you might be...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ (Out 6/24) with “Shotgun”; On Tour Now
March 23, 2022
Soccer Mommy Previews New Album ‘Sometimes, Forever’ (Out 6/24) with “Shotgun”; On Tour Now

Soccer Mommy (real name Sophia Regina Allison) dropped some news on Wednesday: Her third full-length album, Sometimes, Forever, will be released on June 24 via Loma Vista Recordings. It follows...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ Tour Coming This Summer
March 21, 2022
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ Tour Coming This Summer

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic want to entertain the masses this summer — and the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame funk ensemble will do just that on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Def Leppard: New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27 Before Stadium Tour; Stream “Kick”
March 17, 2022
Def Leppard: New Album ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Out 5/27 Before Stadium Tour; Stream “Kick”

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard are gearing up for this summer’s anticipated (and delayed) Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Poison —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview
March 14, 2022
Bryan Adams is ‘So Happy It Hurts’ on New Album — The Interview

In his classic hit, “Summer of ‘69,” Bryan Adams sings of getting his first six string from the local five and dime store. Talk about an investment that has paid...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Returns with the Epic “Zeit”; New Album (ft. Artwork Photographed by Bryan Adams) Out 4/29
March 10, 2022
Rammstein Returns with the Epic “Zeit”; New Album (ft. Artwork Photographed by Bryan Adams) Out 4/29

German industrial/hard rock titans Rammstein have returned: Below, watch the band’s thunderous and exceptionally dramatic new music video for “Zeit,” the title track from a new studio album set for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame
March 3, 2022
One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? A Chat with Walter Egan of “Magnet and Steel” Fame

In our inaugural One-Hit Wonder … Or Not? entry, Walter Egan discusses his career and whether he considers himself a “one-hit wonder” on the strength of his classic 1978 hit,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA
February 28, 2022
Recap: Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings (Plus Benmont Tench/Stewart Copeland) Trace Rock & Roll History in LA

It was easy to feel overwhelmed by the level of talent assembled on stage at Friday night’s Eddie Vedder and the Earthlings concert at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hop in the Time Machine with Avril Lavigne’s Punky New Album ‘Love Sux,’ ft. Travis Barker, MGK, Mark Hoppus, blackbear & More (Out Now)
February 25, 2022
Hop in the Time Machine with Avril Lavigne’s Punky New Album ‘Love Sux,’ ft. Travis Barker, MGK, Mark Hoppus, blackbear & More (Out Now)

There’s an undeniably infectious quality about much of Love Sux, the new studio album from Avril Lavigne released today, Feb. 25. Yes, that Avril Lavigne, she of “Complicated” and “Sk8er...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Are You a ‘Rock Believer’? Hard Rock Vets Scorpions Roar Back with New Album (Listen)
February 25, 2022
Are You a ‘Rock Believer’? Hard Rock Vets Scorpions Roar Back with New Album (Listen)

Decades into their heralded career, German hard-rock kings Scorpions have a knack for the loudest, proudest and most fist-pumping anthems around. Rock Believer, the band’s brand new studio album out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy Heavy on the Gore (and Laughs) — In Theaters Now
February 25, 2022
Catch ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy Heavy on the Gore (and Laughs) — In Theaters Now

You may think to yourself, “wait, what? Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are starring in a horror film?” when confronted with the existence of Studio 666. But yes, it’s...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mary Wilson’s Legacy with The Supremes, the Primettes and More to Be Honored 3/4 with ‘Motown Anthology’
February 24, 2022
Mary Wilson’s Legacy with The Supremes, the Primettes and More to Be Honored 3/4 with ‘Motown Anthology’

This coming March 6 would have been the 78th birthday of legendary singer and co-founder of The Supremes, Mary Wilson. Wilson passed away suddenly in early February 2021, but in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie
February 18, 2022
Dave Grohl Q&A: The Story Behind ‘Studio 666,’ Fake Vomit and the Foo Fighters Bringing Back the Rock & Roll Movie

Leave it to Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters to bring back the concept of the “band movie.” Once a popular career move for acts like the Beatles and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Scorpions: Stream “Shining of Your Soul,” from ‘Rock Believer’ Album Out 2/25
February 18, 2022
New from Scorpions: Stream “Shining of Your Soul,” from ‘Rock Believer’ Album Out 2/25

German hard-rock icons Scorpions are a week away from releasing Rock Believer, the band’s new studio album. Over the past few weeks, the legendary band has been sharing songs from the album, and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Gory, Red Band Trailer for ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy in Theaters 2/25
February 18, 2022
Watch the Gory, Red Band Trailer for ‘Studio 666,’ the Foo Fighters’ New Horror/Comedy in Theaters 2/25

Next Friday, Feb. 25, a horror/comedy film unlike any you’ve seen before will arrive in theaters. Studio 666 stars the Foo Fighters — yes, Dave Grohl and his colleagues —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Debuts the Atmospheric “Faceless”; Guitarist’s New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8
February 18, 2022
Joe Satriani Debuts the Atmospheric “Faceless”; Guitarist’s New Album ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Out 4/8

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new album titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8 — and on Friday, “Satch” shared a new song/video from the record as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, King Crimson and Foreigner Co-Founder Ian McDonald: 1946-2022
February 11, 2022
Rest in Peace, King Crimson and Foreigner Co-Founder Ian McDonald: 1946-2022

Ian McDonald, a musician known for co-founding both King Crimson (in 1969) and Foreigner (in 1976) has passed away at the age of 75. The news was made public on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters
February 11, 2022
Top 11 Classic Tracks from Singer/Songwriters

“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it!” — Quincy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Scorpions Share Another New Track; Listen to “Seventh Sun,” from Upcoming ‘Rock Believer’ LP
February 11, 2022
Scorpions Share Another New Track; Listen to “Seventh Sun,” from Upcoming ‘Rock Believer’ LP

German hard-rock icons Scorpions have a certain swagger, the sort of energy that comes with a legendary career built on memorable rock & roll anthems — and their latest, “Seventh Sun,” is another...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father
February 11, 2022
Out Now: Eddie Vedder ‘Earthling,’ a Soaring, Emotional LP ft. Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder & Eddie’s Father

Today, Feb. 11, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder releases Earthling, a brand new studio album that is his third proper full-length solo record overall. His first since 2011’s Ukulele...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’
February 10, 2022
I’m Still Standing: Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull’s Return, Spinal Tap Moments & Music That Makes Him Want to ‘Wreak Havoc and Mayhem’

It has been more than 18 years since Jethro Tull released a new studio album. The wait ended January 28, 2022, with the release of The Zealot Gene. Songwriter, vocalist...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars
February 3, 2022
Q&A: William Ryan Key on Taking a Leap with His New EP, Yellowcard’s Ups & Downs, Mental Health & Star Wars

William Ryan Key is, for lack of a better term, a key figure in pop/punk history. With Yellowcard, he hit a high note with 2003’s “Ocean Avenue,” a breakthrough single...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received
February 1, 2022
Rising U.K. Duo Wet Leg Shares Video for “Oh No” — Exposing Some Wild YouTube Comments They’ve Received

Is Wet Leg a “polarizing” band? Judging by the wide-ranging sorts of comments the rising U.K. duo has earned on its various videos thus far, the answer may indeed be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jay DeMarcus, Denny Laine and Jason Scheff: Beatles Tribute Tour Coming in March
January 31, 2022
Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Jay DeMarcus, Denny Laine and Jason Scheff: Beatles Tribute Tour Coming in March

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute to The Beatles is the name of a new tour from an impressive ensemble featuring Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Badfinger featuring Joey...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads
January 28, 2022
Guitarist Steve Stevens Teams Up with The String Revolution for “Crazy Train,” In Tribute to Randy Rhoads

The String Revolution, a quartet of virtuoso guitar players with a knack for putting together impeccable sounds from their instruments, tapped fellow six-string aficionado Steve Stevens for a new musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daryl Hall: First-Ever Solo Retrospective ‘BeforeAfter,’ Tour with Todd Rundgren Coming in April
January 24, 2022
Daryl Hall: First-Ever Solo Retrospective ‘BeforeAfter,’ Tour with Todd Rundgren Coming in April

This spring, Daryl Hall will step out on his own for a special solo retrospective titled BeforeAfter. The release collects 30 recordings spanning each of his five solo records outside...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rage Against the Machine Reschedules Highly Anticipated U.S. Tour (Again); Half of Tour Indefinitely Postponed
January 20, 2022
Rage Against the Machine Reschedules Highly Anticipated U.S. Tour (Again); Half of Tour Indefinitely Postponed

When the lineup and details were announced last week for the 2022 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, it was notable that Rage Against the Machine was no longer among...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Album; Shares “Sahara” Video Directed by His Son, ZZ Satriani
January 19, 2022
Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Elephants of Mars’ Album; Shares “Sahara” Video Directed by His Son, ZZ Satriani

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani will release a new record titled The Elephants of Mars on April 8. “Satch” dropped the big announcement on Wednesday, and previewed his 19th studio album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | When We Were Young Festival: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Avril Lavigne and a Ton of Other Acts from That Era – October 2022 in Las Vegas
January 18, 2022
When We Were Young Festival: My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Avril Lavigne and a Ton of Other Acts from That Era – October 2022 in Las Vegas

The Vans Warped Tour may be a relic of the past, but several of the highest-profile acts from the Warped era will gather at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Scorpions Trace a Lifetime of Hard-Rock History in New “Rock Believer” Music Video
January 18, 2022
Scorpions Trace a Lifetime of Hard-Rock History in New “Rock Believer” Music Video

German hard-rock icons Scorpions recently shared the title track to their forthcoming album, Rock Believer, which is due for release on Feb. 25 — and now a corresponding music video...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February
January 14, 2022
New from Scorpions: Stream the Title Track from New Album, ‘Rock Believer,’ Due in February

German hard rock icons Scorpions are readying a new album, the band’s 19th, on Feb. 25, 2022 — and Rock Believer promises to be a loud, proud celebration of … well, rock...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail
January 11, 2022
The Rolling Stones Are Getting Their Own Stamps Courtesy of the U.K.’s Royal Mail

The Rolling Stones are rock and roll royalty — that much is undisputed — and now they’ll be given the ultimate treatment by the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail system: stamps!...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album
January 10, 2022
John Lodge Q&A: Keeping the Moody Blues Music Alive With a New Live Album

Singer, bassist and songwriter John Lodge has been a member of the Moody Blues since 1966, when the band – guitarist Justin Hayward, keyboardist Mike Pinder, drummer Graeme Edge and...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview a New Rush Pinball Machine with 16 Songs, Lighting Effects and a Custom ‘Clockwork Angels’ Clock
January 4, 2022
Preview a New Rush Pinball Machine with 16 Songs, Lighting Effects and a Custom ‘Clockwork Angels’ Clock

Ever dreamed of being a pinball wizard on a machine themed around the dynamic sounds of prog-rock masters Rush? Thanks to Stern Pinball, Inc., you can. On Tuesday, the company...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs
December 29, 2021
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 come up with the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Coffee-Table Book for Charity Available via Julien’s Auctions (Signed Copies $495)
December 21, 2021
Ringo Starr Details New Coffee-Table Book for Charity Available via Julien’s Auctions (Signed Copies $495)

'Fab Images and Memories In My Life with the Beatles From Across The Universe' is a new coffee table book from Ringo Starr.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brandon Boyd of Incubus Shares Another New Solo Song, “Petrichor” (Listen)
December 17, 2021
Brandon Boyd of Incubus Shares Another New Solo Song, “Petrichor” (Listen)

Brandon Boyd, lead singer of the band Incubus, has his eyes firmly set on a new project: A solo album, Echoes & Cocoons, which is on track to be released...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | December 2021 Issue
December 10, 2021
December 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our December 2021 features. Chris Hillman: Former Byrd and Burrito Brother Recalls His Musical Journey in New Audiobook (The Interview) Top 11 Rockin’ Christmas...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Band ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition ft. Bonus Material, Alternate Takes and More (Listen)
December 10, 2021
Out Now: The Band ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition ft. Bonus Material, Alternate Takes and More (Listen)

Originally released in 1971 as fourth studio album from The Band in four years, Cahoots came with anticipation — and Today, Dec. 10, the album has been revisited to commemorate its 50th anniversary....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jack White Details ‘The Supply Chain Issues’ World Tour for 2022, in Support of Two New Albums
December 10, 2021
Jack White Details ‘The Supply Chain Issues’ World Tour for 2022, in Support of Two New Albums

Jack White already announced he will be releasing two new solo albums next year — and now, the esteemed guitarist/songwriter has added to his flurry of news with The Supply...

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 | Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021
December 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, Recording Artist David Lasley (James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt): 1947-2021

David Lasley, a renowned singer/songwriter/recording artist known for 24 years of work with James Taylor in addition to time spent with Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Luther Vandross, Aretha...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Please Enjoy Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home)’ Concert, Which Took Place in an Actual DMV Branch
December 8, 2021
Please Enjoy Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home)’ Concert, Which Took Place in an Actual DMV Branch

This week, megastar pop singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo debuted her first NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, the ongoing series of stripped-down, scaled-back performances staged in intimate locations — in Rodrigo’s case,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rising U.K. Indie/Pop Duo Wet Leg: Debut Album, North American Tour Coming in April 2022
November 29, 2021
Rising U.K. Indie/Pop Duo Wet Leg: Debut Album, North American Tour Coming in April 2022

Wet Leg, an indie duo from the U.K.’s Isle of Wight, is primed for a huge 2022. After arriving with authority thanks to the engaging debut single, “Chaise Longue,” Rhian...

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 | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now
November 23, 2021
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Debuts New Video for “Morning Has Broken”; ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ 50th Anniversary Out Now

On Nov. 19, Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a 50th anniversary Super Deluxe edition of his classic 1971 record, Teaser and the Firecat. It continues the retrospective release series from the cherished...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)
November 17, 2021
Brian’s Song: New Documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road’ Goes Inside the Beach Boy’s Saga (Q&A)

Brent Wilson (no relation to Brian Wilson) is a Kentucky-born and bred director/writer/producer who specializes in music-themed documentaries. It should come as no surprise that a filmmaker hails from the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971,’ Featuring 119 Recordings (Listen)
November 12, 2021
Out Now: ‘Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971,’ Featuring 119 Recordings (Listen)

Today, Nov. 12, the ongoing Joni Mitchell Archives project added a new chapter with Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), the latest installment in a series promising a...

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 | Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions
November 10, 2021
Q&A: Photographer Ethan Russell on Being a Fly-On-The-Wall for The Beatles’ Rooftop Gig and ‘Let It Be’ Sessions

For 30 days in January of 1969, American-born photographer Ethan Russell was enlisted to capture The Beatles during recording and film sessions at Twickenham Studios and Apple Studios and also...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour
November 10, 2021
Gang of Youths Share New Song, Announce ‘angel in realtime.’ Album, 2022 North American Tour

Australian indie/rock ensemble Gang of Youths will release a new album titled angel in realtime. on Feb. 25, via Warner Records. The album announcement was made official on Wednesday and came with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert
November 10, 2021
The Beatles ‘Let It Be’: Giles Martin on Remixing New Box Set; Equipment Manager/Roadie Kevin Harrington Recalls Being at the Rooftop Concert

Just as he did with earlier expansive multi-disc Beatles deluxe box sets chronicling Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road, Giles Martin once again lent his expertise overseeing the...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Aimee Mann ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel,’ an Album of Richly Conceptualized Narratives on Mental Health (Listen)
November 5, 2021
Out Now: Aimee Mann ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel,’ an Album of Richly Conceptualized Narratives on Mental Health (Listen)

Today, Nov. 5, esteemed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann released her new album, Queens of the Summer Hotel — but it’s more than a collection of songs. This is a collection of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Scorpions Debut “Peacemaker,” 19th Studio Album ‘Rock Believer’ Coming in February (Pre-Order)
November 4, 2021
Scorpions Debut “Peacemaker,” 19th Studio Album ‘Rock Believer’ Coming in February (Pre-Order)

German hard rock icons Scorpions will release a new album, the band’s 19th, on Feb. 25, 2022 — and Rock Believers was previewed on Thursday with typically roaring anthem called...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New U2: Listen to the Uplifting “Your Song Saved My Life,” from the New Film ‘Sing 2’
November 3, 2021
New U2: Listen to the Uplifting “Your Song Saved My Life,” from the New Film ‘Sing 2’

U2 has returned with a new song, and “Your Song Saved My Life” is especially sentimental — even by the Irish icons‘ lofty standards. A song from the soundtrack to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career
November 2, 2021
Available Now: Paul McCartney ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present’ Book, Spanning 154 Songs from His Life & Career

Today, Nov. 2, an exhaustive collection from Sir Paul McCartney was released as The Lyrics 1956 to the Present, a new book featuring the words that went into 154 different...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)
November 1, 2021
Limp Bizkit ‘Still Sucks’: Nu-Metal Dads Return with a New Record Whether You Like it or Not (Plus, an INXS Cover)

Limp Bizkit knows what you think. But Fred Durst and Co. have long expressed that they “don’t give a f***” about much of anything when it comes to criticism levied...

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 | New Aimee Mann: Stream “I See You,” from New Album ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel’ Out 11/5 (Pre-Order)
October 29, 2021
New Aimee Mann: Stream “I See You,” from New Album ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel’ Out 11/5 (Pre-Order)

Next Friday, Nov. 5, esteemed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will release a new album titled Queens of the Summer Hotel. Today, Mann debuted a song from the record, an elegant composition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)
October 28, 2021
‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ Ride Again in Jesse Lauter’s New Rock-umentary (Q&A)

Enjoy a Q&A with Jesse Lauter, the filmmaker behind the new Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentary.  Art history is littered with tragic tales...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The War on Drugs: Stream “Change” Ahead of New Album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out 10/29
October 27, 2021
The War on Drugs: Stream “Change” Ahead of New Album ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ Out 10/29

This Friday, Oct. 29, Philadelphia-based indie band The War on Drugs will release I Don’t Live Here Anymore, its first studio album in four years. As a final preview of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drummer Gina Schock on Her New Book ‘Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s,’ Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Beyond
October 26, 2021
Drummer Gina Schock on Her New Book ‘Made in Hollywood: All Access with the Go-Go’s,’ Rock Hall of Fame Induction and Beyond

You may think you’ve stumbled into a time warp when you see how omnipresent The Go-Go’s have become in 2021. Formed as a punk band in 1978, the group —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Announces Live Stream of Festival on Twitch ft. Select Performances (Oct. 29-31)
October 26, 2021
Outside Lands Announces Live Stream of Festival on Twitch ft. Select Performances (Oct. 29-31)

After skipping 2020 due to the pandemic, a rescheduled Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is set for this coming Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31, at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA
October 25, 2021
Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA

“Some of my songs are about having depression. Some of my songs are about having depression on tour. And most of my songs are about having depression in Los Angeles.”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Band: ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/10; Stream “Life As a Carnival (2021 Mix)”
October 22, 2021
The Band: ‘Cahoots’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 12/10; Stream “Life As a Carnival (2021 Mix)”

Originally released in 1971 as fourth studio album from The Band in four years, Cahoots came with anticipation — and on Dec. 10 the album will be revisited to commemorate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Ringo Starr’s Spirited New Video for “Rock Around the Clock,” from His New ‘Change the World’ EP
October 22, 2021
Watch Ringo Starr’s Spirited New Video for “Rock Around the Clock,” from His New ‘Change the World’ EP

Change the World, the entertaining new EP from Ringo Starr, was recorded remotely with the help of many of his A-list musical pals. The Beatles icon‘s new EP was released on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Original Grateful Dead T-Shirt from 1967 Sold for $17,600+ at Auction by Sotheby’s
October 19, 2021
An Original Grateful Dead T-Shirt from 1967 Sold for $17,600+ at Auction by Sotheby’s

In a surprising development that ought to instill (likely unrealized) hope in the hearts of so many of us who never let go of our old band t-shirts, an original...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary/Live Album with “Some Might Say”; Album/Box Set Out 11/19
October 18, 2021
Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary/Live Album with “Some Might Say”; Album/Box Set Out 11/19

Oasis Knebworth 1996, a new documentary film championing the Britpop band’s legendary performances at the U.K. venue that marked the turning point in the then young band’s budding career, recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Santana’s ‘Blessings and Miracles,’ a Star-Heavy Sequel of Sorts to 1999’s ‘Supernatural’
October 14, 2021
Out Now: Santana’s ‘Blessings and Miracles,’ a Star-Heavy Sequel of Sorts to 1999’s ‘Supernatural’

Out now is Blessings and Miracles, the awaited new album from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana — another star-studded album featuring a number of collaborators, similar to the massive global success that was 1999’s Supernatural....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daryl Hall & John Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Coming on 2-CD/3-LP Format 11/26 (Pre-Order)
October 14, 2021
Daryl Hall & John Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Coming on 2-CD/3-LP Format 11/26 (Pre-Order)

In 2008, Daryl Hall & John Oates released Live at the Troubadour, an album of performances from the legendary West Hollywood venue that same year, a hit-filled performance of classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)
October 12, 2021
Tom Morello on His New Album (‘As Much of a Life Raft and an Anti-Depressant as Anything Else),’ Social Media, the Chicago Cubs and More (The Interview)

As the years roll by, Tom Morello rages on — and this week, the guitarist/SiriusXM radio DJ/icon known for his musically rebellious body of work with Rage Against the Machine,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush Left ‘Speechless’ by Ohio State Marching Band’s Incredible Halftime Tribute Medley (Watch)
October 12, 2021
Rush Left ‘Speechless’ by Ohio State Marching Band’s Incredible Halftime Tribute Medley (Watch)

If you find yourself at an Ohio State Buckeyes college football game anytime soon, don’t use halftime as a chance to get up and stretch your legs — you might...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More
October 11, 2021
Willie Nile Q&A: New LP ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still,’ Cinema, the Early Days of CBGB and More

During a career spanning more than 40 years and 14 studio albums, Willie Nile has flown slightly under the radar, despite luminaries like Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Roger McGuinn, Lou...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Santana: Stream “Joy” with Chris Stapleton; New Album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Out 10/15
October 11, 2021
New Santana: Stream “Joy” with Chris Stapleton; New Album ‘Blessings and Miracles’ Out 10/15

This coming Friday, Oct. 15 marks the release date of Blessings and Miracles, the awaited new album from legendary guitarist Carlos Santana — another star-studded album featuring a number of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode
October 11, 2021
Watch/Hear Members of Queen Reflect on the Impact of Live Aid in 1985 in New YouTube Series Episode

July 13, 1985 was a key date in the history of Queen, the date of the iconic Live Aid concert to raise awareness and money for a devastating famine in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)
October 8, 2021
Robby Krieger of The Doors Busts Myths in New Memoir ‘Set the Night on Fire’ (Q&A)

When The Doors released their self-titled debut in 1967, it was a revelation. Vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger produced a unique mix...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)
October 7, 2021
Watch a New Video for “Move,” from Santana ft. Rob Thomas and American Authors (New Album Out 10/15)

Back in August, Carlos Santana shared a new single, “Move,” another collaboration with Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas. You may recall the two linked up back in 1999 for “Smooth,”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 Details 311 Day 2022, Two Special Shows at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas (Tickets On Sale 10/22)
October 4, 2021
311 Details 311 Day 2022, Two Special Shows at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas (Tickets On Sale 10/22)

Los-Angeles-by-way-of-Omaha reggae/rock veterans 311 have officially detailed their 311 Day 2022 festivities — a two-day concert event set for March 11-12 at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Aimee Mann: ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel’ Album Coming 11/5; Stream “Burn It Out” and “Suicide is Murder”
September 24, 2021
Aimee Mann: ‘Queens of the Summer Hotel’ Album Coming 11/5; Stream “Burn It Out” and “Suicide is Murder”

On Nov. 5, esteemed singer/songwriter Aimee Mann will add to her rich musical history of earnest melancholia with a new studio album, Queens of the Summer Hotel. On Friday, Mann...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch The Regrettes Exorcise “Monday” Anxiety in New Music Video (Featuring an Olivia Rodrigo Cameo)
September 24, 2021
Watch The Regrettes Exorcise “Monday” Anxiety in New Music Video (Featuring an Olivia Rodrigo Cameo)

Gotta get the fuck out of L.A./Run from the sun before it burns my brain. That’s part of the chorus of “Monday,” a deliriously catchy new song from The Regrettes,...

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 | Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15
September 21, 2021
Hear Santana and Steve Winwood Cover Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale,” ‘Blessings & Miracles’ LP Out 10/15

Another preview of Blessings and Miracles, the anticipated new studio album from Carlos Santana, is here — and it finds the legendary guitarist teaming up with a fellow music icon,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Doc with “Champagne Supernova” — (In Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)
September 20, 2021
Preview ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Doc with “Champagne Supernova” — (In Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)

This week will bring the theatrical screening of Oasis Knebworth 1996, a new documentary film championing the Britpop band’s legendary performances at the U.K. venue that marked the turning point...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Metallica Plays Tiny San Francisco Club Gig at the Independent — Watch Clips of “Whiplash,” “Master of Puppets, “Seek & Destroy” and More
September 17, 2021
Metallica Plays Tiny San Francisco Club Gig at the Independent — Watch Clips of “Whiplash,” “Master of Puppets, “Seek & Destroy” and More

Metallica dropped in for a few hundred lucky fans on Thursday night at the Independent, a small club in San Francisco. The venue tweeted news of the gig a few...

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 | Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set
September 13, 2021
Howie Edelson Breaks Down The Beach Boys’ ‘Feel Flows — The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971’ Box Set

Acclaimed writer/radio producer Howie Edelson is part of the three-man creative nexus that made the expansive new Beach Boys Feel Flows – The Sunflower and Surf’s Up Sessions 1969-1971 a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors
September 13, 2021
Top 11 Novelty Songs by Actors

Disclaimer: “Top” may be a misnomer for some of these thespian tunes, our Top 11 Best, Worst, and Most Infamous Songs By Actors. “Look, let’s start from the beginning. First,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘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 | David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo
September 2, 2021
David Crosby: ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name’ 50th Anniversary Out 10/15; Stream “Riff 1” Demo

On Oct. 15, David Crosby will revisit his 1971 debut solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, with a 50th anniversary edition, set for release via Rhino Records....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary with “Live Forever” Footage (Doc in Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)
September 2, 2021
Oasis Previews ‘Knebworth 1996’ Documentary with “Live Forever” Footage (Doc in Theaters 9/23, Live Album 11/19)

A new documentary chronicling the larger-than-life performances from Britpop kings Oasis at Knebworth in 1996 will premiere in theaters coming up on Sept. 23. A momentous live experience from Noel...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes,’ Out 10/15 (w/ Soundtrack Album)
August 30, 2021
Preview ‘The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes,’ Out 10/15 (w/ Soundtrack Album)

On Oct. 15, a new documentary film chronicling the career and legacy of The Velvet Underground will premiere in theaters and on Apple TV+. Titled The Velvet Underground: A Documentary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eagles Relaunch ‘Hotel California’ Tour at Madison Square Garden, with Dedications to Don Everly and Charlie Watts
August 25, 2021
Eagles Relaunch ‘Hotel California’ Tour at Madison Square Garden, with Dedications to Don Everly and Charlie Watts

After a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagles relaunched their anticipated Hotel California tour this week — Tuesday night, to be exact, with a show at Madison Square Garden...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 311 to Play the Stanley Hotel (from ‘The Shining’) for a Halloween Live Stream Gig
August 24, 2021
311 to Play the Stanley Hotel (from ‘The Shining’) for a Halloween Live Stream Gig

Long-running alt/reggae rockers 311 recently began a summer tour with special guests Iration and Iya Terra, the band’s first gigs in front of a live audience since before the pandemic...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Angel Olsen Transforms ’80s Classics from Billy Idol, Men Without Hats, OMD, Alphaville and Laura Branigan on ‘Aisles’ EP (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: Angel Olsen Transforms ’80s Classics from Billy Idol, Men Without Hats, OMD, Alphaville and Laura Branigan on ‘Aisles’ EP (Listen)

Aisles is a new covers EP from singer/songwriter Angel Olsen, who tackles some seriously classic 1980s pop songs. But worry not, reader — these are the best sort of cover...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)
August 20, 2021
Out Now: The Joy Formidable ‘Into the Blue,’ Another Captivating, Emotionally Rapturous Album from the Alt/Experimental Trio (Listen)

Today, Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned with a new studio album, Into the Blue. It is the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up to 2018’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Two New Santana Songs, Including the Feel-Good “Move” — ft. Rob Thomas, a Sequel to “Smooth”
August 18, 2021
Hear Two New Santana Songs, Including the Feel-Good “Move” — ft. Rob Thomas, a Sequel to “Smooth”

If it worked once, why not try again? That’s part of the mindset behind “Move,” a new single from Santana featuring Rob Thomas that brings the two together in a...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen
August 6, 2021
Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen

Today, Aug. 6, Night Ranger (known around the world for classic tracks like “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” among others) returned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)
August 6, 2021
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Revisiting of George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ (Listen/Stream/Buy)

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its legacy unrivaled, Harrison‘s fully realized...

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 | Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)
July 30, 2021
Coming 8/6: ‘Legends Play the Beatles’ Compilation Album ft. Judy Collins, Ann Wilson, Richard Page, Steve Morse, Jack Bruce and More (Pre-Order)

On Aug. 6, Cleopatra Records will release Legends Play the Beatles, a new compilation album bringing together reverent covers of Beatles classics from truly iconic singer/songwriters and musicians from over...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 30, 2021
George Harrison: Hear Unreleased “Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27),” from ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)” is a previously unreleased recording from the George Harrison vaults that is being made available today, July 30, ahead of the lavish 50th anniversary...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” Hit a Billion YouTube Views: ‘The World is a Wonderful and Beautiful Place’
July 29, 2021
Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” Hit a Billion YouTube Views: ‘The World is a Wonderful and Beautiful Place’

It was just a song released on July 27, 1987, but decades later it remains unstoppable: “Never Gonna Give You Up” from English singer/songwriter Rick Astley. After its release, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace John Hutchinson, Jazz Guitarist/Early David Bowie Musical Colleague and “Space Oddity” Collaborator
July 26, 2021
Rest in Peace John Hutchinson, Jazz Guitarist/Early David Bowie Musical Colleague and “Space Oddity” Collaborator

John Hutchinson, a jazz guitarist with a special connection to David Bowie, passed away recently from a “long illness,” it was confirmed by Bowie’s social media accounts in a message...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The War on Drugs Announce New Album Out 10/29, Detail 2022 Tour, Share Video for “Living Proof”
July 22, 2021
The War on Drugs Announce New Album Out 10/29, Detail 2022 Tour, Share Video for “Living Proof”

This week brought big news from The War on Drugs, as the Philadelphia-based indie band will release I Don’t Live Here Anymore, its first studio album in four years, on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
July 20, 2021
Four Years Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. In...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Sweets
July 13, 2021
Top 11 Songs About Sweets

For his latest Top 11 column, Frank Mastropolo looks at some of the most notable songs based on sweets.  I like to serve chocolate cake, because it doesn’t show the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound
July 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Rich Williams of Kansas on ‘Point of Know Return Live & Beyond’ & the Signature Kansas Sound

It is sad to report that Kansas founder and violinist Robby Steinhardt has passed away. Steinhardt was the original violinist and vocalist on “Dust in the Wind,” “Point of No...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oasis Details ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Documentary, Chronicling Epic U.K. Gigs (In Cinemas 9/23)
July 13, 2021
Oasis Details ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ Documentary, Chronicling Epic U.K. Gigs (In Cinemas 9/23)

On Tuesday, Oasis dropped some major news — no, not that reunion that everyone’s been anticipating for years, that’s still a ways off (if it ever does actually happen). The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stagecoach Festival 2022: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, the Black Crowes, More
July 12, 2021
Stagecoach Festival 2022: Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, the Black Crowes, More

After being forced to skip 2020 and ’21 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent scheduling uncertainty, the Stagecoach Festival — Goldenvoice’s country-themed mega-fest that always takes place...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6
July 9, 2021
Hear Unreleased George Harrison Track “Cosmic Empire,” ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Set Out 8/6

“Cosmic Empire” is a previously unreleased song from George Harrison that was originally recorded during the lengthy album sessions for All Things Must Pass, which began in earnest just six...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘1978 Independence Day’ (Watch)
July 9, 2021
Queen ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series Continues with ‘1978 Independence Day’ (Watch)

The latest episode of Queen: The Greatest, the English band‘s YouTube series exploring its vaunted history, focuses a key period in the group’s graduation from hit-making powerhouse still beholden to handlers and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Japanese Breakfast Performs “Paprika” on ‘Kimmel,’ Adds Tour Dates to Sold-Out Fall 2021 Run
July 8, 2021
Japanese Breakfast Performs “Paprika” on ‘Kimmel,’ Adds Tour Dates to Sold-Out Fall 2021 Run

It’s been a big few months for Japanese Breakfast, the indie project alter ego of singer/songwriter/author Michelle Zauner. Zauner released a new album, Jubilee, in early June, and it’s one...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Colin Young Shares “America the Beautiful” Music Video for July 4th Weekend
July 2, 2021
Jesse Colin Young Shares “America the Beautiful” Music Video for July 4th Weekend

This coming Sunday, July 4, marks Independence Day in the United States, and singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young (of the Youngbloods and his own solo career) is marking the occasion with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13
June 30, 2021
Tony Marsico Resurrects LA’s Cruzados — New Album ‘She’s Automatic’ Due 8/13

Celebrated 1980s rock band Cruzados — best known for such songs as “Motorcycle Girl,” “Just Like Roses” and “Flor de Mal” — makes a surprise return this summer with She’s...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’
June 30, 2021
Elvis Costello Doesn’t Care if Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” Sounds Like “Pump It Up”: ‘It’s How Rock and Roll Works’

Olivia Rodrigo is everywhere these days. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter/Disney star released her debut full-length album, Sour, back in May and has enjoyed groundbreaking acclaim the world over, led by the...

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 | Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”
June 25, 2021
Geoff Downes of Asia Q&A: on ‘The Reunion Albums 2007-2012’ Box Set, Weezer, Pink Floyd & “Heat of the Moment”

With a lineup comprising singer/bassist John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), guitarist Steve Howe (Yes), drummer Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and keyboardist Geoff Downes (Yes, Buggles), Asia was...

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 | Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)
June 25, 2021
Queen’s Brian May Shares New Music Video for “Driven By You,” from Upcoming ‘Back To The Light’ Reissue (Out 8/6)

In 1992, Queen guitarist Brian May stepped out on his own for his first proper solo album, Back to the Light — and the record will be revisited for a near-30th anniversary reissue on Aug....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America
June 22, 2021
Catch Rick Wakeman on ‘The Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour’ Starting in October in North America

The Queen of England doesn’t go around naming just anybody Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) — but that was a recent honor bestowed upon keyboard legend...

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 | Out Now: ‘Bodies,’ a Dark, Rewarding New Album from Shape-Shifting Alt/Punk Vets AFI (Listen)
June 14, 2021
Out Now: ‘Bodies,’ a Dark, Rewarding New Album from Shape-Shifting Alt/Punk Vets AFI (Listen)

AFI has built a career on adaptation and maturity, after first emerging from Northern California in 1991 as a frenetic punk band that achieved mainstream recognition with 2000’s The Art...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021)’ (Listen)
June 11, 2021
Out Now: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021)’ (Listen)

Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021) is a new Greatest Hits compilation from Noel Gallagher, specifically chronicling his post-Oasis output under his project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. “10...

Rock Cellar Magazine | George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order
June 10, 2021
George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 8/6 — Preview/Pre-Order

Among the albums the members of the Beatles created after going their separate ways, All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is commonly considered among the very best — its...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Prince: Stream the Previously Unreleased “Born 2 Die,” Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ 7/30 (Pre-Order)
June 3, 2021
Prince: Stream the Previously Unreleased “Born 2 Die,” Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’ 7/30 (Pre-Order)

On July 30, the Prince estate will release Welcome 2 America, a new posthumous album from the late, great music legend. Welcome 2 America is a collection of songs recorded...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rolling Stones Share Lyric Videos for Newly Remastered “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and 1968 B-Side “Child of the Moon”
May 28, 2021
Rolling Stones Share Lyric Videos for Newly Remastered “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and 1968 B-Side “Child of the Moon”

ABKCO Records has debuted two new lyric videos from the Rolling Stones — one for the iconic track “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and the other for its original 1968 B-side, “Child...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: New Album ‘Leave a Scar’ 7/30, Share Loud New Video for “I Gotta Rock (Again)”
May 27, 2021
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: New Album ‘Leave a Scar’ 7/30, Share Loud New Video for “I Gotta Rock (Again)”

On July 30, esteemed hard-rock icon Dee Snider will release his fifth solo album, Leave a Scar, via Napalm Records. Officially announced on Thursday, the news came with the premiere...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday to Stevie Nicks — and a Plea for the ‘Buckingham Nicks’ Album to Finally Be Reissued
May 26, 2021
Happy Birthday to Stevie Nicks — and a Plea for the ‘Buckingham Nicks’ Album to Finally Be Reissued

Note: A version of this post originally ran in May 2020 in honor of Stevie Nicks and her birthday — but it’s still relevant, as the Buckingham/Nicks album has yet...

Rock Cellar Magazine | AFI Shares the Foreboding “Tied to a Tree,” from New Album ‘Bodies’ Coming 6/11
May 25, 2021
AFI Shares the Foreboding “Tied to a Tree,” from New Album ‘Bodies’ Coming 6/11

A lot of what AFI has built a legacy on is atmospherics and moody, dark lyrical content — and the long-running veteran alt/punk band is very much in its element...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations
May 25, 2021
Megadeth Parts Ways with Founding Bassist David Ellefson Following Grooming Allegations

Heavy metal icons Megadeth have parted ways with David Ellefson, it was announced by Dave Mustaine and the band in a statement shared to social media. The news comes after...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe
May 24, 2021
Soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ Revisited for New, Expanded Box Set Reissues Out 7/9 via UMe

Almost Famous, the 2000 coming-of-age film from writer/director Cameron Crowe is a modern classic, the story of a teenage Rolling Stone journalist traveling with the (fictional) band Stillwater that was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Reschedules First-Ever North American Stadium Tour to 2022, Adds Dates
May 24, 2021
Rammstein Reschedules First-Ever North American Stadium Tour to 2022, Adds Dates

Rammstein was supposed to head out on its first-ever stadium tour of North America in 2020, only to see the COVID-19 pandemic force the German industrial/metal band to postpone the trek. After rescheduling the tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Ann Wilson Revisits Pre-Heart Days with ‘The Daybreaks’ EP (Listen); 2021 Tour Dates
May 24, 2021
Out Now: Ann Wilson Revisits Pre-Heart Days with ‘The Daybreaks’ EP (Listen); 2021 Tour Dates

Prior to forming Heart with sister Nancy Wilson and setting in action a career that would make them legends, Ann Wilson fronted a band called “Daybreak” — and Wilson has revisited the tunes for a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”
May 20, 2021
Gary Numan on His Dark New Album, ‘Intruder’: “If the Earth Could Speak, How Would it Talk About the Way it Feels at the Moment?”

Gary Numan is a dark wave music progenitor who took the British music scene by storm in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. During a three-year period, the London native...

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 | The Joy Formidable Releasing New Album ‘Into the Blue’ 8/20; Stream the Title Track and “Back to Nothing”
May 18, 2021
The Joy Formidable Releasing New Album ‘Into the Blue’ 8/20; Stream the Title Track and “Back to Nothing”

On Aug. 20, Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable will release a new studio album, Into the Blue. It will be the group’s fifth studio album to date, and the follow-up...

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 | 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 | Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “1976 ‘Somebody To Love’ — Freddie’s Greatest Hit?” (Watch)
May 14, 2021
Queen Continues ‘The Greatest’ YouTube Series with “1976 ‘Somebody To Love’ — Freddie’s Greatest Hit?” (Watch)

Every Friday lately, Queen has been debuting a new episode of its ongoing YouTube series, The Greatest — archival videos championing important moments in the English rock group‘s vaunted history. The latest, shared today, examines...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident
May 13, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Steve Lukather on His New Album, Close Encounters With the Beatles and that Leaf Blower Incident

Steve Lukather is the guitarist extraordinaire of Toto, best known for the classic hits “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” With the band’s tour sidelined during the lockdown, Lukather has...

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 | Watch Coldplay Open the BRIT Awards with a Euphoric Performance of “Higher Power” from a Barge on the River Thames
May 12, 2021
Watch Coldplay Open the BRIT Awards with a Euphoric Performance of “Higher Power” from a Barge on the River Thames

Everything Coldplay does is bigger and more bombastic than anybody else — and that’s very much the case with “Higher Power,” the English pop/rock group‘s new single shared last week....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Donovan Celebrates 75th Birthday with “I Am the Shaman” Music Video Directed by David Lynch
May 11, 2021
Donovan Celebrates 75th Birthday with “I Am the Shaman” Music Video Directed by David Lynch

Yesterday, May 10, was the 75th birthday of legendary singer/songwriter Donovan — and he marked the occasion with a new music video for “I Am the Shaman,” a song from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson Details New Vinyl Release of Pre-Heart Band The Daybreaks’ Original 1969 EP
May 10, 2021
Ann Wilson Details New Vinyl Release of Pre-Heart Band The Daybreaks’ Original 1969 EP

Prior to forming Heart with sister Nancy Wilson and setting in action a career that would make them legends, Ann Wilson fronted a band called “Daybreak” — and on Monday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Dances with Alien Holograms in “Higher Power” Video, a Soaring New Song Produced by Max Martin
May 7, 2021
Coldplay Dances with Alien Holograms in “Higher Power” Video, a Soaring New Song Produced by Max Martin

Chris Martin and Coldplay shared a new song this week called “Higher Power” — and it’s an uplifting blast of undeniably catchy and danceable synth-pop from the English band known...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)
April 30, 2021
Out Now: Rising Indie/Pop Star girl in red Takes a Leap Forward with Debut LP ‘if i could make it go quiet’ (Listen)

A few years of EPs and early releases put girl in red on many folks’ radar, and today, the 22-year-old Norwegian singer/songwriter born Marie Ulven released her debut full-length album, if...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set
April 30, 2021
Out Now: ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac,’ on CD/Blu-ray/LP/Box Set

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: New Song “We’re On Our Way Now,” Greatest Hits Set Coming 6/11
April 29, 2021
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: New Song “We’re On Our Way Now,” Greatest Hits Set Coming 6/11

Somewhat remarkably, it’s been a whole decade since longtime Oasis songwriter/guitarist Noel Gallagher forged out on his own as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds — and on June 11, he’ll...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Reveals Daily Lineup; 2021 Passes Sold Out (Single-Day Tix On Sale 4/29)
April 27, 2021
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Reveals Daily Lineup; 2021 Passes Sold Out (Single-Day Tix On Sale 4/29)

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival was among the many cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival went ahead and detailed its 2021 show in its place before...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)
April 22, 2021
Out Now: Peter Frampton Covers Bowie, George Harrison, Radiohead and More on Inspired New Instrumental Covers LP ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ (Listen)

Frampton Forgets the Words is the (amusingly titled) new album from Peter Frampton and the Peter Frampton Band, in which the legendary guitarist pays tribute to some of his favorite...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23
April 20, 2021
Preview ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Ultimate Collection’ with “Isolation (Raw Studio Mix),” Set Out 4/23

This Friday, April 23, the John Lennon estate and Capitol/UMe will release John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: The Ultimate Collection, a deluxe revisiting of Lennon‘s classic 1980 solo debut (and his first...

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 | The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room
April 16, 2021
The Making of John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’: New ‘Ultimate Collection’ Set (Out 4/23) Puts You In the Room

The first proper solo album from John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band, is about as far from a Beatles album as you can get. And yet it’s grown in stature since...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album
April 16, 2021
Peter Frampton Q&A: On Reconnecting with the Guitar on His New ‘Frampton Forgets the Words’ Album

Pandemic lockdown or not, Peter Frampton is as busy as ever these days. His new album, Frampton Forgets the Words, out April 23rd, is a fantastic instrumental collection including new...

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 | Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs
April 16, 2021
Top 11 Instrumental Rock Songs

And now, our latest Top 11 entry from Frank Mastropolo chronicles some of the best instrumental rock songs ever laid to tape …  “I remember walking into a department store...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace, Rusty Young of the Band Poco: 1946-2021
April 15, 2021
Rest in Peace, Rusty Young of the Band Poco: 1946-2021

Rusty Young, the California-based musician/guitarist known as a co-founder of the country rock/Americana band Poco, has died at the age of 75 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday night....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘TV Dinner’ is a Stylish, Twisted Takedown of Consumerism and Americana from LA’s Holy Wars (Watch)
April 9, 2021
‘TV Dinner’ is a Stylish, Twisted Takedown of Consumerism and Americana from LA’s Holy Wars (Watch)

Holy Wars is a Los Angeles-based “dark pop” band comprised of vocalist Kat Leon, guitarist/producer Nic Perez and drummer Greg Garman — and today, the band unleashed a little slice...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)
April 8, 2021
Preview ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate Peter Green’ with ‘Albatross,’ ft. David Gilmour (Blu-ray/CD Set Out 4/30)

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered at the London Palladium...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 5/14: Phoebe Bridgers to Release ‘Copycat Killer’ on LP, ft. Reimagined Songs from ‘Punisher’ ft. Rob Moose
April 6, 2021
5/14: Phoebe Bridgers to Release ‘Copycat Killer’ on LP, ft. Reimagined Songs from ‘Punisher’ ft. Rob Moose

Copycat Killer is the name of a four-song EP released digitally by singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers back in November that reimagined four tracks from her acclaimed (and Grammy-nominated) 2020 album, Punisher....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Richie Furay ’50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD
April 5, 2021
Out Now: Richie Furay ’50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD

50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour is a special new release from singer/songwriter Richie Furay commemorating his work with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band — and recreating Poco’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Song ‘Ivory Tower,’ from ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Out 5/14
April 1, 2021
Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Song ‘Ivory Tower,’ from ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Out 5/14

Another preview of the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s seminal 1970 classic Déjà Vu, which will be reissued in lavish format on May 14 from...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tame Impala Hosting ‘InnerSpeaker Live from Wave House’ Global Streaming Event 4/21
March 31, 2021
Tame Impala Hosting ‘InnerSpeaker Live from Wave House’ Global Streaming Event 4/21

2010’s InnerSpeaker was the groundbreaking debut effort from Kevin Parker and Tame Impala, the album that set the course for Parker’s meteoric rise that grew into a must-see live act...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Staind Releasing New Album ‘Live: It’s Been Awhile’ 5/7, Announce Two-Part Global Streaming Series
March 30, 2021
Staind Releasing New Album ‘Live: It’s Been Awhile’ 5/7, Announce Two-Part Global Streaming Series

In 2019, Staind reunited after a five-year hiatus for a few shows that were to be the precursor to a heavy year of touring in 2020 … only for the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Joy Formidable Shares Resonant New Song/Video ‘Into the Blue,’ Band’s First New Music Since 2018
March 29, 2021
The Joy Formidable Shares Resonant New Song/Video ‘Into the Blue,’ Band’s First New Music Since 2018

Welsh indie/rock/experimental band The Joy Formidable returned late last week with “Into the Blue,” a new song and music video that serves as the group’s first bit of new music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21
March 19, 2021
Judy Collins Shares New Single ‘White Bird,’ from ‘White Bird – Anthology Of Favorites’ Collection Out 5/21

Legendary singer/songwriter and influential folk icon Judy Collins has crafted an unrivaled reputation as one of the most gifted to ever take up the craft, and on May 7 she will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Moves 2021 Event to Halloween Weekend
March 18, 2021
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Moves 2021 Event to Halloween Weekend

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival was among the many cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival went ahead and detailed its 2021 show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)
March 17, 2021
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)

Déjà Vu, the legendary album from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was originally released in March of 1970, and to commemorate its recent 50th anniversary, Rhino Records is releasing a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Go Behind the Scenes with ‘Nature’s Light,’ the New Album from Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore  + Candice Night)
March 16, 2021
Go Behind the Scenes with ‘Nature’s Light,’ the New Album from Blackmore’s Night (Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night)

On March 12 (last week!), Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24
March 16, 2021
‘Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green & the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac’ Streaming Event Coming 4/24

On Feb. 25, 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on everything the world over, Mick Fleetwood and a host of special guest celebrity friends/music legends gathered...

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 | I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’
March 11, 2021
I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’
March 5, 2021
Mary Wilson: Motown/UMe Releasing Expanded Edition of 1979 Solo LP 4/16; Stream ‘Why Can’t We All Get Along’

On Feb. 8, the world was hit with the sad news that Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes and an all-around music legend, had passed away at the age of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’
March 1, 2021
Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’

On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour, a special...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
February 22, 2021
Raspberries: An Influential Case for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you In early February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2021 nominations. Carole...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daft Punk Officially Announces Break-Up with Dramatic Video
February 22, 2021
Daft Punk Officially Announces Break-Up with Dramatic Video

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as the helmet-wearing and groundbreaking Paris-based electronic/dance duo Daft Punk, have officially announced the project’s breakup. A decision as big as this,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Hold Steady Returns with New Album ‘Open Door Policy,’ ‘The Weekender’ Live Stream Shows 3/5-6
February 19, 2021
Out Now: The Hold Steady Returns with New Album ‘Open Door Policy,’ ‘The Weekender’ Live Stream Shows 3/5-6

Open Door Policy is the eighth full-length album from adored Brooklyn indie/rock band The Hold Steady. The record was officially released on Friday. Fronted as always by Craig Finn, it’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Greta Van Fleet Unveils Majestic New Video for ‘Heat Above,’ from New Album Out 4/16
February 18, 2021
Greta Van Fleet Unveils Majestic New Video for ‘Heat Above,’ from New Album Out 4/16

Nearly everything Greta Van Fleet does is steeped in rock and roll tradition. The young band thrives on a new, rejuvenated presentation of the Led Zeppelins and Pink Floyds of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’
February 15, 2021
Ozzy Osbourne Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Tells U.K.’s ‘Loose Women’ Show ‘As Soon As I Got It, I Felt Relieved’

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, Ozzy Osbourne was dealing with some significant health concerns. Various issues had forced him to postpone or cancel tour dates...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)
February 12, 2021
Watch Folks Writhe Around on the Ground in Sufjan Stevens’ New ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Video (Directed by Luca Guadagnino)

There’s something undeniably jarring about the new music video for “Tell Me You Love Me,” a song included in The Ascension, the recent album from Sufjan Stevens. Always one to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | February 2021 Issue
February 11, 2021
February 2021 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our February 2021 features. I’m Still Standing: Jon Anderson Unearths Garage Stash for ‘1000 Hands: Chapter One’ (& Dreams of Yes Reunion) Q&A: Jorma...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Newly Unearthed Footage of the Beach Boys’ Visit to the San Diego Zoo for the ‘Pet Sounds’ Cover Shoot
February 10, 2021
Watch Newly Unearthed Footage of the Beach Boys’ Visit to the San Diego Zoo for the ‘Pet Sounds’ Cover Shoot

Were The Beach Boys actually “banned for life” after their historic visit to the San Diego Zoo on Feb. 13, 1966 to shoot the album cover for Pet Sounds? That’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | (GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix Art Print from Echo Print Gallery
February 9, 2021
(GIVEAWAY CLOSED): Enter for a Chance to Win a Jimi Hendrix Art Print from Echo Print Gallery

The giveaway entry period is now closed. Thank you! A new, officially-licensed series of Jimi Hendrix prints is now available via Echo, and they’ll make an especially stylish addition to any...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Print Series Announced; Available Now via Echo
February 8, 2021
Limited Edition Jimi Hendrix Print Series Announced; Available Now via Echo

A new, officially-licensed series of Jimi Hendrix prints is now available via Echo, and they’ll make an especially stylish addition to your home. Per a news release, the Jimi Hendrix...

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

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

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February 4, 2021
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Rock Cellar Magazine | Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play

Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease
February 1, 2021
Tony Bennett is Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

The family of legendary singer Tony Bennett revealed in a new feature with AARP Magazine that Bennett, 94, is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Life is a gift – even with Alzheimer’s....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Richie Furay: 50th Anniversary ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live Album/DVD Out 4/2 (Preview)
January 28, 2021
Richie Furay: 50th Anniversary ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live Album/DVD Out 4/2 (Preview)

On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)
January 25, 2021
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 5 (Memories of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night): ‘Four Winds,’ New Album Out 3/12
January 22, 2021
New from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night): ‘Four Winds,’ New Album Out 3/12

Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band of minstrels”), will release a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign
January 20, 2021
Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’ Fails to Receive Presidential Pardon, Despite Online Campaign

Despite a largely publicized campaign to receive an 11th-hour pardon from Presidential Trump, Joe Exotic and his legal team found themselves frustrated when the outgoing president’s pardon list was made...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics
January 15, 2021
Paul Stanley’s Soul Station Releasing ‘Now and Then’ Album 3/19, Covering Soul & Motown Classics

Separate from his decades of iconic rock and roll madness with KISS, Paul Stanley has maintained a strong affinity for soul — and on March 19, his side project Soul...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Releasing New Album ‘Nature’s Light’ 3/12
January 13, 2021
Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night) Releasing New Album ‘Nature’s Light’ 3/12

On March 12, Blackmore’s Night — the “Renaissance rock band” fronted by famed guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night (backed by a “band of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)
January 8, 2021
I’m Still Standing: Having Conquered Earth, Rick Wakeman Takes Prog-Rock into Outer Space with ‘The Red Planet’ (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman cemented his reputation as one of the godfathers of progressive rock after joining Yes in 1971. The keyboardist’s first album with the band, Fragile, included two staples of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Film Hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital on 2/5 (Preview/Pre-Order)
January 7, 2021
The Go-Go’s Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Film Hitting Blu-ray/DVD/Digital on 2/5 (Preview/Pre-Order)

This past summer, The Go-Go’s enjoyed a bit of a resurgence, premiering a new track titled “Club Zero” and basking in the glow of an acclaimed new documentary film, which...

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 | 10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Leaves Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg in Awe with Her ‘Unsainted’ Cover
December 29, 2020
10-Year-Old Drum Prodigy Nandi Bushell Leaves Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg in Awe with Her ‘Unsainted’ Cover

What do you do if you’re a 10-year-old music prodigy who just took down a legend in a drum battle? Well, if you’re 10-year-old Nandi Bushell, basking in the glow...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Twitter Phenomenon Dionne Warwick Has Her Own Billboard in NYC, Offering Sage Advice for 2021
December 23, 2020
Twitter Phenomenon Dionne Warwick Has Her Own Billboard in NYC, Offering Sage Advice for 2021

It’s a simple message, put out to the world by the incomparable Dionne Warwick in mid-December. The 80-year-old singer/entertainer/legend has had an official Twitter account for years, but a recent...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary
December 21, 2020
Watch a Six-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s Anticipated ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Documentary

It’s Christmas week, and with it comes a special treat for fans of John, Paul, George, and Ringo — and anybody looking forward to  The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: 50th Anniversary Edition of The Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One’ (Listen/Buy)
December 18, 2020
Out Now: 50th Anniversary Edition of The Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One’ (Listen/Buy)

Today, Dec. 18, the Kinks have released a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Ray discussing the cover art...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney III’ Album Out Friday 12/18; Six-Part Documentary with Rick Rubin Coming in 2021 (Preview)
December 16, 2020
Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney III’ Album Out Friday 12/18; Six-Part Documentary with Rick Rubin Coming in 2021 (Preview)

Sir Paul McCartney has been quite busy these past few months, that’s for sure. Macca is one of the many icons appearing on “Here’s to the Nights,” a new song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Tame Impala’s Eye-Popping (and Flashy) Video for ‘Breathe Deeper,’ from 2020’s Acclaimed ‘The Slow Rush’
December 15, 2020
Watch Tame Impala’s Eye-Popping (and Flashy) Video for ‘Breathe Deeper,’ from 2020’s Acclaimed ‘The Slow Rush’

Back in February 2020, a month or so before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and changed the course of the months to come, Kevin Parker, mastermind of the indie/psychedelic band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975
December 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson in 1975

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen recalls his admiration of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson — and the particular challenge that interviewing Anderson in 1975 presented.  OK,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sat. 12/12: Watch a Re-Stream of Project Kids-Care, a Streaming Charity Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More
December 11, 2020
Sat. 12/12: Watch a Re-Stream of Project Kids-Care, a Streaming Charity Telethon ft. Kenny Loggins, Jack Black, Joe Jonas, Conan O’Brien, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight & More

On Nov. 28, a special online charity streaming telethon event titled Project Kids-Care took place with one goal in mind: helping underserved children in the Los Angeles area this holiday season. It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)
December 11, 2020
12/12: Watch ‘VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays,’ Joe Walsh’s Star-Studded Charity Show (ft. Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., More)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST. Put together by famed Eagles...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Hasselhoff and Austrian Metal Duo CueStack Are Here to Salvage 2020 with the Epic ‘Through the Night’
December 10, 2020
David Hasselhoff and Austrian Metal Duo CueStack Are Here to Salvage 2020 with the Epic ‘Through the Night’

David Hasselhoff is a legend for a variety of reasons — acting (Baywatch, The Young and the Restless, Knight Rider, many other titles), music (a series of pop albums) and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)
December 8, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot on ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ Documentary, Live Stream Concert 12/18 and the Long Road He’s Traveled (The Interview)

“Well, I don’t really like to remember,” legendary songwriter Gordon Lightfoot confesses at the outset of our conversation, and it hangs in the air for a bit, mostly owing to...

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 | Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)
December 4, 2020
Out Now: ‘Here We Come A-Caroling’ EP from Blackmore’s Night (ft. Ritchie Blackmore)

Today, Dec. 4, Blackmore’s Night, the project involving iconic & influential guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and his wife, singer/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, released a new holiday EP. Here We...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers & a Player Piano Perform ‘Savior Complex’ to Two Dogs in a Dusty Christmas Room
December 3, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers & a Player Piano Perform ‘Savior Complex’ to Two Dogs in a Dusty Christmas Room

Phoebe Bridgers is riding high these days. The singer/songwriter received four GRAMMY nominations last week (Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song), the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)
December 3, 2020
If You Like ‘The Grinch,’ You’ll Love Goo Goo Dolls’ New Animated Video for ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ (New Christmas LP Out Now)

Back on Oct. 30, The Goo Goo Dolls got a jumpstart on the holidays when the band released its first-ever holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over, a collection blending classic...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Fleabag’) Directed Phoebe Bridgers’ New ‘Savior Complex’ Video Starring Paul Mescal & an Adorable Dog Named Charlotte
December 1, 2020
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Fleabag’) Directed Phoebe Bridgers’ New ‘Savior Complex’ Video Starring Paul Mescal & an Adorable Dog Named Charlotte

Well, it finally happened: Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers teamed up with actor/writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge (0f the Netflix series Fleabag, among other roles) on a new project: A music video for “Savior...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Set with a 2020 Remaster of ‘Lola’
November 25, 2020
Preview the Kinks’ ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Set with a 2020 Remaster of ‘Lola’

On Dec. 18, the Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970, Lola features the title track...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Go-Go’s Share ‘Club Zero’ Music Video; Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Coming to Blu-ray/Digital Feb. 5
November 23, 2020
The Go-Go’s Share ‘Club Zero’ Music Video; Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Coming to Blu-ray/Digital Feb. 5

On July 31, Showtime premiered The Go-Go’s, a new documentary film on the trailblazing Los Angeles-based punk/New Wave group of the 1980s — and on Feb, 5, 2021, the film...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Covers Merle Haggard’s ‘If We Make It Through December,’ Benefiting LA’s Downtown Women’s Center
November 23, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Covers Merle Haggard’s ‘If We Make It Through December,’ Benefiting LA’s Downtown Women’s Center

“If We Make It Through December” was a song originally released by Merle Haggard and the Strangers in October 1973, as the lead single from Merle Haggard’s Christmas Present —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video
November 23, 2020
Watch Foo Fighters Reminisce Over the Past 25 Years (and Roast Themselves) in New ‘Times Like Those’ Video

2020 was supposed to be a big year for the Foo Fighters — it marked the 25th anniversary of when Dave Grohl officially launched his post-Nirvana band with a self-titled...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Phoebe Bridgers (and Rob Moose) Re-Imagine Four Songs from ‘Punisher’ as ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Listen)
November 20, 2020
Out Now: Phoebe Bridgers (and Rob Moose) Re-Imagine Four Songs from ‘Punisher’ as ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Listen)

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, who has raised her profile exponentially in 2020 (despite everything else going on) with her most recent studio album, Punisher — one of the year’s strongest records and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy
November 19, 2020
Mike Campbell Q&A: On the Dirty Knobs’ ‘Wreckless Abandon,’ Songwriting and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Legacy

For decades, Mike Campbell dutifully served as Tom Petty’s right hand man in the Heartbreakers, laying down scorching licks and co-writing some of the band’s most popular songs, namely “Refugee”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Kinks ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue with a 2020 Mix of ‘Powerman’
November 13, 2020
Preview The Kinks ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue with a 2020 Mix of ‘Powerman’

On Dec. 18, the Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970, Lola features the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | November 2020 Issue
November 13, 2020
November 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our November 2020 features. Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview) Reappraising Paul Weller’s The...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Growing Old
November 13, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Growing Old

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about that inevitability of life: growing old.  Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Releasing Re-Recorded ‘Punisher’ Songs as ‘Copycat Killer’ EP 11/20, Shares ‘Kyoto’
November 10, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Releasing Re-Recorded ‘Punisher’ Songs as ‘Copycat Killer’ EP 11/20, Shares ‘Kyoto’

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers will revisit her 2020 album Punisher — one of the year’s strongest albums and a masterful, haunting statement from the artist – on Nov. 20 with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
November 5, 2020
Producer Tony Visconti: Why Marc Bolan and T. Rex Are Deserving 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Tony Visconti was closer than anyone to the flame that was Marc Bolan, the front man, songwriter and phenom that was the heart and soul of T.Rex, part of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’
November 5, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Previews ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ Reissue with Long-Lost Video for ‘Lady D’Arbanville’

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve in terms of archival...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mick Jagger Appears to Take On President Trump with New Song Snippet ‘Pride Before A Fall’
October 30, 2020
Mick Jagger Appears to Take On President Trump with New Song Snippet ‘Pride Before A Fall’

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger used social media earlier this week to share a brief snippet of a new song called “Pride Before A Fall.” It’s unclear whether this...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Trailer for ‘Stardust,’ a New, Unauthorized David Bowie Biopic Starring Johnny Flynn
October 29, 2020
Watch the Trailer for ‘Stardust,’ a New, Unauthorized David Bowie Biopic Starring Johnny Flynn

A major challenge for any music biopic telling the tale of an entertainment legend is securing the rights to the artists’ music. Not having the actual music of the performer/band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)
October 26, 2020
Peter Frampton: On His New Memoir, Twitter, Coping with Inclusion Body Myositis and More (The Interview)

Barely one hundred pages in to Do You Feel Like I Do?, the fantastic new memoir from Peter Frampton, the rock legend seems almost Zelig-like, a teenager making a name...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4
October 22, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Reissues of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ & ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ Coming 12/4

Back in mid-September, legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman², a 50th anniversary reimagining of his classic 1970 album — but he had plenty more up his sleeve...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson Shares New Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ from Wilson’s Debut Solo Album Due in 2021
October 22, 2020
Nancy Wilson Shares New Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising,’ from Wilson’s Debut Solo Album Due in 2021

Back around Oct. 1, Nancy Wilson of Heart dropped some big news: She’s close to finishing work on her first-ever proper solo album, and the iconic rocker expects to release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Be True to Yourself,’ a New Album from Badfinger’s Joey Molland (ft. Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz + More)
October 16, 2020
Out Now: ‘Be True to Yourself,’ a New Album from Badfinger’s Joey Molland (ft. Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz + More)

Today, Oct. 16 sees the release of Be True to Yourself, a new studio album from Joey Molland, guitarist/songwriter known for his work with the acclaimed (and tragically short-lived) band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII,’ Capturing Band’s Epic 2018 Performances (Listen/Buy)
October 15, 2020
Out Now: Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII,’ Capturing Band’s Epic 2018 Performances (Listen/Buy)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’
October 15, 2020
Watch a New Video for a Reimagined ‘Wild World’ from Yusuf/Cat Stevens & ‘Tea for the Tillerman²’

Last month, Yusuf/Cat Stevens commemorated the 50th anniversary of his seminal 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman with Tea for the Tillerman², a captivating reimagining of the original album. (Click...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Kinks: ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 12/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)
October 14, 2020
The Kinks: ‘Lola Versus Powerman’ 50th Anniversary Reissue Coming 12/18 (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Dec. 18, The Kinks will release a special 50th anniversary reissue of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, the famed band‘s eighth studio album. Originally released in 1970,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Finally: Stevie Nicks Shot Her Own Version of the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video
October 14, 2020
Finally: Stevie Nicks Shot Her Own Version of the Viral TikTok Fleetwood Mac ‘Dreams’ Video

Stevie Nicks is aware of the social media sensation that’s caught the internet by storm over the past few weeks. Oh, yes, she’s aware. When the internet grabs hold of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick
October 12, 2020
Behind the Curtain: In Pursuit of the Perfect Guitar Pick

For his latest Behind the Curtain entry, rock journalist Steve Rosen expands upon the draw of one of of his lifelong hobbies as a music fan: Collecting guitar picks.  The clock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children
October 12, 2020
Top 11 Songs About (or Dedicated to) Children

For our latest Top 11 list, writer Frank Mastropolo selects some of the most notable songs about — or dedicated to — children to be released over the years.  “Be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’
October 12, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Joey Molland Transcends Badfinger’s Tragic Past With Latest Album, ‘Be True to Yourself’

Welcome to the second installment of 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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out 10/16: Tom Petty, Eagles, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Def Leppard, Allman Brothers Band, the Struts, Beabadoobee
October 12, 2020
New Music Out 10/16: Tom Petty, Eagles, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Def Leppard, Allman Brothers Band, the Struts, Beabadoobee

This Friday, Oct. 16 will see a series of key new music releases — one an archival trip through the vaults of a recording legend, another a big live release...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Wilson Checks In from Home with a Warm Update to Fans (‘Just Wanna Let You Know That I Feel Good’)
October 12, 2020
Brian Wilson Checks In from Home with a Warm Update to Fans (‘Just Wanna Let You Know That I Feel Good’)

These days, it’s increasingly important for artists to keep in touch with fans. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a dramatic life-changer for everybody the world over, even those...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ’10 Songs,’ a New Album from Fran Healy and Travis (Listen/Stream)
October 9, 2020
Out Now: ’10 Songs,’ a New Album from Fran Healy and Travis (Listen/Stream)

Travis, the Scottish band that formed in 1990 and enjoyed a few acclaimed releases in the late ’90s (including 1997’s The Man Who) in addition to being a cited influence...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Power of a Meme: As Streams of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Soar, Man Behind TikTok Video Gets a New Truck from Ocean Spray
October 7, 2020
The Power of a Meme: As Streams of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Soar, Man Behind TikTok Video Gets a New Truck from Ocean Spray

By now, you’ve surely seen the TikTok video of an Idaho man named Nathan Apodaca skateboarding, drinking some Ocean Spray cranberry juice and singing along to Fleetwood Mac‘s “Dreams.” It’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)
October 6, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen (A Tribute to the Late Guitar Legend)

This entry from Steve Rosen in our Behind the Curtain section originally ran in 2014 and was buried in the Rock Cellar archives. With Eddie Van Halen having recently passed...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?
October 6, 2020
The Electoral College: Save it or Dump It?

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The War on Drugs Announces New Live Album ‘Live Drugs,’ Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)
October 6, 2020
The War on Drugs Announces New Live Album ‘Live Drugs,’ Out 11/20 (Preview/Pre-Order)

Philadelphia-based indie/rock/psychedelic band The War on Drugs has released four studio albums to date and earned a reputation for an enthralling live show — and on Nov. 20, the band...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson (Heart) Announces First-Ever Solo Album; Debuting Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’ Cover 10/23
October 1, 2020
Nancy Wilson (Heart) Announces First-Ever Solo Album; Debuting Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’ Cover 10/23

Nancy Wilson, iconic rock star known for her work as an integral part of Heart (alongside sister Ann Wilson), has done a lot over the years … but she hasn’t,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Sufjan Stevens Adds to His Catalog with Sprawling 15-Song Album ‘The Ascension’ (Listen/Buy)
September 25, 2020
Out Now: Sufjan Stevens Adds to His Catalog with Sprawling 15-Song Album ‘The Ascension’ (Listen/Buy)

Listening to an album from Sufjan Stevens can be an emotional experience. The indie-rock/experimental singer/songwriter/producer has built a legacy on unpredictable irreverence and hauntingly beautiful songwriting, and on Friday he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview the New Joey Molland (Badfinger) Album ‘Be True to Yourself’ with Two Songs (LP Out 10/16)
September 24, 2020
Preview the New Joey Molland (Badfinger) Album ‘Be True to Yourself’ with Two Songs (LP Out 10/16)

On Oct. 16, Joey Molland — guitarist/singer/songwriter known for his work with Badfinger — will release Be True to Yourself, his first solo album of new material in almost a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Mangoo Factory
September 23, 2020
Mangoo Factory

Mangoo Factory´s debut EP, was put together in two days. With a live recording the Band tried to bring the true, on stage vibe, across! Is it Pop, Jazz or maybe even Cabaret(ish)? "It is Music that smells like mangoes and tastes like dreams“. The texts are about traveling, love and Life and the awkward situations that come along the way. The Composer is the singer and violinist Celina von Wrochem, who also designed the CD-Coverdesign, and cut the Musikvideo of "Friday Night“, a tune that is on the EP.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 71st Birthday to ‘The Boss’ Himself, Bruce Springsteen (Pre-Order His New Album ‘Letter To You’)
September 23, 2020
Happy 71st Birthday to ‘The Boss’ Himself, Bruce Springsteen (Pre-Order His New Album ‘Letter To You’)

There’s only one music legend known as ‘The Boss’ — and today, New Jersey’s own  Bruce Springsteen celebrates his 71st birthday. It’s hard to amass the type of reputation he’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Oscar-Winning Songwriter John DeNicola Re-Recorded His ‘Dirty Dancing’ Hits for ‘The Why Because’ Album (Listen)
September 22, 2020
Oscar-Winning Songwriter John DeNicola Re-Recorded His ‘Dirty Dancing’ Hits for ‘The Why Because’ Album (Listen)

You know the songs of John DeNicola — even if you didn’t already know you did. DeNicola is a co-writer for two of the most well-known songs from the 1980s,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 9/25: Prince ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue, Sufjan Stevens, Deftones, Steve Hackett, Van Morrison, IDLES, Will Butler
September 21, 2020
New Music Out This Week 9/25: Prince ‘Sign O’ the Times’ Reissue, Sufjan Stevens, Deftones, Steve Hackett, Van Morrison, IDLES, Will Butler

This Friday, Sept. 25 will bring with it some big-name new music releases from major artists — a mix of genres and music eras, including both new material and reissues...

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 | Steve Earle & the Dukes to Record Album of Justin Townes Earle Songs for Early 2021 Release
September 16, 2020
Steve Earle & the Dukes to Record Album of Justin Townes Earle Songs for Early 2021 Release

In early 2021, Steve Earle & the Dukes will release an album of songs written by Justin Townes Earle, the gifted singer/songwriter (and Steve’s son), who passed away in late...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set
September 16, 2020
Brian Auger Q&A: Jazz Rock, Playing with Jimi Hendrix + Paul McCartney and His New ‘Introspection’ Box Set

Brian Auger may not be a household name to those who consider themselves music lovers, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this illustrious British-born octogenarian, musician,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Announce ‘Get Back’ Book to Accompany New Peter Jackson-Directed Documentary in August 2021
September 16, 2020
The Beatles Announce ‘Get Back’ Book to Accompany New Peter Jackson-Directed Documentary in August 2021

Director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated feature-length documentary film, The Beatles: Get Back, is currently scheduled for release on Aug. 27, 2021 — and a companion book has now been announced...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way
September 15, 2020
I’m Still Standing: Guitarist Steve Hackett Forges Ahead with Autobiography, Live Album and More on the Way

Introducing Rock Cellar’s newest column, I’m Still Standing. Each month, we’ll visit with a veteran artist that you may not previously have known is still producing vibrant, new music and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames
September 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs by Bands/Artists With the Best, Most Iconic Nicknames

What’s in a (nick)name? Some of the biggest artists music history also had the best, most unforgettable nicknames.  “Alexander the Great, who said on his wedding night, ‘It’s only a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour): New Solo Album, Full-Production ‘Forum or Against ‘Em’ Live Stream 10/2
September 15, 2020
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour): New Solo Album, Full-Production ‘Forum or Against ‘Em’ Live Stream 10/2

Corey Taylor does not care what you think. Primarily known to the masses as as the lead vocalist of masked heavy metal marauders Slipknot, a position he’s held since the band exploded with...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)
September 14, 2020
Yusuf/Cat Stevens: On Spirituality and Re-Imagining ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ for its 50th Anniversary (The Interview)

Tea For The Tillerman was the album that established Yusuf/Cat Stevens as a superstar in the United States. From there, with albums including Teaser and The Firecat, Catch Bull At...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers + Friends Play an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from the Oval Office (Kind Of)
September 10, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers + Friends Play an ‘NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from the Oval Office (Kind Of)

Phoebe Bridgers has lived large in 2020 so far — releasing one of the year’s best albums in her sophomore record, Punisher, amassing near-unanimous acclaim in the process. (Click here...

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September 10, 2020
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Rock Cellar – THE Online Resource and Community for Music Enthusiasts and Musicians Alike Lisa and Michael were born in the 60s and live in Los Angeles. They’ve always loved...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Code Orange Reinvents Itself & the ‘MTV Unplugged’ Concept with New Album, Haunting Alice in Chains Cover
September 8, 2020
Code Orange Reinvents Itself & the ‘MTV Unplugged’ Concept with New Album, Haunting Alice in Chains Cover

There is no project too “bold” for Code Orange to tackle — even during a global pandemic. The Pittsburgh-based metal/hardcore/experimental band has proven itself adaptable to even the most frustrating...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Saturday 9/5: Rock Cellar Presents ‘Labor Day Weekend Countdown: The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Free Live Stream Concert Hosted by Breakfast with the Beatles’ Chris Carter
September 4, 2020
Saturday 9/5: Rock Cellar Presents ‘Labor Day Weekend Countdown: The Beatles Top 50 All-Time Favorite Songs’ Free Live Stream Concert Hosted by Breakfast with the Beatles’ Chris Carter

What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? No matter where you are, or what you’ll be up to the holiday weekend, here’s a great suggestion for some at-home musical...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’
September 4, 2020
What to Stream Labor Day Weekend: The Beatles ‘Top 50 Countdown’ Live Stream, Pearl Jam, The Who, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, ‘Mulan’, ‘Bleeding Audio’

It’s Labor Day weekend in the United States, which means one thing: An extra day to celebrate (safely, of course, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). One of the best options...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)
September 3, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 4 (Memories of Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan and More)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Premiere: Stream ‘Breathe,’ a New Feel-Good Single from Pablo Cruise – the Band’s First Studio Single Since 1983
September 2, 2020
Premiere: Stream ‘Breathe,’ a New Feel-Good Single from Pablo Cruise – the Band’s First Studio Single Since 1983

It can be tough, especially lately, to get caught up in all the mess, the frenzy, the furor of 2020 and all of its problems — but it’s helpful to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman

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 program,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get Ready for More Baby Yoda Memes — ‘The Mandalorian’ Returns to Disney+ 10/30 with New Episodes
September 2, 2020
Get Ready for More Baby Yoda Memes — ‘The Mandalorian’ Returns to Disney+ 10/30 with New Episodes

Great news for fans of adorable miniature versions of beloved Star Wars characters: The Mandalorian will return to Disney+ on Oct. 30 with a batch of new episodes. This is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Blue Öyster Cult Share New Video for Hard-Charging ‘That Was Me,’ ft. a Cameo from Albert Bouchard on Backing Vocals (and Cowbell!)
September 1, 2020
Blue Öyster Cult Share New Video for Hard-Charging ‘That Was Me,’ ft. a Cameo from Albert Bouchard on Backing Vocals (and Cowbell!)

Classic rock icons Blue Öyster Cult recently roared back with a pair of new songs announcing that yes, they’re very much still active, thank you very much. “That Was Me”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coming 9/4 and 9/18: Fleetwood Mac ‘1969 to 1974’ Box Sets; ‘Then Play On’ Reissue (Pre-Order)
August 31, 2020
Coming 9/4 and 9/18: Fleetwood Mac ‘1969 to 1974’ Box Sets; ‘Then Play On’ Reissue (Pre-Order)

This upcoming month of September 2020 is bringing with it two big archival releases dating back to the early days of Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac: 1969 to 1974  — out...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cinema Swing
August 31, 2020
Cinema Swing

Hot Club of Los Angeles invests its performances on Cinema Swing with passion and the band’s unique approach to gypsy jazz, reflecting the accomplished musicianship and stylistic breadth of the group’s members as captured by Doyle, who doubled as the album’s producer. “We’re not your parent’s, or grandparent’s gypsy jazz band,” notes Byron. “We range far and wide across genres, while still honoring Django’s legacy. It’s fun music that will brighten your day, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.”

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Grohl Accepts ‘Drum Battle’ Challenge from 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell in Amusing Fashion
August 31, 2020
Dave Grohl Accepts ‘Drum Battle’ Challenge from 10-Year-Old Drummer Nandi Bushell in Amusing Fashion

10-year-old music prodigy Nandi Bushell is making quite a name for herself these days, uploading incredible performance videos to YouTube showing off her skills behind the drum set or playing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | This Weekend: Watch Outside Lands’ ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival w/ Gorillaz, Jack White, Haim, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, More
August 28, 2020
This Weekend: Watch Outside Lands’ ‘Inside Lands’ Virtual Festival w/ Gorillaz, Jack White, Haim, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, More

In early August, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival announced that its 2020 festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Go Glam/Synth-Rock for New Songs ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour of Love’ (Watch/Listen)
August 28, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Go Glam/Synth-Rock for New Songs ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour of Love’ (Watch/Listen)

Leave it to Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins — they’re always moving to the beat of their own drum, as the saying goes. (Click here to shop the Smashing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Unchained
August 27, 2020
Unchained

The Unchained Project was a Labor of Love for Terrell. From the first track to the end, the songs paint the picture of a man’s search for the perfect one. Some roadblocks, some missed opportunities and some lost, found and unconditional loves are all described in this powerful AC/R&B project by the crooner!

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Travis + Susanna Hoffs’ New Music Video for ‘The Only Thing’; New Album ’10 Songs’ Out 10/9
August 26, 2020
Watch Travis + Susanna Hoffs’ New Music Video for ‘The Only Thing’; New Album ’10 Songs’ Out 10/9

On Oct. 9, acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis will release a new album titled 10 Songs — and earlier this week, the band fronted by Fran Healy premiered a new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)
August 26, 2020
The Empty Hearts Conjure Fab Visions on ‘Second Album’ — Q&A with Clem Burke and Andy Babiuk (LP Out Now)

Whatever your preferences in 60’s and 70’s classic and garage rock, you’ll find much to cheer on The Empty Hearts and their aptly titled Second Album, which will be released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 
August 25, 2020
Record Store Day, the Resurgence of Vinyl, and How a Small, Independent Record Store is Surviving a Pandemic 

Record Store Day is, like many beloved pastimes of music lovers, experiencing a weird year. Usually, the country-spanning celebration of independent music shops is held on a given day each...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
Preview The Doors ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Set with ‘Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4)’ (Preview/Pre-Order)

On Oct. 9, The Doors will release a lavish 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of Morrison Hotel, the famed Los Angeles band‘s unforgettable 1970 album. (Click here to pre-order The Doors’ Morrison...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)
August 24, 2020
New Music Out This Week 8/28: Metallica, Rick Wakeman, America, Katy Perry, Seether, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Angel Olsen and The Empty Hearts (Preview/Pre-Order)

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 28 brings with it a number of notable new music releases from acts all across the wide spectrum of music. Below is our curated list of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Smashing Pumpkins Are Teasing Something with Five Countdowns Shared on Social Media
August 23, 2020
Smashing Pumpkins Are Teasing Something with Five Countdowns Shared on Social Media

Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are up to something. (Click here to shop the Smashing Pumpkins in our Rock Cellar Store). The band‘s social media pages and website recently...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)
August 21, 2020
The Doors: ‘Morrison Hotel’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 (Pre-Order)

In 1970, The Doors released Morrison Hotel, the Los Angeles band‘s fifth studio album and a major moment in the group’s career. Its recording process only took a few weeks,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Killers Return Refreshed and Synth-Happy as Ever with New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (Listen)
August 21, 2020
Out Now: The Killers Return Refreshed and Synth-Happy as Ever with New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ (Listen)

The allure of the Killers has always lied in the passionate vocals of Brandon Flowers and the rock/pop band‘s knack for a hook — especially hooks bathed in synth and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Lukather Has Sun-Soaked Backyard Fun in New ‘Run to Me’ Music Video — ft. Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams (Toto)
August 20, 2020
Steve Lukather Has Sun-Soaked Backyard Fun in New ‘Run to Me’ Music Video — ft. Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams (Toto)

When he’s not battling annoying leaf blowers with guitar riffs, Steve Lukather is honing his craft as a musician — and on Thursday, the man known for tasty guitar licks...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Cellar Independent Artist  Spotlight: Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Franklin
August 19, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Franklin

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 program,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Badfinger’s Joey Molland: ‘Be True To Yourself’ Album Out 10/16, ft. Micky Dolenz, Julian Lennon, Jason Scheff and Steve Holley (Preview)
August 18, 2020
Badfinger’s Joey Molland: ‘Be True To Yourself’ Album Out 10/16, ft. Micky Dolenz, Julian Lennon, Jason Scheff and Steve Holley (Preview)

This fall, Joey Molland — guitarist/singer/songwriter of the legendary group Badfinger — will release a new solo album, his first of new material in nearly a decade. (Click here to...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Eternal Wish
August 11, 2020
Eternal Wish

Formed in 2017 in Los Angeles, Blue Midnight released their debut album Eternal Wish in 2018. The album is known for it’s raw, emotive, and ethereal lyrics and music. It was produced by independent producer and Lunaris’ cousin, Sam Glaser, and mixed by Dave Fortman (slipknot, evanescence).

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pearl Jam Streaming 2018 Safeco Field Gig 9/4-9/7 (ft. 30+ Songs, a White Stripes Cover, Brandi Carlile and More)
August 11, 2020
Pearl Jam Streaming 2018 Safeco Field Gig 9/4-9/7 (ft. 30+ Songs, a White Stripes Cover, Brandi Carlile and More)

In 2018, Pearl Jam staged The Home Shows, a pair of gigs in the alt/grunge band’s hometown of Seattle. Taking the stage at Safeco Field, the band roared through career-spanning...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May of Queen Thanks Fire Crews for Saving His Home from Wildfires in Surrey, England
August 11, 2020
Brian May of Queen Thanks Fire Crews for Saving His Home from Wildfires in Surrey, England

A surging fire ravaged land in the English county of Surrey over the past few days, with the Guardian reporting its size at 40 hectares (roughly 99 acres). Fire crews...

Rock Cellar Magazine | August 2020 Issue
August 10, 2020
August 2020 Issue

Click the links below to enjoy our August 2020 features. The Go-Go’s: L.A. Punk-Rockers Turned ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Dish On Their New Documentary and Transcendent History Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Shinedown Shares Hour-Long London Concert from 2019 — Watch it on YouTube
August 7, 2020
Shinedown Shares Hour-Long London Concert from 2019 — Watch it on YouTube

Shinedown remains one of the most popular rock bands around, and the band’s heavy touring in 2019 proved it. Supporting 2018’s adventurous Attention Attention album, as well as the band’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trip Out with Tame Impala’s Flashy and Psychedelic New Video for ‘Is It True,’ from ‘The Slow Rush’
August 6, 2020
Trip Out with Tame Impala’s Flashy and Psychedelic New Video for ‘Is It True,’ from ‘The Slow Rush’

Kevin Parker, the mastermind behind Tame Impala, has a keen understanding of his music‘s psychedelic qualities. So when it came time to put together a lyric video for “Is It...

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 | 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 | 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 | Love & War
August 3, 2020
Love & War

Crowd funded by a success Kickstarter campaign, Love & War is a pop rock “best of” compilation album that unifies 35 talented singers, songwriters and musicians from Southern California; making timeless music together.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘Love Is,’ the New Solo Album from Prog-Rock Guitar Icon Steve Howe (and Read a New Interview)
July 31, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘Love Is,’ the New Solo Album from Prog-Rock Guitar Icon Steve Howe (and Read a New Interview)

Legendary guitarist Steve Howe, known for his work over the years with the prog-rock band Yes, is back with a new solo album. Love Is, released on Friday, is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) Previews Solo Debut ‘CMFT’ with Two Songs, Including a Wild Music Video for ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’
July 30, 2020
Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) Previews Solo Debut ‘CMFT’ with Two Songs, Including a Wild Music Video for ‘CMFT Must Be Stopped’

Corey Taylor is a man of musical multitudes. Primarily known to the masses as as the lead vocalist of masked heavy metal marauders Slipknot, a position he’s held down since...

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 | Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)
July 30, 2020
Legendary Guitarist Steve Howe Explores What ‘Love Is’ with Sprawling New Album (Q&A)

Breaking big in the States in the early ‘70s with The Yes Album, music fans first became acquainted with the exceptional six string gifts of Steve Howe on tracks like...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Marilyn Manson’s Nightmarish Music Video for the Dystopian Anthem ‘We Are Chaos’; New Manson Album Announced (Out 9/11)
July 29, 2020
Watch Marilyn Manson’s Nightmarish Music Video for the Dystopian Anthem ‘We Are Chaos’; New Manson Album Announced (Out 9/11)

Marilyn Manson premiered a new song and music video on Wednesday, but “We Are Chaos” may throw you for a bit of a loop. Musically, it’s not an incendiary, in-your-face...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Keyboard Wizard Rick Wakeman: Take a Trip to Deep Space with ‘Ascraeus Mons,’ from Wakeman’s New Mars-Inspired Album ‘The Red Planet’ (Out 8/28)
July 28, 2020
New from Keyboard Wizard Rick Wakeman: Take a Trip to Deep Space with ‘Ascraeus Mons,’ from Wakeman’s New Mars-Inspired Album ‘The Red Planet’ (Out 8/28)

Rick Wakeman returned this week with some new music, and it’s safe to say the keyboard legend known for his work with Yes still has grandiose musical inclinations. “Ascraeus Mons”...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac ‘1969-1974’ Box Set Announced, Second ‘1973-1974’ Vinyl Box Set Also on the Way
July 23, 2020
Fleetwood Mac ‘1969-1974’ Box Set Announced, Second ‘1973-1974’ Vinyl Box Set Also on the Way

The early era of Fleetwood Mac was prolific — years before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the mix, the group‘s blues/rock pedigree established by Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, John...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon
July 23, 2020
Daniel Gallagher Discusses Rory Gallagher’s ‘Blues’ – the Best and Rarest Blues Compilation Album from the Late Irish Guitar Icon

Legendary Irish guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, is the subject of Blues, a deluxe 3-CD set exploring his immersion in that time honored musical idiom. The compilation was released in...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 73rd Birthday to Don Henley of the Eagles – Flash Back to His ‘Leather and Lace’ Duet with Stevie Nicks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019
July 22, 2020
Happy 73rd Birthday to Don Henley of the Eagles – Flash Back to His ‘Leather and Lace’ Duet with Stevie Nicks at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

Today, July 22, is the 73rd birthday of Don Henley — co-founder and drummer of the classic rock band Eagles. Click here to purchase Eagles albums in our Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)
July 17, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen, Part 3 (Ian Anderson, Ricky Phillips & James Young of Styx, Rik Emmett)

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Announces Rescheduled 2021 North American Tour Dates
July 16, 2020
Rammstein Announces Rescheduled 2021 North American Tour Dates

Rammstein was supposed to head out on its first-ever stadium tour of North America in 2020, only to see the COVID-19 pandemic force the German industrial/metal band to postpone the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rose Parade Cancelled Due to COVID-19, Only its Fourth Cancellation Since 1891
July 15, 2020
Rose Parade Cancelled Due to COVID-19, Only its Fourth Cancellation Since 1891

On Wednesday, it was announced that the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., will not take place in January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising concern surrounding its...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews
July 15, 2020
Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Linda Ronstadt – Revisit 2013 and 2019 Interviews

Linda Ronstadt is a music legend of the highest degree, her voice and influence a powerful, resonant part of rock and roll history. Today, July 15, the singer celebrates her 74th...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench
July 13, 2020
Waxing Poetic About the Majesty of Vinyl Records with Benmont Tench

Note: This interview with Benmont Tench was conducted a few years back, well before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.  Walk into Benmont Tench’s home and you’ll immediately know you’ve entered...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)
July 10, 2020
Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)

DMA’s is a three-piece band from Sydney, Australia with its musical roots planted in the 1990s’ Britpop sound. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Catch a Re-Airing of Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Tonight 7/7 on ESPN (8 p.m. EDT) and 7/13 (9 p.m. EDT)
July 7, 2020
Catch a Re-Airing of Eagles ‘Live from the Forum MMXVIII’ Tonight 7/7 on ESPN (8 p.m. EDT) and 7/13 (9 p.m. EDT)

This past 4th of July holiday weekend saw the premiere of Eagles Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles highlighting...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: Stream ‘First Rose of Spring,’ the 70th(!) Studio Album from Willie Nelson
July 2, 2020
Out Now: Stream ‘First Rose of Spring,’ the 70th(!) Studio Album from Willie Nelson

How many albums have you released in your life? There’s a very good chance you haven’t released as many as Willie Nelson, who notches his SEVENTIETH studio album with First...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Eagles ‘Live from The Forum MMXVIII’ Concert Film on ESPN This Sunday, 7/5; Live Album/Blu-ray Out 10/16
July 1, 2020
Watch Eagles ‘Live from The Forum MMXVIII’ Concert Film on ESPN This Sunday, 7/5; Live Album/Blu-ray Out 10/16

Here’s a bit of a surprise announcement from the Eagles: Live from the Forum MMXVIII, a concert film from the legendary band at the Forum in Los Angeles, will premiere...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s
June 29, 2020
Bob Dylan Makes Music History with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ Becomes First Artist with a Top 40 Album in Every Decade Since the 1960s

On June 19, Bob Dylan released Rough and Rowdy Ways, his anticipated new album and his first record of original material since 2012’s Tempest. Click here to purchase a copy...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’
June 26, 2020
New from Robby Krieger of The Doors: Stream ‘The Hitch,’ from New Solo Album ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown’

Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, has been steadily previewing his new solo album, The Ritual Begins at Sundown, for a few months now. On Friday, Krieger premiered a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands Cancels 2020 Festival, Announces 2021 Lineup/Details (Lizzo, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Strokes, More)
June 24, 2020
Outside Lands Cancels 2020 Festival, Announces 2021 Lineup/Details (Lizzo, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Strokes, More)

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will not take place in 2020, as expected given the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival lessened the blow of the bad news...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘I See You’ for ‘The Late Late Show’ From Her Car While Circling Around a Parking Lot
June 24, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘I See You’ for ‘The Late Late Show’ From Her Car While Circling Around a Parking Lot

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned rave reviews for her emotionally tinged indie/rock music over the past few years, but her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Premieres Video for ‘We Are the Cowboys,’ Directed By Son Micah Nelson, Just in Time for Father’s Day
June 19, 2020
Willie Nelson Premieres Video for ‘We Are the Cowboys,’ Directed By Son Micah Nelson, Just in Time for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Willie Nelson chose the perfect time to premiere a new music video for a song titled “We Are the Cowboys.” The clip was...

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 | Dead & Company Streaming 2018 Gig from Dodger Stadium on YouTube Saturday 6/20
June 18, 2020
Dead & Company Streaming 2018 Gig from Dodger Stadium on YouTube Saturday 6/20

The past several weekends have featured archival streams from both the Grateful Dead and Dead &  Company. This upcoming weekend will not feature a stream from the Grateful Dead, as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)
June 18, 2020
New Found Glory’s New Back-to-Basics Album Shows Why They’ve Stuck Around ‘Forever + Ever x Infinity’ (Review/Listen)

Ten albums in, Florida-based pop/punk veterans New Found Glory know what they’re doing. We’re roughly two decades removed from the peak of Warped Tour culture and teens making the yearly...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Astley Covered the Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong,’ ‘A Song to Lift Your Spirits and Put You in Another Place’
June 18, 2020
Rick Astley Covered the Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong,’ ‘A Song to Lift Your Spirits and Put You in Another Place’

What songs make you truly feel something? For fans of the Foo Fighters, an easy pick is “Everlong,” one of the band’s biggest singles, originally featured on the 1997 album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)
June 18, 2020
Phoebe Bridgers Releases Anticipated New Album ‘Punisher,’ a Stunning Sophomore Record (Listen)

Singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has earned a strong following since releasing her debut solo album, Stranger in the Alps, in 2017. Today, June 18, Bridgers released its follow-up, Punisher, and her...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Live Nation Considering Significant Changes to Policy for Potential 2021 Concerts/Festivals, with Artists Taking on More Financial Responsibility
June 18, 2020
Live Nation Considering Significant Changes to Policy for Potential 2021 Concerts/Festivals, with Artists Taking on More Financial Responsibility

Rolling Stone has obtained a new memo from Live Nation that indicates significant changes are in store for 2021, should the resumption of live concerts and music festivals resume in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac: 1969 Album ‘Then Play On’ to Be Reissued in Expanded Form in July
June 17, 2020
Fleetwood Mac: 1969 Album ‘Then Play On’ to Be Reissued in Expanded Form in July

Then Play On marked the end of an era for Fleetwood Mac. The 1969 album — the first with guitarist/vocalist Danny Kirwan — was the third release from the band,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel Launches with Archival Clips from Beach Boys, Supremes, Jackson 5, Neil Diamond, More
June 12, 2020
Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel Launches with Archival Clips from Beach Boys, Supremes, Jackson 5, Neil Diamond, More

A licensing deal struck between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. has facilitated the launch of a new YouTube channel dedicated to the Ed Sullivan Show and all of its robust...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Disney Postpones Release of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ to 2021
June 12, 2020
Disney Postpones Release of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ to 2021

This upcoming Sept. 4 was intended to see the release of The Beatles: Get Back, the anticipated documentary from filmmaker Peter Jackson, but Disney announced on Friday (per the Wrap) that...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Take a Few Minutes to Enjoy Earth, Wind & Fire’s Soothing Rendition of ‘Devotion,’ Performed At Home for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
June 9, 2020
Take a Few Minutes to Enjoy Earth, Wind & Fire’s Soothing Rendition of ‘Devotion,’ Performed At Home for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

This week, Earth Wind & Fire teamed up while at home for a performance that aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the iconic group‘s soulful rendition of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ the Lovable Middle-Aged Rock Star Wannabes Tasked With Saving the World Once Again
June 9, 2020
Watch the New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ the Lovable Middle-Aged Rock Star Wannabes Tasked With Saving the World Once Again

At long last, it’s here: The official teaser trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music, the awaited new film starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the titular Bill &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dauzat St. Marie Asks ‘Where Were You?’ Throughout Various Shared Experiences in Earnest New Music Video
June 5, 2020
Dauzat St. Marie Asks ‘Where Were You?’ Throughout Various Shared Experiences in Earnest New Music Video

Dauzat St. Marie, a powerhouse duo featuring Heather St. Marie and guitarist/vocalist Mat Dauzat, both of the Los Angeles band Hydrovibe, recently premiered a new song called “Where Were You?”...

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a New Version of ‘Baby Blue’ by Badfinger — Featuring Matthew Sweet (Listen)
May 28, 2020
Hear a New Version of ‘Baby Blue’ by Badfinger — Featuring Matthew Sweet (Listen)

“Baby Blue,” taken from the 1971 Badfinger album Straight Up, ranks among the band‘s most celebrated tracks — and a special new recording of the song was released on Thursday....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)
May 28, 2020
Drift Out to the Edge with ‘Hot Head,’ a New Song from Robby Krieger of the Doors (ft. Frank Zappa Band Alumni)

On August 14, Robby Krieger, legendary guitarist of The Doors, will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new album that he has been previewing in recent weeks with a...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Cancels 2020 Season for First Time in 90 Years Due to COVID-19
May 27, 2020
The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles Cancels 2020 Season for First Time in 90 Years Due to COVID-19

A rough summer in Los Angeles just got even quieter. Two weeks ago saw the legendary Hollywood Bowl officially cancel its entire 2020 season of live performances as a result...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)
May 22, 2020
Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, Turns 79 Years Old This Weekend (5/24, to Be Specific)

On Sunday, May 24, Bob Dylan turns 79 years of age — so what better opportunity to celebrate the legendary musician/songwriter/cultural icon, who remains as crucial a part of our collective...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hayley Williams is the First Woman to Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart Solo and With a Group, Thanks to ‘Petals for Armor’
May 21, 2020
Hayley Williams is the First Woman to Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart Solo and With a Group, Thanks to ‘Petals for Armor’

On May 8, singer/songwriter Hayley Williams released Petals for Armor, her first official solo album after five records as the front woman for alt/punk band Paramore. Two weeks later, the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins is Putting Together a ‘Global Virtual Choir’ to Create a New Version of ‘Amazing Grace’ and You Can Join (Deadline Friday 5/22)
May 20, 2020
Judy Collins is Putting Together a ‘Global Virtual Choir’ to Create a New Version of ‘Amazing Grace’ and You Can Join (Deadline Friday 5/22)

Legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins has a special opportunity for everybody, designed with the spirit of community amid the COVID-19 pandemic in mind. It all has to do with her rendition...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back
May 20, 2020
23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back

Up through the release of 1995’s self-titled Foo Fighters debut record, the project was very much “the drummer of Nirvana making his own music” — so much so that Dave...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play ‘Mother’ from Quarantine: ‘Watching ‘Mother’ Reminds Me Just How Irreplaceable the Joy of Being in a Band is’
May 18, 2020
Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play ‘Mother’ from Quarantine: ‘Watching ‘Mother’ Reminds Me Just How Irreplaceable the Joy of Being in a Band is’

Roger Waters and his touring band aren’t able to be out on the road right now — the COVID-19 pandemic postponed his anticipated This Is Not A Drill tour to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Graham Nash Says He’s Written Half an Album of Song Demos During Isolation (Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ 5/17)
May 14, 2020
Graham Nash Says He’s Written Half an Album of Song Demos During Isolation (Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ 5/17)

Legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash has found a way to keep busy while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic — writing songs! Apparently, he’s penned “half an album of new song...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear a Powerhouse Live Performance of ‘What the World Needs Now’ from Michael McDonald
May 13, 2020
Hear a Powerhouse Live Performance of ‘What the World Needs Now’ from Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald has released a new live cover of “What the World Needs Now,” the 1965 hit by Jackie DeShannon that was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)
May 13, 2020
Rockers Recall The Most Impressive Live Acts They’ve Seen in Concert (Paul Stanley, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and More)

Whether it’s The Who, The Rolling Stones or Foo Fighters tearing it up in stadiums, witnessing KISS, Aerosmith or Madonna in a large amphitheater or The Supersuckers kickin’ out the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video
May 12, 2020
Bryan Adams Tells Whoever/Whatever Caused COVID-19 to ‘Go Vegan’ in Angry Instagram Video

Bryan Adams was looking forward to a run of shows at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London beginning this week, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the Canadian pop/rocker‘s plans...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Springfield Premieres ‘The Wall Will Fall,’ a Fundraising Song for Feeding America ft. Vance DeGeneres, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Members of Loverboy, KISS and More (Listen)
May 8, 2020
Rick Springfield Premieres ‘The Wall Will Fall,’ a Fundraising Song for Feeding America ft. Vance DeGeneres, Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Members of Loverboy, KISS and More (Listen)

Recently, Rock Cellar caught up with Rick Springfield from his home in Southern California, where the iconic rocker was keeping busy while under coronavirus pandemic-mandated quarantine. Among the activities he...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy Mother’s Day from Willie Nelson and His Take on Country Classic ‘I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised’ (Listen)
May 8, 2020
Happy Mother’s Day from Willie Nelson and His Take on Country Classic ‘I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised’ (Listen)

This one’s for all the mothers. On Friday, Willie Nelson premiered his version of “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised,” just in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK
May 8, 2020
Brian May of Queen Somehow Ripped His Glutes to ‘Shreds’ Gardening — But He’s OK

Tending to the garden can be a great activity and a solid way to spend some time at home — unless you’re Queen guitarist Brian May, who apparently had a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Animated Weezer Play ‘The Simpsons’ Theme Ahead of a Guest Appearance This Sunday 5/10
May 7, 2020
Watch Animated Weezer Play ‘The Simpsons’ Theme Ahead of a Guest Appearance This Sunday 5/10

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown the world into chaos, but The Simpsons continues churning forward nonetheless — and this Sunday’s episode will feature Weezer, making an appearance on the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Yourself Rocking Out/Playing Air Guitar at Home and You Could End Up in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’
May 5, 2020
Film Yourself Rocking Out/Playing Air Guitar at Home and You Could End Up in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

On August 21, Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-awaited sequel to the Bill & Ted film series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, is scheduled to hit theaters...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch a New At-Home Performance of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ from the Members of Crowded House
May 1, 2020
Watch a New At-Home Performance of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ from the Members of Crowded House

In April of 1987, the song “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House hit the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts in the United States, the highest mark the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Deep Purple: From Epic Guitars to a Spoken-Word Warning from Ian Gillan, ‘Man Alive’ is a Proggy Adventure (Listen)
May 1, 2020
New from Deep Purple: From Epic Guitars to a Spoken-Word Warning from Ian Gillan, ‘Man Alive’ is a Proggy Adventure (Listen)

Deep Purple may have postponed the release of its new studio album Whoosh! to August 7 due to the COVID_19 pandemic, but the prog-rock band has been steadily releasing new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day
April 29, 2020
Let Dodger Stadium Organist Dieter Ruehle Playing the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘Touch Me’ Brighten Your Day

Were it not for COVID-19 and the global pandemic that is still keeping the ‘Pause’ button hit on pretty much everything these days, there is no Major League Baseball happening...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)
April 27, 2020
‘All Together Now!’ All-Star Online Concert Event Raises $110,000+ for COVID-19 Relief in Los Angeles (Watch/Donate)

This past Saturday, April 25, Rock Cellar Productions in association with the Get Together Foundation and City Council member John Lee, presented ALL TOGETHER NOW! – an online concert event...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Miley Cyrus (and Andrew Watt) Toast Pink Floyd with an Acoustic Campire ‘Wish You Were Here’ Jam on ‘SNL’
April 27, 2020
Watch Miley Cyrus (and Andrew Watt) Toast Pink Floyd with an Acoustic Campire ‘Wish You Were Here’ Jam on ‘SNL’

This past weekend saw another edition of Saturday Night Live‘s At Home episodes, and Miley Cyrus was featured as one of the musical guests. Perched in a nighttime campfire scene,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Can Now Buy The Doors-Themed Face Masks, Proceeds Benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
April 24, 2020
You Can Now Buy The Doors-Themed Face Masks, Proceeds Benefiting the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Doors have announced a special new product emblazoned with the band’s signature psychedelia: Non-medical face masks, designed with the coronavirus pandemic in mind and with 100 percent of proceeds...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’ the First New Album from Fiona Apple Since 2012, Couldn’t Have Come at a More Perfect Time
April 17, 2020
‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’ the First New Album from Fiona Apple Since 2012, Couldn’t Have Come at a More Perfect Time

Fetch the Bolt Cutters, the new album from Fiona Apple and her first since 2012’s The Idler Wheel … begins with a song that perfectly captures the allure of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘I Contain Multitudes,’ Another New Song from Bob Dylan
April 17, 2020
Stream ‘I Contain Multitudes,’ Another New Song from Bob Dylan

Today, tomorrow, and yesterday, too/The flowers are dyin’ like all things do, begins Bob Dylan in “I Contain Multitudes,” a surprise new song premiered late Thursday night. The track turned...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You’ll Think of Classics from Queen, the Beatles and Ramones Differently After Watching Them Performed by a Zen Buddhist Monk
April 16, 2020
You’ll Think of Classics from Queen, the Beatles and Ramones Differently After Watching Them Performed by a Zen Buddhist Monk

He’s referred to as ‘The chanting, rollerblading monk at the Met’ in a 2007 New York Times profile, and Kazutaka Yamada has a lot to offer in terms of a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch John Fogerty and Family — the ‘Fogerty Factory’ — Perform Some CCR Classics from Home
April 15, 2020
Watch John Fogerty and Family — the ‘Fogerty Factory’ — Perform Some CCR Classics from Home

Over the past two weeks or so, John Fogerty and his family band — the Fogerty Factory, as he’s referring to it in a series of posts on social media...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Doctors
April 15, 2020
Top 11 Songs About Doctors

“My doctor told me to stop having in,timate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” by Robert Palmer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases

“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)
April 14, 2020
‘Desolation Angels’ at 40: Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs on Bad Company’s Classic LP (The Interview)

Following up the Burning Sky album, an adventurous excursion into experimentation and wide vista sonic landscapes, Bad Company returned to the charts in a big way with 1979’s Desolation Angels....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)
April 14, 2020
‘Streetlight Harmonies’: Doo-Wop Doc Goes Deep on Beloved Musical Genre (Film Review)

I Only Have Ears For You: Doo-Wop Doc Streetlight Harmonies Does Deep Doo Run Run on Beloved Musical Genre This reviewer would be hard-pressed to find a more appropriate film...

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 | King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts
April 13, 2020
King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts

Over the weekend, King Crimson announced that its planned 2020 tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and its hold on things at the moment. The...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Report Suggests The Return of Concerts Might Not Be a ‘Plausible Possibility’ Until Fall 2021 Due to COVID-19
April 13, 2020
New Report Suggests The Return of Concerts Might Not Be a ‘Plausible Possibility’ Until Fall 2021 Due to COVID-19

Among the many elements of ‘normal life’ that have been upended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is the live music industry. Concerts, which we all definitely took for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19
April 9, 2020
New from Phoebe Bridgers: Watch Her Green-Screen Video for ‘Kyoto’; New Album ‘Punisher’ Out 6/19

On June 19, Phoebe Bridgers will release her second full-length album, Punisher, via Dead Oceans. To say this album comes with much anticipation doesn’t do it justice; Bridgers’ 2017 full-length...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020
April 7, 2020
Remembering Country/Folk Legend John Prine: 1946-2020

Legendary country/folk singer/songwriter John Prine has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with the coronavirus, it was reported on Tuesday. Prine was admitted to the hospital...

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 | 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 | Michael McDonald Premieres Powerful New Cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ — Listen
April 2, 2020
Michael McDonald Premieres Powerful New Cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ — Listen

Today, April 2, would have been the 81st birthday of the legendary Marvin Gaye — so it was the perfect date for “yacht rock” king and all-around music icon Michael...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who
April 1, 2020
Pete Townshend Might Use Quarantine Time in the Studio to Work on New Music for The Who

It hasn’t been a long time since The Who released new music — the legendary rock band‘s 2019 album, WHO, was released in December and capped off a triumphant Moving...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | It’s Called ‘Coronavirus Rhapsody,’ and You Must Listen To It Right Now
March 26, 2020
It’s Called ‘Coronavirus Rhapsody,’ and You Must Listen To It Right Now

Meet Dana Jay Bein — the architect of an absolutely inspired bit of musical parody that is making the rounds on the internet. His piece of art is titled “Coronavirus...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Lindsey Buckingham Shares In-Studio Photo Of His Time Working with the Killers on New Single ‘Caution’
March 24, 2020
Lindsey Buckingham Shares In-Studio Photo Of His Time Working with the Killers on New Single ‘Caution’

The Killers have a new single out, and “Caution” packs enough of a punch to appeal to those who enjoyed the band‘s earlier hits, like “When You Were Young” or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3
March 23, 2020
Release Date of New Willie Nelson Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ Moved from April 24 to July 3

The legendary Willie Nelson was supposed to add to his boundless repertoire of music on April 24 — just in time for his 87th birthday five days later — but...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Killers’ New Video for ‘Caution,’ Featuring a Guitar Solo from Lindsey Buckingham
March 20, 2020
Watch the Killers’ New Video for ‘Caution,’ Featuring a Guitar Solo from Lindsey Buckingham

Last week, the Killers premiered a new song titled “Caution” — one that echoes the band’s smash-hit singles of the past, like “When You Were Young,” “Somebody Told Me” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)
March 19, 2020
Hear the Trippy ‘Slide Home,’ from the New Album from Robby Krieger of The Doors (Out 4/24)

On April 24, legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of the Doors will release The Ritual Begins at Sundown, a new solo record and his first in a decade. On Thursday, Krieger...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from Willie Nelson: Stream ‘Our Song,’ Written by Chris Stapleton
March 17, 2020
New from Willie Nelson: Stream ‘Our Song,’ Written by Chris Stapleton

The incomparable Willie Nelson will add to his legacy of music with a new record when he releases First Rose of Spring, his 70th(!) album, on April 24. One of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New from The Killers: Stream ‘Caution,’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’
March 12, 2020
New from The Killers: Stream ‘Caution,’ from New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage’

Las Vegas rockers The Killers are back — and on Thursday the celebrated band premiered a new song, “Caution”: The track is taken from the band’s new album, Imploding the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)
March 12, 2020
Robbie Robertson: ‘Sinematic,’ ‘Once Were Brothers’ and Friendship with Martin Scorsese (The Interview)

It’s 2020, and rock and roll icon Robbie Robertson is busier than ever. A new solo album, Sinematic, acclaimed work on the Martin Scorcese’s mobster film The Irishman and a...

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 | John Lodge Q&A: The Moody Blues, Rock Cruises and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
March 12, 2020
John Lodge Q&A: The Moody Blues, Rock Cruises and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

John Lodge Takes His Solo Material and Some of his Hits with the Moody Blues “B Yond” on New Album Often, new circumstances and the normal passage of time can...

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 | Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)
March 11, 2020
Carlos and Cindy Santana on the Power of ‘Playing from Your Heart’ (Q&A)

“It’s about playing from your heart,” Carlos Santana says about why he believes his music, and remarkable guitar playing, has stood the test of time. “It’s about being gut-bucket honest....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020
March 11, 2020
‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ a New Documentary from Peter Jackson and Walt Disney Studios, in Theaters Sept. 4, 2020

Exciting news in the world of the Beatles came down on Wednesday: Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s new documentary film, The Beatles: Get Back, will officially be released in theaters on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington
March 10, 2020
320 Festival, ‘A Mental Health Movement,’ Coming 5/9 in L.A.: Q&A with Talinda Bennington, Widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

On May 9, the 320 Festival will take place at L.A. Live in Los Angeles in hopes of advancing the conversation about mental health through face-to-face meetings with non-profit organizations,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein’s Crazy Stadium Tour Stage Setup Takes 60+ Hours to Put Together — Watch
February 28, 2020
Rammstein’s Crazy Stadium Tour Stage Setup Takes 60+ Hours to Put Together — Watch

Rammstein doesn’t play concerts — Rammstein stages unparalleled, unforgettable experiences that linger with you well past the final note. The German industrial/metal band is known for its unreal live concert...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)
February 21, 2020
The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces New Album, ‘The Ritual Begins at Sundown,’ a Collaboration with Frank Zappa Alumni (Preview with ‘The Drift’)

Robby Krieger is a legend, his riffs and work as a principal member of the Doors renowned for years — and on April 24, he’ll release his first new solo...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Covering Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, More on New Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ — His 70th Record (!)
February 21, 2020
Willie Nelson Covering Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, More on New Album ‘First Rose of Spring’ — His 70th Record (!)

Willie Nelson just keeps truckin’ — and on April 24, the 86-year-old legend will release his 70th studio album. Yes, that’s right, seventieth. First Rose of Spring was announced on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Detail North American Tour
February 18, 2020
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Detail North American Tour

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will return to stages across North America in 2020, as a lengthy tour was announced on Tuesday. All told, the outing will span 15...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat
February 17, 2020
James Taylor Opens Up About Joni Mitchell’s Possible Comeback, His Being a ‘Bad Influence’ on the Beatles and More in New ‘Guardian’ Chat

James Taylor is in a reflective mood these days — and with his new album, American Standard, set for release on Feb. 28, the legendary singer/songwriter was the focus of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Take a Trip Through Your Own Mind with Tame Impala’s Psychedelic New Album ‘The Slow Rush’ (Listen)
February 13, 2020
Take a Trip Through Your Own Mind with Tame Impala’s Psychedelic New Album ‘The Slow Rush’ (Listen)

For Kevin Parker, the central creative force behind Tame Impala, his fourth studio album is all about time — memories, nostalgia, all of it — as expressed through some intensely...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)
February 13, 2020
Stream ‘No Time to Die,’ the New James Bond Theme Song from Billie Eilish (Recorded with Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr)

Recently, it was revealed that alt/pop phenom Billie Eilish and her producer/collaborator/brother Finneas O’Connell had been tasked with putting together the new James Bond theme song … and on Thursday...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)
February 13, 2020
Dave Clark on the Incredible Heights Reached by the Dave Clark Five (Q&A)

Rivaling the mighty Beatles in popularity in the mid-60s, The Dave Clark Five records exploded like an atom bomb detonating out of the speakers. Songs like “Glad All Over,” “Bits...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976
February 13, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Touring the Marshall Amplification Factory and Lunch with Jim Marshall in 1976

There was a movie released in the summer of 2019 titled Yesterday, depicting a world in which the Beatles never existed.  Pretty difficult to ponder, right? Well, try and picture...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Next Big Thing Submit Application
February 12, 2020
The Next Big Thing Submit Application

ROCK CELLAR’S THE NEXT BIG THING ARTIST SUBMISSIONS COMPETITION POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 — STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER DETAILS Apply Rules & Regulations FAQs Do you think you have what...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rage Against the Machine Plots 40-Date ‘Public Service Announcement’ Tour with Special Guests Run the Jewels
February 10, 2020
Rage Against the Machine Plots 40-Date ‘Public Service Announcement’ Tour with Special Guests Run the Jewels

When it was announced that a reunited Rage Against the Machine was booked for both weekends at the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, it had many...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Music of the Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish, Elton John, Eminem, Cynthia Erivo Entertain the Masses
February 9, 2020
The Music of the Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish, Elton John, Eminem, Cynthia Erivo Entertain the Masses

The 92nd Academy Awards took place Sunday in Hollywood, and it was another night of glitz and glamor for the movie business as the Oscars aired on ABC. It was...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nickelback Details ‘All the Right Reasons’ Summer Tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown and Switchfoot
January 21, 2020
Nickelback Details ‘All the Right Reasons’ Summer Tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown and Switchfoot

When you talk about Nickelback, you’re talking about a bona fide rock and roll institution. Yes, it may be “uncool” according to some to swear allegiance to the Canadian band...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rammstein Announces First-Ever North American Stadium Tour for 2020
January 21, 2020
Rammstein Announces First-Ever North American Stadium Tour for 2020

Experiencing a Rammstein concert is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The spectacle, the pomp, the props, the explosions, the sensory overload as the six-man German industrial/metal band tears up the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills
January 14, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Stephen Stills

STEPHEN STILLS: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  I do my food shopping at a market called Ralphs. Located at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon, the location makes it a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)
January 13, 2020
2020 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: ‘Joker,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917’ Earn Top Honors (Full Details)

On Monday, the official 92nd Academy Awards nominations were announced, ahead of the Oscars ceremony which will air on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC. Leading the pack in terms of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Chad Smith: Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Indeed Working on a New Album with John Frusciante
January 9, 2020
Chad Smith: Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Indeed Working on a New Album with John Frusciante

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers dropped a pre-Christmas surprise, announcing that guitarist John Frusciante was back in the mix after a decade away from the group, fans were no...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, Dave Grohl and Perry Farrell Obliterate the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Stage with ‘I Really Blew It’
January 8, 2020
Watch Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, Dave Grohl and Perry Farrell Obliterate the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Stage with ‘I Really Blew It’

You may know Taylor Hawkins as the drummer for the Foo Fighters, but he also enjoys work outside the globe-trotting alt/rock heroes fronting his own band, Taylor Hawkins & the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31
January 6, 2020
‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ Documentary Hitting YouTube on 3/31

Coachella. It’s a music festival, yes — the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be precise — but it’s more than that. The annual festival put on by mega-promoter...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining
January 2, 2020
Coachella 2020 Officially Announced: Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean Headlining

Well, it’s here: The official lineup and details for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival‘s 2020 edition, which will take place at the polo fields in Indio, California on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Footage from the First My Chemical Romance Gig Since 2012
December 20, 2019
Watch Footage from the First My Chemical Romance Gig Since 2012

Friday night was a big one for fans of My Chemical Romance, as the band took the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for its first concert since...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978
December 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Gene Simmons of KISS in 1978

In August 1978, I interviewed Gene Simmons for what would become a January 1979 cover story in Guitar Player Magazine. Ace Frehley — whom I also interviewed — snagged the...

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 | Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’
December 12, 2019
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum (Michael C. Hall, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen) Announce Arrival with Ominous Debut Video for ‘Ketamine’

A new indie trio has been formed, and it demands your attention. The group, Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum — yes, that’s their name for this project — includes...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Netflix Adapting Paul McCartney’s Children’s Book ‘High in the Clouds’ Into an Animated Feature (Produced By and Featuring Music from McCartney)
December 10, 2019
Netflix Adapting Paul McCartney’s Children’s Book ‘High in the Clouds’ Into an Animated Feature (Produced By and Featuring Music from McCartney)

Sir Paul McCartney has worn many hats over the years, and an exciting new project with Netflix has aims to adapt his 2005 children’s book High in the Clouds into...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream Cheap Trick’s New Cover of John Lennon’s Incendiary Protest Anthem ‘Gimme Some Truth’
December 6, 2019
Stream Cheap Trick’s New Cover of John Lennon’s Incendiary Protest Anthem ‘Gimme Some Truth’

Back on Nov. 29 for Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event, power-pop legends Cheap Trick released a special limited edition vinyl featuring their new cover of “Gimme Some Truth,” the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deep Purple: New Album Finished, U.K. Tour with Blue Öyster Cult Set for 2020
December 4, 2019
Deep Purple: New Album Finished, U.K. Tour with Blue Öyster Cult Set for 2020

Big news from iconic English rock band Deep Purple, as the group has completed work on a new album. The update was provided via the band’s social media channels earlier...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Telling Some Guy His Relationship is Done via Cameo is the Internet in its Best Form
November 25, 2019
Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath Telling Some Guy His Relationship is Done via Cameo is the Internet in its Best Form

Nobody wants to be told they’re suddenly single. That’s a talk both parties in any relationship dread. But when it’s over … is it really over? The answer is yes...

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 | My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion
November 19, 2019
My Chemical Romance Look Very Focused in First Studio Photo Since Announcing Their Anticipated Reunion

The recent announcement that emo/rock band My Chemical Romance was reconvening after several years apart for a special concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was met with feverish...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Everybody Relax, Disney+ Will Be Up and Working 100 Percent Soon Enough
November 12, 2019
Everybody Relax, Disney+ Will Be Up and Working 100 Percent Soon Enough

When Disney announced Disney+, it felt like the entire planet was through the moon with excitement — and understandably so! After all, we’re talking about arguably the most well-known and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)
November 8, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ New LP ‘Get the Money’ Can Best Be Exemplified By This Screaming, Flaming Dave Grohl Apparition (Listen)

If you’re going to call your album Get the Money, that implies a certain … style to the musical proceedings, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders delivered on that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: ‘Everything Opposite,’ the New EP from Simple Creatures (Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth)
November 7, 2019
Out Now: ‘Everything Opposite,’ the New EP from Simple Creatures (Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth)

Back in April, Simple Creatures — the collaborative project between Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth — released its debut EP. It was the melding of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Joe Pesci’s Jazzy New Album(!) ‘Still Singing’ with ‘Baby Girl,’ Featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine
November 7, 2019
Preview Joe Pesci’s Jazzy New Album(!) ‘Still Singing’ with ‘Baby Girl,’ Featuring Maroon 5’s Adam Levine

On Nov. 27, Martin Scorsese‘s highly anticipated gangster/crime movie The Irishman will premiere on Netflix, bringing legendary actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci back to the screen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A CGI Rendering of James Dean will Star in a Vietnam-Era Movie Titled ‘Finding Jack’
November 6, 2019
A CGI Rendering of James Dean will Star in a Vietnam-Era Movie Titled ‘Finding Jack’

We are officially through the looking glass, as it were: James Dean, legendary actor and icon of Hollywood who died at the age of 24 in a car accident way...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’
November 1, 2019
Fully Embrace the Approaching Holiday Season with Steve Perry’s New Recording of ‘Silver Bells’

Yes, the Halloween candy is still taking up half your kitchen and it’s barely November, but you know what’s coming: The holiday season. And with that, holiday music, like “Silver...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Reports: Rage Against the Machine is Reuniting for Some Shows in 2020
November 1, 2019
Reports: Rage Against the Machine is Reuniting for Some Shows in 2020

UPDATE: Further reports have indicated that yes, Rage Against the Machine will reconvene in 2020 for at least some shows on the US/Mexican border and a headlining slot at Coachella. ...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders Premiere Glammed-Out ‘Middle Child,’ Ft. Dave Grohl on Guitar (Listen)
October 28, 2019
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders Premiere Glammed-Out ‘Middle Child,’ Ft. Dave Grohl on Guitar (Listen)

On Nov. 8, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will unleash Get the Money, a new album with his project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It’s setting up to be...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Coldplay Returns with Two Worldly New Songs, from a New Album ‘Everyday Life’ Out Nov. 22
October 24, 2019
Coldplay Returns with Two Worldly New Songs, from a New Album ‘Everyday Life’ Out Nov. 22

When you hear “there’s new music from Coldplay,” you no doubt expect big, sweeping anthems led by Chris Martin’s soft, soothing voice. On Thursday, the band dropped a pair of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Wants You To Dress Up as Him for Halloween, and You Could Win Prizes
October 24, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne Wants You To Dress Up as Him for Halloween, and You Could Win Prizes

Do you have your Halloween costume all picked out yet? The big day is exactly one week from today, and if you’re still looking for something to wear to a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stream the Slick ‘Get the Money’ from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, ft. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh and Duff McKagan
October 22, 2019
Stream the Slick ‘Get the Money’ from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders, ft. Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh and Duff McKagan

Last week, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins unleashed a song off the upcoming album from his other band, the amusingly named Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. The album is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Sets April 2020 Tour Dates with Special Guest Lita Ford
October 15, 2019
Alice Cooper Sets April 2020 Tour Dates with Special Guest Lita Ford

Next spring, Alice Cooper will head out on another tour in the U.S., as the shock-rock legend remains a busy as ever these days. Billed the Ol’ Black Eyes is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | New Album from Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, ‘Get the Money,’ Out Nov. 8
October 15, 2019
New Album from Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, ‘Get the Money,’ Out Nov. 8

One of the most consistently impressive things about the Foo Fighters is the dedication each member has to side projects. Not content to merely ride the wave of being part...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album Coming Nov. 22
October 14, 2019
Bing Crosby ‘Bing at Christmas’ Orchestral Album Coming Nov. 22

The holiday season is one steeped in tradition. Family, food, joy, and music — oh yes, the music. And when it comes to Christmas songs, the magical voice of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25
October 14, 2019
Hear Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh’s Take on John Lennon’s ‘Grow Old With Me,’ from Ringo’s New LP Out 10/25

On Oct. 25, Ringo Starr will add to his legacy of music with a new album, What’s My Name. The album, previewed recently with its title track, now has a...

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 | 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 | 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 | Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday
October 9, 2019
Happy Birthday, John Lennon: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 79th Birthday

Today, October 9, is the date that John Lennon would have celebrated his 79th birthday, were he still alive. Happy Birthday, John. pic.twitter.com/TFWZXAyTiq — The Beatles (@thebeatles) October 9, 2019...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon
October 9, 2019
Robert Smith Says the Cure Has Three New Albums to Release Soon

The music world is already looking forward to a new album from The Cure, which could perhaps be released before the new year — but Robert Smith says he and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)
September 27, 2019
Out Now: The Beatles’ Lavish 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Abbey Road’ (Listen)

50 years ago this week — yesterday, Sept. 26 to be precise — was the date the Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The legendary album would be the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos
September 26, 2019
Top 11 Songs Recorded By Rock and Rock/Pop Duos

This latest Top 11 takes a look at some of the best songs recorded by rock and rock/pop duos over the years.  “Tis the only comfort of the miserable to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments
September 25, 2019
You Haven’t Heard ‘Yello Submarine’ Until You’ve Seen Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Play It on Toy Instruments

Among the versatile canon of the Beatles‘ catalog, “Yellow Submarine” is perhaps the song most suited for children — its sing-songy verse structure and inescapably catchy melodies making it stand...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019
September 24, 2019
Rest in Peace Robert Hunter, Lyricist and Longtime Grateful Dead Collaborator: 1941-2019

Of the many musicians, collaborators and creators who spent their time in and around the Grateful Dead over the years, Robert Hunter was one of the most crucial. On Tuesday,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More
September 24, 2019
Watch Paul McCartney’s Revealing Interview on ‘Colbert’: On His Mother’s Passing When He Was 14, John Lennon’s Lasting Impact on His Life and More

Sir Paul McCartney does not do many interviews — the Beatles legend is rather selective with what he shares with the world. So when he goes on a television show...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happy 70th Birthday to Bruce Springsteen!
September 23, 2019
Happy 70th Birthday to Bruce Springsteen!

There’s only one music legend known as ‘The Boss’ — and today, New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen celebrates his 70th birthday. It’s hard to amass the type of reputation he’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)
September 20, 2019
Liam Gallagher Saunters Back With ‘Why Me? Why Not.,’ a Typically Defiant New Album (Listen)

When Liam Gallagher shouts “Brace yourself, world, it’s about to blow your mind” on “Shockwave,” the opening track to his new solo album Why Me? Why Not., which was released...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens
September 19, 2019
Look, We Should Just Admit That Tom Delonge and Blink-182 Were Right All Along About Aliens

As it turns out, we should have all been listening to Blink-182‘s claims of alien existence — stemming in large part from guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge — all along. Back in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ozzy Osbourne Finished Recording a New Album in Four Weeks Thanks to … Post Malone?
September 18, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne Finished Recording a New Album in Four Weeks Thanks to … Post Malone?

In a detailed and revealing new interview with Jacqui Swift of the Sun, Ozzy Osbourne says that he’s recently completed work on a new album, and it all has to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Van Morrison Debuts ‘Dark Night of the Soul,’ from His New Album ‘Three Chords & the Truth’ — Listen
September 18, 2019
Van Morrison Debuts ‘Dark Night of the Soul,’ from His New Album ‘Three Chords & the Truth’ — Listen

Van Morrison dropped some news on Wednesday: The celebrated singer/songwriter will release a new record titled Three Chords & the Truth on Oct. 25. This will be Morrison’s 41st studio...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ric Ocasek’s Family Shares Statement, Original ‘Doodle’ Drawn By Ocasek Before His Death
September 16, 2019
Ric Ocasek’s Family Shares Statement, Original ‘Doodle’ Drawn By Ocasek Before His Death

The news on Sunday of the passing of Ric Ocasek, legendary front man and musical legend of the Cars, had passed away at the age of 75 hit the music...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Garage-Rock Heroes of Detroit on the ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP (Listen)
September 13, 2019
Alice Cooper Pays Homage to His Garage-Rock Heroes of Detroit on the ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP (Listen)

The man formerly known as Vincent Furnier but more commonly known as Alice Cooper has strong ties to the Detroit area dating back to his youth — so it shouldn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track
September 13, 2019
Ringo Starr Details New Album, ‘What’s My Name,’ Due Out Oct. 25, Premieres Title Track

On Oct. 25, the iconic Ringo Starr will release his 20th proper solo studio album, What’s My Name. The famed Beatles drummer announced the news on Friday, and premiered its...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Music
September 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Music

Below, enjoy a selection of some of the most notable songs about music ever recorded — though there are countless more out there, of course! “I don’t like country music,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films
September 13, 2019
The Beatles Onscreen: The Top 12 Fab Four Films

With its title plucked from a beloved Paul McCartney tune, Danny Boyle’s just-released movie Yesterday proves that 54 years after the Beatles first recorded that song and almost a half...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Prince’s Estate is Reissuing ‘1999’ for the First Time — with 35 Previously Unheard Tracks
September 10, 2019
Prince’s Estate is Reissuing ‘1999’ for the First Time — with 35 Previously Unheard Tracks

1999, released by Prince in 1982, would come to be a high mark in his iconic career, but until now the record has not been officially reissued in remastered fashion...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Alice Cooper’s Cover of a 1966 Bob Seger Song Titled ‘East Side Story’
September 10, 2019
Hear Alice Cooper’s Cover of a 1966 Bob Seger Song Titled ‘East Side Story’

Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper decided to record an EP of cover songs paying homage to the city of Detroit, and the Breadcrumbs EP is scheduled for release on Sept. 13...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Judy Collins: ‘Winter Stories’ Album with Jonas Fjeld and the Chatham County Line Coming in November
September 4, 2019
Judy Collins: ‘Winter Stories’ Album with Jonas Fjeld and the Chatham County Line Coming in November

The legendary and lovely Judy Collins is preparing a new album for release, and on Nov. 15 Winter Stories will be out. A collaborative project with Norwegian folk artist Jonas...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tool Emerges from the Ether with the Massive ‘Fear Inoculum,’ Announces Six-Week U.S. Tour (Listen)
August 30, 2019
Tool Emerges from the Ether with the Massive ‘Fear Inoculum,’ Announces Six-Week U.S. Tour (Listen)

13 years is a long time. It’s long enough for a baby to grow into a teenager and graduate from grade school to middle school and, possibly, begin high school....

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 | Listen to Metallica’s ‘Black Album,’ Which Was Released 28 Years Ago This Week
August 13, 2019
Listen to Metallica’s ‘Black Album,’ Which Was Released 28 Years Ago This Week

It’s feasible that without the release of 1991’s self-titled album, Metallica wouldn’t be the entity it is today — still touring around the world on a near-yearly basis, releasing new...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP
August 13, 2019
Melissa Etheridge Q&A: Songwriting Influences, the 1990s Taking a More Direct Approach on ‘The Medicine Show’ LP

When Melissa Etheridge began the creative process to what would become 15th studio album, The Medicine Show, she took a different tack than usual. Utilizing bassist David Santos’ home studio...

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 | Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well
August 9, 2019
Concert Review: Blink-182 + Lil Wayne (and Neck Deep) at the Forum in Los Angeles — A Mix of Styles That Worked Surprisingly Well

When you first hear it, the pairing sounds odd. Blink-182, the veteran alt/punk band known for sophomoric humor and their late ’90s-early 2000s brand of catchy pop/punk and iconic rapper...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Dates, Citing a ‘Breathing Problem’
August 8, 2019
Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Dates, Citing a ‘Breathing Problem’

Wednesday evening, 86-year-old Willie Nelson announced that he’s been forced to cancel his upcoming tour with Allison Krauss, citing a medical concern as the reason: To my fans,I’m sorry to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Drop What You’re Doing and Call the Hall & Oates Helpline — Which Is Exactly What You Think It Is
August 7, 2019
Drop What You’re Doing and Call the Hall & Oates Helpline — Which Is Exactly What You Think It Is

The Internet can be hit-or-miss when it comes to the services it provides and the wide array of resources available — but the Callin Oates helpline, offering up an “emergency...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Ringo Starr Says There Will Indeed Be a Box Set Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’
August 2, 2019
Ringo Starr Says There Will Indeed Be a Box Set Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’

Recent years have seen fancy and meticulously detailed reissues of classic Beatles albums like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the White Album, celebrations which may have sparked the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?
July 31, 2019
Does Paul McCartney Have Another New Album in the Works Already?

Egypt Station, released by Sir Paul McCartney in 2018, became his first No. 1 record to top the Billboard albums chart in 36 years when it was released — and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium
July 15, 2019
Relive the Magic of Ringo Starr Joining Paul McCartney on Stage at Dodger Stadium

You never know what you’re going to get at a Paul McCartney gig — wait, scratch that. You know you’re going to get an amazing, career-spanning set of Beatles classics,...

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 | The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy
July 12, 2019
The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker on the Rockabilly Legends’ 40th Anniversary, New Album, Tour and Legacy

Looking like they stepped out of time machine with the dial switched to 1956, The Stray Cats emerged on the music scene in the early ‘80s with a stroking image,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Four Classic Reissued Paul McCartney Live Albums Available Now (Listen)
July 12, 2019
Four Classic Reissued Paul McCartney Live Albums Available Now (Listen)

Today, July 12, Sir Paul McCartney released four reissued live albums from his heralded solo career, spanning decades and a number of projects he’s been associated with, whether the Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy
July 9, 2019
Q and A: Peter Lewis Discusses His New Album ‘the Road to Zion’ and Moby Grape’s Legacy

At age 73, founding Moby Grape guitarist Peter Lewis will release a new album, The Road To Zion, on July 16. Moby Grape were one of the most groundbreaking and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steve Hackett Ventures to the ‘Edge of the Light’ with Adventurous New Album (Q&A)
July 9, 2019
Steve Hackett Ventures to the ‘Edge of the Light’ with Adventurous New Album (Q&A)

Some artists seem set on an inexorable quest for new musical idioms and fusions.  That’s certainly the case with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who continues to expand his musical...

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 | Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall
June 25, 2019
Elvis Costello and the Imposters Announce ‘Just Trust’ Tour for the Fall

Elvis Costello is currently preparing for a summer run with Blondie, but the iconic singer/songwriter is already looking ahead to his next tour with the Imposters. This fall, Costello and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)
June 24, 2019
Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home, Available Now (Listen)

Willie Nelson has released approximately three million albums. OK, that’s not an accurate figure, but it feels like he has. The iconic musician/storyteller, now 86 years old, is still as...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August
June 14, 2019
Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August

Southern California-based rock/reggae/hip-hop band Dirty Heads will release their seventh full-length album, Super Moon, on August 9. The band announced the record on Friday and premiered its title track —...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Madonna’s New Album ‘Madame X’ is Here, and … It’s Weird (Listen)
June 14, 2019
Madonna’s New Album ‘Madame X’ is Here, and … It’s Weird (Listen)

Madonna returned on Friday with her new studio album, Madame X, which was previewed in recent weeks with the track “Medellin,” featuring Colombian singer Maluma. That dance-floor ready tune opens...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Happiness
June 13, 2019
Top 11 Songs About Happiness

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 tune “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sum 41 Premieres New Video for ‘A Death in the Family’ — New Album ‘Out For Blood’ Coming 7/19
June 11, 2019
Sum 41 Premieres New Video for ‘A Death in the Family’ — New Album ‘Out For Blood’ Coming 7/19

Sum 41 has a new album, Order In Decline, set for release on July 19 — and if anybody was curious whether the Canadian pop-punk/metal band had plans to get...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour
June 10, 2019
Colin Hay on Men At Work’s Legacy and His Current Tour

Back in the early ‘80s, Men At Work owned the radio airwaves with a flurry of insidiously infectious hits, “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under, “Overkill” and “It’s A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)
June 7, 2019
Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Set Out Now (New Clip from Scorsese Film, Too)

The anticipated new box set from Bob Dylan commemorating a special live tour from his archives is out today — and The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is...

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 | Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21
June 3, 2019
Watch a Three-Minute Trailer for Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Out 6/21

There’s no reason Willie Nelson *needs* to release any more albums. He’s a living legend of the highest esteem, and he’s released so many records over the years it’d take...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Two New Songs Released in Celebration of Pride Month
May 29, 2019
Hear Sufjan Stevens’ Two New Songs Released in Celebration of Pride Month

The month of June will be LGBT Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and to bring awareness to the LGBT community around the world. To celebrate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12
May 24, 2019
Paul McCartney Reissuing Four Archival Live Albums on July 12

On July 12, Sir Paul McCartney will dip into the vaults once again for a series of reissues of live albums spanning more than four decades of his timeless career,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | A Man Repairing an Old Synthesizer Accidentally Got High on LSD Possibly Linked to the Grateful Dead
May 23, 2019
A Man Repairing an Old Synthesizer Accidentally Got High on LSD Possibly Linked to the Grateful Dead

Broadcast Operations Manager Eliot Curtis works for KPIX Television in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a recent take-home project to repair an old synthesizer led to an LSD trip...

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 | Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)
May 13, 2019
Chip Taylor, ‘Whiskey Salesman’ and All-Time Great Songwriter With a Litany of Classic Hits (Q and A)

Having penned the ultimate snarling garage rock song, “Wild Thing,” songwriter/artist Chip Taylor set forth a legacy that would be assured for decades to come. A seasoned, gifted songwriter logging...

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 Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000
May 10, 2019
A Copy of the Beatles’ ‘Butcher’ LP Oned by John Lennon Sold — for £180,000

The Beatles‘ ‘Butcher’ album, otherwise known as 1966’s Yesterday and Today, is among the most infamous albums ever released, thanks to its edgy and controversial artwork depicting John, Paul, George...

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 | Tool to Release Awaited New Album on August 30
May 8, 2019
Tool to Release Awaited New Album on August 30

The most recent Tool album came out in 2006. It’s been 13 years since 10,000 Days was released by the innovative and mercurial metal band, but the wait’s over …...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)
May 6, 2019
Steven Van Zandt Discusses the Return of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, His Love of Motown and More (The Interview)

Guitar player, songwriter, producer, actor, political activist and lord of his own music radio kingdom with Sirius XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage, Jersey’s finest, Steven Van Zandt, is an artist...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch the Trailer for a New Film Called ‘Blinded By the Light,’ Inspired by the Music of Bruce Springsteen
May 3, 2019
Watch the Trailer for a New Film Called ‘Blinded By the Light,’ Inspired by the Music of Bruce Springsteen

On August 14, Warner Bros. will release a film titled Blinded By the Light –– and if you immediately thought of the Boss when you read that title, you’re on...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7
May 1, 2019
Bob Dylan’s Massive ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ Box Set Detailed, Out June 7

On June 7, an expansive collection of archival live music from the Bob Dylan vaults will be released as a huge box set, and Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday
May 1, 2019
Watch Willie Nelson’s Video for ‘Ride Me Back Home,’ Released in Time for His 86th Birthday

Earlier this week, the great Willie Nelson celebrated his 86th birthday and took the opportunity to premiere a new music video for the title track off his forthcoming studio album,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bryan Adams + Billy Idol Announce Co-Headlining Summer Shows
April 29, 2019
Bryan Adams + Billy Idol Announce Co-Headlining Summer Shows

If you like hits from the 1980s, this one’s for you. In August, Bryan Adams and Billy Idol will join forces for a special limited run of eight co-headlining concerts,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track
April 26, 2019
Preview Willie Nelson’s New Album ‘Ride Me Back Home’ with its Title Track

Continuing a recent theme this week of album announcements featuring horse-related artwork, Willie Nelson unveiled plans on Friday for another new studio album, Ride Me Back Home, which will be...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)

Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs

“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’
April 10, 2019
Lou Gramm on Foreigner’s Heyday, the Beatles and ‘Live at the Rainbow ’78’

Back in 1978, Foreigner broke through in a big way with the tremendous commercial success of their debut album, which spawned the monster hits “Feels Like The First Time” and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening
April 8, 2019
ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Set for the U.S. This Fall; Cheap Trick/Lynyrd Skynyrd Opening

Texas three-piece rock and roll outfit ZZ Top emerged from Houston in 1969 — making 2019 the band’s 50th anniversary. This fall, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard will...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Everclear Front Man Art Alexakis Announces Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Vows to Continue Touring
March 27, 2019
Everclear Front Man Art Alexakis Announces Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Vows to Continue Touring

On Tuesday afternoon, Everclear front man Art Alexakis, the one consistent member of the Portland-based alt/rock band that hit it big in the 1990s and continues to be active to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Outside Lands 2019: Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots Headlining (Full Lineup/Details)
March 26, 2019
Outside Lands 2019: Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots Headlining (Full Lineup/Details)

On Tuesday, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival announced its lineup and details for its 2019 edition, which will take place August 9-11 at Golden Gate Park in San...

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 | 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 | Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience
March 12, 2019
Live Review: By the Time Robbie Williams’ Las Vegas Residency is Finished, He Ought to Finally Have an American Audience

This past week, something rare happened: Robbie Williams performed in the United States. Williams, one of the world’s biggest and most successful pop stars for the past 20+ years, hadn’t...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Bush (‘Sixteen Stone’) and +Live+ (‘Throwing Copper’) Touring for Mutual 25th Anniversaries in 2019
March 5, 2019
Bush (‘Sixteen Stone’) and +Live+ (‘Throwing Copper’) Touring for Mutual 25th Anniversaries in 2019

The alternative rock scene of the 1990s was dominated by a handful of acts — and among them were Bush and +Live+. The two acts hit it big in 1994,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alice Cooper and Halestorm Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour
March 4, 2019
Alice Cooper and Halestorm Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

In a mix that blends … well, old and new, Alice Cooper and Halestorm will embark on a big co-headlining tour this summer, it was announced on Monday. Motionless in...

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 | Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez
February 28, 2019
Turning Life-Changing Grief Into Powerful Art: Q and A with Holy Wars’ Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez

Sitting down with Kat Leon and Nicolas Perez of Holy Wars at an upscale cafe in Los Angeles, it’s quite easy to see how willing they are to open up and discuss...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gary Clark Jr.’s New Album ‘This Land’ Packs an Emotional Punch That Will Stick With You (New Music Friday)
February 22, 2019
Gary Clark Jr.’s New Album ‘This Land’ Packs an Emotional Punch That Will Stick With You (New Music Friday)

Gary Clark Jr. has something to say. The Austin, Texas-based blues guitarist/singer releases his fifth full-length album, This Land, today — but it isn’t an easy listen. I mean, it’s...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End
February 6, 2019
Honoring Chester Bennington: Q&A with Chris Hodges of Linkin Park Tribute Act In the End

The ‘tribute act’ can take many forms, but at its core it generally serves as fan service, allowing like-minded musicians to gather and play the hits of another band or...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland
January 11, 2019
Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release,...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
December 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview
December 10, 2018
Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale: The Interview

Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield of Roadcase Royale (Photo: Jeremy Danger) In the past year or so, there has been much talk in the press regarding the breakup of Heart....

Rock Cellar Magazine | ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019
November 12, 2018
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Announces Huge Symphonic ‘Strings Attached’ Tour for 2019

This past spring, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and his impeccable (and underrated) backing band went out on the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, a trek across North America catering to only the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)
November 9, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from...

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 | A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)
November 6, 2018
Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History
October 31, 2018
Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is One of the Greatest Rock Icon Biopics in Movie History

Below, enjoy an exclusive review of the new Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from Rock Cellar’s resident film critic, Ed Rampell. Are You Ready for Freddie? The new 20th Century...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)
October 11, 2018
Don’t ‘Look Now,’ But Elvis Costello is Back and Feeling Fine, Thanks (Q&A)

“We never once thought about what audience we were making this for,” Sebastian Krys, the co-producer of Elvis Costello’s new album, Look Now, told me as we lingered in the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry
October 11, 2018
Willie’s Reserve: Willie Nelson’s Cannabis is at the Forefront of a Growing Industry

“When we get to New York you’ll have to come visit me on the tour bus,” Willie Nelson said, when I told him how disappointed I was to be interviewing...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go
October 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Cataloging Vinyl vs. Catching a Young Eric Johnson at the Whisky a Go Go

I remember it was a Wednesday night sometime in early 1980 when the phone rang. My friend, Craig, wanted to see a guitarist named Eric Johnson in Hollywood. I had...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate
October 2, 2018
Remembering Tom Petty with an Inside Look at the ‘An American Treasure’ Box Set with Producer/Engineer Ryan Ulyate

(Tom Petty photo courtesy Steve Ziegelmeyer) “Tom had really high standards, and that was really in my mind,” Mike Campbell says with a chuckle when I ask him about compiling the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)

Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...

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 | 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 | Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979
August 9, 2018
Backyard Tennis Duel with Carlos Santana in Marin County, 1979

Those of an age likely have one enduring Carlos Santana visual indelibly stamped on their eyeballs. It is an image of the guitarist standing onstage at the Woodstock Music &...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)
August 9, 2018
Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)

Alan Parsons made his initial mark in the music world by engineering or producing successful late 1960s and ‘70s releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Wings, Al...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)
August 9, 2018
Nick Mason is Having a Blast Revisiting Early Pink Floyd with His Saucerful of Secrets (The Interview)

“For once we’re not catching up about Pink Floyd,” Nick Mason says with a laugh, when he calls from London to tell Rock Cellar about Unattended Luggage, a box set...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A
August 3, 2018
The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A

In almost any interview with Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron, the conversation inevitably turns to drugs, their abuse, and redemption. Negron famously became a heroin addict at the height...

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 | One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
July 20, 2018
One Year Later: Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

The piece below originally ran on July 24, 2017, four days after Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead in his Southern California home of a suspected suicide. A...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent
July 12, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)
July 12, 2018
Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius
June 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan
May 11, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a special talent as far as guitar-playing is concerned, and though he passed in 1990 his legacy lives on in the music and stories — such...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)

“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa
February 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Unique Challenge of Interviewing Frank Zappa

The mythology of Frank Zappa has always loomed large and with his passing on December 4, 1993, that legacy expanded even more. Sporting an unforgettable look with his mustache and...

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 | The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman
February 4, 2018
The Making of Gregg Allman’s Final Album ‘Southern Blood’ with Don Was, Scott Sharrard and Michael Lehman

“I knew going in that he wasn’t going to make it,” Don Was, the producer of Southern Blood, the twice Grammy-nominated final album from Gregg Allman, says of the project....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher
December 13, 2017
The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher on his new album, not looking back, and his brother. “I couldn’t have done it without David,” Noel Gallagher says, generously giving credit to his...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’
December 13, 2017
Rock Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Eric Clapton’

Eric Clapton is one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of his generation. For more than 50 years “Slowhand” has brought his brand of blues and rock to bands...

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 | Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’
October 10, 2017
Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

“Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More
September 12, 2017
Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

“Welcome to Jamrock — the scene and the album — is what exposed me to a broader audience, for sure,” Damian Marley says when we meet on a New York...

Rock Cellar Magazine | San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia
August 29, 2017
San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell
August 14, 2017
Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview
August 10, 2017
The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process
July 24, 2017
Remembering Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, and Why His Passing is So Difficult to Process

Back in late 2000 I was browsing a Yahoo! Group for fans of Limp Bizkit. Very much a snapshot of the era, that’s how 15-year-old me decided to spend my...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More
June 29, 2017
Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...

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 | 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 | Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)
April 11, 2017
Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

I first met David Coverdale on December 9, 1974, when the Mark III version of Deep Purple—Coverdale, bassist-vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—were...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Get Acquainted with Irontom: Stream 'Brain Go,' Ahead of Their Tour Dates with the Red Hot Chili Peppers
February 14, 2017
Get Acquainted with Irontom: Stream 'Brain Go,' Ahead of Their Tour Dates with the Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a big North American tour coming up in support of their 2016 album The Getaway, and for the month of May they’ll be joined on...

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 | Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones
February 10, 2017
Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes about Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones….   If this was the early...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor
February 7, 2017
Stone Sour, Slipknot and the Value of Taking Chances: A Chat with Corey Taylor

For the past two decades, Corey Taylor has been the ringleader of the metal band Slipknot. He’s also, even before Slipknot, been the lead singer of the hard-rock band Stone...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17
January 31, 2017
Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17

Oakland’s Rogue Wave recently released a special 1980s-themed covers album titled Cover Me for Record Store Day Black Friday back in November. The set found the indie/rock band tackling some classic ’80s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Road This Summer in North America: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton
January 30, 2017
On the Road This Summer in North America: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

This summer, big venues across North America will play host to a double-bill of epic proportions when the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton take the stage each night. The tour,...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor
January 10, 2017
15 Creative Methods to Sharpen Your Interior Decor

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Easy Boho Style: Without Looking Like a Coachella Victim
January 10, 2017
Easy Boho Style: Without Looking Like a Coachella Victim

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | An Update for the Top Puma Style Garments
January 10, 2017
An Update for the Top Puma Style Garments

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Amazing Muffin Desserts Are Coming Back This Year
January 10, 2017
Amazing Muffin Desserts Are Coming Back This Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Style Tips From Top Designer of United States
January 10, 2017
Style Tips From Top Designer of United States

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rachel Runs a Business by Her Own Set of Rules
January 10, 2017
Rachel Runs a Business by Her Own Set of Rules

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Into Showing Skin? You’re in Good Company
January 10, 2017
Not Into Showing Skin? You’re in Good Company

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | How to Refresh Your Purse Game in a Snap
January 10, 2017
How to Refresh Your Purse Game in a Snap

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fashion Chic X Mejuri Jewelry Collection of 2017
January 8, 2017
Fashion Chic X Mejuri Jewelry Collection of 2017

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Trending: Bodysuits and Faded Friendship Jeans
January 8, 2017
Trending: Bodysuits and Faded Friendship Jeans

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hot Or Not For 2017: 8 Stars That Will Rise Top
January 8, 2017
Hot Or Not For 2017: 8 Stars That Will Rise Top

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | On the Go: Pilot Sachtel Does the Job Fearlessly
January 8, 2017
On the Go: Pilot Sachtel Does the Job Fearlessly

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Awesome Films You Should Watch On Every First Date
January 8, 2017
15 Awesome Films You Should Watch On Every First Date

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Deleted Scene: Footage of the Top Movie Dawn of Justice
January 8, 2017
Deleted Scene: Footage of the Top Movie Dawn of Justice

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Superstar Instructors Swear by the Activewear Brand
January 8, 2017
Superstar Instructors Swear by the Activewear Brand

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Summer Style: Chunky Knit For Leather Suits
January 8, 2017
Summer Style: Chunky Knit For Leather Suits

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Love In Style For The Proposal of Timeless Relation
January 8, 2017
Love In Style For The Proposal of Timeless Relation

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Kate Hanson to Prepare for the Cafe Mocha Cup of Coffee
January 8, 2017
Kate Hanson to Prepare for the Cafe Mocha Cup of Coffee

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Gizmos to Use Everywhere for Musical Treats
January 8, 2017
Gizmos to Use Everywhere for Musical Treats

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | L.A.’s 6 Coolest Haircuts — & How To Style Them In Shortest Time
January 8, 2017
L.A.’s 6 Coolest Haircuts — & How To Style Them In Shortest Time

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wear This Colorful Eye Look To Your Next Party & Be Awesome
January 8, 2017
Wear This Colorful Eye Look To Your Next Party & Be Awesome

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Exclusive: Jane Allure Shows Us The New Foam Dry Shampoo
January 8, 2017
Exclusive: Jane Allure Shows Us The New Foam Dry Shampoo

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Perfect Game: Zero to Five in 2 Minute Time
January 8, 2017
Perfect Game: Zero to Five in 2 Minute Time

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Senator Refuses to Issue a Comment at Mall
January 8, 2017
Senator Refuses to Issue a Comment at Mall

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Relaxing in the Bed Has a New Meaning Now
January 6, 2017
Relaxing in the Bed Has a New Meaning Now

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Hairstyle Tips & Tricks from Designer Edition
January 6, 2017
Hairstyle Tips & Tricks from Designer Edition

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Tom explains why Trendy Clothing is in style
January 6, 2017
Tom explains why Trendy Clothing is in style

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 15 Instagram Trends You Should Follow Today
January 6, 2017
15 Instagram Trends You Should Follow Today

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Things to Let Go Now for a Healthy New Year
January 6, 2017
Things to Let Go Now for a Healthy New Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Make It Your Style With the Sporty Red Trend
January 6, 2017
Make It Your Style With the Sporty Red Trend

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Your Favorite Pizzeria May Not Use Organic
January 6, 2017
Your Favorite Pizzeria May Not Use Organic

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fine Dining Restaurants to Try Out Before Moving
January 6, 2017
Fine Dining Restaurants to Try Out Before Moving

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Music of the Previous Generations Is Hot Again This Year
January 5, 2017
Music of the Previous Generations Is Hot Again This Year

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Workouts Everyone Should Try Once in a Every While
December 29, 2016
Workouts Everyone Should Try Once in a Every While

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Review of a Beautiful Product we Highly Recommend
December 28, 2016
Review of a Beautiful Product we Highly Recommend

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 25 Things Every Proud Owner of PC Should Do
December 28, 2016
25 Things Every Proud Owner of PC Should Do

It is important to be chic. I love the 2000s because everyone started to love haute couture. I always say: To be well dressed you must be well naked. I...

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 | The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14
December 11, 2016
The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14

On Friday, Sept 30th, ten members of The Tribe – a collective of LA-based session and touring musicians and singers, reunited for a unique evening at Bogies in Westlake Village, California. They...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)
December 9, 2016
Life Beyond Skynyrd: Guitarist Gary Rossington and Wife Dale ‘Take It On Faith’ (Interview)

As a founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Gary Rossington is true rock and roll survivor. Away from his work in Skynyrd as a touring and recording act, Gary has...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'
December 5, 2016
Rick Wakeman: New 'Piano Portraits' Album Due 1/13; Stream His Cover of the Beatles' 'Help!'

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman will release a new album titled Piano Portraits on January 13. Wakeman, known for his many years in prog-rock masterminds Yes and as a prolific session musician/songwriter,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio
November 28, 2016
Q&A with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Rob Bonfiglio

Rob Bonfiglio may not be a household name, but he deserves to be. The Berklee College of Music graduate is a multi-faceted quadruple threat: a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer....

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 | Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview
November 10, 2016
Timothy B. Schmit Takes a ‘Leap of Faith’ – The Interview

Timothy B. Schmit has been blessed with an extraordinary voice capable of profound expressiveness and he’s a damn fine bass player to boot, so it’s no wonder that the Rock...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)
November 10, 2016
Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'
November 3, 2016
Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys' 'Villain'

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Best New Music: Jimmy Eat World Return with Affecting 'Integrity Blues' – Listen
October 21, 2016
Best New Music: Jimmy Eat World Return with Affecting 'Integrity Blues' – Listen

Arizona-based rock/indie act Jimmy Eat World have returned, releasing a new album titled Integrity Blues today. Their ninth full-length overall, Integrity Blues comes after the pre-release debuts of tracks “Me With You,”...

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 | A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)
October 7, 2016
A Byrd's Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)
September 8, 2016
Author David Cay Johnston: The Real Story About Donald Trump (Interview)

Amidst the sound and fury of the 2016 presidential campaign, much has been said by and about Donald Trump. But in his new book The Making of Donald Trump, David...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett
September 8, 2016
Dual Q&A: Ambrosia's Burleigh Drummond and Player's Peter Beckett

The term “Yacht Rock” was created by music critics to describe the smooth commercial and in their words, slightly cheesy sound of a litany of successful late ‘70s pop/rock acts....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig
August 19, 2016
Recap: Guns N' Roses Bring 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour to Dodger Stadium with Marathon Gig

Flash back roughly 10 years. Axl Rose was still putting the finishing touches on Chinese Democracy, his infamous in-the-works Guns N’ Roses album that finally saw the light of day...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Green Day Premiere 'Bang Bang', Announce New LP 'Revolution Radio' – Listen
August 11, 2016
Green Day Premiere 'Bang Bang', Announce New LP 'Revolution Radio' – Listen

After a few years of relative calm, Green Day returned on Thursday with a new single, Bang Bang — and it really ought to appeal to fans of the band’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Geezer Songs
August 8, 2016
Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend
August 8, 2016
Justin Hayward’s ‘Stage Door’ – Conversation with the Moody Blues Legend

The title of the first solo album by Moody Blues guitarist/lead vocalist Justin Hayward is Songwriter. Judging by Hayward’s remarkably inventive output penning such enduring hits as Nights In White Satin,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983
August 8, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Ray Charles in 1983

(Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com) Interviewing Ray Charles back in 1983 was like interviewing a man who had conquered the world and done it all. Ray was like an explorer...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)
August 8, 2016
Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne and his Technicolor “everything but the kitchen...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Korn: New Album 'The Serenity of Suffering' Coming 10/21, 'Rotting in Vain' Video Premiered – and It's Aggressive
July 25, 2016
Korn: New Album 'The Serenity of Suffering' Coming 10/21, 'Rotting in Vain' Video Premiered – and It's Aggressive

Would you believe Korn is preparing to release its 12th studio album? On October 21, the long-running hard rock/metal band will do just that, when The Serenity of Suffering is...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge
July 8, 2016
The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Delta Lady: A Memoir is the apt title of Lafayette, Tennessee-born singer Rita Coolidge‘s new autobiography. That classic Leon Russell-penned track and his signature A Song For You were inspired by Coolidge...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)
July 8, 2016
Leo Sayer on His 'Restless Years' With Hendrix, McCartney and Daltrey (Q&A)

There is no easy characterization of the Leo Sayer sound. The singer-songwriter broke out in the U.S. with 1974’s Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), a quirky story-song that made the...

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 | Ticketmaster Settlement Means You *Might* Have Free Concert Ticket Vouchers
June 22, 2016
Ticketmaster Settlement Means You *Might* Have Free Concert Ticket Vouchers

This week has been an eventful one for concert ticketing juggernaut Ticketmaster. The much maligned ticket seller, which has in the past waged wars with bands like Pearl Jam, was...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys
June 7, 2016
Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys

Just like the Beach Boys, a band that featured brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and cousin Mike Love (plus Alan Jardine), ‘60s female surf group The Honeys featured two sisters, Marilyn...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Teenagers
June 7, 2016
Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash
June 7, 2016
Walking ‘This Path Tonight’: A Chat with Graham Nash

It takes a special artist to merit induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and an even more extraordinary one to be inducted twice into that hallowed institution....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame
June 7, 2016
Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and...

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 | 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 | Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)
December 9, 2015
Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder
December 9, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was...

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 | Top 11 Waiting Songs
October 8, 2015
Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai
July 8, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)

Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen
May 16, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
February 16, 2015
Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy on the Making of ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’

With Chasing Yesterday out next month, Rock Cellar Magazine revisits Noel Gallagher’s first solo outing. “The great incentive for me is that when you’re working in LA, everybody in England...

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: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
December 10, 2014
Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance
December 5, 2014
Ian McLagan: 1945-2014 – In Remembrance

I first saw Ian McLagan, fittingly seated behind a keyboard, with the Rolling Stones in 1981. There was obviously a lot going on around him – Mick preening, Keith chopping...

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 | Top 11 Stuttering Songs
August 5, 2014
Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our...

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 | Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977
May 6, 2014
Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview
May 6, 2014
Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper...

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 | 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 | 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 | Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham

The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'

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 | Trailer Released for New Documentary 'Springsteen & I', Using Fan Footage (Watch)
May 23, 2013
Trailer Released for New Documentary 'Springsteen & I', Using Fan Footage (Watch)

Last November, we told you about a new film project called Springsteen & I, a documentary using footage submitted by Bruce Springsteen fans. Aficionados and followers of The Boss were...

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 | Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)
May 3, 2013
Julian Lennon – Everything Changes (Interview)

Julian Speaks with RCM About Inspiration, His New Album, Working With Steven Tyler and Life Beyond Music

Rock Cellar Magazine | Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)
April 17, 2013
Cross the Road with Beatles Art Director Kosh (Interview)

Part I: LET IT BE TOLD Since designing his first album cover in 1969 — a little something you might have heard of called Abbey Road — London-born John Kosh...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns
April 16, 2013
Not Fade Away: An Interview With Studio Engineer and Producer Andy Johns

As the rock world mourns his death, perhaps his own words would be best at this time: hence, this interview with Johns, which was conducted prior to his untimely passing.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)

Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.

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 | Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)
April 2, 2013
Todd Rundgren’s Current ‘State’ of Mind (Interview)

In a rare interview, Wizard/Star Todd Rundgren talks about his new album "State," his upcoming tour, and some of the highlights of his celebrated musical life.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth
March 25, 2013
Turn Me On #1: Glass Candy, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr., First Aid Kit, Tallest Man on Earth

Glass Candy – Life After Sundown (Beat Box; 2007) The latest resurgence of New Wave has been years in the making, with largely underground acts like Glass Candy re-crafting the...

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 | ‘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 | Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)
February 4, 2013
Jason Bonham & Led Zeppelin’s Living Legacy (Interview)

Though it’s been over three decades since the untimely death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, at the age of 32, he is still hailed as one of the greatest drummers...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)
February 3, 2013
The Who's 'Quadrophenia' Tour Defies Time (Concert Review)

The Who at Staples Center; Los Angeles When Pete Townshend said the din of his amplifiers in 1964 was emulating that of a WWII bomber plane, he wasn’t kidding. Anyone...

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 | Songs About Lies and Liars (Dedicated to Lance Armstrong)
January 16, 2013
Songs About Lies and Liars (Dedicated to Lance Armstrong)

A list of some of our favorite songs with "lie" "lies" and "lying" in their titles.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)
January 7, 2013
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Loves Indie Wrestling (Interview)

Although Billy Corgan is best known as the enigmatic frontman of Smashing Pumpkins, lately he has turned his creative energy toward smashing of a different variety: flying elbow smashes, for...

Rock Cellar Magazine | “The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!

Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS  just keep on comin’ and comin’ and comin.’ God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Vanity Fair’s “Best Sitcoms” is a Stupid Flawed Poll
December 4, 2012
Vanity Fair’s “Best Sitcoms” is a Stupid Flawed Poll

Well, since we knew you were all holding your collective breaths on this one, the results are in:  Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time, followed closely by… The Honeymooners?...

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 | 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 | Rolling Stones Revelations!  Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen
November 14, 2012
Rolling Stones Revelations! Interview with "Crossfire Hurricane" Director Brett Morgen

In an exclusive interview, documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen reveals 11 things you may not know about the Rolling Stones.

Rock Cellar Magazine | Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel
November 2, 2012
Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” – The Steampunk Novel

The new novel Clockwork Angels begins with the line: “The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life…and someone who realizes that it can’t possibly be enough....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero  (Interview)
November 2, 2012
Zakk Wylde: Author, Food Connoisseur, Guitar Hero (Interview)

In an age when anyone can become a “Guitar Hero” by firing up the Xbox and mashing colored buttons in pace with onscreen prompts, it’s good to know that some...

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 | "Mustang Sally" at 45  (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story
October 1, 2012
"Mustang Sally" at 45 (Interview) – Sir Mack Rice and Spooner Oldham Tell The Story

Bruce Springsteen surprised fans in 2010 when he joined local band Timepiece at a Farmingdale, New Jersey club for a rousing rendition of Wilson Pickett’s Mustang Sally. Not that Bruce...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Top 11 Songs About Football
October 1, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Football

Yes it’s that time of year again.  The beer.  The hot and greasy wings.  The hot and greasy tailgating.  And, oh yes, that little bit of pigskin insanity called football....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer
October 1, 2012
Meet Albert Watson, Rock Photographer

[Editor’s Note: Our Every Picture Tells a Story column is normally made up of lots of pretty pictures with very little text.  Once in a while we like to talk...

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 | The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)
October 1, 2012
The Man Behind Darth Vader (Interview with Dave Prowse)

Actor Dave Prowse, in his iconic portrayal of Darth Vader, could command the power of the dark side to hurl objects through the air or crush his rivals’ throats by...

Rock Cellar Magazine | September/October Album Reviews
September 11, 2012
September/October Album Reviews

Bob Dylan Ben Folds Five No Doubt Green Day Dave Matthews Band Bob Mould Propagandhi Grizzly Bear Bob Dylan Tempest It’s 2012, and we’re still living on “Desolation Row.” Or...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview
August 16, 2012
Susanna Hoffs Bares All (?) in New Interview

Paying homage to ’60s-era bands like The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas, Susanna Hoffs has recently released her third solo album, Someday – her first release in 16 years....

Rock Cellar Magazine | Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait
August 16, 2012
Wrestler Chris Jericho Kicks Ass With Fozzy – WWE Will Have to Wait

Wrestler-turned-metal-singer Chris Jericho, on 10-minute songs, touring, and getting respect from the metal community.

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | August Album Reviews
August 11, 2012
August Album Reviews

Alanis Morissette Slightly Stoopid The Darkness Toadies Susanna Hoffs Dispatch Steve Vai Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights With her new album Havoc and Bright Lights, Alanis Morissette re-affirms herself...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.
July 23, 2012
Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a...

Rock Cellar Magazine | What The Funk?!  Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)
July 17, 2012
What The Funk?! Mark Farner’s Excellent Adventure (Interview)

So much has been written about the life and times of Grand Funk Railroad – the hits and the misses, the legal fights and the mismanagement, the groupies and the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)
July 17, 2012
Jesse Ventura Interview: "The Whole Thing is a Fraud" (And He Doesn’t Mean Wrestling)

In his new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, Jesse Ventura argues in favor of abolishing all political parties within what he calls a corrupt two-party system. From my perspective, I can’t advocate...

Rock Cellar Magazine | July Album Reviews
July 11, 2012
July Album Reviews

Everclear Frank Ocean Joe Walsh Matisyahu Soul Asylum Neil Young Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars, the new album from Everclear, is better than it ought to be. Yes, Art Alexakis...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock
June 19, 2012
Time Again for the Strawberry Alarm Clock

The back pages of pop music history are littered with tales of one hit wonders. You know the equation:  A band comes out of nowhere, hits the top of the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)
June 19, 2012
Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising...

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 | Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats
June 19, 2012
Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats

Dogs & cats make their way into the average Internet user’s mind every 0.4 seconds. Okay, we made that statistic up, but it DOES seem realistic, doesn’t it? It’s hard...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”
May 16, 2012
Paul Rodgers is “The Voice”

As the old proverb goes: “You may know a man by the company he keeps.” Though his name is synonymous with Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, a consummate songwriter and performer,...

Rock Cellar Magazine | "Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin
May 16, 2012
"Relatively Speaking" – Musicians Talk About Their Famous Kin

Intro Lukas Nelson Jenda Hall Derringer Miles Nielsen Sarah Lee Guthrie Trying to make it in music is tough.  But if you are related to a reigning superstar, either by blood...

Rock Cellar Magazine | 11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood
May 16, 2012
11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

Farewell, Hollywood. Original, creative storylines, plots, and movie concepts have gone the way of the View-Master – replaced by flashy, style-over-substance monstrosities about CGI transforming-robot battles, cartoonish critters dancing to...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)
May 16, 2012
Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)

Reggae-influenced Aussie rock band Men at Work made headlines again just last month, although not for reasons they would have wanted:  Original member Greg Ham – best known for playing...

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 | From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin
April 16, 2012
From Banshees to Vampires… An Interview with Steven Severin

It’s an unsettling tale of terror and tormented humanity.  A small village has fallen under a vampire’s curse, and the boundaries between the real and unreal have blurred. Steven Severin,...

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 | April Album Reviews
April 11, 2012
April Album Reviews

The Shins Dr. John Counting Crows Alabama Shakes Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Shins Port of Morrow Port of Morrow, the first proper Shins album since 2007’s Wincing the...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | (Movie) Trailer Trash
March 19, 2012
(Movie) Trailer Trash

Okay, I’ve hocked you enough on the woeful shape of modern music:  Berton Averre’s Blog. Time for a departure.  Today we’ll talk about the woeful shape of modern American movies....

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On
March 19, 2012
Randy Rhoads: 30 Years Later His Music Lives On

30 years after his death in a plane crash, guitarist Randy Rhoads continues to exert his influence on rock music. Ozzy Osbourne producer Kevin Churko reflects on the young rocker's legacy.

Rock Cellar Magazine | February Album Reviews
February 16, 2012
February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses...

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 | 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 | Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS
January 20, 2012
Report from NAMM 2012 – Brian Wilson, Bob Weir, Michelle Phillips, John Mayer – PHOTOS

This year marks the 110th anniversary of the legendary trade show NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) — the meeting place for musical instrument retailers to view and purchase the latest...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes
January 12, 2012
Former Ozzy Bassist Has An Axe To Grind With The Osbournes

Bob Daisley On Ozzy & Sharon, Randy Rhoads, and The 'Blizzard of Ozz' - 'Diary of a Madman' Controversy

Rock Cellar Magazine | 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 | 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 | Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been
November 3, 2011
Roadie Henry Smith on the Early Days of Led Zeppelin and the John Lennon Tour That Might Have Been

Henry ‘The Horse’ Smith admits that he sometimes gets annoyed with people asking Led Zeppelin questions. After all, the good-natured 64 year old roadie/road manager has a lot more on...

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

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

Rock Cellar Magazine | 9 Metallica Albums, Ranked in Order
October 25, 2011
9 Metallica Albums, Ranked in Order

No doubt it’s difficult for some young tykes just now sweating through driver’s ed to wrap their acne-scarred heads around it, but there was once a time, not too long...

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...

Rock Cellar Magazine | The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2

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 | Seth MacFarlane’s Album is Faithfully Retro-Cool
September 29, 2011
Seth MacFarlane’s Album is Faithfully Retro-Cool

For fans of the animated comedy show Family Guy, one of the most endearing features is the way the creators integrate spot-on renditions of various musical genres from the past....

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 | Guns 'N Roses Announce North American Tour
September 23, 2011
Guns 'N Roses Announce North American Tour

If ever there was a news story to take with a truckload of salt, this is probably it. The Axl Rose & Friends Experience – er,  Guns ‘N Roses (at...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll
September 19, 2011
Edgar Winter Keeps Playing That Rock ‘n’ Roll

With his white mop and pigment-free skin, Edgar Winter revolutionized rock and roll by inventing the keyboard strap, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fleetwood Mac WILL Tour in 2012
September 14, 2011
Fleetwood Mac WILL Tour in 2012

It turns out that the speculation and rumor-mongering that Lindsey Buckingham was doing last week was based in reality. In an interview with Billboard, Mick Fleetwood had this to say: “All...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Watch Paul Simon Perform "The Sound of Silence" at Ground Zero on 9/11
September 12, 2011
Watch Paul Simon Perform "The Sound of Silence" at Ground Zero on 9/11

Yesterday was a day of somber reflection for the United States, as the attacks of September 11, 2001 had their tenth anniversary. Paul Simon was supposed to play the Simon...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.
September 2, 2011
Sinéad O’Connor Wants A Man. We Want That New Record.

The news this week is all about how Sinéad O’Connor has been trolling the internet in a comical and desperate search for a sexual companion.  Her own website outlines (in...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Fire In The Hole!
August 26, 2011
Fire In The Hole!

Rock and roll and hot sauce…it’s a match made in hell! What a distorted electric guitar is to the ears, a fiery blend of pureed chili peppers is to the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Too Much Art?
August 19, 2011
Too Much Art?

Today, it’s not only authors and philosophers who go through a process of self-examination as they do their jobs. Artists and musicians, too, often working in their claustrophobic vacuums of...

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 | Seven Muses of Paris
July 29, 2011
Seven Muses of Paris

She breathes in the creativity of a man and exhales the essence of beauty.

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 | Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy
July 19, 2011
Rory Gallagher: His Enduring Legacy

It was November 1977. Guitarist Rory Gallagher and his band members – bassist Gerry McAvoy, keyboardist Lou Martin and drummer Rod de’Ath – were capping off a 6-month world tour...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Star-Spangled Salutes
July 1, 2011
Star-Spangled Salutes

It’s that time of year again…the time to gather with friends and family and barbecue meat, drink (American) beer and randomly engage in loud chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, preferably in...

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 | Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There
June 27, 2011
Thoughts on Glastonbury 2011 from Someone Who Wasn't There

This past weekend, thousands of mud-soaked concertgoers flocked to the town of Somerset, England for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. The fest featured a slew of international...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Centro-Matic – "Candidate Waltz" (Album Review)
June 22, 2011
Centro-Matic – "Candidate Waltz" (Album Review)

When a band releases somewhere north of ten full-length records, multiple EPs, and participates in numerous side projects and still toils away in relative anonymity, you might come to expect...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Harpsichord Mania!
June 20, 2011
Harpsichord Mania!

The harpsichord was the Humphrey Bogart of baroque instruments, until 18th century innovation produced the piano and brought its near-death. It lay dormant in basements and opera halls, until the...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2
June 14, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Peter Asher. Part 1 is HERE. RCM: Do you consider yourself more of a business manager, a personal manager or both?...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir
June 10, 2011
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir

From his musical days with Peter & Gordon through his careers as a Grammy-award winning producer, artist manager, Apple A&R man, and record company executive, Peter Asher has witnessed and...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)
June 8, 2011
Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)

1. Bob Dylan, Freewheelin’ © Don Hunstein © Don Hunstein Captured in 1963 on the corner of 4th and Jones in Greenwich Village, Freewheelin’ featured the iconic album cover that...

Rock Cellar Magazine | Genderless Baby
June 3, 2011
Genderless Baby

Pro A “genderless” baby??!! Only for a little while. Move along, nothing to see here. A Canadian couple thrust themselves into the media spotlight last week by announcing that they’re...