98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons on the ‘Boy Band’ Stigma and 20+ Years as a Group (Interview at the NAMM Show 2018)

The NAMM Show brings together musicians and industry insiders from throughout the musical spectrum. For a weekend in Southern California, the entire music business comes together to celebrate music — and learn about the latest and greatest products from top manufactures. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with musicians there for the fun. […]

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Behind the YouTube Success of ‘Ten Second Songs’ with the Man Himself, Anthony Vincent (Interview at NAMM 2018)

Over the past few years, it’s been nearly impossible to peruse social media without coming across one of Anthony Vincent’s YouTube videos — you probably know him by the name of his video series, Ten Second Songs. In each clip, Vincent delights the viewer with a variety of different musical styles, all singing parts of […]

Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

Talking About Kittie’s 20th Anniversary and Upcoming Documentary/Book with Drummer Mercedes Lander

This past January, Rock Cellar attended the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Also attending this year’s event was Mercedes Lander, co-founder and drummer of the Canadian heavy metal band Kittie. Having recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band, the members of Kittie are finishing up work on a documentary film, Origins/Evolutions, chronicling their […]

Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on the Warped Tour and became stalwarts in the early 2000s scene. After releasing three albums since that 2003 breakout, the band took […]

Seven Years Later, Story of the Year Return with New Album ‘Wolves’ — and a Revamped but Familiar Sound (New Music Friday)

Seven Years Later, Story of the Year Return with New Album ‘Wolves’ — and a Revamped but Familiar Sound (New Music Friday)

Seven years is a long time between albums, but that’s how long it took Story of the Year to follow up 2010’s The Constant. Wolves, their sixth full-length album, is out today. Earnestness was everywhere in the early 2000s. Nearly all of the most popular bands of the rock/punk circuit of the era — those […]

Nothing But Thieves Premiere Video for ‘Particles,’ from Their Eye-Opening Sophomore Album ‘Broken Machine’

Nothing But Thieves Premiere Video for ‘Particles,’ from Their Eye-Opening Sophomore Album ‘Broken Machine’

In late 2015, an upstart band from the U.K. named Nothing But Thieves turned heads with their self-titled debut album (click here for more on that), their blend of aggressive riffs, infectious harmonies and the soaring vocals of lead guitarist/singer Conor Mason helping them make an immediate impact. On Sept. 8 (two months ago), the band […]

Best New Music: The Used Shed Preconceptions and Branch Out with Visceral New LP ‘The Canyon’ (Stream)

Best New Music: The Used Shed Preconceptions and Branch Out with Visceral New LP ‘The Canyon’ (Stream)

The Apple Music description for The Used‘s new album The Canyon says, simply, “Refreshingly groovy tunes from the Utah rockers.” While that phrase is accurate regarding the band’s seventh full-length album, it doesn’t quite do it justice. That’s because The Canyon, released on Friday, is a sprawling record, spanning 17 tracks melding genres, styles, and […]

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Netflix scored a big hit with 13 Reasons Why, a dramatic series based on a 2007 book that focused on depression, mental health and teen suicide that premiered in March and garnered much attention online. The series’ male lead, 20-year-old Dylan Minnette, also has a band, Wallows, which also features fellow actor Braeden Lemasters (known […]