Leslie West is Still Climbin’ After All These Years (Interview)

Leslie West is Still Climbin’ After All These Years (Interview)

Leslie West is a rock and roll survivor. First gaining prominence as guitarist/vocalist in the classic hard rock trio Mountain, boasting signature classics like Mississippi Queen, Theme for an Imaginary Western and Never in My Life,  West’s fiery, expressive playing has gone on to thrill hard rock fans and inspire the likes of Pete Townshend, […]

Top 11 Motorcycle Songs

Top 11 Motorcycle Songs

Going back to 1955’s Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots by the Cheers, motorcycles have been a symbol of rock and roll’s rebellious attitude. When Easy Rider hit movie screens in 1969, its soundtrack of recent rock hits cemented the association of music and motorcycles. Whether your ride is a wicked chopper or a souped-up […]

No Brakes: A Chat with John Waite

No Brakes: A Chat with John Waite

For some, playing music is a pastime, a welcome distraction from the daily grind of every day life. For others, it’s an all-encompassing 24-7 commitment to the life altering power of rock and roll. John Waite is a lifer. The one common thread at the heart of his storied musical journey resides in two words: […]

George Thorogood is Still ‘Bad to the Bone’ (Interview)

George Thorogood is Still ‘Bad to the Bone’ (Interview)

Channeling the spirit of Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Howlin’ Wolf, Delaware’s George Thorogood & The Destroyers emerged on the music scene in the ‘70s, wowing audiences with their gritty, American roots rock and Thorogood’s fiery blues guitar playing. Decades on, Thorogood is still “Bad to the Bone”, enjoying consistent success as a hitmaker and […]

Christopher Cross: Still ‘Sailing’ (Interview)

Christopher Cross: Still ‘Sailing’ (Interview)

In 1981, you couldn’t turn your radio dial without landing on one of Christopher Cross’ innumerable hits. Consummately crafted, melodically intricate pop jewels marked by virtuoso musicianship and the artist’s unique voice, whether it was Sailing, Arthur’s Theme, Ride Like the Wind or All Right, this was Christopher Cross’ moment in time. Decades since he first broke through, the five-time […]

Linda Ronstadt Lyric Quiz

Linda Ronstadt Lyric Quiz

New month, new issue, new lyric quiz! This month’s topic is Linda Ronstadt, this month’s cover star and feature interviewee. Below, sift through some lyric snippets and see if you can figure out what songs they’re from – and send your guesses to contests@rockcellarmagazine.com, as usual! And I dare not drown my sorrows in the […]