Grant-Lee Phillips Q&A: On History, Protest Songs, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and Going Against the Grain

Grant-Lee Phillips Q&A: On History, Protest Songs, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and Going Against the Grain

Grant-Lee Phillips first came to national prominence as the leader of Grant Lee Buffalo, a critically-acclaimed Los Angeles alt-rock trio that released four albums in the 1990s and was best known for the songs “Mockingbirds” and “Truly Truly.” Since then, Phillips has put out eight eclectic studio efforts. The latest one, Widdershins (definition: to proceed […]

‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Electrifies the Wiltern in Los Angeles: Fans Leave with Stardust in their Eyes (Review/Photos)

‘Celebrating David Bowie’ Electrifies the Wiltern in Los Angeles: Fans Leave with Stardust in their Eyes (Review/Photos)

With an expansive musical catalogue of over 27 studio albums spanning over 50 years and a sophisticated and otherworldly style of artistry, honoring an iconic legend such as David Bowie with a concert tour performing his songs is no easy task, even if you are his longtime bandmate. For the second year in a row […]

Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. has been many things over the years — he can count jubilant hard rock vocalist and piano player, motivational speaker and political movement founder among his job descriptions. But it all started with the music, specifically his 2001 debut album I Get Wet, a barrage of riffs and energy that exploded with the […]

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 […]

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge departed from the three-minute single in 1967 with their debut album Vanilla Fudge. The New York-area band – drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, guitarist Vinny Martell and organist Mark Stein – released the groundbreaking LP with extended versions of “Ticket to Ride,” “She’s Not There,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ […]

Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

By Marvin Matthews Senior Writer, Mountain City Rock Montreal’s Online Rock Station http://www.mountaincityrock.com/ The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album ‘Hotel California’ to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. “On a dark, desert highway…” I’m quite certain that if you recited those five words to anyone, […]

The Reinvention of Noel Gallagher

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 producer, dance and soundtrack legend David Holmes, for the remarkable left turn that his new album, Who Built The Moon?, marks for the […]