Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen Goes Caroling to Announce ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour with Whitesnake, Jason Bonham

Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen Goes Caroling to Announce ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour with Whitesnake, Jason Bonham

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed announcements — and Foreigner knocked it out of the park with this one. Below, watch lead singer Kelly Hansen go door-to-door with a group of new friends singing carols — er, classic Foreigner hits like “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice” and “Juke Box Hero” as a means of announcing a […]

Behind the Curtain: David Coverdale (a Delightfully Pleasant Rock Star)

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 starting their inaugural U.S. tour in support of the Burn album. This third lineup of the band was performing at the Met Center in Bloomington, […]

A Q&A with Hard Rock Guitarist Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and More

A Q&A with Hard Rock Guitarist Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and More

Rock Cellar correspondent David Peers recently caught up with NYC guitarist Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) for a career-spanning chat about inspiration, guitar and a lot more. Rock Cellar Magazine: I was in Florida last April. Went to this thing called Rockfest 80’s. Walking up, I hear Nelson playing. I’m like, OK, Nelson, these […]

Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

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 Blackmore for the first time. Creem Magazine wanted me to go out to the Twin Cities to interview Deep Purple’s brooding cat in the black hat. […]