Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’

As promised in a teaser post from the iconic rockers on Wednesday, The Rolling Stones have indeed premiered a song from the vaults that had, as of yet, never been officially released. “Criss Cross” is a preview of the band’s planned reissue of 1973’s Goats Head Soup, which was also detailed on Thursday. The reissue… Continue reading Rolling Stones: New ‘Goats Head Soup’ Reissue Announced, Features Three Unreleased Songs; Watch a Music Video for ‘Criss Cross’

Watch a Replay of the Led Zeppelin Reunion Show, ‘Celebration Day,’ This Weekend on YouTube (for 72 Hours Only)

A Led Zeppelin reunion — just the mere phrase elicits shudders of excitement among the legendary band‘s fans. In 2007, Zeppelin fans the world over were ecstatic to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, take the stage at O2 Arena as the headlining act… Continue reading Watch a Replay of the Led Zeppelin Reunion Show, ‘Celebration Day,’ This Weekend on YouTube (for 72 Hours Only)

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 was just a little rockhead, not yet a teenager but I was mesmerized, transfixed and had mad love for the Beach Boys. It was somewhere… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and the Magic of Music-Connected Memories

Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown

The concept of the “rock and roll star” is one that exudes thoughts of larger-than-life existence, mythical creatures who strap on a guitar and do things that make them seem like gods — but the reality is, they’re just as human as the rest of us, and sometimes even their fellow icons don’t know them… Continue reading Rock Photographer Ross Halfin Told an Incredible Story About Jimmy Page, Slash and Joe Perry Meeting James Brown

Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

Jimmy Page (Photo: Mark Keraly for Fender)

It’s almost impossible to imagine, but before taking the world by storm with Led Zeppelin, or even as a member of the Yardbirds, guitar legend Jimmy Page was just another kid, inspired by his musical heroes to pick up the guitar. As he tells Rock Cellar in this interview about his earliest days, which took… Continue reading Jimmy Page Tells His Origin Story as a Guitarist (The Interview)

John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served since 2009. Five years before leaving the Chili Peppers in 2009, Frusciante granted rock journalist Steve Rosen an in-depth interview about a number of topics… Continue reading John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist

Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Steve Rosen (Photo: Glen LaFerman)

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 ending. Well, maybe not the end of the world but some very nasty stuff is happening. You can choose your own scenario about how it… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Prepping for the End of the World with Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter

Jimmy Page Has a Very Special, Elaborate and Limited-Edition New Book Called ‘The Anthology’

This one’s truly for the collectors of all things Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page. If you consider yourself among the most devoted fans of the legendary rock and roll band and its iconic guitarist, listen up. Page unveiled a very fancy new book titled The Anthology on Wednesday, and it has a significant (read: expensive)… Continue reading Jimmy Page Has a Very Special, Elaborate and Limited-Edition New Book Called ‘The Anthology’

‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll

“What’s the Joker doing in the Met?” guitarist Steve Miller, who was instrumental in helping put the show together, joked after seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll,” which showcases some of the most iconic instruments in the history of rock and roll. “Well, the first… Continue reading ‘Play It Loud’ Brings Rock’s Most Iconic Instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’

(AP Photo/Robert E. Klein)

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 as a Rock Cellar TV interview subject (conducted at his beautiful home studio in Southern California), Jeff Slate caught up with him about some exciting… Continue reading From Home Movies to a Snapshot of the Police’s Heyday: Stewart Copeland Discusses ‘Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out’