Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Top 11 Classic Punk Rock Songs

“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title track of the MC5‘s 1969 debut LP, recorded over Halloween weekend at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Singer Rob […]

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs

Top 11 Glam Rock Songs “I was recently looking at an old cover of New Musical Express from 1973. It’s me and Mick Jagger, and he’s just found glam a little late. He’s wearing this jumpsuit with epaulets, and he’s dripping in makeup and mascara. And I’m on the other half of the page with […]

Hear Bob Seger’s New Album ‘I Knew You When,’ Including His Glenn Frey Tribute ‘Glenn Song’ (New Music Friday)

Hear Bob Seger’s New Album ‘I Knew You When,’ Including His Glenn Frey Tribute ‘Glenn Song’ (New Music Friday)

Rock and roll icon Bob Seger is back — his new record, I Knew You When, was released today. His 18th proper studio album, it’s the first since 2014’s Ride Out, and features 10 new songs in its standard form. The Deluxe Edition, though, is where you’ll find “Glenn Song,” Seger’s tribute to the late […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap/Red Carpet Photos)

Music Photographer Mick Rock’s Magical Mystery Movie, ‘SHOT!’ (L.A. Premiere Recap/Red Carpet Photos)

Star-Studded Cinema Premiere Rocks L.A. The star-studded Los Angeles premiere of SHOT!​ The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock took place April 5 at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove. Rock Cellar Magazine covered the red carpet, screening and panel discussion about the documentary’s subject, legendary British photographer Mick Rock. From swinging London to New York’s underground, […]

Preview the New Doc on Rock Photographer Mick Rock, ‘Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’ Trailer — Film Released 4/7

Preview the New Doc on Rock Photographer Mick Rock, ‘Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock’ Trailer — Film Released 4/7

For decades, Mick Rock has established himself as one of the premier rock photographers in history — and on April 7 a new documentary film will be released chronicling his status as a legend of the industry. Titled Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, the documentary will be made available in select theaters around the […]

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

When Twisted Sister first assaulted the radio airwaves and MTV with their fist-pumping anthem, We’re Not Gonna Take It, for the music world at large it seemed as if the group’s seemingly meteoric rise happened overnight. But as a new documentary film put together by Music Box Films called We Are Twisted F***ing Sister demonstrates, this over-sized […]

Top 11 Waiting Songs

Top 11 Waiting Songs

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance — waiting for the bathroom.” — Bob Hope Patience has never been a strong suit of rock fans. So it’s natural that there would be huge hits about waiting: Waiting for a girl, waiting for a boy, waiting for a friend or in […]

Listen: Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams’ Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ as the Velvet Underground

Listen: Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams’ Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ as the Velvet Underground

Monday saw the release of Ryan Adams‘ full-album reinterpretation of Taylor Swift‘s 1989. It also, apparently, inspired Los Angeles singer/songwriter Father John Misty to record a cover of Adams’ version of Blank Space. Structurally, his take is rather…Velvet Underground-ish, both with its artwork seen above and Misty’s voice, which does a great Lou Reed impersonation. […]

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

It was good to hear that singer Joni Mitchell is improving after suffering a brain aneurysm on March 31. The singer’s website states that “she is resting comfortably in her own home and she’s getting better each day. A full recovery is expected.” Mitchell, born in Alberta, Canada, is one of many rock stars whose […]