Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list is compiled chronologically by the start of the musicians’ careers. “Constipation Blues” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was one of the pioneers of […]

Watch Marilyn Manson Join Yoshiki and X Japan at Coachella for ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

Watch Marilyn Manson Join Yoshiki and X Japan at Coachella for ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup was especially deep — though there was a noted lack of guitar-based hard rock bands. Despite the abundance of indie/pop acts on the bill, festival attendees willing to skip part of Beyonce’s headlining set on Saturday night could catch a rare intimate performance from X Japan, […]

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 […]

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Hollywood Vampires Rise from the Dead (The Interview)

Forget today’s rock and roll hell-raisers, there was some real dastardly rock and roll debauchery happening in Hollywood in the mid ‘70s with a little-known bunch of music hooligans called “The Hollywood Vampires” who used Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill as their club house. This ad hoc assemblage included president Alice Cooper, Vice President Keith Moon, […]

Smashing Pumpkins: Acoustic Tour Announced for Mid-June

Smashing Pumpkins: Acoustic Tour Announced for Mid-June

This summer, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins will head out on a co-headlining tour alongside Marilyn Manson (dates here). Before that, Corgan has announced plans for ‘In Plainsong’, an acoustic tour hitting a few cities prior to the Manson tour’s start. From the band’s announcement: Having written and released over 400 songs, Billy Corgan […]

Sammy Hagar, Cheap Trick, Slash Playing Carolina Rebellion Festival 2015 with Korn, More (Full Details)

Sammy Hagar, Cheap Trick, Slash Playing Carolina Rebellion Festival 2015 with Korn, More (Full Details)

The festival announcements keep on coming, and this one’s particularly relevant for the classic rock fans: this year’s Carolina Rebellion Festival, set for May 2-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, boasts a varied lineup of contemporary heavy hitters mixed in alongside some seriously big names from the past: Korn Marilyn Manson Sammy Hagar Rise Against Bush […]

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

When they first landed on the music scene and began to make headway attracting legions of disenfranchised teenagers around the world, Alice Cooper was the ultimate villain, misfit and nefarious miscreant. In no time, he was anointed public enemy number one for frightened parents and authority figures everywhere. Bolstered by such seminal albums as Love […]