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: RockGodz Hall of Fame

Behind the Curtain: RockGodz Hall of Fame

I have always been awed, mesmerized and fascinated by the people who make music. Their ability to touch fans and to bring joy and sadness, communicate emotions and thoughts and to even change the very course of human history makes them the most powerful creative force on the planet. As profoundly important as painters, sculptors, […]

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Try to follow along. The Nelson brothers were there. Hey! It’s Joel Hoekstra on guitar! He’s in Whitesnake now, used to be in Night Ranger. They play later on. But between now and then, it’s John Waite, with his sometimes guitarist, Kerri Kelli. Kerri took Joel’s place in Night Ranger. Winger was there. Hey! It’s […]

Whitford St. Holmes: New Album ‘Reunion’ Coming 6/3, Tour with Whitesnake Planned

Whitford St. Holmes: New Album ‘Reunion’ Coming 6/3, Tour with Whitesnake Planned

Whitford/St. Holmes, the collaborative project from Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whiftord and longtime Ted Nugent vocalist/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, is back in action for 2016. On June 3, they’ll release a new album, the appropriately-titled Reunion. Pre-ordering the album from iTunes now will get you Shapes, the album’s lead single. Additionally, pre-orders will also come with […]

New Album Releases 7/9: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jay-Z, Whitesnake

New Album Releases 7/9: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jay-Z, Whitesnake

Happy new music Tuesday! Here are today’s top releases: Preservation Hall Jazz Band That’s It! First album of original material from the New Orleans ensemble in their 50 year history. Click to Purchase That’s It! in our Online Store   Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Anticipated new album from the hip hop star. Click to Purchase Magna Carta […]