Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum and Franky Perez) Debut ‘Down in Flames’ Video

Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum and Franky Perez) Debut ‘Down in Flames’ Video

Deadland Ritual (Photo: Jonas Akerlund) Deadland Ritual is a new hard rock supergroup featuring Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum and Apocalyptica vocalist Franky Perez, and on Monday the band premiered its debut video. Titled “Down in Flames,” it’s a powerful opening statement from the […]

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

“Mony Mony” by Billy Idol “Mony Mony” was a 1968 hit for Tommy James and received renewed attention when Billy Idol recorded a version that reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart in 1981. In his autobiography Dancing With Myself, Idol explains the song’s attraction. “That song has always had special significance to me. I […]

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, […]

Top 11 Rebel Songs

Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp James Dean was a rebel. Marlon Brando was a rebel. Johnny Yuma was a rebel. You’re not. But listening to some of […]

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, […]

Top 11 Dancing Songs

Top 11 Dancing Songs

  “Do you think dyslexic people have difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A.?” — Dave Sokolowski Rock music has filled dance floors since Chuck Berry sang, “Go get your lover, then reel and rock it” in Roll Over Beethoven. No wonder dancing is the subject of so many songs. Here’s our collection of the Top 11 Songs […]

Recap: Sights, Sounds and Shots from Outside Lands Music Festival 2015

Recap: Sights, Sounds and Shots from Outside Lands Music Festival 2015

Ranger Dave welcomed OL’ers back.[/caption] 2015 marked the eighth year of the Outside Lands Music Festival, which consumes Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California for a weekend of music, food, art and traffic nightmares (though they’re worth it). This year’s installment featured an eclectic array of acts spanning all sides of the music genre […]