Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. Wants You to Know ‘You’re Not Alone’ in the Search for Life’s True Meaning (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. has been many things over the years — he can count jubilant hard rock vocalist and piano player, motivational speaker and political movement founder among his job descriptions. But it all started with the music, specifically his 2001 debut album I Get Wet, a barrage of riffs and energy that exploded with the […]

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 […]

Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Self-Titled Album with the Loud ‘Roll Me Under’; LP Due in March

Preview Stone Temple Pilots’ New Self-Titled Album with the Loud ‘Roll Me Under’; LP Due in March

Stone Temple Pilots recently made their debut with new vocalist Jeff Gutt at a sold-out gig at the Troubadour in Hollywood, where they played some new songs including the single “Meadow” — and now they’ve unveiled plans for their upcoming studio record. The self-titled affair (STP’s second self-titled album, after the one in 2010 with […]

Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on the Warped Tour and became stalwarts in the early 2000s scene. After releasing three albums since that 2003 breakout, the band took […]

Stream Linkin Park’s New ‘One More Light Live’ Album, Dedicated to Chester Bennington (New Music Friday)

Stream Linkin Park’s New ‘One More Light Live’ Album, Dedicated to Chester Bennington (New Music Friday)

Shortly after Linkin Park staged a touching memorial concert at the Hollywood Bowl in late October to vocalist Chester Bennington (who died on July 20), the remaining members of the band announced a special new live album. One More Light Live, released today, features live recordings from the handful of world tour dates Linkin Park performed […]

Linkin Park Premiere ‘Sharp Edges’ Video Ahead of ‘One More Light Live’ Album Release (Watch)

Linkin Park Premiere ‘Sharp Edges’ Video Ahead of ‘One More Light Live’ Album Release (Watch)

On Friday, Linkin Park’s One More Light Live, an album featuring some of vocalist Chester Bennington’s final performances before his death on July 20, will be released. The live set, featuring recordings from the handful of shows the band played last summer, was previewed with two tracks so far — a piano-led rendition of “Crawling” and an […]

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

With her new album Somebody’s Child, British singer/songwriter Judith Owen delivers an exceptional album conjuring the confessional Laurel Canyon music of yesterday — think Carole King, Judee Sill, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell — while infusing the artist’s own distinctive flair with sophisticated musical textures and hard-hitting lyrics. The album, which features seasoned accompaniment in the […]

Preview Linkin Park’s New ‘One More Light Live’ Album with a Moving Performance of ‘Crawling’

Preview Linkin Park’s New ‘One More Light Live’ Album with a Moving Performance of ‘Crawling’

On Dec. 15, Linkin Park will release One More Light Live, a collection of live recordings culled from the handful of concerts the band played in the months before lead singer Chester Bennington passed away in July. Bennington’s death was an unfathomable loss fro the rock community, as well as Linkin Park’s millions of fans […]