Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2014 Recap: Day 1 (Soul Rebels, Warpaint, Janis Joplin Tribute, Chromeo, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys and More)

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2014 Recap: Day 1 (Soul Rebels, Warpaint, Janis Joplin Tribute, Chromeo, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys and More)

This past weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine was fortunate enough to head up to San Francisco to take in Outside Lands, the annual music & arts festival nestled in the middle of Golden Gate Park. Though we were only able to catch Friday and Saturday’s sets and activities (due to being double-booked with Sir Paul McCartney […]

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

Four Decades of Hellfire with Judas Priest (Interview)

The 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap depicted the insanity of life on the road with the fictional heavy metal band. To prepare for the film, director Rob Reiner attended a concert by metal icons Judas Priest. “It physically hurt my chest,” said Reiner. “The reverberation in the hall was so strong that I couldn’t […]

Important Concert Sites

Important Concert Sites

There are concerts and then there are concerts. Sometimes, a rock ‘n roll event brushes up against a small theater or big racetrack and things are never quite the same. Here are 10 sites scattered across United States that hosted some of the most memorable moments in music history. Watkins Glen Racetrack Route 16 and […]

Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 11/4

Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 11/4

On Monday, November 4th, the late Janis Joplin will be commemorated with her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At 11:30 a.m., a ceremony will take place at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Musician’s Insitute. Accepting the award on Joplin’s behalf will be her siblings, Laura and Michael Joplin, and both […]

Let’s Spend the Night Together: (In)Famous Rock ‘n Roll Hotel Rooms

Rock ‘n roll and hotel rooms will always be intertwined. From the most exclusive and opulent to the seediest and most sinister, these are the spaces where the spirits of music truly cavort. We all know about the famed “Riot House” on the Sunset Strip, the Edgewater Inn in Seattle were bands could fish out […]

The Visual Art of 9 Famous Musicians

Is it in their DNA? Possibly a “creative genius” gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift – one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps it’s just an excellent work ethic.How best do we explain these iconic songwriter/musicians who seem to have enough talent left over to create masterful work in […]