Who’s On First: Drummer Portrayed in Bio-Play ‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ (Q&A with Mick Berry)

Who’s On First: Drummer Portrayed in Bio-Play ‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ (Q&A with Mick Berry)

People try to put him down, but The Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon, whose life of excess inspired the nickname “Moon the Loon,” is making a comeback of sorts. Actor/musician/playwright Mick Berry is depicting the perky percussionist in the must-see one-man show Keith Moon: The Real Me at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage in Hollywood and […]

Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. But before you think it’s a drummer’s fantasy come alive, learn this: the record is rather a snapshot of […]

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

Q&A, Part 2: Mike Love on Lawsuits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Being Cast as the Beach Boys’ ‘Villain’

This is the conclusion to last month’s interview with Mike Love of the Beach Boys — get caught up with Part 1 here, and enjoy the rest below. Rock Cellar Magazine: What’s the back story behind the song “Happy Birthday Mike Love”? Mike Love: I was in India studying with the Maharishi and The Beatles were […]

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, […]

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry etc.) Announce Live Dates, Map Out Debut LP

Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry etc.) Announce Live Dates, Map Out Debut LP

On September 11, the Hollywood Vampires will arrive. A new supergroup involving Alice Cooper, Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp, their debut album will be released in conjunction with a handful of newly announced concert appearances. The band’s name pays homage to Alice Cooper and his band of musician pals that would party around […]

Micky Dolenz: Not Slowing Down (The Interview)

Micky Dolenz: Not Slowing Down (The Interview)

At age 70, Micky Dolenz is not ready to stop monkeying around. His slate is full and jam-packed. He’s currently touring with Monkee band mate Peter Tork, has a new live album in the works merging rock and Broadway AND a new ’70s solo material collection is also on its way. And if that’s not […]