Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

(Review and all photographs by Sreve Trager) Seems like almost yesterday when Foreigner formed back in 1976, which began a path that led them to their current status as classic rock icons. As a four-piece churning out hit after hit and earning numerous No. 1’s and multiple Top 10 hits, who would ever imagine that Foreigner would still be […]

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: Rock Roundtable

Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable

Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Now it is virtually commonplace to see multiple guitar players from different bands being interviewed together in various magazines and on online sites. […]

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 […]

Gettin’ Gonzo with the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent (Interview)

Gettin’ Gonzo with the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent (Interview)

A loin cloth wearin’, bow-and-arrow-armed crazed rock and roll caveman, impassioned hunting advocate and contentious right-wing political provocateur, there’s one thing for damn certain: Ted Nugent doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind. Love him or hate him, he must be doing something right, as the sixty-five-year-old  rocker has had a “stranglehold” on the music […]