Butch Vig Talks Garbage, Nirvana, ’90s, Producing and Wisconsin Origins on ‘Celebration Rock’ Podcast

Butch Vig Talks Garbage, Nirvana, ’90s, Producing and Wisconsin Origins on ‘Celebration Rock’ Podcast

In the alt/rock world, producer/musician Butch Vig (as seen above alongside Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic) is one of the more revered figures. From producing seminal 1990s’ albums from the likes of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins to his own work with Garbage (among many, many more projects), Vig has attained a status of basically unanimous reverence […]

Garbage’s Kaleidoscopic New Video for ‘Empty’ Will Make Your Eyes Happy – Watch

Garbage’s Kaleidoscopic New Video for ‘Empty’ Will Make Your Eyes Happy – Watch

On June 10, Garbage will release a new record titled Strange Little Birds. The long-running alt/industrial band recently premiered its lead single, Empty, and on Monday they unveiled a very slick music video for the track. A straightforward performance clip featuring the band – Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Steve Marker and Duke Erikson – playing […]

Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘In Plainsong’ Acoustic/Electro Tour with Liz Phair

Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘In Plainsong’ Acoustic/Electro Tour with Liz Phair

In the spring, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jeff Schroeder will take Smashing Pumpkins back out on the road with the ‘In Plainsong’ tour. The 19-date tour will begin in March and will also feature singer/songwriter Liz Phair on as support. Here are the dates: March 22 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall March 23 – Seattle, WA – The […]

NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

NAMM Show 2016 Recap/Photos Part 1: Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Billy Corgan, Guitars, Performances and More

This past weekend, music merchants, celebrities, musicians and industry insiders convened at the Anaheim Convnetion center in Southern California once again fro the 2016 NAMM Show. Rock Cellar Magazine was proud to be on-hand for the weekend’s festivities, which were pretty much non-stop from first thing Thursday morning all the way through Sunday afternoon. Below, peruse […]

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ Turns 20: An Appreciation

Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ Turns 20: An Appreciation

One of the landmark albums of the 1990’s alt/rock scene celebrates its 20th birthday today, October 23. Smashing Pumpkins‘ ambitious double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was released on this date back in 1995. Led by front man Billy Corgan, the record was a massive success. It debut atop the Billboard album charts, catapulted […]

Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)

“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi Quatro, in the late ‘70s Southern California’s The Runaways made an indelible mark on the music scene. Through Runaways signature classic like Cherry Bomb, […]

Smashing Pumpkins: Acoustic Tour Announced for Mid-June

Smashing Pumpkins: Acoustic Tour Announced for Mid-June

This summer, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins will head out on a co-headlining tour alongside Marilyn Manson (dates here). Before that, Corgan has announced plans for ‘In Plainsong’, an acoustic tour hitting a few cities prior to the Manson tour’s start. From the band’s announcement: Having written and released over 400 songs, Billy Corgan […]