Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Behind the Curtain: From J. Sloan’s in Hollywood to an Encounter with the ‘Super Freak’ Himself, Rick James

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Before I begin this rock and roll tale about my encounter with Rick James, I want to explain in a way—or attempt to anyway—how I write these stories. If you’ve read any of my previous narratives, you know that a lot of times I’ll talk about stuff that doesn’t seem […]

Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its earthquakes, traffic, smog and pretentiousness, Los Angeles has inspired great tunes like those on our list of Top 11 L.A. Songs. Know any more? Take […]

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills of Hollywood like sweetly-scented sonic spores, the music had to be screaming from those distant monitors because the riff of Billy Gibbons’ guitar scuttled the […]

Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine’s ‘California Saga’ Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Photos: Rock Cellar Magazine’s ‘California Saga’ Tribute Shows @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Last weekend, Rock Cellar Magazine and the Get Together Foundation teamed up for a pair of all-star tribute gigs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. With proceeds benefiting some local charities, the California Saga shows paid tribute to some of the most classic California music ever created – think CSNY, Linda Ronstadt, the […]

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

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 […]