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Justin Timberlake has been out of the music game for 7 years – a near eternity considering his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released before the first iPhone, Taylor Swift’s debut album, and we’re pretty sure Justin Bieber had just been born.
He’s managed to stay in the spotlight through his acting, five critically-acclaimed hosting stints on Saturday Night Live, and other business ventures (including his own tequila, interior design company, and becoming the Creative Director of the “new” Myspace).
Yet Timberlake’s newest album, The 20/20 Experience, is this year’s (decade’s?) most hotly anticipated release.  He certainly has a lot to prove – especially his ability to remain musically relevant.
Well, the good news is The 20/20 Experience isn’t some throwaway pop piece like most records on the Top 40 chart today.  It’s just that: an experience, (however self-indulgent) that solidifies Timberlake’s standing as an artist above almost every other male pop-star out there.
For a track-by-track review of The 20/20 Experience, click here  and be sure to visit Rock Cellar Magazine for all your latest music news.

Justin Timberlake has been out of the music game for 7 years – a near eternity considering his last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released before the first iPhone, Taylor Swift’s debut album, and we’re pretty sure Justin Bieber had just been born.

He’s managed to stay in the spotlight through his acting, five critically-acclaimed hosting stints on Saturday Night Live, and other business ventures (including his own tequila, interior design company, and becoming the Creative Director of the “new” Myspace).

Yet Timberlake’s newest album, The 20/20 Experience, is this year’s (decade’s?) most hotly anticipated release.  He certainly has a lot to prove – especially his ability to remain musically relevant.

Well, the good news is The 20/20 Experience isn’t some throwaway pop piece like most records on the Top 40 chart today.  It’s just that: an experience, (however self-indulgent) that solidifies Timberlake’s standing as an artist above almost every other male pop-star out there.

For a track-by-track review of The 20/20 Experience, click here  and be sure to visit Rock Cellar Magazine for all your latest music news.

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Hey there, Cellar Dwellers!  Our March issue is now live, check it out!

The 9-Lives of Julie Newmar | Peter Hook Reflects on Joy Division & New Order | Interview with YES Guitarist Steve Howe | Photos of Iconic Rock & Roll Statues | Who REALLY Owns Your Music? | 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Music | Turn Me On: What RCM is Listening to Now | Sports Scandals: Just What You Asked For | Soundgarden Live at the Wiltern Review | Humor Writer Kills Self for Sounding Like “The Onion” | Celebrity Endorsement Quiz | Latest Music News | Album Reviews

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How To Destroy Angels’ Welcome Oblivion – Amid the Dark, Dense Electronics is a Vital Humanity (Album Review)
Three years after their 2010 formation, the Trent Reznor-led How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) have finally released their first full-length LP, Welcome Oblivion.  Featuring four songs from last year’s An omen­ EP, the album demonstrates the exciting experimental direction in which Reznor’s muse is taking him.

Welcome Oblivion succeeds because it emphatically moves away from pop music and — most exciting of all — creates it’s own experimental genre: garage industrial.

Read the rest of the review at Rock Cellar Magazine 

How To Destroy Angels’ Welcome Oblivion – Amid the Dark, Dense Electronics is a Vital Humanity (Album Review)

Three years after their 2010 formation, the Trent Reznor-led How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) have finally released their first full-length LP, Welcome Oblivion.  Featuring four songs from last year’s An omen­ EP, the album demonstrates the exciting experimental direction in which Reznor’s muse is taking him.

Welcome Oblivion succeeds because it emphatically moves away from pop music and — most exciting of all — creates it’s own experimental genre: garage industrial.

Read the rest of the review at Rock Cellar Magazine 

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The newest buzz regarding David Bowie’s hypothetical touring plans for his new album The Next Day is out, and it’s slightly promising.
Bowie’s guitarist, Gerry Leonard, spoke with Rolling Stone and dropped this tidbit:

I would say that it’s 50-50,” he says. “A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new record, he’d be like, ‘This would be great live!’ Of course, everyone was like, ‘What? Did he just say that?’ But other times he’d just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live.”

More from Leonard:
“If he gets the bug in him to do it, it’ll happen. His voice is sounding great and he’s looking great, too. He could totally do it. You never know with David, though. I feel he might want to make another record before he plays shows. He’s being really prolific right now.”
The ongoing speculation regarding whether or not Bowie will shock the world and head out on tour for the first time in years continues to swirl. If you recall, Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti recently divulged that Bowie might feel inclined to play one or two special gigs, but not actually go on tour.
Of course, “50/50″ sounds more promising than “one or two gigs”, but hey – it’s something!
Stay tuned. The Next Day will arrive on March 12th.
For your latest  music news, visit www.rockcellarmagazine.com

The newest buzz regarding David Bowie’s hypothetical touring plans for his new album The Next Day is out, and it’s slightly promising.

Bowie’s guitarist, Gerry Leonard, spoke with Rolling Stone and dropped this tidbit:

I would say that it’s 50-50,” he says. “A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new record, he’d be like, ‘This would be great live!’ Of course, everyone was like, ‘What? Did he just say that?’ But other times he’d just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live.”

More from Leonard:

“If he gets the bug in him to do it, it’ll happen. His voice is sounding great and he’s looking great, too. He could totally do it. You never know with David, though. I feel he might want to make another record before he plays shows. He’s being really prolific right now.”

The ongoing speculation regarding whether or not Bowie will shock the world and head out on tour for the first time in years continues to swirl. If you recall, Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti recently divulged that Bowie might feel inclined to play one or two special gigs, but not actually go on tour.

Of course, “50/50″ sounds more promising than “one or two gigs”, but hey – it’s something!

Stay tuned. The Next Day will arrive on March 12th.

For your latest  music news, visit www.rockcellarmagazine.com

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