Concerts

‘We did that in ’74′: For Hall and Oates, a surprising reaction to concert deep cut

‘We did that in ’74′: For Hall and Oates, a surprising reaction to concert deep cut

Hall and Oates has a number of songs, huge era-defining hits, that must be played at every concert. But with a Hall of Fame career stretching all the way back to the early 1970s, there are plenty of deep cuts to sprinkle in, as well.

‘They will be songs that people know’: Glenn Hughes says California Breed considering expanded live set

‘They will be songs that people know’: Glenn Hughes says California Breed considering expanded live set

With tour dates presumably looming, the question for the newly formed California Breed quickly becomes: What will they play, beyond their original music? After all, the group includes Glenn Hughes, who’s been in Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Black Country Communion — and Jason Bonham, who’s also worked with BCC, Foreigner and Led Zeppelin.

‘Never thought this was going to happen’: Toto begins tour ahead of concert release, long-awaited new album

‘Never thought this was going to happen’: Toto begins tour ahead of concert release, long-awaited new album

A completely rejuvenated Toto begins its 2014 tour in Japan this week, even as a new concert film is set for release. They’re continuing work on a studio project too, the band’s first since 2006.

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

‘Fans speak with their wallets’: Glenn Frey on why the Eagles stick with the old songs

As Glenn Frey makes another run of History of the Eagles shows, more than six years after the group’s most recent album of original songs, the question of boredom begins to creep in. Not for Frey.

A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

Time for another legendary Budokan show? Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick and, actually, the Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple filmed and recorded its April 12, 2014 show in Tokyo for future release.

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea’: Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.

‘Then they got the call’: Time Fades Away reissue was already pressed when Neil Young changed his mind

‘Then they got the call’: Time Fades Away reissue was already pressed when Neil Young changed his mind

Fans were understandably taken aback when Neil Young suddenly pulled Time Fades Away from the list of releases for Record Store Day, though they likely assumed he simply wanted to continue tinkering with the out-of-print 1973 live document.

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

‘Never did my love diminish’: Michael Nesmith on his emotional return to the Monkees

Outside of their 1965-1970 heyday, Michael Nesmith had rarely returned to the Monkees — beyond the odd concert appearance here and there. That is, until bandmate Davy Jones’ death in 2012. Suddenly, the thought of losing this musical bond thrust the remaining threesome back together.

‘Things, for a while, were not looking good’: For UK jazz scene, a bold return to vibrancy

‘Things, for a while, were not looking good’: For UK jazz scene, a bold return to vibrancy

Not so long ago, the UK jazz scene looked like it was in trouble. Audience numbers were dwindling and it became harder for musicians to get gigs, especially for those new on the scene.

‘I connected with him very intensely’: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse remembers Jon Lord

‘I connected with him very intensely’: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse remembers Jon Lord

As Deep Purple gathers to pay tribute to Jon Lord tonight, guitarist Steve Morse remembers the band’s co-founding keyboardist as someone he “connected with intensely,” and from the first. In the end, Morse remains “one of Jon’s biggest fans.”