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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”