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.”
‘It’s my newest project:’ Sammy Hagar’s next idea couldn’t be further from Chickenfoot, Van Halen, HSAS or Montrose
Sammy Hagar has fronted some of the biggest, and some of the loudest, bands around — from Montrose and HSAS to Van Halen and Chickenfoot. Up next? He’s thinking about unplugging.
‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on
A forthcoming concert by Deep Purple in Cyprus has created an uproar, with reports that Greek Cypriot officials tried to prevent the show from happening on the Turkish side of the divided Mediterranean island.
Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of several Queen songs. The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux isn’t another reiteration of the band’s legend from Brian May. Instead, the addition of singer Kerry Ellis takes those songs — as well as a well-judged collection of offbeat companion pieces — in entirely new directions.
Steve Lukather, in discussing some upcoming personnel moves for his band Toto, also confirmed a previously unannounced summer tour for Steely Dan.