Concerts

Staple Singers, “Samson and Delilah” from Freedom Hwy. Complete (2015): One Track Mind

Staple Singers, “Samson and Delilah” from Freedom Hwy. Complete (2015): One Track Mind

There was no small amount of violence in Blind Willie Johnson’s original take, and that’s boldly recaptured in this unheard version by the Staple Singers.

Brian May talks about Adam Lambert’s Queen transformation: ‘He’s really evolved, hugely’

Brian May talks about Adam Lambert’s Queen transformation: ‘He’s really evolved, hugely’

When Brian May peers over at Adam Lambert on stage with Queen, he sees someone making a transformational journey similar to Freddie Mercury’s.

Ringo Starr promises a very collaborative 2015: ‘I love hanging out with musicians’

Ringo Starr promises a very collaborative 2015: ‘I love hanging out with musicians’

As a forthcoming album and tour attest, Ringo Starr is still getting a little help from his friends some 45 years after the Beatles’ ugly breakup.

Is Queen finally ready to enter the studio with Adam Lambert?: ‘I’m not replacing Freddie’

Is Queen finally ready to enter the studio with Adam Lambert?: ‘I’m not replacing Freddie’

Adam Lambert has been working with Queen since 2009, but has yet to follow Freddie Mercury and Paul Rodgers into the studio with them.

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s 2014 stop at Los Angeles was more than just a concert. It was a reminder of his gifts, his passion and his humanity.

Robbie Robertson on a thrilling, unrehearsed New Year’s Eve set with Bob Dylan: ‘We were just winging it’

Robbie Robertson on a thrilling, unrehearsed New Year’s Eve set with Bob Dylan: ‘We were just winging it’

Two and a half hours into a Dec. 31, 1971 show, the Band was joined by Bob Dylan — who arrived without a setlist.

Lindsey Buckingham hints new album could be Fleetwood Mac’s last: ‘A beautiful way to kind of wrap up’

Lindsey Buckingham hints new album could be Fleetwood Mac’s last: ‘A beautiful way to kind of wrap up’

Once again, a new Fleetwood Mac album has pushed solo projects to the back burner for Lindsey Buckingham — but perhaps for the last time.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

As 2014 began, I pledged to go to fewer concerts. Instead, as my Best of 2014 shows, I saw great moments from St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, and others.

Brian May on why Adam Lambert works in Queen: ‘If he was a sh*t, it wouldn’t have been fun’

Brian May on why Adam Lambert works in Queen: ‘If he was a sh*t, it wouldn’t have been fun’

As Queen preps for a streaming New Year’s Eve concert, Brian May explores why their collaboration with Adam Lambert has been so successful.

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Dave Mason and Henry McCullough joined us aswe talk about the impact made by the late Joe Cocker, an instant throwback in the singer-songwriter era.