Concerts

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

‘He adds a lot to our show’: Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

So much has been made of who is not touring with the Beach Boys — namely Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks — that one of the band’s special guests has been all but forgotten: Drummer-vocalist John Cowsill

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us’: Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us’: Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans, after another leg of the band’s on-going tour with Neil Young was cancelled because of an injury to guitarist Poncho Sampedro.

‘Genesis did start to shed members’: Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

‘Genesis did start to shed members’: Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

For Steve Hackett, his recent Genesis remake projects have provided an opportunity to work in a more congenial atmosphere — away from his old band’s built-in rivalries.

‘People will take it or leave it’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

‘People will take it or leave it’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor defends the choice of Adam Lambert to front Queen after being asked, in a newly published talk with Classic Rock magazine, if he is “selling the band short by having a guy from American Idol as your singer.”

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Sometimes the strangest things turn into a catalyst for a revelatory moment. Like Graham Parker reuniting after more than 30 years with the Rumour — for a guest shot on Judd Apatow’s 2012 comedy “This is 40.”

‘It’s coming along’: Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

‘It’s coming along’: Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

Despite celebrated plans to rejoin Queen for their first appearance on U.S. soil — not to mention splitting with the RCA label — Adam Lambert is back in the studio working on new music.

‘It’s true, they’re not original’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

‘It’s true, they’re not original’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

Kiss Gene Simmons dove head on into the controversy surrounding the replacement of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, saying they once were part and parcel of what he and Paul Stanley did in Kiss — before they threw it all away.

Headquarters was the palace revolt’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything

Headquarters was the palace revolt’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the album that changed everything

Micky Dolenz compares the Monkees’ experience to that of today’s popular television program “Glee”: They were assembled to perform as actors, but each band member always possessed real talent.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Burton Cummings, August 10, 2013

Saskatoon Exhibition Grandstand: No doubt about it — we’re well into the 21st Century now, in our post-9/11 politically, socially and economically uncertain world.

‘I think it’s really up to the guys’: Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

‘I think it’s really up to the guys’: Adam Lambert’s unsure how far Queen collaboration will go

The news that Adam Lambert’s collaboration with Queen will make a long-awaited U.S. debut next month begs the question: Is this becoming a long-term thing