Concerts

‘I’m just excited to pay respect’: Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

‘I’m just excited to pay respect’: Adam Lambert fires back at purists who question his role in Queen

Adam Lambert’s long-awaited stateside appearance with Queen at the iHeartRadio Festival sparks anew the debate over his filling in for the late Freddie Mercury, even though he’s at least the fourth singer to do so

‘It’s a balancing act’: Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson on mixing concert favorites with their new music

‘It’s a balancing act’: Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson on mixing concert favorites with their new music

If you’ve noticed that Heart hits like “Never,” “Straight On” and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You” weren’t part of their recent set lists, there’s a reason for that: Ann and Nancy Wilson say they got sick of them

‘It’s really not on my agenda’: Busy Sammy Hagar still dealing with questions about Van Halen reunion

‘It’s really not on my agenda’: Busy Sammy Hagar still dealing with questions about Van Halen reunion

After a short break, Sammy Hagar’s Four Decades of Rock concert series gets underway again later this month — touching on most every era of his career. Except Chickenfoot.

‘How did we pull this off?’: Toto rediscovers lasting bond – and lots of humor – on a smash world tour

‘How did we pull this off?’: Toto rediscovers lasting bond – and lots of humor – on a smash world tour

As Toto completed its European tour in advance of a rare U.S. jaunt, certain setlist favorites began to emerge — along with an air-tight camaraderie that could only come from sharing the stage for so long.

‘It was almost like chilling with your grandparents’: Adam Lambert on his stint as frontman with Queen

‘It was almost like chilling with your grandparents’: Adam Lambert on his stint as frontman with Queen

For Adam Lambert, appearing with Queen has been a dream come true — and not just because he got to fill in for hero Freddie Mercury. The American Idol finalist says he also got some great insights into the classic rock era.

‘That’s the hard part, watching brothers go down’: Steve Lukather on what the Porcaros have meant to Toto

‘That’s the hard part, watching brothers go down’: Steve Lukather on what the Porcaros have meant to Toto

Steve Lukather talks about the crushing loss of Jeff and Mike Porcaro as band mates in Toto, saying the returning presence of their brother Steve Porcaro eases the pain.

‘I thought it was a hoax’: Richard Thompson wasn’t easily convinced about Bob Dylan cover

‘I thought it was a hoax’: Richard Thompson wasn’t easily convinced about Bob Dylan cover

When he first heard that Bob Dylan had covered a tune from 1999′s Rumor and Sigh in concert recently, Richard Thompson admits that he figured he was being pranked.

‘To us, it still feels the same’: Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s just-launched North American tour

‘To us, it still feels the same’: Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath’s just-launched North American tour

Geezer Butler takes stock, as Black Sabbath kicks off a 20-city North American tour behind its reunion record with Ozzy Osbourne — and he says it’s just like old times.

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written’: Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

‘We often struggled to play the music we had written’: Steve Hackett returns to Genesis era on a mission

To a degree, Steve Hackett has returned to the music he made in the 1970s with Genesis so that he can write a few musical wrongs. After all, he has learned much in the ensuing years about his instrument.

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

When Deep Purple released Now What?! earlier this year, it represented more for frontman Ian Gillan than the group’s first new music in eight years. It was a shot in the arm for the franchise.