Concerts

‘They didn’t return my call’: Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

‘They didn’t return my call’: Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

Former Montrose and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is providing a glimpse of what’s in store as he gears up for a series of retrospective summer dates. Warning: It won’t entail of lot of music from his current band, which also features Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and fellow Van Halen alum Michael Anthony.

‘We needed to see if we could make it’: Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

‘We needed to see if we could make it’: Paul McCartney remembers Wings’ triumphal 1976 tour of America

Paul McCartney is taking stock of the 1975-76 world tour that produced Wings Over America and the concert film Rockshow, just as each are seeing deluxe reissue.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

At Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom, Monroe, La.: I’ve seen Tom Keifer a few times over the years with Cinderella, mostly in arenas and ampitheaters, and always left happy.

‘If I had an axe, I’d cut the cable’: What really angered Pete Seeger about Bob Dylan’s Newport set

‘If I had an axe, I’d cut the cable’: What really angered Pete Seeger about Bob Dylan’s Newport set

Pete Seeger bluntly refutes the oft-told notion that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan’s first electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. In fact, Seeger says he was upset over the primitive sound system.

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s  health scare

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s health scare

As a new King’s X tour heads toward Texas, Jerry Gaskill continues to make a full recovery from last year’s horrifying health scare. He’s even readying a solo studio effort. “Very excited about that,” Gaskill says

Something Else! Interview: Brian Ray on Paul McCartney, Etta James, and the Bayonets

Something Else! Interview: Brian Ray on Paul McCartney, Etta James, and the Bayonets

Even as he closes out the South American leg of a new tour with Paul McCartney tonight, guitarist Brian Ray is preparing for a series of solo shows with his sizzling new band the Bayonets.

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues’: Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues’: Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd

Roger Waters’ relationship with The Wall, which begins a European stadium tour in July, has continued to change over the years — and, in no small way, because he’s presenting it without the other members of Pink Floyd.

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!’: Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!’: Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

Bev Bevan, later a founding member of the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, says a chance meeting with the Beatles years earlier provided a huge ego boost when Paul McCartney praised his drumming.

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

Steve Hackett’s celebrated return to his time with Genesis, both on a hit album and tour, has brought him closer than ever to classic prog-rock songs from the 1970s — but not to his old bandmates.

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

‘I’ve done all I can’: Stevie Nicks makes no apologies for delaying start of Fleetwood Mac reunion

This time last year, Mick Fleetwood was openly grousing in the press, saying Fleetwood Mac was ready to reunite — but they were waiting on Stevie Nicks. Now that they’re back together, she makes no apologies.