Concerts

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Miami Pop Festival (2013)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Miami Pop Festival (2013)

In the popular imagination, the 1960s festival scene in America went directly from Monterey Pop in 1967 to Woodstock in 1969 — but there was a too-often overlooked stop in between, and Jimi Hendrix was there, too.

‘The best Ringo has ever had': Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

‘The best Ringo has ever had': Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit

‘We pull away, and then come back': Mick Fleetwood on the secret to Fleetwood Mac’s longevity

‘We pull away, and then come back': Mick Fleetwood on the secret to Fleetwood Mac’s longevity

Fleetwood Mac is known as much for their breakups, and their long periods off the road, as they are for megahit albums like 1977’s Rumours. Band co-founder Mike Fleetwood says that’s the key to their longevity.

‘It’s hard to describe what that music did to me': Jeff Beck explains his unlikely connection with the Beach Boys

As Jeff Beck wraps up a well-received fall tour this month with Brian Wilson and several other members of the Beach Boys, he’s reflecting on what brought him to this admittedly offbeat place.

Exclusive stream: Steve Hackett with John Wetton, “Afterglow” from Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith (2013)

Exclusive stream: Steve Hackett with John Wetton, “Afterglow” from Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith (2013)

John Wetton has found new levels of interpretive genius alongside Steve Hackett over the course of two loving looks back into the guitarist’s 1970s-era stint in Genesis — and “Afterglow” is no different.

‘I hope we do more stuff': Brian May on Queen’s future with Adam Lambert, comparisons with Freddie Mercury

‘I hope we do more stuff': Brian May on Queen’s future with Adam Lambert, comparisons with Freddie Mercury

Brian May says he’s open to doing additional shows with Adam Lambert — who the Queen guitarist notes is growing by leaps and bounds as a performer — but that it likely wouldn’t include a world wide tour.

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did': The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did': The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

Yes arrived in Argentina with “Owner of a Lonely Heart” in their back pocket as a charttopping smash. Turns out, however, that the date was still a bit too close to the end of the Falklands War.

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

‘You will have landed on Planet Kiss': Gene Simmons talks new recordings, and a huge anniversary tour

Gene Simmons is already writing new stuff, just a year after 2012’s Monster, Kiss’ 20th studio effort. The band had previously gone three years between albums, dating back to 2009’s Sonic Boom.

‘I just wish he was here': The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

‘I just wish he was here': The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine laments latest split with Mike Love

For Al Jardine, the family friend who was there as the Beach Boys originally formed, last year’s emotionally charged breakup after a 50th anniversary celebration still stings.

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers: Live (2013)

Getting the old gang back together after more than decade to record a studio album was one thing for Deep Purple. The true test of the Mark II edition’s newfound musical camaraderie would be found on the concert trail.