Concerts

‘It just works with him': Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

‘It just works with him': Adam Lambert has put to rest questions about fronting Queen

Fans of Adam Lambert’s recent work with Queen have to be thrilled with the response from its two continuing original members, as both Roger Taylor and Brian May seem ever more impressed

Alex Chilton – Electicity by Candlelight (2013)

Alex Chilton – Electicity by Candlelight (2013)

In a way, this kind of chaos — a darkened stage at the Knitting Factory — was the perfect setting for Alex Chilton, a performer who had made his legend drawing outside the lines.

‘It speaks for itself, his voice': Queen’s Brian May calls Adam Lambert one in a billion talent

‘It speaks for itself, his voice': Queen’s Brian May calls Adam Lambert one in a billion talent

Brian May, who worked for decades alongside Freddie Mercury in Queen, knows a thing or two about vocalists. So when he talks about Adam Lambert, with whom the band just made its U.S. debut, it resonates.

‘It’s a different kind of edge to the band': John Wetton hails Sam Coulson’s arrival in Asia

‘It’s a different kind of edge to the band': John Wetton hails Sam Coulson’s arrival in Asia

Steve Howe’s departure from Asia, which had been working with its original lineup again since 2006, has turned into something of a blessing, according to frontman John Wetton.

‘I liken us to Superman with a guitar': Look, up in the sky – it’s Kiss’ Paul Stanley

‘I liken us to Superman with a guitar': Look, up in the sky – it’s Kiss’ Paul Stanley

Kiss’ Paul Stanley could certainly be forgiven for picturing his band, after so many albums and assorted memorabilia sold over so many decades, as a super group. But as super heroes? Well, yeah. That, too.

‘He has this tremendous charisma': Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

‘He has this tremendous charisma': Queen’s Roger Taylor showers praise on Adam Lambert

Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May just completed a triumphal U.S. debut with Adam Lambert, bringing a stage show to Las Vegas which had already made a huge impression in Europe. Taylor has high praise

‘One of the greatest who ever lived': Neil Young shines a spotlight on the underrated Phil Ochs

Neil Young closed his solo set at this year’s Farm Aid with a rendition of “Changes.” Though little known today, Phil Ochs’ romantic ballad once set the heart of many a hippie girl aflame

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Earth Wind and Fire, September 20, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Earth Wind and Fire, September 20, 2013

At the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois: As the entire crowd bounced up and down, hands in the air, one thing was clear: only Earth Wind and Fire could turn the Chicago Theatre into one huge dance floor.

Bryan Ferry – Live in Lyon (2013)

Bryan Ferry – Live in Lyon (2013)

Bryan Ferry’s witty combining of art-rock musical constructions, post-modern lyrical detachment and Sinatra-esque couture can be subsumed at times by his unfocused career choices.

‘I lost it, because it’s very emotional': A Beach Boys cover song moves the Beatles’ Paul McCartney to tears

‘I lost it, because it’s very emotional': A Beach Boys cover song moves the Beatles’ Paul McCartney to tears

Even Paul McCartney has his fanboy moments. Joining together with Brian Wilson to sing the Beach Boys’ legendary “God Only Knows,” it turns out, was one of them.