Concerts

‘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.

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Through the Monkees have been eligible since 1992, a quarter century after their debut single, they’ve gotten no closer in the ensuing time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave’: Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘If you don’t like it, get up and leave’: Please don’t shout out requests to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson’s just-completed summer U.S. tour featured complete readings of Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick, and his solo sequel Thick As a Brick 2. Not that a few people didn’t yell out requests anyway.

‘There’s nothing like it’: Al Jardine enthuses over new tour with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, David Marks

‘There’s nothing like it’: Al Jardine enthuses over new tour with the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, David Marks

As a Beach Boys splinter group featuring original contributors Al Jardine, David Marks and Brian Wilson continues a summer tour, it’s stirring up a host of new memories.

‘I was starting from square one’: Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

‘I was starting from square one’: Childhood disease shaped playing style of the Monkees’ Micky Dolenz

When the Monkees initially began recording, sessions musicians filled in for the neophyte Micky Dolenz at the drums. When he decided to learn to play himself, things became even more difficult.

‘No, this is not happening’: Ozzy Osbourne on the obstacles that nearly derailed Black Sabbath’s reunion

‘No, this is not happening’: Ozzy Osbourne on the obstacles that nearly derailed Black Sabbath’s reunion

After so long apart, and so many aborted reunions, Ozzy Osbourne says that Black Sabbath’s sessions for 13 seemed at times once again to be doomed.