Concerts

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances

Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

One Track Mind: Black Sabbath, “Methademic” from 13 (2013)

The sound is bad, and the image is worse. But we’ve gotten a glimpse into a third track from Black Sabbath’s forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne reunion record with “Methademic,” a track that seems sadly appropriate considering Ozzy’s latest back slide

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

Rainbow featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio – Live In Munich (2013)

At the time, punk was thought of as the fast and rough stuff, with classic rock geezers like Ritchie Blackmore already relegated to the dustbin of history. Hardly. Rainbow’s molten Live in Munich, recorded in 1977, zips along at a blinding pace.

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

When Geoff Downes was invited, along with fellow Buggles co-founder Trevor Horn, to join Yes just before 1980′s Drama, the keyboardist was taking over a seat once warmed by the legendarily talented, and memorably caped Rick Wakeman.

‘Died a death’: Mick Fleetwood on the surprising early fan response to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

‘Died a death’: Mick Fleetwood on the surprising early fan response to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

1977′s Rumours, it’s worth noting, wasn’t always the best-selling album in Fleetwood Mac’s career. In fact, not long after they finished it, Mick Fleetwood says the group attempted to perform the project sequentially — with disastrous results.

‘My first time in here!’: Highlights from Todd Rundgren’s online chat with fans today about State

‘My first time in here!’: Highlights from Todd Rundgren’s online chat with fans today about State

Todd Rundgren held an online fan chat Sunday to discuss his newest studio effort, and an upcoming tour to start in May. He’ll also hold another edition of “Toddstock,” this time celebrating his 65th birthday, in June outside of New Orleans.

‘It’s pretty cool’: Healthy again, Timothy B. Schmit celebrates return to the road with Eagles

‘It’s pretty cool’: Healthy again, Timothy B. Schmit celebrates return to the road with Eagles

As the Eagles get set for a summer tour, Timothy B. Schmit can’t help but wonder at it all. Just months after a sudden bout with cancer, the honey-voiced bassist has made a stirring recovery.

‘It was short and sweet’: Bill Wyman says he has no regrets about brief reunion with Rolling Stones

‘It was short and sweet’: Bill Wyman says he has no regrets about brief reunion with Rolling Stones

Bassist Bill Wyman made a celebrated return to the Rolling Stones last year, as part of their 50th anniversary concert dates at London’s 02 Arena. But Wyman says he’s thrilled these days to get back to his working band, the Rhythm Kings.

‘It’s has to be said’: Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

‘It’s has to be said’: Mick Jagger admits that Rolling Stones fans don’t want to hear the new stuff

In a move that is perhaps only surprising to Mick Jagger, fans have been cool to the Rolling Stones’ newest songs — even while reacting with overt enthusiasm to their older music — as the band celebrates its 50th anniversary.