Concerts

‘I was just trying to breathe': Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

‘I was just trying to breathe': Adam Lambert on his most memorable set with Queen

Much has been made of Adam Lambert’s triumphal stateside debut in September with Queen. But that wasn’t close to the biggest, most pressure-filled date during his collaborative stint with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s 1978 tour with Black Sabbath: ‘He passed out deader than fried chicken’

Van Halen was in the midst of an early gig opening for Black Sabbath when, David Lee Roth says, something very funny happened.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues

‘A lot of people have been asking us': Despite flurry of other projects, questions about Queen and Adam Lambert remain

‘A lot of people have been asking us': Despite flurry of other projects, questions about Queen and Adam Lambert remain

Queen has moved on to its stage production of “We Will Rock You,” and other solo projects. Adam Lambert is guest starring on television’s “Glee.” Yet interest in a possible joint tour remains high.

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.

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.