I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was a kid, it was rare indeed for most major rock acts to stop anywhere close to where I lived as they trotted across North America on one of their “World Tours.”
Gone are the days when the Rolling Stones mounted globe-trotting, seemingly never-ending tours. And that’s just fine with Charlie Watts, the now-72-year-old founding drummer.
‘Roger and myself and who knows who else’: Is Adam Lambert part of Brian May’s plans for Queen tour?
Queen seems set to play some concert dates in 2014 — Brian May says he and Roger Taylor have even toasted the idea — but, in a surprise move, no mention is being made of Adam Lambert.
Stevie Nicks’ plate, already filled with Fleetwood Mac, solo projects and an acting job on American Horror Story, would be piled still higher if she had her way.
At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.
Success can bring its own challenges for a group like Hall and Oates, which notched an initial charttopper nearly four decades back. When boredom sets in on stage, however, Daryl Hall says there’s a simple solution.
‘We were surprised’: After late add, Red Hot Chili Peppers plan to take on rock classic for Super Bowl
Now that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have gotten over the shock of becoming a last-second addition to the Super Bowl halftime show, Chad Smith says they’re working up a very special classic-rock cover.
As Adam Lambert continues work on his newest studio effort, Roger Taylor promotes his own solo album and Brian May performs select dates with Kerry Ellis, the chances of a Queen + Adam Lambert tour have begun to seem increasingly remote. Not so fast.
Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.
When Daryl Hall and John Oates were asked to perform at the gala mid-1980s reopening of the Apollo Theater, Hall says they immediately thought of appearing with the Temptations. The problem? Their childhood heroes Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were on the outs.