Concerts

‘Why don’t you just play one of your albums right through?': Paul McCartney mulls over revamped set list

Paul McCartney has considered following the recent trend of performing an entire album in concert, but says he can’t commit to it — because there “too much other stuff” he loves to perform.

‘I don’t think those guys want to': Adam Lambert nixes idea of a world tour with Queen

‘I don’t think those guys want to': Adam Lambert nixes idea of a world tour with Queen

Adam Lambert says fans shouldn’t expect any large-scale tour to follow his September debut in the U.S. fronting classic-rock legends Queen.

‘It’s been an interesting period': Joe Satriani begins U.S. tour tonight with energized Mike Keneally

‘It’s been an interesting period': Joe Satriani begins U.S. tour tonight with energized Mike Keneally

As Joe Satriani kicks off his new U.S. tour in San Diego tonight, sideman Mike Keneally enthuses about the fun they’ve already had on the road in support of Unstoppable Momentum.

‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever': The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson

‘I don’t think there are any issues whatsoever': The Beach Boys’ Mike Love on his split with Brian Wilson

You might reasonably assume, with two separate factions of Beach Boys on tour right now, that relations would be inevitably strained between Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Love begs to differ.

Keith Emerson, Glenn Hughes and Marc Bonilla – The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert (2013)

An intriguing (though, unfortunately, only partial) collaboration, The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert has certainly taken a circuitous route — having long appeared as a bootleg

‘It’s a tricky challenge': Adam Lambert on bringing his own personality to Queen appearances

‘It’s a tricky challenge': Adam Lambert on bringing his own personality to Queen appearances

For Adam Lambert, appearing with Queen — a band established well before he was born — requires a balancing act between honoring their legend and continuing to reach out to the American Idol finalist’s own fan base.

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

As Roger Waters’ European stadium tour of Pink Floyd’s The Wall hits Budapest tonight, he admits that his relationship with the work has become less personal

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

‘Once it feels right, then a tour will come': Could Adam Lambert’s Queen concert lead to solo U.S. dates?

The next question for fans, after Adam Lambert’s long-awaited U.S. debut with Queen in September, is whether the American Idol finalist will then be emboldened to mount a full-scale American tour.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Detailing almost the precise moment that Ritchie Blackmore began his transition toward ren-faire rock, this 1995 Rainbow performance for Germany’s Rockpalast isn’t by any means essential — but it sure is interesting.

‘He adds a lot to our show': Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

‘He adds a lot to our show': Mike Love hails presence of John Cowsill in Beach Boys’ touring band

So much has been made of who is not touring with the Beach Boys — namely Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks — that one of the band’s special guests has been all but forgotten: Drummer-vocalist John Cowsill