Concerts

‘It feels easy with them’: Something has clicked with Adam Lambert and Queen

‘It feels easy with them’: Something has clicked with Adam Lambert and Queen

Though he’s performed on and off with Queen since 2009, Adam Lambert says they found something new together last September when he made his heavily anticipated stateside stage debut alongside Roger Taylor and Brian May. That, in turn, led directly to their North American tour in 2014.

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.

‘It’s a very logical thing to do’: Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too

‘It’s a very logical thing to do’: Queen’s upcoming album of leftovers could include new Adam Lambert songs, too

Before starting a just-announced first-ever North American concert series with Adam Lambert, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor were at work on compiling a second recording featuring leftover tracks from Freddie Mercury — including a memorable collaborative moment with Michael Jackson.

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs – Dukes of September: Live at Lincoln Center (2014)

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs brought a tractor-trailer’s worth of hits — both as solo artists and with Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, respectively — to this setlist. More important, however, was their simpatico sense of musical camaraderie.

‘The rest of the day, you’re confused’: Bruce Springsteen still finds purpose on the stage

‘The rest of the day, you’re confused’: Bruce Springsteen still finds purpose on the stage

Listening to the songs, Bruce Springsteen might present as someone steeled with both determination and a sense of purpose. Actually, he says, doubt surrounds him the same as anyone else — until he takes up the microphone to sing.

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

‘Is this really Queen without Freddie?’: Brian May defends tour with Adam Lambert

Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

Seeing ‘Red’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Ukraine show for tonight has been rescheduled

The Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev show has been reset for later this summer, after civil unrest forced a postponement of tonight’s appearance.

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

‘The quintessential rock band of all time’: Adam Lambert to join Queen for North American tour

Months after a hugely successful U.S. debut as part of Las Vegas’ September iHeart Radio Festival, Queen will mount its first-ever North American tour with Adam Lambert. Brian May and Roger Taylor have been collaborating off and on with the American Idol finalist since 2009, but before then had only appeared on major concert stages in Europe.

Ringo Starr begins work on a new studio album, with Toto’s Steve Lukather on board

Ringo Starr begins work on a new studio album, with Toto’s Steve Lukather on board

Ringo Starr is at work on his first studio project since the aptly named Ringo 2012, with Steve Lukather again at his side. The Toto guitarist, a current member of the All Starr Band, tells us he wrote a song for the as-yet-unnamed album.

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

‘Silver Train’ memories: Rolling Stones pull out a rare 40-year-old deep cut at Tokyo Dome

Last night at the Tokyo Dome, the Rolling Stones pulled out a four-decades-old chestnut after fans voted “Silver Train” from 1973′s Goats Head Soup into the setlist. The Stones had last played the song live on a tour later in ’73.