Concerts

‘I think he’s woken us up’: A resurgent Queen looks ahead to future with Adam Lambert

‘I think he’s woken us up’: A resurgent Queen looks ahead to future with Adam Lambert

Brian May says Lambert has given Queen a new lease on its musical life.

‘It got to be a bit mad there’: How Yardbirds stalwart Jim McCarty found peace

‘It got to be a bit mad there’: How Yardbirds stalwart Jim McCarty found peace

“Everyone wants some peace of mind,” McCarty says, “even original Yardbirds.”

‘Heaved it at least 150 feet’: Peter Frampton teaches video-obsessed concertgoer a lesson

‘Heaved it at least 150 feet’: Peter Frampton teaches video-obsessed concertgoer a lesson

Don’t use your cell to film a Frampton show. Not if you want it back.

‘Big shoes to fill? Of course’: Adam Lambert is growing into role as caretaker of Queen legacy

‘Big shoes to fill? Of course’: Adam Lambert is growing into role as caretaker of Queen legacy

“The key,” Lambert says, “is to be mindful of the original intention of the songs.”

‘It invigorates the whole band’: Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour

‘It invigorates the whole band’: Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour

Toto has begun rehearsals for fall American dates with Michael McDonald.

‘We’ll figure it out; we’ll wing it’: Robbie Robertson remembers thrilling unrehearsed Band set with Bob Dylan

‘We’ll figure it out; we’ll wing it’: Robbie Robertson remembers thrilling unrehearsed Band set with Bob Dylan

Dylan joined the Band on stage for an off-the-cuff New Year’s Eve 1971 set.

‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!’: Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

‘I don’t know what the hell it’s about!’: Brian May goes inside Queen’s creative process

A fizzy alchemy surrounded one of the band’s hardest-rocking tunes.

‘They don’t talk about it much’: John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

‘They don’t talk about it much’: John Stamos on the Beach Boys’ Charles Manson connection

“Never Learn Not to Love,” from 1969′s ’20/20,’ grew out of an original song by Manson.

‘The more user-friendly half’: Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

‘The more user-friendly half’: Sammy Hagar says new shows provide Van Halen fans a special moment

Hagar takes pride in the musical legacy he’s recreating with Michael Anthony.

‘We should get some lyrics written for that’: One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

‘We should get some lyrics written for that’: One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

Micky Dolenz credits Mike Nesmith for recognizing this gem’s potential.