Concerts

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

As 2014 began, I pledged to go to fewer concerts. Instead, as my Best of 2014 shows, I saw great moments from St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, and others.

Brian May on why Adam Lambert works in Queen: ‘If he was a sh*t, it wouldn’t have been fun’

Brian May on why Adam Lambert works in Queen: ‘If he was a sh*t, it wouldn’t have been fun’

As Queen preps for a streaming New Year’s Eve concert, Brian May explores why their collaboration with Adam Lambert has been so successful.

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Joe Cocker stands as the last of the great interpreters: ‘It was stunning’

Dave Mason and Henry McCullough joined us aswe talk about the impact made by the late Joe Cocker, an instant throwback in the singer-songwriter era.

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

After a particularly raucous performance, Pink Floyd was subsequently banned from the august venue. David Gilmour explains.

Jack Bruce + Gary Moore, Ginger Baker, others – Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts (2014)

Jack Bruce + Gary Moore, Ginger Baker, others – Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts (2014)

‘Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts’ illustrates how fertile Jack Bruce’s collaboration was with a certain UK guitarist. No, not Eric Clapton.

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Brian May already had a musical chemistry with fellow Queen co-founder Roger Taylor. He explains what Adam Lambert brought to the mix.

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

If you’re a long-time Gov’t Mule fan, you’re going to love ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’ If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you will be moved.

Even leaving aside its missteps, Wings over America remains a pinnacle for Paul McCartney

Even leaving aside its missteps, Wings over America remains a pinnacle for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s ‘Wings Over America,’ released on December 10, 1976, stands as some of the most vital work that he’s ever done.

Jeff Beck, “Big Block” from Live in Tokyo (2014): One Track Mind

The majesty of Jeff Beck at his best isn’t just his technical prowess. It’s how he charges through boundaries like a paper pre-game banner.

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”