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‘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

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us’: Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

‘We respect that it comes from the four of us’: Neil Young and Crazy Horse couldn’t go on without Poncho Sampedro

Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans, after another leg of the band’s on-going tour with Neil Young was cancelled because of an injury to guitarist Poncho Sampedro.

‘Genesis did start to shed members’: Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

‘Genesis did start to shed members’: Steve Hackett on the joys of paying solo tribute to his old band

For Steve Hackett, his recent Genesis remake projects have provided an opportunity to work in a more congenial atmosphere — away from his old band’s built-in rivalries.

‘People will take it or leave it’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

‘People will take it or leave it’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on replacing Freddie Mercury with Adam Lambert

Roger Taylor defends the choice of Adam Lambert to front Queen after being asked, in a newly published talk with Classic Rock magazine, if he is “selling the band short by having a guy from American Idol as your singer.”

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Graham Parker and the Rumour – This is Live (2013)

Sometimes the strangest things turn into a catalyst for a revelatory moment. Like Graham Parker reuniting after more than 30 years with the Rumour — for a guest shot on Judd Apatow’s 2012 comedy “This is 40.”

‘It’s coming along’: Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

‘It’s coming along’: Adam Lambert making new music before long-awaited U.S. show with Queen

Despite celebrated plans to rejoin Queen for their first appearance on U.S. soil — not to mention splitting with the RCA label — Adam Lambert is back in the studio working on new music.

‘It’s true, they’re not original’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

‘It’s true, they’re not original’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons shrugs off replacing Ace Frehley and Peter Criss

Kiss Gene Simmons dove head on into the controversy surrounding the replacement of Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, saying they once were part and parcel of what he and Paul Stanley did in Kiss — before they threw it all away.

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

I’d argue that these 1963 concerts with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and and Elvin Jones are the first thing every emerging John Coltrane fan should experience, after buying all of the tried-and-true essentials.

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