Post Tagged with: "When Good Bands Do Bad Things"

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

‘We think we’ve got it just fine’: Brian May bristles at notion that Queen + Adam Lambert is a tribute band

He says they walk a fine line between celebrating their past and moving forward.

‘We looked like ice cream men’: Jim McCarty laughs about the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments

‘We looked like ice cream men’: Jim McCarty laughs about the Yardbirds’ fashion experiments

The Yardbirds stalwart drummer blames this one on their “crazy manager.”

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

This is not how I want to remember a band that was so important in my life.

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

“We were so full of ourselves,” he says, “that we forgot why we started making music.”

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

Yes – Heaven and Earth (2014)

More often than not, this amounts to prog for the easy-listening set.

Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Despite the Dead’s success, there have been a few musical blunders along the way.

‘He doesn’t want to do it’: David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

‘He doesn’t want to do it’: David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

The surviving members of the Byrds haven’t appeared together since 2000.

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

There came a point in the 1980s when E and L chose not to wait for the original P.

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

Today, it’s easy to connect this free-form tune with the first flowerings of punk.

‘It was kind of tragic’: David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

‘It was kind of tragic’: David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

After briefly trying a five-man lineup with Barrett, Gilmour admits they “ceased to go pick him up.”