*Adam Lambert is teaming up with Queen for a 19-city North American tour this summer. If it seems like an odd match, think about it. Queen drummer Roger Taylor said that Lambert’s “extraordinary voice” suits the theatrics that their songs require.
“He’s a great diva,” he added. Guitarist Brian May piped in saying that Freddie Mercury would have approved. “I think Freddie would have been astounded by Adam’s range and skill and he would have respected him as a fellow artist without a doubt.,” he told "The Hollywood Reporter." “Freddie was a very passionate performer. He would have loved what Adam does. I wish he could see him. Hopefully he can.“
*The Tribeca Film Festival will be a little more grateful this year. A documentary about the life of the Grateful Dead guitarist is premiering at the New York event.
According to Jambands Alan Hicks' "The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir" follows the life and career of Weir from his days growing up in San Francisco to his time in the Merry Pranksters and, of course, his career with the Dead. .
The complete schedule for the festival has not yet been announced, but it kicks off on March 6th. Visit Tribeca’s website for the latest information.
*How do you know you've arrived? When Bruce Springsteen covers your song. At least, that's what it means to Lorde. The New Zealand native recently opened up on how she felt about The Boss covering her GRAMMY Award winning song, "Royals."
The teen said it was, "the highest honor," and it moved her to tears when he performed it at a concert in Auckland this week. Lorde said, "My Twitter when mental. Everyone in New Zealand was like, "You can't believe what just happened."
*Bruce Springsteen fans are in luck. Not only did they get a new album, "High Hopes," and a big tour, but now a documentary is on the way. "Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes," will air Friday, April 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, and, as you might guess, follows the Boss making his latest album.
The half hour doc is directed by Thom Zimny and gives fans a look at studio sessions, rehearsals, The E Street Band on tour and interviews with Springsteen and Tom Morello, with whom he collaborated on the album.
The E Street Band will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for musical excellence at the April 10 ceremony, which also will be broadcast on HBO the following month.
*As far as classic rock bands go, The Who is one of the most ambitious. From rock opera "Tommy" to their 1973 album "Quadrophenia," the band can get a little out there, even for frontman Roger Daltrey. “Did I have to ask [Pete Townshend] what the hell he was on about? All the time,” Daltrey tells Q333, laughing.
Even Townshend's solo efforts like 1985's "White City," 1989's "The Iron Man" and "1993's "Psychoderelict" has some difficult lyrics to understand.
After some time, and with some concentration, it started to make sense to Daltrey. “There’s always one sentence that comes out of that rambling brain of his that you can grasp. With ‘Tommy’ it was: ‘Imagine living life where you can only feel vibrations,’ and I could latch on to that.”
*Deep Purple will release the 40th Anniversary Edition deluxe box set of their 1972 album classic, "Machine Head," on TODAY and a new trailer has gone online to promThe new box set features five discs and will be accompanied with fully illustrated 60 page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box.