Marillion’s “Gaza” is a sweeping testament to the lingering power of the prog-rock epic, yet it remains — and this is what gives the track its resonance — firmly rooted in today’s world.
Archive for September 4th, 2012
The Rolling Stones have updated the cover image on their Facebook page, announcing the upcoming release of a new best-of compilation to be called GRRR.
For some bands, it’s all about the albums. For others, though, it’s all about the songs — and you’ll need a handful of best-of sets, too, for your fateful trip to this isolated desert isle.
Former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse doesn’t just return to solo mainstream prog rock on the title track from his new album, he dives headlong into the genre’s most familiar sounds
This Ohio band announced the return of Jamie Lyons, former lead singer of the Music Explosion, who scored a giant hit with “A Little Bit O’ Fun” in 1967. Future Godz bassist Eric Moore was another noted member of Capital City Rockets.
I’m often amazed at the technique displayed by some of the world’s finest guitarists, but over time, I’ve also come to appreciate the sounds wrung from a guitar by some of the more out-of-the-box practitioners of the instrument.