Archive for November 6th, 2012

Greg Lake says friendly rivalry between Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer almost took disastrous turn

Greg Lake says friendly rivalry between Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer almost took disastrous turn

In the heady days of the 1970s, prog-rock bands like Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer were thought to be rivals, trying to top each other in every way — from elaborately constructed tours to even more elaborately constructed albums.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart, “Beautiful Morning” (2012)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart, “Beautiful Morning” (2012)

Rod Stewart is offering a preview track from his forthcoming album of original pop music as part of the download for a new Yuletide project called Merry Christmas, Baby. But you can stream “Beautiful Morning” here now!

Roger Waters’ long-awaited new solo project won’t include other surviving members of Pink Floyd

Roger Waters’ long-awaited new solo project won’t include other surviving members of Pink Floyd

Though he’s more recently shared the stage with both of Pink Floyd’s other surviving members, Roger Waters says a forthcoming solo project won’t include either David Gilmour or Nick Mason.

Glass Hammer – Perilous (2012)

Glass Hammer – Perilous (2012)

Sure, there are Yes comparisons to be made here. Frontman Jon Davison is, in his highest range, a dead ringer for Jon Anderson — to the point that he’s been asked to take over as lead singer in Yes.

Iron Dog – Interactive Album Rock (2012)

Straight out of Brooklyn is a improvisational trio that frolics far in the outer reaches of avant-garde. Iron Dog, consisting of Sarah Bernstein (digitally altered violin, poetry recital), Stuart Popejoy (electric bass, synthesizer) and Andrew Drury (drums, mayhem), create odd sounds both digital and analog

Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend: Books

Who I Am: A Memoir, by Pete Townshend: Books

In an undelivered letter “written to the gods,” Pete Townshend advised his young son on his first birthday in 1990 to “Be a pessimist. It is the safest, most pragmatic way to be.

Alice Cooper, “Elected” (1972): One Track Mind

Alice Cooper, “Elected” (1972): One Track Mind

When I first heard “Elected” by Alice Cooper, I thought he was singing “I wanna be a lefty” – and being so young I further thought he was saying he wanted to be left-handed (like me), not liberal.