Progressive rock

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

After a particularly raucous performance, Pink Floyd was subsequently banned from the august venue. David Gilmour explains.

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on taking over for Roger Waters: ‘Not a burden I was particularly relishing’

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on taking over for Roger Waters: ‘Not a burden I was particularly relishing’

David Gilmour makes some frank admissions about assuming leadership of Pink Floyd after Roger Waters’ acrimonious departure.

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Styx, once again, isn’t part of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. Not that it surprises co-founder Dennis DeYoung.

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

If you’re a long-time Gov’t Mule fan, you’re going to love ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’ If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you will be moved.

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Even today, controversy surrounds Greg Lake’s message of anti-commercialism in ‘I Believe in Father Christmas,’ a No. 2 UK hit from 1975.

Don’t expect to shake hands with Yes’ Steve Howe: ‘I’ve got to put my work first’

Don’t expect to shake hands with Yes’ Steve Howe: ‘I’ve got to put my work first’

Steve Howe has crafted a legendary career with his hands, and he takes that very seriously, indeed.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s non-jazz albums, including Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers and others.

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood talks about the role he played in smoothing Yes’ sometimes-difficult transition from Trevor Rabin back to Steve Howe.

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp – Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition (2014)

Supertramp’s ‘Crime of the Century: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ is a remaster befitting the classic pop-prog album’s legacy.