Progressive rock

‘My first choice was Steve Lukather’: Asia’s John Wetton turned to Toto guitarist when Steve Howe left

‘My first choice was Steve Lukather’: Asia’s John Wetton turned to Toto guitarist when Steve Howe left

John Wetton says Asia approached a familiar name when Steve Howe left to focus on Yes last year: Steve Lukather, who had previously worked with Wetton and Asia in the early 1990s.

Wishbone Ash – Blue Horizon (2014)

Wishbone Ash – Blue Horizon (2014)

Ghosts follow bands who’ve been at it this long. For Wishbone Ash, no album goes without comparisons to Argus. No vocalist takes the mic outside of the long shadows of Martin Turner, not even Andy Powell — who, like Turner, helped found the group.

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Deep Cuts: Styx’s ‘Midnight Ride,’ ‘Shooz,’ ‘Queen of Spades,’ others

Although remembered for pop hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Babe,” Styx began as the Midwestern answer to Yes or King Crimson.

‘I know who’s doing that’: Deep Purple’s Don Airey felt a familiar presence during tribute to Jon Lord, Gary Moore

‘I know who’s doing that’: Deep Purple’s Don Airey felt a familiar presence during tribute to Jon Lord, Gary Moore

Don Airey takes fans into the emotional sessions for “Adagio,” a song from All Keyed Up where the keyboardist pays tribute to both Jon Lord, whom he replaced in Deep Purple, as well as former bandmate Gary Moore.

‘I had lots of material’: Jon Davison on the fast-paced sessions for Yes’ Heaven and Earth

‘I had lots of material’: Jon Davison on the fast-paced sessions for Yes’ Heaven and Earth

Jon Davison found himself bouncing around half the planet, as Yes worked to complete its forthcoming studio effort Heaven and Earth. In fact, sessions continued right up until the group had to leave for its new tour.

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

Greg Lake can pinpoint the exact moment when he understood that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s outsized decision to tour 1977′s Works with a full orchestra was going to bankrupt the band.

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

A forthcoming concert by Deep Purple in Cyprus has created an uproar, with reports that Greek Cypriot officials tried to prevent the show from happening on the Turkish side of the divided Mediterranean island.

Something Else! sneak peek: Genesis’ Ray Wilson, “Mama” from 20 Years and More (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Genesis’ Ray Wilson, “Mama” from 20 Years and More (2014)

Ray Wilson took the stage last year with an eye on framing his legacy, both in Stiltskin and in Genesis.

‘Those, for me, were the good times’: Genesis’ Anthony Phillips plans reissue of his debut album, solo box set

‘Those, for me, were the good times’: Genesis’ Anthony Phillips plans reissue of his debut album, solo box set

Anthony Phillips, the co-founding Genesis guitarist, plans a gala reissue of his debut solo effort The Geese and the Ghost as part of a forthcoming new record deal. Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins of Genesis are also featured on the 1977 album.

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

Deep Purple – Live In California 74 (2014)

This was the one where Ritchie Blackmore refused to go on stage, because it was not yet sunset — and he felt that would dim the impact of Deep Purple’s lightshow.