Progressive rock

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975): On Second Thought

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975): On Second Thought

Still in the shadow of ‘Dark Side,’ Pink Floyd started sessions on January 6, 1975 for ‘Wish You Were Here.’ It’s been perpetually underrated ever since.

The Soft Machine, “Hazard Profile” from Switzerland 1974 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The Soft Machine, “Hazard Profile” from Switzerland 1974 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

The smokin’ “Hazard Profile” will be included on a previously unreleased 1974 Montreux performance by Soft Machine with Allan Holdsworth.

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon discusses his long tenure with the Blockheads, performing on Pink Floyd’s new album and the folly of so-called jazz education.

Genesis’ Tony Banks can’t stand Lamb Lies Down on Broadway: ‘The two albums that came before work better’

Genesis’ Tony Banks can’t stand Lamb Lies Down on Broadway: ‘The two albums that came before work better’

Released 40 years ago last November, Genesis’ ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’ is often hailed a classic. But not by Tony Banks.

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin discuss the creative process that led to Yes’ deeply underrated ‘Shoot High, Aim Low,’ released as a single on Dec. 31, 1987.

Dylan Howe – Subterranean (2014)

Dylan Howe – Subterranean (2014)

Focusing on the instrumental elements of David Bowie’s Berlin era allows Dylan Howe to brilliantly elaborate on those familiar themes.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s new sound ahead of live set: ‘A wonderful sharing of the beat’

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s new sound ahead of live set: ‘A wonderful sharing of the beat’

Tony Levin discusses the 2014 King Crimson tour set to be chronicled in ‘Live at the Orpheum,’ and the return of a very special artifact from long ago.

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason doesn’t count Ringo Starr as a hero: ‘I wanted to be something a bit wilder’

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason doesn’t count Ringo Starr as a hero: ‘I wanted to be something a bit wilder’

Asked about his influences, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason quickly names Ginger Baker and Keith Moon — but stops short when Ringo Starr’s name surfaces.

Roger Hodgson collaboration represents road not taken for Yes: ‘One of those things that fizzled out’

Roger Hodgson collaboration represents road not taken for Yes: ‘One of those things that fizzled out’

“Walls,” released as a single on Dec. 25, 1994, found Yes collaborating with Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame. What if he’d become their lead singer?

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren and Mike Bloomfield highlight Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list of reissues, box sets and live releases.