Progressive rock

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

“Oh Daddy” got Adrian Belew a solo deal with Atlantic, who released ‘Mr. Music Head’ on April 28, 1989. The worry was that he’d be forever saddled with it.

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

This Beatles cover show how unique original guitarist Peter Banks was, and how important his contributions were to the early Yes sound.

Steve Hackett, Rob Reed, Nick Beggs + others, “Spectral Mornings” (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, Rob Reed, Nick Beggs + others, “Spectral Mornings” (2015): One Track Mind

A benefit remake of one of Steve Hackett’s most memorable instrumentals gives us a rare musical – as well as altruistic – reason to listen.

Roger Waters discusses the Beatles’ impact on Pink Floyd: ‘There was a value in that freedom’

Roger Waters discusses the Beatles’ impact on Pink Floyd: ‘There was a value in that freedom’

Pink Floyd recorded its 1967 debut just one studio over from the Beatles at Abbey Road. But Roger Waters says that’s where the similarities end.

Royal Philharmonic with Gavin Harrison + Guthrie Govan, “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2015): Exclusive stream

Royal Philharmonic with Gavin Harrison + Guthrie Govan, “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2015): Exclusive stream

Here’s an exclusive stream of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s collaboration with Gavin Harrison and Guthrie Govan on a King Crimson classic.

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

The potential of King Crimson’s inventive musical format on ‘Thrak,’ released on April 25, 1995, has only become more clear as time passes.

Gavin Harrison – Cheating the Polygraph (2015)

Gavin Harrison – Cheating the Polygraph (2015)

Gavin Harrison’s ‘Cheating the Polygraph’ references Porcupine Tree and big band, but quickly moves well beyond those well-worn tropes.

Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Nick Mason on the moment Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd: ‘We sort of really did transition’

Pink Floyd didn’t finally begin its journey toward the platinum-selling group we all know until years after its founding. Nick Mason can tell you when.

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “10,000 Light Years Ago” (2015): One Track Mind

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “10,000 Light Years Ago” (2015): One Track Mind

John Lodge displays a welcome willingness to build a bridge to the future from a well-known foundation of the Moody Blues’ past.

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Has Yes finally hit upon a successor to Jon Anderson who diehard fans will accept? Keyboardist Geoff Downes thinks so – and here’s why.