Progressive rock

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven, “Revenge of Dr. Komodo” from Last Chance to Hear (2015): One Track Mind

Ben Craven would describe himself as a cinematic progressive-rock singer songwriter. But “Revenge Of Dr. Komodo” doesn’t quite fit that description.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Ian Gillan expounds on his shocking split with Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I didn’t want Deep Purple to be that way’

Deep Purple’s stunning breakup with founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was about more than personality clashes, Ian Gillan says.

Steve Hackett, “The Wheel’s Turning” from Wolflight (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, “The Wheel’s Turning” from Wolflight (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett describes ‘Wolflight’ as a journey, through both outer and inner space. The advance song is a ride far more visceral, tangibly thrilling.

John Wetton + Robert Fripp, “Raised in Captivity” from Studio Recordings Anthology (2015)

John Wetton + Robert Fripp, “Raised in Captivity” from Studio Recordings Anthology (2015)

John Wetton’s reunion with former King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp was bound to stand out on a new ‘Studio Recordings Anthology.’

Toto – Toto XIV (2015)

Toto – Toto XIV (2015)

“Running Out of Time,” my ass. With ‘XIV,’ Toto has shown they’re not running out of time. In fact, they’ve gotten a second wind.

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

David Gilmour’s On An Island was un-extravagant, mesmerizing

Released March 6, 2006, David Gilmour’s ‘On An Island’ reconnected with an early Pink Floyd sound — and gave us a road map to ‘The Endless River.’

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

Released on March 4, 2003, King Crimson’s turbulent ‘Power to Believe’ felt like an innocent’s view of war as it started before his very eyes.

Yes, “I See You” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “I See You” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

“I See You” hints at the wide-screen experimentation to come for Yes, though in this early incarnation they tend more to psychedelia than prog.

Nick Mason says Pink Floyd leftovers are scarce now: ‘There weren’t very many discards’

Nick Mason says Pink Floyd leftovers are scarce now: ‘There weren’t very many discards’

There won’t be more ‘Endless River’-style explorations of additional unheard Pink Floyd songs for future albums. Nick Mason explains why.