Progressive rock

For Emerson Lake and Palmer, completing “Toccata” was quite a journey: ‘He looked like he was in pain!’

For Emerson Lake and Palmer, completing “Toccata” was quite a journey: ‘He looked like he was in pain!’

Emerson Lake and Palmer ended up a quest to gain permission from the original composer of this stand-out track from 1973’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery.’

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

‘Selling England by the Pound,’ issued on Oct. 12, 1973, found Genesis’ soon-to-vanish five-man lineup at the peak of its powers.

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

The Cellar and Point – Ambit (2014)

Once again, the Cellar and Point puts disparate classical/jazz/rock/experimental elements together into a consistent, connected whole.

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Pink Floyd, “Louder Than Words” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

We review the elegiac, deeply moving “Louder Than Words,” as Pink Floyd finally puts to rest old arguments.

Robert Fripp answers critics as King Crimson tour concludes: ‘This is a pretty dopey undertaking’

Robert Fripp answers critics as King Crimson tour concludes: ‘This is a pretty dopey undertaking’

King Crimson just concluded an invigorating, return-to-form 20-plus date U.S. tour, their first since 2008.

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters left Pink Floyd almost 30 years ago. But their new album has led to new questions about his involvement in the group.

Phil Collins on returning to the drums, reunion with Genesis: ‘I don’t miss it, no’

Phil Collins on returning to the drums, reunion with Genesis: ‘I don’t miss it, no’

Phil Collins has been slowing moving back into the spotlight lately, though it’s been as a vocalist rather than a drummer.

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

“I had every freedom in the world,” Lake tells us, “and yet …”

‘I’ve bitten my lip for a long time': Trevor Rabin clears the air on Yes’ ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’

‘I’ve bitten my lip for a long time': Trevor Rabin clears the air on Yes’ ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’

The song became Yes’ biggest hit, but also a point of contention.