Progressive rock

Dennis DeYoung reveals his one regret about the live Styx retrospective Live in Los Angeles: ‘I chicken-sh*tted out’

Dennis DeYoung reveals his one regret about the live Styx retrospective Live in Los Angeles: ‘I chicken-sh*tted out’

‘Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles’ worked as a career-spanning concert retrospective, but something was missing.

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014)

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014)

We review Pink Floyd’s determinedly uncommercial ‘The Endless River,’ an album that reminds you just how fantastically weird they once were.

Ian Gillan talks about Don Airey’s impact on Deep Purple: ‘It gave us another lift’

Ian Gillan talks about Don Airey’s impact on Deep Purple: ‘It gave us another lift’

Long-time frontman Ian Gillan says Deep Purple’s recent resurgence was keyed in part by the arrival of Don Airey.

Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

Genesis – Three Sides Live (2014): Movies

A recommended entry point for anyone who came to Genesis via the MTV era hits, and is now curious about what came before.

Steve Hackett doing an acoustic version of Genesis’ ‘Invisible Touch’? That just happened

Steve Hackett doing an acoustic version of Genesis’ ‘Invisible Touch’? That just happened

Steve Hackett has made a lingering passion for Genesis clear — though, before now, that hasn’t included the pop era following his 1977 departure.

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Oftentimes, bands that have a little buzz don’t live up to it. Black Crown Initiate actually deserves the hype.

Flying Colors, “A Place in Your World” from Second Nature (2014): One Track Mind

Flying Colors, “A Place in Your World” from Second Nature (2014): One Track Mind

Flying Colors is a group loaded with talent, but in need of a rejiggering of priorities toward its own embedded prog-pop sensibilities.

Ian Gillan explains why Deep Purple shares songwriting credits: ‘We pioneered; we broke all the rules’

Ian Gillan explains why Deep Purple shares songwriting credits: ‘We pioneered; we broke all the rules’

Every member receives credit on every song from Deep Purple’s latest album — just as they did on Ian Gillan’s first one with the group.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin talks about King Crimson’s remarkable propensity for rebirth, and what might be next.

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

This isn’t just another evening of string-laden songcraft from Deep Purple; it’s a big-bang moment for the group’s next era.