Progressive rock

One Track Mind: Steve Rothery Band, “The Old Man of the Sea” from Live In Rome (2014)

One Track Mind: Steve Rothery Band, “The Old Man of the Sea” from Live In Rome (2014)

Despite a lengthy stint with Marillion, something clicks with these new faces.

One Track Mind: Simon Phillips, “Moments of Fortune” from Protocol II (2014)

One Track Mind: Simon Phillips, “Moments of Fortune” from Protocol II (2014)

This says a lot about what the ex-Toto drummer hopes to accomplish on his own.

Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Call this one: A Trip to St. Cecilia’s Orphanage for Homeless Albums.

Something Else! sneak peek: MoeTar, “Regression to the Mean” from Entropy of the Century (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: MoeTar, “Regression to the Mean” from Entropy of the Century (2014)

Does a song have to be repetitive and elementary to work? MoeTar says: No.

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

It’s difficult to dislike the approachable ‘Presto,’ but harder still to love it.

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

One Track Mind: Reload, “Dark Matter” (2014)

Bands like France’s Reload are keeping the prog rock genre alive.

‘I am a big fan’: Carl Palmer dedicates art work to late Emerson Lake and Palmer cover artist

‘I am a big fan’: Carl Palmer dedicates art work to late Emerson Lake and Palmer cover artist

The piece combines hand-painted brush strokes with fine-art photography.

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘Trying out some different pieces’: Productive week finds King Crimson back together in new formation

‘Trying out some different pieces’: Productive week finds King Crimson back together in new formation

The reworked band is prepping for a 17-date U.S. tour this fall.

‘Very excited about the synergy’: Jean-Luc Ponty on his new collaboration with Yes’ Jon Anderson

‘Very excited about the synergy’: Jean-Luc Ponty on his new collaboration with Yes’ Jon Anderson

Ponty has previously worked with Frank Zappa, Elton John and members of Journey and Genesis.