Progressive rock

‘Communicating in the most positive way’: Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

‘Communicating in the most positive way’: Deep Purple’s David Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore patch things up

After a season of loss for David Coverdale, the Deep Purple and Whitesnake frontman says he’s reaching out to former band mates like Ritchie Blackmore — saying life is simply too short to nurse bad feelings.

Something Else! sneak peek: Renaissance with John Wetton, “Blood Silver Like Moonlight” (2013)

Renaissance’s Grandine il Vento won’t simply be Annie Haslam’s final collaboration with Michael Dunford. The forthcoming studio project is also a long-awaited reunion with former touring mate John Wetton.

‘The fans have been great’: Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

‘The fans have been great’: Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks’ remains finally set to be released

The long-time manager of Peter Banks says his body is finally being released, and he hopes arrangements can move forward for cremation by Friday — more than two weeks after the original Yes guitarist suddenly passed.

Exclusive stream: Conspiracy featuring Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood, “New World” (2004; 2013 reissue)

Stream an advance track from the long-awaited remaster of Conspiracy Live, featuring former Yes band mates Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood.

Soft Machine Legacy – Burden Of Proof (2013)

Soft Machine will never come to exist again, but one of the best of the Canterbury bands still lives on in an alumni band called Soft Machine Legacy. Together since 2002, the lineup is dominated by members of the underrated mid 70s version

A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

A week after his death, body of original Yes guitarist Peter Banks reportedly still unclaimed

In a shocking turn of events, the body of Peter Banks — co-founder of the group Yes, and someone dubbed an architect of progressive music by the BBC — reportedly remains unclaimed.

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

Original Yes guitarist Peter Banks (1947-2013): An Appreciation

Peter Banks, original guitarist for progressive rock legends Yes, has passed away, confirms former band member Billy Sherwood. Banks, 65, played on the first two albums by Yes, suggested the name and even created the band’s first logo.

‘Mysterious, genre-bending’: PledgeMusic drive underway to fund new Markus Reuter concerto

‘Mysterious, genre-bending’: PledgeMusic drive underway to fund new Markus Reuter concerto

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra has started a PledgeMusic drive in an effort to fund the premiere and release of Markus Reuter’s contemporary orchestral piece “Todmorden 513.”

Something Else! Interview: Mike Oldfield, of Tubular Bells fame

Credit, or blame, Mike Oldfield for the new age movement that followed his groundbreaking 1973 effort Tubular Bells. If anything, though, his dance-oriented new sequel Tubular Beats blows that old notion to bits.

‘Tangerine Dream will not be sailing’: Cruise to the Edge changes lineup after Edgar Froese’s nasty fall

‘Tangerine Dream will not be sailing’: Cruise to the Edge changes lineup after Edgar Froese’s nasty fall

Tangerine Dream has pulled out of Yes’ Cruise to the Edge, just weeks before its March 25, 2013 launch, after band founder Edgar Froese was injured in a nasty fall. Froese broke his hand and his jaw in the mishap, leading to surgery.