Progressive rock

Portnoy-Sheehan-MacAlpine-Sherinian – Live in Tokyo (2013)

A new supergroup featuring Tony MacAlpine, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and Mike Portnoy reinvigorates some of the best moments from their separate musical histories, even as they make new ones.

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Books: Roger Waters: The Man Behind the Wall, by Dave Thompson (2013)

Over the years, The Wall — and its unlikely advance hit single “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” — have become an accepted part of the Pink Floyd iconography. But it wasn’t always like that.

Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out/Crises: Collectors’ Editions (2013)

Best known perhaps as a pair of albums that produced hit singles (!) for Mike Oldfield, new 30th anniversary editions of Five Miles Out and Crises illustrate the imaginative depth found elsewhere.

Something Else! Interview: Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues

Something Else! Interview: Patrick Moraz, keyboardist with Yes and the Moody Blues

Patrick Moraz, who’s just been added to the bill for the second Cruise to the Edge prog rock event, stops in to discuss his endlessly varied career with Yes, the Moody Blues and as a solo artist.

Keith Emerson, Glenn Hughes and Marc Bonilla – The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert (2013)

An intriguing (though, unfortunately, only partial) collaboration, The Boys Club, Live From California: The Complete Concert has certainly taken a circuitous route — having long appeared as a bootleg

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

‘Much broader political and humanitarian statements': The Wall is transformed on Roger Waters’ relaunched tour

As Roger Waters’ European stadium tour of Pink Floyd’s The Wall hits Budapest tonight, he admits that his relationship with the work has become less personal

‘It was an unbelievable moment': Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

‘It was an unbelievable moment': Greg Lake on how Emerson Lake and Palmer gave comfort to a dying girl

Greg Lake’s worldwide Song of a Lifetime tour found him sharing stories as much as his discography, then inviting members of the audience to talk about the connective qualities of music. One such tale still stands out.

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Mike Keneally – You Must Be This Tall (2013)

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Mike Keneally, beyond his sheer talent, is that he continues to put out such consistently enjoyable music.

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally has, over a solo career stretching back more than two decades, made something of a career of fiddling with things — his guitar, to be sure. But also sounds, processes, and expectations.

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

‘We never went glam, put make up on': Steve Howe’s first impressions of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Steve Howe and Asia had already cracked the Top 5 with 1982’s “Heat of the Moment” when Yes — Howe’s former band — emerged with a new guitarist and the track “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”