Progressive rock

Gimme Five: Post-1980 Genesis Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: Post-1980 Genesis Songs That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Though the popular consciousness has placed the terminating line between Prog Genesis and Pop Genesis at the moment in which Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, the truth is the group underwent a slower evolution.

Brand X with Phil Collins – Missing Period; Live at the Roxy; Is There Anything About? (2013)

Phil Collins has taken his knocks (ahem!) for yanking Genesis up by its prog-rock roots and replanting it on the Billboard pop charts. Still, anyone who questions Collins as a drummer need only explore his tandem, tantalizingly brief late-1970s career in Brand X.

Stick Men – Power Play (2014)

Stick Men – Power Play (2014)

Stick Men’s first-ever concert album finds King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and Co. in their element. No matter the praise heaped upon their latest, and arguably best, studio effort, this is band — like Crimson — best heard live.

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you': Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

‘Don’t know if I’m supposed to tell you': Yes is in the studio with Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker, best known for producing Queen and Journey, is collaborating with Yes on its new studio album. Members of the group have uploaded photographs from the sessions — and a neon-shoed Baker appears in several.

‘Trying to do something different': Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

‘Trying to do something different': Yes gears up for new album, but likely without Trevor Horn

Chris Squire says Yes will be at work on a new studio album through February, with songwriting contributions expected from current frontman Jon Davison. That’s not the only change, however, as Yes will probably be missing one key contributor.

‘That really stumped me': Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

‘That really stumped me': Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’

It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing': Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

‘I don’t think Steve Perry liked me singing': Gregg Rolie opens up about leaving Journey

Gregg Rolie, in the space between two albums — 1977’s Next and 1978’s Infinity — went from fronting Journey to playing a secondary vocal role. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.

‘Everything is moving forward': Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

‘Everything is moving forward': Yes, Jon Davison is still working with Glass Hammer

Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do': How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

‘I changed the emphasis of what I do': How John Wetton’s health crisis impacted his art

John Wetton admits that personal issues wrecked his initial tenure with Asia. His recovery, however, has included a reunion as well as a creative rebirth.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.