Progressive rock

‘I’ve reached my 70th year': Keith Emerson ponders retirement, dimming hopes for an ELP reunion

‘I’ve reached my 70th year': Keith Emerson ponders retirement, dimming hopes for an ELP reunion

Forget an Emerson Lake and Palmer reunion. Is this actually the last we’re going to see of Keith Emerson — period? The legendary progger is hinting at a retirement from the stage

Billy Sherwood – Divided By One (2014)

Billy Sherwood – Divided By One (2014)

After a long series of post-9/11 explorations into the darkness that’s invaded our lives, from within and from without, Billy Sherwood seems to have found the light at the end of the tunnel on the more approachable Divided by One

‘It will never look the same twice': Adrian Belew offers a sneak peek at Flux

‘It will never look the same twice': Adrian Belew offers a sneak peek at Flux

Now that Adrian Belew has returned from an extensive tour with the Crimson ProjeKCt, he’s focusing again on his inventive on-going solo project Flux.

A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

A Budokan bash: Deep Purple filmed its April 12 show in Tokyo for future release

Time for another legendary Budokan show? Following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick and, actually, the Ian Gillan Band, Deep Purple filmed and recorded its April 12, 2014 show in Tokyo for future release.

Roger Waters, long-time Pink Floyd engineer James Guthrie to oversee remix of 1992’s Amused to Death

Roger Waters returns to his greatest solo triumph, 1992’s Amused to Death, for new stereo and 5.1 remixes with James Guthrie, the long-time Pink Floyd engineer. The forthcoming reissue, issued via Columbia-Legacy, will also include new content and graphics.

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea': Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

‘It definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea': Chris Squire on the album Yes won’t be returning to in concert

Yes has, more recently, been presenting 1970s-era albums in their entirety on tour, including Close to the Edge and Fragile. There’s one, however, that apparently isn’t up for consideration.

One Track Mind: The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Alan Parsons Project, “Fragile” (2014)

Draped with a David Gilmour-like diaphanous reverie — fitting, considering the band leader’s connection back to Pink Floyd — “Fragile” illustrates once again how the ever-malleable, at times almost faceless Alan Parsons Project continues through loss.

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

One Track Mind: Ian Anderson, “Enter the Uninvited” from Homo Erraticus (2014)

When all of the talk about concepts and recurring characters is done, an album like Ian Anderson’s forthcoming Gerald Bostock-themed Homo Erraticus must still have the musical goods — must still hold up on its own. The frenzied, very modern creativity surrounding “Enter the Uninvited” signals that it will.

‘I thought we’d recorded over it': Nick Mason on Pink Floyd’s long lost collaboration with Stephane Grappelli

‘I thought we’d recorded over it': Nick Mason on Pink Floyd’s long lost collaboration with Stephane Grappelli

A rare alternate take on the title track from Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here featuring violinist Stephane Grappelli, previously thought to be gone forever, finally appeared on an Immersion reissue of the 1975 album — and Nick Mason still can’t get over the fact that this version wasn’t used instead.

‘I connected with him very intensely': Deep Purple’s Steve Morse remembers Jon Lord

‘I connected with him very intensely': Deep Purple’s Steve Morse remembers Jon Lord

“I’m one of Jon’s biggest fans,” Morse tells us. “He just had this certain something.”