Progressive rock

‘It’s a great riff': Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple

‘It’s a great riff': Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple

Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.

‘It was very eerie': Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

‘It was very eerie': Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

Adrian Maben’s first pitch for a concert film involving Pink Floyd was met with bemused silence. His second pitch would grow out of a vacation mishap.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

‘The ultimate stereo test record': How everything came together on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side

‘The ultimate stereo test record': How everything came together on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side

Dark Side of the Moon has become, four decades after its release, not only Pink Floyd’s signature studio effort but one of the most important recordings in rock history.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.

‘It was about personal experience': Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

‘It was about personal experience': Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but

‘It’s been a thrill for me': Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work

‘It’s been a thrill for me': Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work

Steve Hackett is at work on a solo studio effort, his first since a hugely successful tribute album and tour devoted to his time in Genesis.

‘It’s never been ruled out': With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

‘It’s never been ruled out': With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

Peter Gabriel admits he’s thrilled that former bandmate Phil Collins is considering a return to musicmaking. That doesn’t mean Gabriel has stopped hedging on the idea of a Genesis reunion, however.

‘Kind of going slow': Carl Palmer says Asia is getting comfortable with new lineup

‘Kind of going slow': Carl Palmer says Asia is getting comfortable with new lineup

Carl Palmer says Asia is continuing the demo process for its first album with guitarist Sam Coulson, even as plans are made for another series of shows in Asia and the U.S. next year.

Grass-roots efforts of Voices for Yes aimed at belatedly propelling prog-rockers to Hall of Fame

Grass-roots efforts of Voices for Yes aimed at belatedly propelling prog-rockers to Hall of Fame

A grass-roots effort to get Yes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame began with John Brabender’s outrage over the band’s having been ignored for so long. Now, he’s trying to get them the needed votes.