Progressive rock

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘Trying out some different pieces’: Productive week finds King Crimson back together in new formation

‘Trying out some different pieces’: Productive week finds King Crimson back together in new formation

The reworked band is prepping for a 17-date U.S. tour this fall.

‘Very excited about the synergy’: Jean-Luc Ponty on his new collaboration with Yes’ Jon Anderson

‘Very excited about the synergy’: Jean-Luc Ponty on his new collaboration with Yes’ Jon Anderson

Ponty has previously worked with Frank Zappa, Elton John and members of Journey and Genesis.

‘How do I handle this?’: Alan White struggled with a key moment on Yes’ Heaven and Earth

‘How do I handle this?’: Alan White struggled with a key moment on Yes’ Heaven and Earth

In a twist, Yes’ drummer co-wrote perhaps the new album’s biggest ballad.

Julie Slick + Marco Machera – Fourth Dementia (2014)

Julie Slick + Marco Machera – Fourth Dementia (2014)

They’ve created an album that’s both emotionally open, and a wonder of intricate control.

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

‘Great training for rock and roll’: Had Nick Mason not co-founded Pink Floyd, he might have done this

Nick Mason has been the only constant through Pink Floyd’s many incarnations.

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

A mystery-laced tribute to Anne Sexton has lost none of its power, 25 years on.

Marco Minnemann – EEPS (2014)

Marco Minnemann – EEPS (2014)

A multi-instrumentalist who makes a living at the drums but has plenty more to say.

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

Palmer boasts a lengthy resume of success with Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Asia.

‘It’s hard for me to have perspective’: Geddy Lee admits he has no idea why Rush suddenly became cool

‘It’s hard for me to have perspective’: Geddy Lee admits he has no idea why Rush suddenly became cool

What changed? Lee isn’t exactly sure. But he’s got a theory or two.