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‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality’: Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth

‘Jon Davison has brought in an interesting quality’: Chris Squire on Yes’ forthcoming Heaven and Earth

Though Jon Davison has been touring with Yes since 2012, the group’s upcoming release will be his first studio collaboration — and the singer-songwriter looks to have had a critical role.

Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

The What-ing What Project? Never, perhaps, has a figure in rock music been simultaneously so famous and so … anonymous.

‘Very, very funky, slightly sort of cosmic guys’: Ex-Yes man Jon Anderson puts finishing touches on new supergroup

‘Very, very funky, slightly sort of cosmic guys’: Ex-Yes man Jon Anderson puts finishing touches on new supergroup

Jon Anderson, who has principally toured as a solo act since leaving Yes in 2004, is building a new band around the former Mahavishnu Orchestra violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Now, he’s ready to talk about the rest of the lineup.

‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

‘You needed to be original’: Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson

King Crimson’s initial incarnation, sparked by a childhood musical connection between Greg Lake and Robert Fripp, was predicated on trying something new — indicative, Lake says, of an era when standing out was the goal, rather than fitting in.

One Track Mind: Fish, “Blind to the Beautiful” from A Feast of Consequences (2014)

One Track Mind: Fish, “Blind to the Beautiful” from A Feast of Consequences (2014)

The rare occasion of a single from former Marillion frontman Fish, his first in some six years, provides an opportunity to revisit the recent solo triumph Feast of Consequences. Conveyed with an unvarnished honesty, “Blind to the Beautiful” speaks to one of the most devastating failures of all: The failure of faith.

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

With the recent news that Billy Sherwood is returning to do some studio work on the new Yes album, fans may be wondering just what the ex-1990s-era collaborator has been up to lately. Here’s a primer

‘It’s been a very difficult time’: Peter Gabriel discusses the depression that gripped Genesis bandmate Phil Collins

‘It’s been a very difficult time’: Peter Gabriel discusses the depression that gripped Genesis bandmate Phil Collins

Peter Gabriel says the idea of getting back together with Genesis isn’t out of the question. He’s simply found the enormity of doing such a thing, some 40 years later, a bit daunting.

‘That’s our foundation’: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact

‘That’s our foundation’: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact

Deep Purple began its march into rock history with the addition of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover 45 years ago. Lineups have changed over the years, but the two remain — along with founding drummer Ian Paice — a cornerstone of the Purple sound.

‘Sometimes you’ve got to go out on a blind date’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on the inspiration for a new Gerald Bostock project

‘Sometimes you’ve got to go out on a blind date’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on the inspiration for a new Gerald Bostock project

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson didn’t wait for inspiration to strike when getting started on the forthcoming solo album Homo Erraticus. In fact, he made an appointment with it.

Carl Palmer – Decade: Celebration the Music of Emerson Lake and Palmer (2014)

Carl Palmer – Decade: Celebration the Music of Emerson Lake and Palmer (2014)

The concert featured in this newly released film took place in the year after what looks to be the final appearance of Emerson Lake and Palmer. Still, it’s clear that Carl Palmer had much more to add, as Decade — over the course of 12 tracks captured live on October 16, 2011 — reexamines, reshapes and ultimately reenergizes the ELPRead More