Progressive rock

Rush’s varied, misunderstood Snakes and Arrows offered hope amidst tragedy

Rush’s varied, misunderstood Snakes and Arrows offered hope amidst tragedy

With ‘Snakes and Arrows,’ released this month in 2007, Rush used a unified, deeply uplifting message to tie an album of loose ends together.

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “In My Mind” from 10,000 Light Years Ago (2015)

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, “In My Mind” from 10,000 Light Years Ago (2015)

You hear something exceedingly rare for someone of John Lodge’s vintage and accomplishment: He’s pushing himself to new places.

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Jon Anderson and Billy Sherwood look back on Yes’ Frankenstein-like collaborative album ‘Union,’ released on April 30, 1991.

Ian Gillan picks the classic track Deep Purple should play: ‘It is my favorite DP song’

Ian Gillan picks the classic track Deep Purple should play: ‘It is my favorite DP song’

With three stints going back to 1969, Ian Gillan has a unique perspective on Deep Purple’s catalog. Here’s the song he always wanted to perform live.

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

Adrian Belew’s Mr. Music Head was more than ‘Oh Daddy’ : ‘Don’t think I’ve played it again’

“Oh Daddy” got Adrian Belew a solo deal with Atlantic, who released ‘Mr. Music Head’ on April 28, 1989. The worry was that he’d be forever saddled with it.

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

This Beatles cover show how unique original guitarist Peter Banks was, and how important his contributions were to the early Yes sound.

Steve Hackett, Rob Reed, Nick Beggs + others, “Spectral Mornings” (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, Rob Reed, Nick Beggs + others, “Spectral Mornings” (2015): One Track Mind

A benefit remake of one of Steve Hackett’s most memorable instrumentals gives us a rare musical – as well as altruistic – reason to listen.

Roger Waters discusses the Beatles’ impact on Pink Floyd: ‘There was a value in that freedom’

Roger Waters discusses the Beatles’ impact on Pink Floyd: ‘There was a value in that freedom’

Pink Floyd recorded its 1967 debut just one studio over from the Beatles at Abbey Road. But Roger Waters says that’s where the similarities end.

Royal Philharmonic with Gavin Harrison + Guthrie Govan, “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2015): Exclusive stream

Royal Philharmonic with Gavin Harrison + Guthrie Govan, “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2015): Exclusive stream

Here’s an exclusive stream of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s collaboration with Gavin Harrison and Guthrie Govan on a King Crimson classic.

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

The potential of King Crimson’s inventive musical format on ‘Thrak,’ released on April 25, 1995, has only become more clear as time passes.