Progressive rock

Greg Lake laments the loss of album cover art: ‘It changes the whole dynamic’

Greg Lake laments the loss of album cover art: ‘It changes the whole dynamic’

Greg Lake has long been associated with cover images for both King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Without them, he says music is diffeent.

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

Inside Pink Floyd’s 1968 ban from Royal Albert Hall: ‘That didn’t go down at all well’

After a particularly raucous performance, Pink Floyd was subsequently banned from the august venue. David Gilmour explains.

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on taking over for Roger Waters: ‘Not a burden I was particularly relishing’

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on taking over for Roger Waters: ‘Not a burden I was particularly relishing’

David Gilmour makes some frank admissions about assuming leadership of Pink Floyd after Roger Waters’ acrimonious departure.

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Dennis DeYoung offers a sharp rebuke to Styx’s latest Hall of Fame snub: ‘To each his own’

Styx, once again, isn’t part of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. Not that it surprises co-founder Dennis DeYoung.

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule (2014)

If you’re a long-time Gov’t Mule fan, you’re going to love ‘Dark Side of the Mule.’ If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you will be moved.

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Greg Lake discusses his often-misunderstood Yuletide classic: ‘What Christmas really meant to me’

Even today, controversy surrounds Greg Lake’s message of anti-commercialism in ‘I Believe in Father Christmas,’ a No. 2 UK hit from 1975.

Don’t expect to shake hands with Yes’ Steve Howe: ‘I’ve got to put my work first’

Don’t expect to shake hands with Yes’ Steve Howe: ‘I’ve got to put my work first’

Steve Howe has crafted a legendary career with his hands, and he takes that very seriously, indeed.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s non-jazz albums, including Lucinda Williams, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Drive-By Truckers and others.

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

Ian Gillan preaches the values of Deep Purple’s simplicity: ‘It’s all about the music’

“At the risk of sounding boring,” Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says, “we haven’t changed our ethos since 1969.”

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood served as a peacekeeper during Yes’ 1990s era: ‘Enjoy the music and get into it’

Billy Sherwood talks about the role he played in smoothing Yes’ sometimes-difficult transition from Trevor Rabin back to Steve Howe.