It’s not just that Chicago doesn’t sound like old Chicago anymore. In fact, nobody does. Or, more correctly, nobody did. What’s left of the original band, having now issued just one original album since 1991, has been supplanted.
Here’s a band so obscure and long forgotten that even the most voracious vinyl collector probably isn’t even aware of their existence. Formed in 1980, the Pencils featured singer and guitarist Tony Skeggs, singer and bassist Den Pugsley, keyboardist Rick Birmingham and drummer Andy Wells.
‘A fun time with Peter’s music’: Fans invited to create a memorial soundtrack for ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks
A memorial gathering for Peter Banks has been set for 4 p.m. April 7, 2013 at the 12 Bar Club in London, offering those who loved and knew him best a chance to give the seminal Yes guitarist a proper send off.
Touring behind Momentum, a rare, mostly secular solo effort after years of focusing on Christian prog, Neal Morse connects the dots between what has often been perceived as two separate portions of his career.
Jon Anderson stopped by before embarking on a new solo tour of Australia and New Zealand to discuss a few key moments from his career — including key Yes tracks from Close to the Edge and The Yes Album.
‘I wanted sex and money’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters admits he wasn’t always into such weighty issues
The inspiration that led to Pink Floyd projects like Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall has been endlessly dissected. People talk about modern isolation, departed bandmates, the scourge of war. Not quite.
Duke Robillard, a sideman on the celebrated Time Out of Mind, will team up with Bob Dylan again for select dates on his forthcoming tour, which kicks off in Buffalo on April 5, 2013 and continues through May in St. Augustine, Florida.
Todd Rundgren’s State ping pongs between electronica and full-on rock — sounding like a mash up of the synthesized experiments of 2011′s (re)Production and the grinding riffs of 2008′s Arena.
After losing founding member Jon Lord, Deep Purple emerged with the twilit reverie of “All the Time in the World,” a ruminative song that spoke to passages. With “Hell To Pay,” however, they return to the locomotive glories of the band’s youth.
‘We’ve been incubating all winter long’: Julie Slick leads Kickstarter campaign to fund Springs tour
Coming off an insanely good solo album called Terroir, Julie Slick is hoping to crowd-fund an East Coast tour for the newest project she’s involved with, called Springs. Already, her Kickstarter campaign has drawn 36 backers