For Genesis alum Steve Hackett, 2013 was a year of loving looks back, and long-overdue recognition. He’ll spend the new year building on those successes with new music.
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Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1978 album Love Beach has been universally derided for its period-piece yacht-rock cover. Keith Emerson is ready to come to its defense.
Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.
Adrian Maben’s first pitch for a concert film involving Pink Floyd was met with bemused silence. His second pitch would grow out of a vacation mishap.
Dark Side of the Moon has become, four decades after its release, not only Pink Floyd’s signature studio effort but one of the most important recordings in rock history.
That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.
For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but
Greg Lake says “I Believe in Father Christmas” came to him almost by accident, when he started singing a familiar Yuletide standard over a newly written riff that stubbornly refused to go away.
Steve Hackett is at work on a solo studio effort, his first since a hugely successful tribute album and tour devoted to his time in Genesis.
Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin join us to discuss an era when Yes was suddenly expected to craft hit singles — leaving canny updates like this one often completely overlooked.