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‘It’s a great riff’: Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple

‘It’s a great riff’: Ritchie Blackmore connects his interest in ren-faire rock back to Deep Purple

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.

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

‘It was very eerie’: Vacation mishap sparked idea for Pink Floyd’s Pompeii concert

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.

‘The ultimate stereo test record’: How everything came together on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side

‘The ultimate stereo test record’: How everything came together on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side

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.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

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

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

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

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.

‘It’s been a thrill for me’: Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work

‘It’s been a thrill for me’: Steve Hackett leaves behind Genesis tributes for new solo work

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.

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

Almost Hits: Yes, “Shoot High, Aim Low” (1987)

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.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Harper/ Musselwhite, Robert Randoph, Steven Wilson

With so many major releases typically timed go on sale to take advantage of the holiday shopping season, you’d think that most of the choicest music of any given year are records issued during the September-November timeframe.

‘It’s never been ruled out’: With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

‘It’s never been ruled out’: With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

Peter Gabriel admits he’s thrilled that former bandmate Phil Collins is considering a return to musicmaking. That doesn’t mean Gabriel has stopped hedging on the idea of a Genesis reunion, however.