Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

‘Well, how hard could it be?': Greg Lake on his switch to bass for the first King Crimson project

‘Well, how hard could it be?': Greg Lake on his switch to bass for the first King Crimson project

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfFBT_dUasg&w=500&h=305] Blame a meddling music label for Greg Lake’s fortuitous switch to the bass. He says childhood friend Robert Fripp needed a frontman for King Crimson — but Fripp, of course, already played guitar.

Paul D’Adamo – Tell Me Something (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gOfjHGUW_M&w=500&h=305] For fans of the retired Phil Collins, Paul D’Adamo’s Tell Me Something might be the closest you’ll get to new music. Most of his former solo band is reassembled, and six of the album’s 10 songs were recorded by Collins and Genesis between 1976-85.

‘It’s still over': Roger Waters answers emphatically when asked about possible Pink Floyd reunion

‘It’s still over': Roger Waters answers emphatically when asked about possible Pink Floyd reunion

The phenomenal success of Roger Waters’ tours featuring The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, not to mention recent guest appearances by former bandmates Nick Mason and David Gilmour, beg the question: What about reuniting Pink Floyd?

Steve Hackett to appear with fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson on select European dates

Steve Hackett confirmed in an online Q&A this week that fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson will join him on select European dates as the guitarist tours behind his new release Genesis Revisited II.

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Space Rock Invasion: Live from the Key Club (2012)

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Space Rock Invasion: Live from the Key Club (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwrvqh0z5-Q&w=500&h=305] Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton, after his death at just 61 in December 2012, becomes a central focus of this multi-artist two-DVD release from Cleopatra Records.

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord: ‘His spirit is very much in the record’

Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s emotional tribute to Jon Lord: ‘His spirit is very much in the record’

Deep Purple’s new album will be both a departure and an opportunity to pay tribute to fallen co-founder Jon Lord, frontman Ian Gillan says.

‘I wouldn’t jump the gun': Alan White says new Yes album likely isn’t happening any time soon

‘I wouldn’t jump the gun': Alan White says new Yes album likely isn’t happening any time soon

Last July, stalwart Yes man Chris Squire told us “the next thing” the band will do is record a new album. Not so fast, counters long-time drummer Alan White.

Downes Braide Association – Pictures of You (2012)

Downes Braide Association – Pictures of You (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnJwFLp8U6g&w=500&h=305] I’m not sure what I was expecting from this new collaboration between Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, the Buggles) and Chris Braide (The Producers). Whatever you call it, though, Pictures of You is compulsively listenable.

Xenat-Ra – Science for the Soundman (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNXoeogHDo&w=500&h=305] Brilliantly off-kilter, completely unquantifiable, Xenat-Ra is, at any given moment, the best prog/free jazz/hip hop/metal band you’ve never heard of.

‘I haven’t put it in the oven yet': Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson still at work on long-awaited Olias sequel

‘I haven’t put it in the oven yet': Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson still at work on long-awaited Olias sequel

Jon Anderson isn’t fronting Yes anymore — but he isn’t slowing down either. Upcoming projects include a sequel to his solo debut as well as a collaboration with Rickie Lee Jones sideman Jeff Pevar.