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‘A slightly new direction’: Strings had impact on new album from ex-Genesis frontman Ray Wilson

‘A slightly new direction’: Strings had impact on new album from ex-Genesis frontman Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson is, of course, best known for his work with Genesis — having fronted the band for its final studio release in 1997. He’ll also appear with Steve Hackett on the guitarist’s Genesis Revisited tour.

Thieves’ Kitchen – One For Sorrow, Two For Joy (2013)

One For Sorrow, Two For Joy is the fifth record by UK/Swedish progateers Thieves’ Kitchen, a band that’s been around since ’99 but hadn’t gotten perhaps the notice here in the States they’ve enjoyed in their local European environs. Here’s a strong bid for wider recognition.

Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood – Conspiracy Live (2013)

Chris Squire and Billy Sherwood, it seemed, had an immediate spark. Only Yes, the band Squire co-founded in the late 1960s and one that Sherwood was associated with throughout the 1990s, just kept getting in the way.

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

‘Oh my God, that would be terrible!’: Thankfully, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour refused a suggestion to rap

For years now, Bob Ezrin’s overwrought initial work with Kiss — in particular, the career-killing 1981 concept-album dud (Music from) The Elder, was thought to have been his worst idea ever. Not even close.

‘I don’t get the same buzz’: Keith Emerson doesn’t miss Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1970s-era mega-concerts

‘I don’t get the same buzz’: Keith Emerson doesn’t miss Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1970s-era mega-concerts

Keith Emerson remembers Emerson Lake and Palmer playing before crowds that would swell into the 10s, even 100s of thousands, then buzzing off by plane to play before another. Though, he admits, he doesn’t remember it very fondly.

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

‘I wish them luck’: Billy Sherwood pulls out of troubled Geoff Tate-led Queensryche project

Billy Sherwood won’t be remixing the new album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche. Just days after it was announced that the 1990s Yes vet would get involved with that troubled project, he’s pulled out — citing a host of other obligations.

‘A fun time with Peter’s music’: Fans invited to create a memorial soundtrack for ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks

‘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.

Neal Morse – Live Momentum (2013)

Neal Morse – Live Momentum (2013)

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 on Yes’ “And You and I,” “Endless Dream,” “I’ve Seen All Good People”: Gimme Five

Jon Anderson on Yes’ “And You and I,” “Endless Dream,” “I’ve Seen All Good People”: Gimme Five

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

‘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.