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The Wrong Object – After the Exhibition (2013)

After five years, the Wrong Object returns with an expanded lineup — and a radically expanded sound palette, with bold electronic textures from new keyboardist Antoine Guenet and stunning harmonic complexities from a pair of saxists

Exclusive stream: Antoine Fafard with Jerry Goodman, “Peace for 4” from Occultus Tramitis (2013)

This angular and exciting track, featuring a tornadic assist from violinist Jerry Goodman, opens bassist Antoine Fafard’s terrific new prog/fusion album Occultus Tramitis.

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet’: Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet’: Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

Through Bob Ezrin uses words like “magical,” “illuminating” and “life altering” to describe his three-album run as producer with Pink Floyd, working with Roger Waters on The Wall was best described as “challenging.”

‘I just sort of closed my eyes and played’: Rush’s Alex Lifeson selects his all-time favorite guitar solo

Though Neal Peart famously expressed his growing discomfort with fame through the lyrics of “Limelight,” guitarist Alex Lifeson has no such reservations about his solo on that familiar Rush tune: It’s his all-time favorite.

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Juggernaut” from Time Machine (2013)

Sample a swirling bit of prog-fusion psychedelia from Nektar, as the band gets set to release its first album of all new material in five years and then hit the road for a 12-date U.S. tour later in the month.

‘They weren’t that clever then’: Carl Palmer on why Emerson Lake and Palmer didn’t have a guitarist

‘They weren’t that clever then’: Carl Palmer on why Emerson Lake and Palmer didn’t have a guitarist

Carl Palmer has just wrapped up a well-received tour with his ELP Legacy band, notable because — unlike his trio work with Emerson Lake and Palmer — this group prominently features the guitar. Palmer says there’s a reason for that.

As a new tour begins, Justin Hayward hails 2013’s Moody Blues: ‘This is the best version’

As a new tour begins, Justin Hayward hails 2013’s Moody Blues: ‘This is the best version’

Justin Hayward and the Moody Blues kicked off another series of concert dates last night, and he’s making the case for their current lineup as the best ever. That’s saying something for a band that started in 1964.

‘We still have a good rapport’: Geoff Downes is friendly with Steve Howe, despite exit from Asia

‘We still have a good rapport’: Geoff Downes is friendly with Steve Howe, despite exit from Asia

When Steve Howe quit Asia, he was only leaving one of the two band lineups that he shares with Geoff Downes. The pair continues forward in the current edition of Yes — and Downes says there’ve been no hard feelings.

Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Beginning with an anthematic countdown to liftoff, the lead song from Nik Turner’s forthcoming Cleopatra Records studio effort couldn’t sound less like its name. “Fallen Angel STS-51-L,” quite simply, begins with all engines firing.

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

When Ian Anderson, then an itinerant guitar player, decided to focus on the flute, he did it in a largely self-taught way. As a result some unorthodox elements found their way into his style — not that you could initially convince the Jethro Tull frontman of that.

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