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‘We don’t have the words’: Tony Levin reminisces on mystery of music with King Crimson fans

Though King Crimson has been inactive since 2009, bassist Tony Levin says their music remains a topic of conversation among fans who fondly remember the group — even if describing their experiences sometimes proves difficult.

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan, fresh off a triumphal return in Now What?! with Deep Purple, looks back at his lengthy career — beginning with his very first appearance with the band.

Inside Emerson Lake and Palmer’s amazing rotating piano stunt: ‘Keith actually hurt himself doing it’

Inside Emerson Lake and Palmer’s amazing rotating piano stunt: ‘Keith actually hurt himself doing it’

Greg Lake takes fans inside one of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s most spectacular 1970s-era concert stunts — when Keith Emerson would rise above the crowd playing a grand piano and turn 360 degrees.

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Arriving in a period in which Yes wasn’t doing studio work, and including contributions from no less than five musicians with ties to the band, the comparisons for Circa came early and often. A new reissue from Cleopatra underscores the differences.

Allan Holdsworth – FLATTire (2001; 2013 reissue)

Allan Holdsworth – FLATTire (2001; 2013 reissue)

The turn of the millennium was a time of artistic resurgence for UK guitar lord Allan Holdsworth; with its stripped down arrangements and group improvisational freedom, Holdsworth got more from less out of Sixteen Men of Tain (2000).

Exclusive stream: Flash, “Hurt” from Featuring Ray Bennett and Colin Carter (2013)

Flash, together again after four decades, take on a song that’s already been defined (as a Nine Inch Nails original) and then redefined (with Johnny Cash’s harrowing third-act re-do) — and yet they still find new revelations.

Streams: The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Dinosaur” from Official Bootleg Live 2012 (2013)

Streams: The Crimson ProjeKCt, “Dinosaur” from Official Bootleg Live 2012 (2013)

In the closest we’re likely to get to new stuff any time soon from King Crimson, the alumni-filled Crimson ProjeKCt turns in a nervy, tensile live take on this cut from 1995’s Thrak.

Steve Morse of Deep Purple: Something Else! Interview

Steve Morse of Deep Purple: Something Else! Interview

Guitarist Steve Morse joined us as Deep Purple released both deluxe and vinyl editions of their new album Now What?!, a comeback which has already topped the charts in four countries — and gone Top 20 in 13 more.

One Track Mind: Steve Hackett with Ray Wilson, “Carpet Crawlers” from Selection (2013)

Guitarist Steve Hackett, with an assist from criminally underrated fellow Genesis alum Ray Wilson, has finally found the emotional centerpoint within one of their old band’s signature tunes, “Carpet Crawlers.”

Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (2013)

The outstanding, early Pink Floyd-inspired debut album of Jacco Gardner is easily the best album of 2013, even this early out in the year. Gardner is like a lighthouse beacon in a fog of mediocrity of pop music.