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Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Nik Turner, the sax-playing space-rock pioneer with Hawkwind, may be as busy as he’s ever been. Fresh off a carnival-like series of appearances at South by Southwest, Turner’s working on a new album, and will make several guest appearances

‘It’s about the kind of work I do’: Yes/Asia guitarist Steve Howe previews his rangy new summer camp

‘It’s about the kind of work I do’: Yes/Asia guitarist Steve Howe previews his rangy new summer camp

After a busy summer of touring, both with Yes and with his solo group, Steve Howe plans to share some of what he’s learned in five decades of music making during his first-ever Cross Styles music camp, to be held in August.

Tony Levin connected with Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp all at once: ‘The best day I ever had’

Tony Levin and Peter Gabriel have become inextricably linked, something that was underscored by the bassist’s recent appearances on the anniversary tour celebrating 1986’s So. They didn’t have a very auspicious meeting, however.

‘It’s impossible these days’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple couldn’t reveal too much about Now What?!

‘It’s impossible these days’: Ian Gillan says Deep Purple couldn’t reveal too much about Now What?!

There’s a reason Deep Purple never previewed any of the new music on What Now?!, despite appearing in such high profile settings as the Dubai Jazz Festival in the run up to their forthcoming LP’s April 30, 2013 release.

‘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.