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‘They just get fed up with me’: Long-time leader Chris Squire explains Yes’ ever-shifting lineups

‘They just get fed up with me’: Long-time leader Chris Squire explains Yes’ ever-shifting lineups

Over its many eras, Yes has boasted no fewer than 17 regular working members, with bassist Chris Squire as the only one to appear in each incarnation. He says he has a theory on why.

Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Ian Anderson, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Ian Anderson discusses return to a legendary character from the Jethro Tull discography, and the prospects of working with long-time Tull collaborator Martin Barre again.

‘Don’t worry: Porcupine Tree will return’: Despite slew of solo projects, Gavin Harrison remains upbeat

As Steven Wilson continues to focus exclusively on his solo career, questions about the future of Porcupine Tree remain. Drummer Gavin Harrison has his own tandem projects too, but still insists the band isn’t over.

‘Not ostentatious, but very important’: Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

‘Not ostentatious, but very important’: Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

Rush’s Geddy Lee has often mentioned Paul McCartney as an influence in his style of up front, song-defining bass playing. Here, he goes in depth on what makes the former Beatles star’s playing so underrated.

‘I’d like to see that corrected’: Geddy Lee wants Rush’s Vapor Trails to get the next 5.1 remix

‘I’d like to see that corrected’: Geddy Lee wants Rush’s Vapor Trails to get the next 5.1 remix

Though it came out just over a decade ago, Geddy Lee says he’s interested in doing a 5.1 remastering of Rush’s 2002 album Vapor Trails, a project that marked the band’s return to the studio after a six-year hiatus.

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.

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