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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.

Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd: ‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues’

Roger Waters on The Wall without Pink Floyd: ‘Unfettered by more middle-of-the-road colleagues’

Roger Waters’ relationship with The Wall, which begins a European stadium tour in July, has continued to change over the years — and, in no small way, because he’s presenting it without the other members of Pink Floyd.

David Paich, co-founder of Toto: Something Else! Interview

David Paich, co-founder of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Toto has begun rehearsing for its 2013 tour, which kicks off May 30 in Europe. David Paich and Co. will also be making a few rare U.S. appearances, beginning in late summer — something he says “almost feels like a homecoming after so long away.”

‘People put the two things together’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

‘People put the two things together’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

Who isn’t familiar with the iconic image of Jethro Tull’s frontman standing on one leg, playing the flute? Ian Anderson shares the unusual beginnings of that signature move.

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed’: Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

Steve Hackett’s celebrated return to his time with Genesis, both on a hit album and tour, has brought him closer than ever to classic prog-rock songs from the 1970s — but not to his old bandmates.