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Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.

Forgotten series: Tangerine Dream – Zeit (1972)

Forgotten series: Tangerine Dream – Zeit (1972)

Ambient music, avant-garde — whatever musical tag you want to hang on it won’t be too far off, as Tangerine Dream takes us way out in the deepest outer reaches of space rock.

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

After Peter Gabriel’s exodus from Genesis, the band was scrambling to replace the lead singer that was essential in the group morphing into one of the top prog rock acts of the early ’70s.

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

‘Much better than I ever thought it was’: Genesis’ Tony Banks reissues long out-of-print The Wicked Lady

Tony Banks reissues his rare soundtrack for the 1983 Faye Dunaway vehicle The Wicked Lady today, the first of a series of solo albums the Genesis keyboardist will revisit — including Bankstatement and Strictly Inc.

‘It was great, great fun’: Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett optimistic about another album with Yes’ Chris Squire

‘It was great, great fun’: Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett optimistic about another album with Yes’ Chris Squire

Nearly a year after releasing a celebrated collaboration with fellow prog legend Chris Squire of Yes, Steve Hackett says another album could be in the offing. The former Genesis guitarist says it just a matter of scheduling.

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.