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‘Still in construction phase': New Spock’s Beard project will include collaborations with Neal Morse

‘Still in construction phase': New Spock’s Beard project will include collaborations with Neal Morse

Spock’s Beard is one again at a crossroads. Roughly a decade after original frontman Neal Morse left, successor Nick D’Virgilio has also departed. Now, the group is once again embarking on a new project with a new singer.

‘I’m enjoying music as much as I ever have': Yes’ Chris Squire isn’t close to slowing down

‘I’m enjoying music as much as I ever have': Yes’ Chris Squire isn’t close to slowing down

Chris Squire’s old bandmate in Yes, drummer Bill Bruford, retired from music in 2009. Don’t look for the tireless bassist to go gently into that good night any time soon.

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins': Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins': Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

Count Alan Parsons, engineer on Pink Floyd’s legendary Dark Side of the Moon, as another in the long line of skeptics when it comes to syncing the album up with “The Wizard of Oz.”

‘There’s the old retiree': Steve Hackett’s game, but something else is holding up a Genesis reunion

‘There’s the old retiree': Steve Hackett’s game, but something else is holding up a Genesis reunion

In the wake of issuing his new Genesis Revisited II project, Steve Hackett has inevitably been asked about getting back together with his old bandmates. He’s not the one, unfortunately, that’s holding up such a reunion.

‘Things have changed for us': Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

‘Things have changed for us': Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod just part of the growing buzz around Rush

Rush was already becoming something of a next-gen cultural phenomenon, even before its recent nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Deep Cuts:  A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

Deep Cuts: A handful of forgotten favorites from Pink Floyd

When excavating for deep cuts from Pink Floyd, you must first avoid Dark Side of the Moon which, after its decades-long run on the album charts, has a distinct air of been-there-done-that familiarity.

Something Else! Interview: Marc Bonilla, of the Keith Emerson Band

Something Else! Interview: Marc Bonilla, of the Keith Emerson Band

Despite having collaborated with him for years, in some ways Marc Bonilla is still that kid watching as Keith Emerson took the stage in Oakland for 1974’s Brain Salad Surgery tour with Emerson Lake and Palmer.

Something Else! sneak peek: Porcupine Tree, “I Drive the Hearse” (2012)

Something Else! sneak peek: Porcupine Tree, “I Drive the Hearse” (2012)

Porcupine Tree is offering a download sneak peek of its forthcoming multi-disc live project Octane Twisted. Fans will have to wait until November for the entire album, but they can hear “I Drive the Hearse” now

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (1986; 2012 reissue)

Something Else! sneak peek: Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes” (1986; 2012 reissue)

Peter Gabriel’s exhaustive new So: 25th Anniversary Immersion Box includes an engaging disc called “SO DNA,” which follows the songs’ creative process from initial demo versions through to final takes. Listen in as he develops “In Your Eyes.”

New Music Monday: Steve Hackett, Neal Schon, Gary Clark Jr., Glass Hammer, Naked Truth

New Music Monday: Steve Hackett, Neal Schon, Gary Clark Jr., Glass Hammer, Naked Truth

Genesis fans, unite! Guitarist Steve Hackett is back with his second exploration of the band’s 1970s-era triumphs, while a new reissue pays tribute to his former bandmate Peter Gabriel’s signature solo release So.