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Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

Ray Wilson – Chasing Rainbows (2013)

Ray Wilson – Chasing Rainbows (2013)

Time has been kind to Ray Wilson, who had the misfortune of replacing Phil Collins in Genesis for its final studio album. Calling All Stations, if not undergoing a complete critical reevaluation, is at least becoming better understood.

‘Still room to bring in new music’: Deep Purple balances performing Now What?! with classics

‘Still room to bring in new music’: Deep Purple balances performing Now What?! with classics

Deep Purple purposely kept its new music under wraps, in order to create more buzz around the forthcoming album Now What?! But even when they start playing original tracks like “Hell to Pay,” they’ll sprinkle them throughout a set of established hits.

‘I never believed it would have worked’: Greg Lake on how Jimi Hendrix almost became part of ELP

‘I never believed it would have worked’: Greg Lake on how Jimi Hendrix almost became part of ELP

Greg Lake confirms that Jimi Hendrix was considered for a spot in the earliest incarnation of Emerson Lake and Palmer — and that he was utterly aware of how that might have changed things when it came to the group’s name.

One Track Mind: Tim Morse with Kansas’ David Ragsdale, “Rome” from Faithscience (2013)

Using a series of canny fin de siecle images from the crashing fall of Rome, prog keyboardist Tim Morse’s “Rome” — from his second long-player Faithscience — outlines a litany of worries over our stewardship of the Earth.

‘Write music, rather than songs’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s breakthrough moment with Now What?!

‘Write music, rather than songs’: Ian Gillan on Deep Purple’s breakthrough moment with Now What?!

Deep Purple has returned with one of its most complete recordings in recent memory, and it all began when Ian Gillan and Co. were discussing whether they should even attempt a studio effort like Now What?!

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

‘It’s a pretty daunting task’: Yes’ Geoff Downes on following Rick Wakeman, and avoiding the capes

When Geoff Downes was invited, along with fellow Buggles co-founder Trevor Horn, to join Yes just before 1980’s Drama, the keyboardist was taking over a seat once warmed by the legendarily talented, and memorably caped Rick Wakeman.

One Track Mind: Lifesigns, “Telephone” from Lifesigns (2013)

The soon-to-be-released Lifesigns single “Telephone” is perhaps the best example of how the group’s previous lives in prog and pop can coalesce into a listenable, yet still challenging, amalgam of both.

‘The beginning of an amazing musical period’: Technology helped Jon Anderson rebound after Yes

‘The beginning of an amazing musical period’: Technology helped Jon Anderson rebound after Yes

While so much of rock radio is now focused on rerunning legendary moments from the past, including the classic hits of Yes, Jon Anderson is looking ahead. In fact, he says music’s future has never been brighter.

Days Between Stations + Peter Banks, Colin Moulding, Rick Wakeman, Billy Sherwood – In Extremis (2013)

In a strange and beautiful coincidence, Days Between Stations was working on an album about birth, life and death with Peter Banks in the time just before Yes’ co-founding guitarist passed.