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.
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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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree: ‘I don’t have time in my life to do that’
As Steven Wilson begins a 17-date North American tour, one that will feature a half-dozen in-store appearances, it’s increasingly clear where his passion lies: On solo projects like the recently released The Raven That Refused To Sing.
Even Emerson Lake and Palmer, whose name would seemingly ensure that they wouldn’t become another in the progressive rock genre’s endlessly interchangeable bands, endured a memorable roster shift. Greg Lake says he still regrets it.