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‘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.

Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree: ‘I don’t have time in my life to do that’

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.

Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members: ‘A sense of betrayal’

Greg Lake says ELP, King Crimson shouldn’t have gone on with new members: ‘A sense of betrayal’

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.

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.