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Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Beginning with an anthematic countdown to liftoff, the lead song from Nik Turner’s forthcoming Cleopatra Records studio effort couldn’t sound less like its name. “Fallen Angel STS-51-L,” quite simply, begins with all engines firing.

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

When Ian Anderson, then an itinerant guitar player, decided to focus on the flute, he did it in a largely self-taught way. As a result some unorthodox elements found their way into his style — not that you could initially convince the Jethro Tull frontman of that.

‘We did what inspired us’: Bob Ezrin on creating a throwback triumph with Deep Purple

‘We did what inspired us’: Bob Ezrin on creating a throwback triumph with Deep Purple

For producer Bob Ezrin, who’s worked on signature recordings with Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and countless others, working with Deep Purple meant a chance to return to rock’s rebel ways.

‘If you don’t come, there’s something f*cking wrong with you’: Roger Waters is pumped about The Wall

‘If you don’t come, there’s something f*cking wrong with you’: Roger Waters is pumped about The Wall

As Roger Waters brings his solo tour of The Wall to Europe this summer, the inevitable comparisons arise with his gala presentation of the Pink Floyd classic in 1990 in Berlin.

‘It all came, really, from Paganini’: Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

‘It all came, really, from Paganini’: Greg Lake on King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp’s idiosyncratic style

Over the years, Robert Fripp has developed his own legend within King Crimson, both has its only continuous member over the decades and for his famously eccentric stage presence.

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

‘We had no stress, no time constraint’: Leaving the road sparked Deep Purple’s muse on Now What?!

Deep Purple’s return to form was sparked by a rare period of downtime for the always-touring group, something that gave them an opportunity to reconnect with their muse — without the pressures of a deadline.

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

Download: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Fanfare for the Common Man/ America/ Rondo” (2013)

A release date hasn’t been set for the new remaster of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Live in Germany, recorded on June 24, 1997 at Munich’s Tollwood Festival, but here’s a free download to tide you over.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Babb and Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer

Something Else! Interview: Steve Babb and Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer

As Glass Hammer reissues 2005’s Inconsolable Secret, it’s easy to connect those early attempts at broader narrative concepts with the band’s recent epic release Perilous.

Sanguine Hum – The Weight of the World (2013)

A more ruminative effort than Sanguine Hum’s well-regarded 2010 debut, The Weight of the World is post-prog in both the most “post” and the most “prog” sense of the words.

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice’: Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

‘You will probably never do the same thing twice’: Adrian Belew on recreating King Crimson

Since King Crimson went on an extended hiatus in 2009, Adrian Belew — both with his power trio and with the Crimson ProjeKCt — has worked to keep the group’s legacy before concert goers. That doesn’t mean he’s always faithful to the originals.

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