Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

Xenat-Ra – Science for the Soundman (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhNXoeogHDo&w=500&h=305] Brilliantly off-kilter, completely unquantifiable, Xenat-Ra is, at any given moment, the best prog/free jazz/hip hop/metal band you’ve never heard of.

‘I haven’t put it in the oven yet’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson still at work on long-awaited Olias sequel

‘I haven’t put it in the oven yet’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson still at work on long-awaited Olias sequel

Jon Anderson isn’t fronting Yes anymore — but he isn’t slowing down either. Upcoming projects include a sequel to his solo debut as well as a collaboration with Rickie Lee Jones sideman Jeff Pevar.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

In 2012, readers flocked to a boisterous discussion on those times when the Beatles didn’t exactly impress.

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips: Something Else! Interview

Genesis co-founder Anthony Phillips: Something Else! Interview

Anthony Phillips has taken a series of interesting paths since leaving Genesis after the legendary prog-rock group’s eclectic first two albums.

Deep Cuts: Post-1970s Yes, including ‘Machine Messiah,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘New State of Mind,’ others

Deep Cuts: Post-1970s Yes, including ‘Machine Messiah,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘New State of Mind,’ others

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQsmlwOYo7w&w=500&h=305] Anyone can recite, bass line and verse, their favorite moments from Yes’ seminal 1972 release Close to the Edge. Everybody knows about the mountains coming out of the sky, and how they stood there, too.

‘You’ll definitely be able to tell’: Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues

‘You’ll definitely be able to tell’: Even solo, Justin Hayward says he still sounds like the Moody Blues

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkH5Ha2Zui8&w=500&h=305] Last night, Justin Hayward wrapped up a concert series with the Moody Blues celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band’s celebrated Days of Future Passed project. Up next: His first solo album since 1996.

‘Well, I play for the band Rush’: Friendly rescuers discover stranded motorcyclist is Neil Peart

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFGrWjOX0E&w=500&h=305] Neil Peart, in between shows with his newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Rush, likes to take motorcycle rides to free his mind. A recent trip, however, turned into a nightmare.

‘I could hardly stand up to the infection’: Carl Palmer talks about his decision to bow out of Asia tour

‘I could hardly stand up to the infection’: Carl Palmer talks about his decision to bow out of Asia tour

Drummer Carl Palmer describes his excruciating experience with E. coli in a new message to fans, a day after his illness forced the cancellation of a UK tour in celebration of his band Asia’s 30th anniversary.

Diagonal – The Second Mechanism (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuNlDW35VH4&w=500&h=305] The Second Mechanism is, for all intents and purposes, the tale of a band reborn. The band is Diagonal, a UK progressive rock outfit. The rebirth came about as the result of some major line-up shuffling

Asia forced to scrub UK tour after Carl Palmer is stricken with severe case of E. coli

Asia forced to scrub UK tour after Carl Palmer is stricken with severe case of E. coli

A case of E. coli for drummer Carl Palmer has forced the cancellation of Asia’s seven-date UK tour. Asia, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary together, had already completed a series of well-received dates in Japan and North America.