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‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now’: Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now’: Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

As Yes prepares to kick off a new tour featuring performances of three classic albums, departed co-founding frontman Jon Anderson wonders what might have been. See, he was the one who first floated the concept.

Greg Lake – Songs of a Lifetime (2013)

Greg Lake – Songs of a Lifetime (2013)

Greg Lake offers something greater than mere retrospective here — though, certainly, there are familiar tunes from King Crimson and ELP. With its powerful sense of reminiscence, Songs of a Lifetime ultimately becomes a more personal journey.

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

When neo-progger Steven Wilson says he loves the texture and scope of music from the 1970s, he doesn’t just mean classic recordings by the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. He means all of it — ABBA, jazz, the Bee Gees, all of it.

‘Perhaps a heavier edge’: New Asia guitarist Sam Coulson says he’ll update Steve Howe sound

‘Perhaps a heavier edge’: New Asia guitarist Sam Coulson says he’ll update Steve Howe sound

In a just-posted web chat, newly installed Asia guitarist Sam Coulson talked about taking over for Steve Howe, and what it’s been like to join the band.

Exclusive stream: Tony Levin and the Stick Men, “Whale Watch” from Deep (2013)

Exclusive stream: Tony Levin and the Stick Men, “Whale Watch” from Deep (2013)

Here’s an exclusive stream from Something Else! featuring one of the most intriguing tracks off Deep, the new whale watching-themed recording from King Crimson/Peter Gabriel collaborator Tony Levin and the Stick Men.

Something Else! Interview: John Payne of John Payne Featuring Asia

How busy is John Payne, and his band Asia Featuring John Payne? Here’s his 2013 schedule: “More videos, more singles, the album release, weekend warrior dates and perhaps a fanfest spectacular with ex-members in Vegas this summer.”

Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy: ‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’

Roger Hodgson tries to reclaim his songwriting legacy: ‘I never dreamt that Supertramp would continue’

Roger Hodgson says, at one time, he loved the anonymity of being in Supertramp. Fast forward a few decades, and he’s left to rebuild a separate legacy — even as few people associate him with his own hit songs.

The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward on “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Gemini Dream,” new songs: Gimme Five

The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward on “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Gemini Dream,” new songs: Gimme Five

Justin Hayward’s Spirits of the Western Sky, due on February 26, 2013 from Eagle Rock Entertainment, was recorded in Genoa, Italy and in Nashville — and it sounds just as varied. On his first solo effort in 17 years, Hayward moves from acoustic balladry to soaring orchestral songs, from experiments with dance music to bluegrass. On this edition of GimmeRead More

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues: Something Else! Interview

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues: Something Else! Interview

Justin Hayward, songwriter and lead singer with the Moody Blues, takes a rare turn away from the band with the release later this month of Spirits of the Western Sky, his first solo effort since 1996’s The View From The Hill.

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

When Steven Wilson decided he wanted to give his retro-cool new solo project the spacious, complex sound of his favorite classic rock albums, he knew who to ring up: Alan Parsons. Even if they’d never met before.