Post Tagged with: "Progressive Rock"

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

‘It’s a surprise to people’: Roger Waters discusses the new song he’s added to The Wall tour

Roger Waters’ 2013 tour of The Wall through a series of outdoor venues in Europe promises even more outsized thrills for fans of one of Pink Floyd’s most recognizable albums — and the chance to hear something new, as well.

Exclusive stream: Steve Hackett with Angharad Bryn, “Lilly” from Beneath The Waves (2013)

Exclusive stream: Steve Hackett with Angharad Bryn, “Lilly” from Beneath The Waves (2013)

When Rob Reed began conceptualizing his forthcoming 1970s-style epic prog-rock tale Beneath the Waves, Magenta’s frontman decided he’d need a high-concept band, too: The all-star Kompendium includes, among many others, Steve Hackett

‘People have devalued music’: Look for singles, rather than more albums, from Asia Featuring John Payne

‘People have devalued music’: Look for singles, rather than more albums, from Asia Featuring John Payne

John Payne, who has continued with Asia after the band’s initial lineup reformed, issued a new single recently. He says that might be the way Asia Featuring John Payne goes forward, in an age of declining album sales.

Marbin – Last Chapter Of Dreaming (2013)

Marbin is presumably a hybrid of the last names of founders Danny Markovitch (saxophones) and Dani Rabin (guitar). The music of their latest album, Last Chapter Of Dreaming, is also a hybrid, but a hybrid that’s a little bit harder to describe. Nominally it’s jazz-rock, with dashes of klezmer, Spanish, new age, and prog-rock.

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

‘We were never darlings of the media’: Steve Rothery credits rabid fanbase for Marillion’s successes

Marillion is currently touring behind the well-received Sounds That Can’t Be Made, though you’d hardly know it based on radio airplay — even in their native England. Long-time guitarist Steve Rothery says that’s par for the course.

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.

‘No one else has ever done it’: Still at work on new album, Adrian Belew hints at breakthroughs to come

‘No one else has ever done it’: Still at work on new album, Adrian Belew hints at breakthroughs to come

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cr_cB8-NVU&w=500&h=305] A shift in technology has helped King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew redesign the way he plays guitar. He gave a preview of a forthcoming solo project, and talked about his new computerized rig

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Rare and Unreleased Anthology (2013)

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Rare and Unreleased Anthology (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM78irSUutg&w=500&h=305] Plucking gems from 1971-2012 by late Hawkwind alum Huw Lloyd-Langton, this new two-disc release is highlighted by 11 early solo acoustic recordings, six new instrumental tracks, and a previously unreleased Hawkwind redo from 1999.

One Track Mind: Renaissance with Ian Anderson, “Cry to the World” from Grandine il Vento (2013)

When Michael Dunford passed away after a cerebral hemorrhage in his England home last November, the loss to his band Renaissance was devastating.

Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?: ‘It would have to be with everybody’

Are Yes’ ever-shifting lineups hurting its Hall of Fame chances?: ‘It would have to be with everybody’

Does Yes’ apparent inability to earn induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have something to do with how many members have passed through its lineup over the years? Stalwart Chris Squire thinks that just might be it.