For Rick Wakeman, who’s preparing a new tour of New Zealand and a reissue of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the approach to music remains steadfastly organic: “It,” the prog god offers, “sort of happens.”
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Julie Slick’s second solo album, just issued after a successful Kickstarter campaign, advances every thrilling notion about her playing, and her creative vision, first hinted at during the 20-something bassist’s stint with the Adrian Belew Power Trio.
At The Keswick Theater, Glenside, Pennsylvania: I admit I was quite skeptical when the opportunity arrived to see Rick Wakeman’s 2006 Grand Piano Tour. I was expecting dinosaur rock ‘n’ roll from a dinosaur musician
'I don’t really understand why he would continue': Geoff Downes on John Payne's tandem version of Asia
Despite the many permutations that Asia ultimately took, Geoff Downes says has always felt the original quartet would reunite one day. There simply was too much chemistry between them, Downes says in a new talk with Geeks of Doom.
New Music Monday gets off to a quick start with great stuff from Aimee Mann, Band of Horses, Ben Folds Five, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Marillion.
'It's nice to do something unusual': Alex Lifeson talks about the new wrinkles in Rush's on-going tour
Formed in 1968, Rush began working with its current lineup in 1974 when drummer and lyricist Neil Peart joined — sparking a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-worthy run of successes through this year’s Clockwork Angels.
Renaissance has completed sessions for its forthcoming release Grandine il Vento, the pioneering prog-rock band’s initial studio project in 12 years. Recording at Ridgewood, New Jersey’s Studio X, the album was produced by band members Rave Tesar and Annie Haslem
'Some things age better than others': Steve Hogarth discusses how Marillion's set lists balance the old and new
Back now with an impressive return-to-form record, Marillion is in the midst of a well-received tour. Exploring the fresh revelations found in Sounds That Can’t Be Made is the easy part, though.
'Party every night, and getting paid pretty well': Styx, Ricky Phillips showing no signs of slowing down
Though Ricky Phillips is only nine years into his current stint as bassist with Styx, he’s actually a rock music veteran who was part of both the respected late-1970s group the Babys as well as 1980s hitmakers Bad English.
The late Jon Lord’s family will move forward with the release of his final project, the first-ever studio recording of the former Deep Purple keyboardist’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra.