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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.

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

‘Yes management said no!’: Jon Davison can’t sing with his original band for Cruise to the Edge

For Yes frontman Jon Davison, the answer is no. He asked to sing with Glass Hammer during the upcoming Cruise to the Edge concerts, and was rebuffed by management.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Pinnick Gales Pridgen (2013)

These days, it seems “supergroups” are a dime a dozen, but occasionally the combination works. A new group with Dug Pinnick (King’s X, Poundhound), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) is one of those occasions.

Kompendium, featuring Steve Hackett, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins, others – Beneath the Waves (2013)

Combining the diaphanous feel of Celtic music with the thunderous classically inspired rock that powered classic 1970s prog, multi-instrumentalist Rob Reed has created in Beneath the Waves something that feels both timeless and new.

Autechre – Exai (2013)

Is Autechre a group still gathering new fans, and is a review really going to make someone curious enough to dive in with two hours of Exai? Or is this album selling to people like me, who buy Autechre music unheard

‘I can’t honestly say I love them’: Steven Wilson bows out of future work remixing Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘I can’t honestly say I love them’: Steven Wilson bows out of future work remixing Emerson Lake and Palmer

Prog-rocker Steven Wilson has begun a tandem career as one of music’s most respected remixers — having worked on classic albums from King Crimson, Jethro Tull and XTC.

‘A secret thing that I can’t tell you about yet’: What’s next for King Crimson’s Adrian Belew? He’s not saying

‘A secret thing that I can’t tell you about yet’: What’s next for King Crimson’s Adrian Belew? He’s not saying

King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew mentions a promised solo effort, another tour with some fellow Crimson alums, and a “secret thing” to be announced later this year, in a new talk

Stick Men – Deep (2013)

Stick Men – Deep (2013)

You might have expected, upon hearing that the Stick Men’s forthcoming project would be on a theme of whale watching, that there would follow these cerulean moments of oceanic calm. Instead, Deep hurtles out with a tensile force.