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‘People find out. It isn’t that easy’: Original singer Jon Anderson on the difficulties of fronting Yes

‘People find out. It isn’t that easy’: Original singer Jon Anderson on the difficulties of fronting Yes

Jon Anderson says he completely understands the difficulties that replacement vocalist Benoit David had in taking over. Yes’ founding frontman says he spent decades developing the needed stamina.

‘Why should your name come first?’: Keith Emerson on the beginnings of Emerson Lake and Palmer

‘Why should your name come first?’: Keith Emerson on the beginnings of Emerson Lake and Palmer

Keith Emerson, who has just released a stirring orchestral-rock album called Three Fates Project, returns to the earliest days of his star-making stint with Emerson Lake and Palmer in a new interview.

‘I look at it with humility’: Ian Gillan still absorbing Deep Purple’s Hall of Fame nomination

‘I look at it with humility’: Ian Gillan still absorbing Deep Purple’s Hall of Fame nomination

This fall’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination for Deep Purple, perhaps best known for its 1973 hit “Smoke on the Water, hasn’t quite sunk in for long-time frontman Ian Gillan.

‘You’d have to ask them yourself’: Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

‘You’d have to ask them yourself’: Steve Hackett unconcerned what ex-bandmates think of new Genesis tribute

Steve Hackett admits to some nostalgia, as he returned to the music of Genesis. But that doesn’t mean he’s running the new Genesis Revisited II project by his old band mates.

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

Treasure trove of rarities available at newly launched Bill Bruford web store

A new web store has been launched focusing on Bill Bruford. The store, hosted via Burning Shed, includes hard-to-find albums and exclusively signed merchandise from the former drummer with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, UK and his own group Earthworks.

Nektar – A Spoonful of Time (2012)

When you saw that Nektar was working with Billy Sherwood — a guy whose Rolodex needs its own boarding pass — you might have guessed that an all-star album was on the way courtesy of Cleopatra Records. You would have been right.

Curved Air – Air Waves (2012)

Featuring eight live tracks recorded by Curved Air’s initial incarnation for the BBC in 1970-71, and then five more from a 1976 lineup that featured Stewart Copeland, Air Waves is an opportunity to examine both eras of this underrated prog-rock group.

Ligro – Dictionary 2 (2012)

I don’t know too many jazz-fusion bands out of Indonesia. As a matter of fact, I only know of one, and if one is a good enough sample, then I’m ready to state that this nation out of Southeast Asia is a hotbed for vital, dynamic and just plain great sounding fusion.

Greg Lake – Greg Lake Live (2006)

Greg Lake – Greg Lake Live (2006)

As Greg Lake continues his celebrated one-man “Songs of a Lifetime” tour through the UK and Italy, I returned to this 2-DVD career retrospective from Image Entertainment/Warner Music Vision.

Forgotten series: Complex – The Way We Feel (1971)

During their stint, Complex released two excellent albums pitched somewhere between psychedelic power pop and progressive rock. My favorite of the pair happens to be the British band’s second effort