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‘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.

‘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.