Ambitious, connective and simply unforgettable, The Raven is not just Steven Wilson’s best solo album to date, it rivals his career-making work on Porcupine Tree’s 2002 triumph In Absentia
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8nyL5ksJqs&w=500&h=305] Four years ago, Jon Anderson was in the midst of a series of medical crises. You’d never know it these days, as the ex-Yes vocalist has emerged on a creative jag unseen across his legendary career.
‘This album stretches out in some new areas’: Steve Morse previews the new Deep Purple studio project
Deep Purple’s first new studio project since 2005’s Rapture of the Deep remains untitled, something underscored by a new album teaser — which boasts only a question mark for an image.
Chris Squire confirms that Yes won’t be returning to the studio until at least 2014, and that a new tour won’t perhaps be the last to feature performances of complete albums from their legendary past.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5j4C01dKbk&w=500&h=305] Steve Hackett is following up his well-received Genesis Revisited II project with a tour focusing on his former band’s 1971-77 repertoire, including classics like “Supper’s Ready,” “The Musical Box” and “Firth of Fifth.”
‘Like a rhythmic party’: For Jordan Rudess, new drummer is most exciting development with Dream Theater
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28MmnThlYOo&w=500&h=305] Since Dream Theater released 2011’s celebrated A Dramatic Turn of Events, the group has earned its first Grammy nod — for the song “On the Backs of Angels.” But that’s not what excites Jordan Rudess the most.
‘Something wonderful will take place’: David Coverdale says Jon Lord’s passing could spark Deep Purple reunion
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ak12PBrTuw&w=500&h=305] In a moving farewell to his former bandmate in Deep Purple, David Coverdale says the terrible loss of founding keyboardist Jon Lord just might serve as the spark the band needs to get back together.
The convoluted history of Asia continues with the second departure of Steve Howe. He will remain guitarist in Yes, with whom he has been performing in tandem since 2006.
Steve Hackett, who played guitar for Genesis over the bulk of the 1970s, makes no bones about it: He prefers the band’s early era. That’s been made clear over a pair of Revisited projects. He’s also planning a tour focused on that time.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfFBT_dUasg&w=500&h=305] Blame a meddling music label for Greg Lake’s fortuitous switch to the bass. He says childhood friend Robert Fripp needed a frontman for King Crimson — but Fripp, of course, already played guitar.