In the heady days of the 1970s, prog-rock bands like Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer were thought to be rivals, trying to top each other in every way — from elaborately constructed tours to even more elaborately constructed albums.
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Though he’s more recently shared the stage with both of Pink Floyd’s other surviving members, Roger Waters says a forthcoming solo project won’t include either David Gilmour or Nick Mason.
Sure, there are Yes comparisons to be made here. Frontman Jon Davison is, in his highest range, a dead ringer for Jon Anderson — to the point that he’s been asked to take over as lead singer in Yes.
Rick Wakeman will kick off a flurry of activity in November with a private play-back event this week for all of those who worked on a lavish new fanpack reissue of his 1974 solo recording Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Theo Travis and Robert Fripp improvise, but not in ways that fit the typical narrative. No hothouse, smoke-filled jazz club. No porkpie hats and double-breasted suits. Instead, they’ve more often co-mingled in glacial, cerulean placity
For all of the dynamic playing associated with the late Jon Lord’s performances of this life’s-work composition alongside his band mates in Deep Purple, you never heard it quite like this.
Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming live 2CD/DVD package by Asia — a smart new take on “Only Time Will Tell,” the No. 17 hit off the group’s eponymous 1982 debut.
‘Still in construction phase': New Spock’s Beard project will include collaborations with Neal Morse
Spock’s Beard is one again at a crossroads. Roughly a decade after original frontman Neal Morse left, successor Nick D’Virgilio has also departed. Now, the group is once again embarking on a new project with a new singer.
Chris Squire’s old bandmate in Yes, drummer Bill Bruford, retired from music in 2009. Don’t look for the tireless bassist to go gently into that good night any time soon.
‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins': Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon
Count Alan Parsons, engineer on Pink Floyd’s legendary Dark Side of the Moon, as another in the long line of skeptics when it comes to syncing the album up with “The Wizard of Oz.”