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Something Else! Featured Artist: Styx

A band suspended forever between the formalism of Dennis DeYoung’s Broadway pretensions and the harder-edged banalities of James Young and Tommy Shaw, Styx sounded different every time it came on the radio. Yet, critics insisted, somehow the same: Mediocre.

Jon Anderson on Yes’ “Roundabout,” “Gates of Delirium” + others: Gimme Five

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Jon Anderson

Something Else! Interview: Former Yes frontman Jon Anderson

After a difficult bout with respiratory problems, Jon Anderson has returned with a furious creativity, beginning with last year’s successful collaboration with fellow Yes alum Rick Wakeman. A forthcoming solo release, set for late spring, is to be part

Something Else! Featured Artist: Emerson Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer somehow went from selling 40 million records early on to becoming one of the 1970s’ more reviled rock bands by the end of that decade. The reasons were many

One Track Mind: Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, "23-24-11" (2010)

“In the darkness,” Jon Anderson sings on this haunting track, “there is always a song for you.” His road back to us has been dark, indeed

Rush – Presto (1989)

by Tom Johnson I’m not one to believe in magic, or fate, or other mystical things in general. I tend to fall on the more analytical side of things, favoring more grounded, scientific answers for pretty much everything. But sometimes I look back and can see how a chain of events is all linked back to something that seemed soRead More

The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics (2006)

  by Mark Saleski Just what in hell is going on here?! That was my reaction back when I had my first crack at records like King Crimson‘s In The Court Of The Crimson King, Pink Floyd‘s Ummagumma, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Tarkus. Art rock. Art … Rock. I’ve always thought that was such a funny category. An oddRead More

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

Gimme Five: King Crimson’s Adrian Belew

From His credentials are as deep as his records are extraordinary: Adrian Belew, after all, has had stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, King Crimson and Nine Inch Nails.

Something Else! Featured Artist: Todd Rundgren

Something Else! Featured Artist: Todd Rundgren

by Something Else Reviews Perhaps Todd Rundgren’s own restive muse — he’s dabbled in every major rock subgenre over the past four decades — simply makes him too difficult to categorize. Maybe Rundgren never stuck with one thing long enough. Somehow, this pop music maverick hasn’t consistently found the wider fame he so richly deserves. At least outside of ourRead More

Yes’ ‘South Side of the Sky,’ ‘Sound Chaser,’ ‘It Can Happen’ + others: Gimme Five

Yes’ ‘South Side of the Sky,’ ‘Sound Chaser,’ ‘It Can Happen’ + others: Gimme Five

Yes has taken more twists and turns than the fantastical lettering created for its album covers by Roger Dean.