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Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

When neo-progger Steven Wilson says he loves the texture and scope of music from the 1970s, he doesn’t just mean classic recordings by the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. He means all of it — ABBA, jazz, the Bee Gees, all of it.

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.”

Something Else! Interview: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

Something Else! Interview: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

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.

Something Else! Interview: Mike Clark on Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters and Michael Wolff

Drummer Mike Clark, perhaps best known for his work with and without Herbie Hancock as a member of the Headhunters, is part of a new band now — the dazzlingly improvisational Wolff and Clark Expedition, with longtime friend Michael Wolff.

‘Wonderful, and inspiring': Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

‘Wonderful, and inspiring': Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

Do-anything guitarist Robben Ford is hailing his forthcoming album Bringing It Back Home as “my favorite thing that I’ve done in a long time,” and that’s certainly saying something.

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage': A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage': A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

Guitarist Henry McCullough is unlikely to make a meaningful recovery after suffering a heart attack last November, says Denny Seiwell, his former bandmate with Paul McCartney and Wings in the early 1970s.

‘You must be bloody kidding?! I knew from the get go': Spencer Davis saw big things for Steve Winwood

We’re joined again by the namesake founder of the Spencer Davis Group, a too-long-undervalued member of 1960s rock royalty who should have been in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ages ago.

‘You get an instant feeling to sing': Jon Anderson talks about his remarkable post-Yes resurgence

‘You get an instant feeling to sing': Jon Anderson talks about his remarkable post-Yes resurgence

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.

Something Else! Interview: Co-founding Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty

Something Else! Interview: Co-founding Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty

Drummer Jim McCarty, who has participated in all of the Yardbirds’ many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame incarnations, talks about a line of guitarists from the Surrey area that stretches back to their 1960s heyday.

Joan Osborne – Bring It On Home (2012)

Joan Osborne – Bring It On Home (2012)

If you last heard one-hit-wonder Joan Osborne doing “One of Us” in the 1990s, a turn to the blues likely comes as a shock. But time has weathered her voice in the best of ways, and her abiding passion for these soulful sides did the rest.