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2014-07-27: Peter Gabriel says Real World record label can last another 25 years
Musician Peter Gabriel says his world music label can carry on for at least another 25 years. Gabriel, who runs Real World records, made the prediction despite dwindling CD sales and the growth in streaming. "As long as the a

2014-07-26: Jethro Tull, ‘A Passion Play: An Extended Performance’ – Album Review
With Jethro Tull‘s 1972 opus ‘Thick as a Brick,’ band mastermind Ian Anderson aimed to subvert the bloated prog-rock excess of his peers while also paying tribute to their epic sweep. And he succeeded. With its absurd lyrical

2014-07-26: Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Details Of Collaborative Project
Back in March, we learned that former Yes singer Jon Anderson had begun working on a new project with noted jazz fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Now, the duo have unveiled more details of the Anderson Ponty Band, who are loo

2014-07-25: The History of John Rutsey and Rush
Rush have survived 40 years in the music industry, persisting through critical hatred and shifting musical trends, and they owe much of that longevity to the consistently inventive drumming of Neil Peart. Within that view, it

2014-07-25: Arena split with John Jowitt
Arena bassist John Jowitt is to leave the band by mutual consent, they've confirmed. He joined soon after they formed in 1995 but won't take part in their 20th anniversary celebrations next year, including the launch of eight

2014-07-25: Morsefest announced for November 14-15 in Nashville, TN
For the first time ever, you can join Neal in his home town for a two-day music festival! Special guests, like Mike Portnoy, will be joining Neal in performances of the entire "One" and "Testimony 1" albums. Hear the music in

2014-07-24: John Payne (Asia), Fired Las Vegas Musical Director Sues Casino
John Payne claims his creative contributions were copyrighted and that his rights assignment was executed under duress. After being fired from the Las Vegas musical "Raiding the Rock Vault," co-director John Payne has fired o

2014-07-24: John Petrucci Talks About The Future Of Dream Theater...
Prog Magazine caught up with John Petrucci when Dream Theater played at Sonisphere Festival recently. The guitarist talked about how excited the US prog metal legends were about headlining the Saturn Stage at Sonisphere on th

2014-07-24: Enchant break their 10-year silence
Enchant will break a ten-year silence when they launch The Great Divide in September via InsideOut. It's their first release since 2004's Live At Last and their first studio outing since Tug Of War, which appeared the previou

2014-07-23: Progtoberfest announced for Chicago October 25-26
Spock's Beard, Stick Men, Bigelf, Richard Sinclair, Oblivion Sun, District 97 & more (24 bands)

2014-07-23: Yes celebrate new chapter
Yes veteran Chris Squire has described 20th studio album Heaven & Earth as a "new chapter" in the band's history. Speaking in the promotional video below, where each member has their say, the bassist points to the addition of

2014-07-20: Deep Purple’s Roger Glover on Their Upcoming U.S. Tour, A New Album + Working with Bob Ezrin
When we last spoke to frontman Ian Gillan about a year ago, Deep Purple was preparing to release ‘Now What?!’ — their the first new studio effort in eight years. At that time, U.S. dates seemed unlikely, according to a frustr

2014-07-19: Yes, ‘Heaven & Earth’ – Album Review
The opening notes on Yes‘ 21st studio album are like sonic comfort food: Guitarist Steve Howe teases an ethereal melody, his delayed notes conjuring the mystical waterfalls and hovering spaceships of any good Roger Dean cover

2014-07-18: Rush men could have park named after them
Rush men Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson could have a park named after them in the place they grew up. The community council of Willowdale, Toronto, Canada, will be asked to vote next month on whether a "unique creative space" sho

2014-07-15: Keith Emerson To Guest on New World, A Progressive Rock Album by Dave Kerzner (Sound Of Contact)
I'm thrilled to share with you that one of my heroes, legendary Progrock keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, will be guesting on a track for the Deluxe Edition of my album "New World"! This news is even more

2014-07-14: BACKHAND Plays ProgDay 2014!
Four giants from the Venezuelan music scene and an Emmy Award winning singer based in Canada merge their talents and passion for music into an exceptional eclectic prog band. BACKHAND consists of ADRIANUS VAN WOERKOM (keyboar

2014-07-09: Portnoy slams Floyd album as 'disrespectful'
Mike Portnoy has slammed news of a first Pink Floyd album in 20-years as "disrespectful". The former Dream Theater and current The Winery Dogs drummer is a self-proclaimed Floyd fanatic and he took to his official Facebook pa

2014-07-09: ALEX CARPANI BAND Performs at ProgDay!
Swiss-born, Italian-based keyboardist and composer ALEX CARPANI started his musical journey at an early age. While having recorded dozens of albums of music between self-released discs, electronic music, soundtracks and music

2014-07-08: Floyd describe the Endless River as 'ambient'
Pink Floyd have confirmed they'll release their first album since 1994's The Division Bell in October. It follows a Twitter post from David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson in which she said the record will be called The Endless R

2014-07-07: Yes forges ahead with classic albums and new music
When the guitarist Steve Howe joined Yes, a promising young English band at the forefront of a growing progressive-rock movement, in 1970, he could hardly have known that “Perpetual Change,” the last song on 1971’s “The Yes A

2014-07-06: Phil Collins’ son Simon Collins arrested in England on suspicion of supplying, possessing drugs
The eldest son of rocker Phil Collins is in too deep. Fellow musician Simon Collins was busted in England for suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and possession of a Class B drug, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. Collins, 3

2014-07-06: Dream Theater: being uncool was our main weapon
John Petrucci from Dream Theater says being "uncool" became the prog outfit's greatest strength. And the guitarist says the new generation of progressive rock bands is heartwarming for Dream Theater, who are relative veterans

2014-07-05: More Details on Pink Floyd's New "Endless River" Album Emerge Including a Possible Audio Preview
A series of recordings made during the sessions for 1994's "The Division Bell" but never before released, are apparently the basis for a forthcoming Pink Floyd recording called "The Endless River" Dubbed "The Big Spli

2014-07-03: Things Get Hot At Styx & Foreigner’s Show In Philly
This Styx & Foreigner tour is on fire! No, literally. The tour stopped in Philly on Wednesday, and things really lit up. As TMZ puts it, 2 tour buses “turned into vehicular torches” that afternoon before the show. We’re still

2014-07-02: SENSATIONS' FIX at ProgDay 2014!
The story of SENSATIONS' FIX begins – and never quite ends – with FRANCO FALSINI. Blazing a trail for DIY recording in his early years, Falsini employed a floor model mini-moog and a tricked out Teac 4-track as the core of hi

2014-07-02: Gillan to sing Smoke with 1000s of guitarists
Deep Purple's Ian Gillan is backing a world record attempt for the most number of amateur guitarists playing at the same time. The singer will take a break from Deep Purple’s world tour to front Guitars On The Beach, the mass

2014-07-02: Steve Walsh resigning from Kansas
On June 30, 2014, Steve Walsh informed the members of KANSAS that he is resigning from the band. His last performance with KANSAS will be August 16, 2014, in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. As KANSAS contin

2014-07-01: U.S. Postal Service Unveils Janis Joplin Stamp
Weeks before Janis Joplin is scheduled to join Jimi Hendrix on the list of new honorees in the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icons series of commemorative stamps, we’ve been granted our first glimpse of what the artwork will lo

2014-06-27: Mattias Olsson and David Lundberg bring Necromonkey to ProgDay!
MATTIAS OLSSON, formerly of ANGLAGARD, met DAVID LUNDBERG, keyboardist from GOSTA BERLINGS SAGA, in 2008 while working on GBS's second album. Their discussions of collaboration became reality in 2010 when Olsson and Lundberg

2014-06-27: Phil Collins donates revolution artifacts to Alamo
The British 1980s music icon was at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary shrine in San Antonio on Thursday, announcing the donation of his collection of related artifacts — one so vast it is considered the wor

2014-06-26: Jeff Beck Cancels Second Leg of European Tour Due to Medical Concerns
Jeff Beck has canceled the second leg of his European tour. Beck, who turned 70 on June 24, has been instructed by doctors to stop performing for six weeks. He also will "undertake a short hospital procedure."

2014-06-26: Phil Collins Rehearsing for Possible Comeback Tour
Phil Collins admitted last fall that he’d been considering the possibility of a return to active duty. Now, according to Collins’ longtime bassist Lee Sklar, it looks like a comeback might really be in the cards. In fact, as

2014-06-24: Boston Globe Album Review: Mastodon, ‘Once More ’Round the Sun’
Mastodon is truly the Mensa Society of the metal scene, having fashioned concept albums around Melville’s “Moby-Dick” and czarist Russia. This latest release is more about “the life and times of each person in the band during

2014-06-23: Adrian Belew’s MASSIVE North American Tour
Adrian Belew is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour starts on Oct 22 in Charlottesville, VA and ends on Dec 21 in Cincinnati, OH. The tour will span across 22 US

2014-06-20: Yes Minus One: The History of "Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe"
Yes enjoyed a massive (and massively unlikely) comeback in the early 80s after adopting a more radio-friendly sound for their 90125 album, but the good times didn't last: Lineup changes have always been a matter of cou

2014-06-20: Prog humor in today's Boston Globe
Who knew that Harry Bliss was a Prog fan?

2014-06-19: Renaissance Fall Tour
Renaissance have secured a distribution deal with Red River Entertainment, which now allows their new music to be heard worldwide. The new album is called, SYMPHONY OF LIGHT and contains the songs of its 2012 release, GRANDIN

2014-06-18: Jethro Tullfs "A Passion Play" Getting Deluxe Reissue Treatment
Jethro Tulles 1973 album eA Passion Playf is returning to stores this summer, with a fresh remastering job and loads of bonus material in tow. Originally released in July 1973, ePassionf served as the proper follow-up to

2014-06-18: Progsheet Review Track By Track: Mile Marker Zero - Young Rust
Connecticut's very own prog rockers Mile Marker Zero are back with another opus. This one is called Young Rust and keyboardist Mark Focarile as well as guitarist John Tuohy are here to take us all through it track by track...

2014-06-17: Queensryche: We have our energy back
Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield says the band have their energy back after settling their legal issues with former singer Geoff Tate. The legal wrangling saw two versions of the band – both using the Queensryche name –

2014-06-17: Pinnick Gales Pridgen step it up
Pinnick Gales Pridgen – the supergroup featuring Doug PInnick of King's X, Eric Gales of Lauryn Hill and Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies fame – have released a video for their track Every Step Of The

2014-06-17: AAJ Review: Tim Bowness: Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
In some ways, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was inevitable. Just as Steven Wilson Steven Wilson, his partner in No-Man, ultimately took what is, at the very least, a hiatus from, in addition to No-Man and other projects, his pr

2014-06-16: Genesis: Together And Apart New BBC documentary officially announced
Monday has arrived and Genesis have now officially announced a new documentary. The BBC production is called Together And Apart and reflects the band's entire career - with full cooperation by all members (Anthony Phillips an

2014-06-14: Queen & Adam Lambert ready what could be their final tour
We are the Champions again. And, quite possibly, for “one last time.” British rock act Queen are playing North American arenas this summer with American Idol season eight runner up Adam Lambert as frontman for their first tou

2014-06-13: echolyn back in Montreal!
FMPM is proud to welcome back ECHOLYN, at long last and by popular demand on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Gesù (1200 de Bleury • 514-861-4378) in Montreal. Eight years after their stunning performance at the first edition

2014-06-13: Nik Turner's Hawkwind To Tour North America With Witch Mountain And Hedersleben This Summer/Fall 2014!
In the spirit of the critically acclaimed and historic 'Space Ritual' tour of 1973, Nik Turner's Hawkwind plan to blow minds on their sonic and visually stimulating journey on their 2014 North American tour with Portland's ow

2014-06-12: Freddie approved Wayne's World Rhapsody scene
Queen guitarist Brian May has recalled how Freddie Mercury approved the iconic Bohemian Rhapsody scene in Wayne's World – just weeks before his death. The comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey was released in Februa

2014-06-11: Asia Announces New U.S. Tour, Live DVD With Original Lineup
Asiaes new lineup is heading to the United States for a fresh round of live dates in support of their latest album, 2014Œs eGravitas,f while the bandfs original members will next be seen in a DVD chronicling an appearanc

2014-06-11: Gillan, Emerson, Gramm and more in Doors tribute
Members of Deep Purple, Yes, Mountain and Uriah Heep are just some of the big-name artists who've come together to pay tribute to the Doors. Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute To The Doors features 16 new takes on definitiv

2014-06-10: Wayne Coyne Turns Into A Spaceship On New Side Project
Electric Würms mini-album features ‘treatments’ of songs by Yes, Miles Davis. Hear the freaky evidence now! FLAMING LIPS’ FRONTMAN WAYNE COYNE releases the mind-warping Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk (trans: Music That’s Hard To

2014-06-09: Did a Jethro Tull Song Influence The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California?
Just a few days ago, Don Henley very publicly lashed out against uncleared reworkings of his songs, including R&B star Frank Ocean‘s sample of ‘Hotel California.’ But is it possible that very same Eagles song was actually it

2014-06-08: AAJ Review: Yes: The Yes Album (Definitive Edition CD/Blu-Ray)
While later albums like Fragile (Atlantic, 1971) and the epic Close to the Edge (Atlantic, 1972) would establish Yes as superstars of the progressive rock world (and, to some extent, beyond), it was The Yes Album, also releas

2014-06-05: Boston Globe Music Pick: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Sean Lennon has ventured a circuitous path in music, dabbling behind the scenes with bands such as Cibo Matto and making his own underrated chamber-pop albums. With the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lennon has finally found h

2014-06-04: Nipissing University announces RUSH 2014 honorary degrees
What do a highly influential and popular rock band, an internationally acclaimed writer, a distinguished neuroscientist, a leader in nursing, an award-winning educator, an influential political and social activist, and a fina

2014-06-04: Video emerges for Waters charity track
A video has emerged online for a Roger Waters song recorded in aid of children in Latin America. The Pink Floyd icon captured the track – The Child Will Fly – six years ago for the Fundacion Alas which works to improve health

2014-06-04: Umphrey’s McGee Enter ‘Ripping, Guitar Solo Rock Band’ Mode for New Album
They’ve gained a reputation for being one of the more eclectic bands around, but for their latest record, Umphrey’s McGee honed in on the rock portion of their sound — and soon, fans will be able to hear the results of that n

2014-06-03: King Crimson Announces Fall 2014 Reunion Tour Dates
King Crimson returns to active service in the front line on September 9, 2014 with 17 US performances, the first since 2008. Born on January 13, 1969 in the basement of the Fulham Palace Cafe, London, this is the eighth incar

2014-06-02: Carl Weingarten’s Pastoral Trek
I don’t know why I’m surprised that Carl Weingarten has made an album of such sweet simplicity and pastoral bliss. I shouldn’t be. Over the course of more than three decades this musician has taken so many twists and turns in

2014-06-02: NewEARS Art Rock Showcase Review: Progressive Rock — Seven Hours of Celebration
Progressive rock is all about glorious excess, so what better way to celebrate it than by absorbing seven hours’ worth at once? The Regent Theater in Arlington and the local promotions group NewEars (New England Art Rock Soci

2014-05-31: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' cancels American tour
A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

2014-05-27: Phil Collins Vs. Steve Perry – Clash of the Titans
Oddly enough, two of the ’80s biggest rock superstars — Steve Perry and Phil Collins — both returned to the stage for the first time in years last week, mere days apart from each other. So this week’s Clash of the Titans asks

2014-05-27: John Beck joins the Fish Circus to replace Mike Varty on keyboards
I’m very excited and pleased to announce that John Beck (It Bites) has joined the band as my new keyboard player to replace Mike Varty and bring us his vast experience and huge talent to complete a very special new line-up. I

2014-05-23: The Who’s Tommy at 45: What happened to the rock opera?
“Rock is dead, long live rock,” Pete Townshend once declared. The same might be said of the rock opera. Even in an age when portable playlists seem to be on permanent shuffle, there’s still room for a magnum opus or three.

2014-05-23: ‘I was nervous, you know?’: Phil Collins takes the stage again after lengthy retirement
Phil Collins’ long-awaited return from retirement didn’t include an on-stage collaboration with former bands Genesis or Brand X. Instead, he appeared this week with a group of talented school-age musicians from Florida. Makin

2014-05-23: Outsider follows tried and tested Heep template
Uriah Heep's Mick Box says the band's upcoming 24th album follows a template laid down almost 45 years ago. The guitarist says Outsider – released on Monday, June 9 – remains faithful to the band's roots and adds that their c

2014-05-22: RIP Randy Coven Dies At Age 54
Randy Coven, a versatile bassist who worked with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Leslie West over the years, has died at age 54. Coven’s family has confirmed his passing on May 20, though a cause of death was not revealed. Se

2014-05-21: The Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy on Songwriting, Sobriety, and Being a Proud Father
Mike Portnoy has had an extremely productive career after leaving the band he co-founded, Dream Theater, a few years ago. With stints in Adrenaline Mob and Avenged Sevenfold, he's found success with bluesy pop-rock trio the W

Pink Floyd is releasing a 20th anniversary box set of The Division Bell, the band's 1994 multi-million selling album that included the Grammy Award winning track Marooned. Set for release on 30 June 2014, 'The Division Bell'

2014-05-20: Boston’s Tom Scholz Discusses ‘The Start Of It’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Ultimate Classic Rock is pleased to have the exclusive premiere of a two-part video interview with Tom Scholz of Boston. The first segment, ‘The Start of It,’ can be viewed above. The clip is part of the PBS/NOVA web series,

2014-05-18: Ian Anderson once again plays with prog folk passion on 'Homo Erraticus'
There are few—if any—modern musicians more iconic and influential than Ian Anderson. As the genius behind progressive folk rock troupe Jethro Tull, he’s impacted the course of an entire genre with gems like ‘Thick As A Brick,

2014-05-16: Innerview: Mike Keneally - Shameless self-fulfilment
Mike Keneally’s musical vision stretches across a vast horizon. You Must Be This Tall, the latest album from the guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, showcases a variety of expansive concepts that manage to work tog

2014-05-13: YES – New album “Heaven & Earth” artwork & track listing revealed
Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES, is proud to announce its new album, ‘Heaven and Earth.’ Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career th

2014-05-13: RIP: ‘Alien’ and ELP cover creator H.R. Giger is dead
The renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. Giger, who passed away in a Zurich hospital, was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the s

2014-05-12: RIP: Prog artist Woodroffe dead at 74
Prog sleeve artist Patrick Woodroffe has died at the age of 74, his friends in Pallas have confirmed. Renowned for his fantasy-themed work in paintings, etchings and sculpture, he created covers for Pallas' The Sentinel, the

2014-05-12: RIP:Bandaged rock violinist Nash the Slash, a.k.a. Jeff Plewman, dead at 66
Jeff Plewman, the Toronto electric violinist and experimental musician who performed as Nash the Slash with his face enveloped in surgical bandages, has died. He was 66. His death was announced on Facebook by friend and colla

2014-05-10: ¡®It was a perfect storm¡¯: Trevor Rabin and Jon Anderson on Yes¡¯ most overlooked album
Asked to name his most underrated project, Jon Anderson immediately points toward Yes¡¯ Talk, issued 20 years ago now and still widely dismissed ¡ª when it¡¯s not being ignored all together. The 1994 album memorably featured

2014-05-08: Ian Anderson's estate featured in The Wall Street Journal
A 'Downton Abbey' With Added Spice: The Jethro Tull founder and flutist enjoys pastoral privacy in his manor on 400 acres in the English countryside; tending to red-hot chilies.

2014-05-08: Gettin' Super Duper With ALICE COOPER - Filmmaker SAM DUNN Talks About New Doc-Opera
Toronto filmmaker Sam Dunn and his Banger Films have been responsible for some of the best documentaries in metal: from flicks on Rush and Iron Maiden to more general overviews such as Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Global

2014-05-05: Geoff Tate: “My next album will definitely be a concept album”
In case you’re somehow unaware, the recent out of court settlement between original Queensryche singer Geoff Tate and his former bandmates is now settled. Mr. Tate will be allowed to bill himself as “Geoff Tate, The Voice o

2014-05-02: Review: The Winery Dogs at the Bergen PAC
The Winery Dogs are a super group with a super pedigree. This alpha power trio is Richie Kotzen (guitar/lead vocals), Mike Portnoy (drums/backing vocals) and Billy Sheehan (bass/backing vocals). Their self-titled debut releas

2014-04-30: Marillion Weekends 2015 announced
The Marillion Weekend 2015 - Canada will take place over 3 nights at the stunning Théâtre L'Olympia in Montréal. The concerts will feature a different show every night and will be based around the concerts that are taking pla

2014-04-30: Tom Scholz Promises ‘Heaven On Earth’ For The Next Boston Tour
After an 11-year wait, Tom Scholz emerged from the recording studio last year with a new Boston album, ‘Life, Love & Hope.’ If you’ve been hoping that this summer might bring a Boston tour as a follow-up, you’re in luck. Scho

2014-04-30: The Road Not Taken: The History of Roger Waters’ ‘The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking’
The history of Pink Floyd, and maybe of classic rock itself, turns on ‘The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.’ How could that be? After all, it remains a largely forgotten Roger Waters solo effort — one that only crept to No. 31

2014-04-29: FISH releases “Blind to the Beautiful” single for download and radio plays
As expected national UK radio is waiting to see how the single charts before they will consider “Blind to the Beautiful” for airplay. It’s the usual Catch 22 situation no plays= little awareness= weak chart position! However

2014-04-29: Boston Globe Album Review: Damon Albarn, ‘Everyday Robots’
The UK’s Damon Albarn is today’s Peter Gabriel — able to bridge many genres, from the progressive rock and hip-hop of his acts Blur and Gorillaz to various trip-hop and world music forays. I also enjoyed his operatic album, “

2014-04-28: It's Official: JACKSON, ROCKENFIELD And WILTON Will Be Sole Entity Recording And Touring As QUEENSRŸCHE
QUEENSRŸCHE members Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate have released the following joint statement: "We wanted to let QUEENSRŸCHE fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been re

2014-04-25: NewEARS alum Await Rescue - Ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble
After eight nights of competition, the 24 bands in the field of the 35th Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble have been narrowed down to three finalists. On Friday night at T.T. the Bear’s, the tuneful heavy rockers Await Rescue, the synthy

2014-04-25: Moog Really Is Recreating Keith Emerson’s Modular, in Biggest Analog Relaunch Ever
April Fools’ Day seemed an appropriate time for Moog Music to announce they were recreating Keith Emerson’s legendary, room-sized modular rig. I mean – that’s be preposterous. You’d need an unprecedented engineering team work

2014-04-24: Guitar giant Joe Satriani on making strange beautiful music and jamming with Mick Jagger
Guitar giant Joe Satriani came by the FOX411 studios to celebrate the release of his career-spanning box set The Complete Studio Recordings by playing his signature barnburning track, “Satch Boogie.” After the smoke cleared,

2014-04-23: Uriah Heep Return With New Album, ‘Outsider’
Known for such classic albums as ‘Look At Yourself,’ ‘Demons And Wizards’ and ‘The Magician’s Birthday,’ hard rock legends Uriah Heep are back with a brand new album. Outsider’ is the band’s 24th studio album, and first new a

2014-04-23: Sounds Of Silence: Ovation Guitar Closing New Hartford Factory
The Ovation guitar, the curved-back acoustic model beloved by stars like John Lennon and Paul Simon, will no longer be made in the United States. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., one of the largest guitar makers in the world

2014-04-22: 45 Years Ago: The Who Debut ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, ‘Tommy,’ for the first time. The concert, which took place in Dolton, Devon, was a full month before the groundbreaking double-album was released. Although the Who, to this

2014-04-22: ARJEN LUCASSEN And ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Collaborating On New Project
Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen (AYREON) will collaborate with former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen on a new project. Arjen says: "Expect an epic concept double album, a combination of 'classical meets m

2014-04-21: Keith Emerson plays Moogfest, talks synths
His bandmates bought drums and guitars. But long before most rock stars knew what it was, Keith Emerson bought a synthesizer. In 1970, he and two fellow Englishmen formed the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, an act cobbled toge

2014-04-20: Warring Queensryche Factions Reach ‘Amicable Settlement’
It appears that the feud between Geoff Tate and the other members of Queensryche has come to an end. In a new interview, founding Queensryche guitarist Michael Wilton says that tensions have cooled between the two parties and

2014-04-20: More CTTE pictures from Tony Levin's blog (with Eddie Jobson)
A bonus page from the Cruise! The great rock photographer Armando Gallo was on the cruise (to speak about his new SO app release) and he took photos at our last Stick Man show onboard. (The one where Eddie Jobson sat in.) I t

2014-04-18: Yes, Steve Hackett, Marillion Bring Progressive Rock to the High Seas With ‘Cruise to the Edge’
“All those numbers in 7/8 — can you dance to that?” asked prog-rock guitar master Steve Hackett, chuckling onstage at the MSC Divina’s regal Pantheon Theater, just after his ace band wrapped the jazz-fusion climax of Genesis’

2014-04-17: Drummer Daniel Liljekvist leaves Katatonia
Dear friends and fans, I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that i have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views´or any other bullshit. I j

2014-04-16: Anderson: Jethro Tull is history
Mainman likes the idea of leaving band's catalogue as a legacy - and underlines his regret over having to use the name in the first place. Ian Anderson has described his work as Jethro Tull as "historical" and said he's quite

2014-04-16: The Who Launching World Tour This Year and 'Hoping' for New Album
The legendary band turns 50 this year and will start playing live around Christmas. Pete Townshend talks hitting the road again ("I'm in good shape"), possible new music and getting older. The Who will embark on a tour late t