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2016-04-29: ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Pits Zappa vs. Zappa
For a decade, Dweezil Zappa, a son of the rock star Frank Zappa and a noted guitarist in his own right, has been paying tribute to his father’s music under the name Zappa Plays Zappa. The project, which features exacting perf

2016-04-29: 45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Looks Backward With Experimental Blues-Rock on ‘Mirror Man’
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s fifth album was a step both forward and backward. Considered chronologically, 1971’s Mirror Man was a major letdown after back-to-back epics Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Ba

2016-04-28: Phil Collins continues retrospective series
Phil Collins will continue his solo reissues series this summer with two more releases. He’ll launch 1989’s …But Seriously and an amended version of his most recent album, 2013’s Going Back, entitled The Essential Going Back

2016-04-27: Cruise to the Edge 2017 Promo
Promo for the 2017 Cruise to the Edge on youtube.com .

2016-04-26: Trevor Horn to join Yes for two UK shows
Trevor Horn will hook up with Yes for London and Oxford gigs - the first time he’s played with band since Drama tour 36 years ago.

2016-04-26: Frank Zappa’s Vaults Open for ‘Road Tapes’ Reissues and More
The next round of vault offerings from the Frank Zappa estate will include a reissue of his triple-disc Lumpy Money Project/Object as well as a trilogy of Road Tapes volumes — one of which is seeing release for the first time

2016-04-25: Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and former keyboardist Tony Kaye release Live In Japan double album
Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and the band’s former keyboardist Tony Kaye have launched a double live album. Live In Japan was recorded in the country in 2011 and features material from throughout both artists’ careers. Sherwood

2016-04-25: Watch David Gilmour Mash Up Pink Floyd and Prince
Add David Gilmour to the list of those remembering Prince in song, though he did so with a twist. Performing last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Gilmour combined Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb” with “Purple Rain,” the t

2016-04-24: Last chance to bid on Kansas Leftoverture items for charity
I am a friend of and fan of the Progressive Rock band Kansas. The band supports Autism Free Brain (www.autismfreebrain.org) and because of my friendship with the members I get access to items that most fans won't have opportu

2016-04-22: Jon Anderson | Infinite Beings in the 21st Century
The very sound of Jon Anderson’s voice, even coming out of the other end of a cellphone, instantly heralds the prog-rock majesty of the band’s 1970s heyday. It conjures visions of Robert Dean–painted album covers and swirling

2016-04-22: Dream Theater puts on ‘Astonishing’ show at Orpheum
Dream Theater fans are well acquainted with challenge. A hardy, opinionated tribe, they’ve embraced a band that mingles chopsy prog-rock grandeur, metal’s hedonistic thunder, a way with soaring melodies, and a knack for polar

2016-04-21: New music from Stickmen, Frost* & Beledo on The PM Show #112. Listen right now!
Greetings friends. The PM Show #112 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features new music from Frost* and new music from Beledo. But wait! There's also new music from Stickmen live from Ja

2016-04-21: RIP:Prince Dead at Age 57
Prince has died at his Paisley Park home and studio in Minnesota, his publicist confirms. He was 57. Rumors began circulating after a death was reported earlier today (April 21) at Prince’s Minnesota compound, beginning with

2016-04-20: Stick Men Live Stream Tonight
Stick Men is a progressive rock band created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over

2016-04-19: The Neal Morse Band, Patrick Moraz and Bad Dreams added to CTTE 2017
Neal Morse joins Cruise to the Edge in 2017! ‪#ýCTTE Old Friend.... New Band! Welcome Patrick Moraz official to Cruise to the Edge! ‪#ýCTTE2017 Surprise... We started dropping names early! Please welcome Bad Dream

2016-04-19: Steve Vai Announces Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour!
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion and Warfare, Steve Vai has announced he will be embarking on a very special world tour celebrating the groundbreaking recording. Passion and Warfare is highly

2016-04-18: 35 Years Ago: Yes Break Up After ‘Drama’ Drama
The idea was just crazy enough to work: After the frustrated departure of co-founding singer Jon Anderson and keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Yes recruited a pair of New Wave hit-makers – the Buggles’ Trevor Horn and Geoff Down

2016-04-17: The Samurai of Prog "Lost and Found" (excerpts) 2016 on YouTube
The Samurai of Prog have release their new double album, "Lost and Found", on April 20th. Working with original members of Pavlov's Dog, Lift, Cathedral, Odyssey, and Quill, the band has discovered lost prog epics from the 19

2016-04-16: More new Haken on The PM Show #111
Greetings friends. The PM Show #111 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features more new music from the outstanding Haken Affinity CD. Affinity is a bit darker than some of Haken's previou

2016-04-16: Heterotopia: a New Rock Opera & Double Album from Schooltree funded on Kickstarter
I'm elated to the point of being inarticulate - imagine! - but I needed to share: We are currently 102% funded. Because of you, Heterotopia is going. to. HAPPEN!!!!!!!!1!!!11!!!!! You've all amazed me beyond words. More soon,

2016-04-15: Robert Berry tribute to Keith Emerson
To:The Emerson Army #5. Friends, family, fans. Today I launch the campaign to finish the documentary on Keith's life. It is important work and we must get this done. Please go to my website at www.robertberry.com. 100% of the

2016-04-15: Rock Band Kansas to Launch Tour in Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Breakthrough Album 'Leftoverture'
America’s preeminent progressive rock band KANSAS will be touring select cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Leftoverture.’ To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will

2016-04-15: AAJ Review: Nik Bartsch's Mobile: Continuum
Few musicians have continued to hone a concept as singularly unique and instantly recognizable, irrespective of context, as that being explored by Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch since he first formed Mobile with Don Li, Kaspar Ras

2016-04-15: Phil Collins Recreates His Old Album Covers: Take a Look at Him Now
For the past several months, Phil Collins has been releasing deluxe remastered editions of his old solo albums. The rollout started with Collins’ 1981 debut, Face Value, and has come to include Hello, I Must Be Going, Both Si

2016-04-14: Circuline release Silence Revealed video
Circuline have released a video for their track Silence Revealed. It features on their debut album entitled Return, which was released last year and follows their promo for the record's title track. The band report they’ve pa

2016-04-14: Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman To Release “Starship Trooper” Compilation Feat. Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Steve Howe, William Shatner and Others!
On April 15th Purple Pyramid records will be releasing an out of this world collection of extraordinary performances by legendary YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman! For more than four decades Rick Wakeman has established himself a

2016-04-14: New VdGG
The VdGG members have been working together on a new disc for the past several months so, with a new release coming in September 2016, a chronological look at all the VdGG releases is in order (it'll lead up nicely to the new

2016-04-14: Living Colour Has a Cult Following in Nashville
We had so wanted to see the much-acclaimed trailblazers of power funk metal Living Colour when they made their recent trek through town last December and somehow life got in the way and we missed it. This disappointment liter

2016-04-13: Klaus Schulze final concert - cancelled
Sad news: The concert on 9 June 2016 in Stettin/Szczecin has to be cancelled because of medical reasons. The state of health will not improve in the foreseeable future. Klaus Schulze is in constant medical treatment. (Which i

2016-04-13: Airbag - Disconnected Official Teaser
Video teaser for "Disconnected" the fourth full-length album from AIRBAG, out on Karisma Records June 2016. Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.big

2016-04-13: Jon Anderson of YES Interview April 13, 2016 on Mancow Radio 97.9 The Loop Chicago
Jon Anderson talks about the upcoming tour with Jean Luc Ponty (Anderson Ponty Band), how APB is working on new material for next year, a new album being released in June with Roine Stolt from Swedish prog band The Flower Kin

2016-04-13: BBC Radio 5 Live - Steve Howe interview with Rhod Sharp 13 April 2016
Steve Howe, in an unusually long interview, talks about YES and the forthcoming UK Tour, playing the Fragile & Drama albums. Tickets and more info at yesworld.com

2016-04-12: Steve Nardelli interview and more new Syn on The PM Show #110
Greetings friends. The PM Show #110 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features an interview with The Syn's only surviving original member Steve Nardeli. Steve discusses The Syn's new Trus

2016-04-11: Steve Hackett Charisma box set detailed
Steve Hackett’s first six albums on the Charisma label are to be reissued in a remastered vinyl box set next month. The Charisma Years (1975-1983) will be released on May 27 and features 1975’s Voyage Of The Acolyte, 1978’s P

2016-04-11: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Syncs Up With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
If you’re tired of watching The Wizard of Oz while you listen to Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon, good news: Now you can mix things up a little with screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A number of intrepid Redd

2016-04-11: Yes Announce 2016 ‘The Album Series’ Tour
Yes are going on the road again this summer, and they’re returning to the popular Album Series format. This time they’ll be performing 1980’s Drama LP in its entirety as well as sides one and four of 1973’s double-record Tale

2016-04-09: Tony Conrad, avant garde pioneer and UB professor, dies at 76
The avant-garde filmmaker and composer Tony Conrad, whose work inspired thousands of artists and pushed the boundaries of what art could achieve, died early April 9 at 76 after a struggle with prostate cancer. The immediate c

2016-04-09: "Lost and Found" The Samurai of Prog new double album
The Samurai of Prog will release their new double album, “Lost and Found”, on April 20th. Working with original members of Pavlov’s Dog, Lift, Cathedral, Odyssey, and Quill, the band has discovered lost prog epics from the 19

2016-04-08: 30 Years Ago: The Moody Blues Mount Another Comeback With ‘The Other Side of Life’
The Other Side of Life concluded the Moody Blues‘ transformation from symphonic-rock pioneers to synth-pop hitmakers in the ’80s – complete with a narrative, heavy-rotation music video. That helped “Your Wildest Dreams” into

2016-04-08: The Theater Equation to be released on DVD and Blu-ray
In September 2015, over the course of four sold-out shows, Ayreon’s legendary progressive rock concept album ‘The Human Equation’ was brought to life as a full-blown musical production at the Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam

2016-04-07: Marillion announce new album: FEAR
Our new album will be released on September 9th 2016. Final date for pre-orders is 17th June. Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered so far. We are very excited about this album and can't wait to share it with you.

2016-04-06: The Security Project announce album and US tour
The Security Project have announced the upcoming release of a live album and a US tour. The supergroup – which re-imagines the music of Peter Gabriel – features members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band.

2016-04-06: Watch the New Video for David Bowie’s ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’
Designer Jonathan Barnbrook has directed a lyric video for “I Can’t Give Everything Away,” the third single from David Bowie‘s Blackstar album. The clip, which you can watch above, serves as “an animated visual interpretation

2016-04-05: Bent Knee announce new album, Say So, premiere “Leak Water” song/video
Boston’s Bent Knee proudly occupy the grey area where baroque pop, rock, and the avant-garde meet, but even they are sometimes caught off guard by their intricately woven, surrealist stylings. The element of surprise and desi

2016-04-04: Jeff Beck Announces New Album
Jeff Beck will release a new studio album this summer. While the record doesn’t have a name yet, it does have a release date: July 15. The album — which will be Beck’s first since 2010’s Emotion & Commotion — was announced on

2016-04-04: Keith Emerson laid to rest
Keith Emerson was laid to rest at a private ceremony on Friday by his family, after his tragic death at the age of 71 last month. The Emerson, Lake and Palmer icon’s passing was ruled a suicide after he was found at home in L

2016-04-04: Big Big Train issue Folklore teaser
Big Big Train have released a teaser video for their upcoming album Folklore. Folklore will arrive on May 27 and is available for pre-order now in CD, 2LP and digital formats. Big Big Train have also released a digital-only a

2016-04-02: Rush Unveil Lyric Video for ‘2112: Overture’
Yesterday (April 1) was the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush‘s 1976 album 2112. In honor of the occasion, the band has given us what they’re calling a lyric video for the “2112: Overture,” the record’s opening track.

2016-04-02: AAJ Review: Sanguine Hum: What We Ask Is Where We Begin - The Songs for Days Sessions
Few groups in the history of music can be credited with having come up with something as wonderfully absurd (yet, somehow, totally making sense) as Sanguine Hum. On its last album, the two-CD concept album Now We Have Light (

2016-03-31: Tony Levin Talks Stick Men, King Crimson and More
On both the bass and the Chapman Stick, Tony Levin has become famous for bringing the bottom end into the spotlight, with vivid, visceral lines that are as immediately identifiable as the songs’ vocal melodies or guitar riffs

2016-03-30: New Haken from upcoming Affinity CD on The PM Show #109
Greetings friends. The PM Show #109 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features brand new music from Haken. Haken's new Affinity CD is due out next week but we get a sneak peek. Frank Zapp

2016-03-30: Alex Lifeson Looks Back as Rush’s ‘2112’ Turns 40
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson shared some memories from the recording of their classic 2112 LP — and his perspective on its place in the group’s catalog today — during an interview celebrating the album’s 40th anniversary. Life

2016-03-29: Carl Palmer to honour Keith Emerson on tour
Carl Palmer has announced a run of North American tour dates in memory of late bandmate Keith Emerson. Keyboard maestro Emerson died earlier this month at the age of 71 and now the Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer says he will

2016-03-29: The History of Supertramp’s Biggest-Selling Album, ‘Breakfast in America’
After toiling in obscurity with their earliest releases, Supertramp managed to score a few hit singles and albums during the mid-to-late ’70s — but they were only a warm-up for their sixth album, Breakfast in America. Release

2016-03-29: The Story of Jeff Beck’s Only Top 10 Album, ‘Blow by Blow’
Jeff Beck's jazz-fusion masterpiece was released on March 29, 1975. To say an artist’s career is at a crossroads is an oft-abused rock ‘n’ roll cliche. But in the case of legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, it’s applicable to virt

2016-03-28: 20 Years Ago: Phil Collins Quits Genesis
It isn’t often that the frontman for a bestselling band is able to fly the coop for a solo career without leaving a few hurt feelings or full-on grudges behind, but on March 28, 1996, Phil Collins proved an amusing exception

2016-03-28: The Story of Pink Floyd’s Final Collaborative Project, ‘The Division Bell’
The Division Bell wasn’t just a return to Pink Floyd‘s earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft. Released on March 28, 1994, the project also marked Floyd’s last truly collaborative moment, as remaining members David G

2016-03-28: Lucky Men - Two of Keith Emerson’s Friends Cope With His Loss Together on the Road
The unexpected death of keyboard legend Keith Emerson (a reported suicide) left many in shock. But two people in particular have had many reasons to take the loss particularly hard. Jordan Rudess (right, in above photo) a key

2016-03-28: ELP Karn Evil 9 and Donald Trump (it was just a matter of time)
So often in American politics, the two verses above from Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Karn Evil 9 offer a vivid display of a system out of control. Every election year, we seem to plunge to new depths in our selection of candidat

2016-03-26: 40 Years Ago: Phil Collins Fronts Genesis for First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour
Genesis unveiled their revamped line-up – with Collins as singer-drummer, backed by extra percussionist Bill Bruford – on March 26, 1976, with a concert at London, Ontario, Canada’s London Arena. But the band eased their fan

2016-03-26: David Gilmour Joined by David Crosby at First U.S. Show
David Gilmour began his first U.S. tour in 10 years on Thursday (March 24) with a show at the famed Hollywood Bowl. The Pink Floyd guitarist was helped out for four songs by someone who has been in the news a bit lately, Davi

2016-03-25: New music from Headspace & more new Southern Empire on The PM Show #108
Greetings friends. The PM Show #108 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features brand, brand new music from Headspace. We also have more new music from Southern Empire featured. Genesis st

2016-03-25: Curved Air Legend Darryl Way Releases New Prog Album “Myths, Legends and Tales” – OUT NOW!
Darryl Way is the co-founder of CURVED AIR, a trail blazing rock violinist and composer. “Myths, Legends and Tales” is Way’s latest PROG album which takes its inspiration from some of the mythologies (both ancient and present

2016-03-25: Todd Rundgren box set features live studio sessions
Details of a Todd Rundgren live box set have been revealed. The Boxx O' Todd limited-edition package features previously unreleased live in-studio recordings from the early 1970s, all of which were originally broadcast on rad

2016-03-25: Mike Portnoy plans 50th birthday cruise party
Drummer Mike Portnoy says 2017 Cruise To The Edge will be a celebration of his 30 years in the music business. Mike Portnoy will celebrate his 50th birthday with a rock cruise featuring live performances from throughout his c

2016-03-25: Kansas carries on with new members, new songs
"Miracles Out of Nowhere,” a documentary film released in 2015, illuminated one of pop music’s least likely success stories: the rise of home-grown progressive-rock band Kansas from heartland obscurity to million-selling, are

2016-03-23: Cruise To The Edge 2017 start announcing bands
YES, Kansas, Steve Hackett, John Wetton, Mike Portnoy, Stick Men, Curved Air, Anglagard, Haken, IO Earth, Alex Machacek on more to come. February 7-11th Tampa and Cozumel.

2016-03-23: Beach Boys Releasing 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘Pet Sounds’
The Beach Boys will mark the 50th anniversary of their classic album Pet Sounds with a new five-disc set. Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collectors Edition) will include four CDs of various mixes, outtakes and alternate version

2016-03-23: Heterotopia: a New Rock Opera & Double Album from Schooltree on Kickstarter
HEY EVERYBODY! I'm Lainey Schooltree, bandleader of art rock band Schooltree. After the release of our debut album Rise (funded largely by the generous support of our Kickstarter backers) in 2013, a lot of people were like “L

2016-03-22: Innerview: Adam Holzman Talks Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter & More
Adam Holzman’s footprint looms large on the jazz world. The keyboardist and composer has released six uncompromising, intense jazz-rock albums. He’s also served as Miles Davis’ musical director, and performed with jazz lumina

2016-03-22: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Live in Toronto: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 20, 2015
"The best live albums are the ones that make you glad they were recorded while simultaneously regretting you couldn't have been in the venue on the night." So writes Declan Colgan, president of Panegyric Records—the label res

2016-03-22: 8 of the Best Progressive Rock Albums of All Time
The ’60s saw pop music come into its own as a medium for actual artistic expression within easily digestible singles and catchy melodies, and the increased room for experimentation allowed by genres like psychedelic rock led

2016-03-21: Australian Prog Artist Ben Craven To Release Third Album “Last Chance To Hear” Featuring Guest Contributions By William Shatner and Billy Sherwood
Australian cinematic progressive-rock singer-songwriter Ben Craven is releasing his highly anticipated third album “Last Chance To Hear”. The new release features guest contributions by YES legend Billy Sherwood and iconic ac

2016-03-21: Phil Collins Explains How Genesis Decided Which Songs Ended Up on Solo Albums
A successful solo career can really put a strain on relationships between band members, but during the ’80s, Phil Collins and Genesis put on a master class in how to make it work. As Collins explained in a recent interview wi

2016-03-21: The Story of Pink Floyd’s Last Album With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’
The Final Cut, Pink Floyd’s 12th album, last record with Roger Waters and sorta sequel to The Wall, is many things. It’s a concept album, an abandoned soundtrack to The Wall movie and the last straw between the increasingly c

2016-03-20: Ritchie Blackmore Being Sued by Label
Rock history is filled with stories of artists who feel that their label didn’t do enough to promote their works. But now, the tables are turning. Frontiers Records is suing former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore on t

2016-03-19: Keith Emerson Doc: Pictures of an Exhibitionist on Indiegogo
“Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionist” is the documentary adaptation of Keith Emerson’s auto-biography of the same name. Our intention is for the documentary to be a celebration of his life and his music, adapting the book

2016-03-19: 45 Years Ago: Jethro Tull Release Their Breakthrough Masterpiece, ‘Aqualung’
Jethro Tull already had made three albums when Aqualung was released in March 1971. But none of those records had the force, songs or lasting influence that their breakthrough LP almost immediately drilled into the public con

2016-03-17: Neil Peart Publishing New Book About Rush’s Final Tour
Neil Peart will publish a book about Rush‘s R40 tour, rumored to be the band’s last-ever one of this size, later this year. Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! is scheduled for release on Sept. 13. The 312-page volume is

2016-03-17: New music from the Syn/Moon Safari colaboration on The PM Show #107
Greetings friends. The PM Show #107 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features brand, brand new music from The Syn. Syn's new CD "Trustworks" features a collaboration with Moon Safari tha

2016-03-16: David Gilmour to return to Pompeii 45 years after Pink Floyd’s legendary concert film
In October 1971, Pink Floyd traveled to Pompeii, Italy for a live performance at the city’s ancient Roman amphitheatre. Only there was no audience in attendance. Ever the experimentalists, Pink Floyd sought to record their ne

2016-03-16: Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt
Jon announced on his Facebook page yesterday that the long-awaited collaboration between him and Roine Stolt is set for a June release and is entitled The Invention Of Knowledge.

2016-03-16: Update from Riverside
"I had an idea to release a complementary album. An album in between. An album we had always wanted to record. It wouldn't be just new music but in our case and in such configuration it would definitely be a new quality becau

2016-03-16: Geoff Downes of YES
In April progressive rock titans YES will embark upon a 10 date UK tour. YES will be treating to their fans to an airing of their classic albums Drama and Fragile in full, in addition to tracks from throughout their career wh

2016-03-15: BBC - Official LA Coroner's Report: Keith Emerson's death ruled suicide
Rock musician Keith Emerson, who was found dead last week, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Los Angeles coroner's office has ruled. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the county Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed the dea

2016-03-14: EHX’s New MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Emulates Classic Mellotron Sounds
Using the same technology that powers the award-winning B9 and C9 Organ Machines, plus the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine, EHX’s new MEL9 Tape Replay Machine emulates classic Mellotron sounds. Nine of the most distinctive are in

2016-03-14: Jeff Beck Announces Summer Tour Dates
Jeff Beck heads back out on the road this summer for a run of dates that’s scheduled to include a special 50th anniversary show celebrating the guitar legend’s half-century in music. For the tour, which begins July 19 in Port

2016-03-13: AAJ Review: Steven Wilson at Theatre St-Denis
Perhaps one of the biggest signs of multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson's continued upward trajectory is this: less than nine months after selling out two nights at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2015, he b

2016-03-12: Phil Collins Returns to the Stage After Six-Year Absence
At long last, Phil Collins returned to the stage last night (March 11), performing a handful of hits at a fundraiser at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla. You can watch him play “In the Ai

2016-03-12: How Keith Emerson Changed the World
When Keith Emerson passed away on March 10 at the age of 71, he left behind a world that would have been vastly different without him. Between his work with the Nice in the ‘60s and Emerson, Lake and Palmer in the ‘70s, he no

2016-03-11: RIP: Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer Dies
Keith Emerson, the outsized co-founding keyboardist in Emerson Lake and Palmer has committed suicide at 71, according to both Billboard and TMZ. He’d reportedly been suffering from depression over a degenerative nerve issue i

2016-03-10: 10 Years Ago: David Gilmour Launches Post-Pink Floyd Solo Tour Behind ‘On an Island’
In 2005, the classic Pink Floyd lineup – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason – delivered an emotional curtain call, reuniting for a one-off, four-song performance at Live 8. But even amid jaw-dropping o

2016-03-09: Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa? on Kickstarter
SAVE THE VAULT. TELL THE STORY. Join me to preserve Frank Zappa's private archives and make the definitive documentary about his life. Frank Zappa lived an insane life. Rock star. Artist. Composer. Activist. Talking head. Fam

2016-03-08: Alex Lifeson Says Rush’s R40 Tour Was the ‘End of Touring’ for Neil Peart
The three members of Rush don’t know what their next move is going to be, but we can be pretty sure it won’t involve going back out on the road. Guitarist Alex Lifeson said that it was tough enough for them to get drummer Nei

2016-03-08: Steven Wilson moves forward on album work
Stephen Wilson has confirmed that he’s begun writing his first full-length album project since 2015’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. He says it’s still early days but insists he won’t retread old ground as he sees no point in repeating

2016-03-07: Nad Sylvan finally added to Prog Archives
Swedish artist NAD SYLVAN was born in the US in 1959, originally named Hugh Erik Stewart, which was later altered to Christopher Stewart. Nad Sylvan has been his artist moniker since 1997. Sylvan was initially a part of a suc

2016-03-07: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’ Cover Predicted 9/11, Says Conspiracy Theorist
The history of classic rock is littered with albums whose covers have been scrutinized for hidden meanings, most famously the “Paul McCartney is dead” rumor that led fans to look for clues across three Beatles albums. The lat

2016-03-07: The Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
In March 1969, Genesis released their debut album, From Genesis to Revelation. The record gave barely a hint as to what they would become over the next few years. “I have quite a lot of affection for From Genesis to Revelatio

2016-03-07: The Enid’s Godfrey to retire from touring
The Enid’s Robert John Godfrey says he’ll retire from live touring next month. He’ll appear with the band for the final time onstage at London’s Cadogan Hall on April 2 – the last date on their road trip in support of latest

2016-03-06: 10 Years Ago: David Gilmour Looks Inward and Finds Happiness With ‘On an Island’
By the late ’90s, David Gilmour had earned the sort of financial stability that affords an artist enough freedom to take as long as they like between projects — and he took full advantage, allowing his solo career to lay fall