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2015-07-05: Ritchie Blackmore Is Considering a Return to Rock
Nearly two decades after a switch to medieval folk, former Deep Purple and Rainbow co-founder Ritchie Blackmore says he might play rock again – but not for long. “Just for a few days, next June,” Blackmore allows, in a new ta

2015-07-04: Progsheet - A Few More Words With...Steve Hackett
PS: Wolflight is very much a journey around the world & through time, I'd say. What fascinates you about bringing other cultures into your musical parlor, as it were? SH: I feel I can learn from unfamiliar territory. I'm also

2015-07-03: New IO Earth on the PM Show #70
Greetings friends! The PM Show #70 is ready for your listening pleasure. Featured on this edition of The PM Show is new music from IO Earth's excellent new double CD "New World". While IO Earth tells us about morning Marillio

2015-07-02: 10 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Put Aside Their Differences (Mostly) for Live 8
Roger Waters‘ relationship with David Gilmour was so distant in the period before Pink Floyd‘s celebrated reunion at Live 8 that Waters had to ask organizer Bob Geldof for his former bandmate’s phone number. While Geldof had

2015-07-02: SPOCK'S BEARD - Tides Of Time on SoundCloud
SPOCK'S BEARD - Tides Of Time. Taken from the album "The Oblivion Particle". Inside Out Music 2015.

2015-07-01: New echolyn album now available for pre-order!
I Heard You Listening will be released on July 31, 2015. It is comprised of nine songs, totaling over 60 minutes of music, and written by the same five guys that have been playing, writing, laughing, arguing and crying togeth

2015-06-30: Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime Announce New Album, ‘The Key’
Geoff Tate stood at the crossroads of prog and metal during his years as the singer for Queensr˙che, and it looks like that’s exactly where fans will find him when his new band, Operation: Mindcrime, surfaces with its new stu

2015-06-30: GTR 2 Disc Reissue in August
Coming in August is the long awaited re-issue of the GTR album from the 1980’s project Steve Hackett worked on with Steve Howe of Yes & Asia. The new version includes 3 bonus studio tracks and a second 14 track CD featuring a

2015-06-29: 46 minute Steven Wilson news conference
Going forward, his solo albums will be his main focus of his career. He likes being his own boss and making the key decisions and working with various musicians of a high caliber. That does not preclude occasional projects or

2015-06-29: Intelligent Music Project III feat. John Payne - MIND PROJECTION (Official VIdeo)
Intelligent Music Project III Releases New Single & Video MIND PROJECTION John Payne & Drum Legend Simon Phillips From Forthcoming “Touching the Divine” Album

2015-06-28: RIP:Chris Squire, Yes Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 67
Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare f

2015-06-28: New CD release featuring John Goodsall and Percy Jones
'Cymbalic Encounters' represents the collaboration of Mark Murdock and his 'symbolic musical encounters,' foremost being Brand X's, Percy Jones and John Goodsall. 'Exploration of the Southern Constellation' is Mark Murdock's

2015-06-26: NJ Proghouse 2015 Homecoming weekend
Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have been here. So we have a nice little weekend in October for you prog music lovers. October 9: The Tea Club, Mrglbl. October 10: Mavara, John Galgano Band, Percy Jones/Scott McGi

2015-06-25: Boston Globe review: Rush plays its history in reverse at TD Garden
According to the TD Garden website, the members of Rush have claimed that their current road trek “will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.” Whatever that may mean — or whether it can even be taken at face

2015-06-25: Tryo at ProgDay 2015!
With a musical history that spans nearly 30 years, TRYO is considered to be one of the most important artists in Chile, especially in progressive rock /metal, jazz fusion and vanguard music. The band’s distinctive sound comes

2015-06-24: Terry Riley Turns 80 on Echoes tonight
Terry Riley, along with Philip Glass and Steve Reich, is among the holy trinity of minimalism. His compositions, In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air are seminal works of that genre. He was creating tape loops works in the early

2015-06-24: 31 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Joins Yes Onstage to Cover the Beatles
The legendary rock guitarist who bustled up our hedgerows onstage with the band that recorded a double album around Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”? The idea seems, as the Brits say, not bloody likely — but

2015-06-24: Deep Purple Announce Two New Live Releases
A pair of Deep Purple‘s biggest recent live performances are being commemorated with two new concert recordings from the band. The new releases, both scheduled to arrive Aug. 28, are titled From the Setting Sun … (In Wacken)

2015-06-23: Hear Joe Satriani’s ‘San Francisco Blue’ From His New Album
Joe Satriani opens another intriguing chapter of his career with the release of Shockwave Supernova, his 15th studio album, which will be released on July 24. Ultimate Classic Rock presents the exclusive premiere of “San Fran

2015-06-23: Muse cruises to No. 1 with ‘Drones’
The bombastic Brits of Muse have evolved quite a bit since their first album, “Showbiz,” landed on these shores in 1999. (The record didn’t quite hit here, although the loudly dreary track “Muscle Museum” remains one of the l

2015-06-22: Watch Rush Perform ‘Losing It’ in Concert for the First Time Ever
Lots of veteran rock acts say they want to add deeper cuts to the setlist when they head out on tour, but for most bands, making room among all the expected hits is more trouble than it’s worth. Rush, however, are not like mo

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2015-06-21: Former Queensryche Guitarist Chris DeGarmo and His Daughter Discuss Creative Collaboration
When Chris DeGarmo was a kid, he happened to find a guitar tucked beneath the couch at his house. Although his grandparents had bought it for his brother Mark, he wasn't interested in it. Chris' random find turned out to be a

2015-06-20: 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 course

2015-06-20: 26 Years Ago: Mr. Big Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
Mr. Big was already well on its way to becoming one of the most distinctive bands of the hard rock era, even before actually becoming Mr. Big. “The band sounded like Mr. Big immediately,” guitarist Paul Gilbert tells Ultimate

2015-06-19: Joe Satriani Talks Concept Behind New ‘Shockwave Supernova’ LP
There’s something about rock ‘n’ roll that can turn normally introverted people into wild men and women onstage. It’s a power that Joe Satriani understands all too well on a personal level — and he used as a creative launchpa

2015-06-19: ‘Without You’, the second single from Underworld! by Symphony X
Guitarist Michael Romeo comments “’Without You’ is a bit mellower than the first single, ‘Nevermore’, with a big chorus and a sweeping feel. I don’t know if I would call the track a ballad, but it’s a little bit softer, not s

2015-06-18: The Art Of Peace Foundation in celebrating the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday with a new installment of "Songs For Tibet."
The Art of Peace Foundation, with artists Sting, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Elbow – and others to be announced – has created a collection of songs for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. The album is a celebration of the Dalai Lam

2015-06-17: New Laser's Edge homepage and loyalty program
Loyaly Points are a reward system set up to give back to you our customer. Lasers Edge will award 1 point for every $1 spent on our site. Points will not be awarded for shipping or sales tax. Points will be allocated to a u

2015-06-17: [Morse]fest 2015
Back for its second year and sure to be even better than before... Join Neal in his home town for this two-day music festival! Long time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George, as well as Neal Morse Band anchors, Bill Hu

2015-06-17: 30 Years Ago: Marillion Release ‘Misplaced Childhood’
Prog-rock was mostly dead and buried by 1985, but Marillion helped resurrect the genre – albeit in a glossier, streamlined context – with Misplaced Childhood, in June of 1985. Childhood, the band’s third album, soared to No.

2015-06-17: 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone
For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock's most out-there, outsized and outlandish ideas: Thick-as-a-brick concept albums, an early embrace of synthesizers, overly complicated time signatures, T

2015-06-16: Robert Rich Unfolds the Filaments of Cosmic Sound on Echoes tonight
Get your dictionary out and your thinking cap on as we talk to Robert Rich, one of the most conceptual and cerebral of electronic artists. He discusses the deep scientific theories behind his new album, Filaments, an explorat

2015-06-16: Consider The Source in World War Trio release
Consider The Source have released the latest instalment of their three-part World War Trio project. World War Trio Parts II + III has been issued as a double album and follows Part I which was launched in 2014. The band say:

2015-06-16: From Rush With Love on the cover of Rolling Stone
Neil Peart drives like he drums. On a bright mid-April afternoon in Los Angeles, fresh from a rehearsal with his band, Rush, for what might be their last big tour, he powers his pristine, silver, Goldfinger-style 1964 Aston M

2015-06-16: 46 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Releases His Masterpiece, ‘Trout Mask Replica’
Trout Mask Replica is one of the weirdest and wildest albums ever to be released. Landing on record store shelves in June 1969, Captain Beefheart‘s masterpiece amazed, confused, irritated and enthralled anyone who dared liste

2015-06-16: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson opens up about drug use, health woes
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson credits marijuana for helping him write most of the band’s music. “Maybe just 80 per cent of the time,” Lifeson said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I find that smoking pot can be a really gr

2015-06-15: Spock's Beard's 12th studio album "The Oblivion Particle" set for release August 21, 2015 on InsideOut Music.
2015 finds Spock’s Beard returning with The Oblivion Particle, scheduled for release August 21st on InsideOut Music. The band’s twelfth studio album sees them drawing from their core essence while stretching out into some exc

2015-06-15: 28 Years Ago: Roger Waters Stumbles With the Complicated, Synthy ‘Radio K.A.O.S.’
Roger Water's Radio: K.A.O.S., released as the former Pink Floyd mastermind’s second solo album on June 15, 1987, doesn’t boast the simplest story for a concept album. Waters uses eight songs to tell

2015-06-14: New Sonus Umbra Album on Indiegogo
Got Sonus Umbra? We are a progressive rock band, formed many moons ago in Mexico City and currently based in Chicago. We are getting ready to release our sixth studio album to celebrate a quarter century of this musical jour

2015-06-14: KANSAS- Back in the studio after 14 years!
Setting up to start working in the studio this week. More to come. Stay tuned... While Mani & Rags were working on their gear, the rest of the guys took some time to say, "Hello." and make an announcement.

2015-06-13: Alex Lifeson Says Rush Might Begin Playing Residency Shows, Rather Than Huge Tours
Myriad factors are at play in Rush‘s much-discussed decision to lessen their heavy touring schedule. Neil Peart has a young daughter at home. All of them have been battling physical problems, from Alex Lifeson‘s arthritis iss

2015-06-12: Moody Blues Announce Dates and Lineup for 2016 Cruise
The Moody Blues will set sail on their third fan cruise in February 2016, and they’ve invited some old friends and new special guests along for the ride. The event, sensibly titled “The Moody Blues Cruise III,” is scheduled t

2015-06-12: The PM Show #67
The PM Show features the best in Progressive Electric Music from around the globe. Hear the latest in "Prog" and catch some old favorites as well. It's all on the PM Show with your host JB Horwitz. 3-5AM Thursday mornings on

2015-06-12: Jack O' The Clock at ProgDay 2015!
JACK O’ THE CLOCK is a San Francisco area quintet that released its first album in 2008. Now, with four albums of original music, the band’s unique blend of Americana, progressive rock and the avant continues to defy easy cha

2015-06-12: Rush's Geddy Lee: the complete conversation
Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart have served notice that Rush’s 40th-anniversary tour — which stops at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Sunday, June 21 — may be the legendary power trio’s last major run of live shows. Lee spok

2015-06-12: Ian Anderson's 10 essential folk-rock albums
Ask Ian Anderson - best known, of course, as the be-fluted frontman of Jethro Tull - for 10 folk-rock album selections of his choice and you won’t find your usual Dylans and Byrds. Instead you’re sent down a rabbit hole of Eu

2015-06-11: Moog Music Gives Employees More Control
At the Moog synthesizer factory in Asheville, N.C., on Tuesday, Michael Adams, the company’s owner and chief executive, wanted to share some life-changing news with the entire staff. “I’ve sold half the company,” he told them

2015-06-11: The 50 greatest Rush songs ever
From Toronto via Xanadu, it's the most comprehensive vote ever undertaken anywhere on the web, ever, on any subject. Rush are the cover stars of Classic Rock 211, so we asked you, the Classic Rock reader, to choose your favou

2015-06-10: Steven Wilson interview June 10, 2015 (That Drummer Guy) + Mpls show 6/7/15 review
Josh Rundquist also known as That Drummer Guy was fortunate enough to get to interview Steven Wilson for the 2nd time earlier today per telephone. I guess timing didn't work out for the show on Sunday, but it was very cool of

2015-06-09: Live Review, Photos: Rush Celebrates 40 With A Bang
If Rushes run of concerts celebrating their 40th birthday does turn out to be their glast major tour of this magnitude,h the trio can step back and be satisfied they went out on their terms, judging by the marathon, intens

2015-06-09: Grammy award-winning rock giants, YES, announce double-album 2016 Spring tour
On this tour, fans can look forward to a unique YES experience; the band will perform two of its iconic albums in their entirety, Fragile and, for the first time ever, Drama, in addition to classic YES tracks. Legendary progr

2015-06-09: Boston Globe Music Review: Muse, ‘Drones’
British rock trio Muse has got the dehumanizing qualities of modern warfare and technology on its mind on its seventh album, “Drones.” Frontman Matt Bellamy (above) has said that the album was partly inspired by reading UMass

2015-06-08: Innerview: Nick Beggs - Anything can happen
Don’t even think about trying to pigeonhole Nick Beggs. The British bassist, Stick player and songwriter has a footprint that’s stamped across a wide range of genres including progressive rock, pop, Celtic, funk, and soul. Co

2015-06-08: 41 Years Ago: Rick Wakeman Quits Yes for the First Time
Rick Wakeman’s first — and, by far, most successful — stint with Yes was marked by dizzying commercial heights followed by a series of head-scratching creative choices. As much as he revelled in the first, he ultimately could

2015-06-08: Interview with Fabio Pignatelli, Goblin Rebirth
Hello, Fabio! This summer you are going to release your first CD with Goblin Rebirth. First of all, what is the current line-up? - Hello, the line-up is: bass: Fabio Pignatelli, drums: Agostino Marangolo, guitar: Giacomo Ans

2015-06-07: David Gilmour Announces New Album Title
The upcoming album by David Gilmour will be called Rattle That Lock. The guitarist, who essentially dissolved Pink Floyd after last year’s The Endless River, disclosed the LP’s title and some more information about its conten

2015-06-06: 45 Years Ago: Syd Barrett’s First (and Pretty Much Last) Solo Show Abruptly Ends
Syd Barrett, the troubled genius who co-founded Pink Floyd before disappearing into drug-fueled dementia, didn’t have much of a solo career. There were only two albums, both in 1970, and both with the help of former bandmate

2015-06-06: Eccentric Orbit and Ut Gret at ProgDay 2015!
ProgDay is pleased to announce our first two bands for 2015: ECCENTRIC ORBIT is an energetic instrumental symphonic rock quartet that focuses heavily on vintage keyboard sounds mixed with modern synthesizers, and flavored wit

2015-06-05: 26 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Releases ‘Passion,’ Soundtrack to Controversial Movie
Since its publication in 1955, Nikos Kazantazkis’ The Last Temptation of Christ has been a lightning rod of controversy. The novel got Kazantzakis excommunicated from the Greek Orthodox Church, and the release of the Martin S

2015-06-05: Rush to film R40 LIVE tour in YYZ
Rush announced today that both hometown Toronto performances will be filmed. It is the first time the band will have filmed in their hometown in almost 20 years with the recording in 1997 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre o

2015-06-05: Album Review: District 97 – In Vaults
The still relatively young Chicago based progressive rock/metal band District 97 is now back with new material after three years with their third studio album In Vaults, their first since 2012’s The Trouble With Machines. If

2015-06-04: Livestream: Steven Wilson June 13th, 2015, 11:00 pm The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Tune in June 13th to see Steven Wilson perform LIVE on Yahoo Screen! #YahooLive. Like his albums, Steven’s live shows also go the extra mile. Along with its quadrophonic sound, the spring tour to promote Hand. Cannot. Erase.

2015-06-03: Muse Talk Concept Albums And Hopes Of Taking ‘Drones’ To The West End
We’re just days away from the unveiling of Muse‘s seventh studio album, Drones – a conceptual effort that sees the English three piece deal with such epic themes as abandonment, loss of hope, indoctrination and oppression. It

2015-06-03: 45 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Classic Lineup Convenes for ‘In Rock’
Even though they had been an active band since 1968 — and enjoyed quite a bit of success — it’s fair to say that Deep Purple didn’t truly arrive until June 1970, when they collectively chiseled their claim to musical immortal

2015-06-02: Joe Satriani Plans to Form New Band in Chickenfoot’s Absence
Joe Satriani just took part in a partial Chickenfoot reunion as part of Sammy Hagar‘s Acoustic-4-A-Cure concert, but he doesn’t see it leading to bigger things for the supergroup. During a revealing new talk with Ultimate Cla

2015-06-02: 6 pioneers of prog rock drumming - The drummers who changed the face of rock forever
“Prog rock is an English art form, a bit like jazz is to the Americans. This is an art form which we created here in England” – Carl Palmer joined keyboardist Keith Emerson and King Crimson bass player Greg Lake to form Emers

2015-06-01: Lee and Lifeson guest in Future User video
Tim Commerford is primarily known for three things: (1) playing bass for Rage Against The Machine, (2) playing bass for Audioslave, and (3) climbing the rafters at the 2000 VMAs. But he also fronts a band called Future User,

2015-05-31: AAJ Review: Yes: Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
A sad life truth is that, for far too many people, massive success changes everything. Despite making more money than would last the average family many lifetimes, they go through it like water; they gradually begin to believ

2015-05-31: Kinetic Element Returns with Highly Anticipated Sophomore Release
Kinetic Element is a neo-symphonic progressive rock band from Richmond, Virginia that is influenced by the musical roots of classic artists such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Asia and Genesis and blends those influences wit

2015-05-30: Gov’t Mule, ‘Dark Side of the Mule’ – Album Review
The best cover songs build in a personal viewpoint, using early inspirations as a foundation for something that feels both old and new. Gov’t Mule‘s Dark Side of the Mule, recorded at at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Halloween

2015-05-29: Pink Floyd commemorates formation location on band's 50th anniversary
No, it’s not the dark side of the moon. Founding Pink Floyd bandmembers Roger Waters and Nick Mason unveiled a plaque at the University of Westminster in London (formerly called London Polytechnic) on Thursday to commemorate

2015-05-29: 20 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Document Final Tour With Live LP 'Pulse'
When Pink Floyd began their expansive world tour behind 1994's The Division Bell, David Gilmour and company had no intention of documenting the jaunt with a live LP. But a series of logistical moves resulted in their double-

2015-05-29: 20 Years Ago: Kansas Return From Some Hard Years With 'Freaks of Nature'
Kansas lost some key members and much of their commercial momentum in the early '80s, but 1986's Power brought them their biggest hit in years which made it all the more disorienting for the band when they lost their rec

2015-05-28: Pre-order District 97 "In Vaults"
The release of 2012's critically acclaimed Trouble With Machines ushered in an exciting era for Chicago-based Progressive Rock band District 97. In 2013, the band toured both Europe and the US with legendary bassist and vocal

2015-05-27: Kansas’ ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ Featured in New Miller Lite Commercial
The next time the guys in Kansas lay their weary heads to rest, they can dream about a fresh stream of royalties from from “Carry On Wayward Son.” The song, originally recorded for the band’s 1976 Leftoverture LP and a No. 11

2015-05-26: Free Steven Wilson sampler available on Amazon
Original Release Date: May 26, 2015 Release Date: May 26, 2015 Label: Kscope Copyright: Steven Wilson Total Length: 39:39 Genres: Rock ASIN: B00Y23BRLM Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews

2015-05-26: NewEARS alumnus and friend John Galgano of IZZ: Man of many talents
Manhattanville College alumnus credits discipline of balancing college baseball with rigors of academics as setting the foundation for his life and career. John Galgano lives by a simple rule. “Treasure every moment you have,

2015-05-25: Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs on Ultimate Classic Rock
As this list of Top 10 Chris Squire Yes Songs shows, the only constant for this band is change – and, of course, Squire himself. The bassist-singer co-founded Yes in 1968 with frontman Jon Anderson and, almost five decades la

2015-05-25: John Wetton confirms tumor surgery
JOHN WETTON STATEMENT - On May 16, John underwent surgery for the successful removal of a 1 kilo [2.2lb] malignant mass. John wishes to extend his thanks to Mr Chan and his team. John is also beyond grateful for the wonderful

2015-05-24: RIP Mac Poole (drummer with Gong and Hugh Lloyd-Lanton)
Drummer Mac Poole, Who Famously Turned Down The Chance To Become A Member Of Led Zeppelin, Has Lost His Battle With Cancer. The rocker, who became a leading light in the Birmingham, England music scene in the late 1960s and 1

2015-05-23: 35 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel Finds His Art-Rock Voice With His Third Album, ‘Melt’
Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, bowing out at the band’s creative zenith to pursue the stylistic and personal freedom of a solo career. But it took the art-rock legend three albums to figure out his musical identity. His

2015-05-23: The story behind the Who's 'Tommy' album, which was released on May 23, 1969
Pete Townshend has always been obsessed with stories, not just songs. In the mid-’60s, there were few songwriters (the Kinks’ Ray Davies comes to mind) who were more interested than the Who guitarist in crafting songs that re

2015-05-22: Listen to ‘Nevermore’, the first tune from Symphony X's 'Underworld'!
Here’s the first single, Nevermore, from the new album, Underworld; hope you enjoy it! - Symphony X

2015-05-22: Boston Glove interview: Steven Wilson dispels modern life’s illusions
If progressive rock has a modern-day poster boy, Steven Wilson is it — unquestionably if perhaps reluctantly. Porcupine Tree, which Wilson sparked in 1987 as a friendly hoax, was a major-league band with a global following by

2015-05-22: Thom Yorke produces new music for Australian exhibition of Radiohead artwork
Thom Yorke has produced a new soundtrack exclusively for Stanley Donwood: The Panic Office, a full-scale Australian exhibition of the long-term Radiohead collaborator's artwork. Presented by Semi-Permanent and launched offici

2015-05-21: DISTRICT 97 Issues Trailer For In Vaults; Brand New Album Nears June Release Through Laser’s Edge
Chicago’s DISTRICT 97 has just released a trailer for their impending third studio full-length, In Vaults, which showcases the album’s cover art, photos, and clips from several tracks found on the release. Their third album f

2015-05-21: Steve Howe Chooses His Favourite Yes Music
Will the prog six stringer spring any surprises? Steve Howe has just just released Anthology, a double-disc exploration of his impressive solo work that spans over 40 years. While he’s in reflective mood, we asked him to come

2015-05-21: Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival
Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode

2015-05-20: The Sonic Sorcerer: An Interview with Steven Wilson
“I’ve always liked records that surprise you in some way.” Steven Wilson was on the phone describing his musical listening tastes, but he might also have been summing up his career ethos. Long known for his work as leader of

2015-05-19: Wilco guitarist Nels Cline in the Echoes Podcast
Nels Cline is best known as the guitarist with Wilco, but long before he joined that band he had a burgeoning solo career as a an outside jazz guitarist. He still maintains that path with groundbreaking albums with his group

Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of YES, Chris Squire, has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Chris will be receiving treatm

2015-05-18: New Symphony X album titled “Underworld” will be out in July!
New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. SYMPHONY X have triumphed, creating a panoramic “album rock” e

2015-05-16: 35 Years Ago: Yes Recruit the Buggles to Replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman
The writing was on the wall or at least the sleeve. Yes' ninth album, 1978's Tormato, was the limpest, most divisive entry in the prog-rock legend's catalog. The internal discord was reflected by its grotesque cover: a

2015-05-15: New Morglbl Tea Time For Punks now available
The madcap French jazz metal trio return with their sixth album. Morglbl consists of guitarist Christope Godin, bassist Ivan Rougny, and drummer Aurelian Ouzoulias. The band has toured extensively around the world – USA, E

2015-05-14: Between the Buried and Me new video “The Coma Machine” is streaming now
"This video is special to me because it looks beyond the story that is on the record. It showcases the character preparing for his journey and is him basically saying bye to his old demons/life. This footage adds dialogue to

2015-05-14: Final Cruise To The Edge line-up announced
Yes have confirmed the lineup for this year’s edition of their Cruise To The Edge festival at sea. They’ll be joined by Marillion, Anathema, Bigelf, Caravan, Spock’s Beard, Lifesigns and others aboard the Norwegian Pearl in t

2015-05-13: Queensryche on home straight
Band confirm follow-up to 2013 self-titled release is almost ready and contains more than an hour's worth of music. Queensryche have confirmed that their upcoming album is almost finished. Frontman Todd La Torre recently said

2015-05-13: Jean-Michel Jarre to release three big-name collaborative EPs
Pioneering electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre has announced the release of three collaborative 12-inches. Production of the first EP saw the visionary Frenchman reunite with Tangerine Dream co-founder Edgar Froese before h

2015-05-12: Phil Collins Readies Deluxe Reissues of Solo Catalog
Phil Collins' eight solo albums, along with other recordings from the prolific musician's vault, will be remastered and reissued as part of a new catalog deal with Warner Music Group. The forthcoming campaign will begin this