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2014-10-30: Watch Live On Oct. 30: A Very Wonka Afternoon With Primus
For more than 25 years, Primus has honed its distinct weirdo sensibility and earned fans with its funny lyrics and high-octane instrumental prowess. At the center of the group is Les Claypool, the band's slap-happy bassist an

2014-10-29: ROSfest announce US band Spock’s Beard as the Friday Night headliner
US band Spock’s Beard will headline the opening night of ROSfest 2015. A natural headliner today, just as they were when we booked them in 2007, this is a band that doesn’t really need much of an introduction. One of the main

2014-10-29: Geddy Lee and Eddie Vedder Confirmed for ‘Evening of Who Music’
An impressive assortment of artists will come together Nov. 11 to celebrate the Who‘s 50th anniversary — and raise some money for a great cause in the bargain. The all-star event, called ‘An Evening of Who Music,’ is schedule

2014-10-29: Collins donates items from Alamo
British pop star Phil Collins has handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins was in San Antonio Tuesday to donate what’s considered

2014-10-28: Roger Waters attends ceremony with black eye and stitches
Legendary British rocker Roger Waters turned up at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a black right eye and several stitches below it. The Pink Floyd founder, who left the band in 1985, told a joke at

2014-10-28: David Gilmour Plans to Release New Solo Album in 2015
David Gilmour tends to take quite a few years off between projects, so it might seem safe to assume that the release of Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Endless River‘ will be the last we’ll hear from him for some time. Happily, however, th

2014-10-27: Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”
Tony Levin is no stranger to the intriguing way that King Crimson refashions itself for different ages. After all, he’s been a part of several exciting new configurations over the years. In 1981, for instance, he joined a lin

2014-10-26: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody 'good song if unwell or down'
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests. A ComRes survey for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing power of music, of

2014-10-25: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Starless - Live in Europe
After seeing the "Seven-Headed Beast of Crim"—words used by the group's co-founder and only remaining original member, guitarist/keyboardist Robert Fripp, to describe the 2014 incarnation of King Crimson that just wrapped up

2014-10-24: ROSfest announce US band Heliopolis as the Friday Night Opener
US band Heliopolis has been given the honor of opening the 12th edition of the Rites of Spring Festival on Friday 1st of May 2015. While the band is a new one with just one album under their belt, the already critically accla

2014-10-23: Yes Announce First Live CD and DVD With Singer Jon Davison
Fans will get their first take-home opportunity to hear Yes in concert with current lead singer Jon Davison on the forthcoming ‘Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome.’ Available on two-CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats

2014-10-23: When Roger Left Pink Floyd: “It Was Like Stalin Died”
PINK FLOYD’S NICK MASON likens the period after Roger Waters left the band in 1984 to the aftermath of Russian leader Josef Stalin’s death. In the new issue of MOJO, available in the UK from Tuesday, October 28, the band’s dr

2014-10-22: David Gilmour Talks ‘Dysfunctional’ Pink Floyd Relationships That Inspired New Song ‘Louder Than Words’
Lamenting the breakdowns in personal relationships is a tradition in Pink Floyd‘s music — and one that continues with ‘Louder Than Words,’ the sole vocal number from the band’s upcoming farewell album, ‘The Endless River.’ As

2014-10-22: Kate Bush Thanks Fans After Her Run of Shows Concludes
Now that Kate Bush’s run of 22 ambitiously staged, rapturously received London concerts has come to an end, Ms. Bush has written a lavish thank-you note to her fans, and posted it on the web page where she announced the shows

2014-10-22: Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' on Pace to Take Preorder Record from One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'
Pink Floyd's forthcoming "final" album is looking like it will take the record for the most preordered album in the history of Amazon.com... Amazon.com.uk that is. Although that might not seem as glamourous as taking the top

2014-10-22: Pink Floyd talk new album + future live plans
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has opened up about the 'old-fashioned' sound of their upcoming album The Endless River - just don't expect the band to be playing it live any time soon.

2014-10-21: Geoff Tate / Tim Fernley. Songwriting – new album
Geoff Tate is a successful singer / keyboardist / and songwriter formerly with Queensryche, now with his own band Operation: Mindcrime. He has been a professional musician for over 35 years and has traveled the world playing

2014-10-21: Stick Men – SUPERCOLLIDER release today
SMN1412 | release 21 October 2014 | To wrap up the first 5 years of the band’s existence, Stick Men release a special 2-disc “Anthology” that covers the ‘best of’ the existing release, plus a whole new disc of their totally u

2014-10-20: Dennis DeYoung on Ignoring the Naysayers and Moving on Without Styx
Dennis DeYoung, after nearly two decades away from Styx, is at peace — with their legacy together and with his own. “At 67, I don’t feel that cool,” he admits, but the same can’t be said for his rock-focused new DVD, ‘Dennis

2014-10-18: The NewEARS Pat Mastelotto Interview
Pat Mastelotto kindly granted an interview as he heads out on the road with "Stick Men". Their new CD "SuperCollider", a retrospective/live double masterpiece, is to be released on Oct. 21st.

2014-10-17: The NewEARS Tony Levin Interview
Tony Levin is known as a musician’s musician. This iconic bassist has rightly earned his place among the most respected and sought after musicians of our times. Garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Perf

2014-10-16: Concert Review: Styx Strut Their Stuff on the High Seas
Reviewing a Styx show that took place aboard a cruise ship without using a single ‘Come Sail Away’-related pun is going to be difficult. But will it be impossible? Let’s find out! The perks of this job aren’t quite what I had

2014-10-16: Asia co-founder says still-prolific rock band might ‘take off again’
Where does Geoff Downes live? “On an airplane or in a bus,” he says. The British keyboardist played in Yes when the band visited the Hard Rock Hotel in August. Now he’s back on the road again with his other band, Asia, which

2014-10-15: Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson + Tony Kaye on the curious legacy of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”
“Owner of a Lonely Heart,” issued as a single in October 1983, holds a contentious place in the history of Yes. It is, of course, the band’s biggest-charting hit, but also a symbol of its dramatic shift toward pop styles in t

2014-10-14: RIP: Ikey Owens, Keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White, Dead at 38
Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who most recently played with Jack White and previously with the Long Beach Dub Allstars and the Mars Volta, has died. The musician was touring with White in Mexico at the time of his death; W

2014-10-14: The Stick Men bring ‘Supercollider” tour to The Regent
The Stick Men is a progressive rock band formed in 2008, featuring musicians with extensive experience playing together. Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto are the rhythm section of the legendary progressive rock band King Crimson

2014-10-11: AAJ Review: King Crimson at The Warfield
It's been eleven years since King Crimson last toured extensively, barring a brief four-city, fourteen-date tour in 2008 that acted as the final nail in the coffin of its 28- year run with pyrotechnic guitarist/vocalist Adria

2014-10-10: Yes Guitarist Steve Howe Discusses the Making of 'Fragile' and 'Close to the Edge'
“Somebody called me the granddaddy of prog-rock,” Steve Howe says with a laugh. “I’m not ashamed to be called that. But the thing that matters most to me is musicality. I don’t think prog is all about technical playing. Much

2014-10-10: 20 Insanely Great Genesis Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know in Rolling Stone
The question "Do you like Genesis?" brings an inevitable follow-up: "Which one?" The band's early work, recorded under the idiosyncratic Batwing of frontman Peter Gabriel, is the Holy Grail of progressive rock – exemplified b

2014-10-09: Kraftwerk and Nine Inch Nails among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
Cast your vote for the nominees you believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with

2014-10-09: Listen to the New Pink Floyd Song ‘Louder Than Words’
Pink Floyd’s new studio album “The Endless River” arrives next month and the BBC premiered the first song “Louder Than Words” this morning. It’s the only song on the new album to feature vocals, and opens with David Gilmour s

2014-10-09: Pink Floyd's The Endless River: 'This is the last thing out from us'
David Gilmour has said that the forthcoming Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, will be their last. Speaking specifically about new track Louder Than Words, which features words by Polly Samson and touches on the band’s grea

2014-10-08: The Gentle Storm sign deal with Inside Out Music
Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) recently revealed that they had joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they can now reveal that they

2014-10-07: New Details Emerge for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’
We’re learning more about Pink Floyd‘s first album in two decades as the release date nears. For instance, the largely instrumental ‘The Endless River’ will reportedly feature a return engagement by physicist Stephen Hawking,

2014-10-05: Steve Hackett Tears into ‘Biased’ Genesis Documentary
So much for the congenial atmosphere surrounding this long-awaited reunion of Genesis. The documentary ‘Together and Apart,’ one of two new projects featuring contributions from each of the band’s five ’70s-era members, premi

2014-10-03: Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Bundle album hits 1m downloads in a week
The results are in and the recent BitTorrent Bundle experiment from Radiohead front man Thom Yorke was a success—at least according to BitTorrent Inc. The company recently announced that the bundle, featuring Yorke's new solo

2014-10-03: RoSfest is excited to announce UK band Synaesthesia!
Synaesthesia was formed just two years ago, with a line-up consisting of Adam Warne (keyboards, vocals), Ollie Hannifan (guitars), Samuel Higgins (guitars), Peter Episcopo (bass) and Robin Johnson (drums). They have one full

2014-10-03: Rush's Geddy & Alex’s GRAPES UNDER PRESSURE 3 Charity eBay Auction begins
Starting at 6pm ET today, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will launch the most rock memorabilia on eBay as part of their Grapes Under Pressure 3 initiative in support of Grapes for Humanity, an organization that helps to raise fun

2014-10-01: RoSfest is honored to announce Enchant as our third band on Sunday
US band Enchant is one of those bands that seem to have been around forever. They were formed back in 1988, and released their debut album “A Blueprint of the World” in 1993. Many fans approached us in the early days of RoSfe

2014-10-01: The Teenage Egyptian Artist Behind Pink Floyd’s New Album Art
While Pink Floyd’s music is inescapable, ubiquitous, a soundtrack, even, for a certain generation, the first time I remember seeing the band’s album covers was not in a record store. I was in college visiting an ex—a musician

2014-10-01: Roger Waters Patiently Explains That He Is Still Not a Member of Pink Floyd
Until recently, the prospect of a new Pink Floyd album seemed to good to be true, but now that the long-dormant group has confirmed its upcoming ‘Endless River‘ LP, fans may feel like no dream is too unlikely to wish for — wh

2014-09-30: Genesis interview: 'We were hated'
In the mid-Seventies, when Genesis were ­reaching the heights of their theatrical pomp, singer Peter Gabriel’s outfits often threatened to steal the show. “I was always afraid that these guys would start arguing about any of

2014-09-29: The 30 most influential prog drumming albums
Your winners by a country mile, Neil Peart and Rush are the prog heavyweight champions as chosen by Rhythm and MusicRadar readers. After their progressive proclivities reached a zenith on the albums A Farewell To Kings and He

2014-09-27: Concert Review: ASIA - Then & Now and in the Future - Super Group Gets Serious with Gravitas in Morristown
The original ASIA formed in 1981. They were heralded as a "super group" as each of the four members of ASIA had come from successful bands from the prog-rock realm. ASIA's self-titled debut album released in 1982 was a huge h

2014-09-27: Cruise to the Edge 2015
The waiting is over today as we announce the next Global Progressive Rock music spectacular and fan/artist get-together, Cruise To the Edge! This is truly a “world event” and we anticipate fan representation from over 30 coun

2014-09-27: 'I nearly died. In rehab, I said those words... My name is Phil Collins and I'm an alcoholic': From Genesis to revelations, the single reveals all
The first knew he was in trouble when he found himself slipping into a dangerous new routine at home in Geneva. Bored, bandless and missing his young children, who had moved to America with his ex-wife, the British legend who

2014-09-26: "Progressive Darkwave" Braindance is back after a 12 year hiatus
Welcome back to the world of progressive darkwave. Braindance releases "Master of Disguise" long-awaited concept album containing five singles, epic trilogy, groundbreaking packaging and 16 page comic.

2014-09-25: Marillion's "Season's End" is 25
Ah, Seasons End - my first baby with Marillion. We seemed to write it in an afternoon and record it in a fortnight. The freak warm spring of 1989 saw us basking in the splendour of Hook End Manor near Henley on Thames. I flou

2014-09-24: Who 50th Anniversary Compilation Will Include First New Song in Eight Years
The Who will append their first new music in eight years to a forthcoming 50th anniversary compilation. ‘Be Lucky,’ recorded this summer, features surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as their longtime

2014-09-24: Haken release "Darkest Light" video
We have recently announced the release of the 'Restoration' EP on the 27th October 2014, coinciding with our UK & Ireland tour with label mates Leprous & Maschine. Now we are pleased to reveal a brand new video for the track

2014-09-23: The Endless River TV commercial
First preview of the new Pink Floyd album "The Endless River" is now live on the official Pink Floyd site.

2014-09-23: Phil Collins: ‘I Am Not Ready to Return to the Full Concert Stage’
After Phil Collins announced last month that he would be participating in a charity concert, speculation started to spread that he was testing the waters for a full-scale comeback tour. But the singer has quashed those hopes

2014-09-22: David Bowie exhibition lands in Chicago for only U.S. visit
David Bowie has been best-known throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in constant radio circulation. But he is also an actor and artist who helped

2014-09-22: Pink Floyd unveil new album "The Endless River" cover
Box includes 24-page photo/credit booklet in hard cover, including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions CD in full colour card wallet with full colour label DVD (NTSC) or BLU-RAY in full colour card wallet with fu

2014-09-19: Jordan's live rig - on your iPad
Jordantron brings you all the sounds of Jordan's live rig into your iPad. This is the first time Jordan Rudess, who is best known as the keyboardist for Dream Theater, has released a complete set of his exclusive sounds to th

2014-09-18: Queen release "Killer Queen" vodka on 40th anniversary of song
The ultimate accompaniment to any band’s rider, and drink of choice for the legendary late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Queen have unveiled a premium Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka, ‘Killer Queen’. Released on the 40th

2014-09-18: Fish: A Personal statement on the Scottish Referendum
What is going on up here in Scotland now and what has been going on for a very long time and what will be decided today I cannot ignore and would be an absolute lie if I chose to pretend it did not affect me and chose to avoi

2014-09-18: Great pictures of King Crimson in Boston from Tony Levin's Web Diary
Here in Boston, I'm thrilled, as always, to return to the city I was born in and grew up in. In Copley Square, a visit to the Boston Public Library where I used to work in the music department after school.

2014-09-17: James Cameron Wins Another ‘Avatar’ Lawsuit
Litigants seeking to cash in on the global popularity of James Cameron’s uber-blockbuster are now 0-for-4 in the past year. A New York judge today threw out a copyright-infringement suit by artist Roger Dean — who has created

2014-09-17: Lifesigns Live DVD on PledgeMusic
HI! We need YOU to help us record our live DVD this autumn. Pledge with us and be a part of making this come true! Here’s how it works. Over three nights in or near London we are going to record a Live DVD before a very selec

2014-09-17: Rush's R40 – 40th Anniversary Collectors Box Set Available In DVD & Blu-ray
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R

2014-09-16: Pictures of King Crimson getting ready for Boston
Some photographs from today's set-up and soundcheck. First up from the camera of the Mighty Trev, a view of the grand old venue that is the Colonial Theatre...Into the soundcheck...

2014-09-16: King Crimson to Release Long-Coveted ‘Blue Tapes’
For years, the so-called ‘Blue Tapes’ have been among the most sought-after items for King Crimson fans, coveted as much for the musical clarity on display during these 1973-74 concerts as for their scarcity. Not anymore. Rob

2014-09-15: It’s time for prog fans to forgive Rolling Stone magazine
Once upon a time when progressive rock was starting to bloom, Rolling Stone magazine looked favorably upon the genre, and particularly the one prog band that epitomized it: Yes. Early Yes albums generally received favorable r

2014-09-15: Jeff Lynne Says There May Be More ELO Shows on the Way
After a return performance to the stage last night, Jeff Lynne said that there may be more performances from Electric Light Orchestra in the future. Lynne performed with ELO as part of BBC Radio 2Œs Festival in a Day in Lond

2014-09-15: Boston Globe Music Preview: Fripp plays favorites with a new King Crimson
In 1989, when the English rock band King Crimson released a so-called “Definitive Edition” of its 1971 album, “Islands,” a hidden track that closed the original LP was omitted through an engineer’s error. The change was sligh

2014-09-14: RoSfest Saturday lineup announced for ROSfest 2015
The twelfth edition of The Rites of Spring Festival will take place on May 1st – 3rd 2015 in Gettysburg, PA. UK progressive metal band Haken will headline the Saturday bill on May 2nd. The supporting slots for Saturday have b

2014-09-14: RIP: John Gustafson, bassist for Quatermass, Roxy Music, Ian Gillan and others
John Gustafson, who memorably collaborated in the ’70s with Ian Gillan and Roxy Music, has died at 72. He had once been deemed the “second most important bassist ever to come out of Liverpool” for his work in the groundbreaki

2014-09-12: Jerry Gaskill of King's X sufers second heart attack
We unfortunately have to announce that during a scheduled minor procedure, Jerry Gaskill has suffered a heart attack during the post operation recovery, and as a result must undergo double bypass surgery within the next 72 ho

2014-09-11: Prog Awards 2014 Winners In Full
The third annual Progressive Music Awards took place tonight in the majestic setting of the Underglobe, underneath Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. It was a spectacular and star-studded event, with Peter Gabriel scoopin

2014-09-11: Deep Purple Announce New Concert Film With Orchestra
Deep Purple‘s forthcoming ‘Live in Verona’ DVD finds the group working with strings again — more than 45 years after their groundbreaking ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ pushed the boundary between classical music and rock

2014-09-09: Mike and the Mechanics Announcement: Successful Hits Tour to hit the US and Canada
That’s right, it’s hot off the press – Mike + The Mechanics will be touring America in early 2015 – February and March – and we hope to see you there! We’re excited to announce that we will be flying over to America before hi

2014-09-09: Great pictures from Tony Levin on King Crimson warm-up show
Here at 'The Egg', in Albany -- it's the venue where we'll start off the tour on Tuesday. But we loaded in Saturday night, and have two days of production rehearsals to get used to the stage setup and our concert sound system

2014-09-09: Queensryche Is 'Making a New Record Right Now,' Eyeing Early 2015 Releease
Its lengthy and bitter legal battle with former frontman Geoff Tate ended, Queensryche is putting the throttle down on moving past the problems and getting its future in full gear. Drummer Scott Rockenfield tells Billboard th

2014-09-08: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan Leads Thousands of Guitarists Through ‘Smoke on the Water’
In 2013, the inaugural Guitars on the Beach event collected the biggest single gathering of guitarists playing simultaneously in the history of Britain. For the follow-up, which was held on Sept. 6, organizer Geoff Baker set

2014-09-08: Nostalgic ride through Steely Dan’s career
Old pop stars don’t fade away — they tour the summer circuit endlessly, playing greatest-hits shows for fans looking to relive some memories for a couple hours. Steely Dan, perhaps the most stylishly subversive band of its or

2014-09-07: TIFF 2014: Roger Waters rocks red carpet
We don’t need no thought control. Veteran British rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame says that pretty much sums up why his 1979 double album The Wall, which inspired the recent The Wall Live world tour that has now been t

2014-09-05: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin To Perform Live Scores of Cult Horror Classics Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria at Roadburn Festival 2015
We’re extremely excited to announce that Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival, set for April 9 – 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to perform their much acclaimed movi

2014-09-05: Genesis Documentary ‘Sum of the Parts’ Coming in November
The upcoming BBC documentary ‘Together and Apart‘ will be paired with another film called ‘Sum of the Parts,’ set for release in November on DVD, to form a comprehensive history of Genesis. Together, they trace the history of

2014-09-04: Geoff Tate Bids Farewell to Queensryche
After many years and a lot of legal drama, former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate performed under the band’s name for the final time on Aug. 30, marking the end of an era for longtime fans. The occasion was marked with appropri

2014-09-03: Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says band's best album 'is still to come'
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has insisted that the band's best work is "still to come". In this week's issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally, Selway revealed that the band are set to begin sessions

2014-09-03: Kate Bush faces a battle to save Devon clifftop home from falling into the sea
Kate Bush's big comeback to the top of the pop scene might be spoiled by a sudden fall – as her cliff-top hideaway inches closer to the sea. The publicity-shy singer, 56, bought the five-bed mansion for a reported £2.5 millio

2014-09-02: Fripp launches King Crimson YouTube channel
The aim of DGM is to connect music, musician and audience in a way that supports the power of music, the integrity of the musician and the needs of the audience. DGM Live offers music for download with photographs, diary arch

2014-09-02: Scottish take on Top 10 Prog Bands
1 Jethro Tull: Led by Scot Ian Anderson and recognised as one of the leading prog rock bands. 2 Yes: Rick Wakeman played with Yes, who were in the vanguard of the movement. 3 Pink Floyd: Arguably the most successful band to d

2014-09-02: Battersea Power Station: The life, death and rebirth of a London icon
Ever since it appeared on the cover of Animals, Pink Floyd's 1977 album, Battersea Power Station in London has been famous around the world. It has appeared in everything from the Beatles' 1965 movie Help! to Christopher Nola

2014-08-31: Ian Anderson ‘Thick As A Brick: Live In Iceland’ — DVD Review
Back in 1972, Jethro Tull unleashed the “mother of all concept albums” with ‘Thick as a Brick,’ which told the tale of a young lad called Gerald Bostock. It became a No. 1 hit, due in no small part to the momentum from their

2014-08-31: Artist Roger Dean at 70 - in pictures
Roger Dean, the famed artist, designer, architect, and publisher, turns 70 on 31 August. Featuring some of his greatest fantasy landscapes and designs for artists such as Yes and Asia, let’s celebrate with a selection of some

2014-08-29: Photos of Pink Floyd’s New Album The Endless River on Vinyl
Acoustic Sounds has shared some photos of Pink Floyd’s new studio album The Endless River they are working on for release in October 2014. Acoustic Sounds were chosen to handle the release of the double vinyl of the album and

2014-08-29: Mike Portnoy ‘Wouldn’t Put Money’ on Returning to Dream Theater
Drummer Mike Portnoy has offered his latest thoughts about the possibility of him rejoining his longtime band Dream Theater, and he feels that the chances are slim to none. In the latest issue of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine,

2014-08-29: RIP: Glenn Cornick, bass player for Jethro Tull
It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during

2014-08-27: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn – reviews roundup
Taking stock of Kate Bush’s comeback was always going to be tricky. The sense of anticipation around her return to the stage after 35 years was so fevered that its opening night seems beyond criticism altogether, a time for p

2014-08-26: HELIOPOLIS Release “City of the Sun” on 10T Records
Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, “City of the Sun,” while simultaneously undertaking a string of accla

2014-08-25: Show Review: Deep Purple Burns Down the MPAC
Deep Purple unleashed a scorching show to an enthusiastic crowd at the MPAC. Deep Purple is an English rock band that is still going strong since its inception in the late 1960's. They are among the pioneers of hard rock and

2014-08-22: Genesis Announce New ‘R-Kive’ Box Set
When Genesis teased fans with the promise of “exciting news” to be announced on Aug. 22, speculation ran wild; given that former members recently participated in an upcoming retrospective documentary, some hoped that the dorm

2014-08-22: Boston Globe Music Pick: Yanni at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
“I don’t like to define my music. To me, music is pure emotion. It’s language that can communicate certain emotions and the rhythm cuts across genders, cultures, and nationalities. All you need to do is close your eyes and fe

2014-08-22: Dream Theater announce "Breaking The Fourth Wall", live from the Boston Opera House
On March 25th, 2014, Dream Theater performed at the Boston Opera House with very special guests from the Berklee College of Music orchestra and choir. Filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and master

2014-08-21: Carl Palmer’s retirement joke
In a video posted on his Facebook page, the prog icon announces: “Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands. “Along the way his dazzling speed and

2014-08-20: Toronto International Film Festival to Premiere Roger Waters The Wall
Fans of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd's monumental The Wall, get ready. This immersive experience of Waters's The Wall Live tour, shot in three cities across two continents, is a rib-rattling, sonically stupendous piece of film

2014-08-20: Kate Bush Pleads With Fans NOT To Use Phones & Tablets At Comeback Shows
It's been 35 years since she last took the stage - at which point the first ever mobile phone was just a glint in some dreamer-turned-bazillianaire's eye. Kate Bush has asked fans not to film her London shows. Or bring their

2014-08-20: Eccentric Orbit Announces the Release of Creation of the Humanoids
Proudly announcing our new CD, "Creation of the Humanoids," dedicated to our friend Mark Cella. The new CD builds on the sounds and vibe of our debut, "Attack of the Martians," adding the sounds of electric violin, synth guit