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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: 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

2014-08-22: 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: 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

2014-08-21: 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

2014-08-20: echolyn cancelling october shows
echolyn is disappointed to announce that we need to cancel our three live performances this fall. In juggling family, work and school obligations we are faced with the reality that the timeline we are presented with to proper

2014-08-19: Jon Anderson on Working With Jean-Luc Ponty, Yes’ New Album and More – Exclusive Interview
Jon Anderson parted ways with Yes in 2008, when health concerns kept him from committing to a tour. But he has remained incredibly active over the intervening six years, juggling an endless variety of projects at a time — and

2014-08-19: WOW! Kate Bush by Gered Mankowitz
I am delighted to announce details of the pre-launch process for WOW!, the latest ultra-large-format limited edition book by our publishing arm, Ormond Yard Press, featuring the very best work from Gered Mankowitz’s incredibl

2014-08-18: 20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Genesis
It’s easy to think you’ve heard all there is to hear about Genesis. Between selling some 130 million albums worldwide, papering MTV with videos, and a well-deserved Hall of Fame nod — not to mention launching the hitmaking so

2014-08-15: AAJ Review: InterStatic - Arise
Its beginnings may have been a little closer to the jazz side of the jazz-rock equation with Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), but British expat keyboardist Roy Powell's and trio with Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jar

2014-08-15: District 97 New Music Sneak Preview/Kickstarter Launching August 25th
We're delighted to give you a sneak peak at a track from our upcoming 3rd studio album. The song is called Takeover, and was filmed on June 12, 2014 at Martyrs': Please share! If you'd like to hear this and the rest of our n

2014-08-14: Tool's Danny Carey to Play With Primus in September
Tool drummer Danny Carey will sit in on a handful of Primus dates in September while the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, continues to recover from open heart surgery following a heart attack last month. "The mi

2014-08-14: 'The bloody thing burned to the ground': Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan recalls that fire in the sky
Deep Purple are considered to be among the forefathers who forged hard rock and heavy metal, thanks to their unmistakable blend of heavy guitar riffs, anthemic keyboards, and sweeping melodies in songs like “Smoke on the Wate

2014-08-13: Singer says farewell to Queensryche
Don't let the word “farewell” in Geoff Tate's August tour give you the wrong impression. The former long-time singer/songwriter of Queensryche isn't hanging up his microphone by any means. But he is bringing an end to an era

2014-08-13: Queen see future with Lambert
Former American Idol contestant Lambert is out on the road with May and Roger Taylor and has won praise for the way he has filled in for the late Freddie Mercury. May tells Eddie Trunk: “I think he’s woken us up — and just in

2014-08-13: Limelight for Rush: Toronto rockers get a park named in their honour
It may not be very rock-and-roll to get a park named in your band’s honour, but musical icons Rush have always defied the genre. “I know my mom is very happy!” frontman Geddy Lee told the Star. Lee and co-founder Alex Lifeson

2014-08-12: Faust: Whatever happened to ‘the German Beatles’?
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw in West Germany the formation of an extraordinary handful of experimental groups, including Amon Düül 2, Can, Kraftwerk, Neu! and Cluster. These groups were often misunderstood and even igno

2014-08-08: ProgDay: Travis Larson Band and Zombie Frogs perform,
Travelers applying for an US visas worldwide have been having difficulty completing visa requests due to a global system failure at the US Department of State. The problem, which began back in July, has unfortunately left Luz

2014-08-08: Interview: Queensryche
“Keep on keepin’ on,” seems to be the unofficial motto of the hard-rocking bandmates of Queensryche, who, after a tumultuous couple of years, have found their collective center. Juggling lawsuits, line-up changes, and new alb

2014-08-06: Steve Rothery solo update
We had an amazing two days down at Real World studios at the end of June recording live tracks and shooting the documentary footage for the special edition of my Ghosts of Pripyat album with Lasse Hoile. It was also the first

2014-08-06: Ian Gillan Rules Out Reunion with Ritchie Blackmore if Deep Purple Is Elected to Rock Hall
There’s always a fair amount of fuss when bands refuse to reunite with former members for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction performances, but Deep Purple‘s Ian Gillan knows exactly where those groups are coming from.

2014-08-02: Robert Fripp: “My professional life has been so devoid of joy”
Uncut joins Robert Fripp and the latest incarnation of King Crimson in the rehearsal studio to hear about their upcoming gigs, the problems with touring and his setlist plans, in the new issue, out now. “My professional lif

2014-08-01: Jon Lord tribute gets DVD release
A concert held in honour of the late Jon Lord and featuring some of the biggest names in rock is to be released on DVD. Celebrating Jon Lord - At The Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on Friday, Septe

2014-07-31: The Winery Dogs Live In The WAAF Studio
These Dogs already know all the tricks and are applying that vast knowledge to this new Band. Not "Project". This is a real band that plays for real. It can't get any more real than the Bass wrangling of Billy Sheehan(Davi

2014-07-30: RIP: Dick Wagner, esteemed Michigan rock guitarist, dead at 71
It was a final medical battle Dick Wagner couldn’t win. Wagner, the Michigan-bred guitarist renowned for his work with Alice Cooper, the Frost, Lou Reed and others, died this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 71.

2014-07-30: DAVID JACKSON at ProgDay 2014!
Best known to progressive rock fans as a former member of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, saxophonist, flautist and composer DAVID JACKSON will be performing at ProgDay as a special guest of ALEX CARPANI BAND. The band is currently

2014-07-30: Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate Changes Name To ‘Operation: Mindcrime’
The long-running saga for the name rights between Geoff Tate and Queensryche appears to have taken its final, albeit logical, step. Tate revealed today (July 30) that, beginning in September, the band he now fronts will be kn

2014-07-29: Flying Colors reveal their Second Nature
Flying Colors have confirmed the release of their album Second Nature on September 29 via Music Theories/Mascot Label Group. The prog supergroup – featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Steve Morse, David LaRue and Casey McPhers

2014-07-28: ‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs
If prog rock was once about pushing at the boundaries of music, then Ian Anderson asserts that those days have come to a definitive end. Moreover, if his band Jethro Tull was once considered a prog-rock outfit, he’s at a loss

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: 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

2014-07-26: 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

2014-07-25: 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

2014-07-25: 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: 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

2014-07-24: 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

2014-07-24: 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: 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

2014-07-23: 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: 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

2014-07-06: 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

2014-07-05: 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: Prog humor in today's Boston Globe
Who knew that Harry Bliss was a Prog fan?

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

2014-06-19: 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: 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

2014-06-13: 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

2014-06-12: 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: 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

2014-06-11: 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

2014-06-10: 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: 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

2014-06-04: 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: 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

2014-06-03: 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: 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

2014-05-27: 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

2014-05-23: 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