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2015-03-27: Steve Hackett - 'Wolflight' related videos launched!
Music pioneer Steve Hackett returns with his new solo album Wolflight on the 30th March 2015 in Europe. To celebrate the impending release of the album, he is now pleased to reveal the stunning, cinematic promo video for the

2015-03-26: Art of Rush by Hugh Syme
The Art of Rush is a 272 page coffee table book that delves into the 40 year relationship with Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator Hugh Syme. The stunning book begins with a foreword penned by Neil Peart, and conta

2015-03-26: Deep Purple Announce U.S. Summer Tour
Deep Purple fans in the States will be able to get their concert fix this summer, when the band returns to the U.S. for a month-long tour. The groupfs summer run, which finds the band continuing to promote 2013Œs Now What?!

2015-03-25: Radiohead and The Doors albums added to Library of Congress
Albums by RADIOHEAD and THE DOORS are to be preserved for future generations by the Library of Congress. The Doors' self-titled debut disc and OK Computer by British rockers Radiohead are among 25 musical works selected for i

2015-03-24: Phil Manzanera on Jay Z, Kanye West and the riff that changed his life
The first thing you hear on Jay Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' is a remix of an 'obscure' 1970s guitar sequence. Now it's being played in films and commercials and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera can't believe his luck.

2015-03-23: 42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
The numbers attached to The Dark Side of the Moon are pretty impressive. More than 50 million copies sold worldwide, 15 straight years on Billboard’s album chart, consistently ranked in the Top 10 of many best-albums-ever-mad

2015-03-23: 42 Years Ago: King Crimson release "Larks' Tongues In Aspic"
Can you recall the day you first encountered this album? Please leave your comments on the guestbook. You can read my take on that over on the blog. In the meantime here's what Ian McDonald, writing in the New Musical Express

2015-03-23: Raise the Blind: An Interview with Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
Having followed the career of Nightwish since the release of their 2002 album Century Child, I’m aware of the challenges involved in fronting such a project. Both Tarja Turunen and Anette Olzon, the band’s previous singers, h

2015-03-21: Charity single Hackett/Beggs/ Reed/Longdon/Booth/Nick_D'Virgilio
The Esoteric Antenna label is pleased to release and support the new EP in aid of the Parkinson’s Society UK, "SPECTRAL MORNINGS 2015”. The project was the brainchild of ROB REED (of Magenta & Kompendium) who explains; "I’ve

Swedish prog rockers Anekdoten return after an eight year hiatus with their sixth album Until All The Ghosts Are Gone. The album will be released on April 10 th 2015 through their own label, Virta in Europe and North America

2015-03-20: Toto’s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Share the Story of ‘Toto XIV’
At the peak of the band’s popularity, critics derided Toto as a faceless “corporate rock” band, but underneath the complex arrangements that fueled their immaculately produced hits, the group’s music has always been the bypro

2015-03-19: The Aristocrats’ Third Album Title: “Tres Caballeros” – Plus North America Tour Dates!
Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caball

2015-03-18: Rockin' Rich Lynch Radio Interview With Todd Rundgren
Join your host Rockin' Rich Lynch as he brings you another amazing independent radio show. The show opens with a new track "Hollywood Star" from the RICH LYNCH BAND. This episode also features great interviews with TODD RUNDG

2015-03-18: District 97 extend (again) their Kickstarter opportunities for their new upcoming album "In Vaults"
Many people have contacted us saying they're sorry they missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, so we are reopening pledges for our new album at http://www.district97.net/store/last...-our-new-album through April 1st! This is

2015-03-18: New IZZ Track, "Can't Feel the Earth, Part IV" streaming on Youtube!
The new IZZ track, "Can't Feel the Earth, Part IV" is now available for streaming on Youtube! Click on this link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGi0YsG5Do8&feature=youtu.be

2015-03-17: Between the Buried and Me Announce 'Coma Ecliptic' LP, North American Tour
Progressive metalcore crew Between the Buried and Me are pushing past their grandiose Parallax project to put out another LP. The band's next set is called Coma Ecliptic, and Metal Blade puts it out July 7. A press release ex

2015-03-16: With Legal Obstacles Out of the Way Tool Are Again Hard at Work
In mid-February, Tool guitarist Adam Jones posted a short film on his Facebook page in which Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee walks into the lounge of a studio where both bands are working, and asks Jones what he’s doing. The gui

2015-03-15: RIP: Mike Porcaro, Bassist for Toto, Dead at 59
Mike Porcaro, longtime bassist for the stadium rockers Toto, died on Sunday morning after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease), according to Rolling Stone. He was 59. His brother, St

2015-03-15: DEVIN TOWNSEND Wins JUNO Award In 'Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year' Category
Devin Townsend was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno which was held on Sunday, March 15 at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This category is an award to honor ar

2015-03-14: Franco Mussida has just left PFM
Franco Mussida lascia la Pfm "Chiedo scusa, troppi impegni". Dopo tanti anni di intenso lavoro insieme, Franco Mussida ha deciso di uscire dalla Pfm.

2015-03-13: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody tops another poll
Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody has topped another popularity poll on its 40th anniversary year. The single – the most expensive of all time on its release in 1975 – has been named the UK’s favourite number one hit of that de

2015-03-13: Nightwish stream their track Shudder Before The Beautiful, featuring a spoken introduction by Richard Dawkins.
”Kappaleen "Shudder Before The Beautiful" ydin on hetkessä kun katsomme Linnunrataa kirkkaana talviyönä, kun näemme Voyager 1:n ottaman valokuvan Maapallostamme pienenä sinisenä keitaana käsittämättömässä äärettömyydessä, kun

2015-03-13: RIP: Gong founder Daevid Allen has died, aged 77
Daevid Allen, the leader of the legendary prog-jazz eccentrics Gong, has died aged 77. The news was confirmed on the Facebook page of Allen’s son, Orlando Monday Allen. And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divid

2015-03-12: Fates Warning announce 2015 US tour dates!
Progressive metal masters Fates Warning will be touring the US in October 2015 - initial confirmed dates are below, and more will be added in the coming weeks.

2015-03-12: Hear Muse Go 'Psycho' on New Song
After exploring the wubby depths of dubstep and dance on 2012's The 2nd Law, Muse are back to bashing out stadium-sized riffs on new track, "Psycho," the first taste of their upcoming LP, Drones. The track is centered around

2015-03-11: Rush Manager Weighs Odds That This Is the Band’s Final Tour: ‘Somewhere Between Possible and Probable’
Rush have been such road warriors throughout their career that it’s tempting to add a grain of salt to their prediction that the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary shows will serve as their “last major tour,” but according to t

2015-03-11: Watch Styx Perform ‘Renegade’ in an Exclusive Sneak Peek From Their New Live TV Special
Styx fans have a new concert special to look forward to on March 15 — but you don’t have to wait until Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas premieres on AXS-TV to get an exclusive glimpse of the show. Ultimate Classic Rock pre

2015-03-11: Judas Priest to 'reconnect' with Nostradamus
Rob Halford says Judas Priest are working on plans to "reconnect" with their 2008 concept album Nostradamus. Although he stops short of confirming the band will follow-up last year's Redeemer Of Souls with another concept rec

2015-03-11: Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ Featured in New Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’
Aerosmith‘s “Sweet Emotion” offered the perfect soundtrack to the previous teaser for Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure Inside Out, but for the movie’s latest trailer, another band from Boston gets the honor. For the film’s

2015-03-11: Muse Reveals Release Date, Art & Track List for New 'Drones' Album
Muse has just shared the vital details on what promises to be one of 2015's most high-profile rock albums. The British arena rockers will release Drones, their seventh studio album, on June 9 via Warner Bros. Records. This ve

2015-03-11: Hear Mastodon's Ode to 'Game of Thrones' Villain 'White Walker'
Winter is almost coming to Westeros as the fifth season of Game of Thrones draws near, but before George R.R. Martin's fantasy series returns on April 12th, HBO will drop the second volume of their Catch the Throne: The Mixta

2015-03-11: King’s X and Living Colour frontmen team up for tour
King’s X frontman Doug Pinnick and Living Colour counterpart Corey Glover have announced a US tour together. They’ll hit the road in April, delivering a set made up of tracks from both their careers. Promoter Michael Smith sa

2015-03-10: Boston Globe Music Review: Lieutenant, ‘If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week’
Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel becomes a guitar-wielding frontman on Lieutenant’s “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week,” too modest to argue that there’s another blazing all-in-one talent hiding in Dave G

2015-03-09: Kraftwerk Frontman Sues Over Electronic Charger Up on Kickstarter
Get out the German translation dictionary because Ralf Hutter has met a machine where coexistence raises a pulsating legal condundrum. On Monday, the Kraftwerk co-founder and frontman filed a trademark infringement lawsuit ag

2015-03-09: Behold! The purrfect music for cats! But is it Prog?
The University of Wisconsin designed music specifically for cats. The music simulates purrs and meows to peak kitty interest.

2015-03-09: Kickstarter-Backed 'Instrument 1' Seeks to Revolutionize Music
We've long since grown accustomed to the idea of apps and gizmos that can make novice players sound like seasoned professionals, but the Instrument 1 is something different. In fact, this new electronic instrument billed

2015-03-08: Happy 20th Birthday - echolyn : "As The World"
I am a huge echolyn fan, and I cant tell you how important this record was to me. I was introduced to progressive music through a very good friend of mine, and eventually we formed a Prog band together playing progressive cov

2015-03-08: Drummer Mike Portnoy rants about NHS treatment, fans aren’t too sympathetic
Drummer Mike Portnoy found himself on the receiving end of some sharp comments from fans after ranting about his treatment by the NHS. The former Dream Theater drummer is now touring with Neal Morse, but found himself in need

2015-03-07: Queensyrche name Zeuss to produce
Queensryche have started recording their second album with vocalist Todd La Torre - and they've named Chris 'Zeuss' Harris as producer. The news was confirmed to those who've signed up for the PledgeMusic campaign associated

2015-03-07: Progsheet Interview: A Few More Words With...Frank Wyatt
How we deal with adversity says a great deal about us. Happy The Man / Pedal Giant Animals / Oblivion Sun composer / performer Frank Wyatt has chosen to handle his challenges through music. His website: craftyhands.net has be

2015-03-07: AAJ Review: Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)
After nearly five years that saw the group release five albums—from 1969's earth-shattering eponymous debut to 1973's less consistent Houses of the Holy (all on Atlantic Records)—and incessant touring that saw the group break

2015-03-06: Genesis founder Rutherford brings new Mechanics to Wilbur
‘It’s always worth mentioning that most band members start a solo career because they’re not happy in their main band,” Mike Rutherford says when asked why he’d stepped away from Genesis in 1985 to form a second band, Mike +

2015-03-06: King Crimson Record Store Day Releases
Previously only available as part of the KCCC mail order series, three titles are being reissued for general retail to tie in with the forthcoming Record Store Day on April 18th. Available for a limited period of time only th

2015-03-06: Misplaced Chilhood turns 30
Misplaced Childhood is the dark prog masterpiece that turned Marillion into bona fide rock stars. It’s also the record that broke the group. We get the inside story on its 30th anniversary.

2015-03-04: David Gilmour Plans New Solo Album for Fall
Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour will put out his first solo album in nine years later this year. Although he revealed no other details about the as-yet-untitled LP on his website, he has scheduled a number of tour dates in

2015-03-04: Rockin' Rich Lynch radio interview with Richie Kotzen
Join your host Rockin' Rich Lynch as he brings you another amazing independent radio show. The show opens with a new track "Hollywood Star" from the RICH LYNCH BAND. This episode also features great interviews with DAN SHEEHE

2015-03-03: IZZ to Release New Studio Album, "Everlasting Instant"
IZZ’s new studio album, Everlasting Instant, is scheduled for release on April 7, 2015 and serves as the final installment of a three-part series of albums that began with The Darkened Room in 2009 and continued with Crush of

2015-03-03: 36 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Sheik Yerbouti’
On many levels — creative, personal, and business-related — 1979 would go down as a banner year in the long and storied career of Frank Zappa. But perhaps nothing else accomplished during those significant 365 days left as la

2015-03-02: WPKN's record fair to boast 50 dealers in Bridgeport on March 7
WPKN 89.5-FM is planning a "happening" in Bridgeport on Saturday, March 7, with a family-friendly daylong "Music Mash." Steve di Costanzo, general manager at WPKN, said last week that the Park City was chosen to host the even

2015-03-02: Steven Wilson interview: Hiding in Plain Sight
The inspiration for Steven Wilson's new album sounds like the stuff of urban legend. The story goes like this: A young woman dies alone in her apartment and no one notices for more than two years. When her body is finally dis

2015-03-02: A Few Words With...Mike Rutherford
When you think of Mike Rutherford, what first comes to mind? My bet is that it's "Genesis," "bass," "guitar," "Mike + The Mechanics," or one of the many songs associated with either band. Mike + The Mechanics have come back t

2015-03-02: Yes to launch lost live recordings
Yes will release a 14-disc box set and a cut-down 2-disc album of long-lost live recordings from their Close To The Edge era in May. The band recently discovered seven complete concerts in their archives, which had been taped

2015-03-02: Spock’s Beard pay tribute to Nimoy
Spock’s Beard have paid tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who inspired the band’s name. The Star Trek icon – who played the Vulcan character in the original series from 1966 until 2013 movie Star Trek Into Darkness – died last

2015-03-01: 41 Years Ago: Rush’s Self-Titled Debut Points to Bigger Things
On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock’s more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album. But before they could do their country

2015-03-01: Cruise To The Edge adds Enchant, Spock's Beard, Steve Rothery Band and Dave Kezner
This Northern Cal band will join our international roster of Prog with artists coming from Germany, Norway, Sweden, UK, South America, etc.. Please welcome to Cruise to the Edge for 2015: ENCHANT ‪#cruisetotheedge

2015-02-28: 32 Years Ago: Styx Come Apart with Kilroy Was Here
Styx were one of the biggest American rock groups of the 70s, with a string of hit albums and songs including Lady, Come Sail Away, Renegade and Blue Collar Man. The group scored two of their biggest suc

2015-02-27: AAJ Review - Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Sometimes you never can tell. When British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson released the old school progressive rock record The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) (Kscope, 2013), who knew

2015-02-27: AAJ Interview - Steven Wilson: Intuitive Indulgences and Pop Proclivities
The trajectory of Steven Wilson's career, since stepping away from his longtime band Porcupine Tree to go solo, has been nothing short of remarkable. Since interviewing him in 2012 for the release of Get All You Deserve (Ksco

2015-02-27: David Gilmour's Future Plans: "There's No Room for Pink Floyd"
David Gilmour's upcoming solo album is progressing nicely, says longtime collaborator Phil Manzanera. "It's going very well" Manzanera told Uncut. "I think it sounds fantastic. People will be very happy" Manzanera co-

2015-02-27: Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion release first video from upcoming album
Can’t stop the clock is a song with drastic changes in keys, tempos, dynamics and even in styles. I mean why make things easy as we serve you progressive rock, heavy metal, arena/stadium rock, pop, ballad, hard rock and symph

2015-02-26: Coverdale and Blackmore talked about reunion
David Coverdale has revealed that he and former Deep Purple bandmate Ritchie Blackmore discussed the possibility of getting back together after the death of Jon Lord in 2012. And although the idea didn’t come to fruition, it

2015-02-26: RIP: singer Chris Rainbow (Alan Parsons, Camel) dead at 68
Scottish vocalist and musician Chris Rainbow, who worked with Alan Parsons and Camel, has died at the age of 68. He appeared on The Alan Parsons Project albums: 1979’s Eve, 1980’s The Turn Of A Friendly Card, 1982’s Eye In Th

2015-02-25: Steve Hackett reveals new bass/12 string player Roine Stolt
Prog visionary Steve Hackett has announced the addition of multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt to his tour line-up. Stolt, known as leading light of the Flower Kings and for his association with Transatlantic, will play bass

2015-02-25: New Allan Holdsworth on PledgeMusic.com
It¹s been quite some time since I’ve released new material, which is why you’re here. Rather than going the traditional route, I’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic to engage you in the release of new material I’m calling, “Tales F

2015-02-25: Upcoming Release: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress'
Here's the last of our new releases for Spring 2015: 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress', the sixth full-length album from Montreal collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The follow-up to their universally acclaimed 2012

2015-02-25: David Gilmour’s solo album “sounds fantastic”, says Phil Manzanera
David Gilmour’s new solo album “sounds fantastic”, Phil Manzanera reveals in the new issue of Uncut, dated April 2015 and out now. The guitarist also discusses the future of Roxy Music, and recalls working with Brian Eno, Nic

2015-02-24: Mike Rutherford Talks Genesis, Phish and Lamb
“Since doing the book and the documentary, I know more about me than I ever did—I studied up,” Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford declares with his wry humor. The book he’s referring to is The Living Years, the 2014 memoir fi

2015-02-24: Styx Concert to Be Shown on AXS-TV
AXS-TV will premiere a 2014 concert by Styx next month. The show was recorded at the Orleans Arena during last year’s Soundtrack of Summer Tour with Foreigner and Don Felder. It will air on March 15 at 8PM ET. The special inc

2015-02-24: Ian Anderson Says Jethro Tull Will Never Get Back Together
Ian Anderson is pushing back against those who want a reunion of longtime members of Jethro Tull, saying he prefers to work with the current lineup. “I am rather bemused by the fan gossip surrounding who might be, or should b

2015-02-24: Forever young? The average age of today’s biggest pop stars is 38 thanks to Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Michael Jackson
Thought pop was music made for teenagers, by teenagers? Not anymore: the average age of the ten best-selling recorded music artists of 2014 was 38-years-old. They included young whippersnappers such as Pink Floyd, AC/DC and M

2015-02-23: Steven Wilson talks recording his new album, Hand. Cannot. Erase.
In 2015, Steven Wilson's new album, Hand. Cannot. Erase., is simply The Thing That Shouldn't Be: Eleven tracks clocking in at over 65 minutes, it's the genuine concept record article, built more for sustained, top-to-bottom l

2015-02-23: 47 Years Ago: Genesis Release Their First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’
Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all-time. But — a couple late-era Phil Collins belters aside — they’re not remembered as cookie-cutter pop balladeers. Timing

2015-02-22: Rush ‘2112’ Vinyl to Include Hologram
Fans buying the vinyl reissue of Rush’s 1976 album 2112 next month will be the recipient of a cool surprise. The band has embedded a hologram of its logo directly onto the platter. As you can see in the above video, shining a

2015-02-21: RIP: Mats Olausson, Former Yngwie Malmsteen Keyboardist, Dies
Mats Olausson, who played keyboards with Yngwie Malmsteen throughout the ‘90s, has died in Thailand. He was 54. The Bangkok Post reports that Olausson was found dead in his hotel in Rayong on Thursday (Feb. 19) by an employee

2015-02-21: Geddy Lee on Rush's Upcoming "Last Big Tour", We Have to Slow Down Dramatically
Geddy Lee pulled no punches tonight (Feb. 21) when asked if an upcoming series of dates represented a de facto farewell tour for Rush even if he was unwilling to call it that. It's very hard to answer that question for

2015-02-21: AAJ Review: Soft Machine: Switzerland 1974
Thank goodness for Cuneiform Records. Beyond releasing cutting edge new music from now-longstanding groups like The Claudia Quintet and relative newcomers like Norway's Pixel, the intrepid American label continues to unearth

2015-02-20: AAJ Review: Sanguine Hum: Now We Have Light
Sometimes things take a long time to gestate in the minds of musicians, but Sanguine Hum may well be eligible for entry in the Guinness Book of World Records— if there was such a category (and if there isn't, perhaps now ther

2015-02-20: Possibility of post-Edgar Froese Tangerine Dream Emerging with Peter Baumann
I'm just now sitting in a plane returning from Austria after meeting with Bianca and the TD crew. After many, many years, last October I felt compelled to return to making music - that's when I contacted Edgar and visited him

2015-02-19: Expose publishes Miriodor interview from 2014
The scene: Sunday dinner break at a loud and busy cafe a few doors down from the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. The previous night Miriodor had given an outstanding headlining performance on the first night of the second S

2015-02-19: Steve Vai Announces New Live Project
Steve Vai will release a new concert album in conjunction with a just-signed reunion deal with Sony Music and Legacy Recordings. Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A. is due on April 7, and will focus on an October 2012 date

2015-02-19: Boston Globe Music Pick: Mary Fahl at Club Passim
It’ll be fascinating to hear how Fahl’s voice — soft as a snowdrift, but as panoramic as a canyon – will fill the cozy confines of Club Passim. The former lead singer of October Project, Fahl is touring behind 2013’s “Love an

2015-02-18: Larry Coryell Plans U.S. Dates with Strings Attached
Guitarist Larry Coryell is planning several U.S. dates this spring and summer with Strings Attached, which consists of fellow guitarists Jimmy Bruno, Joe Cohn, Vic Juris, and Jack Wilkins, supported by bassist Jon Webber and

2015-02-17: Listen to Toto’s New Song ‘Holy War’ From ‘Toto XIV’
With just a little more than a month to go before Toto return with their first album of original material in nearly a decade, the band is offering fans another sneak peek at the new LP. “Holy War,” the second pre-release trac

2015-02-17: Boston Globe Music Review: Sir Richard Bishop, ‘Tangier Sessions’
At the intersection between classical and progressive, in the liminal world between composition and improvisation you will find guitarist Sir Richard Bishop. Cofounder of both experimental-rock pioneers Sun City Girls and acc

2015-02-17: Boston Announce 2015 Tour Dates
Boston have unveiled their 2015 tour plans, with a slate of concerts beginning in April and continuing across North America into August. Multi-night stands are planned in Niagara Falls, San Diego and at Nassau in the Bahamas,

2015-02-17: Neil Peart, Danny Carey, and Stewart Copeland team up for epic jam session — watch
Ever since The Police ended their 2007-2008 reunion tour, drummer Stewart Copeland has occupied his time by hosting star-studded jam sessions in his Sacred Grove studio. At a recent session, Copeland asked drummers Neil Peart

2015-02-17: Inside Umphrey's McGee's Abbey Road Session: 'It's Like Going to Church'
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, the six members of the Chicago-based band Umphrey's McGee – singer-guitarist Brendan Bayliss, guitarist Jake Cinninger, bassist Ryan Stasik, keyboard player Joel Cummins, drummer Kris

2015-02-16: Tool run into Motorhead in the studio
Bands working side-by-side in the same recording complex. Tool guitarist Adam Jones is sharing video filmed by Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee as the two bands work on new projects in the same recording facility in Los Angeles.

2015-02-16: Music For Nations label returns
Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary Heavy Metal, Rock and Prog record label has returned. Available in April (and to pre-order now), Anathema’s entire Music for Nations catalogue has been digitally remastered and

2015-02-16: Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera
Ian Anderson celebrates the life and times of the English Agricultural inventor, Jethro Tull, with the announcement of a new series of concert tours beginning September 2015. The shows tell the story of the original Jethro Tu

2015-02-15: AAJ Van der Graaf Generator: Merlin Atmos (Deluxe Edition) Review:
For a group that has released only three studio albums since reforming in 2005 after a quarter-century hiatus—longer when considering the "classic" lineup with singer/pianist/guitarist Peter Hammill, keyboardist Hugh Banton a

2015-02-13: Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion detail album no.3
Band featuring The Flower Kings’ singer and guitarist will launch HFMC next month. Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion have revealed details on their upcoming album. Titled HFMC, it will launch on March 27 via Glassville Record

2015-02-12: STEVE HACKETT - Wolflight (Trailer)
Absolutely awesome sounds from what I'm hearing just from this trailor, and I love the concept! Let me share this and embed a new playlist for upcoming album releases on my website. Guaranteed your's will be on the top Steve.

2015-02-12: Portnoy recording ‘full-blown’ metal album
Drummer reveals latest project covers history of the genre. Drummer Mike Portnoy has revealed he’s been recording his first “full-blown” heavy metal album. Details of who he’s recording with haven’t been officially confirmed,

2015-02-11: Roger Waters, Alan Parsons Spar Over Israel Concerts
Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters has engaged in a war of words with Dark Side of the Moon engineer Alan Parsons, who leads the Alan Parsons Project, over the latter's decision to play a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015-02-10: Former Yes Frontman Jon Anderson Suffers Another Health Setback
Jon Anderson‘s health woes continue, as he reveals a new ailment that will require surgery. Anderson, who saw his former band Yes move on without him during a previous bout of respiratory illness, says he will have to undergo

2015-02-09: Steven Wilson's next confirmed remix is....
Fragile! Just confirmed in an interview posted on Facebook just now.

2015-02-09: Tool, Mastodon Members Form Supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen
A supergroup featuring members of Tool, Mastodon and Off! have united to form a new band, Legend of the Seagullmen. The cinematic-sounding hard rockers, consisting of Mastodon vocalist-guitarist Brent Hinds, Tool drummer Dann

2015-02-09: 45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Cooks Up a ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’
After guiding the Mothers of Invention to significant critical respect and even modest commercial success over the second half of the ‘60s, Frank Zappa welcomed 1970 as a newly minted solo artist. But you wouldn’t necessarily

2015-02-08: Jeff Lynne Revives ELO at the Grammys, George Harrison Honored
Jeff Lynne was joined by legacy Electric Light Orchestra member Richard Tandy for energetic renditions of eEvil Womanf and eMr. Blue Skyf tonight on the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The appearance is part of a sudden resurg