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2016-10-23: From Yes to Pink Floyd: The Progressive Rock Quiz
Take psychedelic rock, add a fantastic theme and wild production, and throw in a pinch of symphony, and you've got yourself a progressive rock song! Take our quiz to see how much you know about the most iconic artists and mus

2016-10-23: 10 Essential Progressive Metal Albums
Of course it was bound to happen; it was only a matter of time before some lunatics had the seemingly half-baked idea of lifting classic heavy metal riffery and combining it with the wonderfully pretentious bombast and explor

2016-10-22: New England on Twilight Showcase Radio
This Sunday 10/23 we will Feature National Recording Artists: Gary Shea LIVE via Skype, with the music of the band New England 8-9pm ET on Twilight Showcase Radio!! Gary is the bass player for New England with John Fannon, Hi

2016-10-21: 40 Years Ago: Kansas Carry On in a Big Way With 'Leftoverture'
The a capella vocal opening of “Carry On Wayward Son” was a moment that signified the floodgates of success were about to open wide for Kansas. It was one song among a stack of many others on the Leftoverture album — includin

2016-10-21: THE ROCK PACK Feat. Fee Waybill, Gregg Rolie, Lou Gramm, Robin Zander, Steve Augeri & John Payne
"I decided to create a unique concert concept that was start to finish full of monster hits by iconic vocalists," explains John Payne, The Rock Pack creator. Huge screens adorn the stage and the set contains an area where eac

2016-10-20: The Real Story Behind ELPs 'Brain Salad Surgery'
Released at the tail end of 1973, Brain Salad Surgery was Emerson, Lake & Palmer's most experimental and wildly ambitious record to date. For the crafty prog-rock trio, it was a grand gambit that worked on all levels: Along w

2016-10-20: Celebrating 10 Years of District 97
Believe it or not, Fall 2016 marks the 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the formation of District 97! In that time, we’ve released 3 studio albums, a live album with John Wetton, a 2-CD live set for Kickstarter backers, and a series of

Progression magazine issue No. 70 has been mailed to all domestic and international subscribers, and now is available for single-issue ordering. Featured in this information-packed 104-page issue: More than 100 CD and album r

2016-10-20: Beyond the Surface: Neal Morse on Operating in One’s True Gift, What He Does to Find Quiet in Today’s World, and Life as One Big Mitzvah
To be one’s true self is the goal in life. This blog series would not exist if it weren’t for a reunion with an old friend who had all the makings of a modern-day Mozart. But at a pivotal fork in the road, he chose the path b

You know his name, you know his music, you know of his reputation. So when it was announced that Rick Wakeman, the legendary keyboard player for Yes, was reuniting with his former bandmates, singer Jon Anderson and guitarist

2016-10-19: Yes Nominated Third Time for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
Will the third time be the charm for Yes? The pioneering British prog-rock group has once again been nominated for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame following two previous nominations. The nod puts the band on the b

2016-10-18: Rock Hall of Fame: Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes Lead Nominees
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 are in, and the list includes Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Journey, the Cars, the Zombies

2016-10-18: Interview: Rachel Flowers in Keyboard Magazine
If you’re like most of us, you were first exposed to the talented Rachel Flowers when someone you know and respect sent a video link along with a note saying “Watch this right now!!” While getting a message like that is all t

2016-10-17: Phil Collins announces live comeback with 2017 ‘Not Dead Yet Live’ tour
Phil Collins has announced his live return, confirming a five-show stay at London’s Royal Albert Hall for 2017, as well as French and German gigs. News of the ‘Not Dead Yet Live’ tour was announced at a press conference held

2016-10-15: ARW: A triumphal return which breathed new life into Yes timeless prog-rock classics
Former Yes veterans Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman finally took the stage at The Seminoles Hard Rock Live, in Hollywood Florida, exactly a week later than the initially planned show which would have served as the

YES is excited to announce that drummer Alan White, who had to sit out the band’s recent U.S. summer tour due to back surgery, will officially rejoin his band mates Steve Howe (guitar), Jon Davison (vocals), Billy Sherwood (b

2016-10-14: Rush’s Worst Songs Revealed by Alex Lifeson
Alex Lifeson deserves to be proud — to say the least — of his musical legacy with Rush. But he’s perfectly willing to admit that there’s a bit of filler in the band’s catalog. Lifeson looked back on Rush’s less than stellar m

2016-10-13: The PM Show #134
Greetings friends. The PM Show #134 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features more new music from The David Cross Band. It's also a bit of a retro show as we listen to several older work

2016-10-13: Roger Waters Talks New Album, Moving Past 'Spectacle' for Tour
Two days before his spectacular closing set on the first weekend of Desert Trip in Indio, California, Roger Waters is sitting in his backstage trailer already looking past that – to the summer of 2017. "I have so many ideas o

2016-10-13: Roger Waters Announces 2017 North American Tour
We now know what Roger Waters was up to with the recent cryptic posts on his website. He has a new tour coming next year. The Roger Waters – Us + Them tour will launch in the U.S. on May 26 in Kansas City and wrap up on Oct.

2016-10-13: The newest incarnation of KANSAS on THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT on Alice Cooper
The guys from the latest incarnation of KANSAS came into the studio to talk about their new album "The Prelude Implicit", living out their dreams and returning to the studio. Featuring Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, Rich Willi

2016-10-12: Lifesigns new album 'Cardington' funded on PledgeMusic in 2 days
Pledge Music have just informed us that we have reached 100%. (The figure may continue to show as 99% until monies are converted) . Thanks to you we got a record deal in 2 days! Unbelieveable .... thank you so much for all yo

2016-10-12: Jimmy Keegan steps down as Spock's Beard's drummer
Hey Kids! So ... In 2003 I was asked to join Spock's Beard. I had been toying with the idea of putting my own band together but this seemed a safer route as well as an honorable one. Nick had become the singer and they needed

2016-10-12: Bent Knee releases new Leak Water digital EP
To celebrate our October tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan, we're offering this "name your price" Leak Water EP as a token of appreciation for the fans that have propelled us this far on our journey. The release includes th

2016-10-12: Yes' Geoff Downes Talks 'Drama' Tour, Cruise to the Edge and More
This is a strange time in Yes history. The band’s latest tour – featuring the entirety of 1980’s Drama and half of the 1973’s divisive Tales From Topographic Oceans – was the prog-rock band’s first in 44 years without drummer

2016-10-12: Yes, ARW: Who Rocks ‘Roundabout’ the Best?
Singer Jon Anderson is on the road with fellow Yes vets Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman — and meanwhile, their former band’s current lineup is still very much active. That leaves audiences with competing versions of Yes classic

2016-10-11: The Neal Morse Band - City of Destruction (Official Video)
It's here! Pre-order The Similitude of a Dream direct from the band at Radiant Records. http://radiantrecords.com. The Similitude of a Dream is the epic new 2CD progressive rock concept album from The Neal Morse Band: Mike Po

2016-10-10: Roger Waters Posts Teaser Video for Upcoming 'Us and Them' Project
Roger Waters has a new project in the works — even if he isn’t quite ready to spill much in terms of details. Waters’ social media feeds sent out an Oct. 7 post alerting fans to the impending arrival of “Us + Them,” an upcomi

2016-10-10: Lifesigns new album 'Cardington' on PledgeMusic
It’s still hard to believe how far the band has come in a few short years, from local pubs to playing to nearly 50,000 people over the summer. Supporting Marillion in Germany through to festivals at Lorelei, Ramblin Man and C

2016-10-08: Pink Floyd to Reissue ‘Animals’ on Vinyl
It’s going to be a very expensive autumn for people wanting to listen to Pink Floyd on vinyl. The group have announced that Animals will be released on vinyl on Nov. 18. It’s the first time in more than 20 years that the reco

2016-10-08: AAJ Review: YES - Tales From Topographic Oceans (Definitive Edition)
It was the album that, based on challenges during the five months it took to record, should really never have come to pass. It was the album that broke a three studio album/one live recording winning streak of increasing crit

2016-10-07: Circuline and Edensong added to Progtoberfest
Circuline Joins Progtoberfest Lineup in Chicago* Hey everyone, Circuline has now been added to the bill! They performed at the 13th international Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest) earlier this year, Philadelphia's Liberty M

Earlier this year, two progressive-rock legends were on the verge of reuniting. After planning to play in Japan with his group in May, keyboardist Keith Emerson intended to perform with drummer Carl Palmer and his group, ELP

2016-10-06: We’re pleased to announce that US band, Edensong, will be the third band to play on Sunday at ROSfest, 2017!
This New York-based band can trace its origins back to 2002, and the core members of the band actually worked together in a band back in the 1990’s. They released their debut album, “The Fruit Fallen,” in 2008. The qualities

2016-10-06: Watch Pink Floyd’s New ‘Childhood’s End’ Video
Pink Floyd are offering another prelude to their upcoming The Early Years 1965-1972 box with a video for the set’s remixed version of “Childhood’s End.” The black and white clip, which you can watch above, uses remixed audio

2016-10-05: ARW Mix and Match Yes Music in U.S. Tour Opener: Videos and Set List
ARW, the new band featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, kicked off their first tour last night in Orlando, offering a mix of classic and more contemporary Yes songs. Check out “I’ve Seen All Good People” abov

2016-10-05: Watch Rush Recall Backstage Shenanigans From Their Tour With Kiss in 'Time Stand Still' Concert Doc Clip
The members of Rush share memories of their 1974-75 tour with Kiss in a clip from their upcoming concert documentary Time Stand Still. The segment, which you can watch above, finds frontman Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifes

2016-10-04: 45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Play Pompeii Without an Audience
In July 2016, David Gilmour performed two concerts in Pompeii — a historical return to the site where Pink Floyd had recorded a legendary concert film in the ancient Italian city over a four-day period starting on Oct. 4, 197

2016-10-03: Rush's 'Time Stand Still' Tour Doc Heading to Theaters One Night Only
Rush: Time Stand Still, a documentary that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the prog legends' 40th anniversary – and possibly final – tour, will head to movie theaters for one night only on November 3rd. Over 460 theaters wi

In a career that spans more than five decades, John McLaughlin has honed a personal vision that transcends all boundaries, becoming one of improvised music’s most influential guitarists, composers, and bandleaders. McLaughlin

2016-10-01: 40 Years Ago: Styx Step Toward a Bright Future on 'Crystal Ball'
Go ahead and get all your Mr. Roboto jokes and Cartman singing “Come Sail Away” clips out of your system right off the bat, because Styx’s 1976 album, Crystal Ball, is no laughing matter. As avatars of late-‘70s/early-‘80s AO

2016-09-30: You Can Now Experience Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in Virtual Reality
Decades ago, Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” posed an existential question: “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” So, what better soundtrack for a cool new virtual reality interactive called the Bohemian Rhapsody Experie

2016-09-29: Interview: Gary Shea – the legendary New England and Alcatrazz bass player
New England, the classic melodic rock band from Boston, originally active from 1978 until 1982, has reunited. The band’s classic line-up with John Fannon (vocals and guitar), Hirsh Gardner (drums), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and

2016-09-29: Watch Roger Waters Perform Two Pink Floyd Songs for the First Time Solo
Roger Waters dug deep into the Pink Floyd catalog, retrieving two songs he’d never played solo, during a warm-up show ahead of his appearance at the upcoming all-star Desert Trip concerts. Watch Waters perform “One of These D

2016-09-29: 40 Years Ago: Rush Release Their First Live (and First Top 40) Album, 'All the World's a Stage'
From the Who‘s Live at Leeds through Rockin’ the Fillmore by Humble Pie and moving forward, live albums became commonplace in the ’70s. As the decade went on, these records went from being mere souvenirs of a concert to care

2016-09-29: Merrin Karras Goes Retro-Space in Echoes Podcast
Merrin Karras is from a younger generation of electronic musicians and even though he’s in the contemporary electronic scene making techno and house music under the guise of Chymera, he’s also exploring earlier ambient sounds

Pioneering English progressive rockers King Crimson are currently in the midst of an extensive European tour. Guitarist and lead singer Jakko Jakszyk took some time off from his busy schedule to talk to SoundReview about play

2016-09-28: The PM Show #132
Greetings friends. The PM Show #132 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features more new music from Stickmen & Circuline. The new works are EXCELLENT and well worth hearing. Also featured

2016-09-28: VIDEO FEATURE & WEB INTERVIEW with The Fringe
The Fringe is a power prog rock trio, a supergroup if you will, consisting of prog veterans Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Big Big Train) on drums, Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, The Flower Kings) on bass, and Randy McStine (Lo

2016-09-27: Rik Emmett Releases Lyric Video for 'Human Race' With Alex Lifeson
Rik Emmett is joined by Rush‘s Alex Lifeson in the just-released lyric video for “Human Race,” a key track off the Triumph vet’s new album RES 9. “When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn’t hesitate for a second,” L

2016-09-26: Artwork promo for Cruise To The Edge 2017 released
Welcome to the 2017 edition of Cruise to the Edge! Yes (official), Kansas, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Bad Dreams, Änglagård, Neal Morse, HAKEN, Spock's Beard, Pain of Salvation, District 97, Stic

2016-09-26: tiny desk Blue Man Group
They came, they measured, and they returned to perform a show like no other. It was the great NPR Tiny Desk Takeover by Blue Man Group. If you've not seen this performance ensemble and their production in New York, Las Vegas,

2016-09-26: Update from Lainey Schooltree on Heterotopia
Hope you all had a rad summer. We're getting closer to the completion of this project, so you'll be getting more updates from me as I'm able. This is a personal one. Sort of like a personal pizza, but with much less, um, pizz

2016-09-25: Interview with guitarist Bill Harkleroad (aka Zoot Horn Rollo) - one of "the 100 greatest guitarists of all time"
Bill Harkleroad, known professionally as Zoot Horn Rollo, is an American guitarist. He is best known for his work with Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. In 2003 he was ranked #62 in a Rolling Stone Magazine list of "the 1

2016-09-25: AAJ Review: U.K.: Ultimate Collector's Edition
Well, there's certainly been a wait for this one, but for fans of what may be the last high profile progressive rock group to emerge in the 1970s, U.K.'s Ultimate Collector's Edition proves well worth it. What began as an alr

2016-09-23: Kansas Find New Beginning With First Album in 16 Years
Anybody who has seen a Kansas show in the past couple years has been witness to a renewed excitement and vigor within the group that shines through in its performances. This is largely due to a revised band lineup that now fe

2016-09-23: 30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated 'Third Stage'
Third Stage was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning. Rushed into releasing a follow-up to their breakout 1976 self-titled debut, Tom Scholz was determined not to repea

2016-09-22: 35 Years Ago: King Crimson Are Reborn (Again) on New Wave-Influenced 'Discipline'
In one way, Robert Fripp followed the usual template in returning with a largely remade edition of King Crimson for Discipline. But once fans heard the album — which was released on Sept. 22, 1981 — it became clear something

2016-09-22: Before The Dawn With Kate Bush To Get Digital Audio Release In December
Back in late summer of 2014 on through to October 1, Kate Bush performed a series of shows called Before The Dawn. The shows were spectacularly received as was expected. In fact, two dates were filmed with a potential DVD rel

2016-09-22: The Daryl Stuermer show on October 2nd at the Regent Theater has been cancelled.
We regret to let everyone know that the Daryl Stuermer tour has been postponed to 2017 and we have canceled the Sun Oct 2 show at Regent Theatre Arlington - Leland Stein

2016-09-21: Lady Gaga Reportedly Bought Frank Zappa's Mansion
Lady Gaga is bouncing back with a new single, new music video, forthcoming new album and, if reports are to be believed, a very legendary new house. On that last point, the art-pop megastar has apparently purchased a Los Ange

2016-09-21: Guitar Legend Steve Hillage To Release 22-Disc Career Spanning Box Set “Searching For The Spark” – October 21, 2016
“Searching For The Spark” is a 22-disc box set celebrating the work of award-winning guitarist, Steve Hillage. Since he began playing guitar in the early 1960s, through his time with Gong and beyond as a solo artist and one h

2016-09-20: CTTE 2017 update from Mike Portnoy
Mike Portnoy knows how to throw a party! Working under the moniker #MP50, on the 2017 edition of Cruise to the Edge we will be celebrating Mike's 50th.... and Mike has some Incredible surprises coming for you cruisers! C

2016-09-19: Merrin Karras Goes Retro-Space in Echoes Podcast
Merrin Karras is from a younger generation of electronic musicians and even though he’s in the contemporary electronic scene making techno and house music under the guise of Chymera, he’s also exploring earlier ambient sounds

2016-09-19: Tomas Haake Plays “Nostrum” From Meshuggah’s Upcoming Album, The Violent Sleep of Reason
There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the October release of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah’s eighth full-length album, The Violent Sleep of Reason. For fans of drummer Tomas Haake, maybe this play-through of the tr

2016-09-19: YES Legend Jon Anderson’s “Tour Of The Universe” Audio Soundtrack Now Available Digitally!
Featuring the unique song writing and vocal talent of legendary YES singer/songwriter, Jon Anderson, his 2005 debut solo concept DVD “Tour Of The Universe” is a musical passage through life, time and the world beyond, featuri

2016-09-19: 35 Years Ago: Triumph Release the Classic 'Allied Forces'
Like most bands dealing with strong personalities, pressures of success and egos, Canadian power trio Triumph didn’t always put across the most united front. But when time came in September 1981 to deliver their fifth album u

2016-09-19: Jon Anderson on New Yes Spinoff Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chances
Anyone that bought a ticket to see Yes this past summer might have been surprised to find that the only member of the classic lineup of the band onstage was guitarist Steve Howe. Original bassist Chris Squire passed away in 2

2016-09-19: Alex Lifeson on Rush's Future: 'I'm Sure We'll Do Something'
The members of Rush still haven’t set a timetable for their next album, but at a public appearance in Toronto on Sept. 17, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson again made it clear that they expect an eventual return to action. The duo

2016-09-18: New Edensong Album and Trailer
Hey all, Edensong has a new album coming out on 9/30. For those of you who don't know us, we are an orchestral progressive rock group from New York City with some metal influences. Below is our album trailer. Enjoy and let us

US composer and musician JANE GETTER have had almost 20 year long career as a solo artist, and have performed with a myriad of world renowned artists including Ursala Dudziak, The Roots The Jam, Kenny Garrett, legendary Headh

2016-09-17: New Stick Men from "Prog Noir" & Hergest Ridge pt 1 on The PM Show #130
Greetings friends. The PM Show #130 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features new music from Stickmen and their new project "Prog Noir". It is HOT! We also hear side 1 of Michael Oldfiel

2016-09-17: Circuline received a two-page Feature in PROG Magazine Issue 69!
Following a 45-minute Skype interview with Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon, rock journalist Rich Wilson wrote a great story about Circuline’s past, present, and future, including tales of Downing Grey, founding guitarist Bill

2016-09-16: Watch an Unboxing Video for Pink Floyd's 'The Early Years 1965-1972'
You won’t be able to actually get your hands on Pink Floyd‘s The Early Years 1965-1972 box until later this year, but if you’ve been waiting to watch a copy open up without your help, today’s your lucky day. As previously rep

2016-09-16: Rik Emmett Announces New Album Featuring Triumph Reunion
Rik Emmett has finalized the details on a new album that features guest turns by members of Rush, Dream Theater and Emmett’s old band Triumph. RES 9 is due on Nov. 11. You can see a complete track listing below. “This album r

2016-09-16: RIP: Don Buchla, a pioneering force in the world of synthesizers, has died at 79
There is word Friday afternoon that synthesizer Don Buchla has died. He was 79. No official announcement of his death has been made. News of his passing was first posted to the Muffwiggler message board, where user ZenMusic r

2016-09-16: The Security Project Feat. King Crimson & Peter Gabriel Members with Special Guest Happy Rhodes To Tour USA October/November 2016
When Jerry Marotta or Trey Gunn has an idea often it is a good one. But when they have the same good idea at the same time it promises to be a great one. This was the case when they turned to each other and said: “Happy Rhode

2016-09-15: Sonic Voyage Fest is excited to announce four shows this fall with: Cell 15, Circuline, and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
The modern cinematic progressive rock band Circuline features two theatrical lead vocalists, a keyboard player from Juilliard, a jazz-rock genius on guitar, and a drummer with progressive rock in his DNA. One review of their

2016-09-15: Prog Legends Gong To Release New Studio Album “Rejoice! I’m Dead!”
Some say it couldn’t, or shouldn’t, be done. How could Gong exist without Daevid Allen? A few minutes into listening to the title track of their brand new album, “Rejoice!”, aspersions will be cast aside. It is undeniably Gon

2016-09-15: Circuline’s Counterpoint Reviewed in Classic Rock Society (UK)
Circuline’s new album Counterpoint received an excellent review in the UK’s Classic Rock Society magazine! “Confident in its vision…..a very particular style…..What we have here is drama – big, bombastic, epic progressive roc

2016-09-14: 35 Years Ago: Genesis Meld Prog and New Wave on 'Abacab'
Popular opinion places the terminating line between Genesis‘ prog and pop eras at the moment Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, but the truth is, the group underwent a slower evolution. In fact, a fairer dem

2016-09-13: Flux And Beyond: Chatting With Adrian Belew
A Conversation with Adrian Belew - Mike Ragogna: Adrian, years ago, you had a hit, “Oh Daddy,” that featured your daughter Audie, plus you have two more daughters, Eva and Leah. How have you juggled a successful, ambitious mu

2016-09-13: French Music Legends Magma Release DVD Of First Tour of China “NIHAO Hamtaï – MAGMA IN CHINA”
It was in 1970 that the explosive compound of a cavernous bass and a hammering beat erupted from our record players, marking Magma’s blazing entry into the nascent world of French rock. Thus began a first album, quite simply

2016-09-13: Inside Out Music shows off Kansas' upcoming album 'The Prelude Implicit'
Today we're unboxing the new forthcoming Kansas album, 'The Prelude Implicit', (out Sept 23rd!) If you enjoy its music, artwork and etching as much as we do be sure to pre-order your own copy today!

2016-09-13: Styx's Ricky Phillips Talks New Music, Touring and More
Back in the day when Styx bassist Ricky Phillips was on the road, touring was a lot different compared to the technology-loaded perks that bands enjoy these days. “We were playing Boggle and poker and Yahtzee, whatever we cou

2016-09-12: What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History
What's That Sound? Probably Rock N' Roll. What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History is the fourth edition of the book by Director of the Institute for Popular Music John Covach. That sound you hear could also

2016-09-12: Progsheet: Track By Track - Circuline - Counterpoint
I love this band! Circuline play wonderful symphonic prog. Great playing, strong vocals. They're quickly making a name for themselves around the world, and deservedly so! Keyboardist Andrew Colyer and drummer Darin Brannon ta

2016-09-12: Rick Wakeman using the KORG KRONOS in preparation for the ARW Tour
Rick Wakeman is just about to embark on a major world tour with Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin for the ARW Tour - An Evening of Yes Music & More. We met up with him as he was just getting ready for the main rehearsals where tw

2016-09-11: Gadi Caplan - Morning Sun on ISKC Rock Radio
Album of the Week As of September 12th on ISKC Rock Radio: Gadi Caplan - Morning Sun http://iskc.rocks/?page_id=721...

2016-09-10: 20 Years Ago: Rush Return With 'Test for Echo'
"Test for Echo was a strange record in a sense,” recalled singer/bassist Geddy Lee in the 2012 book Rush: An Oral History, Uncensored. “It doesn’t really have a defined direction. I kind of felt like we were a bit burnt creat

2016-09-10: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold of Monkey Mind)
Plenty has already been written about King Crimson's surprise reemergence in 2014 at All About Jazz, beginning when the now 47 year-old progressive/art rock band commenced its first tour since 2008 (and its first extensive on

2016-09-09: The Neal Morse Band - "The Similitude of a Dream"
Up and over... now the BIG ONE! The first of its kind. The juggernaut flagship masterwork from The Neal Morse Band -- The Similitude of a Dream. This is the double concept album fans of progressive rock have been waiting for,

2016-09-09: 40 Years Ago: ELO Finally Break Through With 'New World Record'
Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra had been building toward the breakthrough success of A New World Record for some time. But first there was some housecleaning to do. Released in September 1976, the album offered Ly

2016-09-08: Kansas Debut 'Visibility Zero' Track From New 'Prelude Implicit' Album
The members of Kansas have debuted “Visibility Zero,” the second pre-release track from their upcoming The Prelude Implicit LP. The group premiered the track at Rolling Stone, with drummer Phil Ehart telling the magazine that

2016-09-08: Peter Gabriel Releases New Single ‘The Veil’
Peter Gabriel‘s new single, the Snowden soundtrack cut “The Veil,” has premiered via BBC broadcast in advance of its Sept. 9 arrival in stores. “The Veil,” which can be streamed courtesy of the BBC here, serves as Gabriel’s s

2016-09-08: Kansas on Reviving 'Leftoverture,' Why Music Business Is 'Toast'
"What you're hearing wasn't exactly sat down and mapped out ahead of time," Kansas drummer Phil Ehart says, laughing, "but it was miraculous how it just fell into place." Ehart, one of two remaining Kansas founders along with

2016-09-07: New England - Live at The Regent Theatre
Coming this November on GB Music/Sony Megaforce in the US & Europe and King Records in Japan.

2016-09-07: Greg Lake & ELP: Welcome Back to the Hi-Fi Show That Never Ends
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were always at the forefront of progressive music — albeit with one caveat. “The actual word ‘progressive’ has become elitist, and in some ways, pretentious,” observes ELP vocalist/multi-instrumentalist

2016-09-06: Keyboard Icon Rick Wakeman and Legendary Astronaut Chris Hadfield Pay Tribute To Stephen Hawking and David Bowie At Starmus Festival 2016
In a rare meeting of the minds, keyboard icon Rick Wakeman and legendary astronaut paid tribute to Stephen Hawking at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife, Spain on July 1, 2016! The two legends performed a moving tribute David B

2016-09-06: Wellmont Theater promotes ARW show with the wrong Jon Anderson
Sensational country and progressive rock artists Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman are bringing their signature sounds to Wellmont Theater! John David Anderson was born in Apopka (Florida) in 1954 and is a country