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2016-02-04: Jeff Lynne Sets Trio of U.S. Dates for ELO
Electric Light Orchestra will make their first-ever visit to one of the most historic venues in the U.S. later this year. Jeff Lynne has announced a trio of concerts for Sept. 9-11 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The da

2016-02-04: Creation Of The Prog Humanoids - Eccentric Orbit
OK earthlings, our violinist Tom had some fun making a little movie using clips from Creation of the Humanoids and some of the music from our piece by the same name from our most recent album. We thought you would enjoy it, s

2016-02-03: Presidential Candidate John Kasich Wants to Reunite Pink Floyd
Is the power of the White House enough to get Pink Floyd back together for one more concert? The obvious answer to that question is “almost definitely not,” but that isn’t going to stop Republican presidential hopeful John Ka

2016-02-03: Bryan Ferry USA and Canada shows in 2016
We’re excited to announce that Bryan Ferry will be bringing the ‘Avonmore’ tour to the USA and Canada in 2016! The newly announced dates will feature a fantastic set list that combines both Roxy Music and solo hits and will i

2016-02-03: DT The Astonishing Review in Rolling Stone
Subtlety and economy aren't words that typically come to mind when pondering a new Dream Theater album, much less one that arrives in the form of a double-disc epic with 34 tracks spanning two-and-a-half hours. Yet counterint

2016-02-02: 40 Years Ago: Genesis Transitions to Phil Collins Era With ‘A Trick of the Tail’
After more than 400 audition tapes, Genesis realized that they had a replacement for departed singer Peter Gabriel already among their ranks. But Phil Collins‘ ascension didn’t guarantee anything for the group — not in creati

2016-02-02: The Time Keith Emerson Injured His Hands at an Emerson, Lake and Palmer Concert
The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows. Keyboardist Keith Emerson was

2016-02-02: Jeff Lynne Teases ELO U.S. Tour Dates
After they finish their European tour, it looks like Jeff Lynne‘s ELO will be touching down in the United States. As of this writing, Lynne is teasing an upcoming announcement at his official website, where the landing page h

2016-02-01: Pink Floyd's enigmatic star Syd Barrett to be subject of new play by Scottish playwright
He was an extraordinary musical talent who disappeared from the public eye for more than 30 years. Now the brilliance and mental struggles of Syd Barrett, the songwriter immortalised by his band Pink Floyd which he left in 19

2016-01-30: Phil Collins Explains Why He Didn’t Work With Adele on Her New Album
Two years ago, we learned that Phil Collins had signed on to write a song with Adele. A new interview with Collins finds him talking about why their attempt at collaborating never got off the ground. “She sent me a piece of m

2016-01-30: Time to pull out some stops for The PM Show #100 on XRAY
Greetings friends. The PM Show #100 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of the PM Show features some of the best Prog from some of the best Prog artists in the Prog scene. YES stops by with a wake up call

2016-01-29: Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche explores percussive byways
While touring with Wilco in 2009, Glenn Kotche, the band’s inexhaustibly versatile drummer, set up a game to catalyze his creativity. Eschewing sightseeing and sleeping in, he would wake up, grab coffee, set out through whate

2016-01-28: Jean-Michel Jarre confirms Sonar appearance
Jean-Michel Jarre has confirmed he'll perform at this year's Sonar festival in Barcelona. He'll appear at the event on June 17 in support of his comeback album Electronica Part One: The Time Machine – his first studio release

2016-01-28: RIP Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74
Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday. Mr. Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack this week. His death was confirmed by longtime

2016-01-27: Album Review: The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (2016)
The Mute Gods started as a (semi) solo project by Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett, Lifesigns). He provides the lead vocals and plays several instruments like bass guitar, Chapman Stick, guitar and additional keyboard

2016-01-26: Boston Globe Review: Muse unleashes ‘Drones’ at TD Garden show
It’s been a long march to the top for Muse, whose members met in the early ’90s at England’s Teignmouth Community College. Monday, singer Matt Bellamy and his bandmates played a sold-out show at TD Garden. And like any self-r

2016-01-26: New Sanguine Hum Album available 29th Jan 2016
It’s not long to go now until the release of the new Sanguine Hum album ‘What We Ask is Where We Begin’. A look back at the beginnings of the 2012 prog award nominees ‘What We Ask is Where We Begin’ consists of an extended ma

2016-01-25: The Album That Sent Phil Collins’ Solo Career Into the Stratosphere
By the mid-’80s, Phil Collins already had a pair of Top 10 solo albums to his credit, plus his day job in a little band called Genesis. But on Jan. 25, 1985, he truly started the leap from “rock star” to “worldwide superstar.

2016-01-25: Brian Wilson Announces 2016 World Tour Featuring ‘Last Ever’ Performances of ‘Pet Sounds’
Brian Wilson plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys classic Pet Sounds by embarking on a lengthy world tour that will see him offering audiences “top hits and fan favorites” as well as his “last ever” compl

2016-01-25: Phil Collins, 64, emerges looking frail and hobbling on a walking stick in Miami
Phil Collins looked startlingly different during a rare public appearance in Miami earlier this month and was walking with a stick. The legendary British star, who will turn 65 later this month, made slow progress as he made

2016-01-23: Frank Zappa Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
Eat That Question — Frank Zappa in His Own Words, a documentary about the life of the late musician, will have its world premiere on Monday at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Before it has been seen by the public, it

2016-01-23: New Mute Gods and new Bruce Soord on The PM Show #99
Greetings friends. The PM Show #99 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of the PM Show features brand new music from The Mute Gods and from Bruce Soord. The Gods features Nick Beggs (Wilson & Hackett) Roge

2016-01-22: Boston Globe Album review: Tortoise, ‘The Catastrophist’
Two decades and seven albums into its collective career, Chicago’s Tortoise is a genre unto itself: cited as a progenitor of post-rock, and clearly indebted to its home town’s history of improvisers and fusionists, Tortoise i

2016-01-21: Operation: Mindcrime add 35 US tour dates
Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime will head out on a US tour starting next month. The 35-date run follows the band’s December European shows and have been scheduled in support of debut album The Key. It was released in Novemb

2016-01-20: Joe Satriani Takes You Inside the 2016 G4 Experience (for those with an extra $1,899 to spare)
Joe Satriani has revealed further details of the 2016 G4 Experience, the latest edition of his annual event offering “four days and nights of pure guitar pleasure” for students seeking to take their playing to a new level. As

2016-01-20: Takin' A Ride With The Fat Man (Fatta Fatta Puck Puck) by Dreadnaught on bandcamp
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Dreadnaught. To celebrate this, we are pleased to release a new single which has taken us 10 of those years, none of which we will get back, to complete. From our forthcoming album HARD CHAR

2016-01-19: 35 Years Ago: Styx Release Their Only No. 1 Album, ‘Paradise Theatre’
After spending the better part of a decade struggling to achieve their mainstream breakthrough, Styx finally hit the multi-platinum jackpot with a trio of hit records in the late ’70s — and then, emboldened by success, they w

2016-01-19: Peter Gabriel and Sting Tour 2016
We are pleased to announce today that Peter Gabriel and Sting will tour together in the USA and Canada during June & July 2016. The tour will be entitled Rock Paper Scissors. Peter and Sting first toured together in 1986 with

2016-01-18: AAJ Review: Jane Getter Premonition: ON
While it's true that, in the rock world, there are relatively few female guitarists, especially those leaning towards the heavier and more progressive side of the equation, that doesn't mean that those intrepid enough to ente

2016-01-17: More new music from Telergy and Tim Bowness on The PM Show #98
Greetings friends. The PM Show #98 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of the PM Show features more new music from Telergy & Tim Bowness. And it features some of the best segues ever. (In case you didn't

2016-01-15: The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (Album Review)
Debut albums can often be like a brand new TV show. Do I really want to get sucked in to another one because I already watch so many. Will it even be good anyway? In the case of The Mute Gods, listening to their debut albu

2016-01-15: Bent Knee bids for the big time
Early in December, a clutch of journalists and curiosity seekers from Boston and beyond arrived at the Space, a cozy gallery and concert venue tucked away on a quiet street in Jamaica Plain, to witness a remarkable sight. Ben

2016-01-14: The mad genius behind The Rolling Stones and Yardbirds [and some prog], Giorgio Gomelsky R.I.P.
Gomelsky opened London’s Crawdaddy Club in 1963 where he booked bands like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. He briefly managed both The Stones and The Yardbirds. The bands whose careers he guided and advise

2016-01-13: Are Ex-Yes Members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin Touring Together in 2016?
Years of frequent turnover in the band’s ranks has made keeping track of who’s in or out of Yes at any given moment an occasionally daunting task for fans, but it also has its perks. For instance, there’s a virtually endless

2016-01-12: Rick Wakeman admits he ‘regrets’ shunning Ziggy Stardust act Spiders From Mars
n 1972, Bowie relaunched his career with his on stage alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, alongside his new backing troupe the Spiders From Mars. Wakeman, who performed with the late singer as a session musician in the early stages of

2016-01-12: Here’s How David Bowie Stole Guitarist Adrian Belew from Frank Zappa
Adrian Belew‘s stint as guitarist in David Bowie‘s band began after a decidedly uncomfortable dinner with Frank Zappa. Zappa’s 1978 tour of Europe, Belew’s first, had reached Cologne, Germany, when Brian Eno – a longtime coll

2016-01-12: David Bowie's Proggiest Moments
He was many things to many people during a career that spanned over 50 years. And there were times when David Bowie's music branched into the progressive world...SPACE ODDITY (1969) Recording and releasing songs since 1964, t

2016-01-11: Old and new. Obscure and Famous. The PM Show #97 is ready for your listening pleasure
Greetings friends. The PM Show #97 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of the PM show is a study in contrasts. Old and new. Obscure and Famous. It all makes an appearance on this weeks work of DJ Art. Als

2016-01-11: RIP:David Bowie dies at age 69
David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades with hits like ‘‘Fame,’’ ‘'Heroes’’ and ‘‘Let’s Dance,’’ died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Representative Steve Marti

2016-01-09: 20 Years Ago: Alex Lifeson Takes a Solo Detour from Rush with ‘Victor’
After a quarter-century of regular recording and constant touring, you’d think Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson might have been ready for a bit of a vacation when the band decided to take a year off in 1994. Instead, he went right

2016-01-09: The Story of Rush’s Third Live Album, ‘A Show of Hands’
The ’80s were a busy time for Rush, with seven studio albums and a pair of live LPs stuffed into a 10-year span. On Jan. 9, 1989, the band released its second concert recording of the decade, A Show of Hands. Summing up a pro

2016-01-09: Steven Wilson on the Tom Robinson BBC show
Tom presents his unique mix of music including BBC Introducing tracks. Each week he's joined by a guest who'll hang out, share thoughts on the music and bring some music of their own to the table.

2016-01-08: David Bowie’s enigmatic return
David Bowie turns 69 on Jan. 8, and has chosen to celebrate by releasing his 25th studio album, whose title is a small black star and is pronounced “Blackstar.” Ardent fans know better than to have pre-conceived notions about

2016-01-07: Watch David Bowie’s New ‘Lazarus’ Video
David Bowie has premiered the video for “Lazarus,” the latest single from his new Blackstar album. The video arrives a little less than a month after Bowie premiered the audio for the song, and comes on the heels of a short f

2016-01-07: Nad Sylvan on birth of The Vampirate
Nad Sylvan says his 'Vampirate' stage persona came about on the back of an off-the-cuff remark by a friend. Sylvan released solo album Courting The Widow last year and also works as Steve Hackett's vocalist. Explaining his lo

2016-01-06: David Bowie, ‘Blackstar': Album Review
Producer Tony Visconti has said that David Bowie‘s 25th album, Blackstar, is a reaction to 2013’s The Next Day, which the longtime collaborators felt was a bit too rooted in the artist’s classic rock ‘n’ roll style. In other

2016-01-06: RIP: Pierre Boulez, Composer and Conductor Who Pushed Modernism’s Boundaries, Dies at 90
Pierre Boulez, the French composer and conductor who helped blaze a radical new path for classical music in the 20th century, becoming one of its dominant figures in the decades after World War II, died on Tuesday at his home

2016-01-04: Deep Purple Plan January Sessions for New Album
Deep Purple will celebrate their long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the best possible way — by heading into the studio to work on new music. Speaking with Detroit classic-rock station WCSX, drummer

2016-01-03: An interview with wunderkind Rachel Flowers on The PM Show #96
Greetings friends. The PM Show #96 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks special edition of The PM Show features an interview with wunderkind Rachel Flowers and her mother Jeanie Flowers. Blind since birth, Rachel

2016-01-01: How Rush Scaled Back and Hit Big With ‘Permanent Waves’
It’s only fitting that Rush‘s first LP of the ’80s marked a distinctive new chapter for the prog-rock giants. While the band pushed their progressive fervor into the cosmos with the long-form majesty of 1978’s Hemispheres, th

2015-12-31: The Top 20 Progressive Rock Albums of 2015 from DPRP
To wrap-up the year, we offer you the Top 20 Progressive Albums of 2015 – as selected by the DPRP writers. We asked 30 of our prog-scribes to select their most magical musical meanderings of the year. More than 140 different

2015-12-31: Rockers We’ve Lost in 2015
The rockers we’ve lost in 2015 include a number of great artists and important contributors. They range from early rock ‘n’ roll pioneers and key industry figures to trusted members of bands that helped shape rock music as we

2015-12-29: Keith Emerson leads further prog tributes to Lemmy
Keith Emerson has lead further tributes from the prog community to Hawkwind and Motorhead man Lemmy, In a post on Facebook, which also alleges that Lemmy took his nickname from a 1950s BBC radio programme Journey Into Space,

2015-12-28: RIP: Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, 70; hard rock hero
Ian Fraser Kilmister, the jagged-voiced heavy metal singer and bassist known as Lemmy, who led the loud and fast British rock band Motorhead for decades, died on Monday. He was 70. Motorhead confirmed his death on its officia

2015-12-27: RIP: Carson Van Osten, Ex-Todd Rundgren Sideman, Dies
Carson Van Osten, a former bassist with Todd Rundgren who went on to work with Disney, has died at age 70. The pair first collaborated in an early group called Woody’s Truck Stop, then co-founded Nazz in 1967, releasing an ea

2015-12-26: The story of light vs dark and how they cannot exist without each other on PM #95
Greetings friends. The PM Show #95 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show is the old story of light vs dark, Yin against Yang and how they cannot exist without each other Caravan says here I a

2015-12-23: The Story of Roger Waters’ Split From Pink Floyd
After years of bitter recrimination and mudslinging in the press, Pink Floyd buried the hatchet on Dec. 23, 1987, celebrating peace on Earth and goodwill to men by legally finalizing one of the most strongly contested breakup

2015-12-23: Watch Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lyric Video for ‘One Step at a Time’
Jeff Lynne has released a new lyric video for “One Step at a Time,” a track from his new Electric Light Orchestra album Alone in the Universe. “‘One Step at a Time’ came to me at a moment when I wanted an uptempo song again,”

2015-12-22: Sea of Tranquility's Best of 2015
Hi All, Our Staff's picks for Best Albums of 2015 are now live, including a summarized list of the Top 50...feel free to peruse and vote for your favorite from our Top 50: http://www.seaoftranquility.org/sect...icle&artid=291

2015-12-21: 45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Continues His Wild Musical Experiments on ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’
In a few short years, Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, had gone from making fairly conventional rough-and-tumble R&B music to creating an entirely new and previously unheard world of sound. His leap from the

2015-12-21: Ian Gillan Comments on Deep Purple’s Rock Hall ‘Semi-Induction’
Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan isn’t happy that some long-tenured members of the current lineup are being left out of the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Gillan weighed in on the group’s recently announced honor w

2015-12-21: Neal Morse launches Radiant School of the Arts
Have you ever longed for personal instruction and quality time with people that have been involved with the creation of some of your favorite music ever? Have you wished that there was a way for you to not only learn but gain

2015-12-19: Steve Vai’s Stolen Guitar Has Been Found
Apparently, someone thought better of stealing a signature guitar belonging to Steve Vai. Roughly a week after it disappeared from the loading area before a benefit show, Vai’s mirrored JEM Ibanez axe – nicknamed “Bo” – has b

2015-12-19: More new Steven Wilson & IO Earth on The PM Show #94
Greetings friends. The PM Show #94 is ready for your listening pleasure. This weeks edition of The PM Show features more new music from Steven Wilson and IO Earth. Also, Ten Jinn makes it's first appearance. And I explore a w

2015-12-19: The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake
In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well. At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, wou

2015-12-18: Yes belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Personally, we at Goldmine love Rock Hall debates, but so often they devolve into generalities, non-arguments and the logic-bending pitting of one’s top missed pick against one specific example of a non-deserving inductee.As

2015-12-17: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple + Steve Miller Elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
A classic-rock heavy 2016 induction class finds Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chicago, who had been eligible since 1994, earlier claimed victory in fan voting. Rap

2015-12-16: Ian Paice Thinks a Deep Purple Rock Hall Induction Might End in Violence
If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ever gets around to inducting Deep Purple, they might want to look into hiring extra security for the ceremony. Drummer Ian Paice tells Classic Rock magazine that the band’s many lineup chang

2015-12-16: Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty On World Cafe
When Jon Anderson, the singer from British progressive rock band Yes, and electric-jazz-violin innovator Jean-Luc Ponty play together, their collaboration makes immediate sense. Anderson calls it spiritual. The Anderson Ponty

2015-12-16: Billy Sherwood: A Citizen Of Yes
Billy Sherwood has walked many roads. He has numerous solo albums to his name, plays quite a few instruments, and has for decades produced and engineered albums for several well known bands. He has also bravely accepted the f

2015-12-15: Ritchie Blackmore Leaving the Door Open for Future Rainbow Shows
Disappointed that Ritchie Blackmore has only booked a handful of shows with his new Rainbow lineup? Take heart — this could be just the beginning. Blackmore appeared on Rich Davenport’s Rock Show with his wife and Blackmore’s

2015-12-14: How Yes’ Hot Streak Ended With ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’
Coming off 1972’s classic Close to the Edge, it seemed as if Yes could do no wrong. Tales From Topographic Oceans, a bloated concept album which created so much tension that is forced keyboardist Rick Wakeman out of the band,

2015-12-14: IO Earth in promo for Insomnia
IO Earth have released a video for their track Insomnia. It follows the promo for the title track from current album New World. Mainmain Dave Cureton says the concept for the Insomnia video came from an idea hatched by manage

2015-12-12: Steve Vai’s Guitar Stolen Outside L.A. Benefit Concert
Steve Vai‘s “Bo” guitar was stolen outside a benefit concert today (Dec. 12) for Tony MacAlpine. Guitar tech James Shotwell is now offering a reward. The instrument, a mirror Ibanex JEM with blue LEDs pictured above, vanished

2015-12-11: The Story of Genesis’ First U.S. Concert
Genesis were one of the leading lights of the ’70s British progressive rock movement that also spawned groups like Yes, ELP and Jethro Tull. But the group got off to a rather slow start — especially in America, where the band

2015-12-11: Boston Globe Music Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO, ‘Alone in the Universe’
For the past 30 years, Jeff Lynne probably has been best known as a collaborator of choice for the likes of Tom Petty, Ringo Starr, and the late George Harrison, and for his merry band the Traveling Wilburys. Now, after a nea

2015-12-11: 45 Years Ago: King Crimson Release Their Divisive Third Album, ‘Lizard’
“Overall, the album is unlistenable,” King Crimson maestro Robert Fripp once said of Lizard, the prog-rock institution’s divisive third LP. Many fans agree, and understandably so: Arriving after the band’s Earth-shattering de

2015-12-10: Geddy Lee Maybe Sorta Almost Produced Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’
Geddy Lee being asked to produce Metallica‘s Master of Puppets is one of those longstanding rock rumors that sounds too outlandish to be true — except, as Lee recently revealed, it actually kind of happened. “It’s sort of tru

2015-12-10: Yes finishes second in Rock Hall of Fame voting
The fan voting for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2016 is now closed and Chicago was the runaway favorite with 37.6 million votes. Yes overtook The Cars to finish second with just over 26 million, followed by The C

2015-12-10: MARILLION ON TOUR IN 2016
We are excited to announce that we are returning to the USA and Canada in 2016. For full ticket details please visit www.marillion.com/tour. Tickets on sale from 11th December 2015 - nothing like forward planning:)

2015-12-10: New Music from Project RnL, Castle Canyon and Riverside on this weeks PM Show #93
Greetings friends. The PM Show #93 is ready for your listening pleasure.This weeks edition of The PM Show features new music from Riverside, Castle Canyon and Project RnL. Michael Oldfield stops by to talk about his Crises wh

2015-12-08: Geddy Lee Says Neil Peart Hasn’t Retired
A day after Neil Peart seemed to confirm that he was walking away from music, Rush bandmate Geddy Lee is clearing things up. “There’s really nothing to say. I think Neil is just explaining his reasons for not wanting to tour,

2015-12-07: Rush’s Neil Peart says he’s retired from music
Over the the summer, Rush embarked on their “R40 Tour” celebrating the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart’s membership in the band. At the time, bandmate Alex Lifeson said it would likely be the band’s final full-scale to

2015-12-07: Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones Score Grammy Nominations
The nominees for the 58th annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and the classic rock contingent includes nods toward recent releases and reissues from Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Rapper Kendrick Lamar

2015-12-05: Shadow Gallery's Gary Wehrkamp needs your help!
Last Saturday evening, Gary was playing at a local venue with 2 of his bands, WAKE UP CALL, and OUTSIDE THE WALL. After a great night of music and friends, all hell broke loose. We arrived home to seven different fire compani

2015-12-05: Geddy Lee Looks Back on His Cameo on Bob & Doug McKenzie’s ‘Take Off’
For all the success Rush have had in their 40-plus-year career, the highest-charting single featuring a member wasn’t even one of theirs. In a new interview, Geddy Lee talked about his cameo vocal on “Take Off,” the hit singl

2015-12-05: How Yes Took a Fusion-Inspired Detour With ‘Relayer’
One of Yes‘ most admirable qualities is its malleability — a crucial element of 1974’s Relayer, released in the U.S. on Dec. 5, 1974. The group has survived throughout the decades — despite the loss of several key members — l

2015-12-04: The History of the Frank Zappa Concert Fire That Inspired ‘Smoke on the Water’
On Dec. 4, 1971, the small town of Montreux, Switzerland, became a place forever linked to rock history. A fire at the Montreux Casino during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention inspired Deep Purple‘s classi

2015-12-04: Joe Satriani Unveils Details of 2016 G4 Experience Guitar Clinic (for those with an extra $1,899)
Joe Satriani will bring his G4 Experience guitar clinic back for its third annual outing in 2016. Scheduled for Aug. 8-12, 2016, the G4 will take the action from Cambria, Calif., cross-country to Long Island, N.Y. — a move th

2015-12-03: Dream Theater Release ‘The Gift of Music,’ the First Single From ‘The Astonishing’
On Jan. 29, 2016, Dream Theater will release The Astonishing, a two-LP rock opera set in the year 2285. Today, they released the first single, “The Gift of Music,” which can be streamed above. Speaking to Rolling Stone, guita

2015-12-02: Pink Floyd Quietly Release EP of Their Earliest Recordings
European Pink Floyd fans who entered their local record shop on Friday, Nov. 27, might have noticed a surprise. Without any publicity, the group released 1965 ¨C Their First Recordings, an EP that was limited to 1,000 copies.

2015-12-02: Dream Theater Unveil Artwork, Track Listing and Website for New ‘The Astonishing’ LP
Dream Theater have revealed the artwork and track listing for their new double-disc set The Astonishing, and it looks every bit as ambitious as earlier reports suggested. As previously reported, The Astonishing, expected in e

2015-12-01: Steve Hackett - On Morning Live TV in Canada
It was a true honour to have Steve Hackett in our studios. He was once the lead guitarist of the legendary band Genesis from 1970 to 1977. He performed on some of the classic lineups greatest albums. His solo career has also

2015-12-01: Are these the last days of British bands touring America?
At last people are taking notice of the issue that is killing off British music in the USA. In Parliament today Nigel Adams MP, the Chair of the APPG on Music, has succeeded in getting a debate in the Commons on UK musicians

2015-12-01: Adele Explains Why Her Phil Collins Collaboration Fell Through
Early last year, Phil Collins was rumored to be working on Adele‘s new album 25 — and then again a year later, when we heard the pair’s collaboration had resumed after temporarily falling through. Things ultimately ended up n

2015-12-01: Discipline mainman Parmenter set for 3rd solo album
Discipline mainman Matthew Parmenter has confirmed the release of his third solo album, All Our Yesterdays. The follow-up to 2008’s Horror Express will be launched via Bad Elephant Music after he met some of the label’s execu

2015-11-30: Steven Wilson announces new dates for 2016 in USA & Canada
After the phenomenal success of Steven Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour of North America earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that he will be returning for more live shows in March 2016, along with two shows in Can

2015-11-30: 30 Years Ago: Asia Go Through Changes to Make ‘Astra’
After setting a new commercial benchmark for rock supergroups with their hugely successful self-titled debut, Asia faced the unenviable task of following it up — and quickly imploded in the process. In fact, the group weather

2015-11-30: Ritchie Blackmore Posts First Photo of New Band
Ritchie Blackmore has given fans their first look at the band he’ll be playing with during his highly touted “return to rock” concerts next year. The first photo of Blackmore’s new lineup comes courtesy of Facebook, where it

2015-11-30: Styx Announce $25,000 Donation for Victims of Paris Attacks
The members of Styx have announced that Rock to the Rescue, the nonprofit organization they co-founded with REO Speedwagon, has donated a sizable sum to relief for families affected by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. “